Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Thinnest and Crispiest Pizza in Lebanon at Nonna Pizza​

Italian food is the only way to escape mum's mjadara during lent season and what is more delicious than a pizza. Nonna is a pizzeria that serves the thinnest and the crispiest pizza in Lebanon. It's located in Abd El Wahab street facing Le Relais du entrecote. It's a small restaurant but with a special charm where you can see the preparations of the pizzas and the wood oven.

•We started with their nonna fries that consists of thin crunchy golden fries topped with delicious pesto sauce. They were very addictive and we finished them even before the pizza arrived.
•Our radars directly notice every truffled item on the menu so we couldn't but try their Tartufo Pizza consisting of their special dough topped with tapenade (blended olives with olive oil) cheese, cherry tomatoes and truffle oil. The first one came burnt so we complained and they directly prepared for us another one. It was orgasmic! The best truffle pizza in Lebanon; the cheese is so tasty, the truffle flavor is present and the cherry tomatoes made it lighter by adding some tanginess.

For desserts we went for the Rotolo Nutella and it turned to be phenomenal! It consisted of a wrap (same yummy dough as the pizza) filled with an extremely generous amount of Nutella and served with strawberries and vanilla ice cream. We simply loved it.

Nonna kept the high standards after 2 years from our last visit by serving delicious pizzas that are light on the stomach but fill you with happiness.

Average price: 25$ per person.

Rating: 8.5/10

Location: Ashrafieh, 52, Abdel Wahab El Inglizi Street, Beirut, Lebanon
Phone: 01 333082

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Zootropolis a Great Fun Movie For All the Family

We finally found the perfect city to live in, Zootropolis a beautiful metropolis where anyone can be anything and all creature regardless of their differences live in peace and harmony. Zootropolis is the newest animated action comedy movie from Disney that talks about Judy Hoops a small ambitious bunny that decides to break the norms and become the first police officer in her family. Judy's dream to become a cop won't come at an easy price since she will have to face lots of challenges in her new job.
The graphics in this movie are so phenomenal to a point we thought it was real! The lots of details given to the beautiful city Zootropolis made us wish we lived there! The landscapes and environments are so well executed even perfected. The movie is first enjoyed thanks to the wonderful graphics, then you will fall in love with the cuteness of the bunny and finally you will admire the complexity of the plot that is beyond childhood age and will make adults rejoice while watching the film.
We loved every single detail about this movie that is till now "the cartoon movie of the year".
You should definitely take the next flight to Zootropolis.

Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Directed By: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
Written By: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min.
In cinemas: next Thursday.
Rating: 4/5


The Best Pizza Dough at La Pizzaria

In a county where hope is dying day after day, we still get to bump into optimistic pioneers that are building their own dreams and spreading their energy into others. This is the case of La Pizzaria, an Italian pizzeria owned by Fady Abou Naoum who also happens to be the chef of this cozy beautiful place located at the end of Gemmayze street facing St. Antonios Church. La Pizzaria offers many new choices of pizza that will let you want to visit it several times.
We started with La Pizza Libanese. It contained San Marzano tomato, mozzarella cheese, ham, porcini mushrooms, black olives and olive oil. The tomato sauce they use is one of the best in the market, the cheese is so delicious and tasty and all the ingredients are fresh. The only negative comment was that the cheese quantity was less than the previous time. We complained about it and the chef advised us to ask for more cheese the next time.

For dessert, we wanted something other than Nutella or peanut butter pizza. La Pizzaria amazed us with its one of a kind Pizza Fragole e Red & Black Berries as it's the first pizza that contains pastry cream (crème pâtissière) with strawberries and red & black berries along with powder sugar sprinkled on top. The dough was so thin and crispy which made the cream flavor very present. The berries added some tanginess to the whole mix. We really loved it.

We wish La Pizzaria lots of success because the chef is very passionate about his job and his main target is to know that his pizza makes your day.

Average price: 22$ per person. 
Rating: 8/10
Location: Gouraud Street, 50 Meters After the Red Cross, Gemmayze, Beirut
Delivery: 01 58558

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Gods of Egypt Movie Review

Once upon a time Egypt was the most powerful Empire and Gerard Butler newest movie will take us back to ancient times to witness its glory. The Gods Of Egypt is a fantasy adventure film based on Egyptian myths where a courageous boy Beck decides to join the battle with god Horus who was exiled by his own son Set the god of darkness after he stole the crown and kingdom from him.
Kings of Egypt looks and feels like a video game thanks to the gods having each his own super powers. Not to forget the "femmes fatales" goddesses that add a lot of charm and sexiness to the movie. The film focuses on the Egyptian mythology but with a touch of modern giving us a new take on the Egyptian gods.
Once again Gerard Butler excelled in his role as he perfectly fits warrior characters and better if he is the bad guy.The costumes are dazzling, the direction will take you to another world and the special effects are phenomenal.
We really missed that type of movies that we used to watch a couple of years ago and that we still enjoy.

