The news came down today: Atlantic City’s Revel Resort is shutting down next month.
Oh, sure. They’re still trying to sell the place. But they’ve been trying to sell it pretty much since the day it opened. Or at least since the first bankruptcy filing, which happened just a little over a year after it opened. As things stand now, the resort has never made a dime in profit, and the current owners are admitting that even if a buyer is found, Revel will still close before anyone can come in to save the day.
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For those of you already looking in the direction of the Shore, we’ve got a few new things happening in and around Atlantic City.
First, Jose Garces opened Yuboka, a dim sum and noodle shop, inside Revel at the end of May. It’s 36 seats, right next to his A.C. version of Amada, and situated right off the casino floor–custom-made for a quick-hit flight of small plates or bowl of noodles without taking you too far away from the slots. Also, he’ll be rolling out the semi-newly-christened Distrito Cantina Food Truck (formerly Guapos Tacos) on the boardwalk on Saturday and Sunday from noon ’til 6pm. That’ll be the schedule from now until Labor Day.
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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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