Terrace Blog

Our Hearts Go Out to Loved Ones in Beirut

Lebanese Flag

During this difficult time of mourning, our hearts go out to the Lebanese families who were affected by the tragic suicide bombing which claimed the lives of 43 people and injured over 230 more. The explosions, which detonated within five minutes of each other, took place in Beirut’s well-known Burj el-Barajneh area, a bustling commercial and residential…

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Enjoy Terrace Restaurant Even in the Winter!

Terrace Restaurant Patio

People from Seattle, Chicago, and New York might scoff at what Angelenos consider cold, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t justified for wearing jackets when the temperature drops below 60 degrees! Here are four reasons why Terrace Restaurant is the perfect place to take a date, have a reunion, or enjoy a night out on…

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Five Middle Eastern Breweries You Need to Know!

Beirut Beer

Though known world-wide for their wine, Middle Eastern nations like Israel and Lebanon are now helping to establishing the region as a hub for microbreweries as well. From the Israeli-based Taybeh Brewery to Beirut Beer in (you guessed it) Lebanon, here are five breweries that Terrace Restaurant and Lounge believes every beer aficionado must try!…

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Great Family Activities Close to Terrace Restaurant in Encino

Encino Commons

Los Angeles is a BIG city, and it often makes more sense to drive and hour or more across town if you plan on spending the entire day in a specific neighborhood. At Terrace Restaurant, our customers — especially those with young children — are always asking: “So what else is there to do in Encino?” As it turns out,…

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Know Your Lebanese Food

Great Food at Terrace Restaurant

At Terrace Restaurant and Lounge, we know that not all of our guests are lucky enough to have been brought up in Middle Eastern households! (Ha!) To help those unfamiliar with Lebanese cuisine decipher our restaurant’s authentic menu, we’ve included a short glossary of some of our favorite dishes and ingredients. See something that sounds…

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Top Five Reasons To Visit Terrace On Friday Nights

Terrace Restaurant Exterior

Los Angeles has thousands of restaurants, hookah bars, dance clubs, and live music venues for Angelenos to patronize on Friday nights, but few establishments combine all four into one phenomenal (and affordable) experience. If you’re looking for a great place to eat delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, smoke top-notch Hookah, listen to professional musicians, and sweat-it-out…

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The Sexiest Belly Dancing Scenes In Film!

Terrace Restaurant - Son of Sinbad Favorite Belly Dancing Movies

The art of belly dancing has a rich history, not just as a culturally-inspired art form or a means of exercise, but in Hollywood (and Bollywood, of course) films as well. For over a century, the silver screen’s most beautiful starlets have been exciting audiences with sexy gyrations and skimpy (or non-existent) outfits, often vaulting…

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Interesting Facts About “The Middle East” From Terrace Restaurant

Middle Eastern Food

Though an understanding of Middle Eastern society, culture, and demography isn’t necessary for enjoying Terrace Restaurant and Lounge’s great Lebanese cuisine, we think knowing more about where our favorite dishes come from adds a little “flavor” to the experience. Read on to learn some interesting facts about the Middle East that might surprise you!

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Terrace Restaurant’s Favorite Middle Eastern Dishes

Baba Ganoush at Terrace Restaurant and Lounge

It’s difficult to select our favorite Middle Eastern dishes at Terrace Restaurant, but that’s not going to stop us from trying. If you’ve never tasted authentic Lebanese cuisine and aren’t sure what to order, let us recommend the following combination of traditional favorites and more “out there” selections from our extensive menu. We promise you…

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A History of Lebanese Wine

Winery in Bekaa Valley Lebanon

It’s no secret that wine pairs excellently with Middle Eastern food, but many of Terrace Restaurant’s patrons will be surprised to learn that the ancient Lebanese (then the Phoenicians) wwere actually the world’s first wine makers. Read on for a brief history lesson on Lebanese wine, then come try a bottle of authentic Middle Eastern…

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