The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City now has a restaurant in its establishment that offers a Happy Hour with a variety of burgers and other interesting items for its guests. And on week-end nights, there are blues musicians entertaining guest as they dine. It’s called The Burger Bar, naturally.
On a recent Friday evening, E-Man (Examiner Man) dined on a variety of items on the BB menu. The BB stands for Burger Bar, of course. First off, E-Man selected an appetizer, of cheddar cheese and smoked sausage dip. The warm cheese dip was filled with slices of smoked sausage, a nice treat to start the repast. The price: $5 and soft pretzel sticks came with the dip. A friend tried the Caesar Salad which costs $6.
As a burger man, a South Philly Burger caught the eye of an old Philly guy, the E-Man. This burger came on a fresh soft bun .The burger was covered in caramelized onions, Provolone cheese, and hot cherry pepper sliced. A pickle adorned the plate. The price: Six bucks. A friend selected to create her own burger, choosing lettuce and warnm pineapple. for only $7.
Executive Chef Ulrich Lohs, who sat with us for w while, told about The Party Burger which serves up to six guests for $28. “It’s a two-pound Angus steak burger with a choice of three toppings like American cheese, Maytag blue cheese, sautéed onions, and Applewood smoked bacon.” Sounded quite the burger, , E-Man said.
For sides E-Man chose the beer-battered onion rings, which cost three bucks, and a side of freshly cooked French fries for just $2.50. E-Man selected a domestic beer for only 2 bucks, and then a cream soda. The friend chose tea with a slice of lemon.
Since E-Man enjoys a sweet after most meal, there was a nice collection of desserts like assorted cup cakes for $3 each, home made cookies like oatmeal and raisins and chocolate chip,New York cheesecake for just 4 bucks. The cookies, made fresh on premises, were only $2.50 each.
After dining, E-man and his friend perused the menu to see what other bargain prices there were.
In the appetizer section, one could also buy buffalo wings or tails for $6.50, either mild or hot with ble cheese and celery. Fried Mozzarella with basil mayo or Marinara sauce., also was listed as an appetizer. The price for the fried Mozzarella was $6.
In the sandwich list, a pulled pork sandwich with slaw and a pickle was $5 If you’re in a breakfast mood, there was a Taylor pork roll and American cheese sandwich for $5. Add an egg and a buck to have a breakfast treat. A grilled chicken sandwich wit lettuce, tomato, and red onion, was $5 including a pickle.
Other side dishes included cheddar cheese fries for $3 , chili cheese fries for $4, and house made potato chips for just $2.50.
Jamie McLean and Kirk Yano entertained Burger and Blues guests on a recent Friday evening. McLean, on guitar, and Yano, bass, offered several original songs including a McLean original, Country Living and Crazy
For the last 5 year’s McLean has been relentlessly touring and, recording with Jamie McLean Band which also features Brian Griffin on drums and Ben Mars on
bass. Jamie McLean Band has released three full-length albums, Completely (2010), American Heartache (2008), and This Time Around (2006). McLean and his band have hit the road with the likes of Gregg Allman, Drive By Truckers,
Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Blues Traveler, North Mississippi Allstars, Joan Armatrading, Jackie Greene, and Govt Mule.
Below is a slide presentation of The Burger Bar. Enjoy!