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2012 New Year’s Eve Party Guide

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Celebrating the dawn of a New Year and bidding farewell to the old can be done in a myriad of ways in the Atlantic City area.

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Atlantic City offered some diversions and positive stories in a year filled with much negativity.


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uld acquaintance of 2011 may best be forgot for many — and how better to clear the cache and ring in a fresh slate of calendar dates than by partying like there’s no tomorrow? In Atlantic City the choices on New Year’s Eve are nearly endless. Below are a few of the NYE parties that should pack quite a punch, including new versions of proven winners and some making their debut. All the parties listed below involve package deals and/or entry fees. Next week’s Atlantic City Weekly (Dec. 29) will list options for partying on New Year’s Eve on a budget. At the Borgata, mur.mur nightclub will feature music by D-Nice and have a special-guest performance by British rapper/ beatboxer Jay Sean. Tickets to the mur.mur party are $125 per person and include a premium open bar from 9-11pm. The MIXX nightclub party is $100 and will be hosted by DJ Ruckus. It too will have a premium open bar from 9-11pm and Jay Sean will be making an appearance at that shindig too. Table reservations and bottle service is available at both parties. For reservations, call 3177249. Tickets for either party must be picked up at Borgata’s willcall window on NYE. There will also be Industry Night NYE parties at both MIXX and mur.mur starting 10pm Monday, Dec. 26, hosted by Lil Jon and DJ Vice. Tickets to those parties are $20 per head. At Borgata’s Gypsy Bar, the GoodmanFiske band will perform on NYE starting 7pm, and Johnny Drama will take the stage at 11pm. In keeping with its critically acclaimed interactive nightlife show The Accused: Nightlife on Trial, Providence nightclub in The Quarter at Tropicana will


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at The Pool starting 10pm Dec. 28 with DJ Ray J. Admission starts at $10 and includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Dusk nightclub at Caesars has a party for $99 per head featuring a three-hour open bar, 9:30pm-12:30am. DJ Sat-One will provide the entertainment. Atlantic City’s official pre-NYE party will take place at the new 21 Bar (at the entrance of Dusk), and its afterparty will start 12:30am in the nightclub. Bottle service and private tables are available. Call 345-3875 for more information or visit At the Foundation Room at Showboat’s House of Blues, three party packages are offered including the bar package (premium open bar from 9pm-1am, $130 per person), the dinner package (four course dinner with choice of a bottle of wine or champagne, $130 per person), or both packages combined for $230 per person. Call 343-4523 for reservations or visit Bally’s Virginia City Buffet will feature an open bar, DJ and dancing from 9pm-1am on NYE for $50 per person. The party includes beer, wine and champagne, and a special appearance by the Wild West Vixens and Shorty the Sheriff. Always a NYE favorite, the Casbah nightclub at Trump Taj Mahal will be hosted DJs Dnial and Jason E. Doors open at 10pm and general admission tickets are $40 per head. For table reservations and bottle service, call 3505749. Also at the Taj, the Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance Party will be held in the Mark G. Etess Arena from 9:30pm-midnight, hosted by Atlantic City Weekly columnist Jerry “The Geator with the Heater” Blavat and featuring Alex Glover’s nine-piece orchestra. Tickets are $125 and include a full-course meal, a three-hour open bar, and a champagne toast at midnight. For more information, go to trumptaj. com. For tickets call Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420, go to, or visit the Taj Mahal box office. The new guy on the block, Golden Nugget, is jumping right into the NYE frolic with a party at its Live Bar. Starting 9pm and for a $20 per person fee, popular rock ‘n’ roller John Eddie will perform, guests will enjoy two complimentary beverages, and there will be a champagne toast, party favors and a balloon drop at midnight. The Chelsea hotel’s 4,400-squarefoot Crystal Room will feature a

premium open bar from 9pm-2am, a world-class DJ, and a midnight champagne toast for $85 per person. Other VIP packages are also available. The NYC Times Square countdown and ball drop will be televised and festive party favors provided. The party will go to 4am. Visit for tickets, or for overnight packages go to The Diving Horse Cabaret & Steakhouse (at 9 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) will host the End of the World NYE Party, including a VIP complimentary open bar and hors d’oeuvers from 10pm-midnight. Tickets are $50 in advance ($75 at the door) and include admission to both the Diving Horse Cabaret gentleman’s club and the newly renovated Luxx Lounge. A bottle package special includes purchasing the bottle of your choice and enjoying a bottle of Moet champagne on the house. Visit or call 344-0119. n

First Night’s Meant Family Fun for 20 Years OK, plenty of adults cut loose on New Year’s Eve and leave the kiddies with the sitter, but if your motto is “A family that stays together, plays together,” then the annual First Night celebration is for you. The traditional Ocean City New Year’s Eve gala celebrates its 20th anniversary on Dec. 31. To mark the occasion its commemorative shirt will feature replicas of all 20 admission buttons designed over the years. The shirts are available for $20 at Downtown Gillian’s, 838B Asbury Ave. in O.C., and at many other locations. First Night offers over 70 varied entertainment programs at centralized locations from 4pm-midnight, Dec. 31, at which time it is capped by a fireworks display. Musical entertainment this year includes the Norristones Doo Wop group, the Ocean City Pops, Schoolhouse Rock, Zydeco-a-Go-Go, Trout Fishing in America, Shoe Suede Blues with Peter Tork (of The Monkees fame), and more. The gala supports local charities, including scholarships for O.C. High School students, the Hero Campaign, Waves of Caring for needy children, and others. First Night admission buttons are $14 and available at Downtown Gillian’s seven days a week from 10am-5pm. Call 391-0060 or visit  — Ray Schweibert


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Trop’s Tony Rodio Talks Boogie Nights By David J. Spatz


HEN VETERAN CASINO executive Tony Rodio returned to Atlantic City earlier this year, he hinted he was going to make some big moves as the new president and CEO of Tropicana Casino & Resort.

But grabbing a wildly popular attraction away from a competing property wasn’t initially on his radar. Yet that’s precisely what he did last week when he announced that Boogie Nights, the ’70s- and ’80s-themed club he initially installed at Resorts four years ago, would be moving to the Trop next spring. “I had a space for a club [at Tropicana], and there were a couple of other things that we were kicking around,” Rodio says. “But I didn’t think we’d be able to move Boogie Nights, because it was under contract.” But several months ago, that contract apparently ran out, and Boogie Nights — developed by club operator Dave Pena — was a free agent. Other properties were angling to get Boogie Nights, but Tropicana was “lucky enough to get them to move here,” Rodio says. When the Trop location opens, it will become Pena’s fourth Boogie Nights club, which appeals to a core demographic of people between 40 and 60, but has also proven popular with 20- and 30-somethings looking for a retro music and dance experience. In retrospect and hindsight, a reunion between Boogie Nights and Rodio was probably preordained by the disco music gods. The casino executive and the club date back to the very beginning of the brand. Not only did Rodio help create Boogie Nights at Resorts four years ago, but in 2010, when he was general manager of the Hollywood Casino in Indiana, Rodio brought Pena and his Boogie Nights club to the Midwest gaming hall. Pena opened an 8,000-square-foot, two-level club in Indiana, and just like at Resorts, the club was a winner from the moment the first disco song began pulsing through the sound system. The Boogie Nights that will be installed at Tropicana will be approximately 8,000-squarefeet, or about double the space at Resorts, which has retained the disco-era club and last week re-branded it Night Fever. The Tropicana club will bare little resemblance to the original Boogie Nights, which opened in a space that had been occupied for nearly 30 years by Resorts’ original steakhouse, known as Camelot. “I think when this club is done ... there’s going to be a wow factor,” Rodio says. “The club is going to be on a much higher level than it was down at Resorts.” By doubling the size of the room, thereby expanding the number of guests it can accommodate, increased revenues will allow the new Boogie Nights to reach out to artists from the era to make personal appearances in the club. The Trop is doing more than just grabbing a brand away from Resorts. Boogie Nights is Like us:

more than a name; it’s an attitude that’s carried out by the staff of the room, who are as much entertainers as they are bartenders, beverage servers and celebrity look-alikes like Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. The new club’s location — just off the skybridge linking the Tropicana casino floor with the self-park garage — will also be the catalyst for more change at the Trop designed to enhance non-gaming offerings. Carving the club out of existing casino space reverses a trend in Atlantic City. Properties used to take non-gaming space and turn them into part of the casino floor. Now, it’s vice versa, but Rodio says the casino won’t be reducing the number of slot machines and gaming tables by the introduction of Boogie Nights. “As the market has shrunk over the last number of years, most properties ... have reduced the number of gaming units and positions they have on the [casino] floor,” Rodio explains. “We’ve already done that at Tropicana. The Penny Pavilion will be closing, but our number of slot units isn’t going to decrease [because] we have a number of other spaces where we can re-add those games.” Outside of the club, the Trop plans to install a “party pit” with disco-themed table games and dealers and beverage servers wearing period costumes to create a ’70s- and ’80s-themed gaming experience. And across from the club, the casino lounge known as Tango’s will be expanded in anticipation of the big crowds Boogie Nights is expected to draw. Rodio is bullish on Atlantic City’s future and doesn’t agree with a recent study that suggested the resort would continue to struggle for another five years. He feels 2012 will be a turn-around year when the new Revel resort opens and existing properties continue to refine their operations to make Atlantic City a destination resort. “We sat on our hands for 30 years here in Atlantic City because we were the only game in the area [and] we got complacent,” he says. “We just offered slot machine and table games and we didn’t think about a diversified, all-encompassing entertainment experience. I think Atlantic City has a bright future. I think that with the opening of Revel, we’re going to see the market start to rebound. I think it’s incumbent on each and every one of us as operators to do things like [Boogie Nights] to breath excitement and fun back into our properties that goes beyond just the traditional gaming experience.” n



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HINGS ARE ABOUT TO CHANGE on the Atlantic City poker scene as the Golden Nugget has quietly set Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, for the opening of its new poker room. We’re not sure if you can call it a soft opening, but we do know that the casino, which is in the middle of a $150 million renovation, has been trying to get the doors open on the room since last month. And it looks like they’re finally there. The room will open with 20 “luxury” tables, which is actually a few less than originally announced. In May, Nugget officials said they expected the room to have about 35 tables. The casino has released very little information on the room, so there’s no telling if an expansion is planned. Anyway, as of now, the room would offer “multiple daily tournaments with low buyins, exciting promotions and special events. Friendly, professional staff will also spread a wide variety of cash games such as No Limit, Pot Limit, Texas Hold ‘em, 7 Stud, Omaha and mixed games.” “We have been very eager to bring this new Poker Room to the Golden Nugget and we look forward to offering players all of the best games a full-service casino has to offer,” said Tom Pohlman, executive VP and GM of the casino, in a press release. While it will be interesting to see if the city’s poker market can handle a new room, there’s no question the Nugget brand is a nice addition to the city. “The Golden Nugget Las Vegas has a rich history in poker and has been home to top rated poker television such as NBC’s Poker After Dark and GSN’s High Stakes Poker,” says John Colville, Golden Nugget poker director. “Prestigious events like the Women in Poker Hall of Fame Banquet and numerous charity tournaments have also called the Golden Nugget home. I’m very excited about the opening of the Golden Nugget Atlantic City Poker Room and the opportunity to bring world-class events and high levels of customer service and luxury to this market, making this the ultimate player’s poker room.” In May, Nugget officials said they plan to cater to high-stakes cash games, which would challenge the neighboring Borgata for big-time play. But with only 20 tables and the casino offering tournament play, it’ll be interesting to see how that works out. Like us:


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Resorts. 344-6000. 24-hour casino bar/lounge. Blanche “The Singing Bartender” Morro Tues.-Sat., 4-10pm. T Fox Fri.-Sat. 10:30pm-1am and Mon. 8:30pmmid. Happy hour weekdays 3-9pm.

