Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sammy D's at Harrah's Resort

Sammy D’s Restaurant & Bar - Harrah's Resort Foodie Experience

Allen in front of Sammy D's at Harrah's Resort
On every table!
I first ate Sammy D's Philly Cheesesteak Dumplings at the 2012 Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival at the Define Cheesesteak event at Showboat. I met Chef Sammy DeMarco and he told me I had to check out his restaurant and we are glad we finally did. The restaurant is large, the décor very cool and the space is warm and inviting with a bar area as well. One of the employees even offered to take a picture of us both, which was very nice. We had lunch on Monday around 1:30PM and it was a good time for us since it was not crowded.

Philly Cheesesteak Dumplings
Close-up of Philly Cheesesteak Dumplings

Side view of Philly Cheesesteak Dumplings
I ordered Philly Cheesesteak Dumplings and they were amazing. What you get is a cheesesteak inside a dumpling with mild and flavorful Sriracha ketchup. The taste is bold with peppers, cheese, and flame broiled steak. The plating is beautiful and garnished with sliced pepperoncini.

Allen ready to dive into those Lobster Rolls and Philly Cheesesteak Dumplings
Allen and me happy and oh so ready to eat our lunch
On each table with condiments
I did not want to order a burger and decided on the Mini Maine Lobster Rolls. Instead of one bun, the lobster came in three small, toasted buttered buns. The lobster was rich, chunky and fresh, and the mayo added a nice creaminess. A handful of tasty potato chips were served with the lobster rolls. I savored and enjoyed each bite.

Mini Maine Lobster Rolls with Potato Chips
Closer view of the Lobster Rolls
Close-up of Lobster Rolls
Sophia ordered the Sammy's Pub Burger with American cheese, Sammy's sauce, lettuce, tomato and pickles with fries. The burger was cooked medium to perfection and was super juicy. Sophia said it is one of the best burgers ever! The fries were great too and she even shared some with me.

Sophia's Sammy's Pub Burger and Fries
Sophia loaded the Sammy's Pub Burger with ketchup!
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-Allen/Two Frys

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Waterfront Buffet at Harrah's Resort

Waterfront Buffet - Harrah's Resort Foodie Experience

Allen holding up an Oyster and Shrimp
We enjoy staying at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. It is a beautiful casino overlooking the marina with plenty of excellent dining options. The food selection at the Waterfront Buffet at Harrah's Resort is great featuring 9 stations such as Italian, Asian and American. Each time, we ate different things and the service was excellent and everything yummy. What follows is the food we tasted (many times in small bites to try as much as possible) in three visits, twice for dinner and once for lunch during our three-day stay.

Sophia's plate - pizza, Italian meatball, mashed potatoes, chicken leg, salad...
The salad bar is divine and features many types of salad greens, a raw vegetable bar with broccoli, mushrooms, beets, carrots, radish, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and much more. The Jersey tomatoes with balsamic vinegar were sweet, juicy and the balsamic vinegar really brought out the flavor. You can custom order a salad as well.

Allen's plate - Lobster mac and cheese, chicken legs, steak, mashed potatoes and gravy
Allen's Pizza and Pasta Shells
I did not try any seafood but Allen enjoyed the freshness of the raw oysters and clams on the half shell with a squeeze of lemon and cocktail sauce, and some chilled shrimp too. At the sushi station, a chef makes sushi right at the station and works fast. We both had California rolls and vegetable rolls with fresh wasabi and soy sauce and they were so good.

The collard greens had a Smokey taste and paired great with the brisket chili. We both had a fried chicken leg and the seasoning and batter were perfection. The mashed potatoes were rich and creamy and went great with the roasted prime rib topped with horseradish. The flame-broiled steak is made to order and had great flavor. The rich and creamy lobster mac and cheese was so good and had just the right amount of lobster meat.

Asian Station
Quesadillas and Soft Fish Tacos
The Italian station offers a nice selection of artisan pizza. The chef makes the dough and pizza right at the station and it was cool to watch. The pizza with (no bean) chili and cheese was so tasty, as well as the basil with red onions and white cheese pizza. The stuffed shells were oozing with cheesy goodness and the Italian meatballs were tender and bursting with flavor. I tried the garlic bread and it was crispy yet buttery and so good!

Making Doughnuts
Chocolate Cake (above) and Doughnuts (below)
The guacamole was fresh, and the yummy quesadilla was filled with sautéed onions, peppers and cheese. The steamed Chicken dumplings with scallions and soy sauce were great. The Chinese broccoli with garlic tasted so good and the fried rice, Mongolian beef with red peppers and green beans were excellent.

Chocolate cake, red velvet cake, tiramisu tart and cherry tart
When we went for lunch, Allen had an omelet made to order with ham, bacon, mushrooms, bell peppers, freshly diced tomatoes and Swiss cheese. The sliders were flame-broiled beef with melted cheese, caramelized onions and held together with a spicy pickled pepper on a stick. A slider lovers dream!

