If one were to describe Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, it would have to, quite simply, be "just like No Reservations -- with slow motion."Bourdain has said that he left he Travel Channel and moved to CNN to gain access to places that he couldn't go to with No Reservations. There was never any exp ... More >>
It's no secret that New Orleans exists in its own time and space. It's a city that leases burial vaults to the dead for a year and a day (after that a corpse in a NOLA cemetery is pushed to the back to make room for another, fresher body) and follows Napoleonic Code in its legal system. It's also a ... More >>
When looking back on 2012, we noticed a big trend -- weirdness. A lot of weird stuff happened in the food industry.From a fast food restaurant with a political stance to a sweet grandma becoming an overnight sensation for a food review, the food industry took a ride to crazy-town this year.A lot has ... More >>
Philadelphia. So close to New York City, it's considered by some to be a less cosmopolitan half-sibling to its glam big sister. In my 20's, a steady boyfriend decided to get an MBA at Wharton, leaving me no choice but to take the train from New York for visits. What I remember most was the tro ... More >>
After eight years of travel to far and exotic places, Anthony Bourdain has ended his tour with No Reservations "in a place as strange as Brooklyn" (That, by the way wasn't Bourdain, but one of the opening lines of Sophie's Choice by William Styron).Brooklyn is indeed a strange place. The "fourt ... More >>
If you've a fan of Andrew Zimmern's eyeball eating antics on his Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods, this is your lucky day.Zimmern is bringing his AZ Canteen food truck to Miami for the entire season. Starting in early November, the AZ Canteen will roll through the streets of Miami, serving up cuisi ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain is one busy guy. In addition to closing out his run on No Reservations, he's got an additional season of The Layover in the can, is writing for HBO's Treme, and preparing for his new gig at CNN. That would be way too much for the average man, but let's never forget that Tony Bourdai ... More >>
Tony is drinking with some friends as they discuss Sydney, Australia. Everyone has a boat, the weather is perfect, and people drink in broad daylight. Personally, it sounds like Miami with kangaroos.It's not all fun and games, as Tony finds out while flying in a private plane to visit a sheep farm. ... More >>
Soon we Miamians will be able to park our ever-rounder, ever-tanner culos in a seat where no human being has ever sat before -- at La Camaronera.
Owner David Garcia, whose family has run the Flagler Street fish institution for nearly 40 years, says the restaurant has taken over an adjoining space a ... More >>
Last night, as many of our loyal readers watched NBC's The Voice, ABC's Dancing with the Stars, and Travel Channel's No Reservations, a bit of virtual battle was taking place on Twitter. Perhaps a few (likely from the culinary industry) tuned into the live webcast of the James Beard Foundation award ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain, the chef, traveler, writer, snarkmeister, and media whore extraordinaire, is doing the full-on media blitz to get the word out that No Reservations premieres tonight, at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel. Last week he was on Jon Stewart's Daily Show, where Stewart said he gets diarrhea just ... More >>
You probably know Andrew Zimmern as the guy who eats eyeballs and bats on the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods. You might not know that Zimmern, a trained chef and journalist with a love of street food, is an annual participant in the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This year he'll host the o ... More >>
Famous for cooking rich Southern cuisine, Paula Deen received mixed press after announcing she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "I've never recommended that people go into their kitchen and prepare these fattening meals every day," she said. "But I'm feeling a little vulnerable." Truth is ... More >>
The Travel ChannelAnthony Bourdain feeling like "ten ponds of s**t in a five pound bag".In a meeting last week, someone mentioned that Anthony Bourdain might have "jumped the shark." That Bourdain has turned into a one-note singer -- go to a city, snark about it, get drunk, sop up hangover with g ... More >>
Joni WilliamsSo, you went away for the holidays. And now it's time to hit the long road home. Or maybe your home is a wintry wonderland and you're driving down for some fun in the Magic City sun.Either way, we know how it is. The race to get here can be a real drag. The last thing you want is to ... More >>
Travel ChannelAnthony Bourdain orders from Dim Ssam a Gogo.Miami was a star in 2011. The past year saw many major national food-related shows film here in our fair city. Who could blame them? Between our thriving and ever-growing food scene and our seemingly endless miles of sandy beaches, p ... More >>
The Travel ChannelTony Bourdain on a Vespa...vroom vroom.Episode three of The Layover and I'm slightly warming up to it, maybe because the cities are getting better. It's hard to keep a frantic pace up in Rome - after all, it's a city where a quick cup of espresso can take an hour and about 2,000 ... More >>
Reality television watchers love drama, dysfunction and dread, so it only makes sense that Miami International Airport is set to be the star of its own reality show, or excuse us, "docu-drama." The Travel Channel will start airing the program next year.
Laine DossBourdain in a shiny new carAnthony Bourdain is on the talk show circuit to promote his new show, The Layover, which debuts on the Travel Channel on November 21.
When he drops in on The Late Show, the interview starts out serious and mild. Tony and Dave Letterman discuss such weighty is ... More >>
Travel ChannelTony Bourdain is nekked in IcelandTMZ has leaked some naked pictures of Anthony Bourdain. No, they're not full-frontal, and no you really can't see junk or ass (there's a big red star over any interesting parts). The photos, taken a few years ago, show Bourdain and his then sous che ... More >>
Stocked and LoadedStocked and Loaded is one of the trucks chosen for the 2012 SBWFF closing party.Trucks on the Beach, the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival's new closing party, has announced its food truck roster. Though the Miami food truck scene has close to 100 trucks serving street f ... More >>
Will Bourdain feature Club Deuce on his new show?Anthony Bourdain is debuting his second Travel Channel show this fall. Titled 24-Hour Layover, it will focus on what happens between trips to Greenland and Vietnam and Cuba.In other words, what does Tony do closer to home?
The show will b ... More >>
Andrew with "friends."If space aliens turned on a television to Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods, they would think that humans lived on a diet of bats, scorpions, brains, eyeballs and testicles. And most humans do -- just not humans in the United States. Which is why Andrew Zimmern is trying ... More >>
If you've ever considered the bizarre possibility of drinking and traveling the world and actually getting paid for it, you've wanted to be Zane Lamprey. The host of cult-TV favorite Three Sheets, he's already been to more than 50 countries sampling the best brews, meeting the most interesting pe ... More >>
This man loves Mac's Club Deuce. (Reason No. 293 why we love this man.)
Better Than: Pounding cheap beers between a soul-crushing double on the saute station.
The evidence, plainly, is undeniable: the best-selling books, the top-rated Travel Channel Show, the Top Chef judging gigs. Hell, even t ... More >>