The Layover

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.3  (1,614)

The Layover is hosted by restaurant critic and travel expert, Anthony Bourdain. Using a one-hour format to showcase some interesting dining and lodging experiences in cities around the world, Anthony Bourdain delivers quick wit and insightful comments as he explores each city's out of the way hotels and restaurants. Bourdain prefers to stay at boutique hotels around the globe and introduces the viewer to sights and excursions located off the beaten track that few tourists have ever seen. Each episode of The Layover commences with Bourdain arriving in a world famous destination and then he's turned loose on the streets to cram in as many unusual experiences as possible within his twenty-four hour layover period. The Layover with Anthony Bourdain is about finding unique experiences in major cities as Bourdain budgets his time to make the most of his full day abroad. Segments include quaint walking tours, casual banter at sidewalk cafes, and visits to trendy underground nightclubs that are often skipped over by the traditional traveler. Pumped up on adrenaline and loads of caffeine, Anthony Bourdain hits the trail to global hot spots that offer intriguing destinations by day and interesting after hour activities. Whether Bourdain meets with old friends abroad or makes new friends on a European street scene, his travel commentary is sharp, funny and always entertaining. Some of the in-depth topics discussed by Bourdain and his travel companions include wine tasting, critiquing multi-cultural menus, and visiting budget-friendly city hangouts enjoyed by the locals. The Layover ran for two seasons with in-depth travel coverage from North and South America, Asia, and Europe. Season one highlights include visits to Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, San Francisco, Rome, Singapore, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and London. The Layover season two takes viewers to specialty locations in Toronto, Philadelphia, Dublin, Chicago, Sao Paulo, and Paris.

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Seasons
Seattle
10. Seattle
February 4, 2013
The second season comes to a close in Seattle where Anthony visits an artisan-cheese shop. Later, he gets an aerial view of the city from a seaplane, and then explores the city's underbelly.
New Orleans
9. New Orleans
January 28, 2013
In the town of excess, New Orleans, Tony indulges in fresh crab & shrimp, drinks Sazerac with Davis Rogan a Treme inspired character, hits the Kingpin & tops off with tacos from one of the nations top 20 foods trucks.
Taipei
8. Taipei
January 21, 2013
Tony visits Taipei, Taiwan, and explores one of the largest skyscrapers in the world, as well as a museum that has a piece of jade carved into the shape of pork on display.
Atlanta
7. Atlanta
January 14, 2013
Tony visits Atlanta in a muscle car, and stops to shoot guns with Empire State South executive chef Ryan Smith. He also visits the city's oldest strip club and eats a burger at Holeman & Finch Public House.
Dublin
6. Dublin
January 7, 2013
Anthony spends a day and a half in Ireland and samples sweetbreads, pork stew and lamb.
Toronto
5. Toronto
December 17, 2012
Culinary discoveries in Toronto include Mexican takeout, hand-cut fries with cheese curds, and a sandwich made with peameal bacon.
Sao Paulo
4. Sao Paulo
December 10, 2012
In Sao Paulo, Anthony Bourdain sleeps in an eccentric boat-shaped hotel, dines with friends at Alex Atala's famous D.O.M. restaurant, checks out the street graffiti with celebrated artist Speto and has nose-to-tail food at Mocoto.
Philadelphia
3. Philadelphia
December 3, 2012
Tony takes a cheesesteak-free tour of Philadelphia, and instead samples chef Marc Vetri's modern take on Israeli cuisine. Later, he hangs at the neighborhood bar Dirty Frank's, and follows in the Founding Fathers' footsteps.
Paris
2. Paris
November 26, 2012
Tony enjoys his time in Paris by sipping coffee at Le Pure Café, ordering the shellfish tower at Le Dôme, observing the craft of making bread, and shopping for a duck press.
Chicago
1. Chicago
November 19, 2012
In the second season opener, Tony visits Chicago's diverse neighborhoods (and dive bars). Among the highlights: the International Museum of Surgical Science; and an informal poll of locals as to whether they really eat deep-dish pizza. Also: hot dogs, Polish sausages and Italian beef sandwiches are sampled.
Extra Miles: Los Angeles
100. Extra Miles: Los Angeles
July 24, 2014
Anthony Bourdain has less than two days to sample the best food that LA has to offer. He stays at one of Hollywood's most luxurious and legendary hotels, Chateau Marmont.
Extra Miles: Miami
101. Extra Miles: Miami
July 31, 2014
Honoring his love for Miami Vice, Tony takes in the South Beach Art Deco architecture scene and spots bikini clad roller bladers while cruising around in his red convertible.
Extra Miles: San Francisco
102. Extra Miles: San Francisco
August 7, 2014
Tony Bourdain is in San Francisco, a city known by vegan and vegetarian lovers alike. He discovers that San Francisco is actually a "bare-knuckled, 2-fisted drinking town," where you can get a great meal of raw juicy meat for under $20.
Extra Miles: Hong Kong
103. Extra Miles: Hong Kong
August 14, 2014
Tony has a 48 hour layover in the exciting city of Hong Kong.
Extra Miles: Philadelphia
104. Extra Miles: Philadelphia
August 21, 2014
Tony has an extended visit to Philadelphia.
Extra Miles: Atlanta
105. Extra Miles: Atlanta
August 28, 2014
Tony has an extended visit to Atlanta.
Extra Miles: Toronto
106. Extra Miles: Toronto
September 25, 2014
Tony has an extended visit to Toronto.
Extra Miles: Sao Paolo
107. Extra Miles: Sao Paolo
October 2, 2014
Tony has an extended visit to Sao Paolo.
Extra Miles: New York
108. Extra Miles: New York
October 16, 2014
Tony has an extended visit to New York.
Extra Miles: Dublin
109. Extra Miles: Dublin
October 23, 2014
Tony has an extended visit to Dublin.
Extra Miles: Taipei
110. Extra Miles: Taipei
October 30, 2014
Tony has an extended visit to Taipei.
Extra Miles: Chicago
111. Extra Miles: Chicago
November 13, 2014
Tony has an extended visit to Chicago.
Extra Miles: Paris
112. Extra Miles: Paris
November 20, 2014
Summary not available
Extra Miles: Montreal
113. Extra Miles: Montreal
November 27, 2014
Summary not available
The Layover
The Layover

