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Whet Your ‘Appetite’

By Jeff Schwachter

By Ed Condran

Angel Management Group has redefined Las Vegas nightlife, now it’s getting into the A.C. action.

Guns N’ Roses to rock Atlantic City Feb. 24 at House of Blues. Bassist Tommy Stinson talks new GNR album, his old band the Replacements and what Axl Rose is really like.

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The Metallica Orion Music + More festival debuts in Atlantic City June 23-24 at Bader Field. Intrview with the band’s Lars Ulrich.

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local Scene Coasting Curtain Call: Wyclef Jean Inspired by Atlantic City Ante Up: Poker lowdown Ask the Geator Waltz Through Time: An educator’s Untimely end Movies: 2012 oscar Predictions

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Casino Capsule (Casino lounges) AC Weekly: Headliners to March 7 Upcoming Headliners (through Sept.) Cultural Calendar (Arts and events)

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Nightlife: Hard Rock Cafe’s battle of the bands After Dark Nightlife listings

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• Photos : expanded ‘local Scene,’ Whitney Houston Home Going Service in Newark; Steve Aoki Deadmeat Tour at borgata; Mario lopez at The Pool at Harrah’s; boardwalk Rodeo Press Conference, and more. • Video : Masquerade bash at the live bar at Golden Nugget; Grotto Restaurant, 20 Game Poker Room open at Golden Nugget; A.C. boardwalk Rodeo Returns March 30, and more.

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1: Steve Aoki brought his Deadmeat Tour to the Borgata on Saturday, Feb. 18. INTERVIEW INSIDE 2: The Showboat INTERVIEW hosted a Mardi Gras event Tuesday, INSIDE Feb. 21, featuringInterview a King Inside Cake eating contest, which was won by Pat ”Deep Dish” Bertoletti of Chicago. 3: Mario Lopez hosted Epic Saturdays at The Pool at Harrah’s on Feb. 18. 4: The Home Going Service for Whitney Houston was held in Newark on Saturday, Feb. 18. In attendance were a number of friends and family, including Rev. Jesse Jackson and singer Roberta Flack. 5: A press conference was held last week announcing the return of The Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo March 30-April 1. Pictured is the Atlantic City Alliance’s Liza Cartmell. 6: The band Seven Stone performed at the Golden Nugget’s Live Bar for the casino’s Masquerade Bash on Feb. 18. visit: ACWeekly.com/video 7: DJ Sebastian Ingrosso, one third of Swedish House Mafia, at The Pool at Harrah’s on Sunday, Feb. 19.

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New year’s celebrations may have already passed, but the party isn’t over yet for the Philadelphia Mummers who are coming to atlantic City to recreate the splendor of New year’s Day. In the more than century-long tradition, the Mummers have continued to enthrall crowds of fans by ringing in the New year like only they can with their glitzy costumes, intricate live music, and elaborate props strutted down the streets of brotherly Love. (The New year’s Day parade is the oldest folk parade in the nation.) In addition to their involvement in the parade, the Mummers String bands perform year-round at many different venues around the world. The annual Show of Shows, an event that brings a slice of the festivities to atlantic City, returns again this year to boardwalk Hall on Saturday, feb. 25, and features the String band association’s 16 bands including this year’s winner, and first-time champ, Woodland. Since it debuted back in the 1930s, the Show of Shows was held in Philadelphia at the old Convention Hall and later the Spectrum until its move to atlantic City seven years ago where it hoped to reach a new audience. The event also allows an extra minute or so of performance time compared to New year’s Day for each of the bands, which is a significant amount of time by Mummers’ standards. unlike previous years when there were two shows, there will only be a single performance this year at 2pm. See p. 27 for ticket information. — Daniel Aupperle

When Bob Dylan’s camp gave Amnesty International 400 songs from the 71-year-old singer-songwriter’s repertoire, those involved likely didn’t dream that the outcome could be as stellar as the just-released 4-CD set Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan. With proceeds from sales of the specially priced album going to aiding AI, the organization was able to entice dozens (and dozens) of top-shelf artists — from Adele, Lucinda Williams and Ke$ha to Elvis Costello, Bad Religion and Sting — to record a Dylan tune for the cause. Sure, some of the usual suspects appear — such as “Like a Rolling Stone” (Seal & Jeff Beck) and “Blowin’ in the Wind” (Ziggy Marley) — but a majority of the songs aren’t “greatest hits” and that’s what makes this project so cool. “Abandoned Love” (Paul Rodgers w/ Nils Lofgren), “Property of Jesus” (Sinéad O’Connor), “Political World” (Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Miley Cyrus’ take on Dylan’s 1974 gem “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” are just a few of the many highlights inside this impressive set. —Jeff Schwachter


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A.C.’s Hard Rock Café joins in an international battle-of-the-bands contest in which the winner will open for Springsteen in London. By Ray Schweibert

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ability is not always enough, and that everyone needs an occasional nudge to achieve that ultimate goal, online promotional potentate Reverbnation and the globally recognized hard Rock international have teamed up to give local musicians the chance of a lifetime. in January hundreds of musicians registered (free) to compete in a series of battle-of-the-bands competitions hosted by 87 participating hard Rock cafés around the world. the field was first narrowed by fan voting on a specially created Facebook page. Dubbed “hard Rock Rising,” the a.c. hard Rock has 12 bands/solo artists competing on four Friday nights, 9pm-1am, starting Feb. 24. Ultimately the field is whittled to three finalists worldwide, with the grand prize being an allexpense paid trip to london for the 7th annual Hard Rock Calling music festival July 13-15. the winning band/artist will be on the bill with this year’s headliner — Bruce Springsteen and the e Street Band. the runner-up and third-place winners will get $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. “From day one here at Reverb we’ve been all about the artist, and opportunities like hard Rock Rising extend that mission exponentially,” says Mike Doernberg, Reverbnation ceo and co-founder. one of the bands performing in a.c. is the south Jersey-based foursome Forsaken entity, comprised of vocalist/keyboardist lana Foster, guitarist Joey “Jt” trantas, bassist Vince Foster and drummer Dan “Mazz” Mazurek. trantas and Mazurek have performed together for years, joining the Fosters in January 2011 when the couple relocated from Michigan. “we hit it off with them right from our first practice together,” says trantas, who connected with the Fosters through the internet. “Vince and lana had a more orchestrated feel to their music and me and Mazz were from the heavier side of things, so we started to rewrite our songs to fit both styles. ... we’re looking [to the a.c. gig] as a great opportunity for exposure, which is what every band is striving for. in this industry it’s hard for local original bands to get noticed and further their careers, so an opportunity like this means a lot to us.” the northeast philly-based tried & true made the initial cut when their song “tonic & gin” was among the most downloaded on the hard Rock Facebook page. they’ll likely perform that song and other originals from a cD they produced called trials & Tribulations, but the quintet is still working on the 20-minute set list for its first-ever a.c. appearance. “we’re real excited to be playing in atlantic city,” says bassist/vocalist Joe Bojko, who’s joined by lead vocalist Ricky Sides, drummer larry iaccio, guitarist John Breslin and multiinstrumentalist Damien turchi. “You really get into the atmosphere that surrounds you [at hard Rock cafés]. we can’t wait. this gig, along with

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Platinum Mustache one coming up at the wells Fargo center in June [prior to a philadelphia Soul arena football game] will be among the best shows we’ve ever performed.” the six-man south Jersey band Kid Felix will also be making its a.c. debut, and will be performing its original numbers “lost at Sea,” “Unglued,” “class action,” “Satisfaction” and “once Upon a genghis Khan.” the band includes lead vocalist Jake Falana, lead guitarist John ambrutis, rhythm guitarist Brett hagan, bassist Julian Ungerer, keyboardist Ken Baxter and drummer John Szachewicz. Solo artist priscilla paige, from levittown, pa., is a singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist whose song “lost in the Rhythm” was the top votegetter in the initial elimination phase. one of her songs was chosen as part of the new DirectV series Gone Until December, which debuts this summer. “i’m absolutely looking forward to performing and sharing the stage with many other talented bands,” says paige. “i love performing, and have devoted most of my time into my music and getting my name out there.” also competing is the five-man band platinum Mustache — a merger of a south Jersey-based R&B/soul group fronted by vocalist aaron Bliss, and a rock/hip-hop band from harlem, new York, fronted by powda Valdez. currently based in philly, the group also includes bassist carter Fox, drummer asher Murray and lead guitarist nick Seditious. they play a fusion of rock, soul, pop, hip-hop and funk. “we are a truly unique band that has a style and sound all our own,” says Bliss. “we’re currently working with David ivory, a grammywinning producer and engineer, and just released our single ‘Situations’ on the indie label Flexitone Records.” other bands competing are alpha centura, Jae, citadel, Rachel ann, eoS, Katy Vona, and haze po. For more info, go to hardrock.com. n

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but he was determined to do his set and didn’t want anyone “to feel blue.” He opened his show by asking for a moment of silence, then played a track that he produced and Houston recorded as a tribute following the death of reggae singer Dennis Brown. “[Houston’s death] really hit me hard because i know what she sounds like,” he said. “i know what her comedy voice sounds like, i know what it sounds like when she’s singing in the studio, or when she’s playing around saying my name. i got a chance to be with Whitney a few times in the studio [and] outside the studio. Whenever i saw her, she was always just so warm.” Jean said it wasn’t going to be easy for him to entertain several thousand people at Harrah’s resort so soon after Houston’s death. “For us entertainers, the hardest thing is to lose one of us and then we still have to go out on stage and give it our all,” he said quietly. ever since the Fugees split and Jean launched his solo career, he’s been a fairly frequent performer in Atlantic city. much of what he knows about the town came from reading old books, and whenever he’s scheduled to perform here, he fantasizes about “being one of those real sharp jazz guys, those bebop guys. “i love Atlantic city,” he said, describing the town as “a joint.” He meant that in a positive way. “the people in Atlantic city are very sharp, and for me, as a musician, it’s a very lively place for me, it’s very creative for me,” he said. “When i perform in Atlantic city, it’s different from other places. it’s like all walks of life come to see me, and it’s very cool.” As someone who was in the forefront of hip-hop music when the Fugees were formed in the early 1990s, Jean is pleased with the way the art form has progressed over the past 20 years. people are beginning to understand that hip-hop artists aren’t mono-dimensional artists, which was one of his goals when he first began recording. “my whole thing was the elevation of production [in the studio],” he explained. “i didn’t want people to think that just because we were hip-hoppers, that we didn’t know anything about rock or about country or even about mozart. i think the upcoming [hip-hop] producers today define a lot of that. As long as long as you’re creative, there are places where the music is definitely going to keep going.” n

