Anthony Bourdain Food Trail approved in NJ

Rachel Kurland
February 25, 2019 - 3:48 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Anthony Bourdain spent his career traveling the world and tasting unique cuisines, from the traditions of Vietnam to the suburbs of Massachusetts.

But to his home state, he'll always be remembered as a Jersey boy.

Two weeks after his death in June 2018, New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty proposed the construction of an official Anthony Bourdain Food Trail to the Travel and Tourism Division as a way to honor the celebrity chef.

The trail would commemorate the 10 restaurants he visited in New Jersey while filming the 2015 episode of "Parts Unknown." Food travelers would be able to connect to the late TV personality and experience a taste of his upbringing.

The restaurants include:

  • Kubel’s, 28 W. Seventh St., Barnegat Light
  • Hiram’s Roadstand, 1345 Palisade Ave., Fort Lee
  • Tony & Ruth Steaks, 837 N. Eighth St., Camden
  • Donkey’s Place, 1223 Haddon Ave., Camden
  • Lucille’s Country Cooking, 1496 Route 539, Barnegat
  • Frank’s Deli, 1406 Main St., Asbury Park
  • James’ Salt Water Taffy, 1519 Boardwalk, Atlantic City
  • Knife and Fork Inn, 3600 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City
  • Dock’s Oyster House, 2405 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City
  • Tony’s Baltimore Grill, 2800 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City

In January, the food trail was approved by the New Jersey Legislature. There’s no word yet when the trail will officially be instated.

Bourdain, who was born in New York City but spent most of his childhood in Leonia, died by suicide at the age of 61.

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