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T THE END OF THE DAY, organizers of the Miss’d America Pageant really aren’t doing anything different with their tongue-in-cheek drag show than the creators of the Miss America Pageant did 90 years ago. They’re staging an event designed to boost tourism in Atlantic City. But where Miss America was merely looking to extend the summer season for a week beyond Labor Day, the Miss’d America folks have a more targeted goal. “It’s all part of taking a proactive stance to promote Atlantic City as a gay-friendly destination,” says Miss’d America executive producer Richard D. Helfant, who also serves as president of the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance. Traditionally held the night after a new Miss America is crowned, Miss’d America features a half-dozen drag queens competing in the usual pageant categories, including evening gown and talent. The show was created in the early 1990s by former Atlantic City Councilman John Schultz and his partner, Gary Hill, and held at their old Studio Six nightclub, once considered the epicenter for gay life in the city. But when the Miss America Pageant left town six years ago, it signaled the end of Miss’d America, too. The departure of the venerable beauty pageant and scholarship competition cut deep into Atlantic City. Last year, though, the local GLBT Alliance decided it was time to bring the classy drag show back to life. With the backing of several casinos and the support of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, the event was booked into the Boardwalk Hall ballroom, whose 1,200 seats makes the venue six times larger than the old nightclub pool deck where the event was originally held. Contestants were selected, a few production numbers were thrown together, TV personality Carson Kressley was recruited to help host the show, and more than 1,000 people came to watch as a new Miss’d America was tearfully and cheerfully crowned. The event raised over $30,000 for charity. Openly lesbian comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer will host Sunday’s pageant (see p. 38) along with veteran entertainer Bob Hitchen, who’s been performing under the nome de stage Sandy Beach for years. Hitchen is also writing, producing and directing the show. The pageant’s theme will be “Boardwalk Empress,” a spoof the Atlantic City-centric HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Eight contesJoin us on Facebook:

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Last year the classy drag show was brought back to life. Putting the event in Boardwalk Hall’s ballroom was a key to resurrecting Miss’d America, Helfant says. “If we did it anywhere else, it just wouldn’t have worked,” he explains. “Putting it in [Boardwalk Hall], we were able to play off the slogan ‘the crown is coming back.’” Proceeds raised from ticket sales to Miss’d America will be distributed to five charities and non-profits, Helfant says, including the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce; South Jersey AIDS Alliance; Broadway Cares, Equity Fights AIDS, the Schultz-Hill Scholarship Foundation and the Atlantic City GLBT Alliance. When Miss’d America was created in the early 1990s, the Miss America Pageant wasn’t thrilled with the event. There were often veiled threats about lawsuits, and the drag show was considered off-limits to Miss America contestants even though their pageant had ended. But the Miss America Organization was forced to become a little more accepting after Kate Shindle, whose pageant platform was HIV/AIDS awareness, was crowned Miss America 1998 — and showed up the following night at the Miss’d America Pageant. N

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The holidays are when most people give of themselves to others, but it was that way year-round with Sister Jean Webster, and it recurred unabated and without much fanfare for a quarter century. What began with the kindly gesture of serving a homeless man a hot meal in 1986 evolved into a year-round crusade, catching the attention and support of several civic groups that helped Sister Jean feed and clothe thousands of the less fortunate for years. It started in her Atlantic City home, took up residence at A.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Presbyterian Church as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sister Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen,â&#x20AC;? and grew to meet the needs of more than 400 people per day. Her reluctance for personal publicity likely masked the fact that for years Sister Jean dealt with cardiac problems, and on Monday afternoon, Jan. 10, her compassionate heart gave out at the age of 76. Her death was confirmed in an Associated Press report by the Rev. John Scotland, pastor of the Brigantine Community Presbyterian Church (BCPC) and longtime president of the Friends of Jean Webster. The BCPC oversees two Sister Jean benefactors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the True Spirit Coalition and the Crossroads Youth Group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My daughter [Ani] and other kids from Crossroads did volunteer work at Sister Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,â&#x20AC;? says Brigantine resident Kim Hayes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and she said it made her realize how we often take for granted things like a hot meal, and how many people there are out there who need the help of others.â&#x20AC;? David Spatz, an Atlantic City Weekly columnist and Emmy Award-winning TV host, taped an episode of Curtain Call at Sister Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen when singer Tony Orlando was in town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On our list of memorable shows, a holiday special [producer] Jake [Glassey Jr.] and I produced on the fly when Tony Orlando visited Sister Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen is near the top of the list,â&#x20AC;? says Spatz through Facebook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jean was tough, she was a character and â&#x20AC;&#x201D; aging and in poor health for years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; she stood up to drunks and drug addicts who towered over her. But when Tony broke into an impromptu medley of Christmas songs, Jean was right there singing along with him.â&#x20AC;? (See photo gallery at â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ray Schweibert


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N C E AG AIN , G R E E TI NGS A ND salutations. Here it is, a new year, and happiness and good health to all of you and your loved ones. Looking forward to some great things. We’ll kick it off with our Superstar Reunion at the Kimmel Center in Philly on Jan. 29 — more about that next week. We’ve got another Malt Shop Memories Cruise coming your way Oct. 27-31. And the big news right now is that the Geator’s back in Atlantic City five days a week on Spike wants the real thing. KOOL 98.3 FM from 5-7 pm (see below). Did you ever hang out at the Playboy Stay tuned for more updates. But now, — Danny N. Mansion? it’s time for your questions.

Hung out many times when Sammy Davis would be performing there. Sammy was a regular entertainer at all of Hefner’s Playboy locations. We also filmed some Not moving but adding — as of the scenes together at the Playboy Club at first week in January we have been Lake Geneva for the movie we did togethbroadcasting our show Monday through er, Cycad. One of the rules at the club was Friday on WTKU Kool 98.3 FM (also that the bunnies, while working there, from 5-7pm, and that’s could not date any of the guests. What in addition to our hours on that station happened after is anybody’s guess. ÊN live from Memories in Margate every Friday and Saturday night during the summer season. Did I hear you are adding or moving to — Ed 98.3? If so, when/what time?

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J ERRY B LAVAT Got a question for Jerry? Send it to AskTheGeator@ or Geator Gold Radio, 626 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. For more info on Jerry’s appearances, go to www.geator. net — and keep on rocking, ’cause you only rock once!

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ALKING TO BRUCE PEARLMAN, who took over as Poker Room manager at The Tropicana in August, a few things become clear very quickly. First, Pearlman has spent a lot of time in casinos. Second, he has a lot of ideas for the Trop poker room. And third, he is always thinking about his players. “It’s the simple things that the players are looking for,” he says. “They want to be comfortable. They want things to be easy and they want to have a good time. That’s what you focus on first.” It sounds almost like a cliché, but Pearlman, who started his casino career as a dealer, comes from the player’s side of the casino. “My first job in the industry was in 1980 and I was a blackjack dealer,” he says. “And since then, I’ve dealt every casino game this city has seen. Whenever anything new comes along, I’m up for it.” He started in poker before the famous 2003 Chris Moneymaker win at the World Series of Poker catapulted Hold’em into the national spotlight and started a poker craze that hasn’t cooled since. “Where you really saw the difference was in the amount of young people playing the game,” he says. “Especially online. The game right now is dominated by young players.” Pearlman, however, takes over one of the city’s oldest poker rooms. With more than 40 tables, the room holds up well against the city’s big boys, the Borgata and the Taj Mahal. But as casinos in Pennsylvania and Delaware have added poker rooms, the competition for players has become even more intense. Pearlman, however, looks close to home to find his player base. And we mean close. “We have four major residential complexes within walking distance of the casino,” he says. “That’s where it starts. Even in bad weather, we know we have built up a relationship with those players.” Still, Pearlman is thinking of new ideas to keep players coming to the Trop. He outlined plans for a new take on Pai Gow poker, new poker room promotions and even the administration of a secondary bad beat — a scheme where players getting a specific hand, such as three, eight in the hole, that hits two pair, but loses to quad fours, hits a jackpot. “Some of this is gimmicks,” Pearlman says. “That’s what people say about the



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bad beats, that they’re just gimmicks. But people also like these things. They bring some excitement to the floor and make things a little more interesting.” Pearlman, however, isn’t relying just on gimmicks, but also service, which is key among an ever-growing field of competitors. Of all the city’s casinos, the Trop is the only one that posts its table service food menu online. He has also moved to reduce room rates for players and simplified parking vouchers for players. “You take a little thing like parking,” he says. “But as a player, I know how annoying it is to have to look for coupons or get some paperwork you need. Now, our play-

Pearlman has a lot of ideas for the Tropicana’s poker room. ers just hand their card to the attendant and they’re done.” Like we said, it’s the little things that count. And as a new player in town, Pearlman hopes to take the Trop’s room far. “For me, when the numbers come out, I’m just looking at the room right ahead of me,” he says. “That’s who I want to catch. Eventually, I want this to be the No. 1 room in the city, but we’ll take it a step at a time.” In another story, Atlantic City took a major step forward Monday in the online gaming race when the New Jersey state Assembly approved a bill to allow Internet gaming in the state. Any such gaming would clearly center on online poker. Of course, there’s still a complicated mess of legal issues, but New Jersey has beaten states such as California to the punch by passing the legislation. The bill now goes to Gov. Chris Christie, who has 45 days to sign the bill into law or veto it. The bill is part of a package of bills sent to Christie to help the city, and would allow Internet gambling through Atlantic City casinos, but limit it to New Jersey residents. Federal law currently bans online gaming, but supporters of the N.J. bill say the ban does not apply to intrastate gambling. There’s a good bet a court will have to sort that out, but at least New Jersey is at the forefront of the issue and forcing some decisions. N


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HER E AR E SO M E P E OP LE WHO are more than just their profession, they are more than the gifts they’ve given, they are larger than life itself, and the good they’ve done will live on well after their physical bodies have left us. No one I have ever met embodies the idea of being larger than life than local father, business owner and man of the people, Omar Anderson. Like the rest of Atlantic City, I was stunned and deeply saddened on New Year’s Day as I heard the news that Omar had passed away in his sleep. Omar Anderson was the co-owner of Omar and Abdullah’s Hair Bazaar, Atlantic City’s second oldest barber shop. He was far more than a business owner to the city he loved, and the people of the city who loved him back will mourn him for years to come. When I think about Omar, the first word that always comes to mind is “inspirational.” We are the same age and I remember how young Omar was when he and his younger brother Abdullah opened their shop. It was inspiring to me. I had not at that time in my life ever considered going into business for myself, and had no interest. Here I sit, 20 years later, and I recall that Omar and Abdullah were my hairstylists/barbers for my first venture into television. In fact, it was scheduling problems that kept me from writing about the shop’s 20th anniversary in this column a while back. When I could, I would talk to Omar about the fact that so many shops had come and gone in the 20 years since they started. If you were to ask 25 different people about Omar and the shop, you would likely get 25 different answers — all of them good and probably very funny. The shop, throughout the time that Omar ran it, has been a great neighborhood meeting place — a place where little kids would come to sell candy and local people of all classes came to talk, greet the people and get their hair done. During the last mayoral race, incumbent Mayor Lorenzo Langford and Councilman Marty Small met in the shop to have a debate. The mood was serious, but Omar could also be counted on for delivering a joke, sympathy when warranted, or straight talk if that’s what was called on that day. I can remember Anderson just trying to explain to a young man why his thinking wasn’t all

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the way right, when other people would not have cared enough to argue and fuss with the person. That’s what I’ll always remember about Omar, that he truly cared. No one other than my own brother was more proud of what I have been able to accomplish than Omar Anderson. Every time I stepped in the shop he would literally make an announcement, “Ladies and Gentlemen! We have Atlantic City’s own Raymond Tyler in the shop today. He’s a writer for Vibe, The Source and AC Weekly. We listen to him every Sunday morning on The Touch!”

I always thought we would have all the time in the world. He would then start talking about the next live show I had coming up, and fuss at me because he wanted me to produce a radio show live from the barbershop. Even writing this is hard because I fully intended to do that show “when time permitted.” I always thought we would have all the time in the world. I have to say I felt uncomfortable when Omar made those announcements when I walked in the shop. However, he did that for everyone who was doing something special with their lives. He would tell me as I sat in his chair, “The people need to hear that, Ray.” Omar Anderson, I really wish I would have understood at the time that it was about the people, and not us. And I wish I could sit in your chair and fuss with you about careers, business, politics, and share the love, too. You are leaving a hole in our community that won’t ever be filled. And you will never be forgotten. ÊN



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1219 Pacific at S. Carolina aves. 348-8080. Open all day and night. Level Two Lounge is available for private parties and corporate events.

