(note from CH Team, this was split from the thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/643772)
I do not know about anyone else... but I was rather let down by the choice of places Bourdain covered on No Reservations. I totally enjoy the show and his fork tongued banter... but having lived in the bay area all of my life I feel that his choice of material didn't really show what food is like here. I can understand the point of the eppisode was that not everything is organic and "farm fresh" but he went too far to the other extreme.
With that said, his commentary was not incendiary and his parting comments were positive. I just expected more.... especially when the intro showed chez panisse but there was nothing about it in the show. So obviously the camera crew went there but they did not deem it show worthy?