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Halloween Haunts & Magic at Resorts By Michael Pritchard

Magician David Caserta spooks up the Superstar Theater

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A Jazz Original By Jeff Schwachter Hailed as one of the top jazz pianists in the world, Kenny Barron brings trio to Stockton PAC Monday

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On the cover: Kenny Barron – Photo Carol Friedman

Columns & Departments 4 6 8 10 14 28 29

Food & Drink

This Week Pinky’s Corner Coasting Curtain Call Ask the Geator People: Deirdre Lynzsch The ‘F’ Word

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Dining: ‘Taste of Emeril’s Audience Participation Cooking Challenge’ Area & Casino Dining

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Nightlife: Pink Angels Night

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O YOU FEEL AS FORTUNATE AS I do that we live in â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or nearby â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one of the hottest entertainment spots on the East Coast? Every week, from the casino showrooms, the lounges, live jazz at local bars and restaurants to area performing arts centers, there are literally dozens of live-entertainment events in the Atlantic City region. Take this week for example â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not only will Lily Tomlin make her Atlantic City debut at the Borgata, but heavy metal band Lamb of God appears at the House of Blues, a mixed-martial arts caged-fighting event takes place at Trump Marina, revue shows continue at the Tropicana and down in Cape May, the Atlantic City Balletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of Dracula will be performed all weekend. Right over in Pomona, at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest jazz pianists plays the Performing Arts Center there on Monday, Oct. 26. You may not be familiar with the name Kenny Barron, but if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a jazz lover, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve likely heard him before as his gorgeous piano playing has been on hundreds of recordings since he started out in the early 1960s. This living legend was courteous enough to give us an interview (see p. 50) and if you see the show at Stockton, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in for a treat as Barron is coming with a trio that he has never recorded with; it should be a night of many beautiful moments, conjuring up the images of our regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich jazz history. Meanwhile, over at Resorts, for one night, you can catch some Halloweenthemed magic as the magic show Haunted Illusions takes place Saturday night (See Mike Pritchardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preview on p. 47). Over at Caesars this week, the Taste of

Emerilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cooking challenge heats up on select dates. The food competition and cooking demo started up Wednesday and runs on select dates through Nov. 12. See Frank Gabrielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preview on p. 37. The food fun continues on Nov. 7 as Borgata presents its big Savor Borgata event, which this year, will feature a topcaliber cast of chefs under the Borgata umbrella, including Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Michael Mina, Michael Schulson, Stephen Kalt and more. Also inside this week, Ray Schweibert provides info on Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pink Angels Night (p. 9) at the Ego Lounge inside the Trump Taj Mahal, David Spatz interviews comic Lily Tomlin (p. 10), Carole Mattessich speaks with a 12-year-old weightlifting champ in our region (p. 28) and Lori Hoffman reviews a local indie film Ice Grill, USA (p. 12). Finally, a reminder about our 35th birthday party. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re invited to the big shindig, which will take place at The Pool at Harrahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Nov. 11 from 6-9pm. Come out and celebrate 35 years of this publication (formerly The Whoot!) and help out the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Atlantic City. A $10 ticket includes a food tasting with light fare from the restaurants at Harrahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Caesars, Showboat, The Pier Shops at Caesars and Ballyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. There will also be entertainment and drink specials. Find out more online at acweekly.com. Go Phils! n

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HE MEETING OF THE DUNE COMMITTEE (a subsidiary of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Committee) with the acting commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection was to have taken place on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 10am, but was rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29, at 2:30pm at Boardwalk Hall. The meeting is open only to the three Atlantic County legislators, Atlantic Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive director and planning director, Atlantic Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mayor and director of neighborhood services, the Dune Committee and members of the press. Details of that meeting will appear in this column after it takes place.

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Are We Safe From Storms?

The recent doubleheader Northeast rainstorms showed how we should have grave concerns about the safety of the people on the barrier islands in southern New Jersey. The effect of the new moon, strong winds and heavy rain isolated many areas along the seashore. Major roads such as the Black Horse Pike in West Atlantic City, Route 52 into and out of Ocean City and several others were cut off by flooding, causing people to be isolated with no means of getting out. A good example would be those living in Ventnor Heights who were cut off by the flooding of West End Avenue. Many inland areas and island communities had streets that were flooded and cars trapped in them. Unfortunately, there were quite a few who did not listen to the warning about the extremely high tides that we were facing. There has to be a study of what took place over the past weekend, and an effort to figure out what needs to be done to alleviate such problems in the future. There are areas that frequently flood in a normal heavy rain. Those of you who live in those areas should be pounding on the doors of your municipal governments to correct the problems that cause the flooding. Although we have not had a hurricane for many years, this Northeast rain storm double-header showed what could happen to us, if we were to have a hurricane. More must be done to make sure there will be access to outgoing highways in case of any emergency.

Tom Carver, the efficient executive director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, said that the establishment of the Aviation Research and Technology Park (ARTP) is the fifth biggest economic development project in New Jersey. It was stated by those who spoke that this will not only provide more area jobs, but will provide careers for those who will work within the confines of this development. We will also see major university and college sites in our area prepare the engineers, the computer technologists and other high-qualified positions that must be filled by those who will be conducting the research and development for the future of our aviation industry. The development of this project can be attributed to many organizations and people who believed it could happen, and fought through hell and high water to get it to the point that it is now a reality. It is anticipated that there will be buildings completed within an 18- to 24month period. The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) is currently working on a road that will lead directly from the Atlantic City Expressway to the Atlantic City International Airport and the ARTP. There is also a study underway for a railroad connection that will bring train service to the site. One further note is that one can see the power of George Norcross, the former chairman of the Camden County Democratic Party, with the selection Notes of Interest of people from his area of the state to fill three of our top On Thursday, Oct. 22, at 8:44pm, you may see the landing of the first regularly scheduled international flight at local agenciesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top spots. Atlantic Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Airport (ACIA) by WestJet, the second largest airline in Canada. The carrier is set to Will It Happen Again? Several years ago, 1971 to exact, Tom Kean Sr., a begin its daily run between Atlantic City and Toronto. Republican, was a member of the New Jersey State Senate. Early prices have been stated to be as low as $49 in each The Democrats had the majority and, therefore, were able direction. You can make connections to just about any to name who was to be the Senate president. There was place that has an airport in Canada using WestJet. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy to note that AirTran will begin a daily a battle within the Democratic Party as to who would be selected. As a result the minority group of Democrats flight to Orlando beginning in November. More infordecided to join with the Republicans and make Kean the mation to come; stay tuned. n president of the Senate. This was a very unusual act. Now the question is, will it happen again? At the present time, Richard Codey is the president P INKY K RAVITZ of the Senate and is being challenged by Senator Steve Pinkyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner airs Monday through Friday Sweeney for the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. According to press from 4 to 6pm on News Talk WOND-AM reports, Sweeney has 14 votes supporting him while Codey 1400. His TV show, WMGM Presents Pinky, has nine. The Republicans have 17 senators and they will airs Saturday at 7:30pm on TV40. Pinkyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vote as a block. There is an intense rivalry between the two e-mail address is: pinky@acweekly.com. factions. One of the problems is that the northern New Jersey Democrats feel that the aforementioned Norcross, see more online @


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On Tuesday, Oct. 27, AtlantiCare Women’s Health & Wellness Services will host its sixth annual Breast Health Signature Event as part of October’s being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event takes place at the Sheraton Atlantic City. A $55 registration fee includes blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar screenings, chair massages and makeup demonstrations, dinner, door prizes and complimentary valet parking. Breast and gynecological cancer survivors will receive a special gift. The event starts at 4pm and speaker presentations start at 6:30pm, with the keynote speaker being best-selling author and breast cancer survivor Barbara Delinsky. The Boston-raised Delinsky will share her personal survival story and sign copies of her three books, among them Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors. All proceeds from Uplift go toward cancer research. “Uplift is a handbook of practical tips and upbeat anecdotes that I compiled with the help of 350 breast cancer survivors, their families and friends,” says Delinsky on her Web site. “These survivors just blew me away, and they gave me the book that I wish I’d had way back when I was diagnosed. Every cent [of the book’s sales] has gone to my charitable foundation, which funds an ongoing research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.” To register or receive more information, call 1-888-569-1000 or visit atlanticare.org. — Ray Schweibert

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Usually, when the blustery winds of October hit the Boardwalk, the Ocean City Theater Co. and the Ocean City Pops have called it a season. But as the city actively promotes a “second season” of events this year, the two have come together to put on a rarity for the city’s Music Pier — a Halloween show. And If you’re going to do a Halloween production, you might as well make it one of the best, such as the Broadway hit Little Shop of Horrors. “It’s a show I’ve always wanted to do and it fits in really well with all the hayrides and Halloween events the city is doing,” says Michael Hartman, artistic director of the company. The show stars Justin Macijewski, a company vet, as Seymour and Alyssa Larderer (recently seen in Fame at the Tropicana) as Audrey. But the real star is always Audrey II, the villainous man-eating plant. “It’s always a challenge to have an effect like her on stage, but in this case they actually rent out Audreys,” Hartman says. “They have several that travel the country because there are always a lot of productions of Little Shop.” The show will be presented Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $15. Call 525-9248. — Mike Pritchard

Jeremy Delaware A: The show was awesome! I’ve been seeing Social Distortion since one of their 1990 shows.

