Anthony Bourdain spotted in Ballard

bourdainFirst, there was Rachael Ray at Volterra. Now My Ballard reader Heather sent us this email about another celebrity chef sighting:

“Anthony Bourdain was in a cream-colored Mini convertible with another gentleman parked outside La Carta de Oaxaca at around 3 p.m. today. He posed for a photo with some girls inside who ran outside to see him, then got back in the car and drove away. He was sitting outside for a bit, according to the girls, but no one was sure if he was eating lunch.”

The Travel Channel host (“No Reservations”) and author (“Kitchen Confidential”) is appearing tonight (Saturday) at the Paramount with Mario Batali, the “bad boys of cuisine.”

20 comments on “Anthony Bourdain spotted in Ballard”

  1. If he's in Ballard we ARE screwed. As if not enough have already flocked to a place only made fun of everywhere for years. Here a yuppy there a yuppy everywhere a yuppy. Gee, this wouldn't explain why everything costs what it does would it folks? Ballard was recently rated by somebody “a place to be” or such. Great. And still nuthin but nuthin has been done to accomodate us all by upgrading signals with actual turn arrow lanes anywhere????????? WTF is that? Has anybody taken a look at Market St. lately? Or driven it? Ignorance is an expensive commodity. Although, it IS an election year. Maybe hizzoner will do this to trump others?

  2. should I also write a comment that has nothing to do with this story?

    I'm sure he didn't feel like waiting for a place to sit at La Carta. or that giant photograph inside scared him as it does my children.

  3. Um – please make your post in the “Bitter old Ballard area” next time. Thanks!

    – (people who read blog posts about topics)

  4. + 1 to that. Some days it seems like this place should be called the Ballard Bitch & Moan, not MyBallard

  5. Dang! I was at Pike Place all day yesterday. I've been hoping to see him (and my fave Iron Chef, as well). Darn the luck!

  6. Anybody go see the “badboys?” Did Ant'ny use the word “goodness” thirty times? Was Mario Slovenly wearing shorts and Crocs? Badassssssssss.

  7. Bourdain, Men's Journal, New York Times. Hey, Norwegian, at this rate Ballard may become livable.

  8. +1 one again. if you don't like the crowd in ballard now you should probably move somewhere dull and lifeless…kent maybe?

  9. now that's not constructive. Ballard does kinda blow now but only because of the uncontrollable bitch that is change.

  10. I'd like to see AB try to anonymously have lunch at Salumi. No warning from anyone, especially from Mario to Gina, or the rest of the family! I bet Tony might have some difficulty with their seriously limited hours. But once there, he could wait in line like the rest of us, maybe with a friend or two (so they can taste/share various sandwiches), and see what he says.

    He'll be so in awe of their charcuterie, it won't matter how long he has to wait. AND, it will keep him away from my beloved Paseo!

  11. as far as i'm concerned – all the hot air generated by those two big fat blowhards explain the heat wave we've been having!!!

  12. I'm guessing the Norwegian is more like the too cool hipster who wants to trash anything that gets exposure. But I agree, go whine somewhere else.

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