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Did anyone catch last night’s season finale of Anthony Bourdain’s “The Layover” on the Travel Channel?! Seriously, there is more Seattle footage in this one hour than the entire season of Top Chef. It was a jam-packed episode (48 hours) of Anthony Bourdain sampling some of the best food that the Pacific Northwest has to offer and highlighting the aspects that make our city so wonderful like the culture, drinks, and of course the music scene that is so near and dear to my heart.
I was pretty much embarrassed that I hadn’t ever eaten at any of the restaurants he visited, but in my defense – I will not be able to afford Canlis until I am a real adult and have no more student debt I’m sure. Bourdain did an excellent job of touching on the different cultures and neighborhoods that Seattle has to offer though like Capitol Hill, Belltown, the University District and its best kept secrets instead of just hitting up The Pike Place Market like most people usually do. Also, it was pretty exciting to see a couple familiar faces in the episode – a family friend and someone that I had worked with on a non-profit project last year. They both dined at Rainier BBQ alongside Bourdain!
If you haven’t seen the episode, get on it. Seattle locals – you will be ever so proud.
Check out Seattle Met’s episode recap here.