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Most poker room managers say they start seeing a real increase in play when a jackpot climbs to $400,000. some would put it even lower, say $250,000. on the other hand, for some purists, the whole concept remains a pain. bad-beat chasers, as they are called, have a tendency to throw conventional strategy to the wind and stay with hands they’d never ordinarily play. after all, the winner of the full borgata badbeat jackpot, as it stands right now, will make about $225,000. that’s worth riding out a pair of deuces any day. Meanwhile, borgata, which is already the city’s dominant poker room, will continue to ride this wave until the big one hits and brings in a lot of players who usually play other rooms. that’s kind of the point of the bad-beat jackpot promotion in the first place. by the way, the $50,000 hit tuesday was the 100th time the borgata’s bad beat has hit, though there have been a lot more small hits than full hits. in this case, Robert addeo (Philadelphia) had quad fours, which didn’t hold up against Frank Maione (egg harbor township) and his four queens. addeo won the jackpot for $20,000 while Maione won the hand and an additional $10,000. seven remaining players at the table evenly split the remaining $20,000. Meanwhile, early reviews from the golden nugget’s big poker room grand opening promotion last weekend are pretty good. although the casino’s 20-table room opened in December, the nugget gave it a big push last weekend scheduling some special tournament action and promotions. since the golden nugget — the former trump Marina — is in the city’s marina section, it competes directly with two of the city’s most successful rooms in the borgata and harrah’s Resort. according to published reports, however, Keith Richman, the nugget’s poker room manager, says the casino isn’t looking to take on the city’s big dogs. instead, the casino is trying to create a cozy, upscale atmosphere focusing on small tournaments and intimate play. Richman told reporters “we want to be the friendliest joint in town.” one thing that the nugget hasn’t announced is a bad-beat jackpot. Might be worth looking into. n

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t’s been a long while since an atlantic city bad-beat jackpot has gotten really huge and taken a run at the record jackpot of $672,000 set in June 2010. so it was pretty exciting when the borgata bad-beat jackpot blasted past $600,000 — $610,000 to be precise — this President’s Day weekend. it appears to be the first time an atlantic city jackpot has topped $600K in nearly a year. except it didn’t last. tuesday morning, the borgata’s small badbeat jackpot hit for $50,000, knocking the total jackpot down to $560,000. not that that’s chump change or anything, but it essentially shaved off the same $50K the jackpot picked up over the holiday weekend as players mobbed the casino. every table in the spacious borgata room was reportedly filled as players chased the jackpot. it’s pretty simple. the more players playing, the more money goes into the progressive bad-beat jackpot, which is fueled by a rake of cash games. it creates the bad-beat mania casinos see as their jackpot climbs. still, borgata’s unique system of splitting the jackpot between small and full hits has always stopped the casino from getting into record numbers. Under the system, any player that is beaten with a minimum hand of quad deuces to quad nines wins the small jackpot. that jackpot is about 25 percent of the total jackpot, but tops out at $50,000. in this case, the small bad beat has been at $50,000 for a couple of months. to win the full jackpot, a player must have quad 10s as the minimum. For the last month, as the total borgata badbeat jackpot has been rising above $400,000, the small bad beat has been hitting. in fact it’s hit three times since mid-January. if you put that $150,000 back onto the total jackpot, there would be a new record of more than $700,000. but, without the small bad beat, the minimum hand for that for jackpot would be ridiculously high. the borgata can only set the minimum at quad 10s because there is a small bad-beat option. so what’s it all mean? well, that it’s tough for the borgata to break bad-beat jackpot records. it’s previous record for total jackpot paid was $465,000. but while records are fun to talk about, no player currently chasing the $560,000 really cares. it’s plenty high enough.

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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.

32° luxe lounge *

The Quarter at Tropicana. 572-0032. 32lounge.com. tropicana.net. VIP bottle service. Every fri. and Sat night, party with DJ b Easy.

40/40 club

2120 Atlantic Ave., at The Walk. 4494040. the4040club.com. upscale sports bar owned by rapper Jay-Z. Open weekends.

club Arzu

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

comedy Stop cafe & cabaret * The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. tropicana.net. 1-877-FUNNYAC. Happy hour 5:307pm daily at Cassie’s bar.

the continental

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

cuba libre *

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-6700. cubalibrerestaurant.com. Latin music, exclusive rum bar. Happy hour 5-7pm. Late Night Latin floor Show every fri. and Sat night.

Atlantic city Bar & Grill

Diving Horse cabaret

1219 Pacific at S. Carolina Ave. 3488080. acbarandgrill.com. Open 24/7. Happy hour Mon.-fri., 3-6pm, 20 HDTVs. upstairs lounge available for private parties.

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.

Bar 12-21 at Morton’s Steakhouse

Dizzy Dolphin

Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 449-1044. caesarsac.com. Premium wines and martinis.

ACH casino, Boston Ave. and the Boardwalk. achcasinoresort.com. Open fri. & Sat., noon-3am; Sun.Thurs., noon-midnight.

Blue Martini *

Dock’s Oyster House

Bally’s, Park Place & Boardwalk. 3402709. ballysac.com. Live bands and DJs fri. & Sat nights, and Latin Night Mondays. bottle service available.

Boneyard Bar & Grill

20 S. Virginia Ave., 348-3360. Open 11am-midnight, fri. & Sat. until 3am. Live music. fri., feb. 24, JE double f, 8pm; Mon., feb. 27, The recovery.

Borgata comedy club *

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.

casbah night club *

Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 4491000. casbahclub.com. Open fri.,Sat. 10:30pm to 6am. A.C.’s original casino nightclub.

chelsea Hotel

Chelsea Hotel, 111 S Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelsea-ac.com. Teplizsky’s Happy hour is 3-8pm fri.-Sun. Chelsea Prime Supper Club fri.-Sat., 7:30pm. C5 nightclub open 10pm-4am fri.-Sat.

chelsea Pub

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.

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

Gypsy Bar *

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

Hard Rock cafe

Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave. 441-0007. hardrock. com. Home of authentic rock ’n’ roll memorabilia.

Harry’s Oyster Bar

Bally’s, Park Place and the

Boardwalk. 431-0092 harrysoysterbar.com. Casual sportsbar atmosphere. Drink and app. specials daily. Live music nightly. Sat., feb. 24, Jacob Graff; Sun., feb. 25, Tom Pacitti.

Hooters 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.

irish Pub

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 *

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

Dos caminos

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. 441-5165. harrahsresort.com. 4415747. Tequila lounge open until 11pm weekdays, 1am weekends. DJs Wed., fri.& Sat.

Ducktown tavern

2400 Atlantic & Georgia aves. 4491212. ducktowntavernac.com. Open 24/7. Three Happy hours: 11am1pm, 4-7pm and 3-5am. 14 beers on tap.

Dusk *

Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 345-3875. duskac.com. Multi-level, 10,000 square foot nightclub. Open Tues., fri. & Sat., 10pm till late. Tues. is service industry night.

Ego Bar and lounge *

Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 4491000. trumptaj.com. Nightlife hot spot. Almost Angels perform every fri. & Sat., 10pm-2am.

Eden lounge *

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

Evo

Trump Plaza, 2225 Boardwalk. 4410400. trumpplaza.com. Posh bar and dining. Specialty cocktails and wide variety of wines by the glass.

Firewaters

Tropicana’s Marketplace. 344-6699.

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Old Waterway Inn

2721 Arctic & Iowa aves. 348-4925. Lively Irish bar open 11am-1am daily.

Knife & Fork

Atlantic and Pacific aves. 344-1133. knifeandforkinn.com. Open daily at 4pm. Happy hour 4-6pm, halfpriced apps at the bar.

Luxx Lounge

9 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. 3440119. Divinghorseclub.com. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11pm-7am. bottle service, DJs every weekend, Wed. is industry night.

Le Grand Fromage

25 Gordon’s Alley. 347-2743. Late night menu, lounge open 8pm8am. 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.

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

Los Compadres

2701 Arctic Ave. at California. 3441119. Thurs.- Sun. Live Mexican music.

Main Stage *

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-7256. thepalm. com. award-winning wine list. “Prime Time” Happy hour 5-7pm daily.

Phillips Seafood

The Pier Shops at Caesars, Level 3, phillipsseafood.com, 348-2273. $4 Happy hour all day Sun., 4-7pm Mon.-fri., bar only. Many $4 specials.

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-MYBORGATA. theborgata. com. fri., Sat. & Sun. 10pm-late. High-energy dance club with worldrenowned DJs.

Mountain Sports Bar *

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

mur.mur *

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

Night Fever Dance Club*

Resorts dining level. 340-7698. resortsac.com (formerly Boogie Nights).

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

Planet Rose Karaoke Bar

Scales Grill & Deck Bar

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-6565. Plush cocktail lounge and karaoke bar. absolut and Three Olives drinks $5 after 3am.

Pic-A-Lilli Pub

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

Scarduzio’s

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

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

The Pool *

Souzai

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., harrahsresort.com. Tropical oasis with large heated pool, six hot tubs, 12 cabanas. Open Wed., fri. & Sat., 10pm-4am.

