Anthony Bourdain

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    After Being 'Most Hated,' John Tesar Is (Mostly) Playing Nice

    Chef John Tesar's journey through the Dallas food scene has been, if anything, extremely tumultuous. As one of the few rabble-rousing figures in a market that has been driven by handshakes and friendly table interactions with the chef since Southwestern cuisine's peak in the 1980s, Tesar is both a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Finding Bourdain's Kulcha at Tandoor in Arlington

    Anthony Bourdain's recent culinary tryst to India for his show on CNN, Parts Unknown, left me in a bit of fit. Much in the same way it left Scott Reitz craving for kulcha, I too had dreams of freshly cooked naan (or kulcha) straight out of a tandoor. I also wanted to dance like the waiters, sing lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Bourdain's Parts Unknown Season Three Has Me Craving Kulcha

    Last night as I was buried in my couch watching the season premier of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, it occurred to me that we've done a lot of blogging about food-related television shows like Top Chef on City of Ate, (mostly when the show has a local participant featured) but we've not spent mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Chef Uno Immanivong on Learning from Anthony Bourdain and Growing Chino Chinatown

    Since her appearance on ABC's popular cooking show The Taste, Chef Uno Immanivong has been on a pretty wild ride. Just a year and a half after filming the show alongside mentor Anthony Bourdain, Immanivong is three months into owning her first restaurant. That restaurant, Trinity Groves' Chino Chin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Which Food Trend Are You?

    Who cares which Golden Girl you are? OK, Facebook really, really cares. But, wouldn't you rather know which food trend you are? OF COURSE YOU WOULD. Behold: The Which Food Trend Are You Quiz. Behold it. And get out your solar-powered calculator or a five year-old. Answer the following questions. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The Best Lines from Anthony Bourdain's Drunk Disaster in Sicily

    "My shame will be absolute..." "I've never had a nervous breakdown before, but something fell apart down there..." Those lines might be in Anthony Bourdain's letter back to the Sicilian Department of Tourism after his little trip through the island for the latest installment of Parts Unknown on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain Called the Frito Pie "Crap in a Bag," and Then He Blamed It on Texas

    Watching Anthony Bourdain talk Frito pie with the camera on his latest episode of Parts Unknown, you knew things were about to get ugly. He quoted The Boss' "Blinded By The Light," but the "deuce" he referenced in describing the loose chili dropping from a ladle into a bag of Fritos did not describe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Burning Questions with Chef Kenny Mills on Crazy Requests and Tamales Gone Bad

    Each week (or thereabout) we track down a chef for a few burning questions. This week, chef Kenny Mills at Chop House Burgers and the new Chop House Steaks and Seafood in central Arlington was willing to participate. He shares with us a creative way to find unique recipes, a gnarly kitchen disaster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    The BBQ Posse is not Impressed with Daniel Vaughn's New Book

    Have you read Daniel Vaughn's book, The Prophets of Smoked Meat? You probably have not. The first book released on Anthony Bourdain's Ecco imprint won't be available until May 14. Flimsy, black-and-white, pre-release copies known as galleys of the book went out to various media outlets in March, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Eight Best Moments from Anthony Bourdain's Reddit AMA Yesterday

    Yesterday Anthony Bourdain hosted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), which is an online Q&A with little editing or interference and just a few guidelines for etiquette, which are primarily enforced through a voting system. In general, anyone can lob a question and usually the answers are pretty candid. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    (Spoiler Alert) An Offal Shame: Uno Immanivong Elminated from The Taste

    If you watched tonight's The Taste, featuring Dallas' own Uno Immanivong, then you know that -- spoiler alert -- she was eliminated. If you didn't catch the episode, you missed some testicle pokes and quite a bit of drinking. You missed oxtail (my favorite of all the offals) and pig's blood. You m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Why Chefs Hate Valentine's Day, with Josh Valentine and The Taste's Brian Malarky

    Last year, Dallas chef Bylthe Beck dished on how chefs -- those unseen working horse of cupid's desires -- feel about Valentine's Day. There's a lot of stress back in that kitchen knowing there's an abundance of high hopes out in their dining room. This year I tracked down a couple more chefs. Let' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Speaking Chino: A Q&A with The Taste's Uno Immanivong

    Long story short, there's this show on ABC called The Taste. It's just like the show The Voice only instead of blindly listening to contestants sing, judges on The Taste blindly taste contestants' cooking. Seriously, that's like the only difference. Oh, and instead of three famous dudes and a busty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Ten Predictions for 2013 That are Almost as Exciting as a Kardashian-West Baby

    1. Taco Bell rolls out the Cool Ranch taco shell, as posted on Facebook just this morning. Don't tease, Taco Bell. Please, don't tease.

