Amid a capacity crowd of reveling show attendees and a judging panel that included Anthony Bourdain, three bartenders competed in the Star of the Bar mixology competition.
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The second season of Bourdain's The Layover finally premiered last night on the Travel Channel, and Chicago was up first. He manages to visit dozens of awesome places, and even has some flattering things to say about our hot dogs.
If there is one lesson to learn from Anthony Bourdain's recent visit to Chicago for an episode of his new show, The Layover, it's that restaurants need to play it cool. When Budacki's Drive-In attempted to offer a discount to attract a crowd to the taping, Bourdain canceled the shoot, writing that he was "unhappy that shoot was advertised as a 'personal appearance' and marketing device."
This week's episode of No Reservations took place in Chicago, and except for Anthony Bourdain's jab against Chicagoans--where he said something like, "These are not small people"--it was one of the better chronicles of the Windy City's tasty offerings. Local...