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The Quarter at Tropicana. 572-0032. VIP bottle service. Every Fri. and Sat night, party with DJ B Easy.

40/40 Club

2120 Atlantic Ave., at The Walk. 4494040. Upscale sports bar owned by rapper Jay-Z. Fri nights with DJ Marty Geez, Sat. nights with DJ Wallah.

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On-Stage Entertainment Presents

1219 Pacific at S. Carolina Ave. 348-8080. Open 24/7. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 3-6pm, 20 HDTVs. Upstairs lounge available for private parties.

Backstage Lounge

Showboat’s House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk. 800-522-4700. Live music and DJs Fri. & Sat. Live music starts 10pm., DJs and live dancers, 7pm-4am.

Bar 12-21 at Morton’s Steakhouse

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

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Bally’s, Park Place & Boardwalk. 3402709. Live bands and DJs Fri. & Sat nights, and Latin Night Mondays. Bottle service available.

Boneyard Bar & Grill

20 S. Virginia Ave., 348-3360. Open 11am-midnight, Fri. & Sat. until 3am. Live music weekends. Drink specials during No Worries Wednesday and Tequila Thursday.

Borgata Comedy Club *

Music Box, One Borgata Way. Tickets $20, shows 9pm nightly at the Music Box, except during headline acts.

Brass Rail

9 South Mt. Vernon Ave. BrassRailAC. com. One of Atlantic City’s oldest gay bars. Open daily, 4pm-4am (till 6am Fri.-Sat.). Happy hour daily 5-8pm.

Casbah Night Club *

Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 4491000. Open Fri.,Sat. 10:30pm to 6am. AC’s original casino nightclub. DJs and dance parties NYE party with DJ Dnail and DJ Jason E, 10pm, $40.

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Chelsea Hotel, 111 S Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelsea-ac. com. Teplizsky’s Happy hour is 3-8pm Fri., Sat. and Sun. Chelsea Prime Supper Club is Fri. and Sat., 7:30pm. C5 nightclub open 10pm4am Fri. and Sat. Crystal Room NYE Celebration. $160 per person with open bar 9pm-2am.

Chelsea Pub

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Club Arzu

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

Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret *

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 1-877-FUNNYAC. Happy hour 5:307pm daily at Cassie’s Bar. NYE party after 10pm show Sat., Dec. 31.

The Continental

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

Cuba Libre *

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

Diving Horse Cabaret

9 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. 344-0119. Gentleman’s club with burlesque entertainment, steakhouse, couples resort inn and Luxx Lounge nightclub. NYE Party w/ open bar 10pmmidnight. $50 in advance, $75 at door.

Dizzy Dolphin

wide variety of wines by the glass.


Tropicana’s Marketplace. 344-6699. 101 bottled & 50 draft beers, martini bar.

Formica’s Cafe

2310 Arctic Ave. 344-2732. Also at Kensington Square in Northfield, 646-6565. Live music every Sat., 7-10pm (and every Fri. at the Northfield location, 7-10pm).

Forum Lounge *

Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 1-800-677-SHOW. Located on third floor. Live entertainment on weekends.

Foundation Room *

Showboat’s House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk. 343-5795. Lounge hours Thurs., 8pm-4am, Fri.-Sat., 6pm-2am.

Girasole Ristorante & Bar

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

Gypsy Bar *

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

Hard Rock Cafe

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

Harry’s Oyster Bar

Bally’s, Park Place and the Boardwalk. 431-0092 Casual sports-bar atmosphere. Drink and appetizer specials during all NFL games.

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


Dock’s Oyster House

House of Blues *

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

Dos Caminos

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

Ducktown Tavern

2400 Atlantic & Georgia aves. 4491212. Open 24/7. Three Happy hours: 11am1pm, 4-7pm and 3-5am. NFL specials every Sun. and Mon. night.

Dusk *

Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave. 345-3875. Multi-level, 10,000 square foot nightclub. Open Tues., Fri. & Sat., 10pm till late. Tues. is service industry night. NYE party $99 per person w/ open bar 9:30pm12:30am, and after party starting 12:30am.

Tropicana, Brighton Ave. & Boardwalk. 449-1500. Full bar, 13 high-def TVs. 801 Boardwalk, at Showboat. 236-BLUE. Diverse complex with music, restaurant and bars. Three-level Club Worship available for private parties.

Irish Pub

St. James Place at the Boardwalk. 344-9063. Many imported bottled and draft beers. Free parking. Open 24 hours. Famous neighborhood bar.


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

Jezebel’s *

Located at Trump Plaza. 441-6000. Casino lounge open 24 hours. Live entertainment, cocktails, bar-top video poker and big-screen TVs.

Ego Bar and Lounge *

Knife & Fork

Eden Lounge *

Luxx Lounge

Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk. 4491000. Nightlife hot spot. Almost Angels perform every Fri. & Sat., 10pm-2am. Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. 441-5165. Live music starting 8pm nightly. Closed Tues-Thurs.


Trump Plaza, 2225 Boardwalk. 4410400. Posh bar and dining. Specialty cocktails and

Atlantic and Pacific aves. 344-1133. Open daily at 4pm. Happy hour 4-6pm, halfpriced apps at the bar. 9 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. 344-0119. Part of Diving Horse upscale gentleman’s club open Thurs.-Sat., 11pm-7am. Bottle service, DJs every weekend, Thurs. is industry night.

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Le Grand Fromage

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

Liquid Bar *

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

Long Bar

Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-myborgata. Upscale bar with relaxing atmosphere, seven flat-screen tVs and small-plates menu. open 4pm-2am Sun.-thurs., 2pm-2am Fri.-Sat.

Los Compadres

2701 Arctic Ave. at California. 3441119. thurs.- Sun. Live mexican music.

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Bally’s Wild Wild West, Park Place & Boardwalk. 340-2700. Beer-pong tables and a mechanical bull. open 24/7. Live music weekends.

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

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Tango’s *

Pic-A-Lilli Pub

231 S. Tennessee Ave. 344-1113. Dinner menu. Beer specials daily, 11pm-2am. two happy hours daily, 11am-1pm and 4-6pm.

The Chelsea hotel. 111 S. Chelsea Ave. 800-548-3030. thechelsea-ac. com. happy hour 3-8pm with $3 domestics, $4 imports and $5 well drinks.

The Pool *

Tony’s Baltimore Bar & Grill

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., tropical oasis with large heated pool, six hot tubs, 12 cabanas. open Wed., Fri. & Sat., 10pm-4am. nYE Party w/ open bar 9-11pm. Packages $50 and $65.

Pro Bar

Missile Bar *

Proud Mary’s Sports Bar

The Quarter at Tropicana, upper level of Cuba Libre. 348-2000. missilebar. com. open midnight-dawn thurs.Sun. DJ entertainment.


Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-MYBORGATA. theborgata. com. Fri., Sat. & Sun. 10pm-late. high-energy dance club with worldrenowned DJs. nYE party w/ DJ Ruckus and special performance by Jay Sean.

Mountain Sports Bar *

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

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Borgata, One Borgata Way. 1-866-MYBORGATA. theborgata. com. Fri., Sat., mon. 10pm-late. nightclub with a personality of its own. nYE party with D-nice and special performance by Jay Sean.

Night Fever *

Resorts dining level. 340-7698. (formerly Boogie Nights). the ultimate ’70s and ’80s dance party. open Fri & Sat. nights, 9pm. Fourth annual AC Weekly nightlife Awards party thurs., Jan. 26, 7pm. nYE party $45 per person includes split of champagne and open bar 9-10pm.

Old Waterway Inn

1700 W. Riverside Dr. (Venice Park) 347-1793. open daily from 11am. happy hour mon.-Fri., 5-7pm at the bar. nFL specials on the deck. thurs. is Latin night. The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-7256. thepalm. com. Award-winning wine list. “Prime time” happy hour 5-7pm daily, includes $3.50 small-bites menu. The Pier Shops at Caesars, Level 3,, 348-2273. $4 happy hour all day Sun., 4-7pm mon.-Fri., bar only. Food, cocktails,

The Pier Shops at Caesars. 3484443. Serving sushi and cocktails. Karaoke night Sundays, 9-11pm. happy hour nightly, 9pm-close.

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-6565. Plush cocktail lounge and karaoke bar. Absolut and three olives drinks for $5 after 3am. $1 Bud & Bud Lights (7oz) mon.-tues., 8-10pm.

2112 Atlantic Ave. (by the Walk), 441-1100. mon.thurs. 4-10pm, Fri . 4-11pm, Sat. 1-11pm, Sun. 1-10pm. three olives thursdays, 30 martinis $5 each. Girls night out, thurs., Dec. 15.

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Resorts dining level. 340-7698. A.C.’s first in-casino gay nightclub. Classic speakeasy motif with live dancers and DJs. open thurs.-Sun. 8pm-3am. nYE party $65 per person w/ open bar from 9-10pm.

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

Providence *

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 345-7800. nightclub w/ VIP bottle service, private lounges and energetic atmosphere. Sexy human Ball Drop at nYE party. Five-hour open bar package $149.

Redding’s Restaurant

1545 Pacific Ave. 348-3270. Entertainment, drink specials weekly. Entertainment thurs.-Sat. nights.

Red Square

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 344-9100. “5 for 5” happy hour with $5 well vodka drinks, beer, wine and bar bite specials from 4-7pm.

The Ridge *

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

Ri´-Ra´ Irish Pub

The Quarter at Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. Authentic Irish pub. Late night happy hour starts 11pm. Live music: thurs., Dec.22, Eleven Eleven; Fri., Dec. 23, DJ Super Dave.

Rumba Lounge *

Tropicana, Brighton & Pacific aves. 348-8600. Sportsthemed lounge. Every Fri. & Sat., live DJ and dancers 10pm-3am. Beth tinnon and Rayna every tues. & Wed., 10pm.

Scales Grill & Deck Bar

800 N. New Hampshire Ave. (Gardner’s Basin). 345-8222, open daily 11am. Sunset toast 4pm-sunset with $5 drinks.


Showboat, Delaware Ave. & Boardwalk. Lounge open 5:30pm-2am. Sundays is Service Industry night.

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

Teplitzky’s Lounge

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

Toga Bar *

Caesars, Boardwalk and Arkansas Ave. 348-4411. Ultra lounge with high-energy DJ music, posh VIP areas, bottle service. happy hour Sun.-thurs. 5-8pm.

Tun Tavern

Inside Sheraton Hotel, Two Convention Blvd., across from Convention Ctr. 347-7800. happy hour 5-7pm mon.-Fri. Live music weekends.

The Whiskey Bar *

Resorts dining level, 344-6000. Live entertainment in a cabaret setting. open Fri. & Sat. from 5pm.

Whiskey Grille

20 Pennsylvania Ave. 345-3290. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Five flatscreen tVs, daily specials.

The Wonder Bar

3701 Sunset Avenue (at the Albany Ave. bridge). 344-8888. Water views. happy hour $5 menu mon.-Fri. and during all nFL games this fall.

Xhibition Bar *

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blovd. 441-5165, open 24/7. Circular lounge on gaming floor. many 50-inch plasma tVs. Smoking allowed.

