I don't think it's mere coincidence how eerily similar these logos are:
Red circle with overlaying white text, black trim with white text around the perimeter. I believe Antelias' bowling alleys at The Link predate Latest Version Diner (what kind of restaurant name is that anyway?).
The eponymous title of Lebanese artist Wael Kfoury's latest album is typed in the same font as that of the iconic movie series "The Godfather." Compare the letters 'a', 'e', 'f', 'o', and 'r'. Unmistakably identical.
They couldn't be more indistinguishable. Blogger Gino Raidy points this out here. But it looks like The Burger Bar's days are long gone--it's singular location in Sodeco closed a while ago.
happening to you, dear Lebanon? Why do you allow yourself to continue
plummeting into the abysmal darkness rather than pull yourself into the light where
you once basked? Why aren’t you fighting for what you could be, nay, should be, permitting everyone instead to trample all over you?
recognize you from the beautiful Lebanon on which Lebanese-American writer Gibran Khalil Gibran once
waxed poetic: “I have my
Lebanon and its beauty,” Gibran declared. Now fires run ablaze through your
green frontiers, fires which the state struggles to subdue and douse because it
willfully neglected to maintain its infrastructure. Where is your natural
beauty now? Sullied and squandered.
“My Lebanon is
a flock of birds fluttering in the early morning as shepherds lead their sheep
into the meadow, and rising in the evening as farmers return from their fields
and vineyards,” Gibran went on to write. Your pastures have been besieged by land developers who insist
on erecting more and more edif…
By now, many of you Roadster fans are no doubt familiar with the
all-new AllFit menu released in January. Lebanon's famous diner teamed up with
diet center Le Gabarit, established in 1997 by dietitian Mireille Corbani, to
introduce a slate of 15 dishes spanning appetizers, salads, veggie burgers,
platters, a sandwich and desserts. A distinction here is made between Roadster’s traditional
low-cal menu, which has now been absorbed into the main menu, and the AllFit. In
fact, the inside tab of the AllFit menu very clearly states that these “great-tasting
nutritious meals” are “boosted with natural ingredients and super-foods,
offering immense health benefits.” In other words, don’t be startled by the calories posted
beneath each item. One dish, pairing an oat-crusted chicken breast with
creamy tagliatelle pasta, runs as high as 990 calories. Two of the three
desserts, described as sugar-free, graze 500 calories.
Before we dive into the taste review, let’s dabble with the
If you saw the photos of the entrance lobby at Rafic Hariri
International Airport in Beirut during the months of August and September,
you’d rethink any air travel in a heartbeat. Lines of passengers snaked through
the entrance halls, threatening to spill outside onto the curb, and it was
estimated that aroundtwo hours were
required before reaching the duty free zone. The Lebanese are not particularly
renowned for their organizational skills, so you can imagine folks
belligerently cutting line in a bid to make it in and past the madness.
We recoiled at the horror stories and decided that a
staycation would deliver roughly the same purpose a quick getaway abroad
endeavored to: change of scenery, pampering, and respite from the travails of
quotidian life in Beirut. And thus, on the last weekend of September, to coincide with
our five-year wedding anniversary, we – the trio of me, my husband, and our
toddler – checked in to the Radisson Blu nestled in the heart of the Ain