Chatter Boardwalk Hopping
IT’S OFFICIAL! Manco and Manco Pizza’s flagship restaurant will open in the old Strand movie theater building on the Ocean City boardwalk this spring, moving their popular 9th Street location to the empty theater. The pizza shops on 8th and 12th streets will remain where they are. Expect more seating and a boutique retail store, said shop owners. Manco and Manco has been an Ocean City staple since 1956, when it opened its first location on 9th Street. Currently, they have three locations on the boardwalk in Ocean City and one in Somers Point.
Chef Michael Symon
IN JULY, AERIAL ARTIST ERENDIRA WALLENDA set a world record for back revolves on an aerial hoop dangling 150 feet over the Atlantic Ocean while suspended from a helicopter. Erendira revolved at least 35 times as she traveled from Atlantic City’s Steel Pier to Longport and back. In total, the 13-mile journey took about half an hour. After completing the stunt, the dedicated performer continued to dazzle the crowds along the beach as she performed a bevy tricks along the flightpath. This was the first world record for Erendira, whose her husband is famed high-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda.
The Food Fight Continues
For the Birds …
TROPICAL RAINFORESTS and New Jersey have something in common. Occupying some 47,000 acres from Brick to Atlantic City, the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is home to the largest shoreline nature preserve on the East Coast. The massive preserve is 80% salt marsh and rivals tropical rainforests as one of the most biologically productive habitats on earth.
BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA recently announced the addition of celebrated chef Michael Symon to its esteemed fine-dining roster. With the anticipated Fall 2016 debut of his new Borgata signature restaurant, Symon joins fellow Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Geoffrey Zakarian, as well as legendary chef Wolfgang Puck in an unprecedented and star-studded culinary lineup. “We are thrilled to bring Michael Symon to Borgata with the debut of his first Italian restaurant,” said Becky Schultz, Vice President of Food & Beverage for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “Equally famous for his soulful cooking and joyful personality, Chef Symon is recognized among the best in the country and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him into our culinary family.” Growing up with Greek and Sicilian influences, Chef Michael Symon creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his restaurants. He also shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on Food Network and a co-host on ABC’s “The Chew.” “We’re excited to bring our Italian cooking to Atlantic City,” said Symon. “This is the food I grew up eating — my Sicilian grandmother would be proud! Authentic Italian is very simple; it’s all about great ingredients. It’s what I cooked in my early career and still what I like to make at home.” 8
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