Archive for the ‘Face off’ 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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MELON MEDITATION

As I was researching topics for tonight’s Pecha Kucha I stumbled upon the most hilarious happy colourful time wasting internet thing. Sharing food porn on social media is something we all pretty much engage in. For proof, just look at my instagram feed: Bolthouse farms,...

by Marilyn Z. on March 19th, 2015
No Comments  Beautiful foods, Face off, Side orders, The lab

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BUCOLIK & PERMANENT HUNGER GO ON A LUNCH DATE

As a blogger myself, I know how much love, sweat, and tears goes into creating and keeping a blog. I am the first one to admit I’ve been guilty of neglecting Permanent Hunger for work, love, and family a few times, and I am always...

by Marilyn Z. on February 25th, 2015
No Comments  Beautiful foods, Bucolik X Permanent Hunger, Face off, Paris, 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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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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DITCH YOUR GUIDEBOOKS: 4 STEPS TO EATING LIKE A LOCAL IN A NEW CITY

If like me you organize your trips around where and what you are going to eat then you may agree that the old (insert name of generic guidebook here) just doesn’t cut it anymore. Not that I have anything against the likes of Lonely Planet,...

by Marilyn Z. on February 3rd, 2013
5 Comments   Beautiful foods, Eating out, Face off, 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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Toothpaste tasting

All my life I have been buying toothpaste based on what it tasted like rather than how good it was for my teeth. I remember when I was a kid there was a type of Crest toothpaste that was a royal blue gel with tiny...

by Marilyn Z. on July 24th, 2012
2 Comments   Face off, Side orders, The lab

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Olive Oil Tasting

On friday, a gourmet friend and I headed for Karen Chekerdjian‘s boutique for an olive oil tasting. Other than being uber-excited about the tasting itself, I was really curious about the boutique. It looked like a pretty cool space. Here are the olive oils that...

by Marilyn Z. on June 1st, 2012
No Comments  Beirut, Face off

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Cook Eat Lebanese or Abusive Terms & Conditions at Their Best

I am a real fan of good online collaborative platforms and I’m a bigger fan of anything that has to do with food so imagine how excited I was when i stumbled on this: Cook Eat Lebanese. As described on their website: Basically it all...

by Marilyn Z. on February 22nd, 2012
2 Comments   Face off, Side orders