As we mentioned in May, No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain is leaving the show, which he has hosted on the Travel Channel since 2005, to host a new weekend food and travel program on CNN.
CNN says the new show will be shot on location, and debut in early 2013. The show will examine cultures from around the world through their food, dining, and travel rituals.
On the last leg of his final No Reservations tour, Bourdain traveled to Brooklyn, a part of New York that he’s barely visited.
Bourdain explored the food, music, and people in the area, and met the characters of the old days who co-exist with the new Brooklyn.
Tony said goodbye to his sidekick, Zamir, at Primorski, and visited Brooklyn’s Sunny’s Bar, family owned since 1890 and unchanged by time.
Grub notes that in his self-assessment, he gives high marks to last season’s holiday special, mostly because it fulfilled his goal of causing ‘terror and confusion’ among network executives.
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