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800 N. New Hampshire Ave. 4490006. Now open Sun.-Thurs. 11am9pm; Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm.

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Music Box, One Borgata Way. Tickets $20, shows 9pm nigtly at the Music Box.

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Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 449-1000. Open Fri.,Sat. 10:30pm to 6am. DJs and dance parties.

Chelsea Hotel

Chelsea Hotel, 111 S Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. Rock ‘n’ Roll Karaoke Club every Thurs. 8:30pm, Fri. & Sat. 9:30pm at Teplitzky’s outdoor room. Jazz trios performs at Chelsea Prime every Fri., 8-10:30pm. Jan. 14 Eddie Bruce Trio. The Jazz Corner is every Wed., 7-10pm, and the JC Happy hour 6-7pm Wed. Sat., Jan 15, Prohibition Party, 9pm, $10.

Chelsea Pub

8 S. Morris Ave. (across from Trop garage) 345-4916. Three bars, four pool tables, outdoor patio and an extensive, inexpensive bar menu. Every Tues. night “Tequila Time” with Pedro. Every Wed. Quiz Show with Pete, 8pm.

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Showboat’s House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk. 343-5700. Three-level nightclub and ultra lounge.

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Hard Rock Cafe

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In Trump Plaza lobby, off Boardwalk at Mississippi Avenue. Stylish bar in casino lobby. Live entertainment weekends. $3 draft beer, $4 glass of house wines & $5 cocktails.

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Los Compadres

2701 Arctic Ave. at California. 344-1119. Thurs.- Sun. Live Mexican music.

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Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave. 4410007. Home of authentic rock ’n’ roll memorabilia.

Bally’s Wild Wild West, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2700. Located between Caesars and Bally’s with beer-pong tables and a mechanical bull. Open 24/7. Live music on weekends. Bally’s Swing Dance-off rescheduled for Sat., Jan. 29, from 6pmmid. in Grand Ballroom.

Eden Lounge *


Melting Pot

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. 441-5165. harrahsresort. com. Open 24/7. Live music starting 8pm nightly. Closed Tues-Thurs.

Two locations: Tropicana, Brighton Ave. & Boardwalk. 449-1500 and Trump Marina, One Castle Blvd. 441-8300. 13 TVs.


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Trump Plaza, 2225 Boardwalk. 441-0400. Posh bar and dining.


Tropicana’s South Tower casino level, Brighton Ave. & Boardwalk. 340-4000. Open Wed..Sun. 6-11pm. Sushi and raw bar. R&R Sundays and Wasabi Wednesdays: half- price sushi rolls half-price sake & saketini at the bar, 5-7pm.


Tropicana’s Marketplace, Brighton Ave. & Boardwalk. 344-6699. 101 bottled & 50 draft beers, martini bar.

Flying Cloud Café

800 N. New Hampshire Avenue, Gardner’s Basin. acflyingcloud. com. 345-8222. Open daily from 11am.

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27-29 Missouri Ave. 347-7780. Sports bar & dance club. Pool table and digital jukbox. Food served until 4am. Trump Marina, One Castle Blvd. 441-8300. trumpmarina. com. Entertainment by DJ Jim Stritch, party hosts Dr. Chili Palmer and Randy Clockwork,

Showboat’s House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk. 343-5795. Members and public can enjoy varied weekly events. Thurs. is “Godspeed” industry night, 10pm-4am.

Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 3453875. AC’s newest nightclub. Open Tues., Fri. & Sat., 10pm till late. Tues. is service industry night.

2310 Arctic Ave. 344-2732. (Also at Kensington Square in Northfield, 646-6565). Live music every Sat., 7-10pm (and every Fri. at the Northfield location, 7-10pm).


Foundation Room *

Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 1-800-677-SHOW. caesarsac. com. Located on third floor. Live entertainment on weekends.

801 Boardwalk, at Showboat. 236-BLUE. hobatshowboat. com. Music Hall with bands weekly, restaurant and bars.

Irish Pub

St. James Place at the Boardwalk. 344-9063. Free parking. Open 24 hours.


Borgata, One Borgata Way. 3171000. Modern Japanese pub. Sushi, sake and cocktails. Izakaya Monday, $7 sushi and drinks 5pm.

Jezebel’s *

Located at Trump Plaza. 4416000. Casino lounge open 24 hours. Live entertainment, cocktails, bar-top video poker and big screens broadcasting all the games.

2112 Atlantic Ave. (by The Walk), 4411100. Mon.-Thurs. 4-10pm, Fri . 4-11pm, Sat. 1-11pm, Sun. 1-10pm. “Three Olives Thursdays” has 30 martinis for $5 and live music.

Missile Bar *

The Quarter at Tropicana, upper level. 348-2000. missilebar. com. Open midnight-dawn Thurs.-Sun. DJs.


Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-MYBORGATA. Fri. & Sat. 10pm5am. High-energy dance club w/world-renowned DJs.

Mountain Sports Bar *

Bally’s Wild Wild West, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2700. Nightclub open 24/7with western theme, DJs and live music. Bally’s Swing Dance-off rescheduled for Sat., Jan. 29, from 6pm-mid. in Grand Ballroom.

mur.mur *

2721 Arctic & Iowa aves. 3484925. Lively Irish bar open 11am-1am daily.

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-MYBORGATA. Fri., Sat., Mon. 10pm-5am. Nightclub with a personality of its own.

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Kelly’s Corner Pub

Atlantic and Pacific aves. 3441133. Open daily at 4pm, serving dinner from 5pm. Happy hour 4-6pm, half-priced appetizers at the bar, wine specials $6 a glass.

Le Grand Fromage

25 Gordon’s Alley. 347-2743. Late night menu, lounge

Trump Taj Mahal. 1000 Boardwalk. Located on the casino floor in the main lobby.

Old Waterway Inn

1700 W. Riverside Dr. (Venice Park) 347-1793. Open Thurs.Sun. from 5pm. Waterfront dining. Happy hour 4-7pm Thurs. & Fri.

The Palm

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3447256. Awardwinning wine list. “Prime Time” Happy hour 5-7pm daily, includes $3.50 smallbites menu.

Phillips Seafood

The Pier Shops at Caesars, Level 3,, 3482273. $4 Happy hour all day Sun., 4-7pm Mon.-Fri., bar only. Food, cocktails, beer & wines for $4.

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. 3446565. Plush cocktail lounge and karaoke bar. The only karaoke lounge in A.C. VIP section, karoke competitions, weekly specials.

Pic-A-Lilli Pub

231 S. Tennessee Ave. 3441113. Dinner menu. Wing specials on Wednesday nights. Beer specials daily, 11pm2am.

The Pool *

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., (marina district), Tropical oasis with large heated pool, six secluded hot tubs, 12 private poolside cabanas. Open Wed., Fri. & Sat., 10pm-4am.

Proud Mary’s

3209 Fairmount Ave. 3483322. Serving food, beverages 24 hours daily.

Providence *

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3457800. providenceclubac. com. Nightclub w/ VIP bottle service, private lounges and energetic atmosphere.

Red Square

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3449100. Sat. “Siberian Nights” includes DJ, dancing, and no cover charge.

The Ridge *

Bally’s Claridge tower. Park Place and the Boardwalk. 340-2000. A hybrid of a bar with casino games.

Ri´-Ra´ Irish Pub & Restaurant

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3488600. Authentic Irish pub with entertainment most nights, starting 11:30pm. Thurs., Jan. 13, Eleven Eleven; Fri., Jan. 14, Slamm.

Rumba Lounge *

Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. tropicana.

net. Open seven days a week. Sports-themed lounge. Every Fri. & Sat., live DJ and dancers 10pm-3am. Beth Tinnon and Rayna every Tues. & Wed., 10pm-1:40am.


The Pier Shops at Caesars. 348-4443. Serving sushi and cocktails. Karaoke Night Sundays, 9-11pm. Two happy hours, 4-6pm Mon.-Fri. and 9pm-close nightly. Latin Night every Fri. with DJ Sammy, 9pm-close.

Tango’s *

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. Lounge next to gaming floor with live music nightly.

Teplitzky’s Lounge

Chelsea Hotel. 111 S. Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. Happy hour 5-10pm includes discounted drinks and half-off apps. Karaoke Thurs. starts 8:30pm, Sat. at 9pm.

Tony’s Baltimore Bar & Grill

2800 Atlantic Ave. 345-5766 and 345-9461. baltimoregrill. com. An A.C. landmark. Bar open 24 hours, kitchen until 3am.

The Trinity Pub and Carvery

The Pier Shops at Caesars. 345-6900. Traditional Irish fare, frosty pints. Every Fri. night, live entertainment, beer specials.

Tun Tavern

Sheraton Hotel, Two Convention Blvd., across from Convention Ctr. 347-7800. DJs/live music every Wed.Sun., 9pm-1am. Fri., Jan. 14, Jon Anthony; Sat., Jan. 15, J.D. Valenteen.

Whiskey Grille

20 Pennsylvania Ave. 3453290. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Five flat screen TVs, daily specials.

The Wonderbar

3701 Sunset Avenue (at the Albany Ave. bridge). 344-8888. Casual and upscale dining with views overlooking the bay. Newly renovated.


32nd St. and Revere Blvd. 2649463. Newly opened restaurant, bar and package goods store. Open from 10am. Happy hour 4-7pm daily. Weekly specials include Reggae Surf Nite Tues., Wine’d Down Wed. and Three Olives Thurs.

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FOOD & DRINK (Continued from page 18) Laguna Grill Martini Bar 14th St. So. & the ocean at the Celebrity Resorts Suites. 2667731. Ocean views, entertainment. Tapas Tuesday, $5 wine and tapas selections in our new wine parlor and inside bar, 4-9pm Tues.

Rod & Reel Tavern

101 13th St. North, 266-0343. Karaoke with Mike Maggio on Sat. nights. Pool table, darts.

St. George’s Pub

Towne Center, 4282 Harbour Beach Blvd. 266-1001. Full bar with martini menu. Pool table. Open 24 hours. Live music Fri. nights. Newly renovated and expanded. Sat., Jan. 15, Ocean Blue performs live, 6-9pm.

Downbeach Ventnor, Margate & Longport Cafe Luciano/Shore Club Crabhouse 301 Longport Blvd., Longport. 822-1002. Mon. and Wed. 7-9pm, half-price sushi night. Live entertainment every Wed.

Johnny’s Cafe & Cocktails

9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate, 8221789, Happy hour 4-7pm with halfpriced appetizers and discounted cocktails. Bob Pantano’s Dance Party every Wed., Fri & Sat.

Luciano Lamberti’s

9707 Amherst Ave ., Margate. 487-6001. Happy hour everyday from 3-7pm at the bar. Discounted drinks and halfpriced appetizers.

Maynard’s Cafe

9306 Amherst Ave. On the Bay, Margate. 822-8423. Daily drink, lunch and dinner specials. Live music Fri., Sat. & Sun. 6:30pm. Sat., Jan. 29, 3rd annual Blue/Grey Toilet Bowl. Kickoff 1pm. j a n u a r y 1 3 , 2 0 1 1 / A C W e e k ly. c o m

Malelani Café

5205 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 8225007. Saturday open mike night, 7-10pm.


9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-9111. Elegant Greek-style restaurant with entertainment on weekends. Wed. Martini Night; Thurs., Don Ellsworth; Fri. & Sat. Alisa Cooper during dinner and live music until 1am.

Steve & Cookie’s

9700 Amherst Ave., Margate. 823-1163. Live music nightly in the piano bar and oyster bar.



9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-7535. tomatoesmargate. com. Asian-American cuisine. Rock ‘n’ Roll Sushi Mon. and

Wed, Happy hour- and-a-half every night. Call for reservations. Every Mon., 7-11pm, Budesa Brothers Trio.

noon-7pm weekdays. Live music Fri.-Sun. nights. Fri., Jan. 14, Chris & Rich; Sat., Jan. 15, North Bound Train.

Ventura’s Greenhouse

Christina’s Restaurant and Bar

106 S. Benson Ave., Margate. 822-0140. venturasgreenhouse. com. Open seven days. Latenight fare. Weekly beer and dinner specials.