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Taj Thinks Pink

On Friday, Oct. 23, the Taj Mahal’s Ego Lounge will host Pink Angels Night to support breast cancer awareness By Ray Schweibert

Taj, comedian Ron White of Blue Collar Comedy Tour fame was having a good ol’ time dancing with The Angels. “He hung out, we got some pictures with him — it was nice to see that,” says Mulhern. Gietka helped put together an Angels audition in New York City that drew hopefuls from all over the country, and was under the supervision of choreographer and Angels’ lead vocalist Gina Cannuscio. Known as “Gina C” and the lone blonde of the six Angels (including one who deejays with two male musicians while the other five girls sing and dance), Cannucscio is the only original member from the summer 2008 show. “We auditioned hundreds to put this group together and sort of started from scratch with the first ingredient being Gina,” says Mulhern. “It’s something Steve [Gietka] wanted, so we all talked about how we could improve this and we proceeded to do that. It went beyond our expectations.” The Angels perform renditions of the Pussycat Dolls’ song “Buttons,” AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long,” The Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” and others. “It’s like going to any female headliner show — Britney Speers, Rihanna, Madonna, Pink — except this show is free,” says Mulhern. n

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Lily Tomlin Still Staying in Character(s) By David J. Spatz

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F THE DOZENS OF CHARACTERS that have sprung from the fertile mind of Lily Tomlin during the past 40 years, her favorite will probably come as a surprise. It’s not the prim, puckish and sarcastic Ernestine the Operator. Nor is precocious, six-year-old Edith Ann and her rude noises, or Trudy, the homeless, plain-talking bag lady, or Pervis Hawkins, the black soul singer reportedly patterned after Luther Vandross. The characters closest to Tomlin’s heart are Lud and Marie, parents held comedic prisoners in their own home by a teenager who played punk rock at deafening levels and once referred to herself as “Dracula’s daughter.” Unlike her fictitious characters, Lud and Marie were based on people Tomlin knew quite well. “Essentially, they were sort of me writing about my mother and dad who were visited upon by two kids like me and my brother,” Tomlin says with a big laugh. “They basically gave up on us because they couldn’t make us do anything.” Nothing in Tomlin’s background would portend a career as an iconic figure in American comedy. Her parents were working-class folks who eked out a living while raising two kids in a

one-bedroom apartment in inner-city Detroit, where her younger brother, Richard, once sawed their couch into three pieces — so the family could have sectional furniture. By the time Tomlin and her brother were in their teens, her parents realized there was little they could do to bring them in line. So her dad, a factory worker, and her mom, a nurse’s aid, simply went to bed not knowing what the morning would bring. “My brother was hilarious,” she recalls, laughing again at the recollections. “He would wear an old smoking jacket he bought at the thrift store, put a fan in the window to blow the sheers, drink water from a martini glass and pretend he was living in a penthouse in New York. And he would do it full out, too. It was like he was creating his own parallel universe.” Looking back, though, Tomlin realizes her parents really were among her earliest comedy influences, along with a grade school teacher. Her mother was very witty, she says, and her father was just naturally comedic. Combine that with a teacher who used to send her class off for the weekend by reading dialectic stories with all kinds of voices and you realize the building blocks for Tomlin’s career were there through-

out her childhood. Tomlin, who makes her long-awaited Atlantic City debut Saturday night (Oct. 24) at Borgata, began doing stand-up comedy in the 1960s. She caught her big break when she was cast as part of the comedy ensemble on the trailblazing NBC variety series Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In. It was there that she introduced characters like Ernestine and Edith Ann, who remain staples in her standup act and served her well in three Broadway shows that have earned her two Tony Awards to go along with the six Emmys and a Grammy Award she’s received for her broad body of work as a performer and a writer. Tomlin has kept her characters current and continues to develop new material for her comedy alter-egos. Ernestine, for instance, left the phone company years ago after the breakup of Ma Bell. Ernestine went on to host an Internet chat show, where she talked to former President George Bush and caught former Vice President Dick Cheney “hiding behind the curtains and using the f-word,” Tomlin says with a big laugh as she recalls the bit. So where is Ernestine today? “She works for a health insurance company denying health care to everyone,” Tomlin explains. Lud and Marie are now grandparents whose have been blessed with a granddaughter cut from the same punkish

cloth as “Dracula’s Daughter.” Only Edith Ann remains frozen in time. She’s still six-years-old, but she lives in the present, not in the past. “She programs her mother’s iPod,” Tomlin says. In most cases, the material Tomlin writes for her characters is cleverly disguised social commentary. “Actually, I consider everything social commentary, even if it’s just commentary about our mundane everyday lives,” Tomlin tells me from her Los Angeles home during a chat that was often interrupted by Tomlin’s warm and rich laugh that sounded wholly genuine and not forced. Although she enjoyed enormous success with her one-woman stage show The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Tomlin, who recently turned 70, isn’t sure she has another run of the show left in herself. “If I do it again, it’ll be to show everyone that I can do it again,” she says with another laugh. “Maybe I’ll do it when I’m 80.” Lily Tomlin performs in the Music Box at Borgata Saturday at 9pm. n

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Festival Flicks Underground A.C. in ‘Ice Grill, USA’; Clive Owen’s ‘Boys’ By Lori Hoffman

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HIS IS A TALE OF FILM festival movies, one from the big name Toronto International film fest starring Clive Owen, and one from the recently concluded Atlantic City Cinefest presented by the Downbeach Film Festival. Let’s begin with Ice Grill, USA, a labor of love by co-directors and co-screenwriters Greg Santarsiero and Mark Bernardi. The filmmakers spent part of their childhood in Brigantine where they met and became friends. Now they are part of the independent film movement, which is really an underground film movement. Just like self-produced bands that make and distribute their own records, Santarsiero and Bernardi write and direct their own movies, then sell them on the Web and on the film festival circuit, hoping to finance more movies off the DVD sales. Occasionally this guerilla, ultra low-budget filmmaking breaks out into the mainstream with a theatrical run, ala Ice Grill USA HHHH Written & directed by Greg Santarsiero and Mark Bernardi The Boys Are Back HHHH Directed by Scott Shine; rated PG-13

The Blair Witch Project. Ice Grill, USA is a surprisingly well-acted tale that feels like a low-budget take on Mean Streets (A.C. style), about a couple of brothers from Atlantic City who are looking to cash in on the action. Their job is to cater to the special needs of certain casino high rollers whose desires aren’t exactly mainstream or legal. Auggie Logan (Connor Fox), while beginning his new gig working with his brother in the high-roller game, is also moonlighting as a drug dealer with his childhood pal Cesar (Michael Angelo Ortiz). Despite his illegal activities he still has some scruples, and is trying to balance making dirty money with living by the working-class principals he learned from his dad. His brother Bobby (Mark Kochanowicz) thinks scruples are for chumps. Auggie loves Cesar’s sister Claudia (Denise Ramirez), but she is playing a dangerous game as the gal pal of two gangster wannabes. It is an explosive set of circumstances and several characters will get caught in the crossfire. Ice Grill, USA is a cut above the standard self-made movies, thanks in large part to a solid script and the casting of professional actors, rather than all family and

friends. The filmmakers wisely decided to use professional casting with the locally based Wiest-Barron-Ryan casting agency. Ice Grill, USA is film that shows that Greg Santarsiero and Mark Bernardi have enough drive and talent to one day have a film that finds its way to a mainstream release. For more info on their film visit their Web site icegrillusa.com.

Grief-Stricken Parenting Clive Owen changes gears from his recent high profile Hollywood work (Duplicity, The International) to a low key and effective film about death, parenting and working through the pain, The Boys Are Back, which played at the Toronto Film Festival. Directed by Scott Hicks (Shine) and based on the true events chronicled in the book by Simon Carr, Owen stars as Carr’s stand-in, Joe Warr, a sportswriter

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in Australia who has lost the wife he worships and depends on to cancer. He has no clue how to be a single parent to his sixyear-old son Artie (Nicholas McAnulty) and Harry (George MacKay), his teenage son from a previous marriage. His solution is to deal with his grief by tossing aside discipline and letting the boys run hog wild while he joins in the fun as a willing participant, rather than as a parent. This solution vexes his in-laws and the poor young woman from Artie’s school who is looking to Joe for a romance, and instead winds up with additional childrearing responsibilities without any perks. The acting is first rate in this film that presents some inevitable clichés from the grief-dealing playbook, but also tosses in the occasional change of pace zinger to keep the film from drowning in sorrow. The triumph of learning how to be a good father is the payoff that evolves from the grief, making for a quietly uplifting finale. n

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NCE AGAIN, GREETINGS AND salutations. For you folks who were with us for Fabulous ‘50s Weekend in Wildwood, again, a smashing success. Now this weekend, look for yours truly to host a show at Burlington County Community College in Mt. Laurel featuring Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge. Tickets are available at 856-222-9311, ext. 1415, and at the door Oct. 25. And the following Saturday, Nov. 7, we open up Memories in Margate for a special event to raise money for underprivileged children in Ocean City. Tickets will be available at the door — hope to see you there. Now, let’s ask the Geator.

I couldn’t think of a better Christmas gift for our friends than tickets to the Jan. 30 show at the Kimmel Center. Would you have any information on who some of the performers will be? Not wanting to lose the opportunity to secure our seats, we just purchased a block — Mike of tickets in the blind. Regards

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Your dad is recalling the version by trumpeter Eddie Calvert, which came out at the same time as Eddie Fisher’s version, in January 1954. Both made the Top 10, with Fisher’s version reaching

A Geator Gold Christmas CD is on the back burner, but look for the new ‘50 Years of Musical Memories’ CD. No. 1 in the U.S. and Calvert’s version No. 1 in Great Britain. But the original version, “O Mein Papa,” goes all the way back to 1939, when it was written for a German musical, and it was a huge hit even back then. How about giving some thought to a Geator Gold Christmas CD with all your favorite Christmas songs just in case I get “Snowbound for Christmas”? — Bill Stinson (“Kenny Rogers”)

That’s on the back burner, but with our 50th anniversary in January, look for our new CD called 50 Years of Musical Memories, taking you back to the very beginning and going up to the present, including the music and excitement that happens every summer at Memories in Margate, the singles that A group of fellows who meet at the Cherry I’ve recorded during my career, and the Hill Mall are mixed up about Cozy Morley. hits that we were responsible for introIs he still in good health or not (to perform, ducing. Stay tuned and we’ll let you etc.)? Thank you — Tom Darro, Mt. Laurel know when it’s available. n Cozy is still going strong in his 80s and lives right in your area with his wife, Bobbi. He has always kept himself in tiptop shape and looks great, but I don’t believe he is performing these days. And how about this: I go back with Cozy to when I was a senior at Bishop Neumann in South Philly and booked him for our prom along with Gloria Mann and Fisher & Marks.

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ATLANTIC CITY * For casino venues, see “Casino Capsule” p. 32 for entertainment listings. Visit acweekly.com for more detailed listings.

Borgata Comedy Club *

Carmine’s

A Dam Good Sports Bar

The Quarter at Tropicana. 5729300. tropicana.net. Familystyle Italian restaurant. and well-stocked bar.

Alto Vino

Tropicana Casino Resort. Sun.Fri. 4-10pm. Wine bar featuring fine wine, champagne, a small plates menu, live entertainment. Beth Tinnon every Thurs. 7pm-10:40pm

Atlantic City Bar & Grill

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

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

40/40 Club

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

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Boogie Nights *

32° Luxe Lounge *

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

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

Resorts. 344-6000. resortsac. com. Casino bar & lounge. The Quarter at Tropicana. 5720032. tropicana.net. VIP bottle service, DJs.

