Collected by Ashley Lohmann
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...
Marfaa, Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut is one of the places you've always heard about, but never really thought you would ever wind up (especially if you grew up watching 80's movies like Delta Force and Navy Seals like me). I had one free evening in downtown Beirut and tried to...
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...
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...
Osman Ben Affan St, Doursoumian bldg, P.O.Box 11-4215, Baalbek, Lebanon
I went to Lebanon in spring to visit friends. But also because in the back of my head I thought, "This might be the last time that I'll be able to safely see Lebanon intact for a while." While car bombs had gone off in Beirut in recent weeks, and...
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