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The Beatles called it quits after fewer than a dozen years. Imagine what it’s like to play in a Beatles tribute band for 28 years. How do you stop from getting bored performing in “1964 – The Tribute�? It isn’t like the performers can switch parts. “For me, it does not get stale,� said Mark Benson, who plays John Lennon. “We play the best music ever written.� And therein lies the seed for the longevity: The Beatles are still popular, with almost every age group. The show, a tribute to the Beatles’ early years, plays the Golden Nugget Oct. 27. “Our demographics run from toddler to grandparents. It’s a really good, clean fun show with great rock ‘n’ roll. “We just had a banner year. Even with the economy struggling, people still turn up at the shows. And at almost every show, the band sees new faces. The big picture is the Beatles are still well received,� Benson said in a phone interview. The Beatles’ legacy also continues as a popular theme on the Las Vegas entertainment scene, with both the Rock Band game and the “Love� Cirque du Soleil show . “None of that hurts,� Benson said. “1964� recreates an early ’60s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter. The band, which originated in Akron, Ohio, focuses on the years 1963 to 1966, the touring years. The performers studied film and tapes of the Beatles to capture every move. That’s still quite the song catalogue. Every six months, they change some of the songs. “The biggest challenge is which amazing No. 1 hits we do not do,� Benson said. Some songs can’t be discarded: “She Loves You� and “A Hard Day’s Night,� for example. “We make sure it’s not stale for the audience. That we get so much repeat business reflects that,� he said. They also abide by the saying, don’t mess with success.

Beatles tribute rocks Golden Nugget on Oct. 27

‘1964 — The Tribute’ brings Paul, John, Ringo and George to the stage at Golden Nugget. The show is fun for all, from toddlers to grandparents. PHOTO PROVIDED The band goes through suits every six months, but is outfitted by Gordon Millings, the Beatles’ tailor in England. “I remember Gordon telling us he still had some of those tacky Nehru jackets that the Beatles wore at Shea Stadium and asked if we thought they were worth anything. Our jaws just dropped,� said Mark Benson, who plays John in “1964 – The Tribute� “He still makes suits for us and, when we can’t get back, he sends us origi-

nal bolts of cloth he’s saved from that time period. If we need to modify the suits, we have his patterns to go by.� The gig is as close to a steady job as you could ask for; 100 to 120 shows a year. That leaves little time for other shows. The bass player does get in some time to work on original music. “But with a schedule of performing one to three days a week, it’s difficult to lock in to anything else.�

IF YOU GO ‘1964’ plays Oct. 27 at Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Huron Ave. and Brigantine Blvd. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.95-$49.95 and can be purchased at (866) 746-5336 or www.goldennugget.com/atlanticcity/show _performers.asp

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HERE COME THE LAUGHS Lenny Clarke stands up at Borgata

Comedian Lenny Clarke is in the new film ‘Here Comes the Boom’ and he performs at Borgata Oct. 27. NEW JERSEY PRESS MEDIA FILE

