Syracuse getting 1st Lebanese cafe

Syracuse getting 1st Lebanese cafe 

February 5, 5:44 PM Upstate NY Restaurant Examiner Bill Dowd

SYRACUSE, NY -- Not many people outside of history professors or members of the Lebanese community can identify Byblos.

However, Byblos is one of the more popular names for restaurants serving Lebanese cuisine. That's a style not seen here right now, but that soon will be remedied.

Byblos Mediterranean Café soon will open at 223 North Clinton Street in downtown. It will be the city's first Lebanese restaurant. Dine in, take out, and catering services are planned. 

Not up to speed on Lebanese cuisine? Read about it here.

Oh, and the name Byblos? It was the name of an ancient Phoenician city in what now is Lebanon. The modern name of the Mediterranean port city is Jbell, although it also has been known as Gubla, Gebel and Gibelet over the centuries.