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Contents VOL .36, #32

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Features 59

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By Michael Pritchard The latest ‘Cirque Dreams’ show provides thrills, but never spills, at the Taj Mahal

The streets were hoppin’ and the groove was smooth when jazz organist Lonnie Smith recorded ‘Move Your Hand’ 40 summers ago

Live From Club Harlem By Jim Waltzer

Controlled Pandemonium

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Bring Paula Back By Lori Hoffman

Danny Gokey thinks Abdul should remain on ’American Idol’

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On the cover: Join the Relaunch

Columns & Departments 4

This Week

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Pinky’s Corner

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Coasting Ask the Geator

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The ‘F’ Word

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Ocean City Weekly

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Curtain Call

Arts & Entertainment 10

Movies: Funny People

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Casino Capsule, AC Weekly Cultural Calendar, Attractions, Maps & Performing Arts

Web Exclusives:

Nightlife: Memories

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After Dark Nightlife Listings

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Dining: Kitchen Lingo

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Area & Casino Dining

Sports 60 Online

Golf: Shore Gate Golf Club Golf Guide

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Food & Drink


THIS WEEK

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T SEEMS AS THOUGH THE ATLANTIC City Food & Wine Festival, presented by Harrah’s Entertainment, was a success and a blast last weekend. (Check out our poll on our re-launched Web site at acweekly.com.) Speaking of food, I still can’t get over a recent sandwich I had on the edge of Atlantic City, so I have to tell you about it. (I even suggested that new restaurateur Stephen Kalt, of the Borgata’s Fornelletto, try it out. I hope he does.) Aside from personal seasonal favorites like Smitty’s Clam Bar in Somers Point, Kessel’s Korner in Ocean City, the Atlantic City beach bars and, of course, the Custard Hut on Route 9 in Somers Point, I’ve been really digging one Atlantic City restaurant — that’s open year round — in particular this summer. This is where the sandwich in question comes from. Mexico is an authentic Mexican restaurant (with food offered from the Oaxaca region) with a great staff (say hello to Oscar behind the bar), Tom Waitsian atmosphere and the best Mexic cuisine an torta (sandwich) I’ve ever had in my life. Feast on their lunch or dinner items or visit the Galloway location La Hacienda. But be sure to try the “Torta Oaxaquena.” This week, food writer Frank Gabriel, an experienced man in the kitchen himself, takes us on a tour behind the swinging doors at your average restaurant. You can read his informative piece on page 44. Also inside, Jim Waltzer takes us on a trip back 40 years to August 1969, when one of the legendary Hammond

B3 jazzmen, Lonnie Smith, recorded an album at the Club Harlem (see p. 61). Meanwhile, Lori Hoffman interviews American Idol runner-up Danny Gokey (p. 62) and Mike Pritchard reviews the ongoing show at the Taj Mahal, Cirque Dreams Pandemonia (p. 59). All of what’s inside this issue is also online at our mega-enhanced Web site acweekly.com. These are just some of the many new features you’ll find once you log onto our new site: an event calendar that’s easier to navigate, AC Weekly recommended events, a beefed-up Food & Drink guide, a Happy Hour Guide, a multimedia page with our latest videos and photo galleries, the entire print edition (including ads), and a better user experience all around, including a superior search engine. Users are also able to upload a variety of media to the new site, which we think is really cool. Come on and join the discussions, send us your photos, video or stories. We want to make this a community Web site. We’ve spent a lot of time making this site the best that it can be — we hope you find it user-friendly and informative. If there’s anything else you’d like to see on our new acweekly.com site, or if you just want to tell us how much you love it, send an e-mail to editor@acweekly.com. n

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PINKY’S CORNER

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By Pinky Kravitz

FEW WEEKS AGO, THIS COLUMN RAN Earl Warman’s letter presenting his opinion against the proposal to have Atlantic and Pacific avenues become one-way streets. Due to lack of space, the following is a synopsis of the response from Michelle MacKinnon, principal engineer of AECOM Transportation, presenting her response to the issues raised by Warman. It was sent to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority asking that it be forwarded to me for presentation here. Warman stated his concern of safety for pedestrians and their being at greater risk on one-way streets. Here is MacKinnon’s response. “The design proposed for Atlantic and Pacific avenues is intended to enhance pedestrian safety, not to diminish it, for the following reasons. The pedestrian crossing distances on Atlantic Avenue will be decreased due to the proposed addition of sidewalk extensions known as ‘curb-bulb outs’ which will decrease the distance pedestrians need to travel by two lanes of traffic, approximately 22 feet, therefore the pedestrians will be spending less time walking on live traffic lanes on Atlantic Avenue. Pedestrian countdown signals will greatly decrease the potential for ‘trapping’ pedestrians in live lanes when the signal turns red; each intersection will be modified to provide pedestrian countdown signal heads. Pedestrians will know exactly the amount of time that is available to cross the roadway and would be less inclined to enter the intersection. These relatively new signals are being installed at increasing numbers of intersections throughout the county and are decreasing the amount of pedestrian and driver uncertainty at intersections, considerably improving pedestrian safety. Signal improvements proposed for implementation with a one-way pair will provide for more traffic and vehicle travel at a constant rate of speed, and that will make it easier for pedestrians to anticipate the movement of traffic along the roadways. One-way operation will reduce the high number of conflict intersections, eliminating the need for left turns and providing a left turn only lane for transit stops, which will reduce the number of conflicts and site distance issues. “One-way operation will reduce the high number of conflict intersections,” continued MacKinnon. “One of the most traveled and unsafe intersections for pedestrian traffic in Atlantic City is Atlantic and Michigan avenues, near The Walk. Because of the turning movements in both roadways at the intersection, there is insufficient time for pedestrians to make any crossing movements without facing conflicts from vehicles turning into the pedestrian’s travel path. Reducing the number of conflict points at this intersection, and at the numerous other Atlantic Avenue intersections like it, will improve pedestrian safety in the important pedestrian corridor.” Warman previously stated that one-way operation will be a hardship, especially to the elderly and infirm and because of the potential “safety issues” late at night. He also contended that people will have to walk up side streets and cross the wide Atlantic Avenue to get to their

destinations. Here is MacKinnon’s response to that. “Patrons will not need to walk to Atlantic Avenue to access casinos nor other land uses that are to the west. The improved traffic flow for all vehicles will greatly reduce the time to travel from one end of the city to the other. A patron wishing to access a casino to the west would be able to get on a jitney traveling east and stay on that vehicle until it looped around onto Atlantic Avenue, traveled west on Atlantic Avenue to Albany Avenue, and then again east onto Pacific Avenue. They would reach their destination in less time than it would take to travel directly west to that casino on the transit vehicles stuck in traffic on a two-lane road that is congested. In short, while a walk up to Atlantic Avenue to the local shopping areas might be good for a visitor’s health and the city’s economic well-being, it would not be a necessary requirement of one-way operation.” Warman stated that “two-way streets are more ‘userfriendly’ for walking and shopping because one-way streets ‘speed-up traffic.’” MacKinnon’s response: “That is true. The proposed design for a one-way Atlantic Avenue is a multi-mode pedestrian design that is intended to make Atlantic Avenue more user-friendly, and to provide an element of enhancement. The proposed design for a one-way Atlantic Avenue maintains on-street parking on both sides of the street, reduces the travel distance of pedestrian crossings, improves pedestrian information about available time for street crossing, maintaining traffic speeds at urban-center friendly speeds, reduces congestion and improves air quality along the roadway, and is consistent with the ‘Atlantic City Main Street Plan’ — a city initiative developed to improve the downtown character of Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City.” MacKinnon further states, “I would also like to make you aware of some additional benefits that are proposed. A new signal system will be introduced on both avenues that will allow changes to traffic operation to be made in real time. The signals will no longer need to operate all-day, every day on a 100-second cycle that keeps us stuck at a red light for long periods when no other vehicle is in sight. This system also be beneficial and potentially life saving if there is a need to evacuate the island due to emergencies. There would be special benefits to Atlantic City taxpayers, as one-way streets would result in repaving of Atlantic and Pacific avenues from New Hampshire to Albany avenues. Using state resources, this saving to the city could be as much as $7 million. [Due to space constraints, we could not fit the entire letter. Read it online at acweekly.com]. n

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‘Blood From Stars’ - Joe Henry

A remarkable songwriter, musician, singer and producer, Joe Henry follows up 2007’s glorious Civilians with his 11th studio album, the dark and subdued Blood From Stars. The album comes out on Anti- Aug. 18.

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The Foundation Room at Showboat’s House of Blues will serve as site for the inaugural “Wii RockBand” competition to benefit the Atlantic County Women’s Center (ACWC) next Saturday, Aug. 15, from 6-9pm. If you’re a rock-star wannabe and/or believe you’ve mastered the popular video game — which allows up to four players to perform in a virtual band with guitar, bass, drums and vocals — contact Ellen at 601-9925, ext. 209, or go to acwc.org and click on the contest link. All equipment will be provided. The event is limited to 10 four-person bands and is co-sponsored by the House of Blues and SoJO 104.9. It will benefit all the programs supported by the Linwood-based ACWC, which was established in 1975. “The money raised by the Battle of the Bands will be used to offset costs of our Violence Intervention Program, which deals with violence and sexual assault,” says ACWC chief financial officer Caren Fitzpatrick. “Both our residential emergency shelter, counseling and services, and our non-residential counseling and services, are part of this program.” A three-person panel that includes staff members of SoJO 104.9 and the executive director of the Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will judge the contest. Tickets are $20 at the door for individuals or $30 for bands. Contestants must be age 21 or over. — Ray Schweibert PHOTOS BY KEVIN McCARTY

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Networking for Students

Since its inception more than 16 years ago, Atlantic City’s Metropolitan Business Association (MBCA) has steadily attracted businesses and casinos into its organization, all with a goal of creating community outreach and charity programs. And that has had an impact on its ability to put on mixers and networking programs. When it first started, all of seven local midtown A.C. businesses were involved. Today, more than 350 businesses, including all of the city’s casinos, are part of the MBCA, which also boasts more than 1,000 individual members. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, the MBCA presents its summer mixer at the Chelsea’s pool area from 5-7:30pm. The event includes a silent auction, entertainment, hors d’eourves, a fajita station and more to raise money for the association’s scholarship fund, now in its sixth year. “We’ve given out more than $85,000 in scholarships, and last year gave scholarships to eight local students,” says Gary Hill, spokesman for the association. “Of course we are always looking to expand that number. We also give a $1,500 grant to an area teacher who is offering an innovative program in the classroom that might not otherwise be funded. So it’s a great cause that really helps our students.” The event also has a little A.C. glitz. “It really is a great networking event,” Hill says. “It’s just a fun event that people enjoy.” Tickets are $40 for non-members, $35 for members. Call 348-1903 or visit mbcanj.com for more info. — Mike Pritchard

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Q: How was the show? Karlee Scull Absecon, N.J. A: Katy Perry was super awesome in person and on stage!

Brian Dickerson Absecon, N.J. A: Katy rocked the house ... and I liked it!

Andrea Gold Galloway, N.J. A: This was my first time seeing her and she rocked! I love that she covered my favorite Queen song “Don’t Stop Me Now.”


FOOD & DRINK

Memories’ Chemistry

Ensconced in its 38th summer, Memories of Margate and its famous owner have had a knack for satisfying revelers of all ages By Ray Schweibert

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and Barrels of Margate. On Saturday nights the crowd is varied right from the opening bell, with the younger element closing down the place after DJ Joel Stevens spells the Geator from the elevated DJ booth — which is situated adjacent to the dance floor facing the entrance, and straddling two large bars and two smaller ones — at 2am Fridays and Saturdays. “It’s a pretty mixed crowd early on Saturday, but at a certain hour, maybe 11 or 12 o’clock, it turns into a younger crowd,” says Dino Rae, a longtime friend of the Geator who was at Memories on a recent Friday night with his wife, Cathy. “Usually on Saturday night you can’t even walk in here, it’s so packed. Jerry knows how to switch gears and keep it lively so that everyone’s having a good time, no matter what your age. He’s the master.”

‘The secret to this place is the people.’ Like the Raes, Kathy and John Kaufman are originally from the Geator’s hometown of South Philly, and were visiting Memories from Ocean City. “We don’t know him personally, but everybody knows somebody who knows him personally — he’s that well known and that well liked,” says John Kaufman. “We’re more from the disco era and the music from the ’70s and ’80s, and a little younger than the doo-wop era, but they always play good music here,” says Kathy Kaufman. “Music you can dance to.” In a Philadelphia Weekly (sister paper of Atlantic City Weekly) interview from Jan. 2001, when the Geator was celebrating a mere 40 years in the entertainment industry, he was asked to recall some favorite stories about himself. He replied, “One of the wonderful things, baby doll, was when you guys (PW) did a story about the DJs of yesterday and compared them to what DJs are doing today. It said that Blavat back then had the ability to create the sound that he wants his audience to hear. You know the DJs on the radio can’t do that now, but the guys in the clubs can. They have the ability to create their own sound and their own persona, and that’s what I did 40 years ago.” And he’s still doing it, while dispensing the everlasting advice to “Keep on rocking, ‘cause you only rock once!” n

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OU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU MIGHT meet at Memories of Margate on a typical weekend night in the summertime. Politicos on the local, regional and even national levels have shown up to savor the flavor of the place, as have film and TV stars, legendary musicians, sports figures and others in the public eye. But it’s members of the public themselves who — regardless of age, financial status, upbringing or origin — are made to feel like the Margate mainstay is their special place. South Philly prodigy, AC Weekly columnist and local legend Jerry “The Geator with the Heater” Blavat has honed a knack for making 20- to 70somethings feel like they can intermingle, through the magic of music and his wizardry as master of ceremonies, without the encumbrance of generation gaps. “I love making people happy,” says Blavat, 69, whose career in entertainment began as a 13-year-old dancer on the original Philly-based Bandstand TV show, and in radio on a Camden station in 1962. “There are few clubs folks can go to today where they can honestly relate to the music. Clubs come and go, but the secret to this place is the people. The people come back again and again, word spreads as they tell others about they good times they had, and others want to come and see what they’re talking about and have the same good times.” Every Friday and Saturday night through Labor Day weekend, Blavat broadcasts his show live on KOOL 98.3 FM, from 9pm-midnight, on what’s called the Geator Gold Dance Party. Blavat pioneered the concept of broadcasting radio shows from nightclubs, and his on-air mantra has always been “Programmed from the heart, not from a research chart.” That may explain why his notable persona and frenetic, almost machinegun-like delivery can be heard on six different stations seven days a week. His summer work schedule is exhausting just to view, much less do, as he does, and includes spinning at Philadelphia Park Casino on Wednesday evenings (5-7pm), the Lighthouse Pointe in Wildwood Crest on Thursday nights (8pm-midnight), Memories on Friday and Saturday nights (9pm-2am) and La Costa Lounge in Sea Isle City every Sunday, 4-8pm. He also puts in occasional special-guest appearances with his good buddy Bubba “Mac” Birch at the Atlantic City Country Club, including this Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6pm. “He’s a trip — I wish I had his energy,” says Blavat’s youngest of four daughters, Deserie, a bartender at Memories. “He’s got a lot of drive, and was always sort of hyper, but he’s always been a good dad, too.” Most Friday nights it’s a middle-aged crowd until around 11pm, at which point you start seeing people 30 and younger show up. There’s line dancing, occasional special-guest DJs, reduced drink prices, and a free food buffet catered by Chickie’s and Pete’s of EHT,


A & E: MOVIES his true nature is not palatable when that nature is as disagreeable as George Simmons, a popular comic with an Adam Sandler-like career (major star, hit movies, groupies) who pretty much hates his life and himself. And this is before he finds out he has an incurable blood disease. Once slammed with a death sentence, Simmons hires a raw young comic, Ira very good either. It hovers on the screen, Wright (Seth Rogen) to be a joke writer, pounding away at the notion that a great deal of stand-up humor, in particular male humor, comes from an incredible well of anger that explodes in a diatribe of self-centered rants about sexual conquests, humiliation and fear. I’ve interviewed many comedians over housemate and friend. Seriously, he feels the decades (Jay Leno, George Carlin, the need to buy a friend. Wright idolRichard Lewis) and what stands out is that izes Simmons and is thrilled to make they are deadly serious when talking about real money and make his working comic their careers. One of the most interesting roommates (played by Jonah Hill and comedians I spoke to, Richard Jeni, took Jason Schwartzman) jealous. his own life. Jeni talked about how doing Wright has to put up with a lot of this job pretty much makes it impossible to crap from Simmons, a selfish jerk whose have a normal life. Apatow wants to cap- near-death experience is making him less ture the angst that drives some comedians. human. Simmons even decides to try and The clown turned inside out to reveal hook up once again with his true love

Not Funny Enough ‘Funny People,’ ‘The Ugly Truth’ come up short in the laugh department By Lori Hoffman

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HE JUDD APATOW POSSE — THE writer-director, wife Leslie Mann, their two daughters, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill — huddle up with Adam Sandler and go long. And we do mean long. Funny People, a drama pretending to be a dramedy about a bitter, dying selfish comic, clocks in at two hours, 26 minutes. Thanks to the Apatow contribution, the movie isn’t quite terrible, but it is not

Funny People HHHH Written & directed by Judd Apatow; Rated R The Ugly Truth HHHH Directed by Robert Luketic; rated R

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(Leslie Mann) even though she is married with two kids. Rogen’s sweet-natured performance as a mildly talented mensch is the one bright light in a dark comedy that doesn’t provide nearly enough laughs to make us embrace the nasty vibe.

Ugly Truth Indeed

It is a crying shame that two people as talented as Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl got shafted with The Ugly Truth, trying unsuccessfully to mine a few laughs from this horribly stale cookie cutter rom-com that is full of fake emotions, dead spots where the laughs belong, and a thoroughly unconvincing storyline. If you believe this romance could happen, let’s see if we can hook up Donald Trump with Rosie O’Donnell in the sequel. n To read more about movies and other topics covered by movie critic Lori Hoffman under her blog alias Moviejunkie, visit http://blogs.acweekly.com/

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RE E T I N G S A N D S A L U T A T I O N S from the Boss with the summer sauce. And tonight, as you read this column, I’m with my man Bubba Mac at the Atlantic City Country Club. Bubba does his thing there every Thursday with the Blues Band. I am with him on Cruisin’ 92.1 once a month. So if you’re in the area, just pop on by — then follow the Geatormobile to Wildwood and the Lighthouse Pointe. And, of course, every Friday and Saturday we’re at Memories in Margate, where you can hear the action live starting at 9pm on KOOL 98.3. Congratulations to Chris and all the folks who made our annual White Party such a tremendous success last Saturday at Memories. Now, let’s ask the Geator.

The other side of ‘Guided Missile’ is a rocker called ‘My Heart.’

Teddy & Shelly Randazzo

many years later, after moving to Hawaii, he met and married Shelly Kunewa, who was able to erase the pain that he had. They remained happily married for 25 years, until his death in 2003, and had five children together.

I was listening to your Saturday night show on Teddy Randazzo — you are the one person I ever hear speak of him. I want to know more of his great love/loss, and did he ever love again? — Eileen Blessington If you’ve listened to the material that Teddy wrote for other artists — “Hurt So Bad,” “On the Outside Looking In,” “Take Me Back,” “Going Out of My Head,” “Heart of a Clown” — you can understand the pain that he was experiencing from a troubled divorce. Fortunately,

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FOOD & DRINK

After Dark

Nightlife listings info & updates: editorial@acweekly.com

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Resorts. 344-6000. www.resortsac.com. Casino bar & lounge delivering European vibe with exotic ebony woods, rich cobalt hues and intimate booths. In addition to martinis and signature drinks, a diverse list of wine, champagne and beer is offered. Always open.

Bar at Wellington’s

32° Luxe Lounge

Bally’s, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2709. www.ballysac.com. Over 100 martini variations served on a bar with a built-in frosted ice rail.

The Quarter at Tropicana. 5720032. www.tropicana.net. VIP bottle service, DJs, late-night stylish atmosphere, high-energy music.

40/40 Club

2120 Atlantic Ave., at The Walk. 449-4040. www.the4040club. com. An offshoot of the NYC nightspot owned by artist Jay-Z. Tues. Sinful Industry Night; DJs every Fri. & Sat. Over 60 HDTVs. Open to the public. Wed. Family movie night, 5pm. Never a cover. Happy Hour every Fri.-Sat. from 7-10pm. Half off appetizers and drinks.

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5-6:30pm and 9:30-11pm, Sun. 5-10pm. Lounge opens daily at 4:45pm.

