What’s on the Menu at the Playground


playground-sign-via-playground-940Bart Blatstein’s The Playground opens tomorrow in Atlantic City. And on “T Street,” the indoor street lined with seven live music venues, the food is being provided by Garces Events.

In the time since the project announced, the restaurant group has created a menu of bar snacks, and hand-held foods that are designed for taking from venue to venue, as the Playground allows guests to pass through its venues. The food menu is the same for all of the venues, while the beer lists and custom cocktails are specific to each concept.

For food there are snacks, Mexican pizzas, loaded fries (including the Abe Froman’s topped with bratwurst, cheese curds, and sauerkraut – Garces is just not giving up on Abe Froman), Nashville hot chicken, burgers and a section called “Riviera,” which inexplicably includes German style sausages.

The venues that Garces is supplying food and drink for at the Playground:

  • 1921 – a Prohibition themed venue
  • Tag – Southern
  • Purdy – Jazz and bluegrass
  • Riviera – Beer garden on the ocean
  • Bo’s – Dueling piano bar
  • Bluey – Irish Pub
  • Monkey Bar – Large bar in the central atrium

The Menu items include:

 

The Playground Food Menu

SNACKS

POPCORN: White Cheddar $4

PEANUTS: Toasted Chile & Lime $5

CHICKEN WINGS: Apricot Glaze, Blue Cheese Mousse $12

PIMENTO CHEESE: Roasted Garlic Lavash $9

FRIED SHRIMP: Lemon & Caper Remoulade $12

SMOKED EGGPLANT HUMMUS: Edamame, Feta, Grilled Pita $9

COBB SALAD CUP: Blue Cheese, Bacon, Romaine, Cherry Tomato $8

 

MEXICAN PIZZAS (on a 10-inch flour tortilla)

EL JEFE: Ranchera Sauce, Mozzarella, Salsa Mexicana $10

BBQ CHICKEN: Black Bean, Tomato, Blue Cheese Crema, Cilantro $12

SHRIMP: Pasilla Chile Sauce, Chihuahua Cheese, Avocado $13

SHORT RIB: 3 Chile BBQ, Queso Fresco, Lime Crema $12

MENU SPECIALTY

NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN SANDWICH: Potato Roll, Spicy Cayenne Glaze, Coleslaw, Bread & Butter Pickles $11

BURGERS (Each is Inspired by The Playground’s Venues)

BURGER: Lettuce, Tomato, House Made Thousand Island, $9 Single/$13 Double/Add Cheese $2

PROHIBITION: Bourbon Glazed Cipollinis, Blue Cheese $11 Single/$14 Double

BIG EASY: Capicola, Provolone, Olive Salad $11 Single/$14 Double

SOUTHERN PRIDE: Smoked Cheddar, BBQ Sauce, Chow-Chow $11 Single /$14 Double

FRIES (Loaded)

FRENCH FRIES: Ketchup, Malt Mayo $8

STEEL PIER: Jumbo Lump Crab, Old Bay, Sly Fox Cheddar Sauce $14

SHORTY: Braised Short Ribs, Beef Gravy, Sly Fox Cheddar Sauce $12

ABE FROMAN’S: Bratwurst, Cheese Curds, Kraut $12

THE RIVIERA

GERMAN STYLE SAUSAGES

Kielbasa $7

Bratwurst $8

Knockwurst $8

*All sausages served with Bavarian salt pretzel, German potato salad, sauerkraut and house mustard. 

SIDES

Jersey Tomato & Cucumber Salad  $4

German Potato Salad $4

Bavarian Salt Pretzel with Cheddar Sauce $5

SPECIALTY COCKTAIL MENU

PURDY

AC TAFFY HURRICANE: Apricot Brandy, Licor 43, Brandy, Dark Rum, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Grenadine

FRENCH 75: Bluecoat Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Elderflower Bitters, Prosecco

LAST WORD: Bluecoat Gin, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo, Fresh Lime Juice

VIEUX CARRÉ: Old Overholt Rye, E&J Brandy, Carpano Antica, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters, Peychaud’s Bitters

1921

NEW YORK SOUR: Elijah Craig Bourbon, Egg White, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Grapefruit Bitters, Red Wine     

1921 OLD FASHIONED: Old Overholt Rye, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, Sugar Cube, Jerry Thomas Bitters

SAZERAC: Old Overholt Rye, Sugar Cube, Peychaud’s Bitters, Old Time Bitters, Vieux Carré Absinthe Rinse

MANHATTAN: Rittenhouse Rye, Carpano Antica, Creole Bitters, Lemon Twist

BO’s

BEE’S KEYS: Bluecoat Gin, Yellow Chartreuse, Lemon Juice, Honey Syrup, Elderflower Bitters

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE: Elijah Craig Bourbon, Mezcal, Orange Juice, Sugar Cube, Lemon Bitters

GIN FIZZ:  Bluecoat Gin, Lemon Juice, Egg White, Simple Syrup, Tonic Bitters, Topped With Soda Water