Pro Bar

Proud Mary’s Sports Bar

Missile Bar *

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

2309 Pacific Ave. 344-0055. Located across from Trump Plaza. Great food, music and specialty drinks.

Pizza Pub

Melting Pot

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.

Rumba Lounge *

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. 441-5402. sammyds.com. Open 24 hours. 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.

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

MIXX *

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The Palm

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

The Quarter at Tropicana, upper level of Cuba Libre. 348-2000. 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.

Thurs., feb. 23, eleven eleven; fri., feb. 24, DJ Jason e; Sat., feb. 25, Goodman fiske.

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

Providence *

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 345-7800. providenceclubac.com. Nightclub w/ VIP bottle service, private lounges and energetic atmosphere.

Redding’s Restaurant

1545 Pacific Ave. 348-3270. reddingsrestaurant.com. Drink specials weekly. entertainment Thurs.-Sat. nights. Karaoke with big al Thurs. 8pm-mid.

Red Square

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-9100. chinagrillmgt.com. “5 for 5” Happy hour with $5 specials from 4-7pm.

The Ridge *

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

Ri´-Ra´ Irish Pub

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. rira.com. authentic Irish pub. Late Night Happy hour 11pm. Live music:

The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3484443. thepiershopsatcaesars.com. Serving sushi and cocktails. Karaoke Sun, 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. 24, Dan brown; Sat., feb. 25, Jon anthony.

The Whiskey Bar *

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

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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.

Xhibition Bar *

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

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9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8227535. tomatoesmargate.com. Happy Hour every night at the bar until 6:30pm. rock and roll Sushi every Wed. 9pm-midnight at the bar. Happy hour every Wed. till 9pm.

Ventura’s Greenhouse

106 S. Benson Ave., Margate. 8220140. venturasgreenhouse.com. Open seven days. Late-night fare. Weekly drink and dinner specials.

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St. George’s Pub

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

DoWnBeaCh Ventnor, Margate & Longport Caffé Luciano

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.

Johnny’s Cafe & Cocktails

9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate, 8221789, johnnyscafeventnor.com. Happy hour 4-7pm. fri., back In The Day Dance Party with DJ Joe Mac. Sun., feb. 26, a.C. ballet benefit, 2:30pm. u Aa Rr Yy 22 33 -- 22 99 ,, 22 00 11 22 •• Aa TT LL Aa N N TT II CC CC II TT Yy W W Ee Ee KK LL Yy Ff Ee Bb Rr U

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32nd St. and Revere Blvd. 264-9463. thecellar32.com. Open from 10am. Happy hour 12-6pm daily. Karaoke Thurs. w/Shannon 6pm. Live music fri. w/Teddi fusco. 101 13th St. North, 266-0343. Karaoke with Mike Maggio on Sat. nights. Pool table, darts. Happy hour 1-5pm includes $3 margaritas.

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Luciano Lamberti’s

9707 Amherst Ave ., Margate. 4876001. Happy hour everyday from 3-7pm at the bar. Discounted drinks and half-priced appetizers.

Maynard’s Cafe

9306 Amherst Ave. On the Bay, Margate. 822-8423. maynards-cafe. 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. 8225007. malelani.com. Saturday open mike night, 8-10pm. Live music fri,, feb. 24, Starchild and the Dust. Sat., feb. 25, open mike night.

Sofia

9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8229111. sofiaofmargate.com. Live music Thurs., fri. and Sat. Happy hour 4-7pm at the bar, till 10pm Wed.

Steve & Cookie’s

9700 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8231163. steveandcookies.com. Live music nightly in the piano bar and

823 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 9271776. a Somers Point tradition. Open 10am-2am. Happy hour Mon.-fri. 4-7pm. 1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, 2364401, 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

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

Charlie’s Bar

800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-3363. charliesbar.com. Open daily 7am3am; Sun. noon-3am. Mon-fri. Happy hour 3-6pm.

Chickie’s and Pete’s

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

Christina’s restaurant and Bar

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

Clancy’s By the Bay

101 E. Maryland Avenue, 9276969. This newly opened hot spot has a full bar and seafood menu as well as traditional pub food. Deck opening in the summer of 2012.

Cousin Mario’s

5401 Harding Hwy. (Route 40), Mays Landing. 625-2523. cousinmarios.com. Happy hour noon-7pm weekdays. entertainment 7:30pm Thurs.-Sun. Thurs., feb. 23, Justin Wiener, 8pm; fri., feb. 24, bobby and Kitt, 7:30pm; Sat., feb. 25, The Legends, 7:30pm.

Crab Trap

Library iii

Testa’s Good Guys Pub

Diamond Diner Sports Bar

Library Pub & Grille

a Touch of italy

On the Circle in Somers Pt. 927-7377. thecrabtrap.com. bay views. Live music Wed., fri. & Sat. with Higher Ground, and Thurs. with Jesse boyington. 16711 Washington Ave., EHT. 6466656. Newly renovated diner with attached sports bar. Occasional live music.

Diorio’s Cafe

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

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, 6466565, 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. 6520544. Nightly specials. Live music every fri. and Sat. Happy hour 4-7pm daily.

Goodfellows, W.L.

310 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 6521942. wlgoodfellows.com. Over 60 bottled microbrew beers. Half-price Happy hour 4-8pm.

Gregory’s

900 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-6665. gregorysbar.com. Weekly beer and drink specials.

hi Point Pub (Skelly’s)

5 N. Shore Rd., Absecon (off White Horse Pike). 641-3172. Open 24/7. Happy hour 5-7pm. Mon.-fri. with free buffet.

irish eyes Pub

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

JD’s Pub

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

Jo-Jo’s italian Grille

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

Juliano’s Pub & Grill

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

La hacienda

265 S. New York Rd., Galloway. lahaciendanj.com. 652-6050. Live music fri. & Sat. nights 7:30-11:30pm. fri., feb. 24, Jukebox Kings; Sat., feb. 25, Sweetwater.

6605 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 6457655. Live music Tues. & Thurs. Patty blee; Wed. Don ellsworth; fri.Sharon Sable Trio; Sat. Cole brothers; Sun. Patty balbo, 7-11pm. 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.

McGettigan’s 19th hole

5698 Somers Point-Mays Landing Rd., Mays Landing 625-1926. Testaspub.com. Mon.-fri Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm. fri.-Sat. DJ dance party 10pm-2am. 6629 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 6461855. touchofitaly.net. 3-4-5 Happy hour Mon.-fri. 3:45-6pm, Sun. 2-5pm. $3 drafts, $4 house wines and well drinks, $5 tapas menu. Live music Tues.-Sat. 6-10pm.

500 S. NY Rd., Galloway. 652-6476. Happy hour Mon.-fri. 4-7pm reduced drink prices. Nightly drink specials.

Ventura’s offshore Cafe

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Watering hole Cafe

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

2015 Shore Road, Northfield. 6415158. venturascafe.com. Daily dinner specials. Weekly drink specials. 6494 Weymouth Rd., Mays Landing, 625-9300, wateringholecafe.com. Happy hour Mon.-fri. 4-6pm. Live music: fri., feb. 24, Seven Stone, 9:30pm; Sat., feb. 25, Static addiction, 9pm..

The Beach Shack, 205 Beach Ave., Cape May. 877-742-2507. beachshack.com. Cape May’s legendary local/surfer hangout.

Windrift

The Windrift Resort Hotel 105 80th St. (80th and the beach) Avalon.. 368-5761. windrifthotel.com. Five bars, 26 flatscreens, piano bar.

yesterday’s

316 Roosevelt Blvd. Marmora. 3901757. yesterdaysbar.com. Open 11am-mid. daily. Happy hour Mon.-fri 4-6pm.

GenTLeMen’S CLuBS: a.C. Dolls

2600 Pacific Ave., AC. 345-2236. Wet T-shirt-White-bottom Wednesdays. “Lappy” Hour every night 6-10pm. Two VIP rooms.

allure Dinner Theater

Ocean City to Wildwood

1075 N. Albany Ave., AC. 3400252. Open Tue.-Thur. 8pm-4am; fri.&Sat. 8pm-6am. VIP rooms, tableside dancing.

anglesea Pub

Babes Gentlemen’s Club

116 West First Ave, Wildwood, 7291133. bar open until 2am, dinner until 11pm. Nightly drink specials.

137-139 S. New York Ave., AC. 3443334. Open Sun.-Thurs. 9pm-4am, fri. & Sat. 8pm-6am. full bar.

Deauville inn

Bare exposure

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9 W. White Horse Pike. Galloway.652-1700. ramsheadinn. com. restaurant and bar. Pianist in the tavern fri. & Sat. nights.

201 Willard Road, Strathmere, 2632080. deauvilleinn.com. Waterfront bar, dining and entertainment.

riverside inn

314 96th St., Stone Harbor, 3685591. fredstavernstoneharbor.com. Open 11am-2am. Happy hour fri., 5-7pm.

5397 Mays Landing-Somers Point Rd. Mays Landing. 625-9710. Open 11am-4am daily. Happy hour daily from 4-7pm. Live music Sat.

rusty nail

Fred’s Tavern

Fuze

2303 Pacific Ave. 449-0999. Open Sun.- Thurs. 6pm -3am; fri.-6pm -6am; Sat., 4pm - 6am. VIP area, couch dances, six TVs, DJs.

Casey’s Cabaret

201 S. New York Ave., AC. 347-0099. caseyscabaretac.com. Open Wed.Sun., 9pm-4am; fri.-Sat., 8pm6am. Hottest girls in upscale setting.

18 S. Main St., Pleasantville. 6465128. samsbarandgrill.com. Happy hour Tue.-fri. 4-6:30pm. Thurs., fri. and Sat. DJs.

79th & 3rd Ave., Avalon. FuzeRestaurantandLounge.com. 368-1919. every fri. night, Irene & andy; every Sat. night, jazz with Pauline bennick.

