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Stockton’s New Art Gallery opens By Samantha McCorry Dr. Saatkamp: ‘For our students enrolled in programs involving the arts, the facility provides an opportunity to explore ideas and concepts in the visual arts in a manner we previously could not.’

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Tourism District Master Plan Approved By Ray Schweibert The CRDA board unanimously approved a 300-page document that outlines a redevelopment strategy for Atlantic City that includes shortterm, mid-term and long-term goals.

A Grammy for Atlantic City? By Jeff Schwachter

Stories behind the GRAMMY nominated soundtrack of HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire.’

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Welcome to the Atlantic Club By Jeff Schwachter

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On the Cover: The Music of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ (Cover Design by Craig Billow)

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local Scene Coasting Curtain Call: Revel’s Ambitious entertainment Slate Ante Up: Poker lowdown Ask the Geator Movies

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• Features: Atlantic City Restaurant Week Kickoff; CRDA Begins Garden Pier Restoration; Jazz @ The Point Festival Line-up Announced; Weekend Hot Tub Party; ‘The Other AC,’ ‘Geoff’s Page,’ and more. • Photo Galleries: Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys at The Pool at Harrah’s; A.C. Chamber of Commerce Mixer at Golden Nugget, Tony bennett at Caesars; and more. • Video: Backstage Talk with Lit at the House of Blues; A Night of Beers & Oysters at Harry’s; Tony Rodio & The Palm Donate to boys & Girls Club, and more.

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1: Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame appears at The Pool After Dark on Saturday, Feb. 4. 2: Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson poses with local business woman Janine Leishear after the Tony Bennett concert Saturday, Feb. 4, at Caesars. 3: The California-based, punk-rock band Lit performed a free show at the House of Blues’ Party Pit on Friday night, Feb. 3. 4: Iconic crooner Tony Bennett, who’s been singing for over 60 years, wowed the crowd at Caesars’ Circus Maximus Theater on Saturday, Feb. 4 (read review and interview at acweekly.com). 5: On Monday morning, Feb. 6, Tropicana executives and Boogie Nights staff participated in a special fitness class to kick off National Heart Month. A Boogie Nights workout takes place every Thursday, 7pm, at Tilton Fitness in Galloway. The retro nightclub is set to open at the Trop this spring. 6: The Palm restaurant donated $1,000 to the Atlantic City Boys & Girls Club, and unveiled a caricature of Trop CEO Tony Rodio (far left) on The Palm’s wall. 7: Members of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce met for a luncheon Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Chart House restaurant at visit: ACWeekly.com/video Golden Nugget. 8: Over 150 guests gathered at the home of Atlantic City philanthropists Gary Hill (far right) and John Schultz (far left) recently to experience Atlantic Cape Community College’s ‘Panorama of Possibilities.’

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an’t make it to either of the Boss’ gigs in Philly next month? Show a little faith, there’s magic in the night this Saturday (feb. 11) as the original Bruce Springsteen tribute band (and the longest-running tribute act on the planet) will appear at the tropicana’s Grand exhibition Center starting 9pm. the B Street Band was founded by vocalist/keyboardist Will forte and the band’s original drummer, the late Bob “Chip” Chipak, as Backstreets in asbury Park during the heyday of that shore town’s bustling music scene in 1980. the band has since performed between 175 and 200 shows annually throughout the northeast region, including at n.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s inauguration, and recently on the southern college campuses of Duke and South Carolina. the trop show marks one of many the B Street Band has done in the a.C. area over the years, including a string of eight straight years at the Deck at Golden nugget (formerly trump marina) every thursday night during the summer. “originally we came out of Pennsylvania as a band called Star, but we moved to asbury Park in 1978 when that music scene was really cranking,” says forte, who’s joined on stage by lead guitarist/vocalist Steve Baranian, guitarist/lead vocalist Glenn Stuart, bassist Steve Lopresto, saxophonist Steve myers and drummer Steve Pozzelanti. “We were one of the out-of-state bands that had a following along the Jersey shore, and since we were all fans of Springsteen we always did a medley of maybe five or six of his songs each night. “at that time i noticed there was a real fever for his music, and while [the audiences] seemed to like our band in general, they were really waiting for us to play Springsteen’s stuff. So i made a decision. Beatlemania was popular at the time, and there was a Doors act around, so i had the idea to do just Springsteen music. there was a real yearning for it at that time, and i thought it might be a way to branch off and do something that wasn’t being done all over the place by other bands.” forte says there was some ambivalence as to whether the switch in formats would fly. one of the initial glitches was that since Springsteen is so revered in that part of northern new Jersey (if not yet globally), his legions of fans did not initially take to their idol being imitated. “the [eminent asbury Park nightclub] Stone Pony didn’t want to hire us at first,” Like us:

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ATLANTIC CITY * For casino venues, see “Casino Capsule” p. 26 for entertainment listings. Visit acweekly. com for more detailed listings. 25 Hours Resorts. 344-6000. resortsac. com. 24-hour casino bar/ lounge. Blanche “The Singing Bartender” Morro Tues.-Sat., 4-10pm. T. Fox Fri. & Sat. 10pm, Mon. 8pm. Happy hour weekdays 2-7pm.

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2120 Atlantic Ave., at The Walk. 449-4040. the4040club.com. Upscale sports bar owned by rapper Jay-Z. Open weekends.

Atlantic City Bar & Grill

1219 Pacific at S. Carolina Ave. 348-8080. acbarandgrill.com. Open 24/7. Happy hour Mon.Fri., 3-6pm, 20 HDTVs. Upstairs lounge available for private parties.

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245 S. New York Ave. at the Boardwalk (formerly Deja Vu). clubarzu.com. 317-4248. Multilevel club with five bars. Open Thurs.-Sun. till 6am. Drink specials, bottle service.

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The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. tropicana.net. 1-877-FUNNYAC. Happy hour 5:30-7pm daily at Cassie’s Bar.

The Continental

The Pier Shops at Caesars, 674-8300. continentalac.com. Famous Philly martini bar export.

Cuba Libre *

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3486700. cubalibrerestaurant.com. Latin music, exclusive rum bar. Happy hour 5-7pm. Late Night Latin Floor Show every Fri. and Sat night.

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Music Box, One Borgata Way. theborgata.com. Tickets $20, shows 9pm nightly at the Music Box, except during headline acts.

Brass Rail

9 South Mt. Vernon Ave. BrassRailAC.com. One of Atlantic City’s oldest gay bars. Open daily, 4pm-4am (till 6am Fri.-Sat.). Happy hour daily 5-8pm.

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Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 449-1000. casbahclub.com. Open Fri.,Sat. 10:30pm to 6am. A.C.’s original casino nightclub.

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Chelsea Hotel, 111 S Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelsea-ac. com. Teplizsky’s Happy hour is 3-8pm Fri.-Sun. Chelsea

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9 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. 344-0119. Divinghorseclub. com. Gentleman’s club with burlesque entertainment, steakhouse, couples resort inn and Luxx Lounge nightclub.

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Bally’s, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2709. ballysac.com. Live bands and DJs Fri. & Sat nights, and Latin Night Mondays. Bottle service available. 20 S. Virginia Ave., 348-3360. Open 11am-midnight, Fri. & Sat. until 3am. Live music. Mon., Feb. 13, The Recovery, no cover. Fri., Feb. 17, Faith or Fear, Hammerfight, Shriner, G-Force, $7. Fri., Feb. 24, JE double F, 8pm.

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Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 449-1000. trumptaj.com. Nightlife hot spot. Almost Angels perform every Fri. & Sat., 10pm-2am.

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

Evo

Trump Plaza, 2225 Boardwalk. 441-0400. trumpplaza.com. Posh bar and dining. Specialty cocktails and wide variety of wines by the glass.

Firewaters

Tropicana’s Marketplace. 3446699. tropicana.net. 101 bottled & 50 draft beers, martini bar.

Formica’s Cafe

2310 Arctic Ave. 344-2732. Also at Kensington Square in Northfield, 646-6565. formicabrosbakery.com. Live music every Sat., 7-10pm.

Forum Lounge *

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

Foundation Room *

Showboat’s House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk. 343-5795. hobatshowboat.com. Lounge hours Thurs., 8pm-4am, Fri.-Sat., 6pm-2am.

Girasole Ristorante & Bar

3108 Pacific Ave. (in Ocean Club Condos), 345-5554. girasoleac. com. Mediterranean style café with alfresco patio and lounge.

ACH casino, Boston Ave. and the Boardwalk. achcasinoresort.com. Open Fri. & Sat., noon-3am; Sun.-Thurs., noon-midnight Fri., Feb. 17, Steal Your Face Band, 9pm-1am.

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Dock’s Oyster House

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

2405 Atlantic Ave. 345-0092, docksoysterhouse.com. Opens 5pm. Piano bar nightly.

Dos Caminos

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-MYBORGATA. theborgata.com. Live music, gourmet tequila menu.

Hard Rock Cafe

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. 441-5165. harrahsresort. com. 441-5747. Tequila lounge open until 11pm weekdays, 1am weekends. DJs Wed., Fri.& Sat.

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2400 Atlantic & Georgia aves. 449-1212. ducktowntavernac. com. Open 24/7. Three Happy hours: 11am-1pm, 4-7pm and 3-5am. 14 beers on tap.

