Revisiting Anthony Bourdain’s Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted on: June 11th, 2018 at 5:09 am by

With news still fresh of Anthony Bourdain’s passing, the tributes, photos, and memories continue to fill inboxes and social media feeds.

Bourdain was found dead early Friday morning of suicide while filming on location in France. His friend and chef colleague Eric Ripert found him. According to the Associated Press, Prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny announced the famed chef used the belt from his hotel bathrobe to hang himself.

As television personality, Bourdain was not just another celebrity chef. His gift of storytelling is apparent in his prolific body of work, notably in Parts Unknown where he immersed himself in a location, and tackled complex issues while also sampling local cuisine.

That same energy brought him to the Lower East Side back in April to film an episode for CNN’s Parts Unknown travelogue series. He spent a week eating his way through the neighborhood, while simultaneously paying homage to local icons of food and music.

The episode is slated to premiere on CNN next fall.

Here is recap of the local campaign. Notably, all of Bourdain’s Instagram photographs were shot in black-and-white.

Icons: Deborah Harry and Chris Stein at Emilio’s Ballato #NYC

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Bourdain dined at Emilio’s Ballato with Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein…

…He spent time “dumpster diving” with the crew at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space and C Squat…

…Shooting b-roll at B&H Dairy on Second Avenue…

…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…

Rest in peace.

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