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all-Stars of Hip-Hop

not Hard Getting This Insomniac Up

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A show boasting Rakim, EPMD, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh and other legends of hip-hop’s golden era comes to Boardwalk Hall Sunday, Jan. 15.

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Dave Attell on his Showtime hit ‘Dave’s Old Porn,’ and why guys should bring their girlfriends to the Borgata for the Anti-Social Network Tour this weekend.

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On the Cover: All-Stars of Hip-Hop (cover design by Craig Billow)

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local Scene Coasting Curtain Call: ‘Sing, Swing, Sinatra’ ante Up: Poker lowdown

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Casino Capsule (Casino lounges) aC Weekly: Headliners to Jan. 29 Cultural Calendar (arts and Events) Upcoming Headliners (through august)

Food & Drink 10

Party with the Playmates at Ego lounge

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after Dark nightlife listings

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Dining Dreams

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area & Casino Dining listings

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• Photo and Video Galleries: atlantic City Beer Fest Preview with Jon Henderson at the Cape May Brewing Company; P Diddy at The Pool at Harrah’s, The art of lennox Warner, and more. • Online: Nominations currently being accepted for for the Top 40 Under 40 at acweekly.com/top40. Deadline is Jan. 31.

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The Last Holiday

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When the late Gil Scott-Heron set out to write another book in the 1990s, he didn’t intend to write a memoir, especially one that would be published posthumously. But with the legendary singer-songwriter, poet, performer, activist and musician’s death last year, the hundreds of pages, scribbled notes, and other thoughts he was compiling and putting in order and feverishly revising and revising some more for his publishing company during the last years of his life, were finally edited into a book, which was just published by Canongate Books of the U.K. (the U.S. publisher is Grove Press) in time for this weekend’s celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday. You see, originally, Scott-Heron had wanted to document the Hotter Than july tour that he was a part of, opening up for Stevie Wonder in 1980 and 1981, right around the time Wonder held a rally in Washington DC calling for King’s birthday to be celebrated with a national holiday. In 1986, legislation was finally passed making King’s birthday a holiday. And that’s where Scott-Heron’s book, The Last Holiday, ends pretty much. Although he left out big chunks of life, including his later years when he came back with two solid albums (Spirits, I’m New Here), while dealing with drug and probation violation troubles, and finding out he was HIV positive, the memoir is full of Scott-Heron’s wit, profound observations, humor, love, and takes the reader behind the scenes of Stevie Wonder’s campaign for King, as well as many items in Scott-Heron’s personal life. If you ever heard Scott-Heron talk, you can hear that very voice pouring out of the pages of this book, which also includes some unreleased poems. A celebration of King’s life this holiday weekend can only be enhanced by reading this book. (Listen to the late Gil Scott-Heron read a chapter from the book at acweekly.com) — Jeff Schwachter

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It’s one of the more unique religious traditions played out in various churches around the country where The Word becomes the music in a jazz Vespers concert. The idea took hold in new York more than 40 years ago when Rev. John Gensel devised a late evening service to accommodate the many musicians in his area who didn’t exactly work nine to five. The musicians were invited to “perform” the service though music. Southern New Jersey offers up two jazz vespers programs, the Cape May jazz Vespers at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May (capemayjazzvespers.com) and the Jersey Shore jazz Vespers at the asbury united Methodist Church in Atlantic City. The jersey Shore Vespers (third Sunday of every month) were reinstated in June and continue a long-standing tradition of Jazz Vespers at the Ventnor united Methodist Church. “We’re thrilled to be continuing this and we’ve honored [retired pastor] Clancy Wilson who kept this going for so long in Ventnor,” says Sandy Warren, a member of the Vespers board. “There is very little talking in a jazz Vespers service. The music becomes the sermon and the tradition has always been to open it up to all musicians, regardless of their religious affiliation and also to open the service to anyone who wants to attend.” On Sunday, Jan. 15, the vespers service will feature local favorite Keith Hollis (pictured) and band in a tribute to jazz great Art Blakely. Warren, a long time Atlantic City and Ocean City writer, lived with Blakely in Northfield before his passing. “Actually, this wasn’t my idea at all,” she says. “Keith is a local favorite, of course, and other members of the board asked him if he wanted to do a tribute.” Along with Hollis, local singer Angela Burton will perform and Blakely memorabilia will be on hand. The performance is at 4pm and is free, though an offering is requested. Visit jazzvespers.com. — Mike Pritchard

‘When You Come Home’ Pete Donnelly

For the past 20-plus years South Jersey resident and Philly music scene regular Pete Donnelly has been working as a musician, producer, touring bass player and, now, a solo act. A member of NRBQ since 2009, and having worked with Soul Asylum, Tommy Stinson (Replacements, GNR), Graham Parker and his band The Figgs — which will release its 11th studio album in 2012 — as well as numerous others, Donnelly has lived a prolific creative life that has taken him around the world. All of this informs his first solo CD, released last month, entitled When You Come Home. The 14-track album of rock songs with an edge of experimentation represents a life dedicated to music, a life dedicated to friendships and the long journey we all take to find our home in this ever-cluttered world. The music is extraordinary, with sensational guest appearances, the songwriting is mature and the songs stick with you like glue. Donnelly kicks off a six-week Wednesday night residency at MilkBoy in Philadelphia Jan. 25 with special guests. Find out more at PeteDonnellyMusic.com. —Jeff Schwachter


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f your New year’s resolutioN Playboy monthly cover models and two was to curtail carousing into the wee “special edition” cover models. “Playboy puts out multiple magazines hours and ogling smoking hot women, you might want to consider putting that off besides its regular monthly edition, so some for just a little while longer. or at least until of the girls who are not Playmates are those this saturday night’s (Jan. 14) Party with who appeared on the covers of the special the Playmates has effectively left town and editions [which include Playboy’s lingerie, Hottest College Girls, Hot Housewives, moved on to its next destination. Party with the Playmates is a new con- Cyber Girls, Voluptuous Vixens and othcept created by the New york City-based ers].” the two special-edition cover girls CeG talent. eight former Playboy cover models, including 2011 “Playmate of the are 23-year-old lauren waugh of tulsa, year” Claire sinclair ( age 20, from los oklahoma and 24-year-old Crissy Henderson of Dallas, texas. angeles), will arrive at midnight for a speHenderson, now living in los angeles, cial meet-and-greet at trump taj Mahal’s is on the cover of the latest (feb.-March) ego lounge. admission to the lounge is special-edition of Playboy Lingerie that’s free, but you must be available now. saturday at least age 21 and will mark her first you must bring your visit to atlantic City. own camera for photo Henderson, says scott, opportunities. has been a driving force “there has never been in helping CeG put the an event outside of the Party tour together. Playboy mansion with “i know we’re doing this many Playmates in one [the aC] show at one spot,” says andrew a casino so i’ve got to scott of CeG talent. be careful not to spend “we came up with the all my money, because idea to not just put i do like to gamble,” one event together, but says Henderson, an avid rather an entire tour craps player. “i can get with several of the girls a little crazy, like $450 we’ve done events with a roll. usually i’ll start in the past.” small and build on it, the tour starts in but i’ve just got to be North Dakota and stops careful not to get too in atlantic City on cocky. saturday before migrat“[the tour’s] a mixing up to edmonton, ture of Playmates from Canada. several different years “[CeG] has a rather Crissy Henderson — it’s kind of like a large roster of varigirl-bonding trip that ous Playmates we’ve worked with throughout the years and we everyone’s really looking forward to it,” came up with a great bunch of girls who she adds. along with sinclair, waugh and were interested in going on tour,” says scott. “they’re all friends who have known Henderson, the other girls include 24-yeareach other from various appearances at old Kelley thompson of tyler, texas (Miss the Mansion — a couple of them roomed November 2009), 20-year-old amanda together in Miami, florida, some others Cerny of Pittsburgh, Pa. (Miss october 2011), 20-year-old rainy Day Jordan of abilene, knew each other from texas. “we wanted to get a group together that texas (Miss December 2011), 27-year-old was close personally and try to make this a leola Bell of rockville, Maryland (Miss life experience they’d enjoy — sort of trav- february 2012) and 30-year-old tiffany eling to new parts of the world with friends selby of Jacksonville, fla. (Miss July 2007). “each [party] venue is different, but most and having a good time while doing it. of the appearances are for two hours and and i’m sure everybody who comes out to the girls are there to take pictures, sign see them will have a good time too.” along with sinclair (Miss october 2010), autographs, mingle and have a good time,” the tour will include five other former says scott. n

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t first glance, there’s nothing really unique about what Brandon Tomasello is doing as he tries to make his way and find his place in the world of modern music. in what’s becoming an increasingly common way of doing things, tomasello is a singer whose musical support comes from a DJ spinning tracks in a booth, not from a traditional band. But those tracks aren’t the pulsing, pounding, repetitive and bass-heavy sounds favored by today’s artists. instead, the music pouring from the speakers is a sound that’s rapidly becoming an endangered species. Backed by the big-band tracks of a 40-piece orchestra, tomasello, who’s all of 19, is singing the songs of Frank Sinatra. What’s more, he’s channeling the music of ol’ Blue eyes on the same atlantic city casino stage where sinatra performed more than 30 years ago. Barely six months after working his first solo gig at a church in Brigantine, tomasello is currently headlining his own show, Swing, Sing Sinatra, in the superstar theatre at resorts casino hotel. the show will be presented on select dates through feb. 16. “it was amazing just being able to walk up there and know that sinatra stood right there in the middle of that stage,” the young Philadelphian says. the way tomasello landed the gig is equally amazing. he was first exposed to sinatra’s music when he was eight and spent time at his grandmother’s home in south Philadelphia, where community rules decree that every house must contain a shrine to the chairman of the Board. tomasello was instantly smitten by sinatra’s voice, his style, the cooler-than-cool musical swagger that wafted from the speakers. he was so captivated by the music that he stole his grandmother’s collection of sinatra cDs and played them over and over and over, committing the songs and the lyrical phrasing to memory. “When you hear the same song 40 times in a row, you kind of remember them,” he says. “i listened to them so much that i knew where he took his breaths [during the songs] and remembered how he sang them.” as he grew older, tomasello enrolled in a performing arts charter school in Philadelphia, where he hooked up with a fellow student, Stephen Garbesi, who was also into music and recording from the technical side. tomasello also joined the Philadelphia Boys choir and performed around Philadelphia, including at the Kimmel center. But he still wasn’t thinking of making music his career. he initially wanted to become a fighter pilot, until he landed a part-time job working in a funeral home.

