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NEW YORK: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON THE LAYOVER

When Anthony Bourdain visited New York on his show The Layover Season 1 Episode 2, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on The Layover – Anthony Bourdain New York, all in a convenient list:

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DISH – Classic Martini

WHAT IS IT?

A cocktail of dry vermouth and gin, with olives.

WHERE IS IT?

Bemelmans Bar
35 E 76th St
New York, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

A bar located in the Carlyle Hotel, named after Ludwig Bemelmans. Anthony Bourdain on Bemelmans Bar: “I’m fascinated with this place… Not the sort of place I hang out and probably not the sort of place you should hang out, but you should go once, at least. …one of the great, old New York institutions… …looks really cool, and it’s just some place you should go.”

DISH – Cheeseburger

WHAT IS IT?

Hamburger with cheese.

WHERE IS IT?

Burger Joint
119 W 56th St
New York, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

Anthony Bourdain on Burger Joint: “Tucked away in a discreet corner of the Parker Meridien hotel in midtown Manhattan is one of the city’s great incongruities”.

DISH – Double ShackBurger®

WHAT IS IT?

Double cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato and house sauce.

WHERE IS IT?

Shake Shack
Southeast corner of Madison Square Park (near Madison Avenue & E 23rd St)
New York, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not visit Shake Shack during this trip but he suggested the double cheeseburger with a shake.

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DISH – Black Label Burger

WHAT IS IT?

Prime dry-aged beef cuts with caramelized onions and a side of pommes frites.

WHERE IS IT?

Minetta Tavern
113 MacDougal St
New York, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not visit the Minetta Tavern during this trip but he said, “You want state of the art though? The best, if priciest, burger in New York City, that’s probably the famous Black Label Burger at the Minetta Tavern.”

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I love a good dive bar once in awhile

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DISH – Draft Beer

WHAT IS IT?

Beer served from the tap.

WHERE IS IT?

Subway Inn
1140 2nd Ave #8504
New York, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

Used to be across Bloomingdale’s but has transferred to its present location on 2nd Avenue.

DISH – Jon-Jon Deragon and Tater Tots

WHAT IS IT?

Jon-Jon Deragon – hotdog with cream cheese, scallions and everything bagel; Tater Tots – potato balls with melted cheese.

WHERE IS IT?

Crif Dogs
113 St Marks Pl
New York, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

Anthony Bourdain after hearing about what the Jon-Jon Deragon is: “Yes, I want that.”

DISH – Manhattan Cocktail, Momofuku Dog, and Wylie Dog

WHAT IS IT?

Manhattan Cocktail – cocktail of sweet vermouth, whiskey and bitters, with cherries; Momofuku Dog – deep-fried bacon-wrapped hotdog smothered with spicy kimchi; Wylie Dog – deep-fried hotdog with tomato molasses and iceberg lettuce.

WHERE IS IT?

PDT (Please Don’t Tell)
113 St Marks Pl
New York, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

Anthony Bourdain on where you can find PDT: “behind the get-smart-type secret door in the phone booth at Crif Dogs”.

DISH – Testicargot, Niku-Uni, Shio-Tan, Tsurami, Shibire, and Beef Belly

WHAT IS IT?

Testicargot – cow balls served escargot style; Niku-Uni – chuck flap on seaweed and shisho leaves, topped with sea urchin roe; Shio-Tan – tongue served with a salad; Tsurami – beef cheek; Shibire – sweetbreads marinated in special sauce; Beef Belly – US Kobe beef belly.

WHERE IS IT?

Takashi
456 Hudson St
New York, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

On this episode, Anthony Bourdain revealed that Takashi “is my favorite new restaurant in New York”. Aside from what’s on the menu, he was served chilled beef noodles with uni as an appetizer.

DISH – Soup with Foie Gras, Bone Marrow Escargots, and Tortilla Española

WHAT IS IT?

Soup with foie gras – a slab of foie gras over bacony corn chowder; Bone Marrow Escargots – escargot and bone marrow; Tortilla Española – seared blood sausage covered with a mash of boiled potatoes, olive oil and eggs, baked, and topped with smoked paprika and drizzled with olive oil.

WHERE IS IT?

M. Wells
43-15 Crescent St
Long Island City, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

Used to be in Queens when Anthony Bourdain visited but has since moved to its present location in Long Island City.

DISH – New York Bagel

WHAT IS IT?

Soft bagel with a shiny crust.

WHERE IS IT?

Ess-A-Bagel
831 3rd Ave
New York, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not visit Ess-A-Bagel during this trip but he suggested it as a breakfast place to have some New York bagels.

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DISH – The Salty Pimp

WHAT IS IT?

Big Gay Ice Cream signature cone with vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche and sea salt – all dipped into chocolate.

WHERE IS IT?

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck at the Northwest corner of Union Square
201 Park Ave S
New York, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

The ice cream truck was at the northwest corner of Union Square when Anthony Bourdain stopped by. Bourdain recommends checking Twitter for the updated location of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck if you’re planning to grab a cone.

DISH – Chairman Bao and Birdhaus Bao

WHAT IS IT?

Chairman Bao – braised Berkshire pork belly served with house relish, crushed peanuts, Taiwanese red sugar and cilantro; Birdhaus Bao – brined, battered and fried chicken served with red pepper powder, cilantro, peanuts and sugar

WHERE IS IT?

Baohaus
238 E 14th St
New York, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

Baohaus is Eddie Huang’s Taiwanese sandwiches stop in New York’s Lower East Side.

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DISH – The Original

WHAT IS IT?

The Original is Papaya King’s signature meal of 2 hotdogs with papaya kraut and a papaya drink.

WHERE IS IT?

Papaya King
179 East 86th St
New York, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

To Anthony Bourdain, Papaya King has “arguably the best hotdog in New York City”.

DISH – Colombian Arepas

WHAT IS IT?

Fried flat cornmeal cakes stuffed or topped with meat and cheese.

WHERE IS IT?

“The Arepa Lady”
Located under the rail line on Roosevelt Avenue and 79th Street
Queens, NY, USA

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW YORK NOTES

“The Arepa Lady” is a street food stall at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 79th Street. Anthony Bourdain did not stop by this stall during this street but had suggested it.