In our annual Wish List column last January, the final item was a simple request; more women leading local kitchens. We got what we asked for at Tropicana’s new Casa Taco and Tequila-owned by restaurant/retail magnate George Siganos — in the form of executive chef Jennifer Galligan.
Their business model is a combination of high-end boutique liquor store plus the attached eatery that features brilliantly eccentric new American small plates — something we feel Atlantic City desperately needs.
By Ray Schweibert
“We started on a shoestring down in Cape May and started with one account,” says Ryan Krill. “That was it, and we called ourselves a brewery."
The bivalves were moist and fresh, locally-sourced and tasting of the briny ocean plus a gentle dose of butter and garlic.
For the fourth annual Somers Point Restaurant Week, I decided to go to the town’s most popular restaurant while taking advantage of the bargain rates. Can there be any doubt that said restaurant is the Crab Trap, which usually manages to have lines out the door all year ‘round.
Sitting quietly with Sofia for a few minutes at the close of our interview, pleasantly noshing on a mezze plate of sticky whole figs, golden apricots and a smooth Bulgarian feta cheese, it makes sense when she says of herself and her relations: “We breathe restaurants, and hospitality is in our veins.”
Named for his mother, a home economics teacher whom he credits for instilling in him a love of cooking, Roberta’s replaced the former occupant, Gianna’s, on Monday, June 3.