This weekend in Atlantic City, N.J., Food Network stars Guy Fieri, Pat and Gina Neely, Robert Irvine and others will be on hand at the Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival for all sorts of food and wine festivities.


There will be cooking demonstrations, cheese steak battles, wine tastings, and even an event designed strictly to allow participants to “rub shoulders” with their favorite Food Network stars in a relaxed setting. From what I can tell, the festivities at the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival are always variations of these events each year (the celebrity chefs may differ), but this year, they’re adding something completely new.

It’s the Sun, Sand, & Organic event held on the beach in front Bally’s Casino on the boardwalk.

Featuring wines that are totally organic from wineries around the country paired with a menu that is completely raw. This event will feature NO electric NO Petroleum; this one-of-a-kind event is unlike anything Atlantic City has ever seen... featuring 15 Organic wines, with Guest Chefs Robert Irvine and Anthony Amoroso creating outstanding eats.
At the end of the event, all products will be either recycled or donated, and there will be a beach cleanup initiated by organizers of the event.

Organic wine. Raw food. No electricity. No petroleum. A beach clean-up. My interest is significantly piqued. If I didn’t already have plans for this weekend, I just might be heading down the Atlantic City Expressway to attend the Sun, Sand & Organic event.

If you’re in the region and your interest in piqued, too, here are the specifics.

Sun, Sand & Organic: A Wine Tasting takes place from 1-4 p.m. July 31 on the beach in front of Bally’s Atlantic City, Boardwalk and Park Place. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at the event’s website.  

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival goes raw and organic
The Sun, Sand & Organic event will pair organic wines with raw foods along with a few other sustainable touches.