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Sip Beirut

Gemmayzeh has always been the place to be, where all the indie, hip people hang and eccentric artists meet. A neutral territory where the young, the old and the wannabes can put aside their differences and just be. SIP is the perfect example of that!

Raising Cane’s Opens at The Spot Choueifat

Raising Cane’s finally opened in Lebanon and is only a quick drive away from downtown Beirut! Yes, you’ve guessed it (If you missed it in the title) they are the newest restaurant addition to The Spot Mall in Choueifat. Founded in Louisiana in 1996 by Todd Graves and named after his dog, Cane. This place is all about the Chicken Fingers and has become the fastest growing restaurant chain in the USA.

Chez Alain – Broumana

We’ve all heard the saying “Too much of a good thing is bad for you”. Well, we tend to disagree. A beautiful hotel, stunning interior, exquisite food and impeccable service; These are the things that will make your night at Chez Alain, The Grand Hills Broumana. Apart from the beauty of the hotel and the mouthwatering dishes, what contributed the most to our perfect evening was Mounir. Friendly and helpful, Mounir was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. The Interior   Just in case you were in doubt of the cuisine you’re about to indulge in, the Eiffel Tower replica is there to enlighten you. A glass of wine in hand, we sat enjoying the view both indoor and out. The interior is grand and refined, the dramatic textures and floor to ceiling patterns took us back to past times and sparked glimpses of French decadence. The food   The Salmon Tartare was excellent, with perfectly chopped salmon and the right amount of seasonings. Delicious. For mains, we opted for the Beef Tenderloin with roasted baby potatoes and herb …

IHOP – The International House of Pancakes

You know that big stack of thick, fluffy dreamy pancakes you always saw on TV but thought it was too good to be true !!! Well, brace yourself. In the midst of the huddled restaurants and shops at the Spot mall in Choueifat, you’ll find the beloved all American, old school breakfast (& more) joint IHOP (International House Of Pancakes). IHOP’s interior is a typical American style diner, with an indoor and outdoor seating area and a small bar in the back where they make drinks and smoothies. You’ll also find on each table 4 syrup dispensers in different flavors; strawberry, butter pecan, blueberry and the old fashioned. The butter Pecan was our favorite. The Menu   The menu is big and very clearly sectioned with nifty little pictures of each item. There are a lot more than just breakfast dishes here so you’ll find everything from eggs and pancakes to burgers and fried chicken. If you are anything like me and can never decide on one dish the combo section is the answer. One plate can …

Very Berry Porridge

Breakfast is the best part of waking up and breakfast foods are quite the obsession of mine. Now I know porridge doesn’t exactly sound like an indulgence or at least that’s what I used to think, but in my efforts to become healthier I started testing out a few new recipes and porridge quickly became a favorite. It is so versatile and easily adaptable to any dietary preference not to mention full of soluble fiber, vitamins, and minerals… and perfect for a warming winter meal or fruity fresh summery breakfast. Porridge is made by boiling oats, quinoa, millet, buckwheat or any other grain of your choice in water or milk (or both) you can even use 100% fruit juice like apple juice, for example, to give it a sweeter fruity flavor; but the fun is in the add-ins, because up until now the mixture is very bland and flavorless (fruit juice aside) so to jazz it up, you can add your favorite fruits (fresh, frozen or dried), nuts, jams, nut butter, chocolate… You can even make …

Meats & Bread Hardcore BBQ

M eet the man behind Meats & Bread. If you happen to be new to the food scene or have better things to do than keep up with daily restaurant news (Seriously?!), Chef Riad is behind the legendary burger at Ferdinand’s and now the much talked about Meats & Bread Hardcore BBQ in Gemmayze. The Interior   You’ll find on the menu; smoked wings, brisket, pulled pork, sausage roll, baby back ribs, salads, steaks and more. The interior is casual and unpretentious, but you could definitely bring a date here on Saturday night (and chances are they’ll be very much impressed). This is one of the coolest places in Beirut where you can eat in your sweats any day of the week. The food   Flapping Wings We’re surprised it took this long for someone to step up and shock us with the best wings we’ve ever had. Ladies and Gents meet the flapping wings, officially our #1 wings in Lebanon. Holy Grail Brisket-KC Moist, tender and flavorful served in a pretzel bun with fries on …