Mainland 800 Bay Restaurant & Bar 800 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 926-3500. 800bayrestaurant. com. Open daily 11:30am10pm Sun.-Thurs., until 11pm Fri.-Sat. Live music nightly. Tues., reggae & Jazz with Doug Jennings, Wed. & Sat. the Shawn Ashley Experience w/Daryl Robinson, Fri. & Sat. Tom Tacitti acoustic guitar.


823 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 927-1776. A Somers Point tradition. Open 10am-2am. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 4-7pm.

Barista’s Coffee House

68 W. Jimmy Leeds Rd., Suite 14, Galloway. 568-5519. An “Old World” atmosphere with free Wi-Fi connection.

Atlantic City Country Club 1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, 236-4401, Tap Room Happy hour 4-6pm, half-priced drafts and martinis with culinary bar menu.

Black Cat Bar & Grill

1 N. Shore Road, Absecon. 6412323. Open 7 days from 10am1am. Kitchen from 11am11pm. Live music Thursdays.

Bulldogs Bar & Grill

743 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway, 965-4433. TVs at the bar & booths. Entertainment Fri. & Sat. night.

Caroline’s Bar & Restaurant

6725 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 927-9007. carolinesbythebay. com. Food served 11am2am. Happy hour Mon.-Sat., 4-7pm. DJs Fri. night.


800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9273363. Open daily 7am-3am; Sun. noon3am. Mon-Fri. Happy hour 3-6pm.

Chickie’s and Pete’s

6055 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 272-1930. chickiesandpetes. com. Ultimate sports bar with entertainment nightly. Happy hour Mon-Fri: 4-7pm with different beer and mixed-drink specials daily. Every Mon. 7-8pm “Overtime” with special Eagles guests.

Cousin Mario’s

5401 Harding Hwy. (Route 40), Mays Landing. 625-2523. Happy hour

Inside the Vienna Inn, 920 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway. 9650457. Happy hours Tues.-Fri. 3-6pm and 9-11pm. Thurs. karaoke 7-11pm, Sat. live music 8pm-mid.

Crab Trap

The Inlet

Ram’s Head Inn

JD’s Pub

Riverside Inn

998 Bay Avenue, Somers Point 926-9611. inletrestaurantnj. com. Open Tues.-Sun. noon9pm. Live music Fri.-Sat., 5pm; Happy hour 4-7pm. Smithville Town Center, intersection of Route 9 and Smithville Blvd. 404-9000, Open til 2am or later. Happy hour 3-6:30pm daily w/drink and menu specials.

On the Circle in Somers Pt. 927-7377. Restaurant and bar overlooking bay. Happy hour 4-7pm with drink specials and $5 menu items. Live music Thurs.-Sat.

Jo-Jo’s Italian Grille

DiOrio’s Circle Cafe

JR’s Tavern

10 McArthur Blvd. Somers Point. 927-6111. Pool table. DJs and occasional live music on weekends.

East Bay Crab & Grille

6701 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 272-7721. Daily Happy hour 4-7pm. Mon. half-priced sushi, dinner & drink specials daily. Bar menu with 11 items from $2 each daily.

Formica Brothers Cafe

Black Horse Pike & Main St., Pleasantville. 646-8332 and 6106 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 641-8332. jojositaliangrille. com. Happy hour 4-6pm Mon.-Fri. 650 New Rd., Somers Pt. 6539853. Open every day 7am-2am, Sun. 9am-2am. Weekly drink and wing specials. DJ entertainment Thurs.-Sat.

Juliano’s Pub & Grill

Corner of Ocean Heights. Ave. & Zion Rd., EHT. 927-6363. Tues., Thurs. 4-7pm, Happy hour with 2-for-1 appetizers and halfpriced drinks.

Kensington Square, Northfield, 646-6565, formicabrosbakery. com (also at 2310 Arctic Ave. 344-2732). Live music every every Fri. 7-10pm (and every Sat. in A.C.). Fri., Jan 21, Dr. Bobby Fingers, 7-10pm. $5.

La Hacienda

Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern

6605 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 645-7655, Tues. 2-for-1 appetizers at the bar and lounge. Live music: Tues. & Thurs. Patty Blee; Wed. Don Ellsworth; Fri. Acoustic Fish; Sat. Sharon Sable & Friends; Sun. Patty Balbo. All performances 7-11pm.

Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 652-0544. Nightly specials. Live music every Fri. and Sat. Happy hour 4-7pm daily. Mexican Monday offers $2 appetizers and margaritas.

Goodfellows, W.L.

310 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 652-1942. Over 60 bottled microbrew beers. Open from 11:30am. Half-price happy hour 4-8pm weekdays and 10pm-midnight daily.

Great American Pub & Grille

Festival at Hamilton, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-1990. Family owned since 1998. Specials daily.


900 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-6665. Weekly drink specials. Sat., Jan. 22, Blue Moon Brewery Winter Jazz Series, 8:3011pm.

Hi Point Pub (Skelly’s)

5 N. Shore Rd., Absecon. 6413172. Open 24 hrs. Happy hour 5-7pm. Mon.-Fri. with discount drinks & free buffet.

265 S. New York Rd., Galloway. lahaciendanj. com. 652-6050. Live music every Fri. & Sat. night, 7:3011:30pm.

Library III

Mangia by the Greens 3016 Ocean Heights Ave., EHT. 601-8369. In clubhouse of McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links. Entertainment nightly.

Oyster Creek Inn

41 N. Oyster Creek Rd., Leeds Point, 652-8565. Waterfront dining, arrive by boat or car. Several beers on tap. Occasional live music.

Pistol Pete’s Steakhouse & Sports Saloon 1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000. Happy hour 4-7 pm. Entertainment nightly. Lunch, dinner and drink specials daily. Fri., Jan. 21, Battle of the Bands 8pm4am (upstairs), DJ & dancing (downstairs).

9 W. White Horse Pike. Galloway.652-1700. Restaurant and bar. Pianist in the tavern Fri. & Sat. nights. 5397 Mays Landing-Somers Point Rd. Mays Landing. 625-9710. Open 11am-4am daily. Happy hour daily from 4-7pm. Live music Sat.

Sam’s Bar and Grill

18 S. Main St., Pleasantville. 646-5128. samsbarandgrill. com. Happy hour Tue.-Fri. 4-6:30pm. Thurs., Fri. and Sat. DJ. Every Sun., WTTH’s Raymond “Trouble Man” Tyler spinning live from 8-11pm.

Sandi Pointe

908 Shore Rd., Somers Point (formerly Mac’s), 927-2759. Seafood restaurant and bar with extensive wine list and live music. Every Tues., 8-10:30pm, “Art of the Trio” jazz series. Sat., Jan. 22, Blue Moon Brewery Winter Jazz Series, 8:3011pm.

Hour every night 6-10pm (half-price cover and reduced priced lap dances). Two VIP rooms. Transporation available. Discounts before 10pm. No cover Wed. & Thurs. with casino ID.

Allure Dinner Theater 1075 N. Albany Ave., AC. 3400252. Open Tue.-Thur. 8pm4am; Fri.&Sat. 8pm-6am. VIP rooms, tableside dancing.

Babes Gentlemen’s Club 137-139 S. New York Ave., AC. 344-3334. Open Sun.-Thurs. 9pm-4am, Fri. & Sat. 8pm6am. Full bar.


Six Packs Pub

4810 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City, 965-7686. Live music and dancing 7-11pm nightly. Sun. (4:30 & 7pm) and Thurs. (7 & 9:30pm) Texas Hold ‘em tournaments. Every Wed., Fri & Sat, the Bill Christman Expresso Band.

Bare Exposure 2303 Pacific Ave. 449-0999. Open Sun.- Thurs. 6pm -3am; Fri.-6pm -6am; Sat., 4pm 6am. VIP area, couch dances, champagne courts, six TVs, DJs, serving food.

Casey’s Cabaret 201 S. New York Ave., AC. 3470099. Open Wed.-Sun., 9pm-4am; Fri.-Sat., 8pm-6am. Offering the hottest girls in a very upscale setting.


Smithville Inn

Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 652-7777. Fri. & Sat. Lenny Mitchell on piano.

Tailgaters Galloway Grille

337 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City. 804-9000. Neighborhood sports bar w/ 12 beers on tap. Pool and darts. Two happy hours weekdays: 11am-1pm, 3-6pm: $1 off drafts and cocktails and half-price apps. Sat-Sun: allday select drink specials.

Tap Room Bar & Grille

At Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr., Northfield. 236-4465. Daily happy hour 4-6pm. Brunch Sun. 10am2pm.

Ventura’s Offshore Cafe 2015 Shore Road, Northfield. 641-5158. Daily dinner specials. Weekly drink specials.


2600 Pacific Ave., AC. 3452236. A premier gentleman’s club. Wet T-shirt-WhiteBottom Wednesdays. “Lappy”

Coconutz 30 S. Florida Ave., AC 4490033. Open daily 3pm-3am, with happy hour 3-6pm. Free parking.

Crazy Horse 201 E. Delilah Rd., Pleasantville. 383-0666 (formerly Delilah’s Den). Open Mon.-Sat., noon-4am. Sun., 4pm-4am.

Hott Spot 6032 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 652-0800. Open daily at noon. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 4-6pm.

Lace South Carolina & Boardwalk, AC. 340-8549. Open Wed.Sat. 8pm-4am.

Platinum Playground 7685 Black Horse Pike, Hammonton. 704-7041. Open daily. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 4-6pm.

Playground Lounge 2405 Pacific Ave., AC. 3471234. Open Sun.-Fri., 4pm6am, Sat., 2pm-6am. n


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Headliners and shows through Jan. 29

Listings compiled by Lori Hoffman / 646-4848, ext. 20

Tropicana Casino and Resort

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, or Tropicana box office, 1-800-526-2935


Robin Thicke

Casino Hotel

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, Bally’s show and reservations desk or the Claridge Tower box office

‘Murder at Big Al’s’ Jan. 15-17, Palace Theater Help solve the mystery as Bally’s Palace Theater presents Murder at Big Al’s, an interactive murder mystery produced by Kathy Reed Productions in association with Melanie Rice Entertainment. Set in a 1920s Speakeasy setting, showtimes are Saturday, Jan. 15, at 3 and 8pm; Sunday, Jan. 16, at 3 and 8pm and Monday, Jan. 17, at 3pm. Tickets are $25 and $30. (See Down and Dirty with Jim Norton. story p. 37)

Borgata Comedy Club

Music Box The Borgata Comedy Club offers fun-filled evenings featuring a trio of comedians nightly (except during headliner engagements). Showtimes are Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420 or in per9pm and the tickets are $20. (Visit theson at box office Scheduled now to Jan. 16 are Jay Mattioli, Billy Garan and Jimmy Ice Hockey Returns Jan. 23; Feb. 4, 7, 27, Boardwalk Shubert. Appearing Jan. 17-23 are Dwayne Clark, Mitchell Walters and Gary DeLena. Hall Minor league hockey from the AHL Scheduled Jan. 24-30 are Eric Tartaglione, and ECHL continues with four games Eddie Clark and Mike Marino. remaining featuring the Albany Devils and Trenton Devils. The Albany Devils are the New Jersey Devils’ AHL team and the Trenton Devils (known as the Trenton Titans when they battled the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies) are in Atlantic City the ECHL. Tickets range from $15-$25 for Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, Caesars single games. 4-Packs, which include four box office; for more info, 1-800-677-SHOW tickets in the upper bowl, four soft drinks and four hot dogs, are $61 per game and Sylvia Browne Jan. 22, Caesars Circus Maximus must be purchased in advance. Psychic, spiritual teacher and author, Sylvia Browne will display her psychic abilities and spiritual stories during a performance in the Circus Maximus Theater on Saturday, Jan. 22, 7pm. Ticket are $40, $75 and Hotel Casino & Spa $85. Browne is a world renowned spiriTickets:, 1-800-298-4200, tual teacher, psychic, author, lecturer and or at the Borgata box office researcher in the field of parapsychology.

