Bourdain’s No Reservations: Disappearing Manhattan was broadcast a while back, but it is still worth a watch if you haven’t seen it. Fuck, it’s worth a watch even if you have seen it ten times. Eisenberg’s, Manganaro Foods, Keens, Le Veau d’Or (which I leaned about when The Trad took me for lunch), this show is like my NYC gastro-playbook. Watch it, love it, live it.
Part 1/5: “Keens is meat and liquor, plain and simple.” -Anthony Bourdain
Part 4/5: “I happen to like MSG.” -Anthony Bourdain
Part 5/5: “Can a guy get a fucking drink in this town.” -Anthony Bourdain
Comments on “Weekend Video | Bourdain’s Disappearing Manhattan”
I love Bourdain. His is the only show I watch on a regular basis, well, besides Mad Men. I want to be him.
Oh, sweet Eisenberg’s. No better thing than their hard boiled egg, tomato, lettuce, mustard on wheat bread.
Thanks for the post, I will hit up these places on my upcoming trip to NYC. Keep up the good work with the blog.
freekin love those sort of remeberance tours, and AB is great, even better when he takes it down a notch and isnt doing grossout food. Kitchen Confidential is a must read if anybody hasnt and they have any doubts on AB. (damn he has landed on his feet though…)
I love ACL. I love the American List. I also love food. It struck me the other day (while reading Michael Pollan’s awesome “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” that there are a lot of similarities between qualities that men are choosing for their fashion choices and what people in the current locavore/artisanal food movement are choosing to eat right now. Guys love seeing factory tours of moccasins being made in Maine, foodies love checking out the farms where their grass-fed beef are raised. Guys will make pilgrimages to buy their purchases in authentic locales, and foodies go ga-ga over restaurants like Blue Hill at Stone Barns. In both cases, people are looking for high-quality, authentic goods with a heritage behind them. Who would have thought that Red Wings boots and heirloom tomatoes had so much in common?
I’m a big fan of Tony Bourdain – his books, his recipes, and his show, No Reservations. This was a very good episode.
I watch a show like this and miss the scene in NYC so much it hurts. Not the eurotrash kinda scene. But rather, Jimmy Corner, Peter Lugers, Corner Bistro, White Horse Tavern, Elaine’s and PJ Clarkes. Thank God for people like AB who keep it alive.
Preach Jerry! I love all of those places too.
::salivating at work like homer::
ACL x Bourdain blog post > your blog
I’m heading over to the Door now. They’re still doing huge biz over AB and Batterberry’s review.
Bourdain is a smoker. The thought of a smoker touching my food makes me want to hurl.
A) He quit when his daughter was born.
B) I’d stay out of restaurants for the rest of your life. Cooks smoke. They also wash their hands about 100 times a day.
C) You’re a moron.
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