L’Atelier du Miel Workshop & Garden Café

In an unlikely alleyway in Gemmayze lies the perfect destination for a unique culinary experience. The founders of L‘Atelier du Miel, famed for their unique honey, now bring you a Workshop & Garden Café offering honey based dishes, drinks and of course desserts. For those of you who don’t know, L’atelier du miel offers more than30 different types of honey and honey-based products: jams made with only fresh fruits and honey, nougat, cakes, marrons glacés and other delicacies.Their unique honey production method follows an all year long beehive rotation cycle around different areas in Lebanon to insure the bees are feeding on flower nectar and honeydew of trees to produce natural pure honey. The Café The café has three seating areas; the first is a narrow long space along the alleyway, followed by a bar and an open bright terrace, the focal point of the café, where you can access the small boutique and workshop as well as the kitchen. Up the stairs you will find a beautiful lounge like rooftop. The calm color scheme, furniture and decorations are …

Fleur Thé

Not only is this unique café/restaurant home to one of the best chocolat chaud viennois artisanal but it’s also the perfect spot to get your creative juices flowing. The funky, colorful, rustic interior was designed by none other than the owner herself, Juliana Tarazi.

Sapori E Vini

Sapori E Vini is so much more than your average Italian trattoria. This is the kind of place that is going to make you fall in love with Italian cuisine over and over again, and we’re not just talking about pizza here, it’s the pasta, the salad, the homemade fondant …

Lent-Friendly Menus & Items

The fasting season is upon us, it is time to say goodbye to your favorite foods and give up on chicken and meat. Below are some of the restaurants around the country offering Lent-friendly menus or special items. Bou Melhem Dimitri Hayek Street, Sin El Fil 01 497667 | 01 497666 The Chase Sassine Square, Ashrafieh 01 202390 | 03 181826 Wooden Bakery All Branches Sandwich W Noss Gemmayzeh & Hamra Burger King All Branches | 1525 Boubouffe Charles Malek Avenue, Ashrafieh 01 334040 | 01 200408 Roadster Diner Delivery & Dine-in All Branches | 1585   Classic Burger Joint All Branches | 04722826 McDonald’s All Branches | 1297

Our Top 5 Beirut Burgers

Let’s face it, burgers are our ultimate craving.  No matter how high new food trends might rise they will eventually fall but our love of burgers will never die out. Below are Beirut’s Top 5 (in our humble opinion) Burgers: Urban Grill Original CheeseBurger Owned by a burger fanatic, Urban Grill prides itself on using the best quality ingredients yet serves extremely affordable tasty burgers. A hole in the wall kind of place hidden in the narrow streets of Achrafieh close to AUST. The food is prepared right in front of you which builds the anticipation as you watch your burger being crafted from behind the bar. One of the best meat we’ve had in Beirut, with perfect fries (free refill) and cheddar. Our definite go to place when in Achrafieh and craving a quick bite or burger. East Village US Angus Burger A cozy place in Badaro serving food, coffee drinks and cocktails. The design, menu and feel-at-home service is inspired by Manhattan’s hip and vibrant neighborhood. We tried the US Angus Burger and were quite …

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Friday night At Deek’Matic

  We passed by Deek’Matic last Friday night and tried the boss wings, crunchy strips, fries, romano’matic, swis’shroom burger, wild west burger and light chicken..  Alot of love goes into the food preparations at Deek’Matic and this is clearly noticed once you decide to eat there. We were blown away, everything was perfect!   The boss wings were one of the best we’ve had. The crunchy strips, prepared in house regular or spicy were enjoyable with the deek’matic sauce. The romano’matic served with pesto mayo was excellent the homemade sauce smells and tastes amazing. Their light menu is not to be overlooked, we tried the light chicken sandwich with mustard sauce served in a brown panini made especially for deek’matic. It’s a simple, healthy and delicious choice. Both burgers we tried are highly recommended. The wild west burger was our favorite. Juicy, delicious and we loved the crunchy homemade onion rings with the chicken. We wouldn’t change anything about it.