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Anti-Social Network w/Jim Norton


Jan. 15-16 Event Center Jim Norton hosts a cutting edge evening of modern comedy that stars Dave Attell, Jim Breuer and Bill Burr at the Borgata’s Event Center on Saturday, Jan. 15, 8 and 11pm and Sunday, Jan. 16, 8pm. Tickets are $45, $55 and $65. Norton had a starring role in HBO’s Lucky Louie, and is co-host of XM Satellite’s Opie & Anthony Show. He hosted the HBO stand-up showcase titled

Jan. 15, Tropicana Showroom Grammy award winning singer, actor and producer Robin Thicke headlines at Tropicana on Saturday, Jan 15, 9pm. Tickets range from $35-$60. Thicke has been the recipient of three Grammys awards, and has written and produced for Michael Jackson, Lil’ Wayne, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Hudson, ultimately contributing to more than 40 gold and platinum records by other artists. His breakthrough single, “Lost Without You,” at Showboat continues its “Legends of and album The Evolution of Robin Thicke, Hip-Hop” series with LHH II, starring both went platinum. His most recent Busta Rhymes, EPMD, Pete Rock & CL album is Sex Therapy: The Session,  featurSmooth, MC Lyte, and Kid Capri. The showtime on Saturday, Jan. 15 is 8:30pm. ing artists Jay-Z, Nikki Minaj, Kid Cudi, Estelle, Snoop Dogg, and Game. Tickets are $39.50 and $49.50. (See EPMD story, p. 39)

Marc Antonelli

B-52’s Jan. 22, Music Hall The B-52’s will turn the Music Hall into a “Love Shack” for their performance on Saturday, Jan. 22, 8pm. Tickets are $35, $45 and $55. Songs like “Rock Lobster,” “Love Shack,” “Planet Claire,” and “Private Idaho” have propelled the B-52’s to chart-topping success with over 25 million albums sold. The band released Funplex in 2008, their first new album in 16 years.

Resorts Atlantic City

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, or the Resorts VIP Services desk. For more info, call 1-800-322-SHOW

Night Fever & Abbamania

Jan. 29, Superstar Theater Resorts presents the tribute bands Night Fever & Abbamania, presenting the music of the Bee Gees and ABBA, in the Superstar Theater on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 and $30. Night Fever brings the best of the Bee Gees to the stage from their look to the vocals. Performing hits such as “Stayin’ Alive,” “Jive Talking,” “Night Fever” and “More Atlantic City Than A Woman,” Night Fever will leave the audience wanting more. Abbamania Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420 or 236BLUE features amazing vocals and authentic costumes to relive some of the biggest Legends of Hip-Hop III hits of Abba, including their breakout hit Jan. 15, Music Hall The House of Blues “Waterloo” and “Dancing Queen.”

House of Blues/ Showboat

Jan. 16 – Feb. 26, Tropicana Showroom Singer Marc Antonelli , who has been one of the most popular attractions in the Tropicana lounge Tango’s, will be taking his talent to a bigger stage beginning Jan. 16 through Feb. 26 with his show titled From Unknown to Irresistible. Tickets are $25. The opening week showtimes are Sun. 7pm; Mon. 8pm; Tues. 3:30 & 8pm; Wed. 3:30pm, and Sat. 9pm. Backed by featured guest artist Ashley Loren, pianist Dean Schneider and four dancers, Antonelli will present a song selection that covers an array of genres from stage musicals (“Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera, “Anthem” from Chess) to angst-filled torch songs (“Cry Me a River”) to Italian ballads (“Gira Con Me”, “O Sole Mio”). (See story p. 37)

Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret

The Comedy Stop is a 300-seat venue in The Quarter at Tropicana featuring three comedians nightly. Showtimes are Sun.-Thurs. 9pm ($25); Fri. ($27) and Sat. ($29) at 9 & 11:15pm. Appearing now to Jan. 16 are Veronica Mosey, Brian McFadden and Greg Morton. Scheduled Jan. 17-23 are Alycia Cooper and Michael Finney. Headlining Jan. 24-30 are Russ Nagel, Mike Donovan and Chris Porter. Kozak the Magician appears daily at 6pm ($23), with a dinner show package for $32. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. n

Lisa Lampanelli appears at the Borgata Feb. 20.

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delight more than a decade past, at the late, lamented Kingfish Rib Stand on Route 40 in western Atlantic County. Among food folk, debate centers as to whether the geographical nomenclature derives from Brunswick Island, Georgia, or Brunswick County, Virginia. Either Scandanavian One of the few elements the diverse way, begin with a thick tomato base, to Atlantic City market lacks is a restaurant which various vegetables like lima or butcelebrating the fine cuisine of northernmost Europe. That food, based largely on the products of the Baltic and North Seas, is among the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthiest. Classic ingredients include gravlax (cured salmon), salted codfish and halibut, berries, apples, wild game, lobster or other shellfish. The best part for us? A sweep of countries and cultures contained: Norway, Sweden and Finland, most notably, but also Denmark, the Baltic states of Lithuania, Estonia and ter beans, corn and okra, are added. Latvia, plus Iceland and former Russian What really distinguishes this from capital St. Petersburg. ordinary soups are its meaty components. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a region ripe for culinary exploraWhile traditional variants call for rabbit, tion, with the planetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest pickling or even squirrel and other woodland and preserving techniques, dictated by creatures, modern cooks tend to utilize a the harsh seasonal climate. Chef Marcus combination of chicken, pork and beef. Samuelsson, raised in Sweden, brought Typically prepared in huge, simmering recent attention to this neglected gem iron pots over an open flame, Brunswick of global dining by winning Top Chef is a favorite among hunters, as it is best Masters season two in 2010. He also cooked slowly for extended periods of served as guest chef for the first state din- time. This ensures both the tenderness of ner of the Obama administration. whatever proteins youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve chosen as well The Atlantic City region deserves suc- as deep layers of intense flavor. culent goose, tart cloud or lingonberries So, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll issue a challenge to Reddingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and smoked trout. Kelsey & Kimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and any other southern food emporiums operating locally. Can Brunswick Stew we get some Brunswick Stew up here to We were introduced to this southern warm us this snowy winter?

into steak â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Brits call it â&#x20AC;&#x153;triangle steakâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or slowly braised. With all those things going for tri-tip, we hope someone will embrace and offer it in 2011.

WAS BORN EARLY IN JANUARY, so each year at this time I make fervent requests of the food gods for upcoming months. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the stuff of my dreams for 2011.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ghostâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chiles

Tri-tip gained fame in central California for being slow roasted whole over red Oak.

Cold temps call for chiles.

Tri-tip Roast This piece of beef, a triangular shape taken from the bottom sirloin, is often difficult to locate. We found it early in 2010 at Northfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tilton Market, although it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been available the last few times weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve inquired. Tri-tip gained fame in central California for being slow roasted whole over red oak, and is referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Santa Maria style BBQ.â&#x20AC;? Doused with a liberal layer of salt, pepper and garlic, the two- to three-pound hunk of meat is full of beefy flavor but lower in fat and cost than almost any comparable cut. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s versatile, too, equally delicious sliced

Readers of this space know we have love for chiles of all shapes, sizes and capsicum levels. Nothing makes us happier than seeing the expanded use of these beneficial fruits on local menus. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delicate, incendiary Thais, smokey poblano/anchos, devilish cousins habanero and Scotch bonnet, or the now commonplace smoked jalapeno or chipotle, we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get enough. Just when we thought it was safe to go back in the kitchen, armed with flavor profiles of what we knew as the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hottest peppers, there turns out to be a new sheriff in town. Referred to erroneously to as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;ghost chile,â&#x20AC;? it is actually called a â&#x20AC;&#x153;naga jolokia,â&#x20AC;? and is native to northern India and Bangladesh. Registering a blistering more than one million Scoville units, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nearly twice as fiery as the hottest Red Savina habanero (translation: a million glasses of water would be required to dilute its essential oil). Wrinkly in shape and smaller than a jalapeno, this orange-red pepper carries a serious admonition from Digonta Saikia, one Indian farmer interviewed by MSNBC: â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you eat it, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like dying.â&#x20AC;? I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in love. Perhaps some daring local chef will toss a sliver into his hot sauce and fry up some wings? Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160;N

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ATLANTIC CITY For casino restaurants and independent establishments located within casino properties, including restaurants located inside The Quarter at the Tropicana and at The Pier Shops at Caesars, see Casino Dining listings at the end of this section. For more listings, visit acweekly. com.

Amici Brick Oven Pizzeria & Italian Grill 2010 Baltic Ave. (at The Walk). 345-8700. Large variety of pastas, brick-oven pizzas, hot sandwiches, paninis, calzones, strombolis, salads and desserts.

Angeloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fairmount Tavern

2300 Fairmount Ave. 3442439. angelosfairmounttavern. com. An A.C. institution, Angeloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian fare has flourished for three generations.

Angeloniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s II Restaurant

2400 Arctic Ave. 344-7875. Fine Italian cuisine and impressive wine selection.

Atlantic City Bar & Grill

1219 Pacific Ave. (Corner of S.Carolina & Pacific). 3488080. Lobster, homemade pizza, BBQ baby back ribs and more.

CafĂŠ 2825

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

Cavo Crepe CafĂŠ

122 N. Michigan Ave. (at The Walk). 340-1300.

Chelsea Prime

Chelsea Pub

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

Dockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oyster House

2405 Atlantic Ave. 345-0092. Offering fine steaks and seafood, classic seafood soups, bar and raw bar.

Ducktown Tavern

2400 Atlantic Ave. 449-1212. Open 24/7. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. 2430 Fairmount Ave. Authentic

Flying Cloud CafĂŠ

800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Gardnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basin. 345-8222. Relaxed, waterfront dining specializing in seafood. Open daily from 11am for lunch and dinner. Available for off-premise catering.

Girasole Ristorante

3108 Pacific Ave. 345-5554. Serving Mediterranean Italian cuisine daily. Holiday specials.

Imperial Inn

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

Irish Pub

Mexico Restaurant

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

Old Waterway Inn

1700 W. Riverside Dr. 3471793. Specializing in seafood and steak. Open for dinner Wed. through Sun. 5-10pm.

Pho Hoa Cali

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

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229 S. Tennessee Ave. 3441113. Open 24/7. Full Menu. Serving lunch & dinner daily. Try their wings.

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St. James Pl. at the Boardwalk. 344-9063. Open 24 hours with full menu served anytime. Daily lunch and dinner specials.

Kelsey and Kimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

201 Melrose Ave. 350-6800. Classic southern soul food with a twist, including fried chicken and waffles. Open daily 7am10pm; BYOB/cash only.

Knife & Fork

3600 Atlantic Ave. Corner of Atlantic and Pacific Aves. 344-1133. Historic landmark restaurant with the finest seafood and steaks prepared on a woodfired grill.

1545 Pacific Ave. 348-3270. Offering the ultimate in southern cuisine with bar specials every day from 4-7pm.

Ruthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Steakhouse 2020 Atlantic Ave. 344-5833. Corn-fed USDA Prime Midwest beef, specialty chops, seafood, award-winning wine list.

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South End Pizza II

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


Little Saigon

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

Longhorn Steak House

2108 Atlantic Ave. 344-2050. Serving lunch and dinner. 11:30am-10pm weekdays, till 11pm weekends.

Los Amigos

1926 Atlantic Ave. 344-2293. Mexican food, fresh seafood and prime steaks.

Meganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good Grub & Pub

1743 Boardwalk at Indiana Ave. 289-8950. A unique menu of classic American comfort food, executed with gourmet flair, served in a friendly and fun pub environment.

Melaka Restaurant

28 S. Tennessee Ave. 344-8928. Malaysian and Chinese cuisine.

The Melting Pot

2112 Atlantic Ave., 441-1100. meltingpotcom. Fondue restaurant offers unique and interactive dining experience.


111 S. Chelsea Ave., inside Chelsea hotel. 1-800-5483030. Retro-style diner with hideaway cocktail lounge and coffee shop.

Tony Boloneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizzeria

300 Oriental Ave. (Corner of Oriental and Vermont St.). 344-8669. Eclectic pizzas, subs, wraps, calzones and more. Mon.Thurs. 9am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 9am-11pm. Sun. 10am-9pm. Free delivery.

Tun Tavern

2 Convention Way. 347-7800. A.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first steakhouse and brewery, now serving lunch, dinner and late night snacks. Microbrews.

Whiskey Grille

20 Pennsylvania Ave. 3453290. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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California, Spicy Tuna or Philadelphia Roll Includes Soft Drink. Dine in or take out. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

White House Sub Shop 2308 Arctic Ave. 345-8599. A.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legendary sub shop.

