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Alternative Business By Michael Pritchard

As the Harrah’s properties prepare to host a gay-friendly, event-filled weekend, some in the city are hoping it’s the start of something more.

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Hell Yeah! By Ed Condran The female-fronted indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs invade Borgata’s Music Box on Saturday

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After parlaying his role as warehouse manager Darryl Philbin on ‘The Office’ into movie success, Craig Robinson returns to stand-up at Trump Plaza

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People: Gary Hill

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Area & Casino Dining

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The ‘F’ Word

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Movies: Interview with George Clooney

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LTHOUGH THE WEATHER MAY still be keeping you guessing, the first day of autumn fell earlier this week. In celebration of all things fall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; festivals, pumpkin pie and apple picking â&#x20AC;&#x201D; here are some songs to load onto your iPod in order to make your time raking leaves a little bit more enjoyable.

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18.â&#x20AC;?King Harvestâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Band

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20.â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Had a Dream, Joeâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

5.â&#x20AC;&#x153;September Songâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Frank Sinatra

21.â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mystery Windâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Richard Thompson

6.â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mississippiâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bob Dylan

22.â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forever Autumnâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Moody Blues

7.â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golden Autumn Dayâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Van Morrison

23.â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Cosmic Autumn Rebellionâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Flaming Lips

8.â&#x20AC;?Indian Summerâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chris Whitley

24.â&#x20AC;&#x153;Autumn Almanacâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Kinks

9.â&#x20AC;&#x153;Octoberâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; U2

25.â&#x20AC;&#x153;Autumn Leavesâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nat King Cole

10.â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red Leavesâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tom Verlaine

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in this section. 6. Reconfigure and/or expand the ACE Exit 2 ramps at Route 40/322 to facilitate the anticipated increased traffic flow to/from the ACE. This project will improve auto access to western Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport, complement transit access improvements, improve local circulation, provide connectivity to Bader Field, address flooding issues and provide improved evacuation alterProject 18 — The Albany Avenue Corridor currently natives for emergency needs. experiences significant traffic congestion at West End Key Planning Issues and Winchester avenues intersections during peak Key planning issues include: 1. Determining bridge hours. The width of the bridge across the Inland Thoroughfare presents significant capacity restraints. location, type and design. The types of options include With anticipated growth, this congestion will increase a replacement fixed-span bridge, a new fixed-span and mainline congestion also will be an issue for the drawbridge, a tunnel or some combination of these. 2. section from West End Avenue to the interchange with Planning and designing a connection between the new the Atlantic City Expressway (ACE) Exit 2. Also, this cor- bridge, Bader Field and the surrounding roadway netridor experiences occasional flooding, especially in the work. 3. Designing to minimize environmental impacts. 4. Designing to minimize impacts upon and preserve area of West End Avenue. Strategy — The project is to increase the capacity of connectivity for existing neighborhoods, including Chelsea Heights. 5. Designing grade separation of West End Avenue at Albany Avenue. 6. Designing roadway widening from West End Avenue to Exit 2, which will likely require additional bridge modifications along the structure in this section. 7. Designing Exit 2 ramps at Route 40/322, and coordinate with the Pleasantville Gateway development. The estimated total total cost of Project 18 is $175 million. OR YEARS THERE HAS BEEN TALK ABOUT improving the Albany Avenue Corridor. The Atlantic City Regional Transportation Plan’s “Project 18” addresses that subject. The following brings to you the background and strategy of their plan. At the conclusion of this column, please let me know if you think Project 18 will become a reality — or is it just a dream?

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the Albany Avenue corridor approaching the city from the west. Improvements include expanded crossing of the Inland Thoroughfare, grade separating the intersection with West End avenue, widening the road from four to six lanes to Exit 2 and expanding Exit 2. These improvements include the following elements: 1. Building a new crossing of the Inside Thoroughfare at a location between North Hartford and North Chelsea avenues as a replacement fixed-span bridge, a new complementary fixed-span or drawbridge, a tunnel or some combination of these). 2. Creating a one-way pair of crossings, with traffic entering the island on Albany Avenue Bridge and leaving via a new crossing. The new crossing would connect to Bader Field and then rejoin Albany Avenue, either before or at West End Avenue. The paired system would improve circulation and provide additional capacity for emergency evacuation. 3. Converting the existing Albany Avenue section from West End to Pacific avenues from a two-way operation to one-way operation in south bound direction with three travel lanes. 4. Provide grade separation of West End at Albany to facilitate the movement of traffic to Chelsea Heights, Ventnor and points west on Absecon Island, proceeding south into Atlantic City and turning east into Bader Field. 5. Add one lane in each direction from West End to Exit 2: this lane addition would continue the lane capacity addition provided by one-way pair Inside Thoroughfare crossings and will likely require additional bridge modification along structures

Boardwalk Hall’s Organ Update Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Ballroom’s organ now has its relay work completed and the main blower in now running. Since the organ has been sitting for 10 years, it will no doubt be stiff and sluggish when first turned on. The first sounds will probably be ciphers. But, as with any well-built instrument, as its mechanisms are exercised they will begin to loosen up and work smoothly. The interest level among the staff at Boardwalk Hall and the Convention Center continues to increase as the necessary projects are moved along, and they anticipate hearing the sound of the pipe. There is less to report on the Midmer-Losh organ — the world’s largest organ and the pride of Atlantic City and the organ world. The rate of progress rises and falls, accompanied by a feeling of excitement and impatience, but with completed tasks to look back on, these magnificent instruments provide positive feelings to those of us who love them. n

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‘Songs from Lonely Avenue’ The Brian Setzer Orchestra Setzer has been churning out themed retro-rock albums for several years now. His band’s latest is the ex-Stray Cat’s stab at a film-noir sound. And Setzer wrote all the tunes — fun stuff.

Remembering the Playboy

they were headier days for Atlantic City back in the early ’80s, much more about casinos opening and what the resort would become rather than what would survive. And perhaps the biggest splash was made by the Playboy Casino, complete with Playboy bunnies and all the touches of hugh hefner’s empire. though it would be short-lived, becoming the Atlantis in 1984, it made an impact on early A.C. and its employees. So much of an impact that a gala reunion is planned at a private mansion in Avalon oct. 2-4 to celebrate the glory days. “everyone who worked there just had a wonderful experience,” says Renay Rogers, an organizer of the event and a former bunny at the casino. “And every time I ran into somebody who worked there, we would just go on and on sharing stories … so about a year ago we put together a reunion committee and the response was immediate.” more than 150 people are already expected to attend. Rogers is quick to point out that the reunion isn’t just for bunnies, but everyone who worked at the casino. “that’s what we wanted the most,” she says. “We wanted it to include everyone who ever worked there.” the result will be a gala three-day celebration that includes a Friday kickoff party. Call 774-3910 or visit playboyreunion.tahoet.com for tickets and information. — Mike Pritchard

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Lori Miller Toms River, N.J. A: This was my first time seeing them. It was an excellent show — a mix of the old blues and the hits.

Mike Mann Brick Twp., N.J. A: I loved the show. It’s a great venue and the sound was great!

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Latin jazz] standard called “One Note Somba” they played as a special tribute to Childs’ birthday. “Steve and Anthony have done such a wonderful job with this place,” says Bennick, who relocated to southern New Jersey from upstate New York. “It’s such a wonderful place to play. The acoustics are perfect and the people really seem to enjoy our performances. “This winter they plan to have romantic dancing here [in the main dining area],” adds Bennick, who has produced two CDs (cdbaby.com/PaulineBennick). “They’ll bring in soft sofas, move the tables and chairs to the side, and have beautiful, slow music that you can dance to. I think it would be a great idea to try during the sort of lull all shore towns go through in winter.” General manager Anthony Cozzi, a former employee of The Palm in Atlantic City, graciously chats with diners and occasionally recommends wine pairings with meals from Fuze’s extensive selection. There are also some exceptional specialty cocktails at Fuze, and one that Cozzi recommends called the Bloody Mary Infusion is made from a blend of habanero peppers, carrots, celery, onions and vodka. “It’s like a spicy, health-food cocktail,” he says. Other specialty drinks include the Cucumber Mojito, the Dirty Pickle Martini, the Mango Margarita, the Fuze Spiced Chai Martini and the Fuze Old Fashion. Steve Cozzi is Fuze’s head chef. The Culinary Institute of America of New York graduate was formerly a chef for Red Square in The Quarter at Tropicana, Stephen Starr’s Continental at The Pier Shops at Caesars, and Marie Nicole’s in Wildwood Crest. Fuze has a $24.75 “prixfixe” menu daily from 5-6pm, which offers the choice between four entrees, soup or salad and dessert. n

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HEN THE POINTER SISTERS first began joining voices on something other than the gospel music on which they were raised, they only had one long-range goal. “I just wanted to keep it going forever,” Anita Pointer says. “I knew I didn’t ever want to stop because what we had made us feel so good, and made so many other people feel good, that there was no reason for us to stop.” Today, Pointer can’t believe four decades have passed since the trio — which was briefly a quartet in the early 1970s — first began performing their eclectic fusion of pop, jazz, rhythm and blues and country. “I never thought we’d be doing this at this age,” Pointer, 61, says with a laugh during a recent phone call from her California home. “I really didn’t think that we would still be going as strong as we are.” There’s an unmistakable sound of youthful enthusiasm in Pointer’s voice, which she attributes to the fact that a third generation of Pointer recently joined the group, replacing someone from the second generation. For the past five years, Ruth Pointer’s daughter, Issa Pointer, has been joining her mother and aunt on stage to round out the trio. But Issa Pointer gave birth to a baby in July, and now

Ruth Pointer’s granddaughter, Sadako Pointer, a 24-year-old singer and model, is the newest member of the group and will join her grandmother and great-aunt when they perform at Bally’s Atlantic City on Saturday. “Being on stage [with Sadako] has added such a youthful spark to the group that it makes me feel young, not old,”

‘I never thought we’d be doing this at this age. I really didn’t think that we would still be going as strong as we are.’ Pointer, who’s also a grandmother, adds. “She’s young, she’s beautiful, she’s a great singer and dancer and she’s even been my trainer. She’s been teaching me all kinds of moves.” By the time Sadako Pointer was born in 1985, The Pointer Sisters had already sold millions of albums and singles around the world and had won three Grammy Awards. Their debut single, “Yes We Can Can,” was an instant hit when it was released in 1973, and the sisters followed it with an unbroken string of Top 10 hits, including “Fire,” “I’m So

