N.J. to roll out Anthony Bourdain food trail this summer

Hadas Kuznits
March 06, 2019 - 4:13 pm
Donkeys place in Camden, N.J.

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CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Department of Tourism will officially roll out the state’s new Anthony Bourdain food trail this summer. 

N.J. Assemblyman Paul Moriarty says the department of tourism is working on how to enact the resolution passed by legislators last month to create an Anthony Bourdain food trail.

“It could mean many things, I mean, it depends on their budget and how they want to roll it out. It could be part of their tourism campaign, it could be something on the New Jersey tourism website,” Moriarty said. 

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Rob Lucas is owner of Donkey’s Place in Camden, which is one of 10 stops on the food trail.

“I mean we’ve had people coming here from seeing the show, Parts Unknown for a while now,” Lucas said. 

Rob Lucas is owner of Donkey’s Place In Camden, N.J.
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Moriarity said it felt right to remember Bourdain after his suicide last summer.

“At heart he was always a Jersey boy. He wrote and spoke extensively on growing up in New Jersey and the food in New Jersey that he grew up with; the fresh tomatoes, the summer corn, the steamer clams, the saltwater taffy on the boardwalk.”

Customers at Donkey’s said the fact that Bourdain visited the restaurant, spoke to what made him so popular.

“It was just cool that he was coming to a very local spot that wasn’t very well known,” said Dan Gianforte from Manayunk.