Tag Archives: Casinos

Casino Wire: Shouty chef Gordon Ramsay will open…

Source: Eater Philly

gordon-ramsay-atlantic-city-expansion.jpgShouty chef Gordon Ramsay will open Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill in the former Mia’s space at Caesars Atlantic City, early in 2015. The 250-seat restaurant will do its best to beat the odds with fish and chips, a patio, rustic seasonality, and kitschy British decor. [-EN-] [Photo: Gordon Ramsay/Facebook]

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EaterWire: Fond Celebrates Five Years; Former Revel Employees Begin Filing for Unemployment

Source: Eater Philly

09_fond.jpgHAPPY BIRTHDAYFond is celebrating its fifth anniversary on East Passyunk all this week, with $5 champagne cocktails and a special menu of $5 bar snacks. [EaterWire]

MARKET WATCH — Curbed Philly has a few items of interest on the grocery front: Plans for the massive Rodin Square development project that will include a “mega Whole Foods,” and a possible Philly outpost of New York’s popular Garden of Eden that could be on its way at Second and South. [Curbed]

CASINO WIRE — Now that Revel in Atlantic City is officially closed, Philly Business Journal ...

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EaterWire: Revel Officially Calls It Quits; Marcie Turney Opening Bud & Marilyn’s in Midtown Village

Source: Eater Philly

revel-boardwalk-mckeever.jpgATLANTIC CITY — According to previously reported plans, Revel has officially shut down all operations at the Jersey shore, taking four Garces Group restaurants out with it and leaving thousands of people out of work. (Previous reports have suggested that even post-shutter, there remains some possibility of the property being purchased and revived for non-gaming purposes.) [-EN-]

PENN’S LANDING — With Labor Day behind us, we guess we can’t rightfully complain about it already being Pumpkin Week at Morgan’s Pier. Today through September 7, you can score $10 pumpkin beer flights and pair those tastes with “special menu ...

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Listage: Uber Wants to Deliver Your Lunch; Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions

Source: Eater Philly

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[Photo: Cook and Shaker]

· A Family, A Fruit Stand, and Survival on $4.50 a Day [Longreads]
· Photos of Farmers Fighting the ‘Coffee Rust’ Epidemic [ModFarm]
· Uber Wants to Deliver Your Lunch [-EN-]
· On Writing a Menu: How I Built a BBQ Restaurant in Brooklyn [SE]
· How Fast Food Chains Pick Their Next Location [Fast Co.]
· One-Man Empire Brings Locavore Cuisine to Myanmar [NYT]
· The Complete Guide to Burger Blends [FWF]
· Colorado’s Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions [NPR]
· Next on Hell’s Kitchen: 4 Competitors From Philly [Philly.com]
· Job Placement ...

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Revel Wire: With Revel casino shutting down by…

Source: Eater Philly

revelext3OFC.jpgWith Revel casino shutting down by September 10 and Jose Garcesfour Atlantic City restaurants unfortunately closing along with it, exact details on closing have remained up in the air. Garces Group today released an announcement that all four Garces spots at Revel will be open through Labor Day, which falls this year on September 1. UPDATE: Philly Business Journal reports today that the end date for Revel has been bumped up, and the hotel and casino operations will both be shuttered by September 2. [EaterWire] [Photo: Revel]

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The Shutter: Garces Group Confirms Pending Shutdown at Revel

Source: Eater Philly

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[Photo: Revel]

Following yesterday’s news about the impending closure of Revel, which houses four Jose Garces concepts, the Garces Group has released an official statement about their operations at the casino. While the restaurants remain open for now and further details remain scarce as the situation develops, the statement confirms that they are gearing up for a shutdown: “Unfortunate circumstances now require that we initiate an orderly wind down of our business, while continuing operations.”

The statement also expresses continued hope that Revel will find a buyer. Revel’s ownership specified yesterday that even if a buyer is ...

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The Shutter: Revel Casino Will Close, Taking Four Jose Garces Restaurants With It

Source: Eater Philly

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Amada Atlantic City [Photo: Revel]

It’s official: Atlantic City’s troubled Revel Casino will shut down next month, after just two years in business. Among other restaurants, Revel is home to the Jersey-shore outposts of Jose Garces’ Amada, Village Whiskey, and a Distrito Cantina/Guapo’s Taco Truck hybrid, as well as his A.C.-only Yuboka noodle bar. More than 3,100 jobs will reportedly be lost overall.

In its short lifespan, Revel has filed for bankruptcy twice, and the company was unable to find a buyer this time around. The ultimate future of the complex remains uncertain, but a ...

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Flavortown, NJ: Guy Fieri Is Expanding to Atlantic City This Summer

Source: Eater Philly

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[Photo: Bally’s AC/Facebook]

Looks like your summers down the shore are headed outta bounds: Famously flip-flopped food personality Guy Fieri has four more restaurants in the works, one of which will land in Atlantic City. Fieri earlier told the Las Vegas Sun that he planned to open in “Atlantic City this summer.” (He also mentions a project in Baltimore.) “One’s a steakhouse, one’s a Mexican theme,” he went on, without specifying which concept would go where.

This week, the Press of Atlantic City speculates that Fieri will replace the recently shuttered Reserve steakhouse at Bally’s with ...

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CasinoWire: Casino projects within city limits are…

Source: Eater Philly

provencerendSM.jpgCasino projects within city limits are definitely worth keeping at least one eye on, whether because you hate them or because you look forward to the shopping and dining options that will come along for the ride. Plan Philly’s got some pretty thorough coverage of the current suitability hearings on the proposals for Philly’s second gaming license, including this specific look at the proceedings regarding Bart Blatstein’s Provence, which promises to bring Tom Colicchio and Andrew Carmellini to Philly if approved. [Plan Philly]

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Provence Casino Would Bring Nationally Acclaimed Chefs

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Tom Colicchio and Andrew Camellini with Bart Blatstein | Amanda Laura

Tom Colicchio and Andrew Camellini with Bart Blatstein | Amanda Laura

If Bart Blatstein lands Philadelphia’s remaining casino license he will bring two nationally known chefs to town. Bart Blatstein told the assembled media at the North Broad Street site of what he hopes will be his Provence Casino that  Tom Colicchio and Andrew Carmellini will open restaurants in the complex.

Tom Colicchio, who is known for hosting Top Chef and his Craft restaurants hints that he will be doing a steakhouse that will utilize local farmers for produce and beef as well. He added, “I have a ...

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