After Anthony Bourdain died on Friday, loved ones and fans paid tribute to him around the world — from Bourdain's chef colleagues, to President Barack Obama, to ordinary fans everywhere. Among those are a devoted group in New York, who made a pilgrimage to a significant spot in Bourdain's history to create a memorial.
When he was working as executive chef of the French brasserie Les Halles, he penned a 1999 New Yorker essay about the restaurant industry that he spun into the 2000 memoir Kitchen Confidential — and that's when his star swiftly rose.
Les Halles had two NYC locations — and fans flocked to both today. They placed photos, flowers, cards, notes, and other tributes near remaining signage up at the sites in memory of the chef who inspired them.
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