Excited,” “He’s So Shy,” “Slow Hand,” “Jump (For My Love),” “Automatic,” “Neutron Dance” and more. There are other members of the Pointer family getting ready to make their move in the music world, Anita Pointer adds. Most notably, Ruth Pointer’s son Malik Pointer has his own band, Macdracula, which works mostly in the Los Angeles area. Malik Pointer recently launched a Pointers reality show on his Facebook page (search for “The Flipside: Pointer’s Reality Television Series,” where Malik and other family members recount what it was like growing up on “the periphery of The Pointer Sisters celebrity”). Other second and third generation Pointers are beginning to make contributions to the business, Anita says. “We’re going to keep it going as long as we can,” says Anita. “There’s a lot of us.” She definitely hears some unmistakable Pointer Sisters influence in the music of the next generation, especially from Malik, who recently did a new arrangement to “I’m So Excited.” “They just recorded it, and it sounds amazing because he did it in a totally different way than [the original recording],” she says. Malik Pointer not only seeks advice from his mother and his aunt, but he also enjoys working with them. Ruth and Anita Pointer have already been in a stu-

dio recording tracks with Malik. “It’s just incredible watching him perform and hearing what he’s writing,” she says. “I can’t wait for the world to hear his music.” She knows the next generations of Pointers will find it more of a challenge to break into the music business because the industry has changed dramatically since she and her sisters began their careers in the late 1960s. But, thanks to the global reach of the Internet, it’s also easier for new artists to get their material into the hands of the public than it was for the Pointers to be heard a generation ago. Anita Pointer isn’t well versed on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, but she has seen what it’s done to expose Malik Pointer’s music to the masses. “It’s so much harder today for [an artist] to break out,” she says, “but it’s also so much easier for them [to be seen and heard].” n

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Rollin’ into October O By Jerry Blavat

NCE AGAIN, GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS. Well, here it is, the end of September, and we just roll on into October, which means the Geator will be back in town for the Baby Boomers Rock & Roll Revival at La Costa Lounge on Oct. 3, and then again on a Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10, from 2-4 pm with my buddy Jimmy Bennett. Halloween is right around the corner, and before you blink an eye the holidays will be fast upon us. So I want to remind you about our gala New Year’s Eve party at the Taj

theme. But the arranger and conductor was Nelson Riddle. They recorded it for his Strangers in the Night album in 1966. It marked the beginning of Frank’s comeback in 1966, but it was the last album he and Riddle recorded together.

Bobby [Womack], as you know, was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame this year.

The song is called “Harry Hippie” and the female singer was Altrina Grayson. She was one of Bobby’s backup singers and a fantastic performer who unfortunately never really became well known to the public. Bobby, as you know, was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame this year.

On your XPN show about Bobby Womack you played a great duet that I heard for the first time. It went, “I like to help a man who’s down, but I can’t help a man when he’s sleeping on the ground.” What is the name of the song and who was the woman he was singing with? – Donnie Marks

Really enjoyed your end-of-summer show on XPN. One Mahal — from soup to nuts, dancing and partying all question: Did you write the lyrics to “Back to School” or did night long. Last year it was sold out well in advance, you make them up as you sang it? – Marian so I suggest you give the Taj a call at 449-5150 to get more info. And when you cats and chicks are in town, The lyrics were written by Kal Mann and Dave join me when we go “Live at 5” every Wednesday Appel. I added the cowbell (which I borrowed from DJ from the Philly Park Casino and every Friday from Georgie Woods). n Chickie’s & Pete’s on the Boulevard. Then, of course, now that fall’s here, we’re back at the Buck Hotel in Feasterville on Thursday nights and the Springfield Inn on Baltimore Pike on Fridays. See you soon. But J ERRY B LAVAT now, let’s ask the Geator. Got a question for Jerry? Send it to AskTheGeator@acweekly.com or Geator Loved your end-of-summer show and never get sick of hearGold Radio, 626 Market Street, Philadelphia, ing Sinatra sing “The Summer Wind.” Would like to know PA 19106. For more info on Jerry’s appearwho did the orchestration. – Longport Dave ances, go to www.geator.net — and keep on With that organ sound at the beginning, you might rocking, ’cause you only rock once! think it was Neal Hefti, who did the Odd Couple

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A & E: MOVIES

A Perfect Star

George Clooney’s down-to-earth charm dominates his conversation By Lori Hoffman

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HEN IT COMES TO BEING A movie star, George Clooney plays it just right. He is funny and self deprecating with the press, he cares about making films that have something to say, he appreciates his success because he remembers his early struggles, and he devotes himself to several global causes, in particular the continuing refugee problem in Darfur. He attended the Toronto International Film Festival to promote two films opening later this fall, The Men Who Stare at Goats, a political satire due for release Nov. 6, and the superb and Oscar worthy drama-comedy Up In The Air, written and directed by Jason Reitman. Asked about the box office expectations for a political satire, Clooney noted, “We thought this would be a slam dunk, right up there with Transformers 2, anytime you have [a title] with goats in it, you think money.” In a more serious vein he added, “We haven’t focused too much on the economics. We try to make sure that one way or another they make their money back, so we can keep making these same kinds of films. This was a

great script.” Since The Men Who Stare at Goats is about paranormal abilities, Clooney was asked if he could be invisible, where would he go and what would he do. “Be at the White House, but it wouldn’t be as fun as it used to be [when Bush was president]. Then there were all sorts of secrets, but now …” About his friend Matt Damon he joked, “Matt is very competitive with both Brad [Pitt] and myself. Brad and I are two-time [People magazine’s] ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ winners. Matt’s only won it that one time and I consider that a bit of a fluke. Having seen him recently, he needs to do a lot of work to get back up there. I’m going to work with him, because he’s going to run a strong campaign this year.” Clooney spent a lot a years as a struggling actor. When asked about when he realized he was truly famous, he recalled the impact of his breakout series, E.R. “Everything we do is luck and the truth of the matter is I ended up on a TV show that was averaging 40 million viewers a week. They talk about American Idol getting 17 million; we did episodes that

had 50 million viewers. That makes you famous no matter what you do. It was an overnight thing after 12 years of doing really bad television.” He feels he was lucky to have his success after struggling in his younger years. “When you are very young and successful, you think it is all your brilliance. You find out later it probably isn’t. My advice [to young actors] is you’re never quite as good as they say you are when they say you are good, and you’re never quite as bad as they say you are when they say you are bad.” The second press conference was for Up In the Air, a movie that is going to earn Clooney an Oscar nomination and perhaps another one for director Jason

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ATLANTIC CITY * For casino venues, see “Casino Capsule” p. 26 for entertainment listings. Visit acweekly.com for more detailed listings. 25 Hours

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

32° Luxe Lounge *

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

40/40 Club

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

A Dam Good Sports Bar

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 347-7770. tropicana.net.

Alto Vino

Tropicana Casino Resort (formerly the Top of the Trop). Sun.-Fri. 410pm. Wine bar featuring fine wine, champagne, a small plates menu, live entertainment.

Beth Tinnon every Thurs. 7pm10:40pm

Atlantic City Bar & Grill

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

Back Bay Ale House

800 N. New Hampshire Ave. 4490006. backbayalehouse.com. Open seven days from 11am.

Bar 12-21 at Morton’s Steakhouse

Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 4491044. caesarsac.com. Premium wines and martinis.

Bar at Wellington’s

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

Blue Martini *

Bally’s, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2709. ballysac.com. Over 100 martini variations.

Boogie Nights *

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

Borgata Comedy Club *

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

Carmine’s

The Quarter at Tropicana. 5729300. tropicana.net. Family-style Italian restaurant. and wellstocked bar.

Casbah Night Club *

Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 4491000. casbahclub.com. Open Fri.,Sat. 10:30pm to 6am. DJs and dance parties.

Chelsea’s 5th Floor

Chelsea Hotel, 111 S Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelseaac.com.

Chelsea Pub

8 S. Morris Ave. (Across from Trop parking garage) 345-4916. Three bars. 11:30am-1pm and 4-6pm Happy hours. New patio area, pool tables.

Club Worship *

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

The Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret *

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. tropicana.net. 1877-FUNNYAC.

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441-8300. hooters.com. 13 TVs.

FOOD & DRINK (Continued from preceding page) The Continental

The Pier Shops at Caesars, 6748300. continentalac.com. Famous Philly martini bar export.

Corky’s Ribs and BBQ

Evo

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

Croctails Tavern

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

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar *

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-6700. cubalibrerestaurant.com. Latin music, exclusive rum bar.

DeFeo’s

27-29 Missouri Ave. 347-7780. Sports bar & dance club. Newly renovated kitchen. Food served until 4am.

Dizzy Dolphin

Hilton, Boston & Pacific aves. 3407200. hiltonac.com. Nauticalthemed bar with signature cocktails.

Dock’s Oyster House

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

Ducktown Tavern

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

Dusk

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

Ego Bar and Lounge *

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

Tropicana’s Marketplace, Brighton Ave. & the Boardwalk. 345-4100. tropicana.net. Now serving breakfast. Dinner specials. 20 S. Virginia Ave. (between Atlantic and Pacific aves.), 3483360. Open 11am-midnight, Fri. & Sat. until 3am.

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Eden Lounge *

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. 441-5165. harrahsresort.com. Open 24/7. Live music.

Firewaters

Formica’s Cafe

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

Forum Lounge *

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

Foundation Room at House of Blues * 801 Boardwalk at Showboat. 3435795. hob.com. Members and public can enjoy varied weekly events.

Game On!

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

Girasole Ristorante & Bar

3108 Pacific Ave. (in Ocean Club Condos), 345-5554. girasoleac. com. Mediterranean style café.

Gypsy Bar *

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

Hard Rock Cafe

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

Home Run Tavern

648 N. Albany Ave. 343-1700. Sports-themed bar. Open 24/7.

Hooters

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

House of Blues *

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

Irish Pub

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

Jezebel’s *

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

Kelly’s Corner Pub

2721 Arctic & Iowa aves. 3484925. Lively Irish bar open 11am1am daily.

Knife & Fork

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

Le Grand Fromage

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

Liquid Bar *

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

Los Amigos

1926 Atlantic Ave. 344-2293. losamigosrest.com. Southwestern and Mexican beers and fare since 1978.

Los Compadres

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

Missile Bar *

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

MIXX *

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866MYBORGATA. theborgata.com. Fri. & Sat. 10pm-5am. Highenergy dance club w/world-renowned DJs.

