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2017/06/20 09:39:32 (permalink)

Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh

Looks like Anthony made a trip to Jozsa Corner!
 

 
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 09:52:22 (permalink)
Looks like Stitches cannot post a link. This is for you Cliff.
 
http://www.pittsburghmaga...s-Visit-to-Pittsburgh/
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 12:07:10 (permalink)
My goodness, I am looking forward to seeing that show!
 
Here are two of my favorite Bourdain clips:
 

 

 
 
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 13:10:20 (permalink)
Kozel & Stitches-
Thanks for thinking of me.  There were lots of rumors flying around about his visit while he was here.  No doubt, I will end up watching the show, but I am most definitely not a fan of his.  Not completely sure why, but he does rub me the wrong way. 
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 13:34:54 (permalink)
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I am most definitely not a fan of his.  Not completely sure why, but he does rub me the wrong way. 

Sorry to hear that.  I enjoy some of his shows especially the ones of places I'm familiar with.  I've libraried the one on Louisiana where he did the bucherie with the guys that did the one for the Lafayette tour. I used to be active on eGullet. Back then, Anthony also openly participated as well.
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 13:46:09 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby kozel 2017/06/20 14:07:40
Cliff,

I don't know why Bourdain would irritate you. He does remind me of ChiTownDiner for some odd reason though.

Jim
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 13:46:18 (permalink)
Cliff,

I don't know why Bourdain would irritate you. He does remind me of ChiTownDiner joerogo for some odd reason though.

Jim
post edited by JRPfeff - 2017/06/20 16:10:51
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 13:47:01 (permalink)
One more time.
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 13:56:56 (permalink)
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I am most definitely not a fan of his.  Not completely sure why, but he does rub me the wrong way. 

Sorry to hear that.  I enjoy some of his shows especially the ones of places I'm familiar with.  I've libraried the one on Louisiana where he did the bucherie with the guys that did the one for the Lafayette tour. I used to be active on eGullet. Back then, Anthony also openly participated as well.


Oh, I definitely know I'm in the minority.  Mariton loves him, so I have seen most of his shows.
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 14:12:59 (permalink)
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Kozel & Stitches-
I am most definitely not a fan of his.  Not completely sure why, but he does rub me the wrong way. 

Sorry to hear that.  I enjoy some of his shows especially the ones of places I'm familiar with.  I've libraried the one on Louisiana where he did the bucherie with the guys that did the one for the Lafayette tour. I used to be active on eGullet. Back then, Anthony also openly participated as well.


Oh, I definitely know I'm in the minority.  Mariton loves him, so I have seen most of his shows.


Maybe it's those long, drug out, overly rehearsed spontaneous observations he is constantly making? 


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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 14:23:31 (permalink)
He's very rough around the edges, I guess. And he praises everything, never heard a negative comment on anything from him. Not much of a critic...but I guess that's OK!
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 14:36:19 (permalink)
My only problem with Tony Bourdain is, He's too damn political! More food less politics, please. And, did he ever eat anything he didn't like?
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 15:53:02 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2017/06/20 16:10:00
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...And, did he ever eat anything he didn't like?


A good friend of mine, Ardie Davis, is a food writer in Kansas City, focused mostly on Barbecue.  He's written several books on the subject, both on his own and in partnership with Pitmaster Paul Kirk.  Ardie's attitude is, "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."  That doesn't mean he writes a positive review even when it isn't deserved, it just means if a Greashouse isn't putting out a quality product, it doesn't get mentioned at all.  The purpose of his books is to point out the best of the best, not to tell you where you shouldn't go.
 
If he were writing a daily column in a newspaper, where the goal is to review the newest and the latest restaurant on the block, it would be a different story.  He would report the good the bad and the ugly on every place he visits.  But when writing a guidebook, one focuses on the places worth visiting.  Likewise, as Bourdain has a finite amount of time in each episode to tell you about the places he visits, he cuts the wheat from the chaff and gives you only the stuff that's worthwhile.  Why would you watch a show that tells you where not to go.
 
