So that was fun. Anthony Bourdain finally came to Philadelphia and last night The Layover showed the country that yes, Philadelphia is a lot more than cheesesteaks and Rocky. The show captured our spirit, our accents and our many tattoos. It was good television and enjoyable to see our city in such a good light.
Anthony Bourdain finally comes to Philadelphia in tonight’s episode of the Layover. Check out the preview above where Bourdain plays Rock, Paper, Scissors with Marc Vetri and Michael Solomonov. Loser has to do a shot of hot dog water.
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Anthony Bourdain’s new(ish) show, “The Layover” follows the famed foodie as he travels through the US, Asia and Europe where he only has 24-48 hours to reveal the story of a place’s culture, food and people. Well, it looks like his next layover has landed him in Philly, and the episode is premiering the night of Monday, December 3rd. To celebrate Bourdain’s tasty trek through our fair city, several spots are hosting viewing parties.
The new season of Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover debuts tonight on the Travel Channel. Anthony Bourdain filmed and episode in Philadelphia and we’re excited to share that the Philadelphia episode of The Layover will be broadcast on Monday, December 3rd at 9 p.m. So set those DVRs now.
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Anthony Bourdain closed out his second night of filming The Layover in fine fashion, drinking a shot of hot dog water from the Pen & Pencil, after losing a spirited game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to Michael Solomonov.
Bourdain also filmed segments at Solomonov’s Zahav and Stateside. It was a big day for Stateside’s George Sabatino who also received a Best of Philly award for Best Chef.
We just got off the phone with Ken Roberts of Chef Ken’s Cafe in Mount Airy, who confirms that Anthony Bourdain was just at the Germantown Avenue Southern and Soul restaurant, shooting a segment for his Philadelphia episode of The Layover.
Chef Ken’s has been open since 2005 on the same block that has been the long time home of McMennamin’s and more recently, Earth Bread + Brewery. For more on Chef Ken (a former executive chef at the Venetian in Las Vegas), check out this 2011 profile by occasional Foobooz contributor Lou Mancinelli.
So Anthony Bourdain, who is in town filming The Layover tweeted this morning that he was working off his hangover at Pho 75. Joining him for his Vietnamese breakfast was Michael Solomonov.
After that Bourdain tweeted a comment that we were thrilled to see.
We intend to be the first food/travel show to do a cheesesteak-free Philly show. #lettheotherguydoit and no steps
7/25/12 11:22 AM
For lunch Bourdain ate lunch at the Old City location of Sichuan hot spot, Han Dynasty. We saw this one coming as Bourdain hung out with Han Chiang last night at Dirty Frank’s.
Since then he’s gone dark but we expect he’s showing up at a Solomonov spot tonight, but which one, Zahav, Percy Street BBQ or Federal Donuts?
In the past month Anthony Bourdain has shot episodes of his Travel Channel show the Layover in Chicago, Toronto and Seattle. In each of those cities the air date has been reported as fall of 2012 or early 2013. So we’d expect the same timeframe for the Philadelphia episode of The Layover.
Yesterday Bourdain filmed in at least six locations:
- DiBruno Bros. (Italian Market Location)
- Paesano’s (9th Street Location)
- Mütter Museum
- Barnes Foundation
- Dirty Frank’s
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After dinner at Amis, Anthony Bourdain has turned up at Dirty Frank’s with Han Chiang (Han Dynasty) and Peter McAndrews (Paesano’s, Modo Mio, Monsu, Popolino, La Porta). With that crew in tow it sounds like the night is just getting started.
Check out this Munchies episode to see what happens when Chiang and McAndrews hang out.
Bourdain has been town all day today filming an episode of The Layover. Earlier in the day the bad-boy chef was at Paesano’s and DiBruno Bros. in the Italian Market before taking in some culture at the Mütter Museum and the Barnes Foundation.
Thanks to Chef Eric Paraskevas for the photo
We’ve got a poll up on Facebook asking where you think Anthony Bourdain will eat tonight. Vote for one of our choices or add your own.
Update: Anthony Bourdain is spotted at Amis this evening.
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