Kuwait Based Rock House Sliders Opening in L.A.

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The 7950 Sunset block in WeHo is ready for a new tenant in 2018, the Kuwaiti burger chain, Rock House Sliders. With six locations throughout Kuwait, the restaurant is owned by the Kuwaiti-based Marafie Works Group.

Though former Luca On Sunset space has been empty since 2014, Marafie Works Group will commence the build-out in October. Management at 7950 Sunset had trouble finding a tenant to fill the large retail space after Luca’s closed because of irreconcilable landlord differences. Once complete, the newcomer will keep sit next to 9021 Pho and EVO Kitchen on a very busy stretch of Sunset Blvd near Hayworth.

The team at Marafie Works Group adopted American culture into the growing Rock House brand, with images of attractive urbanites enjoying the burgers. The mini burgers start on a potato bun with a choice of fried chicken or beef. The toppings include items like jalapeño and bacon, or truffle mushroom, and diners choose an accompanying sauce such as barbecue, chipotle mayo, buffalo mayo, chipotle barbecue, along with their own mystery sauce. They offer milkshakes, too.

Rock House Sliders’ U.S. entry is a curious choice. It will be even more interesting to see the response to this popular Kuwaiti brand bringing American-styled food to Los Angeles. [Source]

This actually makes a lot of sense to me since I keep telling people that L.A. has similar taste in food to Kuwait. But, they’re opening down the street from The Comedy Store, the same street that has In-N-Out and Chick-fil-A so they’ve got tough competition in the neighborhood. If they can make it there, then they’ll probably do really well opening up anywhere else.


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Kuwait – The Call Of Nature

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Hard to believe but this video was shot in Kuwait.

Thanks Cake


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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A lot of events are taking place this weekend including a few interesting food ones like Alice & Co’s Brunch and Burrata Notte. Also the first market of the season is here with the Shuwaikh Market this coming Saturday. Check all of this weekends events below:

Thursday
Private Dinner: Burrata Notte
A Night of Musicals
The Peace Festival: Ibn Arabi

Friday
Good Game: Magic – The Gathering
KIN’s Vegan Pop-Up
Alice & Co’s Brunch

Saturday
Discover America 5K Fun Run/Walk
Yoga with the 3
Guided Tour: Habitat Museum
Alta Fitness Fun Day
KIN’s Vegan Pop-Up
Shuwaikh Market
The Peace Festival: Voices of Peace led by Salman Al Ammari

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For a full list of upcoming events click [Here]

Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

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The movies below are now showing at either Cinescape, Grand Cinemas or Sky Cinemas:

New This Week:
Geostorm (6.9)
Human Flow (5.6)
Monster Family (5.2)
Mother! (7.1)

Other Movies Showing:
6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (N/A) ♦
Amityville: The Awakening (5.0)
Blade Runner 2049 (8.5)
Flatliners (5.7) ♦
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (7.6)
Leatherface (5.3) ♦
Loving Vincent (8.0) ♦
My Little Pony: The Movie (6.3)
My Pet Dinosaur (4.1)
Open Water 3: Cage Dive (4.2)
Renegades (5.7) ♦
The Foreigner (7.5) ♦
The LEGO Ninjago Movie (6.8)
The Snowman (7.1) ♦
The Son of Bigfoot (6.2)
Victoria and Abdul (6.1)

The movies below are also now showing at the Scientific Center IMAX theater:

A Beautiful Planet 3D (7.9)
Dream Big 3D (7.9)
Humpback Whales 3D (7.2)
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D (N/A)
Tiny Giants 3D (8.0)
Watermelon Magic 3D (7.4)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.
★ is for movies I’m interested in. ♦ implies movie might contain censorship.

Update: Looks like the movie Mother! got banned


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UFC Gym Opening in Kuwait

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MMA fans will be excited to know that an official UFC Gym will be opening up in Kuwait. According to a tweet by @UFCGYMME, the UFC Gym in Kuwait will be 4,000sqm and is expected to open in the new under construction Assima Mall by 2019.