POMEGRANATE COSMO: Absolut Vodka, Pomegranate Puree, Cranberry Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Orange Bitters

TAG

T- STREET SLAMMER: Absolut, Southern Comfort, Amaretto, Orange Juice, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Grenadine

DUCKTOWN LEMONADE: Jack Daniel’s, Lemon Juice, Triple Sec, Simple Syrup

BARTENDER’S HAND SHAKE: Can of PBR, Shot of Jack Daniel’s

 

APPLE PIE: Apple Pie Moonshine, Smith & Forge Cider

BLUEY

IRISH MULE: Tullamore Dew, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters, Mint

BACKSTAGE PASS: Bacardi Torched Cherry Rum, Red Bull, Cranberry Juice, Triple Sec

PENICILLIN: Bluecoat Gin, Ardbeg Islay Scotch, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Orange Bitters

VIP PASS: Absolut Mandarin, Red Bull, Orange Juice, Triple Sec

MONKEY BAR

MONKEY BAR TITO’S DRAFT COCKTAIL: Tito’s Vodka, Pimm’s No. 1, Lemon Juice, Jalapeño Simple Syrup, Topped With Lemon Lime Soda & Fresh Watermelon                  

FRUIT MOJITO: Mount Gay Silver Eclipse Rum, Fresh Mint, Lime Juice, Fruit Puree, Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters

BEER MENU

DRAFT BEER

MONKEY BAR

Budweiser

Bud Light

Miller Lite

21st Amendment Seasonal – currently Hell or High Watermelon

Allagash White

Blue Point Toasted Lager

DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus

Flying Fish Seasonal – currently Farmhouse

Leinenkugel’s Shandy

Guinness

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

Coors Light

Philadelphia Brewing Company – Seasonal – Fleur De Lehigh

Carton Brewery – Hop Pun

Forgotten Boardwalk On the Waterfront

Heavy Seas Loose Cannon

Sixpoint Bengali Tiger

Victory Brewing Golden Monkey

Yards Brawler

Weyerbacher Merry Monks

Cape May Brewing Devil’s Reach

PURDY

Abita Purple Haze, LA

Evil Genius Purple Monkey Dishwasher, PA

Shiner Ruby Redbird, TX

Seasonal Selection – Rotating Draft

Currently – Cape May Brewing, Coastal Evacuation NJ

 

1921

Founders Day All Day IPA, MI

Brooklyn Lager, NY

Forgotten Funnel Cake Ale, NJ

Seasonal selection – Rotating Draft

Currently – Sixpoint The Crisp

 

BO’s

Anchor Steam California Lager, CA

Lancaster Strawberry Wheat, PA

Saison Dupont, Belgium

Seasonal Selection – Rotating Draft

Currently – Port Brewing Company, Wipe Out

TAG

Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, CO

Blue Moon Belgian Style White Ale, CO

Philadelphia Brewing Company Kenzinger, PA

Seasonal Selection – Rotating Draft

Currently Evil Genius Ma! The Meatloaf

BLUEY

Guinness, Ireland

Harp Lager, Ireland

Smithwick’s, Ireland

Carton Brewing, Carton of Milk, NJ

 

39N

Miller Lite

Budweiser

Leinenkugel’s Shandy

Yards Brawler

Victory Brewing Golden Monkey

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

Rotating

Cape May Brewing

Carton Brewing Hop Pun

Forgotten Boardwalk On the Waterfront

Flying Fish Farmhouse

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon

Coors Light

BOTTLED BEERS (ALL VENUES)

Smith & Forge Cider (Can)

Not Your Father’s Root Beer (Bottle)

Miller Lite (Aluminum Bottle)

Miller 64 (Aluminum Bottle)

Sly Fox Pilsner (Can)

Corona (Bottle)

Heineken (Bottle)

Avery White Rascal (Can)

Yards Thomas Jefferson (Bottle)

PBR (16 oz Can)

Red Stripe (Bottle)

Sierra Torpedo (16 oz Can)

Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Ale (Can)

Yuengling (Can)

Guinness Purdy Only (Can)

WINE

BY THE GLASS (ALL VENUES)

SPARKLING                                             

Mionetto Prosecco Brut, Italy

WHITE

CK Mondavi, California

Chardonnay

Pinot Grigio

 

RED

CK Mondavi, California

Cabernet Sauvignon

Merlot

 

DRAFT (MONKEY BAR)

Coppola Pinot Grigio

Coppola Pinot Noir

BY THE BOTTLE (BO’S & MONKEY BAR)

SPARKLING

Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label

Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut

Juvé Y Camps, Rosé Cava

WHITE

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, 2013, New Zealand

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, 2014, Italy

Far Niente Chardonnay, 2013, Napa Valley

Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay, 2012, Sonoma Valley

RED

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010, Sonoma Valley

Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Napa Valley

Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Napa Valley

Markham Merlot, 2013, Napa Valley

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