The wait is over. A new season of No Reservations begins tonight. Blogger David Lida, who was a consultant on a new episode shot in Mexico, snapped some photos of Anthony Bourdain and his sidekick from Les Halles, Carlos Llaguno, and Carlos’ girlfriend Emily, whom Lida says is a Ford model.
You wouldn’t expect a cat person like Bourdain (& Co.) to hang out with a dog, would you?
I just found this 2003 interview with Bourdain at RainTaxi, which he did when The Bobby Gold Stories was published. It’s an interesting read because I don’t think I’ve ever seen Tony discuss his writing process in such detail anywhere else.
Cats Working reader Marie graciously provided this link to a rare closeup shot of Ottavia sans her big sunglasses. I had to smile at the ubiquitous beer bottle near Tony. This photo prompted some discussion on whether Ottavia might straighten her hair and have her roots in Africa (genetic roots, that is).
And in the Tony & (Former?) Friends department, I just read that the restaurants of Top Chef’s head honcho, Tom Colicchio, may be headed for a class action lawsuit alleging employee wage theft.
I’ve been saving this photo of Colicchio for some time, but this seems like the right moment to share it. A big lawsuit might be just the thing to make him pine for the good old days when he could tear his hair out.