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Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 3453875. duskac.com. Multi-level, 10,000 square foot nightclub. Open Tues., Fri. & Sat., 10pm till late. Tues. is service industry night.

Bally’s, Park Place and the Boardwalk. 431-0092 harrysoysterbar.com. Casual sportsbar atmosphere. Drink and app. specials daily. Tropicana, Brighton Ave. & Boardwalk. 449-1500. hooters. com. Full bar, 13 high-def TVs.

House of Blues Party Pit

Showboat’s House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk. hobatshowboat.com. 800-522-4700. Live music and DJs Fri. & Sat. Live music starts 10pm., DJs and live dancers, 7pm-4am.

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St. James Place at the Boardwalk. 344-9063. theirishpub.com. a.C. landmark bar with many imported bottles and drafts. free parking, open 24 hours.

Izakaya

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

Jezebel’s *

Located at Trump Plaza. 4416000. trumpplaza.com. Casino lounge open 24 hours. Live entertainment, cocktails, bar-top video poker, big-screen TVs.

Kelly’s Corner Pub

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

Knife & Fork

Atlantic and Pacific aves. 3441133. knifeandforkinn.com. Open daily at 4pm. Happy hour 4-6pm, half-priced apps at the bar.

Luxx Lounge

9 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. 344-0119. Divinghorseclub.com. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11pm-7am. bottle service, DJs every weekend, Thurs. is industry night.

Le Grand Fromage

25 Gordon’s Alley. 347-2743. Late night menu, lounge open 8pm-8am. Live music on weekends.

Liquid Bar *

In Trump Plaza lobby, off Boardwalk at Mississippi Avenue. trumpplaza.com. Stylish bar in casino lobby. entertainment weekends.

Live Bar

Golden Nugget, Huron and Brigantine Blvd., goldennugget. com. 800-777-8477. Live bands and DJs Thurs.-Sat. nights from 9pm. bottle service available.

Long Bar

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-myborgata. theborgata. com. Seven flat-screen TVs and small-plates menu. Open 4pm2am Sun.-Thurs., 2pm-2am fri.-Sat.

Los Compadres

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

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The Pier Shops at Caesars, Level 3, phillipsseafood.com, 3482273. $4 Happy hour all day Sun., 4-7pm Mon.-fri., bar only. Many $4 specials.

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-MYBORGATA. theborgata.com. fri., Sat. & Sun. 10pmlate. High-energy dance club with world-renowned DJs.

Mountain Sports Bar *

Bally’s Wild Wild West, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2700. ballysac.com. Nightclub open 24/7 with western theme, DJs and live music.

mur.mur *

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-MYBORGATA. theborgata.com. fri., Sat., Mon. 10pm-late. Nightclub with a personality of its own.

Night Fever *

Resorts dining level. 340-7698. resortsac.com (formerly Boogie Nights). ultimate ’70s and ’80s dance party. Open fri & Sat. nights, 9pm.

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Bally’s Wild Wild West, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2700. ballysac.com. beer-pong, mechanical bull. Open 24/7. Live music weekends.

Melting Pot

Old Waterway Inn

2112 Atlantic Ave. (by the Walk), meltingpot.com. 441-1100. Open daily till 10pm, fri.-Sat. till 11pm. Three Olives Thurs., 30 martinis $5 each.

Missile Bar *

2000. missilebar.com. Open midnight-dawn Thurs.-Sun. DJ entertainment.

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1700 W. Riverside Dr. (Venice Park) 347-1793. oldwaterwayinn.com. Open daily from 11am. Happy hour Mon.-fri., 5-7pm at the bar. Thurs. is Latin Night.

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The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3446565. Plush cocktail lounge and karaoke bar. absolut and Three Olives drinks $5 after 3am.

Pic-A-Lilli Pub

231 S. Tennessee Ave. 344-1113. Dinner menu. beer specials daily, 11pm-2am. Two Happy hours daily, 11am-1pm and 4-6pm.

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Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., harrahsresort.com. Tropical oasis with large heated pool, six hot tubs, 12 cabanas. Open Wed., fri. & Sat., 10pm4am.

Pro Bar

Resorts dining level. 340-7698. resortsac.com. a.C.’s first incasino gay nightclub. Classic speakeasy motif with live dancers and DJs. Open Thurs.-Sun. 8pm-3am.

Proud Mary’s Sports Bar

3209 Fairmount Ave. 348-3322. Serving food & beverages 24 hours daily. Perpetual sports on six TVs.

Providence *

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

Redding’s Restaurant

1545 Pacific Ave. 348-3270. reddingsrestaurant.com. entertainment, drink specials weekly. entertainment Thurs.Sat. nights.

Red Square

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3449100. chinagrillmgt.com. “5 for 5” Happy hour with $5 specials from 4-7pm.

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

Ri´-Ra´ Irish Pub

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3488600. rira.com. authentic Irish pub. Late Night Happy hour 11pm. Live music: Thurs., feb. 9, eleven eleven; fri., feb. 10, Star 69; Sat., feb. 11, eleven eleven.

Rumba Lounge *

Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. tropicana.net. Sports-themed lounge. every fri. & Sat., live DJ and dancers 10pm-3am. beth Tinnon and rayna every Tues. & Wed., 10pm.

Rush Lounge *

Golden Nugget, Huron and Brigantine Blvd., goldennugget. com. 800-777-8477. Live entertainment nightly, bartop video poker, blackjack, roulette. bottle service available.

Sammy D’s

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. 441-5402. sammyds.com. Open 24 hours Wed.-Sat., 7am10pm Sun.-Tues. a retro coffee shop with wines by the glass, half bottle or bottle. Specialty cocktails served in pint-sized glasses or in fishbowls for sharing.

Scales Grill & Deck Bar

800 N. New Hampshire Ave. (Gardner’s Basin). 345-8222, scalesgrill.com. Open daily 11am. Happy hour Mon.-fri. 4-6pm.

Scarduzio’s

Showboat, Delaware Ave. & Boardwalk. showboatac.com. Lounge open 5:30pm-2am. Sundays is Service Industry Night. DJs every fri. & Sun., 9pm-1am.

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The Pier Shops at Caesars. 348-4443. thepiershopsatcaesars.com. Serving sushi and cocktails. Karaoke Sundays, 9-11pm. Happy hour nightly, 9pm-close.

Tango’s *

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

Teplitzky’s Lounge

The Chelsea hotel. 111 S. Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelsea-ac.com. Happy hour 3-8pm with $3 domestics, $4 imports and $5 well drinks.

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.

Toga Bar *

Caesars, Boardwalk and Arkansas Ave. 348-4411. Caesarsac.com. Ultra lounge with high-energy DJ music, posh VIP areas, bottle service. Happy hour Sun.-Thurs. 5-8pm.

Tun Tavern

Inside Sheraton Hotel, Two Convention Blvd. (across from Convention Center). 347-7800.

tuntavern.com. Happy hour 5-7pm Mon.-fri. Live music weekends. fri., feb. 10, Nick Moccia; Sat., feb. 11, Patrick Stoner.

Karaoke with Mike Maggio on Sat. nights. Pool table, darts. Happy hour 1-5pm includes $3 margaritas.

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Towne Center, 4282 Harbour Beach Blvd. 266-1001. stgeorgespub.com. full bar with martini menu. Pool table. Open 24 hours. Don ellsworth every fri. night.

Resorts dining level, 344-6000. ResortsAC.com. Live entertainment in a cabaret setting. Open fri. & Sat. from 5pm.

Whiskey Grille

20 Pennsylvania Ave. 345-3290. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. five flatscreen TVs, daily specials.

The Wonder Bar

3701 Sunset Avenue (at the Albany Ave. bridge). 344-8888. wonderbarac.com. Water views. Happy hour $5 menu Mon.-fri.

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5200 Ventnor Ave. byogrille. com. 428-6908. absecon Island’s only byO sports bar. Live music every Sat. night.

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blovd. 441-5165, harrahsresort. com. Open 24/7. Circular lounge on gaming floor. Many 50-inch plasma TVs. Smoking allowed.

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Cellar 32

32nd St. and Revere Blvd. 2649463. thecellar32.com. Open from 10am. Happy hour 4-7pm daily and all day Mon. Live music Wed. & fri.

rod & reel Tavern

101 13th St. North, 266-0343.

303 Longport Blvd., Longport. caffeluciano.com. 822-1002. Happy hour at the bar daily, noon-7pm. Live music Wed., 9pm, with Don’t Call Me francis. 9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate, 822-1789, johnnyscafeventnor. com. Happy hour 4-7pm. fri., back In The Day Dance Party with DJ Joe Mac.

Luciano Lamberti’s

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9306 Amherst Ave. On the Bay, Margate. 822-8423. maynardscafe.com. Daily drink and food specials. Pool tables. DJs every fri.- Sun. night. fri. Night Happy hour with free buffet.

Malelani Café

5205 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 822-5007. malelani.com. Saturday open mike night, 8-10pm. Live music fri., feb. 10, James Lawless; Sat., feb. 11, Open Mike Night.

Sofia

9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-9111. sofiaofmargate.com. Live music Thurs., fri. and Sat. Happy hour 4-7pm at the bar, till 10pm Wed.

