We’re mapping and publishing our favorite #BourdainDay tributes below, with a few added thoughts and digital fistbumps. Watch José Andrés and Eric Ripert lead the call to celebration or read more about our thoughts on #BourdainDay. And please donate to the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at the Culinary Institute of America. We’ll be updating throughout the day, so check back to see in real time how the world is celebrating our friend and partner. —Matt, Alexa, and Nathan
Škopaljska Ulica 220, 53291, Novalja, Croatia
More #BourdainDay shenanigans, this time from Hotel Boškinac on the Island of Pag, yet another location that Tony visited for his show (their BourdainDay event was co-hosted by Chef Mate Janković, who was Tony’s guide back then). So, you know, živjeli!
New York, NY
7:30pm EST June 26 Sticking a cup into the waterfall of Tony tributes.
Bar La Plata
Carrer de la Mercè, 28, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
6:30pm EST June 26 Synchronized porróning at a special place in Barcelona.
Various Locations, USA
4:45pm EST June 26 The magic is in the hole.
Egg Salad Heaven
1:40pm EST June 26 A holy trinity: Japan, 7-Eleven, and egg salad sandwiches.
1:35pm EST June 26 Excellent porrón form here.
American Tattoo Studios
11614 Madison Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102, USA
1:15pm EST June 26 Choo-choo! A small price to pay for free train travel.
1:12pm EST June 26 Here’s to Spain and to boozy boomerangs.
Los Tres Monos
Av. Pres. Dr. Néstor Kirchner 1320, B1880EFN Berazategui, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1:10pm EST 26 June Just some really, really good-looking salmon.
9:23am EST June 26 A hella Basque toast to Bourdain—friend of the Basques.
1700 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
8:34am EST June 26 Rachel Y Carillo didn’t let a wildlife photography exhibit at DC’s Peruvian embassy stop her from toasting to Bourdain’s birthday. Come for the leopard photobomb, stay for the pisco sour.
La Cevicheria Cartegena
Calle Stuart por el hotel Santa Clara Calle 39 #7 14, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
7pm EST June 25: Love the jump, love the sentiment. As Maria says, Rest in Adventure Tony
4:07pm EST June 25 These moms have the right idea.
4:00pm EST June 25 Here’s to just booking the damn ticket. Nice message, made all the better with jamón.
3:48pm EST June 25 Yes, this looks just right.
Gabriel Kreuther Restaurant
41 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
3:42pm EST June 25 Dramatic, big ending to sweet bit of Alsace class from Chef Gabriel Kreuther.
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA
3:37pm EST June 25 Previously unreleased audio, animated by the 92Y. Very cool.
3:33pm EST June 25 We’ll be right over, Rex.
3:27pm EST June 25 Yes very nice but WHAT IS THAT ON THE PLATTER? The sous-vide head of one of his enemies? A mountain of aspic? A pile of Beyond Meat tartare? Part of us fears the twisted talents of the Johnson & Wales class of 2020.
3:05pm EST June 25: The rock’n’roll community, led by Tony’s close friend Josh Homme, weighs on the central question: what day is this?
2:30pm EST June 25: SLAP goes the bread! Strangely moved by this short and violent sandwich video.
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
2:15pm EST June 25: Post-gelato, pre-Duomo, Dr. Chloe offers up a powerful confession of faith (while wearing a rad t-shirt—is this the start of the official church canonization process)?
1:55pm EST June 25: Christiane! Christiane! Christiane!
The Rezaian home
1:30pm EST June 25: This is a perfect Jason Rezaian tribute to his friend and advocate Bourdain. It’s smart, warm, thoughtful, literary. Video presumably taken by his wife, the journalist Yeganeh Rezaian, who wrote so well about food, home and their imprisonment. Also, read Jason’s great WaPo piece today about celebrating #BourdainDay by Getting out and LIVING
La Cabra Brewing
642 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312
1:18pm EST June 25: A healthy nine-spot of drinking to Tony, all on one screen. Well played, brewers.
1:11 pm EST June 25: The Philippines are just going from strength to strength on #BourdainDay. Chef Sharwin Tee leads the toast here.
New Orleans, Lousiana
12:01pm EST June 25 A very New Orleans tribute.
11:30am EST June 25 Straight up beer bubble porn.
Mike’s kitchen somewhere
11:25am EST June 25 Dr. Pepper and leftover red sauce. No fucks included. Git some Mike!
11:19am EST June 25 Doing #BourdainDay right in Montreal.
600 Green Lane, Union, NJ 07083
11:05am EST June 25 They are a French-founded, New Jersey-based company that makes some of the finest foie around. Is there anything more Bourdain than that? Non. Watch this sweet little video from Tony’s charcuterie buddies.
