The Layover

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Bourdain is back like never before with a high octane series that gives him just 24-48 hours to explore an unexpected destination. His itineraries, completely off the beaten track and all completed within a matter of hours, are mini-trips of a lifetime.

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Sneak Peek The Layover – Philadelphia

Tony goes beyond the cheesesteak in Philadelphia. He dines on modern Israeli food, throws back the citywide special and learns the real story behind the drinking and carousing of our Founding Fathers. Wednesday at 10pm ET/PT.

Sneak Peek The Layover – Toronto

Tony finds that there’s more to Toronto than what meets the eye. From nose-to-tail cuisine to authentic dim sum, Toronto has one of the most diverse food scenes in the world. Wednesday at 10pm ET/PT.

Sneak Peek The Layover – Chicago

Tony cruises around the Windy City, has a damn-good hot dog, has a drink with painter and blogger Bruce Cameron Elliott, and dines with Top Chef champion Stephanie Izard. Wednesday at 10pm ET/PT.

Sneak Peek The Layover – Seattle

Bourdain indulges in runny and smelly cheeses at Calf and Kid, checks out the aerial view of the city from a seaplane and gets a not-so-family-friendly tour of Seattle’s historical underbelly. Wednesday at 10pm ET/PT.

Sneak Peek The Layover – Taipei

The search for the pork of his dreams, gangster shrimp fishing, dinner in a bus, smoky night markets, and the second tallest building on earth, all find their way into Tony’s Layover in Taipei. Wednesday at 10pm ET/PT.

Sneak Peek Atlanta – The Layover

Anthony Bourdain heads to the “ATL” where he cruises around in a muscle car, shoots guns and experiences the famed 10 o’clock burger at Holeman & Finch. Wednesday at 10pm ET/PT.

Sneak Peek Dublin – The Layover

From sweetbreads and lamb to a home-cooked bowl of pork stew, Tony covers all of what Dublin does best in a few short hours. Wednesday at 10pm ET/PT.

Sneak Peek Paris – The Layover

A run in with a mime, a ginormous seafood tower, cheese plates galore, overflowing glasses of wine, and a duck torture device, all make their way into Tony’s Layover in the magical city of Paris. Wednesday at 10pm ET/PT.

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The Layover Petition

Sign the petition to get Anthony Bourdain to shoot season 2 of his T+E series The Layover in your city! In season 1 Anthony Bourdain visits Montreal as part of 10 worldwide destinations and if you want him to come to your town, we want to hear from you. Tell us why your city, restaurant, neighbourhood or local attraction is a “must see” stop on his season 2 tour.


These raw, unedited photos of Anthony Bourdain on set while shooting his newest series, The Layover, will give you a rare glimpse into TV’s hottest celebrity chef – not to mention the making of the show’s Premiere Season! Catch the exclusive Canadian Premiere on T+E on April 11 at 10PM ET


With Anthony Bourdain’s new series, The Layover, making its exclusive Canadian debut on T+E this Wednesday, April 11 at 10pm ET/PT, Travel+Escape Senior Editor Garine Tcholakian caught up with the man himself to get the scoop in this exclusive interview. What does Tony really think of Canada? What’s the secret to great travel experiences? And what’s it really like to be Anthony Bourdain? Really. It’s all right here.



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