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Description

The Layover is hosted by restaurant critic and travel expert, Anthony Bourdain. Using a one-hour format to showcase some interesting dining and lodging experiences in cities around the world, Anthony Bourdain delivers quick wit and insightful comments as he explores each city's out of the way hotels and restaurants.

Bourdain prefers to stay at boutique hotels around the globe and introduces the viewer to sights and excursions located off the beaten track that few tourists have ever seen. Each episode of The Layover commences with Bourdain arriving in a world famous destination and then he's turned loose on the streets to cram in as many unusual experiences as possible within his twenty-four hour layover period.

The Layover with Anthony Bourdain is about finding unique experiences in major cities as Bourdain budgets his time to make the most of his full day abroad. Segments include quaint walking tours, casual banter at sidewalk cafes, and visits to trendy underground nightclubs that are often skipped over by the traditional traveler.

Pumped up on adrenaline and loads of caffeine, Anthony Bourdain hits the trail to global hot spots that offer intriguing destinations by day and interesting after hour activities. Whether Bourdain meets with old friends abroad or makes new friends on a European street scene, his travel commentary is sharp, funny and always entertaining.

Some of the in-depth topics discussed by Bourdain and his travel companions include wine tasting, critiquing multi-cultural menus, and visiting budget-friendly city hangouts enjoyed by the locals.

The Layover ran for two seasons with in-depth travel coverage from North and South America, Asia, and Europe. Season one highlights include visits to Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, San Francisco, Rome, Singapore, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and London.

The Layover season two takes viewers to specialty locations in Toronto, Philadelphia, Dublin, Chicago, Sao Paulo, and Paris.

The Layover is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (34 episodes). The series first aired on November 21, 2011.

Where to Watch The Layover

The Layover is available for streaming on the Travel Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Layover on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 21, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (1,614)