Archive for the ‘Beirut’ Category

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FALAFEL AND THE CITY
SERIES: EXPLORING CITIES THROUGH FOOD & FASHION

I am lucky enough to have a job that brings me back to Beirut every few weeks. Every time I come home there are certain dishes I absolutely have to have. On the long list feature my mother’s Kibbeh, dinner at Mayrig, and Falafel at...

by Marilyn Z. on May 14th, 2015
No Comments  Beirut, Bucolik X Permanent Hunger, Eating out, Face off, Travel

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WHERE TO ORDER CHINESE FOOD IN LEBANON

This happens to each one of us every once in a while. It’s wednesday 11:AM, our stomach is making weird noises and we have a craving for some comfort food. Something warm and filling, that is both sweet and savoury. It would be awesome if...

by Marilyn Z. on January 14th, 2015
1 Comment  Beirut, Eating out, Side orders

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EDIBLE ENDEARMENTS

When I was 9, our school bus driver, Maalim Georges, taught every kid on the bus a little trick. Every time he saw a pretty lady walking down the street, he would unleash the full power of his vehicles melodic horn, after which all the...

by Marilyn Z. on March 17th, 2014
No Comments  Beautiful foods, Beirut, Side orders

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WHERE TO FIND LABNEH AND OTHER LEBANESE CRAVINGS IN PARIS

Until I moved to France, I had spent most of my time as an expat living in Montreal. If you’ve so much as dipped a toe in Montreal, then you know about the infamous Marché Adonis, the Lebanese grocery store, that carries everything from arabic...

by Marilyn Z. on September 18th, 2013
1 Comment  Beautiful foods, Beirut, Paris, Side orders, Travel

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LESSONS IN LEBANESE WINES WITH SALIM HELEIWA

I met Mr Heleiwa slightly more than a year ago during my first visit to Zabad. Those of you who are readers of the blog might remember that the restaurant was one of my favorites and part of my love for this eatery came from...

by Marilyn Z. on June 19th, 2013
2 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Face off, Side orders, Video of the week

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GRILLED FISH FOR BREAKFAST –
THE SOUR EDITION

I was recently invited by friends of mine to spend the weekend in Sour. It was their beautiful daughter’s birthday and a good excuse to spend a weekend in their hometown. They booked for us in a charming hotel, right by the sea. Al Fanar...

by Marilyn Z. on June 11th, 2013
2 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Eating out, Travel

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WHAT TO THINK OF LUXURY CINEMAS?
THE EMPIRE PREMIERE TAKE

Last week I was invited to the opening of Empire Cinema’s new Empire Premiere experience in the completely revamped Sodeco Cinemas. All I knew about the place was that it was another shot at another VIP theater and that the catering was courtesy of Sushi...

by Marilyn Z. on March 21st, 2013
2 Comments   Beirut, Eating out, Face off, Side orders

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WHERE TO EAT VEGAN IN BEIRUT

This week, I am having dinner with a college friend I haven’t seen in a while. While trying to pick a restaurant in Beirut that we would both appreciate, I found out that he has become a vegan. I don’t know why anyone would willingly...

by Marilyn Z. on March 3rd, 2013
7 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Eating out, Side orders, Travel

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IN DEFENSE OF HUNTING –
A HUNTER’S PERSPECTIVE

For some it’s a recreational activity every now and then, for others it’s a pure passion. Hunting in Lebanon, though not regulated or legalized officially, is practiced by tens of thousands of hunters in this ecologically diverse country. Labeling this hobby by many people as...

by Marilyn Z. on January 9th, 2013
No Comments  Beirut, Face off, Side orders, Travel

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WHAT TO GET A FOODIE FOR CHRISTMAS

Got a foodie in your life and not quite sure what to get them for Christmas? I thought I might inspire you to help them indulge in their passion, so I made a list of things you could give them this holiday season.

by Marilyn Z. on December 15th, 2012
10 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Side orders