The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail features 10 of the restaurants the legendary personality visited for a 2015 episode of his CNN show “Parts Unknown,” according to numerous news outlets
Stops on the trail include Frank’s Deli, in Asbury Park, a place where Bourdain was shown speaking with customers while eating a sub sandwich filled with provolone, salami, boiled ham, pepperoni, and hot peppers.
Hiram’s, in Fort Lee, is yet another location on the trail. The restaurant is famed for its deep-fried hotdog. Yes, you read that right, deep fried. Who knew that was a thing.
Apparently, it was a favorite of Bourdain’s who revealed he had been regularly visiting Hiram’s since the 1950s, stating “I come here to feed my soul.”
Bourdain spent his childhood in Leonia, New Jersey. With that in mind, New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty sought to recognize the food icon with the food trail.
“There’s no question that Anthony’s road to fame was not an easy one,” Moriarty said in a statement when introducing his resolution to create the trail. “Even after international fame, he never forgot his Jersey roots. Each episode, Bourdain brought his homegrown wit, charm, and sense of humanity to his viewers. He became a New Jersey food icon. It was heartbreaking for his fans and for those who knew him in Leonia to find out of his passing. A designated trail of his favorite dining spots is a fitting way to honor the memory of one of New Jersey’s best-known chefs.”
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