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Sports Betting Push Is On By Michael Pritchard The state is considering a referendum on allowing sports betting in New Jersey

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Tennis Anyone? By Lori Hoffman Court stars hit Boardwalk Hall for Caesars Tennis Classic

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Summer Solstice Parade?

The summer solstice, which takes place June 21, is the beginning of the best season of the year. So why not celebrate it with a parade? The idea originated in Seattle, Wash., and Santa Barbra, Cal. The summer season is, throughout the nation, one of the happiest of the year. We have lots of sunshine and the opportunity to enjoy the recreational activities that are available in the outdoors. Seashore communities, like those along our New Jersey shoreline, are particularly delighted that the summer solstice has arrived and commemorate the beginning of this wonderful season. It takes interested and concerned people to make good things happen in a community. Daryl Bulthuis of Casino Connection magazine is that kind of person. He was familiar with the summer solstice parades elsewhere, and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would like to take ideas from the existing parades, add some of our own concepts, and make an East Coast-Atlantic City version.â&#x20AC;? Bulthuis presented his ideas to the Atlantic City Jaycees and they said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do it!â&#x20AC;? They formed a committee and are well on their way to having one of the biggest parades Atlantic City has had since the Miss America Pageant Parade was laid to rest. It was decided that the Summer Solstice Parade would be held on the Saturday following the summer solstice â&#x20AC;&#x201D; June 26. It has been determined that it should be an informal parade. Individuals or groups of friends who want to join the parade are urged to wear a costume that suits them, or come as you are to be a spectator and enjoy the participants as they stroll along the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first and most charming Boardwalk. The parade will include floats, a variety of musical organizations, rolling chairs, roller skaters, bike riders, battery-operated vehicle riders and other interesting participants, including a host of people walking the boards singing, â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.â&#x20AC;? The parade will begin at the Garden Pier and end at Albany Avenue, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the end of the celebration. The Summer Solstice Parade will be followed by an assortment of exciting activities on the beach. Included will be a bonfire with fire dancers, bikini contests at most of the beach bars and lots of informal activities on the beach such volleyball games, a swim race for varied ages, hopscotch, marble-shooting and sand-sculpting contests, and a host of other events. The Summer Solstice Parade and all related activities will take place on Saturday, June 26. Please mark the date, as it will be one of the most exciting days Atlantic City has had in many years. More information on the parade will be forthcoming within the next several weeks. n

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REAK OUT THE BELL-BOTTOMS, the tie-dyed shirts, the Nehru jacket and some polyester leisure suits. It’s beginning to look a lot like the 1960s and ’70s around Atlantic City these days. As the casinos begin filling in the blanks and adding names to the spring and summer entertainment schedule, artists who got their starts in the business in the 1960s and ’70s are proving to be a solid casino draw more than four decades later. Although it hasn’t been announced, we can confirm that Simon & Garfunkel, one of the most iconic duos to emerge from the flower-power era, will perform a one-night-stand May 21 at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. The 5,200-seat Etess Arena will be one of the smaller rooms on S&G’s abbreviated North American tour. It’ll be S&G’s first Atlantic City gig since they worked Boardwalk Hall during a reunion tour several years ago. “Do the math,” says one booking agent. “When [Simon & Garfunkel] first came out in the mid-’60s, their fan base was primarily teenagers and people in their 20s. Today, those fans are in their late 50s to their early 70s and have some disposable income. They are the perfect casino act. If you stick around for another 30 or 40 years and you’ll see acts that are popular [with today’s younger audience] will be the [casino headliners] of tomorrow.” Another act with roots in the ’60s, The Guess Who (“American Woman,” “These Eyes”), will play Resorts Atlantic City on May 29, with original members Jim Kale and Garry Peterson still in the line-up. And the horn-rich band Chicago, which first hit the charts in 1967 as Chicago Transit Authority, return to familiar haunts when they play Caesars Atlantic City May 29-30. Procol Harum, the British rock band whose single “A Whiter Shade of Pale” was perhaps the most iconic song of 1967, makes its A.C. debut June 12 with a onenighter at the Tropicana, which is the same night another British band from the ’60s, Jethro Tull, takes the stage at Caesars. Acts that started out in the ’70s and who are still touring today also figure into the casino demographic puzzle. Mark Knopfler, who formed the band Dire Straits in 1977, has been flying solo for years and lands at Caesars on May 8. Creedence Clearwater Revisited — which consists of former members of the original Creedence Clearwater Revival (minus John Fogerty and his older brother, the late Tom Fogerty), will bring its

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southern rock sound to Harrah’s Resort on June 5. Earth, Wind & Fire still have the drawing power to fill a big casino showroom and will play Borgata’s Event Center June 11-12. Grammy Award-winner Pat Benatar shares the billing with REO Speedwagon June 26 at Caesars Atlantic City, which also rolls out the red carpet for former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and the 11th edition of his All-Starr Band on July 4. Starr’s current band roster includes Edgar Winter, Gary Wright and Rick Derringer, among others. Sting, who formed the Police in 1978 and is touring this summer with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, plays a one-nighter July 9 at Borgata, and Heart, formed by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson in the early 1970s, will headline Caesars Aug. 7. Idol Gossip: This just in: Tears For Fears plays the House of Blues at Showboat on Aug. 20. … One good gig deserves another for hypnotist Joe Boccuti, whose X-rated show Hypnosterical returns to Trump Marina July 1-Sept. 5 for the second straight summer. Boccuti is a practicing hypnotist who has crafted a very entertaining (if not embarrassing) show in which he pulls up to two dozen willing volunteers from the audience, puts them under his hypnotic spell on stage and then commands them to do things they might not otherwise do. Every show is different, because every audience is different. Check your inhibitions at the door and leave the kids at home for this one. … It wouldn’t be summer without a Cirque Dreams show in Atlantic City, so Trump Taj Mahal is bringing back the hit show Jungle Fantasy June 29-Sept. 5 in the Xanadu showroom. … Las Vegas-based magician Nathan Burton keeps adding to his frequent flier account. Burton, who performed a series of one-night-stands on Saturday at Harrah’s Resort this winter, will keep making those whirlwind trips April 17, May 8 and May 22. When he isn’t running between airports, Burton is one of the resident headliners at the Flamingo Las Vegas. n

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the state Senate Economic Growth Committee, which Lesniak chairs. The bill’s sponsors, representatives of some city unions and several lobbyists for Internet gaming sites supported the bill, claiming that it would bring jobs, and ancillary revenues to the city and allow Atlantic City to become a national gambling hub.

“false hope” to city workers. Lesniak, however, argued fervently that New Jersey voters would understand that the amendment alone would not create sports betting. “Our voters are not stupid and not going to be taken in by any ‘false hope,’” Lesniak said. “This bill does not legalize something illegal. They know that.

Supporters of the bill claim that it would bring jobs, and ancillary revenues to the city and allow Atlantic City to become a national gambling hub. “If you don’t think this bill would help Atlantic City, I suggest you try and see if you can book a room in Las Vegas tonight,” said Lesniak. “With [Monday night’s NCAA Championship game] there are no rooms. That city is packed and benefiting from their unfair exemption. That is money that could be coming into New Jersey.” Opposition was light, but did include an objection from the National Football League, which has historically opposed sports betting, and Harrah’s Entertainment, which feels that the state should not act as long as the federal ban was in effect, saying it would provide

The simple fact is that Pennsylvania and Delaware do not have to amend their constitutions to put in sports betting. We do. If the ban is overturned, they could institute sports betting that very day.” Van Drew, however, said he had toyed with the idea of moving to enact sports betting despite the ban. “My position originally was to approve it and then let the federal government sue us,” he said. “But it’s clear that millions are spent on illegal gambling each year. The question is whether New Jersey can provide sports betting in an ethical and open manner that brings it into the sunlight. I think we can.”

Some other points from Monday’s meeting:

• NFL spokesman Timothy McDonough came under harsh criticism from committee members after objecting to the amendment. Whelan noted that the NFL’s broadcast partners often discuss spreads and betting lines and charged that the NFL’s stance is hypocritical. Lesniak quipped, “Gambling and the NFL, perfect together.” • Representatives of the greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce objected to the bill including racetracks, saying the State must protect its investment in Atlantic City. Whelan, however, said he found no support in the Legislature for excluding racetracks, an industry which is also struggling in the state. • Several Internet lobbying firms stressed that Atlantic City could position itself to becoming a major player in the Internet gambling market. The state’s tough regulatory reputation is something that current providers would seek out as they seek to legitimize their industry in the U.S. Sports betting could be a first step (though other legislation would be needed), they said. If A.C. became a hub for Internet gaming, it could bring thousands of tech jobs to the city as well as substantial technological infrastructure improvements to the area, they said. n

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Resorts. 344-6000. resortsac. com. Casino bar & lounge.

32° Luxe Lounge *

         

The Quarter at Tropicana. 5720032. tropicana.net. VIP bottle service, DJs.

40/40 Club

2120 Atlantic Ave., at The Walk. 449-4040. the4040club.com. Upscale sports bar.

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The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3477770. tropicana.net.

    

  

Alto Vino *

Tropicana Casino Resort. Sun.Fri. 4-10pm. Wine bar with small-plates menu and live nightly entertainment. Happy hour Mon.-Thurs. 5-7pm and Fri. 6-7pm. Half off all winesby-the-glass and complimentary International cheeses.

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Atlantic City Bar & Grill

1219 Pacific at S. Carolina aves. 348-8080. acbarandgrill.com. Open all day and night.

Back Bay Ale House

800 N. New Hampshire Ave. 449-0006. backbayalehouse. com. Now open Tues.-Thurs, 11am-3pm; Fri.-Sat. 11am10pm.

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Tropicana, Atlantic City. Brighton and Pacific aves. tropicana.net. Open daily 2pm2am; food avail. from 4-11pm.

Bayside Tavern

648 N. Albany Ave. (formerly Home Run Tavern). 348-1700. Open 24/7. Happy hour 11am1:30pm, 4-8pm and 3-5am.

Blue Martini *

Ballyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2709. ballysac.com. Over 100 martini variations.

Boogie Nights *

Resorts dining level. 340-7698. resortsac.com. The ultimate â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s dance party. Open Fri & Sat. Nights, 9pm.

