Broadway Burger, one of The Quarter at Tropicana’s newest residents, lets you to build the ultimate, All-American sandwich.
As part of Tropicana Resort’s recent Beer Week, new resident Broadway Burger Bar presented a brew-oriented dinner on Thursday, Jan. 16. Specifically, IPAs — India Pale Ales — were featured, a beverage of some historical import.
We began with a house signature item, Bavarian pretzel. Normally served with a trio of dips, it was accompanied on this prix-fixe menu by a deep pool of excellent cheddar/ale sauce. Presented hanging from a vertical device best described as a food coat rack, Philly’s favorite foodstuff was warm, puffy and plentiful. The molten cheese sauce, intense from the herbal nature of ale, never congealed during the time it took to finish the app.
Pulled pork sliders brought a trio of overstuffed mini brioche rolls. Tumbling from their insides was tender, mildly spicy pig, properly cooked until rendered of all residual fat. The result was some of the very best pulled pork we’ve had regionally, rivaling the authentic creations of places like seasonal roadside gems Uncle Dewey’s in Mizpah or Somers Point’s Back Bay BBQ.
Cobb, which of late has become our barometer for well-made bowls of salad, delivered a crunchy conglomeration of shredded iceberg, chopped bacon, diced tomato, cubed cucumber and avocado, hardboiled egg bits and shredded chicken, blended with potent bleu cheese dressing.
Split tableside for us — a little nicety often lost on modern dining — by our well-trained waiter, the ingredients were bright and fresh, a pleasant reminder of warm weather on a frigid January evening.
Broadway’s design itself is airy and charming; separate sections for formal seating and a swanky bar plus a pair of round, communal tables suitable for larger groups, one facing out on The Quarter (in the location that had been Red Square). Our dining partner opted for pecan-crusted salmon with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach.
The rectangular fillet was angled atop a mound of creamy potatoes, gently wilted greens alongside. Plenty of fat, sweet nuts finished the presentation, candy-like and clinging to the vibrant orange fish. Both the quality of the initial product and its admirable preparation bear witness that the kitchen here is capable of much more than just casual fare.
Other entrée choices include center-cut filet, roasted chicken, pork tenderloin and braised short ribs. Despite this, our main event on this evening was clearly my prime burger accompanied by goat cheese and caramelized onions. The burger itself was glorious. Two-and-half-fingers thick, juicy and pink— as ordered —topped with warm, melting chevre and sweet red onions.
Soaring ceilings, terracotta hues and romantic open space at Casa Di Napoli exemplify everything we’ve come to associate with fine Italian dining. An original anchor restaurant at Showboat, Casa has been in existence since the sprawling facility debuted in 1987.
Bacon milkshakes, bacon-infused cocktails and more bacon-related food items than you can shake your tail at.
If your resolution is to broaden your horizons regarding the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage, and/or get a better handle on what the craft-brew craze is all about, visit the Tropicana during its second annual Beer Week Sunday through Saturday, Jan. 12-18.
The craft beer movement has not only opened up another whole world of styles and flavors — some sure to sway even the staunchest of the beer-biased — but it also appears to be on its way to overshadowing the mass-produced, household-name brews in popularity.
There was a lot to cheer about in Atlantic City in 2013, including the return of the Miss America Pageant following an eight-year absence, as well as the return of several festivals, which, in recent years, have helped make the city more than a casino destination.
A year devoted to recovery — both economic and from 2012’s Superstorm Sandy — saw a remarkable number of commendable new food businesses locally.
Yes, the NFL is back in action, and chances are that the local watering hole down the block, around the corner or in the casinos has some exceptional enticements in store worth checking out.
Today the executives at Tropicana took the advice of Barbra Streisand from Funny Girl: “Nobody, no, nobody is gonna rain on my parade.” The Tropicana’s scheduled celebration of six new restaurants opening at the casino resort had to improvise and bring the opening pep rally scheduled for the Boardwalk indoors when the rain arrived this morning, July 11.
On July 11, Tropicana Casino & Resort will unveil the most ambitious restaurant expansion this town has seen in a great many years, as six separate eateries make their debut at the same time.
chef/author Anthony Bourdain admonished readers about hazards of eating seafood on Monday, saying “I never order fish on Monday, unless I’m eating at a four-star restaurant where I know they are buying their fish directly from the source. Azure, chef Alain Allegretti’s two-year-old, terminally pretty restaurant at Revel, turns that thinking on its pointy little head via the recent introduction of a “Sushi Monday” promotion.
Each and every spring and summer season, the Borgata manages to develop, nurture and craft exciting new food concepts with which to tantalize local diners and regional visitors alike. This year will see Borgata kick off the summer dining season in a similar fashion with the anticipated grand opening of the Borgata Baking Company on Friday, May 23.
Oceanfront dining — uncommon locally due to real estate availability and cost — has been reborn in bucolic Brigantine at the Laguna Grill & Rum Bar.