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 347-7770. www.tropicana.net. An American style restaurant and bar. Two giant 110-inch projection, 13 plasma screen TVs in HD, complete with a billiards room. DJ Fri. & Sat.

Atlantic City Bar & Grill

1219 Pacific at S. Carolina aves. 348-8080. www.acbarandgrill. com. Open all day and night. Free parking, banquet room. Weekly dinner specials. Fri. Coors Light specials all night. Wed. Level 2 Lounge w/DJ B-Easy.

Tropicana, Atlantic City. Brighton and Pacific aves. www.tropicana. net. Custom-made wine coolers, TVs, extensive wine list, full menu and bar chef. Open daily 2pm2am; food avail. from 4-11pm.

Blue Martini

Boogie Nights

Resorts dining level. www.resortsac.com. The ultimate ’70s and ’80s dance party. Fri. & Sat. 9pm. $10 cover.

Borgata Comedy Club

Music Box, One Borgata Way. www.theborgata.com. Tickets $20 and shows 9pm (except during headline acts).

Carmine’s

The Quarter at Tropicana. 5729300. www.tropicana.net. Open Sun.-Thurs. 11:30am-11pm; Fri. 11:30am-mid.; Sat. 11:30ammid. Family-style Italian restaurant. Mon.-Fri. half-priced draft beer and frozen drinks at the bar, 5-7pm.

Casbah Night Club

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

Chelsea’s 5th Floor

800 N. New Hampshire Ave. 4490006. www.backbayalehouse. com. Open seven days from 11am. Live music weekends. Home of Basin Mason drinks and Sunset Toasts.

Chelsea Hotel, 111 S Chelsea Ave. 800-584-3030. www.thechelseaac.com. The 5th Floor includes the Living Room, the Cabana Club, C5 nightclub and Chelsea Prime’s piano bar/outdoor terrace. DJs, occasional live bands and special parties take place Fri. & Sat., 10pm-4am, at the Cabana Club and C5, and Sunday afternoons by the pool. Private cabana rental and bottle service are available.

Bally’s Bikini Beach Bar

Chelsea Pub

Back Bay Ale House

Boardwalk at Park Place. 3402000. Newly expanded, Bally’s Bikini Beach Bar will accommodate more than 200 guests and serves up daily entertainment including DJs and live bands. Sandwiches, burgers and desserts from Pickles Deli along with a fullservice bar. Open daily (weather permitting) through Labor Day weekend. Happy hour: Mon-Fri 4-6pm Sun. 5-7pm (drink specials change daily).

Bar 12-21 at Morton’s Steakhouse

Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 4491044. www.caesarsac.com. Premium wines and martinis. $6 Bar Bite appetizers Mon.-Fri.,

8 S. Morris Ave. (Across from Trop parking garage) 345-4916. Three bars. New patio area with pool table. Happy hour on weekdays, 11:30am-1pm and 4-6pm, includes $2/$3 domestic/imported drafts, and $2.25/$3.25 domestic/imported bottles. Open 24/7.

Club Escape

New York Ave. and the Boardwalk (formerly Deja Vu). 348-4313. Atlantic City’s newest nightclub. Bottle service available. HunkO-Mania Revue every Saturday night starting 9pm. Doors open 7:30pm. $25 general admission, $45 VIP seating. www.hunkomaniaac.com.

Club Worship

At House of Blues (Showboat), 801 Boardwalk. 343-5700. www.hob. com. Nightclub and ultra lounge w/ three levels of high-energy nightlife.

The Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret

Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 1-877-FUNNYAC. www. tropicana.net. Located in The Quarter. Get two tickets for $30 plus free popcorn on Friday Local Appreciation Night (Atlantic, Ocean, Cumberland and Cape May counties, must show valid NJ drivers license).

The Continental

The Pier Shops at Caesars, 6748300. www.continentalac.com. Famous Philly martini bar export. Open Mon.-Fri. 11:30am; Sat.Sun. 11am. Closes Sun.-Thurs. 10pm; Fri.-Sat. 11pm.

Corky’s Ribs and BBQ

Tropicana’s Marketplace, Brighton Ave. & the Boardwalk. 345-4100. www.tropicana.net. Now serving breakfast. Open Sun.-Thurs. 8am-10pm; Fri., Sat. 8am-mid. Dinner specials.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-6700. www.cubalibrerestaurant.com. Classic and contemporary Cuban cuisine, Latin music, exclusive rum bar. Thurs. Late Night Latin Happy Hour, Mon.Fri. discounted drinks and appetizers. Mon- Fri. 5-7pm $4 Cuba Libre rum cocktails & small bite menu $3. Floor show and DJs.

The Deck

Trump Marina, Huron and Brigantine blvds. 441 2000. A huge deck and stage across the bay from Gardner’s Basin. Live music nightly (weather permitting) through Labor Day weekend.

DeFeo’s

27-29 Missouri Ave. 347-7780. Sports bar & dance club. Newly renovated kitchen. Food served until 4am. Sun.-Thurs. Domestic & import specials all day.

Dizzy Dolphin

Hilton, Boston & Pacific aves. 340-7200. www.hiltonac.com. Nautical-themed bar with signature cocktails and video poker machines.

Dock’s Oyster House

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

Ducktown Tavern

2400 Atlantic & Georgia aves. 449-1212. www.ducktowntavernac.com. Open 24/7. Three happy hours: 11am-1pm, 47pm, 3-5am. $1 off all drinks, half-priced apps Serving dinner & late night dining. Daily drink & food specials.

Dusk

Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 3453875. DuskAC.com. AC’s newest nightclub, co-owned by DJ AM. The 10,000-square-foot, 800-person capacity, cutting-edge club is open Tues., Fri. & Sat., 10pm till late. Tues. is service industry night.

Ego Bar and Lounge

Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 449-1000. www.trumptaj.com. Nightlife hot spot at Trump Taj Mahal.

Eden Lounge

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. 441-5165. www.harrahsresort. com. Mon.-Thurs. 4pm-2am, Fri.-Sat. noon-4am, Sun. noon2am. Mon. Quizzo, Tues. Big Al’s Karaoke Dance Party 8pm, two live bands Fri. & Sat. starting 8pm.

El Charro!

2430 Fairmount Ave. Authentic Mexican restaurant serving lunch & dinner. Wed. Ladies Night, Thurs. casino night, Fri.-Sun. DJs.

Evo

2225 Boardwalk at Trump Plaza. 441-0400. www.trumpplaza.com. Open Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm. Fri. & Sat. 11am.-mid. Posh bar and dining.

Firewaters

Tropicana’s Marketplace, Brighton Ave. & Boardwalk. 344-6699. www.tropicana.net. 101 bottled & 50 draft beers, martini bar, dancing. Daily happy hour 47pm. Tues. $2 industry shots specials, $2 domestics. Wed. $3 Red Stripes, $5 Caribbean shots . Thurs.-Sat. DJ. Open daily 11am9pm.

Formica’s Cafe

2310 Arctic Ave. 344-2732. www. formicabrosbakery.com. Live jazz every Sat. from 7-10pm, featuring Bobby Mower. Guest musicians such as the Cole Brothers join in most sessions. An intimate setting with many different coffees and baked goods. Also located in Northfield with live music every Fri. night.

Forum Lounge

Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 1-800677-SHOW. www.caesarsac.com.

Foundation Room at House of Blues 801 Boardwalk at Showboat. 3435795. www.hob.com. A secluded club with unparalleled elegant space for professional and personal entertaining. Members can enjoy varied weekly events.

Game On!

The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3456800. www.gameonac.com. Sports bar w/ 90 HDTVs. Open daily for lunch, dinner and late night. Mechanical bull, VIP bottle service. Game On! Late Night every Sat. at 10pm. DJs, music vid-

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Gypsy Bar

Jezebel’s

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

Hard Rock Cafe

Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave. 441-0007. www. hardrock.com. Home of authentic rock ’n’ roll memorabilia, 14 TVs.

Hilton Beach Bar

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

Kelly’s Corner Pub

2721 Arctic & Iowa aves. 3484925. Lively Irish bar open 11am1am daily. Happy hour every day, 4:30-6:30pm. Mon-Sun Bud Light draft $1.75. Thurs. live music.

Boston and Pacific aves. 347-7111. Live entertainment, tropical drinks, delicious summer snacks, waves of activities, special events, prize giveaways and more. Open daily through Labor Day weekend.

Knife & Fork

Home Run Tavern

25 Gordon’s Alley. 347-2743. www.myspace.com/thebigcheeseac. Late night menu, lounge open 8pm-8am. Live bands play every Fri. & Sat. night.

648 N. Albany Ave. 343-1700. Sports-themed bar. Open 24/7. Happy hour with 1/2 price drinks and appetizers, 3-5am, 4-7pm. Mon.-Fri. $1.50 16 oz. drafts, 9am-6pm.

Hooters

Two locations: Tropicana, Brighton Ave. & Boardwalk. 449-1500 and Trump Marina, One Castle Blvd. 441-8300. www.hooters.com. Sandwiches, burgers and “nearly world famous” wings served by the Hooters Girls. 13 TVs.

House of Blues

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

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St. James Place at the Boardwalk. 344-9063. www.theirishpub.com. Free parking. Open 24 hours with full menu served anytime. Large selection of imported and domestic beer. Daily blackboard specials.

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Atlantic and Pacific aves. 3441133. www.knifeandforkinn.com. Half-priced appetizers at the bar Fridays 4:30-5:30pm. Open daily at 4pm, serving dinner from 5pm.

Le Grand Fromage

Liquid Bar

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

Los Amigos

1926 Atlantic Ave. 344-2293. www.losamigosrest.com. Southwestern and Mexican beers and fare since 1978. Open Mon.Thurs. 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri.Sat. 11:30-mid, Sun. 11:30am9pm.

Los Compadres

2701 Arctic Ave. at California. 344-1119. Happy hour daily 58pm with Mexican beer specials. Thurs.- Sun. live Mexican music.

Missile Bar

The Quarter at Tropicana, upper level. www.missilebar.com. 3482000. Dress for nightlife. Open midnight-dawn Fri.-Sat. “Fuel It Up Fridays” and “Set It Off Saturdays” feature area’s top DJs and dancing.

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Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866MYBORGATA. www.theborgata. com. Fri. & Sat. 10pm-5am. High-energy dance club w/worldrenowned DJs. Reserve bottle service available. Free admission until 11pm. Fri. nights no cover charge for ladies, excluding special event/guest nights.

mur.mur

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866MYBORGATA. www.theborgata. com. Fri., Sat., Mon. 10pm-Party’s Over. Nightclub with a personality of its own. Bottle service available.

Oasis Lobby Bar

Trump Taj Mahal. 1000 Boardwalk. www.trumptaj.com. Happy hour every Mon.-Fri. 57pm. Located on the casino floor in the main lobby.

Old Waterway Inn

1700 W. Riverside Dr. (Venice Park section of A.C.) 347-1793. Open Thurs.-Sun. from 5pm. A.C. skyline views and waterfront dining. All new happy hour 4-7pm Thurs. & Fri. with half-priced apps. and special drink menu.

The Palm

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-7256. www.

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The Pool

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., (marina district), www. harrahsresort.com. Sindustry Night Wed. with DJ Eddie Edge, Fri. After Dark with DJ Gabor, Sat. with DJ SL. Caribbean cuisine and refreshments at bar-andgrill cove, six secluded hot tubs, private massages at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, 12 private poolside cabanas, pool open to hotel guests 21 and over from 7am to 7pm.

Pic-A-Lilli Pub

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

Pizza Pub 2309 Pacific Ave. 344-0055. Located across from Trump Plaza. Great food, music and specialty drinks. Wed. Wii tournaments and 50-cent wings w/ DJs Dave and Larry. Thurs. Latin Night. Fri. Old School party night. Sat. live music: the best bands around playing rock, classic rock, blues, jazz, and reggae. Foosball tournaments regularly.

Planet Rose Karaoke Bar

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton

& Pacific aves. 344-6565. www. planetrose.com. Plush cocktail lounge and karaoke bar. Thurs. Happy hour drink specials (6-8pm), $5 Ketel One drinks (10pm-mid.), and DJ and karaoke party.

Proud Mary’s

3209 Fairmount Ave. 348-3322. Take-out package goods; serving food 24 hours daily. 1960s, ’70s, ’80s mixed jukebox, pool tables. Beer specials daily.

Providence

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 345-7800. www. providenceclubac.com. The Quarter’s hip nightclub w/ VIP bottle service, private lounges and an energetic atmosphere. Dance floor w/ two DJ booths featuring well-known DJs. Thurs. Service Industry Night.

Red Square

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-9100. www. chinagrillmgt.com. Sat. “Siberian Nights” includes DJ, dancing, and no cover charge.

The Ridge

Bally’s Claridge tower. Park Place and the Boardwalk. 340-2000. www.ballysac.com. the Ridge is a hybrid of a bar with casino games that offers a high-energy party atmosphere in a casual environment. It is billed as a “rock ‘n’ roll-style entertainment and a gaming room,” and offers free live music, DJs, dueling pianos, drink specials, low table game limits, unique games and cool promotions that include “rockpaper-scissors” tournaments and other entertainment options with a non-stop party vibe.

Ri´-Ra´ Irish Pub & Restaurant

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. www. rira.com. Authentic Irish pub constructed from historic remnants of Emerald Isle taprooms. Live music 11pm-3am. Thurs. Eleven Eleven11pm, Fri.Sugar Buzz 11pm, Sat. The Interns 11pm. Sun. Allen Gogarty from Ireland 11pm. No cover charge. Mon.Wed. Late Night Happy Hour 11pm-close.

Rumba Lounge

Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 340-4000. www.tropicana.net. Open seven days a week. Sportsthemed lounge with premium TV sports packages. Panoramic view of gaming floor.

Sonsie

The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3456300. www.sonsieac.com. Serving classic dishes from the original 1993 Boston location. Open daily (from 10am) for breakfast, lunch & dinner. “No Rush” happy hour Mon.-Fri. 6-9pm: drink and food specials.

Souzai

The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3484443. www.thepiershopsatcaesars.com. Serving sushi and cocktails. Happy hour 4-7pm & Inside-Out happy hour (Mon.Sat. 9-11pm; Sun. 8-11pm) w/ $2 Miller Lite, $1 sake, $3 cocktails and sushi specials. Karaoke Night every Sun. 9-11pm.

Sports Bar

Bally’s Wild Wild West, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2709. www. ballysac.com.

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The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. Live music nightly. www.tropicana.net.

Tony’s Baltimore Bar & Grill

2800 Atlantic Ave. 345-5766 and 345-9461. www.baltimoregrill. com. An A.C. tradition serving good, reasonably priced pizza, beer and more.

The Trinity Pub and Carvery

The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3456900. www.trinitypubac.com. Enjoy a frosty pint w/ traditional Irish specialties. Half-pint happy hour w/ $2 Irish drafts and $3 mini-pub grub weekdays from 47pm. Three Olives Fridays acoustic music series starts 8:30pm.

Trump Plaza Beach Bar

Boardwalk at Mississippi Ave. 441-6000. Voted one of the “21 Sexiest Beach Bars” by the Travel Channel in 2009. Live bands and entertainment nightly, tropical drink specials and dancing. Open seven days a week (weather permitting) until the weekend after Labor Day weekend.

Tun Tavern

Sheraton Hotel, Two Convention Blvd., across from Convention Ctr. 347-7800. www.tuntavern.com. Open Sun.-Tues. 11:30am-mid., Wed.-Sat. 11:30-2am. Live music Wed.-Sun., 9pm-1am. Drink and appetizer specials daily. Wed. Classic Rock 9pm-1am, Thurs. Ladies Night, Fri. Keith Gardner 4pm, Willie Williams 9pm; Sat. Jon Anthony 9pm.

The Wave

Trump Marina, One Castle Blvd. 441-8300. www.trumpmarina. com. High-energy dance club. DJs & live music. Fri. Back in the Day Dance Party with Jim Stritch, Sat. Big City w/Jim Stritch.

West Side Bar

511 N. Arkansas Ave. 344-0883. www.westsideac.com. Alternative lifestyle party every night. 20 Pennsylvania Ave. 345-3290. Open Mon.-Sat. 8am & Sun. 11am till close. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Five flat screen TVs. Wed. In the Biz Night with happy hour specials. Daily specials from 11am-1pm & 4-6pm $1 off bottles and drafts beer.

The Wonderbar

3701 Sunset Avenue (at the Albany Ave. bridge). 344-8888, wonderbarac.com. Lunch served from 11am and dinner served nightly in the Sunset Room from 5-10pm. The Tiki Bar is open seasonally and has 250 feet of floating docks that allow boat access.

BRIGANTINE 14th St. So. & the ocean at the

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

St. George’s Pub

Towne Center, 4282 Harbour Beach Blvd. 266-1001. www. stgeorgespub.com. Wide selection of hot and cold sandwiches, pizza, burgers and a Tex-Mex menu. Full bar with martini menu. Pool table. Open 24 hours. Sat., Aug. 8, Lowdown performs live.

DOWNBEACH Ventnor, Margate & Longport Maynard’s Cafe

9306 Amherst Ave. On the Bay, Margate. 822-8423. Happy hour every Fri. from 4pm. Wed. drink specials. Daily lunch and dinner specials. DJ Coz Wed., Fri. & Sat. DJ Sparkels Fri. & Sat. 11pm-? Live music starting 6:30pm. Fri. the Rocco Brothers, Sat. Don Ellsworth & Sun. Acoustic Soul.

Memories Amherst and Madison avenues, Margate. 823-2196. Open

9pm-4am Thurs., Fri. and Sat. Complimentary food buffet every Fri. night. Shows are broadcast live on Kool 98.3 FM. Every Thurs. is “Back in the Day” for college students, featuring live bands and special drink prices.

Shore Club Crab House Bar & Grill 301 Longport Blvd., Seaview Harbor Marina, Longport. 8221002. www.shoreclubbar.com. Luciano Lamberti presents his second restaurant at the Jersey Shore, combining views of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet with seafood, drinks and entertainment.

Sofia

9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8229111. www.sofiaofmargate.com. Happy hour every day, 4-7pm. Wed. Martini Night w/ live jazz 610pm and DJ 10pm-close. Every Fri. Sharon Sable. Every Sat. Tony Malandro with Kathleen Angela. DJ Sat. 10pm-2am.

Steve & Cookies

9700 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8231163. www.steveandcookies.com. Live music nightly. Mon. Madelin

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Celebrity Resorts Suites. 266-7731. www.lagunagrill.com. Ocean views. Open 8am for breakfast, 11:30am for lunch and 4pm for dinner. Mon. DJ Swoosh; Tues. Karaoke with Jack Fahey; Wed. Live music with Revolver 9pm1am; Thurs. DJ Mickey Dee & Cruisin 92.1 retro music; Fri. Mike Crossen & beat the clock specials; Sat. Fran D. 9pm-1am, DJ B Easy (inside) 11pm-3am; Sun. Dancin on the Deck 2-6pm, DJ Jack Fahey 8-10pm.


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Tomatoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. www.tomatoesmargate. com. 822-7535. Happy hour daily, 5-6:30pm. Mon. & Wed. 9pm-mid., Rock-N-Roll Sushi with half-price sushi at the bar only. Serving dinner nightly from 5pm. Live music, including Mon. Budesa Bros., Tues. Bobby Chic, Wed. Tony Cardelli, Thurs. & Fri. DJ Stevie O, Sat. DJ Luap, & Sun. Sharon Sable. Free Latin dance lessons ever Thurs. 9pm. Shuttle service available.

Venturaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greenhouse 106 S. Benson Ave., Margate. 822-0140. www.venturasgreenhouse.com. Open seven days. Late-night fare. Weekly beer and dinner specials. Fri. & Sun.: DJs spinning classic hits.

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

Atlantic City Country Club One Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, 236-4401, www.accountryclub.com. Happy hour 4-6pm, half-priced tap beers and martinis with culinary bar menu.

Baristaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee House 68 W. Jimmy Leeds Road, Suite 14, Galloway. 568-5519. The Michael Pedicin Quartet is featured from 7-10pm every Friday. No cover. The quartet includes Pedicin on saxophone, John Mulhern on guitar, Andy Lalasis on bass, and Bob Shomo on drums.

Black Cat Bar & Grill 1 N. Shore Road, Absecon. 6412323. Open 7 days from 10am1am. Kitchen from 11am11pm. Live music Thursdays. Daily specials, take out and catering.

Blue Marlin Sports Bar & Grill 200 S. Pitney Rd. Galloway. 748-5000. www.bluemarlincafe.com. Bar is open 11am-6am daily; kitchen from 11am-2am. Fri. happy hour: 3-8pm; Mon.Thurs. 4-7pm happy hour. DJ Tues. Thurs. and Fri. nights beginning 10pm. Specials daily.