Borgata Comedy Club *

Music Box, One Borgata Way. theborgata.com. Tickets $20, shows 9pm.

Casbah Night Club *

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

Chelsea Hotel

Chelsea Hotel, 111 S Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelsea-ac.com. The hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fifth Floor C5 nightclub is open 10pm-4am every Fri. & Sat. Every Thursday, Jazz in the Living Room: April 8, Steve Cain Trio; April 15, The All Lady Quartet; April 22, Jessie Andrus Trio; April 29, Keith Hollis Trio; May 6, Tony Deluca and the Jazz Disciples; May 13, Battle of the Sax.

Chelsea Pub

nature cocktails.

Dockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oyster House

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

Ducktown Tavern

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

Dusk *

Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 3453875. DuskAC.com. ACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest nightclub. Open Tues., Fri. & Sat., 10pm till late. Tues. is service industry night.

Ego Bar and Lounge *

Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 449-1000. trumptaj.com. Nightlife hot spot. The Angels perform every Thurs. Fri. & Sat. night.

8 S. Morris Ave. (Across from Trop parking garage) 345-4916. Three bars. Three happy hours: 11:30am-1pm and 4-6pm. Pool tables.

Eden Lounge *

Club Worship *

2430 Fairmount Ave. Authentic Mexican restaurant serving lunch & dinner.

At House of Blues (Showboat), 801 Boardwalk. 343-5700. hob.com. Nightclub and ultra lounge.

The Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret * The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. tropicana.net. 1-877-FUNNYAC.

The Continental

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

Corkyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ribs and BBQ

Tropicanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marketplace, Brighton Ave. & the Boardwalk. 345-4100. tropicana.net. Open daily from 8am-11pm.

Croctails Tavern

20 S. Virginia Ave. (between Atlantic and Pacific aves.), 3483360. Open 11am-midnight, Fri. & Sat. until 3am.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar *

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3486700. cubalibrerestaurant.com. Latin music, exclusive rum bar.

DeFeoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

27-29 Missouri Ave. 347-7780. Sports bar & dance club. Pool table and digital jukbox. Food served until 4am.

Dizzy Dolphin

Hilton, Boston & Pacific aves. 340-7200. hiltonac.com. Nautical-themed bar with sig-

Harrahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resort, 777 Harrahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blvd. 441-5165. harrahsresort. com. Open 24/7. Live music.

El Charro!

Evo

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

Firewaters

Tropicanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marketplace, Brighton Ave. & Boardwalk. 344-6699. tropicana.net. 101 bottled & 50 draft beers, martini bar.

Flying Cloud CafĂŠ

800 N. New Hampshire Avenue, Gardnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basin. 345-8222. Open daily from 11am for lunch and dinner and drinks.

Formicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe

2310 Arctic Ave. 344-2732. formicabrosbakery.com. Live music every Sat., 7-10pm.

Forum Lounge *

Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 1800-677-SHOW. caesarsac.com.

Foundation Room at House of Blues *

801 Boardwalk at Showboat. 343-5795. hob.com. Members and public can enjoy varied weekly events.

Game On!

The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3456800. gameonac.com. Sports bar w/ 90 HDTVs & mechanical bull. DJs, music videos every Sat. 10pm.

Girasole Ristorante & Bar

3108 Pacific Ave. (in Ocean Club


Condos), 345-5554. girasoleac. com. Mediterranean style café.

Gypsy Bar *

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1866-MYBORGATA. theborgata. com. Live music, gourmet tequila menu.

Sun. 1-10pm. “Three Olives Thursdays” has 30 martinis for $5 and live music.

Missile Bar *

Hard Rock Cafe

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

Hooters

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1866-MYBORGATA. theborgata. com. Fri. & Sat. 10pm-5am. High-energy dance club w/ world-renowned DJs.

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

MIXX *

Brighton & Pacific aves. 3449100. chinagrillmgt.com. Sat. “Siberian Nights” includes DJ, dancing, and no cover charge.

The Ridge *

Bally’s Claridge tower. Park Place and the Boardwalk. 3402000. ballysac.com. A hybrid of a bar with casino games.

Ri´-Ra´ Irish Pub & Restaurant

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3488600. rira.com. Authentic Irish pub with entertainment most nights starting around 8pm. Thurs., April 8, Eleven Eleven 11pm. Fri., April 9, One Step Ahead 11pm. Sat., April 10, Seven Stone 11pm.

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

Mountain Sports Bar *

House of Blues *

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

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1866-MYBORGATA. theborgata. com. Fri., Sat., Mon. 10pm5am. Nightclub with a personality of its own.

Rumba Lounge

Irish Pub

Oasis Lobby Bar

Sonsie

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

Izakaya

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

Jezebel’s *

Located at Trump Plaza. 4416000. trumpplaza.com. Casino lounge.

Kelly’s Corner Pub

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

Knife & Fork

Atlantic and Pacific aves. 3441133. knifeandforkinn.com. Open daily at 4pm, serving dinner from 5pm.

Le Grand Fromage

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

Liquid Bar *

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

Los Amigos

Los Compadres

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

Megan’s Good Grub & Pub

1743 Boardwalk at Indiana Ave., megansgoodgrubandpublcom. 289-8950. Open Tues.-Sat. for lunch and dinner. Closed Sun. & Mon. Live music 6-9pm.

Melting Pot

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

Old Waterway Inn

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

The Palm

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

The Pool *

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., (marina district), harrahsresort.com. Tropical oasis with large heated pool, six secluded hot tubs, 12 private poolside cabanas.

Pic-A-Lilli Pub

231 S. Tennessee Ave. 344-1113. Dinner menu. Wing specials on Wednesday nights. Beer specials daily, 11pm-2am.

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

Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. tropicana. net. Open seven days a week. Sports-themed lounge. The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3456300. sonsieac.com. Serving classic dishes from its original 1993 Boston location.

Souzai

The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3484443. thepiershopsatcaesars. com. Serving sushi and cocktails.

Tango’s *

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

Teplitzky’s Lounge

Chelsea Hotel. 111 S. Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelsea-ac.com. Happy hour 4-7pm includes discounted drinks and half-off apps.

Tony’s Baltimore Bar & Grill

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

The Trinity Pub and Carvery

The Pier Shops at Caesars. 345-6900. trinitypubac.com. Traditional Irish fare, frosty pints.

Tun Tavern

Planet Rose Karaoke Bar

Sheraton Hotel, Two Convention Blvd., across from Convention Ctr. 347-7800. tuntavern.com. Live music Wed.-Sun., 9pm1am.

Proud Mary’s

The Wave *

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3446565. planetrose.com. Plush cocktail lounge and karaoke bar. 3209 Fairmount Ave. 348-3322. Serving food, beverages 24 hours daily.

Providence *

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

Red Square

The Quarter at Tropicana,

Te a m w o r k i n C h a l l e n g i n g T i m e s

Trump Marina, One Castle Blvd. 441-8300. trumpmarina.com. Bands and DJs every Fri. & Sat. nights.

West Side Bar

511 N. Arkansas Ave. 344-0883. westsideac.com. Alternative lifestyle party every night.

Whiskey Grille

20 Pennsylvania Ave. 345-3290. Serving breakfast, lunch and

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The Wonderbar

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

BRIGANTINE Cellar 32

32nd St. and Revere Blvd. 2649463. Newly opened restaurant, bar and package goods store. Open from 10am. Live music Thurs. Happy hour 47pm daily.

Laguna Grill Martini Bar

14th St. So. & the ocean at the Celebrity Resorts Suites. 2667731. lagunagrill.com. Ocean views, entertainment and specials nightly.

Rod & Reel Tavern

101 13th St. North, 266-0343. Karaoke on Saturday nights. Pool table, darts.

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9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate, 822-1789, johnnyscafeventnor. com. Happy hour 4:30-6:30pm with half-priced appetizers and discounted cocktails. Thurs. Ladies Night with DJ Jimmy 2 Shirts.

Maynardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe

9306 Amherst Ave. On the Bay, Margate. 822-8423. Daily drink, lunch and dinner specials. Live music Fri. Sat. & Sun. 6:30pm.

Malelani CafĂŠ

5205 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 822-5007. malelani.com. Open Mon.-Fri. 8am-8pm, Sat.-Sun. 8am-10pm. Live music every Wed. 7-10pm. Open mike night every Sat. 7-10pm.

Shore Club Crab House Bar & Grill

301 Longport Blvd., Seaview Harbor Marina, Longport. 8221002. shoreclubbar.com. Great views, fine seafood, drinks and entertainment.

Sofia

9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8229111. sofiaofmargate.com. Elegant Greek-style restaurant with entertainment on weekends. $+3Ć&#x2039;/$! 1(!Ć&#x2039;/1&!0Ć&#x2039;0+Ć&#x2039;$*#!Ä&#x160;Ć&#x2039;1/0Ć&#x2039;!Ć&#x2039;ÜþĆ&#x2039;+.Ć&#x2039;+( !.Ä&#x160;Ć&#x2039;!0Ć&#x2039;3%0$Ć&#x2039; 5+1.Ć&#x2039;$! Ä&#x2039;Ć&#x2039;*+0Ć&#x2039;+2!.Ć&#x2039;%0Ä&#x160;Ć&#x2039;)(%*#Ć&#x2039;.+(!)Ä&#x2022;Ć&#x2039;((Ć&#x2039;ĂľÄ&#x160;ßôôÄ&#x160; Ä&#x160;

Steve & Cookieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

9700 Amherst Ave., Margate. 823-1163. steveandcookies. com. Live music nightly.

Tomatoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-7535. tomatoesmargate. com. Asian-American cuisine. Rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll Sushi Mon. and Wed, Happy hour- and-a-half every night. Call for reservations.

Venturaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greenhouse

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

MAINLAND Anchorage

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

Baristaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee House

68 W. Jimmy Leeds Road, Suite 14, Galloway. 568-5519. An â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Worldâ&#x20AC;? atmosphere with free Wi-Fi connection.

Atlantic City Country Club

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

Black Cat Bar & Grill

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

Blue Marlin Sports Bar & Grill

200 S. Pitney Rd. Galloway. 748-5000. bluemarlincafe.com. Lunch, dinner and drink specials daily.

Bulldogs Bar & Grill

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

Carolineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Restaurant

6725 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 927-9007. carolinesbythebay. com. Food served 11am-2am. Happy hour Mon.-Sat., 4-7pm. DJs Fri. night.