• Gerard Butler as Set
• Rufus Sewell as Urshu
• BrentonThwaites as Bek
• Courtney Eaton as Zaya
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Alex Proyas
Written By: Burk Sharpless, Matt Sazama
Run time: 2 hr. 7 min.

Rating: 3.5/5

Monday, February 22, 2016

A New Bird is in Town - Bilbol Restaurant in Sodeco

New restaurants are opening with massive beautiful buildings that make people curious to try them. Bilbol is one the newest restaurants in Sodeco street that serves Lebanese food all day long. The place has a homey vintage touch with couches and wooden tables.
To begin, the juice came with around 10 pieces of ice although we ordered it without ice. When we removed the ice, half of the glass was already empty. 
First they served all our ordered items at the same time which was too unprofessional. We had to star with hot mezza before they get cold and skipped the fattouh.
•The Man2oushe Jebne was not good as it lacked cheese. 
•The Rakakat Jebne were delicious. The cheese used was tasty and the rolls were crispy. 
•The Kebbe Sajiyeh consisted of kebbe filled with cheddar cheese. The mixture was good and full of flavors. 

•The Mix Grill platter had Mixed impressions; the lahme and kabab were not appetizing at all since they needed to be more grilled. The lahme was tasteless and the kabab spices used had a strange taste. The taouk on the other hand was great as it is was juicy and well marinated.

After finishing all the hot dishes it was time to start the cold mezza. 
•The Fattoush was a disaster! The vegetables were not fresh and the sauce was based on canned lemon juice which ruined the whole salad. 
•The Hommos 7ar was so yummy and it was our favorite item during our lunch. It contained a spicy paste mixed with the hommos and it was very creamy.
What was worse than bringing the food altogether was the bread that came 10 minutes after serving the food knowing that we had asked for it numerous times.
Now for the desserts, we wanted Maamoul b Jebne but they didn't have it so we went for the Ghazl L Bilbol and Ismalieh. Both desserts had a generous portion. 
•The Ismalieh contained vanilla ice cream although it was mentioned in the menu that it contained crème brulée. Despite this, it was excellent and enjoyable.
•The Ghazl L Bilbol was fine. It consisted of ashta ice cream topped with ghazl el banet.
We expected a better experience from Bilbol because of the great work they have done in the decoration. The food and the service need a lot of improvement in order to compete with other restaurants around the block.
PS: the music was very disturbing and loud and some songs had very low quality. They only played Kazem Al Saher songs.
Average price: 40$ per person. 
Rating: 6.5/10
Location: Damascus International Road, Sodeco, Beirut
Phone Number: 78 959999

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Meat the Fish was Up to Our Expectations

We finally met the fish and not any kind of fish but the most refined and the best quality in town. Of course we are talking about Meat the Fish in Saifi Beirut a seafood boutique where you can shop for premium salmon, fish, oysters, mussels, premium meat and of course grab a bite from their delicious menu that is updated daily depending on availability.
The place is not fancy but has a homemade spell where it combines a seafood market and a cozy eatery.
We ordered a Smoked Salmon Bagel and an Avocado Toast with Scottish Smoked Salmon.
• The Smoked Salmon Bagel was orgasmic! We missed having this kind of yummy sandwiches. It consisted of a 2 halves of a bagel topped with lots of cream cheese, smoked salmon and lemon slices. The meal was very balanced and enjoyable.
• The Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon was exceptional. It consisted of 3 whole wheat open faced pain de campagne slices, topped with a special avocado paste, salmon, chia seeds and chili flakes. The sandwich was an explosion of tastes especially with the addition of spices and chili flakes that made it very unique. We loved how fresh it was.
Our lunch was a protein booster and mood enhancer since we left filled with positive vibes thanks to the amazing food and lovely ambiance. The extra positive thing about this place is that you pay before eating. Meat the fish doesn't do magic to make their sandwiches super delicious but they focus on the freshness and the hygiene.

Average price: 20$ per person.
Rating: 8.5/10
Location: Saifi, Beirut
Phone Number: 01 993606