By Sean Weber
Boy, do I love my trips to Atlantic City. It doesn’t matter what season it is, a weekend in AC can be filled from head-to-toe with food, fun and a variety festivities. For example, I was recently invited back to attend the #DoAC Boardwalk Wine Promenade weekend sponsored by Food & Wine.
The wine festival was just one portion of my itinerary though. There was the Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull concert: Sex & Love; and the always impressive Atlantic City Food Scene. Heck… some of the journalists/bloggers invited attended Atlantic City Fashion Week – like Kelly Augustine.
Building an awesome weekend in Atlantic City can be done in a limitless number of ways. Here’s how I spent my second fantastic foodie trip to AC in late September…
DoAC Boardwalk Wine Promenade
Basically, the Atlantic City Wine Festival was my opportunity to try very HEALTHY samplings of 125 unique wines – even a selection of bourbons…
Chosen by drinks expert, Leslie Sbrocco. Some of you might recognize her as a regular guest on NBC’s Today Show.
Several local restaurants – like The Steakhouse at Harrah’s – were in attendance as well. They paired their delicious foods (like this Braised Short Ribs on Toasted Crostini from The Steakhouse) with wines at the festival so folks like myself could copy their example when I’m back in my New York kitchen.
I also discovered a handful of new-to-me wines that I will be shopping for in the future – like this BANFI Rosa Regale Sparkling Red that’s really good with chocolate.
This same 1-mile stretch of Boardwalk is also where a lot of awesome events are held in AC all-year-round at Boardwalk Hall.
In the near future, look at these >>> BIG SHOWS <<< coming to Boardwalk Hall. I’m already eyeballing the Marvel Universe LIVE! show in December for my son and I.
And yes, that’s another reason why I like staying at CAESARS in Atlantic City. It’s just a few hundred feet from Boardwalk Hall, and all the great events that come to the city. Clint and I wouldn’t even need the stroller for that walk.
Atlantic City Food Scene
Before attending the Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull concert, the other journalist/bloggers and I were invited to The Iron Room for dinner.
The Iron Room is a nice place to dine and enjoy a perfectly paired bottle of wine with your meal thanks to owner and wine expert, Paul Tonacci. Heck, it received the “Best Of” Award Of Excellence for 2014 from Wine Spectator.
At this dinner, I loved every course set in front of me by Chef Kevin Cronin.
Can’t express the fact enough that The Iron Room is a great place to start an evening out on the town, or find your next favorite bottle of wine.
For lunch on Saturday, the other journalist/bloggers and I stepped away from the DoAC Boardwalk Wine Promenade festivities to eat at Wingcraft for lunch– the delicious pub fare restaurant located near the Tanger Outlets.
I should mention, Wingcraft is in walking distance of CAESARS – perfect for lunch, dinner or a place to watch your favorite team play.
Last… BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST… I was able to squeeze in a meal at the “must eat” White House Sub Shop.
Next time, I’m ordering the Meatball sub. Several customers came into the restaurant and ordered it to-go. It must be something good.
Caesars Atlantic City
As I mentioned several times in this post already, I stayed at CAESARS while attending the DoAC Boardwalk Wine Promenade.
I even had the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing massage at Qua Baths & Spa inside Caesars upon my arrival.
Are you interested in spending the weekend in Atlantic City?! The first place online I would visit to figure out how to fill an AC weekend would be the DoAC website. It’s a great freaking source.
Click >>> HERE <<< to take a look.
Have a great time, and let me know if you find an awesome place I should eat the next time I’m in AC. Thanks!