Anthony Bourdain will kick off his final season of No Reservations on the Travel Channel (he's heading to CNN) with an Austin-dedicated episode that chronicles his SXSW debauchery, airing September 3rd. Bourdain's tour guides? Guitarist Alejandro Escovedo and indie rockers Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian
s and the Golden Boys.
Here's the episode brief, which describes Austin as a "hipster hotspot."
The one-hour season opener starts in Austin, where Bourdain soaks in all that is good in this hipster hotspot during the 2012 SXSW Interactive, Film and Music Festival. Austin may be known for its weirdness year-round, but this event brings together the music, movies and mixed media of quirky indie fans from around the country. Tony is here to figure out what exactly makes this event so crazy, so beloved and so unique. With legendary guitarist Alejandro Escovedo, and bands like Sleigh Bells, Neon Indians and The Golden Boys as his culinary and auditory Austin guides, Tony tastes some hardcore eats including offal tacos, dove enchiladas, fried shrimp heads, pork belly, foie gras and goat neck. Tony enjoys every moment in the city – a great week of music, fantastic food and partying with a bunch of cool new rock star friends.Eater Austin tracked Bourdain's visit via this slideshow earlier in the year, but we'll have to wait until September to find out which spots made it to air.