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Wine Down Restaurant

151 S. New York Ave. 3506349. Banquet facilities. Breakfast, lunch, dinner Tues.Thurs. 7-11pm; Fri.-Sat., 7pmmid.

The Wonder Bar

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

Brigantine Andre’s Italian Restaurant

823-4400. Italian food. Also in Linwood.

China Dumpling Seafood Resaurant

5200 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor. 822-6888. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Specializing in Dim Sum and seafood. Open 11am -10pm, Fri. and Sat. till 11pm. Eat-in, take-out and delivery.

Cleo’s Fish Palace

7307 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 822-5858. A large variety of prepared seafood and dinner platters. Catering available.

1312 W. Brigantine Ave. 2661124. Serving pizza, subs, steaks, Italian dinners, grilled seafood, cappuccino and desserts. Take-out, eat-in and delivery. Open 10:30am-10pm daily.

Dino’s Subs & Pizza


Downbeach Deli

900 W. Brigantine Ave. 2665400. Pizzas, subs, wings, wraps and more.

Cellar 32

32nd St. and Revere Blvd. Entree- andtapas-style restaurant, bar and package goods store. Lunch and dinner specials daily.

Goochie Brothers

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

Laguna Grill Martini Bar

1400 Ocean Ave. 266-7731. Fine cuisine, unique ambiance on the beach with beautiful view. Nightly specials and live entertainment. Open daily: breakfast starts at 8am, lunch at noon and dinner at 4pm.

L’Aragosta Ristorante

3400 Brigantine Blvd. 2662808. Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. j a n u a r y 1 3 , 2 0 1 1 / A C W e e k ly. c o m

The Links Bar & Grille

1075 North Shore Dr. 2661388. Beautiful views of golf course, casual ambiance.

Macedonian Grill

3015 Brigantine Blvd. at 31st St. 264-8801. Specializing in Mediterranean and American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Yuki Hana

3628 Brigantine Blvd. 2667608. Japanese/Chinese restaurant with a full sushi bar.

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9 S. Granville Ave., Margate.

8016 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-6602 or 822-0670. Open daily, 7-11:30am. Breakfast entrees, sandwiches and subs. Party trays for all occasions. Pick-up, eat-in and delivery. 8 S. Essex Ave., Margate. 8237310. Serving up a huge selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily, 8am7:30pm.

Fedeli’s Italian Restaurant

9403 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-1293. Home of authentic home-cooked Italian cuisine and two-for-one specials.


7309 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 823-3003. gertrudesventnor. com. Dinner from 5pm nightly. Under the direction of chef Neil Elsohn, Gertrude’s is a casual yet sophisticated restaurant that uses organic, locally grown and harvested vegetables along with herbs, meats, cheeses and fish.

Hannah G’s

7310 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 823-1466. (Cafe located at 7303 Ventnor Ave. 822-6000).


4 S. Portland Ave. Ventnor. 8222477. This traditional Mexican restaurant serves breakfast entrees and remains open for dinner with specialities such as fajitas, burritos, and other Mexican inspired dishes.

Jerusalem Glatt Kosher Restaurant

6410 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 600-822-2266. Casual family atmosphere specializing in Kosher Mediterranean cuisine, steaks, lamb, chicken and fish. Open for lunch Sun.-Fri., noon- 3pm. Dinner served Sun.-Thurs., 5-9:30pm. Large party reservations suggested.

Johnny’s Café & Cocktails

9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-1789. johnnyscafeventnor. com. Hearty breakfasts, healthy lunches and classic dinner cui-

sine with an Asian flair. Open year round from 7am-9pm, weekends till midnight. The ultimate happy-hour at the bar, Mon.-Thurs. with half-price appetizers and discounted cocktails.

La Fontana

20 Douglas Ave., Margate. Gourmet Italian cuisine. Takeout anytime.


9707 Amherst Ave., Margate. 487-6001. sunsetonthebay. com. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Happy hour daily 3-7pm with half-price appetizers and reduced drink prices at the bar only.

Liang House Imperial East

7800 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 487-8052. Open daily 11:30am-9:30pm. Modern Chinese cuisine. Daily lunch and dinner specials. Free parking lot.

Maynard’s Café

9306 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-8423. Lunch and dinner specials. Starlight Garden bar open daily.

Malelani Café

5205 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 822-5007. Fresh baked paninis, pastries, heart-healthy salad bar, Illy’s famous 60-bean blend coffee, black, green, and herbal teas, fresh juice and other specialty drinks. Open Mon.-Fri. 8am8pm, Sat.-Sun. 8am-10pm.

Matteo’s Fine Italian & Asian Cuisine

7801 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 823-6700. Serving specialty sandwiches, gourmet burgers, homemade soups, fresh salads and more. Nightly dinner menu or we will customize an entrée for you. Dine-in, take out, catering, free delivery all day. Open Tues.-Thurs.,11am7pm, Fri. & Sat. till 8pm.


9210 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-4759. Authentic Japanese cuisine.

Euro Gourmet Cafe and The Gelato Factory

6525 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 487-6525. Italian ice and gelato made on premises. Also featuring breakfast, lunch & dinner specialties. Delivery.

Red Room Café

141 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor. 822-1067. Gourmet pizzas, Italian specialties.

Shore Club Crabhouse, Bar & Grill

303 Longport Blvd., Longport (in the Seaview Harbor Marina). 822-1002. Great views of Egg Harbor Bay.

Lunch, dinner and bar. Open daily for lunch and dinner.


9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-9111. This bayside treasure transports you to the Mediterranean with stylish decor and authentic Mediterranean and Continental cuisine.

Sophie’s Margate Café

8017 Winchester Ave., Margate. 822-1610. Offers a wide selection of pancakes. Kids’ menu available.

South End Pizza

9702 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-5599. Open daily serving pizza, subs, sandwiches, salads, pastas and more. Take-out and delivery

Steve & Cookie’s by the Bay

9700 Amherst Ave., Margate. 823-1163. steveandcookies. com. Menu highlights fresh seafood, produce and prime cuts of meat.


9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-7535 or tomatoesmargate. com. Varied eclectic menu highlights seafood entrees.

926-9900. Italian food in intimate setting. Also in Margate. Take out/ delivery.

Berkshire Grill

Black Horse Pike at English Creek Ave., EHT. 272-8808. Great seafood and thick, juicy, tender steaks.

Bombay Indian Restaurant

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


743 White Horse Pike, Galloway. 965-4433. Neighborhood sports bar serving American dishes.

Cavallino Nero

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

Celina’s Mulberry Market & Grille Sunrise Plaza, 68 W. Jimmie Leeds Rd., Galloway Twp. 4041700. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Home-baked goods.

Ventura’s Greenhouse

Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant

Yama Japanese Restaurant

Chickie’s and Pete’s

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

800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9273663, Popular buffalo wings. No credit cards. Over 15 TVs for sporting events.

5305 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 822-8105. Sushi and sashimi; over 100 special rolls, plus tempura and other cooked specials.

6055 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 272-1930. chickiesandpetes. com. Sports-themed bar/restaurant famous for its wings, crabs and Philly-style sandwiches.


Chido Burrito

800 Bay Restaurant & Bar 800 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 926-3500. 800bayrestaurant. com.

Antonino’s Jo Jo Ristorante

2405 New Rd., Northfield. 6467565. Traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine.

Athenian Garden

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

Atlantic City Sub Shop

Heather Croft Sq., Northfield. 646-7799. Eat-in, take-out, delivery and party trays.

A Touch of Italy

Black Horse Pike, Cardiff/EHT. 646-1855. Serving veal, seafood, pasta, steaks and brick-oven pizzas. Banquet facilities.


Rt. 9, Central Square, Linwood.

807 Tilton Rd.., Northfield. 4841480. Check out surf videos, listen to some cool music and kick back for awhile. Live free. Eat well.

Cousin Mario’s

5401 Hardin Hwy. (Route 40), Mays Landing. 625-2523. (Formerly the Epic Grille). Pizza and Italian specialties. Happyhour noon-7pm weekdays.

Crab Trap

2 Broadway, Somers Pt. 9277377, Serving fresh seafood, soups, steaks, homemade breads, desserts and more. Open daily from 11am-10pm Sun.-Thurs., 11am-11pm Fri. & Sat. Early bird specials from 3-5pm on Mon. Live entertainment Wed.-Sat. Outdoor deck.

Dolce Vita Ristorante & Pizzeria

443 Zion Rd., EHT. 788-8512. Open daily for lunch & dinner till 10pm and Sat. till 11pm. Breakfast Fri.-Sun., 7-11am.

Dubliner Irish Pub

325 Jimmy Leeds Rd., Galloway. 652-2210, Authentic Irish cuisine.

East Bay Crab & Grill

Cardiff Plaza, EHT. 272-7721. Specializing in all-you-can-eat crabs, earlybird menu.12 Entrees under $12 menu, over 60 entrees starting at $8.99 and daily specials. Reservations accepted.

El Rancho

375 S. Main St., Pleasantville. Authentic Mexican.

English Creek Restaurant

3003 English Creek Shopping Ctr., EHT. 677-0016. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Menu includes Italian specialties, pasta, seafood and smoked fish platters.

Feather Cafe & Grill

6041 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 377-5555. Traditional and authentic northern and southern Indian cuisine. Indian lunch buffet daily from 11am-2:30pm. Also serves American entrees.

Kelsey & Kim’s Soul Food 52 N. Main St, Pleasantville. 08232 484-8448. Classic southern style soul food with a twist. Hours: daily 11am10pm.

Formica Bros. Bakery

Kensington Square, Northfield. 646-6565. 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.


210 New Rd., No. 4, Linwood Green Plaza, Linwood. 9268861. Japanese cuisine specializing in sushi and steak.

Gaspare’s Gourmet Italian Bistro

Harbor Village Square, EHT. Ocean Heights Ave. & Zion Road, Bargaintown. 6532112. Quaint, cozy and casual serving lunch, dinner, take-out and delivery. Cocktails, beer and wine.

Gianna’s Cafe

The Plaza at Center Point, 1205 Tilton Rd., Northfield. 677-0470; FAX 677-8885. California cuisine in a casual, upscale setting.

Gilchrist Offshore

734 W. White Horse Pike, Cologne, 965-3433. Great breakfast and lunch specials.

Ginza Japanese Restaurant 6708 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 3832588. (Ginza II located in English Creek Shopping Ctr., EHT. 3833999). Hibachi steakhouse and sushi bar.

Goodfellows, W.L.

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

Gourmet Italian Cuisine

324 S Pitney Rd, Galloway, NJ. 652-1398. Serving authentic Italian food and fine wines.

Great American Pub

Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-1990. Great gourmet Black Angus burgers. Happyhour 6 days a week. Free poker Tues.-Weds.

Gregoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant

900 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9276665. Serving lunch & dinner until 1am. Food and beverage specials.

The Grilled Cheese & Crabcake Co.

55 Laurel Dr., Somers Pt. 6017533. Offers a selection of fresh, homemade goods daily and a variety of tasty soups. Relaxing atmosphere, reasonably priced.

Hi Point Pub (Skellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s)

5 N. Shore Rd., Absecon. 6413172. Open 24/7. Full dinner menu. Eat-in/take-out/delivery.

Hu Tieu

Asian Mall, Pleasantville Shopping Center, 700 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 6468977. Vietnamese cuisine.

Rt. 559, Mays Landing. 6252226. Great food and cocktails on the waterfront. 45 S. New York Rd., Galloway Twp. 404-9000. Featuring classic pub fare plus a full dinner menu. 131 Jordan Rd., (behind the Sunoco station off Laurel Dr./ Garden State Parkway entrance), Somers Pt. 927-4637. Lunch and dinner featuring Greek specialties.

Jo-Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Grille Black Horse Pike & Main St., Pleasantville. 646-8332 and at 6106 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Twp. 641-8332. jojosi-

229 S. Main Street, Pleasantville. 677-6868. South American and Caribbean cuisine. Open Tues.-Sun. for lunch and dinner, delivery and take-out. BYOB.

Mangia by the Greens

3016 Ocean Heights Ave., EHT. 601-8369. Lunch, dinner, late-night snacks, pizza. Free delivery to EHT, Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point.

