Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Guns and Butter

Have you ever had a craving for a hamburger and to fire a machine gun at an Israeli defense post in the same meal? Yeah, me neither, but next time you're in Beirut, Lebanon, you'll have a chance to.

According to this BBC report, the newest fast-food joint in Beirut is called Buns and Guns, a restaurant "made out to look like a military post and diners eat to the sound of gunfire instead of muzak."

With the motto of "A sandwich can kill you", you can order such dishes as "the Kalashnikov, Dragunov, Viper, [and] B52", off of menus that are shaped like bullets.

Owner Yousef Ibrahim believes that he's got a winner on his hands, "It attracts customers in an unconventional way. You noticed the moment I opened the restaurant, there was a lot of business". We can only hope that his primarily Hezbollah customers put down their real rocket propelled grenades, and pick up the dish by that same name (chicken on a skewer).

Photo Courtesy: BBC News

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