Last week, Anthony Bourdain was everywhere in Houston. In town to film the long-awaited episode of Parts Unknown that the city so deserves, Bourdain made stops at some of the city's most interesting eateries in his week(ish) long visit to H-Town.
If you missed the Bourdain madness, here's everything we know about his visit to Houston. We'll probably have to wait months for Houston's time in the Bourdain-narrated spotlight, but in the meantime we can relive these delicious memories.
– On his first night in Houston, Bourdain visited Plant It Forward, a Montrose farm that employs Congolese refugees. With the cameras present, Bourdain enjoyed a meal of hyper-local produce and 44 Farms beef.
– He met with Udipi Cafe owner Sathish Rao, whom he'd worked with in New York in the 1980s. "He remembered me! He's so down to earth," said Rao, who worked at a Korean grocery store next to the French restaurant where Bourdain worked. "I’ve known him for a long time but I didn’t know how down to earth he would be now that he’s so famous."
– Craving meat, Bourdain headed to Himalaya to film scenes for Parts Unknown. While dining, he chatted up Sugar Land native Sunil Thakkar on as-yet-undisclosed topics.
– He took in a choreographed dance at Keemat Grocers.
– Later, Bourdain went to La Grange, where the bar says he sipped Ginger Lemon Radlers from Boulevard Brewing on its expansive patio.
– Over the weekend, Bourdain scoped out Burns Original BBQ, only to meet up with Houston's own Slim Thug.
– He posted a pointed middle finger at Donald Trump as he drank tequila and mingled with guests at Evelyn Arana's quinceañera.