The Ghost of Bourdain

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Metromix got some great Bruni stories and send-offs at Taste of Nation last night: Nikki Cascone claims she spotted him in disguise at V Steakhouse; Brian Ray of Buddakan confesses that he had “too many cocktails” with him once at a friend’s East Village restaurant. But nothing as funny as Carlos Llaguno’s response to Les Halles customers who ask after Anthony Bourdain: “I tell them he was cooking in the kitchen, but just left.” [Metromix]