The Means family ranch


Bourdain ate: beef, fried chiles, and biscuits

Lunch dates: The Means family and friends

Lost Horse Saloon


Bourdain had: drinks

Lunch date: Ty Mitchell, owner of Lost Horse Saloon

Big Bend National Park

Bourdain ate: steak with green onion, grilled corn, tortillas, beans

Lunch dates: tour leaders

El México de Ayer


Bourdain ate: family-style meat plate

Lunch dates: Presidio Mayor John Ferguson, his daughter Molly, her boyfriend, and the former mayor of Ojinaga

12 Gage Restaurant


Bourdain had: a rib-eye steak and a margarita

Lunch date: Roger D. Hodge, deputy editor at The Intercept and author of Texas Blood

Rainer Judd’s Home


Bourdain ate: blue corn tortillas; menudo (tripe soup); sopapillas (fried pastries); queso fresco (cheese) with chiles; tamales

Lunch date: Rainer Judd, President of the Judd Foundation

Laredo Taco Company

Laredo, TX

Bourdain ate: barbacoa taco

Lunch dates: David Beebe, Presidio County Justice of the Peace and Marfa Public Radio DJ and Primo Carrasco, Marfa Public Radio DJ.

Marfa Burrito


Bourdain ate: carne asada burrito

Lunch date: Sandro Canovas (activist with The Adobe Alliance)