Photo: The Travel Channel
When Anthony Bourdain appeared in St. Louis last year
, he noted that while he had no plans to feature our city in his Travel Channel show No Reservations
, he would be visiting the Missouri Ozarks for an episode of the upcoming season.
That episode airs tonight at 8 p.m. central. The No Reservation
site has a couple of preview videos
, including Bourdain skinning a squirrel destined for a pot pie.
In the episode, Bourdain visits West Plains, Missouri, hometown of one of his favorite writers, Daniel Woodrell
, the author of Winter's Bone
(on which the recent Oscar-nominated film was based) and several other acclaimed novels.
In 2006, former RFT staff writer Ben Westhoff profiled Daniel Woodrell
, whom Bourdain calls the best writer in America right now.