Sports Bar *

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

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Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1866-MYBORGATA. theborgata. com. Fri., Sat., Mon. 10pm-5am. Nightclub with a personality of its own.

Sonsie

Oasis Lobby Bar

Souzai

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

Old Waterway Inn

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

The Palm

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-7256. thepalm.com. Extensive wine list.

The Pool *

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

Pic-A-Lilli Pub

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

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

Planet Rose Karaoke Bar

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-6565. planetrose.com. Plush cocktail lounge and karaoke bar.

Proud Mary’s

3209 Fairmount Ave. 348-3322. Serving food, beverages 24 hours daily.

Providence *

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Red Square

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-9100. 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. ballysac.com. A hybrid of a bar with casino games. Free live music, DJs, dueling pianos, drink specials, low table-game limits and more.

Ri´-Ra´ Irish Pub & Restaurant

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. rira. com. Authentic Irish pub with live music nightly.

Rumba Lounge

Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. tropicana.net. Open seven days a week. Sports-

The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3456300. sonsieac.com. Serving classic dishes from its original 1993 Boston location. The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3484443. thepiershopsatcaesars.com. Serving sushi and cocktails.

Tango’s *

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

Teplitzky’s Lounge

Maynard’s Cafe

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

Shore Club Crab House Bar & Grill 301 Longport Blvd., Seaview Harbor Marina, Longport. 8221002. shoreclubbar.com. Great views, fine seafood, drinks and entertainment.

Sofia

9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8229111. sofiaofmargate.com. Elegant Greek-style restaurant with entertainment on weekends.

Chelsea Hotel. 111 S. Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelseaac.com. DJ dance parties every Friday and Saturday, 9pm.

Steve & Cookies

Tony’s Baltimore Bar & Grill

Tomatoe’s

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

2800 Atlantic Ave. 345-5766 and 345-9461. baltimoregrill.com. An A.C. landmark.

9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-7535. tomatoesmargate.com. Entertainment and “rock ‘n’ roll sushi” Mon. & Wed., 9pm-mid.

The Trinity Pub and Carvery

Ventura’s Greenhouse

Tun Tavern

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The Pier Shops at Caesars. 345-6900. trinitypubac.com. Traditional Irish fare, frosty pints. Live music. Sheraton Hotel, Two Convention Blvd., across from Convention Ctr. 347-7800. tuntavern.com. Live music Wed.-Sun., 9pm-1am. Specials daily.

The Wave *

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West Side Bar

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

Whiskey Grille

20 Pennsylvania Ave. 345-3290. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Five flat screen TVs, daily specials.

The Wonderbar

3701 Sunset Avenue (at the Albany Ave. bridge). 344-8888. wonderbarac.com. Tiki Bar open seasonally and allows access for boaters.

BRIGANTINE Laguna Grill Martini Bar

14th St. So. & the ocean at the Celebrity Resorts Suites. 266-7731. lagunagrill.com. Ocean views, entertainment and specials nightly.

Rod & Reel Tavern

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

St. George’s Pub

Towne Center, 4282 Harbour Beach Blvd. 266-1001. stgeorgespub.com. Full bar with martini menu. Pool table. Open 24 hours.

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

Anchorage

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

Barista’s Coffee House

68 W. Jimmy Leeds Road, Suite 14, Galloway. 568-5519. The Michael Pedicin Quartet 7-10pm every Friday. No cover.

Atlantic City Country Club

1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, 2364401, accountryclub.com. Tap Room Happy hour 4-6pm, halfpriced drafts and martinis with culinary bar menu.

Black Cat Bar & Grill

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

Blue Marlin Sports Bar & Grill

200 S. Pitney Rd. Galloway. 7485000. bluemarlincafe.com. Lunch, dinner and drink specials daily.

Bulldogs Bar & Grill

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

Caroline’s Bar & Restaurant 6725 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 9279007. carolinesbythebay.com. Food served 11am-2am. Happy hour Mon.-Sat., 4-7pm.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

450 Bay Ave., Somers Pt.4072580. carrabbas.com. Wine

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FOOD & DRINK (Continued from page 16) 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, cavnero.com. Open daily 11am-1am. Mon.-Fri., Happy hour 3-6pm. Live entertainment.

Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9273363. charliesbar.com. Open daily 7am-3am; Sun. noon-3pm. Mon-

Fri. Happy hour 3-6pm.

Chickieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Restaurant and bar overlooking bay. Live music nightly.

652-0544. Nightly specials. Live music every Fri. and Sat.

DiOrioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Circle Cafe

Goodfellows, W.L.

10 McArthur Blvd. Somers Point. 927-6111.

East Bay Crab & Grille

6055 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 2721930. chickiesandpetes.com. Ultimate sports bar with entertainment nightly.

Cardiff Circle, EHT. 272-7721. eastbaycrab.com. Happy hour 4-7pm. Mon. half-priced sushi, dinner & drink specials daily.

Cousin Marioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Formicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe

5401 Harding Hwy. (Route 40), Mays Landing. 625-2523. (Formerly the Epic Grille). Happy hour noon-7pm weekdays.

Crab Trap

On the Circle in Somers Pt. 927-7377. thecrabtrap.com.

Kensington Square, 200 North Tilton Road, Northfield, 646-6565. formicabrosbakery.com. Live music Fridays, 7-10pm.

Fred & Ethelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lantern Light Tavern Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville.

310 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 652-1942. wlgoodfellows.com. Over 60 bottled micobrew beers. Open from 11:30am.

Great American Pub & Grille Festival at Hamilton, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-1990. Family owned since 1998. Specials daily.

Gregoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 900 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 9276665. gregorysbar.com. Weekly drink specials. Family run since 1946.

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Hibiscus

101 E. Maryland Ave., Somers Pt. Formerly Stumpoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

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

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

The Inlet

988 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 926-9611. inletrestaurantnj. com. Waterfront dining. Serving American cuisine, creative cocktails. Live music.

The Inn at Sugar Hill

beers on tap. Live music.

The Pearl Restaurant & Bar 1 MacArthur Blvd, Somers Point. 653-1155. Serving Chinese and American food daily from 4pm3am. Drink specials.

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

1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000. pistolpetessaloon.com. Happy hour 4-7 pm. Entertainment nightly. Specials daily.

PJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50 Pub & Grille

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

2301 Rt. 50, Mays Landing. 6259600. Open Wed.-Mon. 11am11pm. Happy hour weekdays 4-7pm $1 off appetizers, reduced drink prices. Mon. Mexican night.

JDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub

Ramâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Inn

Smithville Town Center, intersection of Route 9 and Smithville Blvd. 404-9000, jdspubsmithville.com. Open til 2am or later.

Jo-Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Grille

Black Horse Pike & Main St., Pleasantville. 646-8332. jojositaliangrille.com. Happy hour 4-6pm Mon.-Fri. Entertainment Wed. & Sun. in the bar.

JRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern

650 New Rd., Somers Pt. 6539853. jrstavern.com. Open every day 7am-2am, Sun. 9am-2am. Weekly drink and wing specials. DJ entertainment Thurs.-Sat.

Julianoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub & Grill

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

Rificiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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

Riverside Inn

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

Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Grill

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

18 S. Main St., Pleasantville. 646-5128. samsbarandgrill.com. Happy hour Tue.-Fri. 4-6:30pm. Thurs., Fri. and Sat. DJ. Every Sun., WTTHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Raymond â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trouble Manâ&#x20AC;? Tyler spinning live from 8-11pm.

La Hacienda

Sherlockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Books & CafĂŠ

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

Library III

6605 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 6457655, libraryiii.com. Tues. 2-for-1 appetizers at the bar and lounge. Tues. & Thurs. Patty Blee; Sun. & Wed. Don Ellsworth; Fri. Acoustic Fish; Sat. Sharon Sable. All performances 7-11pm.

Macâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Smithville Town Center, 45 S. New York Rd., Galloway. 652-5505. myspace.com/sherlocksbooksandcafe.com. Acoustic music Fri. & Sat. 7-9pm.

Simply Fondue

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

Smithville Inn

908 Shore Rd., Somers Point, 927-2759. macsrestaurant.com. Seafood restaurant and bar with live music.

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

Mangia by the Greens

337 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City. 804-9000. Neighborhood sports bar w/ 12 beers on tap. Pool and darts.

3016 Ocean Heights Ave., EHT. 601-8369. mangiabythegreens.com. In clubhouse of McCulloughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emerald Golf Links. Entertainment nightly.

McGettiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 19th Hole 500 S. NY Rd., Galloway. 6526476. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 4-7pm reduced drink prices. Nightly drink specials.

McKeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub

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

Oyster Creek Inn

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

Tailgaters Galloway Grille

Tap Room Bar & Grille At Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr., Northfield. 236.4465. Daily happy hour 4-6pm. Brunch Sun. 10am-2pm.

Testaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good Guys Pub

5698 Mays Landing-Somers Point Rd., Mays Landing. 625-1926. testaspub.com. Open Mon-Sat. to 4am; Sun. to 3am.

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

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THURS. SEPT. 24 Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Borgata Music Box: 8pm

FRI. SEPT. 25 Alice Cooper House of Blues Music Hall: 9pm Rick Springfield Borgata Music Box: 9pm

FRI. SEPT. 25SAT. SEPT. 26 Kool & The Gang Tropicana Showroom: 9pm

SAT. SEPT. 26 David Cook Borgata Event Center: 8pm Tiziano Ferro Mark G. Etess Arena, Taj Mahal: 9pm Pointer Sisters Ballyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Main Ballroom: 9pm Craig Robinson Theatre at Trump Plaza: 9pm Yeah Yeah Yeahs Borgata Music Box: 9pm

Borgata Comedy Club: Sun., 9pm: Eric Lyden, John Rizzo, Joey Star; Mon.-Wed. 9pm: Pete Michaels, Kevin Flynn, Alan Havey. Comedy Stop: Trop Quarter: Thurs. 9pm; Fri., Sat. 9 & 11:15pm, Sun. 9pm: Mike Eagan, Karen Rontowsli, Ruben Paul; Mon.-Wed. 9pm: Rick Crom, Gulden, Butch Bradley. Kozak the Magician performs Sun.-Thurs. 7pm; Fri., Sat. 6pm Yesterdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;A Tribute to the Beatles: Tropicanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabaret Theater: Wed.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun. 8:30pm

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Headliners and shows through Oct. 7

Listings compiled by Lori Hoffman lhoffman@acweekly.com / 646-4848, ext. 20

Bally’s Casino Hotel

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

Pointer Sisters Sept. 26, Main Ballroom The Pointer Sisters bring their great vocalizing to Bally’s on Saturday, Sept. 26, 9pm. Tickets are $35, $55 and $75. Born in Oakland, Calif., Ruth, Anita, June and Bonnie Pointer began their career as jazz vocalists. Dressed in thrift-story finery with neon feather bows they were acclaimed as the “black Andrews Sisters.” Bonnie left to have a solo career, while Ruth, Anita and June shifted their focus to more mainstream pop and became one of the most popular vocal groups of the 1980s. Their numerous hits include “Yes We Can Can,” “I’m So Excited and “Jump (For My Love).” The current lineup is Ruth, her granddaughter Sadako, and Anita.

