Anthony Bourdain will be in the San Francisco Bay Area for one day only ― tomorrow. Leave your bags of weed and coke at home, please. The best way to catch sight of him? In the morning, at Book Passage in the Ferry Building. The event starts at 10 a.m. but it's a safe bet you'll need to arrive as much as one to two hours earlier to secure a spot in line. Wherever the man goes, eager masses show up.
Bourdain will be signing copies of Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook (Ecco, $26.99). In the book, he takes aim at St. Alice Waters: “However quaint the concept, homeland security is still about keeping suicidal mass murderers from flying planes into our fucking buildings. And organic school lunches might be more important to you than crime in the streets in Berkeley ― but in the underfunded school systems of West Baltimore, I suspect, they feel differently. A healthy lunch is all fine and good ― but no use at all to Little Timmy if he gets shot to death on the way to school.” Ouch.