Anthony Bourdain making his way through Philly

Anthony Bourdain (left) digs in under the eye of Peter McAndrews at Paesano's. (Via Paesano's)
Anthony Bourdain (left) digs in under the eye of Peter McAndrews at Paesano's. (Via Paesano's)
Posted: July 25, 2012

Acclaimed chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain stormed through Philly Tuesday.

Bourdain is in the city shooting an episode of his Travel Channel show "The Layover," which profiles what somebody can do in a city in 24 to 48 hours.

Around noon Tuesday, Bourdain and his crew took a trip down 9th Street near Christian in Bella Vista and stopped in DiBruno Bros. to try a few things.

"The perfectly ripe and ready raw milk Stichelton cheese at @DiBrunoBros was a major score," Bourdain Tweeted.

Adam Balkovic, who works at DiBruno Bros., said that its owner Emilio Mignucci, took Bourdain around the Italian Market before he headed to the sandwich shop Paesano's. At Paesano's, Bourdain dug into sandwiches with owner Peter McAndrews: the Liveracce (crunchy fried chicken livers, sliced sopressata, sautéed onions, Bibb lettuce, and roasted tomatoes), Gustaio (lamb sausage, sun-dried cherries, fennel and peppers), Arista (pork with broccoli rabe), Paesano (brisket).

Nathan Baynes of Paesano's said the Liveracce was Bourdain's favorite and that he was "impressed by his candor" toward others as people clamored to get photos with him. Bourdain also hit up the Mutter Museum (its website announced the Bourdain declared that it has "the best gift shop ever"), and made his way to the Barnes Museum, the Barnes Foundation said in a Tweet.

He wrapped up his evening with dinner at Amis, on 13th Street near Pine, owned by Marc Vetri, followed by drinks with McAndrews and Han Dynasty owner Han Chiang at the watering hole Dirty Frank's.

The episode's date has not been set.

Contact Sean Carlin at 215-854-2148, carlins@phillynews.com or on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.

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