Borgata

rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs will make their first appearance at Borgata, performing in The Music Box on Saturday, Sept. 26, 9pm. Hotel Casino & Spa Tickets: www.ComcastTIX.com, 1-800-298-4200, Tickets are $39.50. Lead singer Karen O and her band mates Nick Zinner and Brian or at the Borgata box office Chase are currently touring in support of their third studio album titled It’s Blitz, Bay-Atlantic Symphony Sept. 24, Music Box The reknowned which was released in March of this year. locally-based orchestra, the Bay-Atlantic The band released its first album, Fever To Symphony, under the baton of music Tell, in 2003 selling over 750,000 copies director Jed Gaylin, launches its new 2009- and garnering mainstream awareness with 2010 season with “Swinging with The their third single,”Maps,” which was also Symphony: A Salute To Benny Goodman,” featured on the video game “Rock Band.” on Thursday, Sept. 24, 8pm. Tickets are (See interview p. 42) $35, $50 and $60. The Symphony will be joined by special guest clarinetist Dave David Cook Bennett, as well as Dick Hyman and Bucky Sept. 26, Event Center Last year’s American Pizzarella. (See feature at acweekly.com) Idol winner, David Cook, will be at the Event Center on Saturday, Sept. 26, 8pm. Rick Springfield Tickets are $50. Cook entered the Billboard Sept. 25, Music Box Best known for charts at No. 3 with David Cook, which also his mainstream power pop of the 1980’s debuted as the No. 1 album on the digital and his role as the young, eligible Dr. album chart and is the best debut from an Noah Drake on the hit daytime show American Idol winner since 2006. The first General Hospital, Rick Springfield will be single, “Light On,” dominated the AOL Top at the Music Box on Friday, Sept. 25, 40 radio chart with eight weeks at No. 1. 9pm. Tickets are $50. In 1982 Springfield won a Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Blink 182 Performance for “Jessie’s Girl” off the Oct. 3, Event Center Blink 182 headlines album Working Class Dog, which achieved with Asher Roth at the Event Center on multi-platinum success. Saturday, Oct. 3, 8pm. The show is listed as sold-out. Travis Barker, Tom Delonge Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Mark Hoppus, better known as blinkSept. 26, Music Box New York City-based 182, one of the world’s greatest punk rock

bands, earlier this year officially announced they are back together. The Live Nation produced tour kicked off on July 24, and culminates at the Borgata. Formed in the San Diego suburbs in 1993, the band found international fame, multi-platinum albums and massive radio airplay success before breaking up in 2004.

Borgata Comedy Club Music Box The Borgata Comedy Club offers fun-filled evenings featuring a trio of comedians nightly (except during headliner engagements). Showtimes are 9pm and the tickets are $20. (Visit theborgata.com). Performing Sept. Sept. 27 are Eric Lyden, John Rizzo and Joey Star and on tap Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 are Pete Michaels, Kevin Flynn and Alan Havey. On October 3 and 4, the Borgata Comedy Club presents its 6th Anniversary Show, hosted by Danny Aiello, with performances by Ray Garvey, Kathleen Dunbar, Billy Garon, Joe Moffa, Rob Magnotti, Steve White, Jimmy Shubert and Vic DiBittetto. Headlining Oct. 5-11 are Jimmy Shubert, Justin McKinney and Jim Delakiss.

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Showtimes are Sat. 9pm (on shows on Oct. 4-9, Grand Theater Three veteran Oct. 10, and Oct. 24); Sun. 7pm (added comics, Norm Crosby, Dick Capri and show at 3:30pm on Oct. 18); Mon. 8pm; Stewie Stone, unleash their classic schtick Tues.-Wed. 3:30 & 8pm. Tickets are $25. at the Hilton in a series of shows from Oct. 4-9. Showtimes are Sun., Mon, Wed.. ‘Yesterday’ — A Tribute to the Thurs, 7pm (no show Tues.) and Fri., Beatles 9pm. Tickets are $25. 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 Atlantic City dates vary; visit www.tropicana.net for a Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420 or complete show schedule. Tickets are $25, 236-BLUE $5 off for Diamond Club members. (See video at acweekly.com/video) Alice Cooper

House of Blues/ Showboat

Sept. 25, Music Hall Alice Cooper headlines at the HOB on Friday, Sept. 25, Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret The Comedy Stop is a 300-seat venue at 9pm. Tickets are $45, $50 and $55. in The Quarter at Tropicana. Showtimes are Sun.-Thurs. at 9pm ($23); Fri. at 9 Fabolous & Friends & 11:15pm ($26) and Sat. 9 & 11:15pm Oct. 2, Music Hall Fabolous toplines an evening of rap at the HOB on Friday, ($28). Scheduled now to Sept. 27 are Oct. 2, at 9pm. Tickets are $30, $45, $55 Mike Eagan, Karen Rontowski and Ruben Paul. Appearing Sept. 28-Oct. 4 are Rick and $65. Crom, Gulden and Butch Bradley. On tap Oct. 5-11 are Glen Jensen, Dena Blizzard and Steve Shaffer. Kozak the Magician appears daily, ($23), with a dinner show package for $30. Showtime is 6pm (dinAtlantic City ner seating one hour prior). Those under Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, or the 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Resorts

Resorts VIP Services desk. For more info, call 1800-322-SHOW

New Breed Fighters Oct. 3, Superstar Theater Resorts will host an evening of mixed martial arts in the Superstar Theater, Saturday, Oct. 3. The doors open at 6pm and the first fight is scheduled for 6:40pm Tickets range from $40 to $135. This action-packed evening will be presented by the New Breed Fighters fight league and Caffine Culture, Inc. Each bout is scheduled for three, three-minute rounds. Fighters will square off inside a 24-foot caged hexagon that will be constructed inside the Superstar Theater. Fighters will use a variety of techniques, including jujitsu, boxing, wrestling, and kickboxing.

Casino and Resort

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

Kool & The Gang Sept. 25-26, Tropicana Showroom Kool & The Gang will head a “Celebration” at the Trop on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26, both shows at 9pm. Tickets are $25, $35, and $45.

‘Footloose’

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

Craig Robinson Sept. 26, Theatre at Trump Plaza Craig Robinson will be performing at Trump Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of the Trump Comedy Series. The showtime is at 9pm and tickets are $25. Robinson is best known for his roles in Pineapple Express and in the TV series The Office as Darryl Philbin. (See interview at acweekly.com)

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420; or the Taj box office. For more info, call 449-5150

Tiziano Ferro Sept. 26, Mark G. Etess Arena Italian pop singer Tiziano Ferro headlines in the Mark G. Etess Arena on Saturday, Sept. 26, 9pm. Tickets are $75, $85 and $95.

Jackie Mason Oct. 3, Mark G. Etess Arena Jackie Mason brings his world view to the Taj Mahal on Saturday, Oct. 3, 8pm. Tickets are $85. Currently, Mason can be heard on his nationally syndicated radio show, The Jackie Mason Show. n

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The Inlet

Consume with a View

Address: 998 Bay Ave., Somers Point Phone: 926-9611 Details: Liquor license, major credit cards accepted On the Web: Inletrestaurantnj.com

Exceptional cuisine is matched only by spectacular vistas at The Inlet in Somers Point By Frank Gabriel PHOTO BYDON KRAVITZ

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OR POSITIVE VERIFICATION THAT the late summer and early autumn weeks are among the very finest at the Jersey shore, simply visit Somers Point’s The Inlet restaurant. Walking in on an early September evening, with the spacious room drenched in brilliant sunshine and abutting the azure waters of Great Egg Harbor, one would be hard pressed to imagine a more idyllic seashore setting. The overall impact is tranquil, creating an optimal atmosphere for relaxation, cocktails and dining. We started with a pair of appetizers and one soup. The latter, a classy bowl of lobster bisque, began our meal with an appropriate flourish. Nicely seasoned, a bit peppery and containing a tingling dose of grated nutmeg, the light orange broth resonated with the essence of lobster, possibly nature’s sweetest seafood. Grilled chicken quesadillas were four wide triangles of grilled flatbread, oozing cheddar. Beneath and surrounding them was a black bean-corn salad, delivering a vinegar flavor and chunky, crimson Pico de Gallo. A light, citrusy avocado crema and squirt of spicy mayo offered additional texture and tastes. My choice, the Asada style duck soft tacos, brought three slider-size discs, piled high with shredded duck confit. The dark brown meat, already luxurious, was further accentuated by a Yucatan spice blend. Layered atop the pleasant,

