Something’s fishy over at Tropicana Casino and Resort.
It’s the return of Seafood Week Sunday, June 21 through June 27, when the resort’s restaurants, bars and even some retailers will offer unique dishes, drinks, specials and discounts on seafood dishes or nautical items to commemorate this fish-friendly festivity.
Here’s what all you seafarers can look forward to:
The Palm: Known for their steaks and Italian specialties, celebrate Seafood Week here with surf ’n turf dinner for two ($130). It includes their signature Caesar, mixed green or tomato and onion salad; a 3-pound broiled Nova Scotia lobster and an 18-ounce prime New York strip or a 14-ounce filet mignon. Dessert is either New York-style cheesecake, flourless chocolate cake or crème brûlée.
Carmine’s: Another Italian favorite with family-style dishes is offering stuffed salmon – a 20-ounce salmon filet stuffed with jumbo sea scallops, shrimp and lump blue crabmeat ($56.50). Or try the Marechiara with little neck clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops over a choice of pasta with fresh plum tomatoes, arugula and made-to-order sauce ($37.50).
FIN: Just for the occasion, Chef Demetrios Haronis dove right in to create a three-course menu with Barnegat light cioppino Jersey littleneck clams, Viking Village scallops and monkfish, Pacific white shrimp, mussels, blue crab ravioli and champagne-tomato herb broth ($42). Available on select dates.
The Bar at FIN: Not too hungry? Hit up the bar at FIN where they’ll serve a Bloody Mary with garlic and habanero-infused vodka and a colossal shrimp cocktail garnish for $10.50. You can also swig down oyster shooters at $3.75 each or get nine for $30. Available on select dates.
Firewaters: This fun and energetic bar will happily pour you a Shrimpy Bloody Mary for just $6 each.
Hooters: Forget the wings this week. Grab your friends and split 50 buffalo shrimp and a pitcher of beer ($39.99).
Old Farmer’s Almanac: This quirky shop will offer an assortment of rubs, marinades and sauces for your fish dish or BBQ at 20% off if you mention Seafood Week.
A ’Dam Good Deli: If you love steamed shrimp, you can get a full pound of them for $16.
A ’Dam Good Sports Bar: All-you-can-eat crab legs?? Yes, please! ($32.99)
Casa Taco & Tequila Bar: Go Mexican with clams Mexicano, steamed little neck clams and chorizo ($10); ahi tuna tacos ($10); crab cake torta ($13); or a lightly fried whole red snapper entrée ($24). Wash ‘em down with a Bloody Mary or Maria mixed with Clamato juice ($6).
RíRá Irish Pub: Whiskey-glazed salmon ($16), fish and chips ($15), bang-bang calamari ($10) or fish tacos ($10) are the\is pub’s specialties.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar: Now’s your chance to try Chef and Partner Guillermo Pernot’s James Beard Award-winning ceviche mixto, a duo that includes Cuban-style shrimp cocktail with Latino cóctel sauce and avocado salsa plus yellowfin tuna with jalapeño-coconut-ginger sauce and red onion escabéche, is only $15.
A Time for Wine: Grab a bottle of wine to complement your seafood meal at home and save 15% on your purchase.
Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar: Sure, they have their signature mussels in red or white and items from the raw bar. But if you’re super starving, go for the seafood tower with snow crab legs, colossal shrimp, jumbo lump crab meat and stone crab claws.
Il Verdi: Enjoy a special three-course menu featuring lobster fra diavlo, Jersey little neck clams and mussels in spicy red or white sauce over spaghetti alla chitarra ($42). Available on select dates.
Fiesta Buffet: The surf and turf menu, available on select dates, includes snow crab, u-peel and fried shrimp, steamed clams, stuffed flounder, chowder and hand-carved roasted sirloin ($27.95).
Seaside Café: Clambake, anyone? The Jersey Clambake includes a steamed whole lobster, mussels, clams, red bliss potatoes and corn on the cob ($24.95).
Mrs. Fields: Their famous milk chocolate chip chiller is just $5. We’re pretty sure it has nothing to do with seafood, but we’re kinda glad it doesn’t.
TROPICANA SEAFOOD WEEK
Where: Various locations within Tropicana Casino and Resort
When: Sunday, June 21 through June 27
How much: Prices vary
More info: Tropicana.net