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.
Beit Mery has always held a certain spell over me.
Straddling residential Ain Saadeh and summertime hotspot Broumana, this
charming village has arguably the most breathtaking vantage points of
Beirut, the Mediterranean, and everything in between. Most recognize it as the setting of Al Bustan, a
hotel lush with sprawling gardens constructed over half a century ago by entrepreneur and statesman Emile Bustani. Others have come to identify the town with
its ancient Roman and Byzantine ruins nestled below Deir Al Kalaa, or Couvent Saint Jean, an Antonine Maronite monastery that
doubles as a majestic wedding venue. But there’s far more to Beit Mery than meets the
eye: The parallel streets that narrow to the width of a car despite remaining
two-way. The yellow-stone buildings that have withstood the inclement harshness
of many a winter. The crisp, cool air in the early morning and late evening on
a warm summer’s day. And, as I recently came to unearth, an endearing establishment named Hotel Wa…
Whether you’re descending upon Beirut for a few weeks this
holiday season, or you’re a valiant local braving the traffic impasses on
our roads, there’s redemption yet: Lebanon’s lively gourmet scene. Heck, if we
as a country can unanimously decide on a solitary national treasure to cherish
and uphold, it’s the cuisine and our intense love thereof. Not only do we do it
better, we share immense appreciation for food (and drink) as an art form. I won’t sit here and wax poetic about the age-old
institutions you’ll no doubt be tucking into with family. Nope. This list is a
casual, contemporary roundup of cool, seasonal stuff you've gotta gorge on before
we ring in 2019. None of it is here to stay, so make haste and ready your
eating utensils. Mostly, just bring your appetite.
GOOD FOOD Classic Burger Joint For the past six months, I’ve been monitoring Classic Burger
Joint with eagle eyes. The remarkable improvement in the quality of meat,
freshness of ingredients, and all-around value for …
December is here, promising good cheer, which means we are
officially in holiday mode! That translates to lavish tables of good food,
chilly weather, Christmas soundtracks on playback, and of course, loving,
smothering family. Whether you deem the foregoing in a positive or not so
positive light, the great news is I have just the party favor – or antidote – to
make it all magical. And wine not!
Indeed, there’s nothing like that bittersweet grape elixir
to render the holidays – or any occasion, for that matter – a shade more
festive, forgiving, and frolicky. Rich white wines, big spicy reds, fruity
finishes, oaky flavors, vanilla bouquets: The vast world of wine may not be
particularly easy to fathom, but it washes down without a hitch. And a bottle
makes a perfect dinner party gift, or an invitation to cozy up on the couch while
consuming corny Christmas romances on Netflix. Which labels, you inquire? Let’s make this a pocket-friendly
roundup, because most of us find ourselves strapped …