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List of Locations from Parts Unknown: Thailand with Andy Ricker (Pok Pok)

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Been getting a lot of questions about locations from Parts Unknown: Thailand so here’s a list of all the spots Tony and Andy Ricker (Pok Pok) hit up in the episode:

Whiskey Distillery
Ban Mai, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Him Tang 
32 Moo 3, T. On-Klang,
A. Mae-On, Chiang Mai 50130
Tony and Andy eat pig blood soup, Sai Uo, grilled pig tail, and drink plenty of beer. 

Laap Kao Cham Cha 
Located at the corner under the Rain Tree, Behind Prince Royal College, Rattanakosin Road, T. Wat Gate,
A. Muang Chiang Mai 50000
Tony and Andy share a meal of the Northern Thai specialty – Larb. 

Karaoke Bar
162/2, Chiang Mai – 3029 Rural Road, T. Tha Sala, 
A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000
Tony and Andy drink Thai whiskey and beer at this roadside Karaoke bar, and a westerner sings a song in Thai. 

Soom Sien Bar
80/1 Siritorn Road, T. Chang Pueak
A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 
Tony and Andy drink Chinese whiskey, Thai whiskey, and Thai beer with grilled pork intestine.

Khao Kha Muu - Cowboy Hat Lady
Located at Night Market, Chang Pueak Gate, T. Chang Pueak
A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000
Tony and Andy eat Khao Kha Muu (Stewed Pork Leg) with rice at this popular market stall.

Kai Thawt Thien Kheun 
139 Kampaengdin Road, T. Haiya
A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100        
Tony and Andy share a midnight meal at this popular restaurant, known for deep fried chicken and Namprik noom.

Chiang Mai Cabaret
Located at Anusan Market, Chang Klan Road, T. Chang Klan,
A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000
Tony and Andy drink cocktails and beer and get accosted by kisses from the showgirls at this downtown Chiang Mai cabaret.

Raan Kaphrao Samrap Khon Chawp Kin Phet
1001, Chiang Mai-Mae Jo Road, Nong Jom, T. Fa Ham,
A, San Sai, Chiang Mai 50210
Tony and Andy eat a trip of spicy dishes at this popular restaurant – Pad Khii Mao moo, Krapao Gai, and Pad Cha Ta-Le.

Khao Soi Lam Duan 
352/22 Chareonrat Road, T. Wat Gate
A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000
Tony eats Kao Soi, Som Tam, and enjoys a Thai iced tea.

Pa Daeng Jin Tup 
Located at the corner of Mae Yoi Intersection, T. San Sai,
A. San Sai, Chiang Mai 50210
Tony and Andy share meal of hammered meat and drink Thai whiskey and beer.

THE RETURN OF ZAMIR →

anthonybourdain:

Who is the man that would risk his neck for his brother man?
Who’s the cat that won’t cop out, when there’s danger all about?
Right on.
You see this cat Zamir is a bad mother-“

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He’s back.
With tanks massing by the Ukraine border, the region in turmoil, and the Russian bear once…

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IT BEGINS!! →

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“He gave the impression that very many cities had rubbed him smooth.”
-Graham Greene

The pool at the Grand Hotel del Paraguay is, best as I can tell, unused. Maybe it’s the heat—and the humidity—which are considerable and relentless. Or the lack of a bar, or towels, or staff. But nobody else…

custom jacket the US Navy made for Tony. left patch = the ship/crew that evacuated our production team from beirut in 2006. 

custom jacket the US Navy made for Tony. left patch = the ship/crew that evacuated our production team from beirut in 2006. 

Today is the last day to get the early bird tix for evening with anthonybourdain and albert maysles on december 11th. 
we’ll be screening clips from parts unknown, including the director’s cut of tokyo, and of course clips from albert’s legendary docs. get your tickets here!

Today is the last day to get the early bird tix for evening with anthonybourdain and albert maysles on december 11th. 

we’ll be screening clips from parts unknown, including the director’s cut of tokyo, and of course clips from albert’s legendary docs. get your tickets here!

On Wednesday, December 11th, join anthonybourdain in a conversation with Albert Maysles on food and the art of auteur filmmaking at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Introduction by Marcus Samuelsson.
Screening clips from Albert’s documentaries and Parts Unknown, including clip from the director’s cut of Tokyo episode!
Proceeds will benefit the Maysles Documentary Center, a not for profit organization dedicated to the exhibition and production of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action. 
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit brown paper tickets here.

