Anthony Bourdain Tells You Where to Go: Beirut
"It's everything great and everything wrong in the world, all in one complicated, beautiful, famously tolerant, deeply troubled but always awesome city. Wander around the Mar Mikhael neighborhood, which is surprisingly young and hip. I'd recommend deep immersion in the joys of arak, a liqueur that's Lebanon's national drink. The food is great, you will lack for no Western craving, and you might learn something."