The Lambs Club
The Lambs Club Atlantic City Pop-up at the Borgata Fri., Aug. 16 through Sun., Aug. 18, $89
If you’re in need of a break from August in the city, you’re not alone — Geoffrey Zakarian, for one, is fleeing down the shore and bringing an entire restaurant with him. This weekend only, the Iron Chef is staging a seaside version of NYC’s The Lambs Club, whose super-luxe vintage vibe should translate nicely to A.C. The four-course dinner includes modern takes on classic selections like salmon tartare, terrine de foie gras and a 28-day-dry-aged Delmonico steak. Chef Zakarian will also host book signings throughout the weekend and a cooking demo on Saturday, showcasing simple seasonal preparations like a tomato-peach salad. 28 West at the Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J., 609-317-1000, theborgata.com.
The Institute’s Ice Cream Experiment 3.0 Sat., Aug. 17, 2 p.m.-2 a.m., pay as you go
Doctors will try to tell you that ice cream and beer should actually be avoided when you’re trying to cool down, so it’s lucky that the Institute Bar isn’t run by M.D.s (we think they’ve got Ph.Ds in mad science or something). Their annual makeover as a boozy soda shop is scheduled for this Saturday, with a tap takeover by Colorado’s Avery Brewing featuring 16 beers and a bunch of ice creams made from them. Promised flavors include Ellie’s Brown Sugar Brown, Lemongrass Ginger White Rascal and New World Coffee Porter. The Institute Bar, 549 N. 12th St., 267-318-7772, institutebar.com.
Will BYOB’s First Anniversary Tasting Menu Wed., Aug. 21 through Sun., Aug. 24, $55
One of East Passyunk’s most celebrated BYOBs is turning one, and of course chef Chris Kearse and crew are throwing themselves a party or three. (Look out for a couple of collab dinners, including one co-hosted by David Ansill, next week.) Starting Wednesday, they’ll be serving a five-course best-of tasting from year one. Revisit favorites like Jersey corn veloute with lobster and shishito peppers, Barnegat Light scallops with uni crème and hearts of palm, Burgundy escargots with Parisian gnocchi and morels, and Rohan duck with Sauternes-spiked apricots. Will, 1911 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-271-7683, willbyob.com.
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