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smoky-tasting poultry were guacamole, Catija cheese and more of that Pico de Gallo. Each mini tortilla was just big enough for two perfect bites, filling the mouth with mildly spiced meat and then, in sequence, creamy avocado, shredded Mexican cheese and fresh, seasonal tomatoes — just the right touch for summer 2009’s final weekend. In a region filled with spectacular waterfront views, The Inlet’s stands second to none. We appreciated that grandeur between courses as the sun slowly traipsed across the sky, painting the airy room with incredible golden tones. And that vista promises to only get better, as the new half-billion dollar causeway and bridge into nearby Ocean City is com-

pleted over the next few years. A plunging arc, it will serve to open up the entire skyline, creating an entirely new vision of the surrounding community. Our entrees were each seafood in origin, which seemed appropriate. My dining partner opted for the grilled Scottish salmon, a large, thickly cut square angled atop a stir-fry of multi-hued peppers, onions and mango, sautéed with sesame oil. Alongside the fish was a trio of dainty, half-moon lobster pot stickers, lively little dumplings tossed, as was the veg garnish, in lemony Yuzu vinaigrette. The salmon itself, paler than it’s North American cousins, was excellently cooked to a respectable medium, leaving the filet’s center quite pink. Among the

world’s most prized seafood, Scottish salmon is dense, satisfying and rich with Omega-3 fat. In short, it’s just about as healthy a protein as exists on our planet. My selection was a treasured dish that far too few restaurateurs choose to include on their bills of fare these days: Nicoise salad, a southern French specialty. This one was structured atop a blend of field greens, the crisp beans known as ‘haricots verts’, various olives, halved cherry tomatoes and blissfully tender fingerling potatoes. Those tiny spuds were the star performers among the salad ingredients. Striped atop that conglomeration were half a dozen bias-cuts of beautiful purple tuna. Seared just on edges, the ahi was extremely fresh and a visual knockout. Ringing the deep bowl were 10 smaller points of the fine grilled flatbread from our earlier quesa appetizer. We thoroughly enjoyed our dessert — peanut butter cup. Dense chunks of dark chocolate rode atop a peanut butter mousse, grounded by a thin foundation of chocolate cake. Our dining partner, however, did everything but inhale their choice, called S’mores. A square bowl, presented with two graham cracker cookies atop, began with wonderfully gooey marshmallow. A third of the way in, this changed to a sweet, comforting chocolate pudding, the stuff childhood — and some adult as well — dreams are made of. 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

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

Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern

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

Angeloni’s II Restaurant

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

Atlantic City Bar & Grill

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

Café 2825

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

Cavo Crepe Café

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

Chelsea Prime

Chelsea Pub

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

Dock’s Oyster House

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

Ducktown Tavern

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

El Charro! 2430 Fairmount Ave. Authentic Mexican restaurant. 3108 Pacific Ave. 345-5554.

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

Irish Pub

New York Diner

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

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

Old Waterway Inn

Knife & Fork

Pho Hoa Cali

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

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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.

1700 W. Riverside Dr. 3471793. Specializing in seafood and steak. Open for dinner Wed. through Sun. 5-10pm. 3808 Ventnor Ave. 340-0063. Authentic Vietnamese noodle house.

Pic A Lilli Pub

229 S. Tennessee Ave. 3441113. 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

Little Saigon

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

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.

Longhorn Steak House

Tun Tavern

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

Los Amigos

Two Convention Way. 3477800. tuntavern.com. A.C.’s first steakhouse and brewery, now serving lunch, dinner and late night snacks. Microbrews.

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

Whiskey Grille

Megan’s Good Grub & Pub

White House Sub Shop

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. Malaysian and Chinese cuisine.

The Melting Pot

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

Mexico Restaurant

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

20 Pennsylvania Ave. 345-3290. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner. 2308 Arctic Ave. 345-8599. A.C.’s legendary 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.

BRIGANTINE Andre’s Italian Restaurant

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

Goochie Brothers

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

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

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

L’Aragosta Ristorante 3400 Brigantine Blvd. 2662808. Northern and Southern Italian cuisine.

The Links Bar & Grille 1075 North Shore Dr. 2661388. 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. 2667608. Japanese/Chinese restaurant with a full sushi bar.

DOWNBEACH Ventnor, Margate & Longport

Barrels

9 S. Granville Ave., Margate. 823-4400. barrelsfoods.com. Italian food. Also in Linwood.

Billy Ho’s Imperial East

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.

Maynard’s Café

China Dumpling Seafood Resaurant

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

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.

Cleo’s Fish Palace

7307 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 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. Open Wed. through Sun.

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

Miyako

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

Sofia

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

Sophie’s Margate Café

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

Steve & Cookie’s by the Bay

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

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

Gertrude’s

Tomatoe’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.

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

Ventura’s Greenhouse

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

Yama Japanese Restaurant

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

MAINLAND Antonino’s Jo Jo Ristorante

2405 New Rd., Northfield. 646-

7565. Traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine.

Athenian Garden

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

Atlantic City Sub Shop

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

A Touch of Italy

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

Barrels

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

Berkshire Grill

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

Bombay Indian Restaurant

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

Bulldogs

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

Cavallino Nero

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

Celina’s Mulberry Market & Grille

Sunrise Plaza, 68 W. Jimmie Leeds Rd., Galloway Twp. 4041700. FAX 404-7776. celinascafes.com. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Home-baked goods.

Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant

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

Chickie’s and Pete’s

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

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.

Crab Trap

On the Circle in Somers Pt. 927-

7377, 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. Specializing in All-U-Can Eat Crabs, Early Bird Menu.12 Entrees under $12 menu, over 60 entrees starting at $8.99 and daily specials. Reservations accepted.

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

Feather Cafe & Grill

6041 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 377-5555. Traditional and authentic northern and southern Indian cuisine. Indian lunch buffet daily from 11am2:30pm. 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. 652-0544. 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. 6770470; FAX 677-8885. California cuisine in a casual, upscale setting.

Gilchrist Offshore

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

Ginza Japanese Restaurant

6708 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 383-2588. (Ginza II located in English Creek Shopping Ctr., EHT. 383-3999) Hibachi steakhouse and sushi bar.


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

Gourmet Italian Cuisine

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

Great American Pub

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

Hi Point Pub (Skelly’s)

5 N. Shore Rd., Absecon. 641-

3172. Open 24 hours. Full dinner menu. Eat in/take out/ delivery.

trance), Somers Pt. 927-4637. Lunch and dinner featuring Greek specialties.

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Jo-Jo’s Italian Grille

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

Johnny Rockets

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

The Inlet

988 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 9269611. inletrestaurantnj.com. Open daily 11:30am-3pm for lunch and 3-10pm for dinner.

The Inn at Sugar Hill

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 en-

Black Horse Pike & Main St., Pleasantville. 646-8332. www.jojositaliangrille.com. Homemade 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

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

L’s Restaurant

119 Route 50, Corbin City. 628-3024. ls-jbones.com. Traditional, casual dining. JBones Tavern inside.

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La Pizzatega

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

Levari’s Seafood & American Grill

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.

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Mangia by the Greens

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

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Manhattan Bagel

1205 Tilton Rd., Northfield. 646-3604. 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.

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

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

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

Mexico Lindo II

Rama Thai

McKee’s Irish Pub

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

Mickey & Minnie’s

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

Mount Fuji

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

The Nizam’s

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

Oyster Creek Inn

41 N. Oyster Creek Rd., Leeds

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.

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take out, delivery. Most dinners under $10.

as well as catering for any event.

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

Smithville Inn

Ventura’s Offshore Café

Romanelli’s Garden Cafe

Stewart’s of Northfield

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. 4850071. Japanese cuisine w/ Japanese steak, seafood house and sushi bar.

Sam’s Bar & Grill

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

Simply Fondue

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

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.

Richland House

Somers Point Cafe

Renault Winery

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

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Rifici’s Italian Cuisine & Pizzeria

581 Ocean Heights Ave., Somers Point. 788-8115 Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7am-10pm every day. Daily specials. Eat in,

Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 652-7777. Traditional area hotspot. 807 Tilton Rd., Northfield, 6464020. Hot dogs, burgers & the famous root beer float.

Tailgaters Galloway Grille

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

Tap Room & Grille

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

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.

Tre Figlio

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

TW Howell’s

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

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

Vic’s Subs

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

OCEAN CITY AND SOUTH 701 Mosaic

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

Casa Del Dolce

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

Island Grill Restaurant

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

Ma France Creperie

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

Chatterbox

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

926 Asbury Ave., OC. 5250460. Hot and cold subs, french fries, pizzas, homemade soups, salads and dinners.

Deauville Inn

Vince’s

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

Fuze 79th St. and Third, Avalon. 368-1919. Upscale dining and live entertainment. Open Wed.-Sun. in the fall.

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

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. 3991260. 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

vorites; also the home of the Philadelphia Soft Pretzel Factory.

340-2000 Arturo’s

Fulu Wok & Fry

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

Bally’s Brunch

Casual Asian cuisine at the Claridge tower.

Johnny Rockets

340-0099. A retro ’50s-style Boardwalk restaurant.

Noodle Village

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

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

Ben & Jerry’s

Pickles Deli

Enjoy all your signature fa-

The Reserve/Preview Bar

Gold Tooth Gerties

Bobby Flay Steak

American bistro. Breakfast served anytime.

Lone Star Snack Bar

Borgata Buffet

Red Pearl

Sports Bar

Bally’s iconic culinary experience.

6ix: A Bistro

Burgers, hot dogs.

Modern Asian cuisine served up fresh in casual setting.

Snacks from the Lone Star Snack Bar are served.

Spa Café

Virginia City Buffet

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

The Bagel & Doughnut Connection Open daily.

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New York style deli.

Bakery, bagel sandwiches, and more.

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

BORGATA 1-866-MYBORGATA

Choose from a variety of regional steaks and seafood. 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.

Fornelletto

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

Gypsy Bar

Fun, relaxing dining experience.

Izakaya

A modern Japanese pub from Michael Schulson.

Noodles of the World Asian fusion.

Old Homestead Steak House

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

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

The Cafeteria

Full of quick food options.

The Metropolitan

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

Wolfgang Puck American Grille

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Contemporary American cuisine in two distinctive dining areas.

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Cafe Roma

Coffee shop w/take-out available.

Kwi Restaurant and Noodle Bar

Offers a selection of traditional and modern Asian cuisines.

La Piazza Buffet

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

Mia

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

Mortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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

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Sirloin and porterhouse steak and New England lobster.

Primavera

Service is formal with traditional Italian favorites.

Venice Bar

Corner Grille & Deli

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Island Luau

Catch the latest game or just relax with the most updated

Traditional deli favorites. Also has hot menu items.

Buddakan

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

10pm on Sat.

The Continental

McCormick & Schmickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Empress Gem Noodle Bar

Polistinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Ristorante

Horizons

674-0100. Stephen Starrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurant includes twilight sky or â&#x20AC;&#x153;opium den styleâ&#x20AC;? dining nooks. 674-8300, continentalac.com. Starrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;outdoorâ&#x20AC;? patio bar with signature drinks & sunken firepit lounge as well as the large flower-shaped central dining pod, nicknamed the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sammy Davis Room.â&#x20AC;?