In the movie “Here Comes the Boom,” Lenny Clarke plays what IMDB labels Loud Dietrich Fan. He gets into an argument with Salma Hayek’s character. “We have a verbal battle and she attacks me,” he said in an interview. “It was fun making that movie.” Clarke has carved out a nice career with small roles in film and larger ones in television. Who can forget his take as Uncle Teddy in fellow Bostonian Denis Leary’s series “Rescue Me”? But the stand-up portion of his career is what brings him to Borgata Oct. 27. “I love stand-up because of the instant feedback. If it goes right, it’s the greatest feeling,” he said. Clarke spent his formative career years in Boston’s comedy circuit, but his real transformation to stand-up took place in an Atlantic City lounge. “I thought it was a good way to do it,” he said. “The slot machines were going off and this big guy who was in front of me says to me, ‘Nothing you say to me will me laugh. I just lost $35,000.’ I said, Go try to win it back.’ Everyone laughed but him,” Clarke said. Clarke made his first foray into comedy while working his way through college as a janitor at Cambridge City Hall near Boston. He and his friends went for a beer and lunch at a Chinese restaurant during a comedy show. “My buddies said ‘You’re funnier. You go up there.’ I did and told a couple jokes, and they asked me back.” Since he’s worked Borgata a number of times, Clarke tries to keep the material fresh. A stand-up for 35 years, he’s changed his approach as he’s gotten older. “I used to do everything that came into my mind. Now I’m more politically correct, filtering, even during private conversations.” Indeed, Clarke doesn’t do political stuff. “In this climate, you can’t win. I try and make people laugh and keep everybody happy. If I can take your mind off the economy, I’ve done my job,” he said. As success grew on the comedy trail, TV beckoned. In the early ’90s, Clarke starred in “Lenny,” a series that aired during the start of the first Gulf War. The war took over a lot of the airtime, he said, and the show fizzled. He also spent years as a featured player on “The John Larroquette Show.” “I really like TV. You do a sitcom, you have great hours and weekends off. And if it goes into syndication, I can retire,” he said. In addition to “Here Comes the Boom,” Clarke appeared in “Southie” and “Fever Pitch,” both films shot in Boston. He has a couple of TV auditions lined up and is filming an HBO movie with Larry David. “Larry’s even funnier in real life. A nice guy, also,” Clarke said about the man behind “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” If he wasn’t a comedian, Clarke would be a gardener. “I moved to Martha’s Vineyard where I have lots of trees,” he said. “I find it peaceful. I have an incredible lawn. Three years ago I took care of it all by myself for the entire summer. You have to work it night and day. It takes total dedication.”

IF YOU GO Lenny Clarke plays Oct. 27 in The Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Show time is 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at (866) 900-4849, www.theborgata.com or Borgata’s Box Office.

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GAMING DESTINATIONS & DIVERSIONS Harvest Dinner honors pumpkin When fall rolls around, menus take on a more seasonal taste. With the annual Fall Harvest Wine Dinner at Atlantic City Country Club just five days before Halloween, the taste turns to pumpkin. Chef Ed Daggers has included a pumpkin lobster bisque as part of the culinary festivities for the evening. “Chef Daggers has put together a menu fit for the changing leaves and drop in temperature, professionally paired with fine wines,” said Charles Fahy, director of operations at the famous course owned by Caesars Entertainment. Said Daggers, “We do cool pairings of wine and food, and with the fall harvest theme, utilize products like apples, pumpkins and game.” The sit-down dinner and wine tasting also features balsamic and herb roast pheasant with petite tenderloin medallions and wild mushroom and butternut squash wild rice. Daggers does about six themed dinners a year, including those that feature Italian, Argentinean, Hawaiian, Spanish cuisines and more. “ I have done wine dinners most of my career at golf clubs and resorts and hotels,” said Daggers, a six-year veteran with Caesars Entertainment, who ran his own restaurants and oversaw dining at other resorts from Florida to Pennsylvania. Each dinner normally offers four to six courses, he said. “The guests have a ball learning about wine and sometimes trying things they might not have tried before,” he said. Such meals also introduce guests to the golf club and its food and beverage department. “And this keeps it fun and interesting for our culinary team and helps build customer loyalty with new and exciting things. It’s something a little different than just going out to eat,” Daggers said.

