Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala

The annual event celebrates food by highlighting hors d’oeuvres prepared by students in the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape and showcasing the specialties of 40 of the region’s best restaurants during a progressive dining experience. Kevin Ortzman, regional president for Caesars Entertainment (Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City) will be honored at the Restaurant Gala as the Community Honoree. The 2018 Culinary Honoree is Georgeann Leaming of Brigantine, executive chef of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Kitchen located in Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino and 1999 Academy of Culinary Arts graduate. Leaming was the Season 19 champion on the Food Network’s Chopped! series.

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Little Water Distillery In Conversation With Route 40 – Podcast

At the end of October we sat down with Mark Ganter of Little Water Distillery for a live interview. It was the second episode in our Business Bootcamp series, which showcases the stories of local business owners and provides networking opportunities for entrepreneurs in the South Jersey area. In this recording of the event, you’ll hear Ganter talk about the challenges that Little Water Distillery faced in finding their Atlantic City location, bringing their first products to market and balancing their need to follow their business plan with their interest in supporting community events. Ganter also has a lot of useful tips for others looking to start a business in the area, particularly when it comes to analyzing local loan and grant opportunities. Route 40 is grateful to Jake Perskie of Fox Rothschild for sponsoring the event.

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Straub Flips Revel To Denver Investor Deifik

The casino formerly known as the Revel is under a “notice of settlement agreement of sale” to AC Ocean Walk, which is controlled by Denver-based developer Bruce Deifik.

Calls to Deifik and a lawyer for Revel-owner Glenn Straub were not immediately returned. Deifik is backing TEN, which has been trying to reopen the Revel since last year.

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The Boardwalk Is For Slow Cruising

“The Boardwalk is for slow cruising only,” reads a new sign on the Atlantic City stretch of the Boardwalk, not far from Jackson Ave. The “Atlantic City Boardwalk Bike Riding Etiquette” sign is filled with other good advice too, such as to yield to pedestrians, walk bicycles through crowds and be prepared to stop. We at Route 40 are avid Boardwalk cyclists and we’re fans of the intention behind the sign. Even the wording is intelligible and straight-forward (leaving aside slow cruising double entendres). But there’s the rub.

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Ventnor-Based Filmmakers Get Video-On-Demand Release For Horror Flick

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a horror film with a local connection. American Gothic, the third feature film by Ventnor-based producers Dina Engel and Sherry McCracken, will be available on cable systems’ video-on-demand platforms on Tuesday.

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Boardwalk Biking, Senate Race Funding, Cranberries – Thursday’s Roundup

I was warned off cycling on the Atlantic City Boardwalk near Tropicana on Wednesday around 1.45 pm, where two patrol cars and four police were stopping cyclists. There are four hours during the winter when the Boardwalk (and only between Albany and Connecticut Aves) is closed to cyclists.

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