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“and then i wanted to become a funeral director,” he says. garbesi, who was in the process of setting up a small recording studio and knew tomasello could sing, told his friend he was crazy. one day, garbesi asked his buddy to step into the recording booth and sing a song so he could hear how the equipment sounded. “i sang ‘fly Me to the Moon,’ and as soon as i finished, [garbesi] said ‘oK, that’s it, you’re making an album,’” he recalls. the album was titled It’s My Time, and it eventually caught the attention of area publicist Neil Cirucci, who hooked tomasello up with manager Joe Donofrio of Brigantine. Donofrio wrangled a showcase for tomasello at a Brigantine church last July. several weeks later, he got the teenager what was supposed to be a limited-run gig in the Whiskey Bar at resorts, where he wowed casino president Dennis Gomes. the lounge gig was extended, and gomes decided to start the new year off by moving tomasello from the intimate 50-seat lounge into the casino’s 1,600-seat showroom. With garbesi spinning sinatra’s musical tracks behind him, tomasello made his casino showroom debut Jan. 4. he even gets to use the dressing room where sinatra once prepped for his shows, and on his first night in the big room, he got to stay in the hotel suite where sinatra slept during his resorts gigs between 1979 and 1982. tomasello acknowledges his show as “mostly” a tribute to his musical idol. “there’s a couple of songs in there that aren’t [sinatra], just to switch it up a little bit,” he says. “i guess the best way to describe it is [that it’s] the same way Michael Bublé is doing it. he’s doing sinatra, but he’s also doing other songs, kind of in a big-band way. so i’m not going to limit myself.” While he likes the comfort level of having his friend backing him up as the DJ, tomasello is also in the process of putting together a band. But even if the band replaces “DJ Beezy,” the two young men will continue to work together. two years ago, they formed fiMa Productions, an entertainment company specializing in music, film, photography and Web design. n

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ew Jersey’s move to allow intra-state online gambling, which is usually dominated by online poker, is still on track. It’s just not on the fast track. last week, state sen. raymond lesniak, D-Union, who has been the main proponent of the idea, said he hoped to move a bill quickly through the legislature last week and have it on N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s desk by monday (Jan. 9). the move came after the U.s. Justice Department ruled that state plans to allow Internet gambling would not violate a federal ban of online gaming. But then Christie broke his silence on the issue. and while saying he supported the idea, he wanted to make sure that what is ultimately passed in the state will stand up legally. “we’re working hard with senator lesniak to try to get it right,” Christie is reported to have said. “Here’s my view on it. I think New Jersey should be in that business. I think we should be an epicenter for that business, but I want to do it right. I do not want to rush and get legislation that either doesn’t pass state constitutional muster or creates other problems for us.” Christie also said he wanted any online gaming to be centered in atlantic City. the governor vetoed a bill to allow online gaming last year because he was worried that it would allow Internet gambling parlors to operate throughout the state. there has also been speculation that a voter referendum on the idea would be needed to allow the online betting under the state constitution. state voters approved a measure to allow sports betting in New Jersey casinos last November, provided a federal ban is lifted. online gaming, however, is a different issue and some polls have showed that voters may not support the idea. officials have said they plan to reintroduce an online gaming bill in the legislature, which started a new session this week. stay tuned. In the meantime, there’s plenty of live poker action in atlantic City as the Borgata prepares to launch the Borgata winter Poker open on wednesday, Jan. 18. the casino’s winter open has proven to be its second most popular event behind the Borgata open in september and usually brings out a nice mix of regional and local pros as well as amateurs (who quite often Like us:

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get hot and take some of the top paydays). the open starts with a $500,000 guaranteed, $500 + $60 No limit tournament. last year’s opener came close to drawing 1,500 players. the open also highlights the casino’s popular bounty tournaments. the Borgata bounties operate differently than the traditional bounty. Under the Borgata’s system, each player buys a cash casino chip along with the buy-in and tournament fee. that chip is placed in front of their stacks. If a player is sent to the rail, the player that bumped him out pockets the chips. there are six bounty tournaments scheduled among the tournament’s 28 main events. six are $100 Black Chip bounty tournaments, but there is also a $500 (Purple Chip Bounty) event on Jan. 27. the two day event is one of the highest buy-ins of the tournament schedule at $1,500 + $150 + $500. the casino has also announced its secondary tournaments, most played in the evenings, and they include nine more bounty tournaments. the championship event of the tournament starts Jan. 29. It’s a $2 million guaranteed prize pool, No limit Hold’em, Deep stack Double Play (re-entry) tournaments. the buy-in is $3,300 + $200. satellites for the championship event start tuesday, Jan. 24 with a $175 +$25 No limit tournament. one in 20 players will win a seat to the championship (100 players, 10 seats and so on). From Friday, Jan. 27 to sunday, Jan. 29, seven other satellites are scheduled, including a $700 + $50 tournament on Jan. 29 that will seat one out of every five players in the championship. satellite winners on Jan. 29 will likely attend the second opening day of the championship on Jan. 30. remember, the championship is a Double Play. anyone busting out on Day 1a (Jan. 29) can re-buy on Jan. 30. of course, if you’re re-buying a $3,500 tournament, well, good luck to you. last year’s championship winner was Brooklyn’s vadim shlez, who took home the $533,210 first prize. the event attracted 718 players. some pros that turned out for the 2011 winter open included Gavin smith, vanessa selbst and steve Dannenmann, but amateurs had a solid showing across all events. n

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nightlife listings info & updates: editorial@acweekly.com AtlAntic city * For casino venues, see “Casino Capsule” p. 22 for entertainment listings. Visit acweekly.com for more detailed listings. 25 Hours Resorts. 344-6000. resortsac.com. 24-hour casino bar/lounge. Blanche “The Singing Bartender” Morro Tues.Sat., 4-10pm. Happy hour weekdays 2-7pm. 32° luxe lounge * The Quarter at Tropicana. 572-0032. 32lounge.com. tropicana.net. VIP bottle service. Every Fri. and Sat night, party with Dj B Easy. 40/40 club 2120 Atlantic Ave., at The Walk. 4494040. the4040club.com. upscale sports bar owned by rapper jay-Z.. Atlantic city Bar & Grill 1219 Pacific at S. Carolina Ave. 3488080. acbarandgrill.com. Open 24/7. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 3-6pm. Backstage lounge Showboat’s House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk. hobatshowboat.com. 800522-4700. Live music and Djs Fri. & Sat. Live music starts 10pm., Djs and live dancers, 7pm-4am. Bar 12-21 at Morton’s Steakhouse Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 449-1044. caesarsac.com. Premium wines and martinis. Blue Martini * Bally’s, Park Place & Boardwalk. 3402709. ballysac.com. Live bands and Djs Fri. & Sat nights, and Latin night Mondays. Bottle service available. Boneyard Bar & Grill 20 S. Virginia Ave., 348-3360. Open 11am-midnight, Fri. & Sat. until 3am. Live music weekends. Borgata comedy club * Music Box, One Borgata Way. theborgata.com. Tickets $20, shows 9pm nightly at the Music Box, except during headline acts. Brass Rail 9 South Mt. Vernon Ave. BrassRailAC. com. One of a.C.’s oldest gay bars. Open daily, 4pm-4am (till 6am Fri.Sat.). Happy hour daily 5-8pm. casbah night club * Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 4491000. casbahclub.com. Open Fri.,Sat. 10:30pm to 6am. chelsea Hotel Chelsea Hotel, 111 S Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelsea-ac.com. Teplizsky’s Happy hour is 3-8pm Fri.Sun. C5 nightclub open 10pm-4am Fri.-Sat. chelsea Pub 8 S. Morris Ave. (across from Trop garage) 345-4916. chelseapubandinn. com. Open 24 hours. Three bars, six pool tables, outdoor patio. club Arzu 245 S. New York Ave. at the Boardwalk (formerly Deja Vu). clubarzu.com. 3174248. Multi-level club with five bars. Open Thurs.-Sun. till 6am. comedy Stop cafe & cabaret * The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. tropicana.net.

1-877-FUNNYAC. Happy hour 5:307pm daily at Cassie’s Bar. the continental The Pier Shops at Caesars, 674-8300. continentalac.com. Famous Philly martini bar export. cuba libre * The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-6700. cubalibrerestaurant.com. Latin music, exclusive rum bar. Happy hour 5-7pm. Late night Latin Floor Show every Fri. and Sat night. Diving Horse cabaret 9 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. 344-0119. Divinghorseclub.com. Gentleman’s club with burlesque entertainment, Luxx Lounge nightclub. Dizzy Dolphin ACH casino, Boston Ave. and the Boardwalk. achcasinoresort.com. Open Fri. & Sat., noon 3am; Sun.Thurs., noon-midnight. Dock’s Oyster House 2405 Atlantic Ave. 345-0092, docksoysterhouse.com. Opens 5pm. Piano bar nightly. Dos caminos Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. 441-5165. harrahsresort.com. 4415747. Tequila lounge open until 11pm weekdays, 1am weekends. Djs Wed., Fri.& Sat. Ducktown tavern 2400 Atlantic & Georgia aves. 4491212. ducktowntavernac.com. Open 24/7. Three Happy hours: 11am1pm, 4-7pm and 3-5am. 14 beers on tap. Dusk * Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 345-3875. duskac.com. Multi-level, 10,000 square foot nightclub. Open Tues., Fri. & Sat., 10pm till late. Tues. is service industry night. Ego Bar and lounge * Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 4491000. trumptaj.com. nightlife hot spot. almost angels perform every Fri. & Sat., 10pm-2am. Eden lounge * Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. 441-5165. harrahsresort.com. Live music starting 8pm nightly. Closed Tues-Thurs. Evo Trump Plaza, 2225 Boardwalk. 4410400. trumpplaza.com. Posh bar and dining. Specialty cocktails and wide variety of wines by the glass. Firewaters Tropicana’s Marketplace. 344-6699. tropicana.net. 101 bottled & 50 draft beers, martini bar. Formica’s cafe 2310 Arctic Ave. 344-2732. Also at Kensington Square in Northfield, 6466565. formicabrosbakery.com. Live music every Sat., 7-10pm. Forum lounge * Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 1-800-677-SHOW. caesarsac.com. Located on third floor. Live entertainment on weekends. Foundation Room * Showboat’s House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk. 343-5795. hobatshow-

boat.com. Lounge hours Thurs., 8pm4am, Fri.-Sat., 6pm-2am. Girasole Ristorante & Bar 3108 Pacific Ave. (in Ocean Club Condos), 345-5554. girasoleac.com. Mediterranean style café with alfresco patio and lounge. Gypsy Bar * Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-MYBORGATA. theborgata.com. Live music, gourmet tequila menu. Hard Rock cafe Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave. 441-0007. hardrock. com. Home of authentic rock ’n’ roll memorabilia. Harry’s Oyster Bar Bally’s, Park Place and the Boardwalk. 431-0092 harrysoysterbar.com. Casual sports-bar atmosphere. Drink and appetizer specials during nFL playoffs. Hooters Tropicana, Brighton Ave. & Boardwalk. 449-1500. hooters.com. Full bar, 13 high-def TVs. House of Blues * 801 Boardwalk, at Showboat. 236-BLUE. hobatshowboat.com. Diverse complex with music, restaurant and bars. irish Pub St. James Place at the Boardwalk. 3449063. theirishpub.com. Huge beer selection. Free parking, open 24 hours. izakaya Borgata, One Borgata Way.. theborgata.com. Sushi, sake and cocktails. Izakaya Monday, $7 specials 5pm. Jezebel’s * Located at Trump Plaza. 441-6000. trumpplaza.com. Lounge open 24/7. Kelly’s corner Pub 2721 Arctic & Iowa aves. 348-4925. Lively Irish bar open 11am-1am daily. Knife & Fork Atlantic and Pacific aves. 344-1133. knifeandforkinn.com. Open daily at 4pm. Happy hour 4-6pm, half-priced apps at the bar. luxx lounge 9 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. 3440119. Divinghorseclub.com. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11pm-7am. Bottle service, Djs every weekend. le Grand Fromage 25 Gordon’s Alley. 347-2743. Late night menu, lounge open 8pm-8am. Live music on weekends. liquid Bar * In Trump Plaza lobby, off Boardwalk at Mississippi Avenue. trumpplaza.com. Stylish bar in casino lobby. Live entertainment weekends. live Bar Golden Nugget, Huron and Brigantine Blvd., goldennugget.com. 800-7778477. Live bands and Djs Thurs.-Sat. nights from 9pm. Bottle service available. long Bar Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-myborgata. theborgata.com. Seven flatscreen TVs and small-plates menu. Open 4pm-2am Sun.-Thurs., 2pm2am Fri.-Sat.

