Here he is, again, 4 years later, in Beirut. http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Anthony_Bourdain/Episodes_Travel_Guides/Episode_Beirut
The last time that Mr. Bourdain was in Beirut, he spent the show inside of a hotel as the city and airport was bombed, back in 2006.
My family and I went to Lebanon, the home of my wife's family, early this year in January and also last year in December. What a place! Let me re-hash some things about Lebanon.
Next up, service. There has only been one other place in the world, where I have been in a restaurant and has someone shadowing me, in a good way, and taking care of my every need at a restaurant. In Lebanon, whether it is a nice place in Beirut with executive chefs, or a small roadside kitchen outside in the mountains, the food and service has been incredible. The picture above, by the way is the dessert table. Besides providing us with enough food to sink the Titanic, they were regularly taking away trash, dirty dishes and the like out of our way. Then, when we could eat no more, they moved us to this table and asked us to eat dessert. The American dollar was worth way more than the Lebanese pound and I don't recall the value of our meal in US dollars, but it was joke worthy. That much food, for such a small price.
If I think of something else, I will post it on here. My wife often talks about living in Lebanon and while it would be and was a culture shock, it could be fun.