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Chocdoc - Strutting her Stuff on the Boardwalk


Kerry Beal
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@Alleguede and I are in Atlantic City right now getting ready to show off the EZtemper at the Philly Candy Show. We flew in to Philly and picked up a rental car at the airport - when the fellow at the car rental agency asked if we were taking the car out of state I mentioned we were headed to Atlantic City he said to me "good luck" - I thought he was referring to my chances at the Miss America Pageant tomorrow - but apparently he was referring to my chances in the casinos.

 

We flew out in a small plane - which was nice in that carryon luggage didn't have to be carried on so no one was counting the number of pieces and noticing they were longer than 21 inches. 

 

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Rodney brought me breakfast - a slightly squished chocolate chip snail under a Kouign Aman - flight attendant was very jealous!

 

 

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One wrong turn and you get take pictures of the city as you enter more than once!

 

 

 

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Let me guess: Rodney made breakfast in his new place, Goût. I have had one of his  KAs and they are to die for. Lucky you. Too bad about the Miss America pageant.  Inner beauty counts for so much more.xD

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Who has mentioned Gordon Ramsay pub and grill at the Caesars palace Atlantic City?

 

i just had the best burger of my life. I think I have never ever ever tasted something so blend and poorly executed of my young 35 years. Kerry's lamb shepherds pie looked minimalistically pleasant but we managed to eat and run.

 

my advice - beuuuurrrrkkkk...

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As Rodney mentioned we were less than enchanted by Gordon Ramsey Pub and Grill  (so much for the suggestion from NJ Monthly) - we had been out for a long walk so it was on our way back. We did discuss whether it would be bad form to run after drinking the water and before ordering as finding something on the menu to appeal was kind of lacking. I had decided I would have the prime rib - the server asked Rodney how he wanted his burger cooked and before she left I thought I should confirm that I wanted my beef rare - "nope - it's in slices and has to get heated up so it's well done" - "want to give me that menu back again then so i can start over please".

 

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Shepherds pie for me - lamb - lots of rosemary. I've eaten worse.

 

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Burger for Rodney - he's eaten worse as well - but totally unseasoned he found it rather disappointing.

 

We didn't stay for dessert.

 

 

 

 

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So after we had set up our booth and before dinner we headed out to check out a little of the city. 

 

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Just outside our hotel Rodney was crowned Miss America - with full sound effects!

 

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We headed off down the boardwalk heading north until we discovered that the reason all sorts of people were lined up along the side in chairs and all the garbage cans were 'out of service' was that a parade of Miss Americas was about to start. So we went as far the the striking Trump Taj Mahal then skeddaled back in front of a whole bunch of police on bikes and people with bells and banners following them.

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 That has to be the strangest looking shepherds' pie I can ever remember seeing.  And reheating already sliced beef and calling it prime rib.  Sheesh.   Hope things improve.

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Just now, Anna N said:

 That has to be the strangest looking shepherds' pie I can ever remember seeing.  And reheating already sliced beef and calling it prime rib.  Sheesh.   Hope things improve.

I'm sure they will - we will see if we can find Dock's Seafood tomorrow.

 

 

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Ate at Buddakan few years ago.  Ordered duck breast rare in hopes of getting it cooked medium rare but it was served well done.  "It just looks this way due to the lighting" was our server's response when I pointed out the depressing gray color.  Escape was briefly contemplated but did not seem practical.

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11 hours ago, gfweb said:

Buddakan in Philly is ok. ..if a little trite. 

Chain restaurants tend to be worse in Resort areas IMHO.  I ate at Buddakan in NYC and it was just as you described it.  That why I thought it was a better option in Atlantic City.  Hope Kerry will find nice places to eat, she seems to have sixths sense when it comes to food :)

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I have no idea if these photos are in focus cause my phone screen is too small but we set out to find breakfast close to the hotel. 

 

This place bills itself as a creperie-  

 

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Breakfast sandwich for Rodney 

 

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Do I spy tater tots?

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The food scene so far doesn't seem impressive!  I hope it improves for you. O.o

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Dinner at Docks - so far

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croutons on table 

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bread to start

 

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NW Negroni

 

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grilled octopus

 

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tuna tartar

 

 

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Well, it looks pretty (except the croutons). 

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 Are there beans with the octopus?? Say it isn't so.

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54 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

Dinner at Docks - so far

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croutons on table 

 

 

Not croutons, they are called oyster crackers. Very dry, hard, plain cracker that is best eaten with a dollop of horseradish, or sent floating in a bowl of chowder!

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They're traditional around here.  Any seafood restaurant you go to so should have a bowl of oyster crackers and a pot of horseradish on the table when you sit down.  they're also known as Trenton crackers or OTC for Original Trenton crackers.  There is a smaller softer hexagonal variation which doesn't pose as big a threat to ones teeth.

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Out for a little walk on the boardwalk after dinner - lots of posh people lined up for the Miss America Pageant at the Boardwalk Hall. 

 

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Saw this at a spot in a little plaza on the boardwalk - made me think of gfron1 - had to take a picture. It was a counter.

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