Anthony Bourdain

On his long-running Travel Channel show No Reservations, celebuchef Anthony Bourdain drinks as often as he eats—and maybe more. In interviews, he's often said that his favorite cocktail is a good gin Negroni with an orange-slice garnish. But, this being the man who's gamely eaten an entire fresh-killed cobra and a raw seal's eyeball, he doesn't discriminate. From agave liquor in Mexico to soju in South Korea to Jager-and-Red Bull in Boston to Guinness in Dublin, he sucks it all down with relish. And he deserves the tipple, since the über-busy Bourdain is now host of two TV shows (No Reservations, plus his new air travel-focused The Layover, which premiered last fall). He appears tonight with his friend, the Michelin-starred chef Eric Ripert, on their Good Vs. Evil speaking tour to banter about their most interesting and scandalous foodie experiences. After a few Negronis, Bourdain may start spouting some of the juiciest Bourdainisms—comparing vegans to Hezbollah, explaining why fat people should pay more for plane tickets, or slamming butter queen Paula Deen. You know, the good stuff. I think we all know who the Evil one is here. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sat., Feb. 11, 8 p.m., 2012

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