New Jersey son Anthony Bourdain will be honored by his home state with a fitting tribute of a food trail, if one state legislator’s bill is passed. Proposed by Camden assemblyman Paul Moriarty, the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail would include the ten restaurants he visited during the New Jersey episode of Parts Unknown. Bourdain died at the age of 61 two weeks ago of an apparent suicide. His passing provoked an outpouring of grief; President Obama weighed in to say that Bourdain made “us a little less afraid of the unknown.”
Those restaurants are Frank’s Deli in Asbury Park; Knife and Fork, Dock’s Oyster House, Tony’s Baltimore Grill, and James’ Salt Water Taffy in Atlantic City; Kubel’s and Lucille’s Country Cooking in Barnegat Light; Tony & Ruth Steaks and Donkey’s Place in Camden; and Hiram’s Roadstand in Fort Lee. Bourdain also visited New Jersey in the third episode of his earlier Travel Channel show, No Reservations. While he was born in Manhattan, he grew up in Leonia, New Jersey, and spent summers at the Jersey Shore.