Steve & Cookie’s

9700 Amherst Ave., Margate. 823-1163. steveandcookies.com. Live music nightly in the piano bar and oyster bar, every Thurs. Joe Mancini Trio, 7pm Happy hour Sun.-Thurs., 5-7pm.

Tomatoe’s

9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-7535. tomatoesmargate. com. Happy Hour every night at the bar until 6:30pm. rock and roll Sushi every Wed. 9pmmidnight at the bar. Happy hour every Wed. till 9pm.

Ventura’s Greenhouse

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

MainLanD anchorage

823 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 9271776. a Somers Point tradition. Open 10am-2am. Happy hour Mon.-fri. 4-7pm.

atlantic City Country Club

1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, 236-4401, accountryclub.com. Tap room Happy hour 4-6pm, half-priced drafts and martinis.

Black Cat Bar & Grill

1 N. Shore Road (off White Horse Pike), Absecon. 641-2323. Open 7 days from 10am. Happy hour Mon.-fri, 5-7 pm.

Bulldogs Bar & Grill

743 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway, 965-4433. bulldogsbar.net. TVs at the bar & booths. entertainment fri. & Sat. night.

Caroline’s by the Bay

daily 7am-3am; Sun. noon3am. Mon-fri. Happy hour 3-6pm.

Chickie’s and Pete’s

6055 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 2721930. chickiesandpetes.com. ultimate sports bar. Happy hour Mon-fri: 4-7pm with beer and drink specials.

Cousin Mario’s

5401 Harding Hwy. (Route 40), Mays Landing. 625-2523. cousinmarios.com. Happy hour noon-7pm weekdays. entertainment 7:30pm Thurs.Sun.

Christina’s restaurant and Bar

Inside Vienna Inn, 920 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway. 965-0457. vienna-inn.com. Happy hour Tues.-Sun. 3-6pm and 9pmclose. Live music Sat. 8pm-mid.

Crab Trap

On the Circle in Somers Pt. 9277377. thecrabtrap.com. bay views. Live music Wed., fri. & Sat. with Higher Ground, and Thurs. with Jesse boyington.

Diamond Diner Sports Bar

450 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 9279007. Happy hour Mon.-Sat., 4-7pm. DJs fri. night.

16711 Washington Ave., EHT. 646-6656. Newly renovated diner with attached sports bar. Occasional live music.

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800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9273363. charliesbar.com. Open

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Dubliner Irish Pub

325 E. Jimmy Leeds Rd., Galloway. 652-2210. dublinerpubandgrill.com. Happy hour 4-7pm Mon.-Thurs., 3pm-close fri.

East Bay Crab & Grille

6701 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 2727721. eastbaycrab.com. Happy hour daily, 4-7pm, includes free buffet Mon.-fri at bar.

Formica Brothers Cafe

Kensington Square, Northfield, 646-6565, formicabrosbakery. com (also at 2310 Arctic Ave. 344-2732). Live music every every fri. 7-10pm.

Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern

Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 652-0544. Nightly specials. Live music every fri. and Sat. Happy hour 4-7pm daily.

Goodfellows, W.L.

310 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 652-1942. wlgoodfellows.com. Over 60 bottled microbrew beers. Half-price Happy hour 4-8pm.

Gregory’s

900 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9276665. gregorysbar.com. Weekly beer and drink specials.

Hi Point Pub (Skelly’s) 5 N. Shore Rd., Absecon (off

White Horse Pike). 641-3172. Open 24/7. Happy hour 5-7pm. Mon.-fri. with free buffet.

Irish Eyes Pub

446 St. Louis Ave.,Egg Harbor City. 965-7878. irisheyespub. net. (formerly McKee’s Irish Pub). Drink specials daily.

JD’s Pub

fri.Sharon Sable Trio; Sat. Cole brothers; Sun. Patty balbo, 7-11pm.

Library Pub & Grille

At McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links, 3016 Ocean Heights Ave., EHT (formerly Mangia by the Greens). EHT’s newest pub with drink specials Mon.-fri. till 6pm.

Smithville Town Center, at Rt. 9 and Smithville Blvd. 404-9000, jdspubsmithville.com. Open til 2am or later. Happy hour 3-6:30pm daily.

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Jo-Jo’s Italian Grille

Oyster Creek Inn

Black Horse Pike & Main St., Pleasantville. 646-8332 and 6106 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 641-8332. jojositaliangrille.com. Happy hour 4-6pm Mon.-fri.

Juliano’s Pub & Grill

Corner of Ocean Heights. Ave. & Zion Rd., EHT. 927-6363. julianospub.com. Tues., Thurs. 4-7pm, Happy hour with 2-for1 apps and half-priced drinks.

La Hacienda

265 S. New York Rd., Galloway. lahaciendanj.com. 652-6050. Live music fri. & Sat. nights 7:30-11:30pm. fri., feb. 10, Jukebox Kings; Sat., feb. 11, boardwalk baby.

Library III

6605 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 6457655. Live music Tues. & Thurs. Patty blee; Wed. Don Ellsworth;

500 S. NY Rd., Galloway. 6526476. Happy hour Mon.-fri. 4-7pm reduced drink prices. Nightly drink specials. 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 & Saloon

1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000. mypistolpetes.com. Western-themed bar. Happy hour 4-7 pm. Entertainment nightly.

PJ’s 50 Pub & Grille

2301 Rt. 50, Mays Landing. 6259600. Open Wed.-Mon., 11am11pm. Happy hour weekdays 4-7pm.

Ram’s Head Inn

9 W. White Horse Pike. Galloway.652-1700. ramshead-

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63rd and Landis Ave., Sea Isle City, 263-6341. kixmcnutleys. com. fri: Quizzo. Happy hour daily 4-8pm. Live music nightly.

337 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City. 804-9000. Neighborhood sports bar. Pool and darts. Two happy hours weekdays: 11am-1pm, 3-6pm.

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La Costa Lounge 4000 Landis Ave., Sea Isle, 2633756. lacosta-seaisle.com. Drink specials nightly.

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Jagged Thurs. 8pm Drew Stevyns Fri. 5:30pm Evolution Fri. 10pm Richie Balin Sat. 5:30pm Slamm Sat. 10pm Doug Jennings Sun. 8pm Beth Tinnon Mon. 8pm Evolution Tues. 8pm Lisa Bouchelle Wed. 8pm

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Star 69 Thurs. 8:30pm Showcase Fri. 10pm Them Bones Sat. 10pm

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Sounds of Society (Chicago Tribute) Thurs. 9pm-mid. DJs fri., Sat. 8pm-3am Daddy Pop fri. 8:15pm11:35pm Jumper fri. mid.-3am The Exceptions Sat. 8:15pm11:35pm Generation Next Sat. mid.3am Drop Dead Sexy Sun. 9pmmid. Rockstar Karaoke w/ Big Ragu Wed. 9pm-mid.

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Love and Branca Thurs. 8-11pm

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Friday Night Live, DJ Exodus, DJ Ed Smooth 10pm Epic Saturdays DJ Tony Martinez, DJ MicahphonChecka 8pm Sindustry Wednesday w/DJ Vito G, Nyse 10pm

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DJ K Styles, DJ Licious Fri., Sat. 10pm-5am DJ Kay Jay Wed. 10pm-3am

>>resorts >night Fever danCe CluB Don’t Call Me Francis, DJ Fri. 9pm DJ Sat. 9pm

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DJ Thurs. 10pm DJ Zathan Radix Fri. 10pm-4am Go Go Boys Fri.,Sat. 11pm-4am DJ/VJ Sun. 10pm-3am

>25 hours Bar

Blanche Wed.-Sat. 4-9:40pm T Fox fri.,Sat. 10:30pm; Mon. 8:30pm Tony Malandro Trio Sun. 8pm

>Whiskey Bar

Kelly LaVigna Fri. 9:30pm Brandon Tomasello Sat. 9pm-

Epiphany Party DJs Sat. 2-6am

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DJs, Late Night Latin Dance Show Fri., Sat.

>Missile Bar DJs Fri., Sat.

>providenCe

Rick Wonder Thurs. Rocktakon & Ring of Combast Afterparty Fri. Reach Sat.

>tango’s

Allyson Taylor Fri. 7-10:40pm DJ Ralph D’Amelio Fri. 11pm2:40am Jynx Sat. 3-6:40pm Johnny & Sherena Sat. 7pm10:40pm DJ Ralph D’Amelio Sat. 11pm2:40am

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LauraLea and Tripp Fabulous Fri. 10pm-2am DJ B Lee Fri. 9pm-4am Dancers Fri., Sat. 10pm-2am DJ Aiden Scott Sat. 8pm-4am Go Go Gadjet Sat. 10pm-2am

>Foundation rooM

Jeff & Tamara Sat. 6-10pm DJ Ed Smooth Sat. 10pm-2am

DJ Dnial & DJ Jason E. Fri.10:30pm-6am DJ Eddie Edge & DJ Jason E. Sat. 10:30pm-6am

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Almost Angels w/DJ Joey Catz Fri. 10:30pm Almost Angels w/DJ Ernesto DiSiro Sat. 10:30pm n

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Allen Edwards

Lisa Lampanelli

Feb. 22-March 29, Superstar Theater Allen Edwards, “the voice of Branson,” takes a break from his success in that Midwest musical mecca to headline at Resorts Feb. 22-March 29. Showtimes are Wed. 3:30 & 8pm; Thurs. 3:30pm; Tues., 8pm and select Sundays (March 4 and 18) at 3:30pm. Tickets are $25. Edwards just completed his 15th year in Branson, headlining at the Allen Edwards Dining Showroom.

