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As you probably heard (because it would have been impossible to miss), Anthony Bourdain was in Pittsburgh last week. People were pretty over the top about trying to catch him out, and everyone and their brother was spilling "tips" on what spots he might be exploring.
This was all pretty funny because I think Anthony Bourdain is the last "celebrity" I would want to approach in the street. It seems likely that he would (kindly) tell you to fuck off. Don't get me wrong, I love the guy... but I don't think he wants to take a selfie with me.
I'm saying all this and I write about food for a sudo-living. I can't fathom why other people wanted to track him down so. badly.
HOWEVER, there was one event that would have been pretty dope to be a part of:
The VIP Pittsburgh Food Scene BBQ ft. Special Guest, Anthony Bourdain
Only now, the who's who of the Pittsburgh food scene are spilling the dirt about the special BBQ that Justin Severino of Cure threw for Bourdain. Around 20-25 notable peeps in the Pittsburgh food scene were present. NOW THIS is the type of place you would want to catch Bourdain.
Life goals: get invited to one of these, I guess. Looks like a fun time! Thanks for sharing the pics, guys!
"Bourdain HATES craft beer!" This is what I heard about dozen times over the last week. And while that may be the prevailing opinion on the man, based on what I personally saw on Saturday, that's not really true... Visit EastEndBrewing.com (link in bio) and visit the THIS JUST IN blog to read more of Scott's adventures with Anthony Bourdain, Pittsburgh chefs, and his thoughts on the state of craft beer. #pghcraftbeer #pghbeer #partsunknown @anthonybourdain #bourdainmorelikeBEERdain #amirite? #pedalpaleale
If you really want to hear more about this party, you should read Scott from EEBC's blog post on it, because he was actually there (I, as we all know, was not invited).
Oh, and even Philly was writing about Bourdain's trip. Lol.
If I see anymore pics from the BBQ over the next few days, I'll throw them up in here. Until then,✌.
Anthony hung out with the Bitter Ends Garden Project, run by Becca Hegarty - former chef de cuisine at Cafe Carnegie, and James Beard Award nominee. So cool!
PS: Had brunch at the Cafe Carnegie today... perhaps my favorite brunch in Pittsburgh (my family was split 50/50, Carnegie/Ace Hotel for best brunch in the city)
UPDATE 7/9/16: THAT ^ isn't real
Anthony hanging out with the Spoon crew at Jozsa Corner Hungarian in Hazelwood.