@Al-Balad - You can start off here by just walking around and discovering all the small magnificent corner shops and beautiful markets. Lots of nicknacks, books, pictures and bizir shops :) (my favorite to buy is mlabbas il malek hussein). There's a bunch of restaurants too (Hashem, Abu Sara, Zorba, Jafra) and of course Habiba for Knafeh! In the winter time you can hit up some delicious Sahlab to keep you warm, and continue discovering. There's lots to see and learn from a trip downtown and if you guys are fit and like to walk(this is more like a mountain climb) I suggest taking steps up to Jabal Weibdeh and check out the scenery, galleries, and some of the churches up there too. This is my ideal date! I ended it at Canvas Restaurant (Duwwar El Muntazah also in Weibdeh) where I had a lovely pizza and some local wine, then got to catch a beautiful performance by a live jazz quartet (they don't play every night though). I really hope you try this out it's awesome! But beware you will be exhausted by the end of the night.