Possibly the best thing we did was go to White House subs and get their special. This is the 'half' and is a foot long. It was $8, what a bargain. I saw folks picking up 6 wholes, what a great way to feed a party. The roasted peppers and onions really bring the perfect flavor.
Even though it was lightly raining we ate outside in the park across the street, though if you wait in line you can sit inside in a booth. I had just read about it in Lucky Peach, the Travel issue, but you can easily find it on Yelp etc.
My original idea was that we would sit on the beach....
I picked the Tropicana because reviews said it had the best shopping/mall hang out. Good thing. With the rain we walked the mall, people-watched from a bar and went to an IMAX movie.
They have gone with a Cuban theme decor.
And it was nice and all, but if you have been to Vegas....this is a very mini version. We walked into a couple other hotels and yup, the Tropicana was the biggest indoor space. And we didn't gamble, but the tables seemed reasonably busy.
We did get comped some drinks. We went to the sushi bar for dinner and ordered saki. Turns out they don't have saki cups. And they pour everything out of the large 750ml bottles. I'm not sure if the waitress doesn't know that saki is much stronger than wine, or was feeling generous...basically we got 3X the expected amount in wine glasses. Heh.
Luckily it cleared up enough to at least walk on the beach.
It is a little weird to have casinos and beach since I don't associate them together, but I can see if you grew up with it, not weird at all. There were a lot of families walking through the casino pulling coolers and carrying beach umbrellas.
Atlantic City is home to Miss America, so they have a sand castle...
And as we are getting ready to leave it looks like a great beach day...