World traveler and chef Anthony Bourdain has been one of my favorite TV stars of the last few years. His shows like No Reservations on the Travel channel and current hit Parts Unknown on CNN are usually on at my house when I turn on the TV. However, it appears that his next venture is one that will surely shake up New York City. According to NY Eater:
From Anthony Bourdain:
I am indeed working on this project—carefully assembling a dream list of chefs, operators, street food and hawker legends from around the world—in hopes of bringing them together in one New York City space. As the greatest city in the world, I’ve long felt that we should have the kind of delicious, diverse food centers that Singapore ( for instance) enjoys. And, in fact, it is my hope that an important component of this project will be representatives of Straits hawker masters. My likes are pretty well known: dai pai dong in Hong Kong, Boqueria in Spain, hawker centers in Singapore, street tostadas in Ensenada. To the extent that I can help bring those things home to New York, along with a truly interesting collection of home grown innovators, I will be very, very pleased. If nothing else, I hope to soon be able to enjoy a really good Chicken Rice in NYC.