Drive by the Sample Room in Northeast and you’ll see Mr. Kitchen Confidential’s testimonial for the restaurant draped over the side of the building, itself also a testament for the wide-ranging impact of chef/traveler/advocate Anthony Bourdain. Celebrate the salty noodle and cheap beer-loving chef and his ethos of good-time gatherings at this week’s Books & Bars event, where this month the book club will discuss the ground-breaking kitchen confidential and will welcome you into the discussion even if you haven’t got to the book yet. Tuesday, December 11th, 7 PM. Free.I. Gracie Matts

Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave, MPLS; moonpalacebooks.com