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Anthony Bourdain US Southwest : All Of The Restaurants Picked On No Reservations

When Anthony Bourdain visited the US Southwest on his show No Reservations, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased in a convenient list.

This is No Reservations, season 4, episode 15. It first aired on August 4, 2008.

DISH – Beer and Patty Melt

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain ate a patty melt with fries, pickles and lettuce and also had a beer.

“Ehh not too bad on a greasy, processed cheese kind of a way.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Ski Inn
9596 Avenue A, Bombay Beach, Niland, CA 92257, United States
California, United States

DISH – Date Shake

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain had an ice cold date shake made of dates, vanilla ice cream and milk.

“Caramelly, creamy, really rich…almost chocolatey, almost. That’s really great.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Shields Date Garden
80-225 CA-111, Indio, CA 92201, United States
California, United States

DISH – “Randy Johnson’s Big Unit”

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain had a footlong called Randy Johnson’s Big Unit made of a grilled giant hotdog, a giant bun, chili, cheese and greens.

“Pretty much tastes like a hotdog but big hotdog or chili cheesedog with delightful notes of evil. A general flavor profile of brimstone and alienation, delicious brimstone.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Alice Cooperstown
101 E Jackson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, United States
Phoenix, United States

NOTES

Unfortunately, this restaurant has since closed its doors.

DISH – “Red and Green Chili Dishes”

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain ate a red and green enchilada.

“Beautiful. This–this enchilada’s–Oh man…It’s that good. I’m kinda likin’ this red maybe.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Pepper Pot
250 W Hall St, Hatch, NM 87937, United States
New Mexico, United States

DISH – “Texan Steak”

WHAT IS IT?

After visiting New Mexico, Anthony Bourdain went to Texas which is also part of the US Southwest and headed to The Big Texan Steak Ranch & Brewery.

They had Texan Steak and beer.

“The steak is just perfectly cooked delicious, the delicate innerplay between fat and lean–If you don’t finish this steak, the terrorists win.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

The Big Texan Steak Ranch & Brewery
7701 I-40 East, Amarillo, TX 79118, United States
Texas, United States

DISH – Ribs and Brisket

WHAT IS IT?

They had brisket, ribs, beans and sausage and also beer.

“This–this isn’t sticky barbecue, I hate sticky barbecue, you know, it’s all covered in goop and sauce this, this is really good.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Rusty Star BBQ
10600 N River Crossing, Waco, TX 76712, United States
Texas, United States

NOTES

Unfortunately, this restaurant has since closed its doors.

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