Casino Hotel

hottest new producer and Dim Mak label mate Datsik.

solo album debut Late Nights & Early Mornings in March 2011.

Tropicana

Legends in Concert

Lisa Lampanelli

Eddie Money

Casino and Resort

Feb. 17-May 17, Palace Theater Legends in Concert returns to Bally’s on Friday, Feb. 17, with tribute artists recreating the musical magic of Ray Charles, Liza Minnelli, Tina Turner, the Blues Brothers and Elvis. Tickets are $16.25 for children (3-16) and $32.50 for adults. Showtimes are Sun. 8pm; Tues. 8pm; Wed. 3 and 8pm; Thurs., Fri. 8pm and Sat. 7:30 and 10pm.

Feb. 19, Event Center Spicy comedian and upcoming contestant on Celebrity Apprentice, Lisa Lampanelli headlines at the Borgata on Sunday, Feb. 19, 8pm. Tickets are $49.50, $55.50 and $59.50. The “Lovable Queen of Mean,” Lampanelli conquered the club scenes in both New York City and Los Angeles in a few short years.

Feb. 18, Music Hall Rock ‘n’ roll veteran Eddie Money will be “Shakin’” at the House of Blues on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9pm. Tickets are $10.07 and $14.07. For more than 30 years, Money has entertained a generation of faithful fans with his hit songs, “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Baby Hold On,” “Think I’m In Love” and “Shakin’.” With 12 albums that sold more than 12 million records worldwide, Money Borgata Comedy Club has garnered over 10 Top 40 hit singles Music Box The Borgata Comedy Club throughout his career. offers fun-filled evenings featuring a trio of comedians daily (except during Little Anthony and The Hotel Casino & Spa headliner engagements). Showtimes are Imperials 9pm and the tickets are $20. (Visit Feb. 19, Music Hall Little Anthony Brian Regan theborgata.com). On tap to Feb. 12 and The Imperials will be performFeb. 11, Event Center Comedian Brian are Rodney Laney, Melvin George II, ing in the Music Hall on Sunday, Feb. and Rahn Ramey. Appearing Feb. 13-16 Regan, one of the top-rated comics in 19, 9pm. Tickets are $29, $35 and the country, returns to the Borgata on and Feb. 19 are Eric Tartaglione, Mark $45. Their hits songs include “Tears Saturday, Feb. 11 for an 8pm show. Unger and Macio. on My Pillow,” “So Much,” “Wishful Tickets are listed as sold out. Thinking,” “Goin’ Out of My Head” and “Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop.”

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Chris Botti Feb. 18, Concert Venue One of the world’s top-selling instrumental artists, trumpeter Chris Botti, headlines at Harrah’s Resort on Saturday, Feb. 18, 9pm. Tickets range from $40-$71.

House of Blues/Showboat

Deadmeat Tour: Steve Aoki & Atlantic City Datsik Feb. 18, Event Center To support his Marsha Ambrosius

Feb. 14, Music Hall Marsha Ambrosius, with special guest Carl Thomas, headlines at the House of Blues on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 9:30pm. Tickets are $29, $35 and $45. Formerly part of the R&B duo Floetry, the singer, songwriter, and producer, who wrote the Michael Jackson hit “Butterflies,” released her

Feb. 10, Tropicana Showroom Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat XXXIX Championship Mixed Martial Arts returns to Tropicana on Friday, Feb. 10. Doors open at 8pm and the main event starts at 9pm. Tickets range from $40-$125.

B-Street Band (Springsteen Tribute Band) Feb. 11, Grand Exhibition Center The B-Street Band, dubbed “The Original Springsteen Tribute Band,” plays a special show at the Tropicana on Saturday, Feb. 11. Tickets are $15 and they are standing room only. The venue is the Trop’s Grand Exhibition Center on the 4th floor, South Tower. See more at bstreetband.com.

Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret

The Comedy Stop is a 300-seat venue in The Quarter at Tropicana featuring three comedians nightly. Showtimes are Atlantic City Sun.-Thurs. at 9pm ($25); Fri. ($27) and Sat. ($29) at 9 & 11:15pm. Appearing ‘Brandon Tomasello: Sing, through Feb. 12 are Bernadette Pauley, Mike Vecchione and Al Ducharme. Swing, Sinatra’ Now-Feb. 16, Superstar Theater Scheduled Feb. 13-19 are Alycia Cooper, Brandon Tomasello, a young singer Steve Shaffer and Mike Donovan. Kozak who appreciates the sounds of Sinatra, the Magician appears daily at 6:15pm expands his Resorts gig from being a ($25), with a dinner show package regular at the Whiskey Bar to a head- (5:30pm) for $35. liner in the Superstar Theater through Feb. 16. Showtimes are Wednesdays, IMAX Theater 3:30 and 8pm and Thursday at 3:30pm. Feb. 9: Mission Impossible: Ghost Tickets are $20. Protocal (PG13) 5:15, 8. Opening Feb. 10: Journey 2: the Mysterious ‘Believe. Divas in a Man’s Island 3D. Fri., Sat. 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, World.’ Ongoing, Screening Room Tickets 7, 9:15. Sun.-Thurs. 1:30, 3:45, 6, 8:15. are $25 and the showtimes are Thurs. Now to April 19: The Ultimate 9pm; Fri., Sat. 10pm; Sun. 9pm, Mon., Wave Tahiti 3D. Thurs. 1:30, 2:45, Tues. 8pm. Believe. Divas In A Man’s 5; Fri., Sat. 11am; Sun.-Thurs. 12:15. World features seven of the world’s fin- Tickets are $15. n

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debut studio album Wonderland, DJ/ producer and electronic dance music entrepreneur Steve Aoki will launch his biggest tour ever: Deadmeat, presented by Dim Mak. The tour heads to the Borgata on Saturday, Feb. 18, 10pm. Tickets are $39.50. For the Deadmeat Tour, AOKI will partner with dubstep’s

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Feb. 17-18, Music Box Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Aaron Lewis, the lead singer for Staind, brings his solo show to the Borgata on Friday, Feb. 17, at 9pm and Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8pm. Tickets are $55 and $60. Renowned for his songwriting skills, Aaron Lewis has been nominated for three Grammy awards. His performance will cover past Staind songs as well as material from his recent country music EP Town Line.

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Stockton’s New Art Gallery Opens Dr. Saatkamp: ‘For our students enrolled in programs involving the arts, the facility provides an opportunity to explore ideas and concepts in the visual arts in a manner we previously could not.’ By Samantha McCorry

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tockton college deems itself as new Jersey’s distinctive public college, but with other college’s competing for the same students, what will entice prospective young scholars when deciding which college to attend in new Jersey? stockton is one of the most affordable schools within the state, and with the new spring semester already here, stockton can add a bit more culture to its resume. the success of the new college campus center, which opened in the spring of 2011, revamped the look and feel of the campus when it debuted. stockton keeps coming out with new and innovative ways to give the students the education and experience that they would expect from their college. A new Art gallery is a testament to the promise that stockton will live up to the hype of being a distinctive college. the current art gallery exhibition that’s running through Feb. 22 is part of the college’s yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary. the new bi-level gallery is located adjacent to the Performing Arts center and covers two levels. the gallery’s inaugural exhibition, “new Work by the Visual Arts Faculty,” will cover the first level, while “david Ahlsted: Recent Paintings” can be viewed on the second floor.

Stockton’s new two-floor Art Gallery Ahlsted’s past four murals, new Jersey Pine Barrens: spring, summer, Fall Winter are permanent fixtures within the campus center. current visual arts faculty including marilyn Brent, Alfonso corpus, Frank kallop, michael mcgarvey, Jedediah morfit, Hannah Ueno and Wendel White will also add their own works to the gallery. the lower and upper gallery contains approximately 2,250 square feet, and fea-

tures a floor cutout overlooking the lower gallery. this amount of space gives both current and future artists enough room to showcase their work. the gallery is free and open to the public, and the hours of operation can be found on stockton’s Web site (stockton.edu). stockton President Herman J. saatkamp Jr. is confident that this art gallery will not only make the school more aesthetically inviting, but also give the students,

Where: Adjacent to the Performing Arts Center in L-Wing Hours: Mon.-Sat. noon-7:30pm, Sun. noon-4pm Events: “Inaugural exhibition,” Through feb. 22, “alumni exhibition (Juried by Michael bzdak),” March 1- 30, “Studies in the Arts: Senior Project exhibition,” april 4- 21, “Selections from the Noyes Museum of rSC’s Permanent Collection,” May 7- aug. 30 Phone: 652-4214

specifically those involved directly in the arts, an opportunity to fully appreciate the program. “For our students enrolled in programs involving the arts, the facility provides an opportunity to explore ideas and concepts in the visual arts in a manner we previously could not,” saatkamp tells Atlantic City Weekly. “It also supports our new Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program. For our liberal arts students who may have limited access to art on our campus, or museums in the area, this facility fills the void.” stockton has recently introduced a new Bachelor of the Fine Arts degree, which allows students to pick a specific type of media to focus on, making it more personalized to fit that student’s needs. this is on top of the existing Bachelor of Arts degree, which concentrates on either art history or interdisciplinary studio art. the gallery is symbolic of the overall quality that stockton offers, and ensures that the expansion of the campus — which may even include a facility in Atlantic city — will be successful in its attempt to draw the attention towards the college that it truly deserves. n

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The Tun Tavern intends to add such fare as beer-based onion soup, fish and chips, barbecued ribs, pulled pork and more to its menu, as well as some new home brews.