Cavallino Nero

4760 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-0144, cavnero. com. Open daily 11am-1am. Mon.-Fri., Happy hour 3-6pm. Live entertainment.

Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9273363. charliesbar.com. Open daily 7am-3am; Sun. noon3pm. Mon-Fri. Happy hour 3-6pm.

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5401 Harding Hwy. (Route 40), Mays Landing. 625-2523. Happy hour noon-7pm weekdays. Live music every Fri. & Sat. night.

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

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Inside the Vienna Inn, 920 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway. christinasrestaurantandbar.

10 McArthur Blvd. Somers Point. 927-6111.

com. . 965-0457. Happy hours Tues.-Fri. 3-6pm and 9-11pm. Thurs. karaoke 7-11pm, Sat. live music 8pm-mid.

325 E. Jimmy Leeds Rd., Galloway. www.dublinerpubandgrill.com. 652-2210. Authentic Irish Pub. Happy

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hour 4-8pm daily and 8pmmidnight Sat, including halfpriced apps. Entertainment Wed. through Sun. nights.

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

Formica’s Cafe Kensington Square, 200 North Tilton Road, Northfield, 646-

6565. formicabrosbakery.com. Live music Fridays, 7-10pm.

Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern

Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 652-0544. Nightly specials. Live music every Fri. and Sat.

Goodfellows, W.L.

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

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Gregory’s

900 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9276665. gregorysbar.com. Weekly drink specials. Family run since 1946. Wed., April 14, spring dinner and sparkling wine tasting event 6pm. Sat., April 11, Mike Natale Quartet 8:3011:30pm.

Hibiscus

101 E. Maryland Ave., Somers Pt. Formerly Stumpo’s. Entertainment Fri., Sat., Sun. nights. Sun., 4:30-9pm, open jam w/Revolver. Sat. April 17, 7-10pm, Kickin’ Celtic FUNdraiser Party with the Barley Boys.

Hi Point Pub (Skelly’s)

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

The Inn at Sugar Hill

5704 Mays Landing-Somers Point Road, Mays Landing, innatsugarhill.com. 625.2226. Historic bed-and-breakfast.

JD’s Pub

Smithville Town Center, intersection of Route 9 and Smithville Blvd. 404-9000, jdspubsmithville.com. Open til 2am or later. Happy hour 3-6:30pm daily w/drink and menu specials.

Jo-Jo’s Italian Grille

Black Horse Pike & Main St., Pleasantville. 646-8332. jojositaliangrille.com. Happy hour 46pm Mon.-Fri. Entertainment Wed. & Sun. in the bar.

JR’s Tavern

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

La Hacienda

265 S. New York Rd., Galloway. 652-6050. Live music every Fri. & Sat. night, 7:30-11:30pm.

Library III

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

Mangia by the Greens 3016 Ocean Heights Ave.,

EHT. 601-8369. mangiabythegreens.com. In clubhouse of McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links. Entertainment nightly.

McGettigan’s 19th Hole

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

McKee’s Irish Pub

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

Oyster Creek Inn

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

Pistol Pete’s Steakhouse

1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000. pistolpetessaloon.com. Happy hour 4-7 pm. Entertainment nightly. Lunch, dinner and drink specials daily.

PJ’s 50 Pub & Grille

2301 Rt. 50, Mays Landing. 625-9600. Open Wed.-Mon. 11am-11pm. Happy hour weekdays 4-7pm $1 off appetizers, reduced drink prices. Mon. Mexican night.

Ram’s Head Inn

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

Rifici’s

308 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 272-2000. Restaurant and bar. Entertainment Wed., Fri. & Sat. nights.

Riverside Inn

5397 Mays Landing-Somers Point Rd. Mays Landing. 6259710. Open 11am-4am daily. Happy hour daily from 4-7pm. Live music Sat.

Sam’s Bar and Grill

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

Sandi Pointe

908 Shore Rd., Somers Point (formerly Mac’s), 927-2759. sandipointe.com. Seafood restaurant and bar with live music. Extensive wine list. Tues. Night Jazz Series with Tim Lekan and Bob Shomo 7-10pm. Tues., April 13, Young Musicians Night 7-10pm $5. Sat., April 10, Mary Lou Newnam Quartet 8-11pm.

Smithville Inn

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


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Tailgaters Galloway Grille

337 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City. 804-9000. Neighborhood sports bar w/ 12 beers on tap. Pool and darts. Two happy hours weekdays: 11am-2pm, 3-7pm.

Tap Room Bar & Grille

At Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr., Northfield. 236.4465. Daily happy hour 46pm. Brunch Sun. 10am-2pm.

Testa’s Good Guys Pub

5698 Mays Landing-Somers Point Rd., Mays Landing. 6251926. testaspub.com. Open Mon-Sat. to 4am; Sun. to 3am.

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

CAPE MAY COUNTY: Ocean City to Wildwood Anglesea Pub

116 West First Ave, Wildwood, 729-1133. Bar open until 2am, dinner until 11pm. Nightly drink specials.

Deauville Inn

201 Willard Road, Strathmere, 263-2080. deauvilleinn.com. Waterfront bar, dining and entertainment. Open noonmidnight. 11am on Sat.

Fred’s Tavern

314 96th St., Stone Harbor, 368-5591. fredstavernstoneharbor.com. Open 11am-2am. Happy hour Fri. 5-7pm. Party packages available.

Fuze

79th St. and Third, Avalon. 3681919. Upscale dining and live entertainment.

Golden Inn

Oceanfront at 78th St., Avalon. 967-2111. goldeninn.com.

Dinner served from 5-8pm (9pm on weekends).

Jack’s Place

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

Juan Pablo’s Margarita Bar

Garfield & Pacific aves., Wildwood, 729-6500. juanpablos.com. Mexican fare, stepped up cocktails and atmosphere.

Kix McNutley’s Bar

63rd and Landis Ave., Sea Isle City, 263-6341. kixmcnutleys. com. Fri: karaoke with the Hot Sounds.

La Costa Lounge

4000 Landis Ave., Sea Isle, 2633756. lacosta-seaisle.com. Drink specials nightly. Live music on weekends.

Ocean Drive

40th Street and Landis Ave., Sea Isle City. 263-1000. theod.com. Live music on weekends. April 10, music by Blind Drunk. April 17, Parrot Beach, a tribute to Jimmy Buffet.

O’Donnell’s Pour House

3807 Landis Ave., Sea Isle City. 263-5600. Sea Isle’s only authentic Irish pub. Live music on weekends.

Princeton Bar

2008 Dune Dr., Avalon. 9673457. princetonbar.com. DJ entertainment every Fri. & Sat.

Windrift

The Windrift Resort Hotel, 80th St. and the beach, Avalon. 7804289. windrifthotel.com. Newly renovated with five bars, 26 HDTVs, and live music all summer. Open weekends only through May 21, then seven days per week.

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316 Roosevelt Blvd. Marmora. 390-1757. yesterdaysbar.com. Open 11am-midnight daily. Live music Fri. and Sat. from 9pm.

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

Bare Exposure

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

Coconutz

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

Delilah’s Den

201 E. Delilah Rd., Pleasantville. 383-0666. Open Mon.-Sat., noon-4am. Sun.,4pm-4am.

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(Continued from preceding page) you delve into this research, find out if the company is in a period of growth or a period of decline. For example, here’s one possible area where you might leverage your personal brand. Are you known for being a turnaround architect, growth catalyst, startup accelerator, etc.? If you are a turnaround architect, for example, pursuing a job in a company in a period of decline may be something to which you are attracted. How can you prepare for questions that an interviewer might ask? Most questions fall within these six areas: 1. Rapport-building questions – the interviewer wants to see your water cooler personality. 2. Résumé-related questions – the interviewer may use this opportunity to gain further clarification on any part of your résumé. 3. Qualifications for the job in question – you can expect to be asked how your skills and abilities make you the perfect candidate for the job. Be sure to know the job posting well enough that you already can answer these questions. 4. Behavioral questions – my position on behavioral interviewing questions is to know your achievements like the back of your hand. Why? Because most behavioral interviewing questions are going to center around telling them about a time that you had to do xyz and what was the result. Think of different types of scenarios they could ask—maybe a time when you worked under stress, or a time when you disagreed with your boss and the outcome. Match your achievement stories with this type of scenarios. 5. Case/Situation questions – case questions might include giving you a current challenge the company is facing and asking you how you would solve it. If you’ve done the pre-interview research, you’ll be well prepared for these questions. 6. Personality questions – such as, if you could be a tree, what kind of a tree would you be and why? They are usually assessing how quickly you think on your feet. Now, it’s your turn. The interviewer will ask you if you have any questions and you want to have formulated questions that you will ask based on your research and curiosity about the company. Thorough preparation is critical for success in your interviews. n Join us on Facebook:

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Headliners and shows through April 24

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Bally’s Casino Hotel

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

Linda Eder April 24, Main Ballroom Broadway vocalist Linda Eder headlines at Bally’s on Saturday, April 24, at 9pm. Tickets are $35. The star of Jekyll and Hyde, Eder has released a variety of albums featuring Broadway tunes, standards and some rock and pop. Her 2008 release, The Other Side of Me, was a rock-edged country album and 2009’s Soundtrack was right in her Broadway-movie music wheelhouse.

Boardwalk Hall

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420 or in person at box office

Caesars Tennis Classic

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April 10, Harrah’s Entertainment, Caesars Atlantic City and StarGames present the Caesars Tennis Classic. The exhibition tournament will showcase 14-time Grand-Slam men’s singles champion Pete Sampras going up against current U.S. Davis Cup star James Blake; Andy Roddick vs. Marat Safin and Ivan Lendl vs. Mats Wilander. The Caesars Tennis Classic will be hosted by five-time Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams. Tickets are $25, $50, $75, $125, and $175, and the event starts at 7:30pm. Caesars will host pre and post-tournament events including the Tennis Village in the Palladium Ballroom at Caesars with appearances by the tennis greats. The Village will be open to VIP guests, tournament attendees and the general public. (See story p. 50)

Boxing: Kelly Pavlik vs. Sergio Martinez

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April 17, World Middleweight Champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik returns to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, April 17, to defend his titles against World Boxing Council (WBC) super welterweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez. Tickets range from $50 to $350; doors open at 6pm. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment and Caesars Atlantic City, Pavlik vs. Martinez will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10pm.

