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Mancow Muller talks food with Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain

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Meet Mancow Muller, the foodie. Travel Channel fans will have a chance to do just that when Muller, now a mid-morning host on WLS-AM (890), shows up on Feb. 2, on the food and travel show "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations."

Bourdain wanted to do a show about Chicago, so he called up his old buddy Muller and asked the outspoken radio personality where he wanted to take him to eat. Muller's first choice was the Silver Cloud, a Bucktown eatery known for its comfort food. Muller told us the restaurant was housed in an old railroad car, but the Silver Cloud Web site gave no indication of that.

Anyway, Muller apparently likes the place because it reminds him of rail trips he took as a kid with his father. Yea, Muller's become a real nostalgic softie. We also discovered we shouldn't ever ask the new WLS-AM mid-morning show host for directions to any place. Though he loves the Silver Cloud, it turns out Muller had no clear idea where the joint is located. "I don't drive," explained Muller. "I just hop in a taxi and tell the driver where I want to go." Right.

And one other thing. If you're wondering how Muller and Bourdain became such good friends, Muller said they did drugs together back in the day. He could have been kidding. But with Muller, who knows?

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