Coconutz

Sandi Pointe

Golden inn

201 E. Delilah Rd., Pleasantville. 3830666. Open Mon.-Sat., noon-4am. Sun., 4pm-4am.

Sam’s rialto Grill

908 Shore Rd., Somers Point, 9272759. sandipointe.com. Happy hour Mon.-fri. 4-6pm. Live music fri. & Sat. in the bar, 7pm. Tues., feb. 28, guitarist bob DeVos, 8-10:30pm. Tony Mart all Star Jam Concert benefit Sunday, feb. 26, 4-8pm.

Six Packs Pub

4810 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City, 965-7686. sixpackspub.webs. com. Live music and dancing 7-11pm nightly. every Wed., fri & Sat, the bill Christman expresso band.

Smithville inn

Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 6527777. smithvilleinn.com. Wed. Jazz night, fri. & Sat. Lenny Mitchell on piano. Happy hour 5-7pm Mon.-fri.

Tailgaters Galloway Grille

337 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City. 804-9000. Neighborhood sports bar. Pool and darts. Two happy hours weekdays: 11am1pm, 3-6pm.

Tap room Bar & Grille

At Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr., Northfield. 236-4465. Daily happy hour 4-6pm. brunch Sun. 10am-2pm.

Oceanfront at 78th St., Avalon. 9672111. goldeninn.com. Happy hour daily: Sun. noon-2pm, Sat. 11am1pm, Mon.-fri. 4-6pm.

Jack’s Place

3601 Ocean Drive, Avalon, 9675001. jacksplaceavalon.com. Live music on weekends starting 9pm.

Kix Mcnutley’s Bar

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

30 S. Florida Ave., AC 449-0033. Open daily 3pm-3am, with happy hour 3-6pm. free parking.

Crazy horse

hott Spot

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

Lace

South Carolina & Boardwalk, AC. 340-8549. Open Wed.-Sun. 8pm4am. free admission Thurs.-Sun.

naked Truth

La Costa Lounge

12 S. Indiana Ave., AC, 348-4899. nakedtruthac.com. a premier upscale gentlemen’s club with three floors. byOb.

ocean Drive

Platinum Playground

40th Street and Landis Ave., Sea Isle City. 263-1000. theod.com. Live music weekends.

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

o’Donnell’s Pour house

Playground Lounge

3807 Landis Ave., Sea Isle City. 2635600. Sea Isle’s only authentic Irish pub.

2405 Pacific Ave., AC. 347-1234. Open Sun.-fri., 4pm-6am, Sat., 2pm-6am.

Princeton Bar

Sensations

4000 Landis Ave., Sea Isle, 263-3756. lacosta-seaisle.com. Drink specials nightly.

2008 Dune Dr., Avalon. 967-3457. princetonbar.com. DJ entertainment every fri. & Sat.

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War arrives at the Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 25, 9pm. Opening the set will be bluesman Edgar Winter. Tickets are $30, $40 and $50. The group teamed up with Hotel Casino & Spa Eric Burton in the late 1960s and released the hit “Spill the Wine.” Other top War Borgata Comedy Club Music Box The Borgata Comedy Club songs include “The World is the Ghetto” offers fun-filled evenings featuring a and “The Cisco Kid.” Edgar Winter’s best trio of comedians daily (except during known hit is “Frankenstein.” headliner engagements). Showtimes are Chevelle 9pm and the tickets are $20. (Visit theborgata.com). Appearing Feb. 23-26 are March 3, Music Hall The trio of brothNore Davis, Joe Bublewicz and Derrick ers from Chicago known as Chevelle — Cameron. Scheduled Feb. 27-March 4 are Sam (drums), Pete (vocals, guitar), and Brad Trackman, Mitchell Walters and JJ Joe Loeffler (bass) bring their band to Walker. On tap March 5-11 are Johnny the House of Blues on Saturday, March 3, Pizzi, Kathleen Dunbar and Tom Briscoe. 8pm. Tickets are $25, $35 and $40. The trio’s latest release is Hats Off to the Bull.

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Feb. 25, Circus Maximus Theater New Jersey born soul/hip-hop singer Lauryn Hill headlines at Caesars on Saturday, Feb. 25, 9pm. Tickets range from $67.50$310. A former member of the Fugees, her breakout solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, brought her five Grammy awards including album of the year. After ronald Cruz vs. Allen Conyers a four-year hiatus, she released the MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, a live album of comFeb. 25, Grand Ballroom Undefeated pletely original material. welterweight Ronald Cruz faces Allen Conyers in a 10-round main event at Bally’s on Saturday, Feb. 25. The first bout starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $50 and $75. This is Cruz’ first main event in Atlantic City Atlantic City, where he has won seven 1-866-746-9336, www.goldennugget.com fights previously.

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The Reserve

Reserve Now

Where: Bally’s, Park Place and the Boardwalk, A.C. Hours: Sunday brunch 10am-2pm; Wed.-Thurs.: 5:30-10pm; fri.-Sat 5-11pm. Closed Mon.-Tues.

The Reserve has honed a fine reputation as Bally’s signature steakhouse over the last two years under the direction of chef Joseph Muldoon. By Frank Gabriel

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oseph Muldoon, the 20something whiz kid chef installed at Bally’s elegant supper club the Reserve just over two years ago, will never be accused of taking his charges lightly. In fact, during a recent visit, Muldoon displayed an intensity of purpose and game face worthy of a Cold War CIA operative. he authored a sampling menu, both of current Reserve favorites and a couple experimental additions that was thoughtful, articulate and full of drama. this began with his duo of grilled meats, a bold statement for an opening course. Mine, a lollipop lamb chop, was finished with a ladling of bright green jade pesto. slightly different from the standard basil-only preparation, this one added a pleasant contrast of cilantro along with tangy ginger. okinawan mashed sweet potatoes, one of our very favorite items on this night, helped prop up the meaty, mid-rare chop for presentation. deep, dark crimson and flavored with honey, this exotic starch — imported from hawaii — proved well worth the extra trouble. the other half of our duo was a baconcrusted venison chop with grilled swiss chard, cranberry and pinot noir reduction. the meat, rich in nature and cut thicker than my lamb, had been seared to a lovely medium, chard, crisp and nutlike in taste, helped by adding a surprising level of textural complexity. three basic elements, each brilliantly displayed, formed a lobster and roasted red beet salad with frisee. Yeah, we know what you’re thinking. Virtually

The Reserve: Bally’s elegant supper club every restaurant has a beet salad on its bill of fare by now. not like this one, trust me. the poached crustacean had been just barely cooked, rendering an almost-sashimi feel. this gentle, knowing approach allowed the sweet, ample meat’s natural oceanic tones to whisper softly. A citrusy crème fraiche dressing added just the lift and heft necessary to compliment the delightfully bitter, crisp frisee. orange segments and preserved lemon were deployed as acidic garnishes for this stellar salad course. Another of the evening’s real treats, olive oil and duck fat poached filet mignon, arrived next. delivered sliced, the meat was fork-tender, rosy pink in hue. Muldoon explained that this cook-

ing technique, taking nearly six hours to accomplish at very low heat was “virtually a sous-vide,” referring to the trendy technique of slowly poaching meat in vacuum-sealed plastic bags. sherry-glazed cippolini onions, golden raisins, crushed candied walnuts and veal stock combined to formulate a sweet, lush condiment, meshing well with the yielding filet. next, a fish course brought caramelized pear-basted halibut. the cube of flatfish was tilted atop a duck confit and butternut squash risotto. Roasted yellow oyster mushrooms, fragrant with woodsy thyme, crowned the regal halibut. A simple, direct sauce of pumpkin oil and brown butter added

moisture and sheen. one of those additions, surf and turf, paired broiled buffalo rib eye with headon fresh Maine shrimp tossed in a blackberry barbeque sauce. the buffalo, perhaps nature’s most perfect protein, was appropriately served rare. It was piled high with phenomenally fresh medium shrimp tossed in a sweet/ spicy/fruity mixture, which Muldoon labeled “a sort of take on mole.” We loved the chef’s decision to leave the shrimp heads — and all their inherent liquid — intact for us to enjoy. More of that crunchy chard and a toss of ariel (baby bell peppers) finished off this ambitious entrée. Closing our meal on a light, elegant note, Muldoon presented a velvety blueberry soup. We greatly admired this dual use of berries, black and savory with the prior plating, then blue and sweet for dessert. he told us this soup will definitely be added to the dessert list over the course of the next few months, as local Jersey blueberries begin to come back into season. the refined blend, strained until smooth, was augmented by a spoonful of house-made limoncello sorbet plus a swirl of crème anglaise. Muldoon went on to inform us of some exciting news as well. Acclaimed harrah’s pastry chef deborah pellegrino will begin providing the Reserve with her world-class dessert creations in the very near future. Which should only serve to elevate one of Atlantic City’s true hidden culinary treasures even further. n

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

Angelo’s Fairmount tavern

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

Angeloni’s ii Restaurant

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

Atlantic city Bar & Grill

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

Back Bay Ale House

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

café 2825

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

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.

chelsea Pub

Knife & Fork

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

little Saigon

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

los Amigos

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

Kelsey and Kim’s

Goochie Brothers

Pho Hoa cali

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

Pic A lilli Pub

231 S. Tennessee Ave. 344-1113. picalilliac.com. Open 24/7. full menu. Serving lunch & dinner daily.

Redding’s Restaurant

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

Ruth’s chris Steakhouse

Scales Grill & Deck Bar

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

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

tony Boloney’s Pizzeria

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

tun tavern

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

Veggie Grille

500 Albany Ave. 823-5500. veggiegrilleac.com. Vegan menu, organic selections of wraps, subs, salads and sandwiches. free delivery.

