Anthony Bourdain is in Cleveland! Anthony Bourdain is in town!
He’s filming an episode of his saucy show here through Thursday. Bourdain’s tour guide and foe is Michael Ruhlman of Cleveland Heights, who has written several books about chefs and food. It’s all in fun, and good publicity for Cleveland. The two are friends and sparring partners, who often go point-counterpoint on gastronomical issues on television and in print.Anthony Bourdain's irreverent and fun "No Reservations" recently received the distinguished honor of being the one and only food show to make the cut on my Tivo Season Pass list, so I'll be staking out the locations mentioned in order to get my celebrity sighting of the season. I don't see Stevenson's burgers on the list above, but I'm sure that it was an oversight on the reporter's part, while my invitation to Michael Ruhlman's pig roast at his house was probably lost in the mail.
... Under Ruhlman’s guidance, Bourdain will see winter surfing on Lake Erie, taste pierogi at Sokolowski’s University Inn in Tremont and other ethnic eats at the West Side Market, cook with Lola chef and owner Michael Symon and visit Lake View Cemetery, burial place of John D. Rockefeller.
The Ramones fan will walk through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum with drummer Marky Ramone. He’ll sample kielbasa at the Sausage Shoppe on the city’s southwest side, meet Gary Dumm, who illustrates Harvey Pekar comic books, and stop at Zubal Books, the landmark bookstore on West 25th Street.