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NIGHTLIFE (Continued from page 16) Los Compadres 2701 Arctic Ave. at California. 3441119. Thurs.- Sun. Live Mexican music. Main Stage * Bally’s Wild Wild West, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2700. ballysac.com. Beer-pong tables and a mechanical bull. Open 24/7. Melting Pot 2112 Atlantic Ave. (by the Walk), meltingpot.com. 441-1100. Mon.-Thurs. 4-10pm, Fri . 4-11pm, Sat. 1-11pm, Sun. 1-10pm. Three Olives Thursday, 30 martinis $5 each. Missile Bar * The Quarter at Tropicana, upper level of Cuba Libre. 348-2000. missilebar. com. Open midnight-dawn Thurs.Sun. Dj entertainment. MIXX * Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-MYBORGATA. theborgata. com. Fri., Sat. & Sun. 10pm-late. High-energy dance club with worldrenowned Djs. Mountain Sports Bar * Bally’s Wild Wild West, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2700. ballysac.com. nightclub open 24/7 with western theme, Djs and live music. mur.mur * Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-MYBORGATA. theborgata. com. Fri., Sat., Mon. 10pm-late. nightclub with a personality of its own. Night Fever * Resorts dining level. 340-7698. resortsac.com (formerly Boogie Nights). ultimate ’70s and ’80s dance party. Open Fri & Sat. nights, 9pm. Fourth annual AC Weekly nightlife awards party Thurs., jan. 26, 7pm. Old Waterway Inn 1700 W. Riverside Dr. (Venice Park) 347-1793. oldwaterwayinn.com. Open daily from 11am. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 5-7pm at the bar. Thurs. is Latin night. The Palm The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-7256. thepalm.com. award-winning wine list. “Prime

Time” Happy hour 5-7pm daily. Phillips Seafood The Pier Shops at Caesars, Level 3, phillipsseafood.com, 348-2273. $4 Happy hour all day Sun., 4-7pm Mon.-Fri., bar only. $4 specials. Pizza Pub 2309 Pacific Ave. 344-0055. Located across from Trump Plaza. Great food, music and specialty drinks. Planet Rose Karaoke Bar The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-6565. Plush cocktail lounge and karaoke bar. absolut and Three Olives drinks $5 after 3am. Pic-A-Lilli Pub 231 S. Tennessee Ave. 344-1113. Dinner menu. Beer specials daily, 11pm-2am. Two Happy hours daily, 11am-1pm and 4-6pm. The Pool * Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., harrahsresort.com. Tropical oasis with large heated pool, six hot tubs, 12 cabanas. Open Wed., Fri. & Sat., 10pm-4am. Pro Bar Resorts dining level. 340-7698. resortsac.com. a.C.’s first in-casino gay nightclub. Classic speakeasy motif with live dancers and Djs. Open Thurs.-Sun. 8pm-3am. Proud Mary’s Sports Bar 3209 Fairmount Ave. 348-3322. Serving food & beverages 24 hours daily. Continual sports on six TVs. Providence * The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 345-7800. providenceclubac.com. nightclub w/ VIP bottle service, private lounges and energetic atmosphere. Redding’s Restaurant 1545 Pacific Ave. 348-3270. reddingsrestaurant.com. Entertainment, drink specials weekly. Entertainment Thurs.-Sat. nights. Red Square The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-9100. chinagrillmgt.com. “5 for 5” Happy hour with $5 specials from 4-7pm.

The Ridge * Bally’s Claridge tower. Park Place and the Boardwalk. 340-2000. ballysac. com. a hybrid of a bar with casino games. Ri´-Ra´ Irish Pub The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. rira.com. Live music: Thurs., jan. 12, Eleven Eleven; Fri., jan. 13, Dj Gabor Kiss; Sat., jan. 7, Seven Stone. Rumba Lounge * Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. tropicana.net. Sportsthemed lounge. Fri. & Sat., live Dj and dancers 10pm-3am. Beth Tinnon and rayna every Tues. & Wed., 10pm. Rush Lounge * Golden Nugget, Huron and Brigantine Blvd., goldennugget.com. 800-7778477. Entertainment nightly, bartop video poker, blackjack, roulette. Scales Grill & Deck Bar 800 N. New Hampshire Ave. (Gardner’s Basin). 345-8222, scalesgrill.com. Open daily 11am. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 4-6pm. Scarduzio’s Showboat, Delaware Ave. & Boardwalk. showboatac.com. Lounge open 5:30pm-2am. Sundays is Service Industry night. Souzai The Pier Shops at Caesars. 348-4443. thepiershopsatcaesars.com. Serving sushi and cocktails. Karaoke Sundays, 9-11pm. Happy hour nightly, 9pmclose. Tango’s * The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. tropicana.net. Lounge next to gaming floor with live music nightly. Teplitzky’s Lounge The Chelsea hotel. 111 S. Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelsea-ac.com. Happy hour 3-8pm with $3 domestics, $4 imports and $5 well drinks. Toga Bar * Caesars, Boardwalk and Arkansas Ave. 348-4411. Caesarsac.com. ultra lounge with high-energy Dj music, posh VIP areas, bottle service. Happy

hour Sun.-Thurs. 5-8pm. Tun Tavern Inside Sheraton Hotel, Two Convention Blvd., across from Convention Ctr. 347-7800. tuntavern.com. Happy hour 5-7pm Mon.-Fri. Live music weekends. The Whiskey Bar * Resorts dining level, 344-6000. ResortsAC.com. Live entertainment in a cabaret setting. Open Fri. & Sat. from 5pm. Whiskey Grille 20 Pennsylvania Ave. 345-3290. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Five flatscreen TVs, daily specials. The Wonder Bar 3701 Sunset Avenue (at the Albany Ave. bridge). 344-8888. wonderbarac.com. Water views. Happy hour $5 menu Mon.-Fri. and during nFL playoffs. Xhibition Bar * Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blovd. 441-5165, harrahsresort.com. Open 24/7. Circular lounge on gaming floor. Many 50-inch plasma TVs. Smoking allowed. BRIGANTINe Cellar 32 32nd St. and Revere Blvd. 264-9463. thecellar32.com. Open from 10am. Happy hour 4-7pm daily and all day Mon. Live music Wed. & Fri. Rod & Reel Tavern 101 13th St. North, 266-0343. Karaoke with Mike Maggio on Sat. nights. Pool table, darts. Happy hour 1-5pm includes $3 margaritas. St. George’s Pub Towne Center, 4282 Harbour Beach Blvd. 266-1001. stgeorgespub.com. Full bar with martini menu. Pool table. Open 24 hours. Don Ellsworth every Fri. night. DOWNBeACh Ventnor, Margate & Longport BYO Grille 5200 Ventnor Ave. byogrille.com. 428-6908. absecon Island’s only

ByO sports bar. Live music every Sat. night. Caffé Luciano 303 Longport Blvd., Longport. caffeluciano.com. 822-1002. Happy hour at the bar daily, noon7pm. Live music Wed., 9pm, with Don’t Call Me Francis. Johnny’s Cafe & Cocktails 9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate, 8221789, johnnyscafeventnor.com. Happy hour 4-7pm. Fri., Back In The Day Dance Party with Dj joe Mac. Luciano Lamberti’s 9707 Amherst Ave ., Margate. 4876001. Happy hour everyday from 3-7pm at the bar. Discounted drinks and half-priced appetizers. Maynard’s Cafe 9306 Amherst Ave. On the Bay, Margate. 822-8423. maynardscafe.com. Daily specials. Pool tables. Djs every Fri.- Sun. night. Fri. night Happy hour with free buffet. Malelani Café 5205 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 8225007. malelani.com. Sat. open mike night, 8-10pm. Live music Fri., jan. 13, john Oelkers. Sofia 9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8229111. sofiaofmargate.com. Live music Thurs., Fri. and Sat. Happy hour 4-7pm at the bar, till 10pm Wed. Steve & Cookie’s 9700 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8231163. steveandcookies.com. Live music nightly in the piano bar and oyster bar, Every Thurs. joe Mancini Trio, 7pm. Tomatoe’s 9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-7535. tomatoesmargate.com. rock ‘n’ roll Sushi Mon. and Wed, Happy hour every night. Mon., 7-11pm, Budesa Brothers Trio. Ventura’s Greenhouse 106 S. Benson Ave., Margate. 8220140. venturasgreenhouse.com. Open seven days. Late-night fare. Weekly drink and dinner specials.

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MAINLAND Anchorage 823 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 927-1776. a Somers Point tradition. Open 10am-2am. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 4-7pm. Atlantic City Country Club 1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, 2364401, accountryclub.com. Tap room Happy hour 4-6pm, half-priced drafts and martinis. Big Buoys 939 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 7888852. Sat., jan. 14, Comedy by the Bay with Michael Blackson. 10pm. Black Cat Bar & Grill 1 N. Shore Road (off White Horse Pike), Absecon. 641-2323. Happy hour Mon.-Fri, 5-7 pm. Bulldogs Bar & Grill 743 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway, 965-4433. bulldogsbar.net. Entertainment Fri. & Sat. night. Caroline’s by the Bay 450 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 927-9007. Happy hour Mon.-Sat., 4-7pm. Djs Fri. night. Charlie’s Bar 800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-3363. charliesbar.com. Open daily 7am3am; Sun. noon-3am. Mon-Fri. Happy hour 3-6pm. Chickie’s and Pete’s 6055 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 272-1930. chickiesandpetes.com. ultimate sports bar. Cousin Mario’s 5401 Harding Hwy. (Route 40), Mays Landing. 625-2523. cousinmarios.com. Happy hour noon-7pm weekdays. Entertainment 7:30pm Thurs.-Sun. Christina’s Restaurant and Bar Inside Vienna Inn, 920 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway. 965-0457. vienna-inn. com. Happy hour Tues.-Sun. 3-6pm and 9pm-close. Crab Trap On the Circle in Somers Pt. 927-7377. thecrabtrap.com. Bay views. Live music Wed., Fri. & Sat. with Higher Ground, and Thurs. with jesse Boyington.


Diamond Diner Sports Bar 16711 Washington Ave., EHT. 6466656. Diner with attached sports bar. Occasional live music. Free buffet Sun. during NFL playoffs. DiOrio’s Cafe 10 McArthur Blvd. Somers Point. 927-6111. Pool table. Dubliner Irish Pub 325 E. Jimmy Leeds Rd., Galloway. 652-2210. dublinerpubandgrill. com. Happy hour 4-7pm Mon.Thurs., 3pm-close Fri. East Bay Crab & Grille 6701 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 2727721. eastbaycrab.com. Happy hour daily, 4-7pm, includes free buffet Mon.-Fri at bar. Formica Brothers Cafe Kensington Square, Northfield, 646-6565, formicabrosbakery. com (also at 2310 Arctic Ave. 3442732). Live music every every Fri. 7-10pm. Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 652-0544. Nightly specials. Live music every Fri. and Sat. Happy hour 4-7pm daily. Goodfellows, W.L. 310 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 652-1942. wlgoodfellows.com. Over 60 bottled microbrew beers. Half-price Happy hour 4-8pm. Gregory’s 900 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9276665. gregorysbar.com. Weekly beer and drink specials.