3400 Brigantine Blvd. 266-2808. Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. 3015 Brigantine Blvd. (at 31st St.). 264-8801. macedoniangrill.com. Specializing in Mediterranean and American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

yuki Hana

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

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Aroma Bistro

6414 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8224111. Open Sun.-Thurs., 8am-9pm, fri., 8am-3pm; and Sat., 1/2-hour after Sabbath is over until midnight.

Barrels

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

Bubbies Bistro

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

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cleo’s Fish Palace

7307 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8225858. cleosfish.com. A large variety of prepared seafood and dinner platters. Catering available.

Dino’s Subs & Pizza

8016 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8226602 or 822-0670.

Downbeach Deli

8 S. Essex Ave., Margate. 823-7310. downbeachdeli.net. Serving up a huge selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily, 8am7:30pm.

Euro Gourmet cafe and the Gelato Factory

6525 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 4876525. Also featuring breakfast, lunch & dinner specialties. Delivery.

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201 Melrose Ave. 350-6800. kelseyandkim.com. Classic southern soul food with a twist. Open daily 7am10pm; bYOb/cash only.

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

1312 W. Brigantine Ave. 266-1124. Take-out, eat-in and delivery.

Macedonian Grill

1660 Riverside Dr. 347-1793. oldwaterwayinn.com. Live music Sat. & Sun. Happy Hour Monday-friday 5pm-7pm.

teplitzky’s

irish Pub

Andre’s italian Restaurant

Old Waterway inn

Gilchrist’s Restaurant

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

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l’Aragosta Ristorante

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imperial inn

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

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

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

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

the Wonder Bar

Mexico Restaurant

Ducktown tavern

Girasole Ristorante

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

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

2112 Atlantic Ave. 441-1100. meltingpot.com/atlantic-city. fondue restaurant with romantic dining experience.

800 N. New Hampshire Ave. (Gardner’s Basin). 345-8222, scalesgrill.com. Waterfront dining. Open at 11am.

804 North Rhode Island Ave. (Gardner’s Basin). 345-8278. famed family diner formerly located on Maryland Avenue.

White House Sub Shop

the Melting Pot

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

Dock’s Oyster House

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

672 N. Trenton ave. westendgrilleac. com. 441-9100. Open from 4pm daily. New home of the A.C. frenchfried lobstertail. Appetizers and sandwiches, chips, seafood and steaks.

3119 Revere Blvd. (located at corner of 32nd and Revere). 264-9463. thecellar32.com. Entree and tapas style restaurant, bar and package goods store. Open daily at 10am.

Melaka Restaurant

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

8 S. Morris Ave. 428-4545. Popular local hangout, open 24/7. Mon.-fri. Happy hour 11:30am-1pm, 4-6pm.

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prices at the bar only.

9403 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8221293. Home of authentic homecooked Italian cuisine.

Liang House Imperial East

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

7800 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 4878052. liangsimperialeast.com .Open daily 11:30am-9:30pm. Modern Chinese cuisine. Daily lunch and dinner specials. free parking lot.

Hannah G’s

Maynard’s Café

Fisch Kitchen

7310 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8231466. hannahgs.com. Open in the spring.

Isabella’s

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

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

Malelani Café

Jerusalem Glatt Kosher Restaurant

9210 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8224759. miyakomargate.com. authentic Japanese cuisine.

6410 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8222266. Large party reservations suggested.

Johnny’s Café & Cocktails

9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8221789. johnnyscafeventnor.com. Open year round from 7am-9pm, weekends till midnight.

Jo Jo’s Frattoria & Pizzeria

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

La Fontana

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

Lamberti

9707 Amherst Ave., Margate. 4876001. lucianolambertimargate.com. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Happy hour daily 3-7pm with halfprice appetizers and reduced drink

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

Miyako

Red Room Café

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

Sofia

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

Sophie’s Margate Café

8017 Winchester Ave., Margate. 8221610. Offers a wide selection of pancakes. Kids’ menu available.

Steve & Cookie’s By the Bay

7535. tomatoesmargate.com. Varied eclectic menu highlights seafood entrees.

& English Creek Rd., EHT. 646-4445. authentic Indian dining experience.

Ventura’s Greenhouse

450 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 927-9007.

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

Yama Fusion Japanese

5305 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 8228007. Japanese and Thai specialties.

MaInLand antonino’s Jo Jo Ristorante

2405 New Rd., Northfield. 646-7565. Traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine.

athenian Garden

619 New York Rd. (Route 9), Galloway Twp. 748-1818. athenian-garden.com. 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.

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

Berkshire Grill

Tomatoe’s

Bombay Indian Restaurant

9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-

6105 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 272-8808. berkshiregrillnj.com. Seafood and steaks. English Creek Shopping Ctr., Rt. 40

Caroline’s By the Bay Cavallino nero

Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern

Fuji

Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant

Gaspare’s Gourmet Italian Bistro

Chickie’s and Pete’s

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

Chido Burrito

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

Clancy’s by the Bay

101 E Maryland Ave. Somers Point. 927-6969. clancysbythebay.com. Lunch and dinner seven days a week with wide variety of appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, entrees and desserts.

Cousin Mario’s

5401 Hardin Hwy., Mays Landing. 625-2523. cousinmarios.com.

Crab Trap

2 Broadway, Somers Pt. 927-7377. thecrabtrap.com. Open daily from 11am10pm Sun.-Thurs., 11am-11pm fri. & Sat. Live entertainment nightly.

East Bay Crab & Grill

6701 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 272-7721. eastbaycrab.com. Specializing in allyou-can-eat crabs, early-bird menu.

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Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet

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

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

Gianna’s Cafe

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

Gilchrist Offshore

4450 E. Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-8807. hibachibuffetusa. com. asian buffet with meats, veggies, sushi, soups, and more.

The Inn at Sugar Hill

Rt. 559, Mays Landing. 625-2226. innatsugarhill.com. food and cocktails on the waterfront.

Irish Eyes Pub

446 St. Louis Ave., Egg Harbor City. 965-7878. irisheyespub.net (formerly McKee’s Irish Pub). Open for lunch and dinner.

Johnny Rockets

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

Jo-Jo’s Italian Grille

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

Ginza Japanese Restaurant

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

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

Kelsey & Kim’s Soul Food

Goodfellows, W.L.

310 E. White Horse Pike, Galloway. 652-1942. wlgoodfellows.com.

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

Gourmet Italian Cuisine

La Hacienda

Great american Pub

La Pizzatega

324 S. Pitney Rd, Galloway, NJ. 6521398. Serving authentic Italian food and fine wines. 3944 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-1990. black angus burgers.

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

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

4760 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-0144. cavallinonero.net. Lunch, dinner and late-night. Italian specialties. 800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-3663. charliesbar.com. Popular buffalo wings. No credit cards. Over 15 TVs for sporting events.

Gregory’s Restaurant

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265 S. New York Rd. (Route 9), Galloway, 652-6050. Serving authentic Mexican cuisine. Linwood Greene, Rt. 9, Linwood. 6538442. Serving seafood, veal pasta,

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library iii

6605 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 645-7655. libraryiii.com. Murph’s crab cakes, steaks, prime rib, seafood and salad bar.

library Pub & Grille

3016 Ocean Heights Ave., EHT. 6018369 (formerly Mangia By the Greens).

luke Palladino italian cooking 1333 New Rd., Northfield. 646-8189, lukepalladino.com. Open nightly at 5pm. Sunday brunch 11am-2pm.

Mama Mia’s Ristorante

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

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

the nizam’s

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

Oyster creek inn

41 N. Oyster Creek Rd., Leeds Point. 652-8565.

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

Sam’s bar & Grill

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

Sandi Pointe

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

Smithville inn

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

tap Room & Grille

of this award-winning trattoria.

(Formerly the Hilton) cappuccino’s

Open daily.

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

the coffee Shop

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

cornucopia buffet

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

Empress Gem noodle bar

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

OnO Pan-Asian bistro and bar

tre Figlio

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

Ventura’s Offshore café

Ram’s Head inn

Vic’s Subs

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

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

Renault Winery

18 MacArther Blvd., Somers Point. 3658056. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Childrens menu. n

Windjammer Diner, bar & Grille

bally’s brunch

brunch every Sunday at the reserve, 10am–2 pm. $39.99 per person.

fri. 5pm-mid; Sat. noon-mid; Sun. noon-10pm. Wed.-Sat. 5:30-10pm; Sunday brunch 10am-2pm.

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.

Simon Prime

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

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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.

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

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A touch of italy

6629 Black Horse Pike, EHT. touchofitaly.net. 646-1855. fine Italian cuisine and lounge.

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nick’s burger bar

Pistol Pete’s Saloon & Steakhouse

72 N. Breman Ave, Egg Harbor City. 965-2111. RenaultWinery.com.

AtlAntic club

Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr., Northfield. 236.4465. featuring Sunday brunch.

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

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

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

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

Bread + Butter

Taste of the Shore

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

WILD WILD WEST aT BaLLy’S

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

featuring Primo Pizza, Sack O’Subs.

340-2000 Gold Tooth Gerties

bakery, bagel sandwiches, & more.

Virginia City Buffet

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.

Wild about Wings

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

BORGaTa 1-866-MyBORGaTa Bobby Flay Steak

Fornelletto

Gypsy Bar

fun, relaxing dining experience.

Izakaya

a modern Japanese pub from Michael Schulson.

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

Old Homestead Steak House

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

Roma

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

SeaBlue

Choose from a variety of regional steaks and seafood.

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

Borgata Buffet

Sunroom

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.

Lobby of The Water Club featuring tapas and small bits.

Wolfgang Puck american Grille

Contemporary american cuisine in two distinctive dining areas.

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

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348-4411 atlantic Grill

Buddakan

Grilled fish, meats, raw bar and sushi.

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

Cafe Roma

The Continental

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

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

Morton’s

The Cafeteria

full of quick food options.

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

The Metropolitan

Nero’s Tuscan Steakhouse

french bistro-style cafe serves classic and contemporary american dishes.

