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"I come to this beautiful, unique bookstore at least once a week. They carry an amazing collection of books on art, architecture, and photography, and they have a great magazine selection. You can have coffee, tea, and cake, then browse. I always...
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56 Madrid street، Mar Mikhayel، Lebanon
"A boutique that sells Mideast-chic clothing and home décor. The shop has a modern design sensibility, pure and simple, but it’s inspired by the traditional shapes, techniques, and fabrics of the region.” 56 Madrid St., 961/1-444-141." —Kamal...
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Baraachit, Lebanon
Souk el Tayeb has a backstory that would warm the coldest of hearts. Lebanese food justice hero, Kamal Mouzawek, was instrumental in creating the souk, which has become the premiere farmer's market in Lebanon. Producers from all over the country...
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12 Rue Naher, Armenia Street, Beirut, Lebanon
"Tawlét is my life: a cooperative-style kitchen where producers from the market cook home-style lunches. Lebanese people may not share religion or politics, we may come from the city or country, we may have money or not, but we can all sharekebbeh...
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Monot St، بيروت، Lebanon
For me, there is little better than a perfect Lachmacun. I found a beautiful streetside oven in downtown Beirut. The oven man was cranking out at least a dozen lachmacun every 3 minutes. For just a dollar, you can be quite well fed. In Beirut with...
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Beirut Souks، Bayrut, Lebanon
Name: Kamal Mouzawak
Age:41
Where he lives:Beirut, Lebanon
Occupation: Creator of Souk el Tayeb, the first farmers’ market in downtown Beirut. Kamal is also the founder of Tawlét (the name comes from the Arabic word for table), a cooperative...
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12 Rue Naher, Armenia Street, Beirut, Lebanon
"This casual place is named for a dish of the same name. Manouche is a flatbread, a bit like a pizza. It can have tomato and red pepper paste, chard, sorrel, za’atar [Middle Eastern spice mix], and feta cheese. For Beirutis, eating the dish is a...
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Chouran Street, Beirut, Lebanon
A stunning set of rocks welcome you to the city of Beirut. Pigeons’ Rock (also known as the Rock of Raouché) is located at Beirut’s western-most tip, the two huge rock formations stand like gigantic sentinels to the city. Locals love to walk along...
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Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
One day during the IFPRI Food Secure Arab World conference in Beirut I decided to stroll the streets of Beyrouth with my colleague. It was so peaceful. Hard to believe the place was being bombed only a few years ago. The streets were calm, drivers...
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Levant
We frequented Laziza restaurant as it was easily accessible from our hotel on Hamra in Beirut. Delicious!
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Beirut, Lebanon
The Beirut airport displays Ayman Trawi’s photos comparing wartime Beirut to the city today. Some of these photos were presented as holograms, as you walked by you could see streets change from barricaded ruins to vibrant thoroughfares. Catching...