Two years ago in Boardwalk Hall, Pavlik (36-1, 32 KOs), became World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the World Boxing Council (WBC) world champion by knocking out the previously undefeated and undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor. Pavlik defeated Taylor handily in their rematch in February 2008 to solidify his claim as one of boxing’s top pound for pound fighters and has since had three successful defenses, all by knockout, two of the wins coming against No. 1 contenders and mandatory challengers. His only loss came at the hands of Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins in a non-title fight on Oct. 18, 2008 at Boardwalk Hall. Martinez (44-2-2, 24 KOs), a native of Argentina who fights out of Madrid, Spain, first made his presence known to the boxing world in 2007 by knocking out Saul Roman (27-2) in the fourth round of their WBC super welterweight title elimination bout. One year later, Martinez captured the WBC interim super welterweight title with an eighthround stoppage of Alex Bunema. He was elevated to WBC world super welterweight champion in the latter half of 2009. In his last fight, he lost a highly disputed 12-round majority decision to former world champions Paul Williams, in a non-title middleweight bout, ending Martinez’s 10-year, 29-bout unbeaten streak.

Borgata

Hotel Casino & Spa Tickets: www.ComcastTIX.com, 1-800-298-4200, or at the Borgata box office

Kara DioGuardi

Borgata Comedy Club

Music Box The Borgata Comedy Club offers fun-filled evenings featuring a trio of comedians nightly (except during headliner engagements). Showtimes are 9pm and the tickets are $20. (Visit theborgata.com). Appearing now to April 11 are Dan Wilson, Billy Garan and Vic DiBitetto. Scheduled April 12-18 are Joe DeVito, Gary Delena and Ben Creed. On tap April 19-22 and April 25 are Greg Vacarello, Paul Bond and John DiCrosta.

Caesars Atlantic City

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, Caesars box office; for more info, 1-800-677-SHOW

harmonica, Jeff Clemens on drums, and Jim Prescott on upright bass released their self-titled debut in 1994. The band’s Elvis Costello & The Imposters April 16, Circus Maximus Theater most recent album is Superhero Brother. Elvis Costello is a true musical chameleon, whose musical journey has The Fray April 17, Event Center Rockers the Fray included punk, new wave, country, will be at the Event Center on Saturday, rockabilly, and jazz crooner mode. He April 17, 8pm. Tickets are $65. Opening headlines at Caesars with his band the the show will be G. Love & Special Sauce. Imposters on Friday, April 16, 9pm. The success of The Fray’s singles “Over Tickets are $65, $85 and $105. Costello My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save has worked with an array of musia Life,” brought the band mainstream cians including Burt Bacharach, Paul popularity, catapulting its debut album McCartney and T-Bone Burnett. He can How to Save a Life to the top 15 on the currently be seen as the host of the Billboard 200 album charts. On July 18, musically inclined talk show Spectacle 2006, the Fray released a live album: on the Sundance Channel. Costello has released over 30 albums that range in Live at the Electric Factory, recorded at the style and mood and include influences Electric Factory in Philly. Last year the from pop, country, folk, reggae, soul, band released The Fray, featuring the hit punk, rock and classical music. His single, “You Found Me.” The band’s latest most recent release is a country colsingle is “Syndicate.” laboration with Burnett, Secret, Profane & Sugarcane released last June. Citizen Cope

April 23, Music Box Citizen Cope is the pseudonym of Clarence Greenwood, keyboardist, guitarist, singer, DJ, record producer, and the name of the band that he leads, with a combo sound of blues, pop and hip-hop. He headlines at the Music Box on Friday, April 23 at 9pm. Tickets are $35. “When I was a kid, I was a listener,” says Clarence Greenwood. “Music was something coming out of a radio or off a record, something that made me feel these things I couldn’t explain. It was magical to me.” He caught the ear of Capitol Records, signed with them in 1997 and made an album (Shotguns), which was never released. He was signed to Dreamworks G. Love and Special Sauce releasing, Citizen Cope in 2002. He followed April 16, Music Box The Philly trio G. Love and Special Sauce brings its tasty it up with his RCA debut, The Clarence blend of R&B and rap to the Borgata on Greenwood Recordings (2004), then Every Friday, April 16, 9pm. Tickets are $55. G. Waking Moment (2006). His current release Love (Garrett Dutton) on guitar/vocals/ is the self-produced The Rainmaker LP.

April 9-10, Music Box Singer-songwriter and American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi will let you be the judge of her talent when she headlines at the Music Box on Friday, April 9, at 9pm and Saturday, April 10, at 8pm. Tickets are $45 and $55. Besides her Idol duties, DioGuardi has been working with many different artists on song collaborations. She has a song on Adam Lambert’s debut, For Your Entertainment, titled “Strut,” on Katharine McPhee’s new album Unbroken, “Had It All,” and also two cuts on Carrie Underwood’s Play On, “Mama’s Song” and “Undo It.”

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A & E: SHOWS

Gipsy Kings

April 24, Circus Maximus Theater The world-beat superstar group Gipsy Kings come to the Circus Maximus Theater for a performance on Saturday, April 24, at 9pm. Tickets are $60, $75 and $90. Since the phenomenal debut of Gipsy Kings in 1988 (Top 10 in over a dozen countries, receiving 15 gold and platinum records), their ensuing albums — Mosaique, Allegria, Este Mundo, Gipsy Kings Live, and Love & Liberté; — have provided a steady fuel of hits to Billboard’s World Music, Latin, and Top 200 charts. The Gipsy Kings were Billboard’s No. 1 charting World Music Artist and No. 1 Latin Artist of 1994. The 1995 release, The Best of the Gipsy Kings, made them stars in the United States when the albums achieved platinum status.

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Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420

Nathan Burton: Comedy Magic

career skyrocketed after her 1965 appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and she’s remained in the limelight ever since.

House of Blues/ Showboat

April 17 Concert Venue Harrah’s Resort presents Nathan Burton: Comedy Magic for selected Saturdays at 8pm each night. Tickets are $20-$30. Burton has performed magic since the age of four, honAtlantic City ing his act into a 60-minute whirlwind of unique, in-your-face magical illusions Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420 or 236blended with comedy and showgirls, BLUE all tied together with Burton’s engaging Lupe Fiasco personality. April 9, Music Hall Rap artist Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known as Lupe Neil Sedaka Fiasco, headlines at the House of Blues April 24, Concert Venue Neil Sedaka with the Steppin Laser Tour featuring headlines at Harrah’s Resort on Saturday, B.O.B. The showtime is 9pm and tickets April 24, 9pm. Tickets are $40, $50 and are $30 and $35. Fiasco is best known for $60. With countless hit singles, and the singles “Kick, Push” and “Superstar,” platinum and gold records as both comas well as his acclaimed album debut, poser and performer, Neil Sedaka is recognized as one of rock and pop music’s Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor, which earned legendary pioneers. A classically trained him three Grammy nominations. He pianist at Julliard, he caught the rock is touring in support of his new album ’n’ roll bug, and with neighbor Howard Lasers. Greenfield, began a successful songwriting partnership. Sedaka and Greenfield Disco Biscuits became one of the original creators of April 24, Music Hall The Disco Biscuits the “Brill Building Sound” in the late headline at the House of Blues on Saturday, April 24 at 9pm. Tickets are $27.50 and ’50s and early ’60s. He went from songwriter to singer/ $32.50. After meeting and forming at the songwriter with the hits “The Diary,” University of Pennsylvania in 1995, Jon “Oh! Carol,” “ Stairway to Heaven,” Gutwillig, Marc Brownstein, Sam Altman, “Calendar Girl,” “Little Devil,” “Happy and Aron Magner got their start playing Birthday Sweet Sixteen,” “Next Door college gigs around Philly. Soon they To An Angel” and “Breaking Up Is Hard moved up to the nightclub scene and in ’96 the Disco Biscuits released their indie To Do.” debut Encephalous Crime. According to the All Music Guide, “Their music, a crazy quilt mixture of rock, techno, jazz, soul, blues, and classical, took them to the upper echelon of the jam/groove scene.” Atlantic City The band’s latest release is The Wind at Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, or the Four To Fly, a double CD live set. A P R I L 8 , 2 0 1 0 / A C W E E K LY. C O M

Joan Rivers

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April 24, Hilton Theater Joan Rivers headlines at the Hilton on Saturday, April 24, 8pm. Tickets are $35. Rivers is an accomplished comedian, best-selling author, Tony-nominated actress, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio show host, Emmy award-winning television talk show host, jewelry designer and red carpet fashion laureate. Her

Tropicana

John Caparulo

Casino and Resort

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

Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat XXIX April 16, Tropicana Showroom Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat XXIX MMA event takes place on Friday, April 16, in the Tropicana Showroom. Tickets range from $50-$150. For the updated fight card go to the ROC Web site at www. ringofcombat.com/

Jordin Sparks

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, or the Resorts VIP Services desk. For more info, call 1800-322-SHOW

The Orchestra

Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret

Hilton box office

April 17, Hilton Theater Camaleonti headlines at the Hilton on Saturday, April 17, 8pm. Tickets are $75 and $85. The name means Chameleons and the ground is a popular Italian pop and rock band from the 1960s and ’70s.

for $32. Showtime is 6pm (dinner seating one hour prior). Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

April 24, Tropicana Showroom Grammy nominated recording artist and American Idol champion Jordin Sparks performs Saturday, April 24, 9pm, at the Tropicana Showroom. Tickets range from $35-$55. At age 17, Sparks’ took home the crown for season six of American Idol in May 2007. The youngest American Idol winner, Sparks released her self-titled debut album in November 2007, which went on to sell over 1.6 million copies worldwide, earning U.S. platinum status and spawning three Top 5 hits on Billboard’s pop singles chart including “Tattoo,” “No Air,” and “One Step At A Time.” Her sophomore release, Battlefield, earned critical acclaim. “A couple years ago I was just a happygo-lucky, quirky 17-year old. I still feel that way after experiencing so many amazing things,” Sparks said. “I’m learning more every day, but one thing I know for sure is that to sing for my job is the best thing in the world.”