Hi Point Pub (Skelly’s) 5 N. Shore Rd., Absecon (off White Horse Pike). 641-3172. Open 24/7. Happy hour 5-7pm. Mon.-Fri. with free buffet. Irish Eyes Pub 446 St. Louis Ave.,Egg Harbor City. 965-7878. irisheyespub.net. (formerly McKee’s Irish Pub). Drink specials daily. JD’s Pub Smithville Town Center, at Rt. 9 and Smithville Blvd. 404-9000, jdspubsmithville.com. Open til 2am or later. Happy hour 3-6:30pm daily. Jo-Jo’s Italian Grille Black Horse Pike & Main St., Pleasantville. 646-8332 and 6106 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 641-8332. jojositaliangrille.com. Happy hour 4-6pm Mon.-Fri. Juliano’s Pub & Grill Corner of Ocean Heights. Ave. & Zion Rd., EHT. 927-6363. julianospub.com. Tues., Thurs. 4-7pm, Happy hour with 2-for-1 apps and half-priced drinks. La Hacienda 265 S. New York Rd., Galloway. lahaciendanj.com. 652-6050. Live music Fri. & Sat. nights 7:30-11:30pm. Fri. jan. 13, Sweetwater; Sat. jan. 14, Boardwalk Baby. Library III 6605 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 6457655. Live music Tues. & Thurs. Patty Blee; Wed. Don Ellsworth; Fri. Acoustic Fish; Sat. Sharon Sable; Sun. Patty Balbo, 7-11pm.

McGettigan’s 19th Hole 500 S. NY Rd., Galloway. 652-6476. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 4-7pm reduced drink prices. Oyster Creek Inn 41 N. Oyster Creek Rd., Leeds Point, 652-8565. Several beers on tap. Occasional live music. Pistol Pete’s Saloon 1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000. mypistolpetes.com. Western-themed bar. Happy hour 4-7 pm. Entertainment nightly. Ram’s Head Inn 9 W. White Horse Pike. Galloway.652-1700. ramsheadinn. com. restaurant and bar. Pianist in the tavern Fri. & Sat. nights.

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Karma Fri. 9pm-1am DJ Brian B Fri.10pm-4am Reservoir Doggs Sat. 9pm1am DJ Sonatra Sat. 10pm-4am

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3pm. The AHL All-Star Game will follow on Monday, Jan. 30, at 7pm. Tickets for the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, which include admission to both the Skills Competition and the All-Star Game, are $52 for seats on the glass, $37 for lower-level seats and $32 for upper-level seats. Buy 15 or more all-session tickets and save $5 per ticket on seats in the Lower or Upper Bowls. The first AHL All-Star Game was held in 1942 as a fundraiser for U.S. and Canadian efforts in World War II; this will be the 18th All-Star Classic since the event was resurrected in 1995. The 2012 edition is presented by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Caesars Entertainment and the AHL. For more information about the AHL, visit theahl.com.

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Jan. 15, This show will feature Rakim, EPMD, Whodini, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Hotel Casino & Spa Kane, Kid N’ Play, Rob Base, and more. The showtime is 7pm and tickets are $41, $62 and $77. Frankie Valli (See cover story interviews with EPMD and Slick Jan. 13-15, Borgata Music Box The Rick, p. 31) Garden State’s favorite “Jersey Boy” and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli will be at Miss’d America Pageant the Music Box for shows on Friday, Jan. 13, Jan. 21, Adrian Phillips Ballroom The Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15. These Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance and shows were postponed from August and are Schultz-Hill Scholarship Foundation present listed as sold-out. His career with the Four the return of the Miss’d America Pageant Seasons was the basis for the Broadway smash on Saturday, Jan. 21, 8pm. Tickets for the pageant starring drag queens strutting down hit Jersey Boys. the world’s most famous runway are $35, $65 and $100. Carson Kressley, host of his own upcoming makeover show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and Bravo’s Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, will once again serve as host with special guest star, Martha Wash (The Weather Girls), a performance by Erika Schiff and the Melanie Rice Orchestra.

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Rascal Flatts Jan. 28, Rascal Flatts brings its Thaw Out 2012 Tour to Boardwalk Hall with special guest Hunter Hayes on Saturday, Jan. 28, 7:30pm. Tickets are $39.50, $65, $85, and $115. The show is presented by Live Nation and Caesars Atlantic City. Rascal Flatts is the most popular vocal group in contemporary country music. They have sold 20 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and earned 13 No. 1 singles. Hunter Hayes has been performing music since the age of 4 and the 20-year-old just released his self-titled major label debut featuring the jaunty single “Storm Warning.”

2012 AHL All-Star Classic Jan. 29-30, The American Hockey League will bring the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic to Boardwalk Hall, marking the first-ever appearance of the AHL’s all-star showcase at a venue outside a league city. The AHL All-Star Classic, pitting the top players from the AHL’s Eastern Conference against the best of the Western Conference, will begin with the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday Jan. 29, at

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Thievery Corporation Jan. 14, Music Hall Thievery Corporation comes to the House of Blues on Saturday, Jan. 14, 9pm. Tickets are $30 and $45. Rob Garza and Eric Hilton make abstract, instrumental dance music whose classification, according to All-Music.com, “Falls somewhere between trip-hop and acid jazz.”

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‘Brandon Tomasello: Sing, Swing, Sinatra’ Now-Feb. 16, Superstar Theater Brandon Tomasello, a young singer who appreciates the sounds of Sinatra, expands his Resorts gig from being a regular at the Whiskey Bar to a headliner in the Superstar Theater through Feb. 16. Showtimes are Wednesdays, 3:30 and 8pm and Thursday at 3:30pm with a Monday evening performance on Jan. 16 at 8pm. Tickets are $20.

Team Snooki Boxing w. Hyland Brothers Jan. 28, Superstar Theater, Team Snooki Boxing starring the Hyland Brothers, a trio of Irish boxers, will make its debut at Resorts Superstar Theater on Saturday, Jan. 28. Doors open at 6:30pm and tickets range from $50$200.

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Chaka Khan Jan. 21, Tropicana Showroom The multiple Grammy-Award-winning singer Chaka Khan, known for hit songs such as “I’m Every Woman,” “Tell Me Something Good,” “I Feel For You” and “Through the Fire” will perform at the Tropicana on Saturday, Jan. 21, 9pm. Tickets range from $40-$75.

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The Comedy Stop is a 300-seat venue in The Quarter at Tropicana featuring three comeJan. 19-Feb. 27, Screening Room After a dians nightly. Showtimes are Sun.-Thurs. three week break, Believe. Divas In A Man’s at 9pm ($25); Fri. ($27) and Sat. ($29) at World returns to Resorts Jan. 19 through Feb. 9 & 11:15pm. Appearing through Jan. 15 27. Tickets are $25 and the showtimes are are Anton Shuford, Karen Rontowski and Anti-Social Comedy Tour Thurs. 9pm; Fri., Sat. 10pm (no show Jan. 21); Manny Oliveria. Jan. 16-22 features Peaches Jan. 14-15, Event Center Jim Norton hosts Sun. 9pm, Mon., Tues. 8pm. Believe. Divas In Rodriquez, Buddy Flip and Quinn Dahle. a cutting edge evening of modern comedy A Man’s World features seven of the world’s Kozak the Magician appears daily at 6:15pm that stars Dave Attell, Artie Lange and Doug finest celebrity and female impersonators. (See ($25), with a dinner show package (5:30pm) Stanhope at the Borgata’s Event Center on for $35. photos at acweekly.com) Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15, at 8pm. Tickets are $55, $65 and $85. (See inter- ‘Cirque Polynesian’ IMAX Theater view with Dave Attell, p. 32) Now-Jan. 21, Superstar Theater Resorts’ Now to Feb. 9: Mission Impossible: Ghost Cirque Polynesian returns with an edition Protocal (PG13). Now to April 19: The Borgata Comedy Club scheduled to run Jan. 6-21 every Fri.-Sat., Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D. Tickets are $15. Music Box The Borgata Comedy Club offers 8pm. Tickets are $25. Authentic Polynesian See tropicana.net for movie times or visit fun-filled evenings featuring a trio of come- warriors, fire eaters, Tahitian and hula dancers acweekly.com and click on the A&E tab. dians daily (except during headliner engage- will perform, along with Cirque acrobats. ments). Showtimes are 9pm and the tickets are $20. (Visit theborgata.com). Appearing ‘Cirque Risque’ Jan. 12 are Rick Allen, Gregg Vacarello and Now-Jan. 21, Superstar Theater This senDan Wilson. On tap Jan. 16-22 are Tim sual twist on the Cirque concept returns to Casino Resort Resorts Jan. 6-21, featuring cirque artists and Kroupier, Rob Falcone and Tom Cotter. Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420; or the Taj box acrobats in risque costumes. The showtime is office. For more info, call 449-5150 Fri. and Sat. 10pm. Tickets are $30. Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short Jan. 28, Music Box Comedian and writer Kelly Clarkson Colin Quinn brings his one man stage hit, ‘AC Weekly’ Nightlife Awards Jan. 15, Mark G. Etess Arena One of the Long Story Short (directed by Jerry Seinfeld in Jan. 26, Night Fever, The 4th annual 2012 most successful of the American Idol champiits New York run) to the Borgata on Saturday, Atlantic City Weekly Nightlife Awards party ons, pop star Kelly Clarkson, headlines at the will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, at Night Fever Jan. 28, 9pm. Tickets are $35 and $39.50. A (formerly Boogie Nights) on the Dining Trump Taj Mahal on Sunday, Jan. 15, 7:30pm. former writer/actor on Saturday Night Live, Level of Resorts. The annual celebration Tickets range from $40-$65. Clarkson’s curQuinn went on to star in Comedy Central’s of the Atlantic City region’s rich nightlife rent album is Stronger, which debuted at Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn. Currently scene brings out industry officials and par- No. 2 on the Billboard album charts. Matt touring Long Story Short across the country, tiers alike, with live performances, special Nathanson opens. Clarkson recently appeared Quinn is working on his book chronicling guests, DJs and more. Doors open at 7pm for on Saturday Night Live and made headlines history from a satirical perspective, titled the public. If you would like to attend visit when she tweeted her endorsement of GOP Yesterday’s News. acweekly.com/nightlife to rsvp. presedential hopeful Ron Paul. n

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Fisch Kitchen in Margate served sashimi-style and sliced razor thin, geoduck (say gooey-duck) would look great in one of the area’s fine sushi bars — say Margate’s Tomatoe’s, ventnor’s Yama or the pier shops at Caesars’ Souzai — sometime in 2012. they are also popular in stews and hot pots from Korea to China. In case you were wondering, that unique moniker derives from a native american Indian word meaning “dig deep.” Geoduck are also among the earth’s longest-living organisms. a record specimen was documented to survive for 168 years. Eggs, eggs and more eggs — sure, the a.C. area has plenty of places for the morning standards, be they scrambled, overs or poached — but I’m looking for something, well, different. like maybe shirred, a french/British variant where ovum are

combined with cream, fresh herbs and sometimes a little cheese. also called oeufs en cocotte these elements are then slowly baked in a low-heat oven (350 or so degrees) inside buttered ramekins. after 10 to 12 minutes, you’ll be left with a luscious, indulgent bowl of custardy goodness. We could see these moving well at an upscale morning joint, like Margate’s Hannah G’s or the Chelsea hotel’s mainstay Teplitzky’s in Atlantic City. We have also been pleased to see the return of the deviled egg to more than a few upscale menus of late. eggs are such an essential part of any chef’s culinary repertoire that the creases in a toque (those tall white paper hats loathed by cooks everywhere) were originally intended to quantify the number of egg styles someone had mastered.

