Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Season 3 Episode 6

Los Angeles

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 05, 2007 on Travel Channel

Episode Recap

Anthony starts his journey at a local car lot to rent a classic American car. From the car lot Tony meets up with Jerry Stahl a famous writer. The two go to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles and taste classic L.A. soul food and discuss their rocky roads to success. Next Anthony meets the Derby Dolls a collection of all female roller derby teams. After watching a few games Tony and a team of the derby rollers eat at Phillipe's a famous French Dip specialty sub shop. Next Tony finds a group of traditional Mexican mariachi singers and heads to Birrieria for a classic meal of roasted goat. The name of the restaurant comes from the traditional dish of the same name. Next Anthony goes to the small Thai district of L.A. and meets with the noodle whore. Dillon aka the noodle whore is a blogger who showcases the best and worst Asian cuisine in the city. After eating Anthony meets the Hawthorne S.W.A.T. team a group of highly trained police officers. Anthony tries the training run, a mock shootout, and gets shot with a taser. Next Anthony goes on a night time ride along with two officers of the gang unit. Anthony and the officers end the night by eating at Acosta Tacos and enjoy street food style cooking. In the final segment of the show Anthony meets up with his old childhood friend Sam. They discuss his rocky drug addled past and his road to redemption with a new career.