Geisha boys. An Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, and Laurent Gras triple-decker beef-daddy sandwich. In the private tatami room at L20. Do Tony and Eric look a little wasted? They are completely. I had to drive back to the hotel.
Come and get it. I got your food porn right here.
L20's bread service. From left to right, from top to flaky and buttery bottom. Plump whole wheat loaves. Sultry anchovy brioche. Coarse pain de Campagne. Firm demi-baguettes. Tender pain au lait. Smoky bacon-mustard epi.
Ramova Grill's saucy and spiced chili omelet. Meaty ham omelet. Golden-fried hash browns. Double toast. Freshly-squeezed to your order orange juice.
Fat Johnnie's MILF. The Mother-in-Law [F*%!]. Soft tamale. Nestled in a steamed bun. Slathered with chili. Dressed like a raunchy Chicago red hot with mouth-tingling sport peppers.
Hot Doug's barely legal foie gras. Thick and juicy foie gras and Sauternes duck sausage. Slick truffle mustard. Triple slabs of foie gras au torchon.
Hot Doug's dominatrix duck fat fries. You WILL only eat them Fridays and Saturdays.
Thank you all so much for watching the No Reservations Chicago episode last week - and the repeats today. Tonight Tony's running a very special XXX hardcore food porn only episode. For more food porn, check out Tony's personal Chicago photo journal and more of Diane's from-behind-the-scenes money shots in Chicago. (I should note that while those are Diane's photos, she did not write the goofy captions.)
Congratulations to Eric on his new PBS series Avec Eric premiering this fall.