Follow Anthony Bourdain Through the Lower East Side for ‘Parts Unknown’

Posted on: April 5th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

Popular chef personality Anthony Bourdain is taking his CNN road show, Parts Unknown, to the Lower East Side next fall. The man has been touring the neighborhood of late, hitting up popular hangouts and meeting with local luminaries.

Mr. Kitchen Confidential recently shared his weekend journey on Instagram. Area destinations and notable personalities that will appear in the forthcoming episode include…

Hardcore Egg Cream snack break with former Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flannagan at Ray’s Candy Store

…A pit stop at Clayton Patterson’s Outlaw Art Museum (and home) on Essex Street…

…Linking up with legendary music personality and A&R man Danny Fields at Veselka

The man who changed the world: @fab5freddy #NYC

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…Hanging with former downtown luminary Fab 5 Freddy for a chat-and-dine sesh…

Great filmmakers Amos Poe and Jim Jarmusch #NYC

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…Posing with filmmakers Jim Jarmusch and Amos Poe

…And eating at John’s of 12th Street…

It’s also worth noting the last time that Bourdain hit up the neighborhood was five years ago for a different show and network altogether. He and his crew visited the Chinatown food scene as part of The Layover for the Travel Channel in November 2011.

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