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May 01, 2015

Anthony Bourdain will 'Do AC' on 'Parts Unknown'

The May 31 episode will highlight Jersey Shore spots, including The Knife and Fork and Docks Oyster House in Atlantic City

In a celebration of the soon-to-be summer, celebrity chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain will showcase the Jersey shore’s food scene on an episode of "Parts Unknown," his CNN culinary travelogue series.

Bourdain's returns to his childhood home state - New Jersey - with stops at classic roadside joint Hiram’s, known for its fried hotdogs, and the historic Knife and Fork Inn in Atlantic City, among other spots.

The episode is scheduled to air Sunday night at 9 as part of the top-rated TV series' fifth season, according to CNN.

While taping the episode in January, Bourdain and his TV crew were spotted by fans in Atlantic City, Asbury Park and Barnegat Light. News of the taping quickly spread through social media and was picked up by The Press of Atlantic City.

Some of the Atlantic City restaurants Bourdain is expected to highlight, based on his shore tour, are The historic Knife and Fork Inn, Tony's Baltimore Grill and Dock's Oyster House.

The Knife and Fork Inn, above, has one of the oldest and most historically charged establishments in Atlantic City, and a regular hangout of Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, the undisputed political and criminal boss of Atlantic City for 30 years in the early part of the 20th century and the star of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

Read more on the episode here.