3rd. Avenue and 149th. Street, The Bronx, New York - photo by Phillip Capper under CC BY 2.0
3rd. Avenue and 149th. Street, The Bronx, New York - photo by Phillip Capper under CC BY 2.0

THE BRONX: 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, town, province, country. 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 The Bronx in New York for his show, Parts Unknown Season 4 Episode 3 (originally aired October 5, 2014):

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DISH – Puerto Rican Cuisine

WHAT IS IT?

Puerto Rican Cuisine is highly influenced by the culinary traditions of Europe, Africa and the Tainos (indigenous to the Caribbean). A typical Puerto Rican meal includes Cuchifrito (fried pig parts, chunked up and deep fried), Chicharron, Morcilla (blood sausage) and Mofongo (fried plantains mashed with salt, garlic, and oil).

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WHERE IS IT?

188 Cuchifritos
158 E 188th St
The Bronx, NY

ANTHONY BOURDAIN THE BRONX NOTES

In Parts Unknown The Bronx, Anthony Bourdain described 188 Cuchifritos as a “gusher of porky goodness”.

DISH – Jamaican Cuisine

WHAT IS IT?

The cuisine of Jamaica incorporates indigenous Jamaican culinary traditions and those of Spanish, British, Irish, Indian, African and Chinese. Pig tail stew is one of the popular examples of Jamaican Cuisine. Wray & Nephew over-proofed rum is by far the most popular alcoholic drink among Jamaicans.

WHERE IS IT?                                  

Barry’s
707 E 235th St
The Bronx, NY

ANTHONY BOURDAIN THE BRONX NOTES

Barry’s serves Jamaican dishes and this is where Anthony Bourdain had a few shots of Wray & Nephew and a bowl of pig tail stew.

DISH – Caribbean Cuisine

WHAT IS IT?

A fusion of Creole, African, Amerindian, Cajun, Latin American, European, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Chinese culinary traditions – that’s what Caribbean Cuisine is. Curried goat, stewed oxtail, rice and peas, collards, and mac and cheese are typically part of a traditional Caribbean meal.

WHERE IS IT?

Lammy’s
987 E 233rd St
The Bronx, NY

ANTHONY BOURDAIN THE BRONX NOTES

Lammy’s is a counter-service eatery where Anthony Bourdain enjoyed curried goat, stewed oxtail and sides of rice and peas, collards, and mac and cheese in a take-out container.

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DISH – Steamers

WHAT IS IT?

Steamers refer to steamed seafood, like striper (striped bass) and snow crabs.

WHERE IS IT?

Sea Shore Restaurant
591 City Island Ave
The Bronx, NY

ANTHONY BOURDAIN THE BRONX NOTES

Sea Shore Restaurant offers a taste of Cape Cod in The Bronx.

DISH – Jewish Cuisine

WHAT IS IT?

Kosher or Jewish Cuisine refers to culinary traditions that follow kashrut or Jewish dietary law, like kosher brisket.

WHERE IS IT?

Liebman’s
552 W 235th St
The Bronx, NY

ANTHONY BOURDAIN THE BRONX NOTES

At Liebman’s, Anthony Bourdain had a brisket entrée with potato latke, apple sauce and vegetables.

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DISH – Sliders

WHAT IS IT?

First coined by the White Castle hamburger chain, sliders are greasy burgers that “slide in” easily. They are usually small, making them easy to eat.

WHERE IS IT?

White Casle
550 E Fordham Rd
The Bronx, NY

ANTHONY BOURDAIN THE BRONX NOTES

While at The Bronx, Anthony Bourdain did not pass up on a chance to stop by White Castle and feasted on a case of sliders.