Remembering a food media trailblazer
This week, CNN is airing one of two special episodes planned for the final season of Parts Unknown. Titled “Bourdain’s Impact,” this installment will explore “how Anthony Bourdain’s unique perspective and voice altered the world of food, travel, and culture and in the process reinvented how audiences watched television and engaged intimately and actively with the world around them,” according to a press release. The episode is scheduled to broadcast Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Get an early look via this clip.
In other Bourdain-related news, the late TV star/author’s editorial collaborator, Laurie Woolever, writes about her experiences working with Tony in a new essay for CNN. “Before Tony died, we began co-authoring a second book, based on his nearly two decades of world travel,” Woolever writes. “It’s been a wrenching, lurching struggle to get back to that manuscript, as I grieve the enormous loss of his kind, profane, surprising and brilliant existence; I’ve been buoyed and motivated by the work that my colleagues have done to manifest a beautiful, if heartbreaking, final season of Parts Unknown, without the usual expository writing and post-production input from Tony.”
Bad news for East Coast In-N-Out fans
Lynsi Snyder, the owner of West Coast fast-food icon In-N-Out Burger, says the chain won’t expand east of Texas in her lifetime. “I don’t see us stretched across the whole U.S. I don’t see us in every state.” Snyder tells Forbes. “Take Texas—draw a line up and just stick to the left. That’s in my lifetime.” The restaurateur also tells the publication: “I like that we’re sought after when someone’s coming into town. I like that we’re unique. That we’re not on every corner. You put us in every state and it takes away some of its luster.”
In other food news...
- A chef in London is opening a restaurant called POTUS near the American embassy, Eater London reports. This is pretty stunty, but, honestly, it sounds like the kind of ploy that would get President Donald Trump to dine in during his next trip to the capital of England.
- Mauro Colagreco, the chef behind award-winning French restaurant Mirazur, currently ranked at No. 3 on the World’s 50 Best List, is opening his first U.S. venture in Palm Beach, California, according to Bloomberg. Florie’s is scheduled to debut this November at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, and it will reportedly resemble “an old James Bond villain’s hangout, perched in the mountains above the French Riviera.”
- And, finally, extremely face-tatted rapper Post Malone took Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon out for a nice meal Thursday. The two visited Posty’s favorite restaurant, which happens to be Olive Garden. Incredibly, this was Fallon’s first trip to an OG.