Anthony Bourdain is officially giving Pittsburgh its time to shine.
Bourdain’s show, “Parts Unknown,” in which he uncovers regions that have been underrepresented or misunderstood (especially in a culinary and cultural sense), is officially filming in Pittsburgh. Not exactly a remote place like some of his other episodes, but perhaps misunderstood in terms of what it has to offer foodies.
Bourdain was spotted speaking with author Stewart O’Nan at O’Nan’s favorite Pittsburgh spot, The Squirrel Hill Cafe on Thursday.
They called us maybe a week ago and said they were going to come into the bar. We didn’t know for sure what was going on until yesterday,” the bar’s owner, Patty Oliviero, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Oliviero said that Bourdain “was trying to get into iconic Pittsburgh.” She is not aware of other places that will be featured on the show or when it will air.
Bourdain apparently ordered a “Cage Burger,” after the cafe’s nickname, “The Cage.” He and O’Nan were also drinking beer during their conversation.
“There were a lot of people there,” said Oliviero. “He signed autographs and took pictures with everyone. It was nice.”