Red velvet cake
Each night, we enjoyed several desserts. The doughnuts are made at the dessert station. Allen had a powdered one and his favorite was the cinnamon sugar. Both were light and fluffy. The fresh, warm and soft white chocolate cookie was fabulous. The chocolate cake, cherry tart, tiramisu tart, chocolate tart, rich brownie and moist red velvet cake were all delightful.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Tarts
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-Sophia and Allen/Two Frys

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sack O' Subs and Philly Soft Pretzel Factory

Sack O' Subs and Philly Soft Pretzel Factory - Harrah's Resort Foodie Experience

Smoke Ham and Swiss Sub from Sack O' Subs

Sack O' Subs and Philly Soft Pretzel Factory are located in The Taste of the Shore Food Court close to The Pool at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. This is a great option if you just want a snack or something to take to your hotel room. At Sack O' Subs, I ordered a smoked ham and Swiss cheese sub with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and brown spicy mustard. The bread is baked fresh daily in Atlantic City and the texture is superb. 

Smoked Ham and Swiss sub from Sack O' Subs
The sub had a generous portion of smoked ham and Swiss cheese and was outstanding. It was such a great sub and all the ingredients tasted fresh. 

Pretzel from Philly Soft Pretzel Factory
I always wanted a pretzel from Philly Soft Pretzel Factory. The pretzel was soft, chewy and warm with the right amount of salt. I dipped my pretzels in spicy mustard and was impressed. The pretzels were so good and I will buy them again. The pretzels are baked stuck together and the minimum sold is three at a time for $2 and great for sharing. You pull them apart while they are warm. Yum!

Pretzel from Philly Soft Pretzel Factory
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-Allen/Two Frys

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

CaJohns Chipotle-Habanero Hot Sauce

CaJohns Chipotle-Habanero Bourbon Infused Hot Sauce

CaJohns Chipotle-Habanero Bourbon Infused Hot Sauce is a real treat for your taste-buds.
This hot sauce is a smooth blend of heat, sweet and spices. This is one of the more smokey
flavor sauces I have tried in some time. I am a big fan of Chipotle and have had many different
brands over the years. The CaJohns Chipotle-Habanero is now one of my top favorite hot
sauces. The sweet smokiness compliments pretty much everything: rice, meats (pork, pictured),
steak, burgers and it will even jazz up a hot dog.

CaJohns Chipotle-Habanero Hot Sauce with Pork Chops and Yellow Rice

The heat is between medium and high for you hotter sauce lovers. I like the kick the red savina
habaneros add to the flavor of the smokey chipotles. I first saw this sauce at the 2013 New York Hot Sauce Expo. This hot sauce was recommended to Two Frys by fellow local blogger Maria at Hot Lollies. With that recommendation, I purchased a bottle from CaJohns at the 2014 New York Hot Sauce Expo and brought it home for our pantry.

I quickly went through the whole 6.8 oz flask, so I purchased 2 more bottles from the CaJohns website. This sauce is so great, I am going to have trouble keeping some around so I recommend ordering more than just one. I will be doing wings with this sauce real soon and have only 1 bottle left.

One really delicious meal we made was rice pilaf and chicken thighs topped with flavorful CaJohns Chipotle-Habanero Hot Sauce. It was a really great dinner I must say. For fans of both sweet and heat you cannot go wrong with this hot sauce. Recommended and now one of our blogs favorite Chipotle Hot Sauces. Get a bottle online today to smother your foods with this truly 5 star hot sauce.

Ingredients: Brown Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Red Savina Habanero Chiles, Tomato Paste,
Jim Beam, Chipotle Chiles, Corn Starch, Salt, Spices and Natural Applewood Smoke Flavoring.

For further information, please visit:
Website: CaJohns Gourmet
Facebook: CaJohns Fiery Foods

-Allen / Two Frys

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Frog Bone Cajun Pepper Sauce

Frog Bone Cajun Pepper Sauce

Frog Bone Cajun Pepper Sauce is a nice and spicy Cajun sauce for your foods. Frog Bone recommends it for use on beans, gumbo and eggs. In the tasting process, I used the sauce on Pork Chops (pictured), vegetables, rice mixes and even Chinese fried shrimp. All of these paired well. The sauce is a spicy Louisiana style hot sauce. Cajun Pepper Sauce has more thickness and body than some of the other popular sauces from Louisiana. I seem to find thicker sauces hold better when put on grilled and broiled meats.

Frog Bone Cajun on Homemade Pork Chops
Frog Bone Cajun Pepper Sauce is a great condiment to use on baked fish also. I used it to kick up some heat on Gorton's Fish Fillets we made one evening. The spice ingredients along with the Cayenne Peppers make a nice blend. Recommended for fans of Louisiana Style Hot Sauce that like a bit more body to their sauce. We really like the Frog Bone line and this is one of several continuing articles about their products. Also, it is important to note Frog Bone has an impressive line of BBQ Sauces, Cajun Seasonings, Rubs, and now a Crawfish Pre-Boil Mix. There are 12 or more products available not just the Frog Bone Cajun Pepper Hot Sauce.

I encourage you to visit their website and order some products for both your pantry and outdoor cooking needs. All folks could really use some good old southern items to spice up your foods. They also make a lower sodium seasoning for those with dietary restrictions, I think that is great. The products are Louisiana Style favorites with a Texas twist. Add some southern flair to your foods today with Frog Bone products.

Ingredients include: vinegar, red cayenne peppers, water, salt, spices, soy oil, garlic, onion, chili peppers, and capsicum.

Special Thanks to our friend Keith "BOUDIN MAN" Jenkins, for the sauces.

For further information, please visit:
Facebook: Frog Bone Cajun Sauces

-Allen / Two Frys