Tazza

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

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Happy Hour

at the bar 4–7 p.m. Special $5.00 Menu

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All Night Happy Hour

1/2 priced appetizers at the bar from 4 p.m. Stop in or Order Gift Certificates ONLINE

The Deck Bayfront Bar & Restaurant

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

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Voted “Best Of ” 2011 Press Reader’s Poll

• “Best Seafood Restaurant” • “Best Crab Cakes” • “Best Family Restaurant” • “Best Locals Favorite” • “Best Crabs” • “Best Clam Bar” • “Best Lobster Dinner”

Live Music & Dancing Wed, Fri & Sat

70’s Band Thursdays

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Higher Ground

“Don’t let our name fool you! We serve more than Award-Winning crab dishes. We also feature lobster, juicy prime rib, steak and fresh fish from around the world… …Best of all, we’re right next door!”

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.

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.

Phillips Seafood

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Chart House

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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.”

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GOLDEN NuGGET

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.

Seasonal bayfront bar and restaurant.

Grotto

Classic Italian cuisine. Open Sun.Wed. 11am-10pm; Thurs.-Sat. 11am-11pm (bar open to 2am).

Michael Patrick’s Brasserie

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

The Poolside Café

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

Vic & anthony’s Steakhouse

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

Sammy D’s

The Steakhouse

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

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.

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

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

HaRRaH’S RESORT

Breadsticks Cafe & Grill

441-5000 Bill’s Bar and Burger

The Buffet

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

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

Johnny Rockets

(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.

Rainforest Café

Hooters

Food Court

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

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

The QuarTer aT The Tropicana:

Mansion Cafe

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

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

Royal Noodle House

Carmine’s

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.

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a Dam Good Sports 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 American and Italian dishes.

p.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Seaside Cafe

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

Rí-Rá irish pub & Restaurant

This 24-hour dining experience offers updated casual fare.

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Tropicana’s The MarkeTplace:

441-6000 24 Central Cafe

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

China Cafe & Sushi Chef

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

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.

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

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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. Abundant selection. Cost: $18.95

Max’s

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

il Mulino New York

Offering Special Prix Fixe Menus

Lunch $15.12 $15.12 Dinner $33.12 $33.12

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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.

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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 and more.

spice road A selection of eateries and shops:

Beriyo/pretzel Time

Smoothies, pretzels, other snacks.

Go

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

plate american Cafe

Go fresh. Go seasonal. Go loCal.

breakfast anytime.

panda Express

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

Sbarro

Italian dishes and pizza served cafeteria-style.

White House Sub Shop

The legendary AC sub shop expands to a casino locale, with breakfast served from 9:30am.

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Fiesta Buffet

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.

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.).

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Golden Dynasty

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.

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

Cantonese/Chinese with many delicacies including authentic sushi bar.

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.

Red Square

a Dam Good Deli

449-1000 Dynasty

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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

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Hard Rock Café

upscale gourmet Italian cuisine presented in an elegant ambiance. 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.

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

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.

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

340-4000 il Verdi

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

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What was your initial reaction to Atlantic City when you first came? i think that it’s more that we’ve been looking at the project that we’re working on specifically and i felt that Revel, the standalone project, [is] a game-changer for that market. i think that similarly to how people look to las Vegas when the Mirage was built, i think that, you know, it steps into a new realm and i believe is going to bring a lot of new people to the market. obviously we’re a las Vegas company so i compare the two and i think it has the opportunity to really find Atlantic City because when i first went there, it was a little bit of a culture shock coming from las Vegas, as you can imagine. But then when i actually spent some time there and spent some time in competitors’ casinos, i was pleasantly surprised and i feel that being involved in Revel is a very exciting piece of history for Atlantic City and i think will change how people look and perceive the market. Do you see the potential in Atlantic City to become a nightlife mecca ala Vegas? Well, i don’t think Vegas redefined the wheel. i think that what happened with Vegas was that, you know, a whole new audience and demographic started attending las Vegas. People forget that 10 years ago there was very little nightlife in this market and that has changed significantly and has now probably become the nightlife, food and beverage center of the world really. People come from all over the world now to get inspiration from las Vegas. We have some of the most powerful nightlife companies here and probably the most powerful offerings here and now you get people from Dubai and Asia and europe coming here to get inspiration. Do you anticipate Revel attracting people from beyond the immediate region? i think that other people or other competitors in the Atlantic City market sort of dipped their toe in the water to bring people from other east Like us:

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eil Moffitt’s Angel MAnAgeMent group has become one of the biggest success stories in the entertainment and business world. the United Kingdom-born Moffitt, who is the company’s Ceo and founder, has been working in the entertainment industry since the early 1990s. since then he has accomplished more than most people could in several lifetimes. the man who UK’s Billboard magazine named one of the “top five most influential people in British music,” and who has turned the las Vegas strip’s nightlife scene into the extraordinary success it is today, has been paying visits to Atlantic City — he has projects cooking all over the world — over the past year or so. Why? Because Revel Ceo Kevin Desanctis wanted Moffitt’s Angel Management group to be a big part of the resort complex, which is slated to open this spring. Moffitt, who says he hopes to open all of AMg’s venues inside Revel at the same time, “slightly later” than April 2, spoke to Atlantic City Weekly from las Vegas during a recent phone call. (See more from this interview at acweekly.com)

Angel Management Group founder and CEO Neil Moffitt Coast markets to Atlantic City and they had that market for a little while i think. ... everything about Revel — if you took Revel and put it in the middle of the [las Vegas] strip and said, ‘oK, how well are you going to do to?’ — it would compete with, you know, the monsters that sit on the strip. it would complete with Wynn, it would compete with the Bellagio, it would compete with CityCenter and Cosmo on a level playing field. so what i think Revel has done is, they’ve really given people the choice. Do you want to sit on a plane for six hours and fly to las Vegas for two nights or would you just want to go down the road and have the same experience? i think from what i have seen in the market, unless i’ve missed something, Revel has really given the customer the choice [and] i think that’s where they stand out from everybody else; they have delivered a facility that within contains that true resort las Vegas feeling, and i think that can only direct people out of their homes. And people will judge the product when they get there and see it and try it. But i think, along with everybody else that’s involved in the project, i think that people are very confident that people will see it as a true alternative and the market leader in the northeast. Have you ever been approached about other projects or different projects in the Northeast and what made Atlantic City and Revel specifically so attractive for you to finally pull the trigger? We have been approached to do things in the northeast [United states] and we didn’t find anything that was attractive to us. And what attracted me to Revel was the project itself. i feel that Kevin Desanctis is probably one of the most highly-respected people in gaming and i believe that he understands what’s required to be a market leader. i mean the guy opened the Mirage so he’s been at that cutting edge before. i think he

understood the northeast and he understood that he wasn’t just trying to manage the customer base that already exists. Desanctis was being very ambitious in reaching out to a whole new audience and creating a product that’s never been seen before and i believe in Kevin and i believe in Revel and therefore i believe that we’re going to be greatly successful. And i also felt that they have a true las Vegas mentality by trying not to just put a Band-Aid on something. they’ve master planned the whole project and brought some very good operators in as partners and everybody is pushing in the same direction and it’s not only just great nightlife there, you know, there’s fantastic restauranteurs who are going in there. so i think the ingredients are something that we would have been foolish to turn down. You talked about having the vibe of Vegas in Revel. What are some of those characteristics for people who have never experienced Vegas before? Well, if you take similarities, the way that they’ve designed the casino, you know, the casino is designed for nonstop action. the one thing that i felt was lacking in Atlantic City was, you know it was weird to me — it was extremely busy at 10pm and completely empty at 2am. the restaurants were all closed. the nightclubs are only open two nights a week. Yet the casino floor seemed relatively busy. i never understood that. i think that what was [the Revel] vision — 24/7 action, whether it be a huge concert in the concert hall, which is probably one of the most amazing halls i’ve been in a long time, whether it be a party going on at the beach, whether it be a nightclub, whether it be the late-night restaurant offerings, whether it be a burlesque show, it’s just rather, you know, there’s a lot of razzmatazz in that hotel. there’s a lot of sizzle and there’s a lot of 24/7 going to be going on there, whether it be during the day or during the night. they’re look-

ing to offer entertainment 24 hours a day and i don’t see any of their competitors in the market doing the same at this point in time. Maybe they’ll change and evolve, but at this point in time i think Revel are the only people out there that are going to deliver that and that’s the same thing we can get at Vegas. Vegas is a Disneyland for adults. i think that Revel is on a par with all of them here, so it’s an exciting time for the city. You operate 15 nightlife properties in Vegas. How many properties will AMG operate in Revel? We are keeping that under the hat at the moment, but we have several offerings in Revel that we will be operating and not only will we be operating those venues, we are also looking to do various large-scale events in and around the hotel. The Atlantic Ocean is quite an asset for Revel as well. What are your thoughts on having the ocean rather than the desert as an environment to work in? It’s quite a different canvas. Yes, i think that i remember Kevin telling me that when they designed the hotel, the whole idea of the design of the hotel was that you were to enter a resort and forget where you are. everything focuses on the ocean. there’s no view of Atlantic City or any surrounding areas. everything focuses toward the ocean. Why wouldn’t you do that? it’s really the shot, right? i was there last summer and the sun was shining and i was walking around and i remember just looking out the window and what he predicted was true — you just become lost, as in lost in where you are. they were very clever with the architecture; it’s very timeless and when you’re in there it’s very timeless. taking that view as your centerpiece, money can’t buy that view, and the way that they designed it with the elevated casino floor, it’s beautiful. so yes, it’s very different than looking out at the dirt. In relation to your Vegas club Godskitchen, and the nightlife scene that has emerged over the past decade with DJs being the stars of the show, will that theme prevail in your venues inside Revel? i think that, obviously, my beginnings were in the [DJ] genre of music, so therefore i’m pretty knowledgeable of it and have a really good understanding of that music. Right now at this moment in time it seems to be on a crest of a wave in the United states and it’s something that we may capitalize on, but we don’t fundamentally build our business off of the back of one genre of music. ... i think what we try and do is cover all spectrums of entertainment whether it be celebrity driven, whether it be a, you know, Rihanna or Puffy or a Jennifer lopez, or whether it be a David guetta or tiesto or swedish House Mafia. We try and program our venues to make more than one demographic happy and not just go down one route, which is hot today and gone tomorrow. We’re a little bit more diverse than most, because i always want to try and be ‘what’s going to be the new hot thing?’ What’s hot today is old news tomorrow. n

