Well, it was April fool’s day and the surprise(s) were definitely on me for the night! My husband and I headed down to Atlantic City to enjoy a night away, some warm weather (forecast at 70 degrees) and some good food and drink.
Our first stop was the Tropicana where we received an upgrade to an oceanfront suite! Sweet. (And, Yes, I looked at the nice man behind the counter with a smile waiting to hear “April fools” but it never came!) Our next stop was the $4 Happy Hour from 4-7 pm Monday-Friday at Phillips Seafood at The Pier Shops at Caesars, Level 3! Their tag line is “The Hottest Happy Hour in Town.” With $4.00 glasses of wine (and good wines as anyone with my last name knows!) cocktails, martinis, domestic bottles and draft beers, wings, crab cake sliders, hamburger sliders, calamari, and buffalo shrimp, I’d say its pretty darn hot! And did I mention the view of the beautiful sparkling Atlantic Ocean and wide southern beaches?
The night got even better as we proceeded to win over…and over… at the Roulette wheel. April Fools is evidently our lucky day, who knew? With our winnings burning a hole in our pocket the next day, we set out for a much needed walk on the long boardwalk. Like teenagers, holding hands looking into the windows decorated with Easter bunnies and candy galore, we took part in every summer delight that crossed our path: a Kohl’s peach and vanilla custard cone (my favorite), fresh bagels, a gyro at a little boardwalk Greek cafe, roasted nuts, watermelon candies covered in coconut and yes…the ultimate chocolate bunny!!!
I think we consumed equal amounts of calories to our paces up the boardwalk and back! In our sugar induced stupor, we stumbled upon Caesar himself with tennis racket ready for the courts. Next Saturday, April 10th, is the Caesars Tennis Classic hosted by Venus Williams at Boardwalk Hall -“Your Best Seat At The Shore – with Andy Roddick, Marat Safin, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, James Blake and Pete Sampras! (road trip next weekend “tennis girlfriends?”)
Ah, well, our sweet retreat had to come to an end but, for once, I was not the fool on this day. I hope you get a chance to visit Atlantic City soon and share your tips on great places you discover. I’ll be making my list for April 1, 2011.
No time to make a taffy run to AC? Here’s a recipe to make it at home.
Happy Easter to all of you from all of us at Jersey Bites!
Beverly A. Beveridge, Monmouth County Regional Editor, JerseyBites.com
Bev resides in Eatontown with her husband, Bob, daughters, Melissa and Brittany, son, Glenn, dog, Bailey and cats, Kitty and Slodki (polish for honey/sweet). She enjoys dining out, piano, tennis, travelling, designing her JERSEY GIRL swimsuits and Calendar, music (especially Rock Concerts) and meeting people. Enjoy her ‘fun’ reviews! Passport to Peru – Home of the Jersey Girls Swimsuit models and ‘Calendar’ Girls! ‘Passport Swimsuits – A Swimsuit to fit ‘every body’. www.passporttoperu.net