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Anthony Bourdain Washington D.C. : All Of The Restaurants Picked On No Reservations

When Anthony Bourdain visited Washington D.C. 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 5, episode 3. It first aired on January 19, 2009.

DISH – Chilidog

WHAT IS IT?

They ate a half smoked chilidog, which includes a smoked sausage made of half pork, half beef.

“I’ve never encountered any place that is loved by as many people as wildly as loved as this place. Immortal now.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Ben’s Chili Bowl
1213 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States
Washington DC, United States

DISH – Cheeseburger and Beer

WHAT IS IT?

They had cheeseburger and beer.

“Chadwicks, another neighbourhood joint in Georgetown. The kind of place that serves a solid cheeseburger and good cold beer. It’s special for… Well, not being all special which is exactly where the commies used to meet perhaps the most destructive double agent in CIA history.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Chadwicks
203 Strand St, Alexandria, VA 22314, United States
Washington DC, United States

DISH – Charcoal-Broiled Chicken

WHAT IS IT?

They had charcoal broiled chicken. The chicken is first marinated in different spices then slowly roasted on charcoal.

“The spices make it really unique…crispier, really moist – they got this down.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

El Pollo Rico
932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201, United States
Washington DC, United States

DISH – Bánh mì

WHAT IS IT?

They had a Vietnamese sandwich made of baguette, pork, radishes, carrots, cilantro, chilis and fish sauce.

“A Vietnamese shop serving Bánh mì, a classic Vietnamese take on a sandwich, marrying the French era baguette, with a side of Vietnamese ingredients” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Song Que Bakery & Deli (Inside Eden Center)
6751-6799 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044, United States
Washington DC, United States

DISH – “Ethiopian Food”

WHAT IS IT?

They had Kitfo, an Ethiopian dish made of ground beef mixed with spices, homemade cheese, lean raw beef with dipping sauce made of ginger, garlic, wine and a small amount of coca-cola, then fermented. They also had injera bread.

“Mmm~ Tasty. The tartare-like ground raw meat is delicious, spicy, and familiar, easy going form. The big hunks of raw meat, not so much. It takes serious jaw muscles.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Abay Market Ethiopian food
3811 S George Mason Dr A, Falls Church, VA 22041, United States
Washington DC, United States

NOTES

Unfortunately, this restaurant has since closed its doors.

DISH – “Creative and Experimental Dishes”

WHAT IS IT?

First: Cream cheese and roe on a cone.
Second: Unique chowder.
Third: Cheese and meat sandwich with truffles.
Fourth: Guacamole made of avocado, tomato, cilantro, lime and fritos.
Fifth: Steamed brioche with caviar and lemon.
Sixth: “Chasing the Dragon” made of cotton candy with wasabi, ginger, pickle, sesame seeds.
Seventh: Caramelized popcorn.

“What I respect the most about this kind of cooking is that there’s almost no way the customer is gonna love absolutely everything. But more often than not on the minibar, it’s extraordinary.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Cafe Atlantico
405 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States
Washington DC, United States

NOTES

Unfortunately, this restaurant has since closed its doors.

DISH – Crabs

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain visited Captain White Seafood City located at Washington D.C.

They had crabs that were seasoned, steamed then served.

“Ahh here we go, I see. This is why I like the uhh… the–the lady crabs… that roe mmm~ oh yeah.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Captain White Seafood City
6308 Livingston Rd, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, United States
Washington DC, United States

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