Thanks for the recipe. I'm definitely going to make it. But.. I'm going to make more than 4 servings.
Yeah... you bring back many fine memories. Darrrnnnnn. That picture... you just had to rub it in.. didn't you?
As far as Wildwood is concerned... I've been going there all my life. But it really got the Atlantic City business when the casinos started coming in, because in Atlantic City, they started closing down all the piers. We had:
The Steel Pier
- (Where the orginal and only Diving Horse was performed) I saw on The History Channel, that Harry Houdini performed there, I believe doing something with the diving horse.. something to that extent.The Million Dollar Pier
- (Where they had the Ape Girl.. A woman in a cage,, beautiful as heck,, and all of a sudden, you'll see her slowly changing, getting more and more hair, and then she changes fully into an ape, and as she rattles on the bars to get out, she suddenly breaks out of the cage,,,,, then the curtains close, and the lights come on.... but during all that time..... people ran the heck out of there. People used to get trampled on. It was something amazing. Very amazing.
The Garden PierThe New Steel Pier
The Central Pier
The Steeplechase Pier
Every single one of those piers had rides. On the boardwalk, there were probably close to 100 game rooms alone. Atlantic City was big on fun. That's why it is coined as The World's Playground
. I can't vouch for that now. I know many people don't realize this either, but the game Monopoly
was based on the street names taken from Atlantic City, NJ. It says it in the game manual. All of those names on the Monopoly game board, (well,, 99%) are street names in Atlantic City.
But my children and other family members still go to Wildwood,, often enough I may add.
My son is coming here by Thanksgiving, and my daughter by Christmas, and on each runs to here.. I'm going to have subs
, Italian rolls
, crab legs
, and whatever else I can think of bought up here. I gotta have 'em.
Wildwood.... you really took me back to those days.
Thanks, and I'll let you know how I do on the recipe.
Edited by Walkman, 11 November 2006 - 04:08 PM.