Two weeks back, Anthony Bourdain shockingly died and many around the world have mourned his loss.
Anthony Bourdain inspired many people in different ways- to try different foods, get out of their comfort zone and be a better world citizen in one way or another.
Bourdain was born in NYC but grew up in New Jersey. Now, the state where he was raised could honor him in a very cool way.
Camden assemblyman Paul Moriarty has proposed to create the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in a new bill.
If the bill passes, the trail will include the restaurants the chef, author and traveler visited during the New Jersey episodes of his CNN show, Parts Unknown.
The trail would include 10 restaurants:
- Frank’s Deli– Asbury Park
- Knife and Fork– Atlantic City
- Dock’s Oyster House– Atlantic City
- Tony’s Baltimore Grill– Atlantic City
- James’ Salt Water Taffy– Atlantic City
- Kubel’s– Barnegat Light
- Lucille’s Country Cooking– Barnegat Light
- Tony & Ruth Steaks– Camden
- Donkey’s Place– Camden
- Hiram’s Roadstand– Fort Lee
From the restaurants listed above, I’ve been to three of them.
Long before Dock’s Oyster Bar and Tony’s Baltimore Grill were on Parts Unknown, Kim and I dined at them. BTW- both are excellent.
Around a month back, we finally made it to Donkey’s Too in Medford, NJ, a newer second location of Donkey’s Place. (I think this counts as a visit.)
After seeing Anthony Bourdain dine on a New Jersey Cheesesteak, I’ve wanted to give Donkey’s Place a try. The problem is that the shop has limited hours so I was happy to try this location out. The cheesesteak was delicious and it differs from a Philly cheesesteak since it is served on a round bun.
In closing, I love the idea of honoring Anthony Bourdain with a food trail. It’s a fitting honor and one that I could see other cities/ states creating.
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