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Blue Martini *

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

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

Back Bay Ale House

800 N. New Hampshire Ave. 449-0006. backbayalehouse. com. Open seven days from 11am. Live music weekends.

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.

Casbah Night Club * Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 449-1000. 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. thechelsea-ac.com. The 5th Floor is a lively pool-equipped nightlife scene from 10pm-4am every Fri. & Sat.

Chelsea Pub 8 S. Morris Ave. (Across from Trop parking garage) 3454916. Three bars. 11:30am1pm 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. 1-877-FUNNYAC.

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

Corky’s Ribs and BBQ Tropicana’s Marketplace, Brighton Ave. & the Boardwalk. 345-4100. tropicana.net. Now serving breakfast. Dinner specials.

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

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar * The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3486700. cubalibrerestaurant.com. Latin music, exclusive rum bar.

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. 340-7200. hiltonac.com. Nautical-themed 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.

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Ego Bar and Lounge * Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 449-1000. trumptaj.com. Nightlife hot spot at Trump Taj Mahal.

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

El Charro!

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

Evo

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

Firewaters

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

Flying Cloud Café 800 N. New Hampshire Avenue,

Gardner’s Basin. 345-8222. Open daily from 11am for lunch and dinner. During all games, $1 hot dogs and $2 16-ounce domestic drafts. Formica’s Cafe

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Game On!

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

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

Forum Lounge *

Girasole Ristorante & Bar

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

Foundation Room at House of Blues *

801 Boardwalk at Showboat. 343-5795. hob.com. Members

866-MYBORGATA. theborgata. com. Live music, gourmet tequila menu.

Hard Rock Cafe

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

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

Home Run Tavern

Gypsy Bar *

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

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-

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

Hooters

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 11am-1am daily.

Knife & Fork

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

Le Grand Fromage

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

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

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1926 Atlantic Ave. 3442293. losamigosrest.com. Southwestern and Mexican beers and fare since 1978.

Los Compadres

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

Megan’s Good Grub & Pub

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

Missile Bar *

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

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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. 10pm5am. Nightclub with a personality of its own.

Oasis Lobby Bar

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

Old Waterway Inn

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

The Palm

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3447256. thepalm.com. Awardwinning wine list. “Prime Time” Happy hour 5-7pm and 9pm-? daily, includes $3.50 small-bites menu.

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

Pic-A-Lilli Pub

231 S. Tennessee Ave. 3441113. Dinner menu. Wing specials on Wednesday nights. Beer specials daily, 11pm-2am.

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

Planet Rose Karaoke Bar The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 3446565. planetrose.com. Plush cocktail lounge and karaoke bar.

Proud Mary’s

3209 Fairmount Ave. 3483322. Serving food, beverages 24 hours daily.

Providence *

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

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

The Ridge

Bally’s Claridge tower. Park Place and the Boardwalk. 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.

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

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

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

Teplitzky’s Lounge Chelsea Hotel. 111 S. Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelsea-ac.com. DJ dance parties every Friday and Saturday night starting 9pm. Happy hour 4-7pm includes discounted drinks and half-off apps.

Tony’s Baltimore Bar & Grill 2800 Atlantic Ave. 345-5766 and 345-9461. baltimoregrill. com. An A.C. landmark.

The Trinity Pub and Carvery

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

Tun Tavern

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Convention Blvd., across from Convention Ctr. 347-7800. tuntavern.com. Live music Wed.Sun., 9pm-1am. Specials daily.

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

West Side Bar

511 N. Arkansas Ave. 3440883. westsideac.com. Alternative lifestyle party every night.

Whiskey Grille

20 Pennsylvania Ave. 3453290. 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. The Tiki Bar is open seasonally and allows access for boaters.

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

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

St. George’s Pub Towne Center, 4282 Harbour

Beach Blvd. 266-1001. stgeorgespub.com. Full bar with martini menu. Pool table. Open 24 hours.

DOWNBEACH Ventnor, Margate & Longport 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

823-1163. steveandcookies. com. Live music nightly.

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

Tomatoe’s

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

Steve & Cookie’s 9700 Amherst Ave., Margate.

9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 822-7535. tomatoesmargate. com. Asian-American cuisine with entertainment weekends and “rock ‘n’ roll sushi” Mon. & Wed., 9pm-mid.

Ventura’s Greenhouse

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

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823 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 927-1776. 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 710pm every Friday. No cover.

Atlantic City Country Club

1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield,

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

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10am-1am. Kitchen from 11am-11pm. Live music Thursdays.

Tilton Road, Northfield, 6466565. formicabrosbakery.com. Live music Fridays, 7-10pm.

Blue Marlin Sports Bar & Grill

Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern

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

Bulldogs Bar & Grill

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

Caroline’s Bar & Restaurant

6725 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 927-9007. carolinesbythebay. com. Food served 11am-2am. Happy hour Mon.-Sat., 47pm. DJs Fri. night.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

450 Bay Ave., Somers Pt.4072580. carrabbas.com. Wine Wednesdays: Enjoy any bottle of wine on the wine list for $10 off and if you don’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.

Charlie’s

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

Chickie’s and Pete’s

6055 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 272-1930. chickiesandpetes. com. Ultimate sports bar with entertainment nightly.

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Cousin Mario’s

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

Crab Trap

On the Circle in Somers Pt. 927-7377. thecrabtrap.com. Restaurant and bar overlooking bay. Live music nightly indoors, and outdoors at Crabby Jack’s.

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

Goodfellows, W.L.

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

Great American Pub & Grille

Festival at Hamilton, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-1990. Family owned since 1998. Specials daily.

Gregory’s

900 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-6665. gregorysbar.com. Weekly drink specials. Family run since 1946.

Hibiscus

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

Hi Point Pub (Skelly’s)

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

The Inlet

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

The Inn at Sugar Hill

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

JD’s Pub

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

Jo-Jo’s Italian Grille

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

JR’s Tavern

10 McArthur Blvd. Somers Point. 927-6111.

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.

East Bay Crab & Grille

Juliano’s Pub & Grill

DiOrio’s Circle Cafe

Cardiff Circle, EHT. 272-7721. eastbaycrab.com. Daily Happy hour 4-7pm. Mon. half-priced sushi, dinner & drink specials daily. Everyday bar menu with 11 items from $2 each till closing.

Formica’s Cafe

Kensington Square, 200 North

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

La Hacienda

265 S. New York Rd., Galloway.

652-6050. Live music every Fri. & Sat. night, 7:30-11:30pm.

Library III

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

Mac’s

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

Mangia by the Greens

3016 Ocean Heights Ave., EHT. 601-8369. mangiabythegreens.com. In clubhouse of McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links. Entertainment nightly.

McGettigan’s 19th Hole

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

McKee’s Irish Pub

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

Oyster Creek Inn

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

The Pearl Restaurant & Bar 1 MacArthur Blvd, Somers Point. 653-1155. Serving Chinese and American food daily from 4pm-3am. Drink specials.

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

PJ’s 50 Pub & Grille

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

Ram’s Head Inn

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

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

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Smithville Inn

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Tailgaters Galloway Grille

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

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

Testa’s Good Guys Pub

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

Touch of Italy

6629 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 646-1855. Touchofitaly. net. Happy hour Mon.-Fri 46:30pm, reduced drink and appetizer specials. Live music Tues.-Thurs., 6-10pm.

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

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

Deauville Inn

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

Fuze

79th St. and Third, Avalon. 368-1919. Upscale dining and live entertainment. Sat., Jazz with Pauline Bennick, 7-11pm.

Jack’s Place

3601 Ocean Drive, Avalon, 967-5001. jacksplaceavalon. com. Live music on weekends.

Juan Pablo’s Margarita Bar

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

Kix McNutley’s Bar

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

La Costa Lounge

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

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

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

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Coconutz

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

30 S. Florida Ave., AC 4490033. Open daily 3pm-3am, with happy hour 3-6pm. Free parking.

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

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

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2405 Pacific Ave. 347-1234.

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of weightlifting can do. Also, it doesn’t make you huge. The Olympics have a two-lift event: the snatch, and the clean and jerk. Going for the Olympics would be great. If I had the opportunity to represent my county, I would love that.

Interview by Carole Mattessich

N HONORS STUDENT WITH renaissance features and a megawatt smile, 12-year-old Deirdre Lynzsch loves to listen to Jack Johnson and Christina Aguilera — when she’s not playing varsity football for the Somers Point Sharks or competing for a national weightlifting ranking. Her mom says that when Deirdre was six, “I told her football is for the boys, but if she still wanted to play the following year, she could. The next year, her brother was suiting up, and she came out with her cleats on. She said, ‘you promised!’ I brought her to the field and asked the coach to humor us. When I came back, he said, ‘Hey, she’s really good!’”

more reason to continue. I was never really a very big fan of girlie things, cheerleading and putting on nail polish and stuff. But you’re very beautiful – you must know that? Thank you, but beauty isn’t everything. Someday when my Prince Charming comes along, it might mean more. Football gave me a lot more reason to stay strong and fit, than if I were just worrying about my appearance.

