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Bourdain with Tom Douglas at Walrus & the Carpenter
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A Map of Bourdain's Seattle 'Layover' Episode

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Bourdain with Tom Douglas at Walrus & the Carpenter
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Did you catch it? Anthony Bourdain's Seattle episode of The Layover aired on the Travel Channel last night, showcasing everything the Emerald city— which Bourdain says has "one of the best and most interesting food scenes in America"—has to offer, from Shorty's to The Walrus & the Carpenter, Paseo, Sun Liquor and Le Pichet. Below, in order of appearance, a handy guide of all 21 places Bourdain mentioned (he was seen visiting only 8 spots), along with his quotes on the restaurants. Also noteworthy: he stayed in the Beatles Suite at The Edgewater Hotel, botched the name of Canlis chef Jason Franey, puttered around town in an all-electric Tesla Model S, and sacrificed breakfast at Tilikum Place Cafe for a room-serviced bagel with smoked salmon and cream cheese.

If you missed the show, or even if you didn't, watch these featured clips—including an unseen, extended clip from Rob Roy where Bourdain makes it clear to restaurateur Matt Dillon that he is not a fan of Chartreuse.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie

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2010 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 436-0309
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"One of Tom Douglas's restaurants—a particularly good one—exactly the one I need right now," as he ordered a fried egg sandwich with avocado and Dungeness crab, which he referred to as "Seattle in an English muffin."

2. Nook

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4754 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 268-0154
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"Described as a temple of biscuit worship ... Better get there before noon."

3. Rainshadow Meats

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1531 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA
(206) 467-6328
Speaking of Melrose Market: "Food vendors like Rain Shadow Meats are fiercely dedicated to supporting high-quality local producers and you'd be well-advised—really—to go look around and eat some stuff."

4. The Calf & Kid (Artisan Cheese Shop)

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1531 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 467-5447
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"I don't care what kind of hippies made this stuff, or even if they're Dave Matthews fans, this stuff is great. I mean, really great!"

5. The Walrus and the Carpenter

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4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 395-9227
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"One of the very best places to explore the stunning variety of Pacific Northwest seafood."

6. Le Pichet

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1933 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 256-1499
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"If you're like me and have a real soft spot for a superb well-executed old-school French bistro, Le Pichet is one of the best in the country."

7. Salty's on Alki

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1936 Harbor Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 937-1600
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"(Seattle) is the birth place of Jimi Hendrix, by the way. They named a drink after him. I'm sure he would have been honored."

8. Canlis

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2576 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 283-3313
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"A stunningly beautiful example of non-ironic retro glamour. A kitchen with 60-some years of tradition that not only knows how to do a proper hunk of bleeding meat, but has taken on chef Jeff [sic] Franey—veteran of New York's extraordinary Eleven Madison Park."

9. Sitka and Spruce

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1531 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 324-0662
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"A forager's wet dream."

10. Quinn's Pub

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1001 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-7711
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"They do great (burgers). There's great local beers and the delightful wild boar sloppy joe, which is something they tell me you just gotta do."

11. Rob Roy

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2332 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 956-8423
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"Renee (Erickson) and Matt (Dillon) suggest Rob Roy after my epic meal." After Dillon convinces him to order Chartreuse: "I gotta tell you, this is challenging. It's so herbivacious."

12. The 5 Point Cafe

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415 Cedar St.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-9991
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"It's a dive bar that opens at six o'clock in the morning with breakfast happy hour from 6 to 9 am, which is pretty hard core."

13. Unicorn

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1118 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-6492
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"They have hipster-inspired drinks called Unicorn Jizz and My Little Pony. I don't know about you, but I'm not trying them anytime soon."

14. Tilikum Place Café

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407 Cedar St.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 282-4830
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"They have a famous Seattle breakfast called a Dutch Baby—a cross between a pancake and a souffle. It's crispy on the outside and dense and eggy on the inside."

15. Salumi

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309 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 621-8772
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"If you're going to wait in line for an hour and a half any place in this world, you'd want to do it at Salumi."

16. Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

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4225 Fremont Ave N, Seattle
WA, 98103
(206) 545-7440
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"The sandwich with the cult following is the Cuban Roast: slow-cooked pork shoulder piled onto a split baguette with aioli, cilantro, pickled jalapenos, caramelized onions and Romaine lettuce."

17. Rainier BBQ & Restaurant

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6400 Martin Luther King Way
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 760-1090
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"Probably the only place in Seattle where you can get alligator or rattlesnake. A shrine of Vietnamese home cooking."

18. Little Uncle

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1509 E Madison
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 329-1503
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"Locals flock here for curried fish fritters and Khao Soi curry noodles. Also popular is the gra poa moo: pork sauteed with gra poa basil, chilies and garlic with a fried egg and Jasmine rice."

19. Shorty's

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2222 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-5449
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"A legendary spot that draws all types of personalities, from professional cooks to hipster douchebags." Bourdain bolts shortly after a random dude asks him, "Is there any way you would hold, like, a knife to my throat?"