BRIGANTINe Cellar 32

32nd St. and Revere Blvd. 264-9463. open from 10am. happy hour 4-7pm daily. monday madness, happy hour all day & night. Live music Wed. & Fri.

Laguna Grill Martini Bar

14th St. So. & the ocean at the Celebrity Resorts Suites. 266-7731. ocean views, nightly entertainment, tiki bar. three bars open late. nFL ticket and game-day specials.

Rod & Reel Tavern

101 13th St. North, 266-0343. Karaoke with mike maggio on Sat. nights. Pool table, darts. happy hour 1-5pm with $3 margaritas and select drinks.

St. George’s Pub

Towne Center, 4282 Harbour Beach Blvd. 266-1001. Full bar with martini menu. Pool table. open 24 hours. Don Ellsworth every Fri. night.

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Downbeach Ventnor, Margate & Longport caffé Luciano

303 Longport Blvd., Longport. 822-1002. happy hour at the bar daily, noon-7pm. Live music Wed., 9pm, with Don’t Call me Francis.

Johnny’s cafe & cocktails

9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate, 8221789, happy hour 4-7pm. Fri., Back In the Day Dance Party with DJ Joe mac.

Luciano Lamberti’s

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

Maynard’s cafe

9306 Amherst Ave. On the Bay, Margate. 822-8423. maynards-cafe. com. Daily drink and food specials. Pool tables. DJs every Fri., Sat. & Sun. nights. Fri. night happy hour with free buffet.

Malelani café

5205 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 8225007. Saturday open mike night, 8-10pm. Fri., Jan. 6, malcolm tent & 1adam12, 7pm.


9314 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8229111. Live music thurs., Fri. and Sat. happy hour 4-7pm at the bar. Social Scene Wed. happy hour till 10pm. nYE party $75, four course dinner and live entertainment.

Steve & cookie’s

9700 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8231163. Live music nightly in the piano bar and oyster bar, Every thurs. Joe mancini trio, 7pm.


9300 Amherst Ave., Margate. 8227535. Rock ‘n’ Roll Sushi mon. and Wed, happy hour every night. mon., 7-11pm, Budesa Brothers trio.

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3am; Sun. noon-3am. mon-Fri. happy hour 3-6pm.

chickie’s and Pete’s

6055 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 2721930. Ultimate sports bar. happy hour mon-Fri: 4-7pm with beer and drink specials.

club in or out

19 N. Egg Harbor Rd., 561-2525, open thurs. 6pm-1am, Fri.-Sat., 7pm-3am; Sun., 5pm- 1am. Alternative nightclub, live entertainment.

cousin Mario’s

5401 Harding Hwy. (Route 40), Mays Landing. 625-2523. happy hour noon-7pm weekdays. Entertainment 7:30pm thurs.-Sun. Fri., Dec. 23, singer/ guitarist Justin Wiener.

christina’s Restaurant and bar

Inside Vienna Inn, 920 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway. 965-0457. happy hours tues.-Fri. 3-6pm and 9-11pm. thurs. karaoke 7-11pm, Sat. live music 8pm-mid.

crab Trap

On the Circle in Somers Pt. 927-7377. Bay views. Live music Wed., Fri. & Sat. with higher Ground, and thurs. with Jesse Boyington.

Diamond Diner Sports bar

16711 Washington Ave., EHT. 6466656. newly renovated diner with attached sports bar. occasional live music. Free buffet Sun. during halftime of all nFL games.

Diorio’s cafe

10 McArthur Blvd. Somers Point. 9276111. Pool table. DJs and occasional live music on weekends.

east bay crab & Grille

6701 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 2727721. happy hour daily, 4-7pm, with food and drink specials, and free buffet mon.-Fri at bar only. Live entertainment Fri.

Formica brothers cafe

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

Kensington Square, Northfield, 6466565, (also at 2310 Arctic Ave. 344-2732). Live music every every Fri. 7-10pm (and every Sat. in A.C.) $5.


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823 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 9271776. A Somers Point tradition. open 10am-2am. happy hour mon.-Fri. 4-7pm.

atlantic city country club

1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, 2364401, tap Room happy hour 4-6pm, half-priced drafts and martinis.

black cat bar & Grill

1 N. Shore Road (off White Horse Pike), Absecon. 641-2323. open 7 days from 10am. happy hour mon.Fri, 5-7 pm. occasional live music.

bulldogs bar & Grill

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

Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 6520544. nightly specials. Live music every Fri. and Sat. happy hour 4-7pm daily.

Goodfellows, w.L.

310 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 6521942. over 60 bottled microbrew beers.

6605 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 6457655, tues. 2-for-1 apps at the bar/lounge. Live music: tues. & thurs. Patty Blee; Wed. Don Ellsworth; Fri. Acoustic Fish; Sat. Sharon Sable; Sun. Patty Balbo, 7-11pm.

Library Pub & Grille

At McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links, 3016 Ocean Heights Ave., EHT (formerly Mangia by the Greens). Catch all the sports action at Eht’s newest pub.

McGettigan’s 19th hole

500 S. NY Rd., Galloway. 652-6476. 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. occasional live music.

Pistol Pete’s Steakhouse & Saloon

1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000. happy hour 4-7 pm. Entertainment nightly.

PJ’s 50 Pub & Grille

2301 Rt. 50, Mays Landing. 6259600. open Wed.-mon., 11am11pm. happy hour weekdays 4-7pm.

Ram’s head inn

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

Riverside inn

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

Sam’s Rialto Grill

18 S. Main St., Pleasantville. 6465128. happy hour tue.-Fri. 4-6:30pm. thurs., Fri. and Sat. DJs.

Sandi Pointe

908 Shore Rd., Somers Point, 9272759. happy hour mon.-Fri. 4-6pm. Live music every Fri. & Sat. in the bar, 7pm. 4th annual Somers Point Jazz Society Benefit Concert w/ George mesterhazy trio Fri., Jan. 6, 8pm.

Smithville inn

hi Point Pub (Skelly’s)

Tap Room bar & Grille

JD’s Pub

Ventura’s offshore cafe

900 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-6665. Weekly beer and drink specials. Garden State Songwriters open mike night. 5 N. Shore Rd., Absecon (off White Horse Pike). 641-3172. open 24/7. happy hour 5-7pm. mon.-Fri. with discount drinks & free buffet.

450 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 9279007. happy hour mon.-Sat., 4-7pm. DJs Fri. night.

charlie’s bar

La hacienda

800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-3363. open daily 7am-

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Smithville Town Center, at Rt. 9 and Smithville Blvd. 404-9000, open til 2am or later. happy hour 3-6:30pm daily. occasional live music.

caroline’s by the bay

music every Fri. & Sat. night, 7:3011:30pm. Fri., Jan. 6, Jukebox Kings; Sat., Jan. 7, Jeez Band.

265 S. New York Rd., Galloway. 652-6050. Live

Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 6527777. Wed. Jazz night, Fri. & Sat. Lenny mitchell on piano. happy hour 5-7pm mon.-Fri. At Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr., Northfield. 236-4465. Daily happy hour 4-6pm. Brunch Sun. 10am-2pm. 2015 Shore Road, Northfield. 6415158. Daily dinner specials. Weekly drink specials.

watering hole cafe

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February 2012 Feb. 3 • Jay Mohr, Borgata

Feb. 3-4 • Indoor Auto Races, Boardwalk Hall Feb. 4 • Tony Bennett, Caesars • Boxing: Super Brawl 1, Tropicana • David Guetta, Borgata Feb. 7 • Rusko, House of Blues Feb. 11 • Brian Regan, Borgata Feb. 17-18 • Aaron Lewis, Borgata Feb. 18 • Deadmeat Tour w/Steve Aoki, Datsik, Borgata • Chris Botti, Harrah’s Resort Feb. 19 • Foreigner, Borgata • Lisa Lampanelli, Borgata Feb. 25 • Lauryn Hill, Caesars • Mummers String Band Show of Shows, Boardwalk Hall • Divas Las Vegas Starring Frank Marino, Harrah’s Resort

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March 2-4 • NJSIAA State Wrestling Championships, Boardwalk Hall March 9 • Dropkick Murphys, House of Blues March 9-11 • 2012 A10 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Boardwalk Hall March 16-17 • 2012 ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship, Boardwalk Hall March 17 • Saw Doctors, Borgata March 24 • Liza Minnelli, Borgata • Travis Tritt, Trump Taj Mahal

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Service” and “Bon Bon.” His latest release Mac Miller is Planet Pit featuring the singles “Hey Dec. 27-28, Music Hall Malcolm Baby (Drop It to the Floor)” and “Give McCormick a.k.a. Mac Miller (previously Me Everything.” Easy Mac), is an American rapper from Pittsburgh whose best known single is Borgata Comedy Club “Donald Trump.” He headlines at the Music Box The Borgata Comedy Club Music Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 27 and offers fun-filled evenings featuring a trio Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 9pm both nights. of comedians weekly. Showtimes are 9pm Tickets are $22.50. His debut album is and the tickets are $20. (Visit theborgata. Blue Slide. com). Appearing now to Dec. 21 and Dec. 24 are Vinnie Mark, Jodi Weiner and J.J. Taking Back Sunday Ramirez. On tap Dec. 26-29 are Chipps Dec. 29, Music Hall Taking back Cooney, Uncle Floyd and Carl LaBove. Sunday headlines at the House of Blues Scheduled Jan. 2-5 and Jan. 8 are Joe on Thursday, dec. 29, 8pm. Tickets are $29.50. TBS is touring with the origiBronzi, Richie Byrne and Don Gavin. nal Tell All Your Friends lineup of Adam Lazzara, Eddie Reyes, John Nolan, Shaun Cooper and Mark O’Connell in support of their album Taking Back Sunday.

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Dec. 30, Music Hall The self-proclaimed “Ambassador of Rap for the Capital,” Wale (pronounced “wah-lay”) has become Mary J. Blige a national rap contender using go-goDec. 29-30, Circus Maximus Theater inspired hip-hop as the vehicle for his Mary J. Blige, who earned the title “Queen clever wordplay and music. He headlines of Hip-Hop Soul” in the mid-1990s, head- at the House of Blues on Friday, Dec. 30, lines at Caesars Thursday, Dec. 29 and 9pm. Tickets are $20 and $25. His newest Friday, Dec. 30, 9pm performing her clas- release is Ambition. sic album My Life in its entirety on both Brand New dates. Tickets range from $65 to $130. Dec. 31, Music Hall The Long Island Goo Goo Dolls indie punk/rock band is back at the Dec. 31, Caesars Circus Maximus Music Hall on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Theater The Goo Goo Dolls headline Dec. 31, 10pm. Tickets are $47.50 and at the Caesars on New Year’s Eve, 11pm. $57.50. Tickets range from $75-$125. The Goo Goo Dolls have recorded such radio staples as “Name,” “Iris,” “Slide,” and “Here is Gone.”

