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 luck, and some of which have since disappeared. In an effort to remember ‘his’ Manhattan, Tony visits some of his favorites while he still can.

In this episode titled DISAPPEARING MANHATTAN, Tony and some notable guests visit some of the oldest, most classic, and undoubtedly-NY restaurants. These cherished landmarks, such as Katz’s Deli, Russ & Daughters, Hop Kee, and Sammy’s Romanian, have become the heart and soul of this great city and its proud and honorable culinary history rich with cultural and ethnic diversity. Unfortunately, due to the changing times, these establishments are in danger of disappearing off the NYC cultural map. Tony refers to this beautiful episode as his love song to the great city of New York.

Watch Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Disappearing Manhattan Monday, February 23 at 10pm EST on the Travel Channel.

Here’s a sneak peek.

Waiter says, “Hey Tony! You’re from Leonia, NJ. When’s the special on Jersey cuisine coming?” 😉

14 thoughts on “Anthony Bourdain’s Manhattan”

  1. Cloro says:

    I look forward to seeing it…

  2. mr lim says:

    Pity I don’t have cable… 🙁

  3. Julie says:

    Waiter may want to brush up on his No Reservations knowledge before plugging it so vigorously. Tony did a Jersey episode in his first season…

  4. DanK says:

    Julie, Nice one! According to it was Season 1 Episode 3… aptly titled Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: New Jersey

  5. ShaolinTiger says:

    This blog is become a No Reservations advert :/

  6. Blip says:

    Yes, Shaolin, I already said that and agree with you. The ads already have their column…

  7. Dominique says:

    Some fan– He did NJ already. I remember something about a Soprano’s landmark tour or something… I hope he never comes to Pittsburgh. I don’t think I could bear to see us caricatured any more.

  8. Waiter says:

    If there was a special on Jersey, I stand corrected!

    New story coming tomorrow!

  9. jrh456 says:


    do what you want to do this is your blog and those real fans will stick with u

  10. I Can't Find A Job says:

    Really looking forward to this episode. I’ll have to do some digging to find that NJ show! Thanks!

  11. scott says:

    I’ll have to agree with some of your readers, waiter. I’ve been coming here for three years to read about your waitering and philosophy; I don’t come here to read some prepared copy about Anthony Bourdain’s latest show.

    While I know it is not my blog and not my decision, as a reader I just want to let you know that I am uncomfortable with the direction that your blog has taken.

  12. Dominique says:

    I think it’s great that you’re promoting the guy who promoted you. It’s only fair, and considering you still keep up with content posts, what is there to complain about?

  13. palpauly says:

    scratch my back, I scratch yours

  14. Mark says:

    Tony is something else entirely. I enjoy his show, and learn from where he travels ( lucky stiff!) but in the end, I don’t care for his borish ways.

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