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June 19, 2018

Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-4) introduced yesterday a bill that would call on the Division of Travel and Tourism to establish the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in New Jersey.

Bourdain, a well-known restaurateur, raconteur, best-selling author, and TV personality, was born in Leonia. He died by suicide on June 8.

Bourdain celebrated the food and culture of his native state in a 2015 episode of his television program “Parts Unknown,” visiting 10 of his favorite eateries in different parts of the state and recalling a childhood spent on the beaches and at the restaurants of Long Beach Island.

The Assembly Resolution specifies that the trail — which Moriarty called a fitting way to honor the memory of one of New Jersey’s best-known chefs — would comprise the 10 places Bourdain visited in the 2015 program.

Those locations were Kubel’s in Barnegat Light; Hiram’s Roadstand in Fort Lee; Knife and Fork in Atlantic City; Dock’s Oyster House in Atlantic City; Tony’s Baltimore Grill in Atlantic City; Tony and Ruth Steaks in Camden; Donkey’s Place in Camden; Lucille’s Country Cooking in Barnegat; Frank’s Deli in Asbury Park; and James’ Salt Water Taffy in Atlantic City.

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