Anthony Bourdain is returning to the Hippodrome on Nov. 17.
Bourdain, chef-at-large at New York's famed Brasserie Les Halles, is the author of bestsellers "Kitchen Confidential" and "Medium Raw" – blunt and sometimes shocking portraits of life in restaurant kitchens.
Bourdain launched the Hippodrome's annual Foodie Experience series back in May 2010, when he shared the theater's stage with his friend Eric Ripert. At that appearance, Bourdain made peace with the Baltimore audience, expressing regret for the disparaging comments made about Baltimore in "Kitchen: Confidential" (I was an "ignorant, pathetic junkie") and defending the Baltimore episode of "No Reservations," his show on the Travel Channel.
"They're personal essays," Bourdain said, "not fair and balanced reporting."
This time Bourdain is playing the Hippodrome as part of his Guts & Glory tour, and he'll be coming with what his publicists are saying will be "new, uncensored material and stories that are sure to make your ears burn!"
Tickets for the Nov. 17 ear-burning range from $45 to $60. General public tickets go on sale Friday at the Hippodrome Theatre box office and Ticketmaster (410-547-7328 and ticketmaster.com)