‘Parts Unknown’ Beirut: The Season Finale’s Best One-Liners

June 22, 2015

The 13 best Anthony Bourdain quips from a complicated episode.

In the season five finale of his CNN travelogue Parts Unknown, host Anthony Bourdain cuts right to the chase in describing Beirut, Lebanon: “There’s no place else every remotely like it. Everything great — and all the world’s ills — all in one glorious, messed-up, magical, maddening, magnificent city.” It’s Bourdain’s third trip to Beirut; his 2006 journey, which coincided with the outbreak of the 2006 Lebanon War, was famously documented in an episode of No Reservations, which saw Bourdain and his television crew TV trapped in the city during…