Why not order an alcapuria?  Photo: Hugh Merwin via Chris Crowley's article, 'What To Order at 188 Cuchifritos' at Grubstreet
Why not order an alcapuria?
Photo: Hugh Merwin via Chris Crowley’s article, ‘What To Order at 188 Cuchifritos’ at Grubstreet

So finally we got to see The Bronx on CNN for Anthony Bourdain’s popular Parts Unknown series.  The show focused on some expected cultures and cuisines and lacked in others that represents the borough.  Overall, based on twitter feedback and social media, many folks liked the show but others absolutely hated the portrayal of our Bronx in the episode. Personally, I loved the episode despite its flaws and it was a fun journey to parts KNOWN to this and many other Bronxites.

Watching our legendary Bronx Borough historian, Lloyd Ultan, aka the Professor, wax nostalgic about the birth of hip hop and various other Bronx Facts was a delight as well as watching our culinary ambassador, Baron Ambrosia join forces with Bourdain.

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We would love to know what YOU thought of the show which aired last night.  Did you enjoy it? Did you cringe? Did you feel nostalgic and wanting to come back home if you now live elsewhere?  Tell us your thoughts, don’t hold back, we really want to know.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in the places that were featured in last night’s Parts Unknown The Bronx episode, check out Helen Cho’s list (she’s described as Anthony Bourdain’s consigliere and works behind the scenes with him and on social media).

Also, Chris Crowley lets us know what to order from 188 Cuchifritos that Bourdain and Baron Ambrosia chowed down at in the beginning of the episode.

If you want to learn more about the event where Baron Ambrosia was introduced at the party where Anthony Bourdain said, “…and he throws parties where he serves creatures that would make Andrew Zimmern turn gray and slump unconscious on the floor…”, just go here: Insects & Small Game On The Menu Make For A Big, Unforgettable Experience in The Bronx.

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