Reservations a Must for No Reservations

Fans of Travel Channel's


know Anthony Bourdain as the gruff, no-holds-barred host whose persona is only solidified by his leathery face and raspy voice—the product of a former two-pack-a-day smoking habit. In May,

(12 North Eutaw Street, [410] 837-7400) brings the bad-boy chef to the stage with fellow culinary celebrity Eric Ripert for No Reservations: An Evening With Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert. According to the Hippodrome web site the show includes highlights and (in Bourdain's case) "lowlights" from the restaurant experiences of both men, as well as a Q&A session.

The event is one night only, May 22 at 8


Prices range from $29 to $250, the latter including a "Meet and Greet" with Bourdain and Ripert. Tickets $89 and up include access to what the theater is calling its Foodie Experience, which immediately follows the show and includes gourmet samples from top Baltimore restaurants including


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