Dec. 30, Music Hall Fitz and the Tantrums will make its Atlantic City debut on Dec. 30, 9pm, in the Music Box. Tickets are $29.50 and $35. The pop soul sextet has toured with Maroon 5 and earned acclaim for the five-song EP, Songs for a Breakup, Vol. 1. Now the band Atlantic City has released its official full-length debut, Don Rickles Pickin’ Up the Pieces. Dec. 31, Harrah’s Resort Concert Seth Meyers Venue The Merchant of Venom. Don Dec. 31, Music Box Seth Meyers, come- Rickles, headlines a New Year’s Eve show dian and star of Saturday Night Live as at Harrah’s Resort on Saturday, Dec. 31, the anchor on “Weekend Update” and 11pm. Tickets are $55, $75 and $85. head writer, makes his Atlantic City headliner debut at the Borgata Event Center on New Year’s Eve Saturday at 7 and 10:30pm. Tickets are $65 and $75. Meyers joined the SNL cast in 2001, mov- Atlantic City ing up the ranks to his present position. He is writing and will star in the movie Big Sean comedy Key Party. Dec 23, Music Hall Rapper Big Sean brings his I Am Finally Famous Tour Pitbull Jan. 1, Event Center Miami rapper Pitbull with guest artists Cyhi The Prynce and headlines at the Borgata on Sunday, Jan. Shawn Chrystopher to the Music Hall 1, 9pm. Tickets are $55. Pitbull released stage on Dec. 23. Tickets are $13.64. His his debut album M.I.A.M.I. in 2004. His I Am Finally Famous album features the hit songs include “Culo,” “I Know You single “My Last” with special guest Chris Want Me (Calle Ocho),” “Hotel Room Brown.

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Night Fever Dec. 31, Superstar Theater Resorts presents Night Fever, a tribute to the music of the Bee Gees, in the Superstar Theater on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 10:30pm. Tickets are $45.

‘Believe. Divas in a Man’s World.’ Now-Jan. 1, Screening Room Resorts Casino Hotel presents Believe. Divas In A Man’s World. Tickets are $25 and the showtimes are Thurs. 9pm; Fri., Sat. 10pm; Sun. 9pm and Mon. 8pm. Believe. Divas In A Man’s World features seven of the world’s finest celebrity and female impersonators. (See photos at acweekly. com)

‘Cirque Polynesian’ Holiday Show

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8pm; Sun. 3:30 & 8pm. Tickets are $25. Authentic Polynesian warriors, fire eaters, Tahitian and hula dancers will perform, along with Cirque acrobats.

‘Cirque Risque’ Holiday Show Now-Dec. 30, Superstar Theater This sensual twist on the Cirque concept returns to Resorts with a holiday themed show, cirque artists and acrobats in risque costumes. The showtime is Fri. and Sat. 10pm. Tickets are $30.

Brandon Tomasello: Sing, Swing, Sinatra Jan. 4-Feb. 16, Superstar Theater Brandon Tomasello, a young singer who appreciates the sounds of Sinatra, expands his Resorts gig from being a regular at the Whiskey Bar to a headliner in the Superstar Theater Jan. 4-Feb. 16. Showtimes are Wednesdays, 3:30 and 8pm and Thursday at 3:30pm with a Monday evening performance on Jan. 16 at 8pm. Tickets are $20. A member of the prestigious Philadelphia Boys’ Choir for two years, he became a Sinatra fan while visiting his grandmother and hearing his music for the first time. He has his own production company called FIMA and has released an album, It’s My Time.


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Gladys Knight Dec. 31, Tropicana Showroom Legendary vocalist Gladys Knight headlines at theTropicana on New Year’s Eve Saturday, Dec. 31, 9:30pm. Tickets range from $50-$100.

Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret

The Comedy Stop is a 300-seat venue in The Quarter at Tropicana featuring three comedians nightly. Showtimes are Sun.Thurs. at 9pm ($25); Fri. ($27) and Sat. ($29) at 9 & 11:15pm. Closed for holidays now to Dec. 24. Appearing Dec. 25 are Ryan Maher, Harry Basil and Jay Black. On tap Dec. 26-31 are Joe Mulligan, Jay Black and Harry Basil Kozak the Magician appears daily at 6:15pm ($25), with a dinner show package (5:30pm) for $35.

IMAX Theater

Now to Jan. 15: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocal (PG13) 1, 3:45, 6:30, Now-Dec. 30, Superstar Theater 9:15. Tickets are $15. Now to Dec. 31: Resorts’ Cirque Polynesian returns with a Born to Be Wild 3D (G) Daily at 12pm; holiday edition that runs now-Dec. 30. tickets are $12. Jan. 1-Jan. 16: The Showtimes are Tues. 8pm; Wed., Thurs. Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D Daily at 3:30 & 8pm; Fri. 9pm; selected Saturdays, 11:45am. n

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>>Bally’s >Blue Martini The Loop Fri. 7:10-10:40pm DJ Sonagtra Fri.10pm-4am Crystal Roxx Fri. 11:10pm2:40am Grape Street Riot Sat. 7:1010:40pm Closed Dec. 24

>the loBBy Bar Erica Schiff Fri. 10pm-2am Closed Dec. 24

>Mountain Bar DJ Nicky D Fri. 9pm-3am Shorty the Sheriff Fri. 10pm-2am Vixens Fri. 10pm-2am Closed Dec. 24

>>Borgata >gypsy Bar Closed 12/22 LauraLea & Tripp Fabulous Fri. 7-10:30pm The Rockets Fri. 11pm2:30am John McNutt Sat. 9pm-1am

Steamroller Picnic Sun. 8:30pm-mid. Wailing Waters Mon. 9pm12:30am Gypsy Wisdom Duo Tues. 9pm-12:30am LauraLea Duo Wed. 9pm12:30am

>Mixx MIXX Sundays w/Paul Castro 10pm NYE Party featuring Lil Jon and DJ Vice Mon. 10pm

>Mur.Mur DJ Eli Escobar Fri. 10pm NYE Party featuring Lil Jon and DJ Vice Mon. 10pm

>>Caesars >dusk Global Fridays w/DJ Royale 10pm Dusk Tuesdays w/John Martin, DJ Sat-One 10pm

>toga Bar DJ Bizz Fri. 10pm-3am Toga Dancers Sat. 10pm3am Closed Dec. 24

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>loBBy Bar Second to None Thurs. 8pm Evolution Fri. 5:30pm Karma Fri. 10pm Jim Shaw Sat. 5:30pm DC Duo Sat. 10pm Doug Jennings Sun. 8pm Juicy Mon. 8pm Lisa Bouchelle Tues. 8pm Drew Stevyns Wed. 8pm

>red rooM Live Bands Fri., Sat. 10pm

>>harrah’s resort >eden lounge 2U (U2 tribute) Thurs. 9pmmid. DJs Fri., Sat. 8pm-3am Jeremiah Hunter Fri. 9pmmid. RPM Fri. 12:30-3:30am Closed Dec. 24-28

>the pool Closed Dec. 24-25 SINdustry Night w/DJ Vito G, DJ Manik Wed. 9pm

>xhiBition Bar VJ Ed Smooth Thurs. 10pm3am DJ Freezie, DJ Xtina Fri.

>>resorts >night Fever Dance Party w/DJs Fri., Sat. 9pm

Dancers Fri. 10pm-2am Closed Dec. 24

>Foundation rooM DJ Redline Fri. 10pm-4am

>pro Bar DJs Fri.-Sun.


>25 hours Bar Blanche “The Singing Bartender” Thurs. 4-9:40pm Sherma Andrews Fri. 10pm2am Tony Malandro Sat. 10pm2am; Sun., Mon. 8pm-mid. Blanche Tues.-Wed. 4-9:40pm

>Whiskey Bar Brandon Tomasello Sat. 9pm-1am

>>shoWBoat/ house oF Blues >BaCkstage Latin DJ & Band, Thurs. 10pm-3am Dancers Thurs. 10:30pm2:30am DJ B Lee Fri. 9pm-4am Grape Street Riot Fri. 10pm-2am

>CuBa liBre DJs, Late Night Latin Dance Show Fri.

>Missile Bar DJs Fri., Sat.

>providenCe DJ Flash Thurs. 10pm DJ Reach Fri. 10pm closed dec. 24

>tango’s DJ Ralph D’Amelio Thurs. 10pm-1:40am No entertainment dec. 2328

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Address: 1222 Rt. 9 South, Palermo Phone: 390-0028

Fred’s Tavern in Stone Harbor and Harvest Market in Palermo are pleasing additions to Cape May County’s culinary scene. By Frank Gabriel

ne of the most pleasant interludes we can imagine for your holiday time off is a slow, meandering sojourn down southern new Jersey’s peninsula toward Cape may. the county itself — at least south of ocean City — is rather a living anachronism, with a Victorian appeal reminiscent of the english country and seacoast. a pair of new entries to the Cape may County food scene worthy of your time are the harvest market of palermo and fred’s tavern in stone harbor. the latter, smack dab on main drag/bridge road, 96th street, has been established as one of that upscale barrier island community’s preferred watering holes and meeting places for many decades. this past summer the owners began providing full lunch and dinner service as well. In a comfy, pub-style dining space carved from what was once a storeroom — some of the costliest storage space to be found anywhere, given that town’s real estate values — fred’s offers a brief menu of classics, plus a trio of creative dinner additions friday and saturday nights. With these, the kitchen stretches to serve up fare comparable to the quality of many finer places in dining destination Cape may, except at price points about half of what you would expect to pay just a few miles further south. from fred’s regular bill of fare, an absolutely colossal wedge salad would have been enough to work as a dinner entrée for most diners. Bathed in a glorious, flo-

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ral coat of chunky bleu cheese dressing, it serves to remind you of how good, simple food can still manage to be inspired. so did my nightly special — a warm, steaming bowl of butternut squash risotto pitch-perfect on the chilly fall evening we dined. smooth and porridge-y, the rice and veggie component had clearly been cooked simultaneously, not combined prior to plating. this resulted in a cool, auburn hue and strong, sweet, earthy essences. a quick glance online at some recent specials serves to illustrate my earlier comments. Items like bone-in, Cajunstyle rib eye, walnut crusted salmon and grilled swordfish with a lemon/wine

sauce are hardly what one expects from standard bar cuisine. a few miles north, in the sleepy little Upper township community of palermo, harvest market on Route 9 vends sandwiches, pizzas, grilled items, salads and extraordinary baked goods — specifically, bagels. Big, puffy rounds in about a half dozen varieties, including an absolutely out-of-this-world sunflower seed version that you are unlikely to encounter at many other places. But harvest market’s line of bakeryfresh goods isn’t limited to the savory. We’ve also sampled excellent cookies, scones, brownies and specialty pastries from the tidy, barn-shaped structure’s

ovens. the transition here began shortly after the facility was taken over by current owner, tara fickes. a year ago she brought in former local restaurateur Rei prabhakar as her on-site baker. previously half of a husband-and-wife team at splendid Karen and Rei’s — a fixture in avalon and later nearby swainton for more than a decade, closed in 2010 — the Culinary academy of america grad says, “one of the things she [fickes] wanted to do was install a bakery.” Walk into the market any day and you will immediately be greeted by the delectable, enticing scent of that artisanal craft. prabhakar, who explains that “I was drawn to food as a teen in france,” and that, “my heart beats as a chef,” is particularly fond of his angel cream donuts, apple fritters and chocolate meringue cookies. he also recommends the baguettes of sourdough, available only on weekends. We’ve been similarly taken in by his pizza, crisp and authentic. especially the “twisted Italian” with capicola, genoa and hard salamis adorned with roasted red peppers and prosciutto. six separate varieties of house-baked bread are available for purchase and sandwich consideration: soft Kaisers, whole grain Kaisers, country rye, honest white, soft torpedo rolls and crusty Italian. and if it is a sandwich ye seek, may we suggest the “prissy” — cranberry walnut chicken salad and brie on a Kaiser. Wishing you and yours a stellar season of holiday feasting! n


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

Angelo’s Fairmount tavern

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

Kelsey and Kim’s

201 Melrose Ave. 350-6800. Classic southern soul food with a twist, including fried chicken and waffles. Open daily 7am-10pm; bYOb/cash only.

