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Anthony Bourdain's The Layover Uses Jonathan Gold as a Guide

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Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 1:30 PM

click to enlarge Anthony Bourdain at the LudoBites truck. - VIA THE TRAVEL CHANNEL
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  • Anthony Bourdain at the LudoBites truck.
The Travel Channel obviously saved the best for last.

The season finale of Anthony Bourdain's The Layover airs tonight, in which Tony will enlighten viewers on how to get the most out of the L.A. food scene in a short period of time. Between cocktails at the Chateau Marmont and, we think, a peek into Jumbo's Clown Room, of course.

Bourdain pays visits to the Hollywood Farmers Market, Tacos Villa Corona, the LudoBites truck and Koreatown -- the latter two in part due to the guidance of our celebrated in-house food critic Jonathan Gold.

During a conference call last year, Bourdain told us of planning this episode: "I have to say Jonathan [Gold] made it a lot easier just by doing what he does in highlighting the kinds of places that he's been highlighting over the years. So Koreatown was a major focus, and food trucks."

Bourdain becomes intrigued with the Koreatown nightclub scene, in which copious amounts of food and drink proceed romantic encounters, leaving Tony with performance anxiety. The Travel Channel is apparently wary of allowing their videos to be embedded, but a sneak peek of Tony's take on the nightlife-heavy neighborhood can be seen here.

Tonight's full episode of The Layover airs tonight at 9 p.m.

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