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Culinary Scene Down The Shore Explodes This Summer

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, located in the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, located in the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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By Hadas Kuznits

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) – If you’re headed down the shore this summer, come hungry, as there many new places to dine.

Prehaps the most anticipated addition to the Atlantic City boardwalk culinary scene is the arrival of Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, located in the Resorts Casino.

Tamara Baldanza, Director of New Business for Margaritaville, doing the "fins up" sign. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Tamara Baldanza, Director of New Business for Margaritaville, doing the “fins up” sign. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Tamara Baldanza, director of new business for Margaritaville says they also built Landshark, the city’s only year-round beach bar:

“This is the 14th in US, the 27th internationally.  What brought us to Atlantic City?  We’ve been wanting to come here forever.  Resorts is a fantastic partner.  We were able to actually put a Margaritaville, a Landshark Bar and Grille, our very first coffee shop, a 5:00 Somewhere bar and a casino all in one space so that was a big piece of it too.  I mean look around, it really doesn’t get any better than where we’re standing right now. We are right on the beach!”

Joe Lupo, senior Vice President of operations at the Borgata tells KYW Newsradio he hopes the new restaurants will attract more tourists — and he says they’ve added a new hot spot as well:

“It’s called ’28 West’ and it’s located adjacent to Bobby Flay and it’s a nice lounge.  We’ve got some great opportunities for you to dine.  Not big meals — like quick bites — that our executive chef Tim Bigland has prepared.”

Also this summer, six new restaurants open at the Tropicana including Philly-based Chickie and Pete’s and Tony Luke’s.

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