Crew Hut, the Best F*cking Place to Eat After a Night Out Drinking in Mar Mikhael
I honestly can’t believe more people aren’t saying this because we all know it’s true. On those drunken weekend nights – or lets be honest, here in Beirut we drink every night – there is one place that we all think of eating when we start to feel the booze in Mar Mikhael: Crew Hut. Seriously, how is this tiny eatery the best f*cking place to eat in Beirut?
With its gourmet sandwiches combining things like sundried figs, walnuts, sun dried tomatoes, herbs and fancy cheeses all served on freshly baked perfectly crispy French baguettes, the concept is every drunk person’s dream. My personal recommendation: try the Brie Pear. I’m not exactly sure what Brie is, but when you combine it with pear, sundried tomatoes, rocca, and walnuts, well, yum.
Let’s also talk about the pasta. Yep, that’s right, they do pasta too. And for lack of a more accurate word, let’s just call it amazing. Serving pasta in a cup may not exactly sound gourmet, but once you get a taste of Crew’s Farfalle Pesto or Fusilli Alfredo, I promise your mouth will salivate for days following the experience.
When I’m especially drunk, I simply don’t choose between getting pasta or a sandwich. Regrets are for the morning, fools, I get both. Crew Hut also serves salads and pizza btw.
Judging from the size of the usual crowd swarmed around Crew Hut’s window, everyone in Mar Mikhael has fallen into this regular routine of drinking at Floyd, Radio or Internazionale and then joining the hordes that flock like zombies to this food haven.
Honestly, its gotten to the point where I’m not sure if we are going to Mar Mikhael to drink or to eat Crew Hut.
Crew Hut recently opened up a new branch in Hamra. This may be problematic, but let’s not talk about that. Instead, let me just say that I went there a few days ago and I was a little perplexed by how little business the place had. So, I’m calling on all Hamra residents to wake the f*ck up. You simply don’t know what you’re missing.
The thing is, the food isn’t even expensive, especially for Beirut. With sandwich prices ranging between 5,000 LL and 15,000 LL and pasta between 8,000 LL and 15,000 LL, there is something for everyone’s budget. And for the unique gourmet quality from a street vendor, the price is more than acceptable.
Crew Hut Armenia Street Mar Mikhael Tel.: +9611449873
Hamra- Facing the Plaza Hotel Free Delivery: +9611737564