Austin

At the start of his final tour with "No Reservations," Tony heads to Austin, TX, during South By Southwest: an international music, film and interactive festival. Tony looks to local chefs, BBQ Pit-masters ...

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Barley Swine

Chef and owner Bryce Gilmore (the man behind the Odd Duck Farm to Trailer) opened Barley Swine in 2010. Tony Bourdain and the band Ume experienced the restaurant’s forever-changing farm-to-table menu.

2024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

 
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Draught House Pub & Brewery

The band The Sword brought Tony to the Draught House, one of their favorite drinking establishments. When you arrive at the Draught House, the line to order a beer is usually out the door but it moves quickly.

4112 Medical Parkway, Austin, TX 78756

 
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El Azteca

Tony met up with music legend and Austin native Alejandro Escovedo at El Azteca for a traditional Mexican lunch.

2600 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

 
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El Taco Rico

This food truck is located in a quiet neighborhood in the parking lot of a laundromat in Southeast Austin. Tony dropped by El Taco Rico (it’s the blue one) to try some serious Mexican food.

810 Vargas Rd (Corner of Vargas Road & Felix Avenue), Austin, TX 78741

 
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Franklin Barbecue

Anthony Bourdain and barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn, aka BBQ Snob, waited patiently in line to eat at Franklin Barbecue -- one of the “best of the best” barbecue places in Texas.

900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

 
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Horseshoe Lounge

Chef Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine met Tony at this local bar for some beers before his night shift. Cheap beer and friendly bartenders, what more do you need?

2034 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

 
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Hotel San Jose

Located off of the famous South Congress Avenue, right outside of downtown Austin.

1316 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

 
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JMueller BBQ

Anthony Bourdain and barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn visited John Mueller’s (Aaron Franklin’s old boss) BBQ trailer for his legendary pork steak and beef ribs.

1502 S First Street, Austin, TX 78704

 

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