Liz Volpe eyes up the ball, which is hard to do in the dark, at a Glow Ball event at the Atlantic City Country Club. The next Glow Ball tees off Friday. PHOTO PROVIDED

GLOW BALL TEES OFF Golf in the dark Friday

IF YOU GO The Fall Harvest Wine Dinner is Oct. 26 at the Atlantic City Country Club, One Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield. The reception begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65. For reservations, call (609) 236-4415. For more information, visit www.caesars.com/golf/ atlantic-citycountry-club

Six holes. Four clubs. Comfortable shoes. A flashlight. That’s what Glow Ball is all about. And it takes its final bow for the year tomorrow night at Atlantic City Country Club. The fairway, bunkers and the six holes designated for play shine with glowsticks. So does the ball. In addition to golf, participants enjoy a patio party with fall cocktails, a fall menu and a Halloween theme. Costumes optional. “We host multiple glow ball tournaments throughout the year,” said Charles Fahy, director of operations at the Atlantic City Country Club, owned by Caesars Entertainment. “This will be our last glow ball event

for the season and expected to be a lot of fun as always. It tends to bring out golfers of all abilities as it’s more about the atmosphere, food and entertainment than it is about the competition.” The banquet and music kicks off at 4:30 p.m. before the golf game. After the feast, it’s time for golf. The first foursome tees off at 6:30 p.m. in a scramble format. For the novice, each member of the foursome hits from the best lie among the four. A lighted beverage cart follows along the course to provide refreshments as the game continues. Fahy requests golfers bring only four clubs because the event is golf-cart free.

IF YOU GO Glow Ball tees off Friday at Atlantic City Country Club, One Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield. The buffet begins at 4:30 p.m. Tee time is at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75 for golf, food and a party, and $35 without golf. For information and reservations, call (609) 2364415 or visit www.caesars .com/golf/ atlantic-city-country-club

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EVENTS CALENDAR Thursday, Oct. 18

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for the fall stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $16.25-$32.50 THE PRICE IS RIGHT, 3 and 8 PM, Harrah’s >> The irrepressible Jerry Springer hosts the long- running game show in the Event Center. $27-$37 GYPSY BAR 10 PM Borgata >> 3AM plays in this eclectic setting noted for its tequila selections. EDEN LOUNGE 9 PM Harrah’s >> The best of tribute bands. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 8 PM, Showboat >> Live music and DJ. RUSH 8 PM Golden Nugget >> Slamm offers live music. LIVE 8 PM, Golden Nugget >> B Street serves up Springsteen. 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> DJ provides music in this lounge.

Friday, Oct. 19

MELISSA ETHERIDGE 9 PM, Caesars >> Singersongwriter comes to the Circus Maximus Theater. $49.50-$79.50 STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO 8 PM, House of Blues >> Spa punk band from SoCal rocks the Music Hall. $17.50-$24.50 LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for the fall stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $16.25-$32.50 THE PRICE IS RIGHT, 3 and 8 PM, Harrah’s >> Jerry Springer hosts the game show in the Event Center. $27-$37 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> DJ provides music. DUSK Caesars >> Global Fridays. GYPSY BAR 7 PM Borgata >> Trippin' Carla and Garden State Radio share the stage. TOGA BAR 10 PM Caesars >> DJ Romes spins the music. The Toga Dancers provide the visuals. mur mur 10 PM Borgata >> Eli Escobar provides the tunes. EDEN LOUNGE 8 PM, Harrah’s >> Don’t Call Me Francis rocks the room till midnight. THE POOL 10 PM, Harrah’s >> Aqua Friday with DJ Camilo and Milky Mike. XHIBITION BAR 11:30 PM Harrah’s >> DJ K. Styles spins the music. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 9 PM >> DJ Sonatra alternates with Lifespeed to provide music and mirth. MIA 10 PM, Caesars >> DJ Lu’AP provides the music. MOUNTAIN BAR 9 PM, Wild Wild West, Bally's >> DJ Kyle Sweeney spins the records. Vixens entertain from 10 PM. RUSH 6 PM Golden Nugget >> Richie Balin then All Souled Out perform in this intimate lounge. LIVE 10 PM, Golden Nugget >> House DJ serves up music.

