I previewed a portion of tonight’s Travel Channel edition of “The Layover” with Anthony Bourdain focused on Atlanta. Unfortunately, most of the first 11 minutes are shrouded in silence: the sound didn’t work. But the point is he spends 48 hours in a city and samples some of its wares.
Bourdain first visits Fat Matt’s Rib Shack. I hope he liked it. He also does some skeet shooting.
Later, he meets up with Sean Brock at popular high-end Southern eatery Holeman & Finch Public House in Buckhead, where only 24 burgers are available a night at 10 p.m. He name drops (but doesn’t have time to stop by) HD1, Richard Blais‘ church of the hot dog, and Empire State South, Hugh Acheson’s Midtown pad.
There are bits of advice about Atlanta from residents, who name drop neighborhoods such as Reynoldstown and Cabbagetown. They talk about sweet tea, the art of tailgating and southern hospitality.
After Holman & Finch, Bourdain