Tell me about being the only girl on a team. I’ve gotten used to it, and the boys are fine with it now. We’re friends. The first year, some people didn’t even realize I was a girl, because I braided my hair and You’re involved in some demanding sports. Well, I was always really strong, and I tucked it in. Some boys wouldn’t come hung out with my brother Timmy and after me when they realized I was a girl, the boys a lot. I’m not trying to be a boy, so their coaches started double teaming but I just always found myself interested me. They don’t avoid me now, and they in sports like hiking, fishing, dirt-biking, respect me. football. Even snorkeling — I’d hold my breath as long as I could at school. I just Is there anything girls can’t do or shouldn’t do? like adventure more than staying home. If something would make you happy, and you’re able to do it and won’t hurt yourself doing it, then I say: go for it! This is your sixth year with the Sharks. It’s our town football team, in the Atlantic The only thing I ever wanted to do that I County Junior Football League. When couldn’t was to compete in the Pinewood I started, I couldn’t throw, kick, or run, Derby Race. It was only for Cub Scouts. but I could block and tackle. I played tackle, then linebacker. Last year, I scored Do you expect to play football much longer? a touchdown on a kickoff return! Over the I’ll play next year, but I sort of draw years, as I got even stronger, it gave me the line at high school. Meanwhile, I’ve

You lifted 105 kilograms at a recent meet. Once those results are in, I’ll be ranked No. 1 in my weight class and age group by the American Weightlifting Association. I’m in the “school-age” category. Our national champion lifted 100 kilograms at the nationals, and I’d love to compete against her next June. As I get more started playing lacrosse, too. But the accomplished, my club might sponsor thing I’ll probably follow competitively me to the meets. now, big-time, is weightlifting, which I You must spend a lot of time training. started last July. My father used to personally coach me, and then I started at East Coast Speed Why weightlifting? Academy. The guys who run it, and The very first time I saw it I said, I know my weightlifting trainer, are amazing I can do this. Being pretty strong already, athletes. I’m also a member of the East it came naturally in some ways. The most Coast Gold Weightlifting Club, which is exciting moment, that’s really cool, is separate. when you get to the bar at a meet. All the eyes are on you — you’ve got the whole Your dad says you’ll sing the National uniform — and you realize how much Anthem at next week’s Sharks game – is there time and effort you put into this. And anything you can’t do? you can’t back down. You have to, like, I love singing. I’ve been in our commufocus — no smiling; you have to be dead nity theater. This year I was Gabrielle in serious. You worked really hard to get High School Musical and, last year, the to this very moment, and when you’re mirror in Beauty and the Beast. n finally done, you feel like you got back what you put in. Are the Olympics a goal? I do Olympic training, which is aerobic and doesn’t prevent me from participating in other sports, like some other types

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Kind Gestures By Whitney Ullman

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ALWAYS SAY HOW SMALL gestures can make a big difference and I wanted to share with you a few key examples. We are all human and we all crave positive attention. Because we know this, then it should be easier to communicate with each other, right? Well it’s not so easy, but hopefully these gestures will help guide you on the right path to bringing happiness to yourself and to others. First gesture: remember to smile as much as possible. Statistics show that even when you are alone and depressed, just forcing yourself to smile could put you in a better mood. Smiling is a natural way of showing someone you care without having to verbally say it. Smiling can make a difference in someone else’s day just by passing by and giving a smile. It acknowledges that they exist. Bottom line — smiling is contagious and many of us want to catch it!

Another gesture could be paying for someone’s toll, or buying someone a coffee. Over the summer, my sister was having a rough morning so she decided to visit my husband and me on the beach in Margate. She needed time to relax and de-stress. On her way over the Margate Bridge, she took out money to pay and it turned out that the car in front of her paid for her toll. Now that toll is $1.50, which is a pretty hefty amount, but that small gesture turned my sister’s annoying morning into a great day. Another gesture would be to verbally tell someone how you feel. It doesn’t monetarily cost anything, but it can certainly go a long way. It could be as big as professing your love for someone to something as small as just saying “thank you.” I have learned that it is important to acknowledge people even for the smallest things because too many times in life we either forget or we let these opportunities

pass us by and then we feel it is too late. It is never too late, just do it.

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Reality shows are still really popular, especially the ones that involve restaurants and cooking. I love watching these experienced chefs whip up a dish as if it is so simple and they do it with all fresh and easy-to-find ingredients all within a certain time frame. These chefs do their thing with so much confidence and class. Isn’t it funny, when we watch these experienced chefs make great dishes, how we can almost taste and smell the aroma right through the TV? This happened to me this past Sunday when I had the pleasure of watching the Iron Chef America episode featuring SeaBlue’s new executive chef Anthony Amoroso. I watched the episode at a viewing party inside the restaurant’s private dining room at The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. In the episode, which we watched live, Amoroso took on Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. The task was to make different variations of the fish Bronzino. In the end, Amoroso’s spread

earned him more points than his competitor and so he won the challenge. Amoroso, who was in attendance, finally got to break the silence about his win, which was taped “a long time ago,” according to Amoroso. (This was the first time his friends and family were notified of the outcome and we have it on video; check it out online at acweekly.com). Amoroso is a New Jersey native (Jersey City), but he has had the opportunity to work for some fabulous restaurants in New York and in Las Vegas. Now he’s back home! n

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AC Weekly Headliners and shows through Nov. 1

Lenny Kravitz

Snoop Dogg

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

Luis Fonsi Oct. 24, Bally’s Main Ballroom Popular Latin musician and singer Luis Fonsi headlines at Bally’s on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11pm. Tickets are $48, $75 and $78.

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

Lenny Kravitz Oct. 24, Event Center Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz headlines at the Borgata on Saturday, Oct. 24, 8pm. Tickets are $65. Kravitz’ multiple talents as a writer, producer and multiinstrumentalist have established him as one of rock’s most respected songwriters. To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of his 1989 debut, Let Love Rule, Kravitz and Virgin/EMI collaborated to create an expanded two CD and digital reissue featuring the newly remastered original album, plus 18 bonus tracks, including 13 previously unreleased demos, rare Bsides, and live recordings. A new studio album is scheduled for release in 2010. O C T O B E R 2 2 , 2 0 0 9 / A C W E E K LY. C O M

Lily Tomlin

Borgata Nightlife afterparty with music Taste of Emeril’s Cooking by guest DJ and Roots’ member, ?uest- Challenge love. The Roots ninth studio album (11th Now-Nov. 12, Circus Maximus Theater overall), entitled How I Got Over is set to Caesars is giving foodies the opportube released soon. nity to step into Emeril Lagasse’s kitchen. Audiences can catch “Taste of Emeril’s” Stevie Wonder Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 2pm Oct. 30-31, Event Center Stevie Wonder, and Thursdays at 7pm. There will be who first performed in Atlantic City at additional shows on Friday, Nov. 6 and the Steel Pier when he was 14-years- Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7pm. Tickets are $35. old, will be performing in the Event “Taste of Emeril’s” is a fast-paced, food Center at Borgata on Friday, Oct. 30 and competition and cooking demonstration, Saturday, Oct. 31 at 8pm. Tickets are where contestants can win great prizes $85, $125 and $150. Wonder has pro- including chances to experience the finduced more than 30 top 10 hits, earned est restaurants at Caesars and The Pier 22 Grammy awards, and an Academy Shops. The culinary action, hosted by Award for best song (“I Just Called to Say Marc Summers, will pit audience memI Love You”). He has recorded numer- bers against one another, as they compete ous critically acclaimed albums includ- for top spots as assistant chefs. Emeril will ing Talking Book, Innervisions, and Songs welcome guests and assist competitors via in the Key of Life. His hit singles include on-screen video. (See p. 37 for preview) “Uptight (Everything’s Alright),” “I Was Made To Love Her,” “My Cherie Amour,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” “Superstition” and “Sir Duke.”

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Oct. 24, Music Box Lily Tomlin, the star of stage, screen and television, makes her Atlantic City debut at the Music Box on Borgata Comedy Club Saturday, Oct. 24, 9pm. Tickets are $50 Music Box The Borgata Comedy Club and $65. (See interview, p. 29 and an online offers fun-filled evenings featuring a trio of comedians nightly (except durQ&A at www.acweekly.com) ing headliner engagements). Showtimes are 9pm and the tickets are $20. (Visit The Roots Oct. 30, Music Box Known for their theborgata.com). Headlining now to Oct. jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop and 25 are Tom Briscoe, Jack Fontana and their use of live instrumentals, The Roots JJ Ramierez. Appearing Oct. 26 to Nov. will continue their residency at Borgata, 1 are Dan Wilson, Levent and Basile. playing The Music Box on Friday, Oct. Scheduled Nov. 2-8 are Bob DiBono, 30, at 9pm. Tickets are $49.50. Currently Willie Farrell and Vic Dunlop. the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Grammy-award winning band will perform for the third time in four months with each show featuring a special guest. Jimmy Fallon is scheduled for Atlantic City this performance. Following each per- Tickets: Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420, Caesars formance, the band will host an official box office; for more info, 1-800-677-SHOW

Caesars

House of Blues/ Showboat Atlantic City

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

Lamb of God Oct. 23, Music Hall Metal band Lamb of God, touring in support of their album Wrath, headlines at the House of Blues on Friday, Oct. 23, 8pm. Tickets are $35 and the opening band is Hatebreed.

Snoop Dogg Oct. 31, House of Blues The Snoop Dogg Wonderland High School Tour featuring Method Man & Redman comes to the House of Blues on Halloween Night, Oct. 31, 8pm. Tickets are $39.50 and $59.50. As the embodiment of ‘90s gang-

sta rap, Snoop Dogg blurred the lines between reality and fiction. Introduced to the world through Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic,” Snoop quickly became the most famous star in rap.

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

‘Haunted Illusions’

Oct. 24, Superstar Theater David Caserta will bring his Halloween spectacular, Haunted Illusions, to the Superstar Theater on Saturday, Oct. 24, 8pm. Tickets are $20. (See story, p. 47)

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

‘Footloose’

Now to Nov. 4, Tropicana Showroom Footloose, a musical which began as a hit film in 1984 starring Kevin Bacon and was later turned into a hit stage show, is presented at the Tropicana now to Nov. 4. Showtimes are Sat. 9pm; Sun. 7pm; Mon. 8pm; Tues.-Wed. 3:30 & 8pm. Tickets are $25. The show is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a stage production. Kick off your Sunday shoes and watch as Ren, Ariel and their friends light up the stage with the memorable hits, including “Let’s Here it For the Boy” and “Footloose.” (See video at acweekly.com/video)

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HEADLINERS

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

Compiled by Lori Hoffman / lhoffman@acweekly.com For tickets: 1-800-736-1420 or 1-800-298-4200 (Borgata only)

Lady Gaga comes to Borgata in January.

Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret The Comedy Stop is a 300-seat venue in The Quarter at Tropicana. Showtimes are Sun.-Thurs. at 9pm ($23); Fri. at 9 & 11:15pm ($26) and Sat. 9 & 11:15pm ($28). Scheduled now to Oct. 25 are Kevin Downey Jr., Tommy Blaze and Harry Basil. Scheduled Oct. 26-Nov. 1 are Jackson Perdue, Alicia Cooper and Dave Russo. Kozak the Magician appears daily, ($23), with a dinner show package for $30. Showtime is 6pm (dinner seating one hour prior). Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Asylum Fight League Oct. 24, Grand Cayman Asylum Fight League Mixed Martial Arts will be at Trump Marina on Saturday, Oct. 24, tak- OCTOBER ing place in a cage arena. The first match Oct. 23 is at 9pm with doors opening one hour • Lamb of God, House of Blues prior. Ticket prices are $50, $75 and $100.

