Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover: Season Two To Debut November 19; Take A Look At Some Of The Production Shots From His Trip To Philly

Like any traveler in Philadelphia, Bourdain got familiar with 30th Street Station during his 'layover' in the city this past July.
(Photo courtesy The Layover)

UPDATE: The Philadelphia episode of The Layover is set to air on Monday, December 3 at 9 p.m.

Remember when Travel Channel star Anthony Bourdain was in town shooting a Philadelphia episode for the upcoming second season of his show The Layover?

In just over a month, we’ll get to see those shots on the small screen, when The Layover debuts November 19 at 9 p.m.

The show profiles what a traveler can do in a city in 24 to 48 hours. The spotlighted cities in Season Two range from Paris to Taipei to Sao Paolo to Dublin. Pretty cool to see Philadelphia in the mix.

Bourdain and Shawn Moreland broke bread at Chef Ken's on Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy The Layover)

While Bourdain was here in Philadelphia, he stopped into a huge variety of restaurants, museums and other attractions, including the Barnes Foundation, Di Bruno Bros. and Paesano’s in the Italian Market, Mutter Museum, Paesano’s, Amis, Dirty Frank’s and more.

It’s anyone guess what actually ends up surviving the cutting room floor and making it into the show. Although, we do know that he “intend[s] to be the first food/travel show to do a cheesesteak-free Philly show.” So there’s that.

Take a sneak peek at some production shots of the Philadelphia episode of The Layover Season Two, above and below.

And bear in mind that Bourdain is set to narrate and executive produce a new show on PBS called Mind of a Chef featuring Chef David Chang, plus a Sunday primetime show on CNN starting in early 2013. So it’s possible that this season of The Layover could be its last.

The Layover: Season Two [Travel Channel]

Bourdain toured the brand new Barnes Foundation during his visit to Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy The Layover)
Emilio Mignucci of Di Bruno Bros. gave Tony a tour of the Italian Market in Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy The Layover)
Bourdain enjoyed some Pappy Van Winkle at Stateside in South Philly. (Photo courtesy The Layover)
Bourdain channeled an authentic tourist and broke out the city guide on the streets of Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy The Layover)

Previously: Anthony Bourdain’s Gastronomic Tour Of Philadelphia Enters Day Two; What ‘Must-Visit’ Spot Would You Take Bourdain Before He Leaves Philly?

Exciting News: Anthony Bourdain Is In Town Right Now Filming An Upcoming Philadelphia Episode Of His Show The Layover – Huzzah!


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  1. “he ‘intend[s] to be the first food/travel show to do a cheesesteak-free Philly show.’ ”

    This is a good man.

  2. What a charmed life for an old school “cool cat” it’s great to be Anthony Bourdain,! I love this guy!

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