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The best order for lunch is this one - fried stuffed ground meat Kebbe aided by a tZatziki and cucumber ๐Ÿฅ’ fresh yougurt with dried mint leaves and mashed garlic .
A pure Mediterranean heaven list in taste between the levant, Greece , and North Africa ๐Ÿ˜‚
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A very nice concept and unique somehow in #Lebanon.
At ARKA one can enjoy free internet and sip a cup or two of coffee or tea with a piece of the daily dessert for a couple of dollars and stay for hours mingling , studying, finalizing some pending work just like at office.
Definitely worth a visit ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿป
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The live Sunday buffet at Indigo on the roof is maybe the best one can have today on lebanon.
In a 5 stars hotel - the most prominent LeGray Beirut Hotel
A 5 stars service
Prime choice of ingredients
More than 5 live stations - tempura, pastas, seafood and sushi , desserts, french cheeses, desserts, rib eye and grilled salmon station
Unique tastes
Wine and aperitif included
Prices are very competitive and one surely has dor his money here
Definitely recommended
TOTO has suffered a lot during to mismanagement of their Mar-Mikhaรฏl outlet, however a new management was put in place and the whole concept and both outlets, including the one in The Village - Dbaye were totally revamped.

We visited TOTO cucina italiana Dbaye to taste test some of their newly introduced appetizers and plates including carpacios, ravioli di brresaola . Bruschetta do manzo, calamari frutti and their meat based main platters.

To tell the truth , food was great in both terms; presentation and taste making out of the transformation at TOTO a whole success
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Ladies and gents we're bringing to you one of the most controversial "kebbe" in #lebanon, the pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ kebbe.
Maybe some of you have taste meat kebbe before, the one prepared with onions and pine nuts but this pumpkin kebbe is certainly a different story.

Being one of the most ancestral food preparations transmitted from past generations, it remains a choice for most Lebanese. Pumpkin taste is not so revealed as pumpkin is disseminated between onion, chick peas, and other assortments that make the bulk of the filling and the outside.

In sum, pumkin kebbe is a nice food to taste especially of one likes authentic uncommon Lebanese food. One final advice is not to buy it frozen and fry it yourself as the frying process itself necessitates some expertise in order to keep the ball in one shape.
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Jabbour is known for his shawarmas and Lebanese snacks and food however most people who visit the place always end up trying one of his fruit cocktails or fruit desserts.

We have visited Jabbour this time with the purpose of eating only dessert and ordered this ashtaliye and fruit platter and found the whole to be extremely good.

Ashtaliye is a seeet cottage-like half cheese half yogurt prepared from raw fresh milk and that should be kept refrigerated at all times.

Ashtaliye dessert at Jabbour is very well stuffed with banana cuts , almonds, strawberries , mango, melon and apples all topped with honey to give it a succulent taste right from the first bite.

The dessert is heavy for sure that's why if you one really wants to go for it, he's got to dine light or not dine at all ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Photo: spinach sambousik at Nassar snack and bakery.

Nothing replaces these marvelously prepared local samosas-like dough triangles filled with a marination of spinach, onions, and sumac. These can be eaten as a main lunch with lemon ๐Ÿ‹ or as a side appetizer on family/ friends' gatherings .

In both cases, their taste is so good that once you start you can't easily stop โœ‹
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It is extremely pleasant to dine on beach-like terraces although the summer has ended a month ago but no one, including us, want to end the season.

Maddalena is located right on sea water on one of the most beautiful Mediterranean bays: Jounieh. The pub offers finger food, drinks and easy to serve plates such as burgers , nachos, and non sophisticated salads.

