The members-only Union League of Philadelphia is opening a mini-BYOB version of itself in Stone Harbor, NJ.
From June 22nd through June 28th, the Tropicana in Atlantic City will be hosting Seafood Week. It will be a casino-wide restaurant week, with the addition of hotel packages, drink specials and retail specials.
Things I’m excited about:
- Seaside Cafe’s Jersey Clam Bake
- 15% off wines at A Time for Wine
- Cuba Libre’s Seafood Paella
- Palm Restaurant’s $130 Surf ‘n’ Turf dinner for two
For more information, check out the full schedule here.
When we received Matyson’s summer seafood tasting menu for the week over the weekend we were really impressed. And now that we’ve seen the photos, well we suggest you make reservations immediately.
Matyson’s summer seafood tasting menu is available now through Thursday, June 12th and is $45 for five-courses.
Today at noon, owner Sam Mink and Oyster House will be celebrating the restaurant’s fifth birthday with complimentary birthday cake and $5 lobster roll sliders.
Get there early before the cake is gone and the lobster roll sliders are sold out.
Chef Brian Lofink of Kraftwork is offering habanero-and-orange glazed Alaskan snow crabs. The special is available for $18 and includes roasted corn salad, salt roasted potatoes, garlic herb butter and chimichurri sauce.
And as if that weren’t enough to have you plotting your trip down Girard Avenue, Kraftwork has also tracked down some prized Cantillon beers. Cantillon Classic Lambic is on draft and both 2012 Cantillon St. Lamvinus and 2012 Cantillon Iris are available in bottles beginning today.
The crab deal runs through Thursday.
Cape May used to have a restaurant-bar called Martini Beach and its concept was perfect for right around the time Stephen Starr opened his first martini bar, Continental. As we all know, that was a long, long time ago. Alas, Martini Beach has closed, and in its place, M’Ocean, a fine-dining restaurant for Cape May’s bustling restaurant scene.
Soft shell crabs landed on the lists of specials around Philadelphia in a big way over the weekend and will continue to do so in weeks to come. Since we’re such big fans of soft shell crabs, we’ve been dutifully tagging tweets about soft shells with the hashtag, #SoftShellsinPHL.
Matyson is going further than adding soft shells as a special, the Center City BYOB is offering a tasting menu this week that includes soft shell crabs in four different cuisines for $45.
The closing of Stephen Starr’s Route 6 has long been rumored. But today, Michael Klein has the official word that the seafood spot on North Broad will close on Thursday, March 20th.
Starr says he will reconceptualize the space and open something new this fall.
Starr to Close Route 6 [The Insider]