...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR SUNDAY JULY 21...
THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS ISSUED
A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT SUNDAY FOR ATLANTIC AND CAPE
A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT MEANS THAT AIR POLLUTION
CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY BECOME UNHEALTHY FOR
SENSITIVE GROUPS. SENSITIVE GROUPS INCLUDE CHILDREN...PEOPLE
SUFFERING FROM ASTHMA... HEART DISEASE OR OTHER LUNG
DISEASES...AND THE ELDERLY. THE EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION CAN
BE MINIMIZED BY AVOIDING STRENUOUS ACTIVITY OR EXERCISE OUTDOORS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUND-LEVEL OZONE AND FINE
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...AROUND 110 TO 115 ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
VALUES MAY BE A BIT LOWER RIGHT ALONG THE COAST.
* TEMPERATURES...MAXIMUM READINGS IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 90S ON
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL BE MAINLY IN THE UPPER 70S
TO LOW 80S.
* TIMING...THE MOST DANGEROUS OF THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL OCCUR
FROM MID AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING SUNDAY.
* IMPACTS...THE EXCESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT STRESS
OR HEAT STROKE. THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE INDIVIDUALS ARE THE
ELDERLY AND THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING HEALTH ISSUES.
TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE, RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO THE EARLY MORNING OR
THE LATE EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION
AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
TO REDUCE YOUR RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK, THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST
BREAKS IN A SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT. ANYONE
OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL SHADED LOCATION. HEAT
STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9 1 1.
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT
TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION.
STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, AND
CHECK ON ELDERLY RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN A
VEHICLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING
HOT WEATHER WHEN A CAR'S INTERIOR CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES
IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.
Happy hour can be a complex beast. Many places will put together a large menu with prices ranging from as little as $2 to as high as $18. And though any discount is great, sometimes it’s nice to have the whole thing streamlined into a one-price-fits-all package.
Smell that dewy spring air? That warm pleasant breeze? Almost puts you in the mood to fire u…
Such is the case at Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall, the newest and most highly anticipated business to open on Atlantic City’s Orange Loop, which contains other hotspots like MaDe Chocolate Bar, Bourre and Hayday coffee. During normal hours, the Beer Hall boasts an impressive menu of craft beers (40 on tap alone plus a help-yourself style fridge packed with an incredible number of bottled and canned choices) alongside some top-notch culinary treats, most of which are rooted in bar staples (burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches) that contain interesting and unexpected ingredients, much to the delight of the increasing number of foodies who choose to dine out in Atlantic City.
What I got: Since I was only working with $20, I purposely stopped in during happy hour. Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. As mentioned, they keep the price structure simple. Five bucks gets you anything on the happy hour menu. Foodwise it’s not a huge selection (only five food snacks are offered at happy hour), but they do include some hearty options such as burger, nacho fries and sliders. What’s equally great is that several of their craft beers are offered for just five bucks, too.
I started off with the chips and dip — a punched-up version of the classic gametime snack, this one made with caramelized onions and housemade potato chips. The dip was tasty and would come in handy later in the meal. More on that in a sec. Next I ordered the burger. As no frills as you can get — it’s just a beef patty topped with American cheese and pickles — I found it to be juicy and surprisingly satisfying, not to mention outrageously affordable. To put things in perspective, a Big Mac at the local McDonald’s can be had for $4.39. The burger at Tennessee Avenue Beer hall is just 61 cents more. This kind of quality at fast food prices is a true rarity.
The bartender stepped in while I was chowing down and suggested I add a bit of the onion dip i had been snacking on as a condiment for the burger. I did so and also included the onion ring garnish that came with the dip. This proved to be a brilliant move, providing a decadent richness to the meal without costing me a dime more. All of the above was washed down by a pair of Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty pints, a tasty, low-cal IPA with notes of pineapple, coconut, mango and citrus, making it a perfect choice for the spring and summer weather.
The total: A simple menu means simple math. A burger, some chips and dip and two craft beers added up to exactly $20. Easy peasy (lemon squeezy).
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