Anthony Bourdain helped christen the Big Gay Ice Cream Store in the East Village Saturday. The foul-mouthed foodie dressed as a priest and delivered the Big Gay benediction while standing next to a drag queen.
"We are all God's creatures," Bourdain proclaimed. "Who among us has not yearned for the curious embrace of a Salty Pimp or seriously considered burying their face in a Bea Arthur? ... May you go forward and make a shitload of money ... Sell a lot of motherfuckin' ice cream!"
Bourdain gave the remarks outside the highly-anticipated brick and mortar location of the uber-popular Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, and if these photos are any indication, Bourdain's blessing may have worked. (There was a line outside the store the entire weekend.)
Watch the speech below after a live and dramatic bassoon rendition of Richard Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra".