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4 Bite-Worthy Burgers In Kaliningrad

Good burger intel is just as important as any other piece of information you need before visiting a new city!! Trust us this was not an easy list to make but here is our rundown of the most bite-worthy burgers you’ll find, so if you are planning to visit Kaliningrad make sure you don’t miss out on these joints !! Огонек Гриль-кафе | Ogonek Grill Cafe A sinfully succulent, deliciously comforting masterpiece! This place serves a multitude of great dishes but the burger truly stands out. A buttery, slightly crisp bun, a slather of mayo, lettuce and pickles, a patty the size of a hockey puck and the whole thing is topped with a perfectly runny poached egg. This burger is not for sharing … I mean just look at it! БургерБар | BurgerBar This place is smack in the middle of the city center. Burgerbar is hard to miss with its floor to ceiling glass walls and minimalist interior. The menu consists of pages and pages of mouthwatering burgers and your order gets prepared right in front of …

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 …

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 …

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.

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Kempinski’s Decadent Sunday Brunch

Brunch is all about eating great food, enjoying your time, feeling  pampered and down right royal.. or at least that’s how we feel about it and that is exactly what Candelabra is offering. This lovely brunch spot at the Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort offers something for every palate from standout savory dishes and live cooking stations to luscious sweets and pastries. “A fancy hotel restaurant that serves a decadent Sunday buffet-style brunch”      The swanky restaurant’s extensive brunch buffet featured some of our favorite eats. Fancy some live grilling for brunch? Sure, why not… Oysters and Fresh seafood ? they have that too ! Now we know what you are thinking.. where are the eggs Benedict, the sausages, the pancakes and waffles? Well they don’t necessarily serve a lot of breakfast dishes for the Sunday brunch (They are available in the breakfast buffet if you are interested) but they serve a vast selection of dishes that are nothing short of amazing. Have a look for yourself .. Now it goes without saying that the service was impeccable. the waiters are attentive but do not hover, they …

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Lunch at Villa Badaro

We headed to Villa Badaro on Saturday afternoon for lunch. It was the day before the Marathon and the roads were packed, after struggling to find a parking spot we were more than ready for a nice quiet lunch. Walking into the terrace surrounded by trees and greenery the place was almost full but our table was waiting for us, we were seated and handed the menu. The restaurant was so charming, minimal furniture in beautiful sober colors, a fountain, trees and lots of light. The menu has a good variety of dishes without being overwhelming (Check out the Menu here). Food Rundown The Cheese Rolls // Thick golden sticks stuffed with a mix of Gouda, Emmental, Parmesan and white Cheddar literally bursting out served with cocktail dipping sauce. This appetizer will make any cheese lover completely lose his/her mind.   The Rock Shrimp Tempura // Quite enjoyable! The crispy batter is almost like a thick dough and not flaky, not too oily and we loved the sprinkled spices on top, gives them this extra kick.   The Curried Shrimp // A subtle dish! taste wise was alright, …

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A Beautiful Lunch at Society Bistro

After hearing so much positive feedback about Society Bistro we decided to give it a try and see for ourselves what all the hype was about. It took us a while to get a reservation as the place is always fully booked, once we experienced it we completely understood the reason why. A beautiful interior with professional friendly waiters, and the food is amazing at shockingly low prices.  (Check out the Menu here)   Food Rundown Fresh bread with olive paste and butter were quickly served as soon as we were seated and handed the menu.   Éventail D’avocats Aux Crevettes // Poached shrimps, avocado slices, mesclun drizzled with a light cocktail sauce. an excellent starter, but would have preferred less cocktail sauce.   Beignets De Crevettes // Large breaded shrimps, fresh and hot, an enjoyable dish.   Salade De Chèvre Tiède // Fresh veggies with a vinaigrette dressing and goat cheese on mini toasties. It’s simple, crunchy and so so good!   Spaghetti Aux Crevettes // An excellent pasta that will make you reconsider your favorite Italian destination. Highly recommended!   Loup De Mer Grillé // Moist, flaky and perfectly cooked, we …

