9 of Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Restaurants in Philadelphia

Anthony Bourdain liked Philly; he liked our lack of pretense and serious food obsessions. Here are nine of the Philly places he visited and particularly likes.

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This March 13, 2016, file photo shows Anthony Bourdain in Austin, Texas.
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Donkey's Place is across the Delaware river in Camden, but Bourdain -- ever the provocateur -- cited it as the best place in the region to get a cheesesteak in an episode of his CNN show, "Parts Unknown."
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Bourdain has praised other Philly sandwiches. During his stay for The Travel Channel's "The Layover," Bourdain raved about the restaurant's titular roast pork.
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Bourdain considered Cafe Soho a necessary trip for fried chicken lovers visiting Philly.
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Bourdain famously suggested the Rocky Statue be replaced with a tribute to Joe Frazier while enjoying the soul food at Chef Ken's Cafe.
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The American Sardine Bar's sardine sandwich was another one of Bourdain's favorite cheesesteak alternatives.
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During one of his trips, Bourdain visited Zahav, Philadelphia's award-winning modern Israeli restaurant. He later met up with Zahav's Mike Solomonov, for hangover-cure breakfast at Pho 75.
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During his first trip to Philly in 2012, Bourdain ordered Paesano's whole menu and recommended the crispy liver sandwich to guests.
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DiBruno Brothers offered Bourdain an education in amazing cheese and allowed him to sample Stichelton, a rare, unpasteurized version of Stilton blue cheese.
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For drinks, Bourdain visited Stateside, where he enjoyed a few lowballs of Pappy Van Winkle 20.
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