Part 6 – The DeathbedFood Series: Zimmern on Bourdain.
Tony was a symphony.
By all accounts, the Bourdain on TV was the Bourdain in real life. After meeting Andrew Zimmern, I can say the same is true of him. Though Andrew ventures into bizarre food territory, he’s really a very nice, down-to-earth guy.
Unlike some celebs, Andrew is truly appreciative of his fans like me. When I randomly walked into INK restaurant one day in 2012 and saw him filming, I tweeted, “So cool watching @andrewzimmern filming @mvinkla!” Never in a million years did I expect what came next. Within a minute, I saw that he RT’d me and added, “even cooler watching u tweet!” … yada yada … next thing I know, he’s introducing me to the chef, “Do you know Deathbed?”
To this day, he’s the only person who’s called me “deathbed” and I really don’t mind because he is so endearing and genuine about it.
I know from having met him – and from these three tweets – that Andrew Zimmern was rocked by Tony’s passing. Andrew – my heart and many, many others are with you.