Anthony Bourdain might occupy the high perch of acclaimed TV host and globetrotting author, but the man is really all about the simple pleasures: namely, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. If given opportunity, the Parts Unknown host will gladly camp out at the gristly, fried chicken slinger and take most of his meals by way of hearty thighs and macaroni & cheese.
In a new interview with People, the 61-year-old bon vivant said he thinks quite highly of the chain.
“To me, Popeyes is exotica,” he said. “I was eating noodles and roast goose and Chinese food for the past 10 days. So to be back and eat some Americana food, well, I will weep with gratitude at macaroni and cheese.”
When the magazine caught up with him, Bourdain had been eating every meal at a Popeyes in Lafayette, Louisiana -- the only outpost left in the country that still offers a buffet. His preferred meal for three days running? "Mac and cheese, spicy fried chicken, and biscuits and gravy with a fountain Dr. Pepper," per the magazine.