Bulldogs Bar & Grill 743 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway, 965-4433. www. bulldogsbar.net. Kitchen open 11:30am-11pm. Bar open 11:30am-2am or later. TVs at the bar & booths. Daily happy hour, 4-7pm. Entertainment Fri. & Sat. night.

Carolineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Restaurant 450 Bay Ave., Somers Pt. 9279007. www.carolinesbythebay. com. Open Mon.-Sat. 8am3am, Sun. 9am-3am. Food served 11am-2am. Happy hour Mon.-Sat., 4-7pm. Tues. free pizza during happy hour. Wed. half price drinks, 5-7pm. Fri. DJs.

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Carrabbaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Grill 450 Bay Ave., Somers Pt.4072580. www.carrabbas.com. Wine Wednesdays: Enjoy any bottle of wine on the wine list for $10 off and if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finish it, you can take it home with you.

Cavallino Nero 4760 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-0144, www. cavnero.com. Open daily 11am1am. Mon.-Fri., happy hour 36pm. Live entertainment.

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FOOD & DRINK (Continued from preceding page) Charlie’s

800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9273663. www.charliesbar.com. Open daily 7am-3am; Sun. noon-3pm. Mon-Fri. Pool table, shuffle board, giant-screen TVs. Happy hour 3-6pm.

Chickie’s and Pete’s

6055 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 2721930. www.chickiesandpetes.com. Offshoot of legendary Philly locations with a variety of entertainment nightly. Open 11am-2am.

Cousin Mario’s

5401 Harding Hwy. (Route 40), Mays Landing. 625-2523. (Formerly the Epic Grille). Pizza and Italian specialties. Available for holiday parties, banquests and special events. Live music Wed.Sat. nights starting 8pm.

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On the Circle in Somers Pt. 9277377. www.thecrabtrap.com. Restaurant and bar overlooking Egg Harbor Bay. Free Parking. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11am. Extensive wine and drink menu. “Recession Buster” happy hour (4-7pm) includes $2 drafts, $2.50 bottled beer, $3 wines. $4 martinis, $5 menu items. Live music & dancing. Crabby Jack’s outdoor bar open daily (weather permitting). Indoor schedule: Mon. Dave

Boyd, Tues. Don Ellsworth, Wed. Melissa Marshall, Thurs. Elli, Fri. & Sat. Mellisa Marshall, Sun. Gianni and Susan. Crabby Jack’s schedule: Mon. Wave Runner, Tues. Johnny P., Wed. Joe DeVata, Thurs. DJ Mike, Fri. Tom Picciti, Sat. & Sun. Joe Gabe.

DiOrio’s Circle Cafe 10 McArthur Blvd. Somers Point. 927-6111. Pool table. DJs and occasional live music on weekends.

East Bay Crab & Grille Cardiff Circle, EHT. 272-7721. www.eastbaycrab.com. Daily Happy hour 4-7pm. Mon. halfpriced sushi, dinner & drink specials daily. Happy hours ½-priced drinks and beer. Sat.-Thurs. 3:30-7pm, Fri. till 8pm. Free hotn-cold buffet Fri.-Sun. starting at 4pm. Mon. $3 Sushi Rolls, Sun. bar bingo at 5pm. Tues. Buy one app get one free. Wed. $5 exotic martinis, Thurs. buy 2 appetizers, get third free. Everyday bar menu with 11 items from $2 each till closing.

Formica Bros. Café Kensington Square, 200 North Tilton Road, Northfield, 6466565, www.formicabrosbakery. com. 7am-7pm seven days a week. Live music every Fri., 710pm with the Cole Brothers and

Bobby Mower.

Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 652-0544. Mon.-Fri. happy hour 4-7pm with complimentary munchies and 75-cents off beer, wine, and mixed drinks. Thurs. from 4:30pm at bar, two-for-one appetizers. Mexican Mon. with $2 margaritas and $2 snack menu at the bar. Wed. from 4:30 at the bar, 25-cent wings. Live music every Wed., Fri. and Sat.

Goodfellows, W.L. 310 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 652-1942. www.wlgoodfellows. com. Over 60 bottled micobrew beers. Open for lunch and dinner 11:30am. Wed. and Fri. karaoke nights with Mike Maggio. Halfprice happy hour 4-8pm weekdays and 10pm-midnight daily.

Great American Pub & Grille Festival at Hamilton, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-1990. Happy hour Sun.-Fri. 4:30-7pm. Tues. & Thurs. 1/2 price well drinks and beers, 2-for-1 appetizers. 4:30-7pm. Wed. In the Biz Night with 2 for 1 appetizers and happy hour drink prices, 10pm1am. Tues. & Thurs. Free live poker, 7pm & 10pm.

Gregory’s

900 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9276665. www.gregorysbar.com. Weekly drink specials. Early bird dinners, noon-5:30pm. Wed. Fun night with $1 Coors Light drafts and food specials. Wed. karaoke, 10pm. Sat. DJ Ralph 10pm. Sun. Rock and Rolling Sun. with classic rock from ‘70s and ‘80s.

Hibiscus

101 E. Maryland Ave., Somers Pt. Formerly Stumpo’s.

Hi Point Pub (Skelly’s)

5 N. Shore Rd., Absecon. 641-3172. Open 24 hrs. Happy hour from 5-7pm. Mon.-Fri. with discount drinks & free buffet.

The Inlet

998 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 9269611. www.inletrestaurantnj.com. Serving American cuisine, creative cocktails. Waterfront dining. Happy hour: Mon.-Wed. 4-8pm; Thurs. 4-9pm; Fri. 4-10pm; Sat. 4-7pm; Sun. 1-8pm. Fri. Sunset Menu, 3-6pm. Entertainment nightly starting 7pm. Every Fri. Brian Parr and the Blind Date Band. Every Sat. Tedd Hammock and Matt Fisher 4-8pm. Every Sun. The Verdict 6-11pm.

The Inn at Sugar Hill

5704 Mays Landing-Somers Point Road, Mays Landing, innatsugarhill.com. 625.2226. Fine dining

in historic bed-and-breakfast. Fri., July 31, Jazz with Pauline Bennick 7-11pm .

JD’s Pub

Smithville Town Center, at the intersection of Route 9 and Smithville Blvd. 404-9000, www.jdspubsmithville.com. Mon.-Fri. happy hour, 3-6:30pm. Open till 2am or later. Wii bowling tournaments. Thirsty Thursday $1 domestic drafts & $2 imports. Free shuttle for all Galloway residents & Stockton College, DJ 9pm.

Jo-Jo’s Italian Grille

Black Horse Pike & Main St., Pleasantville. 646-8332. www. jojositaliangrille.com. Happy hour 4-6pm Mon.-Fri. Every Wed. Dave Weber. 6-10pm. Every Sun. Gino Biagi, 5-9pm.

JR’s Tavern

650 New Rd., Somers Pt. 6539853. www.jrstavern.com. Open every day 7am-2am, on Sun. 9am-2am. Happy hour on weekdays, 5-7pm. Weekly drink and wing specials. DJ entertainment Thurs.-Sat.; Mon. Texas Hold ‘em tournaments. Tues. Pool league.

Juliano’s Pub & Grill

Corner of Ocean Heights. Ave. & Zion Rd., EHT. 927-6363. www. julianospub.com. Tues., Thurs. 4-7pm, happy hour with twofor-one appetizers and half price

drinks. Wed. $1 drafts, 8pm-mid.

La Hacienda

265 S. New York Rd., Galloway. 652-6050. Every Sun. & Mon.$2 Coors Light pints, $2.50 Coors Light bottles, $2 hard-shell tacos, free nachos and salsa. Live music Fri. & Sat. night, 7:30-11:30pm. Happy hour at the bar Mon.-Fri. 4-7pm, half off appetizers and beer specials. Every Mon. Noche Latina dance classes 7-8pm, general dance classes every Wed. starting 7pm.

Library III

6605 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 6457655, www.libraryiii.com. Tues. two-for-one appetizers at the bar and lounge. Live music Tues.-Sat. in newly renovated lounge. Tues. & Thurs. Patty Blee ; Wed. & Fri. Acoustic Fish; Sat. Sharon Sable.

Mangia by the Greens

3016 Ocean Heights Ave., EHT. 601-8369. www.mangiabythegreens.com. Lunch, dinner, late-night snacks, pizza. Mon. & Thurs. Poker Night, 7 & 10pm. Tues. Quizzo, 8pm. Fri. DJ, 9pm1am. Happy hour Mon., Wed., Fri. 4-6pm with half-priced drinks and apps.

McGettigan’s 19th Hole 500 S. NY Rd.,Galloway. 6526476. Happy hour Mon.-Fri.


4-7pm reduced drink prices. Thurs. Mexican night with food and drink specials. Fri. buffet, nightly drink specials.

McKee’s Irish Pub

446 St. Louis Ave.,Egg Harbor City. 965-7878. Open for lunch and dinner. Tues.-Fri. 3-6pm happy hour with 50-cent off all drinks, Mon. martini specials. Tues. $2 Yuengling pints. Thurs. 25-cent wings. Fri., Sat. live music, 8pm. Sun. $1.50 Coors and Bud Light pints.

Oyster Creek Inn

41 N. Oyster Creek Rd., Leeds Point, 652-8565. Waterfront dining, arrive by boat or car. Several good beers on tap. Live music Mondays. Aug. 10, Billy Walton Band 7pm.

The Pearl Restaurant & Bar

1 MacArthur Blvd, Somers Point. 653-1155. Serving Chinese and American food daily from 4pm3am in restaurant or take-out. Thurs. $2.50 Amstel bottles. Mon. $2 Miller, Coors bottles. Tues. $2.50 Corona. Wed. $1.75 Bud bottles.

Pistol Pete’s Steakhouse and Saloon

1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000 www. pistolpetessaloon.com. Happy hour 4-7 pm. Two-for-Tues. Wild & Wicked Wed. Win prizes from 4-7pm & Big Al’s Show at 10 pm; Thirsty Thurs. Buy any drink and get half off next. Free-bee Fri. Free sample appetizers & 50 cents off all drinks; Thurs. Fri. & Sat. Karaoke Party; Sun., Mon and Tues. DJ Spence 10pm-2am. Sun. $1 drafts, 50cent wings and clams.

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 with margarita and Corona specials.

Ram’s Head Inn

Rifici’s

308 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 272-2000. Restaurant and bar. Wed. Country/rock with Paul Tozz, Fri. karaoke with DJ Harry Maxfield, Sat. DJ Harry Maxfield.

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

Sherlock’s Books & Café

7888 Dune Drive, Avalon. 3681919. Upscale dining and live entertainment. Fri. piano music 6-10pm. Sat. Jazz with Pauline Bennick, 7-11pm.

Smithville Town Center, 45 S. New York Rd., Galloway. 652-5505. www.myspace.com/ sherlocksbooksandcafe.com. Mon.-Sat. 10am-9pm. Sun. noon-6pm. $1 coffee or tea of the day. Live music Fri. 7-9p, Sat. 1-3pm & 7-9pm.

Simply Fondue

Hamilton Commons, 4215 Black Horse Pike (near Regal Cinemas), 677-1600. www.simplyfonduemayslanding.com. Over 75 martinis and 100 wines.

Fuze

Jack’s Place

3601 Ocean Drive, Avalon, 9675001. www.jacksplaceavalon. com. Live music on weekends. Thurs. Mr. Greengenes 10pm,

Fri. Kid Karizma 9pm , Sat. Burnt Sienna 10pm.

Juan Pablo’s Margarita Bar Garfield & Pacific aves., Wildwood, 729-6500. www. juanpablos.com. Open 11:30am-3am daily. Happy hour 2-6pm.

La Costa Lounge

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

Ocean Drive

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

weekends. Thurs. $3 Beers, Bulls and Bombs. Fri. Matty Q; Mr. Greengenes Sat. Burnt Sienna, Lost In Paris. Sun. Secret Service, Mr. Greengenes.

Windrift

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

The Windrift Resort Hotel, 80th St. and the beach, Avalon. 7804289. www.windrifthotel.com. Fri. Back to Life Jam 5pm, Darin MacDonald on piano 6pm, DJ Radar 9pm, BLT Band 9:30pm. Sat. Strange Eden Afternoon Jam 4pm, Bobby D’Amore 6pm, DJ Jeff Walden 9pm, Big City 9:30pm, Bobby Lynch 10pm

Princeton Bar

Yesterday’s

O’Donnell’s Pour House

2008 Dune Dr., Avalon. 9673457. www.princetonbar.com. Open Mon.–Thurs. at 4pm., Fri. & Sat. 11am–2am., and Sun. noon to 2am. Fri. LauraLea and Tripp Fabulous, Sat. Crystal Roxx, Funzaluv, Candiflyp.

316 Roosevelt Blvd. Marmora. 390-1757. www.yesterdaysbar.com. Open 11am-mid. daily. Live music every Fri. and Sat. from 9pm. Wed. Wii Tournament. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. with free munchies at the bar. n

Smithville Inn

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

Tailgaters Galloway Grille 337 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City. 804-9000. Neighborhood sports bar w/ 12 beers on tap. Pool and darts. TV sport packages. Two happy hours Mon.-Fri. Drink specials nightly.

Tap Room Bar & Grille

At Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr., Northfield. 236.4465. Daily happy hour 4-6pm with drink specials, half price appetizers and a light fare bar menu. Brunch Sun. 10am2pm with live entertainment.

Testa’s Good Guys Pub

5698 Mays Landing-Somers Point Rd., Mays Landing. 6251926. www.testaspub.com. Open Mon.-Sat. to 4am; Sun. to 3am. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 4:30-6:30pm. Fri. & Sat. DJ dance parties. Quizzo every Wed.

Ventura’s Offshore Cafe 2015 Shore Road, Northfield. 641-5158. www.venturascafe. com. Daily dinner specials. Weekly drink specials. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 4-6pm.

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.

Bobby Dee’s Rock’n Chair

2409 Dune Drive, Avalon, 9673300. www.rocknchair.net. Daily happy hour 4-6 pm. w/ reduced drinkes and appetizer prices. Weekly specials. Live music: Thurs. Johnny Petillo 8pm, Fri. Evolution 9pm. Sat. No Apology 9pm. Don McCloskey 10pm Sun. Vince Sneider 9pm.

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201 Willard Road, Strathmere, 263-2080. www.deauvilleinn. com. Open daily, noon-midnight. Waterfront bar and dining. Lunch, dinner served dockside, weather permitting. Beachhouse open daily, weather permitting.

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9 W. White Horse Pike. Galloway. 652-1700. www.ramsheadinn. com. Restaurant and bar. Open for lunch Tues.-Fri. noon3:30pm and dinner starting at 6pm. Happy hour every Fri. 36pm. Pianist in the tavern Friday and Saturday nights.

grill.com. Happy hour Tue.-Fri. 4-6pm. Thurs. karaoke & crabs with Big Al. Fri. and Sat. DJ. Every Sun., WTTH’s Raymond “Trouble Man” Tyler spinning live from 8-11pm. CD and book giveaways. Gift cards for CD Exchange and Sherlock’s Books.


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Casino Capsule Entertainment for week of Aug. 6-12 Call 1-800-736-1420 or visit Ticketmaster.com for all casino show tickets (except Borgata, see below).

BALLY’S 340-2709 BOARDWALK HALL 348-7000 BORGATA 1-866-MY-BORGATA, Tickets: 1-800-298-4200 CAESARS 1-800-677-SHOW HARRAH’S RESORT 441-5165 HILTON 347-7111 RESORTS 1-888-771-1786 SHOWBOAT/ HOUSE OF BLUES 1-800-621-0200 TROPICANA 340-4020 TRUMP MARINA 1-800-777-1177 TRUMP PLAZA 1-800-677-7378

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FRI AUG. 7-SUN. AUG. 9 Lewis Black Borgata Music Box 9pm

FRI. AUG. 7-SAT. AUG. 8 Marc Anthony Taj Arena Music Hall: 9pm

FRI. AUG. 7 American Idols Live Boardwalk Hall: 7:30pm Crosby, Stills & Nash Borgata Event Center: 8pm Get the Led Out Hilton Grand Theater: 9pm Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, Peabo Bryson Hilton Grand Theater: 9pm Cyndi Lauper, Rosie O’Donnell House of Blues Music Hall: 9pm

SAT. AUG. 8 The Belmonts Trump Marina Shell Showroom: 8pm Gov’t Mule House of Blues Music Hall: 8pm

Van Morrison Caesars Circus Maximus: 9pm Steely Dan Borgata Event Center: 8pm Sugar Ray Tropicana Showroom: 9pm

COMEDY, MUSICALS, REVUES Borgata Comedy Club: Thurs. 9pm: RC Smith, Rodney Lamey, Joey Kola; Mon.-Wed. 9pm: Jody Wiener, Gary Delena, Mike Marino A Bronx Tale w/Chazz Palminteri Now-Aug. 9, Harrah’s Concert Venue: Thurs. 8pm; Fri.-Sun. 9pm Carnival of Wonders NowSept. 6, Theatre at Trump Plaza: Tues.- Thurs. 8pm; Fri. 9pm; Sat. 8pm; Sun. 3 & 7pm Cirque Dreams Pandemonia Now-Sept. 6, Xanadu Theater: Wed., Thurs. 8pm; Fri. 9pm; Sat., Sun. 3:30 & 8pm Comedy Stop: Trop Quarter: Thurs. 10pm; Fri., Sat. 9 & 11:15pm, Sun. 10pm: Peaches Rodriquez, Brian McFadden, Butch Bradley; Mon.-Wed. 10pm: Rick Crom, Jim Carroll. Kozak the Magician performs Sun.-Thurs. 7pm; Fri., Sat. 6pm. International Hunks Male Revue, Sat. 12:30am Fame Now-Sept. 9, Tropicana Showroom: Mon. 8pm; Tues., Wed. 3:30 & 8pm; Sun. 7pm

Hypno-Sterical: NowSept. 5, Trump Marina Shell Showroom: Thurs., Fri. 9pm; Sat. 10pm Michael Turco’s ‘Wonder’ : Now-Aug. 31, Bally’s Palace Theater: Sun. 3:30 & 8pm; Mon. 8pm; Wed., Thurs. 3:30 & 8pm; Fri., Sat. 8pm The Show: Showboat lobby. Wed.-Sun. 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30pm Yesterday—A Tribute to the Beatles: Tropicana’s Cabaret Theater: Wed.–Sun. 8:30pm

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Sir Rod (Rod Stewart tribute) Thurs. 7 & 9pm Fashion Friday 4pm DJ Doucas Fri. 6pm, 11pm; Sat. 1pm Funktion 11 Fri. 7pm Revolver Sat. 5pm Wired 96.5 Sat. 11pm DJ Filter Sat. 11pm Recovery Sunday w/ DJs Danski, Jimmy J, MC Jackie Blaze noon-10pm Faded Fortune Sun. 6pm Amado DeLaCruz, DJ Cristan Camejo Mon. 7pm Karaoke Night Tues. 7pm DJ Brother Mike Tues. 11pm 80s Night w/DJ K Wed. 8pm

>HILTON BEACH BAR

DJ Mike Gill Thurs. 3-6pm

Industry Night Thurs. 6pmmid. Bob Pantano Dance Party Fri. 8:30pm Models Fri., Sat., Tues.-Wed. 6pm Nameless Few Sat. 3-8pm Joe Bonano Sat. 8:30pm Kabudi Sun. 1-5pm

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DJ Super Dave Thurs. 5pm AC Idol Contest w/Eleven Eleven Thurs. 7pm DJ ESQ Fri., Wed. 4pm Drop Dead Sexy Fri. 8pm DJ Vito G Fri. 9pm Seven Stone Sat. 2pm DJ Maria C. Sat. 4pm Daddy Pop Sat. 8pm DJ J-Red. Sat. 9pm Usual Suspects Sun. 1-6pm DJ Johnny B Sun. 4pm DJ Rick Mon. 4pm Juliano Brothers Mon. 7pm Sin on the Beach Tues. 4pm2am DJ Brandon Tues. 4pm DJ Freezie Tues. 9pm Battle of the Bands w/ Michael James Wed. 7pm

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Big City Thurs. 9pm DJ Danski Fri. 10pm The Exceptions Sat. 7pm

Latin DJ, Blue Martini Dancers Sat. 11pm Tribeca Grand Sun. 9pm Bobby, Kit & Greg Tues. 9pm The Heartbeats Wed. 9pm

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DJs Mailman Dave, Teddy Fri. 10pm; Sat. 9pm

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DJ Big Al Fri. 8pm Dane Anthony Band Sat. 5pm Revolver Sat. 10pm

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Kristen & the Noise Thurs. Fuzzy Bunny Slippers, Monkey Bus Fri. Lost In Paris, The Hi-Five Sun. Live music Sat; Mon.-Wed.

