In two weeks Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown: Charleston episode will premiere at the Charleston Food Film Festival. If you haven’t seen the trailer (click here) it promises jui-jitsu, RiverDogs, and plenty of Bill Murray cameos. But the highlight for Bourdain, it turns out, was his visit to a Holy City Waffle House.

Last night on The Late Show, the snarky TV personality told hometown hero Stephen Colbert that it wasn’t the hominy, Hoppin’ John, or shrimp that capped off his visit. Rather Bourdain’s favorite food experience was “the glories of the Waffle House.” Surprisingly, Bourdain had never been.

“Talk about exotica,” Bourdain said of the South’s favorite 24/hour chain, “No matter how wrecked you are, they’re nice to you.” 

Oh Bourdain, there you go making us fall in love with you all over again. 

Tickets are still available to the Parts Unknown: Charleston premiere happening Wed. Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. The film will air at the Cigar Factory’s Cedar Room at 701 East Bay St. Tickets are $85 per person and include an after party catered by Rodney Scott of Scott’s BBQ and, fittingly, a special tasting menu from Waffle House. Click here for tickets.