Foreign Foods Lebanese Love to Hate

It may be the “land of opportunity” and the birthplace of McDonald’s and Burger King (don’t deny it—you know you go weak for a KitKat McFlurry), but the US doesn’t have the best of...

 

Convenience Store Foods That Haven't Caught On Yet in Lebanon

They may be the cancer of the Western world, but convenience foods are exactly that: convenient. Commercially prepared and designed for easy use and consumption, these foods run the gamut of frozen...

 

The Five Highly Unique Food Habits of Lebanese People

Lebanese sure do love to eat. Though our cuisine is—in all modesty—the best in the world, with its masterful use of herbs, spices, and vegetables, we like to import foreign gastronomies and make...

 

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...