After the summer 2018 death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, New Jersey lawmakers started the process of memorializing the New Jersey native's home state food travels.

Earlier this month, the State Legislature passed a resolution calling for the New Jersey Department of Travel and Tourism to officially create "The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail".

The foodie tourist trail will feature 10 restaurants that were spotlighted in Bourdain's 2015 visit to the Garden State for his CNN show "Parts Unknown".

Among the stops will be a trio of eateries right here in our corner of the Shore, with Kubel's in Barnegat Light, Lucille's Country Cooking in Barnegat, and Frank's Deli in Asbury Park included on the list.

The resolution even singles out the specific dishes that the celebrity chef enjoyed at each stop:

Kubel’s in Barnegat Light, where Bourdain had clams and beer. . . Lucille’s Country Cooking, in Barnegat, where Bourdain had stew, eggs, and meat; Frank’s Deli, in Asbury Park, where Bourdain had a classic Jersey sandwich with layers of sliced ham, provolone, tomato, onions, shredded lettuce, roasted peppers, oil,and vinegar.

Other stops on the itinerary include:

  • Dock’s Oyster House in Atlantic City
  • James’ Salt Water Taffy in Atlantic City
  • Knife & Fork in Atlantic City
  • Tony’s Baltimore Grill in Atlantic City
  • Donkey’s Place in Camden
  • Tony and Ruth Steaks in Camden
  • Hiram’s Roadstand in Fort Lee

The resolution doesn't specify a date for the Department of Travel and Tourism to officially institute the food trail by, but if you want to get a sneak peek at all 10 of the stops and what he ate at each, you can click here to read the full document for yourself.



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