Month: December 2015

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Merguez ? Des Prunes oui…

  They have Merguez!?!? I’ll be there… I’ve been wanting to eat Merguez since a long time… real merguez… pork or mutton… spicy… juicy… chargrilled Merguez just the way it’s supposed to be… then Chicho calls me to tell me that Prune French Bistro in Mar Mkhayel has them on the menu and that we’re invited… Of course...

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Junkyard, anything but Junk…

Chicho and I were invited to try the new brunch menu of Junkyard Pub Restaurant … the sun was shining… it was a beautiful day, we arrived at noon as specified… Made out of Junk, old containers, paint buckets, old stuff, but arranged with taste, the Junkyard is a unique venue in Mar Mkhayel, it...

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Le vent du Sud and the Pine Cône Arôme…

The Souk El Akel, Christmas Edition at Mar Mkhayel was a first in Lebanon, thanks to No Garlic No Onions (NGNO)… people were all over the place… we were hungy… we went straight to the street food section… My wife and I were waiting for Chicho since we arrived a bit early… so we decided...

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Dining at the CheeseCake Factory

Verdun, is one of the trendiest shopping places in Beirut, also, the most crowded area, holding prestigious hotels and shopping centers … Then came a restaurant, not just any restaurant mind you… a restaurant with an unconventional, yet renowned name… a factory… Cheesecake Factory… a new American chain in Lebanon… The traffic was dense, especially in...

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Jap – Nihon no Resutoran

I have always had a fascination for Japanese traditions, history and art which inevitably attracted me to the Japanese cuisine… the traditional Japanese cuisine, not the one we are served here in Lebanon (actually, Lebanese mostly only know Zushi (Sushi) and its derivatives) So it was with great anticipation and pleasure that we were heading...