Sunday, our original shopping day, turned out to be a rainy mess. It was so horrible out we refused to step one foot out the door all day. Instead, by stroke of luck and irony, MTV decided to bless us with a Jersey Shore marathon. I had never seen the show before (secretly protesting it) and I instantly fell in love and completely understand the hype and appeal. This is such a guilty pleasure. Eventually, it was time to head out for dinner at PF Chengs. They had a special promotion going on (may be an ongoing deal?) that for 2 people and $40 you got 2 soups, 1 app, 2 entrees, 2 desserts. At this point we were 6 people and decided to split into 3 "couples". It worked out perfectly! The food is a more upscale, yet mainstream Americanized Chinese fare. I really enjoyed and would highly recommend the crab wonton, chicken lettuce wraps, honey shrimp (real stand out winner), and mongolian beef. We spent the rest of the night gambling and I sat at my first real poker table! It was really fun and such a great experience because though I lost, I now have the confidence to do it again (maybe with a little more money). The next day we finally had our chance to venture to the fantastic outlet shopping that Atlantic City offers. We got some amazing ridiculous deals at the Banana Republic. Prices at or below $10 for really cute shirts for me and jeans and boxers for the hubby at $40 and under $2 respectively. After shopping, we ventured to the famous sub shop Whitehouse Subs "since 1946". We got a regular steak sandwich and were amazed when they took out an ENTIRE Italian baguette (over 2 ft long). It hit the spot after a hard day of shopping ;) That concludes our three-part series of the Atlantic City Birthday Weekend. Until next time!
  • 87 months ago »

    When we first arrived to Striphouse I immediately was excited to dine here. The decor is incredible! Plush red velour wall trimmings and sofas. Dark lit and romantic. We sat on the very comfortable plush couch as we waited for them to prepare our table and I looked over at my husband and said, "This, this here, is a place you come to eat MEAT!" The wait ended up being about 20 minutes but it was well worth it. Striphouse is a place where you can where a suit and tie and fit in or dress like a hipster. I did see more suits though, maybe that's standard for a Wednesday night? The service here is incredible. They are very well staffed and you couldn't drink more than an ounce of your water before someone came around to replenish it.

  • 126 months ago Michaelaram »

    Salad serving utensils that look like gingko leaves.