Anthony Bourdain's Detroit -- 'One Of The Most Awesome' U.S. Cities

November 05, 2013, 7:25 AM


Here’s No. 1: Our most-read article this year is this Nov. 5 coverage. See the rest of the Top 10 list at the end.

The popular CNN show, "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown" has sampled the cuisine in Tangier, Congo, Sicily and Libya, among other places. In his Season 2 finale Sunday, Bourdain does Detroit.

He embraces the city, to put it mildly.

On the trailer, he tells viewers, "You should come here.

"You should come here for good reasons. You should come here to see what went wrong. This is a truly magnificent place. This is where everything good in America comes from . . ."

Anthony Bourdain explores the Packard Plant with Al Hill, who lives there.

And he appears to have a little help from Charlie LeDuff, the Fox 2 reporter, who accompanied Bourdain to a pop-up restaurant of sorts called Greedy Greg's.

Bourdain loves the greens and mac n' cheese, and he calls the outdoor joint "an example of Detroit-style entrepreneurship."

This is what CNN says about the show: 

Bourdain steps into the lives of Detroit natives and sees the glory days of the past at the famed Packard Plant, the current state of the city's urban decay, and the promise of the future in the citizens who are rebuilding their communities.

The show airs Sunday at 9 p.m. Click on the link below to see three trailers -- the Greedy Greg's segment, a home-cooked Salvadoran family meal and a visit with Packard Plant squatter Al Hill.

Top 10 Countdown so far

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9. Dan Gilbert’s Graffiti_’Degenerates’ Identified_as_Grosse_Pointe_Teens, July 1

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7. Detroiters_Reach_Back_to_Say_on_Social_Media: ‘I’m_So_Detroit I . . .’, July 17

6. ’Topless_Prophet’ Is_the_Latest_Ddetroit_TV Series, Oct. 9  

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3. In a Bathrobe, Charlie_LeDuff_Moves_in_on_Detroit_Squatter, Nov. 6

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