Knife & Fork

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

little Saigon

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

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longhorn Steak House

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los Amigos

2400 Arctic Ave. 344-7875. angelonis. com. Fine Italian cuisine and wine selection. 1219 Pacific Ave. (Corner of S.Carolina & Pacific). 348-8080. atlanticcitybar. com. Lobster, pizza, bbQ baby back ribs and more.

Back Bay Ale House

800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Gardner’s Basin. 449-0006. backbayalehouse. com. Casual waterfront dining with stunning bay views. Open daily from 11am for lunch and dinner. Free parking.

café 2825

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

chelsea Prime

111 S. Chelsea Ave. (Inside Chelsea hotel). 348-2200. A steakhouse in the setting of a 1940s supper club. Indoor and outdoor seating and a cocktail lounge with bar and entertainment.

chelsea Pub

8 S. Morris Ave. 345-4916. Popular local hangout, open 24/7. mon.-Fri. Happy hour 11:30am-1pm, 4-6pm.

Dock’s Oyster House

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

Ducktown tavern

El charro!

2430 Fairmount Ave. 344-2900. Authentic mexican restaurant serving lunch and dinner.

Gilchrist’s Restaurant

804 North Rhode Island Ave. (Gardner’s Basin). 345-8278. Famed family diner formerly located on maryland Avenue in A.C., and offshore in Galloway.

Girasole Ristorante

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

imperial inn

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

irish Pub

Melaka Restaurant

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

the Melting Pot

2112 Atlantic Ave. 441-1100. meltingpotcom. Fondue restaurant with romantic dining experience.

Mexico Restaurant

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

300 Oriental Ave. (Corner of Oriental and Vermont St.). 344-8669. Pizzas, subs, wraps, calzones and more. mon.-Thurs. 9am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 9am-11pm. Sun. 10am-9pm. Free delivery.

tun tavern

2 Convention Way. 347-7800. A.C.’s first steakhouse and brewery, now serving lunch, dinner and late night snacks. microbrews.

West End Grille

West End and N. Trenton aves. 441-9100. Open from 4pm daily. New home of the A.C. French-fried lobstertail. Appetizers and sandwiches, chips, seafood and steaks.

Wine Down Restaurant

151 S. New York Ave. 350-6349. banquet facilities. breakfast, lunch, dinner Tues.-Thurs. 7-11pm; Fri.-Sat., 7pm-mid.

the Wonder Bar

3701 Sunset Avenue (at the Albany Ave. bridge). 344-8888. wonderbarac. com. Lunch served from 11am and dinner served nightly in the Sunset room from 5-10pm.

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229 S. Tennessee Ave. 344-1113. Open 24/7. Full menu. Serving lunch & dinner daily.

Redding’s Restaurant

1545 Pacific Ave. 348-3270. Offering southern cuisine with bar specials daily from 4-7pm.

Ruth’s chris Steakhouse

2020 Atlantic Ave. 344-5833. Corn-fed USdA Prime midwest beef, specialty chops, seafood, award-winning wine list.

Scales Grill & Deck Bar

800 N. New Hampshire Ave. (Gardner’s Basin. Formerly the Flying Cloud Cafe). 345-8222, scalesgrill. com. Casual waterfront dining. Lunch, dinner and private functions. Specialty cocktails and frozen drinks. Free parking. Open daily at 11am.

South End Pizza ii

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


111 S. Chelsea Ave. (Inside Chelsea hotel). 428-4550. retro-style diner with cocktail lounge and coffee shop.

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

1312 W. Brigantine Ave. 266-1124. Serving pizza, subs, steaks, Italian dinners, grilled seafood, cappuccino and desserts. Take-out, eat-in and delivery. Open 10:30am-10pm daily.

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

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Old Waterway inn

1700 W. Riverside Dr. 347-1793. Live music Sat. & Sun. Happy Hour monday-Friday 5pm-7pm.

Give the Gift of Italy

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

Goochie Brothers

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


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laguna Grill Martini Bar

1400 Ocean Ave. 266-7731. Fine cuisine, unique ambiance on the beach with beautiful view. Nightly specials and live entertainment. Open daily: breakfast starts at 8am, lunch at noon and dinner at 4pm.

l’Aragosta Ristorante

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

the links Bar & Grille

1075 North Shore Dr. 266-1388. beautiful views of golf course, casual ambiance.

Macedonian Grill

3015 Brigantine Blvd. (at 31st St.). 264-8801. Specializing in mediterranean and American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Mad Dog Morgan’s

3004 West Brigantine Ave. 266-6200. Home of mad dog’s famous cheesesteak.

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

1926 Atlantic Ave. 344-2293. mexican food, seafood and prime steaks.

tony Boloney’s Pizzeria


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

2108 Atlantic Ave. 344-2050. Serving lunch and dinner. 11:30am-10pm weekdays, till 11pm weekends. 347-7194. Pizza, subs, wraps, entrees. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Good food, great atmosphere, friendly service and affordable prices.

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DownbeacH Ventnor, Margate & Longport aroma bistro

6414 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8224111. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner under strickt Kosher supervision Open Sun.-Thurs., 8am-9pm, Fri., 8am-3pm; and Sat., 1/2-hour after Sabbath is over until midnight.


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

bubbies bistro

5204 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor, 8227200. Kosher Italian & mediterranean homemade food.

cleo’s Fish Palace

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

Dino’s Subs & Pizza

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

euro Gourmet cafe and The Gelato Factory

6525 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 4876525. Italian ice and gelato made on premises. Also featuring breakfast, lunch & dinner specialties. delivery.

Fedeli’s Italian Restaurant

9403 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8221293. Home of authentic homecooked Italian cuisine and two-forone specials.

Fisch Kitchen

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

Hannah G’s

7310 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8231466. (Cafe located at 7303 Ventnor Ave. 822-6000).


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

Jerusalem Glatt Kosher Restaurant

6410 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 600822-2266. casual family atmosphere specializing in Kosher mediterranean cuisine, steaks, lamb, chicken and fish. Large party reservations suggested.

Johnny’s café & cocktails

9407 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8221789. Hearty breakfasts, healthy lunches and classic dinner cuisine with an Asian flair.

Open year round from 7am-9pm, weekends till midnight.

6700. casual upscale dining daily from 5pm. Free delivery in margate.

Jo Jo’s Frattoria & Pizzeria


6501 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. 8226475. A family tradition since 1970.

La Fontana

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


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

Liang House Imperial east

7800 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 4878052. Open daily 11:30am-9:30pm. modern chinese cuisine. daily lunch and dinner specials. Free parking lot.

Lucy’s bella Luna Restaurant

Decatur Ave. at the Beach, Margate. dine outdoors by Lucy the elephant.

Maynard’s café

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

Malelani café

5205 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 822-5007.



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antonino’s Jo Jo Ristorante

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

Sophie’s Margate café

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

South end Pizza

Heather Croft Sq., Northfield. 6467799. eatin, take-out, delivery and party trays.

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

atlantic city Sub Shop

9702 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8225599. Open daily serving pizza, subs, sandwiches, salads, pastas and more. Take-out and delivery.


Steve & cookie’s by the bay

bay avenue Sushi

Rt. 9, Central Square, Linwood. 9269900. Italian food. Also in margate. Take out/delivery.

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


cavallino nero

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

celina’s Mulberry Market & Grille

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

charlie’s bar & Restaurant

800 Shore Rd., Somers Pt. 927-3663. Popular buffalo wings. No credit cards. Over 15 TVs for sporting events.

chido burrito

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

bruno’s airport Grill

6415 Delilah Rd., EHT. 383-2700. casual dining and pub fare. Serving lunch, dinner and late-night snacks.

807 Tilton Rd., Northfield. 484-1480. check out surf videos, listen to music and kick back for awhile. Live free. eat well.

cousin Mario’s

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

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

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

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Lunch Mon. - Fri. 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner Mon. - Thurs. 4:30pm - 10:00pm Fri. 4:30pm - 11:00pm • Sat. 11:00am - 11:00pm • Sun. noon - 10:00pm

1 North New York Rd. Smithville, NJ 609.652.7777

450 Bay Ave. Somers Point. 6012212. Serving lunch, dinner and late-night snacks.

chickie’s and Pete’s

6105 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 2728808. Seafood and steaks.

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

Yama Fusion Japanese

718 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 601-8822. Sushi, sashimi and teriyaki dishes. entrees from $14.

berkshire Grill

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

5305 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 822-8105. Japanese and Thai specialties. eat

7801 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 823-

bruno’s bistro by the bay

athenian Garden

Matteo’s beach bay café

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

Ventura’s Greenhouse


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Red Room café

8409 Ventnor Ave., Margate. 8227722. New tapas menu. Open mon.-Sat. for lunch 11:30am-2:30pm and dinner 5-9pm

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

in, take out and delivery. Vegetarian friendly. Specializing in seafood, beef and chicken with daily lunch and dinner specials.

FREE PARKiNG route 30

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

8 S. Essex Ave., Margate. 823-7310. Serving up a huge selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily, 8am-7:30pm.


Yuki Hana

Downbeach Deli


1018 West Brigantine Ave., Brigantine, 266-6400. Italian and American fare. Health-conscious menu.


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Reservations Accepted.

Crab Trap

2 Broadway, Somers Pt. 927-7377. Serving fresh seafood, soups, steaks, desserts and more. Open daily from 11am-10pm Sun.Thurs., 11am-11pm Fri. & Sat. Live entertainment nightly.

Dolce Vita Ristorante & Pizzeria

443 Zion Rd., EHT. 788-8512. Open daily for lunch & dinner till 10pm and Sat. till 11pm. breakfast Fri.-Sun., 7-11am.

Dubliner Irish Pub

325 Jimmy Leeds Rd., Galloway. 6522210. Authentic Irish cuisine.

East Bay Crab & Grill

Cardiff Plaza, EHT. 272-7721. Specializing in all-you-caneat crabs, early-bird menu.12 Entrees under $12 menu, over 60 entrees starting at $8.99 and daily specials.

El Rancho

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

Feather Cafe & Grill

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

Formica Bros. Bakery

Kensington Square, Northfield. 6466565. Cafe features daily lunch specials. Open 7am-7pm.

Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern

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


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

Gaspare’s Gourmet Italian Bistro

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

Gianna’s Cafe

Gilchrist Offshore

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

Ginza Japanese Restaurant

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

Goodfellows, W.L.

310 E. White Horse Pike, Galloway. 652-1942. Home of the french fried lobster tail, burgers, steaks, seafood, and homemade Italian specialties.

Gourmet Italian Cuisine

324 S. Pitney Rd, Galloway, NJ. 6521398. Serving authentic Italian food and fine wines.

Great American Pub

The Grilled Cheese & Crabcake Co.

Maplewood Inn

55 Laurel Dr., Somers Pt. 601-7533. Offers a selection of fresh, homemade goods daily and a variety of soups.

Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet

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

Hu Tieu

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

The Inn at Sugar Hill

Rt. 559, Mays Landing. 625-2226. Food and cocktails on the waterfront.

JD’s Pub & Grille

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

Joe’s Restaurant

131 Jordan Rd., (behind the Sunoco station off Laurel Dr./Garden State Parkway entrance), Somers Pt. 9274637. Lunch and dinner featuring Greek specialties.