Funky fish/sustainable seafood — these days, virtually every bill of fare you encounter will include tuna, salmon, tilapia and another species of fish, like red snapper or mahi. What we want to see more of is the less familiar stuff, like wahoo, various bass (not Chilean sea bass a.k.a. “patagonian toothfish,” please!) skate, opah and local stuff like day-boat scallops. Margate’s remarkable seasonal entry Fisch Kitchen, attached like a remora to a shark alongside mothership business Downbeach Deli, went even further with the concept this summer. In their initial season the daring little venture plated items like black cod, ling and lemonfish (cobia, one of the most promising species in aquaculture). and while we’re at it, we’d all better get used to eating tuna other than bluefin, which is fast becoming desperately endangered just off our own shores. also, wishes for a continued warm winter and speedy completion of the spectacular Revel casino project. Beyond being vital for atlantic City’s economic growth and recovery, revel will be bringing two “Iron Chefs” to the shore, philadelphia restauranteur Jose Garces and Marc forgione of new york City. We can hardly wait. We close this column with a bit of sadness. Margate’s fine ByoB Manna is apparently no more. according to postings on its Web site from chef/owner John Merlino: “We are not sure when and where we will reopen. as you all know the building we are currently in has been up for sale. We have been looking for a new home without success.” they will be missed. n

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resented for your approval, our annual wish list for the atlantic City regional dining scene. Wild boar — you seemingly can’t throw a rock at a tv today without hitting a show dedicated to the terrors being foisted on the american south and Midwest by hoards of feral boar. released into the wild here centuries ago, these eurasian natives have little in the way of natural enemies, and scavenge farmlands like giant plantdevouring locusts. Worse yet, these omnivores exhibit a great deal of aggression toward humans, and will attack, kill and devour many other forest dwellers as well. But I’m a glass-half-full kinda guy. you say “ecological disaster” and I reply with “dining opportunity.” It just so happens that wild boar tastes absolutely delicious. I’ve even heard enthusiasts of the meat describe its taste by saying that you will never eat pork again once you’ve sampled wild boar. a few places around town have tried out boar, primarily in the form of sausages, in the past. We say, how about a nice, wintertime boar ragu over pasta or polenta? Maybe someplace like atlantic City’s upscale northern Italian outpost, Girasole? Geoduck — these pacific northwest natives are the world’s largest burrowing clams, often extending more than six inches in length beyond their shells. their overall appearance is rather r-rated, which may account for a general lack of interest about them in the past. they are also reputed to have a delicate, complex savory flavor profile that we have sadly not yet had a chance to sample. Best

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Angelo’s Fairmount tavern

111 S. Chelsea Ave. (Inside Chelsea hotel). thechelsea-ac.com. 348-2200. a steakhouse in the setting of a 1940s supper club. Indoor and outdoor seating and a cocktail lounge with bar and entertainment.

chelsea Pub

8 S. Morris Ave. 345-4916. Popular local hangout, open 24/7. Mon.-Fri. Happy hour 11:30am-1pm, 4-6pm.

2300 Fairmount Ave. 344-2439. angelosfairmounttavern.com. an a.C. institution, angelo’s Italian fare has flourished for three generations.

Dock’s Oyster House

Angeloni’s ii Restaurant

Ducktown tavern

2400 Arctic Ave. 344-7875. angelonis. com. Fine Italian cuisine.

Atlantic city Bar & Grill

1219 Pacific Ave. (Corner of S.Carolina & Pacific). 348-8080. atlanticcitybar. com. Lobster, pizza, BBQ baby back ribs and more.

Back Bay Ale House

800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Gardner’s Basin. 449-0006. backbayalehouse.com. Casual waterfront dining with stunning bay views.

café 2825

2825 Atlantic Ave. (at Brighton Ave.). 344-6913. cafe2825.com. regional Italian fare with full bar.

2405 Atlantic Ave. 345-0092. docksoysterhouse.com. Offering fine steaks and seafood. 2400 Atlantic Ave. 449-1212. ducktowntavernac.com. Open 24/7. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining.

El charro!

2430 Fairmount Ave. 344-2900. authentic Mexican.

Gilchrist’s Restaurant

804 North Rhode Island Ave. (Gardner’s Basin). 345-8278. Famed family diner formerly located on Maryland avenue in a.C., and offshore in Galloway.

Girasole Ristorante

3108 Pacific Ave. 345-5554. girasoleac. com. Serving Mediterranean Italian cuisine daily.

imperial inn

3124 Atlantic Ave. 347-8810. Serving exceptional Mandarin, Szechwan and Cantonese food.

irish Pub

St. James Pl. at the Boardwalk. 3449063. theirishpub.com. Open 24 hours with full menu served anytime. Dinner specials $7.50, lunch specials $3.

Kelsey and Kim’s

201 Melrose Ave. 350-6800. Classic southern soul food with a twist, including fried chicken and waffles. Open daily 7am-10pm; ByOB/cash only.

Knife & Fork

3600 Atlantic Ave. (Corner of Atlantic and Pacific Aves). 344-1133. knifeandforkinn.com. Historic landmark restaurant with seafood and steaks prepared on a wood-fired grill.

little Saigon

2801 Arctic Ave. 347-9119. authentic Vietnamese and vegetarian cuisine.

longhorn Steak House

2108 Atlantic Ave. 344-2050. Serving lunch and dinner.

los Amigos

1926 Atlantic Ave. 344-2293. losamigosrest.com/AC. Mexican food, seafood and prime steaks.

Melaka Restaurant

Mexico Restaurant

3810 Ventnor Ave. 344-0366. mexicorestaurant.com. Cocktail lounge serving authentic Mexican food & beer.

Old Waterway inn

1700 W. Riverside Dr. 347-1793. oldwaterwayinn.com. Live music Sat. & Sun. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm.

Pho Hoa cali

3808 Ventnor Ave. 340-0063. authentic Vietnamese noodle house.

Pic A lilli Pub

229 S. Tennessee Ave. 344-1113. Open 24/7. Full menu. Serving lunch & dinner daily.

Scales Grill & Deck Bar

800 N. New Hampshire Ave. (Gardner’s Basin. Formerly the Flying Cloud Cafe). 345-8222, scalesgrill.com. Casual waterfront dining.

South End Pizza ii

111 S. Chelsea Ave. (Inside Chelsea hotel). 428-4550. thechelsea-ac.com. retro-style diner with cocktail lounge

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2 Convention Way. 347-7800. tuntavern.com. a.C.’s first steakhouse and brewery, now serving lunch, dinner and late night snacks. Microbrews.

Veggie Grille

Aroma Bistro

6414 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8224111. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner under strickt Kosher supervision.

5204 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor, 8227200. bubbiesbistro.com. Kosher Italian & Mediterranean homemade food.

2020 Atlantic Ave. 344-5833. serioussteaks.com. Corn-fed uSDa Prime Midwest beef, specialty chops, seafood, award-winning wine list.

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300 Oriental Ave. (Corner of Oriental and Vermont St.). 344-8669. tonybaloneys.com. Free delivery.

Ruth’s chris Steakhouse

1545 Pacific Ave. 348-3270. reddingsrestaurant.com.

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tony Boloney’s Pizzeria

3628 Brigantine Blvd. 266-7608. japanese/Chinese restaurant with a full sushi bar.

Redding’s Restaurant

4006 Ventnor Ave. 348-3315. Dine-in, take-out and delivery of pastas, pizza, subs, sandwiches, salads and more.

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1523 Boardwalk. tommysseasidegrillandpizza.com. 347-7194. Pizza, subs, wraps, entrees.

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tommy’s Seaside Grill & Pizza

500 N. Albany Ave. 823-5500. veggiegrilleac.com. Vegan menu, organic selections of wraps, subs, salads and sandwiches. Free delivery. Open daily from 11am.

28 S. Tennessee Ave. 344-8928. Malaysian and Chinese cuisine. 2112 Atlantic Ave. 441-1100. meltingpotcom. Fondue restaurant with romantic dining experience.

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West End and N. Trenton aves. westendgrilleac.com. 441-9100. new home of the a.C. French-fried lobstertail. appetizers and sandwiches, chips, seafood and steaks.

White House Sub Shop

2308 Arctic Ave. 345-8599. a.C.’s legendary sub shop.

Wine Down Restaurant

151 S. New York Ave. 350-6349. Banquet facilities. Breakfast, lunch, dinner Tues.-Thurs. 7-11pm; Fri.-Sat., 7pm-mid.

the Wonder Bar

3701 Sunset Avenue (at the Albany Ave. bridge). 344-8888. wonderbarac.com. Lunch served from 11am and dinner served nightly in the Sunset room from 5-10pm.

BRiGAntinE Andre’s italian Restaurant

1312 W. Brigantine Ave. 266-1124. Serving pizza, subs, steaks, Italian dinners, grilled seafood, cappuccino and desserts. Take-out, eat-in and delivery. Open 10:30am-10pm daily.

cellar 32

3119 Revere Blvd. (located at corner of 32nd and Revere). 264-9463. Open daily at 10am.

Goochie Brothers

4208 Harbor Beach Blvd. 266-3100. Italian cuisine and pizzeria.

laguna Grill Martini Bar

1400 Ocean Ave. 266-7731. lagunagrill.com. Open daily: breakfast starts at 8am, lunch at noon and dinner at 4pm.

l’Aragosta Ristorante

3400 Brigantine Blvd. 266-2808. northern and Southern Italian cuisine.

the links Bar & Grille

1075 North Shore Dr. 266-1388. brigantinegolf.com. Beautiful views of golf course, casual ambiance.

Macedonian Grill

9 S. Granville Ave., Margate. 8234400. barrelsfoods.com. Italian food. also in Linwood.

Bubbies Bistro

ByO Grille

5200 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 428 6908. byogrille.com. Italian food. Open daily 11:30am-11pm. Ventnor’s hottest new spot serving half price appetizers every night after 9pm.

Dino’s Subs & Pizza

8016 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8226602 or 822-0670. Open daily, 7-11:30am. Breakfast entrees, sandwiches and subs. Party trays for all occasions. Pick-up, eat-in and delivery.

Downbeach Deli

8 S. Essex Ave., Margate. 823-7310. Serving up a huge selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily, 8am-7:30pm.

Euro Gourmet cafe and the Gelato Factory 6525 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 4876525.

Fedeli’s italian Restaurant

9403 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8221293. Home of authentic homecooked Italian cuisine and two-forone specials.

Fisch Kitchen

8 South Essex St., Margate, 823-5332. Seafood restaurant.

Hannah G’s

7310 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8231466. (Cafe located at 7303 Ventnor Ave. 822-6000).

isabella’s

4 S. Portland Ave. Ventnor. 822-2477. Traditional Mexican restaurant. Serves breakfast entrees and remains open for dinner.

Jerusalem Glatt Kosher Restaurant

6410 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 600822-2266. Casual family atmosphere specializing in Kosher Mediterranean cuisine, steaks, lamb, chicken and fish. Large party reservations suggested.

3015 Brigantine Blvd. (at 31st St.). 264-8801. macedoniangrill.com. Specializing in Mediterranean and american cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Johnny’s café & cocktails

Mad Dog Morgan’s

Jo Jo’s Frattoria & Pizzeria

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la Fontana

3004 West Brigantine Ave. 266-6200. Home of Mad Dog’s famous cheesesteak. 1018 West Brigantine Ave., Brigantine, 266-6400. Italian and american fare.

9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8221789. johnnyscafeventnor.com. Open year round from 7am-9pm, weekends till midnight. 6501 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8226475. jo-jopizza.com. a family tradition since 1970. 20 Douglas Ave., Margate. Gourmet Italian cuisine. Take-out anytime.


Lamberti

and chicken with daily lunch and dinner specials.

9707 Amherst Ave., Margate. 4876001. sunsetonthebay.com. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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Liang House Imperial East

7800 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 4878052. Modern Chinese cuisine. Daily lunch and dinner specials. Free parking lot.

Maynard’s Café

athenian Garden

619 New York Rd. (Route 9), Galloway Twp. 748-1818. Authentic Greek cuisine.

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Malelani Café

5205 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 822-5007. malelani.com.

Matteo’s Beach Bay Café

7801 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8236700. Casual upscale dining daily from 5pm. Free delivery in Margate.

