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January 31, 2015

Anthony Bourdain hits Donkey's Place in Camden

The world-traveling chef stopped by Camden last week to film for 'Parts Unknown'

Sly and wry chef Anthony Bourdain is currently filming for the fifth season of his popular CNN show 'Parts Unknown', and one of his stops this week was in Camden. 

On Monday, Bourdain and his camera crew visited Donkey's Place, a Camden lunchtime jewel in existence for over 70 years, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports

Bourdain and his camera crew crowded into the Haddon Avenue tavern and Bourdain savored a "Donkey steak," the restaurant's famous thinly sliced steak sandwich, served on a round, poppy-seeded kaiser roll instead of the traditional long roll. Bourdain ate his with onions and hot peppers, owner Robert Lucas said Thursday, and was effusive with his praise.

Bourdain was last in the area in July 2012 while filming the Philadelphia episode of his Travel Channel show 'The Layover' 

While CNN would not confirm a New Jersey episode, other sightings at Asbury Park and other Shore locations suggest it will be featured in the upcoming season. 

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