The very last episode of
will offer a taste of both New York and Baltimore.
The Baltimore flavor will come by way of
puts it, Bourdain has frequently "geeked out" about
and welcomed any number of its actors onto his food-oriented travel show.
has been on, as has
. Bourdain has also done some writing for Simon's other HBO project,
In the final
that airs Nov. 5, the actor who played Omar,
, shows Bourdain one of his favorite spots in New York for Caribbean, a place called Gloria's in
And if that weren't enough, Omar archrival Marlo Stanfield (actor
) happens into the restaurant while they're chowing down.
starts with Williams helping Bourdain order.
"You get the oxtail," Williams tells Bourdain. "I'll get the curried goat. We'll get a mac and cheese, rice and peas, caillou (an African green)... I get a little bit of mine, I get a little bit of yours."
They sit down at a tiny table and dig in.
"It's been a long time since I've been in the Caribbean and had it good like this," Bourdain says.
Then, out of nowhere, in walks Marlo, or, uh, Hector. "What up baby!" Williams says, giving him a big hug.
Bourdain says to the camera that it's a "totally un-set-up coincidental moment." Hector just happened to have a hankering for Caribbean.
"You're in good hands," Hector tells Bourdain.
Despite his "Wire" love, Bourdain and Baltimore have something of a rocky history.
A few years ago he apologized -- sort of, but not really -- for ticking off some in the city by featuring pit beef and lake trout on his Baltimore episode instead of the city's more refined offerings.
"If you have watched any of the previous shows, it is clear that I am not coming to your town to do an impartial description, a compendium of the best-ofs," he told The Sun at the time. ""Crab cakes? My god, we have seen them before. Anyone who trudges through town has the obligatory crab cake. Pit beef and lake trout were two authentic, indigenous specialties."
Bourdain returns to the
on Nov. 17, a stop on his Guts & Glory tour.