Anthony Bourdain has reached an apex of worldwide recognition, revolving around his status as a master chef, pervasive television personality, and personification of pretty much everyone's dream life. But with all that culinary and cultural cache, the dude still has a voracious appetite for modestly priced, regional-chain, southern cuisine. Case in point: the kitchen icon's newfound love for Waffle House.
While discussing the upcoming season of his award-winning CNN docu-series Parts Unknown during a stint on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the eponymous host specifically called out Charleston, South Carolina (that's where Colbert grew up) -- resulting in Bourdain waxing poetic on the down-home charms of Waffle House -- a sentiment I whole-heartedly agree with. Apparently among Bourdain's numerous (and well documented) years of intoxicated revelry, he somehow never stumbled into the Mecca of post-drinking grub. Better late than never, I guess.