Saturday, Oct. 20

JERRY SEINFELD 8 PM, Borgata >> Hilarious comic tells his slice of life stories to a sold-out crowd in the Event Center. FIONA APPLE 9 PM, Caesars >> Eclectic singer takes the stage at Circus Maximus Theater. $65$105 JABBAWOCKEEZ 9 PM, Harrah's Resort >> Male hip-hop dance crew entertain in The Concert Venue. $40-$65 ROGER HODGSON 9 PM, Borgata >> Former Supertramp co-frontman returns to Atlantic City in The Music Box. $65-$69.50 ROCK OF AGES 9 PM, Caesars >> The jukebox musical built around ’80s classic rock hits the Circus Maximus. RICK SPRINGFIELD 9 PM, Borgata >> Soap heartthrob and piner for Jessie's Girl performs in The Music Box. $55-$60 SLIGHTLY STOOPID 9 PM, House of Blues >> Rockers return to the Music Hall. $27.50-$32.50 THE PRICE IS RIGHT 3 and 8 PM, Harrah’s >> Jerry Springer hosts the long-running game show in the Event Center. $27-$37 LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for the fall stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $16.25-$32.50 GYPSY BAR 7 PM, Borgata >> Total White Out

and Peat Moss & The Fertilizers play. mur mur 10 PM, Borgata >> DJ Kiss provides the music. MIXX 10 PM, Borgata >> Lil Jon plays the music. EDEN LOUNGE 8 PM Harrah’s >> Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns liven up the lounge. THE POOL 10 PM, Harrah’s >> Epic Saturday with DJ Eddie Edge and a special event. LOBBY BAR 10 PM Bally’s >> Beth Tinnon Duo performs in this lounge. MIA 10 PM, Caesars >> DJ Lu’AP provides the music. XHIBITION BAR 10 PM, Harrah’s >> DJ Vida Ventura and DJ Xtina share entertainment duties till 5 AM. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 8 PM >> DJ Aiden Scott spins the music alternating with Johnny Drama and dancers. MOUNTAIN BAR 9 PM, Wild Wild West, Bally's >> DJ Cool Jon Sprang spins the records. Vixens entertain from 10 PM BLUE MARTINI 9 PM Bally’s >> DJ Prefer entertains for the evening. TOGA BAR 10 PM, Caesars >> DJ Ernesto plays the music with the Toga Dancers providing the visuals. RUSH 6 PM, Golden Nugget >> Bobby Hunter then Funkybone perform in this intimate lounge. LIVE 10 PM, Golden Nugget >> Doc Hollywood rocks the room. AFTER HOURS FOUNDATION ROOM 10 PM, Showboat >> "Anything but Clothes Masquerade" plus Epiphany Promotion DJs spin the music till 4 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for another stand in Legends in Concert Theater. $16.25-$32.50 THE PRICE IS RIGHT, 3 and 8 PM, Harrah’s >> The irrepressible Jerry Springer hosts the long running game show in the Event Center. $27-$37 EDEN LOUNGE 9 PM Harrah’s >> Drop Dead Sexy rocks. GYPSY BAR 8:30 PM Borgata >> Burnt Sienna rocks. MIXX SUNDAYS 10 PM Borgata >> Mayhem Sundays with Paul Castro in this bi-level lounge. 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Music in this new lounge off the casino floor.

Monday, Oct. 22

mur.mur 10 PM Borgata >> Jesse Marco provides the music with PS1 to lend a hand.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return. $16.25-$32.50

Wednesday, Oct. 24

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return. $16.25-$32.50 GYPSY BAR 9 PM Borgata >> The Benderz Duo and tequila, too. THE POOL 10 PM, Harrah’s >> Wet and Wild Wednesday with DJ Hollywood and the Beatclan's finest DJs, along with DJ Vito G and Hugh Jeffner.

Thursday, Oct. 25

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for the fall stand. $16.25-$32.50 GYPSY BAR 10 PM Borgata >> 3AM plays. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 8 PM, Showboat >> Live music and DJ provide music. LIVE 8 PM, Golden Nugget >> B Street serves up Springsteen.

