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Anthony Bourdain and Fucked Up's Damian Abraham wrestle for the bill at Poutini's.
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And here's what Bourdain ate
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(l to r): chef Francisco Alejandri, Anthony Bourdain, sous-chef Anita Graciano
In fact, the erudite ex-chef is currently shooting in town, first stopping yesterday at Carousel Bakery in the St Lawrence Market just like Kim Cattrall and Fiddy Cent for a peameal bacon sandwich - insert inevitable Canadian bacon joke here - before heading off for a traipse through Chinatown and next-door Kensington. Followed by a film crew, of course.
"The producers first contacted me about a week ago," says Agave owner/chef Francisco Alejandri. "They said they had come up with a list of interesting places for him to visit and we were the first one he picked."
"He tried the aguachile cucumber salad, the green guacamole tostada, the beef tongue in mole sauce and the chicken pipian. He took the food to eat on the patio out back so I couldn't see if he liked it but my friends were sitting at the next table and they said that judging by his facial expressions and comments, he loved it! Afterwards, he told me that he had just been in Mexico and that our food was just as good as what he had there if not better."
As he left, Bourdain tweeted: "Agave y Aguacate in Kensington Market extraordinary!"
And again Bourdain hit the Twitter: "Thank you, titans of TORONTO, great band, good guys: Fucked Up. Musicians and gastronomes extraordinaire!"
If we had known Bourdain was such a fan of hardcore Toronto punk, we could have introduced him to a Bunchofuckingoofs.