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The J’s – Newly Opened In Hamra

Last week we had the pleasure to be invited to a menu sampling at The J’s new location in Hamra’s Makdessi Street. We were welcomed by the owner Mohammad who gave us the grand tour of the place and kitchen and who is the man behind the interior decorations, bringing pieces of furniture with him from around the world. The brick wall was inspired by the old New York scene with each brick carefully chosen according to its color. We were really amazed at the hygiene precautions taken inside the kitchen as the cleaning area and food area are vastly separated. The kitchen consists of 2 floors, the first floor is where all the cleaning happens and is a no-food zone. The second floor is where the magic happens, we had the opportunity of meeting with the talented chef behind the menu. We started with the cheesy pops, a mouthwatering breaded mix of Gouda and cheddar cheese with Cajun spices served with tomato piquant sauce. Delicious and Highly recommended. The sticky-buffalo chicken strips with ranch …

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Yoga & Breakfast at Casper & Gambini’s

Casper & Gambini’s have introduced the Yoga & Breakfast event to their AUBMC branch and we absolutely love it! Yoga is a simple and highly effective workout that can keep you fit by jump starting your metabolism and it also helps reduce stress. We had the pleasure to attend the first event in July and it was wonderful, we could feel the good vibes and positive energy coursing through the class. Afterwards we were treated to a healthy, delicious breakfast buffet that included different kinds of fresh juices, granola and oats with yogurt, grilled Halloum, eggs and avocado salad on toast and much more. They will be holding another event this Saturday and here is what you can expect out of the experience: Date: August 6 Location: Casper & Gambini’s AUBMC Branch 9:00AM to 10:30AM Yoga class by Paul H. Abou Eid 10:45AM Breakfast Buffet. Price: 25$/person For reservations 01250888  

10 Fun Things You Can Do This Weekend

As the weekend approaches we are left pondering on the age old question, what shall we do this weekend and where shall we go?! Here’s a list that might help with all that questioning and planning. Souk El Akel  Join them this weekend in Faraya for a special edition. Decks On The Beach Every weekend decks on the beach brings you an international artist (DJ or LiveAct) to party the night away at Sporting Club. Free entrance before 10 pm and it’s 20$ entrance after that. Open BBQ Night By The Sea Enjoy an open barbecue night with live band by the sea at Al Marsa, Byblos Sur Mer. Learn How To Fish In Batroun Try your hand at fishing in the beautiful and clear, clean waters of Batroun with none other than a local, Michel, in an authentic fishing boat or as they call it, fluka. Horsh Beirut Open Day To The Public After 22 years of closing, Horsh Beirut is finally open to the public every Saturday from 7 am till 7 pm. Souk …

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Lunch At é Cafe Sursock With Zomato

We arrived at é cafe in Achrafieh on a hot saturday afternoon for a lunch invitation with Zomato. We were welcomed by the team and waiters and offered refreshments while sitting on the outdoor terrace waiting for our fellow foodies to arrive in order to be seated inside. Upon everyone’s arrival we moved inside to our designated table. Lunch started with refreshing salads and appetizers; salade de chevre chaud, salade d’edamame, prosciutto di parma con melone and duo tartare de thon et saumon. The goat cheese salad with mesclun, raisins, apples and walnuts served with balsamic dressing. Crisp greens with rich goat cheese and green apple along with the dressing mixed perfectly together, we really enjoyed it. Edamame Salad; a colorful plate served with iceberg lettuce, avocado, grapefruit, orange slices and parsley garnish. Prosciutto di parma con melone; a refreshing starter, superior quality Italian ham wrapped with melon. Duo tartare de thon et saumon; delightfully fresh and light, tuna and salmon on a bed of guacamole. For mains we were served the orrecchiette ai gamberi, risotto al …