Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Today in Superstorm Sandy: "The Last Restaurant in Atlantic City"

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Esquire.com's food blog, Eat Like a Man, has this account of a restaurant that, for good or bad, weathered Dr. Frankenstorm's Monster and defied New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to cook for anyone who came through—in particular, rescue workers who happened to set up headquarters nearby.

Superstorm Sandy hit the restaurant with four-and-a-half feet of water on Monday night, but this particular restaurant was nestled in the eye of a hurricane. So owner (and former Marine) Montgomery Dahm decided to rebuke New Jersey Governor (and fellow storm hero) Chris Christie, staying open to service rescue workers (and anyone else left in town) who needed to eat (and drink). Even after Tun Tavern lost power and before the flood came in, they were in the kitchen through well into morning and beyond, alongside National Guard shifts and in-between CNN interviews. "We were cooking by candlelight," Dahm told Eat Like a Man on Tuesday afternoon, on his way home for the first time in more than a day. "I felt felt obligated to do this, along with everybody on my staff."

It's a short entry, but a fascinating story nonetheless. Give it a look here.

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