In Day 2 of the big Post-Sandy Atlantic City report that Eater Ntional's Amy McKeever is doing, she gets the low-down on the story of Tony's Baltimore Grill. While Tony's is a necessary pitstop for those of us who pop down to AC to gamble away some extra money from our tax returns, they were also a lifeline to the emergency responders and residents who stuck out the devastating storm.
The 86-year-old restaurant was declared "essential" by local officials, and was asked to remain open to feed those in need and heroes on hand to help. A handful of people stuck around to keep the place stay open, including owner Debbie Tarsitano's daughter— a doctor who does not usually work at Tony's —who spent 63 hours in a row on her feet as a waitress. It's a must-read.