So lemme tell my little Bourdain story, the least of all the Bourdain stories, anyway.

I only saw him once. It was five years or so ago, some sort of fundraiser, a good-guy fundraiser, and Bourdain was the guest of honor. It was the kind of deal where all these chefs make some little bite or slider and you the supporters pay a chunk of change to walk around and graze, wash everything down with plastic glasses of wine or pre-made cocktails. A raffle, someone says nice words about Bourdain, Bourdain says nice words about the charity, then have some…

Brent Cox

Writer still living in Brooklyn, sorry Brooklyn! The Awl, The Toast, et al.

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