Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Season 4 Episode 5

New Orleans

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 04, 2008 on Travel Channel



  • Quotes

    • Tony: This is the part of the show where usually I sum up–some life-affirming blather about, well, what you just saw pretty much. But, I wasn't here for Katrina. It's not me that has to rebuild. I think the job is best left to Chris Rose.
      Chris: Dear America, I suppose we should introduce ourselves. We're South Louisiana. We might be staying around your town for awhile. You probably already know we talk funny and listen to strange music and eat things you'd probably hire an exterminator to get out of your yard. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large, and frankly we're suspicious of others who don't. We make jokes at inappropriate times. You probably heard that many of us stayed behind. As bad as it is, many of us can not fathom a life outside our border, out in that place we call elsewhere. When you meet us now and look into our eyes, you will see the saddest story ever told. But, don't pity us. We're gonna make it. We're resilient. And, one more thing, in our part of the country, we're used to having visitors. It's our way of life. So, when all this over and we move back home, we will repay to you the hospitality and generosity of spirit you offer us in this season of our despair. That is our promise, that is our faith.