Atlantic City Gets Positive Press, a Nice Change of Pace!

From the New York Times: “A scant 125 miles away, in and around this gambling mecca [of Atlantic City], are a clutch of Vietnamese cafes that arguably rank among the nation’s most authentic…”

From Next City: “Cleverly designed by the prominent New York landscape architecture firm Balmori Associates, the park consists of undulating berms bookended by two earthen mounds intended, Fung says, to riff on the boardwalk’s iconic dipping-and-rising roller coasters.”

From “Mike Hauke, the irrepressible owner of Atlantic City’s Tony Boloney, seems to be everywhere. One moment he’s behind the counter serving off-the-wall pizzas topped with homemade Mexican string cheese and corn, the next he’s selling flatbreads and hand-pulled mozzarella at the Margate farmer’s market from his Tony’s Farm truck. He’s been on national TV, too, most recently Live With Kelly and Michael.”

From Foobooz: “The Atlantic City Bottle Company will be opening to the public on Friday, August 9. Whiskey, wine, imports, microbrews and a ‘seasonal and ever-changing small plates menu’ from chef Kevin Cronin are the draw here, and they’re running the joint like a combination bar/restaurant and bottle shop so you can come in, have a drink, have a snack and then pick up a bottle (or four) to take with you when you go.”

From Thrillist: “An Iron Chef’s pop-up restaurant takes over the Borgata’s 28 West: For three nights only, Chopped judge and Iron Cheffer Geoffrey Zakarian’s transforming the Borgata’s just-opened gastrolounge 28 West into The Lambs Club, his two-story Manhattan meat temple devoted to dry-aged Delmonicos and ramped-up strip steaks, all of which he’ll be dishing out Aug 16-18.”

And, finally, in less exciting news, from CBS 3: “The one-year countdown is underway toward the 50th anniversary of the Atlantic City Expressway.” Hmm.