Ego Bar & Lounge, one of the first casino floor party pits in town, is making sure it remains one of the best with some new additions and tweaks worth checking out.
The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort nightlife hot spot is offering "more sex and sizzle" to compete against the crop of other party pits that have opened in recent months and years.
Ego is adding sexy freestyle dancers that will perform throughout the lounge and recently debuted equally hot costumes for its cocktail servers and "dealertainers" at the lounge's blackjack tables.
Don't fret: Trump officials know a good thing when they see it, and Ego will continue to offer Almost Angels, arguably the best lounge act in town. If you've never seen Almost Angels, they are six talented and sexy dancers who offer amazing choreography to classic and modern hits while backed by a DJ and two live musicians Thursday to Saturday nights.
"With Almost Angels, Ego at the Taj was Atlantic City's first burlesque-style entertainment in the heart of the casino. It's been very successful, but it was time to turn up the heat." says Kathleen McSweeney, senior vice president of marketing at Trump Taj Mahal. "We've added dancers who perform on mini-stages throughout, during and in between the Angels' sets. And the sexy outfits and flirtatious attitudes of our servers and dealers are the perfect complement to the new Ego. There's incredible energy in the room, and no matter where you turn, you see and feel it."
For the re-launch of the club, Almost Angels will present an overhauled routine featuring new tracks such as Rihanna's "We Found Love" and Pitbull's "Give Me Everything." They also have new outfits to show off.
A Trump press release describes the "dealertainers'" costumes as "sexy, playful but elegant - something classic, along the lines of Playboy but with a dash of Trump and Manhattan style."
For the servers, "The goal of the server costume was to create something a little more playful, and bit more burlesque than that of the Dealertainers."
Ego is open all day, every day. Admission is free, but there is a two-drink minimum for VIP seating.
Meet the Rejects
WAYV 95.1-FM is offering listeners a cool chance to meet the All-American Rejects at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Friday, April 13. Listen to the station 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. all week for opportunities to receive passes to meet the band, take photos, receive autographs and hear the group perform prior to their official appearance the same night.
Or if you are not lucky enough to win, the station is also auctioning off four All Access Passes to benefit the Atlantic County Toys for Kids Program. Just go to eBay and search for the auction.
Rapper Ice T and his model wife Coco returned to host a night at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort. This time, the celebrity couple brought their bulldog Spartacus, who hung out with them all night. They had an entourage of about 20 friends and constantly took photos and talked with fans. The couple surprised the crowd at about 1:45 a.m. with a surprise performance, singing his songs, "I'm So Fly" and "Original Gangster," while Coco offered "Shoefreak." They didn't leave until about 3 a.m.
Local celebrities Joe Borsello and Scott Reilly, best known as JoJo and Scotty from "The Morning Edge" on WMGM 103.7-FM, finally had their dreams come true as Palm General Manager Paul Sandler secured their spot on the steakhouse's Wall of Fame at the Tropicana Casino and Resort's Quarter. JoJo and Scotty helped Sandler's campaign to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City by getting "likes" on The Palm's Facebook page. In turn, The Palm donated $1 to the organization for every "like" they received.
Cool post-fight party worth checking out
LSA Suites and Tickets, which is known for offering luxury suites and hard-to-find tickets for concerts and sporting events across the country, is getting involved with Atlantic City.
President and CEO Phil Matalucci is offering a cool package for the Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson fight at Boardwalk Hall on April 28. The package will include a pre-party at an Atlantic City casino, food, beverage and shuttle to and from the fight via a brigade of rolling chairs, plus a lower-level ticket. Prices range from $250 to $375.
Matalucci also promises a few celebrities will be in attendance for photo ops.
Go to to www.LSAus.com or call 856-845-1766.
Cook, Crack & Eat returns to Phillips
Phillips Seafood, located inside The Pier Shops at Caesars, returns its popular Cook, Crack & Eat series with Executive Chef Paul Drew 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14.
This time, Drew will show attendees how to create tapas-style meals, meaning small plates with big flavor. Dishes include tuna and olive crostini, shrimp-filled zucchini, mussels and more.
The $65 event includes chef demo, lunch and swag bag. Call 609-348-2273.
Dinner theater at Palm
The Palm tries a little something different this month as it offers the premier of Dinner Theatre at The Palm AC.
The cast will present "The Mind with the Dirty Man," a two-act comedy by Jules Tasca, that will be presented six different nights this month. The $75 event includes a three-course, seafood and meat meal, hors d'oeuvres and the show.
Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, 5 p.m. Sundays, April 15 and 22, 6 p.m. Mondays, April 23 and 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Call 609-344-0483.
Brides at Chelsea
Head to The Chelsea 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, to check out the 2012 Wedding Social, where brides-to-be selected from The Knot website will compete to win a free wedding. While there will be drinks, food and more, the future brides will do everything from sorting M&Ms by color to diving into a 5-foot wedding cake created by Bake Works in Northfield to find the winning engagement ring redeemable for a free wedding.