Overall it was not a bad experience and should be definitely repeated next summer.
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#pizzahut #lebanon provides a very good alternative for delivery in town. Their service remains good for and their prices too with very acceptable quality ranges. Take for instance this all dress large pizza bought for only 10$, it was delivered in 30 minutes, arrived hot yet the taste was very acceptable too.
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Encountered BRGRZ in a street food exhibition in the capital where BRGRZ staff were grilling burgers in a fancy way making each one definitely think that these guys were born to grill burgers.
Their burgers were really good and their fries ๐ŸŸ were extremely tasty that we ended up buying another fries box .
This is one of the places that we recommend for ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ‘
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Pain d'or (golden bread) is a dessert parlor and pastry shop serving in around two dozen outlets all over the country (this is a huge amount of outlets compared to the size of Lebanon.

Pain d'or serves one of the best quality croissants ๐Ÿฅ on town and their patries are all good . Their ice creams are also a good choice especially their local ashta ๐Ÿ‘
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C&G is an ideal coffee house and dining cafรฉ located in the heart of Beirut souks , a very prestigious and so convoyed open mall in Beirut
Their food is really good and service is just perfect making out of this outlet one of the best spots and preferred choice to be visited while at the souks.
In addition they serve very good coffee blends and hot drinks.
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Bliss was one of the best fast foods on bliss street , one of the busiest in the Capital City #beirut . What distinguishes Bliss House was their fajitas and Philadelphia sandwiches cooked in front of you.
After several years of success, Bliss was transformed into what ressembles international chains ' lines of production . This resulted immediately in a change of taste and with time a change in the quality of ingredients that used to be served at Bliss.
Today this fast food is less rexommended by our team than other local snacks ' restaurants .
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Antelias's got its own moon ๐ŸŒ™

A marvelous spot on antelias coast with modern furniture and an upscale Lebanese menu.

We were invited by Amar seaside management and zomato along with a group of sweet people from the foodies community were we had to taste lot of Amar fusion revisited Lebanese mezze and seafood.

We sat on the upper external terrace facing the sea and were warmly welcomed by staff. The food journey started with fattouch , taboulรฉ, humos, Ragheb revisited salad, carpaccio anar, octopus salad, chanklish, batata harra , marinated calamare , fried sardines, asfouriyyet Debra and another asfouriyyet haba'a, to name a few, and ended with calamari Provenรงal, grilled octopus and grilled fish and grilled meat (those latters are surely not to be missed )

Food was tasty all the way and service was as responsive as it could be at the aftermath of soft opening Food had to be served altogether at once which is definitely not an easy task to accomplish. However there is a huge potential at Amar that makes us assured that this will be rapidly and effectively handled by the management.

