As Atlantic City’s casinos have looked to the Pacific Rim for creative inspiration over the years, the city’s dining scene has expanded in scope to include a wide variety of global cuisines. To witness the latest step in that culinary evolution, consider Lillie’s at Golden Nugget.
I’ll be first to admit to being nonplussed when the announcement arrived early this year that Food Network fixture Guy Fieri would be opening his first-ever chophouse on the sixth floor of Bally’s Atlantic City. But after a pair of visits — one a well-orchestrated media event, the other a regular dinner out — I’ve come to respect and even admire what the spiky-haired talking head and his team have accomplished.
Barista’s coffee house heats up in new Linwood location.
Hotel restaurants are a complicated subspecies of the culinary universe. Never easy to pull off, these ventures often find themselves subject to vicissitudes of multiple masters: serving the facility’s visitors, hosting special events and meeting needs of the general dining public.