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort O C T O B E R 2 2 , 2 0 0 9 / A C W E E K LY. C O M

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

Sylvia Browne Oct. 24, Mark G. Etess Arena Sylvia Browne will be in the Arena at Trump Taj Mahal on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 8pm. Tickets are $35, $50 and $75. Browne is a world renowned spiritual teacher, psychic, author, lecturer and researcher in the field of parapsychology. She lectures, teaches, and counsels people from around the globe.

Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera

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Oct. 25, Mark G. Etess Arena Group Ole, Inc. presents Dynamic Duo, Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera, at Trump Taj Mahal on Sunday, Oct. 25. The showtime is 2pm. Tickets range from $38$150. The two performers are popular musical stars from the Philippines. n

Oct. 24 • Lenny Kravitz, Borgata • Sylvia Browne, Trump Taj Mahal • Haunted Illusions, Resorts • Lily Tomlin, Borgata • Luis Fonsi, Bally’s • Asylum Fight League, MMA, Trump Marina Oct. 25 • As 1: Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera, Trump Taj Mahal Oct. 30 • The Roots, Borgata Oct. 30-31 • Stevie Wonder, Borgata Oct. 31 • Snopp Dogg Wonderland Tour with Method Man & Redman, House of Blues

NOVEMBER Nov. 1 • Demi Lovato, David Archuleta, Trump Taj Mahal Nov. 6 • Rob Thomas, Borgata • Daughtry, Trump Taj Mahal • Tony Bennett, Caesars • Sean Paul, House of Blues

Nov. 7 • Bill Maher, Borgata • Bob Newhart, Borgata • Brian Wilson House of Blues • Cesar Millan (The Dog Whisperer), Resorts • NABA Welterweight title fight: Richard Gutierrez vs. Mike Jones, Bally’s Nov. 8 • Taking Back Sunday, The All American Rejects, House of Blues • Notis Sfakianakis, Resorts Nov. 13 • Freestyle Free For All, Trump Taj Mahal Nov. 13-14 • Roger Daltrey, Borgata Nov. 14 • Disco Ball 8, Trump Taj Mahal Nov. 20 • Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat XXVII, Tropicana • Boxing Fall Brawl: Prince Badi Ajamu vs. Daniel Judah, Taj Mahal Nov. 20-22 • Frankie Valli, Borgata Nov. 21 • 311 w/ Slighty Stoopid, Borgata • Dion, Resorts • Sean Paul, House of Blues • Real Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute), Trump Marina

Nov. 27 • Aventura, Trump Taj Mahal • Queen Latifah, House of Blues Nov. 27-28 • Robin Williams, Borgata • The Temptations, Hilton • The Beach Boys, Tropicana • 2009 Legends Basketball Classic, Boardwalk Hall • Long Live the Beatles w/The Mahoney Brothers, Trump Plaza Nov. 28 • Brian Setzer Orchestra, Trump Taj Mahal • Itzhak Perlman, Resorts • Matisyahu, Borgata • Girl Talk, House of Blues

DECEMBER Dec. 4-6 • Charlie Prose Christmas Show, Trump Plaza Dec. 4-5 • Stephen Lynch, Borgata Dec. 5 • Raphael Saadiq, House of Blues • Boyz II Men, Resorts Dec. 12 • Mike Birbiglia, Borgata • Il Divo, Trump Taj Mahal • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Harrah’s Resort

Dec. 31 • O.A.R., House of Blues • Jimmy Eat World, House of Blues

JANUARY, 2010 Jan. 10 • Lisa Williams, Trump Taj Mahal Jan. 16 • Lady Gaga, Borgata • Louie Anderson, Hilton Jan. 29-30 • Midget Auto Racing, Boardwalk Hall

REVUES Ongoing • Kozak the Magician, Comedy Stop at Trop • Yesterday — A Tribute to the Beatles, Tropicana Now-Nov. 4 • Footloose, Tropicana Nov. 14-Dec. 15 • Miracle on 34th Street, Tropicana Nov. 27-Dec. 13 • Cirque Dreams Holidaze Trump Taj Mahal Dec. 8-20 • Spirit of Christmas, Hilton n


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Kitchen Commander Bam! The ‘Taste of Emeril’s Cooking Challenge’ starts a four-week run this week at Caesars By Frank Gabriel

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E W O R L E A N S - B A S E D restaurateur Emeril Lagasse — anointed by fellow food luminary Mario Batali as no less than “The most famous chef in recorded history” — debuts his latest entertainment concept, Taste of Emeril’s Audience Participation Cooking Challenge, right here (it started Wednesday, Oct. 21). Caesars Atlantic City’s Circus Maximus Theater will be the locale, and popular Food Network personality Marc Summers (Unwrapped) serves as host, kicking off a four-week run, through Nov. 12. The concept is simple; selected members of the audience will be given opportunities to perform on-stage with industry professionals serving as their assistant chefs. The tasks chosen for them are remarkably similar to what one would expect in either a culinary-school environment or a typical restaurant kitchen. The catch: literally anyone from the audience can be selected, and this gameshow format should serve to keep everyone on alert and paying close attention. Winners can anticipate prizes that include fine dining at Caesars and its oceanic affiliate, The Pier Shops at Caesars. The experience is designed to be personal, as characterized by Joe Domenico, senior vice president and general manager of Caesars Atlantic City. “Caesars strives to give its customers exclusive entertainment experiences. Taste of Emeril’s will give customers the opportunity to see first hand, what it’s like to cook in Emeril’s kitchen.”

The ‘Challenge’ set

A short list of those potential challenges provided to us includes a “pan flip technique,” with teams of three men and three women. Utilizing six frying pans and 20 pre-cooked pancakes, contestants will be asked to flip the cakes over an obstacle. The top two men and women will then be given the opportunity to continue on into the elimination round. The second test is on egg technique, and should sound familiar to those fans of Bravo’s Top Chef series. Four contestants will be chosen to participate, each of them cracking two eggs into a bowl. They will then be required to properly ‘separate’ the ovum into different con-

tainers, leaving as little of the yolk and white together as is possible. Completing this task, they will turn to a pair of egg whites, preset for them in cold copper bowls. These are to be whipped with whisks, the initial step in creating meringues and mousses, for a specified time. The three best here will also qualify for later eliminations. Our favorite competition is, naturally, the tasting element. We really like the selection of small bites to be sampled by contestants, including: chicken, papaya, bleu cheese and octopus (can’t wait to see if A: anyone can identify that last item, a Mediterranean staple, and B: their price-

less reactions upon finding out what it actually was.) One winner will join the others in a pair of elimination challenges. The first involves a chef-prepared dish, in which two men and two women will assist. The second elimination will begin with a chef demonstration on the use of a pastry bag and frosting.Two contestants will then fill their own pastry dispensers and decorate a blank cake based on a common theme given. While this is going on, the chef will prepare a lemon meringue dessert for sampling later. Particulars of the final challenge for the evening — dubbed the Big Bam Challenge — were not available as of press time. Which, for us at least, makes this all the more intriguing. What will they come up with? Guess you’ll just have to be there to find out. Members of the audience not chosen won’t be left out of the interactive fun, as each and every one will be able to try some of the food created. While Lagasse himself isn’t present for the events, he will welcome guests and assist competitors via on-screen video. If you want to be a part of Taste of Emeril’s at Caesars, shows are on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 2pm and Thursdays at 7pm. There will be additional shows on Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7pm. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased by calling 800-736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. n E-mail Frank Gabriel at fgabriel@acweekly.com

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

Angeloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fairmount Tavern

2300 Fairmount Ave. 3442439. angelosfairmounttavern. com. An A.C. institution, Angeloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian fare has flourished for three generations.

Angeloniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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). 3488080. atlanticcitybar.com. Lobster, homemade pizza, BBQ baby back ribs and more.

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

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111 S. Chelsea Ave. , inside Chelsea hotel. thechelseaac.com. 348-2200. One of the newly opened Chelsea Hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two Stephen Starr restaurants.

Chelsea Pub

El Charro! 2430 Fairmount Ave. Authentic Mexican restaurant.

Flying Cloud CafĂŠ

800 N. New Hampshire Avenue, Gardnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basin. 345-8222. Relaxed, waterfront dining specializing in seafood. Open daily from 11am for lunch and dinner. Available for private parties from 10 to 200, and off-premise catering. Waterside outside deck open, weather permitting.

The Melting Pot

served from 11am and dinner served nightly in the Sunset Room from 5-10pm. The Tiki Bar is open seasonally.

Imperial Inn

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

Goochie Brothers

Irish Pub

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

Laguna Grill Martini Bar

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Pho Hoa Cali

3108 Pacific Ave. 345-5554. girasoleac.com. Serving Mediterranean Italian cuisine daily. 3124 Atlantic Ave. 347-8810. Serving exceptional Mandarin, Szechwan and Cantonese food.

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.

Little Saigon

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

Longhorn Steak House

Dockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oyster House

1926 Atlantic Ave. 3442293. losamigosrest.com/AC. Mexican food, fresh seafood and prime steaks.

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

28 S. Tennessee Ave. 3448928. Malaysian and Chinese cuisine.

Girasole Ristorante

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

Ducktown Tavern

Melaka Restaurant

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

8 S. Morris Ave. 345-4916. Popular local hangout is open 24 hours, seven days. Mon.Fri. Happy hour 11:30am1pm, 4-6pm. 2405 Atlantic Ave. 3450092. docksoysterhouse.com. Offering fine steaks and seafood, classic seafood soups, bar and raw bar.

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New York Diner

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.

Ruthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Steakhouse 2020 Atlantic Ave. 344-5833. serioussteaks.com. Corn-fed USDA Prime Midwest beef, specialty chops, seafood, award-winning wine list.

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111 S. Chelsea Ave., inside Chelsea hotel. thechelseaac.com.1-800-548-3030. Stephen Starrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diner-inspired venue also housing a hideaway cocktail lounge and coffee shop.

Tun Tavern

Two Convention Way. 3477800. tuntavern.com. A.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first steakhouse and brewery, now serving lunch, dinner and late night snacks. Microbrews.

Whiskey Grille

20 Pennsylvania Ave. 3453290. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner.

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

The Wonderbar

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

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

1312 W. Brigantine Ave. 2661124. Serving pizza, subs, steaks, Italian dinners, grilled seafood, cappuccino and desserts. 4208 Harbour Beach Blvd. 266-3100. Italian cuisine and pizzeria. 1400 Ocean Ave. 266-7731. lagunagrill.com. Fine cuisine, unique ambiance on the beach with beautiful view.

Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Hoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Imperial East

7800 Ventnor Avenue, Margate. 487-8052. Open 7 days 11am-10:30 pm. Modern Chinese cuisine. Daily lunch and dinner specials. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We deliver, even to the beach.â&#x20AC;? Free parking lot.

China Dumpling Seafood Resaurant

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Cleoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fish Palace

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

7307 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 822-5858. cleosfish.com. A large variety of prepared seafood and dinner platters. Catering available.

Dinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Subs & Pizza

8016 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-6602 or 822-0670. Open seven days, 7-11:30am. Breakfast entrees, sandwiches and subs. Party trays for all occasions. Pick up, eat in and delivery.

Downbeach Deli

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

Dune

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

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

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

Gertrudeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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

Hannah Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

7310 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 823-1466. (Cafe located at 7303 Ventnor Ave. 822-6000). 9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 822-1789. johnnyscafeventnor. com. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert with reasonable prices.

La Fontana

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

Lamberti

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

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Red Room CafĂŠ

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.

Sophieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Margate CafĂŠ

8017 Winchester Ave., Margate. 822-1610. Offers a wide selection of pancakes. Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; menu available.

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

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

Tomatoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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

Venturaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greenhouse

106 Benson Ave., Margate. 822-0140. 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.

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2405 New Rd., Northfield. 6467565. Traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine.

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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.

Celinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mulberry Market & Grille

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

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

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

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

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

Cousin Marioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 9277377, thecrabtrap.com Serving fresh seafood, soups, steaks, homemade breads, desserts and more.

Dubliner Irish Pub

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

East Bay Crab & Grill

Cardiff Plaza, EHT. 272-7721. eastbaycrab.com. 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 & Ethelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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

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

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Galloway Twp. 748-1818. Authentic Greek cuisine.

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

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

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

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

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McKeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Twp. 404-9000. Featuring classic pub fare plus a full dinner menu.

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

JRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern

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

Julianoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant

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

900 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-6665. gregorysbar.com. Serving lunch & dinner until 1am. Food and beverage specials.

Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant

The Grilled Cheese & Crabcake Co.

La Hacienda

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 (Skellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s)

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

Hu Tieu

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

Johnny Rockets

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

The Inlet

988 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 926-9611. inletrestaurantnj. com. Open daily 11:30am3pm 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.

JDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub & Grille

45 S. New York Rd., Galloway

119 Route 50, Corbin City. 628-3024. ls-jbones.com. Traditional, casual dining. JBones Tavern inside. 265 S. New York Rd. (Route 9), Galloway, 652-6050. Serving authentic Mexican cuisine.

La Pizzatega

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

Levariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 645-7655. libraryiii.com. Murphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crab cakes, steaks, prime rib, seafood and salad bar.

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.

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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best

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

Mickey & Minnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Richland House

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Nizamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Mount Fuji

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 Point. 652-8565. Old-fashioned fresh seafood house with waterfront dining.

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

1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000. pistolpetessaloon.com. Casual dining. Open Mon.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thurs. 11amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3am; Fri. & Sat. 11amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4am. Happy hour 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm. Featuring prime Angus steaks, fresh seafood, salads, chicken and ribs. Limited time offer: any sandwich with fries $5.99. Mon.-Fri. 11am-2pm. Fri.-Sun dinner specials: All you can eat ribs $14.99, 14-ounce USDA prime rib or rib eye for $9.99 each.

PJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50 Pub & Grille

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

Rama Thai

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

Ramâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Inn

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

Renault Winery

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

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.

Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Grill

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

Simply Fondue

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

Somers Point Cafe

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

Smithville Inn

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

Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Northfield

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 ac-


claimed 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 as well as catering for any event.

OCEAN CITY AND SOUTH 701 Mosaic

701 4th St., Ocean City. 398-2700. Contemporary Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine. 947-949 Asbury Ave., OC. 3989300. Italian restaurant and gourmet deli.

Chatterbox

Sack O’ Subs

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

Deauville Inn

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

Fuze

Ventura’s Offshore Café

Vic’s Subs

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

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

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.

Casa Del Dolce

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

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

Full service restaurant with wide variety of choices from seafood to steaks.

Grind Garage

Island Grill Restaurant

100 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City. 391-9616. ocnjislandgrill.com.

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

Vince’s

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

Ward’s Pastry

730 Asbury Ave., OC. 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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Ballyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brunch

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

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Izakaya

A modern Japanese pub from Michael Schulson.

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674-8300, continentalac.com. An 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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Snacks from the Lone Star Snack Bar are served.

The Reserve/Preview Bar

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

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

Sports Bar

Noodle Village

New York style deli.

Bread + Butter

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Burgers, hot dogs.

Pickles Deli

Extensive buffet menu. $28.95 (plus tax) for dinner Mon.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri. (4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm). Sat. (4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm). Sun. (4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm); Breakfast, $14.95 (plus tax) Mon.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sat. (8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11:15am); Brunch, $23.95 Sun. (8amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3pm); Lunch. $17.95 (plus tax) Mon.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sat. (noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3pm).

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

340-0099. A retro â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s-style Boardwalk restaurant. Offering an extensive selection of authentic Chinese and Vietnamese comfort foods.

Choose from a variety of regional steaks and seafood.

La Piazza Buffet

348-4411 Neroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday Brunch

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

Cafe Roma

Coffee shop w/take-out available.

Kwi Restaurant and Noodle Bar

Offers a selection of traditional

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

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

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441-5000 Bluepoint Bar

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

Club Cappuccino

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

Corner Grille & Deli

Traditional deli favorites. Also has hot menu items.

Island Luau

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

McCormick & Schmickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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

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

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

Reflections

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

The Steakhouse

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

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.

Coffee and espresso bar plus pastry shop, soups and sandwiches. Open 24 hours Sun.Fri.; open 7am-11pm Sat. Land and sea buffet features a variety of specialties. Cost: $16 (includes tax). Hours are 11:30 am-9pm Sun.-Fri; 11:30 am10pm on Sat.

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

Horizons

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

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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. 4:30-10pm; Mon.-Tues. noon-mid.; Fri., Sat. 4:30-11pm. For reservations, call 340-7585.

The Oaks

New York-style steakhouse featuring prime meats and the freshest seafood served in a refined atmosphere. Open for dinner Wed.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thurs. 610pm; Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10pm; Sun. brunch, 10am-3pm. Reservations recommended. Also the casual Oaks Burger Bar.

RESORTS 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 four-course prix fixe menu for $29.99.

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. 6pm1am; Sat. noon-1am; Sun. noon-7pm.

Boardwalk Perks

Coffee shop with deli sandwiches. Sun.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thurs. 7amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;


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Breadsticks Cafe & Grill

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night 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

tures traditional dry-aged steaks and seafood favorites prepared on their famous open flame.

SHOWBOAT 343-4000

Burger Bar located across from Gallagher’s offers dry-aged beef burgers, chili made with choice sirloin, sliders (mini burgers) and more.

Canal Street Bread & Sandwich Co.

Gallagher’s Steakhouse

Casa Di Napoli

340-6555. The renowned New York City steakhouse is located on Resorts’ dining level and fea-

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.

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dle, rice and dim-sum dishes.

French Quarter Buffet

Mansion Cafe

Starbucks Coffee

Rib & Chophouse

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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., 4-10 pm Seafood Night, $25.99. Sat. noon-3pm lunch, $17.99; dinner, all-u-caneat lobster 4-10pm, $29.99. Closed Wed.-Thurs.

House of Blues Restaurant

236-BLUE. New Orleans-style

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

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

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

Seaside Cafe

This 24-hour dining experience offers updated casual fare.

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

Wellington’s

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

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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.

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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

beef, chicken, BBQ ribs, sandwiches and salads.

Casual dining BBQ restaurant serving hickory-smoked pork,

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

The Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret

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.

A Dam Good Sports Bar

347-7770. Catch your favorite game while eating a meal with everything from beef to seafood menu. 572-9300. The renowned New

onstrate modern influences on the modern Asian palette.

Red Square

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

Rí-Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant

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

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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

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Carmine’s

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

TRANSPORTATION CENTER: Stewart’s Root Beer

The Palm

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.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

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Cosimo’s Pizza

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

DJ’s Steakhouse

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

Hooters

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

Harbor View

Elegant, intimate dining.

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The Café

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

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

Broadway Buffet

Salads, pasta and hot & cold entrees, fresh carved meat and all-you-can-eat u-peel shrimp. $14.95 for lunch/dinner Tues.–Thurs.; $21.95 for lunch/dinner Fri.–Sun. (in-

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China Cafe & Sushi Chef

Roberto’s

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

Evo

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

Max’s

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

Rainforest Café

On the Boardwalk at Trump Plaza. 345-5757. rainforest-

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

Food Court

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

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Cantonese/Chinese with many delicacies including authentic sushi bar.

Hard Rock Café

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

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Offers two distinct, side-

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Trattoria Il Mulino

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

Moon at Dynasty

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

The Rim

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

Royal Albert’s Palace

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

Safari Steak House

Decorated in a rustic jungle theme, the steakhouse received the Gold award from

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Sultan’s Feast

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

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Halloween season. There will be ghosts flying around and a cemetery stage and even a little spirit channeling. “Basically we’re going to try to contact a spirit — Walter is his name — who inhabits the theater,” Caserta says. “We’re going to try and talk to him.” Still, Caserta promises that nothing he does will be too intense for young audiences. “That’s very important to me,” he says. “My shows are family friendly. There is a lot of comedy in the show and nothing too scary for kids. Kids always love magic, but the show is also designed for couples and adults. I’m really trying to put on a night’s entertainment for all ages.” It’s not much of a stretch for Caserta, who himself traces his love of magic and illusion to when he was six years old. “I think I saw a magician at a birthday party and it just had an amazing affect on me,” he says. “From that day on every Christmas and birthday I’d ask for a magic kit. My parents would be like, ‘But is there anything else you want?’ But I just wanted the magic kit.” By 11, he was doing shows in front of audiences. By 20 he was cutting his magic teeth by touring amusement and theme parks around the country. Even while attending Allentown’s Muhlenberg College, Caserta was preparing for a career in theater arts, studying acting, production, lighting, sound design and even taking a few business classes to help him market and represent himself. In many ways, Caserta presents a true one-man operation, as he does his own sound and lighting work. “In one way by doing all my own sound and lighting and so on, I know that what I’m doing is really mine,” he says. “They’re my illusions. By the same token, I kind of wish I could take some of the pressure off myself by trusting some of this to someone else. But for now it’s all me.” And that magic touch finally gets to be seen in Atlantic City. “I’ve really come full circle,” Caserta says. n