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Common Ground Thurs., Sun. 8:15pm; Fri., Sat. 12:153am DJs Fri., Sat. 7pm 39 Mariner Fri, Sat. 8:15pm Big Al’s Karaoke Dance Party Mon. 8pm Big House Band Tues. 8pm Dr. Cheeko Wed. 8pm

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Higher Hands Fri. 9pm Lisa and Wendy Sat. 9pm

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Bally’s

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

American Idols Live Aug. 7, Boardwalk Hall The talented crop of 2009 American Idols bring their U.S. tour to Boardwalk Hall on Friday, Aug. 7 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $40.50, $55.50 and $69.50. (See interview, p. 62)

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

Borgata

Boxing: Mike Jones vs. Larry Mosley

Tickets: www.ComcastTIX.com, 1-800-2984200, or at the Borgata box office

Aug. 8, Main Ballroom Unbeaten welterweight Mike Jones, of North Philadelphia, and veteran Larry Mosley, of Los Angeles, CA, hope the third time is a charm when they square off Saturday evening, Aug. 8, at Bally’s. The doors open at 7pm; preliminaries begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are $50 and $75. Jones, 26, is one of boxing’s hottest prospects. His 17-0 record includes 15 knockouts and he won the vacant NABA title Aug. 29, 2008, when he KOed Juliano Ramos. Mosley, 29, turned pro in 2000 and has compiled a 15-3-2 record with six knockouts. Six preliminary fights complete the show.

Crosby Stills & Nash

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Aug. 15, Grand Ballroom International singer Zacarias Ferreira headlines at Bally’s on Saturday, Aug. 15; doors open at 11pm. Tickets are $35 and $75 for VIP seats. Ferreira was born in the cigar-manufacturing town of Tamboril, Dominican Republic. His debut album, Me Liberé, was released in 1997 and won the prestigious Dominican music award, the Cassandra. Three years later his second album, El Triste, won the award for him for a second time.

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Now-Aug. 31, Palace Theater Magician and New Jersey native Michael Turco, returns with his acclaimed highenergy magic and illusion act, Wonder at Bally’s Aug. 1–31. Showtimes are Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 3:30 and 8pm; Monday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are $25. Turco creates a spectacular stage show featuring mind-blowing illusions, close up magic and audience participation moments. A natural storyteller, Turco infuses each trick with an engrossing narrative drawn to keep audiences engaged with suspense and intrigue.

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Aug. 7, Event Center Four decades after their first concert together in front of the multitudes at Woodstock, Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) take to the road again for dates in the U.S. Canada, Europe and the U.K., including Borgata’s Event Center on Friday, Aug. 7, 8pm. Tickets are $76 and $86. CSN — David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash — kicked off their tour in June, the day after Rhino Records’ release of Demos. Featuring 12 previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1968 and 1971, Demos spotlights destined-to-be-classic songs later heard on CSN’s group and solo titles.

Lewis Black Aug, 7-9, Music Box The hilarious, political-tinged comedy of the always angry Lewis Black, will be unleashed at the Borgata Friday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 9, 9pm each performance. The shows are listed as sell-outs.(See interview, p 63).

Steely Dan Aug. 8, Event Center The unique blend of jazz, rock and pop that characterizes the unmistakable sound of Steely Dan will be on display at the Event Center on Saturday, Aug. 8, 8pm, when they make a stop on their Rent Party Tour. Tickets are $65, $85 and $95.

Bob Saget

Gaffigan will appear at the Borgata Event Center on Saturday Aug. 15, 8pm. Tickets are $39.75 and $45. Gaffigan’s clever, quiet style has earned him numerous appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. His recent one hour Comedy Central Special, CD and DVD, all entitled Beyond the Pale, catapulted Gaffigan to one of the most popular touring and recorded comedians in the country today. Gaffigan has costarred with Ellen DeGeneres on her CBS sitcom The Ellen Show and had recurring roles on That 70’s Show and Ed, as well as Sex and the City and Law & Order.

Patti LuPone Aug. 15, Music Box The Music Box will host award-winning Broadway singer and actress Patti LuPone on Saturday, Aug. 15, 9pm. Tickets are $40. LuPone swept the 2008 theatre awards winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for “best actress in a musical” and the Drama League Award for “distinguished performance” for her role as Rose in the critically-acclaimed new Broadway production of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical Gypsy.

Blue Man Group

Aug. 15, Circus Maximus Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as “ground-breaking,” “hilarious,” “visually stunning” and “musically powerful.” The BMG comes to Caesars on Saturday, Aug, 15, for shows at 7:30 and 10pm. Tickets range from $40-$85.

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420

‘A Bronx Tale’ with Chazz Palminteri

Now-Aug. 9, The Concert Venue Chazz Palminteri, who wrote and starred in the hit movie A Bronx Tale, based on his childhood memories of working men and gangsters in the Italian-American neighborhood where he grew up, has brought his national tour of the one-man stage version to Harrah’s. Showtimes are Thurs. 8pm; Fri.-Sun. 9pm. Tickets are $40, $55 and $65. The show is intended Borgata Comedy Club for mature audiences. (see video interview Music Box The Borgata Comedy Club online at acweekly.com/video) 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 Aug. 6 are RC Smith, Rodney Laney and Joey Kola. Atlantic City Scheduled Aug. 10-13 and Aug. 16 are Jodi Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, or Wiener, Gary Delena and Mike Marino. the Hilton box office On tap Aug. 17-23 are Joey Callahan, Flashback Fridays John Camponera and Rocky Laporte. Now-Sept. 4, Grand Theater The Hilton is presenting Flashback Fridays, a series of rock-music tribute artists all summer long at 9pm in the Grand Theater. Tickets are $15. Scheduled Aug. 7 is Get the Led Out; Atlantic City Aug. 14, Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra. Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, Caesars box office; for more info, 1-800Peabo Bryson 677-SHOW Aug. 8, Grand Theater Grammy nominated pop instrumentalist Dave Koz Van Morrison Aug. 8, Circus Maximus Musical icon headlines on Saturday, Aug. 8, 8pm, Van Morrison brings his Astral Weeks Live joined by jazz multi-instrumentalist show to the Circus Maximus on Saturday, Brian Culbertson and special guest vocalAug. 8, 9pm. Tickets are $150, $275 ist Peabo Bryson. Dave Koz – Greatest Hits and $325. Morrison recently released and Culbertson’s Bringing Back The Funk the critically acclaimed Astral Weeks Live each debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top at the Hollywood Bowl, a historic CD and Contemporary Jazz Albums chart upon DVD revisiting the original studio mas- release last year.

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Aug. 14, Music Box Bob Saget brings his edgy stand-up to the Music Box on Friday, Aug. 14, 9pm. Tickets are $40, Born in Philadelphia, while Saget is best known for his PG-comedy side as the star of Full House and the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, he pokes fun at terpiece 40 years after its original recordhis clean-cut image in his more raunchy ing. Morrison will perform the Astral Weeks material “from cover to cover” as stand-up material. well as a number of his classic hits from Jim Gaffigan his extensive repertoire. Joining him will Aug. 15, Event Center Comic Jim be an orchestral string section and a band composed of world-class musicians.

Robert Cray Band

Aug. 15, Hilton Theater The classic blues of the Robert Cray Band will be presented at the Hilton on Saturday, Aug. 15, 8pm. Tickets are $25. The latest release by

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the Robert Cray Band is This Time (2009). He began his career in Eugene, Ore., in 1974 and has produced many acclaimed albums ever since.

sented by the New Breed Fighters fight league. The fight card will feature 18 bouts, each scheduled for three, threeminute rounds. Fighters will square off inside a 24-foot caged hexagon. For more information on the fight card visit www. newbreedfighters.tv

House of Blues/ Showboat Tropicana Atlantic City

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420 or 236-BLUE

Erykah Badu Aug. 6, Music Hall Erykah Badu, whose success spans the world of R&B, hip-hop, jazz and pop, performs at the House of Blues on Thursday, Aug. 6, 9pm. Tickets range from $45-$55. She’s won multiple Grammys and wowed audiences around the globe. This talented singer/songwriter’s hits include “On & On” and “Bag Lady.” Her latest release is Amerykah Part One (4th World War).

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

Sugar Ray Aug. 8, Tropicana Showroom Sugar Ray, brings summer fun to the Trop, with special guests Fastball, on Saturday, Aug. 8, 9pm. Tickets range from $25-$45.

‘Fame’

Now–Sept. 9, Tropicana Showroom Fame, the musical that began as a movie, became a popular TV series and later was transformed into a stage hit, has arrived at the Trop for a summer run through Cyndi Lauper, Rosie Sept. 9. Showtimes are Monday, 8pm; O’Donnell Aug. 7, Music Hall Two of the most Tuesday and Wednesday, 3:30 and 8pm; independent women in entertainment, Thurs., 8pm; Sat. 9pm (except Aug. 8) singer Cyndi Lauper and comedian/ and Sunday, 7pm. Visit ticketmaster.com actress Rosie O’Donnell, team up for a for the complete schedule. (See video at show at the House of Blues on Friday, acweekly.com/video) Aug. 7, 9pm. Tickets are $35.50 and ‘Yesterday’ — A Tribute to $75.50.

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Gov’t Mule Aug. 8, Music Hall The band that officially opened the AC House of Blues, Gov’t Mule, returns to the Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and $35. Big riffs and expansive improvisations are the hallmarks of Gov’t Mule’s legendary live shows. Their well-crafted songs are performed by four musicians — guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboard player Danny Louis, and bassist Andy Hess — whose powerful musicianship and chemistry along with their tireless work ethic have earned them the respect of their peers.

the Beatles

Liverpool Club Theater (North Tower) The Las Vegas show band Yesterday – A Tribute to the Beatles performs “The British Are Coming!” in the Liverpool Club Theater setting depicting the Cavern Club venue in Liverpool, home of the Beatles’ first performances. The show is presented Wed.–Sun., 8:30pm. Some dates vary; visit www.tropicana.net for a complete show schedule. Tickets are $25, $5 off for Diamond Club members. (See video at acweekly.com/video)

Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret

The Comedy Stop is a 300-seat venue in The Quarter at Tropicana. Regular showtimes are Sun.-Thurs., 10pm ($23); Fri. 9 & 11:15pm ($23) and Sat. 9 & 11:15pm ($26). Appearing now to Aug. 9 are Atlantic City Peaches Rodriquez, Brian McFadden and Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, or Butch Bradley. Scheduled Aug. 10-16 are the Resorts VIP Services desk. For more info, Rick Crom and Jim Carroll. On tap Aug. 17-23 are Stephen Thomas, Chrissy Burns call 1-800-322-SHOW and Carl Strong. Kozak the Magician New Breed Fighters appears daily, ($23), with a dinner show Aug. 15, Superstar Theater Resorts package for $30. Showtimes are Sun.hosts an evening of mixed martial arts Thurs., 7pm; Fri. and Sat., 6pm (dinner in the Superstar Theater, Saturday, Aug. seating one hour prior). Those under 18 15, 6pm. Tickets range from $40-$135. must be accompanied by an adult. Every This action-packed evening will be pre- Saturday, the Comedy Stop presents the

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& $40.50. Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his suitcase posse are very funny. The public has responded by making his Comedy Central one-hour special, Jeff Marc Anthony Dunham: Arguing with Myself, one of the networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aug. 7-8, Taj Arena Latin Era Productions presents highest rated standup specials ever. The DVD of the Marc Anthony on Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. same name has gone on to be one of the most success8, at 9pm both nights. Tickets are $108 & $88. Marc ful comedy titles in history. Anthony is the number one selling tropical/salsa artist Hotel Casino in the world, the salsa phenomenon of his genera- â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cirque Dreams Pandemoniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tion. Within the last few years Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talent has Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, or the Trump Now-Sept. 6, Xanadu Theatre Cirque Dreams also catapulted him unto the silver screen and the Marina box office. For more info, call 1-800-777-8477 Pandemonia runs through Sunday Sept. 6, in the Xanadu Broadway stage. Theatre. Performances are at 8pm on Wednesday and The Belmonts Thursday; 9pm on Friday; and 3:30 and 8pm on Jeff Dunham Aug. 8, Shell Showroom The Belmonts will be Aug. 15, Taj Arena Jeff Dunham headlines at the Taj Saturday and Sunday. (See story, p. 59; see video at acweekperforming in the Shell on Saturday, Aug. 8, 8pm. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 8pm. Tickets are $60.50, $50.50 ly.com/video) n Tickets are $30. The Belmonts, naming themselves after Belmont Avenue in Bronx, New York, where they honed their early harmonies, originated as a trio. In 1958, The Belmonts wasted no time in climbing the charts with their debut single â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Wonder Whyâ&#x20AC;? followed by seven more charted hits, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Teenager in Love.â&#x20AC;?

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You’re Not Alone W By Whitney Ullman

OW … THANK YOU EVERYONE for all of your feedback on my last column about the grass not always being greener. I was laughing because I got a text from a friend saying how she hates the way her husband chews his food, too, and I got an e-mail about how funny it is that I hate it when my hubby slaps my hand every time I use hand gestures while talking. I promised him I wouldn’t tell too many more quirks of his, but this had to come out: When he makes homemade pizza with bread he doesn’t call it pizza, instead he calls it “bread, cheese and sauce.” Anyway, after sharing my reactions to my article with my hubby, he thought it was appropriate for me to tell you some of the annoying things I have done that he still loves to remind me about. Like the time I paid for professional portraits from a guy sitting in Value City and I never signed up for my appointment, and, yes, they went out of business. Or the time I paid money for foundmoney.com and never used it up. Or the time I bought purses from Hawaii that I just had to have, but still haven’t used them and it’s been seven years. Basically I am a sucker buyer. There, I said it. I will buy anything or try anything if it sounds good. I’m sure at least some of you can relate and have a good

laugh about this. Speaking of laughing, what better way to really know that we all have so much in common than to watch a comedy show? We can all relate when a comedian is talking about bad drivers or drunks, or annoying customers, etc. A comedian could talk about his experiences in the bathroom and we would all crack up. The point is that we are all human and we are all in unique situations. But for the most part we all experience similar things at different points in our lives. Isn’t that great to know? I mean, no matter how unique or random your situation feels like, there is someone out there who can help you, relate to you, support you. It has always been interesting to me how we can be so different in our personality, our political views and even our fashion style, but we are all human and have a lot in common when it comes to health or dating, or even job hunting. So don’t be afraid to speak up and talk about your issues and experiences. Whether they are positive, negative, exciting, or somewhat depressing, always remember that there is someone else out there who may have been through the same thing. If you find the courage to open up you will see that you have supporters all around you waiting to help you realize that you are not alone.

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Don’t you wish there was a local place that you could get professional consultations for all aspects of skin care and get taken care of by experts who know how to personalize medical treatments to the specific needs of your body? Well you can stop wishing; Accent Aesthetics Spa, located in the same building as Tilton Fitness in Galloway, is right in our own backyards and they not only offer medical-grade skin-care treatments but they also offer relaxing massage and typical spa treatments as well. Dr. Nicola Delorio is the owner of this remarkable place and has many years of experience as well as knowledge in her field. Currently she is the chief of the division of otolaryngology at Shore Memorial Hospital and is board certified in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology. Additionally, she holds certification in Botox, Restylane, Juvaderm, Sculptra and a comprehensive array of laser treatments. I was fortunate enough to do an interview with her recently and she informed me that her spa is probably the only one in the tri-state area that is a true medical spa. On top of the variety of services she offers, Dr. Delorio also offers parties that range from the typical spa party where you can relax and be pampered to a Botox party if that is your thing. Another piece of information

that I found interesting is that men are also taking advantage of the spa services offered, so much so that Dr. Delorio has designated two waiting rooms, one for men and one for women. When you get to the back where the retail store is located you will see box shelving with all medical-grade skin care products for purchase, however, you need a prescription for most of them. I can tell just my looking at them that they are all quality products. One of the neat products offered is called Latisse, which helps improve the growth of your eyelashes. How cool is that? My hubby is in the field and he can attest that it does truly work. This medical spa is truly a gem in our area; stop in sometime to see what it’s all about. But first, check out the acweekly.com video page for a tour of the facility. n

W HITNEY U LLMAN Dishing out advice on various topics to our female readers on issues related to networking, dating, employment, news, events, shopping and much more. She is the current president of the Greater Atlantic City Jaycees and owner of My Jewels by Whitney.

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Art and Babies

This weekend, Ocean City gives itself over to the arts as two major art shows hit the Boardwalk. First comes the the 9th Annual Art of Surfing show at the Music Pier Thursday through Saturday. The show celebrates surfing and the art of surfers themselves. Also this weekend, Friday to Sunday, the O.C. Boardwalk turns into one of the biggest outdoor art galleries in the world as the city holds its 46th annual art show. Artists from around the region will set up booths along the boards. Traditionally, the show is a great place to pick up some

original art for a reasonable price. Towards the middle of the week, the city goes from art to baby watching as it prepares for its annual Baby Parade Aug. 13. One of the highlights, and a parade warm-up, is Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pamper Scamper,â&#x20AC;? an annual crawling contest for the babies 15 months and younger. The babies are placed in the middle of a sprawled out silk parachute on the 6th Street Beach and the first to crawl off the chute to their parents wins. Walking means an instant disqualification. The Pamper Scamper starts at 9:30am. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mike Pritchard

Lecture â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean City Baby Parade 100 Years Ocean City Historical Museum, 1735 Simpson Ave. Fred and Susan Miller will talk about the oldest baby parade in the country using more than 200 pictures. Free. 7pm. Call 3991801 or visitocnjmuseum.org.

THURSDAY AUG. 6 TO AUG. 8 The 9th Annual Art of Surfing Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. A free family event featuring original art from surfingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest names, live music, and a chance to meet artists from across the country. Thurs. 7-10pm, Fri. & Sat. Noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm. Visit ocnj.us.

FRIDAY AUG. 7 TO AUG. 9 46th Annual Boardwalk Art Show Boardwalk. Leading artists from

throughout the East Coast exhibit and sell their work. Fri. & Sat. 10amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6pm, Sun. 10amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4pm. For more information call 525-9310.

TUESDAY AUG. 11 Pamper Scamper 6th St. Beach. Annual baby crawling race. 9am registration, 9:30am start. Call 525-9300.

THURSDAY AUG. 13 100th Annual Baby Parade Boardwalk, 6th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12th Sts. The Centennial Anniversary of one of the oldest baby parades in the country.

10:15am. Call 525-9300. Ongoing Through Labor Day: Family Film & Fun Night Cornerstone Auditorium at Staintonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Square 810 Asbury Ave. Tuesdays. $4 per person or max $15 per family. 7:15pm. Includes: movie, pizza, popcorn and drink. Funtastic Tuesdays Asbury Ave. 10amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1pm.

Entertainment, Face Painters, Balloon sculptors. Tuesdays with Radio Disney AM 640 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pavilion, 11th and Boardwalk. 6:30-8pm for music, dancing and prizes. Also strolling entertainment between 6thâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 14th sts. Evenings on Asbury Asbury Ave. Wednesdays. Free entertainment, evening shopping, music, dining & shopping specials 5-8pm. Market Days Asbury Ave. Thursdays. Entertainment, Face Painters, Balloon sculptors. 10amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1pm. Family Nights Boardwalk. Thursdays. Entertainment 7:30-9:30pm. Beach Walks South End Location: 59th St. & Central Ave., (Entrance to Corsons Park) Tue.-9am, Wed. 6:30pm. North End Location: OC/Longport Bridge Parking Lot (Gardens Parkway) Tue. 6:30pm, Wed. 9am. Adults $1. Children 50 cents. see more online @

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OCEAN CITY EVENTS (CONTINUED) PERFORMING ARTS THURSDAY AUG. 6 ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ Ocean City Repertory Theater, 908 Asbury Ave. Presented by the Ocean City Repertory Theater. Performances of the popular children’ story during Downtown Market Days,

Thursdays though Aug. 27. $5. 1pm. Call 231-3263 or visit ocrep.org. Chad Juros Magic Show Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Presented by O.C. Library. Magician Chad Juros brings his famous, world class magic show to the Music Pier Loggia for grades K-3. 10-11am. Call 525-9444, ext. 351 or visit-

oceancitylibrary.org.