Tun Tavern Where: 2 Convention boulevard, Atlantic City Phone: 347-7800 Web: tuntavern.com

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Check out the Tun’s new menu items sweet round flavor.” he also hopes to rely on “more local flavor” for the food side of the operation in general. this includes both “more slow roasts and braises” and creating additional sauces from the proprietary list of beers and ales. A couple of those items appear to have already found their way onto the tun’s menu for Atlantic city’s upcoming restaurant Week (March 4-10). ribs, in the form of a half rack basted in ale-infused chipotle barbecue sauce, will be offered at dinner. Pulled pork, in a sandwich form, is among the lunch selections. in the meantime, Kelly is already well into the planning process for his next batches of

seasonal brews. coming soon to the tun are heffeweisssen, and unfiltered summery wheat with a slightly cloudy appearance, along with a spring/summer Maibock gold lager, possessing higher alcohol content (8-9 percent) and a “malty-sweet” essence. tun customers should also expect to see Kellerbier, which Kelly describes as “a lager that is not fully lagered,” and a Farmhouse iPA. in case you are wondering what exactly the acronym iPA stands for, it means india Pale Ale. the professorial Kelly explains that during the heyday of the British empire, casked ales shipped on long sea voyages to the remotest parts of the globe — like india — required special prepa-

ration and precautions. specifically, these ales were treated with additional hops, a natural preservative and when paired with alcohol an antimicrobial agent, to ensure their continued drinkability. Kelly utilizes a variety of those hops — the female flowering plant top of the humulus lupulus species — including traditional “noble” strains native to central europe like saaz, hallertau and tettenang. From the United states, he purchases additional hops native to the Pacific northwest, like cascade and simcoe. he explains that these tend to impart a more citric flavor profile. in coordination with the annual Atlantic city Beer and Music Festival March 30-31 — dubbed the “celebration of the suds” — the tun will be offering one home brewer the opportunity of a lifetime. the winner of a competition judged during the event will be given the chance to have their beer or ale professionally brewed by Kelly on premise at the tun (last year’s winners, two members of a local organization called the Barely legal homebrewers authored Belgian tripel, a strong pale ale). clark also has something special planned, the installation of a smoker outside building, planned to make its debut on May 19. he even hopes to employ the decorative oak casks — originally used for aging rum and currently scattered throughout the restaurant — as fuel for that new device. n

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s the AtlAntic city region’s first, and still only, full-scale brewpub and restaurant, the tun tavern has always managed to nicely incorporate those house-made beverages into its bill of fare. Brewmaster tim Kelly elaborates on this process, saying “i’m generally here as a resource for chefs. i’m an ingredient.” Kelly, a Marlton native with a background in physics, previously worked at Drexel University in the Department of Material sciences. he became enamored with the home-brewing movement while attending grad school at the University of Vermont, calling that time “an incredible experience.” the wry Kelly has been with the tun for five years, prior to that he also worked at cherry hill’s highly regarded Flying Fish Brewery for two years. the tun’s kitchen has undergone a transition over the last six months and is now under the direction of local chef Jon clark. An egg harbor township native, clark graduated from Atlantic cape community college’s school of culinary Arts in 2003 and has already completed stints working at two highly regarded facilities — renault Winery and the ram’s head inn. the soft-spoken 28-year-old old talked candidly with us about his plans for a menu revision, adding items like beer-based onion soup, fish and chips, barbecued ribs, pulled pork and a beer mac-n-cheese in the not-too-distant future. each would utilize Kelly’s creations, most often the tun lite, which clark fancies for cooking thanks to “a


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Girasole Ristorante

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

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

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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.

Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern

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

Chelsea Prime

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

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

Irish Pub

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

Kelsey and Kim’s

2300 Fairmount Ave. 344-2439. angelosfairmounttavern.com. An A.C. institution, Angelo’s Italian fare has flourished for three generations.

Chelsea Pub

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

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

Angeloni’s II Restaurant

Dock’s Oyster House

Knife & Fork

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

2405 Atlantic Ave. 345-0092. docksoysterhouse.com. Offering fine steaks and seafood.

Atlantic City Bar & Grill

Ducktown Tavern

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

Back Bay Ale House

800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Gardner’s Basin. 449-0006. backbayalehouse. com. Casual waterfront dining with stunning bay views. Open daily from 11am for lunch and dinner. Free parking.

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

El Charro!

2430 Fairmount Ave. 344-2900. Authentic Mexican restaurant serving lunch and dinner.

Gilchrist’s Restaurant

804 North Rhode Island Ave. (Gardner’s Basin). 345-8278. Famed family diner

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

Melaka Restaurant The Melting Pot

2112 Atlantic Ave. 441-1100. meltingpotcom. Fondue restaurant with romantic dining experience.

Mexico Restaurant

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

Old Waterway Inn

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

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

Redding’s Restaurant

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

Scales Grill & Deck Bar

800 N. New Hampshire Ave. (Gardner’s

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

Tommy’s Seaside Grill & Pizza

Tony Boloney’s Pizzeria

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

1926 Atlantic Ave. 344-2293. losamigosrest.com/AC. Mexican food, sea-

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

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

Pic A Lilli Pub

Longhorn Steak House

Los Amigos

South End Pizza II

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

Pho Hoa Cali

2801 Arctic Ave. 347-9119. Authentic Vietnamese and vegetarian cuisine. 2108 Atlantic Ave. 344-2050. Serving lunch and dinner. 11:30am-10pm weekdays, till 11pm weekends.

westendgrilleac.com. 441-9100. Open from 4pm daily. New home of the A.C. French-fried lobstertail. Appetizers and sandwiches, chips, seafood and steaks.

1523 Boardwalk. tommysseasidegrillandpizza.com. 347-7194. Pizza, subs, wraps, entrees. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Good food, great atmosphere, friendly service and affordable prices.

1545 Pacific Ave. 348-3270. reddingsrestaurant.com. Offering southern cuisine with bar specials daily from 4-7pm.

Little Saigon

Basin. Formerly the Flying Cloud Cafe). 345-8222, scalesgrill.com. Casual waterfront dining. Lunch, dinner and private functions. Specialty cocktails and frozen drinks. Free parking. Open daily at 11am.

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The Wonder Bar

3701 Sunset Avenue (at the Albany Ave. bridge). 344-8888. wonderbarac.com.

BRIGANTINE Andre’s Italian Restaurant

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

Cellar 32

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

3119 Revere Blvd. (located at corner of 32nd and Revere). 264-9463. Entree and tapas style restaurant, bar and package goods store. Open daily at 10am.

Tun Tavern

Laguna Grill Martini Bar

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

Veggie Grille

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

West End Grille

West End and N. Trenton aves.

1400 Ocean Ave. 266-7731. lagunagrill.com. 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. 266-2808. Northern and Southern Italian cuisine.

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Thursdays

(12 Miles from Atlantic City in the Historic Towne of Smithville)

served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes, herb crusted goat cheese and port wine reduction

Grilled Veal Chop

served with a parmesan risotto, wild mushrooms and Bordelaise

Sauteed New Orleans Seafood

a collection of clams, mussels, crabmeat, scallops and shrimp in a cajun herb mushroom butter sauce - pasta

Assorted Desserts

$45.00

gratuity and tax not included

Live Entertainment

Jesse Boyington


The Links Bar & Grille

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

Macedonian Grill

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

euro Gourmet cafe and The Gelato Factory

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

6525 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 4876525. Italian ice and gelato made on premises. Also featuring breakfast, lunch & dinner specialties. Delivery.

Yuki Hana

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

Fedeli’s Italian Restaurant

DownBeacH Ventnor, Margate & Longport 6414 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8224111. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner under strickt Kosher supervision Open Sun.-Thurs., 8am-9pm, fri., 8am-3pm; and Sat., 1/2-hour after Sabbath is over until midnight.

Hannah G’s

Miyako

Red Room café

9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8221789. johnnyscafeventnor.com. Hearty breakfasts, healthy lunches and classic dinner cuisine with an Asian flair. Open year round from 7am-9pm, weekends till midnight.

7307 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8225858. cleosfish.com. A large variety of prepared seafood and dinner platters. Catering available. 8016 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8226602 or 822-0670. Open daily, 7-11:30am. breakfast entrees, sandwiches and subs. Party trays for all occasions. Pick-up, eat-in and delivery.

Sofia

9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-9111. sofiaofmargate.com. Authentic Mediterranean and Continental cuisine. 8017 Winchester Ave., Margate. 822-1610. Offers a wide selection of pancakes. Kids’ menu available.

Steve & cookie’s By the Bay

9700 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8231163. steveandcookies.com. Menu highlights fresh seafood, produce and prime cuts of meat.