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MUSEUMS/EXHIBITS Absecon Lighthouse 31 S.Rhode Island Ave., A.C. Oct. 24: book signing Titanic: The Untold Story, 7pm. Thursday to Monday, 11am-4pm. Closed Tues. and Wed. Call 449-1360. abseconlighthouse.org. African-American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ Dr. MLK Center, 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville. To Dec. 30: The Ralph Peterson Story. Oct.: Works by Quentin Greene, Burns Rose and Kevin Grant. 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. To Nov. 5: 23rd Annual Studio Arts Workshop, Exhibit & Sale. Gallery hours vary. Call 3435040 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. Noon3pm touch tank feeding time. Halloween: Children in costume admitted free with adult. 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. Hours Wed.Sat. 10am-3:30pm. 927-5218 or atlanticheritagecenternj.org. Brownstone Puppet Theatre Village Greene, Historic Smithville, 615 E. Moss Mill Rd. October: “The Magic Pumpkin” plus costume parade and refreshments. Friday, Oct. 23, 30 at 7pm. Shows also Saturdays, Oct. 24, 31 at noon, 2 and 4pm. Sunday, Oct. 25 at noon, 2 and 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 habitat reserve. Trails, bird-watching. Oct. 24: Wing Ding Nature Fest, 11-4pm. 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. 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. NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum 500 Forrestal Rd., Cape May Airport, Rio Grande. Admission $6 adults, $4 children ages 3-12. 9am-4pm daily. 886-8787. usnasw.org. Nature Center of Cape May 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May. Tours, nature walks, educational programs. Tues.-Sat, 10am-3pm. 898-8848. Noyes Museum 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. Exhibits: Frank Hyder: “Poems from a Threatned Eden” to Jan. 11. Associate Artists 2009, varied media, to Oct. 25. reception Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4:30pm. Sun. noon-5pm. 6528848. noyesmuseum.org. Noyes Museum Hammonton Gallery 5 S.Second St., Hammonton. Oct.: W. Carl Burger, paintings of South Jersey’s natural environment. 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. Oct.: Paintings by Ellen LoCicero. Mon.-Fri. 9am-9pm, Sat. 9am-4pm, Visit oceancityartscenter.org or call 399-7628. Ocean City Fine Arts League 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Oct.: Life Drawing Exhibit. 10am-6pm daily. 814-0308 or oceancityfineartsleague.org. Ocean City Historical Museum 1735 Simpson Ave., 0cean City. Free. 399-1801. Ocean Galleries 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor. 3687777. Visit oceangalleries.com.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum New York Ave. & Boardwalk, A.C. 11am-8pm. 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. SOMA New Art Gallery 31 Perry St., Cape May. Open Thurs.Sun. 10am-5pm or by appointment. 898-7488. somagallery.net. South Dennis Art Gallery 927 South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House. Featuring works by Tina York. Hours 11am-6pm daily (closed Wed.). 231-8132. Stockton Art Gallery Richard Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Rd, Pomona. Oct. 26 to Nov. 20: Intimate Frontiers: curated with catalogue essay by Margaret McCann. Reception Oct. 29, 2-5pm. Hours Mon., Wed.-Fri. 11:30am4pm, Tue. 11:30am-8pm, Sat. noon4pm. Call 652-4214 or visit stockton.edu/artgallery. 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.

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. Nov. 7: Candlelight Walk. 898-2300. hcsv.org. Historic Smithville & Village Greene Rt. 9, Smithville. Oct. 24: 6th Annual Costume Pet Parade, 1pm. 7486160. smithvillenj.com. Renault Winery 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City. renaultwinery.com. Tomasello Winery 225 White Horse Pike, Hammonton, 800-666-9463. tomasellowinery.com. Tuckerton Seaport Rt. 9, Tuckerton, 296-8888. tuckertonseaport.org. n

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THURSDAY OCT. 22 JCC Jewish Author SeriesDavid Kushner Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. The first in a series of five authors appearing at the Katz Jewish Community Center. In David Kushner’s newest book, Levittown: Two Families, One Tycoon and the Fight for Civil Rights in America’s Legendary Suburb, he explores the events that unfolded in 1957 when one entrepreneurial family secretly arranges for black family to purchase the house next door. The explosive eaction would transform their lives, and the nation. $7, 7:30pm. Call 822-1167 or visit jccatlantic.org.

FRIDAY OCT. 23 Sea Isle City Halloween Parade 45th St and Landis Ave. Sea Isle City. Dance party with DJ Jeff immediately following parade on The Promenade at JFK Boulevard. Preregistration required. Check-in time at 6:30pm, parade start 7pm, 45th Street

and Landis Avenue. Call 263-0050 or visit seaislecitynj.us. Pink Angels at Ego Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City. Just wear pink and give a $10 donation. Not wearing pink? Give a $20 donation. 610pm. (See p. 9) Oktoberfest at Pier Shops The Pier Shops at Caesars, third level, Boardwalk, Atlantic City. A $25 ticket price allows guests to sample a wide variety of beer as well as enjoy a complimentary pint at a restaurant of choice at the end of evening. 5:30-8:30pm. Call Ticketmaster (800-736-1420), or visit thepiershopsatcaesars.com

SATURDAY OCT. 24 6th Annual Costume Pet Parade Historic Smithville & Village Greene, Rt. 9, Smithville. The parade will feature more than 100 costumed pets. Hosted by PawDazzle Pet Boutique at Smithville, donations can be made to benefit the Atlantic County Humane Society and Safe Haven Cat Rescue. Free. Call 748-6160 or visit smithvillenj.com.

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Sea Isle City Octoberfest Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. and Pleasure Ave., Sea Isle City. Basketball contests, hayrides on the beach, face painting, pumpkin painting and more. Treasure hunt competition and a scarecrow contest between local businesses. The Wetlands Institute will have a display, and there will be magic shows and stands with fall goods and German food. Live German music by the Weekstown German Band and an apple pie and apple goods baking contest. Free. 11am-3pm. Call 2639090. Wing Ding Nature Fest Day Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Great Creek Rd., Oceanville. Celebrating the refuge’s 70th annversary. This exciting event will be packed with special programs, interactive displays and free promotional items that promise to peak the interest and intellect of all visitor ages. Food and snacks will be available at nominal charge. Free. 11am-4pm. Call 748-1535.

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For a ballet company, the obvious holiday production comes at Christmas when The Nutcracker is performed around the country. But what about a Halloween ballet? Check around, there aren’t any. Well, there is one. Phyllis Papa and her Atlantic City Ballet are in their third year of presenting the completely original ballet Dracula. The company put on a production of the show last weekend at the Stockton Performing Arts Center and this weekend performs at the Paul W. Schmidtchen Theater at Lower Cape May Regional High School. If you’re wondering how the world’s most famous vampire became a ballet, you can look to Papa. “I had read Bram Stoker’s Dracula and I just felt it would make a good dance,” she says. “It fit really well, but each year I’ve changed and added to it. I’m constantly changing the music and we’ve added four new dances this year.” For some, the most surprising thing may not be that Dracula can be a ballet, but that Atlantic City even has a ballet. “It’s been a challenge to get people out to our productions,” Papa says. “Many times the people who come out have never seen a ballet. And I think they’re shocked, in a good way, by what they see. This is the first year we’ve played Stockton and we had a packed house. I think we blew them away.” This year’s production features a company of 18 dancers and 10 apprentices with professional dancers from throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia. So if you like your blood suckers light on their feet, Dracula should hit the right vein. Performances are scheduled for 7:30pm Friday and Saturday. Visit acballet.org for information. — Mike Pritchard


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Sixth Annual Breast Health Signature Event Sheraton Hotel, 2 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City. $55. 4pm. Call 888-5691000 or visit atlanticare.org. (See p. 8)

THURSDAY OCT. 29 Ocean City Halloween Parade Asbury Ave. Ocean City. 29th Halloween Parade, 7:15pm on Asbury Ave. from 6th to 11th Street. On-line Registration only at: http:// www.ochp.blogspot.com. There will be no in person registration. For more information call: 1-800-813-5580.

FRIDAY OCT. 30 29th Annual Wildwoods Halloween Parade and Free Fun Fair Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. The parade begins at 6:15pm at Wildwood and Pacific Avenues and will proceed south to Andrews Avenue, east on Ocean Avenue and ending at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The free Halloween Fun Fair, from 710pm follows. Call 522-4546 or visit wildwoodsnj.com n

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making her OCTC premiere as Audrey. But sure to steal the show is Audrey II, the villainous alien plant who descends on Skid Row for a snack. $15 adults, $12 children under 12. Oct. 23-24 7:30pm, Oct. 25th 2pm. Call 525-9248 or visit oceancitytheatrecompany.com

Atlantic City Ballet ‘Dracula’ Paul W. Schmidtchen Theater, Lower Cape May Regional High School , 687 Rt. 9, Cape May, Dracula, an original work by Artistic Director Phyllis Papa, is a full ballet in three acts with a peculiar power of hypnotic fascination. It is based on Bram Stoker’s story of ages old yet forever new. The company consists of 18 professional dancers and 10 apprentices from the U.S., Latvia, Romania, Korea, Japan, China and Israel. $30 adults, $28 seniors, $15 children. 7:30pm. Call 884-3475 or visit acballet.org.

SATURDAY OCT. 24 ‘War of the Worlds & Lost World’ Stockton PAC , Richard Stockton College, Pomona. Presented by L.A Theatreworks and starring actors from SyFy, Star Trek and The X-Files. Join America’s premiere radio theatre company, for a special backto-back double bill of chills, thrills and great literature as they present two masterpieces of science fiction and adventure. $40 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, $35 Senior Orchestra, $20 Senior Mezzanine. 7:30pm. Call 6529000 or visit stocton.edu/pac.

FRIDAY OCT. 23 TO OCT. 25 ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City. The Ocean City POPS and Ocean City Theatre Company will present the frightening favorite. The role of nerdy, lovable Seymour will be played by Justin Macijewski. Alyssa Larderer most recently seen in Fame at the Tropicana in Atlantic City will be

MONDAY OCT. 26 Kenny Baron Stockton PAC, Richard Stockton College, Pomona.(See cover story, p. 50.) $40 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, $35 Senior Orchestra, $20 Senior Mezzanine. 7:30pm. Call 652-9000 or

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THURSDAY OCT. 29 Jason Bishop Stockton PAC, Richard Stockton College, Pomona. Billed as “America’s Hottest Illusionist,” Jason Bishop is doing cuttingedge illusions like no one ever before. Bishop was the winner of Magic’s prestigious 1997 Jack Gwynne Award for Excellence in Presentation. $40 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, $35 Senior Orchestra, $20 Senior Mezzanine, $10 children under 12. 7:30pm. Call 652-9000 or visit stocton.edu/pac.

