Nashville, Tennessee, USA downtown skyline on the Cumberland River - photo by Derrick Brutel under CC BY-SA 2.0
Nashville, Tennessee, USA downtown skyline on the Cumberland River - photo by Derrick Brutel under CC BY-SA 2.0

NASHVILLE: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Nashville for his show, Parts Unknown Season 8 Episode 3 (originally aired October 2, 2016):

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DISH – Hot Fries

WHAT IS IT?

Hot chicken-flavored fries with Velveeta cheese.

WHERE IS IT?

Dino’s
411 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NASHVILLE NOTES

In Parts Unknown Nashville, Bourdain describes Dino’s as “a genuine dive bar”. The iconic burger joint has been in business for a long time.

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DISH – Meat-and-Three

WHAT IS IT?

A choice of meat and three sides.

WHERE IS IT?

Dandgure’s
538 Lafayette St
Nashville, TN, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NASHVILLE NOTES

Dandgure’s is an example of a meat-and-three establishment – a cafeteria-type institution that offers a choice of meat and three sides at a fixed price.

DISH – Nashville Hot Chicken

WHAT IS IT?

Chicken pieces double-dredged and deep-fried for a thick, crispy crust, with each piece given a wet or dry spicy seasoning to form a fiery outer layer.

WHERE IS IT?

Bolton’s
624 Main St
Nashville, TN, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NASHVILLE NOTES

Anthony Bourdain finds the Nashville hot chicken as very hot and spicy that he thought he was “hallucinating” while eating it.

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DISH – Pizza

WHAT IS IT?

Flattened dough topped with tomato sauce, cheese and other ingredients.

WHERE IS IT?

City House
1222 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NASHVILLE NOTES

City House is an Italian restaurant owned by Chef Tandy Wilson.

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DISH – Tasting Menu

WHAT IS IT?

Small portions of dishes; the menu can change constantly, depending on what the chef wishes to prepare. An example is what Anthony Bourdain had in Nashville: risotto that uses sunflower seeds instead of rice, Kani-Seaweed Bucatini topped with grated smoked scallops, and Chocolate and Raspberry Macaroons.

WHERE IS IT?

The Catbird Seat
1711 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NASHVILLE NOTES

The Catbird Seat is a 20-seat counter-only restaurant with a menu that changes every night.

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DISH – Cocktails and New American Cuisine

WHAT IS IT?

Bloody Mary – cocktail of vodka, tomato juice, spices, herbs, lime juice and celery salt; Mimosa – cocktail of champagne and citrus juice; New American Cuisine – traditional American cooking mixed with international and molecular gastronomy influences, like cheeseburgers and short rib hash.

WHERE IS IT?

Pinewood Social
33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NASHVILLE NOTES

Anthony Bourdain observed that Pinewood Social is a place “where natural allies – alcohol, hangovers and bowling – co-exist peacefully in an atmosphere of mutual respect”.