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CAESARS

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

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

Phillips Seafood

348-2273. Serving authentic Maryland-style seafood and world-famous crab cakes.

Piazza di Giorgio

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

Sonsie

345-6300. 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.

The Trinity Pub and Carvery

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

HARRAHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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609-927-4637

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

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

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

Reflections

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

The Steakhouse

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

Taste of the Shore

Food emporium features Primo Pizza, Sack Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Subs, Ben & Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ice Cream and Philly Soft Pretzel Factory.

Temptations Fine Chocolate & Coffee

Located on first level of Waterfront Tower. Open 7am7pm Sun.-Thurs., until 2am on Fri. & Sat.

Waterfront Buffet

Extensive buffet items. Cost: $29.99(plus tax, $22.99 kids) for dinner daily; $18.99 (plus tax, $10.99, kids) for brunch. Hours: Mon. & Fri., 8:30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon brunch, 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm dinner; Tues. & Wed., noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm dinner; Thurs. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm dinner; Sat. 8:30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;noon brunch, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm dinner; Sun. 8:30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1:30pm brunch, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm dinner.

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

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.

Patsyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Specializing in Neapolitan cuisine, Patsyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant in New York was Frank Sinatraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite restaurant. Hours are Fri.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sat. 5:30-10pm; Sun.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Tues. 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm; closed Wed.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thurs. A bar menu is available Sun. 4:3010pm; Mon.-Tues. noon-mid.; Fri., Sat. 4:30-11pm. For reservations, call 340-7585.

Peregrinesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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

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New York-style steakhouse featuring prime meats and the freshest seafood served in a refined atmosphere. Open for dinner Wed.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thurs. 6-10pm; Fri.Sat. 5:30-10pm; Sun. brunch, 10am-3pm. Reservations recommended. Also the casual Oaks Burger Bar.

Cappuccinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

RESORTS

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

Cornucopia Buffet

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

344-6000 Asian Spice

Gourmet cuisine with a noodle bar and Chinese barbecue items. Noodle bar open daily noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2am; Restaurant open Sat.-Sun. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm. Now featuring a fourcourse prix fixe menu for $29.99.

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Beachball Seafood House

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.

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.

Gallagher’s Steakhouse

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

SHOWBOAT 343-4000 Canal Street Bread & Sandwich Co.

Soup, overstuffed sandwiches, made-to-order pizza and desserts, 24/7. Brick-oven pizza, classic Italian dishes including pasta, veal and seafood, homemade salad and breads.

French Quarter Buffet

Seafood, steaks, a Bayou salad bar and homemade desserts, self-serve cappuccino machine. 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.

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.

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

Carmine’s

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

TROPICANA

The Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret

Starbucks Coffee

340-4000 il Verdi

Upscale gourmet Italian cuisine presented in an elegant ambiance.

Golden Dynasty

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

Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 1-877-FUNNYAC. 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

Seaside Cafe

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

Wellington’s

The Palm

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

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

TROPICANA’S THE MARKETPLACE:

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

A Dam Good Deli

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

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, beef, chicken, BBQ ribs, sandwiches and salads.

Create-A-Cone

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

Fiesta Buffet

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

Mansion Cafe

Hooters

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

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Red Square

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

Rí-Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant

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

TRANSPORTATION CENTER: 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.

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Hooters

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

Harbor View

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

Imperial Court

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

The Café

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

The Deck

Party on the Bay with live music every night, great food and drinks specials. Seasonal Operation, for hours call 441-2000.

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.

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.

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

A Dam Good Sports Bar

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.

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

House of Blues Restaurant

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OMETIMES, RECESSIONS CAN present unexpected opportunities. For members of the Atlantic City region’s gay and lesbian community, what might be called a civil rights struggle, an attempt to form a real community or even just an effort to create some kind of gay social life in the area, also has one other good thing going for it. It’s just good business. And that simple fact may give them the most hope for success. Two groups — the recently formed Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance and the about year-and-a-half-old social group Be Visible — want Atlantic City to open its arms to a new community, and consequently a new market. Namely, gays and lesbians. “Answering why we formed is easy,” says Rich Helfant, president of the GLBT Alliance. “There is no gay community and no gay life in Atlantic City. And for the city to exclude that segment of the market is just silly.” But even before the group tests the waters, tough economic times are already bringing in gay-friendly events to the city. This weekend, Harrah’s Entertainment holds an “Out in AC” weekend. The festivities include appearances by Lance Bass, Amanda Lepore, Lori Michaels, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s Jai Rodriguez, and select cast of Showtime’s The L Word. Events are planned at Club Worship, The Pool at Harrah’s and at The House of Blues. (The Chelsea also has special package deals for the weekend.) “Harrah’s Entertainment strives to provide its customers unique reasons to visit Atlantic City,” said Jennifer Weissman, regional VP of marketing for Harrah’s Atlantic City Operations. “Out in AC will showcase Harrah’s Entertainment as a year-round, friendly destination for the LGBT community.” Meanwhile, the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority (ACCVA) has been marketing the city to gay and lesbian travelers for several years as part of a strategy to attract niche markets. And even some local bars and restaurants have begun to embrace gay-friendly events. It’s not exactly a tidal wave, but some local establishments such as the Ram’s Head Inn in Galloway Township and Le Grand Fromage in Gordon’s Alley have held gay nights.

It’s a start, but still a long way from creating a truly welcoming and, more importantly, a safe feeling for gay travelers. “When I had moved down here from Philadelphia a few years ago, everybody was telling me I’d hate it here,” says Tom Gouker, a 44-year-old casino employee who formed the gay social group Be Visible. “There is virtually no nightlife here for the gay community, and really there’s no real gay community here. Obviously there are gay people here and visiting here, but it’s almost as if everyone is back in the closet. The idea of our group is to try to reconnect with the idea of a community and strengthen it and bring people together.” In the case of Be Visible, despite a political sounding name, the approach has been almost entirely social through the promotion of parties and events. The group has held events such as gay beach days, gay days at The Surf (while the minor-league baseball team was still in existence) and many gay-friendly parties and nights at local restaurants. Gouker expected to meet resistance to putting on the events, but with local nightspots struggling and looking for any way to attract groups of paying customers, things have been easier than he thought. “When I first started this, I expected that most places I approached would say no,” Gouker says. “But nobody did and the events have been growing and becoming more successful. So with the economy the way it is, most establishments now are looking for anything that will bring in a group. So I’m actually being sought after now. Places are coming to me.” Gouker’s first event drew 17 people. He now has more than 500 people on the group’s mailing list. Still, Gouker has hit some stumbling blocks. “We have to be careful not to be too political,” he says. “Many of our members are really put off by that.” Enter the new GLBT Alliance. “Our mission is partly social advocacy and partially a business advocacy,” Helfant says. “And we do have a political purpose as well. But this isn’t about holding gay pride parades with rainbows on the Boardwalk. It’s about encouraging gay businesses, gay-themed events and creating a community. It’s about saying that the gay traveler is welcome here.” From a business point of view, the

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gay-and-lesbian niche market could make a major difference for the city, which faces increased competition in casino markets. “When you look at the profiles of gay travelers — and these are statistics, not just my opinion — the gay traveler has more disposable income then the straight traveler,” Helfant says. “Usually they don’t have children so they have more money to spend. Couple that with statistics that show one in 10 people are gay and it’s obviously a desirable market. But when we poll people about Atlantic City, they all have the same complaint. ‘After dark, there’s nothing for us to do.’” Still, for the ACCVA, that lack of gay nightlife is no reason to ignore the gay and lesbian market. “As hotel rooms and attractions have increased it’s given us the opportunity to go after several market segments we couldn’t really attract before,” says Jeffrey Vasser, executive director of the authority. “The room capacity was a major step, but the gay and lesbian traveler also wants certain things. They want high-end accommodations. They want high-end dining and clubs. But most of all, they want to feel welcome. It’s a very logical market for the city to pursue. I think all of us are rooting for the Harrah’s event to succeed.”

Vasser acknowledges, however, that the lack of gay nightlife could be a problem. “But we can’t also assume that nightlife is all the gay traveler wants,” he says. “We have a lot to offer. And it also could be a chicken and egg kind of thing. As we attract more gay and lesbian travelers, the clubs and events will follow to serve the niche.” Still, there is one more thing that both the GBLT Alliance and Gouker’s group want — a general acceptance of the gay and lesbian community in the area. Helfant notes that gay couples often don’t feel comfortable holding hands on the Boardwalk, for example. “A community isn’t just people hanging around together,” Gouker says. “It’s an atmosphere where people can feel relaxed and safe with each other. We’re trying to create a climate that’s welcoming and where people can be themselves. What we have now in this area isn’t very welcoming. That isn’t a community if people can’t be the person they are.” And if that should also happen to be good for business, that’s all the better. “There has been some discussion of that in the group,” Gouker says. “You know, ‘When the economy is down, turn to the gay community.’ But for us, even if it is pandering a little, it’s a chance to strike while the opportunity is there.” ■

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HEY ALL HAVE THEIR REASONS FOR doing it, some with more personal ties to the neurological scourge they’re striving to stamp out, but the key bond is easy to see. About 7,000 bicyclists will push themselves through a lot of pain and discomfort to help ease the burden on others going through something much worse. The 29th annual City to Shore Bike Tour — the largest two-day event of its kind on the East Coast, and the second largest in the United States behind another in Texas — travels from Cherry Hill to Ocean City and back Oct. 3-4. The tour is sponsored by the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and is one of 100 similar events held throughout the year. Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $300 in sponsorship, and the target goal of the Del-Val Chapter alone is $5 million for the National MS Society. “We estimate we’ve raised $40 million since we started [as an original chapter participant], about half of which goes toward research projects and the other half toward helping local people living with MS through things like transportation, appointments and referrals to neurologists, or help managing symptoms,” says Kevin Moffitt, vice president of communications for the DelVal Chapter. “We have people who have been coming back for decades now. Most get involved for the first time because they hear it’s a well-run, well-supported event with a nice, scenic route. But what happens is — and we hear this time and time again — when they get to O.C. and turn the final corner toward the finish line, they actually see why they’re riding. They see all those people living with MS who come out to cheer them on.” And these cheering committees are not limited to the finish lines, apparently. “It’s very exciting to be out there among thousands of other riders working toward a cause and having all those people cheering for you at the rest stops, some of them patients in wheelchairs living with MS,” says Dr. Harry

