Thirsty for Unicorns: On the Hunt for High-End Bourbons

From The Wall Street Journal:


GOD HELP ME, I’m a bourbon nerd. Not by choice, believe me. I was once like you. I used to walk into my local packy, find the bottle I wanted on the shelf, go home and drink it while I watched the Sox, and I was happy. Now I lurk in subreddits and drive twisting back roads through neighboring states, hunting down out-of-the-way places that might have a few dusties or maybe, just maybe, an elusive unicorn.


Reminder – 10/22/17 9PM: Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown in Pittsburgh on CNN

Anthony Bourdain, center, has a beer with author Stewart O’ Nan at the Squirrel Hill Cafe while filming a segment for his CNN show, “Parts Unknown.” [photo credit: CNN/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

A reminder to watch the episode of  Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown this Sunday, which is all about Pittsburgh!  10/22/17 9PM on CNN.

Check out the coverage:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Parts Known: Anthony Bourdain captures Pittsburgh as it is now

Food & Wine: Anthony Bourdain Weighs Pittsburgh’s Transition in Latest ‘Parts Unknown’

The Beaver County Times: CNN show explores Pittsburgh’s changing food culture

10/22/17 9PM ET: Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown in Pittsburgh!

May 25, 2017: Anthony Bourdain rides a train from Colombo, Sri Lanka north to Jaffna, Sri Lanka on May 25, 2017. (photo by David Scott Holloway)

Mark it down on your calendars!  On Sunday, October 22 at 9PM ET, Anthony Bourdain’s show Parts Unknown will be featuring Pittsburgh.  Here’s the blurb:

Pittsburgh (airdate: October 22) Bourdain delves into a dining scene at a crossroads: part iconic steel city defined by blue-collar, working-class comfort food – steak and potatoes, sausage and sauerkraut – and part foodie boom-town catering to the new high-tech industry. Bourdain criss-crosses the fault lines of old and new by sitting down with, among others, professional wrestlers, a civil rights activist, and writer and Pittsburgh native Stewart O’Nan.  Pioneer chefs of the city’s burgeoning restaurant scene Sonja Finn and Justin Severino host a back-country pig roast.  And chef Kevin Suousa serves grass fed beef short ribs at his new restaurant, Superior Motors.


Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ at Squirrel Hill Cafe

From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Ms. Oliverio, who owns the Squirrel Hill Cafe with her husband Rod, said that Mr. Bourdain was there from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. She said the filming mostly consisted of Mr. Bourdain talking with local author Stewart O’Nan, who apparently recommended that Mr. Bourdain check out the Squirrel Hill institution.

“He was trying to get into iconic Pittsburgh,” Ms. Oliverio said. “So [O’Nan] said, ‘You have to go to the Squirrel Hill Café. It’s my favorite bar.’”