FRIDAY OCT. 30 TO OCT. 31 The Lipizzaner Stallions Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. The Lipizzaner Stallions will perform their 40th anniversary presentation of the “Dancing White Stallions,” set to include many of the traditional movements and exercises presented at the world-renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna. A highlight of the performance is the horses’ spectacular leaps and maneuvers known as the “Airs Above

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the Ground” which were born in the fury of the battlefield centuries ago. The weekend’s performances, while maintaining a classical presentation of the Lipizzaner, are also set to feature the forefather of the Lipizzaner – the Spanish Andalusian. Other exciting departures from tradition include a rousing number set to the big band music of the swing era. $22.50, $26,50 floor seating. Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 2pm $22.50. Call 800745-3000 or visit www.lipizzaner.com.

SUNDAY NOV. 1 U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Band Ocean City Tabernacle , 5th & Wesley Ave., Ocean City. The Commodores are a specialty unit of the United States Navy Band, Washington, D.C. The group features 18 of the Navy’s top jazz and “Big Band” musicians. The Commodores combine the best of jazz and popular music under the leadership of Senior Chief Musician, Philip M. Burlin. Since their founding in 1969, the Commodores have become one of the most acclaimed jazz ensembles in the country. Free. Call 525-9300 for tickets or the tabernackle 3991915. n

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ESPITE THE FACT THAT THE Los Angeles Times named him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly hailed him as “the most lyrical piano player of our time,” outside of mainly jazz-music circles, Kenny Barron is not a household name. He has, however, been nominated for a Grammy nine times, earned numerous reader’s choice and jazz writers’ awards and was inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame in 2005. Along with all of this, the Jazz Journalists Association has named him Best Pianist six times. He was born in Philadelphia. At the age of 18, in 1961, he joined jazz great Yusef Lateef’s band and then did a stint for nearly half a decade (1962-‘66) with famed trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie’s band, worked with Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson and the list of fellow esteemed musicians goes on and on. Today, Kenny Barron is not only considered by many to be the finest pianist in jazz, the Brooklyn, N.Y., resident — he left Philly for New York when he was 19 — is, as Philadelphia musician and educator Daniel Peterson refers to him, a leader and not a follower. “In comparison to most of his contemporaries — Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea and Cecil Taylor — Barron has had a style that features elegance and an egoless professionalism, which has led to historic recordings and performances as a sideman, collaborator and leader,” says Peterson. “And he’s done so without adhering to popular styles of the time like many of his contemporaries did. This may be why he’s less popular.” Although his name may not be as well recognized as Jarrett’s or Corea’s, Barron’s entire adult life has been devoted to jazz.

The 66-year-old Barron tells Atlantic City Weekly he knew, even at 18, that he wanted to dedicate his life to music. “For me it was sort of a forgone conclusion,” he says. “I wasn’t going to do anything else.” Barron says he was immersed in classic jazz music while growing up in North Philadelphia and his older brother, the late tenor saxophonist Bill Barron, influenced his path as well. “[Music] was always around. [Bill] had a great record collection,” says Barron, “Old 78s of Bird and Diz, Fats Navarro and people like that. So, I got to hear the music a lot. And then Philly, at the time, had a really great jazz radio station and I listened to it faithfully every day.” Barron says it was big thrill as a young musician to be working with such tremendously talented artists as Gillespie, Dexter Gordon and Lateef when he was just a young player starting out. “That was a great school,” he says. Another influence was the late Oscar Peterson. In a few months (Dec. 3) Barron will be one of three pianists doing a solo set at Carnegie Hall in tribute to Peterson. The concert, according to Barron, is a “remembrance” of the jazz icon who passed away two Decembers ago. When it comes to thinking about which jazz icon left the biggest mark on him, Barron offers, “Certainly Dizzy and Yusef Lateef. Those are the two who I worked with when I was very young. James Moody was another one. “And even though I was a little bit older at the time, Stan Getz was one of those people who had a big influence on me.” Barron toured and recorded with the late tenor giant during the 1980s. “He was a very, very beautiful guy,” says Barron. While there are many recording dates

over the decades that stand out in Barron’s mind as being some of his favorites, if he had to pick one off the top of his head it would be one of his own. “One of the sessions that I had a lot of fun on was actually one of mine,” says Barron. “It was with [bassist] Charlie Haden and [drummer] Roy Haynes for a CD called Wanton Spirit. It was really a great experience and they actually made me play a different way just by their presence.” Barron recalls fondly some unforgettable gigs in A.C. “I worked there with Dizzy at a place called the Wonder Garden during the early ’60s,” recalls Barron. “And I remember we started playing at midnight and played till about four. I think we did maybe two or three sets.” After the show, Barron says, the band headed over to the Club Harlem to check out the revue show there. “There was a lot of music going on in Atlantic City [at that time],” says Barron. Throughout Barron’s career, critics and listeners have noted the haunting and “sensitive” elements in Barron’s work. It’s almost as if, with every note, Barron strives to present the passionate, blue, sad, sincere and beautiful aspects of life. Barron acknowledges there is a certain melancholic quality to his playing. “It’s just something I’m attracted to,” says Barron. “I mean, I like pretty stuff. I’m just drawn to that; who knows why. It always has been that way.”

group to feature Monk’s music.” One of the greatest motion-picture scores of the last 50 years, for Spike Lee’s 1988 Do The Right Thing, features Barron on a few tracks. “That was Spike Lee’s father [Bill Lee] who did the soundtrack and I knew him for years,” says Barron. “He’s a bassist. He used to work with a lot of folksingers during the 1960s. That’s when we met. Just from knowing me, he decided to call me.” That the scenes in the film fit so magically with the score may be attributed to the fact that director Spike Lee was even involved in the music process of Do The Right Thing. “Oh yeah, he was there for the sessions,” remembers Barron. “He was very much a hands-on kind of guy. He was very serious and he knew what he wanted.” For Monday evening’s concert at Stockton, Barron will present his trio (featuring bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and Philly drummer Jonathan Blake) playing a combination of originals and standards. Following his local appearance, Barron heads to Spain for some shows. Over the past decade, most of Barron’s performances have been overseas. “I only work in New York maybe two weeks out of the year,” he says. “It’s very difficult to tour in the United States now. “I don’t know why,” Barron says laughing. “Well, number one, back when I was with Diz we used to tour a lot, but there were also a lot of clubs. And we’d stay there for two or three weeks in each club. That sort of thing doesn’t happen anymore.” “In jazz, business choices and artistic Sphere and Beyond In the 1980s Barron co-founded the choices rarely meet,” says Daniel Peterson. Thelonius Monk-minded band Sphere, “Barron hasn’t attached himself to passing fads or been outspoken about his own hiswhich reassembled in the 1990s. “Sphere is Monk’s middle name,” says toric relevance. Instead, he allows his music Daniel Peterson. “It was the first repertory to speak for itself.” n see more online @


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AC BOARDWALK AT THE RITZ Furn Studios from $850, furn 1 bdrm from $1100, furn 2bdrms from $1500. Includes Utilities. Directly on boardwalk, 24 hour security. Contact Alex or David at 609-345-2062 or 609-214-7383 AC on Beach, lge & sml studio for rent. Next to Tropicana. Furn. Security. 609.442.4660 VERY CLEAN 1 bdrm, 1 ba. Right on Ventor Ave. Convenient for bus. $900 plus Util. Can be partially furn. 215.722.3395

CONDOS FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

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

North Carolina Mountains. NEW! E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell With Loft and Full Basement. Includes acreage. $99,900 Financing Available. 828-247-9966 code 45.

NYS: OUR BEST LAND BARGAINS FOR HUNTERS Wholesale, discounted properties. 5-350 acre tracts. Free land catalog. Financing available, cash discounts. Free closing costs. Credit cards accepted. Visit www.landandcamps.com Or call 800-229-7843 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE/RENT “Florida - 40 acre parcels 100% useable. $119,900 ea. While They Last. No Closing Costs. Owner Financing from 3 1/2% Call 1-800-FLA-LAND (352-5263) Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic. RE Broker 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

N/J REAL ESTATE FOR RENT A Bank Repo! 4BR 2BA $19,900! Only $225/Mo! More homes from $199/Mo! 5% down 15 years @ 8% apr. For listings 1-800-385-4006. Ext. 5640 GENERAL APARTMENTS HUD HOMES! 3BR, 2BA $205/Mo! 5BR only $318/ Mo! 5% down, 15 years @ 8%. For Listings call 1-800385-4006 Ext. 5557. TIME SHARE SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. www. sellatimeshare.com 1-866708-3690

N/J REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

ROOM FOR RENT

27 Equitation Way Come across the bridge and make the investment in this big and beautiful home in the desireable development of Surrey Lake in Washington Township. From the marble entry way to the huge finished basement, everything has been taken care of for you in this home. Call Ed Marrone from Century 21 Rauh & Johns at 856491-0988 for your personal tour. List price $394,000.

A.C./VENTNOR vicinity Roommate for house-share, 1 blk to beach, year round available, safe, clean, quiet neighborhood. Reasonable. 609289-5816 ATLANTIC CITY* Clean & Quiet - Steps to Beach & Boardwalk- Nicely furnished, W/D, TV, refrigerator. Close to Jitney & Casino. Also available: Apartments. 609-344-8368

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Classifieds Deadline Monday at 5pm Call Rogena at (609) 646-4848 ext. 28

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


FALL SPECIALS Margate

Egg Harbor Twp Beautiful builder’s model 4 Bedrm 2 1/2 bath home w/ upgrades galore including master suite w/ firpl, full bsmnt, famrm w/ firpl, etc. etc. spacious rooms thru-out w/ a huge back yard in an established neighborhood for $349,900

A rare find - A pet friendly SOUTHSIDE 2 Bedrm condo w/extra large deck & totally redone. Reduced to $244,000.

Egg Harbor Twp

Margate Duplex Spacious 1st floor unit w/ 2 Bedrms 2 Baths, large master suite, eat-in kit & formal diningrm, cent air - easily converted to 3 Bedrm; 2nd floor is 2 Bedrm, 1 Bath. For sale, asking $419,000

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