Chaikin, a Brigantine physician participating in his sixth City to Shore. “I know of people who were riders when they were first diagnosed with MS who now no longer have the balance or muscle control needed to do it. The figures are that about 400,000 people are living with MS in the United States, and about 25 million worldwide.” Dresher, Pa., resident Craig Ostroff is gearing up for his third City to Shore, initially becoming involved as a motivational tool to get back in shape. “I was starting to get a little older and needed to make sure I was exercising on a regular basis,” says Ostroff, 36. “I’m not in the best of shape — I’m overweight and generally a pretty lazy guy, so I needed some way to really motivate myself. I enjoyed riding my bike, and I knew that if I signed up it might inspire me to start riding again regularly. I knew that if I had already paid the entry fee, received donations and had friends counting on me to show up, I’d be letting too many people down if I wasn’t able to participate. “I don’t have any friends or relatives who have been diagnosed with MS, but it’s certainly an added bonus that, even though this was something I wanted to do to test myself, I would be able to help raise funds and awareness for an important cause in the process,” adds Ostroff. “I have a large family that I always hit up for donations and they always come through. I’ll also e-mail co-workers soliciting donations, and I’ve also raised funds from Facebook friends, which surprises me because I never thought I’d find a productive use for Facebook.” Chaikin networked himself through his fellow physicians, friends and family, and as a first-year City to Shore rider in 2004 earned “Rookie of the Year” honors with over $7,000 in sponsorship. He also participates in the annual Battle for Hunger Tour (assisting the Atlantic County Rescue Mission) and other events benefiting cancer and ALS (his colleague, Dr. Edward Lisk, died of ALS earlier this year), often riding as captain of the AtlantiCare Starfish Team or with his eldest daughter, Hannah. “You’ll

When: Sat.-Sun., Oct. 3-4 Where: The primary route goes from the PATCO-Woodcrest train station in Cherry Hill to the Ocean City Civic Center and back (75 miles each direction, each day). There are also two shorter, single-day routes and a first-day “century” ride (100 miles) for more advanced cyclists. Phone: 1-800-445-2453 Web site: MScycling.org see people of all sorts on the [MS] ride, and on all sorts of bikes,” says Chaikin. “There’s an Asian woman who must be in her 70s who’s been doing it for years, and she does it on a coaster [one-speed] bike wearing these clunky shoes and gear you wouldn’t think of as appropriate for such a long ride. But every year she’s out there, and now she’s got her grandkids doing it with her.” Moffitt says he and his associates are hoping to track down some former participants for a special anniversary tour next fall. “We’re looking into maybe finding some of the people who participated 10 or more years ago, and coaxing them back to do it again next year,” says Moffitt. “It’ll be a good excuse to come back and celebrate the tour’s 30th anniversary.” n

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T ’ S HARD T O S AY NO T O T H E Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ live show. You never know what vocalist Karen O is going to do. The hyperkinetic front woman careens about the stage while her messy mop of black hair covers her intense eyes. She has more in common with old-school rockers like Iggy Pop than pop-rock contemporaries like Katy Perry. O is real and isn’t the least bit self-conscious onstage. “The key for me is to get really plastered,” O says in a recent phone call with Atlantic City Weekly. “I don’t have to get drunk when I play, but I admit it makes it easier. It helps me not think about anything onstage. I don’t worry about what anyone thinks of me or the band. The best way to do it live is to just let it rip.” O is not the only reason that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are a live force. Bespectacled powerhouse Brian Chase slams away at his drum kit as guitaristkeyboardist Nick Zinner delivers minimal but melodic lines. O commands attention as she stalks the stage like a famished predator. “That’s just the way we do things,” O says. “That comes natural to us.” The band has morphed from a littleknown New York City-based indie act

to one of the most identifiable acts in Gotham. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who will perform Saturday (Sept. 26) at Borgata’s Music Box, headlined Wednesday at Radio City Music Hall. But even though the group is playing one of the most storied venues in Manhattan, which signifies that you made it, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs haven’t changed a bit. The trio remains gritty, tenacious and dramatic. “I don’t see why any band becomes

that recalls the hedonism of the Rolling Stones and the joy of the Sugarcubes. Few contemporary rock albums possess the range of It’s Blitz!, which careens from straight-forward rock to the Celtic tinged to serene balladry. “There’s no point in repeating yourself album to album,” O says. “You have to keep growing and expanding as an artist. That’s what we’re trying to do as a band.”

‘The key for me is to get really plastered.’ – Karen O something else,” O says. “You should remain true to yourself, your band and your music.” The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are touting their third album, It’s Blitz! The band remains true to mixing things up. It veers from guitar-driven rock to a sonic changeup of sorts. Much of the new material is keyboard-oriented. The songs are direct and immediate, which is quite a contrast from the band’s last album, 2006’s Show Your Bones, which is a more personal, introspective work. The new tunes are sexy, sensual and dramatic. It’s a style of rock

The audiences keep expanding but it doesn’t stop O from looking back at the band’s early days getting established in New York at the turn of the millennium. “Things have taken off, but [you] can ground yourself by thinking about those early humbling days,” O says. “I remember our second show ever. It was at CBGBs and we were between some hair-metal bands. Back then I would douse myself in olive oil to glisten when we performed. I remember the olive oil dripping in my eyes and burning them and no one was paying atten-

tion. Everyone was sitting at a table and talking. It was so depressing, maybe our most depressing show ever. But everyone goes through shows like that. The memory of that kind of show stays with you and that’s a good thing.” These days, those attending Yeah Yeah Yeahs shows are like antennas, soaking up every last decibel and nuance at shows. “It’s great that people come out and are there [in rapt attention],” says O. “They’re focused and so are we.” O has become one of rock’s most prominent females, following in the footsteps of such provocateurs as Debbie Harry, Siouxsie Sioux and Bjork. “It’s interesting being a woman in rock, because if you are a female in a band, you tend to stand out,” says O. “I’m the only female in this band. At shows, the people who work on things are predominantly female. I can see why it’s more exciting for females coming to a show and seeing a woman front a band because we’re in the minority in this business. But I try not to think about things like that. I’m not focusing on being a female up there. I just want to be up there performing with the best band.” n see more online @


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HEN ANCIENT GREEKS coined the root for the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;philanthropy,â&#x20AC;? the term connoted a fascination with human potential. Later, filtered through the Roman concept of â&#x20AC;&#x153;humanitas,â&#x20AC;? philanthropy came to mean love of humanity. Today, we associate the term with those who do public good through private means. Gary Hill is known for various philanthropic efforts in the Atlantic City area â&#x20AC;&#x201D; where he has lived for more than 22 years, and currently lends assistance to charitable, arts and historic preservation efforts.

Do you wake up one day and say, I want to be a philanthropist? Not at all. In terms of a conventional career, I was a teacher for 11 years, then moved into public relations, marketing, community relations, here in Atlantic City. But early on, in high school and college, I was involved in efforts like Walk for Life and collecting funds for muscular dystrophy. Initially, that was in a very minor volunteer capacity, but it grew. People would ask me to be on a committee, then to serve as chair, then to help raise money. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when the real work begins. Involvement with philanthropy is a growing process, and it depends upon oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s means, available time and energy.

You devote the better part of your day to it now. I serve on about 10 non-profit boards here in the area. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just that need, or desire, to give back to our community and other people. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that people who are either successful, or fortunate enough to have a good networking connection with people, or financial ability, give back. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just an essential, humanitarian thing we should do.

you might look at whether they support MBCA. But principally, you look to their goals and their vision, and ask whether they fit our own general goal to better the living environment of our area.

The foundation also got involved in making a documentary. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a project that tries to relate old Atlantic City to new Atlantic City, exploring how all the changes have impacted our comRaising money and giving must be challeng- munity historically and socially. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty much about events and impacts. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also executive director of the Metropolitan ing in the present economy. the producers. Our creative team has You have to be a little smarter â&#x20AC;&#x201D;more Business & Citizens Association. done plenty of interviews and research, MBCA is a business civic organization, creative, in your efforts. But, remember, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just waiting to raise some extra somewhat like a chamber of commerce, you can also do things philanthropically funds to complete the project. but different in the sense that our mem- that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t involve big money, such as bers include businesses and non-profits, as volunteering, or connecting people with So many different strains run through your well as residents, and we have a charitable other people. You can participate in a day: education, the arts, history, preservaarm. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll sponsor or donate to various walk with Gildaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club or the Shirley Mae tion. What do you do when you relax? charities and civic endeavors, and we have race, make phone calls, anything â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a busy person youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always a scholarship foundation. It also proves to reach out and volunteer. just doing another job. I do like to travel, be a great networking tool for members â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to get out of the city a little bit, just to get a You also have your own foundation, housed different perspective on the world, because we have about five or six events a year. in one of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intriguing old buildings. the world is so big and so wonderful. I parThe Schultz-Hill Foundation was estab- ticularly love Asia and old Europe. There How do you decide what causes to support? You can get overwhelmed, whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lished a number of years ago as a non- are so many beautiful museums and hisan individual or an organization. In profit, founded by myself and my partner, toric places, and you learn so much from my own individual giving and commit- John Schulz. We wanted to help promote new individuals in different cultures. n ments, I constantly must evaluate how and support artists, history programs, a new commitment will affect others. historical venues and education. We have Send Carole Mattessich your suggestions for Where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an organizational decision, as a scholarship program, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re major interesting subjects for our â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peopleâ&#x20AC;? column. with the MBCA, first you make sure that sponsors of efforts like the Bay-Atlantic E-mail cmattessich@acweekly.com. what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re considering is a legitimate Symphony and the Atlantic City Art 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, then Center. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re housed on the sixth floor see more online @

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THURSDAY SEPT. 24 TO SEPT. 27

FRIDAY SEPT. 25 TO SEPT. 26

Wildwood - 16th Annual Boardwalk Classic Car Show and Auction Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. Features classic car displays and a classic car auction. The Classic Car Street Festival will commence on Thurs. at the Wildwood Crest Fitness Park, Ocean Drive and Forget-Me-Not Road, from 6:30-9:30pm. Free concert featuring the Funseekers Band, along with vendors selling car collectibles, antiques and toys. The 16th Annual Boardwalk Classic Car Show will take place on the Boardwalk from 8am-3pm Thur.-Sun. Call 522-4546 or visit wildwoodsnj.com. North Wildwood Irish Fall Festival Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood. Four-day event celebrates Irish heritage with dancing, music, food, crafts. Several events each day of the festival. Call 800474-7491 or 729-0075 or visit www. wildwoodsnj.com.

