Iron Chef and James Beard Awarding winning chef Jose Garces has opened Yuboka, a new restaurant at Revel in Atlantic City. Yuboka serves dim-sum, Asian-inspired small plates, and bowls of noodle soup. The 36-seat noodle bar, right next to Amada on the casino floor, is designed for a quick, cheap meal and takeout for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining. Highlights include chicken wings with spicy garlic-ginger sauce; a lamb burger; seafood noodle soup with poached shrimp, crab, Taiwanese barbecue sauce, crispy shallot, and udon noodles; and dumplings, some of which will be brought in from Philadelphia’s Dim Sum Garden. The restaurant will also serve cocktails, beer, wine, sake, and tea.
Garces is also bringing his Distrito Cantina Food Truck (formerly Guapo’s Tacos) to the boardwalk at Revel Beach. Every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., the truck will be serving up Garces’ Mexican bites for beach-goers to enjoy.
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Distrito is bringing back their Football Fiestas for another season. Every Monday throughout football season Distrito will be serving up endless tacos and enchiladas for $25 a person from 8-10 p.m.. If that wasn’t enough of a deal, Dos Equis Amber and Lager will both be $2 during the special. The big game will be shown on the flat screens downstairs as well as projected on a big screen in the upstairs lounge.
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Jose Garces is a busy fella. Man is an Iron Chef to start. He’s got his brand spankin’ new farm to worry about (called Luna Farms, located on 37 acres in Bucks County). He has events to attend, appearances to make, a cookbook out in the world and just debuted a new catering arm of his Garces Restaurant Group (called, of course, Garces Catering). And it’s not like he’s short on actual restaurants in his portfolio, either. Right now, he’s got eight houses up and running–seven here, one in Chicago, and some of them are numbered among the best restaurants in Philly. I’m exhausted just reading about all the things Garces does, and while you’d think that all of that, plus eight kitchens to supervise, eight dining rooms to worry about, eight crews to boss should be enough for anyone, apparently that’s just because you’re a lazy, shiftless slacker like me.
Because it’s not enough for JG. Not enough by a loooong stretch. Because from what we know right now, it looks like the man is going on a spree.
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