Tomatoe’s

Jo Jo’s Frattoria & Pizzeria

cleo’s Fish Palace

141 N. Dorset Ave.,Ventnor. 8221067. Pizzas and Italian specialties.

Sophie’s Margate café

Johnny’s café & cocktails

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

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

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

6410 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 600822-2266.

BYo Grille

Decatur Ave. at the Beach, Margate. Dine outdoors by Lucy the Elephant.

5205 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 8225007. malelani.com.

Jerusalem Glatt Kosher Restaurant

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

Lucy’s Bella Luna Restaurant

Malelani café

4 S. Portland Ave. Ventnor. 8222477. Traditional Mexican restaurant. Serves breakfast entrees and remains open for dinner.

Bubbies Bistro

7800 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 487-8052. Open daily 11:30am9:30pm. Modern Chinese cuisine. Daily lunch and dinner specials. free parking lot.

Fisch Kitchen

Isabella’s

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

Liang House Imperial east

Maynard’s café

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

Barrels

hour daily 3-7pm with half-price appetizers and reduced drink prices at the bar only.

9403 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8221293. Home of authentic homecooked Italian cuisine and two-forone specials. 8 South Essex St., Margate, 8235332. Seafood restaurant.

aroma Bistro

Dino’s Subs & Pizza

Downbeach Deli

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

6501 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8226475. jo-jopizza.com. A family tradition since 1970.

La Fontana

Lamberti

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

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20 Douglas Ave., Margate. Gourmet Italian cuisine. Take-out anytime.

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5305 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 822-8105. Japanese and Thai specialties. eat in, take out and delivery. Vegetarian friendly. Specializing in seafood, beef and chicken with daily lunch and dinner specials.

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Mainland athenian Garden

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

atlantic City Sub Shop

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

Barrels

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

Bay avenue Sushi

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

Berkshire Grill

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

Bombay indian Restaurant

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

Bruno’s Bistro By the Bay

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

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

Celina’s Mulberry Market & Grille

Sunrise Plaza, 68 W. Jimmie Leeds Rd., Galloway Twp. 404-1700. celinascafes. com. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Home-baked goods.

Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant

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

Chickie’s and Pete’s

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

Chido Burrito

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

Cousin Mario’s

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

Crab Trap

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

dubliner irish Pub

325 Jimmy Leeds Rd., Galloway. 6522210. dublineririshpubandgrill.com. authentic Irish cuisine.

East Bay Crab & Grill

Cardiff Plaza, EHT. 272-7721. eastbaycrab.com. Specializing in all-you-caneat crabs, early-bird menu.12 entrees


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Clancy’s by the Sea

2015 Shore Rd., Northfield, venturascafe.com. 641-5158. Awardwinning filet mignon, pan pizzas and more. Delivery.

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

Vic’s Subs

Cousin’s Restaurant

Ventura’s Offshore Café

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

1st Street & Asbury Ave. , Ocean City. 399-9462. fine Italian cuisine and seafood.

Windjammer Diner, Bar & Grille

Deauville inn

18 MacArther Blvd., Somers Point. 365-8056. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Childrens menu.

OCean CiTy anD SOuTH 16th Street Seafood

1555 Haven Ave. 399-0016. 16thstreetseafood.biz. full line of fresh and cooked seafood daily. Take-out platters and on-premises seafood market. Open seven days, 10am-9pm.

701 Mosaic Bistro Cafe

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

Chatterbox

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

Cinco de Mayo

1039 West Ave., Ocean City. 399-

Casino Dining

0199. fine authentic Mexican cuisine.

201 Willard Rd., Strathmere. 263-2080. deauvilleinn.com. Waterfront bar and dining.

Mama Mia’s Ristorante

2087 South Shore Rd., Seaville. 624-9322, mamamiasnj.com. Brick oven pizzas and catering. Takehome ready cook dinner trays. also located in eHT.

nonna’s Trattoria & Pizzeria

755 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, 8406440. Offering pizza, pasta, seafood, beef, veal, stromboli, salads, sandwiches and more.

Randazzo’s

34th St. & Asbury Ave. 814-1600. family-style Italian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Red’s Jersey Mex Cafe

11th Street and Haven Ave., Ocean City. 399-2272. rojosjerseymex. com. fine Mexican cuisine. Open 10am-10pm daily.

926 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. 5250460. Hot and cold subs, french fries, pizzas, homemade soups, salads and more.

Sushi Ocean View 556 Sea Isle Blvd, #C, Ocean View. 624-8886. sushi-oceanview.com. Japanese/asian fusion cuisine. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-10pm, fri.-Sat. 11:30am-11pm, Sun. noon-10pm. Daily lunch and dinner specials.

Tokyo Mandarin 4 West Roosevelt Blvd., (ShopRite Center) Marmora. 390-8883. Chinese & Japanese Cuisine, Sushi bar & Catering.

BORGaTa

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3pm; dinner 5pm-mid. weekdays, to 1am weekends.

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

The Bagel & Doughnut Connection Open daily.

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.

Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood

renowned atlantic City restaurateurs Maureen Shay and frank Dougherty open the doors to their newest venture. Harry’s Oyster bar & Seafood features extensive raw bar and fresh seafood.

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

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.

Pickles Deli

New york style deli, open noon to 9pm.

The Reserve/Preview Bar

bally’s iconic culinary experience.

6ix: a Bistro

Bread + Butter

american bistro. breakfast served anytime.

Spa Café

Located in the Spa at bally’s, offering health-conscious meals.

Taste of the Shore

featuring Primo Pizza, Sack O’Subs.

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

Johnny Rockets

340-0099. a retro ’50s-style boardwalk restaurant. breakfast served daily from 8-11am. Lunch and dinner served daily from 11am-1am Sun.-Thurs., 11am-3am fri. & Sat.

nanking Restaurant

featuring Chinese, Thai, and Indian cuisines. Open daily for lunch 11am-

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

Fornelletto

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

Gypsy Bar

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fun, relaxing dining experience.

Gold Tooth Gerties

n.O.W. (noodles of the World)

Virginia City Buffet

Old Homestead Steak House

izakaya

a modern Japanese pub from Michael Schulson. asian fusion.

bakery, bagel sandwiches, & more. 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.

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

Roma

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

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

Sunroom

Lobby of The Water Club featuring tapas and small bits.

The Cafeteria

Full of quick food options.

Morton’s

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

Nero’s Tuscan Steakhouse

Steak and seafood. Hours: Fri.-Sat. 5:30- 10:30pm.

Tazza

The Metropolitan

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

Wolfgang Puck American Grille

Contemporary American cuisine in two distinctive dining areas.

CAESARS

Cafe open 24 hours with salads, sandwiches, baked goods.

THE PIER SHOPS AT CAESARS: Buddakan

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

The Continental

348-4411 Atlantic Grill

Grilled fish, meats, raw bar and sushi.

Cafe Roma

Coffee shop w/take-out available.

Kwi Restaurant and Noodle Bar

Offers a selection of traditional and modern Asian cuisines.

La Piazza Buffet

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

Mia

Italian/ Mediterranean cuisine; Sunday Brunch, 10am-2pm.

348-4411, ext. 6000. Contemporary

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

Phillips Seafood

348-2273. Serving authentic Maryland-style seafood and worldfamous crab cakes. Lunch and dinner served seven days a week, featuring an open, expedition kitchen. Open Sun.-Thurs. 11:30am-10pm; Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-11pm.

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

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

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

Chart House

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

The Deck Bayfront Bar & Restaurant

Seasonal bayfront bar and restaurant.

Imperial Court

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

Michael Patrick’s Brasserie

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

The Poolside Café

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Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse

Cornucopia Buffet

Harrah’s Resort

Empress Gem Noodle Bar

Classic burgers and more.

Bluepoint Bar

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.

Corner Grille & Deli

Traditional deli favorites. Also has hot menu items.

Dos Caminos

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

Luke Palladino at Harrah’s Resort

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

McCormick & Schmick’s

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

Sammy D’s

A retro coffee shop that gives modern and casual American cuisine a unique twist. Bar offers daily drink specials. Open 24 hours Wed.-Sat., 7am-10pm Sun.-Tues.

The Steakhouse

Gourmet restaurant offers a raw-bar, roast prime rib, shrimp Wellington and more. f e b r u a r y 9 - 1 5 , 2 0 1 2 • A T L A N T I C C I T Y W EE K L Y

Taste of the Shore

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

Temptations Fine Chocolate & Coffee

Located on first level of Waterfront Tower. Open 7am-7pm Sun.-Thurs., until 2am on Fri. & Sat.

Waterfront Buffet

Extensive buffet items. Cost: $29.99(plus tax, $22.99 kids) for dinner daily; $23.99 (plus tax, $10.99, kids) for brunch. Hours: Mon. & Fri., 8:30am–noon brunch, 4–9pm dinner; Tues. & Wed., noon–9pm dinner; Thurs. 4–9pm dinner; Sat. 8:30am–noon brunch, 1–10pm dinner; Sun. 8:30am–1:30pm brunch, 2–9pm diner.

ACH (Formerly the Hilton) Cappuccino’s

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

Rainforest Café

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

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

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

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

Roberto’s

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

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

Food Court

With Starbucks, Sbarro, Nathan’s Famous, Arthur Treacher’s, HäagenDazs, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and Sarah’s Cookies.