10 N Livingston St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
10:51am EST June 25 Chef Tom Mills at Sujeo breaks it down, for a great cause.
10:48am EST June 25 Beriuni for the boss. Tony loved Iran, Iran loved him back, that’s how it oughtta be.
Shapowei Art Zone
60 Shapowei Road, Xiamen, China
10:39am EST June 25 “No, man, this most definitely does not suck.”
Fire Island Pines, NYGet Directions
10:33am EST June 25 Want to know what it takes to be the next Playboy Playmate? Let Geena Rocero show you how it’s done (hint: you have to cook Kamayan for 16 people in a bikini). Extra points for any man who puts on a bikini and tags us in a video of them doing the same.
10:23am EST June 25 Jody gets the assignment. Send the world videos of your toast. That’s what he did, and though it’s hard to see the bottle in this video, we would recognize a tall pour of Aguardiente Antiqueño anywhere on earth. Rumbeando!
10:08 EST June 25 Tony loved these Cuban cowboy shots from Rory. Good media made him happy.
CMK Culinary Lagos
39 Osolo Way, Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria
09:42am EST June 25 One for tomorrow in Lagos, Nigeria: CMK Culinary School is inviting fans, chefs, and aspiring chefs to get together and cook Tony’s recipes. Plus, it’s free.
Diamond Plaza Food Court
4th Parklands Road Nairobi KE, Nairobi, Kenya
09:27am EST June 25 R&K co-founder Nathan Thornburgh traveling in style on the back of an UberBoda, starting a long journey back to New York from Nairobi for #BourdainDay. Asante, Kenya.
09:16am EST June 25 Spotted in Brooklyn by joserbaez:
08:45am EST June 25 Some Bourdain-inspired ink. Looks like a Wusthof.
Anywhere in the World
08:37am EST June 25 A nice thought for those of us heading to a restaurant tonight to toast Tony (whether it’s to a Waffle House or a secret ortolan-devouring banquet).
Minneapolis-St Paul, MN
08:27am EST June 25 Some mesmerizing bubbling broth happening here in the Twin Cities, MN, where JuditheFoodie is making some sloooow Vietnamese pho—the dish that Tony said changed his life—to mark #BourdainDay. (This is when she added the meatballs.)
3259 E 95th St, Chicago, IL 60617, USA
07:34 EST June 25 Texas Monthly’s BBQ editor, Daniel Vaughn, marking #BourdainDay with smoked fish in Chicago.
07:26am EST June 25 Tony’s legacy, nicely summed up here by missjacksx with Shanghai’s skyline.
House of Lechon
Acacia St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
06:57am EST June 25 We know Tony would have felt very at home in a joint called House of Lechon, the location of this pork-celebrating tribute from Cebu, Philippines. As Tony said when he was about to dig in to the famous Cebu lechon, “There are few things I love more than pigs roasting over an open pit.”
06:42am EST June 25 Pretty much a perfect tribute to Tony here from Lerici, Italy: cacio e pepe, wine, and the coastline.
06:34am EST 25 June We want to party with this woman in Miami, who’s sinking a bottle of Stella to celebrate.
06:17am EST June 25 Denver-based haikuist @cleekmaker00 has this short (naturally) but perfectly formed tribute to Tony’s travels.
Roscioli Ristorante Salumeria
Via dei Giubbonari, 21/22, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
06:00am EST June 25 There are few places in the world Tony loved more than Rome, and few things he’d rather do than lose himself to the city’s more primal pleasures. In Pasta Pane Vino, the last book R&K published with Bourdain, he had this little snapshot to offer in the intro: “Careening through Rome, late at night in a taxi, half-swacked on negronis, listening to Mina, remains magic. To lay eyes on a bowl of Cacio e Pepe, a plate of trippa, agnolotti, urchins in season, porchetta… that’s some powerful shit.” One thing Tony never wanted to see in Rome was some hotshot chef fucking with his carbonara, so it’s only fitting that this guanciale-inflected tribute comes from Roscioli, a Roman institution serving one of the city’s finest carbonaras.
23 George St, St. John’s, NL A1C 1J2, Canada
01:00am EST June 25 Next level homage: the brass plaque at Christian’s Bar, where he was sorta hazed into Newfoundland society during a Parts Unknown episode. Cool behind-the-scenes video of that shoot turned up on Twitter today as well.
Moorea, French Polynesia
Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia
12:02am EST June 25 God is definitely in this picture somewhere. Either in the sky or the bottom of that drink #Moorea
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, Singapore
466 Crawford Ln, #01-12, Singapore 190466
9:36pm EST June 24 Karyn queues for the cause.