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est, efficient, gentlemanly — and a record ly resisted the notion of integration because of quiet leadership. a phi beta Kappa and they feared it would dilute or misrepresent dickinson’s first black graduate (1901), brock their cultural values in the classroom. It was stayed put for a year to earn a master’s degree an idea, they believed, whose time had not yet come. before embarking on a career in education. not everyone shared that view. on the “a lot of times you find that the ‘first’ africanamericans were in name only, but [brock] morning of nov. 24, 1922, a delegation of made a mark,” says rachel Jones Williams, “colored folk,” the Atlantic City Press reported, met with mayor who has researched edward L. bader (preand written about the sumably more dignibrock family. (three fied than his Boardwalk Jrp siblings included Empire character) to a Westfield, n.J. docstate their case for tor.) integration and take equipped with two particular issue with academic degrees school board member and a gift for comhawkins, whom they munication, brock asserted was not a true taught school in barometer of their carlisle, baltimore, community’s feelings. and philadelphia the mayor’s visitors before arriving in asked that hawkins atlantic city in 1919 be dismissed from to take command of his post, and argued the Indiana avenue that the school board school. he quickly should heed state law, distinguished himself which did not stipuas a capable adminBrock in his Dickinson College yearbook late segregation in istrator and lowschools. they envikey leader, and his impact extended beyond school boundaries; sioned not a wholesale mixing of the races, he helped found a bank, steered the arctic but an opportunity for black children to avenue ymca toward a greater sense of com- attend “white” schools that were much closer munity service, and fostered an extra-school to their homes than their current schools — site known as the study center of atlantic the inverse of the national “busing” controversy later in the century. city. his perspective was ahead of its time. bader tabled the issue until he could “hear but not, evidently, when it came to the prospect of integration. some latter-day observers, both sides.” other black leaders immediately who cite the strength of the period’s black charged that the delegation’s petition presentschools and their inclusive curricula, say that ed to the mayor contained fraudulent entries, brock and the majority of black residents like- lacked the endorsement of local pastors, and

was top-heavy with signers who were not parents. “the motives, we believe, are all wrong,” said one northside minister. “We object to seeing the colored people engaged in a tirade against another colored man when it can only stir up bitterness.” meanwhile, as mayor bader hosted the band of petitioners, superintendent brock went about his business, ending his day at 6pm after a conference at the new Jersey avenue school. five hours later, he was stricken at home, just as he was retiring. he complained of a piercing pain in his chest and collapsed; his wife, alcinda, tried to revive him before telephoning for help. the death certificate, signed by a dr. davenport, indicates indigestion as the cause of death; the Press specified “acute dilation of the heart.” It seems virtually certain that, during the course of the day, brock and hawkins had spoken about the rising temperatures over the integration issue. When an overflow crowd paid homage to brock during funeral services a few days later, one reverend called the late educator a “moral and intellectual giant.” timing is a tricky taskmaster — it took abraham Lincoln years to shape his antislavery stance. Integration of atlantic city schools, district-wide, would have to wait for a few decades after the “delegation” marched into mayor bader’s office. the antithesis of a firebrand, John robert paul brock had a keen eye for community welfare. the bank that he established and helped make solvent was the Great bay building and Loan association. In today’s parched lending/mortgage climate, we could use an institution like that. n

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he burdens of the psyche may defy, or reinforce, medical analysis. In the case of early 20th century educator John robert paul brock, despair mirrored deterioration. Whichever the culprit, some broken hearts cannot be mended. that was the fate of Jrp brock. placed in charge of atlantic city’s two “colored” schools by 1921, pennsylvania native brock succumbed the following year at the age of 42, in the thick of a battle over whether or not to integrate the local schools. after being summoned to the brock home on magellan avenue late in the night of nov. 24, family physician p.L. hawkins found his friend and colleague already dead. brock had died, hawkins told a newspaper reporter in the wee small hours, “from a broken heart” resulting from the “segregation controversy.” that controversy had just begun to build. as the only secondary school in the city, atlantic city high school (then located at ohio and pacific avenues) necessarily was integrated, but the rest of the school district was not. brock was superintendent of the Indiana avenue and new Jersey avenue schools. hawkins, also a black man, was a member of the school board. each favored the status quo. an increasingly vociferous segment of the african-american community did not. brock died before the rift could grow wider. his life had been one of high achievement and surmounting barriers. born in 1880 in harrisburg (his father, a minister, was a civil War veteran), brock attended schools in massachusetts and philadelphia before graduating from West chester high school and entering dickinson college at the age of 17. there, on the venerable, liberal arts campus in carlisle, pa., he forged his personality — mod-


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Why Metallica Chose Atlantic City The Metallica Orion Music + More festival debuts in Atlantic City June 23-24 at Bader Field.

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What made you choose Atlantic City for the upcoming summer festival? Well, obviously we’ve got a lot of friends in Philadelphia, in Jersey and new York, you know, d.c. and baltimore and that whole area, so we knew we wanted the event to be on the east coast. and we knew we wanted this event to be kind of central to that northeastern pocket up where you guys are. a lot of the things we do, we kind of look at it as we have so many friends in europe and canada and all over the States and you guys are kind of in the middle, so if you’re coming over from europe you can fly into Philadelphia, you can fly into new York. if people want to come down from toronto and Montreal and Quebec and such it’s not too far. [atlantic city’s] location was really central. ... [We] thought it would be good to be close to infrastructure so the fans do have the backbone of a place like atlantic city at their disposal. An old-school Metallica fan maybe wouldn’t expect to see you tour with bands like Gaslight Anthem and Modest Mouse. What made you go in that direction since the line-up is not typically what we would expect? We’ve been playing festivals in europe since basically the mid-’80s and so most of these festivals [have] really, really varied line-ups on it. ...the first festival we ever played was in europe in 1986. eric clapton and Phil collins were [among] the three headline bands so it’s always been about variety and it’s always been about diversity and kind of a musical experience that

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other stuff and we’re still trying to figure all of that out because we [have] a very vivid imagination, but we also want to make sure it’s not too over the top. You know like: “Go and surf with kirk after rob trujillo in a giant wave pool!” We’ll take it one step at a time, but it’s going to be a bunch of really fun stuff.

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Can we really expect to hear ride the lightning in its entirety? Well, that’s certainly what’s planned. We’ve played seven of those eight songs so i think the odds of it happening in the entirely are pretty good. the eighth song that we haven’t played is not because it’s too difficult to play so i think that the chances of all eight songs happening are pretty strong. there’s a lot that can happen between now and June 23, but we’ll see what happens. i say the odds are pretty good.

couple of days we start frantically trying to figure it all out, you know, and i think that kind of energy is always more fun when it’s a little more compulsive and a little more spontaneous and a little more momentary. ... i’m sure there will be plenty of special moments. there will certainly be special people there and usually in the wake of special people follow special moments.

Could Orion become an annual event? if enough people show up and enough people give a shit and enough people have a good time then obviously we would love to do it every year. these types of things have a tendency to take a few years to get off the ground, you know, and with anything you go out there, you have fun with it, you do the best you can, and then you do better the second year. i think it looks promising. We’ve got a lot cool bands, a lot of cool lifestyle things we’re gonna do and i think it should have the potential to be something that happens every year.

The Orion Festival is said to feature a lifestyle element. Could you tell us more about that? People that know about the members of Metallica kind of know our passions. We’re very into different members going to different things, but obviously if i say people are into cars or people are into surfing or people are into films or art or whatever, i mean, the idea is that there’s kind of an element to Metallica members that we’ll share. it’s a different experience so you can go in and kind of experience

How’s your tennis game these days? My game is not good enough! What we should do is put a tennis court on this festival and maybe some people can go over and give me some tennis lessons. i don’t play as much as i should, but i definitely try to and i try to do as much as i can. it just doesn’t quite work out, but i’ll bring my tennis racket to atlantic city and if anybody wants to hit some balls they can find me behind the third empty hangar over there. n

Lars Ulrich: Atlantic City fest is ‘about variety.’ offers a different kind of thing for the fans, where it becomes kind of that people of all different ilks and passions kind of get together and experience lots of stuff that’s different. ... that was kind of the spirit of what we wanted to do, that type of thing together instead of you know, here’s Metallica with, you know, nine hardcore norwegian metal bands, which may be cool in a different scenario, but this type of thing we wanted to do was more about variety and giving people a sense of discovery — where people might walk away and think something’s really cool. Recently, you have taken the stage with guests; could the Atlantic City crowd expect any surprises to show up at the June festival? i would hope so. i mean, listen, these types of things are things we kind of have the tendency to do by the seat of our pants. it’s February and we’re four months away so probably the last

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One album in 14 years isn’t much of an output. Any chance that Guns N’ Roses will put out anything since Chinese Democracy finally was released? i really hope so. i would like to put out more than one album in 14 years. But people don’t know how much trouble we had with interscope [Records]. they didn’t make it easy on us. But there’s a good chance something will be out. We’re writing and axl really likes some of the stuff [guitarist] DJ [ashba] has come up with. guns has a future and i think it includes an album. i’m fine with playing the old guns songs i had nothing to do with when they were recorded. Like us:

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not at all. We just walked away from i’m all about Chinese Democracy, too, but it. i want new guns n’ Roses songs. What’s Axl Rose really like? First of all, axl Rose is part of a dying breed, a real rock star. there just aren’t rock stars anymore. He’s a really good guy, great to work with. if that wasn’t so i wouldn’t be working with him for the last 14 years. When we last spoke a decade ago, you told me that there was an 80-percent chance that the Replacements would never reunite and if you did, it would be only for the money. Is that still true? [Laughs] i think it’s less than a 20-percent chance we’ll get back together. i think there is a much better chance that there will be another guns n’ Roses album than there will ever be a Replacements reunion.

