Psyched to see that Tony Bourdain stopped by Rain Shadow Meats in Seattle on last night’s episode of “The Layover”! The place in incredible!! Spring for an extra fridge in your hotel room and stock up on their amazing meat products if you can! Tony had the mortadella there, which is also my personal favorite!
You can check out one of my earlier posts with more pics of Rain Shadow Meats here.
"Go big or go the fuck home!" The Layover: Dublin premieres tonight at 9pm e/p.
With Layover wrapped, where in the world will Tony go next..? -Tom Vitale
"Donuts *may* be a communist plot to make Americans fat and less able to defend our borders…" -Tom Vitale
Tony snaps a photo of the shellfish tower at Le Dome. Photo by Tom Vitale.
Monday’s episode in Penang is, in my opinion, one of the best shot, best edited episodes ever. It helped that we were in what cinematographers call a “shot rich environment”—where it seems that everywhere you point, there are bright colors, characters, beautiful things. The food is generally…
Read on for what to expect next from Tony and the ZPZ crew:
Field Trip by Anna Chai, Producer for The Layover Los Angeles
ZPZ Production, 19th Floor. 13 edit rooms. The Unity. Eric Lasby. By now, you know this is where editing happens.
19 is my natural habitat, so it was a shock when they asked me to work on the LA episode of “The Layover.” As in, go to LA with the crew. Not just watch the footage, when the cards come back from LA? Is this some sort of trick? I assumed as much because 1) it’s Anthony Bourdain and 2) do you remember the last time “No Reservations” filmed in LA?!
I’ll tell you what happened — Anthony Bourdain got tasered by SWAT! He also ate chicken and waffles with Jerry Stahl and hung out with a mariachi band, but the taser demo is what I remember most vividly. Why go back to LA? What could possibly top that?!
August 2011. LAX. My colleagues and I are ready to make some television! We have 6 days to shoot over 30 locations. WWTD? First stop, In-N-Out Burger.
Day 1. Chateau Marmont. Bungalow 3. (Yes, that one.) Mr. Bourdain lays down some ground rules while we’re here at the hotel. “Don’t be an asshole.” That means: don’t gawk at celebrities, don’t bother the guests, and don’t point the camera at any famous people. Got it. This would prove to be good advice for the rest of our time in LA …
Day 2. While shopping for the ingredients needed to make eggs, crew member misreads “scallions” and buys scallops instead. Oops!
Day 3. Locals interview with Chef Ludo Lefebvre. Hilarious. (And like Randy Newman, he genuinely seems to love LA.) Later, we are informed that while filming Ludo on the median strip, set against a stunning street scene, people were smoking crack in the background. In the back of our frame! Allegedly.
Day 4. The crew shows up to film a drive-thru restaurant, only to find the pavement has been freshly sealed that morning …
Day 5. While filming b-roll of iconic LA, the crew encounters a grisly scene.
Beloved sidekick Oxy dead on the beach! (Identity confirmed by signature on Appearance Release, though DNA test pending.)
Day 6. The “marine layer” makes it meteorologically impossible to film a sunrise. Sorry!
Day 7. Time to go back to 19. All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my Ambien …
The Layover: Miami
Crew blog by Claudia Woloshin, Producer
Filming The Layover in Miami in mid-July was bound to bring with it some challenges. I figured it would be hot and humid and sticky and sweaty. And it was all of that but oh so much more…