Sardine startup Miss Can's kitchen-less restaurant in Lisbon, Courier, Aug/Sept 2016

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Turning tinned fish and a tuk-tuk into startup success

Three Lisboetas have used their branding skills to put a modern twist on Iberia’s traditional tinned fish using snappy packaging, a kitchen-less restaurant and a tuk-tuk. Selling fish in tins wasn’t the original game plan. Tiago Ribeiro and his twin sister Bárbara Cabral had launched their own branding firm back in 2005. But business began to dry up as the …

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Area Guide: Mar Mikhael, Beirut

Beirut’s reputation as the playground of the Middle East during the 1960s and early 1970s was largely destroyed – along with much of the city – by the long civil war (1975-1990). And with huge swathes of modern-day Beirut under the control of militant Islamic group Hezbollah, it’s a description that has seemed distant for some time. Yet in the …