What if Coachella offered the Replacements $5 million, which they dangled in front of the Smiths, to reunite? We would have to consider it. i don’t know if we’d do it. But it’s not like we’re on bad terms. every couple of years we talk about what it would take for us to come back, but we’re not doing it. Music culture has chanced a great deal since you were with the Replacements. It appears that most fledgling artists are desperate for wealth and fame and the Replacements were the antithesis of that. i would agree with that.

brass ring, I don’t know what does. yeah, we didn’t go for the brass ring, but we didn’t think it was reachable anyway. I always thought I missed the mythic great Replacements show since the Mats were often a drunken mass, which angrily stopped midway through songs. But I realized years after you called it a day that those were the great shows since each show was different. It was happening in front of everyone. We were genuine and Paul is like no one else. it was great to be in a band with him. When Chinese Democracy was just some Flying Dutchman of a project, did your old pal Westerberg ever call you to see what was going on? He called and joked and said, “maybe i should produce the album.” He didn’t. He won’t produce the next guns album either. i’m looking forward to the next album. it’s a good time to be in guns n’ Roses.

You’re squeezing in a date at Philly’s MilkBoy following the Atlantic City Guns N’ Roses date. [Wednesday, Feb. 29, at MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. $10; 9pm.] yes. i’m really looking forward to It’s all over the Mats lyrics, such as “I that. i’m only going to be on for about Don’t Know.” You could almost see Paul 35 minutes. it’s a Pete Donnelly [nRBQ, Westerberg sneering as he sings: “one foot Figgs, Soul asylum, graham Parker] in the door/ the other one in the gutter/the show and it’ll be fun. i just don’t know But it’s not as if you had an ugly break- sweet smell that you adore/I think I’d rather exactly what i’ll do yet. i’m just glad i smother.” If that doesn’t say I’ll pass on the have the chance to do it. n up.

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is about the roots of filmmaking history from its very beginnings — Martin scorsese’s Hugo — to the stylish era of 1920s silent movies (The Artist). Hugo will likely win minor Oscars, while The Artist and The Descendants will be battling it out for the biggest prizes on Oscar night. after adding five movies to the best picture category two years ago, then deciding that 10 might be too many, there is now a complicated mathematical formula to determine the amount of nominees. This year there are nine films up for best picture. here are my predictions and preferences for the major categories, plus my quick picks for the rest of the awards. The academy awards will be broadcast on sunday, Feb. 26, 8pm, on aBc with popular Oscar host Billy crystal back in charge of keeping the show lively.

o Glenn close Albert Nobbs o Viola davis, The Help o rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo o Meryl streep, The Iron Lady o Michelle williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor o Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn o Jonah hill, Moneyball o christopher Plummer, Beginners o nick nolte, Warriors o Max von sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Prediction: Christopher Plummer Preference: christopher Plummer — This is a mortal lock, with the much respected Plummer killing it in a showy role of a man who finds out he is dying and comes out as gay to his son. Veteran nolte also has a lot of support, but not enough to topple Plummer.

Prediction: Michel Hazanavicius Preference: alexander Payne — hazanavicius won the directors Guild award, which pretty much locks up the Oscar victory, although there is still a slight chance that Payne pulls off the upset.

Best Supporting Actress o Bérénice Bejo, The Artist o Jessica chastain, The Help o Melissa Mccarthy, Bridesmaids o Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs o Octavia spencer, The Help Prediction: Octavia Spencer Preference: Octavia spencer — spencer has been doing small roles for years but when a breakout role came along, she was marvelous as the southern maid with attitude in The Help. it would be a total shock if anyone else won. Best Actor o demián Bichir, A Better Life o George clooney, The Descendants o Jean dujardin, The Artist o Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy o Brad Pitt, Moneyball Prediction: George Clooney Preference: George clooney — clooney might never be better as a husband and father in crisis in alexander Payne’s superb dramedy. however, there has been a late rush of support for The Artist and the touching and funny performance by Jean dujardin. This category will be a suspenseful highlight of Oscar night. Like us:

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Prediction: Viola Davis Preference: Viola davis — normally one might predict that streep is due since she hasn’t won since 1983 despite her record-shattering 17 acting nominations, but davis’ saG win suggests she is still the frontrunner. as an aside, the only performer nominated two years in a row in any acting category is Michelle williams. Best Director o Michel hazanavicius, The Artist o alexander Payne, The Descendants o Martin scorsese, Hugo o woody allen, Midnight in Paris o Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Best Motion Picture o The Artist o The Decendants o Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close o The Help o Hugo o Midnight in Paris o Moneyball o The Tree of Life o War Horse Prediction: The Artist Preference: The Descendants — i loved both these movies but give the edge to The Descendants for the emotional connections as well as a witty screenplay and brilliant performances. however, if The Artist wins, and the buzz is pointing in that direction, i will be satisfied that an excellent film has taken home the prize. Hugo has the most nominations, but will only win for some of the lesser categories. Everything Else here are my choices for the rest of the awards: adapted screenplay, The Descendants; original screenplay, The Artist; animated feature, Rango; art direction, The Artist; cinematography, Hugo; costume design, Jane Eyre; documentary feature, Pina; documentary short, Incident in New Baghdad; film editing, The Artist; foreign language film, A Separation (iran); makeup, Albert Nobbs; original film score, The Artist; original song, “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets; animated short, La Luna; live action short, Time Freak; sound editing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; sound mixing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; visual effects, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. n

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Health, Wellness and Fitness expo Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. Exhibitors, Information, entertainment, health screenings. Free. 10am-6pm. acweekly.com/events. indoor Flea Market Our Lady of Sorrows, Wabash Ave, Linwood. Over 50 vendors will be available with golf & fishing items, jewelry, bird houses, Lenox, watches and batteries, sports items, fresh baked goods, antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing and purses, new Prom, Wedding and other formal gowns, and more. Free. 9am2pm. 927-0569.

Saturday, Feb. 25 Franny Smith and the atlantic City Jazz band Gregory’s Bar, 900 Shore Rd. Somers Point. Part of the The Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale Jazz Series from the Somers Point Jazz Society. $5. 8:30-11pm. spjazz.org. Wine Festival Natali Vineyards, Cape May Court House. The 4th Annual “Feast in February” Wine Festival. Featuring six local Cape May County food vendors offering some light samples of their newest 2011 dishes, as well as foods for sale. The Ravioli Shanker Band will be returning to the Natali Vineyard’s stage all afternoon and guests will be able to shop the wares of local vendors. The event, which offers free admission, will also feature a free educational vineyard & barrel room tour at 2:30 pm. Free. Noon-5pm. nataliwines. com.

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Sizzling ’60s dance Party Club Harlem Ballroom, House of Blues, Showboat, Atlantic City. The Alcove Center For Grieving Children & Families and KOOL 98-3, South Jersey’s Greatest Hits radio station, are teaming up March 2 to present The Alcove A GoGo, a retro dance party featuring the soundtrack of the decade of peace, love and flower power. $75. 6:30-10pm. 484-1133. thealcove.org.

Friday, MarCH 2 to MarCH 4 atlantic City Garden Show Atlantic City Covention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City. The entire convention center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a Home and Garden Extravaganza. Adults 17+ $6.50, 16 and under Free, 65+ $5. Show hours: Friday, March 2: 2pm-7pm, Saturday, March 3:10am7pm, Sunday, March 4: 11am-5pm. 449-2000. newjerseyhomeandgardenshow.com. nJSiaa individual State Wrestling Championships Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. This high school competition presents the finest wrestlers in the state. Matches start at 5pm Friday, 10am and 5pm Saturday, and 10am Sunday for the finals. Tickets are $10. Boardwalkhall.com.

artist’s reception Stockton Art Gallery, Richard Stockton College, Pomona. The Stockton College Visual Arts Faculty presents the Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition March 1-30. This exhibition is part of the year-long recognition of Stockton’s fortieth anniversary and the celebration of the newly constructed art gallery in L-wing adjacent to the Stockton Performing Arts Center. Free. 1-3pm. stockton.edu. 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. 6521665. 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. Call 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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Saving our youth Fundraiser Celebration Trattoria Il Mulino, Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Join Trattoria Il Mulino & the Youth Exposure team as we enjoy an evening of gourmet cuisine and great company in support of this community program. $30. 6-9pm. 226-7388. the brubeck Project Campus Center Theater, Richard Stockton College, Pomona. Featuring the Michael Pedicin Quartet. Pedicin offers this quartet as a bold musical statement, playing the music of Dave Brubeck in a new and exciting way, while keeping the essence and tradition of his brilliant composing skills. $20. 7:30pm. 652-9000. stockton.edu.

Mahjong brunch Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave. Margate. Come to the Katz JCC for a tasty bagel spread and a chance to play Mahjong with other players in the community. All players and skill levels are welcome. There will be lots of raffle prizes and fun. Cost for JCC Members is $13 and $16 for non-members. Call Josh Cutler for more information or to register by phone 822-1167 x138. jccatlantic.org. aaHM anniversary dinner Carriage House, 25 S. Pitney Rd. Galloway Twp. 10th anniversary celebration of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey. The event will include a silent auction, music by Jazz Subset, dinner and awards ceremony. The museum will formally recognize those who have provided corporate and civic support for its endeavors: Atlantic City Free Public Library, AtlantiCare, Buena Vista Township, and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. $75. 6pm. 704-5495. aahmsnj.org.

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