The Perfect Place to See Houston's Debut on Parts Unknown

Axelrad and Plant It Forward Farms are hosting a watch party for Anthony Bourdain's latest episode of travel TV, and you're invited.

By Katharine Shilcutt October 27, 2016


Unless you've been living under a rock the past few months, you may have heard that Anthony Bourdain visited Houston this summer to tape an episode of Parts Unknown, his travel TV show on CNN, now in its eighth season. During his trip, Bourdain explored all things Houston, from slab festivals and quinceñearas to Indian grocery stores and immigrant-run urban farms.

Plant It Forward, whose produce and farms feature prominently in the Houston episode, has partnered with Axelrad Beer Garden to host a watch party this Sunday, October 30. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with live music from local artists Je'ReeCe and Sherita Perez Music, while the hour-long episode itself will be shown on Axelrad's giant outdoor screen beginning at 8 p.m.

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Meet the farmers behind Plant It Forward at this Sunday's watch party.

Image: Robb Walsh

And while you could grab a slice from Luigi's Pizzeria next door, you may want to save your stomach space: Plant It Forward Farms will be serving the dish featured on Parts Unknown (that dish is still a surprise!), made with its own freshly-grown produce. In addition, you'll be able to purchase food from a variety of other vendors, including HimalayaHarlem Road Texas BBQ and Trentino Gelato.

If you feel particularly inspired to new levels of hometown adoration by the episode, check out the shirts on sale from FYHA Clothing Co. And if you're feeling inspired to give back, head to Axelrad at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday before the show, when volunteers will be making sandwiches to distribute to area homeless folks. Everyone who helps out will be gifted a Sam's Daily Cream Ale or TBD "good a$$ beer" when the viewing party kicks off later that day.

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Parts Unknown will air on Axelrad's giant screen at 8 p.m. this Sunday.

For those watching at home, the Houston episode of Parts Unknown airs this Sunday on CNN at 8 p.m.

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