Kids chase after butterflies trying to catch them, while the vigilantes among us chase after someone who’s snatched a purse. These two extremes just go to show that we’ve got a lot of different things to chase after in life. While we’re not living the lifestyle of Leo Di Caprio in Catch Me if You Can, you can get ready for a different kind of “chase”; get yourself today’s Makhsoom deal and dine at one of the most famous restaurants in Beirut. Head over to The Chase Restaurant on Sassine Square, where you can enjoy a delicious meal and chase away those hunger pangs. Just pay $12 instead of $25 and enjoy tasty international and local cuisine at The Chase.
Chase Away the Hunger
The Chase first opened its doors in 1977 on Sassine Square and has since become a landmark restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh. Offering up delicious meals to the Lebanese public, this restaurant is great for a meal at any time of the day, be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a delicious snack in between meals. The Chase is excellent to satisfy any of your hunger cravings and enjoy the company of work colleagues, friends, or family.
If you’re in the mood for breakfast, try out their Spanish or ham & cheese omelet ($9) with a croissant on the side ($2). There for lunch or dinner? A wide variety is in store for you; you might like to start off with some sautéed calamari ($8) or their nachos’n cheese ($9). When you’re done biting into your appetizers, it’s time to start off with the heavy part of the meal; go for a shrimps and avocado salad ($15), a margarita pizza ($10.50), or maybe even a club sandwich ($12.50).
Tenderloin steaks ($23), chicken satay ($13), and oven baked fish filets ($19) are also on the menu among other grilled specialties. If you’re in the mood for some Lebanese food, mezze and grilled platters such as kafta ($13) and chawarma ($15) are available for your Middle Eastern cuisine needs. Don’t forget to end your meal with a steaming cup of cappucinno ($ 4.30) and perhaps some dessert ($6).
Nachos are found on most appetizer menus wherever you go, but have you ever wondered what their story is exactly? Well, wonder no more. Nachos, now a Tex-Mex cuisine staple, were created by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, a maitre d’ in a restaurant called the Victory Club, just across the border from Texas. As the story goes, in 1943, ten wives of U.S soldiers stationed in the town walked into the club hungry for a meal – but after closing hours. The good maitre d’ had the kindness to make something up from what little he had in the kitchen: tortillas and cheese. All Anaya did was cut the tortillas into triangles, covered them with some cheese and heated them, and then chopped up some jalapenos to go with the dish. He served it to the ladies, calling it Nachos Especiales, and thus the Nacho was born.