119 Route 50, Corbin City. 628-3024. Traditional, casual dining. J-Bones Tavern inside.

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La Hacienda

1470 White Horse Pike, Hammonton. 561-9621. Italian specialties and â&#x20AC;&#x153;worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best spaghetti.â&#x20AC;?

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

La Pizzatega

Linwood Greene, Rt. 9, Linwood. 653-8442. Serving seafood, veal pasta, steak, subs and salads.

Levariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seafood & American Grill

Mays Landing Diner

6177 Harding Highway (Rt. 40), Mays Landing. 6255051. Classic New Jersey diner. Baking done on the premises.

McKeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub

Tuckahoe Rd. and Rt. 50, Upper Township. Open daily 10am. Drink specials.

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650 New Rd., Somers Point. 653-9853. Lunch specials starting at $5 and dinner specials from $9.

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Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant

JRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern

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

Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing. 1960sthemed classic burger joint and more.


7655. Murphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crab cakes, steaks, prime rib, seafood and salad bar.

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JDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub & Grille Homemade Italian specialties.

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

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733 W. White Horse Pike, Cologne. 965-1877. Daily lunch and dinner specials. Closed Mondays.

Mount Fuji

136 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 383-8881. Traditional Japanese cuisine. Sushi bar.

The Nizam’s

6666 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 677-8829. Northern and Southern Indian food, including nan, tandori and vegetarian dishes. Major credit cards accepted. Lunch buffett $9.95.

Oyster Creek Inn

41 N. Oyster Creek Rd., Leeds Point. 652-8565. Oldfashioned fresh seafood house with waterfront dining.

Pistol Pete’s Saloon & Steakhouse

1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000. Casual dining. Weekly specials.

PJ’s 50 Pub & Grille

2301 Rt. 50, 1 Mile N. of Black Horse Pike (Rt. 322), Mays Landing. 625-9600. Everything homemade from soups to desserts.

Rama Thai

3003 English Creek Ave. Egg Harbor Twp. (in English Creek Shopping Ctr.) 677-1004. Thai cuisine with reasonable prices.

Ram’s Head Inn

9 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway. 652-1700. Classic area hotspot.

Renault Winery

72 N. Breman Ave, Egg Harbor City. 965-2111. Gourmet restaurant and also Joseph’s Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Richland House

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1303 Harding Hwy. (Rt. 40), Richland. 856-697-5700. Fresh seafood and steaks, unique wine list.

Romanelli’s Garden Cafe

279 S. New York Rd., Galloway. 652-0179. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also catering.

Sack O’ Subs

784 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 646-6555. Hot and cold subs, homemade soups and salads.


4215 Black Horse Pike (Hamilton Commons shopping center), Mays Landing. 4850071. Japanese cuisine w/ Japanese steak, seafood house and sushi bar.

Sam’s Bar & Grill

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


Sandi Pointe

908 Shore Rd., Somers Point,

927-2759. (formerly Mac’s Restaurant). Seafood restaurant and bar with live music.

Simply Fondue

4215 Black Horse Pike. (Hamilton Commons shopping center) , Mays Landing. (near Regal Cinemas) Mostly fondue, but also salads and a bar offering more than 50 different martinis.

Somers Point Cafe

581 Ocean Heights Ave., Somers Point. 788-8115. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7am-10pm daily. Daily specials. Eat in, take-out, delivery. Most dinners under $10.

Smithville Inn

Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 652-7777. Traditional area hotspot.

Tailgaters Galloway Grille

337 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City. 804-9000. Traditional American cuisine, daily homemade specials, burgers and wings. Sports bar.

Tap Room & Grille

Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr., Northfield. 236.4465. Featuring an acclaimed Sunday brunch. Open Sun.-Thurs.lunch from 11am. Fri.& Sat. dinner from 5pm. Fri.-Sun. breakfast from 7am. Sun. brunch, 10am-2pm.

Thai Basil

199 New Rd., Suite 72, Linwood. 926-9339. Serving Thai-French cuisine.

Tre Figlio

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

TW Howell’s

341 West White Horse Pike (Odesse Ave. & Rt.9), Pomona. 892-3704. Summertime BBQs as well as catering for any event.

Ventura’s Offshore Café

2015 Shore Rd., Northfield, 641-5158. Award-winning filet mignon, pan pizzas and more. Delivery.


All Natural Pizza

1136 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. 391-2212. No sugar, shortening, oil or preservaties in sauce or dough. Fresh dough made daily.

Casa Del Dolce

947-949 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. 398-9300. Italian restaurant and gourmet deli.


500 9th St., Ocean City. 399-0113. “Where the town meets.”

Clancy’s by the Sea

1244 Boardwalk, Ocean City. 398-3344. clancysbythesea. com. Weekly specials, open year round. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open evenings.

Deauville Inn

201 Willard Road, Strathmere, 263-2080. Waterfront bar and dining.

Golden Inn

Oceanfront at 78th St., Avalon. 967-2111. Dinner served from 5-8pm (9pm on weekends). Happyhour daily: Sun. noon-2pm: $5 Bloody Marys; Mon. & Fri. 4-6pm: $2 domestics, $3 imports, and $5 margaritas; Tues. 4-6pm: $2 domestics, $3 imports, and $5 Cruzan rum drinks; Wed. & Thurs. 4-6pm: $2 domestics, $3 imports, $5 Absolut drinks; Sat. 11am1pm: $5 Bloody Marys.

Ma France Creperie

506 9th St., Ocean City. 3999955. Enjoy a quaint eatery with an art-inspired decor while feasting on French cuisine. Call for hours.

Rusty Nail

The Beach Shack, 205 Beach Ave., Cape May. 877-742-2507. The Rusty Nail, Cape May’s legendary hangout for locals and new menus highlighting the best of comfort food.

Sack O’ Subs

742 Ohio Ave., Absecon. 6450500. Hot & cold subs, salads, party trays.

926 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. 525-0460. Hot and cold subs, french fries, pizzas, homemade soups, salads and dinners.

Watering Hole Cafe

Tokyo Mandarin

Vic’s Subs

6494 Weymouth Rd., Mays Landing. 625-9300. Serving lunch, dinner and drink specials daily. Full menu, including 18-oz T-bone steak w/veggies for $12.99. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 4-6pm.

Ocean City and south 701 Mosaic

701 4th St., Ocean City. 398-2700. Contemporary Caribbean and Mediterranean

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340-2000 Arturo’s

1-866-MYBORGATA Bobby Flay Steak

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

Bally’s Brunch

Brunch every Sunday at the Reserve, 10am–2 pm. $39.99 per person.

Ben & Jerry’s

Enjoy all your signature favorites; also the home of the Philadelphia Soft Pretzel Factory.

Johnny Rockets

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

Noodle Village

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.


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

Gypsy Bar

Fun, relaxing dining experience.

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


Pickles Deli

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

New York style deli.

A modern Japanese pub from Michael Schulson.

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.


348-4411, ext. 6000. Contemporary Italian/ Mediterranean cuisine.


449-1044. Steakhouse with an a la carte menu features steaks, fish and salads.

Nero’s Grill

Sirloin and porterhouse steak and New England lobster.


Service is formal with traditional Italian favorites.

Venice Bar

Catch the latest game or just relax with the most updated sports scores.

6ix: A Bistro

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

Red Pearl


Spa Café


The Bagel & Doughnut Connection

Celebrated chef Michael Mina combines cutting-edge technology and design elements with his signature and acclaimed approach to seafood.

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

The Cafeteria

Game On!

American bistro. Breakfast served anytime. Modern Asian cuisine served up fresh in casual setting. Located in the Spa at Bally’s, offering health-conscious meals.

Open daily.

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Old Homestead Steak House

Casual cafe with pizza, pasta, panini, fresh salads.

Full of quick food options.

The Metropolitan

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

Wolfgang Puck American Grille

Lone Star Snack Bar

Contemporary American cuisine in two distinctive dining areas.


Sports Bar


Virginia City Buffet

348-4411 Nero’s Sunday Brunch

316 Roosevelt Blvd., Marmora. 390-1757. yesterdaysbar. com. Lunch, dinner, late-night snacks and take-out. n

La Piazza Buffet

Asian fusion.

Bally’s iconic culinary experience.

Bakery, bagel sandwiches, and more.


Offers a selection of traditional and modern Asian cuisines.

The Reserve/Preview Bar

4 West Roosevelt Blvd., (ShopRite Center) Marmora. 390-8883. Chinese & Japanese Cuisine, Sushi Bar & Catering. 25 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Sea Isle City. 263-4567. A family business in same location for over 50 years. Great views.

Kwi Restaurant and Noodle Bar

Burgers, hot dogs.

Snacks from the Lone Star Snack Bar are served. All-you-can-eat, Western-style buffet. Hours: Mon.–Thurs. lunch noon–3pm, dinner 3–9pm.; Fri.–Sun. noon-10pm. $21.99 (plus tax) daily for dinner; $16.99 (plus tax) lunch Mon.-Thurs.

Includes freshly carved prime meats, omelet artisan designing your gourmet omelet. Price: $44.95; includes champagne and Bloody Marys.

Cafe Roma

Coffee shop w/take-out available.

The Pier Shops at Caesars: Buddakan

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

The Continental

345-6800. State-of-the-art sports-bar and restaurant.

Phillips Seafood

348-2273. Serving authentic Maryland-style seafood and world-famous crab cakes. Lunch and dinner served seven days a week, featuring an open, expedition kitchen. Open Sun.-Thurs. 11:30am10pm; Fri.-Sat. 11:30am11pm.

Piazza di Giorgio

345-3100. Food Court with A Taste of Tuscany, South of the Border, Salad Sensations, Hot Off the Grille, and Udon Creations. Also a fresh fruit smoothie bar.

Souzai Sushi & Sake

348-4443. Souzai is a countrystyle Japanese restaurant.

Intimate setting, sushi menu and unique sake cocktails.


menu, Mon.-Thurs. 7am-11pm; Fri. 7am-close on Sun. at 11pm.

The Trinity Pub and Carvery


Cornucopia Buffet

345-6900. A warm and inviting place to relax and enjoy a frosty pint of your favorite stout while feasting on traditional Irish specialties.

HARRAHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RESORT 441-5000 Bluepoint Bar

Coffee and espresso bar plus pastry shop, soups and sandwiches. Open 24 hrs. from Sun. at 7am-Close Fri. at 11pm. Sat. 7am-11pm.

Land and sea buffet features a variety of specialties. Cost: $18.50 (includes tax). Closed Mon.-Thurs. Fri. noon-9pm, Sat. noon-10pm, Sun. noon-9pm.

Empress Gem Noodle Bar

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Asian noodle bar open Sun.Fri. 2pm-mid. Sat. 2pm-2am.

Features a focus on comfort. From a unique spin on â&#x20AC;&#x153;all-dayâ&#x20AC;? breakfast foods like Ricotta cheese pancakes, to their all day

Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burger Bar

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burger from top to bottom. Exotic beers. Mon.-Thurs. noon-5pm (bar only), 5pmmid. (dining); Fri. 5pm-1am; Sat. noon-am; Sun. noon-mid.

ONO Pan-Asian Bistro and Bar Features exotic dishes from sushi to sashimi to rock lobster tail with Kaffir lime butter. For those with simpler tastes ONO also features a traditional surf & turf or New York strip steak. Fri. & Sat. 5:30-10pm;

Sunday brunch 10am-2pm.


Specializing in Neapolitan cuisine, Patsyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant in New York was Frank Sinatraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite restaurant. Fri. & Sat. 5:30-10pm; Sun. 6-10pm. For reservations, call 340-7585.

Simon Prime

Contemporary American steakhouse by famed, celebrity chef Kerry Simon. Simon Prime will

quickly become famous for its amazing steaks, as well as its unique take on fish, seafood, chops and organic seasonal vegetables. Thurs. 6-10pm; Fri. & Sat. 5:30-10pm.

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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 accompanied by homemade pastries, cookies and brownies.

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Corner Grille & Deli

Traditional deli favorites. Also has hot menu items.


International, Eclectic, Casual & Fine Dining. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Late Night.

Brazilian steakhouse with an all-you-can-eat $35 price that includes salad bar and eight different meats brought tableside. Also has a $7 tapas menu at the bar. Open Fri. &Sat.

McCormick & Schmickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

More than 30 different varieties of fresh seafood featured on a menu that changes twice daily.