Johnny Rockets

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

Jo-Jo’s Italian Grille

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

Juliano’s Restaurant

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

Kelsey & Kim’s Soul Food

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

La Hacienda

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

La Pizzatega

Linwood Greene, Rt. 9, Linwood. 6538442. Serving seafood, veal pasta, steak, subs and salads.

Latz’s by the Bay

L801 Bay Avenue, Somers Point. 7888838. modern cuisine focusing on sustainability and organic ingredients.

Library III

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

Library Pub & Grille

3016 Ocean Heights Ave., EHT. 6018369 (formerly Mangia By the Greens). Lunch, dinner, late-night snacks, pizza. Appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and entrees.

Luke Palladino Italian Cooking

1333 New Rd., Northfield. 646-8189, Open 7 nights a week starting 5pm. Sunday brunch 11am-2pm. Takeout and delivery available, mon.-Fri. from 11am.

6105 W. Jersey Ave., EHT. 484-8877, Brick oven pizzas and catering. Take-home ready cook dinner trays. Also located in Seaville. 1470 White Horse Pike, Hammonton. 561-9621. Italian specialties and “world’s best spaghetti.”

McKee’s Irish Pub

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

Mickey & Minnie’s

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

Mount Fuji

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

The Nizam’s

6666 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 6778829. Northern and Southern Indian food, including nan, tandori and vegetarian dishes. major credit cards accepted. Lunch buffett $9.95.

Oyster Creek Inn

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

Pistol Pete’s Saloon & Steakhouse

1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. 484-1000. Casual dining. Weekly specials.

PJ’s 50 Pub & Grille

2301 Rt. 50, 1 Mile N. of Black Horse Pike (Rt. 322), Mays Landing. 6259600. Everything homemade from soups to desserts.

Rama Thai

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

Ram’s Head Inn

9 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway. 652-1700. Fine dining. Traditional American specialties with contemporary flair.

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Renault Winery

72 N. Breman Ave, Egg Harbor City. 965-2111. Open Fri, Sat. & Sun nights, and Sun. brunch 10am-2pm. Gourmet restaurant, resort, and golf.

Richland House

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

Romanelli’s Garden Cafe

279 S. New York Rd., Galloway. 6520179. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also catering.

Sack O’ Subs

784 White Horse Pike, Absecon. 6466555. Hot and cold subs, homemade soups and salads.

New Year’s eve Celebr atioN A live trio kicks of f the evening. Then, count down to 2012 on the dance f loor, with live music from our live DJ. And wait ‘til you see the delicious menu we’ve created jus t for the big night! Call now to make reser vations.


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

Sam’s Bar & Grill

18 S. Main St., Pleasantville. 6465128.

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3944 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 625-1990. black Angus burgers. Happy-hour 6 days a week. Free poker Tues.-Weds.

Mama Mia’s Ristorante

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

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The Plaza at Center Point, 1205 Tilton Rd., Northfield. 677-0470; FAX 6778885. California cuisine in a casual, upscale setting.

Gregory’s Restaurant

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

smithville Inn

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

Tailgaters Galloway Grille

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

Tap Room & Grille

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

Thai Basil

199 New Rd., Suite 72, Linwood. 9269339. Serving Thai-French cuisine.

A Touch of Italy

6629 Black Horse Pike, EHT. 646-1855. Fine Italian cuisine and lounge. Live music: Tues. Lisa & Judo; Wed. Alex Glover & bob mower; Thurs. the baltimore boys.

Tre Figlio


Vic’s subs

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

Watering Hole Cafe

6494 Weymouth Rd., Mays Landing. 625-9300. Serving lunch, dinner and drink specials daily. Full menu, including 18-oz T-bone steak w/veggies for $12.99. Happy hour mon.-Fri. 4-6pm.

Windjammer Diner, Bar & Grille

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

OCEAN CITY AND sOuTH 16th street seafood

1555 Haven Ave. 399-0016. Open seven days, 10am-9pm.


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

Cinco de Mayo

1039 West Ave., Ocean City. 3990199. Fine authentic mexican cuisine.

Clancy’s by the sea

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

1244 Boardwalk, Ocean City. 3983344. Weekly specials, open year round.

TW Howell’s

Cousin’s Restaurant

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

Ventura’s Offshore Café

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

1st Street & Asbury Ave. , Ocean City. 399-9462. Fine Italian cuisine and seafood.

Mama Mia’s Ristorante

2087 South Shore Rd., Seaville. 6249322, Brick oven

Library III

pizzas and catering. Take-home ready cook dinner trays. Also located in eHT.


Ninth St & Atlantic Ave. 814-9500. Family restaurant with casual, seashore atmophere. dinner served 3:30pm daily. breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekends. Kids menu available.

Positively 4th street

400 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City. 3998400. enjoy a variety of food and drinks.

Red’s Jersey Mex Cafe

11th Street and Haven Ave., Ocean City. 399-2272. Fine mexican cuisine. Open 10am10pm daily.

sack O’ subs

926 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. 5250460. Hot and cold subs, french fries, pizzas, homemade soups, salads and more.

sushi Ocean View

556 Sea Isle Blvd, #C, Ocean View. 624-8886. Japanese/Asian Fusion cuisine. mon.Thurs. 11:30am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-11pm, Sun. noon-10pm. daily lunch and dinner specials.

Tokyo Mandarin

4 West Roosevelt Blvd., (ShopRite Center) Marmora. 390-8883. chinese & Japanese cuisine, Sushi bar & catering.


316 Roosevelt Blvd., Marmora. 3901757. Lunch, dinner, late-night snacks and takeout. n


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comfort foods.

340-2000 Arturo’s

New York style deli, open noon to 9pm.

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

The Bagel & Doughnut Connection Open daily.

Bally’s Brunch

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

Harry’s Oyster Bar & seafood

Features extensive raw bar and fresh seafood.

Johnny Rockets

340-0099. A retro ’50s-style boardwalk restaurant. breakfast served daily from 8-11am. Lunch and dinner served daily from 11am-1am Sun.-Thurs., 11am-3am Fri. & Sat.

Cocktail Lounge

South Jersey’s Best Steakhouse

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bally’s iconic culinary experience.

6ix: A Bistro

American bistro. breakfast served anytime.

spa Café

extensive buffet menu. breakfast, $14.95 (plus tax), mon.-Sat. 8-11:15am; Lunch, $17.95 (plus tax), mon.-Fri. noon-2pm; Sat. noon-3pm; dinner $28.95 (plus tax) mon.-Thurs. 4-8pm; Fri. 4-9pm; Sat. 4-10pm; Sun. 8am-3p for brunch; 4p-9p for dinner.

Bread + Butter

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

Taste of the shore


Featuring Primo Pizza, Sack O’Subs.

WILD WILD WEsT AT BALLY’s 340-2000 Gold Tooth Gerties

bakery, bagel sandwiches, & more.

Virginia City Buffet

Wild About Wings

deep fried southern chicken. Open to mid. weekdays, until 4am Fri.-Sat.

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


A modern Japanese pub from michael Schulson.

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

Old Homestead steak House

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


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

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New Year’s Eve Accepting Reservations

Library III Gift Certificates

For Gift Card Sales Only Open Dec. 24, 9am - 3pm

Call For Parties Up to 50 People

Stop in or Order Gift Certificates ONLINE

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choose from a variety of regional steaks and seafood.

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

Noodle Village

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The Reserve/Preview Bar

chinese, Thai, and Indian cuisines. Open daily for lunch 11am-3pm; dinner 5pm-mid. weekdays, to 1am weekends. Offering an extensive selection of authentic chinese and Vietnamese

1-866-MYBORGATA Bobby Flay steak Borgata Buffet

Pickles Deli

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

Nanking Restaurant


Closed Christmas Day

Thank You South Jersey for your votes & patronage!

Voted “Best Of ” 2011 Press Reader’s Poll • “Best Seafood Restaurant” • “Best Crab Cakes” • “Best Family Restaurant” • “Best Locals Favorite” • “Best Crabs” • “Best Clam Bar” • “Best Lobster Dinner”

Serving Dinner Sunday 3:30pm - 11pm • Monday - Saturday 4:30pm - Midnight

Live Music & Dancing


Higher Ground

6605 Black Horse Pike, Cardiff (EHT) • 4 Mi. East of Hamilton Mall

wed, fri & sat thursdays

Jesse Boyington

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

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New Year’s Eve Celebration Enjoy our regular menu selections,

New Year’s Eve special additions and a complimentary toast at midnight In Our Fine Dining Room.

Holiday Gift Certificates

Johnny’s Cafe Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration 2012 8:30 pm Till 2:00 am Reservations Only DJ Sparkles First Course Lollipop Grilled Lamb Chops or Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

Second Course

Caesar or House Salad

Main Course - Entrée ChoiceOf Surf & Turf Lobster & Filet Mignon

Stuffed Veal Chop

French Cut Stuffed with Spinach, Crab & Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese

Chilean Sea Bass

Prepared in a Special Broth with Fresh Tomato, Onion & Olives

Twin Tails

Traditionally Prepared with Melted Butter & Lemon


Fine Dining Room Call for Winter Hours Café open daily at 11am serving lunch, dinner & late nite snacks

Ventura’s Greenhouse

Eight South Essex ave., Margate, New Jersey Open 7 Days a Week

106 S. Benson Avenue, Margate 609-822-0140 • 609-822-7668


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


Lobby of The Water club featuring tapas and small bits.

The Cafeteria

Full of quick food options.

The Metropolitan

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

Wolfgang Puck American Grille

contemporary American cuisine in two distinctive dining areas.

CAeSArS 348-4411 Atlantic Grill

Grilled fish, meats, raw bar and sushi.

Kwi restaurant and Noodle Bar

Offers a selection of traditional and modern Asian cuisines.

La Piazza Buffet

Buffet selections for all day dining. breakfast, daily $14.99 plus tax, 8-11:30am. Lunch, $17.99, 11:30am-4pm; dinner weekdays, $26.99, 4pm-closing; $29.99 weekends. Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 8amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm; Fri., 8amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm; Sat., 8amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm.


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


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

Neroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tuscan Steakhouse

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


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

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The Pier ShoPS aT CaeSarS: Buddakan

674-0100. Restaurant includes twilight sky or â&#x20AC;&#x153;opium den styleâ&#x20AC;? dining nooks.

The Continental

674-8300, An â&#x20AC;&#x153;outdoorâ&#x20AC;? patio bar with signature drinks & sunken fire-pit lounge as well as the large flower-shaped central dining pod, nicknamed the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sammy davis room.â&#x20AC;?

Phillips Seafood

348-2273. Serving authentic Maryland-style seafood and worldfamous crab cakes. Lunch and dinner served seven days a week, featuring an open, expedition kitchen. Open Sun.-Thurs. 11:30am-10pm; Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-11pm.


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Located on the 5th Floor, with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic city skyline. enjoy light fare by the pool.

Vic & Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakhouse

The original Vic & Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Houston is routinely voted one of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10 best steakhouses with succulent beef, lobster and unique appetizers.

HArrAHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S reSorT 441-5000 Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Burger

classic burgers and more.

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.

Bluepoint Bar

Souzai Sushi & Sake

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

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

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

Club Cappuccino

Corner Grille & deli


Traditional deli favorites. Also has hot menu items.

The Bayside Buffet

dos Caminos

buffet has all your traditional favorites. mon.-Thurs. ($16.99 plus tax.), or sample the lavish breakfast buffet from 8am -11:30am daily ($12.99 plus tax.). A Seafood buffet is featured every Fri., Sat., and Sun. during lunch and dinner ($25.99 plus tax.). Hours: mon.-Thurs. 8am-8pm; Fri.-Sun. 8am-9pm.

