Archive | March, 2012

Balima Café

2 Mar


To all the Madames: Balima’s Croque-Monsieur is the new man of your dreams. Fluffy, dulcet bread topped with velvety baked cheese (ham or turkey) will have you begging for a second date. Rich and delicate to the palate, and best served with mustard spread, this monsieur will never disappoint. Comfort food at its best, your stomach will be singing sweet songs of love. Even McDreamy can’t dare to compare.

The wait staff on the other hand, generally embody the McDreamy antichrist. Frequently non-responsive, the concept of customer service has not yet landed on Balima Island. Forget them, nothing should stop you from enjoying your man.

Except maybe, their soups of the day…Garden-fresh, spoonfuls of heaven like the Shrimp Corn Chowder make for a delightful meal on a cold day (a heavy compliment coming from a Bostonian!).

The only café in Saifi Village, Balima is home to Posh Nation. Goes to show, sometimes love is found in the most peculiar of places.

Ghalghoul Street, Saifi Village

Tel: +961 01 985295

Open Monday-Sunday, 8am to 12am

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The Greedy Goose

2 Mar


Trivia Night is the golden egg of the Greedy Goose resto-pub nestled on a dim-lit corner of Monot. Every Monday night, at approximately 9-after-dark, teams like The Snozberries, Decepticons, and Stop-This-Quiz-I’ve-Got-to-Wee, gather in the English old stone pub to eat, drink, and compete for trivia master titles. A wide range of topics are tested; from album covers to biology to cinematic history.

The word “Trivia,” originates from its Latin parent, “Trivium,” meaning “where three roads meet.” Consequently, all paths cross at the Greedy Goose. However, it takes true brit to contend!

To go along with a fine course of Trivia, the Lamb Burger with Strawberry Sauce is a scrumptiously juicy selection, washed down with their Ecusson Cider–makes for a truly classic experience. Forget the ordinary appetizers, their Stew of the Day will most likely knock you senseless.

Beware, this Goose is Greedy indeed, and your wallet will suffer the consequences.

Tel: +961 01 227883

Monot Street, Monot

Open Monday-Friday, 5pm to 1am, Saturday & Sunday 11am to 1am

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