Hilton

Camaleonti

repertoire, and the “No Rewind” single by The Orchestra. The members of The Orchestra are Mik Kaminski, formerly of ELO and ELO II (violinist); Louis Clark, formerly of ELO and ELO II (keyboards and arranger); Eric Troyer, ELO II (keyboards, vocals); Phil Bates, ELO II (guitar, vocals); Gordon Townsend, ELO II (drummer) and Glen Burtnick, formerly of Styx and ELO II (bass, vocals).

Resorts Atlantic City

April 17, Superstar Theater The Orchestra World Tour 2010 is comprised of former members of ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) and ELO Part II. The group headlines at Resorts on Saturday, April 17, 8pm. Tickets are $35 and $45. The band will present an evening of ELO hits like “Evil Woman,” “Turn to Stone,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” and “Mr. Blue Sky. In addition, there will be a few songs from: The Electric Light Orchestra Part II

The Comedy Stop is a 300-seat venue in The Quarter at Tropicana. Showtimes are Sun.-Thurs. at 9pm ($23); Fri. and Sat. at 9 & 11:15pm ($28). Appearing now to April 11 are Jimmie “J.J.” Walker, Nate Craig and Al Ducharme. On tap April 1218 are Mitchell Walters, James Sibley and Carl Strong. Scheduled April 19-25 are Cork Procter, Kevin Downey Jr. and Brian McFadden. Kozak the Magician appears daily, ($23), with a dinner show package

Trump Marina Hotel Casino

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, or the Trump Marina box office. For more info, call 1800-777-8477

April 17, Shell Showroom Trump Marina presents another evening in the Trump Comedy Series with funnyman John Caparulo, joined by Nikki Glaser, Saturday, April 17, 8pm. Ticket are $28. Cap’s first big break came at the 2003 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he impressed the industry observers enough to offer him a sit-com deal. He had his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special and is now a part of Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation. His DVD Meet Cap was released last April.

Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420; or Trump Plaza or Boardwalk Hall box office

Winter Dance Party: Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die

April 16-18, Theatre at Trump Plaza Touring nationally as Winter Dance Party, Rock n’ Roll Will Never Die, A tribute to Buddy Holly performed by John Mueller, Ritchie Valens by David Angel and The Big Bopper by Jay P. Richardson will be in the Theatre at Trump Plaza April 16-18. Showtimes are Friday at 9pm; Saturday at 3 and 8pm and Sunday at 7pm. Tickets are $25. John Mueller has entertained audiences throughout North America in rock and roll performances and portrayals of Buddy Holly. He has also starred as Buddy Holly in the world stage premiere of Be Bop a Lula in Hollywood, and he won a Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of Buddy in the production of Buddy…The Buddy Holly Story. Ray Anthony’s tribute has been endorsed by Ritchie Valens’ family, who often come to see him perform, and is in regular contact with Bob Morales, Ritchie’s half brother. Jay P. Richardson, the son of the original Big Bopper, will pay tribute to his father. On stage, he goes by the name Big Bopper Jr. He was born 84 days after his father died in the fatal plane crash in Iowa in 1959. n


FOOD & DRINK

Area Dining

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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

hotel. thechelsea-ac.com. 3482200. A steakhouse in the setting of a 1940s supper club with indoor and outdoor seating, a cocktail lounge with a curvilinear bar, and entertainment.

Dock’s Oyster House

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

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

Ducktown Tavern

Angeloni’s II Restaurant

El Charro!

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

Atlantic City Bar & Grill

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

Chelsea Prime

111 S. Chelsea Ave. , inside Chelsea

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

Flying Cloud Café

800 N. New Hampshire Avenue, Gardner’s Basin. 345-8222. Relaxed, waterfront dining specializing in seafood. Open daily from 11am for lunch and dinner. Available for private parties from 10 to 200, and off-premise catering. Waterside outside deck open, weather permitting.

Girasole Ristorante

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

By Popular Demand

Imperial Inn

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

Irish Pub

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

Banquet Rooms Available

Live Music Tues., Wed. & Thurs.

Knife & Fork

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

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Seafood, Veal, Pasta, Steak, Pizza, Subs, Salads

Little Saigon

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

Daily Lunch & Dinner EntrĂŠes Party Trays For All Occasions

Los Amigos

Linwood Greene, Route 9, Linwood 653-8442 â&#x20AC;˘ Closed Sunday

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

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The Melting Pot

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

Thai Curry Pad Ga Pow

(Stir fried basil leaves with meat)

Old Waterway Inn

Pad Thai

LUNCH SPECIAL

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

Mexico Restaurant

(Hot & Spicy)

(Thai Fried Rice Noodle)

Melaka Restaurant

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

Tom Yum Seafood Soup

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

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Tun Tavern

China Dumpling Seafood Resaurant

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

Whiskey Grille

20 Pennsylvania Ave. 345-3290. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner.

White House Sub Shop

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

BRIGANTINE Andreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant

1312 W. Brigantine Ave. 2661124. Serving pizza, subs, steaks, Italian dinners, grilled seafood, cappuccino and desserts.

Goochie Brothers

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

Cleoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fish Palace

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

Dinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Subs & Pizza

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

Downbeach Deli

8 S. Essex Ave., Margate. 8237310. Serving up a huge selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Laguna Grill Martini Bar

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Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Aragosta Ristorante

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

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

Pic A Lilli Pub

The Links Bar & Grille

229 S. Tennessee Ave. 344-1113. Open 24/7. Full Menu. Serving lunch & dinner daily. Try their wings.

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

Ruthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Steakhouse

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

111 S. Chelsea Ave., inside Chelsea hotel. thechelsea-ac.com.1-800-

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

4208 Harbour Beach Blvd. 2663100. Italian cuisine and pizzeria.

Macedonian Grill

Yuki Hana

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

La Escondida II Restaurant and Bar

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Barrels

1700 W. Riverside Dr. 347-1793. Specializing in seafood and steak. Open for dinner Wed. through Sun. 5-10pm.

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

DOWNBEACH Ventnor, Margate & Longport

300 Oriental Ave. (Corner of Oriental and Vermont St.). 3448669. tonybaloneys.com. Pizzas, subs, wraps, calzones and more.

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1400 Ocean Ave. 266-7731. lagunagrill.com. Fine cuisine, unique ambiance on the beach with beautiful view.

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9510 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 4877450. Call for hours of operation.

Fedeliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant

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

Gertrudeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

7309 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 823-3003. gertrudesventnor.com. Dinner from 5pm nightly.

Hannah Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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

Isabellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

4 S. Portland Ave. Ventnor. 8222477. This traditional Mexican restaurant serves breakfast entrees and remains open for dinner.

Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ & Cocktails

9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-

1789. johnnyscafeventnor.com. Hearty breakfasts, healthy lunches and classic dinner cuisine with an Asian flair. Open year round from 7am-9pm, weekends till midnight. The Ultimate Happy hour at the bar, Mon.-Thurs. with halfprice appetizers and discounted cocktails.

La Fontana

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

Lamberti

9707 Amherst Ave., Margate. 4876001. sunsetonthebay.com. Open dailyfor lunch and dinner. Happy hour daily 3-7pm with half-price appetizers and reduced drink prices at the bar only.

Maynardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ

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

Malelani CafĂŠ

5205 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 8225007. www.malelani.com. Fresh baked paninis, pastries, hearthealthy salad bar, Illyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous 60bean blend coffee, black, green, and herbal teas, fresh juice, and other specialty drinks.

Miyako

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

Euro Gourmet Cafe and The Gelato Factory 6525 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 4876525. Italian ice and gelato made on premises. Also featuring breakfast, lunch & dinner specialties. Delivery.

Red Room CafĂŠ

141 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor. 8221067. Gourmet pizzas, Italian specialties.

Shore Club

303 Longport Blvd., Longport (in the Seaview Harbor Marina). 8221002. shoreclubbar.com. Great views of Egg Harbor Bay. Lunch, dinner and bar. Open dailyfor lunch and dinner.

Sofia

9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-9111. sofiaofmargate.com.


This bayside treasure transports you to the Mediterranean with stylish decor and authentic Greek/ Mediterranean cuisine.

Mays Landing. 625-2523. (Formerly the Epic Grille). Pizza and Italian specialties. Happy hour noon-7pm weekdays.

Steve & Cookieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s by the Bay

Crab Trap

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

Tomatoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8227535 or tomatoesmargate.com. Varied eclectic menu highlights seafood entrees.

Venturaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greenhouse

106 Benson Ave., Margate. 8220140. venturasgreenhouse.com. Lunch & dinner specials and latenight fare.

Yama Japanese Restaurant

5305 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 8228105. Sushi and sashimi; over 100 special rolls, plus tempura and other cooked specials.

MAINLAND Athenian Garden

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

Atlantic City Sub Shop

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

A Touch of Italy

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

Barrels

Rt. 9, Central Square, Linwood. 926-9900. barrelsfoods.com. Italian food in intimate setting. Also in Margate. Take out/ Delivery.

Berkshire Grill

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

Bombay Indian Restaurant

On the Circle in Somers Pt. 9277377, thecrabtrap.com Serving fresh seafood, soups, steaks, homemade breads, desserts and more.

East Bay Crab & Grill

Cardiff Plaza, EHT. 272-7721. eastbaycrab.com. Specializing in All-U-Can Eat Crabs, Early Bird Menu.12 Entrees under $12 menu, over 60 entrees starting at $8.99 and daily specials. Reservations accepted.

El Rancho

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

Feather Cafe & Grill

6041 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 3775555. Traditional and authentic northern and southern Indian cuisine. Indian lunch buffet daily from 11am-2:30pm. Also serves American entrees.

Fred & Ethelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lantern Light Tavern

Towne of Historic Smithville, Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 6520544. Family restaurant, casual dining. 210 New Rd., No. 4, Linwood Green Plaza, Linwood. 926-8861. Japanese cuisine specializing in sushi and steak.