Friday, Oct. 26

PAT COOPER 9 PM, Borgata >> Acerbic Italian funnyman and actor will have them rolling in the aisles in The Music Box. $25. LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for the fall. $16.25$32.50 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> DJ provides music. DUSK Caesars >> Global Fridays. GYPSY BAR 7 PM Borgata >> The Rockets and Lifespeed share the music stage. TOGA BAR 10 PM Caesars >> VJ Ed Smooth spins the music. The Toga Dancers provide the visuals. mur mur 10 PM Borgata >> Doug Grayson provides the tunes.

EDEN LOUNGE 8 PM, Harrah’s >> Sensational Soul Cruisers rocks the room till midnight. THE POOL 10 PM, Harrah’s >> Aqua Friday with DJ Hollywood & the Beatclan's Finest DJs. Hosted by Chuy Bravo. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 9 PM >> DJ Sonatra alternates with Lost in Paris to provide music. MIA 10 PM, Caesars >> DJ Lu’AP provides the music. MOUNTAIN BAR 9 PM, Wild Wild West, Bally's >> DJ Kyle Sweeney spins the records. Vixens entertain from 10 PM RUSH 6 PM Golden Nugget >> Jim Shaw then Dane Anthony perform.

West, Bally's >> DJ Cool Jon Sprang spins the records. Vixens entertain from 10 PM BLUE MARTINI 9 PM Bally’s >> DJ Prefer entertains for the evening. TOGA BAR 10 PM, Caesars >> DJ Patrice McBride plays the music with the Toga Dancers providing the visuals. RUSH 6 PM, Golden Nugget >> Richie Balin then Big City perform. LIVE 10 PM, Golden Nugget >> Seven Stone rocks the room. AFTER HOURS FOUNDATION ROOM 10 PM, Showboat >> DJ Swoosh spins the music till 4 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return. $16.25-$32.50 EDEN LOUNGE 9 PM Harrah’s >> Drop Dead Sexy rocks the room. MIXX SUNDAYS 10 PM Borgata >> Halloween with Fedde Le Grand in this bi-level lounge with plush seating and private table service areas. 21 SPORTS BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Music in this new lounge off the casino floor.

JOHN LEGEND 8 PM, Borgata >> Singer-pianist does a mix of jazz, blues and pop. Sold out. BLACK STAR (MOS DEF & TALIB KWELI), 9 PM, House of Blues >> Rappers share the stage at the Music Hall. $34.50-$47.50. 1964: THE TRIBUTE 8 PM, Golden Nugget >> Beatles tribute recreates early Beatles music in The Showroom. $29.50-$49.95 LENNY CLARKE 9 PM, Borgata >> Actor comedian and Denis Leary sidekick in “Rescue Me” brings his stand-up to The Music Box. $25. LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return for the fall stand. $16.25$32.50 GYPSY BAR 7 PM, Borgata >> Celebrate Halloween with Shake Shake Shake and Lost in Paris in this tequila lounge. mur mur 10 PM, Borgata >> Halloween celebration with Sky Blue. MIXX 10 PM, Borgata >> Halloween with Paul Van Dyk. THE POOL 9 PM, Harrah’s >> Epic Saturday with Official Halloween Bash DJ KOKO & DJ Vito G. DUSK, Caesars >> Badass Halloween with Charlie Hunnam LOBBY BAR 10 PM Bally’s >> Girls Next Door perform in this lounge. MIA 10 PM, Caesars >> DJ Lu’AP provides the music. XHIBITION BAR 10 PM, Harrah’s >> DJ Neekola and DJ K share entertainment duties till 5 AM. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 8 PM >> DJ Aiden Scott spins the music alternating with Go Go Gadjet and dancers. MOUNTAIN BAR 9 PM, Wild Wild

Sunday, Oct. 28

Monday, Oct. 29

mur.mur 10 PM Borgata >> Halloween with Martin Solveig.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return. $16.25-$32.50 21 BAR@DUSK Caesars >> Music in this new lounge.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

LEGENDS IN CONCERT 8 PM, Bally's >> The best tribute artists return. $16.25-$32.50 THE POOL 10 PM, Harrah’s >> Wet and Wild Wednesday with an industry Halloween Party with DJ Vito G and Eddie Edge. PARTY PIT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 8 PM >> DJ Aiden Scott spins the music alternating with Candlebox and dancers.