Miyako

9210 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8224759. Authentic japanese cuisine.

Red Room Café

141 N. Dorset Ave.,Ventnor. 822-1067. Pizzas and Italian specialties.

Sofia

9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8229111. sofiaofmargate.com. Authentic Mediterranean and Continental cuisine.

Sophie’s Margate Café

8017 Winchester Ave., Margate. 8221610.

South End Pizza

9702 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8225599.

Rt. 9, Central Square, Linwood. 9269900. barrelsfoods.com. Italian food. Also in Margate. Take out/delivery.

Bay avenue Sushi

718 Bay Ave., Somers Point. bayavesushi.com 601-8822. Sushi, sashimi and teriyaki dishes. Entrees from $14.

dolce Vita Ristorante & Pizzeria

443 Zion Rd., EHT. 788-8512.

East Bay Crab & Grill

Bombay Indian Restaurant

Feather Cafe & Grill

English Creek Shopping Ctr., Rt. 40 & English Creek Rd., EHT. 646-4445. Authentic Indian dining experience.

6041 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 377-5555. Traditional and authentic northern and southern Indian cuisine.

Bruno’s airport Grill

Formica Bros. Bakery

6415 Delilah Rd., EHT. 383-2700. Casual dining and pub fare. Serving lunch, dinner and late-night snacks.

Bruno’s Bistro By the Bay

450 Bay Ave. Somers Point. 601-2212. Serving lunch, dinner and late-night snacks.

Tomatoe’s

Cavallino nero

4760 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-0144. Lunch, dinner and latenight. Italian specialties.

Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant

106 Benson Ave., Margate. 822-0140. venturasgreenhouse.com. Lunch & dinner specials and late-night fare.

800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-3663. charliesbar.com. Popular buffalo wings. No credit cards. Over 15 TVs for sporting events.

Yama Fusion Japanese

Chickie’s and Pete’s

5305 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 8228105. Specializing in seafood, beef

2 Broadway, Somers Pt. 927-7377. thecrabtrap.com. Serving fresh seafood, soups, steaks, desserts and more. Open daily from 11am-10pm Sun.Thurs., 11am-11pm Fri. & Sat. Live entertainment nightly.

6105 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 272-8808. berkshiregrillnj.com. Seafood and steaks.

743 White Horse Pike, Galloway. 9654433. Neighborhood sports bar serving American dishes.

Ventura’s Greenhouse

Crab Trap

Berkshire Grill

9700 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8231163. steveandcookies.com. 9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8227535. tomatoesmargate.com. Varied eclectic menu highlights seafood entrees.

5401 Hardin Hwy. (Route 40), Mays Landing. 625-2523. Pizza and Italian specialties. Happy-hour noon-7pm weekdays.

Cardiff Plaza, EHT. 272-7721. eastbaycrab.com. Specializing in all-youcan-eat crabs, early-bird menu.12 Entrees under $12 menu, over 60 entrees starting at $8.99 and daily specials.

Bulldogs

Steve & Cookie’s By the Bay

807 Tilton Rd., Northfield. 484-1480. chidoburrito.com.

Cousin Mario’s

Heather Croft Sq., Northfield. 6467799. atlanticcitysubshops.com. Eat-in, take-out, delivery and party trays.

9306 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8228423. Lunch and dinner specials. Starlight Garden bar open daily.

Chido Burrito

Kensington Square, Northfield. 6466565. formicabrosbakery.com. Cafe features daily lunch specials. Open 7am-7pm.

Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern

Towne of Historic Smithville, Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 652-0544. Family restaurant, casual dining.

Fuji

210 New Rd., No. 4, Linwood Green Plaza, Linwood. 926-8861. japanese cuisine specializing in sushi and steak.

Gaspare’s Gourmet Italian Bistro

Harbor Village Square, EHT. Ocean Heights Ave. & Zion Road, Bargaintown. 653-2112. gaspares. com. Casual. Serving lunch, dinner, take-out and delivery. Cocktails, beer and wine.

6055 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 272-1930. chickiesandpetes.com.

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6708 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 3832588. (Ginza II located in English Creek Shopping Ctr., EHT. 383-3999). Hibachi steakhouse and sushi bar.

Goodfellows, W.L.

310 E. White Horse Pike, Galloway. 652-1942. Home of the french fried lobster tail, burgers, steaks, seafood, and homemade Italian specialties.

Gourmet Italian Cuisine

324 S. Pitney Rd, Galloway, NJ. 6521398. Serving authentic Italian food and fine wines.

Great American Pub

3944 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-1990.

Gregory’s Restaurant

900 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-6665. gregorysbar.com.

Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet

4450 E. Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-8807. hibachibuffetusa. com. Asian buffet with meats, veggies,

La Hacienda

sushi, soups, and more.

Irish Eyes Pub

446 St. Louis Ave., Egg Harbor City. 965-7878. irisheyespub.net. Open for lunch and dinner.

Johnny Rockets

Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing. johnnyrockets.com. 1960s-themed classic burger joint and more.

Jo-Jo’s Italian Grille

Black Horse Pike & Main St., Pleasantville. 646-8332 and at 6106 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Twp. 641-8332. jojositaliangrille.com. Homemade Italian specialties.

Juliano’s Restaurant

265 S. New York Rd. (Route 9), Galloway, 652-6050. Serving authentic Mexican cuisine.

La Pizzatega

Linwood Greene, Rt. 9, Linwood. 6538442. Serving seafood, veal pasta, steak, subs and salads.

Latz’s by the Bay

L801 Bay Avenue, Somers Point. 7888838. Modern cuisine focusing on sustainability and organic ingredients.

Library III

6605 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 645-7655. libraryiii.com.

Luke Palladino Italian Cooking

Zion Rd. & Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Twp. 927-6363. julianospub. com. Sandwiches, salads, pizza, pasta and seafood.

1333 New Rd., Northfield. 646-8189, lukepalladino.com. Open 7 nights a week starting 5pm. Sunday brunch 11am-2pm.

Kelsey & Kim’s Soul Food

Mama Mia’s Ristorante

52 N. Main St, Pleasantville. 484-8448. Classic southern style soul food with a twist. Hours: daily 11am-10pm.

6105 W. Jersey Ave., EHT. 484-8877, mamamiasnj.com. Brick oven pizzas and catering. Take-home ready cook

965-2111. RenaultWinery.com. Open Fri, Sat. & Sun nights, and Sun. brunch 10am-2pm. Gourmet restaurant, resort, and golf.

dinner trays. also located in Seaville.

Maplewood Inn

1470 White Horse Pike, Hammonton. 561-9621. joesmaplewood.com. Italian specialties and “world’s best spaghetti.”

Sack O’ Subs

784 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 6466555. Hot and cold subs, homemade soups and salads.

Mount Fuji

136 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 3838881. Traditional japanese cuisine. Sushi bar.

Sakura

The Nizam’s

6666 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 677-8829. Northern and Southern Indian food.

Pistol Pete’s Saloon & Steakhouse

4215 Black Horse Pike (Hamilton Commons shopping center), Mays Landing. 485-0071. japanese cuisine w/ japanese steak, seafood house and sushi bar.

Sam’s Bar & Grill

18 S. Main St., Pleasantville. 646-5128. samsbarandgrill.com.

1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000. pistolpetessaloon.com.

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Ram’s Head Inn

9 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway. 6521700. ramsheadinn.com. Fine dining. Traditional american specialties with contemporary flair.

908 Shore Rd., Somers Point, 927-2759. (Formerly Mac’s Restaurant). Seafood restaurant and bar with live music.

Renault Winery

Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 6527777. smithvilleinn.com Traditional

72 N. Breman Ave, Egg Harbor City.

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A Touch of Italy 6629 Black Horse Pike, EHT. touchofitaly.net. 646-1855. Fine Italian cuisine and lounge.

Tre Figlio 500 W. White Horse Pike, Pomona. 965-3303. trefiglio.com. Italian cuisine.

Ventura’s Offshore Café 2015 Shore Rd., Northfield, venturascafe.com. 641-5158. Award-winning filet mignon, pan pizzas and more. Delivery.

Vic’s Subs 742 Ohio Ave., Absecon. 645-0500. Hot & cold subs, salads, party trays.

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BALLY’s

noon–3pm, dinner 3–9pm.; Fri.–Sun. noon-10pm. $21.99 (plus tax) daily for dinner; $16.99 (plus tax) lunch Mon.-Thurs.

340-2000 Arturo’s

Enjoy a traditional Italian meal prepared with a contemporary, New York fare in the sophisticated setting of this award-winning trattoria.

Wild About Wings

Deep fried southern chicken. Open to mid. weekdays, until 4am Fri.-Sat.

Bally’s Brunch

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Harry’s Oyster Bar & seafood

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Brunch every Sunday at the reserve, 10am–2 pm. $39.99 per person. Extensive raw bar and fresh seafood.

Johnny Rockets

340-0099. A retro ’50s-style Boardwalk restaurant. Breakfast served daily from 8-11am. Lunch and dinner served daily from 11am-1am Sun.-Thurs., 11am-3am Fri. & Sat.

Nanking Restaurant

Featuring Chinese, Thai, and Indian cuisines. Open daily for lunch 11am3pm; dinner 5pm-mid. weekdays, to 1am weekends.

Noodle Village

Offering an extensive selection of authentic Chinese and Vietnamese comfort foods.

Pickles Deli

New York style deli, open noon to 9pm.

The Reserve/Preview Bar

Choose from a variety of regional steaks and seafood.

Borgata Buffet

Extensive buffet menu. Breakfast, $14.95 (plus tax), Mon.-Sat. 8-11:15am; Lunch, $17.95 (plus tax), Mon.-Fri. noon-2pm; Sat. noon-3pm; Dinner $28.95 (plus tax) Mon.-Thurs. 4-8pm; Fri. 4-9pm; Sat. 4-10pm; Sun. 8am-3p for brunch; 4p-9p for dinner.

Bread + Butter

Griddled sandwiches served with an array of premiere beverages and desserts.

Fornelletto

Celebrated chef Stephan Kalt’s new restaurant offering traditional Southern Italian fare.

Izakaya

Bally’s iconic culinary experience.

A modern japanese pub from Michael Schulson.

6ix: A Bistro

N.O.W. (Noodles of the World)

American bistro. Breakfast served anytime.

Asian fusion.

Old Homestead steak House

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Domestically-raised, hand-massaged Kobe beef is the signature dish of this steakhouse.

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All-you-can-eat, Western-style buffet. Hours: Mon.–Thurs. lunch

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Lobby of The Water Club featuring tapas and small bits. Full of quick food options.

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The Metropolitan

French bistro-style cafe serves classic and contemporary American dishes.

Wolfgang Puck American Grille

674-0100. restaurant includes twilight sky or “opium den style” dining nooks.

The Continental

674-8300, continentalac.com. An “outdoor” patio bar with signature drinks & sunken fire-pit lounge as well as the large flower-shaped central dining pod, nicknamed the “Sammy Davis room.”

Contemporary American cuisine in two distinctive dining areas.

CAEsARs 348-4411 Atlantic Grill

Grilled fish, meats, raw bar and sushi.

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Cafe Roma

Coffee shop w/take-out available.

348-2273. Serving authentic Maryland-style seafood and worldfamous crab cakes..

Kwi Noodle Bar

Piazza di Giorgio

345-3100. Food court.

Offers a selection of traditional and modern Asian cuisines.

souzai sushi & sake

La Piazza Buffet

Buffet selections for all day dining. Breakfast, daily $14.99 plus tax, 8-11:30am. Lunch, $17.99, 11:30am-4pm; Dinner weekdays, $26.99, 4pm-closing; $29.99 weekends. Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 8am–9pm; Fri., 8am–10pm; Sat., 8am–11pm.

