Monday, January 9, 2012

Down and Dirty San Francisco with Anthony Bourdain

Tonight, Anthony Bourdain's new Travel Channel show, The Layover took us to San Francisco. The episode explores various dining and drinking establishments (and some not so established) off the beaten tourist path. Bourdain stays at the elegant and historic (opened in 1907) Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill, but throughout the show he eats and drinks his way through various places in the city from the Lower Haight to Chinatown. He shows us that drinking is a sport in San Francisco, with a great playing field of small and large establishments crowded with locals. He avoids the touristy paces of Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf and takes us deep into the heart of this bustling city.

Tomorrow night on Travel Channel the show Hidden City visits San Francisco to explore the infamous side of the city.