Sunset Lake Seafarers Celebration Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest. Featuring free live music and concerts, a spectacular fireworks show, food vendors, scores of arts and crafts vendors and lots of family and children’s activities. Begins Friday with a concert at Fern Road Fitness Park, 7 pm. Street festival Sat. beginning at 9am. Fireworks 9pm. Call 523-0202 or visit wildwoodsnj.com.

SATURDAY SEPT. 26 Atlantic City Library Family Fun Festival Tennessee Ave., between Atlantic and Arctic aves., Atlantic City. Youth activities with the Atlantic City Aquarium, Atlantic City Fire Department, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New Jersey and International House of Blues Foundation. Also featured: stilt walkers, face painters and balloon artists, moon bounces, music. Free. 10am-4pm. Call 345-2269 or visit acfpl.org.

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THURSDAY SEPT. 24 Bay-Atlantic Symphony The Borgata Music Box, Atlantic City. Swinging With The Symphony: A Salute To Benny Goodman featuring the Dave Bennett Sextet and pianist Jeffrey Biegel performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Tickets $65/$50/$35. 8pm. Call 800-298-4200 for tickets. Visit bayatlanticsymphony,org. Robin Gazzara Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St. Hammonton. Singer and songwriter Robin Gazzara takes the stage in an intimate musical showcase of her original work. $12/$10. 7:30pm. Call 704-5012 or visit theeagletheater. com.

FRIDAY SEPT. 25 ‘True Jersey’ Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St. Hammonton. After years of listening to his home state of New Jersey be the brunt of jokes about everything from high taxes and pollution, to political corruption and sex scandals, a humorous play about the ironically named “Garden State” was ripe for the pickin.’ And no one knew it better than actor/playwright, Ryan

Galloping Gala Atlantic Riding Center for the Handicapped, 206 Asbury Rd., Egg Harbor Township. The Arch’s biggest fundraiser, the Gala features silent and live auctions, horse demonstrations, appetizers, dinner by Outback Steakhouse and entertainment. Proceeds from this year’s gala will assist in keeping the program affordable for children and adults with disabilities who can benefit from therapeutic horseback riding. Advance tickets $40. $60 at door. 6:30pm. Call 926-2233 or visit arch206.org. ARMC Mainland Auxiliary Pike-a-thon Atlantic County Harley Davidson, 219 E. White Horse Pike, Galloway Township. The Pike-a-thon will start with a motorcycle run through the New Jersey Pine Barrens, starting at Atlantic County Harley Davidson and ending at Billy’s Oak Grove, 5322 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City. Registration at Harley Davidson is 9am. The ride starts at 11am. Live entertainment and free health screenings. Call 561-1665 or visit acharley.com for more information and registration details. n

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exhibits, food and live entertainment. Part of the proceeds benefit the Atlantic County SPCA. $23 in advance, $25 at door. 11am-7pm. Call 800-838-3006 or visit balicwinery.com.

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Margate Fall Funfest Amherst Ave., Decatur to Coolidge aves., Margate. Bands performing at the festival include reggae band Jah Works (2:30-4pm Sunday), the Bubba Mac Blues Band (6-7pm Sat.), The Chris Sooy Swing Band (noon-1pm Sat.) and the interactive Margate Soul Line Dancers (Sat. 26th). All acts perform on stage at Amherst and Coolidge Avenues. Other events include a dog show Sunday, unique food vendors, a juried crafts show, skateboarding and more. Funfest proceeds benefit The Gold Foundation and Gilda’s Club of South Jersey. Sat. 10am, Sun. 11am. Visit marvelousmargate.com.

SUNDAY SEPT. 27 Balic Winery Harvest Celebration Balic Winery, 6623 Rt. 40, Mays Landing. Featuring wine tastings,

‘Celebrate the Music of the Night’ Dante Hall, 14 N. Mississippi Ave. Atlantic City. The Jan-Ai Scholarship Fund hosts its Third Annual Fundraiser. It will be an evening of art, light fare, silent auction and special musical performances. $60. 6-10pm. Call 823-3153 or visit www.jan-aischolar.org.

SATURDAY OCT. 10 Shaolin Warriors Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City. Direct from China’s legendary Shaolin Temple, the fully choreographed theatrical production, Shaolin Warriors: Legendary Masters of Kung-Fu, brings remarkable skill, stunning movement, and spectacular imagery of Kung Fu. Presented through the Stockton Performing Arts Center. $35. 7pm. Call 652-9000 or visit stockton.edu/pac. n

MUSEUMS/EXHIBITS Absecon Lighthouse 31 S.Rhode Island Ave., A.C. Thursday to Monday, 11am-4pm. Closed Tues. and Wed. 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 Cape Community College Art Gallery, Building C, Room 125, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. Sept. 28-Nov. 5: 23rd Annual Studio Arts Workshops’ Exhibit & Sale. Reception Oct. 11 1-3:30pm. Gallery hours vary. Call 343-5040 or visit atlantic.edu/artgal/ artgal.html. 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. Oct. 17-18: Oktoberfest Weekend. 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. 347-5839 or acmuseum.org. Atlantic Heritage Center 907 Shore Rd., Somers Point. Local Historical Museum. Oct. 17: annual luncheon Atlantic City Country Club. Hours Wed.-Sat. 10am3:30pm. 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. Visit 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 habi-

tat 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. Hours Wed.-Fri. 3-8pm; Sat. 3–9 pm. 6534991. Lucy the Elephant 9200 Atlantic Ave., Margate. Hours 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. Sat. 10am-3pm. Sun. 11am-3pm. Call 266-0538. marinemammalstrandingcenter.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. “Currents: Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection,” to Oct. 4. “David Ahlsted: Reality Reconstructed” to Oct. 11. Frank Hyder: “Poems from a Threatned Eden” to Jan. 11. Thurs.-Sat. 10am4:30pm. Sun. noon-5pm. 652-8848. noyesmuseum.org. Noyes Museum Hammonton Gallery 5 S.Second St., Hammonton. Sept: mix-media artist Liz Nicklus, and sculptor Christopher Smith. Hours Tue.-Thur. 11am-6pm, Fri.–Sat. 11am-7pm. Call 652-8006 or visit noyesmuseum.org/hammonton.html. Ocean City Arts Center 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Sept.: Paintings by Chun-Yan Hilyard. Mon.-Fri. 9am-9pm, Sat. 9am-4pm, Visit oceancityartscenter. org or call 399-7628. Ocean City Fine Arts League 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Sep.: Pastel Show; Juried and Judged with cash awards plus honorable mention. 10am-6pm daily. 814-0308 or oceancityfineartsleague.org. Ocean Galleries 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor. 3687777. 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, 10am4pm. 646-9400 or thesam.org. SJ Railroad Museum 21 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Tuckahoe. Fri., 11am-3pm, Sat., 11am-4pm and Sun., noon-4pm. 628-2850 or 6415315. sjrails.net. Stockton Art Gallery Richard Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Rd, Pomona. Hours Mon., Wed.-Fri. 11:30am-4pm, Tue. 11:30am-8pm, Sat. noon-4pm. Call 652-4214. 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 and eateries. acoutlets.com. Hamilton Mall Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, 6468326. 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. 8841169. capemaywinery.com Historic Cold Spring Village 720 Route 9, Cape May, Early American open-air living history museum. Closed for season except for special events. Oct. 17: Pumpkin Fest. 10am-4:30pm. 898-2300. hcsv.org. Historic Smithville & Village Greene Rt. 9, Smithville. Sept. 25: car cruise 5-8pm. Sept. 26: jewelry show 10am-4pm. 748-6160. 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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Florida - 40 acre parcels Only 6 remaining. 100% useable. MUST SELL. $119,900 ea. Owner Financing from 3 1/2% Call 1-800-FLA-LAND (352-5263) Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic. RE Broker.

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE/RENT NY Lake Sale: 5 acre on Lake Morris $29,900. 20 acres Lake & River Access $29,900. 5 acres Cabin use 2 Lakes $29,900. Terms. www.LandFirstNY.com 1-888-683-2626

WINTER RENTALS ATLANTIC CITY & BRIGANTINE 1 & 3 Bedrooms available,fully furnished on the water, all appliances inc. Call 856-264-6886 YEARLY RENTALS

UPSTATE NY COUNTRY FARMHOUSE 7 acres - $129,900. Reduced from $159,900! Greek Revival, beautiful setting with trout stream, views, barns! Call now! 888-854-2922

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PULASKI-SALMON RIVER AREA Land and camps for fisherman, hunters and snowmobilers on trail system. 5AC Little Salmon River- $19,900. 12AC Amboy Bass Lake- $69,900. 8AC Oneida Lake Area- $25,900. Over 50 tracts, near the Salmon River, Redfield Reservoir and Oneida Lake. Cabins built on-site for under $20,000! Call 800-229-7843 Or visit www. LandandCamps.com

Yearly Rental-Warwick on the Ocean Efficiency Apt. Utl/cble incl. Securty/ Gym/Pool/Lndry. Parking Avail. $750 718-984-7786 718-986-7561

N/J REAL ESTATE FOR RENT RITZ ON THE BOARDWALK 1 Bedroom, pool, gym. 24hr security $1100 all inc. CHELSEA HEIGHTS, Singly Family 2 bed 1 1/2 baths,all new $1100 + elec. 215-906-5583

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Homes for Rent: 4BR 3BA Only $227/Mo! 5BR $225/ Mo! HUD HOMES! 5% down 15 years OWNER SAYS SELL UPSTATE NY! 7 acres/BARN/ POND was $149,900, NOW $69,900! 40 x 200 ft barn, spring fed pond, gorgeous Catskill mtn views,unbelievable setting! MAKE AN OFFER! Hurry! 888-545-7046 ROOM FOR RENT A.C./VENTNOR vicinity Roommate for house-share, 1 blk to beach, year round available, safe, clean, quiet neighborhood. Reasonable. 215-436-7752 TIMESHARES 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 1-866-708-3690

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