Mia

348-4411, ext. 6000. Contemporary Italian/ Mediterranean cuisine; Sunday Brunch, 10am-2pm.

Morton’s

449-1044. mortons.com. Steakhouse with an a la carte menu.

348-4443. Souzai is a country-style japanese restaurant. Intimate setting, sushi menu and unique sake cocktails.

The Bayside Buffet

Buffet has all your traditional favorites. Mon.-Thurs. ($16.99 plus tax.), or sample the lavish breakfast buffet from 8am -11:30am daily ($12.99 plus tax.). A Seafood buffet is featured every Fri., Sat., and Sun. during lunch and dinner ($25.99 plus tax.). Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8am-8pm; Fri.-Sun. 8am-9pm.

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., 11:30am-3pm. Dinner is 3-10pm Mon.-Fri. and Sat.-Sun., noon-10pm. Happy Hour is Mon.-Fri. 4-6pm. reservations are recommended. Call 340-5030 or visit chart-house.com.

Imperial Court

Superb Chinese cuisine with exotic offerings and assortment of familiar items. Open for dinner for Fri.- Sun. 6pm.

Michael Patrick’s Brasserie

Open 24/7. European style brasserie that serves an upscale menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, located directly off the atrium and casino.

The Poolside Café

Located on the 5th Floor, with a breathtaking view of the atlantic City skyline. Enjoy light fare by the pool.

Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse

The original Vic & anthony’s in Houston is routinely voted one of america’s 10 best steakhouses with succulent beef, lobster and unique appetizers.

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nied by homemade pastries, cookies and brownies.

Corner Grille & Deli

Traditional deli favorites. also has hot menu items.

Dos Caminos

authentic Mexican delights including signature dishes like tacos, ceviche, and guacamole. Open Sun.-Thurs., 5pm-11pm; Fri.-Sat., 5pm-1am. reservations: 441-5575.

Luke Palladino at Harrah’s resort

Italian restaurant using fresh, locally-sourced produce and gourmet ingredients from Italy. Open Mon.-Thurs., 5-9:30pm; Fri. 5-10pm; Sat. 5-10:30pm; Sun., 5-9pm. reservations: 441-5576.

ACH (Formerly the Hilton) Cappuccino’s

Coffee and espresso bar plus pastry shop, soups and sandwiches.

The Coffee Shop

Mon.-Thurs. 7am-11pm; Fri. 7amclose on Sun. at 11pm.

Cornucopia Buffet

McCormick & Schmick’s

Land and sea buffet features a variety of specialties. Cost: $18.50 plus tax. Open Sun.-Thurs., noon-8pm; Fri.Sat., noon-9pm.

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empress Gem Noodle Bar

More than 30 different varieties of fresh seafood featured on a menu that changes twice daily. a 24-hour cafe offering steaks, seafood, sandwiches and burgers. Breakfast is available anytime plus The noodle Bar open Thurs.-Sun.

The Steakhouse

441-5000 Bill’s Bar and Burger

ner daily; $23.99 (plus tax, $10.99, kids) for brunch. Hours: Mon. & Fri., 8:30am–noon brunch, 4–9pm dinner; Tues. & Wed., noon–9pm dinner; Thurs. 4–9pm dinner; Sat. 8:30am–noon brunch, 1–10pm dinner; Sun. 8:30am–1:30pm brunch, 2–9pm diner.

asian noodle bar open Sun.-Fri. 2pmmid. Sat. 2pm-2am.

Nick’s Burger Bar

Fri. 5pm-mid; Sat. noon-mid; Sun. noon-10pm.

oNo Pan-Asian Bistro and Bar

Classic burgers and more.

Gourmet restaurant offers a raw-bar, roast prime rib, shrimp Wellington and more.

Bluepoint Bar

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Patsy’s

a raw-bar experience where fresh seafood, shellfish and a variety of martinis are the house specialties.

Club Cappuccino

Coffee bar. Fine gourmet coffees, cappuccino, espresso and teas accompa-

Food emporium features Primo Pizza, Sack O’ Subs, Ben & jerry’s Ice Cream and Philly Soft Pretzel Factory.

Waterfront Buffet

Extensive buffet items. Cost: $29.99(plus tax, $22.99 kids) for din-

Wed.-Sat. 5:30-10pm; Sunday brunch 10am-2pm.

Patsy’s Italian restaurant in new york was Frank Sinatra’s favorite restaurant. Mon., Tues., Fri., Sat. & Sun. 5:3010pm For reservations, call 340-7585.

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reSorTS 344-6000 Asian Spice

Gourmet cuisine with a noodle bar and Chinese barbecue items. noodle bar open daily noon-11pm; restaurant open Fri.-Tues. 6-11pm.

Seaside Cafe

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Coffee shop with deli sandwiches.

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Breadsticks Cafe & Grill

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Max’s

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night fare. Open 24 hours daily.

The Buffet

Open Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-7:30pm; Fri. 11:30am-9pm; Sat. 9am-9pm and Sun. 9am-7pm. Cost: $18.95 lunch (noon-4pm) and $24.95 dinner (with unlimited crab legs and shrimp); $13.99 for breakfast Sat. & Sun.

Capriccio

Zagat award-winning Italian restaurant. Sunday Brunch available for $44.95 per person. Open Mon., Tues., Fri. 6-11pm; Sat. 5-11pm and Sunday Brunch 9:30am -2pm.

Gallagher’s Steakhouse

340-6555. The renowned new york City steakhouse located on resorts’ dining level. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10pm; Fri.Sat. 5-11pm. Gallagher’s Burger Bar located across the hall.

SHoWBoAT 343-4000 Casa Di Napoli

Brick-oven pizza, classic Italian dishes.

Foundation room restaurant

Tapas style menu. Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 6-10pm. reservations recommended; dress code is business casual.

French Quarter Buffet

Seafood Carnival Weekends featuring filet and lobster on Saturday nights. Cost is Fri. $29.99; Sat., $35.99 and Sun. $29.99. Mon.-Thurs. 12-4pm lunch; $19.99 (plus tax) Mon.–Thurs. dinner 4-9pm, $25.99.

Johnny rockets

348-0725. a retro ’50s-style restaurant featuring classic burgers and more. Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 8am-mid.; Fri.-Sat., 8am-2am.

Mansion Cafe

royal Noodle House

Located next to the Fortune Gaming Pavilion on the casino floor; authentic Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese noodle, rice and dim-sum dishes.

Scarduzio’s Steak | Sushi | Lounge

Hours: 5:30pm-mid. Lounge: 5:30pm-2am. restaurant open Wed.Sun. Certified uSDa Prime steaks, sushi rolls and an extensive list of craft beers, wines and signature cocktails.

340-4000 il Verdi

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Traditional Chinese cuisine, Cantonese specialties and exotic delicacies for which Chef Ping is well known.

Boardwalk Terrace (overlooking the ocean). 572-0866. a fusion of unique asian cuisine ranging from Cantonese to japanese accompanied by an assortment of selections available at the noodle and Sushi Bar.

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2225 Boardwalk at Trump Plaza. 4410400. evorestaurant.com. Serving specialty cocktails and 20 wines by the glass. Menu features world cuisine and brick-oven pizzas.

Hearth-baked biscuits, overstuffed sandwiches, hearty salads and more.

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Located on the casino level in the South Tower.

upscale gourmet Italian cuisine presented in an elegant ambiance.

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Seafood restaurant, featuring locally grown food and wine. Has a sushi and raw bar. Hours: Wed.-Sun. 6-11pm.

This 24-hour dining experience offers updated casual fare.

“Mom and Pop”-style deli featuring a variety of overstuffed sandwiches along with homemade soups.

Boardwalk Favorites

Classic Boardwalk treats including foot-long hot dogs, fresh fruit smoothies, soft pretzels, cotton candy, corn dogs, and pizza.

Corky’s ribs & BBQ

Casual dining BBQ restaurant serving hickory-smoked pork, beef, chicken, BBQ ribs, sandwiches and salads.

Fiesta Buffet

abundant selection. Cost: $18.95 (plus tax) for breakfast and brunch Mon.–Fri. 8–11am; Sat. & Sun. 8am– 1pm. Dinner buffet for $24.95 per person. Hours: Sun.-Fri. 8am-3pm; dinner served 4-8pm; Sat. 8am-3pm; 4-9pm dinner.

Hooters

Seafood, burgers and “nearly worldfamous” chicken wings served by the famous Hooters girls.

The QuarTer aT The Tropicana: A Dam Good Sports Bar

347-7770. Catch your favorite game while eating a meal with everything from beef to seafood menu.

Carmine’s

572-9300. The renowned new york family-style Italian institution serves southern Italian appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared from the freshest quality ingredients in large portions.

Cuba Libre

348-6700. cubalibrerestaurant.com. Classic and contemporary Cuban dishes. Brunch, dinner and late dining served daily.

The Palm

344-7256. thepalm.com. Known for its aged prime beef, monstrous nova Scotia lobsters and outstanding american and Italian dishes.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

348-4600. Traditional Chinese cuisine, with innovative contemporary creations.

red Square

344-9100. Famed restaurateur jeffrey Chodorow’s vodka and caviar bar and restaurant.

rí-rá Irish Pub & restaurant

348-8600. Pub fare and modern interpretations of classic Irish dishes.

TruMP PLAzA 441-6000 24 Central Cafe

an upscale dining experience in a casual atmosphere, features everything from steaks to seafood.

Located on the sixth floor, this steakhouse features u.S.D.a. prime certified angus beef and seafood selections. Open for dinner.

rainforest Café

On the Boardwalk at Trump Plaza. 3455757. rainforestcafe.com. Burgers, steaks and seafood served amidst the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest.

roberto’s

Serving northern and southern Italian cuisine in a setting that overlooks the ocean.

Food Court

With Starbucks, Sbarro, nathan’s Famous, arthur Treacher’s, HäagenDazs, auntie anne’s Pretzels and Sarah’s Cookies.

TruMP TAJ MAHAL 449-1000 Dynasty

Cantonese/Chinese with many delicacies including authentic sushi bar.

Hard rock Café

On the Boardwalk at Trump Taj Mahal. 441-0007. Casual american fare in a rock ’n’ roll atmosphere. Open 11ammid. daily (till 1am Fri.-Sat.).

Il Mulino New York

Offers two distinct, side-by-side dining experiences, the fine dining restaurant, Il Mulino new york and the more casual, newer concept, Trattoria Il Mulino.

Moon at Dynasty

Serving specialty cocktails, including the Sake-tini, along with sushi creations and fully cooked selections.

The rim

a gourmet noodle bar right off the casino floor. Sit at the circular bar and watch chefs prepare your meal or dine at a private table.

royal Albert’s Palace

On the Boardwalk at Trump Taj Mahal. 449-9200. Fine Indian cuisine.

Safari Steak House

Decorated in a rustic jungle theme, the steakhouse received the Gold award from the national academy of restaurant Sciences.

Sultan’s Feast

Buffet features black angus steaks grilled to order. $14.98 (plus tax) for breakfast daily 8–11:30am; $22.47 for lunch/dinner Mon.–Fri. noon–9pm; $26.75 Sat.–Sun. for lunch/dinner (open until 10pm Sat.).

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That sounds like a business in itself, speaking of ‘Business.’ PS: Yeah, definitely. So we definitely do see something because of the way I handled business in the earlier part of my career, we own that music.

