I guess a food post every now and again doesn’t hurt. Lebanese food is extremely tasty and an excellent social occasion, one of the most well know and celebrated dishes is the shwarma.
The popular choice for the best in Beirut and possibly Lebanon as a whole is the expansive Barbar on Rue Spears in Hamra. Definitely an experience not to be missed their food is really fresh, high quality (the chicken in the shwarma is a joy, succulent and leaner than many other shwarma places). Easy to get to by taxi and essential eating if you’re interested in sampling Lebanese cuisine. They do an excellent falafel as well!