Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Anthony Bourdain in San Francisco

Bourdain finally makes his way to San Francisco after 6 seasons. This episode really fell short for me, maybe because I had really high expectations and I was hoping he would unveil gastronomic secrets even I, as a native, don't know about. He was smug and holier than thou as usual, spouting off predictable San Franciscan jokes and trafficking cheap stereotypes ("SF is a town full of hippies, vegans, and PCism, I'll show them. I'm going to get a slab of meat"), this episode was banal and uninteresting. A big yawn fest. At least he didn't visit the usual tourist spots but he managed to make San Francisco look like a shithole which is this episode's biggest accomplishment.

«Oh well, see for yourself...»

No comments: