Where to celebrate “Bourdain Day” and remember the late, great Anthony Bourdain

Two spots will celebrated the beloved celebrity writer and chef.

In 2018, chefs, fans, food writers and food lovers mourned the death of Anthony Bourdain. Now, a day of life and remembrance has been established for 2019.

Longtime friends of Bourdain and world-renowned chefs José Andrés and Eric Ripert have dedicated Tuesday, June 25, which was Bourdain’s birthday, as “Bourdain Day.”

The two chefs started the hashtag #BourdainDay which has picked up steam in the days following.

Here in Tucson,  there are two options that we’re aware of to get out, eat delicious food, watch some of your favorite “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” episodes, and celebrate his life with others around the city.

The beloved chef once said, “you learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together,” and the Tucson community can do just that.

“Bourdain Day” Potluck at Cafe Passe 

6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Cafe Passe on Fourth Avenue in Tucson (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Cafe Passe on Fourth Avenue in Tucson (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Cafe Passe is throwing a potluck buffet to celebrate Bourdain and his practice of meeting new people and learning their culture. You’re welcome to bring a dish or nothing at all — everyone’s welcome.

It’s going to be free to eat and there’s also going to be Happy Hour prices throughout the evening.

For more information, check out Cafe Passe’s Facebook event page. 

Food Special at Ten55 Brewery & Sausage House

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Anthony Bourdain mural at the patio at Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Anthony Bourdain mural at the patio at Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Ten55 is paying tribute with a food special inspired by one of Bourdain’s favorite dishes, and $1 off all specials will be donated to NAMI of Southern Arizona (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

In addition, they’ll be streaming episodes of Bourdain’s television series on the in-house screens.

For more information, visit Ten55 Brewery’s Facebook event page.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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