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Foodie, Drinkie and Bourdain-ie Events for the Week

    Dallas Beer Week gets tapped this Thursday and lasts for a solid eight days of sudsy celebrations. All you need to do is get your fancy beer-drinking pants out of the cleaners then just drink local beer everywhere. The goals, aspirations and, most important, calendar for the city-wide drink-off can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Talking Food Critics, Ethnic Influence and Chef Instability in Dallas with Eric Ripert

    This Friday at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will deliver an interactive performance discussing the industry that has granted them stardom. Most of the press coverage about the show has focused on Bourdain, but while Ripert takes a quieter approach to life his story is no ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2012

    The Sword

    Tuesday, October 30, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, Denton

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Bourdain's Last Season Of No Reservations Starts With Daniel Vaughn In Austin

    Anthony Bourdain's final season of No Reservations kicks off September, 3. The season opens in Austin with Dallas' very own Daniel Vaughn guiding the popular chef/author/traveler through the smoky motions at Franklin Barbecue. News of Vaughn's appearance on the show leaked after the Texas barbecue s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Oklahoma Joe's BBQ in KC: It Ain't Home, but It's Almost Worth the Wait

    Last week after the All-Star Game, Kansas City barbecue got the full hash tag treatment from visiting sports writers. I just so happened to be in KC this weekend and, based on Twitter-sphere, recommendations from friends and an editor, I told my hosts I had visit to Oklahoma Joe's BBQ. They didn't a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain's Playlist: Sippin' on Gin and Juice, and That Better Be Fresh-Squeezed

    Anthony Bourdain recently created an iTunes Celebrity Playlist. And what does a playlist say about a person? Everything. It's their soul on paper. Bourdain isn't necessarily shy though, case evidence being his current media scuffle with Paula Deen. So it's no surprise that the unruly Ramones hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    "I Am a Whore," and Other Things Anthony Bourdain Said in Dallas Last Night

    ​Not even Game 6 of the World Series could keep local food fetishists from getting their Anthony Bourdain fix last night. The author-speaker-cook-TV-host-and-more took the Majestic stage to a nearly packed house last night, for a talk and Q and A sponsored by City of Ate. (Read my interview wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Bourdain, Baseball and Pizza Pizza Pizza: This Week in the Dallas Food Scene

    Cane Rosso's Magherita ​What a week in food, with celebrity interviews, a ton of pizza and a popular blogger take down. This week I reviewed Dough Pizzeria Napoletana. I noted that most diners seemed to be enjoying their meals but couldn't find a VPN certificate hanging on the walls. It turne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Before Anthony Bourdain Visits Dallas, He Chats with City of Ate About Bad Food Critics and Evil Truffle Oil

    ​Anthony Bourdain comes to Dallas this Thursday, visiting the Majestic Theater to share what will no doubt be candid and curse-filled insights into his life's work, travels and food. Since City of Ate is sponsoring the event, I spoke to Bourdain recently, asking about his new show, the food sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Everybody Must Get Boned by Meddlesome Moth's Bone Marrow

    ​In an episode from last year, Anthony Bourdain described bone marrow as his "desert-island" dish. Maybe when he comes to town in October, we'll rent some sort of City of Ate van and kidnap the food writer (black hood and all) and chuck him toward the door of the Meddlesome Moth. "Dude, get the bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    El Bulli is Dead; Long Live El Bulli, At Least in Your DVR and the Back Issues of Esquire

    Ferran Adria Portrait, by Sergi Pons ​When Anthony Bourdain cruises through town this fall for his City of Ate-sponsored gig at the Majestic, he's guaranteed to one or two questions about the meal I watched him eat on last night's No Reservations: a 50-or-so-course palate-fuck at El Bulli, Fer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's Coming to the Majestic

    ​This just in: Chef, novelist (and Bone in the Throat is highly recommended) and TV-show host Anthony Bourdain's booked a gig at the city-run Majestic Theater in October, with tickets going on sale this Friday. The full release follows, but long story short: "Bourdain will spend the evening sharin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain is Coming to Dallas. Where Should He Eat?

