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LESSONS IN LEBANESE WINES WITH SALIM HELEIWA

by Marilyn Z. on June 19th, 2013

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...

2 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Face off, Side orders, Video of the week

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GRILLED FISH FOR BREAKFAST –
THE SOUR EDITION

by Marilyn Z. on June 11th, 2013

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...

2 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Eating out, Travel

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WHAT TO THINK OF LUXURY CINEMAS?
THE EMPIRE PREMIERE TAKE

by Marilyn Z. on March 21st, 2013

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...

2 Comments   Beirut, Eating out, Face off, Side orders

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WHERE TO EAT VEGAN IN BEIRUT

by Marilyn Z. on March 3rd, 2013

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...

7 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Eating out, Side orders, Travel

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5 COOKBOOKS TO START A NEW LIFE IN PARIS

by Marilyn Z. on February 22nd, 2013

When I was a kid, my mother’s cookbooks were a thing of wonder. She was always a very adventurous cook and she piled up copies of cookbooks, covering everything from chinese to french cuisine. I remember spending hours flipping through them, salivating in front of...

No Comments  Beautiful foods, Mother knows best, Side orders

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DITCH YOUR GUIDEBOOKS: 4 STEPS TO EATING LIKE A LOCAL IN A NEW CITY

by Marilyn Z. on February 3rd, 2013

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,...

5 Comments   Beautiful foods, Eating out, Face off, Side orders, Travel

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IN DEFENSE OF HUNTING –
A HUNTER’S PERSPECTIVE

by Marilyn Z. on January 9th, 2013

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...

No Comments  Beirut, Face off, Side orders, Travel

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WHAT TO GET A FOODIE FOR CHRISTMAS

by Marilyn Z. on December 15th, 2012

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.

10 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Side orders

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Zaatar w Zeit gets rich delivering 4000LL man’ouches + 1000LL delivery fee

by Marilyn Z. on November 30th, 2012

Ok so maybe I’m stretching the truth a little bit and you can actually order a 2000LL Man’ouche from ZWZ but prices have been going up consistently over the past few years and people always felt a little bit cheated. But ZWZ have done a...

2 Comments   Beirut, Eating out

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Gardening Brunch: All you can eat! All you can garden! Saturday, December 15

by Marilyn Z. on November 28th, 2012

On Saturday, December 15, AltCity, Beirut Green Project and FERN are hosting this truly amazing event, where not only do you get to fill your tummies from the delicious breakfast buffet, but you also get to build your own small take-away planter at the garden...

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