Posted by Sam Bloch on May 17th, 2013
Relish, the newest restaurant on the lineup at the Revel in Atlantic City, will open its doors on Saturday, May 18. Relish will be offering an affordably priced menu right on the casino floor. The soon-to-be 24-hour cafe will be serving breakfast dishes, homemade pastas, burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, and other classic comfort foods. Highlights of the menu include a cheesesteak, a breakfast burger with bacon, cheddar, and a fried egg, potato gnocchi with italian sausage in a tomato fennel broth, chicken and waffles and a beef stroganoff with egg noodles, beets, pickles, and sour cream. The restaurant will begin its full 24 hour service with breakfast in June, right in time for the summer shore rush.
Relish [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on May 6th, 2013
Pure Tacos at 1935 Chestnut Street is closing on Tuesday, May 7th after ten months in business. The gluten-free taqueria also had a seasonal location in Ocean City, New Jersey that will not be returning this year.
Chestnut Street has not been kind to Mexican spots as El Fuego, Moe’s Southwestern and now Pure Tacos have all closed. Of course there are still south-of-the-border options in Qdoba and El Rey.
Posted by Foobooz on April 22nd, 2013
Revel might be in bankruptcy but the troubled Atlantic City casino is still battling. The resort is considering reversing its no smoking policy and is implementing other changes to widen its appeal.
One of those modifications will involve chef Jose Garces. Garces, who has three restaurants at the resort (Distrito, Village Whiskey and Amada) is now looking to open a new Asian noodle and dim sum concept.
Garces Group is hiring for the restaurant and is currently looking for an executive sous chef with experience in Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The noodle bar will replace the former Plancha Bar. No word on an opening date.
Executive Sous Chef – Jose Garces’ Asian Noodle Bar [f8b8z Jobs]
Revel opens temporary restaurant [AC Insiders]
Posted by Foobooz on April 19th, 2013
Paesano’s recently posted a job listing on Foobooz, looking for a counter/sandwich maker “for at least one more shop opening in the next couple weeks.” Paesano’s general manager Nate Baynes tells us that the sandwich shop is definitely looking to expand this summer and will “most likely” operate out of Jerry Blavat’s Memories night club in Margate. They are of course aiming to open in time for Memorial Day but there are details to iron out.
One idea is to be open 24-hours a day to cater to people at the Atlantic City casinos.
Paesano’s Philly Style [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on February 21st, 2013
Night Club and Bar Media Group in conjunction with Technomic Inc. have released the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 list, a revenue-based ranking of nightlife venues.
Three Atlantic City hot spots made the top 100:
- Pool After Dark at Harrah’s ($15 to $25 million)
- Dusk at Caesar’s ($5 to $10 million)
- Mixx at The Borgata ($5 to $10 million)
Las Vegas dominated the list with 21 clubs including the top three spots. XS and Marquee LV brought in $80-90 million each for 2012.
No Philadelphia clubs made the list.
Posted by Amanda Shulman on November 2nd, 2012
While Sandy only nicked Philadelphia, the storm did some serious damage in Atlantic City and across the Jersey coastline. And while you may be concerned about whether some of your favorite spots are still standing, we’ve got some news on one spot that would have been severely missed. AC’s beloved Chef Vola’s, which was awarded a James Beard Award as an American Classic, is alive and raring to go. Their answering machine message claims that they will be attempting to open tonight, an announcement that will be met with glee from the restaurant’s many regulars who make pilgrimages to the subterranean restaurant.
The family-run restaurant operates out of a basement of a house, just a half-block in from the Boardwalk. The hidden spot has been open since 1921, does not advertise and doesn’t even list its phone number (though Google reveals all). Reservations are required for this Italian BYOB and regulars are are treated like family.
The Press of Atlantic City has more information on the recovery of Jersey Shore restaurants after Hurricane Sandy.
Photo via Drawing for Food
Posted by Foobooz on October 31st, 2012
Hurricane Sandy surely did a number on the Jersey Shore and in doing so, damaged a lot of people’s favorite spots up and down the Shore. Here is a photo gallery of some of the damage.