On Wednesday, December 11th, join anthonybourdain in a conversation with Albert Maysles on food and the art of auteur filmmaking at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Introduction by Marcus Samuelsson.

Screening clips from Albert’s documentaries and Parts Unknown, including clip from the director’s cut of Tokyo episode!

Proceeds will benefit the Maysles Documentary Center, a not for profit organization dedicated to the exhibition and production of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit brown paper tickets here.


Anthony Bourdain: KICK OUT THE JAMS →

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This is it.

The last episode of our second season of PARTS UNKNOWN.
And I’m glad it’s set in Detroit. Because Detroit, for many Americans, is an abstraction—truly, if incredibly, a part unknown.

One only need look at some of our representatives who, a while back, were actually suggesting…

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Anthony Bourdain- Creative Emmys

I had the pleasure of dressing Anthony Bourdain for the creative Emmys.
I wanted to go with a super classic midnight blue peak labelled tux with a cool self tied bow tie!
Looks cooler when untied after the win ;)

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Anthony Bourdain: I SMELL EMMY →

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When the Emmy for Cinematography was announced, longtime Zero Point Zero cameraman, Morgan Fallon was up and out of his seat like a shot. He’s a strapping guy of well over six feet, and he took off down that aisle like a wide receiver going out for the long one. He bounded up the…

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Parts Unknown — Season 1 is now on iTunes!
Episode 1: Myanmar is free til the end of this week. Cop that here.

Parts Unknown — Season 1 is now on iTunes!

Episode 1: Myanmar is free til the end of this week. Cop that here.

Anthony Bourdain: FULL METAL INA (My Summer Vacation) →

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It’s that time again. Time to slip out early in the morning and deflate the pool floaties. “Mr. Crockie”, the crocodile, looks up at me accusingly as he shrivels on the chaise lounge. Two air mattresses wait for similar treatment behind him. I gather up the super-soakers, the water…

Parts Unknown Season 2 premieres Sept 15 with Jerusalem. 
Episodes this season:

Below are descriptions of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown season two episodes (airdates, unless indicated, are TBA):
“Jerusalem”(Sept 15) – In the season premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, the host and crew make their first trip to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. While the political situation is often tense between the people living in these areas, Bourdain concentrates on their rich history, food and culture, and spends time with local chefs, home cooks, writers and amateur foodies.
“Spain” (Sept. 22) – Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown explores Andalucía during Semana Santa (Holy Week, leading up to Easter), a time filled with great pageantry and excitement. Featured in this episode is Bourdain’s longtime Director of Photography Zach Zamboni, who lives part-time in Granada and shows the host sights off the beaten path.
“New Mexico” (Sept. 29)- Parts Unknown takes a close look at the mash-up of cultures that comprise this uniquely American state by sampling its food – a combination of Spanish, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pueblo and even chuck-wagon influences. New Mexico is also a land of drugs, guns, monster vehicles, and possibly extraterrestrials. It may also be the perfect place to investigate the underside of the Western cowboy ideal.
“Copenhagen” Denmark (airdate TBA) - This episode explores the food and natural beauty of Copenhagen, the economic and cultural center of Denmark. Home to famed chef Rene Redzepi and his brainchild Noma – regarded by critics as one of the world’s best restaurants – Parts Unknown delves into the city’s cuisine and the new Nordic creativity that infuses Redzepi’s work at Noma.
Sicily (airdate TBA) – Parts Unknown explores the Sicilian way of life, which puts a premium on savoring family, life, and food.  Bourdain travels in search of those foods as he eats his way around the island.  He makes his home base at the Villa Monaci, on the outskirts of Catania with his enthusiastic, fast-talking sidekicks who counter the otherwise relaxed tempo and epic “food porn” of this episode.
Detroit (airdate TBA) - Few cities have experienced such a dramatic economic rise and fall of Detroit. In this episode of Parts Unknown, Bourdain explores the past, present and future of the Motor City. He steps into the lives of Detroit natives and sees the glory days of the past at the famed Packard Plant, the current state of the city’s urban decay, and the promise of the future in the citizens who are rebuilding their communities.
Tokyo (airdate TBA) - Japan is a paradox.  The low birthrate, the dedication, the conformity, and the life of a salary man are well known. There is also a competitive and rigid culture that gives way to some unique subcultures.  Bourdain has traveled to Tokyo countless times, but on this trip he is in search of the city’s dark, extreme, and bizarrely fetishistic underside.

