DAG­MAR’S FA­VORITES

Lebanon Traveler - - READER'S EXPERIENCE -

LE­BANESE DISH

I eat al­most ev­ery­thing Le­banese, which is why I can­not name a fa­vorite dish. I love how fresh and nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents are here and how Le­banese food is shared leisurely.

LE­BANESE RESTAU­RANT

Due to my posi­ton as GM of Phoeni­cia Ho­tel Beirut, I have lit­er­ally tried all the restau­rants in town. Some of my fa­vorite Le­banese spots are Ba­bel (04 546546/ 04 542842), Em Sherif (01 206206/70 919119) and Mayrig (01 572121).

BAR

I of­ten grab a drink and lis­ten to good mu­sic at Joe Peña's (01 449906/03 053093) be­cause it’s a sym­bolic place for me. Bar du Port (71 444006) is an­other spot I fre­quent and some­where I took an im­me­di­ate lik­ing to. If I feel like tak­ing things to an­other level, I go to Mu­sic Hall (03 807555), Iris (03 090936) or Paci­fico (01 204446). It all de­pends on the crowd I am with.

COF­FEE SHOP

I en­joy spend­ing a lazy Sun­day af­ter­noon at Star­bucks in Zaitu­nay Bay. It’s a great place to peo­ple watch and their cof­fee hits the spot.

HID­DEN UR­BAN GEM

Ev­ery time I walk around Beirut, I dis­cover a new gem to add to the list! The streets around Sur­sock are full of old Le­banese houses that have been beau­ti­fully pre­served.

PLACE TO UN­WIND

One spe­cial sum­mer spot is Colonel Beer Mi­cro­brew­ery (03 743543) in Ba­troun. The place is sim­ple, au­then­tic and of­fers a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing in an un­pre­ten­tious way.

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