Noted carnivore, vernacular cuisine fan and TV personality Anthony Bourdain will be returning to San Francisco for another TV shoot next month. As the beergazers in the Mission noted yesterday, Zeitgeist spilled the beans about the August 12th filming in their email newsletter. But the shoot won't be another San Francisco episode of No Reservations - Bourdain is working on a new Travel Channel program called The Layover. (Get it? It's like the hangover, but for travel.)
The premise, according to the official release: 24 or 48 hours in a single city to showcase the "must see" locations. Or as Tony himself put it in a blog post last month:
The crew and I got drunk one night and said, 'hey, let’s make Samantha Brown’s show! Only .different and good!' unlike No Rez, you will actually be able to do the stuff covered on the show. And unlike other shows of the genre, you might actually want to... It’s faster, more democratic and more caffeinated than No Rez. But just as obnoxious.
Sounds like a perfect match for Zeitgeist. And while most people would do just fine weathering their layovers at SFO's foodie-friendly new Terminal 2, we won't mind seeing what Bourdain has to say about the Tamale Lady's masa recipe after a couple pitchers of Racer 5 in the beer garden.
If you missed the San Francisco episode of No Reservations, in which Bourdain mistakenly thinks Red's Java house makes good hamburgers, Hoodscope put up a nice recap awhile back.
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