How does it feel performing songs you’ve written 25 years ago? SR: Well, as long as they have soul, they’re still fun. It’s like some of James Brown’s records will never die. Some of the Beatles records will never die. But then some of them, you don’t necessarily have That’s great. You to listen to every two minutes. always hear more about artists getting Do you continue to write? screwed out of the SR: Yeah, I continue to write. I mean I money they could don’t go out of my way to try and get back have made. into the industry or anything like that, PS: And it’s kind but if something comes, it comes and if it of crazy, because doesn’t it doesn’t. I like to live a laid back you didn’t know lifestyle. And that’s somewhat was going on. thing that must be I mean when you You’re playing Atlantic City soon, do you really gratifying for a was younger you watch Boardwalk Empire? rap group, to have your didn’t know, you SR: Yeah, I watch Boardwalk Empire. It’s peers want to sample just wanted to make finished now isn’t it? not James Brown or a record, get on the Led Zeppelin, but radio, so you didn’t Yeah, the second season. another rap group. have no idea that SR: Yeah, it’s great. It was intriguing. PS: Yeah, it’s very you could just sign HBO usually does put something [togetha piece of paper giv- er] that appeals to the mental state of gratifying. And in ing away 100 per- modern adults, because most TV is either that five-year gap, cent of your music overly juvenile and not stimulating or that’s when Jay-Z, — like Billy Joel. DMX, Nas, Mary J. it’s too biased. So, I guess HBO carries the Slick Rick Blige, Biggie [Smalls] strength of the hunger of the public for and several other [something stimulating to watch]. But, artists sampled music that went gold with yeah, Boardwalk Empire is a good show. It’s us, that helped them go triple, double and, How does it feel to have several generations been very interesting to watch. It was sad some of them, four-times platinum. of fans coming out to your shows? to see the young guy get killed by Nucky, Slick Rick: Well, you know, everybody but whatchu gonna do? Was the rise of the new generation of rap appreciates the golden era of hip-hop and artists in the 2000s what motivated EPMD to — I mean it’s been like 25 years, so you can Thanks for ruining it for me Slick; I haven’t put out We Mean Business? imagine the parents with their young adults seen the last episode yet. PS: Yeah. And it was a lot easier for us who also may have heard [the music] when SR: Oh, you didn’t see the last episode? because when we first came in [everybody they were growing up and appreciated it. Oh, I’m sorry Jeff! thought that hip-hop] was only going to Did the songs on your first album, The Just kidding. be a fad. So when we left [the business] Ha, ha, ha! and then people started sampling our Great Adventures of... come out all together in music, it only secured who we were, and a burst of inspiration or were they written over EPMD’s 1988 debut Strictly Business who we are, and how important the music a long period of time? One last question: If there were a hip-hop SR: I guess there were things that just hall of fame, where do you think it should be? is widely revered as a milestone record for is. Like if you have a choice of using a new inspired all of us in those eras, like — I SR: I was going to say the Bronx, but modern music in general. If there were an beat or use [the beat from the EPMD song] mean everybody was in to whatever everynobody would come to visit, so I guess I’d encyclopedia of hip-hop how do you think “It’s My Thang” — Jay-Z chose “It’s My body was in to, we didn’t have as many say somewhere in Manhattan, maybe in EPMD would be described? Parrish Smith: One of the few rap duos Thang” and it got him platinum. DMX choices [back then] as we have had in the the Village. The Village always appreciatthat stayed true to [its] music and [its] chose [“Get the Bozak”} for his “Get at Me years since. I mean the more you go back ed us. ... Atlantic City definitely couldn’t Dog,” and it got him triple platinum. in time you’ll see that all you had [on TV] hurt either. n sound.

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“It’s great doing stand-up and I love doing my show on Showtime. It’s a learning experience for many. I try to help people. I’m like Dr. Oz. I have people on like [porn star] Nina Hartley, who was nice enough to give techniques on how to deep throat. People watching learned that Seka is not from Sweden. Everybody thought that their favorite porn star was Swedish, but she is from America and is a fascinating person! Jim Norton met her and told me that she is a totally classy broad. So when you tune into this show, it’s not just fun, it’s educational. How many shows can you say that about today? What reality show is educational?” Attell admits that he is awe of some of the old-school porn guys.

‘When you tune into this show, it’s not just fun, it’s educational. How many shows can you say that about today? What reality show is educational?’

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show,” Attell says. “It was a blast the whole time it was happening. We had genuine fun. But I think there was more fun to be had just a few years ago. Now the fun police are out there. You can’t smoke anywhere. I was in Indianapolis and I understand that you’re not allowed to smoke in the interesting because of what we say and Indianapolis airport, but they wouldn’t also what you see. The people in porn allow anyone to smoke outside the airback then weren’t ripped. They didn’t port. It’s getting crazy right now. There have boob jobs. It was much more raw are less and less places where you can than what you see today in the porn do what you want.” One of the places where Attell reigns world.” It makes sense that Attell hosts such a supreme is on stage. “Thankfully that hasn’t changed,” show for the late-night audience since Attell says. “It’s great to have the freehe held court on Comedy Central’s dom to perform when I do stand-up. late, lamented Insomniac, which aired It’s also good to have freedom doing from 2001 to 2004. Attell would travel the show for Showtime because I don’t around the world carousing after dark. have much freedom walking down the “I had the best time doing that streets of Manhattan.”

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day and be impressed with these go-to guys. Guys should watch porn with their girlfriends. It’s a blast.” Attell also believes guys should catch the Anti-Social Network tour with their girlfriends. Sure the material Attell, Norton, Lange and Stanhope deliver is male oriented, but women can find humor in their material. Attell in particular has a viewpoint and punchlines that should connect with most. “I think there’s something for everyone in what I do,” Attell says. “I look

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Friday, Jan. 13 O.C. Fine arts League Meet the artists reception OC Fine Arts League Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. The reception is for the league’s january show featuring art from artists that judge the league’s contests throughout the year. Light refreshments will be served. Free. 6-7:30pm. 814-0308. oceancityfineartsleague.org.

Friday, Jan. 13 tO Jan. 16 Stockton Writers Getaway Seaview Resort, 401 South New York Road, Galloway. The writing conference regularly attracts more than 200 writers and will offer workshops in Beginning Your Novel, Creative Nonfiction, Children’s Market, Poetry, Memoir, Songwriting and more. wintergetaway.com

Saturday, Jan. 14 Wildwoods Polar Bear Plunge Beach at Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. The Special Olympics New Jersey returns to the Wildwoods to kick-off 2012 with an icy plunge into the Atlantic Ocean during this year’s Polar Bear Plunge. The event is free for spectators, but plungers must raise $100 in pledges to participate in the event. Early registration can be done online by visitingsonj.org. Additional registration and donations will be accepted on-site the day of the event. Check-in will take place from 10am–noon inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Free. 1pm. 896-8000. njpolarplunge.org. Billy Walton Cd release Party Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Rd. Somers Pt. Billy Walton and his band performing the songs from his great new CD Crank It Up and all of Classic Rock ‘n Roll favorites. $7. 7pm, show 8-11pm. 653-6069. billywaltonband.com. ‘thriller: the Michael Jackson tribute Show’ Dante Hall, 10 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City. The ultimate “MJ” event inspired by Jackson’s legacy, complete with an all-star dance company, illusionists in newly expanded performances complete with synchronized dance routines, video footage, Jacksons’ costumes and performance art. $20 Adult. $10 Youth. 8pm. 855-223-1008. michael-jackson-tribute.com.

Ocean City - MLK day Program Hughes Performing Arts Center, Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Ocean City. The afternoon will feature music and personal tributes to Dr. King plus a recitation, by Rev. Gregory Johnson, of the inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech. Music will be provided by The Levites, a gospel group. Free. 1pm. ocnj.us.

Sunday, Jan. 15 absecon Lighthouse Birthday Celebration Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City. A celebration to honor the 155th birthday of the Lighthouse with birthday cake from The Bake Works in Northfield and free climbs to the top until 3:30pm; the lighthouse will close at 4pm. Free. 1pm. 449-1360. abseconlighthouse.org. Jersey Shore Jazz Vespers Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. Drummer Keith Hollis and his quartet salute jazz legend Art Blakely, who lived in Atlantic County for a few years. Guest appearance by vocalist Angela Burton. Donation requested. 4pm. jazzvespers.com.

MOnday, Jan. 16 MLK day of Service Richard Stockton College, Pomona. Day-long program of community service activities prior to the first day of classes. The public is invited to participate along with Stockton students, faculty and staff. This year the College is partnering in the event with the Galloway Twp. Public Schools. A wide range of service projects and activities are available for volunteers to take part in, both on and off campus. Breakfast and sign-in for pre-registered volunteers will take place beginning 8am in the college’s Sports Center. The opening of the program will begin at 9am with speeches, musical selections and entertainment. stockton.edu.

WedneSday, Jan. 18 Katz JCC Brunch and Learn Jewish Community Center, 401 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Rabbi Aaron Gaber who will speak about the top ten ideas we get from the Bible. Afterwards, we will watch the award winning film, The Lemon Tree, a story about a lonely Palestinian widow tends her family’s West Bank lemon grove– but when the new Israeli Defense Minister and his wife move next door, the government demands that the trees be uprooted for security reasons. $5. 10:30am. R.S.V.P. 8221167. jccatlantic.org.

thurSday, Jan. 19 Bay-atlantic Symphony Lecture Series Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., Margate. Discover the joys of chamber music at the January free music lectures by Paul M. Somers, sponsored by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony. Learn how social music — originally meant to be performed in the intimacy of the home — became serious and spread to a concert audience. Free. 6:30-8pm. 822-4700. Bayatlanticsymphony.org.

Friday, Jan. 20 tO Jan. 21 ‘rent’ Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. The Jonathan Larson musical Rent, winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical will be the Collaborative Stage Productions’ 2012 Season opener at the Eagle Theatre. A special meet-andgreet with the cast and encore of a few stellar songs will take place at Rocco’s Townhouse, located at 21 N. Third Street in Hammonton, following the January 20 performance. $22-$30. 8pm. 704-5012. Theeagletheatre.com.

Saturday, Jan. 21 aCFPL - Chinese new year Celebration Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Atlantic City. The program will include a presentation about the history of the Chinese New Year, traditional singing, and erhu (musical instrument) and tai chi demonstrations. The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of N.J. is a co-sponsor. Free. 2pm in the Main Library meeting room. 345–2269, ext. 3115. acfpl.org. Ongoing Birding and nature Walks Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Rd. Galloway Twp. The Refuge, internationally famous as a birding and nature destination, will be offering free weekly bird and nature walks every Friday from 8-10am. The walks will meet at the refuge Visitor Information Center. Park Ranger and expert birder/naturalist Don Freiday and Volunteer Master Naturalists at the refuge will guide these walks, which are suitable for adults and interested children accompanied by an adult. People of all experience levels are welcome, and loaner binoculars are available. No pre-registration is necessary. 652-1665. www.fws.gov/northeast/forsythe. n


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Offer Not Valid on Sunday, January 15th

Two shows – 9 & 11:15 pm  Must Purchase (2) Tickets in Person Day of Show. Cash Purchases Only.  Present Valid NJ Drivers License  Must be 18 years or older  1 Beverage Minimum Required  Not valid with any other discounts

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2

for 1

COUPON

w/Anton Shuford & Karen Rontowski

The Number 1 Comedy Club in A.C. for 28 Years! Tickets available at our box office,

SHOWTIMES!

Call 1-877-FUNNY AC

Sun. to Thurs. 9 pm Fri. & Sat. 9 pm & 11:15 pm Talent by The Kephart Agency

Manny Oliveria (1/9 – 1/15)

Or call Ticketmaster 1-800-736-1420 www.TheComedyStop.com

Located on the 3rd Floor

Kephart & Corti Productions, Inc.


Atlantic City Weekly 1-12-12