On ‘Parts Unknown,’ Anthony Bourdain Asks if West Texans are the Platonic Ideal of Texans

“West Texas, the Big Bend, this area—are you the Platonic ideal of the Texan?” Anthony Bourdain poses that question at the top of the fifth episode of Parts Unknown‘s twelfth and final season. And—just as he did when documenting Houston, Hanoi, or anywhere in between for the travel show—the host, who died earlier this year, allows the answer to emerge through the people he meets along the way. As Bourdain dines, drinks, and adventures in the Far West Texas episode, which aired on Sunday night, he takes the pulse of West Texans, gathering their views on everything from gas station tacos to the border wall. The episode begins with Bourdain driving at dusk down a lonely stretch of highway. He flips through the radio. A snippet of Tejano scrambles through…View Original Post

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