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One Atlantic on the top floor of the Pier Shops at Caesars offers a great backdrop for weddings and other special occasions. PHOTO PROVIDED

Event center offers beach, boardwalk and breathtaking view

When Brandi Emolo got married, she had the ceremony in her hometown of Williamstown. But she had the reception in Atlantic City, some 30 miles away. The reason for the trek to the Shore was the location for the party: One Atlantic, the event center atop the Pier Shops at Caesars. “We wanted to have a venue that was not your typical ballroom and we fell in love with the view,” said Emolo. That would be the view of the beach and boardwalk. “The view from the cocktail room and the main reception room is just breath-taking and we got very lucky as we had a beautiful day for our wedding,” she said. “Also, my husband’s family and friends were traveling from North Jersey and we wanted to have our reception at a location

that they could stay and make a weekend out of it,” Emolo said. “We can configure any of our spaces up to 1,200 guests,” said Elizabeth McGlinn, director at One Atlantic — and not just for weddings, but for bar and bat mitzvahs, family reunions and other milestone events, corporate retreats and holiday parties. Emolo also liked that One Atlantic only schedules a single event per night. “Some other reception halls have multiple rooms and multiple weddings in one night. Because your event is the only one taking place, they are able to be very attentive to you and all of your guests,” she said. Her reception included a cocktail hour with butlered hors d’oeuvres and multiple stations of food, followed by a three-

course sit-down dinner. “All of our guests still rave about how excellent the food was,” Emolo said. “We were also able to book a cigar roller, which went over very well.” The spilled pasta on Emolo’s dress did not go over very well with the bride. “But within minutes they came back with a Tide pen and got the stain out. They also made sure both of our families and bridal party were taken care of the entire night,” Emolo said. Indeed, McGlinn says One Atlantic is a one-stop shop that can handle all aspects of an event, Tide pen included. Like the Emolo wedding, guests can stay in Atlantic City as a destination. There’s a beach, shopping, the boardwalk. “Atlantic City is a desirable place. We’re

MORE INFORMATION One Atlantic is atop the Pier Shops at Caesars, Arkansas Avenue and the Boardwalk. To find out more, call (609) 343-9902 or visit www.oneatlanticevents.com

seeing events on Wednesday and Thursday night to take advantage of mid-week rates,” McGlinn said. One Atlantic does more than host parties in town. They come to you as well, whether a wedding, holiday party or corporate event, McGlinn said. “Off-premises is still in its infancy. We do 90 percent on-site. But that is changing. Next year at this time the percentage will be different,” she said. Another avenue they take is to replicate family recipes for event menus. “We are known for customization. The foods are prepped on the day of the event. The blending of tradition makes our events unique that way.”

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KNIFE & FORK CELEBRATES 100 YEARS Iconic restaurant started as men’s club

IF YOU GO The Knife & Fork is at 3600 Atlantic Ave. Dinner is served nightly from 5 p.m. Lunch is every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Happy hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call (609) 344-1133 or visit www.knifeandforkinn.com

