The E-Man enjoys happy hours in Greater Atlantic City. However, E-man (for Examiner Man), thoroughly enjoys an evening at the Ram’s Head Inn just outside of Atlantic City. The main bar is usually filled with happy hour people who enjoy a unique drink created by the inn’s bar maiden Casey Weisdock, a Temple University graduate of Tyler School of Art where she majored in ceramics. Casey and associate, Helen Fairweather created Winter Cocktails, a menu of exotic drinks. But, E-Man will get to that later.
The main bar at Ram’s Head Inn is off the entrance to the left of the lounge area. On Friday and Saturday nights a piano man tickles the eighty-eights for a warm atmosphere of food and drink. General Manager K Afifi (Kay to his many friends) greets you with a friendly handshake.
At the bar, Temple grad Casey greets guests with a smile and hands out the bar menu. It’s a menu filled with interesting items like house cured salmon and black cod for 8 bucks. The bar menu also offers jumbo lump crab cake for just $7, steamed littleneck clams for the same price and a salad of baby greens for just $4.50. These are listed as starters. A Ram’s Head half pound burger is $6 and an open faced sirloin steak sandwich is just $9. A club sandwich is $6. Domestic beers are just $3, and imports are $4. Martinis and cocktails are $7 and wines by the glass are half price.
The E-Man (for Examiner Man) settles in a seat at the bar and orders a Jack Daniels, an order of steamed clams and a crab cake. Some night E-Man will have to choose the sirloin steak sandwich and a soup. (The bar also serves hot soup.)
Casey is an interesting young woman who offers E-Man a Winter Cocktails menu. This one she and Helen Fairweather created. She tells E-Man she prefers the Grapefruit Fizz which she created and includes grapefruit izzo, muddled (E-Man likes that word) ginger, Absolut Peach Schnappes fresh lemon and simple syrup. The cost: $11
The ladies’ creative minds also built a Pomegranatte Sparkler consisting of Pama Liqueur, Pomegranate Izzo, fresh orange juice (Casy does the squeezing) and simple syrup, topped with champagne for just $11. (E-Man doesn’t like mixed drinks but he is going to taste that on Happy Hour evening.
The Ram’s Head Inn is a popular dinner place. The dinner menu offers guests assorted fare. The RHI (Ram;s Head Inn) Classics include chicken pot pie, a delicious dinner served with fresh vegetables and dumpling in a creamy gravy and served in a copper kettle. The Chateaubriand for Two is filet mignon carved tableside, and served with a medley of fresh vegetables and German fried potatoes.
So you can either sidle up to the bar for the Happy Hour specials or move into the dining room for a sit-down dinner at the fireplace. The restaurant also servs lunch Tuesdays through Sundays. The inn is closed on Mondays. For information: www.ramsheadinn.com