SUNDAY AUG. 9 Ocean City Pops - ‘The Chocolate Soldier’ Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Philly’s Concert Operetta Theater brings Oscar Straus’ The Chocolate Soldier to the Music Pier. Starring Jenifer

Graf as Nadina and Neil Darling as Biermerli, the “chocolate soldier,” in a fully staged/concert production by Dan Pantano, conducted by Jeffey Gil. Tickets $15/$10. 8pm. Call 525-9245 or visit ocnj.us. Dave Stahl Orchestra Ocean City Tabernacle, 5th & Wesley Ave. Free. 7pm. Call 399-1915 or visit octabernacle.org.

MONDAY AUG. 10 Gary Puckett Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Gary’s unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top 10 Billboard hits. Part of the Stockton Goes To The Beach concert series. $25. 8pm. Call 525-9300 or visit ocnj.us. n see more online @

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The Language of the Kitchen Phrases you may hear behind the swinging doors By Frank Gabriel

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IKE MANY OTHER TRADES AND crafts, the realm of the professional kitchen has its own separate, specialized language. It’s a colorful lexicon to say the very least, rich with antiquated hyperbole and doused equally in both cynicism and reverence. It’s also generally an R-rated environment, with potty-mouth antics more the norm than the exception. Let’s start with the beginning of the process, servers taking orders and delivering them to kitchen personnel. In the busiest restaurants, these slips of paper initially land in a sort of holding tank, called “The Wheel.” Here they stay until the person leading the kitchen (most often sous chef, or second in command) “pulls the ticket” commencing the actual cooking process. Why the delay, you ask? Simple. Even the best can only work on a certain number of orders successfully in simultaneous fashion. Depending upon the time of day, style of cuisine and kitchen size, this can range from a half dozen to well over 20 orders. In facilities fortunate enough to have a computerized order and billing system, a tiny but noisy machine spits out an adding-machine size printout. That good fortune, however, has a slippery downward slope to it as well. Printers — always intrusive and problematic — tend to break down at the worst

possible moments, creating catastrophic conditions for wait staff and cook alike. Handwritten orders can be similarly issuefilled. Let’s just say your front house folks’ elementary school penmanship teachers better have been really good at their jobs. Either way, once the process starts the person in charge will shout, “Ordering,” at which time the standard din, clatter and conversation temporarily lessens. As an example, in an upscale dinner restaurant, for a four-person table you would hear something like: “Ordering: two arugula salad, one scallop app, half-dozen oysters.” Contingent upon the nature of the entrees, and again the current volume of business, you would probably then hear: “Ordering: one halibut light sauce, one risotto, one lamb mid-rare no garlic, one rib eye rare.” With each item a direction and inflection will be made to the specific persons working in different sections of the kitchen, known as “stations.” Line cooks beginning work on those items are expected to acknowledge orders, either by “calling them back” and reciting the information verbatim, or with the reply “heard.” The number of persons seated at a table are referred to as “tops” so that table of four would be a “four-top.” Please don’t ask me why. Appetizer orders are expected to be

filled immediately, within five-seven minutes. Most often, staff working the sauté, grill and oven stations will have already begun work on entrees. Here’s a real industry secret: We cook these a little bit beyond halfway, then set them aside, finish and sauce them when you complete your first courses. High-volume restaurants even partially-cook items, usually meats and pasta, in advance of your order. This is called “getting up” a few prior to service. Though

you may not appreciate this concept, if you’ve ever worked in a joint that plated 250-plus burgers in an eight-hour shift, believe me, you would. Once those appetizers, soups and salads are consumed, kitchens are ordered to “fire” the second course. In other words, finish, reheat or in some cases — very rare tuna jumps to mind — rapidly cook entrees. This is commonly known as “picking up” the order. When cooks or acts of God prevent/ delay delivery, they are “dragging” food. This is usually mumbled with a combination of rage and disdain, such as, “He’s been dragging his fries all afternoon!” When a staffer or an entire kitchen is overwhelmed, they are “in the weeds.” As in, so thick with work and tickets that they can’t see any way out. Preparing an order that’s late, or forgotten, or added-on, has multiple slang. Most often it’s “on the fly” or sometimes “pushing” or “expressing.” Our favorite though, is the wonderfully nostalgic, getting it “on a rail.” When busiest, cooks will ask chefs, or their own assistants, for an “all day,” a review of the total number ordered on a specific item. As in “I need an all day on my salmon and chicken, please.” (Note: the “please” is most definitely a discretionary add-on.) n E-mail Frank Gabriel at fgabriel@acweekly.com

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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.

Amici Brick Oven Pizzeria & Italian Grill

Chelsea Prime

111 S. Chelsea Ave. , inside Chelsea hotel. thechelsea-ac.com. 348-2200. One of the newly opened Chelsea Hotel’s two Stephen Starr restaurants.

Chelsea Pub

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

Dock’s Oyster House

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

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

Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern

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

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

Angeloni’s II Restaurant

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

Atlantic City Bar & Grill

Ducktown Tavern

El Charro! 2430 Fairmount Ave. Authentic Mexican restaurant.

Girasole Ristorante

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

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

Imperial Inn

Café 2825

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

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

Cavo Crepe Café

Knife & Fork

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

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

Irish Pub

3600 Atlantic Ave. Corner of Atlantic and Pacific aves. knife-

andforkinn.com. 344-1133. Historic landmark restaurant with the finest seafood and steaks prepared on a wood-fired grill.

Latitude 39°

804 N Rhode Island Ave. 3483999. Atlantic City waterfront dining. Open Mon.-Thurs. 5am-2pm & Fri.-Sun. 5am9pm. Diner-style varied menu, complete with breakfast favorites and hearty lunch options. Sample homemade soups, salads, omelettes, cold cereal, and hot subs. Kids menu available.

Little Saigon

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

Longhorn Steak House

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

Los Amigos

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

Megan’s Good Grub & Pub 1743 Boardwalk at Indiana Ave. 289-8950. megansgoodgrubandpub.com. Daily: Sun.Thurs., 11:30am – mid.; Fri.Sat., 11:30am-2am. Take-out available. A.C.’s first American “gastropub.” A unique menu of classic American comfort food, executed with gourmet flair, served in a friendly and fun pub environment.

Melaka Restaurant

28 S. Tennessee Ave. 344-8928.

Tun Tavern

The Melting Pot

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

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

Mexico Restaurant

Whiskey Grille

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

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

New York Diner

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

3101 Pacific Ave., at Flamingo Motel. 345-8887. Full diner menu. New York-style deli sandwiches.

Old Waterway Inn

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

Pho Hoa Cali

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

Pic A Lilli Pub

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

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

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

Teplitzky’s

111 S. Chelsea Ave., inside Chelsea hotel. thechelseaac.com.1-800-548-3030. Stephen Starr’s diner-inspired venue also housing a hideaway cocktail lounge and coffee shop.

White House Sub Shop The Wonderbar

3701 Sunset Avenue (at the Albany Ave. bridge). 344-8888, wonderbarac.com. Lunch served from 11am and dinner served nightly in the Sunset Room from 5-10pm. The Tiki Bar is open seasonally.

The Links Bar & Grille

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

Macedonian Grill

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

Yuki Hana

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

DOWNBEACH Ventnor, Margate & Longport Barrels

BRIGANTINE

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

Andre’s Italian Restaurant

Billy Ho’s Imperial East

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

Goochie Brothers

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

7800 Ventnor Avenue, Margate. 487-8052. Open 7 days 11am10:30 pm. Modern Chinese cuisine. Daily lunch and dinner specials. “We deliver, even to the beach.” Free parking lot.

China Dumpling Seafood Resaurant

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

5200 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor. 822-6888. Open 7 days for Lunch and Dinner specializing in Dim Sum and seafood. Open 11am -10pm, Fri. and Sat. till 11pm. Eat-in, take-out and delivery.

L’Aragosta Ristorante

Cleo’s Fish Palace

Laguna Grill Martini Bar

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

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DINING SPOTLIGHT

822-5858. cleosfish.com. A large variety of prepared seafood and dinner platters. Catering available.

Dino’s Subs & Pizza

8016 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-6602 or 822-0670. Open seven days, 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.

Dune

9510 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 487-7450. Prix Fixe menu available. Reservations suggested. Local produce, poultry and fish. Organic options. Call for hours.

Fedeli’s Italian Restaurant

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

Gertrude’s

7309 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 823-3003. gertrudesventnor. com. Dinner from 5pm seven days per week.

Hannah G’s

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

Johnny’s Café

9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-1789. johnnyscafeventnor. com. Serving breakfast, lunch,

dinner & dessert with reasonable prices.

La Fontana

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

Lamberti

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

Maynard’s Café

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

Miyako

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

Euro Gourmet Cafe and The Gelato Factory

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

Red Room Café

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

Shore Club Crabhouse, Bar & Grill

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

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Macedonian Grill Address: 6814 Tilton Rd. EHT (677-5477) and 3015 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine (264-8801) Hours: Open daily from 8am9pm in EHT, and from 7am-11pm in Brigantine. Lunch and early-bird dinner specials are offered daily. History: Dimitrios Dounoulis, affectionately referred to as “Jimmy the Greek,” opened the Macedonian Grill’s first location in 2005 in Brigantine, with an expansive menu in mind. He added the EHT location earlier this year. As a father of five, he understood the need for a restaurant that could satisfy everyone’s tastes and planned his own establishments accordingly, noting that he wanted his menu to “cover all of the bases.” What to Know: The Macedonian Dimitrios and Katerina Dounoulis Grill’s Mediterranean/American fusion motif highlights several unique items that call on “South Philly” favorites and steep them in the restaurant’s Greek heritage. Mediterranean dishes include moussaka (a cooked salad of tomatoes and eggplant) and stuffed grape leaves. There are also eclectic options like “disco fries” and “salmon burgers,” and all the traditional American fare. There are also children’s platters, weight-conscious options, and plenty of desserts. Chef’s Favorite: Thessaloniki’s Way — a seafood platter of jumbo shrimp and scallops sautéed in olive oil, fresh tomatoes, feta cheese and capers in a white wine sauce. Atypical of most eateries, every item on the Macedonian Grill menu is homemade and made to order. If you are unable to find an item to appease your palate, the restaurant will fill custom orders. Take-out and delivery is also available. — Kristen Kelleher

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3628-3632 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine 609.266.7608 609.266.9900

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Lunch, dinner and bar. Open seven days for lunch and dinner.

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

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.

MAINLAND Antonino’s Jo Jo Ristorante

Sophie’s Margate Café

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

Bulldogs

Tomatoe’s

A Touch of Italy

Heather Croft Sq., Northfield. 646-7799. atlanticcitysubshops. com. Eat-in, take-out, delivery and party trays. Black Horse Pike, Cardiff/EHT. 646-1855. touchofitaly.net. Serving veal, seafood, pasta, steaks and brick-oven pizzas. Banquet facilities.

106 Benson Ave., Margate. 8220140. venturasgreenhouse.com. Lunch & dinner specials and late-night fare.

Bombay Indian Restaurant

Athenian Garden

Atlantic City Sub Shop

Ventura’s Greenhouse

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

English Creek Shopping Ctr., Rt. 40 & English Creek Rd., EHT. 6464445. Authentic Indian dining experience.

9700 Amherst Ave., Margate. 823-1163. steveandcookies.com. Menu highlights fresh seafood and produce and prime cuts of meat. 9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-7535 or tomatoesmargate. com. Varied eclectic menu highlights seafood entrees.

Berkshire Grill

2405 New Rd., Northfield. 6467565. Traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine. 619 New York Rd. (Route 9), Galloway Twp. 748-1818. Authentic Greek cuisine.

Steve & Cookie’s by the Bay

Also in Margate. Take out/ Delivery.

Barrels

Rt. 9, Central Square, Linwood. 926-9900. barrelsfoods.com. Italian food in intimate setting.

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

Cavallino Nero

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

Celina’s Mulberry Market & Grille

Sunrise Plaza, 68 W. Jimmie Leeds Rd., Galloway Twp. 404-1700. FAX 404-7776. celinascafes.com. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Home-baked goods.

Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant 800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-

3663, charliesbar.com. Popular buffalo wings. No credit cards. Over 15 TVs for sporting events.

Chickie’s and Pete’s

6055 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 2721930. chickiesandpetes.com. Sports-themed bar/restaurant famous for its wings, crabs and Philly-style sandwiches.

Cousin Mario’s

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

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

Dubliner Irish Pub

325 Jimmy Leeds Rd., Galloway. 652-2210, dublineririshpubandgrill.com.

East Bay Crab & Grill

Cardiff Plaza, EHT. 272-7721. eastbaycrab.com. Fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, poultry and lots of

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crabs, including all-U-can-eat crabs. Early bird menu, daily specials, over 60 entrees starting at $8.99.

English Creek Restaurant

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

Feather Cafe & Grill

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

Formica Bros. Bakery

Kensington Square, Northfield. 646-6565. formicabrosbakery. com. Cafe features daily lunch specials. Open 7am-7pm.

Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern

Towne of Historic Smithville, Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 6520544. Family restaurant, casual dining.

Fuji

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

Gaspare’s

Ocean Heights Ave. & Zion Rd., Bargaintown. 653-2112. Gourmet Italian seafood bar and grill.

Gianna’s Cafe

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

Gilchrist Offshore

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

Ginza Japanese Restaurant

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6708 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 3832588. (Ginza II located in English Creek Shopping Ctr., EHT. 383-

3999) Hibachi steakhouse and sushi bar.

Goodfellows, W.L.

310 E. White Horse Pike, Galloway; 652-1942. Home of the French Fried Lobster Tail, 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. Tues., July 28, “Shore After Work Cocktails and Conversation Social,” 5:30-9pm. $12 admission ($10 before 6:15pm). Come meet new friends. Cash bar with buffet 6:30-7:30pm. Membership not required.

Great American Pub

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

Gregory’s Restaurant

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

The Grilled Cheese & Crabcake Co.

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

Hi Point Pub (Skelly’s)

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

The Inlet

La Pizzatega

The Inn at Sugar Hill

Levari’s Seafood & American Grill

988 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 9269611. inletrestaurantnj.com. Open daily 11:30am-3pm for lunch and 3-10pm for dinner. Rt. 559, Mays Landing. 6252226. innatsugarhill.com. Great food and cocktails on the waterfront.

JD’s Pub & Grille

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

Joe’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-Jo’s Italian Grille

Black Horse Pike & Main St., Pleasantville. 646-8332. www. jojositaliangrille.com. Homemae Italian specialties.

Joseph’s Restaurant at the Tuscany House 72 N. Breman Ave., (Renault Winery), Egg Harbor City. 9652111. www.renaultwinery.com. Casual family cuisine, full bar with piano entertainment.

JR’s Tavern

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

Juliano’s Restaurant

Hu Tieu

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

Johnny Rockets

Asian Mall, Pleasantville Shopping Center, 700 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 646-8977. Vietnamese cuisine. Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing. johnnyrockets.com. 1960sthemed classic burger joint and more.

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

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

Library III

6605 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 6457655. libraryiii.com. Murph’s crab cakes, steaks, prime rib, seafood and salad bar.

Mangia by the Greens

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

Manhattan Bagel

1205 Tilton Rd., Northfield. 6463604. 2300 Wrangleboro Rd., Mays Landing. 484-1366.

Maplewood Inn

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

Mays Landing Diner

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

McKee’s Irish Pub

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

Mexico Lindo II

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

L’s Restaurant

Mickey & Minnie’s

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

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

La Hacienda

Mount Fuji

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

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

The Nizam’s

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 Pete’s Saloon & Steakhouse

1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000. pistolpetessaloon.com. Casual dining. Open Mon.–Thurs. 11am–3am; Fri. & Sat. 11am–4am. Happy hour 4–7pm. Featuring prime Angus steaks, fresh seafood, salads, chicken and ribs.

PJ’s 50 Pub & Grille

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

Rama Thai

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

Ram’s Head Inn

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

Renault Winery

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

Richland House

available.

Romanelli’s Garden Cafe

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

Sack O’ Subs

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

Sakura

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

Sam’s Bar & Grill

18 S. Main St., Pleasantville. 6465128. samsbarandgrill.com.

Simply Fondue

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

Somers Point Cafe

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

Smithville Inn

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

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

Stewart’s of Northfield

Rifici’s Italian Cuisine & Pizzeria

Tailgaters Galloway Grille

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

807 Tilton Rd., Northfield, 6464020. Hot dogs, burgers & the famous root beer float. 337 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City. 804-9000. Traditional American cuisine, daily homemade specials, burgers and

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Tap Room & Grille

Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr., Northfield. 236.4465. Featuring an acclaimed Sunday brunch. Open Sun.-Thurs.lunch from 11am. Fri.& Sat. dinner from 5pm. Fri.-Sun. breakfast from 7am. Sun. brunch, 10am2pm.

Testa’s Good Guys Pub

5698 Somers Point Rd., Mays Landing. 625-1926. Daily lunch & dinner specials.

Thai Basil

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

Vic’s Subs

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

OCEAN CITY AND SOUTH

100 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City. 391-9616. ocnjislandgrill.com. Full service restaurant with wide variety of choices from seafood to steaks.

701 Mosaic

Ma France Creperie

701 4th St., Ocean City. 3982700. Contemporary Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine.

Casa Del Dolce

947-949 Asbury Ave., OC. 3989300. Italian restaurant and gourmet deli.

Chatterbox

Tre Figlio

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

TW Howell’s

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

500 W. White Horse Pike, Pomona. 965-3303. trefiglio. com. Italian cuisine. 341 West White Horse Pike (Odesse Ave. & Rt.9), Pomona. 892-3704. Summertime BBQs as well as catering for any event.

Ventura’s Offshore Café

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

and more.

Island Grill Restaurant

Deauville Inn

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

Grind Garage 910 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. grindgarage.com. Coffee shop with smoothies, baked goods

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

Sack O’ Subs

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

Vince’s

25 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Sea Isle City. 263-4567. vincesrestaurant. net. A family business in same location for over 50 years. Great views.

Ward’s Pastry

730 Asbury Ave., OC. 399-1260. Doughnuts, cakes, pies, etc.

Yesterday’s

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

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BALLY’S 340-2000 Arturo’s

Enjoy a traditional Italian meal prepared with a contemporary, New York flare in the sophisticated setting of this award-winning trattoria. Open 5:30–10pm Sun.–Tues.; Sat. 5:30–11. Closed Wed.-Fri.

Bally’s Brunch

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

Ben & Jerry’s

Enjoy all your signature favorites; also the home of the Philadelphia Soft Pretzel Factory. Open daily 10am–11pm.

Johnny Rockets

340-0099. A retro ’50s-style Boardwalk restaurant. Breakfast served daily 8–11am. Lunch & dinner served daily from 11ammidnight during the week, 11am-3am on weekends.

Noodle Village

Offering an extensive selection of authentic Chinese and

Vietnamese “comfort foods.” Open Sun. 8am-6am; Mon., Wed.–Fri. 11:30am-6am; Tues. 11:30am-12am; Sat. 10am– 6am.

Pickles Deli

Serving traditional New York style Deli favorites. Call Pickles Hotline at 340-2320 for hours of operation.

The Reserve/Preview Bar

Bally’s iconic culinary experience. Seasonal celebration of great steaks and the very best in fresh seafood. The restaurant’s Preview Bar offers the latest mixologist creations and its own take on seafood tapas. Hours: Fri. , Sat. 5:30–11pm; Sun. brunch 10am–2pm; dinner, 5:30–10pm; Wed-Thurs. 5:30– 10pm; closed Mon and Tues. Preview bar open Wed-Sun from 5pm-12am.

6ix: A Bistro

American bistro featuring great lucky $7.77 blackboard specials all day, every day, open 24 hours, except closed Mon. 10pm, reopens Tues. 7am. Located on the sixth floor.

Breakfast served anytime.

Red Pearl

Modern Asian cuisine served up fresh in casual setting. On the sixth floor. Hours: Sat & Sun 5:30pm-11pm.

Spa Café

Located in the Spa at Bally’s, offering health-conscious meals Sat.–Sun. noon–4pm.

The Bagel & Doughnut Connection

Open daily 7am–10pm (to mid. on Fri. & Sat.).

WILD WILD WEST AT BALLY’S 340-2000 Gold Tooth Gerties

Bakery, bagel sandwiches, and more. Open daily 6:30am– 12:30pm; Sat & Sun to 8pm.

Lone Star Snack Bar

Burgers, hot dogs. Open Sun-Fri. 12pm–2am. Sat. 12pm-4am.

Sports Bar

Snacks from the Lone Star Snack Bar are served. Open 24 hrs.

