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MSP...Tony Bourdain @ Solera or Triple Rock???[Moved from Midwest Board]

Any fellow Chowhounds going to the Anthony Bourdain event @ Solera tonight or @ The Triple Rock tomorrow night??? I'll be @ Solera...hope to see you there.

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  1. What's the event? Can you provide some more detials?

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      1. re: g rote

        We'll expect a full report then. Also see if you can get him to say something funny about Andrew Zimmern. Like, "You won't believe the job I talked this guy into. He flies around the world and eats bugs!"

        1. re: mnitchals

          First question of the night from the audience: Is Andrew Zimmern a dork?

    1. I'll be there with the bf. Very excited. I believe he was at the Triple last night.

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      1. re: NordeastB

        Wish I would have known about it sooner - it looks like it's sold out. How much were the tickets?

      2. Bourdain is on MPR right now (10am) and they just said he'll be at MOA at 5 tonight. I heard him last night on 107.1 (I think...) and it was so painful. Those extreme Minnesota accent women clearly had no idea who he was and had only read snippets of his books.

        I believe the tickets to Solera were around $75 and they sold out quite a while ago.

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        1. re: katebauer

          Kate did you listen to the whole interview? i think that kerri miller totally doesn't *get* anything that bourdain has ever written about & seemed uncomfortable and unprepared for the interview. oh well.

          1. re: soupkitten

            I did listen the whole time. I definitely thought she was more prepared than the interviewers last night, but I did find it very odd that she kept focusing on his time as a chef at Les Halles, considering how much he's done in the past few years. Perhaps that's because the book he's promoting really focuses on that time. I think he must have so many insights about international travel, I find it sad that people tend to focus on all the "weird" stuff he eats (I hate Zimmern's show for that reason, while I get that Andrew actually likes the bizare foods he eats, the premise of the show does nothing to promote understanding and acceptance of different cultures)

        2. I'm going to Solera tonight. You can find some notes about the Triple Rock visit last night over on the Media board.

          1. He was at the Triple Rock last night (Monday.) http://www.chowhound.com/topics/462622 Is he going to be there again on Weds or do you have your wires crossed?

            Dara introduced him. Then he gave a canned speech for about 10-15 minutes. Then he took questions from the audience--Q&A lasted for a good 45 mins, after which, he took a brief break and was going to come back and sign books (I left, so, I don't know how the book signing went, but they said he'd stay until every last book was signed.)

            Very entertaining evening, I thought, and a good value at "free".

            ~TDQ

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            1. re: The Dairy Queen

              ? Yes, I said he was at the Triple Rock last night and would be at Solera tonight. Am looking, but don't see any crossed wires.

              Edited: Ah, I see. The original posting had the crossed wires.