‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ to feature Jersey Shore spots

     Anthony Bourdain in New York City. (Creative Commons License: Photo courtesy of Jeff Houck)

    Anthony Bourdain in New York City. (Creative Commons License: Photo courtesy of Jeff Houck)

    New Jersey joins the likes of Korea, Madagascar, and Budapest in the upcoming season of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” the popular food and travel show by Jersey boy Anthony Bourdain. 

    Bourdain, 58, grew up in Leonia and went onto superstardom, first in the kitchen as an executive chef and then on TV after garnering the spotlight after his first book, Kitchen Confidential, became New York Times best seller. 

    In a Bon Appétit article, he wrote that growing up, the Jersey Shore was “where we were more likely to vacation.”

    And so the colorful Bourdain returned to the equally colorful New Jersey to film this past winter, stopping in Fort Lee at Hiram’s, famous for its fried hot dogs, before heading down the shore to Asbury Park, Barnegat Light, and Atlantic City.

    From the episode description: 

    Bourdain travels to his childhood home state with his brother Chris and rekindles memories at classic roadside joint Hiram’s, known for its fried hotdogs, and Barnegat Light in Ocean County. He heads further down the shore to Atlantic City and stops by the Knife and Fork, Docks Oyster House with local reporter Brian Donohue, the Baltimore Grill to see husband and wife comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane, and tours Asbury Park with none other than famed musician Southside Johnny.

    The New Jersey episode airs May 31 at 9 p.m. on CNN. 

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