The Travel Channel

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Take a Trip Through Le Cirque, '21' Club, and Windows on the World With Michael Lomonaco

    While I'm sitting in a booth at Porter House (10 Columbus Circle, chatting with Michael Lomonaco, a regular comes over and slaps him on the back. They talk for a second about the experience, and then the diner reveals that he's eaten at this restaurant 292 times since it opened -- a fact that a hos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Ten Rappers We'd Like To See on Reality TV

    So many reality shows, and so many of them are terrible. But people watch this stuff, despite feigning revulsion. "Trash culture" is on the rise, and with everyone from Consequence to The Game are landing "roles" in a reality show, we wanted to get in on the action and list some potentially quality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Bourdain at CNN, Michelin-Starred Women, and a Teen Chef

    Anthony Bourdain talks about leaving the Travel Channel for CNN: "There are a lot of places where me and my team have been wanting to make television for a long time and haven't been able to. And CNN has the infrastructure and inclination to make those places doable." [AdWeek] Who are the best fema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Under the Toque: Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Tom Colicchio

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten is expanding his empire and his set to open ABC Cocina this fall. "We will have paella, croquettas, a lot of small plates,'' Vongerichten told Grub Street. [Grub Street] Tom Colicchio will be the anchor tenant of a new outdoor market that will open under the High Line in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain to Host Cooking Show on ABC with Nigella Lawson

    When we said Anthony Bourdain was everywhere, we didn't really think he'd actually be on everywhere. Last time we reported that he's switching from the Travel Channel to CNN. Today, we bring word that he will be hosting a cooking reality show on ABC with Nigella Lawson. ABC recently put up a castin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Under the Toque: Andy Ricker on East-West Fusion, Anthony Bourdain Joins CNN

    Andy Ricker talks to the Times on how his foreignness helps him learn traditional recipes from Thai chefs: "On one level, that means they may have an easier time with the language -- telling the story of their food, or knowing how to make obscure dishes sound sexy in menu descriptions." [NYTimes] S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Joins CNN to Host New Weekend Program

    Anthony Bourdain is moving over to CNN from the Travel Channel to be the host of a new weekend program that will expand the network's coverage on food and travel. Bourdain will still be managed by Zero Point Zero Production, who has been working with Bourdain for over a decade. According to a CNN ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Winners of the James Beard Foundation's Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards

    The winners of the James Beard Foundation's media awards were announced last night (the glitzy chef awards will be presented tonight and you can follow along here, if you like). Congratulations to all of the winners!

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    This Fall, Anthony Bourdain Will Get a Second Travel Series, 24-Hour Layovers

    Yep, he's one shady motherfucker.​The Travel Channel just can't get itself enough of Anthony Bourdain.

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2011


    Urban merpeople, rejoice!

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Hamburger America's George Motz: Did You Know White Castle Was Once a Burger Pioneer?

    photo courtesy of George MotzGeorge Motz and friends.​Yesterday, we talked to Hamburger America author and all-around burger expert George Motz about -- what else? -- hamburgers. Today, he reveals what he likes to eat when there is no burger in sight and blows our mind with White Castle's hand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Q&A: Diplo On The Joys Of Dancehall, Kanye West, Social Work, Owning A Label, And Twitter

    "For me, Twitter is like my diary. I hope someone saves it so I don't have to write it all again when I'm 75." ​Where do we even start with someone like Diplo? Wes Pentz is a DJ at his core, but he's also a producer (having worked with Lil Jon, Kanye West, and most notoriously M.I.A.), the fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain Sees His Future in Paula Deen's Bunions

    The horror.​"Then if things weren't bad enough, if I didn't already realize it was Sandra's world and Rachael's world, they bought my network.What does this mean? I guess it means that if Paula Deen wants her bunions pumiced at 2 o'clock in the morning, I'm going to get right over there. Let m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Cleopatra's Tomb Discovered: A Photo Montage

    There are no words to describe the majesty of this history-drenched totem pole by Beauregard Houston-Montgomery. It's all very Luxor Hotel meets Pirates of the Caribbean as directed by Joseph Mankiewicz for Discovery Travel Channel. And it's tomb much.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    James Beard Media Award Winners Announced

    Cookbook of the Year​The James Beard media and cookbook awards were announced last night at a Kelly Choi- and Andrew Zimmern-hosted event at Espace. Cookbook of the Year went to Colman Andrews' The Country Cooking of Ireland, and the other winners were as follows:

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Food Wars Is Hosting a Katz's-Second Avenue Deli Smack-Down

    klwatts/flickrKatz's pastrami warrior.​ Because old rivalries will never really die so long as there's someone with a camera to keep them alive, Food Wars, the Travel Channel show that's given voice to squabbling eaters across the country, is descending upon Katz's and the Second Avenue Deli o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Foods Go High Fiber; Taco Bell Gets a First Meal

    ​In a response to consumer demand for more nutritious foods, food companies are putting out fiber-rich products once again. Danone, Kellogg, and General Mills are among those that have added extra fiber to some of their product lines. [Wall Street Journal] Food equals ratings on networks like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Watch Chantal on the Travel Channel Tonight!

    Our very own Chantal Martineau will be on your teevee tonight! She's one of five stars of the Travel Channel's Confessions of a Travel Writer, which airs tonight at 9pm, just before the new No Reservations. Tonight's episode finds Chantal in Chile, talking about wine. We think you ought to watch it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    Congratulations, you've made it to Friday afternoon and it's all downhill from here. Here's what we got up to this week: We got the Early Word on two new pizza joints: One from an Italian rapper-turned-pizza-maker and Anselmo's in Red Hook, which is turning out some fine, affordable coal-oven-fired ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Seven Reasons Why I Hate Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

    Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern airs on the Travel Channel. I hate it. Here's why. 1. Zimmern chews with his mouth open. 2. Zimmern insists on dressing in brightly hued shorts and polo shirts, clothes that scream "stereotypical American tourist!" so loudly that not even real, live, stereotypi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Possibly 4th Street 27: Trail of Dead

    Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run intermittently here at Sound of the City. Trail of Dead headlines the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, February 27 [tix] and Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    To Watch Tonight: Disappearing Manhattan With Anthony Bourdain

    photo courtesy of Travel ChannelOn No Reservations tonight (Travel Channel, 10 pm ET), Anthony Bourdain focuses on  "Disappearing Manhattan" and New York institutions. On his blog, he makes mention of Katz's Deli, Keen's, Russ & Daughters, Manganaro's Grosseria,  Hop Kee, Le Veau D'Or, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Anthony Boudrain Delectates Sophie's; Is It Cursed Now?

    Those of us who've spent one or more loud, dim, dollar-Double-Dark stained nights in Sophie's Bar on East 5th Street may be surprised to learn that celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain filmed an episode of his "No Reservations" show at the decidedly downscale joint this past weekend. EV Grieve reports th ... More >>

  • Screens

    July 12, 2005