South Africa (airdate TBA) - Once considered the most dangerous city in the world, Johannesburg now barely makes the top 50. But the end of the apartheid has led to vast changes in the city.  In this episode, Bourdain visits the suburb of Hillbrow (which remains a dangerous locale), spends a day in the life of a taxi driver and discovers the culture and food that make up modern day Johannesburg.

Parts Unknown Season 2 premieres Sept 15 with Jerusalem. 

Episodes this season:

Below are descriptions of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown season two episodes (airdates, unless indicated, are TBA):

  • “Jerusalem”(Sept 15) – In the season premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, the host and crew make their first trip to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. While the political situation is often tense between the people living in these areas, Bourdain concentrates on their rich history, food and culture, and spends time with local chefs, home cooks, writers and amateur foodies.
  • “Spain” (Sept. 22) – Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown explores Andalucía during Semana Santa (Holy Week, leading up to Easter), a time filled with great pageantry and excitement. Featured in this episode is Bourdain’s longtime Director of Photography Zach Zamboni, who lives part-time in Granada and shows the host sights off the beaten path.
  • “New Mexico” (Sept. 29)- Parts Unknown takes a close look at the mash-up of cultures that comprise this uniquely American state by sampling its food – a combination of Spanish, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pueblo and even chuck-wagon influences. New Mexico is also a land of drugs, guns, monster vehicles, and possibly extraterrestrials. It may also be the perfect place to investigate the underside of the Western cowboy ideal.
  • “Copenhagen” Denmark (airdate TBA) - This episode explores the food and natural beauty of Copenhagen, the economic and cultural center of Denmark. Home to famed chef Rene Redzepi and his brainchild Noma – regarded by critics as one of the world’s best restaurants – Parts Unknown delves into the city’s cuisine and the new Nordic creativity that infuses Redzepi’s work at Noma.
  • Sicily (airdate TBA) – Parts Unknown explores the Sicilian way of life, which puts a premium on savoring family, life, and food.  Bourdain travels in search of those foods as he eats his way around the island.  He makes his home base at the Villa Monaci, on the outskirts of Catania with his enthusiastic, fast-talking sidekicks who counter the otherwise relaxed tempo and epic “food porn” of this episode.
  • Detroit (airdate TBA) - Few cities have experienced such a dramatic economic rise and fall of Detroit. In this episode of Parts Unknown, Bourdain explores the past, present and future of the Motor City. He steps into the lives of Detroit natives and sees the glory days of the past at the famed Packard Plant, the current state of the city’s urban decay, and the promise of the future in the citizens who are rebuilding their communities.
  • Tokyo (airdate TBA) - Japan is a paradox.  The low birthrate, the dedication, the conformity, and the life of a salary man are well known. There is also a competitive and rigid culture that gives way to some unique subcultures.  Bourdain has traveled to Tokyo countless times, but on this trip he is in search of the city’s dark, extreme, and bizarrely fetishistic underside.
  • South Africa (airdate TBA) - Once considered the most dangerous city in the world, Johannesburg now barely makes the top 50. But the end of the apartheid has led to vast changes in the city.  In this episode, Bourdain visits the suburb of Hillbrow (which remains a dangerous locale), spends a day in the life of a taxi driver and discovers the culture and food that make up modern day Johannesburg.
FOUR 2013 Primetime Emmy nominations for PARTS UNKNOWN ! 
We’re nominated in the categories for: Outstanding Informational Series or Special Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming for Libya episodeOutstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming for Myanmar episodeOutstanding Sound mixing for Nonfiction Programming (String & Can) for Myanmar episode

FOUR 2013 Primetime Emmy nominations for PARTS UNKNOWN ! 

We’re nominated in the categories for: 

Outstanding Informational Series or Special 

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming for Libya episode

Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming for Myanmar episode

Outstanding Sound mixing for Nonfiction Programming (String & Can) for Myanmar episode

[Behind the Scenes] Parts Unknown: Congo (5/5)