Nick’s Burger Bar

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

ONO Pan-Asian Bistro and Bar

Trump Taj Mahal

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

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Patsy’s

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

Cantonese/Chinese with many delicacies including authentic sushi bar.

Hard Rock Café

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

Simon Prime

Contemporary American steakhouse by famed, celebrity chef Kerry Simon. Fri. & Sat. 5:30-10pm.

Il Mulino New York

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

Resorts 344-6000 Asian Spice

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

Boardwalk Perks

Simon Prime at ACH Johnny Rockets

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

Coffee shop with deli sandwiches. Open Sun.-Thurs. 7am -5pm; Fri.-Sat. 7am-11pm.

Mansion Cafe

Breadsticks Cafe & Grill

Royal Noodle House

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

The Buffet

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

Capriccio

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

Gallagher’s Steakhouse

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

Showboat 343-4000 Canal Street Bread & Sandwich Co. Soup, overstuffed sandwiches, madeto-order pizza and desserts, 24/7.

Casa Di Napoli

Brick-oven pizza, classic Italian dishes.

Foundation Room Restaurant

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

French Quarter Buffet

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

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

Scarduzio’s Steak | Sushi | Lounge

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

Tropicana 340-4000 il Verdi

Upscale gourmet Italian cuisine presented in an elegant ambiance.

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

Seaside Cafe

This 24-hour dining experience offers updated casual fare.

Tropicana’s The Marketplace: A Dam Good Deli

“Mom and Pop”-style deli featuring a variety of overstuffed sandwiches

along with homemade soups.

American and Italian dishes.

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P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

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

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

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

Create-A-Cone

Patrons choose their favorite flavor and toppings. Then the staff mixes them together on a marble slab. Dinein or take-out.

Fiesta Buffet

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

Hooters

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

The Quarter at the Tropicana: A Dam Good Sports Bar

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

Carmine’s

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

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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

The Palm

344-7256. thepalm.com. Known for its aged prime beef, monstrous Nova Scotia lobsters and outstanding

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 Chodorow’s vodka and 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.

Transportation Center: Snack Shack

Quick stop for snacks and goodies.

Trump Plaza 441-6000 24 Central Cafe

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

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.

Evo

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

Max’s

Located on the sixth floor, this steakhouse features U.S.D.A. prime certified Angus beef and seafood selections. Open for dinner.

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

Royal Albert’s Palace

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

Safari Steak House

Decorated in a rustic jungle theme, the steakhouse received the Gold award from the National Academy of Restaurant Sciences.

Sultan’s Feast

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

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Smoothies, pretzels, other snacks.

Go

The perfect place for a light breakfast, sandwiches, salads, paninis and gelato.

Plate American Cafe Breakfast anytime.

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New. Offers eight hot and cold soups daily, served in a 16-oz. bowl with a bag of oyster crackers for just $4.95.

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Tourism District Master Plan Approved The CRDA board unanimously approved a 300-page document that outlines a redevelopment strategy for Atlantic City that includes short-term, mid-term and long-term goals. Mayor and City Council support the plan, which will be detailed in a public forum March 26. By Ray Schweibert

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logo and branding of Atlantic City shaping up under the direction of the ACA’s Liza Cartmell. Tickets are $40 ($50 for non-MBCA members) and are available at mbcanj.com. Reservations are required. Palmieri will be the keynote speaker of the event, dubbed “A New Day for a Great City.” The master plan addresses short-term objectives to transform the Boardwalk, Atlantic and Pacific avenues, and several cross-streets into a lively, walkable destination with shopping, entertainment, dining and nightlife venues. Mid-term objectives include the redevelopment of mid-town to create concepts such as an artists’ district and entertainment complex (including a concept conceived in the recent past called AC Live! — the fourth phase of Tanger Outlets - The Walk), invigorating Gardner’s Basin and reestablishing direct access from the Boardwalk to Gardner’s Basin, and revitalizing Kentucky Avenue with a focus on music, history and paying homage to a nightlife-and-entertainment district that made the area a tourism des-

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tination within itself. Long-term objectives include the creation of a mixed-use residential and commercial area at Bader Field while continuing to use the facility for music events and festivals in the interim (thus far, five major events are scheduled to take place at Bader Field this summer, also incorporating Sandcastle Stadium). Long-term plans also call for development of new gaming and non-gaming activities in the Marina District along with a network of pedestrian and bicycle paths to connect the Marina District properties (Harrah’s, Borgata, Golden Nugget and Farley State Marina). “A successful, vibrant Atlantic City is vital to the economic growth of both the regional and state economies,” says Gov. Christie in an Associated Press article. “Exactly one year to the day of signing landmark legislation that established the Atlantic City Tourism District, we now have an ambitious, visionary road map that will transform Atlantic City and lead its comeback.” Among the key issues in the Feb. 1 meeting was a three-year, $102 million Steel Pier renovation plan. By this summer it is anticipated that the Steel Pier will offer a beer garden, several new rides and games, and spruced up building facades. Steel Pier ownership, which was in attendance during the master plan hearing, mentioned that it intends to bring back Atlantic City’s famed Diving Horse attraction, which began in the 1920s and ended in 1978 (returning for a special two-month run in summer 1993). The attraction involved specially trained horses diving into a pool of water from a 30-foot platform with girls on their back. Activist groups like PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the Humane Society of the U.S. and the Animal Protection League of New Jersey have already begun to express their disapproval. Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce president Joseph Kelly notes that the master plan is appropriately considering a mixed focus on gaming and non-gaming businesses, and the need for Atlantic City to “diversify its product” in the face of ever-increasing gaming activity elsewhere. n

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TLANTIC CITY — One year to the date Gov. Chris Christie signed landmark legislation designed to revitalize Atlantic City and set the surrounding region on a new course for economic growth, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) adopted the Atlantic City Tourism District Master Plan in a special meeting at the A.C. Convention Center on Feb. 1. The 15 CRDA board members in attendance (two could not attend) voted their support of the plan, including Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford. An estimated 300 residents, business owners and city stakeholders attended the two-hour meeting, which was also broadcast live on WOND 1400 radio. The master plan was in the works for several months after the governor mandated that the state-run CRDA oversee the redevelopment and revitalization of what would be called the Tourism District — a 1,700acre area encompassing the casinos, the Boardwalk, shopping and dining districts and Bader Field. In addition to sprucing up existing amenities, the master plan’s goals are to increase entertainment and recreational offerings and make visitors feel safe when they visit the resort. Through a newly created Web site, RevitalizeAC.com, and four public meetings held in January, the CRDA garnered input from residents, business owners and anyone with a genuine interest in offering constructive comment. Over 1,600 people responded to the Web site’s online survey, and the CRDA hired international real-estate planner Jones Lang LaSalle, the urban planning firm Jerde Partnership, and locally based engineering and law offices to assist in putting the master plan together. It was announced during the Feb. 1 meeting that the entire master plan will be made available in PDF format on the CRDA’s main Web site (njcrda.com). “This is a landmark day for Atlantic City, and CRDA is excited to be at the helm of this redevelopment undertaking,” says CRDA board chairman James Kehoe. “This plan creates an innovative model that integrates Atlantic City’s seaside

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ll of the attention and press Atlantic City has reaped from the overwhelming success of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, the second season of which ended last December, may pay off even more after this Sunday’s GRAMMY Awards ceremony (airing live on CBS, Feb. 12, 8pm). The series, set in Prohibition-era Atlantic City, has won multiple awards since it debuted in September 2010, and its soundtrack — Boardwalk Empire: Vol. 1, Music from the HBO Original Series — released in September 2011 on Elektra Records, has been nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. As many fans of the show will tell you, the 1920s music that appears on the show — and its soundtrack — is a very important and prized part of Boardwalk Empire. There are so many talented folks behind the music on the show — including the artists of the period such as Sophie Tucker (played by Kathy Brier) and Eddie Cantor (Stephen DeRosa) who both got a big lift in their legendary careers by starting out in Atlantic City — that the show’s creator Terry Winter, executive producer Martin Scorsese and soundtrack producers Stewart Lerman, Kevin Weaver and Randall Poster are just a few of them. The soundtrack, which includes contemporary versions of 16 songs that were around in the early ‘20s, includes performances as heard in the series. Tunes sung by Leon Redbone (“Shiek of Araby”), Regina Spektor (“My Man”), Loudon Wainwright III (“Carrickfergus”) and Catherine Russell (“Crazy Blues”) are just a sampling of the tracks on the album, which also heavily features New York’s Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks backing most of the artists and performing period instrumentals. You could say there were a lot of cooks in the kitchen with regard to the show’s music, but that’s likely why it’s so extraordinary. As the riveting season one finale ended in 2010, the last song heard was a song selected by Winter himself. “Life Is a Funny Proposition After All,” penned by George M. Cohan, also closes the soundtrack. “I was just floating around on the Internet and, you know, YouTube is just an enormous resource for this type of stuff — you just type in ‘1920s music’ or anything like that and things just keep popping up. And then one thing leads to another. You’ll see Eddie Cantor and then he’s referring to George Cohan. And you just click and listen and, you know, just thank God people just upload all this stuff.” Once Winter heard the obscure Cohan song he knew it was the song to close season one. “I said, ‘God, I’d love to do a closing montage with this song,’ and it just worked great. Really poignant and incredible lyrics ... very deep in terms of its message and the words are just really powerful.” Although Cantor didn’t sing or record the

