Back to Beirut Photos

See our favorite photos from Anthony Bourdain's Back to Beirut.

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Truly, the King of dogs -- outside Chicago, anyway. 960 1280

  

The crew shoots Tony enjoying a hot dog on 86th Street in Manhattan. 960 1280

  

Tony takes a papaya break before shooting the next scene. 960 1280

  

Kira Kelly films a halal stand called Brother's Halal operated by Gamal Muhamed in Manhattan. 960 1280

  

Tony samples the food at the Brother's Halal stand. 960 1280

  

Tony demonstrates the mobility of street food. 960 1280

  

Tony ponders his next line in Spanish Harlem on Lexington Avenue between 102nd and 103rd Streets in Manhattan. 960 1280

  

Alan shoots close-ups of Tony eating in Spanish Harlem. 960 1280

  

Tony eats tacos on Lexington Avenue in Spanish Harlem. 960 1280

  

Adam films tight on Tony's feet for takeaway shots to use later in the show. 960 1280

  

Street Food  10 Photos

Extravaganza of duck and Hanoi vodka with Linh in Dalat. 960 1280

  

Small "woodland creatures." Not, I am assured, "Squeasel" (porcupine). 960 1280

  

M'nong village in the central highlands. 960 1280

  

Hanoi and, yes, there's a dead bird in that whiskey. 960 1280

  

Birds for breakfast? 960 1280

  

Producer Tom Vitale walks the line between too peppy and relaxed: self-medicating with alternate swigs of coffee and beer. 960 1280

  

Zamboni on the bridge. 960 1280

  

A heroic Todd Liebler shot. Useful for screen savers! 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain in Finland
Tony Bourdain in Finland

Tony Bourdain in Finland

Tony and Finnish musician Sami Yaffa get ready for "folk racing" -- a mixture of rally racing and demolition derby -- in Hyvinkää, 30 miles north of Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain spray painting in Finland

Tony Bourdain spray painting in Finland

Tony spray-paints his tag onto his car before folk racing with Sami Yaffa in Hyvinkää. 960 1280

  

Cameraman in Finland

Cameraman in Finland

Director of photography Todd Liebler films the Helsinki Cathedral for b-roll. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain in Finland

Tony Bourdain in Finland

Tony and Sami Yaffa try to stay warm during Finland's harsh winter by drinking tiki drinks in Kokomo Tiki Bar, in Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain is cupped in Finland

Tony Bourdain is cupped in Finland

Mo films Tony as he tries cupping (followed by bloodletting) -- at the Arla Sauna in Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain with alcohol

Tony Bourdain with alcohol

Tony with a bottle of pöytä viinaa -- local Finnish booze. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain with gypsies in Finland

Tony Bourdain with gypsies in Finland

Mo and Todd film Tony and friends at Päämaja, a gypsy bar/restaurant in Tuusula, just outside of Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Snow covered roof in Finland

Snow covered roof in Finland

Snow-covered rooftops of central Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain tries Rum in Finland

Tony Bourdain tries Rum in Finland

Tony tries "Ron de Jeremy" rum in Päämaja gypsy bar. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain eats at night in Finland

Tony Bourdain eats at night in Finland

Tony and Sami eat late-night drunken food at Jaskan Grilli in Helsinki. They get the Jaskan Special (meat pie, beefsteak, ham patty, sausage), with all kinds of assorted condiments. 960 1280

  

Downtown Helsinki at night

Downtown Helsinki at night

Downtown Helsinki at night. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain at night in Finland

Tony Bourdain at night in Finland

Mo films Tony at night in Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain in Finland

Tony Bourdain in Finland

Tony and Sami are invited to eat a traditional Finnish dinner with the Kantonen family, after hearing their interview on a local radio station. 960 1280

  

Close-up of pies in Finland

Close-up of pies in Finland

Karelian pies -- a traditional Finnish savory pastry, made from a thin rye crust with a rice filling. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain in the kitchen in Finland

Tony Bourdain in the kitchen in Finland

Tony and Finnish chef Antto Melasniemi cook up rabbit in Antto's kitchen. 960 1280

  

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Tony

Tony

"I apply a tourniquet--something I look forward to demonstrating someday at the supermarket." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Learning roadblock protocol

Learning roadblock protocol

"Zach learns some harsh lessons about roadblock protocol. That's the kindly Rhidian Bridge with the gun." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Team Virginiastan

Team Virginiastan

"Team Virginiastan." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Chopper to chopper footage

Chopper to chopper footage

"Todd, shooting chopper to chopper footage." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Patient is not responding

Patient is not responding

"Explaining why the patient is not responding." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Basics of mine detection

Basics of mine detection

"In which I learn the basics of mine detection." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Kurdish wedding party

Kurdish wedding party

"Kurdish wedding party." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

P&J Oyster Company

P&J Oyster Company

Tony with chef Susan Spicer at P&J Oyster Company in New Orleans. 960 1280

  

Crawfish boil

Crawfish boil

Zach gets ready to eat crawfish. 960 1280

  

Tony ready to shoot a scene

Tony ready to shoot a scene

Tony and Adam prepare to shoot with a classic Cadillac. 960 1280

  

Shooting b-roll

Shooting b-roll

Tom, Jerry and Zach brave the heat while shooting b-roll for the show. 960 1280

  

Whole-hog roast

Whole-hog roast

Tools of the boucherie, a whole-hog roast. 960 1280

  

Whole-hog roast

Whole-hog roast

The star of the boucherie, named "Antony Boudin." 960 1280

  

Tony helps butcher the hog

Tony helps butcher the hog

Tony assists in the butchering of the hog. 960 1280

  

Ribs on the grill

Ribs on the grill

Ribs cook on the grill. 960 1280

  

Pork from the roast

Pork from the roast

Roasted pork ready to eat. 960 1280

  

Red Stick Ramblers

Red Stick Ramblers

The "Red Stick Ramblers" perform at the boucherie. 960 1280

  

Tony eating ribs

Tony eating ribs

Tony tastes the ribs and concludes that the pig died for a worthy cause. 960 1280

  

Tony¿s ready to try the roasted pork

Tony¿s ready to try the roasted pork

Tony's ready to try the roasted pork. 960 1280

  

The Red Stick Ramblers perform

The Red Stick Ramblers perform

Locals dance to the music of the "Red Stick Ramblers" at the boucherie. 960 1280

  

Tony eating hog head cheese

Tony eating hog head cheese

Tony eats hog head cheese at the boucherie. 960 1280

  

Tony and Zamir

Tony and Zamir

"Staring into space, digesting food--or sweating out vodka. Hard to say." 'Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Chernobyl

Chernobyl

Tony and his friend Zamir Gotta take a trip to the Ukraine, a former Soviet Republic that struggles to thrive and prosper as a democratic nation. They enter the 'exclusion zone' around the shrouded Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (shown here), and tour an abandoned amusement park in the nearby ghost town of Pripayat. 960 1280

  

Priapat

Priapat

"Wonder Wheel in the deserted town of Priapat, near Chernobyl." -Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Chernobyl

Chernobyl

'The disaster explained.' -Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Zamir and Tony

Zamir and Tony

'Please don't ask me to explain Zamir's sailor suit. It's from his days with the Russian version of the Village People.' -Anthony Bourdain 960 1280