Monthly Archives: February 2009

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Chivalry

I’m eating dinner with a young woman at a restaurant on the Lower East Side. As the discussion winds though typical first date topics like work, hobbies, friends, and family histories, we end up on an interesting subject – chivalry. “When I’m on the subway,”

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Friendo

It’s Thursday morning and I head over to the post office to mail a package. I love the post office in my town. A stately edifice overlooking a traffic circle that revolves around a monument to the town’s Spanish-American War dead, the building looks like

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Golden Shower

Its Saturday night and I’m rolling around a urine slicked floor with a nurse. I know what you’re thinking but please, get your filthy, perverted minds out of the deep dark gutter they’ve just fallen into. Its not what you think. But since I work

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Anthony Bourdain’s Manhattan

As a teenager growing up just outside New York City, Manhattan – to Tony – was like living a dream. And there were institutions in that dream, some of which are still going strong, some of which are hanging on by a thread and some

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Vegas Baby! Vegas!

I’m going to be in Las Vegas from March 10-15th to research my new book on tipping! While I have interviews lined up, I’m still looking for people in the following occupations to talk to! Casino Dealers Cocktail Waitresses Limo Drivers Cab Drivers Sex workers

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Tell Me Your Tipping Stories!

I am looking to interview individuals working in the professions listed below. Even if you are not in the geographic area I’ve specified, I’d still love to talk to you. The people I interview can remain as anonymous as they wish!  If you or someone

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Tony in the Philippines!

In the next episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, we get to see a sensitive side of Tony. He recognizes his large Filipino audience and that the Philippines is a country and food culture that he really wants ‘to do right by.’ You may recognize

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Valentine’s Day Stimulus

It’s Thursday afternoon and I’ve just finished a quick lunch at a favorite local restaurant. When I pull out my wallet and lay it on the table, my waitress, a slender brunette in her early twenties, catches my signal and delivers the check. “So you

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The Stink

It’s Sunday night and I’m lying on my couch watching television and sipping Gatorade. Remember my brother’s son being sick? Well, to be a good uncle, I decided to babysit my nephew and give his exhausted parents a break. I caught the stomach bug that

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Anthony Bourdain & Food Porn

Yes, I’m still Anthony’s boy. (Happily.) Here’s another sneak preview for No Reservations. Cue the PR writers….. Get ready for a treat this week with Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Food Porn. Tony is joined by some of the world’s most renowned chefs, such as Eric