If you are a fan of Anthony Bourdain's oeuvre be sure to check out Michael Ruhlman's account of the surprise 50th birthday party which was recently thrown in his honor. All kinds of characters were there from all of his works. The grillbitch, Big Foot, zeropointzero, Siberia bar, Tony's mother and Ruhlman himself all make appearances. Great stuff!
Also, the "lost" episode of Bourdain's A Cook's Tour, Decoding Ferran Adria, premieres a week from today as an episode of No Reservations on the Travel Channel. This is the episode that Tony and his crew made, renegade style, after the Food Network decided not to renew his show. It profiles legendary chef Ferran Adria, he of El Bulli fame, researching in his food "atelier" in Barcelona, foraging in the stalls of La Boqueria and cooking at the restaurant itself. Not to be missed!