Kathy Brier as Sophie Tucker song (which actor-singer DeRosa does as Cantor on the show) as far as we know, Winter wanted him to sing it on the show. “Well, we love Stephen and we love that character and yeah, we don’t know if he ever recorded it [but] he may have very well performed it. And Stephen did such a great rendition of it. Really beautiful. “You can take those licenses and liberties and as long as it’s not anachronistic or the song wasn’t written for five more years, you know, I’ll do it.” DeRosa tells Atlantic City Weekly that his poignant performance was a last-minute decision. “I got a phone call near the end of the [first] season and they said Eddie is going to be in the final episode, and I’m like, ‘Amazing! Can’t wait.’ And then they said, ‘Terry found a song that we’re figuring out and we want you to do, but we don’t know how we want you to do it.’ “So then I get this material and I want to do it the way Eddie would have done it, and I want to do it the way it would have been done at Babette’s [club] at midnight — a kind of ‘Old Lange Syne’ kind of feeling. And at the same time, my first instinct was to go to the sad place because we had talked about that, but that’s not what the ‘20s were about and it certainly wasn’t what Eddie was about.” The song, says DeRosa, was “about irony. It was about, ‘Yeah, things are crazy and fucked up, but we are still hopeful about the future. We have to make peace with it.’ When I got that song I was like, ‘Terry, where the hell did you find this?’ And Terry said, ‘I just knew I wanted to find a song to close out season one and I just looked around and said there it was, that’s my song.’” Another stand-out song and performance

from the show is “Some of These Days,” which was one of the iconic Sophie Tucker’s biggest hits. Singer-actress Kathy Brier portrays Tucker on the show in season one, when the song first appears. As the actual Cantor recalls in his 1963 memoir As I Remember Them, “Sophie Tucker will always remain grateful to Atlantic City. It was there, 57 years ago, that for the first time in her life she received top billing, and she’s had top billing ever since. Her output of adrenaline every day could take care of all the needs of a wholesale drug firm.” Brier says that the role fit her like a glove. “Sophie Tucker and Eddie Cantor were the premier entertainers of their time period and they sang everything, really. It’s been a joy to [play] her,” she says. Brier remembers the initial audition process as being “swift and a whirlwind.” “I think the first time, I had a day to prepare the music [for the audition]. I mean, I knew who Sophie Tucker was, but I didn’t understand the scope of her reach in terms of entertainment. “So when I got the audition it was like a cram session. I knew that they wanted her to kind of be as close historically to her as possible in terms of her sound and everything, so I got the audition one day and was called back in the next. Then I recorded ‘Some of These Days’ and ‘Don’t Put a Tax on the Beautiful Girls’ the day after that. So it was like in a span of two-and-a-half days that I had to perfect those two songs.” Brier’s third song on the soundtrack (she has the most songs aside from Giordano and his band on the album) appeared in the second season’s first episode, “21.”

“The last song I sang [in May 2011, while she was pregnant], ‘After You Get What You Want (You Don’t Want It),’ I didn’t have much time before recording it either. Actually, it was originally supposed to be sung by three chorus girls and I guess for whatever reason [the producers] decided that it wasn’t working out. So they called and were like, ‘Can you come in tomorrow and do this?’ And I was like, ‘OK!’ Brier would love to do more as Sophie Tucker, saying that “she is such a character that it makes it even more fun” to play her. “When you find a character like this that fits you like a glove, it’s kind of a shame not to take it and run with it, especially when you have the backing of a show like Boardwalk Empire. So one of my goals was to create some kind of show around her, but now with the baby, that kind of flew out the window, but hopefully it will happen; I just don’t know if or when.” Like DeRosa, Brier — ironically both have appeared on episodes of Law & Order SVU  — also envisions a show where the pair sing as Tucker and Cantor. “Stephen and I would love to do a show together where we just do songs [of Eddie Cantor and Sophie Tucker], and Vince said he would be willing to play with his band. We were thinking of possibly doing it at Feinstein’s [in Manhattan], because it’s just such fun music. And it’s some of the best music ever written.” Although Brier doesn’t appear on screen in season two — DeRosa only appears in one episode in the second season when he visits his pregnant friend Lucy Danziger (Paz de la Huerta) in Ocean City where a Victrola record player from Prohibition agent Nelson Van Alden (Michael Shannon) turns out to save her and her unborn child’s lives — she hopes that because Atlantic City was so important to Tucker’s career, that she’ll be back at some point on the show. “I keep hoping for season three!” she says. “But you do hear me over the opening montage [of season two’s premiere], so it was a pretty good spot even though I wasn’t [on screen]. When they called they were like, ‘You know, you’re not on camera [for the song], is that OK?’ And I said absolutely. I love the show and the music and I just love singing with the band. I mean the band is amazing.” The “band” is Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, an 11-piece musical encyclopedia, which performs music of the 1920s and ‘30s at New York’s Sofia’s Restaurant every Monday and Tuesday (221 W. 46th Street, 212-719-5799) and which has been hailed by the New York Times as “an erupting wellspring of euphoria.” Giordano, who is represented in the Atlantic City region by Zippy Productions of Cape May, says he’s had a ball working on Boardwalk Empire and would love to bring his band to Atlantic City. No brainer, right? “Vince Giordano has the  ability to write, arrange and play music from another era and essentially have our contemporary ears  acknowledge this music in the realm of the intention it was written,” says Jeff Morgan of Zippy Productions. “He has a true gift.” Giordano has been so busy with Boardwalk Empire over the past few years that he has cut

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The film Albert Nobbs is a project very dear to glenn close’s heart since she played it on stage 30 years ago, co-wrote the screenplay and is one of the film’s producers. she is terrific in the title role as a woman who pretends to be a man in order to find work in 19th century ireland. Janet mcTeer, a fellow oscar nominee for supporting actress, is also excellent as another woman passing as a man. Beyond those performances, however, the film is a bit on the dull side. n Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close HH Directed by stephen Daldry; rated Pg13 The Iron Lady HH Directed by Phyllida lloyd; rated Pg-13

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Thursday, Feb. 16 bay atlantic symphony Lecture series Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., Margate. Learn about the art of improvisation at the February series of free music lectures by Paul M. Somers, sponsored by the BayAtlantic Symphony. 6:30-8pm. 8224700. bayatlanticsymphony.org.

Friday, Feb. 17 evenings at Forsythe Forsythe National Wildlife Reserve, 800 Great Creek Rd. Galloway Twp. Movie night featuring Tapped. The movie examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution and our reliance on oil. Light refreshments and popcorn served. Showing will take place at the Headquarter’s Auditorium. 7pm. Free. 652-1665. fws.gov/northeast/forsythe.

aC recreational Vehicle and Camping show Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convetion Blvd. Atlantic City. Visitors to the 17th Annual Atlantic City RV Show can check out the latest motorhomes, travel trailers, folding campers, and much more. Tickets are $12 for adults, and free for children 12-years-old and younger. 449-2000. accenter.com. sea isle City - Polar bear Plunge Weekend Various locations, Sea Isle City. Polar Bear King & Queen and Prince & Princess Contests on Friday evening. Polar Bear Vendors Market, 10am-8pm. LaCosta Complex, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue. At noon Saturday, the popular Polar Bear Costume Contest will take place at LaCosta. Plunge, 2pm, 40th St. beach. Autism 5K Run/Walk Sunday. For full schedule seaislecitynj.us Ongoing : birding and Nature Walks Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Rd. Galloway Twp. The Refuge, internationally famous as a birding and nature destination, will be offering free weekly bird and nature walks every Friday from 8-10am. The walks will meet at the refuge Visitor Information Center. Park Ranger and expert birder/naturalist Don Freiday and Volunteer Master Naturalists at the refuge will guide these walks, which are suitable for adults and interested children accompanied by an adult. People of all experience levels are welcome, and loaner binoculars are available. No pre-registration is necessary. 652-1665. www.fws.gov/northeast/forsythe. Kids Light up The arts Absecon Lighthouse, 401 N. New Hampshire Ave. Atlantic City. To promote the visual and performing arts to children, the lighthouse will be offering special 2-hour art classes from 1-3pm on Sunday afternoons beginning Jan. 29 through March. This series will collaborate with local artists, performers and crafters to educate and encourage kids to create their own works of art, culminating with an Art Show and reception. Classes will be featured in theatre & puppetry, dance, painting, literature, photography, and other disciplines. Please call 609-449-1360 to reserve your child’s participation weekly. Classes are $15 per participant and $95 for the complete series, and include all materials, supplies, and instruction. abseconlighthouse.org. n

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youth Wrestling National duals Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. The South Jersey Wrestling Association hosts an elementary and middle school wrestling tournament for grades 2 through 8. Fri: 5:30pm-10pm; Sat: 8:30am-8:30pm; Sun: 9am-3pm. Admission for adults: $5 Fri; $10 Sat & Sun. Admission for children under 12 & seniors: $3 Fri; $5 Sat & Sun. sjwrestling.com

island Ave. Atlantic City. From 11amuntil 4pm , visitors to Absecon Lighthouse can enjoy two-for-one climbs to the top of New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children. abseconlighthouse.org.

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