It's almost time for the doors to open at the 2017 Pool and Spa Show! And while many of us are currently thinking over what classes to take and what booths to scope out, there’s one question that is also on our minds — where are we going to eat?
To help, here’s a quick guide to some of the local hotspots A.C. has to offer.
The “quick lunch, then back to the show” category:
Looking to get out of the show hall? Located immediately adjacent to the convention center, Tun Tavern is a favorite among showgoers for its classic pub fare (burgers are a specialty) and selection of microbrews. It tends to get busy around the lunch hour, so plan accordingly.
Looking to heat things up? Try WINGCRAFT, which is just a block away from the convention center in the outlet mall. Wings are the namesake dish, of course (with 12 sauces to boot), but you’ll also find other comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, burgers and sandwiches.
Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern
Looking for something a little heartier? Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern is just a 10 minute walk away. Established in 1935, Angelo’s offers a wide selection of Italian fare, from classic pasta dishes to subs and salads. As a bonus — the prices are super reasonable.
The “Nice Dinner” Category
Knife & Fork Inn
The Knife & Fork, established in 1912, is an Atlantic City classic, through and through. Embedded in history — the restaurant was a favorite of political boss Nucky Johnson — a visit really feels like a step back in time.
Want to impress? Capriccio, located in Resorts Casino Hotel, is the spot. With ornate décor, a menu of classic Italian fare and fresh seafood, a strong reputation for excellent service and a beautiful view overlooking the ocean, you can’t go wrong.
Located in the Golden Nugget, Chart House bills itself as a “seafood restaurant with a creative twist on the classics.” Tables overlook the skyline and the marina, making it a great place to enjoy great food while the sun sets.
If you’re looking to mix things up, head to the third floor of The Playground at Caesars and enjoy Buddakan’s Pan-Asian menu, which includes everything from classic appetizers like potstickers and dumplings to new takes on classic entrees, like wasabi-crusted filet mignon.
Have any other suggestions? Comment with your thoughts.