20. Sun Liquor

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607 Summit Ave E
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 860-1130
"The decor is tiki bar-slash-opium den. The bar makes its own gin and vodka, which goes nicely with fresh juice squeezed to order. And appropriately, they make a mean Mai Tai."

21. Canon

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928 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 552-9755
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"If you prefer brown liquor, then Canon is a must do. A self-proclaimed whiskey and bitters emporium, Canon stocks whiskey from all over the world."

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1. Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie

2010 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
"One of Tom Douglas's restaurants—a particularly good one—exactly the one I need right now," as he ordered a fried egg sandwich with avocado and Dungeness crab, which he referred to as "Seattle in an English muffin."
2010 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

2. Nook

4754 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
"Described as a temple of biscuit worship ... Better get there before noon."
4754 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

3. Rainshadow Meats

1531 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA
Speaking of Melrose Market: "Food vendors like Rain Shadow Meats are fiercely dedicated to supporting high-quality local producers and you'd be well-advised—really—to go look around and eat some stuff."
1531 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA

4. The Calf & Kid (Artisan Cheese Shop)

1531 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
"I don't care what kind of hippies made this stuff, or even if they're Dave Matthews fans, this stuff is great. I mean, really great!"
1531 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

5. The Walrus and the Carpenter

4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
"One of the very best places to explore the stunning variety of Pacific Northwest seafood."
4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

6. Le Pichet

1933 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
"If you're like me and have a real soft spot for a superb well-executed old-school French bistro, Le Pichet is one of the best in the country."
1933 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

7. Salty's on Alki

1936 Harbor Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126
"(Seattle) is the birth place of Jimi Hendrix, by the way. They named a drink after him. I'm sure he would have been honored."
1936 Harbor Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98126

8. Canlis

2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
"A stunningly beautiful example of non-ironic retro glamour. A kitchen with 60-some years of tradition that not only knows how to do a proper hunk of bleeding meat, but has taken on chef Jeff [sic] Franey—veteran of New York's extraordinary Eleven Madison Park."
2576 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

9. Sitka and Spruce

1531 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
"A forager's wet dream."
1531 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

10. Quinn's Pub

1001 E Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122
"They do great (burgers). There's great local beers and the delightful wild boar sloppy joe, which is something they tell me you just gotta do."
1001 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122

11. Rob Roy

2332 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
"Renee (Erickson) and Matt (Dillon) suggest Rob Roy after my epic meal." After Dillon convinces him to order Chartreuse: "I gotta tell you, this is challenging. It's so herbivacious."
2332 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

12. The 5 Point Cafe

415 Cedar St., Seattle, WA 98121
"It's a dive bar that opens at six o'clock in the morning with breakfast happy hour from 6 to 9 am, which is pretty hard core."
415 Cedar St.
Seattle, WA 98121

13. Unicorn

1118 E Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122
"They have hipster-inspired drinks called Unicorn Jizz and My Little Pony. I don't know about you, but I'm not trying them anytime soon."
1118 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122

14. Tilikum Place Café

407 Cedar St., Seattle, WA 98121
"They have a famous Seattle breakfast called a Dutch Baby—a cross between a pancake and a souffle. It's crispy on the outside and dense and eggy on the inside."
407 Cedar St.
Seattle, WA 98121

15. Salumi

309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
"If you're going to wait in line for an hour and a half any place in this world, you'd want to do it at Salumi."
309 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

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16. Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

4225 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98103
"The sandwich with the cult following is the Cuban Roast: slow-cooked pork shoulder piled onto a split baguette with aioli, cilantro, pickled jalapenos, caramelized onions and Romaine lettuce."
4225 Fremont Ave N, Seattle
WA, 98103

17. Rainier BBQ & Restaurant

6400 Martin Luther King Way, Seattle, WA 98118
"Probably the only place in Seattle where you can get alligator or rattlesnake. A shrine of Vietnamese home cooking."
6400 Martin Luther King Way
Seattle, WA 98118

18. Little Uncle

1509 E Madison, Seattle, WA 98122
"Locals flock here for curried fish fritters and Khao Soi curry noodles. Also popular is the gra poa moo: pork sauteed with gra poa basil, chilies and garlic with a fried egg and Jasmine rice."
1509 E Madison
Seattle, WA 98122

19. Shorty's

2222 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
"A legendary spot that draws all types of personalities, from professional cooks to hipster douchebags." Bourdain bolts shortly after a random dude asks him, "Is there any way you would hold, like, a knife to my throat?"
2222 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

20. Sun Liquor

607 Summit Ave E, Seattle, WA 98101
"The decor is tiki bar-slash-opium den. The bar makes its own gin and vodka, which goes nicely with fresh juice squeezed to order. And appropriately, they make a mean Mai Tai."
607 Summit Ave E
Seattle, WA 98101

21. Canon

928 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
"If you prefer brown liquor, then Canon is a must do. A self-proclaimed whiskey and bitters emporium, Canon stocks whiskey from all over the world."
928 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

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