June 30, 2015
Anthony Bourdain has continued his tour of the Bay Area. According to various sightings on Facebook, he made a stop at Miss Ollie’s in Oakland, where he interviewed Black Panthers leader Bobby Seale for an episode of his show that will air in three months or so.
A tablehopper tipster also let us know they spotted him on Divisadero while film crews were at 4505 Burgers & BBQ. Then, according to a tweet, he hit up Chinatown classic R&G Lounge. Mmmm, salt-and-pepper crab.
And this just in: Bourdain was also spotted by a tablehopper reader at Juhu Beach Club, good choice!
June 23, 2015
Famously irascible television personality Anthony Bourdain was spotted filming at famously irascible Embarcadero restaurant Sinbad’s yesterday. Yes, Sinbad’s is still open, despite that ongoing dispute with their landlord. And now it’s going to be on television. Arrrrrrrrr!
April 19, 2013
Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain were spotted having drinks and cheese at Dio Deka in Los Gatos last Friday before going to San Jose as part of their “Good vs. Evil” tour. Eric was apparently seen waiting on a bench outside for a ride when he was invited in to have a drink.
March 13, 2012
A tablehopper tweeter spotted culinary duo Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert at Bouchon on Saturday, and Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapaport spotted The Ripper at Ad Hoc on Sunday. (Ripert and Rapaport were in town to judge the S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena.)
February 14, 2012
According to a tweet, chef Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain came in to Café de la Presse for a surprise lunch late on Friday. (Ripert was also spotted at nojo having lunch that day—did he double down?)
October 25, 2011
Anthony Bourdain was in town for a performance/presentation at the Paramount Theatre over the weekend, and chef Eddie Blyden of Miss Pearl’s Jam House knew exactly what to send him for a pre-show dinner: bone marrow! He said Bourdain came into the kitchen and they talked for a while: “We stood face to face in the kitchen discussing various topics at length, particularly his African trips—I realized that he truly does his homework.”
August 16, 2011
Oh Lordy, the interwebs were buzzing with sightings of Anthony Bourdain last week, who was in town shooting his new show, The Layover. Plenty of his own tweets shared where he went: Chaac Mool in Dolores Park, Toronado, Li Po, Comstock Saloon, Mr. Bing’s, Sam’s Burgers (oooh, that must have been a late night), Swan Oyster Depot, Molinari’s (for a “breakfast hero,” oy), and a jump into the pool at the Tonga Room. Sarah Han at The Bold Italic got a picture with him at the Rice Paper Scissors pop-up, and another tweet revealed he was at Monk’s Kettle. That was some serious tablehopping.