Anthony Bourdain is opening an “international street food” market in NYC


We can’t wait. From Page Six:

[Bourdain ] has signed a deal to open his first large-scale food market in Manhattan, which will reflect his passion for international street food…

We’re told Bourdain has teamed up with New York entrepreneur Stephen Werther on the yet-to-be-named project, which could possibly be called Anthony Bourdain World Market. And it will spotlight “cuisines from all around the world,” as well as “give young chefs a showcase to strut their stuff” and “introduce Americans to Singapore-style street food.”[..]

He said the opening date will depend on the building’s completion. (Our guesses include 3 World Trade Center and Hudson Yards. Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan has already announced its Eataly-esque French-focused market and food court, Le District, operated by Peter Poulakakos’ Poulakakos Group.)

This is what Bourdain tells Eater:

I am indeed working on this project—carefully assembling a dream list of chefs, operators, street food and hawker legends from around the world—in hopes of bringing them together in one New York City space. As the greatest city in the world, I’ve long felt that we should have the kind of delicious, diverse food centers that Singapore ( for instance) enjoys. And, in fact, it is my hope that an important component of this project will be representatives of Straits hawker masters. My likes are pretty well known: dai pai dong in Hong Kong, Boqueria in Spain, hawker centers in Singapore, street tostadas in Ensenada. To the extent that I can help bring those things home to New York, along with a truly interesting collection of home grown innovators, I will be very, very pleased. If nothing else, I hope to soon be able to enjoy a really good Chicken Rice in NYC.

Neon Indian on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations

Sleigh Bells Host Anthony Bourdain in Austin on “No Reservations”

Sleigh Bells are the latest musical guests to guest on Anthony Bourdain’s traveling food show “No Reservations”. Bourdain joins them at their rented SXSW home in Austin, where he roasts a pig, drinks avocado margaritas and gets a tattoo (!) from the band’s touring guitarist Jason Boyer. They appear to have a supremely fun time together.

The episode– which kicks off a new season of the show– airs on September 3 on the Travel Channel.


Anthony Bourdain Says Brooklyn is the ‘nexus’ of world cuisine… visits Roberta’s

Of course we already knew this was true.

Earlier this month, the “No Reservations” star wrapped up the week-long Kings County taste tour for a final fall show.

The brash New Jersey boy turned celeb chef told The News his trip to the borough was prompted by cooks he’s met from across the globe raving about Brooklyn’s eating scene.

“Brooklyn is the nexus where everything is going on right now,” said Bourdain.

“Brooklyn is a melting pot. There are traditional Jewish delis. Caribbeans are a huge part of the culture.

There was an attempt to embrace the features of what makes the Brooklyn picture.”

Sheepshead Bay got the Hollywood treatment hosting Bourdain and his camera crews at two spots: Jay & Lloyds Kosher Delicatessen on Avenue U and Randazzo’s Clam Bar on Emmons Avenue.

Bourdain also spent time in the borough’s hipster and brownstone pockets eating at Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, the pricy three Michelin-starred restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill. And at Roberta’s on Moore Street in Bushwick.

Das Racist bigging up their brand

I get the feeling that Anthony Bourdain is a dude who Googles himself all the time. Searching the internet and finding the Das Racist song “Ek Shaneesh” that mentions his name is the only reason I can think of why Heems and Victor would show up on his holiday special. For some reason they are eggs in his fridge – maybe some kind of commentary of being brown eggs or something.

This Bourdan appearance may have something to do with what they were talking about in their recent New York Times interview.

Vazquez: We’re bigging up our brand so that we can make more money.

Suri: To buy things. I want to start dressing more like a British colonialist in a red coat and maybe lighten my skin with that money.