Anthony Bourdain's Layover in Chicago Kicks-off Season 2 on the Travel Channel: Anthony Bourdain's career is mind-boogling and complex but to summarize, the former chef, author and television star has left the travel channel for greener pastures at CNN, while the newest episodes of his most recent hit show Layover are just beginning. So, at the same time he is blasting his old network on the way out the door, he is on his new network talking about his new show Parts Unknown, and indirectly publicizing the second season of the new season of the previous show.
To make this even more complicated the food network, travel channel et al, constantly reruns Bourdain's shows so unless you are very careful you might mistake an old Bourdain show for a new one or vice versa. I guess it doesn't matter. And it certainly doesn't matter to artist, writer, blogger, Old Town Ale House proprietor who recently finished his manuscript for a book length version of his blog “Geriatric Genius,” which will be published under Bourdain's imprint.
Bruce also stars in the first episode of the Second Season of Layover, filmed a couple of months ago at the OTAH and the Billy Goat Tavern on lower Wacker. See the show on the travel channel on Monday, November 19th.
You will want to read more about the star-crossed connection of Bourdain and Bruce Elliott—mentored by Roger Ebert--- check out Shaw Thoughts in the new issue of Shore magazine, page 14 and yes that's Mario Batali in Michigan on the cover or just go straight to the article by clicking here.
Theresa Carilli's Comedy Hit 'A Perfect Garden' Final Weekend: The show about an awkward last wish written by the playwright and professor will have two performances this weekend on Saturday night at 8 p.m. And Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. In the YJean Chambers theater at Purdue Calumet in the Student Union Building in the center of campus off 169th Street. Admission is a bargain, no matter what your status you won't pay much.
Five Events With 20+ Food Films, Including 5 World Premieres: Featured foods from chefs everywhere including Hoosier Mama Pie Co. The third Annual Chicago Food Film Festival, returns to Kendall College tonight through Saturday for the benefit of the Good Food Project. The Food Film Festival, where guests get to taste what they see on the Screen…sometimes right in their seats.For a full list of Official Film Selections, visit thefoodfilmfestival.com/films