At the end we would like to thank Amar management and zomato for the lovely night we spent altogether that is worth repeating more often. ๐Ÿ‘
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A marvelous Lebanese dinner in this Lebanese boutique restaurant where we had the chance to taste some of their delectable preparations from Muhammara to cauliflower humos to their succulent grills.
UMMI is at the heart of #beirut #downtown and was opened only two weeks ago. Yet it is full quite all the time.
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Ladies and gents , this is the most authentic Lebanese way to preparing a meat shawarma sandwich - bon appรฉtit
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And this one is a chicken shawarma made following the same cut with its special ingredients
Castania is a mixed nuts business at the duty free shop in Beirut International Airport premises.
These are definitely recommended on the way back home - fresh , crunchy, and really outstanding tastes.
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The garden house is a restaurant built around a renovated old house concept with a good cuisine ranging from local to American and Italian.
The place is ideal for families as it has a large external playground where people can enjoy their meals in a soothing and calm environment.
Back to food, there are no house specialties and signature food in here, but most of what is offered is good to succulent; take for instance those boneless chicken ๐Ÿ— , that were succulently marinated in a BBQ sauce that suits all taste buds.
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Carrefour in Lebanon has been accustomed to serving food to clients while they are shopping. One could find a shawarma station, a sushi bar, a salads' parlor and even a saj bakery. Take for instance this hot saj serving hot and freshly prepared manakish - cheese in this case.
The experience is marvelous and comes on time ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
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Crepico is definitely a must visit place as it stands out of all dessert parlors and coffe shops that we used to know in #lebanon.
This upscale and elegant place is decorated modernly yet with a touch of nostalgia to the french รฉpoque bistrots and cafรฉs.
We visited Crepico on a Saturday night and enjoyed the calm environment, the professional service and good blends.
Prices are certainly a reflection of the quality of products and service being provided.
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Rhum diaries at Crepico
Good Sunday morning from #beirut #Lebanon
Today we're featuring a mass easy to find and eat and one of the cheapest breakfasts on earth : the Lebanese kaake.
When freshly baked, it's smells are literally irresistible yet the taste is extremely appetizing.
Although it consists of a dough ball , spread over a wooden tray, topped with raw sesame and baked in an ancestral wooden oven. No further secrets are att he'd to it.
This Karake is mostly eaten with a mix of thyme and sumac ; al though some modernization introduced to the kaake take it few steps farther and fill it with ingredients ranging from cheeses to smoked salmon. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
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We tried two burger combo (meat and beef) at 8$ each at #CBJ classic burger joint. We ordered for delivery and got the whole very well packed , hot and within reasonable waiting time.
Taste was there, meat was delicately grilled to perfection and chicken made us fall in love with chicken burgers ๐Ÿ”
In sum this combo is really recommended , CBJ has more than 20 outlets in the country while the price of a combo makes it a straight alternative to broiled patties arrived at international burger chains operating in the country.
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There are lot of places that deliver for lunch time but only few make sure that what's offered specifically during lunch hours is consistent, not so heavy, and satisfactory.
Bartartine makes no exception to this group of restaurants and chains and proposes a very well thought menu for lunching hours.
Recently, they have sent us @gsnreviews two salads, two sandwiches and 2 desserts with a cookies' box.
All was wrapped elegantly and tasted extremely good.
We had
โ€ข a green Rocca goat cheese, beetroots and avocado salad with a lemon ๐Ÿ‹ mustard sauce
โ€ข a quinoa chicken salad with a perfect ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป orange and carrots sauce - this one was so ๐Ÿ˜‹
โ€ข a fresh smoked salmon sandwich with cรขpres and Lemon
โ€ข a smoked meat sandwich with its enhanced taste
โ€ข a rose water eclair - one of the few best sweets we have tasted recently
-โ€ข cookies - fresh petits four filled with a local chunked strawberry jam
In sum , bartartine made our day with this unforgettable delivery ๐Ÿ“ฆ
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Imagine one burger for the size of a pizza !
Well Rod's burger has it and it's one of the biggest in the whole country . In fact, the patty is grilled separately along with every single ingredient you name it - caramelized onions, bacon, ham, cheese , eggs , pickles to name a few
Of course this is not for one "average" person , we've seen people finishing it by themselves but seriously they weren't "average" at all ๐Ÿ˜…
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Homburger is a newbie in Antelias. The owner used to operate in a van that was brought from an event to another .
Since events become few from autumn to summer , and since this burger joint has started to getting more and more famous , it was wise to settle in a fixed location.
We visited the outlet on a weekday afternoon where we ordered the cheese surprise burger ๐Ÿ” and a Canadian Poutine.
The burger comes in a combo (fries and soda) and tasted good although the party was a bit fattier than the average mainstream burger.
Canadian Poutine was a total mess ! Instead of freshly fried potatoes , curd cheese and Poutine gravy-like sauce , homburger uses heated fries with melted cheddar and mozzarella topped with a mushroom sauce ๐Ÿ˜ฑ rendeeeing the whole taste a BIG MEH !
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A Sunday lunxh chicken, meat and kebab grills platter
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Looking at this caprese di buffalo "olio" style reminds us of the palatable taste of this prime Italian imported cheese served at Olio outlets.
Olio has been running since a dozen of years but has recently changed his menu to include more sophisticated yet more Italian oriented insulates and antipastis.
Olio is among the best commercial Italians in the country suitable for families and couples who wish to have a fair Italian dinner / lunch in terms of taste, service and price.
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Lina's got the best coffee in town and that's as a result of comparing among main coffee parlors present in the country such as Starbucks. Dunkin Donuts, urbanista, NY coffee, and caribou.
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