It's been about a year now since New Jersey TV Personality and Chef Anthony Bourdain took his own life while filming in France. Following Bourdain's death, there was a push to develop a "Food Trail" highlighting eateries that Bourdain loved here in the Garden State. According to a recent article, the food trail is the creation of Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-Gloucester), Assemblywoman Carol Murphy (D-Burlington), and Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Hudson).

The Trail kicks off today and Friday with Bourdain's Brother Chris attending in Fort Lee along with other dignitaries elsewhere. Several stops are right here in Ocean & Monmouth Counties.

Thursday, June 13th:

  • 10:30 a.m., Hiram’s Roadstand, 1345 Palisade Ave. in Fort Lee
  • 2 p.m., Frank's Deli, 1406 Main St. in Asbury Park
  • 4 p.m., Lucille's Country Cooking, 1496 Main St. in Barnegat (Warren Grove) 
  • 5 p.m., Kubel's, 28 W. 7th St. in Barnegat Light

Friday, June 14th:

  • 11 a.m., James' Salt Water Taffy, 1519 Boardwalk in Atlantic City
  • 2 p.m. at Donkey's Place, 1223 Haddon Ave. in Camden

Anthony Bourdain grew up in Bergen County's Leonia and summered on Long Beach Island.

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