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bar and Chinese barbecue items. Noodle bar open Mon.Thurs. noon-11pm; Fri.-Sat. noon-2am; Sun. 11am-11pm; Restaurant open Sat.-Sun. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm.

BeachBall Seafood House On the Boardwalk, open Fri.Sun. Closed after Labor Day.

Boardwalk Perks

Coffee shop with deli sandwiches. Sun.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thurs. 7amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6pm; Fri.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sat. 7amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm. Fall hours. Sun.-Thurs. 7am-5pm; Fri.-Sat. 7am-10pm.

Breadsticks Cafe & Grill

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

The Buffet

Offers an international menu, as well a full complement of all-American selections. Cost: $14.99 (plus tax) lunch and dinner; $13.99 (plus tax) for breakfast Sat. & Sun. $3 discount for Resorts Casino Club members. Fall hours: Sat. 9am9pm; Sun. 9am-8pm.


This perennial Zagat Awardwinning Italian restaurant features antipasto, pasta delicacies, fresh seafood or veal entrĂŠes with ocean views. Sunday Brunch available for $44.95 per person. Fall hours: Fri. 6pm-11pm; Sat. 5-11pm; Sunday Brunch 9:30am-2pm.

Gallagherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burger Bar Burger Bar located across

from Gallagherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers dryaged beef burgers, chili made with choice sirloin, sliders (mini burgers) and more. Fall hours: Mon.-Thurs. 4-9:30pm; Fri. noon-9:30pm; Sat. noon-11pm; Sun. noon9:30pm.

Gallagherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakhouse

340-6555. The renowned New York City steakhouse is located on Resortsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dining level and features traditional dry-aged steaks and seafood favorites prepared on their famous open flame. Fall hours: Sun.-Fri. 5-9:30pm; Sat. 5-11pm.

SHOWBOAT 343-4000 Canal Street Bread & Sandwich Co.

Soup, overstuffed sandwiches, made-to-order pizza and desserts, 24/7.

Casa Di Napoli

Brick-oven pizza, classic Italian dishes including pasta, veal and seafood, homemade salad and breads.

French Quarter Buffet

Seafood, steaks, a Bayou salad bar and homemade desserts, self-serve cappuccino machine. Mon.-Thurs. 12-4pm lunch; $19.99 (plus tax) Mon.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thurs. dinner 4-9pm, $25.99. Fri., 4-10pm, $29.99. Sat. noon-3pm lunch, $19.99; dinner, 4-10pm, $29.99. Sun.

10am-1pm, $21.99; 1-9pm, $27.99.

House of Blues Restaurant

236-BLUE. New Orleans-style restaurant and bar.

Johnny Rockets

348-0725. A retro â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s-style restaurant featuring classic burgers and more. Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 8am-mid.; Fri.Sat., 8am-2am.

Mansion Cafe

Hearth-baked biscuits, overstuffed sandwiches, hearty salads and more. Home of the $3 Big Easy Burger.

Oshi Sushi & Sake

343-4330. A 32-seat oasis for classic Japanese sushi and sake from chef Tony Fok, located in the Rib & Chophouse. Hours: Wed.-Fri., 5-10pm; Sat., 5-11pm. Closed Sun.-Tues.

Rib & Chophouse

Steaks, chops, chicken and fresh seafood, char-grilled to specification. Raw bar plus the freshest catch.

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.

Starbucks Coffee

Open. Mon.-Sun. 7am-mid. Signature drinks, including lattes and other specialty coffee drinks and pastry selection.


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

340-4000 il Verdi

Upscale gourmet Italian cuisine presented in an elegant ambiance.


New seafood restaurant, featuring locally grown food and wine under the direction of locally born and trained Chef Demetrios Haronis. Has a sushi and raw bar. Hours: Wed.-Sun. 6-11pm. Located on the casino level in the South Tower.

Golden Dynasty

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


Patrons choose their favorite flavor and toppings. Then the staff mixes them together on a marble slab. Dine-in or takeout.

Fiesta Buffet

Abundant selection. Cost: $18.95 (plus tax) for breakfast and brunch Mon.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11am; Sat. & Sun. 8amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1pm. Nightly seafood buffet for $24.95 per person (complimentary lobster tail on Fridays). Hours: Mon.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thurs. noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm; Fri. noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm; Sat. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm; Sun. 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm.


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom and Popâ&#x20AC;?-style deli featuring a variety of overstuffed sandwiches along with homemade soups.

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

Corkyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ribs & BBQ

Casual dining BBQ restaurant

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

The Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret

Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 1-877-FUNNYAC. Offering a full menu of dining options, every day. CafĂŠ Cuisine includes a continental menu, latte & espresso available. Buffet style breakfast (Sat. & Sun. 10amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2pm) $7.77.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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

The Palm

344-7256. Known for its aged prime beef, monstrous Nova Scotia lobsters and outstanding American and Italian dishes.

P.F. Changâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s China Bistro

348-4600. Traditional Chinese cuisine, with innovative contemporary creations that demonstrate modern influences on the modern Asian palette.

Red Square

344-9100. Famed restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vodka and


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.

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HEADLINERS caviar bar and restaurant recreates centuries of Russian history. The dining room, flanked with two ice columns, gives way to an ice-topped 32-foot bar.

Rí-Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant

348-8600. Authentic pubs were imported from Ireland and reassembled here. Pub fare and modern interpretations of classic Irish dishes.


Famous for its root beer, ice cream floats, and hot dogs, Stewart’s is now located in Tropicana’s Transportation Center, serving all its popular snacks and goodies.

TRUMP MARINA 1-800-777-8477; 4412000 The Bayside Buffet

An all you can eat International buffet has all your traditional favorites in a relaxing atmosphere lunch and dinner 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.

Cosimo’s Pizza

Casual and classic Italian cuisine from pizza to eggplant parmigiana to chicken florentino.

DJ’s Steakhouse


449-9300. Seafood, salad, “nearly world-famous” chicken wings and the “more than a mouthful burger” all served by the Hooters girls.

Harbor View

Elegant, intimate dining. Serving the finest gourmet seafood and Italian specialties. Best views of the Marina and Atlantic City skyline. Open for dinner Wed.-Sun. 6pm. Sunday Champagne Brunch 10am-2pm. Superb Chinese cuisine with

Full breakfast fare. Also serving deli-style lunch and casual dinners. Open 24 hours.

TRUMP PLAZA 441-6000 24 Central Cafe

An upscale dining experience in a casual atmosphere, features everything from steaks to seafood and from Asian dishes to the latest martinis available.

China Cafe & Sushi Chef

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.


Il Mulino New York

Offers two distinct, sideby-side dining experiences, the fine dining restaurant, Il Mulino New York and the more casual, newer concept, Trattoria Il Mulino.

Trattoria Il Mulino

Casual dining experience offers a lounge. Has an open kitchen with a pizza oven and a communal table.

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 visit: off the casino floor. Sit at the

2225 Boardwalk at Trump Plaza. 441-0400. Serving specialty cocktails and 20 wines by the glass. Menu features world cuisine and brick-oven pizzas.


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. 345-5757. Exotic salads, pastas, burgers, steaks and seafood served amidst the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest.

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.

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

Food Court

With Starbucks, Sbarro, Nathan’s Famous, Arthur Treacher’s, Häagen-Dazs 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 including Legendary Burger menu, authentic memorabilia of famous rock musicians. Open 11ammid. daily (till 1am Fri.-Sat.).

steaks grilled to order, gourmet pizza and dessert stations. $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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Dating Dynamics By Whitney Ullman


HILE LAYING LOW THIS PAST weekend and watching some movies, I came across a documentary about dating and relationships. The psychology behind the way people act has always been intriguing to me, especially when it comes to the interaction and intricacies of being part of a relationship. Lately Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been hearing dating horror stories from friends, and although some are quite comical, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still sad to know that there are so many single people out there who just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to find their perfect match. With so many online dating sites at our fingertips, you would think it would be easy to search through profiles to see who best meets our needs and wants. But on the contrary, although the Internet is instant, it is also very impersonal. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if someone is really like the way they describe, and we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if the picture they posted was from 10 years ago. But we have to take the information for what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth and

We also need to look within ourselves and know who we are so we can effectively communicate what we want and need to potential suitors. And remember that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t control other people; you can only control what you do and how you act. make our decisions from there. A big problem with new relationships, A big problem, which the doc touches from a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s point of view, is the fact upon, is that we tend to take our experi- that we share a lot of information with ences from past relationships and use our friends. Almost too much, to the point them against the person in our new relationship. Rather than having knowledge, learning from your past and figuring out how to make your future better, we wind up taking out our frustrations and emotional baggage on someone who is starting with a clean slate. Bottom line: You have to give people where they start giving their input and a chance. opinions as to whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best for you, and Another key factor is stereotyping. We before you know it, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing things tend to say all men do this or all women that make them happy and not doing do that. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not true. For instance, unlike things that make you happy. And to that a common perception, there are plenty same point, you may complain a lot to your of guys out there who are gentlemen and friends about what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not getting from there are plenty of women who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t your mate, but at the same time youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not â&#x20AC;&#x153;high maintenance.â&#x20AC;? The big problem is telling the mate your feelings, so they have that we like to sit around and complain no idea that you are unhappy. about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wrong about the other perMeeting someone and taking the propson, instead of just being the best person er steps to get to know one another is we can be. not always easy. But if you look within

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yourself and realize your strengths, weaknesses, faults, good traits, etc., then you can move forward in the dating world and hopefully meet the love of your life. If you are currently dating, make sure you have proper communication so you can learn more about one another. If you are single, put yourself out there, introduce yourself to someone who catches your eye and, most of all, be open to meeting people who suit your needs and desires rather than just physical attributes. Best of luck and success in your dating endeavors! N

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Showroom Variety Atlantic City casinos open 2011 season with pageantry, musicals and a mystery. By Lori Hoffman


ith all the doom and gloom about the recession’s effect on Atlantic City’s bottom line, we sometimes forget that tourists don’t care about profit margins. They will continue to flock to Atlantic City to have a good time, and Atlantic City has never lost its edge when it comes to providing entertainment versus the other East Coast gaming establishments, in particular the Pennsylvania casinos. While the top-tier headliners usually book their A.C. stays during the spring and summer, that doesn’t mean the town’s showrooms are dark during the winter months and into early spring. Atlantic City showrooms have traditionally turned to revue shows in the first few months of the new year, and 2011 is no exception.

Tropicana Showroom, Jan. 16 to Feb. 26. Opening week showtimes: Sun. 7pm; Mon. 8pm; Tues. 3:30 & 8pm; Wed. 3:30pm, and Sat. 9pm. Tickets are $25. Hilton Theater, February 17 to April 3. Showtimes: Thurs., 8pm; Fri. 9pm; Sat., 8pm and Sun., 3 and 7pm. Tickets are $29.

• Le Ombré: Seasons of Love Harrah’s Resort Concert Venue, Feb. 1120. Showtimes: Thurs.-Sun., 8pm. Tickets are $25, $30 and $35.

• Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría Boardwalk Hall, April 6-10. Showtimes: Wed., April 6, 7:30pm; Thurs., April 7, 7:30pm; Fri., April 8, 3:30pm & 7:30pm; Sat., April 9 at 3:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., April 10, 1 and 5pm. Tickets range for adults $35 to $79; children (12 & under) from $28 to $64; military, seniors and students from $31.50 to $67.50.

showroom style of tables and chairs. If you’re a regular patron at the Tropicana’s Tango’s Lounge, you might be wondering where Tango’s popular entertainer Marc Antonelli is these days. The talented young singer has earned a promotion, and will be working upstairs in the Tropicana Showroom with a show titled Marc Antonelli: From Unknown to Irresistible from Jan. 16 to Feb. 26. It will be his second shot in the big room after his One On One With Marc Antonelli played there this past October. Antonelli says that his new show is much bigger than his first headliner gig. “It runs the gamut

of musical genres from Frank Sinatra to songs of the greatest tenors of our time — Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti, and Andrea Bocelli,” he says, adding that Broadway hits from Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera will also be on the musical menu and that, “Broadway dancers and background vocalists enrich the experience. The show is versatile, hip, and, at times, edgy.” Over at the Hilton, the casino is bringing back the classic variety format with Boardwalk Follies, Feb. 17 to April 3. The show will feature a revolving cast of performers, beginning with illusionist

Michael Turco, a regular in town with his show Wonder. The show will also feature the Aerial Sisters with their aerial stunts, singer Jacklyn Maffucci and the Boardwalk Follies Dancers. Harrah’s has reached out to the West for its show at the Concert Venue. Le Ombré: Seasons of Love, Feb. 11-20, presents a cast of world-class performers who combine acrobatics, contemporary dance and traditional shadow art using their silhouettes projected onto a large screen. Stanford Le, vice president of marketing for Harrah’s Resort, says, “The producers of Le Ombré have created several unique and energetic shows in Las Vegas; this was a chance to bring a different style of high quality show to Atlantic City at Harrah’s Resort.” Wrapping up the music and pageantry April 6-10 at Boardwalk Hall will be the return of a Cirque du Soleil production for the first time since 2006. Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría has entertained more than 10 million people worldwide since its world premiere in Montreal in 1994. According to the Cirque du Soleil Web site, “Alegría is a mood, a state of mind. The name means ‘jubilation’ in Spanish … Kings’ fools, minstrels, beggars, old aristocrats and children make up its universe, along with the clowns, who alone are able to resist the passing of time and the social transformations that accompany it.” n


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Cirque’s Up: Cirque du Soleil (pictured) returns to Atlantic City with ‘Algeria’ in April. Over at Bally’s Palace Theater, the showroom will present an interactive show, Big Al’s Murder Mystery, Jan. 15-17. It won’t be the first time a casino has presented a show that gets the audience involved directly. Showboat presented Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding and Finnegan’s Wake in 2007. Now Bally’s will try out an interactive murder mystery set in a 1920s speakeasy, Murder at Big Al’s, from Kathy Reed Productions in association with the locally based Melanie Rice Entertainment. “They are re-inventing Bally’s as a 1920s, Boardwalk Empire-esque venue and a request came to put a 1920s style show in the Palace Theater and see how it does,” explains Rice. “Hopefully, this show will work for them long term in the summer.” A smaller scale version of this same show was presented previously for a high roller event. The appeal of this style of show is that a lot of it is improvisational. “There is an outline for what will transpire but how it transpires is unique [for each show],” says Rice. The Palace Theater has been reconfigured in the old-school casino

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The Miss’d America Pageant

Where: Boardwalk Hall Ballroom, A.C. When: Sunday Jan. 16, 8pm How Much: $100, $65, $35 2010’s opening performance

This year’s host, Suzanne Westenhoefer

Drag Queen Empire

Here’s a list of the drag queen contestants (see their photos online at •Kitty Hiccup, aka David Hyland, Weehawkin, N.J. • Victoria Venom, aka Layton Earl Patterson, Newark, N.J. • She-Queeta-Lee, aka Jerry Van Hook, Washington D.C. • Dallas DuBois, aka Daniel Logan, Astoria N.Y. • Phyl Craig, aka Philip Noto, Mt. Vernon, N.Y. • Navaya Shay, aka Thom Gait, Philadelphia • Gusty Winds, aka Daniel Alita, New York City • Chichi Rodriguez, aka Reynaldo Rodriguez, Millville, N.J.

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The Miss’d America Pageant goes 1920s gangster drag for its return to Boardwalk Hall.


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h, the sacrifices that have to be made to put on a good drag show. Just ask Robert Hitchen, stage name Sandy Beach, who again is writing, producing and performing in the Miss’d America Pageant Sunday (Jan. 16) at the Boardwalk Hall Ballroom. Like many things in the resort these days, the annual drag queen competition, that was reborn last year, has been touched by the Boardwalk Empire mania that has held sway in the city since the HBO show premiered in September. So last week, there was Hitchen, head to toe decked out as “Knockers Johnson,” filming the opening skit for this year’s pageant on the beach. Other characters were Lucy Luckyano and Ally Capone, possibly the first time some of America’s most famous gangsters — Charles “Lucky” Luciano. Al Capone, Enoch “Nucky” Johnson — have been given the drag treatment. “Let me tell, you,” says Hitchen. “It was cold. I’m out there in a sleeveless blouse and I’ve never been so cold in my life. And it was an hour and a half shoot. But we wanted to open with a spoof of the show. It spoofs scenes that actually happened in the show.” And it will also mark a much more ambitious and scripted show than was seen at Boardwalk Hall last year.


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Not that last year’s show wasn’t a winner, but ever since the Atlantic City GLBT Alliance brought back the venerable Studio Six tradition, the show has been on a roll. For the uninitiated, Miss’d America has a storied and treasured past, tied deeply to the city’s once beloved institution, the Miss America Pageant. Started in the early ’90s at the nowdefunct Studio Six nightclub by owner John Schultz, the drag show was the culmination of the Miss America weekend in the city. A simple little nightclub promotion for pageant personnel and fans still in town the day after the pageant grew into a tradition as revered as “show us your shoes” or Miss America scandals. But in 2005, Miss America left Atlantic City (eventually relocating to some little cow town in Nevada) and so did Miss’d America. That is until the alliance stepped in and resurrected the show in 2010. The response was terrific as the GLBT quickly gained casino sponsors and the support of the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority. Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy signed on to host and Hitchen took on the writing and producing, choreographing production numbers even as he battled a hernia and health problems. The production was staged on its tradi-

tional date, the day after the Miss America Pageant, and raised $30,000 for charity. This year, there was no place to go but up. The first step was to find a new group of contestants, all of which are professional performers as female impersonators. “The way we expanded this year is that we did a much more thorough search for contestants,” says Rich Helfant, president of the GLBT Alliance. “We were looking for applicants from all over the whole country. We took out advertisements in gay publications such as The Village Voice and The Washington Blade. We have contestants from New York and Washington and we even had a contestant from Los Angeles, but she cancelled at the last moment.” The eight remaining contestants are all professional performers, with stage names such as Kitty Hiccup, Victoria Venom and Gusty Winds. Since all are professional performers, it gives Hitchen a chance to really put together a themed, and expressive show. “Basically it’s a play that is happening in two places,” he says. “The past and the present. The show goes back and forth into the ’20s, and then comes back to the present. “Boardwalk Empire and the ’20s is a great theme and it fits in nicely with a drag show. “But it is challenging,” Hitchen adds. “It’s not easy to create a show like this, but

I think we’ve got some great numbers.” Not the least of which is a closing salute to Atlantic City as images from the resort’s past are flashed on stage. “It’s a love song to Atlantic City,” says Hitchen. The show has also brought in a new host, comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer. Openly gay, Westenhoefer is a frequent performer in the city. “She’s a sweetheart” says Hitchen. “This is going to be a lot of fun with her.” Already, ticket sales for the show are ahead of the pace set last year when about 1,000 people attended. “You have to remember that we sold the most tickets at the door [last year], nearly 400,” says Hitchen. “So this is very gratifying.” Helfant says that hopes for the show are limitless. “Our ultimate goal is to someday operate much as the Miss America Pageant operates,” he says. “We’d like to have local pageants and then state pageants and then finally the national competition in Atlantic City.” Hitchens thinks that day may come as well. “I can see it getting really big some day, and being nationally televised. Then I’ll be pushed aside like Bert Parks,” he laughs. Now, now, Knockers Johnson would never allow that. n


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Legends of Hip-Hop III

Where: House of Blues at Showboat, A.C. When: Saturday, Jan. 15, 8:30pm How Much: $39.50-$49.50

After more than 20 years EPMD still means ‘Business’; duo appears in Atlantic City with Busta Rhymes, MC Lyte and more for the ‘Legends of Hip-Hop III’ show. By Jeff Schwachter


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of rapping, EPMD’s tunes popped right out of the box. But EPMD, like fellow rappers in their sphere, Craig Mack, Biz Markie, Erik B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, and even Run D.M.C. (who EPMD toured with early in the duo’s career), didn’t come out of nowhere. They had to take in hip-hop shows to get their live set down. They got help from local DJs to learn how to “build” and record their songs. And it was hearing Public Enemy on the radio one day that had a huge impact, as Sermon tells WaxPoetics: “I was with Craig Mack at my grandma’s house when ‘Public Enemy No. 1’ came on the first time. We had no idea about making a record,; we was just listening to the radio. These records influenced us before we were even rapping, really. People think that we all came out at the same time — probably did the with the albums, but as far as singles, they was already popping off.” Prior to EPMD’s proper debut album, the duo recorded the single “It’s My


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In an interview with WaxPoetics, Sermon says, “We just made feel-good music. While New York [City] was sampling James Brown, our stuff was laid back to bump in your cars. Barbecue stuff. We didn’t know what we was doing. But Long Island had that. When you hear [Eric B. & Rakim’s] ‘Check Out My Melody,’ you turn up the bass. And that’s where we came in. We were able to coincide with that, and De La [Soul] with ‘Potholes in My Lawn’ or LL Cool J’s ‘I Need a Beat.’” The All-Music Guide describes Strictly Business as being “simply amazing, a killer blend of good groove and laid-back flow, plus a populist sense of sampling that had heads nodding from the first listen.” EPMD sampled music that many of their contemporary rappers didn’t touch at the time, such as records by the Steve Miller Band, ZZ Top, Zapp, and other rock and classic rock songs. This gave EPMD’s music a truly unique sound and, blended with the pair’s no-bullshit monotone style

Thang” in 1987. Legend has it that the song was put down in just three hours by Sermon and Parrish, who had been working together musically on and off since 1985. The single was later licensed to the Chrysalis label, and then EPMD was signed to Sleeping Bag/Fresh Records. Then came Strictly Business and its plethora of strong singles, many of which could be heard blasting out of cars all over the East Coast and eventually beyond. EPMD’s 1989 follow-up, Unfinished Business, also went gold and then EPMD signed to Def Jam, which released 1990’s Business as Usual and 1992’s Business Never Personal. Although Sermon and Parrish came out of the suburbs of Long Island — a fact that would be shouted out during several of EPMD’s songs — their strictly-business attitude, monotone style of rapping, hard-core dissing of “sucker MCs” and extraordinary rhyming and rapping skills definitely had an influence on much of hip-hip that followed, including the West Coast’s gangsta style of rap, which would take off following the release of the southern California rap act NWA’s 1988 ground-breaking album Straight Outta Compton. Two decades later, hip-hop has changed significantly in all aspects of the game. Sermon, one of rap’s chief architects during its golden era (1980s to early 1990s), along with partner Parrish, remains humble about the impact EPMD has had on hiphop (at least during interviews; in songs it’s a different story). As Sermon explains in the WaxPoetics interview (which was conducted by writer Jesse Serwer during 2008), “With EPMD ... nothing was planned. Everything just happened. ...Whatever happened was just like, God-blessed miracle stuff. No setup. We didn’t have no struggle, none of that. This was destined to be. Nothing more, nothing less.” Hearing “Strictly Business” live — like on Saturday — or even listening to the song (especially on vinyl) is probably something everyone should do before they die. And let’s not leave out that EPMD’s co-headliners Saturday night are not too shabby either. C’mon, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth? MC Lyte? Busta? Just the names bring me back to my high school days. n

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e fo re we c om m en ce w i t h this review, I want to inform you that I am a big fan of country music, so this assessment is not coming from a country music hater. That said, I’m a film critic first and beyond enjoying a lot of the music in Country Strong, it had me cringing. The people who hate country music could use Country Strong as the prime example of why they can’t stand it. The plot is like a bad country song that just wants to pile on the heartbreak and the clichés. But even if you travel the same path as previous movies, you can make it work if the characters walking the line are compelling. In Country Strong, written and directed by Shana Feste, those characters are stick figures without an emotional connection. Gwyneth Paltrow stars in Country Strong as Kelly Canter, a country music legend of Reba proportions who has slipped into the abyss of alcohol addiction and is tryCountry Strong  HHHH Written & directed by Shana Feste; rated PG-13

ing to get clean in rehab. Unfortunately, she is doing about as well as Lindsay Lohan, including having a fling with an orderly, Beau (Garrett Hedlund), a budding country singer-songwriter. Kelly’s husband/manager James (Tim McGraw) pulls his wife out of rehab

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Located on the 3rd Floor of The Quarter at the Tropicana Pesents a special in-concert performance! Now Appearing:


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Also appearing: Veronica Mosey & Brian McFadden


Two shows Friday & Saturday - 9pm & 11:15pm; Sunday to Thursday - 9pm shows

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