By William Sokolic Courier-Post Staff

It began life as a private men’s club with the Commodore, Louis Kuehnle, as one of its founding members. Kuehnle served as the power broker of Atlantic City in that era, mentoring Nucky Johnson, the inspiration behind Nucky Thompson on the HBO hit “Boardwalk Empire.” The Knife & Fork went on to become one of the most iconic restaurants in Atlantic City. This month it celebrates its 100th anniversary. How many restaurants can claim that longevity? Such a lifetime is due to a combination of factors, said Maureen Shay, whose family owns the restaurant at the juncture of Albany, Atlantic and Pacific avenues. “It’s a very unique building. A unique structure (Flemish architecture, for example). It’s been the place to go for so long, it’s got the kind of history people are interested in now.” The recent restaurant renaissance in Atlantic City has helped keep the flame burning, Shay said. “Fifteen years ago people had fewer choices for a high-end restaurant,” Shay said. “Now it’s more of a focus. The city draws a lot more people interested in going out for a nice dinner. The more Atlantic City is known as a dining destination, the more traffic for everybody.” The new owners, the Dougherty family — proprietors of Dock’s Oyster House — took over seven years ago with an eye on bringing the Knife & Fork back to its glory to take advantage of the foodie focus. The menu changed somewhat. The steakhouse aspect increased with more options. “But we kept a lot of the emphasis on high-quality seafood,” she said. And the restaurant retained the famous lobster thermidor, a signature dish from way back. The restaurant has dining areas on two floors, and if needed the third floor, which serves as the wine room. From the second floor, the windows look out over the ocean. But the handful of tables on the terrace on the first floor remain the most requested location. The restaurant received a mention in the first season of “Boardwalk Empire.” In actuality, the restaurant has connections to the real-life characters on which the series is based. Nucky Johnson, the inspira-

THE RENOVATIONS

The Hearth Room is where a bar once stood in the 1920s. The bar was removed when the owners at the time believed Prohibition would be permanent. PHOTO PROVIDED

The main dining room of the Knife & Fork recalls the restaurant’s glory days. It turns 100 years old this month. PHOTO PROVIDED tion behind Steve Buscemi’s character, dined there often. During Prohibition, club members defied the laws and continued to openly serve liquor. The club survived without being

raided for some time, perhaps due to the influence of Johnson, the reigning political boss and Knife & Fork regular. Eventually, federal agents destroyed all of its contents.

The Dougherty family has overhauled the Knife & Fork. Renovations include mahogany millwork, hand-painted ceilings, sweeping staircase and dining rooms. The vaulted ceiling of the Main Dining Room was restored. A Prohibition-era mural replaces an old service station and dumbwaiter. The downstairs bar was refurbished and moved to the main dining room . The Ladies’ Dining Lounge, while open to all, is a nod to the early years when ladies had to dine in a side room.

After the raid, the club’s membership declined and in 1927 the building was sold to the Latz family. Convinced Prohibition was here to stay, the family removed the bar and converted the building into a public restaurant. During the Depression, Milton and Evelyn Latz moved the family into the third and fourth floors, where they lived for decades. Milton and Evelyn successfully managed the Knife & Fork until Milton died in 1948. Their sons Mack and Jim took over and redefined the business through the post-war decades, surviving the advent of gambling in Atlantic City. Over the years, the Knife & Fork became a favorite of politicians, wealthy vacationers and Hollywood celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Vic Damone. In a famous scene from the movie “Atlantic City,” Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon dined in the restaurant’s popular porch, now known as the Terrace. In 1985, Mack bought out his brother, becoming the sole owner for more than a decade. As Mack approached 80, he retired. Unable to find a buyer, it closed in 1997. Two years later, Mack’s son Andrew leased the restaurant, reopening in1999. In 2005, Mack sold the restaurant to the Dougherty family.

All in the family

The Luscious Libations fundraiser for Absecon Lighthouse has a new home this year: the Chart House in the Golden Nugget. The location offers a grand view of the city skyline for partygoers. PHOTO PROVIDED

Luscious Libations with a view

By William Sokolic

Courier-Post Staff

From the Chart House restaurant above the back bay in the Golden Nugget, folks can catch sight of the Absecon Lighthouse a mile away. That view is one reason the Lighthouse staff is holding its annual Luscious Libations fundraiser for educational programs at the Chart House on Oct. 25. Past restaurants — the Knife & Fork, Steve & Cookie’s and Sofia — provided a great atmosphere, but none with a view like this, said Jean Muchanic, executive director of the Absecon Lighthouse. “The views of Atlantic City are spectacular. Within that view, you can see the lighthouse. People will enjoy seeing the lighthouse within the skyline in Atlantic City and see how the historic structure fits into the skyline. You get a greater appreciation of how history has a place in modern Atlantic City.” And they’ll get to see the light turned on. In addition to the skyline, attendees can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast and the song stylings of Shawn Ashley. “This is our signature event of the year,” Muchanic said.

