Tonight’s episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations is going to be killer! How do I know this you might be wondering? Because Tony is bringing his good friend and trusty sidekick Zamir along for his ride through the heart and soul of America’s rust belt, with stops in Baltimore, Detroit and Buffalo.
In Baltimore, Tony and Zamir enjoy an outdoor meal of fresh fish at The Roost and then Tony spends some time with ‘Snoop,’ a local legend who gives him a tour of her old neighborhood in East Baltimore and takes Tony to enjoy a mélange of delicious seafood at Mo’s. In Detroit, Tony and Zamir meet up with some factory workers and music industry legends for city chicken, soul food and a much-needed drink. After enjoying a donut breakfast at Family Donut Shop, Tony is introduced to John, a laid-off steel worker who takes Tony for a meal at Polonia, a restaurant in the Polish section of town.
At Tony and Zamir’s final stop, Buffalo, they meet up with FANatic contestant Nelson Starr. The runner-up of the Anothony Bourdain: No Reservations FANatic Contest introduces Tony to his hometown of Buffalo, taking him to dinner at Ulrich’s and Schwabl’s, home of the ‘beef on weck’ sandwich, a Buffalo institution and one of Nelson’s favorites. After visiting the misunderstood Rust Belt, Tony sees that there really is more than meets the eye in these American cities. It’s not just home to auto factories and cold gray weather; it’s full of kind people and delicious food, too.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations airs Monday nights at 10/9c on the Travel Channel.