OMG – I’m REALLY excited about this week’s No Reservations as it’s going to be FILLED with New York FOOD nostalgia. Just the idea of the old fashioned Jewish Deli, the Cantonese Chinese Restaurant and all of that wonderful food that we all grew up on.
As a teenager growing up just outside New York City, Manhattan – to Tony – was like living a dream. And there were institutions in that dream, some of which are still going strong, some of which are hanging on by a thread and some luck, and some of which have since disappeared. In an effort to remember ‘his’ Manhattan, Tony visits some of his favorites while he still can.
In this episode titled DISAPPEARING MANHATTAN, Tony and some notable guests visit some of the oldest, most classic, and undoubtedly-NY restaurants. These cherished landmarks, such as Katz’s Deli, Russ & Daughters, Hop Kee, and Sammy’s Romanian, have become the heart and soul of this great city and its proud and honorable culinary history rich with cultural and ethnic diversity. Unfortunately, due to the changing times, these establishments are in danger of disappearing off the NYC cultural map. Tony refers to this beautiful episode as his love song to the great city of New York.
Don’t expect me to be online this Monday night, because I’ll be sitting in front of the TV thinking – I miss that – I remember that – I wish I could have that….
Watch Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Disappearing Manhattan Monday, February 23 at 10pm EST on the Travel Channel.