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Atlantic City Restaurant Week

Pin It Atlantic City Restaurant Week
March 4-9, 2018


Allen at KWI Noodle House

Sophia at KWI Noodle House
Every year Sophia and I go to Atlantic City Restaurant Week. This year we went on Sunday, March 5 until Tuesday, March 7. We participated in the Lunch menu at a cost of $15.18 per person, which is a great deal. We went to two Asian restaurants KWI Noodle House, and Noodle Village, and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville before we got on our bus back home at Resorts. Everywhere we ate was great and our trip was a nice getaway both relaxing and fun.

KWI Noodle House, Green Tea

KWI Noodle House, Allen's Hot and Sour Soup

KWI Noodle House, Sophia's Egg Drop Soup
KWI Noodle House
After we checked in to our Ocean View Jubilee room at Bally's Tower on Sunday March 5, we went to Caesars to dine at KWI Noodle House for lunch. KWI Noodle House overlooks the High Stakes Poker Room and features a warm décor that is welcoming and cozy. We were served green tea with our meals. For the appetizer, I got the most wonderful Spicy Hot and Sour Soup I ever had, and Sophia ordered Egg Drop Soup, which was flavorful and yummy!

KWI Noodle House, Beef with Broccoli and Jasmine Rice

KWI Noodle House, Beef with Broccoli close-up
The entrée I chose was Black Pepper Chicken Lo Mein, and I was very impressed with this meal and the pepper gave it a kick. The noodles in the lo mein were flavorful and soft. Sophia ordered Beef with Broccoli and Jasmine Rice. The sauce was packed with great bold flavor and seasoned well, and the beef was soft and cooked perfectly, and the jasmine rice complimented each bite. The broccoli was tender but not overly so and just right.

KWI Noodle House, Allen's Black Pepper Chicken Lo Mein

KWI Noodle House, Allen's Black Pepper Chicken Lo Mein close-up
Our dessert was Coconut Rice Pudding topped with whipped cream and with a bit of crunch from the coconut. The texture was creamy and fluffy, and the coconut taste was just right. This dessert was a perfect end to our lunch.

KWI Noodle House, Coconut Rice Pudding
Our server was very good and polite. For a first time dining experience at KWI Noodle House, we were impressed and will eat there again.

Noodle Village, Sophia

Noodle Village, Allen

Noodle Village
We ate our Atlantic City Restaurant Week lunch at Noodle Village in Bally's on Monday, March 6, just a quick walk from the elevator from our hotel room. We came here for some authentic Asian cuisine. We were served green tea and chose our entrees from the Restaurant Week menu. The appetizer was a fresh and crispy Vietnamese Spring Roll with a Fish Sauce for dipping, and it was very good.

Noodle Village, Green Tea

Noodle Village
For my entrée, I chose the Shrimp with Lobster Sauce and Jasmine Rice. The dish had 6 pieces of jumbo shrimp with melt in your mouth ground pork sauteed in a hearty egg sauce. All the flavors blended well and I put my jasmine rice in the dish to soak up the egg sauce. I also added a few drops of Hoisin Sauce and Sriracha to spice it up. I was impressed with the flavors of my entree dish.

Vietnamese Spring Roll with Fish Sauce for dipping

Noodle Village, Allen holding up one of his faves, Sriracha

Noodle Village, Allen's Shrimp with Lobster Sauce and Jasmine Rice
Sophia ordered Beef Mei Fun, wok-stirred flank beef with onions, beansprouts, and garlic scented mei fun noodles. Sophia said the beef had a perfect sear and the seasoning overall was great. The garlic scented noodles really complimented the dish. It was crunchy and soft in texture and well rounded.

Noodle Village, Sophia's Beef Mei Fun

Noodle Village, Almond Cookie
For dessert, we got a large Almond Cookie which was soft and chewy and had a lovely almond flavor with slivered almonds on top, adding a little crunch in every bite. It is great to have an authentic Asian restaurant at Bally's to dine at. We had a great experience and super service. I shall return!

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Allen

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Sophia

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
On March 7, our last day of Atlantic City Restaurant Week, we ate lunch at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville in Resorts. The restaurant looks out into the boardwalk in the front of the hotel and casino. The restaurant is beach themed with palm trees painted inside, boats made into large booths, a tiki bar in the back, a chill bar, and wooden sea birds and pelicans throughout not to mention lots of surfboards with TVs embedded all over playing music videos of Jimmy Buffett, Kid Rock, country, rock and pop bands. The size of this place is big and the ambiance is the bringing the beach inside giving the place a happy and relaxed feel.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Tossed Fresh Greens Salad 

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Allen's Island Cuban Sandwich

Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, Allen's Island Cuban Sandwich close-up
For the appetizer, we had Tossed Fresh Greens Salad with choice of dressing. For the entrée, I chose a very tasty Island Cuban Sandwich with pulled pork, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, lots of sliced pickles and mustard. The Cuban was all pressed and toasted in authentic crusty Cuban loaf with skin on french fries. The Cuban was the best I've had since living in Tampa, FL in the 80s where I got the best Cubans so this was a real treat indeed.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Sophia's California Grilled Cheeseburger Panini

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Sophia's California Grilled Cheeseburger Panini close-up
Sophia ordered the California Grilled Cheeseburger Panini Style Sandwich with a whopping 7 oz. beef (medium) with Haas avocado, ripe red tomatoes and crispy bacon on a hearty white bread grilled on an Italian inspired Panini press. It was served with a pepper on top, creamy California buttermilk ranch dressing, and skin on french fries. The burger was cooked medium as requested and the beef tasted so good. Sophia loved the avocados and the bacon and the panini was pressed just right.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Allen's NY Cheesecake

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Sophia's Vanilla Ice Cream
I had the NY Cheesecake for my dessert and it was a big generous piece and very satisfying. Sophia ordered the Vanilla Ice Cream, which was smooth, creamy and great tasting. We had a great server, and I was impressed they have Tabanero as their hot sauce. That was definitely a plus as well as I love Tabanero. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville = good times and great food. See you again this summer for dinner.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, lovely anchor decor

Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, too early for the Chill Bar

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, cool plane prop
For further information about Atlantic City Restaurant Week, visit:
https://www.acrestaurantweek.com/

-Allen and Sophia/Two Frys

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