    ​Here's a day to throw on the calendar: October 27, when chef-turned-author-turned-TV-star Anthony Bourdain will sharpen that other knife in his block, speechifying, at the Majestic. Tickets go on sale Friday, so if you're keen on hearing Bourdain filet half the talent on the Food Network and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Foie Gras: Cruel To Eat, Too Delicious Not To

    Force-feeding a duck for foie gras.​I have a friend who likes to say that the cuteness of an animal is directly proportional to how delicious it is. I see his point: rabbits are adorable and also excellent braised in white wine. Lambs are beautiful, whether they're frisking through a meadow or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain Sort Of Responds to City of Ate Post

    The question of whether an awards competition designed to confer legitimacy upon food writing should honor a writer who doesn't have an editor, discernible code of ethics or known identity has reached Anthony Bourdain -- and he's seized upon the occasion to condemn food writers everywhere. ​C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    For Local Food Bloggers, It's A Holiday Wrap

    ​Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's is the triathlon of Where To Eat for food blogs. Bloggers have every cuisine covered, from salty duck to eggnog ice cream. On the upside, this should be the last round of Where to Eats until February. Between lists, post-Christmas foodies are reviewing 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain Liked Our BBQ-Gate,
    For Some Reason

    ​It's a fair bet there's not too much overlap between Anthony Bourdain and Dallas Morning News restaurant critic Leslie Brenner's lists of what they liked best in 2010. According to a recent feature story, Brenner this year thrilled to grilled mussels and escargot fritters. Bourdain enjoyed t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    At Least Nigella Lawson Loves Big D

    Houston gets Anthony Bourdain, and Dallas gets Nigella Lawson. Roughly half the City of Ate crew says, "Go, Dallas!" Guess which half.​Big-name food stars, like most sane travelers, have pretty much steered clear of Dallas this summer: While Houston hosted Anthony Bourdain, and the University ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Chef Tell: Cooking for Buzz and Beyond

    ​First of all, TV fans, let me just throw you a cyber fist bump and wish you all a happy 9.02.10. Donna Martin graduates!But seriously, last night was the last set of "normal" challenges before the Final Four set off to cook their way through the finale. It was tense and yet surprisingly lackluste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Paperpack Writer: Keller Man in Running
    For Spot in Bourdain Book

    Anthony Bourdain​A Keller resident who's entered an online essay contest sponsored by Anthony Bourdain is hoping he understands good writing as well as he gets good cooking. Otto Borisch has collected more than 1,000 votes for his essay on "What does it mean to cook well?," making his entry t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    John Tesar: From Self-Destructive
    To Brilliantly Creative

    Photo by Robert Bostick​With the crush of talented wizards working magic in Dallas kitchens, it pays to know just who is behind the saute pan at your favorite eatery. To help you keep track, City of Ate brings you Three-Course Meal, a three-part chat with some of the best, most inventive chefs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Reading List: Four Food-ish Books to Complete Your Summer

    ​It's not just students who feel rushed to finish their summer reading lists in the last few weeks of August: Adult readers who've lugged the same books back and forth from the pool are hurrying their way through the novels and memoirs they had every intention of reading this season. But for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Top Fantasies Involving Top Chef Judge Eric Ripert

    www.bravotv.comEric Ripert​Just look at him. He is so lovely. His silvery hair is perfection. His French accent is startling considering the time he's lived stateside. And the way he cooks a word.Used to be, I'd see Ripert pop up on an Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations or as a guest on ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010
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    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Tipping Is Not A Place In China

    But It Is Pretty Damn Confusing, Even For The Servers Themselves. A More Than You Ever Want To Know Primer...The restaurant industry might be one of the shadiest in the country. It is populated by the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Jason Sheehan, after all. But mainly this is due to the highly conte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Zagat's Great News for Fearing

    Dean Fearing, who clearly needs to work on his knife skills Dean Fearing's eatery in the Ritz-Carlton has been the recipient of myriad kudos from the likes of Frank Bruni in The New York Times (who called it "overwhelming," but in a good way) to Esquire, which, couple years back, hailed it as its Be ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 16, 2008

    Salad Creations

    It's Still Just Salad

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008
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    September 20, 2007
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    September 13, 2007

    Casey Thompson: Mile High!

    Casey Thompson, putting the "first class" into "first class." Dunno what that means, either. Two in a row, Casey Thompson -- very impressive, especially considering you had guest judge Anthony Bourdain eating out of the palm of your hand by episode's end. "This is Top Chef, not top cook," he said, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Casey at the Palate

    Anthony Bourdain thinks very highly of the "dangerous" Casey Thompson. After what felt like a two-month break between new episodes, Top Chef last night returned, offering a smörgåsbord of delights. Local girl Casey Thompson, executive chef at Shinsei, won the Elimination Challenge with what appear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007

    Strike Tré, You're Out

    On last night's Top Chef, Tré Wilcox just had the gone-awry look of a man who might be going home. This morning, Anthony Bourdain's Top Chef blog entry asks the same question on the minds of the show's most faithful followers: "So what happened with Tre?" That's Tré Wilcox, of course, the Chef de ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 8, 2007
  • Dining

    January 31, 2002

    End of the World

    Americans may have tasted all there is to taste

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