BEIRUT: The city’s food and beverage offerings are a pesky subject to document as Beirut’s hip – and foreigner-rich – neighborhoods come and go every two years, almost like clockwork. A 5-year-old guide hailing Monnot as the epitome of nightlife is as much of a relic as a travel diary from the Civil War era.

Foreigners and ex-pats inspired by the local wealth of deliciousness and who take it upon themselves to offer others like them a guide to eating may find their work outdated before it even goes to print.