Zaatar W Zeit and the missing Z’s

I just got this in my e-mail:

Other than a few photos and short videos of the “kidnap”, account contained the following manifesto:

We, the Z liberation cell, claim the responsibility behind the kidnapping of all the Zs from the Zaatar W Zeit signs.

The Z Liberation cell has no affiliation to any political leader, military or religious group.

Our cause is solely to liberate every single Z we find in town.

We want change and we aim to evolve.

More info to the public in due time. #MissingZ

“change” could be a hint to probably new items on their menu… and I expect the whole thing to turn into a competition the find the missing Z’s… Let’s wait and see!

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Fit n’ Burger at Roadster

I recently went to Roadster Hamra and thought of trying one of the items from the new low cal menu, and so I decided to choose the Fit n’ Burger, which comes with rocket leaves, grilled onions, grilled tomatoes, grilled fresh mushrooms and light sauce served in multi-cereal brown bun.

The burger was surprisingly GOOD! The bun tasted fresh and the patty was juicy enough. It of course doesn’t beat my favorite, the Swiss Mashroom, but it still is a definite choice for those who are on a diet and want to have a guilt-free burger.

By the way, for some reason I always notice that the service at Roadster Hamra seems to be superior than other branches… kudos for the extra attention they show!

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Abou Talal searching for the missing Estonians

Don’t underestimate what Abou Talal and his investigation team can do!

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Lebanese blogosphere weekly link roundup (2011/04/10)

15 New links for this round.

See you next week!

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Guess who succeeded to upload a video to YouTube!

It probably took them a LOT of time, but the people behind OntorNet have succeeded to upload the first video of a long series to come.

I personally expect the series to be soon mentioned on some local news station.

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Total Lebanon introduces Total Effimax

Have you seen the latest billboard by Total Lebanon?

They claim their new Effimax fuel has additives that reduce fuel consumption and extend the life of a car’s engine. With the current price we’re paying for fuel here, I definitely want to drive more for the same amount I’m paying, and I hope this is not false advertising!

As compared to regular 95 and 98 octane fuels, TOTAL Effimax stands out by its unique proprieties and benefits:

TOTAL Effimax reduces costs
Thanks to its components the TOTAL formula improves combustion properties of fuels and gives them better performance. TOTAL Effimax reduces the fuel consumption and maintenance costs of the vehicle.

Via Zawya

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Breakfast at Bonheur du Pain Verdun

Bonheur du pain is located in Verdun’s main street right next to Leila. Their breakfast menu is basically very close to what Paul offers but at a less price.

The cheese omelet I had was very good, but if there’s one thing I could improve it would have been their croissant, which are really not bad, but you usually expect pastries to taste no less than excellent at places like Bonheur du Pain.

My overall experience there was good even though their staff were acting clumsy… which is probably because my visit was shortly after their opening…

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Cedarcom and their “Lebanese Want Fast Internet” campaign

There’s no smoke without fire.

And Samer Karam’s story today on Blogging Beirut comes to increase our doubts about the real intentions behind Cedarcom’s “Lebanese Want Fast Internet” page on Facebook that so far succeeded to gather more than 27,000 supporters.

What drives an ISP to suddenly make such page and call for fast internet to become a “right” for every Lebanese citizen? And since when Lebanese telecom companies care about customers? Or do they suddenly felt they should be more socially responsible?

Anyway, if you want to rally behind really transparent people demanding for better internet in Lebanon, make sure to join Ontornet page and Flip The Switch group on Facebook.

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Adonis – Daw El Baladiyyi

Adonis is a collaboration between six Lebanese musicians with a very diverse and eclectic baggage of musical influences.
The band got together in summer 2010, and has been ever since experimenting with language and music, composing and recording, in a constant search for an authentic sound that would highly appeal to the local popular culture, and yet maintain its artistic integrity and vision.

We definitely need more of these bands, and less of Mohamad Iskandar and Najwa Karam!

You can connect with Adonis and listen to more of their music through their Facebook fan page.

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Mabrouk Shankaboot!!


I just found out Shankaboot won an Emmy last night at the International Emmy Awards held in Cannes. It’s the first Emmy win for Lebanon and one that I think is well deserved. [Link]

In case you don’t know what Shankaboot is click [Here]

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