Brehon Hotel Kilarney
Poulnamuck, Muckross, Co. Kerry, Ireland
“Nelly, I love your face, Nelly!” Chef Chad Byrne and an enthusiastic camerawoman line the crew up and give a greeting from Ireland.
International Institute of Hotel Management Hyderabad
C9R6+2W Hyderabad, Telangana, India
And now a message from Hospitality Student Kamraan Sattar. Hyderabad’s International Institute of Hotel Management is going big on Tony’s birthday, someone’s gonna get fine-dined, and we are very into it.
Domaldova ul. 8, 21000, Split, Croatia
10:50pm EST June 24 Kat gets big points for posing a tall pour of Croatia’s iconic Ožujsko lager. And even more so for showing a quote from Tony printed on the Bokeria menu. There’s gotta be a thousand menus around the world with some quote or aside from him printed on them.
Mae Faek, Thailand
9:30pm EST June 24 It’s already #BourdainDay in Asia, in some of Tony’s favorite time zones, and there’s no better way to kick off the celebrations with this sweet little bilingual tribute from Tony’s friend and collaborator chef Andy Ricker. “I hope everybody out there uses this day as a celebration and a reflection.” We still love this interview journalist Danielle Renwick did with Andy about Tony’s legacy. An excellent writer, cook, and human, kicking off #BourdainDay right, and doing so despite a tremendous amount of ambient bird noise in the background.
Parlour Bar, St. Paul, MN
267 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
9:50pm EST June 24 Adding this to the honor for the sheer protein-porn of it all. Prepwork for the sisig tacos with quail eggs offered on #BourdainDay, from chef Jay Cachuela, who says Tony’s love of Filipino food made him more proud of his own cuisine.
Kad KoKoa Coffee Bar, Thailand
Soi Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra 17, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
9:53p EST June 24 No idea what exactly is happening here, but it involves Thai Chocolate and melting stuff and a shoutout to Uncle Tony. That’s good enough for us.
155 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
7:50pm EST June 24 Leave it to Eric Ripert’s highly professional team at Le Bernadin to get in the early running for best workplace ensemble Tony tribute, featuring front of house and kitchen staff alike in rousing Happy Birthdays. Favorite moment is definitely Le Bernadin’s talented Tirolian Aldo Sohm, voted best sommelier in the world in 2008, cheersing and chugging on w 51st Street. Zum wohl!
124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136, Singapore 150124
2:39p EST June 24. The men who first announced the #BourdainDay idea, Tony’s close confidants and co-conspirators Eric Ripert and José Andrés, are spending #BourdainDay together in Singapore. Good start to the pre-party: there was beer, there was crab. Adelante, friends!
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Berger Str. 1, 40213
Time unknown, June 24 Leave it to the German youth to get a jumpstart on the beer-drinking for #BourdainDay. Pints of the good stuff, the dark stuff, in Düsseldorf, where Tony sat and beered for the lone non-Cologne scene in his Parts Unknown Köln episode.
The French Laundry
6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
4pm EST June 24 Shout out to the light trespassing implied in this nice little Twitter video response to José. We hope you get into the French Laundry through the front door one day Christiana!
301 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
The north remembers! Chef Pope Belanger (yes, kind of a great double title) shares his tribute menu to Bourdain, to be served at Restaurant 301 in Duluth, MN. Thank you Chef, thank you Pope!
Writer Shirin Bhandari, a veteran of Roads & Kingdoms and Explore Parts Unknown, pays tribute from the Philippines. Great to see Pinoy love—when Roads & Kingdoms’ collaborator Kate Kunath shot with Tony in Manila a year and a half ago, he was mobbed by fans wherever he went. And anyone who has seen his shows from there knows that the feeling is, well, super-mutual.
33 Coin St, Lambeth,
London SE1 9NR, UK
Street artist Jerome Davenport’s Anthony Bourdain mural at Sticky Mango restaurant in London. There was a lot of love between London and Tony, though it does always make you think about Tony’s big affection for chef Marco Pierre White, who made his career in London. Solid duo, not least for the great 70’s hair legacies they both gave the world.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Really digging this tribute sketch from Salt Lake City-based artist Julie Fesko Penman. Not just because it’s good, but because it reminds us a bit of Tony’s sketch styles (though obviously at a professional level). If he ever got stuck in a recording session or anywhere he had to sit tight, he would either tap his fingers manically, or, if he had access to a pen and paper, would rip off these messy, great little doodle illustrations.
Header image by the great David Scott Holloway / CNN