Notes from the Weekend is a feature that sees the members of Team Meal Ticket compiling all the food/drink highlights uncovered during prime eatin' time, Friday to Sunday. We'd love to hear all about YOUR weekend eating adventures in the comments. Go for it! (View past NFTW installments at citypaper.net/notes.)
Adam Erace: AE
Caroline Russock: CR
On Friday morning I bid farewell to my swanky vacation villa in Jamaica and made my way to the Montego Bay airport. With a few hours to kill I grabbed a stool at the Jamaican Bobsled Cafe (Oh my god! You guys this is a real thing and they play Cool Runnings on a loop all day long!) for a bobsled themed rum and pineapple cocktail. Before boarding I weighed my dining options and decided that Margaritaville was the best choice mostly due to two factors: one, hilarity and two, more tropical drinks. After staring at a mesmerizing live performance by Jimmy Buffet for what seemed like an eternity I decided on a totally-passable-for-airport-food chicken quesadilla and a Bahama Mama. Back in Philly I kept the tropical vibes going with a few Mexican Car Crashes at Cantina and Watermelon Slushies at Morgan's Pier.—CR
I did a very bad thing. After cavorting around North Wildwood's bars like a 21-year-old on Thursday night, I slipped into a WaWa and purchased the following at 2:30 in the morning: two-pack soft pretzels, buffalo chicken cheesesteak and frozen chai, with whipped cream of course. It tasted so good at the time, and like regret the next day.—AE
After a lazy morning/afternoon at home I made my way over to the Melrose Diner. The initial plan involved scrapple and over easy eggs but after a three block walk I was thinking that something a little cooler was going to have to happen so I went with a turkey club. Later that day I headed up to Port Richmond for the wedding of two friends. There were sliders, mac and cheese, a lovely dessert buffet and plenty of gin and tonics. After the festivities I headed over to Morgan's Pier for James Murphy's DJ set.—CR
After my WaWa binge, I ate clean on Saturday with eggs fried in bacon grease, thick-cut Wild Flour sourdough toast and a pound of cherries for breakfast. What... eggs are good for you. Did dinner with the in-laws at the Wharf, a waterside restaurant perched on Wildwood's backwaters. Coconut-crusted mahi mahi with mango salsa was a page out of 1997, but undeniably delicious and expertly cooked.—AE
This kind of heat not being the best for healthy appetites, the majority of what was eaten, er consumed on Sunday came in the form of frozen guava margaritas and Kenzinger.—CR
Sunday traveled from Wildwood to my parents' place in Ventnor and grilled for dinner after a long day on the beach. Chicken marinated in kiwi mojo, Green Meadow pork loin in blood orange marmalade, eggplant and corn on the cob with garlic-ginger butter. —AE
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