The same could be asked about Jane & Michael Stern.  We only read about the places they liked and are willing to recommend.  How many dozens, maybe hundreds or even thousands of places have they visited that didn't make the Roadfood cut?  The fact that we don't read about those failures in the books or online doesn't mean the Stern's like everyplace they've ever been.  It just means they've wisely chosen, for the sake of brevity and clarity, to not mention those places not worth mentioning.
 
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 16:16:51 (permalink)
I just find Bourdain to be condescending towards us yokels out here in flyover country. He is a perfect fit for his current network gig.
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 19:13:49 (permalink)
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My only problem with Tony Bourdain is, He's too damn political! More food less politics, please.

JRPfeff
I just find Bourdain to be condescending towards us yokels out here in flyover country.  He is a perfect fit for his current network gig.

 
This might surprise you guys, but I actually enjoy hearing the perspectives of individuals with whom I may not agree.  Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I roll my eyes, sometimes I agree - but I always LEARN.  Lordy, how I miss Jon Stewart.
 
I have fond memories from several summers teaching public finance at Columbia and interacting with Upper West Siders over dinner and drinks.  Nearly40 years ago wit and civility were then in fashion; irony and sarcasm were not only acceptable, but savored as art.  So, a good time was had by all.  As I sense that Tony is also open to such discourse, I'd enjoy having a drink (or six) with him. 
 
Here is one of my favorite scenes involving "political" Tony.  Were I there, I would have warned him.
 

 
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/20 19:28:07 (permalink)
I never saw anyone drink so much and still be able to stand up and walk home. His liver should be donated to the Smithsonian Institute.  
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/21 10:24:50 (permalink)
I hope he made it to Josza Corner.  That place is perfect for him. 

Sometimes his personality a bit over-the-top, but I think his passion for the food, the people, and the culture of wherever he is comes through in his shows, and that's what I watch him for.
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/21 12:23:28 (permalink)
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I never saw anyone drink so much and still be able to stand up and walk home. His liver should be donated to the Smithsonian Institute.  




Part of his 'charm' is what goes down his gullet. 
Another part is the bile that comes out.
Still another is his shameless 'toque sniffing' of, e.g., Keller, Adria, Robochon, et al.
 
I'm also a big fan of the late, great Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/21 12:29:44 (permalink)
I likely would put up with his personality, I just can't stand most of the disgusting food he eats. Literally, Zimmern-lite.
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/21 12:37:19 (permalink)
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Cliff,

I don't know why Bourdain would irritate you. He does remind me of ChiTownDiner for some odd reason though.

Jim



We were separated at birth...like Danny and Arnold....
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/21 15:13:40 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby kozel 2017/06/21 15:14:34
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Cliff,

I don't know why Bourdain would irritate you. He does remind me of ChiTownDiner for some odd reason though.

Jim



We were separated at birth...like Danny and Arnold....


Don't you mean Danny & Dale? 
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/21 15:42:35 (permalink)
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I likely would put up with his personality, I just can't stand most of the disgusting food he eats. Literally, Zimmern-lite.

His appetite seems to run the gamut from (tasty looking) street food to haute cuisine. But to me, he doesn't seem to eat the really nasty stuff that Zimmern loves.
And, he isn't as patronizing as Zimmern. Much to his favor.
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/21 15:48:53 (permalink)
I pretty much agree with every criticism about Bourdain voiced in this thread...but.....I'm still a big fan! I find him irritating and entertaining at the same time. Oddly enough, I also like Guy Fieri (whom Bourdain seems to despise) too!
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/21 15:49:54 (permalink)
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I'm also a big fan of the late, great Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.




Same here!
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/21 15:57:16 (permalink)
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I pretty much agree with every criticism about Bourdain voiced in this thread...but.....I'm still a big fan! I find him irritating and entertaining at the same time. Oddly enough, I also like Guy Fieri (whom Bourdain seems to despise) too!


I wholly agree with the above statement.
And, I also like Guy Fieri. A wee bit "over the top" but, It seems like he was born for the job.
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Re: Anthony Bourdain's visit to Pittsburgh 2017/06/21 17:11:14 (permalink)
One thing for sure - after watching Bourdain in da' Burgh we'll all know where to go for charcuterie, sweetbreads, organ meats, and 'encased meat tubes'.
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