i didn't really think i'd find myself writing about another episode of No Reservations, but here i am, writing about the New Orleans episode i just watched.
Vancouver i wrote about because the episode really hit home for me. i thought it summed up nicely what Vancouver is and why i love it and miss it so much. this New Orleans, well, it was a real reminder. a real eye-opener.
that place, more than 2 years after Katrina, is still in shambles. every place Bourdain went to eat in this episode told another story of the tragedy, another story of the rebuilding and healing. it was a poignant episode of a show that i never really thought could be poignant.
i urge you all to see it. the scenery is unbelievable, the stories unheard of, and the anguish, pain, and suffering still all very much in the faces of everyone. i was almost brought to tears a few times during the show. powerful stuff.