Chart House

Lunch mon.-Fri., 11:30am-3pm. dinner is 3-10pm mon.-Fri. and Sat.-Sun., noon-10pm. Happy Hour is mon.-Fri. 4-6pm. reservations are recommended. call 340-5030 or visit

The deck Bayfront Bar & restaurant

Seasonal bayfront bar and restaurant.

Imperial Court

Superb chinese cuisine with exotic offerings and assortment of familiar items. Open for dinner for Fri.- Sun. 6pm.

Michael Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brasserie

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

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The Poolside CafĂŠ

Open d a i l y for dinner

Authentic mexican delights including signature dishes like tacos, ceviche, and guacamole. Open Sun.-Thurs., 5pm-11pm; Fri.-Sat., 5pm-1am. reservations: 441-5575.

Luke Palladino at Harrahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resort

Italian restaurant using fresh, locally-sourced produce and gourmet ingredients from Italy. Open mon.-Thurs., 5-9:30pm; Fri. 5-10pm; Sat. 5-10:30pm; Sun., 5-9pm. reservations: 441-5576.

McCormick & Schmickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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


A 24-hour cafe offering steaks, seafood, sandwiches and burgers. breakfast is available anytime plus The Noodle bar open Thurs.-Sun.

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 7am-7pm Sun.-Thurs., until 2am on Fri. & Sat.

Waterfront Buffet

and chinese barbecue items. Noodle bar open daily noon-11pm; restaurant open Fri.-Tues. 6-11pm.

Boardwalk Perks

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

extensive buffet items. cost: $29.99(plus tax, $22.99 kids) for dinner daily; $23.99 (plus tax, $10.99, kids) for brunch. Hours: mon. & Fri., 8:30amâ&#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 diner.

Breadsticks Cafe & Grill



(Formerly the Hilton) Cappuccinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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

The Coffee Shop

mon.-Thurs. 7am-11pm; Fri. 7amclose on Sun. at 11pm.

Cornucopia Buffet

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

empress Gem Noodle Bar

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

Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burger Bar

Fri. 5pm-mid; Sat. noon-mid; Sun. noon-10pm.

oNo Pan-Asian Bistro and Bar

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

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Open mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-7:30pm; Fri. 11:30am-9pm; Sat. 9am-9pm and Sun. 9am-7pm. cost: $18.95 lunch (noon-4pm) and $24.95 dinner (with unlimited crab legs and shrimp); $13.99 for breakfast Sat. & Sun. Zagat Award-winning Italian restaurant. Sunday brunch available for $44.95 per person. Open mon., Tues., Fri. 6-11pm; Sat. 5-11pm and Sunday brunch 9:30am -2pm.

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Hours: 5:30pm-mid. Lounge: 5:30pm-2am. restaurant open Wed.Sun. certified USdA Prime steaks, sushi rolls and an extensive list of craft beers, wines and signature cocktails.

TroPICANA 340-4000 il Verdi

Upscale gourmet Italian cuisine presented in an elegant ambiance.


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

343-4000 Canal Street Bread & Sandwich Co.

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Seaside Cafe

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

This 24-hour dining experience offers updated casual fare.

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

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Seafood restaurant, featuring locally grown food and wine. Has a sushi and raw bar. Hours: Wed.-Sun. 6-11pm. Located on the casino level in the South Tower.

Tapas style menu. Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 6-10pm. reservations recommended; dress code is business casual.

Simon Prime

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

340-6555. The renowned New York city steakhouse located on resortsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dining level. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10pm; Fri.Sat. 5-11pm. Gallagherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s burger bar located across the hall.

Wed.-Sat. 5:30-10pm; Sunday brunch 10am-2pm.

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Seafood carnival Weekends featuring filet and lobster on Saturday nights. cost is Fri. $29.99; Sat., $35.99 and Sun. $29.99. mon.-Thurs. 12-4pm lunch; $19.99 (plus tax) mon.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thurs. dinner 4-9pm, $25.99.

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Johnny rockets

Casual dining BBQ restaurant serving hickory-smoked pork, beef, chicken, bbQ ribs, sandwiches and salads.

348-0725. A retro â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s-style restaurant featuring classic burgers and more. Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 8am-mid.; Fri.-Sat., 8am-2am.

Mansion Cafe

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

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

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

The QuarTer aT The Tropicana: A Dam Good Sports Bar

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


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

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

348-6700. Classic and contemporary Cuban dishes. brunch, dinner and late dining served daily.

The Palm

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

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

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

Red Square

344-9100. Famed restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow’s vodka and caviar bar and restaurant recreates centuries of russian history. The dining room,

flanked with two ice columns, gives way to an ice-topped 32-foot bar.

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.

TRumP PLAzA 441-6000 24 Central Cafe

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

China Cafe & Sushi Chef

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


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


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. burgers, steaks and seafood served amidst the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest.


Serving northern and southern Italian cuisine in a setting that

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With Starbucks, Sbarro, Nathan’s Famous, Arthur Treacher’s, Häagen-dazs, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and Sarah’s Cookies.

449-1000 Dynasty

Cantonese/Chinese with many delicacies including authentic sushi bar.

Hard Rock Café

On the Boardwalk at Trump Taj Mahal. 441-0007. Casual American fare in a rock ’n’ roll atmosphere. Open 11am-mid. daily (till 1am Fri.-Sat.).

Il mulino New York

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

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Safari Steak House

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

Sultan’s Feast

2801 Arctic Ave., AC • 347-9119

buffet features black angus steaks grilled to order. $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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Trattoria Il mulino

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

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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.

Smoothies, pretzels, other snacks.


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

Plate American Cafe breakfast anytime.


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Royal Albert’s Palace

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

White House Sub Shop

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Ed McGinty and Erik Weiner’s ‘Boardwalk Empire State of Mind’

‘Boardwalk Empire’ duo dream up hysterical rap song and video based on the show set in A.C.

RIK WEINER IS A WRITER, LYRCIST, actor and a viral video star. The 34-yearold California resident, who famously had one line on the HBO series The Sopranos, which he turned into a 2008 viral rap-video sensation, “One Line on The Sopranos,” got the job as a cast member on Boardwalk Empire (his character was killed in season one, which came back to haunt his killer toward the end of season two) because of that video. Terry Winter, who created Boardwalk Empire, wrote that “one line” that Weiner had on The Sopranos and wanted him for the part of Agent Sebso on Boardwalk Empire. So, just before Weiner’s departure from the show in 2010, he wrote a hilarious rap song, “Boardwalk State of Mind,” which he gave out as CD gifts to Winter, and other cast and crew members on the show. Ed McGinty, an Atlantic City native who not only plays Ward Boss Boyd on the show, but is also a research adviser for the writing team, not only loved the song, but decided to work with Weiner to make a video for it, utilizing his film school, directing and screenwriting expertise. “Boardwalk Empire State of Mind” has already tickled the funny bones of more than 80,000 viewers on Internet video sites such as Funny or Die and YouTube, since its debut Wednesday night, Dec. 8. On a three-way call, a few days following the video’s release, McGinty and Weiner spoke with Atlantic City Weekly. Here are excerpts from the interview. (See full interview and entire video at

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and obviously people who watch the show will get a lot of the inside jokes in the lyrics. EM: Yeah, it was an interesting balance because I wanted to keep the, like you said, the essence of the show, the weight of the time period and that kind of thing, but still make it funny so it was tough. ... We had an original concept that didn’t quite work out. We wanted to do it as if it was a behind-thescenes video of the first rap video ever made [in the 1920s]. But we had trouble getting some of the props we needed for that.

Erik Weiner and Halle Morse in the new video

Who’s the flapper woman in the video? I believe she’s the only other person in the video aside from Erik. EW: That’s Halle Morse. She is a friend of my manager’s who suggested that she could do it, and we met her and she was amazing. Once she got into costume, we were like, “Oh my God! This is perfect!” She’s just an amazing singer and dancer and she added so much to the video; it’s amazing. EM: And this was like an 11th hour thing. We couldn’t figure out who we were going to get, and then we were talking about having three girls in the background and then it was like, let’s just get [one person]. So we got her in the 11th hour and she was so great. We literally just met her before [shooting her scenes], threw her in costume and then it was like, “Action!” And she slinked into the frame and it was so wonderful and it was like, this is just one of those things where it’s such a happy accident. She’s so captivating.

but my second reaction was, “I gotta write a song about my time on the show,” because that would be a nice bookend to the story of me coming on it and leaving it. So the natural one that occurred to me was “Boardwalk Empire State of Mind.” So I started writing it and wrote it and recorded a sort of very janky version of it that I just recorded in my closet at home and when I came back to shoot the final episode I gave CDs to the producers and Ed, who I had become friends with while working on the show by that point, and Michael Shannon and then a couple other people in the crew as a present to say goodbye. A lot of the lyrics were a lot more insular and shout outs to like Ed and Terry Winter and everyone. And everyone Erik, What was the impetus for writing the loved it, especially Ed, who told me: ‘I’m going to direct the music video.’ And it First, congrats on another amazing season. song “Boardwalk State of Mind”? The shooting of the video was done this Erik Weiner: Well, you know the story couldn’t have turned out better. Hat’s off Ed McGinty: It’s an honor to be a part past Labor Day? to Ed, I think he did an amazing job. about how I got on the show [Boardwalk of this incredible piece of work and it goes EM: [Yes] ... because that was a company even further for me because I grew up in Empire] ... so when Terry Winter told me Yeah, it looks amazing and really captures day off for the shooting [for the show] we Atlantic City and I feel as though there is [that my character Agent Sebso] was dying my initial reaction was, “Dang!” You know, the essence of the show in terms of the set, were able to slip onto the set and do it that a real blood element for me. How did you get involved with this video project? EM: Long story short, I was a roadie/ stage manager on big music tours and what not so I had access to a lot of bands and my father and grandfather were both sort of hobbyists with photography so I would photograph the bands and then I got a video camera and it was just a matter of access. ... And then I took some time off from the road and went away to film school, so I used some of that access to do some music videos for a few bands ... but I didn’t really have a director’s job on an actual music video until I met a band called The Distillers and they gave me a lot of work.





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day. The beach stuff, we actually shot the next morning at 5am. I picked up Erik and we went over [to Rockaway Beach in New York] before work and it was pouring rain and when we left it was like dark. So we were like, “I don’t know if we’re going to get this, but we’re just going to go there and hope for like an act of God.” And when we got to the beach, the sky just opened up and there was literally a double rainbow — the first double rainbow I had ever seen before in my life — and that’s when we got that opening shot [in the video]. It was just this perfect balance, with the clouds there and the ocean; it was just perfect. We couldn’t have been happier. EW: People have asked Ed if we used CGI for that first shot, that’s how good it turned out. Erik, you wrote the song when you found out your character was going to be killed on the show? EW: It must have been May 2010 because that’s when I finished shooting and then between our schedules it took us some time to figure out when to shoot

the video and try to get sort of a blessing from everyone involved with the show, to sign off on it, and I had to re-write the song and re-record. Not in your closet I presume. EW: No, we went to a real studio in San Francisco; my brother actually has a studio out there, and we chopped up the sample and made the beat and then it just wound out good for both Ed and I to shoot Labor Day. Then we had it ready about a month ago [November 2011] and we just wanted to make sure that everybody was OK with us releasing it and once they did, and we got everyone’s blessing, it just so happened that the day that we were ready to release it was right after there was a “previouslyon” segment before the final episode [of season two] showing Agent Sebso being drowned again, to sort of remind viewers. Right, because it comes up again in the final episode. EW: Exactly. So it was like perfect timing, kind of serendipity ... and we were like, “Let’s post it right now” because the story line is in the air again. So, yeah, it

just kind of worked out exactly how we were hoping. Sunday, Dec. 11, was the season two finale, so that would have been like a few days after? EM [to EW]: When did you put it up? Like late Wednesday night or something like that? EW: Yeah, I think Wednesday night. EM: The response has just been incredible. There have been reviewers of the show that have seen it and they loved it and Terry Winter loves it and speaks about it, and [Boardwalk Empire executive producer] Tim Van Patten saw it and was literally laughing out loud the whole entire time so it’s just an incredible experience. I mean, we just did it for fun, and it was basically just going to be gift for the cast and crew and it’s just turned into something that’s just incredible. ED, you play Ward Boss Boyd on the show. What is your other role on the show? EM: I act as the research adviser for predominantly the research department, but I also assist each department as needed.

