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

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

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

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

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

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

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

La Mexicana Bakery

Neon Indian’s frontman Alan Palomo brought Anthony Bourdain to one of his favorite late-night eateries for some sweets and dinner.

1924 S First Street, Austin, TX 78704


It’s Christmas ALL the time at Lala’s. Tony and Neon Indian’s frontman Alan Palomo went to this dive on the north side of Austin for their bloody marys.

2207 Justin Lane, Austin, TX 78757

Tamale House

Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy (of Franklin BBQ), joined Tony for breakfast tacos at the Tamale House, a staple of the Austin breakfast scene.

5003 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Texas Chili Parlor

Tony and the band The Golden Boys stopped by the Texas Chili Parlor for a meal after their performance at Trailer Space. They all had the legendary chili, of course.

1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Three Little Pigs

Chef Raymond Tatum has perfected his game at this food truck on the east side of Austin. This trailer has been getting a lot of attention lately, and it’s no wonder -- the menu revolves around pork!

1209 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702


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