Virginia City Buffet

All-you-can-eat, Western-style buffet. Hours: Breakfast: Sat & Sun 7:30am-11:30am ($15.99 plus tax); Lunch: Sun-Fri 12pm3pm ($16.99 plus tax); Dinner: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 3pm-

8pm, Tues & Fri 3pm-9pm ($21.99 plus tax) Seafood Buffet with all you can eat crab legs: Sat 12pm-10pm ($25.99 plus tax).

BORGATA 1-866-MYBORGATA Bobby Flay Steak

Choose from a variety of regional steaks and seafood. Open Tues.–Thurs. 5–11pm; Fri.–Sat. 5pm–midnight; Sun. 4–10pm. Closed Mon.

Borgata Buffet

Extensive buffet menu. $28.95 (plus tax) for dinner Mon.–Fri. (4–9pm), Sat. (4–10pm), Sun. (4–9pm); Breakfast, $14.95 (plus tax) Mon.–Sat. (8– 11:15am); Brunch, $23.95 Sun. (8am–3pm); Lunch $17.95 (plus tax) Mon.–Sat. (noon–3pm).

Bread + Butter

Griddled sandwiches served with an array of premiere beverages and desserts. Open Mon., Tues. & Sun. 7am-8pm; Wed. open 24 hours starting at 7am; Thurs. overnight-8pm; Fri. & Sat.,7am-2am.

Fornelletto

Celebrated chef Stephan Kalt’s new restaurant offering traditional Southern Italian fare. Hours: Mon, Wed, Thur: 5-11pm; Fri & Sat: 5pm - mid.; Sun: 5-11pm

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Gypsy Bar

5–11pm. Closed Tues. & Wed.

Open Mon. & Wed. 5pm–1am (no food); Tues. 11:30am-1am (no food); Thurs. 5pm-2am; Fri. 5pm–3am; Sat. noon–3am; Sun. noon–1am

Izakaya

A modern Japanese pub from Michael Schulson, offers hot and cold appetizers, a la carte grilled meats and fishes, a sushi bar, tempura selections and heartier entrees. Open Mon., Tues. & Sun. 5–11pm; Fri. 5pm-12am; Sat. 5pm-2am. Izakaya Mondays feature $7 select sushi and robatayaki along with two for $7 beers.

Noodles of the World

Open Mon.–Thurs. noon–2am; Fri. noon–4am; Sat. 11am–4am; Sun. 11am–2am.

Old Homestead Steak House

Domestically-raised, hand-massaged Kobe beef is the signature dish of this steakhouse. Open Mon.-Thurs. 5-11pm; Fri .& Sat., 5pm-12am.; Closed on Sun.

SeaBlue

Celebrated chef Michael Mina combines cutting-edge technology and design elements with his signature and acclaimed approach to seafood. Open Mon., Thurs. & Sun. 5–9:30pm. Fri. & Sat.

The Cafeteria

Full of quick food options: Lettuce Head, Tony Luke’s, Ben and Jerry’s, Villa Pizza, Minibar, Panda Express, Fat Burger (open 24hrs.) and Hibachi-San. Open Sun.–Thurs. 11am–midnight; Fri., Sat. 11am–2am.

The Metropolitan

French bistro-style cafe serves classic and contemporary American dishes and features a Gelato Bar and Oyster Bar. Open 24 hours daily, except closed Wed. 11:30pm–Thur. 7am.

Wolfgang Puck American Grille

Contemporary American cuisine in two distinctive dining areas: The tavern offers moderately priced, approachable fine dining and the main dining room offers a sophisticated dining experience. Open Mon., Tues., Fri., Sat. & Sun. 5-11pm in the tavern. The main room is open Mon., Tues. & Sun. 5-9:30pm; Fri. & Sat. 5-11 pm. Closed Wed. & Thurs.

CAESARS 348-4411 Caesars Sunday Brunch

Served 10am–2pm on the second level. Includes freshly carved

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Tuesday through Friday 4-6 Large menu to choose from

Now serving lunch Sat & Sun 1 - 4 Since 1938

An Old Fashioned Fresh Seafood House

Waterfront Dining “Come Visit Us By Boat or Car!”

41 N. Oyster Creek rd., Leeds POiNt • 609-652-8565

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prime meats, omelet artisan designing your gourmet omelet. Price: $44.95; includes champagne and Bloody Mary’s.

Cafe Roma

Coffee shop w/take-out available. Open Mon.-Thurs. 8:00am-11pm; Open 24 hours from Fri. 8am to Sun. 11pm. Kwi Restaurant and Noodle Bar Located adjacent to the Palace East gaming area, Kwi offers a selection of traditional and modern Asian cuisines. Hours: Sun.–Thurs. noon–2am; Fri., Sat. noon–6am.

La Piazza Buffet

Buffet selections for breakfast,

lunch or dinner, with salad and dessert bars. $14.99 (plus tax) for breakfast daily (7–11:30am); $18.99 (plus tax) for lunch (11:30am–4pm); $23.99 (plus tax) for dinner (4–9pm). Weekend Feast $26.99 Sat. 11:30 –10pm, Sun. 11:30am – 8pm.

Mia

com. Steakhouse with an a la carte menu features steaks, fish and salads. Hours: Mon.–Sat. 5–11pm; Sun. 5–10pm. Bar 12·21 opens nightly at 5pm with appetizer menu. Reservations recommended. Prime Sundays w/ proceeds going to Make-AWish.

348-4411, ext. 6000. Contemporary Italian/ Mediterranean cuisine. Dinner served Tues., Wed., Thurs. 5:30– 10pm; weekends until 11pm. Bar & lounge open until 2am; closed Sun.-Mon.

Nero’s Grill

Morton’s

Service is formal with traditional Italian favorites. Reservations

449-1044. www.mortons.

Sirloin and porterhouse steak and New England lobster. Reservations accepted. Open Thurs. 5:30 – 10pm, Fri. & Sat. 6 –10:30pm.

Primavera

recommended. Open Sun. & Mon. 5:30 – 10pm, Fri. & Sat., 6pm – 10:30pm.

The Bacchanal

Guests treat themselves to a lavish, five-course dinner while, musicians, wine “goddesses,” and costumed staff entertain and provide shoulder rubs. Open Fri.–Sat., 6–10:30pm.

The Pier Shops at Caesars: Buddakan

674-0100. Stephen Starr’s restaurant includes twilight sky or “opium den style” dining nooks. Chef Darrell Raymond

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

incorporates dishes from the restaurant’s two forbearers (NYC and Philly), while developing original modern specialties. Mon.-Fri lunch noon-3:30pm; Dinner Mon.-Thurs. 5-10pm., (bar to 11pm); Fri. 5-11pm, (bar to midnight); Sat. noon-11pm, (bar to midnight); Sun. noon10pm (bar to 11pm).

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The Continental

Phillips Seafood

674-8300, www.continentalac. com. Starr’s “outdoor” patio bar with signature drinks & sunken fire-pit lounge as well as the large flower-shaped central dining pod, nicknamed the “Sammy Davis Room.” Lunch Mon.–Fri. 11:30am–4pm.

Brunch Sat.-Sun. 11am-4pm. Dinner Sun.–Thurs. 4–10pm; Fri.-Sat. 4–11pm (bar stays open until midnight). 345-6800. State-of-the-art sports bar and restaurant. Featuring a DJ, more than 90 high-definition televisions, plus a mechanical bull. 348-2273. Serving authentic Maryland-style seafood and world-famous crab cakes since 1956. Serves lunch and dinner seven days a week and features an open, expedition kitchen.

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Piazza di Giorgio

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

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

Sonsie

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

Souzai Sushi & Sake

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

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.

Club Cappuccino

Coffee bar. Fine gourmet coffees, cappuccino, espresso and teas accompanied by homemade pastries, cookies and brownies.

Corner Grille & Deli

Traditional deli favorites. Also has hot menu items.

Island Luau

Mondays, July 6-Sept. 7, 7pm, on the Deck at The Pool with hula dancers, whole roasted pig. Cost: $49.99.

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More than 30 different varieties of fresh seafood featured on a menu that changes twice daily; an array of oysters are delivered fresh daily. Lunch daily, 11am3pm. Dinner Mon.-Sat., 3pmmid.; Sun. 3-11pm. Bar open daily from 11am.

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

Reflections

The Steakhouse

Gourmet restaurant offers a raw bar, roast prime rib, shrimp Wellington and more. Open daily at 5:30pm; closed Mon.-Tues.

Taste of the Shore

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

Temptations Fine Chocolate & Coffee

Located on first level of Waterfront Tower. Open 8am10pm Sun.-Thurs., until 2am on Fri. & Sat.

Waterfront Buffet

Extensive buffet items. Cost: $29.99 (plus tax, $22.99 kids) for dinner; $18.99 (plus tax, $10.99, kids) for brunch. Hours: Sat. 8:30am–noon brunch; 1–10pm dinner; Sun. 8:30am-1:30pm brunch; 29pm dinner.

HILTON

sine, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in New York was Frank Sinatra’s favorite restaurant. Hours are Fri.–Sat. 5:30-10pm; Sun.–Tues. 6 –10pm; closed Wed.–Thurs. A bar menu is available Sun. 4:3010pm; Mon.-Tues. noon-mid.; Fri., Sat. 4:30-11pm. For reservations, call 340-7585.

Peregrines’

The only five-star rated dining establishment in Atlantic City, awarded by the American Academy of Restaurant & Hospitality Sciences. A gourmet restaurant offering regional and international contemporary cuisine featuring seafood. Open for dinner Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10pm. Reservations recommended.

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. 5:30-10pm; Sun. brunch, 10am-3pm. Reservations recommended. The bar area features the Oaks Burger Bar.

RESORTS 344-6000 Asian Spice

Coffee and espresso bar plus pastry shop, soups and sandwiches. Open 24 hours Sun.-Fri.; open 7am-11pm 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 four-course prix fixe menu for $29.99.

Cornucopia Buffet

Beachball Seafood House

347-7111 Cappuccino’s

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 open 1pm4am Mon.-Thurs., 1pm-5am Fri., noon-5am Sat. and noon4am Sun.

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

Specializing in Neapolitan cui-

Located off the Boardwalk, offers a variety of favorites including oysters and clams on the half shell, crabcakes, fish & chips, fried seafood combo and more. Open Fri. 6pm-1am; Sat. noon1am; Sun. noon-7pm.

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 all-American selections. Cost: $16.99 (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 three-course prix fixe menu for $34.99. Open for dinner Thurs.–Sat. Hours: Thurs.-Fri. 611pm; Sat. 5-11pm. Sun. brunch 9:30am–2pm.

Gallagher’s Burger Bar

Burger Bar located across from Gallagher’s offers dry-aged beef burgers, chili made with choice sirloin, sliders (mini burgers) and more. Open daily: Mon.–Thurs. 4–10pm; Fri. & Sun. noon–10pm; Sat. noon–11pm.

Gallagher’s Steakhouse

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

Signature drinks, including lattes and other specialty coffee drinks and pastry selection.

TROPICANA

340-6555. The renowned New York City steakhouse (where the “New York Strip” steak was first served) is located on Resorts’ dining level and features traditional dry-aged steaks and seafood favorites prepared on their famous open flame. Open Sun.-Thurs. 5-10pm; Fri.-Sat. 5-11pm.

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Seaside Cafe

343-4000 Canal Street Bread & Sandwich Co.

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

Casa Di Napoli

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

Hooters

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

Starbucks

The Quarter at the Tropicana:

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

A Dam Good Sports Bar

This 24-hour dining experience offers updated casual fare.

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

Wellington’s

Carmine’s

Offering classic seashore seafood dishe, steaks, freshly prepared seasonal specialties and the best gourmet in town. Ocean views from every table.

“Mom and Pop”-style deli featuring a variety of overstuffed sandwiches along with homemade soups. Open 6am–midnight, until 2am on weekends.

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Fiesta Buffet

Golden Dynasty

French Quarter Buffet

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

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Tropicana’s The Marketplace:

House of Blues Restaurant

Create-A-Cone

Upscale gourmet Italian cuisine presented in an elegant ambiance.

Brick-oven pizza, classic Italian dishes including pasta, veal and seafood, homemade salad and breads. Seafood, steaks, a Bayou salad bar and homemade desserts, self-serve cappuccino machine. Sun.-Tues. 12-4pm lunch $17.99 (plus tax) Sun.–Tues. dinner 4-9pm, $21.99. Fri., 410 pm Seafood Night, $25.99. Sat. noon-3pm lunch, $17.99; dinner, all-u-can-eat lobster 4-10pm, $29.99. Closed Wed.Thurs.

beef, chicken, BBQ ribs, sandwiches and salads. Open Mon.Fri. 8am–11pm; Sat. 8am–midnight, Sun. 8am-10pm.

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Boardwalk Favorites

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

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

Casual dining BBQ restaurant serving hickory-smoked pork,

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.

The Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret

Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 1-877-FUNNYAC. Located in The Quarter. Offering a full menu of dining options, every day. Café Cuisine includes a continental menu, latte & espresso available. Buffet style breakfast (Sat. & Sun. 10am–2pm) $7.77.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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


The Palm

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

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

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

Red Square

344-9100. Famed restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow’s vodka and caviar bar and restaurant recreates centuries of Russian history. The dining room, flanked with two ice columns, gives way to an ice-topped 32-foot bar. Private dining booths available on a first-come, firstserved basis.

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. Live entertainment Wed.–Sat.

Transportation Center: Stewart’s Root Beer

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

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

An all you can eat International buffet has all your traditional favorites in a relaxing atmosphere lunch and dinner Mon.-Thurs. ($16.99 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.

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.

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The Café

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

The Deck

Party on the Bay with live music every night, great food and drinks specials. Seasonal Operation, for hours call 4412000.

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. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours daily.

The Beach Bar at Trump Plaza

Enjoy tropical island drinks, dinner and a view of the ocean. Features bar favorites like Buffalo chicken wings, salads, sandwiches, pizza and a raw bar.

Broadway Buffet

Salads, pasta and hot & cold entrees, fresh carved meat and all-you-can-eat u-peel shrimp. $14.95 for lunch/dinner Tues.–Thurs.; $21.95 for lunch/dinner Fri.–Sun. (includes seafood buffet). Hours: Tues.Thurs. 11:30am-6pm, Fri. & Sun. 11:30am-8pm and Sat. 11:30am-9pm.

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.

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2225 Boardwalk at Trump Plaza. 441-0400. www.evorestaurant. com. Serving specialty cocktails and 20 wines by the glass. Menu features world cuisine and brick-oven pizzas. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8am daily.

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. www.rainforestcafe.com. Open Sun.–Thurs. 11am–9pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am– 11pm. 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. Also serving Sunday Brunch from 10am–2pm. Located on the sixth floor.

Food Court

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

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Cantonese/Chinese with many delicacies including authentic sushi bar. Open Fri.–Sun. 6–11pm.

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On the Boardwalk at Trump Taj Mahal. 441-0007. Burgers and sandwiches served in a rock ’n’ roll ambiance. Open Sun.–Thurs. 11am–midnight; Fri.–Sat. 11am–1am.

Il Mulino New York

The 26-year-old Greenwich Village dining destination has debuted its 10th location in Atlantic City. Offer two distinct, side-by-side dining experiences, the fine dining restaurant, Il Mulino New York and the more casual, newer concept, Trattoria

Il Mulino. Executive Chef Michele Mazza pays homage to the Abruzzo region of Italy Open for dinner: Tues., Wed. & Sun., 5–10pm; Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 5–11 pm; closed Mon.

Trattoria Il Mulino

Casual dining experience offers a lounge. Has an open kitchen with a pizza oven and a communal table. Open for dinner: Tues., Wed. & Sun., 5–10pm; Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 5–11 pm; closed Mon.

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including the Sake-tini, along with sushi creations and fully cooked selections. Open Fri.– Sun. 6–11pm.

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. Serving lunch daily from 11am–3pm. Dinner served Sun.–Thurs. 5–11pm;.

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Safari Steak House

Decorated in a rustic jungle theme, the steakhouse received the Gold award from the National Academy of Restaurant Sciences. Open Fri.–Tues. 6–11pm; closed Wed.–Thurs.

Sultan’s Feast

Buffet features black angus steaks grilled to order, a gour-

met 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

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A selection of eateries and shops:

Burger

Savor great burgers with an amazing choice of toppings. Open Mon.–Wed. & Sat. 11:30am-1am; Thurs. 11:30am–

9pm; Fri. 11:30am–midnight; Sun. 11:30am–9pm.

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The perfect place for a light breakfast, sandwiches, salads, paninis and gelato. Open 24 Hours Mon., Tues. & Wed.; Thurs., Fri. & Sun. 7am–9pm; Sat. 7am–midnight.

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Absecon Lighthouse 31 S.Rhode Island Ave., A.C. Whacky Wednesdays at the Lighthouse, to Aug. 19. Each event includes snacks, games, crafts and stories. Open daily 10am-5pm. Call 4491360. abseconlighthouse.org. African-American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ Dr. MLK Center, 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville. To Sept. 26: The Ralph Peterson Story plus works by R.E.B. Manning/Re’ Banfield, Donneta Irvis and Rosalyn Wooding. Tue.Sat. 10am-4pm. aahmsnj.org. Call 704-7262. Atlantic City Aquarium Gardner’s Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., A.C. Super Saturdays and weekends with live diver feeding show 11am and exotic animal show 2pm. Noon-3pm touch tank feeding time. Open daily, 10am-5pm. ($7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children) 348-2880. atlanticcityaquarium.com. Atlantic City Historical Museum & Art Center Garden Pier, N.J. Ave. & The Boardwalk, A.C. Free. Aug: Sister Celeste Mokrzycki, watercolors - “Summer Reflections;” Rusty Silverman, photography “Lifeguard Art.” 347-5839 or acmuseum.org. Atlantic Heritage Center 907 Shore Rd., Somers Point. Local Historical Museum. Hours Wed.Sat. 10am-3:30pm. 927-5218 or atlanticheritagecenternj.org. Brownstone Puppet Theatre Village Greene, Historic Smithville, 615 E. Moss Mill Rd. Shows weekends at noon, 2 & 4pm. Museum open noon-4pm. Free. 652-5750. brownstonepuppettheatre.com. Cape May County Zoo Crest Haven Rd. and Route 9, Cape May Court House. 80-acre zoological park with nearly 550 animals representing more than 200 species on exhibit. Free. 10am-4:45pm. 4655271. capemaycountyzoo.org. Carriage House Gallery 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Changing exhibits. 884-5404 or capemaymac.org. Doo-Wop Museum Ocean Ave. near Burke, Wildwood. Dedicated to the pop culture of the late ’50s and ’60s. 523-1958. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, Great Creek Road, Oceanville. 43,000-acre coastal habitat reserve. Trails, bird-watching. Headquarters 10am-3pm weekdays. Trails open daily, sunrise to sunset. Entrance fee. 652-1665. Galloway Cultural Arts Center Atlantic County Library, 306 E.

Jimmie Leeds Rd., Galloway Twp. 204-8278 or gallowayculturalartscenter.org. Great Bay Gallery 829 Bay Avenue, Somers Point. To Sept. 5, “Inside/Out: Transparency and Reflection,” 20 artists and six poets. Hours Wed.-Fri. 3-8pm; Sat. 3–9 pm. 653-4991. Lucy the Elephant 9200 Atlantic Ave., Margate. Historic Landmark. Mon.-Fri 11am-4pm; Sat.-Sun. 10am-5pm. 823-6473. lucytheelephant.org. Marine Mammal Stranding Center Sealife Museum Marine Mammal Stranding Center, 3625 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine. Mon.-Sat. 10am-4pm; Sun. 11am3pm. Call 266-0538. marinemammalstrandingcenter.org. NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum 500 Forrestal Rd., Cape May Airport, Rio Grande. Admission $6 adults, $4 children ages 3-12. 9am-5pm daily. 886-8787. usnasw.org. Nature Center of Cape May 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May. Tours, nature walks, educational programs. Tues.-Sat, 10am-3pm. 898-8848. Noyes Museum 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. “The National Association of Women Artists celebrates 120 years,” to Aug. 30. “Signature Artists Exhibition.” Works from 28 regional artists to Sept. 13. “Currents: Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection,” to Oct. 4. Thurs.-Sat. 10am4:30pm. Sun. noon-5pm. 652-8848. noyesmuseum.org. Noyes Museum Hammonton Gallery 5 S.Second St., Hammonton. To Sept 2: “Exposure: Dominik Spolitino” and “Foundation: James Watkinson.” Hours Tue.Thur. 11am-6pm, Fri.–Sat. 11am7pm. Call 652-8006 or visit noyesmuseum.org/hammonton.html Ocean Galleries 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor. 368-7777. Visit oceangalleries.com. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum New York Ave. & Boardwalk, A.C. 10am-11pm. 347-2001. ripleys. com. Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage 610 Washington Ave., Woodbine. Displays about the culture and history in and around Woodbine. Open Wed.-Fri. and Sunday, 10am-4pm. 646-9400 or thesam.org. SOMA New Art Gallery 31 Perry St., Cape May. Open Thurs.Sun. 10am-5pm or by appointment. 898-7488. somagallery.net.