Chido Burrito

807 Tilton Rd.., Northfield. 4841480. chidoburrito.com. 5401 Hardin Hwy. (Route 40),

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

 

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

Hu Tieu

Asian Mall, Pleasantville Shopping Center, 700 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 646-8977. Vietnamese cuisine.

Johnny Rockets

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

The Inn at Sugar Hill

Rt. 559, Mays Landing. 6252226. innatsugarhill.com. Great food and cocktails on the waterfront.

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The Plaza at Center Point, 1205 Tilton Rd., Northfield. 677-0470; FAX 677-8885. California cuisine in a casual, upscale setting. 734 W. White Horse Pike, Cologne, 965-3433. Great breakfast and lunch specials. 6708 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 3832588. (Ginza II located in English Creek Shopping Ctr., EHT. 3833999) Hibachi steakhouse and sushi bar.

Goodfellows, W.L.

310 E. White Horse Pike, Galloway; 652-1942. Home of the French Fried Lobster Tail, gourmet burgers, steaks, seafood, and homemade Italian specialties.

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

Great American Pub

Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-1990. Great gourmet Black Angus burgers. Happy hour six

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

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

Cavallino Nero

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

Gregoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant

Gaspareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gourmet Italian Bistro

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Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Restaurant

days a week. Free poker Tues.Weds.

Fuji

English Creek Shopping Ctr., Rt. 40 & English Creek Rd., EHT. 6464445. Authentic Indian dining experience. 4760 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-0144. Lunch, dinner and late-night. Italian specialties.

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45 S. New York Rd., Galloway Twp. 404-9000. Featuring classic pub fare plus a full dinner menu.

Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant

131 Jordan Rd., (behind the Sunoco station off Laurel Dr./Garden State Parkway entrance), Somers Pt. 927-4637. Lunch and dinner featuring Greek specialties.

Jo-Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Grille Black Horse Pike & Main St., Pleasantville. 646-8332. www.jojositaliangrille.com. Homemade Italian specialties.

Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant

119 Route 50, Corbin City. 6283024. ls-jbones.com. Traditional, casual dining. J-Bones Tavern inside.

Mays Landing Diner

La Hacienda

6177 Harding Highway (Rt. 40), Mays Landing. 625-5051. mayslandingdiner.com. Classic New Jersey diner. Baking done on the premises.

La Pizzatega

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

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

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

265 S. New York Rd. (Route 9), Galloway, 652-6050. Serving authentic Mexican cuisine. Linwood Greene, Rt. 9, Linwood. 653-8442. Serving seafood, veal pasta, steak, subs and salads.

McKeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub

Mickey & Minnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Tuckahoe Rd. and Rt. 50, Petersurg. 628-2225.levarisamericangrill.com. Open daily 10am. Drink specials.

Mount Fuji

72 N. Breman Ave., (Renault Winery), Egg Harbor City. 9652111. www.renaultwinery.com. Casual family cuisine, full bar with piano entertainment.

Library III

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JRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern

Mangia by the Greens

Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant at the Tuscany House

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

Julianoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant

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

6605 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 6457655. libraryiii.com. Murphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crab cakes, steaks, prime rib, seafood and salad bar. 3016 Ocean Heights Ave., EHT. 601-8369. Lunch, dinner, latenight snacks, pizza. Free delivery to EHT, Linwood, Northfield, and Somers Point.

Maplewood Inn

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

136 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 383-8881. Traditional Japanese cuisine. Sushi bar. 6666 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 6778829. Northern and Southern Indian food, including nan, tandori and vegetarian dishes. Major credit cards accepted. Lunch buffett $9.95.

Oyster Creek Inn

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

Pistol Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saloon & Steakhouse

1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000. pistol-

petessaloon.com. Casual dining. Weekly specials.

PJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50 Pub & Grille

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

Rama Thai

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

Ramâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Inn

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

Renault Winery

72 N. Breman Ave, Egg Harbor City. 965-2111. Gourmet restaurant and also Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Richland House

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

Rificiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Cuisine & Pizzeria

308 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 272-2000. Serving lunch and dinner daily.

Romanelliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden Cafe

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

Sack Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Subs

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

Sakura

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

Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Grill

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

Sandi Pointe

fast, lunch and dinner. Open 7am-10pm daily. Daily specials.

Smithville Inn

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

Tailgaters Galloway Grille

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

Tap Room & Grille

Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr., Northfield. 236.4465. Featuring an acclaimed Sunday brunch.

Tre Figlio

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

908 Shore Rd., Somers Point, 927-2759. (formerly Macâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant). Seafood restaurant and bar with live music.

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Venturaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Offshore CafĂŠ

341 West White Horse Pike (Odesse Ave. & Rt.9), Pomona. 892-3704. Summertime BBQs.

4215 Black Horse Pike. (Hamilton Commons shopping center) , Mays Landing. (near Regal Cinemas) simplyfonduemayslanding.com.

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

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BALLYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 340-2000 Arturoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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

Ballyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brunch

Brunch every Sunday at The Reserve, 10amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 pm. $39.99 per person.

Fulu Wok & Fry

Casual Asian cuisine at the Claridge tower.

Johnny Rockets

340-0099. A retro â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s-style Boardwalk restaurant.

Noodle Village

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

Pickles Deli

New York style deli.

The Reserve/Preview Bar

Ballyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic culinary experience.

6ix: A Bistro

American bistro. Breakfast served anytime.

Red Pearl

Modern Asian cuisine served up fresh in casual setting.

Bakery, bagel sandwiches, and more.

Virginia City Buffet

All-you-can-eat, Western-style buffet. Hours: Mon.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thurs. lunch noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3pm, dinner 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm.; Fri.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun. noon-10pm. $21.99 (plus tax) daily for dinner; $16.99 (plus tax) lunch Mon.-Thurs.

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Choose from a variety of regional steaks and seafood.

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Old Homestead Steak House

Mortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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

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

SeaBlue

Neroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grill

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

Sirloin and porterhouse steak and New England lobster.

The Metropolitan

Venice Bar

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

Wolfgang Puck American Grille

Contemporary American cuisine in two distinctive dining areas.

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Bread + Butter

La Piazza Buffet

Celebrated chef Stephan Kaltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new restaurant offering traditional Southern Italian fare.

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A modern Japanese pub from Michael Schulson. Asian fusion.

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Kwi Restaurant and Noodle Bar Offers a selection of traditional and modern Asian cuisines.

Game On!

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

Buffet selections for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with salad and dessert bars. $14.99 (plus tax) for breakfast daily (8:00â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11:30am); $18.99 (plus tax) for lunch (11:45amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4pm); $22.99 (plus tax) for dinner (4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm). Weekend Feast $26.99 Sat. noon â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm, Sun. noon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9pm.

Phillips Seafood

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

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345-6300. Chef Andrew Sciaretta combines world-fusion menu with steakhouse cuisine.

Open Every Day 10AM

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Souzai Sushi & Sake

131 Jordan Rd. off Laurel Drive (behind Sunoco) Somers Point

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Fornelletto

Service is formal with traditional Italian favorites.

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

HARRAH’S RESORT 441-5000 Bluepoint Bar

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

5:30-10pm; Sun.–Tues. 6 –10pm; closed Wed.–Thurs. A bar menu is available Sun. 4:30-10pm; Mon.-Tues. noon-mid.; Fri., Sat. 4:30-11pm. For reservations, call 340-7585.

The Oaks

New York-style steakhouse featuring prime meats and the freshest seafood served in a refined atmosphere. Open for dinner Wed.– Thurs. 6-10pm; Fri.-Sat. 5:3010pm; Sun. brunch, 10am-3pm. Reservations recommended. Also the casual Oaks Burger Bar.

Club Cappuccino

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Corner Grille & Deli

344-6000 Asian Spice

Coffee bar.

Traditional deli favorites. Also has hot menu items.

McCormick & Schmick’s

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

Polistina’s Italian Ristorante

Enjoy family style, Italian favorites and a selection of homemade pastas and sauces.

Reflections

A 24-hour cafe offering steaks, seafood, sandwiches and burgers. Breakfast is available anytime.

The Steakhouse

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

Waterfront Buffet

Extensive buffet items. Cost: $29.99(plus tax, $22.99 kids) for dinner daily; $18.99 (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 dinner.

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Coffee and espresso bar plus pastry shop, soups and sandwiches. Open 24 hours Sun.-Fri.; open 7am-11pm Sat.

Cornucopia Buffet

Land and sea buffet features a variety of specialties. Cost: $16 (includes tax). Hours are 11:30 am-9pm Sun.-Fri; 11:30 am10pm on Sat.

Empress Gem Noodle Bar Asian noodle bar.

Horizons

A lovely ocean view is a perk at this 24-hour restaurant Fri. to Sun., 7am-11pm Mon.-Thurs., serving casual fare including the Coney Island Deli, featuring deli appetizers and sandwiches.

Patsy’s

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Specializing in Neapolitan cuisine, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in New York was Frank Sinatra’s favorite restaurant. Hours are Fri.–Sat.

Gourmet cuisine with a noodle bar and Chinese barbecue items. Noodle bar open daily noon– 2am; Restaurant open Sat.-Sun. 6–11pm. Now featuring a fourcourse prix fixe menu for $29.99.

Boardwalk Perks

Coffee shop with deli sandwiches. Sun.–Thurs. 7am–6pm; Fri.–Sat. 7am–10pm.

Breadsticks Cafe & Grill

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and latenight fare. Open 24 hours daily.

The Buffet

Offers an international menu, as well a full complement of allAmerican selections. Cost: $14.99 (plus tax) lunch and dinner; $13.99 (plus tax) for breakfast Sat. & Sun. $3 discount for members of the Resorts Destination Casino Club.

Capriccio

This perennial Zagat Award-winning Italian restaurant features antipasto, pasta delicacies, fresh seafood or veal entrées with ocean views. Now featuring a threecourse prix fixe menu for $34.99.

Gallagher’s Burger Bar

Burger Bar located across from Gallagher’s.

Gallagher’s Steakhouse

340-6555. The renowned New York City steakhouse is located on Resorts’ dining level and features traditional dry-aged steaks and seafood favorites prepared on their famous open flame.

