When we debuted 50 Bites last year, we expected it to be a big hit. We were wrong. It was a phenomenon that took over Atlantic City for 50 days.
So we had our work cut out for us to top last year’s inaugural 50 Bites. And we think we did it.
This year’s version is titled 50 Bites + for a reason. Not only do we have 46 restaurants in Atlantic City, but we added another 16 throughout Atlantic County. And of the 46 in A.C., 10 of them weren’t on last year’s list — so that’s 26 new restaurants this year!
That means, instead of 50 Bites for 50 Days for 50 Bucks, this year 50 Bites passholders will receive 62 Bites for 50 Days for 50 Bucks!
Consider this more than 50 Things to Eat in Atlantic County Before You Die — the ultimate foodie list! We have all the bases covered from subs and pizza to ravioli and lobster, from local legends to celebrity chefs, from Cuba and Mexico to Scotland and Japan and back again.
Unlike most promotions, where publications make the list and send you on your way to conquer, this is truly interactive. Shout out to Golden Nugget execs for helping mold this idea in Year One.
Here’s how it works: starting Thursday, Sept. 22, go to ACWeekly.com/50Bites to purchase an all-access lanyard and pass that entitles you to a sample of every item on this list in all 62 restaurants one time through the 50-day period for $50 — two for $90 — with a portion of all proceeds going to the South Jersey Chefs Association and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch.
Why we love each bite in this year's 50 Bites+
Photos and descriptions of each bite in this year's 50 Bites+ promotion. Go to AtlanticCityWeekly.com/50Bites to purchase your pass, so you can try all these delicious bites.
Once you order, we can mail them to you ($6 shipping fee added on) or you can pick them up, beginning Oct. 13, at The Press of Atlantic City office in Pleasantville or The Iron Room in Atlantic City. Passes will be available for pickup about a week before the event starts. You can also buy them at The Iron Room (cash only), 648 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City; The Press of Atlantic City, 1000 W. Washington Ave., Pleasantville; the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch, 6795 E. Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township; Golden Nugget’s Essentials, 600 Huron Avenue & Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City; or either of the Atlantic City Visitor Centers inside Boardwalk Hall and on the Atlantic City Expressway. Please keep an eye at ACWeekly.com/50Bites for more details.
Then, from Oct. 13 to Dec. 1, enjoy your ultimate food crawl. Just go in, show them your pass and they will give you the portion and check the box as validation. While at the restaurants, the pass will entitle you to specials that only passholders can take advantage of, including reduced prices on drinks, food items and upgrades to full portions.
Plus, many places will offer 50 Bites+ cardholders deals and discounts on other items, such as Tropicana, which will provide those with lanyards $4 beers, $5 house wines and $6 house cocktails in Tango's and 10 North, as well as free admission to Boogie Nights on Thursdays and Fridays during the run. And Izakaya at Borgata will offer $7 Sake Mojitos to help you wash down your Bite there.
In addition to being tons of fun for a couple, a group or even a solo dining explorer, it’s a tremendous value and a great gift. For less than $1 a bite you will get items that have a value of up to nearly $10 each.
Remember to try to hit all 62 places, participate in social media with the hashtag #50BitesAC and eat responsibly!
Here's a full list of participating restaurants and their bites:
A.C. Snack Shack: Mother Clucker Taco
Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern: Lobster & Cheese Ravioli
Back Bay Ale House: Jamaican Jerk Wings
Betty’s Back Room at Nero’s: Peperoncini Ripieni
Blue Water Grille: Duck Confit Flatbread
Buca di Beppo: Bucannoli
Buddakan: Chicken and Ginger Dumplings
Carmine’s: Roasted Red Peppers and Mozzarella
Cavo Cafe: Radiatori Tomato Cream Pasta
The Chart House: Kimchee Calamari
Chickie’s & Pete’s: Fried Crab Mac’n Cheese Ball
Cielo: Braised Lamb with Creamy Polenta
The Continental: Tuna Tartare Potato Skins
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar: Guava BBQ Rib
Dock’s Oyster House: Champagne Leek Roasted Oyster
Dos Caminos: Tuna Chino-Latino Ceviche
Eastwind Noodle Bar: Salt ‘n Pepper Shrimp
Fornelletto: Burrata with Tomato Tartare
Girasole Ristorante and Lounge: Spaghetti Carbonara
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill: Crispy Belly
Grotto: Peperoni Arrostini Siciliani
Guy Fieri’s Chophouse: Baja Shrimp
Guy’s Bar-B-Que Joint: Real Deal BBQ Smoked BBQ Wings
Harry’s Oyster Bar: Clams Casino
The Iron Room: Thick-Cut Bacon
Izakaya: Edamame Dumpling
Johnny Rockets: Chili Cheese Dog
Kelsey’s: Pulled Pork Slider
Lillie’s Noodles, Asian Cuisine and Sushi: Crispy Dynamite Shrimp
Martorano’s: Fried Calamari Bibzy
Mexico Restaurant & Bar: Chicken Chimichanga
The Original Soupman Delicatessen at Quick Bites Food Court: Smoked Pastrami Sandwich
Oshi Modern Asian Kitchen: Vietnamese Spring Roll
Pic-A-Lilli Pub: Buffalo Wings
Ruby’s Dinette at Quick Bites: Hickory Burger
Sammy D’s: Philly Cheesesteak Dumpling
The Steakhouse: Oysters Rockefeller
Tony Boloney’s: Pulque
Tony’s Baltimore Grill: Meatball Slider
Tun Tavern Restaurant & Brewery: Crab Tater Tumblers
Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse: Fried Oysters
Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House: Three Way Slider
White House Sub Shop: Cheesesteak Sub
Wingcraft Kitchen and Beer Bar: Manhattan Project Slider
Wolfgang Puck American Grille: Ricotta Gnocchi Bolognese
Wonder Bar and Grill: Philly Cheesesteak Spring Roll
Hi Point Pub: Crab Bisque
The Cove: Whole Smoked Wing
Egg Harbor Township
Caribbean Clam Bar: Shrimp and Roasted Corn Chowder
Chickie’s & Pete’s: Crabfries
Flat Stone Tavern & Grill: Pulled Pork Stackers
Sublime Seafood: Avocado Toast
Assaggio!: Ravioli Carbonara
Oyster Creek Inn: Jersey Devil shrimp
La PizzaTega: Homemade-Handmade Cheese Involtini in Tomato Sauce
Johnny’s Cafe: Spaghetti Marinara
Shuckers: Fried Oysters
Tipsy Taco: Beef Taco
Pho 9: Beef or Chicken Pho
Sam’s Rialto Grill: Pork Spare Rib
Gregory’s Restaurant and Bar: Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Sriracha Slaw
Tavern on the Bay: Kobe Beef Nachos
50 BITES +
WHEN: Oct. 13 to Dec. 1
ON SALE: Thursday, Sept. 22, online; Oct. 13 in person
WHERE TO BUY: AtlanticCityWeekly.com/50Bites; The Iron Room (cash only), 648 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City; The Press of Atlantic City, 1000 W. Washington Ave., Pleasantville; the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch, 6795 E. Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township; Golden Nugget’s Signature Shoppe; or at either of the Atlantic City Visitor Centers inside Boardwalk Hall and on the Atlantic City Expressway
HOW MUCH: $50. If passes are being shipped, there is a $6 shipping fee.
MORE INFO: AtlanticCityWeekly.com/50Bites