South Dennis Art Gallery 927 South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House. New gallery featuring works by Tina York. Hours 11am6pm daily (closed Wed.). 231-8132. Wetlands Institute 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor. Ongoing: “Sex & Gluttony on the Delaware Bay.” Trails, observation tower. 368-1211. wetlandsinstitute.org. WheatonArts Exhibit 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville. Admission $10, $9 seniors, $7 students. Tues. to Sun. 10am-5pm. 1856-825-6800. wheatonarts.org.

SHOPPING AC Outlets, The Walk Michigan Ave., A.C. 343-0081. More than 50 outlet stores. acoutlets.com. Central Square Rt. 9 at Central Ave., Linwood, 9261000. Boutique shops and eateries. centralsquarelinwood.com. Hamilton Mall Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, 646-8326. Area’s largest shopping center with 140 stores, including Sears, Macy’s and JC Penney. shophamilton.com. The Pier Shops at Caesars One Atlantic Ocean, off AC Boardwalk. High-end boutiques, shops and restaurants. thepiershopsatcaesars.com

VILLAGES & WINERIES Balic Winery 6623 Rt. 40, Mays Landing, 6252166. balicwinery.com. Batsto Village 4110 Nesco Rd., Hammonton, 5610024. batstovillage.org. Cape May Winery & Vineyard 711 Town Bank Rd., Cape May. 884-1169. capemaywinery.com Historic Cold Spring Village 720 Route 9, Cape May, Early American open-air living history museum. Aug. 8-9: 24th Annual Antique Show. Open daily except Mon. 10am-4:30pm. 898-2300. hcsv.org. Historic Smithville & Village Greene Rt. 9, Smithville. Every Fri. & Sat. in July and Aug.: Music on the Greene; free concerts 5-8pm. 7486160. smithvillenj.com. Renault Winery 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City. renaultwinery.com. Tomasello Winery 225 White Horse Pike, Hammonton, 800-666-9463. tomasellowinery.com. Tuckerton Seaport Rt. 9, Tuckerton, 296-8888. tuckertonseaport.org. n

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THURSDAY AUG. 6 Wildwoods Baby Parade Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, proceeding North up the famous Wildwoods Boardwalk, and ending at 16th Street in North Wildwood. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the parade. 6pm. Visit wildwoodsnj.com. Margate Library - Foreign Film Series Margate Public Library , 8100 Atlantic Ave., Margate. Be With Me. Free. 6pm. Call 822-4700 or visit margatelibrary.org.

THURSDAY AUG. 6 TO AUG. 8 Atlantic County 4-H Fair David C. Wood 4-H Fairgrounds , 6210 Rt. 50., Egg Harbor City. There is always something going on during the Atlantic County 4-H Fair. Free. Noon10pm. Call 625-0056 or visit rutgersatlantic.org.

SATURDAY AUG. 8 Coaches vs. Cancer Beach Ball Stone Harbor Golf Club, 905

Route 9 North, Stone Harbor. Join Philadelphia’s Division One Basketball coaches and their wives for a fun evening of cocktails, hors’dourves, dinner and dancing. All proceeds will benefit the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society in Philadelphia. $100. 7-11pm. Call 215-985-5347. Book Signing - Author Solomon Jones Borders Express, Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. Bestselling author Solomon Jones, who recently signed a development deal with NBC, will be signing his latest novel Payback. 1-4pm.

SUNDAY AUG. 9 13th Annual Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade and Latin Music Festival The parade, which begins at noon, travels the Atlantic City Boardwalk from Albany Avenue to New Jersey Avenue. Immediately following the pa-

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rade, the celebration will continue with the Latin Music Festival, which will include delicious authentic Puerto Rican food, folk music, dancers and many other attractions. Admission to the Music Festival is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 10 years of age. Ms. Atlantic City Weekly 2009 Semi-Finals The Deck, Trump Marina, Atlantic City. Presented by Atlantic City Weekly and Trump Entertainment Resorts. 25 lucky ladies will compete to advance to the finals. 4-7pm. Visit atlanticcityweekly.com.

WEDNESDAY AUG. 12 Author Lecture — George Anastasia Margate Library, 8100 Ventnor Ave. Margate. “Mobs, Molls and Murder.” The author of five books, Anastasia wrote the New York Times bestseller, The Last Gangster that chronicles the demise of the Philadelphia mob. Free. 6:30pm. Call 822-4700. n

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Area DJs get your turntables ready, you definitely want to have your “A” game ready this upcoming week. Monday (Aug. 13) the International DJ Expo is back for another three days of showcasing and celebrating the art at its finest. The expo returns to the Trump Taj Mahal for the second consecutive year after its “Back to the Boardwalk” campaign last summer brought huge numbers of attendees and top-flight exhibitors. “It was terrific, mainly because our attendees and exhibitors were so happy to have access to the Boardwalk once again,” said DJ Times magazine editor and co-organizer of the DJ Expo, Jim Tremayne. DJs, industry reps, producers, and fans alike have flocked to the area annually for the event since 1990, and thousands are expected to be in attendance again this year for its 20th anniversary. “It’s grown each year,” Tremayne adds. Sponsored by DJ Times and Testa Communications, organizers have planned more in store for this year’s edition. Over 100 booths from the world’s top manufacturers will feature the latest cutting-edge technology in lighting, audio, studio, and specialty products for DJs. Several industry reps, DJs, remixers, and producers will also hold over 30 educational seminars and technological workshops. Other star-studded events such as the Annual Mobile Party (Aug. 10), the Promo Only Party (Aug. 11), and the DJ of the Year Competition (Aug. 12) will take place. Past expos have brought special guests such as Grandmaster Flash, Akon, Lady Gaga, Tommie Sunshine, and Jam Master Jay to name a few. This year’s slate includes Pitbull, Qbert, Skribble, Shwayze featuring Cisco Adler, DJ Theo, among many others. The event presents a golden opportunity for young up-andcoming DJ’s looking for that big break, or those just beginning to turn their first turntables. “We really believe in giving expo attendees value for the money they spend, so that’s why we have 25-30 workshops and panels each year, an exhibit hall full of companies that are serious about the DJ industry, plus lots of great talent to see,” says Tremayne. For passes and more information, visit djtimes.com or call 516-767-2500. — Chris Torres

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Cole Brothers Circus Atlantic City Race Course, Black Horse Pike behind Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing. 2009 heralds the 125th Anniversary of Cole Bros. Circus, the oldest, American Circus performing under the Big Top. The circus celebrates with a special performance reprising legendary circus acts of the past along with showcasing the talents of cirque nouveau artists. Adult $17, Child/Senior $12. 4:30 & 7:30 daily. Call (800) 796-5672 or visit colebroscircus.com.

The Kinsey Report William Morrow Beach, Bay Ave. Somers Point. Friday Night concert series. Playing Caribbean funk, reggae, world beat and R&B. Free. 7pm. Suite Inspiration Tony Canale Park Amphitheater, Dogwood Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Rhythm in the park concert series. Playing harmonies and a variety of musicl styles Free. 7pm.

The Chiclettes Fox Park Amphitheater, Ocean and Burke aves. Wildwood. Sunday night concert series. Free. 7:30pm. Visit wildwoodsnj.com.

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‘Seusical the Musical Jr.’ Margate Performing Art Center, Monmouth & Frontenac aves. Margate. Based on the beloved characters and stories of Dr.Seuss, this musical incorporates elements from at least 15 Dr.Seuss books and includes appearances by many of his most famous characters. With a range of characters and songs, this Margate Players Production is led by a cast of young actors ages 8-15. $10, students, $8 children 12 and under. Fri./Sat. 7pm and Sun. 2pm. Call 487-7783.

Orrin Evans Kennedy Plaza, Boardwalk Atlantic City. Chicken Bone Beach concert series. The jazz stylings of Evans and also appearing the CBB Youth Jazz Ensemble. Free. 7pm. Visit chickenbonebeach.org. The Klezmatics Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave. Margate. The Klezmatics are globally-renowned world music superstars — and the only klezmer band to win a Grammy award. Tickets $35, $25, $20. 7pm. Call 822-1167 Ext. 115 or visit jccatlantic.org. Rainbow Club Reunion Lou Booth Amphitheater, 2nd & Ocean aves. North Wildwood. Free concert series. 8pm. Visit wildwoodsnj.com.

MONDAY AUG. 10 Ashlee Keating Morey’s Mariners Landing Pier, Schellenger Ave. & Boardwalk, Wildwood. Radio Disney Concert Series. Free. Two shows at 1 and 4pm. Call 522-3900 or visit wildwoodsnj.com. South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble North School Auditorium, 301 E.Evans Blvd. Brigantine. The concert will include selections from the blockbuster movies West Side Story, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Star Wars, Porgy and Bess and Phantom of the Opera. Expect a few musical surprises, too. Free. 7pm. Call 402-5575 or visit sjawe.com.

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WEDNESDAY AUG. 12 Jade River Dance Company Kennedy Plaza, Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Atlantic City International Nights concert series. Founded in 1999 by Tina Baw, the Jade River Dance Company is comprised of preteen girls of Asian heritage in southern New Jersey. The group will perform an entertaining array of folk dances while wearing traditional Chinese costumes. Free. 7pm. Visit acfpl.org.

SATURDAY AUG. 8 1910 Fruitgum Company Lou Booth Amphitheater, 2nd & Ocean aves. North Wildwood. Free concert series. 8pm. Visit wildwoodsnj.com.

Mark Rust Gazebo by the Sea, 7100 Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest. Wednesday evening concert series. Free. 7:30pm. Visit wildwoodsnj.com.

WEDNESDAY AUG. 12 TO AUG. 13 Cole Brothers Circus Robert “Ockie” Wisting Recreation Complex , Rt. 47 & Fulling Mill Rd. , Rio Grande. 2009 heralds the 125th Anniversary of Cole Bros. Circus, the oldest, American Circus performing under the Big Top. The circus celebrates with a special performance reprising legendary circus acts of the past along with showcasing the talents of cirque nouveau artists. Adult $17, Child/Senior $12. 4:30 & 7:30 daily. Call (800) 796-5672 or visit colebroscircus.com.

THURSDAY AUG. 13 Tia Fuller Kennedy Plaza, Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Chicken Bone Beach Jazz Concert Series Two shows. Tony Day Trio, 7-8pm; Tia Fuller, Jazz saxophonist, 8:30-10pm. Free. Visit chickenbonebeach.org. Steve Soloman - ‘My Sister’s An Only Child’ Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave. Margate. In this hysterical prequel, we go back with Steve from his baby years with his

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twin sister right up to the present meeting an assortment of characters. $45, $35, $25. 7pm. Call 822-1167 Ext. 115 or visit jccatlantic.org. The Quailes Lou Booth Amphitheater, 2nd & Ocean aves. North Wildwood. Free concert series. 8pm. Visit wildwoodsnj.com.

FRIDAY AUG. 14 Michael Antunes with the Billy Walton Band William Morrow Beach, Bay Ave. Somers Point. Friday Night Concert series. Original Eddie & The Cruisers saxophonist playing classic rock. Free. 7-9pm. Tidal Wave Band Tony Canale Amphitheater, Dogwood Ave. Egg Harbor Township. Friday Rhythm in the Park summer concert series. Playing classic and new rock. Free. 7pm.

AUG 13 TO AUG. 23 Glengarry Glen Ross Dante Hall, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City. Emanon Productions present this gripping David Mamet Play,This scalding comedy took Broadway and London by storm and won a Pulitzer Prize. $20. ThursSat. 8pm. Sun. 3pm. Call 344-8877 or visit dantehall.org. n

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Cirque Dreams Pandemonia

Controlled Pandemonium

Where: Trump Taj Mahal When: Through Sept. 6 How Much: $25-$35

The latest ‘Cirque Dreams’ show provides thrills, but never spills, at the Taj Mahal By Michael Pritchard

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to look at then just the performers. “For me, it’s representation of a carnival fun house,” says Goldberg. “I was always fascinated by fun houses as a kid. It’s something that stayed with me and I wanted it to be reflected in this show.” For fun-house lovers here’s a quick note. If you’re favorite part of the funhouse experience are the funny mirrors you’re out of luck. “That just doesn’t work on stage,” Goldberg says. “The lights reflect off them and blind the audience.” Still, it’s not the set that brings in the audiences, it’s the acrobatics. Despite the background elements, the show doesn’t get so busy and kinetic that the audience loses track of the act on center stage. And on that score, Pandemonia has again assembled a top notch group of 25 entertainers including a group of young female Chinese acrobats (all are in their teens), Mongolian contortionists, and a group of eastern European performers that hail from Russia and the Ukraine, among other countries. “We have scouts touring constantly for talent,” Goldberg says. “We currently have four shows on tour and three new shows in production, so we are always looking for talent.” Most of the performers hail from parts of the globe where circus and acrobatic

acts have a long tradition. Performers for the various Cirque shows are often students at schools such as The Mongolian School of Contortion, the Acrobatic Training Center of Beijing and The Moscow Circus. Still, Cirque Dreams has also recruited many American acts and even held open auditions in Atlantic City for the company last month. While all the acts are talented, the show is consistently stolen by the Chinese team (though the guys with the cans and boards seem the most death defying). The girls perform an elegant routine suspended above the stage early in the show and later return for a rousing routine on bicycles. Spinning about the stage and effortlessly flipping themselves over handlebars and riders alike, it’s a bit of old-style circus not seen in the city for some time. Another highlight of the show is an intriguing combination of drum playing and juggling (you have to see it to understand) and several high-trapeze acts where the performers are suspended above the stage by nothing but a couple of ropes or streamers hanging from the ceiling. There’s no doubt the performers are in excellent shape, and quickly remind you of Olympic gymnasts. And just to drive that point home, one of the finals acts of the 75-minute show uses parallel bars.

“That was a bit of a challenge, but we were determined to do it,” Goldberg says. “Parallel bars have to be set up precisely, yet we are moving them on stage during the show. It took some practice, but the effect is worth it.” One of the other selling points for any Cirque show is the price. Tickets are $25 to $35. “That has always been a major component of our shows since we started the company in 1993,” Goldberg says. “We want this to be affordable and we want families to be able to see this. Everyone should be able to see a Cirque show.” And lately, more and more people have. Cirque shows have been a regular in the city since 2005, including the holiday show Cirque Dreams Holidaze, which opened at Trump Plaza last season. And last summer Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy broke onto Broadway and Goldberg announced a new Broadway show based on the music of Gershwin is in production. But for this summer, Pandemonia rules in Atlantic City at the Trump Taj Mahal where it plays every Wednesday through Sunday through Sept. 6. And we’re willing to bet nothing will ever come crashing down through the whole run. (See video at acweekly.com/video) n

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HERE’S A POINT IN CIRQUE Dreams Pandemonia when you’re absolutely sure it’s all about to come crashing down. Despite nearly an hour of constant and energetic acrobatics — with eastern European and Asian acrobats hanging from thin bars and streamers above the stage, flopping from moving bicycle to moving bicycle and juggling and twirling to their hearts content — you just know they’ve pushed it too far. Two of the acrobats are balancing themselves on a bunch of cans and boards. That’s it; flat boards balanced on round metal tubes. And they are getting very high in the air. They wobble and list, the cans spin and shake, they move their feet to keep the boards straight and the audience holds its breath. “This can’t work,” you think. But then it does. When you’re done applauding, you realize that the idea that Cirque acrobats would ever fall or drop anything is sort of absurd. Since 2005, when Cirque Dreams first moved into Trump Plaza, the company’s acrobats and contortionists have never disappointed. The company’s productions are so amazingly consistent, that they have conquered Broadway and toured the country. With the latest show, Pandemonia, the group moves into the Xanadu Theater, renamed the Cirque Dreams Theater, at the Trump Taj Mahal for the summer. The change of casinos and theaters gave the Cirque performers a simple advantage — a lot more room and freedom. “This stage was a blank pallet for us,” says Cirque producer Neil Goldberg. “We were able to present any vision we wanted. As soon as I saw the theater I knew we were home. “It’s also a larger venue, which gives us more room to have the performers above the stage,” Goldberg says. “We tried to take advantage of that.” Goldberg has often said that his visions for the company’s shows come from his dreams, hence the company’s name. But visitors to Pandemonia will get to see a little of the surreal side of Goldberg’s dreams. With a colorful, somewhat Dali-esque stage filled with stairways to nowhere, bright costumes and unusual elements that pop up on stage (check out the guys with no heads), Pandemonia provides more

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Details: Consistently rated among the top New Jersey courses by major golf trade publications, Shore Gate is a par72 course built in 2002 by renowned California-based architects Ron Fream and David Dale. It encompasses 245 acres of secluded woodlands and has been likened to a hybrid between a parkland and Scottish-links design. There are seven ponds, 88 bunkers and several vertical dunes fringing the greens. Four of its 18 holes are par-fives, including a 648-yard ninth and a 556-yard 13th — measured from the longest of five tee boxes. “The ninth hole is definitely the most challenging,” says Shore Gate head professional Gregg Johnson. “There’s a big lake in front of the green, so basically you’re going to want to try to lay up to the right side of the fairway on your second shot, unless you’re able to hit the ball far enough to carry the lake. There are three small bunkers to the right of the fairway, before the green, that you can use as a guideline to set up your approach shot.” Johnson says that a rainy spring and cooler-than-average temperatures in July have left the course in possibly the best shape he’s seen in his seven years at Shore Gate (including five as head pro). “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen [conditions] this good for this long a period of time,” he says. Shore Gate is certainly challenging enough for the championship-caliber golfer, but its tee boxes are set up to accommodate nearly any level of player. “If you play from the black tee boxes [most challenging] it’s very difficult to break par, but generally if you look at the yardage and the rating and the slope of each hole, you’ll be able to figure out how to play it based on your ability, and you’ll have a really enjoyable round.”

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Public greens fees at Shore Gate are $105 through Aug. 16. Afternoon rates are $90 and begin at 11am and twilight rates are $69. For an additional $5 per round you can rent a hand-held “sky caddie” or “range finder” to help you better judge distance to various targets on the course. Golf Pro Tip: This week’s tip comes from Cheryl Rice-Cottelli, teaching professional at Hamilton Trails Golf Club in Mays Landing. It is intended to help golfers achieve the correct plane in their swing. “To hit the ball better, it helps to understand the plane of the golf swing. Let’s take a drive to the seashore or the Boardwalk. Think of a Ferris wheel and a merry-goround. An upright plane is similar to a Ferris wheel. The swing is mostly with your arms. Then think of a merry-go-round. A merry-go-round is a flat swing plane that mostly uses your body. The ideal golf swing is in between the two of them. “If you find yourself swinging like a merry-go-round, then set your rear end up against a wall and swing the club up and down without hitting the wall. Hinge your wrists instead of your elbows to create a more upright swing. If the Ferris wheel is more your problem, then practice baseball swings to create a flatter swing plane. You may miss the ball completely at first, but if you extend your arms through the ball, you will see the difference. “The golf swing is not a normal thing for the body. Your arms go up and down and your body rotates. If you over-exaggerate one or the other, then you lose distance. As soon as your find the correct plane and come down the same way, you will create a more efficient and consistent motion.” – Ray Schweibert see more online @

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Live From Club Harlem

The streets were hoppin’ and the groove was smooth when jazz organist Lonnie Smith recorded ‘Move Your Hand’ 40 summers ago By Jim Waltzer

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out of the house after bedtime, hop a bus uptown to Kentucky Avenue, and absorb the music that leaped out of the street-front clubs. Soon, he managed to get himself inside and, eventually, onto the bandstand. As a teen, he joined the house band at the Wonder Gardens, where he saw Lonnie Smith perform. He also remembers Wild Bill Davis, another pioneering organist, in action at Grace’s Little Belmont, just a trumpet blast away on Kentucky.