SHOWBOAT 343-4000 Casa Di Napoli

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

French Quarter Buffet

Seafood, steaks, a Bayou salad bar and homemade desserts, selfserve cappuccino machine. Sun.Tues. 12-4pm lunch $17.99 (plus tax) Sun.–Tues. dinner 4-9pm, $21.99. Fri., 4-10 pm Seafood Night, $25.99. Sat. noon-3pm lunch, $17.99; dinner, all-u-caneat lobster 4-10pm, $29.99. Closed Wed.-Thurs.

House of Blues Restaurant

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

Mansion Cafe

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

Rib & Chophouse

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

Royal Noodle House

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

Starbucks Coffee

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

TROPICANA 340-4000 il Verdi

Upscale gourmet Italian cuisine presented in an elegant ambiance.

Golden Dynasty

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

Sun. 2–8pm.

Hooters

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

THE QUARTER AT THE TROPICANA: A Dam Good Sports Bar

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

Carmine’s

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

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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

The Palm

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

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Seaside Cafe

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

Wellington’s

Red Square

This 24-hour dining experience offers updated casual fare. Offering classic seashore seafood dishes, steaks and freshly prepared seasonal specialties and the best gourmet in town. Ocean views from every table.

TROPICANA’S THE MARKETPLACE: A Dam Good Deli

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

Boardwalk Favorites

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 icetopped 32-foot bar.

Rí-Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant

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

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

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Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

An all you can eat International buffet has all your traditional favorites in a relaxing atmosphere lunch and dinner Mon.-Thurs. ($16.99 pls. tax.), or sample the lavish breakfast buffet from 8am -11:30am daily ($12.99 pls. 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.

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. Dine-in or take-out.

Fiesta Buffet

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

1-800-777-8477; 441-2000 The Bayside Buffet

Cosimo’s Pizza

Casual and classic Italian cuisine from pizza to Eggplant Parmigiana to Chicken Florentino.

DJ’s Steakhouse

Surround yourself with western

charm while savoring gourmet steaks, chop, and seafood. Serving CAB prime meats and the freshest fish available. A Sunday through Thursday Three Course Chef Special Dinner menu is available for $35 per person. Open for dinner Fri.-Tue. 6pm.

Hooters

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

Harbor View

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

Imperial Court

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

The Café

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

TRUMP PLAZA 441-6000 24 Central Cafe

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

China Cafe & Sushi Chef

Boardwalk Terrace (overlooking the ocean), 572-0866. A fusion of unique Asian cuisine ranging from Cantonese to Japanese accompanied by an assortment of selections available at the Noodle and Sushi Bar.

Evo

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

Max’s

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

Rainforest Café

On the Boardwalk at Trump Plaza. 345-5757. rainforestcafe.com. Exotic salads, pastas, burgers, steaks and seafood served amidst the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest.

Roberto’s

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

Food Court

With Starbucks, Sbarro, Nathan’s Famous, Arthur Treacher’s, Häagen-Dazs and Sarah’s Cookies.

TRUMP TAJ MAHAL 449-1000 Dynasty

Cantonese/Chinese with many delicacies including authentic sushi bar.

Hard Rock Café

On the Boardwalk at Trump Taj Mahal. 441-0007. Burgers and sandwiches served in a rock ’n’ roll ambiance.

Il Mulino New York

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

Trattoria Il Mulino

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

Moon at Dynasty

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

The Rim

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

Royal Albert’s Palace

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

Safari Steak House

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

Sultan’s Feast

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

SPICE ROAD A selection of eateries and shops:

Burger

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Rating Chef Shows

From Bourdain to Batali, television now has a kitchen full of culinary stars. By Frank Gabriel

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HE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE of a snowy, relentless winter and its rain-soaked aftermath of early spring has been countless hours hunkered down indoors. Filling much of my misspent time was televised food/restaurant programming. Thusly, a few thoughts and comments about the current state of the culinary visual medium. Start at the top, with the best of the bunch. Avic Eric on PBS. Well-informed food folks have embraced celebrated French native Eric Ripert — of NYC’s famed Le Bernardin — as perhaps the world’s finest chef for quite some time. His thoughtful contributions to other shows, notably Bravo’s Top Chef, precipitated hosting this weekly Public Broadcasting gem. Equal parts travelogue, opinion and technical instruction, Avic Eric shines both in content as well as production value. Top Chef on Bravo. With the debut of spin-off Top Chef Masters Season Two this month, there is no better time to recognize TC, entering its seventh campaign. We felt the franchise slipped a bit in its fifth season, but last season’s brilliant finalists reversed that downward trend. Easily the best assembled to date, TC6 added the compelling drama of two gifted, competitive brothers, Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, doing a kitchen take on Cain and Abel. Sultry hostess Padma Lakshmi possesses true star quality, coupled with a superb, discriminating palate. Now, if we can just wipe that constant smirk of disapproval from knowledgeable

lead judge Tom Colicchio’s face, please?

second splendid, answering questions, dishing glorious food and pithy remarks in equal portions. For those uninitiated about on the bombastic former foot- in Italian food and culture, his show balling Scot. Initially, we despised his serves as an ideal intro course, a primer antics, found them at best unprofession- with panache. al, and at the worst, downright phony. Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations on Watching earlier BBC shows actually The Travel Channel. Ever since Kitchen helped change that. Particularly, Ramsey’s Confidential ripped the lid off the indusearnest insistence that his brood of chil- try’s best-kept secrets, New Jersey native dren understand from whence their food Bourdain has been trying to outdo him-

Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares/The F Word on BBC and Fox. We’ve come full

New Jersey native Bourdain has been trying to outdo himself, continually pushing the envelope of acceptable on-camera behavior. — read: meat — originates. This meant the family learning together about animal husbandry, raising lambs and turkeys in their back yard. We have to say; watching Ramsey turn away and quietly weep in the British abattoir, which was those lambs final destination showed the chef possesses not just chutzpah, but remarkable tenderness. Well done, mate. Molto Mario on Fine Living Network. If asked for one final meal prepared by anyone on the planet, we would without hesitation select the burly Batali, also appearing on the Food Network’s deeply-flawed Iron Chef America. The format of Molto is simple, Mario and three friends hanging out in the kitchen while he serves up a multi-course feast. The larger-than-life chef makes every

peers. Plus, he regularly wears a T-shirt on camera emblazoned with local food Mecca Cape May. Now, the bottom of the barrel. Food Wars on Travel Channel. A fine concept gone terribly awry. Blindfolded testers sample and pronounce judgment on local cooking rivalries nationwide. So far, so good. The problem? A foolish format, which provides tasters only ridiculous, limited quantities with which to work. Case in point: a Buffalo wing contest decided by eating only one tiny drumstick. Are you kidding me? Iron Chef America on Food Network.

Maybe we’re jaundiced by our early infatuation with the original Japanese program. We think that the Food Network’s follow-up, despite an infusion of star self, continually pushing the envelope chef power, remains a triumph of style of acceptable on-camera behavior. Who over substance. Don’t even get us started could forget the horrified expression on about the questionable qualifications of his face while forcing down barbequed some judges, either. The 20-something iguana in Mexico or rotting, ammonia- twins from syndicated sitcom Sister, scented shark in Iceland? Regardless, on Sister? Really? No Rez, Bourdain always demonstrates Dinner Impossible on Food Network. an unflagging sense of adventure and Despite the presence of two chefs with sincere appreciation for the humble A.C. area ties — Brit Robert Irvine and cooks around the globe who toil at his longtime sous George Galati — this chosen craft. Colameco’s Food Show on NJ Network. remains a train wreck of improvised Gotta give thumbs-up to another home- buffoonery. Irvine’s Patton-esque front boy, even if he is also from northern just doesn’t work well on camera. His New Jersey. The bearded host’s sagacious condescending attitude, berating and demeanor and self-deprecating humor ridiculing those assigned as assistants, blend smoothly like a fine emulsion. makes us want to go upside his head One need only check his guest list to with a sizzling sauté pan. n see the respect Colameco receives from E-mail Frank Gabriel at fgabriel@acweekly.com

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The Rat Pack Gives Way There once was a ‘classic’ casino entertainer, but as they age, they’ve given over casino showrooms to the stuff the ‘kids’ were listening to. By Michael Pritchard

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HERE WAS A TIME WHEN A look through the entertainment listings for Atlantic City casinos — or for that matter, Las Vegas casinos — was as predictable and steady as a Tony Bennett ballad or Alan King reading the obituaries on stage. The question was never if Humperdink, Goulet, Dangerfield or Rickles was in town. The question was which one was in town. They were the heavyweights of the casino showroom. There were the crooners such as Bennett, Humperdink and Bobby Vinton. There were the energetic dancers such as Ann-Margret, Joey Heatherton or Lola Falana. And there was the Rat Pack. In fact, for casino entertainers, it began and ended with Frank, Dean and Sammy. These entertainers carried with them a certain image and style that said casino — glitzy production numbers, tuxedoed singers with drinks in hands, comics with a Vaudeville vibe. But looking through the list of casino acts lined up for this summer, it’s pretty clear that The Rat Pack era is dead and gone, replaced by the very acts that the “kids” were listening to when Frank, Dean and Sammy ruled. Over the next few months, Atlantic City will see acts such as the Doobie Bros., Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire; all dominant acts of the 1960s and ’70s, but now staples at Atlantic City casinos. As for comics, the casino lineup once dominated by Dangerfield, Rickles and Henny Youngman is now owned by Dennis Leary, Tracy Morgan and Brad Garrett. Casino acts now are an eclectic mix of baby-boomer acts that topped the charts or gained their fames in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. The type of act that dominated casinos while these current acts came of age have slowly, but steadily been fading away. “I’m not sure that any act today really qualifies as a ‘casino’ act,” says AC Weekly’s own David Spatz, longtime writer covering Atlantic City’s casino scene. “In the old days it was Sinatra, Deano and Sammy. But part of that dominance was that they would sign long-term contracts where they would appear for three, maybe five times over two weeks. You still

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“It’s pretty clear that The Rat Pack era is dead and gone, replaced by the very acts that the ‘kids’ were listening to.”