IF YOU GO Luscious Libations is Oct. 25 at the Chart House restaurant in the Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $60. To order, visit abseconlighthouse.org or call (609) 449-1360

Jewel cherishes her mom time, role in skating show By William Sokolic Courier-Post Staff

These days, Jewel relishes her position in life. She tours less and stays home more, so she gets to spend more time with her son, Kase. “I want to give myself time to be a mom,” she said in a phone interview from the ranch she shares in Stephensville, Texas, with her husband, world champion bullriding superstar Ty Murray. Being Mommy has expanded her artistic horizons. She’s written a children’s book and recorded two children’s albums at her home studio. To go along with the family vibe, Jewel will perform Nov. 3 at Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute at Boardwalk Hall, presented by Caesars Atlantic City. “I’m excited, even though I never had time for skating myself,” said the fourtime Grammy nominee. “It’s a family show, so I’m happy to be part of it.” In addition to songs from her kiddie albums, Jewel will also do some hits as well, such as “Foolish Games.” Jewel’s first independent children’s album, “Lullaby,” was a partnership with Fisher-Price and Somerset Entertainment. Produced by Jewel and recorded at her home studio, the album sold more than 350,000 copies. The 15-track album features 10 self-penned songs and a few standards including “Over the Rainbow” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” Her second album with Fisher-Price and Somerset Entertainment was “The Merry Goes Round.” She wrote the songs while pregnant, with her unborn son serving as inspiration. It features some 15 songs, among them classics such as “The Green Grass Grows All Around” and “My Favorite Things,” plus Jewel originals. Last month, she released a picture book and CD “That’s What I’d Do,” based on songs from “The Merry Goes Round.” “These are gifts for my son, my gifts of writing and singing. I want to show how loved he is, how I feel about him,” Jewel said. She also sees this as a learning aid. “Kids are mesmerized by words at a young age, so I hope this spark’s my son’s imagination,” she said. Jewel came from a musical family. Her aunts and uncles were gifted. Her dad was

Singer Jewel and her family-friendly songs are part of the Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute on Nov. 3 at Boardwalk Hall. PHOTO PROVIDED

IF YOU GO » Caesars Atlantic City presents Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute Nov. 3 at Boardwalk Hall, Mississippi Avenue and the Boardwalk. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $125 and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 736-1420. » Hosted by skating champions Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss, the cast of Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating tribute features Olympic gold medalists Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik along with two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan. Also on the bill are Todd Eldredge, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Jenni Meno and Todd Sand, Isabelle Brasseur and Rocky Marval, Silvia Fontana and her husband, John Zimmerman.

a singer-songwriter. “I grew up listening to all kinds of music. Dixieland, classic American song books, blues, a little rock, it runs the gamut. What I write reflects that,” said the singer, who is a fan of Cole Porter and Ella Fitzgerald. She credits Bob Dylan and Neil Young for her initial success when she opened for each of these icons. “I worked with them at a critical time in my career and both encouraged me to take risks. My first record was considered a

failure. I was supposed to go in and do a second album. Dylan went over the lyrics for me. He took an interest in me,” she said. Jewel did the second album as the first one took off. “Then I went out with Neil Young. I tried to change my style for a radio hit. He said don’t change a thing. Do what you do and if you never have a hit, so be it.” The singer is amazed how far “I’ve gotten on very sincere lyrics. I always enjoyed writing.”

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