12/27/2010 12:56 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Midtown Restaurants

I recently received the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do a meet and greet with the Myth, the Man, the Legend, Mr. Tony Bourdain. To say that I'm a fan of Tony would be an understatement. I've been a disciple of his teachings since my formative foodie years. In fact, I can point to a single instance over 7 years ago, where I sought out and tried pho for the first time because of his description of the dish in A Cook's Tour, and from then on, I was hooked on eating, reading and writing about food. Needless to say, his writing and TV shows have heavily influenced my path towards being a "foodie" and food blogger.

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