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Anthony Bourdain Returns to the Paramount This Summer

Cerebral f-bombs ahoy.

By Allecia Vermillion April 7, 2015

Bourdain in Vietnam for Parts Unknown. Photo via cnn.com.

These days, Anthony Bourdain walks an improbable line between bad boy and elder statesman. The former chef who began his public career with Kitchen Confidential has become a rather prolific author (his second graphic novel is due out this fall) and ubiquitous media presence. Yet he somehow retains his outsider cred, mostly because the guy can deliver trenchant observations punctuated with expletives so colorful they're almost elegant. His latest show, CNN's Parts Unknown tones down the kitchen patois, but delivers food-related musings against a backdrop of current events and cultural context.

Every so often, the chef-turned-author-turned-raconteur swings by Seattle, either to film an episode of travel TV or to pack the Paramount and hold forth on the glories of geoduck and why cupcakes suck. Now he's back, as part of his Close to the Bone tour. This time around Bourdain isn't promoting a specific book or TV show, just sharing rants and observations and recounting behind-the-scenes stuff from his various travels. His appearance at the Paramount will conclude with an open Q&A with the audience—you know that guy is game to answer some sharp questions.

The real question, though: Where will he eat while he's in town?

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 17 at 10am via stgpresents.org. Prices start around $50, though there's VIP action (meet and greet, photo op, etc.) to be had for $250.

Anthony Bourdain
July 27, 2015 at 7:30pm, The Paramount, $48.75-$68.75

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