Anthony Bourdain’s Time In Austin Texas

Posted by Kent Redding on Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 1:34pm

ANTHONY BOURDAIN EATING IN HUE, VIETNAM (PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID S. HOLLOWAY/CNN)

By The Kent Redding Group

It’s been almost one week since Anthony Bourdain died in France at the age of 61. He was a passionate chef, storyteller, travel enthusiast who brought us all closer together in culture and cuisine. To those closest to him he was known for his boundless love. 

His award winning series “Part’s Unknown” and television show "No Reservations" drew us all in to new flavors and ways of life. 

In 2016, Austin was lucky enough to be a chosen city on his "No Reservations" stop, here's what he had to say about his local favorites...

Bourdains Experiences In Austin

• Bourdain started with foie gras, fried shrimp heads and grilled chicken testicles at acclaimed Barley Swine

• At Franklin Barbecue, Bourdain swore he'd "never had barbecue this moist. It's supernatural." He also said he had learned something from the visit: “Only Texans and Jews understand brisket.” Bourdain also said Franklin is “reason enough to slit your best friend's throat, steal a car, drive cross country and then wait on line outside a dreary looking shed for upwards of two hours."

• But it was John Mueller’s beef ribs that made Bourdain swear that no one does it better.

• At forever-Christmas dive bar Lala’s, Bourdain was surprised: “I’m not more traumatized by the lights actually, considering I hate Santa.” 

• It was a pastry from La Mexicana Bakery that had Bourdain swearing “my teeth are rotting right out of my head. I might go into diabetic shock here.”

• At El Azteca, Bourdain feasted on goat neck.

• Of his fried dove enchiladas from El Taco Rico, Bourdain said, “I recommend that you come here, go to the laundromat, sit in a parking lot, get the little bird. Lots of it.”

• He also stopped for fish tacos at Quality Seafood on North Lamar. 

• Bourdain’s last stop in Austin was Texas Chili Parlor

Check out Bourdain's take on Austin, full video here! 

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