"Bourdain Day": Dine, Drink & Discover to Honor the Late Chef Anthony Bourdain by Kevin Lynch

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"Bourdain Day": Dine, Drink & Discover to Honor the Late Chef Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain would have turned 62 on Monday, June 25. In an effort to honor his ethos, my buddy and I decided that on the 25th of every month, we’re going to seek out a unique, offbeat place to dine, drink and discover.

Unfortunately, our maiden gastronomic adventure was bumped from the 25th because our target eatery was closed on Monday. We did, however, kick it off June 27. We dined at Queen of Sheeba in West Palm Beach, Fla. It’s an authentic Ethiopian restaurant that serves traditional Ethiopian cuisine and serves St. George Beer, which is the oldest beer in Ethiopia, being brewed there since 1922.

The dining experience is communal, where all of the dishes are served on a single platter for the table to share. What makes the experience different is that Ethiopian food isn’t eaten with utensils. Instead, they provide you with rolls of injera, which is a spongy sourdough bread that you use to mop up the food. They also have a snazzy coffee setup. Apparently, Ethiopia is where “coffee arabica,” the coffee plant, originated. 

We ate something new, we drank something new and we embraced a different culture. Our next “Bourdain Day” is scheduled for July 25.

Photo: Anthony Bourdain Twitter

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Donna John
I was a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain and I absolutely love this idea. I'm a foodie and am always wanting to try new restaurants and cuisines. My husband is not so adventurous, so my friend and I get together a lot to try new places. Will have to join you in starting "Bourdain Day." Welcome to the tribe, Kevin Lynch . Please share your Bourdain Day experience with us each month. Gina Jackson-Holliday
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is such a wonderful way to keep the unique adventurous spirit of Anthony Bourdain alive. I love this, Kevin Lynch . Thank you for sharing it with us, and I look forward to following your adventures. Welcome to 30Seconds, and can't wait to honor Anthony with you!
Meredith Schneider
What a beautiful monthly tribute to Anthony Bourdain. xoxo So love this, @Kevin_Lynch. My husband and I watched and love all of his shows. They were all so incredible. For me it would feel like an mini escape to places I might never travel. But be able to experience these journeys through the eyes of Anthony. His narration of each show was so poetic and so enjoyable to watch. Heartbroken he is no longer with us. But hopefully he touched many to have them see the world differently, no matter our skin color, no matter our backgrounds, that we can all come together around a table of food and have more in common than we know. Thanks for sharing this.. Welcome to 30Seconds.com, look forward to more of what you have to share with #30Seconds
P.S. do you live in Florida? We are not far from West Palm.
Kevin Lynch
Yes, I live near Delray Beach. I'm big fan of South Florida.
Ann Marie Patitucci
What a fantastic idea, Kevin Lynch ! Welcome to our community of writers. So glad you're here!

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