Weekend Getaway at Harrah’s Atlantic City

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harrahs atlantic city

I recently traveled to NYC to visit one of my best friends, Tyler, and we decided to take a little weekend trip to Atlantic City while I was there. I had never been to Atlantic City, so I was excited to see what the “East Coast Vegas” had to offer. We stayed at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, which is very close to the boardwalk and has its own casino, resort-style pool, and numerous restaurants. 

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We had a suite in the Atrium Tower, which was very spacious, and the building itself was quiet and felt separate from the bustle of the casino. The hotel room was very clean and the bed was incredibly soft and comfortable. We felt right at home while staying there.

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harrahs pool dome

One of my favorite things about Harrah’s Atlantic City was the huge indoor pool and hot tubs. The pool area is under a glass dome so there’s plenty of natural sunlight and it’s a perfect 82 degrees year-round. We did have some overcast weather and rain while we were there, so the pool was the perfect escape! 

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It wouldn’t be a visit to Harrah’s without trying our luck at the casino! There were tons of different games to play: slot machines, poker, roulette, craps, and more. I didn’t win anything, but Tyler came out with about $60! The casino area of the hotel was buzzing at all hours, and we had a ton of fun each night we were there. 

Gordon Ramsay Steak Review

We had the opportunity to try Gordon Ramsay Steak during our stay, which was just a short walk from our hotel room. I’ve always liked steak, but I’ve never thought of myself as a ‘steak person’ – until I tried Gordon Ramsay Steak! The entire experience was very high class and luxurious, from the restaurant decor, to the service. Our waiter was very friendly and brought around a display with all of the different cuts of steak and explained each one to us.

gordon ramsay steak display

I decided on the New York Strip and Tyler went with the Beef Wellington (a Hell’s Kitchen classic!). The meal started off with a selection of bread, each of which was delicious. I chose the French 76 to drink, which is a champagne cocktail with elderflower. Very tasty!

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We ordered the mac and cheese and fingerling potatoes as sides, which were both divine. The steak was perfectly tender and is by far the best steak I have ever had in my life. I am drooling just thinking about it! For dessert, we chose the cheesecake, but our waiter also convinced us to try to sticky toffee pudding (Gordon’s mom’s recipe). Both were fantastic! I honestly can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. If I ever come back to Atlantic City, I am definitely coming here again!

All in all, we had a great weekend away in Atlantic City. I highly recommend staying at Harrah’s Resort if you decide to make AC your next travel destination. Have you ever been to Atlantic City? Tell me about your experience in the comments below! 

**This post was created in partnership with Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.

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Thyme Honey & Dijon Glazed Chicken with Ancient Foods Gourmet Ingredients

I’m no chef, but I do love to cook. I’m always looking for new recipes to try out (usually on Pinterest) that are quick and simple to make because I’m always in a rush. I figure if I combine a few good quality ingredients, I can whip up something that’s going to taste really good without having to do a ton of prep work.

I was really excited to work with Ancient Foods because I love mediterranean food, and put olive oil on pretty much everything. I also really like that they source their products directly from farmers in tiny Greek mountain villages. I have been to Greece and let me tell you the food is amazing! They sent me their Wild Forest and Thyme Honey and their Keros Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil to try. I immediately started searching for the perfect recipe to match these ingredients and found this thyme honey and dijon glazed chicken drumsticks recipe. The recipe is paleo if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Ancient Foods honey and olive oil
olive oil honey and garlic mixture

I tasted the honey on its own and it has a distinctive thyme flavor without being overpowering. The thyme flavor comes from the bees foraging the wild thyme that covers the mountainside where the honey is sourced. Isn’t that crazy??  I knew this honey would be perfect for a savory but sweet dish. The recipe calls for dried thyme, but I decided to leave it out and let the honey bring all the flavor. It took me less than 10 minutes to prep the chicken and then 45 to cook. Not bad at all!

Honey and thyme chicken drumsticks
Chicken drumsticks and green beans

While the chicken was in the oven, I made some green beans and tossed them in a bit of the olive oil. The food was absolutely delicious! Just as I suspected, the honey was a great match with the chicken. The olive oil was also amazing, both as part of the recipe and drizzled over the green beans. It is described as having hints of fresh herbs and a round, buttery, peppery finish. I’m by no means an expert on gourmet olive oils, but I can certainly taste the difference between these products and your standard grocery store fare.

Ancient Foods has supplied me with an exclusive discount code for my readers. Use code THEKELLYROBERTS40 for 40% off – valid for one week only (expires February 19th)!

Have your tried any new recipes lately? Let me know in the comments below!

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