UFC Gym’s are located all around the world and in addition to offering MMA classes, they’re also a regular fitness gym. For more information on them, you can visit their website [Here]

Thanks lovelykuwait


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Renderings of the New Kuwait Airways Terminal

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Not to be confused with the new and huge Terminal 2 airport thats being constructed, and also not to be confused with the new Jazeera Airways terminal thats also under construction, this third terminal that’s also under construction is meant to alleviate the pressure from our current airport until the new main terminal 2 is completed sometime in 2020.

This terminal will be exclusive to Kuwait Airways and is being built adjacent to the cargo terminal. It’s expected to be completed and in operation by Q1 of next year. And yes we currently have three new terminals under construction.

For more photos and information, click [Here]

Thanks ChaoticTranquility


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Sponsored Post: Run for a Cause with #RunKuwait

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WHAT CAUSE AM I SUPPORTING THROUGH RUNKUWAIT?
RunKuwait, the annual charity run by Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network is back this year with an intensified goal of raising awareness and funds for the treatment of children with disabilities.

Registration fees are channeled directly towards the non-profit Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC), founded by FSHN which provides comprehensive therapy programmes for babies, children and young adults across a number of areas that include physical therapy, hydrotherapy, speech pathology, counselling/behavior therapy and occupational therapy. Last year’s event successfully contributed towards free treatment of 20% of the children at CERC, while 60% of the children were able to receive subsidized treatment and FSHN aims to help more children this year.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE – REGISTER NOW AT RUNKUWAIT.ORG
RunKuwait is for everyone – the serious runner or athlete and for those who prefer walking or jogging and are keen on supporting a charitable cause. Interested individuals will be able to do so by participating in a 5KM or 10KM fun run or walk. All you need to do is register on runkuwait.org prior to November 4th in order to receive your timing chip and join the race.

Early bird registration at a discounted fee is currently available until October 31st. The event is scheduled to take place on 11th November 2017 where participants will gather at The Scientific Center marking the beginning of the run.

FREE REGISTRATION – LIMITED!
The first 20 readers of 248AM to click the following [Link] will be entitled to one free registration ticket! Follow @RunKuwait for more updates on how to collect your numbered bibs for the race.

It’s that time of the year when the weather in Kuwait is absolutely breathtaking and the outdoors is simply inviting. So, register today at runkuwait.org to support the cause or simply participate to promote a healthier lifestyle or get your family, friends, and acquaintances to enjoy a fun-filled day.

We would also like to thank 248AM for being the social media sponsor of RunKuwait this year.


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Wataniya Airways to Launch Beirut Flights Next Month

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Kuwait Wataniya Airways announced launching flights to Beirut, Lebanon, as of November 9, with four flights weekly to and from Kuwait International Airport.[Source]

Has anyone flown with Wataniya Airways? If yes then how was your experience? They’re currently running a buy one get one free offer on all their destinations. [Link]


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The 360 Mall Bookshop

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So there is this small bookshop in the basement of 360 Mall that has been open for I don’t know how long. I never thought about going in since it didn’t really look enticing. But, this past weekend while waiting for a friend, I decided to kill time by checking out what the bookshop had to offer and to my surprise, turns out quite a bit.

One of my favorite publishers is Phaidon Press and I’ve never been able to find any of their books in Kuwait until now. For some odd reason, this tiny bookshop in the basement of 360 Mall carries Phaidon books along with books by the publishers Taschen and Thames & Hudson. So basically the three publishers that have the best design, architect, photography and food related books. They don’t really have a large selection, but at least they carry these quality publishers. For those of you looking for a Moleskin notebooks, they also carry them.

If you want to pass by, the bookshop is called Al Asriya International Publishing & Distribution Co. W.L.L. and they are located inside the Jashanmal shop in the basement of 360 Mall. Near the entrance/exit to the parking lot and opposite the Zain branch.


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Must Watch: Curb Your Enthusiasm – Season 9

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After a 6 year hiatus, Curb Your Enthusiasm is back on TV again with season 9. This used to be one of my favorite and funniest shows on TV back when it was airing, so I had really high expectations going into this latest season. Only two episodes are out but so far it looks like this could be the funniest season yet. If you used to like this show then start watching it again, the storyline for this season is absurd. [Link]


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