I suppose it is because the Atlantic City Beer Festival ended up being somewhat anti-climatic.  It was my first beer festival, and I really didn’t know what to expect.  Sadly, what ended up greeting us when we arrived were long lines and really tiny cups.  The entire night was simply a recursive pattern of standing in line for 20 minutes for 2 ounces of beer, drinking it in two sips, and getting back in line.  Needless to say, Eric, Yin, Paul, and I got bored of this quickly and decided to leave early.  Off to Ruth’s Chris…

THE MELTING POT (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ2 Yeah… Ruth’s Chris didn’t want us.  Since Ruth’s Chris was too busy, we decided to walk down the street and try out The Melting Pot.  I was a first timer at this place as well, so again, I really did not have any expectations.

Here’s what we ended up eating: Quattro Formaggio Cheese, Caesar Salad, Filet Mignon Florentine, Limoncello Balsamic Sirloin, Shrimp Diablo, Sun-dried Tomato Chicken, Orange Fennel Pork Tenderloin, Porcini and Portobello Sacchetti, Fresh Vegetables, Lobster Tail, and Milk Chocolate Tiramisu Fondue.

Eating at The Melting Pot was a decent experience, but I’m still not sure how I feel about all the work that is necessary to cook your own food in those fondue pots.  I think I’d much prefer to just get a sizzling steak served to me medium rare with a lobster tail on the side.


The Melting Pot
2112 Atlantic Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 441-1100

Christy over at My Life and My Journey was nice enough to mail me a bunch of flavor & fiber bars the other week, so I thought I’d just write a quick little entry about them.  Thanks, Christy!

THE MELTING POT (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ3Though these bars are not something that I’d typically buy for myself, I can honestly say that I was caught off guard by how much they did not suck.  I don’t know what it is.  Maybe I was beaten with healthy food products as a child, but I definitely associate “health food” with words like horrible, flavorless, disgusting, cardboard, and boring.  To my surprise, however, these bars were quite tasty.  I brought them into work and gave some to my co-workers who all agreed that they were a lot better than they expected as well.  Feel free to interpret that as you see fit.  gnu foods isn’t paying me to advertise this product, so I’ll stop here.

The point is, I still don’t know if I’d go out of my way to buy something like this, but it definitely surpassed all of my expectations.  Good work, gnu foods.

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