Five Hot New Menu Items to Crush on in Beirut Right Now

It’s no secret that Beirutis bore easily, and this general rule of thumb cascades to our dining choices. A restaurant may hold us captive for a month or two at best, but once the honeymoon period is...

 

Six Foods You Remember from Your Childhood in Lebanon

Growing up in the 90s in Lebanon, we had our fair share of “comfort” food (read: junk food) to get us through those miserably long school days and rides home on the “autocar.” Back in the day,...

 

The Rise of Five New Beer and Liquor Brands in Lebanon

We are currently witnessing a golden age of Lebanese-made alcohol. Sure, Almaza has been the national beer of Lebanon since 1933, with its three varieties—pilsner, malt, and more recently,...

 

This is Motto: Lebanon's First Pay-As-You-Wish Restaurant

There’s a new restaurant in town, but before you roll your eyes in disdain, hear me out. No tiresome 10-page menu, no clichéd Lebanese mezze or gourmet burgers, and perhaps best of all, no prices. ...

 

Colonel Beer: Batroun's Very Own Local Brew

Batroun has long been heralded for its beautiful, clean beaches; preserved ancient ruins; vibrant nightlife; and unparalleled lemonade. But starting this summer, the old seaside city may transform...

 

Meet Natasha Abou Moghli: Le Gray's Award-Winning Female Mixologist

How often do you come across a skilled female mixologist in Lebanon, an award-winning one to boot, executing perfect cocktails at a five-star hotel in the heart of the capital? Meet Natasha Abou...

 

Beirut Fridge Raiders Vol. 4: Maureen Abood

Maureen may sound like an unusual choice of name for a Lebanese girl, but the surname Abood immediately pins her down. Meet Maureen Abood, a Lebanese-American who hails from a large family (60 first...

 

Beirut Fridge Raiders Vol. 3: Anissa Helou

Meet Anissa Helou, cookbook author, food writer, blogger, and chef specializing in Levantine and North African cuisine. Helou grew up in Beirut, spending summers at the family’s ancestral home in...

 

Who Does it Best? A Culinary Journey Across Lebanon

It's no secret that certain areas of the country are known for making the best of a certain Lebanese dish. Here are the best places to get your favorite foods and beverages in the...

 

Beirut Fridge Raiders Vol. 2: Bethany Kehdy

Bethany Kehdy is a Lebanese-American food author whose popular blog “Dirty Kitchen Secrets” has established her as one of the most engaging Middle Eastern cooks online. Born in Texas to an...