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February 10, 2011

David Simon asks Bourdain to write for Treme

bourdainPatricia Talorico, the food writer for the Wilmington News-Journal, has just revealed this juicy bit. Anthony Bourdain told her in an interview that he will be contributing to David Simon's current HBO show Treme. UPDATE: The Times-Picayne and other outlets had reported this news earlier today.

Bourdain's man-crush on David Simon is common knowledge.

When he appeared at the Hippodrome last May, as part of the theater's inaugural foodie experience, Bourdain wouldn't shut up about David Simon this and The Wire that.

Of course, when his show No Reservations visited Baltimore, cast members of The Wire were his dining companions.

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 3:36 PM | | Comments (9)


even more juicy details:

Everyone crapped on his stop in Baltimore for No Reservations, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. It made me seek out the Roost, where I recently ordered a lunchtime Lake Trout meal with two sides and a Half-and-Half. Delicious. And if Snoop wants to go to Mo's Seafood for garlic crab and big blue glasses of Obama Drink than who is he to say no?

Every town has fancy five-star restaurants. Everyone already knows Bmore is famous for crab cakes. But the Roost, Chap's and Mo's? That's inspired television.

That show is tedious and boring. Sorry. Loved The Wire, hate this pretentious crap. I've been to NO many times and have never seen people carrying around their bones. As a former bones man, I don't cotton to that.

are bones dice, or are they clarinets. Or are they bones?

I was going to guess trombones. Or maybe the kind of bones you put in a gris-gris.

Sweet fancy Moses. (Trom)bone. Don't make me beat that clarinet out of your cold dead hands.

I see the Owl has yet to embrace the Treme. While the show isn't perfect, it is very good. Then again if you give me a show that doesn't involve either NYC cops and attorneys hassling people on Park Avenue or group of insufferable yuppies in NYC zinging each other with sexual innuendo one-liners, I'm happy. I do think, however, that the second season will suffer due to the loss of John Goodman.

RoCK, how on earth could anyone misplace John Goodman?

Pfffffft. Sorry, I found it unbearably self-conscious and pretentious. AND I LOVE WIN WENDERS and some SODERBERG and much KLAUS KINSKI and all the naked Natsha Kinski.

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You are reading the archives. For updated blog posts about the Maryland food scene, see Richard Gorelick's new Baltimore Diner blog.
Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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