Trendy avocado bars appear to be popping up around the world — and the concepts are Instagram gold!
The bars feature an all-avocado menu with avocado toasts, salads, bowls and beverages, among others.
L’AVO founders said the concept started as an idea between two childhood friends.
“L’AVO gives you all the avocado satisfactions you seek by offering everything ranging from toasts and salad bowls, to smoothies and desserts,” an Instagram post said. “Something to satisfy all your taste buds whether it’s the sweet or sour ones.”
A Lebanese café will be one of 15 new food and beverage concepts at the North Terminal at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, officials announced.
Anita’s Kitchen, a popular Lebanese restaurant in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale, is expected to open its airport concession by the spring of 2019.
In a news release, the Wayne County Airport Authority Board announced it awarded 10-year contracts to four concessionaires — one of which will operate the Lebanese café.
According to its website, Anita’s Kitchen serves a smorgasbord of hot and cold mezza, salads and signature pita sandwiches such as shawarma, kafta and kabobs.
“The concessionaires were selected after a rigorous evaluation process,” said Chad Newton, interim CEO of the Wayne County Airport Authority. “We’re confident they will deliver a world-class dining experience for our customers.”
Other food options in the North Terminal are expected to include Air Margaritaville, Brioche Dorée, Cantoro Italian Market Trattoria, among others. Many of the concepts are based in Detroit.
“Most of the North Terminal’s passengers are local residents or visitors to our area; they’re not connecting in Detroit to fly to other cities,” said Greg Hatcher, concessions director for the Airport Authority. “When they’re in our terminal, we believe passengers will enjoy seeing local brands they love and those that pique their interest.”
The Detroit Metropolitan Airport welcomed nearly 35 million passengers in 2017 with services from 14 scheduled passenger airlines and 1,100 flights per day, according to a news release.
A Lebanese-owned restaurant made the list of the “18 Best New Restaurants in America” recently released by foodie site Eater.com.
The restaurant Maydan is a Middle Eastern-style establishment located in the Washington, DC area.
It is owned by Lebanese-American Rose Previte, whose mother has roots in Detroit, Michigan. She works alongside co-executive chefs Gerald Addison and Chris Morgan.
Eater called on readers to “Zoom in on dishes that particularly reflect Previte’s Lebanese heritage, including spreads like muhammara.” The restaurant offers “a warm greeting at the room-length bar,” Eater added.
In their original review of the restaurant, Eater said Maydan, “proudly and distinctly showcase the traditions of individual North African and Middle Eastern countries.”
Kids can be extremely picky eaters, especially when it comes to trying unfamiliar dishes from other parts of the world.
That’s why it’s no surprise there were mixed reactions when a group of kids tried Lebanese food for the first time!
WATCH: Kids try Lebanese food for the first time!
The YouTube channel HiHo Kids sat down with five American kids to taste-test an array of Lebanese dishes, including a zaatar manoushe, shish tawouk, a smorgasbord of mezze and halawet el jibn for dessert.
Their reactions were priceless!
The kids were first given a zaatar manouche to munch on.
“It’s the same size of my face,” said one girl.
Everyone loves chicken!
No surprise — the kids liked the shish tawouk the most.
“No really, it’s good, it’s good,” said one kid. “It’s not bad.”
Next came the mezze.
“Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaa!” the first kid exclaimed.
The mezze platter featured hummus, cheese, olives, grape leaves and kafta.
The olive seeds may have come as a surprise to some kids.
Halawet el jibn can make anyone smile.
But not these kids! Only one kid liked this dessert.
“I didn’t like it at first, but now I like it,” he said.
The HiHo Kids YouTube channel taste-test foods from all over the country, including Jamaica, Korea, Australia and Greece, among others.
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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was a culinary rebel — a storytelling pioneer who managed to capture the beautiful relationship between food and everyday people.
Bourdain took risks, and connected to people of all kinds. He fell in love with Beirut, and was not afraid to visit again — despite experiencing the worst of Lebanon’s 2006 war.
The visionary chef was found dead in a hotel room Friday while visiting France. He was working on an episode for his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unknown.”
Bourdain was 61, and he took his own life.
In 2006, Bourdain and his crew were caught in the crossfire of the 2006 Lebanon war. The crew was planning to shoot an episode of his “No Reservations” show when the war broke out.
They had to leave Lebanon, but it didn’t stop them from coming back.
“From the first day that I ever arrived in Beirut, it smelled like a place I was going to love,” Bourdain said. “(The war) didn’t change my opinion about the place. If anything, it hardened it.”
In 2015, Bourdain and his crew re-visited Beirut to document the city’s culinary culture and resilience.
His episodes always told stories beyond just food.
Bourdain was best at documenting the human condition, and he posed thoughtful questions that made him more of a journalist at times, than a celebrity chef.
“He was embraced by the Lebanese and they embraced him back, and that was something that really got to him at that time,” said Ramsay Short, who appeared in three of his Beirut shows.
In fact, Bourdain loved Beirut so much, he once considered naming his daughter after the city, CNN wrote.
“It’s something of a miracle that (Beirut) works,” Bourdain said in his 2015 episode. “Sunni, Shii’te, Christians can all live in one city and through some kind of tacit understanding maintain what is one of the most liberal environments in that part of the world.”
WATCH: When visiting Beirut, Anthony Bourdain asks himself: “Am I wrong to love this place?”
He fell in love with Beirut, and his viewers fell in love with him.
Rest in Peace, Anthony Bourdain.
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