From Rat Pack (above) to Lady Gaga (right), things surely have changed over the years. have Frankie Valli, who [just] appeared three nights in a row at the Borgata, but really that’s almost unheard of now.” In fact, most casino acts these days are kind of hit and run, with a single show, though they may come back several times a year. Still, the wave of entertainers hitting the resort this summer represent two developments in the casino’s philosophy when booking entertainers. First, the acts coming to town are now clearly targeting baby boomers, and even then, younger boomers. “The more traditional acts can still certainly draw a crowd,” says Tina Belluscio, director of entertainment for Resorts and the A.C. Hilton. “But a lot of things have changed for Atlantic City. It’s driven by the increased competition and the smoking ban and a lot of factors. It really is a different ball game now. The baby boomers still come to city and they’re the demographic we’re pursuing. We’re looking to attract that 35 to 55 year old market. The city has come full circle and we’re past what was traditional in the ’50s and ’60s. But we do want an entertainment selec-

tion that appeals to everyone.” Which is why a few traditional acts still find success in the casino showrooms, such as Joan Rivers, who will appear at the Hilton on April 24. “Joan Rivers, in particular, still thrives because she brings in a very young crowd,” Belluscio says. “And that’s true of an act like Don Rickles, who also has an appeal to younger audiences. A singer like Englebert Humperdink though, he’s a little more traditional in his audience.” Still Humperdink appeared in A.C. this winter at Trump Plaza. The second great change, however, seems to have come directly from the threat of Pennsylvania casinos and in other markets. Without a clear advantage in gaming, almost universally, the city’s casinos are turning to ancillary offerings such as spas, restaurants and most importantly entertainment to attract crowds. Gone are the days when casinos held back show tickets and rooms just for gambler’s comps. And that has changed the type of act that wants to play casinos. “A lot of entertainers hated playing

Atlantic City, because if they were playing 1,000-seat room, it could be half empty,” says Spatz. “The casinos held on to those tickets for gamblers who may or may not have appeared. But that changed when the Borgata opened. They emphasized entertainment and now more tickets are available to the public. The rooms are full, the entertainers are happier. It’s been a real change.” And it’s a change the city needed. “This isn’t just a change in philosophy, it’s a necessity,” Belluscio says. “There was a time in the city when a room was just papered over with comps. We’d comp everything and we didn’t care if the players spent money anywhere else. That’s gone. The gambling market has changed. We need people to go to the shows and the restaurants and fill out the hotel rooms. That’s what spurs on the city now.” Of course there is one other factor that has forced out the old-time casino acts — time. The Rat Packers have left us, as have many great casino comedians such as King, Dangerfield and Buddy Hackett. In one sense, however, classic bands like the Doobie Bros., the Beach Boys or Chicago are more resilient. Bands that play for decades have numerous changeovers in their line-ups and continue even if band members pass away. Chicago, an eight-member band, now sports only four original members. Some acts can even get down to one or two. Still, these acts have become a backbone as the city attempts to bring in more current acts such as Lady Gaga on July 4 and Jordin Sparks this month. But instead of Englebert, Rodney and Tony, you get Jethro Tull, the Steve Miller Band and Weird AL Yankovic. When you think about it, it’s still classic entertainment. n see more online @


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Where: Boardwalk Hall When: Saturday, April 10, 7:30pm How Much: $25-$175, $250 for VIP Hospitality Package

TENNIS AT BOARDWALK HALL

World class tennis players have visited Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall before. In 1985’s “The Challenge” tennis match, Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver defeated Bobby Riggs (the tennis hustler famous for losing to Billie Jean King in 1973) and Vitas Gerulaitis in a double match set. In 1995, tennis champion Monica Seles made her professional return to tennis on July 29 in an exhibition match against Martina Navratilova entitled “Return of The Champions.” It was a major deal at the time because Seles had not played following an on-court attack in which a German spectator stabbed her in the back in 1993. In 1996, Seles was back at Boardwalk Hall to participate in the Fed Cup, the female version of the Davis Cup world team event. The U.S. defeated Spain 5-0 to win the title. This was Seles’ official return to competitive tennis.

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IG-NAME SPORTING EVENTS provide a jolt of excitement and a younger crowd when they take place in Atlantic City. High-profile boxing matches have always top-lined the sporting world in town (Pavlik vs. Martinez April 17 should prove that point), but other sporting events are also excellent for the town’s bottom line. The recent Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship at Boardwalk Hall did very well. The continued explosion of mixed-martial arts has also been a major factor in A.C.’s sporting scene. Now Harrah’s Entertainment, Caesars Atlantic City and StarGames are bringing former and current tennis superstars together for a series of exhibition matches in the Caesars Tennis Classic taking place at Boardwalk Hall Saturday, April 10. This isn’t the first time big-name tennis stars have appeared in town, but it is the first time a tennis exhibition of this magnitude has been in Atlantic City since 1996. U.S. Davis Cup star James Blake withdrew from the competition yesterday (April 7) due to a knee injury. The format of the exhibition, hosted by two-time U.S. Open and five-time Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams, will now feature three-time U.S. Open Champion Ivan Lendl going up against former nem-

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esis and 1988 U.S. Open Champion Mats Wilander. This match will be Lendl’s first since his 1994 retirement. Lendl reached the finals of the U.S. Open a record eight years in a row from 1982-1989. Because of the Blake injury, the format has been changed for the rest of event. Following the opening match, the exhibition will have a round-robin format showcasing 14-time Grand Slam men’s singles champion Pete Sampras up against 2000 U.S. Open Champion Marat Safin, followed by Andy Roddick facing Sampras, and finally, Roddick versus Safin. Roddick is the top-ranked American male tennis player in the world, currently ranked No. 7. He is coming into town off a big win in the Sony Ericsson Open last weekend. He beat No. 4 ranked Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals to reach the championship. Sampras was one of the greatest champions ever in the sport, winning 14 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, including some amazing matches with his archrival Andre Agassi. Sampras was only 32 when he retired in 2003 and he has played in numerous exhibition matches since his retirement, including several matches against the world’s top ranked played,

Roger Federer. Acting as the host for the event will be Venus Williams, currently ranked No. 5 in the world. Don Marrandino, eastern division president of Harrah’s Entertainment, explains why he thinks the event is a good fit for Atlantic City. “I think the fact that tennis hasn’t been in Atlantic City for over a decade is a perfect reason for Harrah’s Entertainment to bring it to Boardwalk Hall. I’ve said since I returned to Atlantic City that entertainment and sports entertainment need to play a larger role if the city is to realize its full potential. The Caesars Tennis Classic will be an amazing event, and will provide a chance for our guests not only to

see these athletes in action, but to get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in tennis.” Besides the matches, the Caesars Tennis Village will take place in the Caesars Palladium Ballroom, open Friday, April 9, 5-9pm, and Saturday, April 10, noon-6pm. The Village will let fans see the latest in tennis equipment and fashion, with some of the tennis stars expected to appear. There is also a “30-Love” official pre-tournament party Saturday, 3-6pm, at The Continental at the Pier Shops at Caesars. And, following the event, there will be a Caesars Tennis Classic After Party at the casino’s Dusk nightclub with music by Morse Code and DJ Sat One. n

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Ivan Lendl, now 49, was forced to retire from tennis in 1994, at age 34, because of a bad back. He switched to golf (he plays lefty), was good enough to win several celebrity golf events and started his own Ivan Lendl Celebrity Golf Tournament. He is making his official return to tennis at the Caesars Classic and spoke to Atlantic City Weekly about why he is back. “I started training in October of 2008, when my back had gotten better and I could train,” he says. “In the back of my mind when I started training, I realized I do enjoy it when I don’t have to play every day; three or four times a week is enough. I’ve very happy with my conditioning.” Since he has worked hard to get into tennis shape, Lendl explains that the Caesars Tennis Classic will not be his only tennis match. “I’ve signed up for a couple of events in the fall,” he says. “I enjoy playing and I’m looking forward to the event in Atlantic City.”

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knockoff at that. Next up was the delightful animated film How to Train Your Dragon, which had Viking warriors, adorable dragons and a hero trying to make peace between the two. This past week brought the remake of Clash of the Titans, based on a 1968 stopanimation classic by Harryhausen. For the children of the 1960s, Harryhausen was the stop-animation genius who created the memorable monsters we loved at Saturday afternoon matinees. I still have a fondness for Jason and the Argonauts (1963), especially the children of the Hydra’s teeth, Harryhausen’s army of skeletons’ battle that is often cited as the best stop-animation sequence ever. Clash of the Titans was another of his best films. In the genre of Saturday-afternoon popcorn-fantasy films, the new Clash isn’t half bad. Avatar’s Sam Worthington is the hot action hero of the moment and he shows why as the honorable and angry Perseus, a humble Greek fisherman who loses his adopted family in a storm created by the god Hades (Ralph Fiennes). Perseus swears vengeance on the gods, then finds out he is a demigod, the son of a human female and Zeus (Liam Neeson), the ruler of the gods and Olympic lightning bolt tosser. The news

of his lineage does not stop his quest, but it does explain why Zeus gives him a little help along the way. While the new Clash of the Titans can’t recreate the charm of the Harryhausen original, it makes full use of modern CGI technology to create some pretty amazing monsters; I loved the jumbo scorpions, which brought back fond memories of giant insect monster movies like Them! Worthington is certainly a major upgrade from Harry Hamlin, who played Perseus in the original, and Mads Mikkelsen (best known for his performance as the bad guy with the blooddripping eye in Casino Royale), is terrific as the veteran soldier who teaches Perseus how to fight. Director Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, Transporter 2) knows how to integrate fight scenes with the CGI and that’s the main skill you need to pull off a popcorn fantasy flick. In a genre whose expectations are straightforward, Clash of the Titans delivers the fun.

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sure knows how to make a tearjerker, with his mix of first love, followed by a family tragedy (usually death by cancer) that has to be overcome. Movies made from his books often have their nice moments and their moments where the sentimentality goes overboard. Miley Cyrus, who stars in The Last Song, still needs seasoning as an actress, but she doesn’t embarrass herself as the teen heroine who falls for a likeable rich kid (played by the talented Liam Hemsworth), during the summer when she and her little brother (Bobby Coleman) go to live with dad (Greg Kinnear) who has a secret (see cancer reference above). The Last Song is classic Sparks, meaning you know going in what to expect. n To read more about movies and other topics covered by movie critic Lori Hoffman visit the ‘Atlantic City Central’ blog at http://blog.acweekly.com/

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