And that came out of just growing up in Atlantic City and my grandfather and father both worked at The Ritz. And I met Terry Winter while I was at film school at Columbia and a friend of mine had been keeping in touch with him and when this project came up, he recommended me, having the Atlantic City background, and film background, and we met and completely hit it off and I had two bags of research I had done before the meeting and when I finally pulled out a picture of my grandmother and grandfather standing on the Boardwalk in front of The Ritz in 1922, he just flipped over that and said, ‘You’re hired. I can’t even tell you the dream that I’m living right now because I feel that I have family roots and historic roots. Even the part I play, there was actually a ward boss named Boyd who was my grandfather’s fishing buddy, so there’s a real crazy element. Based on this season, with my character taking the wrong side, who knows what’s going to happen. A safe could fall out of the air, I could slip on a banana peel, all these ways that people die in the ‘20s. [Laughs] n

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the Year in Photos

N A YEAR THAT WILL FOREVER be remembered for the close of

The Golden Nugget moved into the former site of the Trump Marina in May, with renovations continuing through the year.

the Iraq War, the start of Occupy

Wall Street and related protest movements across the country, the Arab Spring in the Middle East, the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden and Moammar Gadhafi, the death of North Korea’s Kim Jong Il, the horrifying governmental gridlock in Washington, and a world economy still mired in a mammoth

Johnny Sansone and Susan Cowsill’s show was one of the highlights at the Mardi Gras on the Boardwalk series.

slump, Atlantic City offered some diversions and positive stories. For starters, the Casino Reinvestment

Charlie Sheen’s Torpedos of Truth tour at the Trump Taj Mahal, April 16.

Development Authority (CRDA) commenced its mission to create a Tourism District Master Plan for Atlantic City (due Feb. 1, 2012). Also, the Atlantic City Alliance was created to re-brand and market the city, a successful Boardwalk


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rodeo was held in April, the threeday Dave Matthews Band Caravan

The fourth annual Savor Borgata, Nov. 12.

The inagural A.C. Boardwalk Rodeo was held in April.

music festival went off without a hitch at Bader Field in June and some of the biggest stars in enter-

The Dave Matthews Band Caravan festival at Bader Field, June 24-26.

tainment appeared in town, from Lady Gaga showing up at Britney Spears’ Boardwalk Hall gig to Jay-Z and Kanye West’s joint Watch the Throne show to the Caesars Tribute II salute to the ladies of ice skating. Here are some more events from the past year, in pictures.

Resorts executives, A.C. Mayor Lorenzo Langford and Joe Piscopo officially unveil the casino’s new 1920s theme in May.

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Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and Tropicana CEO Tony Rodio celebrate the property’s 30th anniversary Nov. 26.

Gay club Prohibition debuted at Resorts in May.

Construction was active at Revel’s site on the north end of the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Alegria’ ran at Boardwalk Hall April 7-10.

Rihanna’s LOUD tour hit the Borgata in July.

Caesars Atlantic City hosted a ‘Boardwalk Empire’ weekend in September in relation to the HBO series’ second season premiere.

Hurricane Irene hits shore area in August.

Jay-Z and Kanye West at B’walk Hall.

An Occupy A.C. occupier on Pacific Ave.

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can’t change others, we can only control our own thoughts and choices. enjoy your time with your family elders because that facet of the holidays gets overlooked too often. i can’t tell you how many times i hear my grandparents complain that they don’t ever hear from certain family members. and make an impact on the young ones because they are very impressionable. Give them wisdom and no matter what your financial situation, make them feel rich from love and respect. and, of course, work on yourself. it’s easy for me to tell you what you should do, and easy for you to see what’s wrong with others, but during this time of year it’s usually an eye opener. we reflect on all that we have accomplished, or didn’t accomplish and think about our goals for the next year. recently a friend told me, “i don’t believe in goals because you can either achieve them or fail.” he then preceded

with, “i believe in outcomes.” if you determine an outcome you will figure out a way to get there. i mentioned what he said to another group of friends and they looked at me like it was the dumbest thing they’ve heard — but for some reason i keep thinking about it. sometimes we just have to know the big picture and if we have that vision then we will figure out how to get there. Visualize your outcome for 2012 and then start on the journey to make it happen. ---for all of you last-minute holiday shoppers, i’ve been finding some really cool and unique gifts online, and although shipping them would get to you after the holidays, these sites and items are still pretty cool to check out. has some cool items such as cupcake mints, cookie misfortune — evil fortune cookies — and caffeinated chocolate milk straws. however, if you don’t want all of that sugar then check out another interesting item they have in stock, which is a unique modern approach to weight management — called the withings wifi scale. this is

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yoga at the Pier Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a Yoga Practice starting 6:30pm accompanied by live music by Gina Roche and Pamela Whitman. The Practice will be followed by a Drum Circle at approximately 8pm. Admission is $15 with all proceeds benefiting the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. 517-5425.

Magic show with chad juros Shore Mall, 6725 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township. Join magician Chad Juros for slight of hand and magic tricks. This 30 min. family show involves volunteers of all ages. Free. 11am.

Thursday, dec. 22 To dec. 23 ‘The Brothers Grimm’ 813 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. By the Brothers Grimm. Includes milk and cookies. $5. 7-7:45pm. 4576686 for reservations.

Friday, dec. 23 caravan community christmas celebration Victory Presbyterian Church, Pacific and Pennsylvania aves., Atlantic City. Community holiday dinner and concert featuring the John Howard Gospel Caravan. Gifts for children under 10 and seniors. 6pm. Free. 505-2199. christmas eve eve celebration Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave. Ocean City. Featuring local performers with Christmas songs and readings of the works of Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas, O.Henry, Truman Capote, Dr. Seuss and more. Traditional holiday refreshments will be served. $10. 8pm. 457-6686.

sunday, dec. 25 chanukah on ice Flyers Skate Zone, 501 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City. Open to the entire community, the event will include open ice skating, organized skating games for children and families, and a special guest appearance by the biblical heroes of Chanukah, “The Macabees.” $7. 3-5pm. 822-8500. (See p. 8 for details)

Monday, dec. 26 To jan. 2


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Boardwalk Basketball classic Wildwoods Conevention Center, 4501 Boardwalk. Wildwood. Competition begins at 9am daily. For schedule and ticket information go to (See p. 8 for details)

Thursday, dec. 29 Kids at heart Featuring jackie jester Shore Mall, 6725 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township. Kids at Heart will perform two shows of interactive music and storytelling. Free. 11am.

saTurday, dec. 31 s.i.c. new year’s eve in egypt Sea Isle City Public School, 46th Street and Park Road, Sea Isle City. The holiday gathering includes music, dancing, refreshments, kid’s activities and a “countdown to midnight.” Since the party takes place early in the evening on December 31, parents can ring-in the New Year with their children and still get everyone to bed at a reasonable hour. Pre-registration is required by December 26. Admission is one dessert per family. 5-7:30pm. 2630050. sea isle city - First night Fireworks JFK Boulevard and the Beach, Sea Isle City. Free. 8pm. 263-0050. ocean city’s First night Varied Locations, Ocean City. New Year’s gala celebrates its 20th Anniversary. More than 70 entertainment programs with a fireworks display at midnight. Jugglers, magicians, a Philadelphia String Band, a big band for dancing, the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, the Fabulous Grease Band, Doo Wop Singers, the Alligator Zydeco Cajun Band, a production of Annie, comedians, a production of Jail House Rock, gospel singers and folk music. Children will be able to enjoy the rides at Wonderland Amusement Park and its miniature golf course, all with one admission button. Access firstnightocnj. com to see the entire schedule. Admission button $14. 4pm-midnight. 391-0060. Magical new year celebration Shore Mall, 6725 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township. Family magic show with live rabbit, doves,

music and audience participation. Following the show enjoy free face painting. Featuring Magician Ken Northridge and face painting by Jen Northridge. Free. 11am.

sunday, jan. 1 Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge North End Seawall in Brigantine. Live music, refreshments, color guard and merchandise will be for sale. Jim Craine, Atlantic City’s singing lifeguard, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Phillip’s Seafood will provide complimentary soup. Free. 11am. 892-7339. First day at the Beach Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City. A 5K Boardwalk run starts at 1pm. Entry fee is $20. Runners receive a T Shirt while they last. Registration begins at noon. the day of the race at the site. To register early, call Mike Given (609) 861-0674 or contact A First Dip in the ocean is set for 2pm at the 9th Street Beach. All bathers receive a “Beach Nut” Certificate signifying that they have braved the chill waters. Shoppers will be able to kick off the New Year with First Day In the Downtown along the center city Asbury Ave. business district. 525-9300.

Friday, jan. 6 somers Point jazz society Benefit concert Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Rd., Somers Point. Featuring the George Mesterhazy Trio with special guest Barry Miles. George Mesterhazy (piano, guitar and melodica), Barry Miles (piano), Tim Lekan (bass), Bob Shomo (drums). $20 Admission. Sets at 8-9pm and 9:30-10:30pm. Silent Auction begins at 7pm. 927-6677. ongoing

Thursdays ThrouGh sundays To jan. 2 smithville holiday Light show Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Rt. 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Smithville. 120 Christmas trees floating on Lake Meone. The parade of trees will seem to dance to a show of lights and music. Free, 5:30-8:30pm. smithvillenj. com. n

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some fans were not happy with Guy ritchie’s sherlock Holmes flick that transformed the title character from a brilliant man who used his brains to solve crimes to a full blown macho action hero who also happens to have an excellent cerebral side. Actually, i was one of those who complained that there was too much lock, stock and Two smoking barrels and not enough Victorian milieu in robert Downey’s Jr. first foray as the world’s most famous detective. With sherlock Holmes: A Game of shadows i’m drinking the Kool Aid, thanks in large part to the introduction of holmes’ ultra-nemesis, Professor James Moriarity (delightfully played by Jared harris) to the mix. With the ultimate villain making mischief, the usual spectacular ritchie action sequences have a stronger context. The direct holmes-Moriarity confrontations are splendid, in particular the chess match finale. Jude Law continues his excellent support as Watson and stephen Fry comes on board as holmes’ eccentric brother Mycroft. Unfortunately, the wonderful swedish actress Noomi rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) wasn’t given enough to do as a gypsy woman whose brother is part of Moriarity’s plot. That mild disappointment aside, Game of shadows makes better use of ritchie’s “sherlock holmes on steroids” concept. n

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