Recorded live in 1969

‘All the master organ players are dead.’ – Musician Dan Fogel

under control, the mark of a master at the switch. Embroidered by drums and guitar, Smith’s Hammond B3 organ gurgles notes, sustains chords, and alternately dictates rhythm or plays melody as the passage warrants, allowing tenor and baritone saxophones to take charge now and again. The mix feels just right and the music crackles, whether it’s a reworking of the Coasters’ novelty hit “Charlie Brown,” Donovan’s catchy “Sunshine Superman,” or three extended Smith compositions, including “Move Your Hand,” which contains a comic vocal by its writer. On the album cover, Smith is standing on the sands in his bandana and striped, bell-bottomed trousers. Today’s version of the jazz artist has exchanged the sombrero for a turban, and the bushy mustache for a shaman’s beard, but what hasn’t changed for Dr. Lonnie Smith (as in Doctor of Advanced Funk) is his keyboard virtuosity. “He has been exploring the nuances

and possibilities of funk jazz ever since,” says Kahn. “He never fails to satisfy; there’s a joy to the music.” Also unchanged is Smith’s passion for performing — he was scheduled to hit the European jazz circuit this summer. From the moment he heard a recording by another Smith — Jimmy, the acknowledged godfather of the jazz organ — the Lackawanna, N.Y. native fell in love with the instrument. When a Buffalo music store owner gave the young Lonnie Smith a Hammond B3 (“If you can get this out of here, it’s yours”), an enduring musical marriage was made. Smith went on to back Motown vocalists and play with celebrated guitarist George Benson, but it’s been at the rudder of his own groups that he has left his imprint. “It’s part of me; it gives me everything I need to say,” says Smith of the B3, which is marking its 75th anniversary. Fellow jazz organist Dan Fogel can attest to that feeling. As a youngster, the lifelong Margate resident used to sneak

“I got to love the organ,” says Fogel, regarded by jazz critics as an heir to the masters. But the breed may be dwindling. “All the master organ players are dead,” says Fogel, who laments the prospect that the B3 may be an endangered species. But 40 years ago, the jazz organ set the tempo during a time of social and musical ferment. Richard M. Nixon had been elected president the previous fall, following the violence-marred Democratic Convention in Chicago. A week before Lonnie Smith recorded live at Club Harlem, the three-day Atlantic City Pop Festival had rocked the Atlantic City Race Course. A week after Smith’s session, another music festival — the watershed concert at Woodstock — quickly came to symbolize a generation’s ideals and excesses. Just as exciting in its own fashion, life at KY and the Curb was more mellow. Smith’s band had as big a blast as the crowd. After the live session wrapped, another band took the stage at Club Harlem. Rain scattered the people on the street, even as buses arrived with more visitors. Lonnie Smith and his team scurried to a soul-food eatery. No way the rain could dampen spirits. “We got ourselves a hit,” said the producer. They had not planned it in advance, but the name of the album was self-evident. n

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UMMERTIME, AND THE groovin’ is easy. Tourists fatten the regular jazz crowd cramming Kentucky Avenue, where the night never dies. Inside Club Harlem, they press against the bar and each other, as the organist and his quartet tune up on the bandstand. The music comes fast and the band is tight and the organ looses a torrent of sound. And there’s an added bonus for posterity: the live session is being recorded for an album, a rare occurrence in Atlantic City. This was the scene on the Saturday night of Aug. 9, 1969, when master jazz organist Lonnie Smith and company cut Move Your Hand, an exemplar of ’60s soul jazz, for the legendary Blue Note label. The title song, which became a hit, borrowed its lyric from a joke that Smith’s drummer told about a substitute preacher who couldn’t deliver the sermon because someone else’s hand was covering the text. (The joke is less than hysterical, but the number’s a grabber.) “One night, I was playing a little lick and just happened to say [“move your hand”] to the fellows in the band,” says Smith, now 67 and as busy as ever. “People loved it and always requested it.” It became Smith’s signature tune, and the album — his fourth of six for Blue Note — propelled his reputation out of the Northeast. This fertile period for Smith and his musical genre had an impact beyond the bandstand. “Inner-city clubs were the milieu for organ trios,” says noted jazz author Ashley Kahn, who is writing a history of Blue Note Records. “Even more than jukeboxes, that was the music to socialize to. It was the soundtrack of the black experience, part of the thread that held together the black community.” Kahn says that Lonnie Smith “helped to define this movement” from ’50s hard bop to soul jazz to hard-hitting funk jazz, often fitting standards and pop tunes of the day into an “urban funk.” “It’s all about the groove,” says Kahn. Yeah, baby. Move Your Hand has an irresistible energy that, at times, threatens to explode but always remains

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American Idols Live

Bring Paula Back

Where: Boardwalk Hall When: Friday, Aug. 7, 7:30pm How Much: $40.50, $55.50, $69.50

Danny Gokey thinks Abdul should remain on ’American Idol’ By Lori Hoffman

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ANNY GOKEY, THE CHURCH music director from Milwaukee who was a favorite in the season eight American Idol competition, eventually finishing third, did not hesitate or hedge when I asked him via a phone interview from North Carolina about the on-going negotiations with Idol judge Paula Abdul. Says Gokey, “I think they need to bring her back. I think they need to up her contract. It’s none of my business, I should make that clear, but she brings compassion and kindness that the show needs. She’s the only one that really brings that. It’s a very balanced show with all the judges bringing different emotions and different flavors. The show will not be the same without her.” The Idol tour comes to Boardwalk Hall this Friday, Aug. 7, with sexy nice guy Kris Allen, the reigning Idol champion, heading a bill that will also bring Glambert (a.k.a. Idol’s resident rocker Adam Lambert) to the stage, along with Gokey, teenager Allison Iraheta, Matt Giraud, Anoop Desai, Scott MacIntyre, Lil Rounds, Michael Sarver and Megan Joy. In a chat with Gokey he talked about his album plans, life on tour, his fans and Sophia’s Heart, the foundation for children and families in need that he started to honor his late wife. It was Sophia who suggested that her husband try out for American Idol. Just weeks before his tryout, she died from complications following surgery for her congenital heart defect.

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A saw on one of your Twitter posts that you went out on a Waverunner. Did the Idol people know you were doing that? Oh, my goodness, I had the most fun in my life. I never got any flack [about insurance concerns]. Have you signed a record deal yet? It is still in the works. No songs have been selected. I have to sit down and listen to what they have for me.

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What kind of music are you looking to do? Good music. I’m signed with 19 Recordings [the Idol company] right now but there is another label that has a partnership with 19. I don’t know how it works, but it’s a very good label [he can’t discuss the specifics until a deal is worked out]. I won’t change as a person; I’ll still be doing my music.

You were a favorite for so long. When did you sense that the competition was shifting? Definitely around Top 5 week.

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First Act Michael Sarver: “I’m In Love With A Girl” (Gavin DeGraw), “Closer” (Ne-Yo)

Were you surprised how it played out in the end, when Kris beat Adam? Not really.

Megan Joy: “Put Your Records On” (Corrine Bailey Rae), “Tears Dry on Their Own” (Amy Winehouse) Scott MacIntyre: “Bend & Break” (Keane), “A Thousand Miles” (Vanessa Carlton)

How much easier is it performing on tour than the Idol competition? Idol was much more pressure. It was not a comfortable place to be. It’s fun but everything is so fast-paced. With the tour, all the pressure is off. On the show, the pressure was at a 10. On tour the pressure is at three.

Lil Rounds: “Be Without You/Just Fine” (Mary J. Blige), “No One” (Alicia Keys), “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Beyoncé) Anoop Desai: “Always On My Mind” (Willie Nelson/Elvis Presley), “Mad” (NeYo), “My Prerogative” (Bobby Brown)

Who’s the biggest cut-up on the bus? Matt Giraud. We all joke around, but he’s the funniest.

Matt Giraud: “Hard to Handle” (Otis Redding/Black Crowes), “Georgia on My Mind” (Ray Charles/Hoagy Carmichael/ Stuart Gorrell), “You Found Me” (The Fray)

Was there one moment in this Idol journey that stands out? No, I can’t say there is one moment. The whole show for me has been a moment in my life. It’s been really cool. Not many people get the opportunity that I got coming out of a terrible situation and then walking right into my dream. I feel very lucky. It’s not that I’m over [the death of my wife] but I’ve been able to cope with it better. Talk about your foundation, Sophia’s Heart. I started it before I was on the show. Obviously I wanted to keep her legacy alive. The foundation is focused on helping families and children and teenagers, but also creating awareness about congenital heart disease. With my music, I want to do more than entertain. I have two passions, my music and helping people. My foundation has grown in leaps and bounds thanks to my status on the show. In the future, I want my music and my foundation to be married together. Every show I do will raise awareness for children and show people what we are going.

The ‘Idol’ Set List

Production Numbers Megan & Lil: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” (Four Seasons/Andy Williams) Scott & Matt: “Tell Her About It” (Billy Joel) Michael: “Suspicious Minds” (Elvis Presley) Anoop, Matt, Scott, Michael, Lil, Megan: “Beggin’” (Four Seasons/ Madcon)

What has been your most amazing fan encounter and what has been your most insane fan encounter? I get asked this all the time but I never document them; I forget. There is craziness all the time. One of the funniest was when a woman asked me to sign her bra. She handed it to me. I said, “Oh, OK.” When I went home to Milwaukee [during the show’s run] it was just crazy to see fans running after the limo.

Are you still getting ribbed about the famous scream at the end of your rendition of “Dream On”? Yes, actually I don’t mind it. I think it’s How is the tour going? What are you favorite funny. It holds its place in the hall of fame for American Idol, and rightly so. songs? The tour has been a blast. All the songs I There are some videos [of it] that have do are my favorites. I just wish I could do millions of views and that’s cool. [In retmore. We get compliments all that time rospect] I wish I had sung the song better, that we are much better in concert than but I went out with a bang and I was the talk of the night n we were on TV.

Second Act Allison Iraheta “So What” (Pink), “Cry Baby” (Garnet Mimms/Janis Joplin), “Barracuda” (Heart) Danny Gokey “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” (Michael Jackson), “Maria Maria” (Santana), “What Hurts the Most” (Rascal Flatts), “My Wish” (Rascal Flatts) Adam Lambert “Whole Lotta Love” (Led Zeppelin), “Starlight” (Muse), “Mad World” (Tears for Fears/Gary Jules), “Slow Ride” (Foghat with Allison Iraheta), “Life on Mars:/”Fame”/”Let’s Dance” (David Bowie) Kris Allen “Heartless” (Kanye West/The Fray), “All These Things That I’ve Done” (The Killers), “Ain’t No Sunshine” (Bill Withers), “Bright Lights” (Matchbox 20),“Hey Jude” (The Beatles)

Group Idol Finale “Don’t Stop Believing” (Journey)

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CURTAIN CALL

Spontaneously Speaking His Mind L By David J. Spatz

IKE MOST HUMANS, LEWIS Black remembers where he was and what he was doing when he heard an earth-shaking piece of news — that former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was resigning as Alaska’s governor. “I was at my hotel in Denver,” he recalls, “and I remember thinking that she was already retired. I thought this was just an aftershock.” Because Black’s live show is generally unscripted and he relies more on spontaneous comedy combustion than structured material, Palin’s surprise announcement spilled over into his show that night. He told the audience Palin’s resignation would mean he’d have to cut 20 minutes from his act. Not that Black would have trouble filling any comedic schism created by Palin’s departure. “You never have a problem when it comes to idiots. It’s like [the video game] Whack ‘em All in this country,” he observes. “You get rid of one and three more will pop up.” Most people pay a lot of money to hear Black go off on one of his politicallycharged rants, the kind that makes the comedian’s eyes bug out and his neck veins bulge in what can’t be considered a medically healthy way. But some lucky New Yorkers enjoyed a

free street performance by Black recently as he chatted by cell phone while he made his way around the city. When Black hits the stage of Borgata’s Music Box on Friday, Aug. 7, to open a three-night, three-show gig (Aug. 7-9), audiences will get a sneak peak at material from his new HBO special, which he taped Aug. 2 in Detroit. The pedestrians, however, got to hear it before anyone.

‘It’s [expletive] insane. We can’t be that [expletive] stupid.’ – Lewis Black Not surprisingly, Black, who admitted he’s most concerned with social issues that are being bungled by both major parties, takes on the healthcare debate in his new show. Recently, the 60-year-old playwright-turned-comedian underwent a colonoscopy, and three insurance companies are now fighting to determine which one will pay the bill. “It’s [expletive] insane,” he tells me, beginning to get himself into the physical and verbal lather that’s become his signature. “We can’t be that [expletive] stupid that we need to have three companies fighting to see who has to pay for

my colonoscopy. Seventeen countries in the world have better healthcare than we do. Sierra Leone has better healthcare. The monkeys at the zoo have better healthcare than the people who take care of them.” Growing up just outside Washington, D.C., Black became interested in the political process before he was a teenager and worked on neighborhood campaigns. In the 1980s, Black, who earned a Masters in fine arts from the Yale School of Drama, collaborated with others on hundreds of one-acts plays that were performed in New York. At the same time, he was doing stand-up comedy, and he blames — or credits — former President Ronald Reagan and his administration for helping him develop his political funny bone. “Both sides have been at fault since Reagan,” he says. “I mean that’s really what changed my comedy. Looking at these really psychotic bills that were coming out of the Reagan administration and being passed, and realizing that Democrats were voting for them. That’s when I realized [both parties] are nuts.” In spite of the massive success he’s built through his live shows and his TV specials, Black is still surprised at the broad audience he attracts. He’s still in a mild state of shock over winning a

2007 Grammy Award for “best comedy album,” an honor he was sure would go to song parodist Weird Al Yankovic. “I just didn’t think I was on anybody’s radar, that I was far-reaching enough,” he says. “I knew that I had an audience, but I just didn’t expect it to go as far as the Grammys.” Even more shockingly, Black can’t believe how mainstream he’s become. “It’s the weirdest thing, the fact that I’m a mainstream comic,” says Black, who lets the f-bombs fly throughout his show, and during an interview, too. “I listen to some of the stuff that comes out of my mouth and I’m appalled.” Black is also comfortable being known as a political comedian and not some euphemistic term like “pundit” or “commentator.” “I don’t want to put myself in that category,” he says, “because those guys, they really make me sick.” n

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Atlantic City Weekly Real Estate Classified line Ads 646-4848 ext. 28. Display Ads: Call 646-4848 Ext 16. Deadline: Monday at 5pm. Email: classifieds@acweekly.com, Mail: AC Weekly Classifieds, Bayport One, 8025 Black Horse Pike, Suite 350, W. Atlantic City, NJ, 08232 CONDOS FOR SALE

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BRIGANTINE lg bch blk condo near transp. 2BR, hardwood flrs, pool. No moeny down to qual. buyer. $189,900. Rent with option to buy. 973-9074921

AC BOARDWALK AT THE RITZ Furn Studios from $900, furnished 1bedrooms from $1100. Directly on boardwalk, 24 hour security. Contact Alex or David at 609345-2062 or 609-214-7383

3bd, 2ba HUD Home only $200/mo! 4 bd 2ba Home only $300/mo! Priced to Sell. More Homes Available! 5% dn 20 yrs @ 8% apr! For listings 800-366-0142 ext T253

FLORIDA - 40 acre parcels Only 10 remaining. 100 usable. MUST SELL. $119,900 ea. Owner Financing from 31/2% Call 1-800-FLA-LAND (352-5263) Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic. RE Broker.

New Single-Family Homes in active adult (55 plus) community in historic Smyrna, Delaware, near Beach and Bays. From $99,900. 302659-5800 or see www.boneay rehomes.com NYS LAND SALE AUGUST SPECIAL! 10 Acres - Lakefront WAS: $79,900 NOW: $49,900. 5 Acres w/Rustic Camp Salmon River Area $19,900. 46 Acres-Borders State land, ponds, foodplot $59,900. 4 Acres in Southern Tier #1 Deer County! Was: $16,900 NOW: $8,900. Over 100 different properties. Many sizes & areas. Trees, ponds, lakes and streams. www.landandcamps. com Christmas & Associates 800-229-7843.

HUD HOMES! 3BR 2BA $215/ MO! 5BR only $275/Mo! 55 down, 15 years @ 8% For listings call 1-800-385-4006 Ext. 5557 TIME SHARE SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. www. sellatimeshare.com. 1-866708-3690 HOUSES FOR RENT A Bank Repo! 4BR 2BA $18,900! Only $225/Mo! More homes from $199/Mo! 5% down 15 years @ 8% apr for listings 1-800-385-4006 Ext. 5640.

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TO SENIORS AND OTHERS in Atlantic City area: Do you want to make money? By renting out a spare room? to a reliable senior? Has refs. 856696-2169

ATLANTIC CITY* Clean & Quiet - Steps to Beach & Boardwalk- Nicely furnished, W/D, TV, refrigerator. Close to Jitney & Casino. Also available: Apartments. 609-344-8368

YEARLY RENTALS A.C. BELLA CONDOS* 2 bedroom, 2 bedroom, furnished unit. Enjoy August! $3000 per month. 609-344-8700 BRIGANTINE 3BR/1.5BA furnished. WD/DW 2ND floor dog ok 1st and last $1300 mo. 954-683-8358

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BRIGANTINE OCEANFRONT APARTMENTS Monthly/ Yearly One Bedroom w/Private Balconies.Facing the ocean. Furnished/Unfurnished. Max. 2 persons. References necessary. 800-550-5553 BUY HUD HOMES from $199/ mo! 4 bd 2ba only $325/mo! 3 bd, 2ba only $199/mo! More Homes from $199/mo! 5% dn, 15 yrs @ 8% apr! for Listings 800-366-0142 ext 252.

BUSINESS PROPERTY INVESTMENT PROPERTY AC prime beachblock location. NNN lease, priced at a tencap, 1.5 million required. Call Jeff at 609-703-0680 mortgages UNITY MORTGAGE CORPORATION “We have a Loan for EVERYONE!” Offering programs such as: First Time Home buyers; Self-employed programs; No income/No Asset; No Money down; FHA, VA & Conventional; Fixed rate and Adjustable; Low credit scores; Cash flow option ARMs; Complimentary referral service! Specializing in Creative Solutions to Home Financing! MATTHEW KAPLAN, 800-6791121 x3033, 732-599-1963

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EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to federal, state and local fair housing laws, which make it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race; color; religion; sex; disability; familial status; (presence of children); national origin; age (Pennsylvania and New Jersey); marital status or sexual orientation (Pennsylvania and New Jersey), or source of income (Philadelphia only) in the sale, rental, financing or insuring of housing. This paper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which violates these laws. The law requires that all dwellings advertised be available on an equal opportunity basis. If you believe you have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rent, financing or insuring of housing or commercial property, call HUD at 1-888-799-2085.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO NICOLE, STEVEN & JOSH Now more than ever, EXPERIENCE counts… that is why you need to call our Aunt Anne , because she has the EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE to help you in selling or buying a home. For all your Real Estate Needs, give our Aunt Anne a call today at 856-795-4709

CHERRY HILL Ultra custom contemporary home with 5 BRs, 4.5 baths, fin w-o bsment w/full bath & office. Anderson windows & doors thru out. Large & light filled eat-inkitchen overlooking th wrap-around deck & the 4 hole of the Woodcrest C. C. 2 zone Heat/AC, cathedral ceilings, double lot located on a quiet cul de sac. Huge Master Suite with 2 very large walk-in closets. 1st fl Aupair suite… Realistically priced at $649,999

CHERRY HILL/ VILLAGIO Lovely custom contemporary home on cul de sac in 55+ community featuring MBR & 2nd BR on 1st fl; 3 BR, full bath & loft on 2nd fl. Formal LR, DR, gourmet kitchen, 1st fl. study & 2-story FR all with HW flooring. This home also offers tinted windows, 3 car garage, fin. attic, backing to woods with a large paver patio… Realistically priced at $689,000

MOORESTOWN/ COBBLESTONE This private residence on 3.6 acres features 5 BRs, 6 full baths, 3 powder rooms, library. From its substantial millwork to its walnut parquet and Jerusalem limestone floors to the double barrel-vaulted ceiling in the 5000+ bottle wine cellar, this home presents stunning architectural detail on every level. This unique home includes a walnut-paneled elev, 6 FPs, a complete spa/fitness suite, Joanne Hudson gourmet kitchen, 1st fl sunroom, 4 car gar, au pair/in-law suite + many more fine amenities… $4,999,000

For All of Your Real Estate Needs call ANNE E. KOONS at 856-795-4709 Email: akoons@comcast.net

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VOORHEES/ STURBRIDGE LAKES Beautiful 4 BR, 3.5 bath lake front property featuring finished walkout basement, huge MBR w/ deck overlooking gorgeous view of lake, newer roof, newer kitchen & appliances, newer garage doors, newer windows thru out, all closets with organizers. Multilevel deck leading to beach with new grass and landscaping…Realistically priced at $589,999


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Exit 9 off the Atlantic City Expressway 6055 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 609.272.1930 Across from Lowe’s in the English Creek Shopping Center

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