Iconic pop group, Culture Club, has announced its North American tour dates for the summer. The band – now in its fourth decade together – will stop at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 27.
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, who owns Blue Heron Pines in Egg Harbor City, stopped in Carmine’s at the Tropicana Casino and Resort with his wife and son to feast on some eggplant heroes, Italian cheesesteaks, a sausage and pepper hero and some drinks. Coincidentally, so did members of the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading squad, who shared fried calamari, penne a la vodka, eggplant parm, chicken marsala, salmon oreganata and lobster fra diavolo. Jaworski and the cheerleaders were happy to pose for photos and sign autographs for fans.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is once again doing something that makes you think, “Why isn’t anyone already doing this?”
The Eagles have added an Atlantic City date to the band’s summer 2015 “History of the Eagles” tour. The band will perform at Boardwalk Hall starting 8 p.m Friday, July 17.
After about a six-month hiatus on headliners — Rod Stewart was the last notable headliner at the end of last summer — it looks like the entertainment will be a major factor once new owner Carl Icahn officially takes over.
Don’t cry for me Atlantic City.
Peter Frampton — one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history — will co-headline a concert at the Tropicana Casino and Resort with fellow classic rockers Cheap Trick, the Trop recently announced. The show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, at The Showroom.
Singer Ricky Martin announced the dates for his “One World Tour” in support of his new album, A Quien Quiera Escuchar, which was released Feb. 10.
It’s rare for a 28-year-old pop star to hang out with an 88-year-old jazz singer, but these Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are the exception. Ever since Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett teamed up to perform “The Lady Is a Tramp” on Bennett’s album Duet II in 2011, the duo have become close friends and collaborators.
WHO ARE THEY: The Real Men of Scores is a male revue that is featured exclusively at the Blue Velvet Theater in Scores Atlantic City. The Theater features two stages, a full bar, tableside seating, cocktail and bottle service. Various packages are available on the official website to fit every budget, party and night out.
WHO ARE THEY: Savage Men is a male revue that has been featured on “So You Think You Can Dance,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Today Show,” “Mob Wives” and “Jerseylicious.” The show features male model dancers as well as male ensemble dancers.
1 They kept the menu old school, but couldn’t resist adding a happy hour. Starting April 1, The Twenties in The Claridge Hotel will add a daily happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. that includes a drink of the week. Their new drink, Rum Punch ($6), made with Real McCoy Rum, is first in line to kick off happy hour. If you’re not into that, happy hour also introduces specials on cocktails such as the Tuxedo No. 2 (made with dry gin, vermouth and absinthe, $6), and bar snacks are half price. Philly cheesesteak eggrolls ($6), three types of sliders ($1.50 each), three types of deviled eggs ($1 each) and their Texas burger with applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, onion rings and BBQ Twenties sauce ($7) are among them.
With the amount of places at the Jersey shore making no effort to stand out amongst the crowd, it’s nice to find a place where the phrase “cookie cutter” doesn’t apply. Welcome to Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro.
At an age when most kids are only dreaming of becoming rock stars or famous musicians, Mia Bergmann is already hard at work trying to make that dream a reality.
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1 More music, more beer, more fun at BoneYard Bar and Grill. BoneYard hosts THE official afterparty for Atlantic City Beer and Musical Festival. Get there early as tickets are sold first come, first served for $8 each night immediately after the Friday and Saturday sessions, March 20 and 21. The kitchen will be open until 5 a.m., serving house favorites including the Mondo burger, BoneYard tacos, fresh-baked pizza and wings ($3 to $10). BoneYard is home to 18 taps and nearly 40 beers in total such as Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Lite and Yuengling ($3 to $7). The bartenders will also serve “secret drink specials,” but you have to attend to find out what they are. Local band Keep This Close and NULL band from Houston will perform on Friday. Come back for more on Saturday to hear bands Aspiga from Collingswood and Twin Coves from Atlantic City.
It’s nice to find a spot that focuses just as much on making its nightlife great as it does making its food great. The Crab Trap in Somers Point is one of these gems.
If you have ever visited Stone Harbor, you have likely seen more than one of the locals bumming around town in a “Fred’s Tavern” T-shirt. The shirt, like the bar itself, is something of a classic. And once you visit Fred’s, it’s not hard to see why.
1 Who can resist a cold slushy with alcohol? Wet Willie’s at The Quarter at Tropicana is sure to give you a brain freeze after a few sips of their signature daiquiris. They have 20 daiquiri machines with drinks sized small ($10), medium ($11) or large ($12). Popular mixtures include Monkey Shine, banana flavor and Bacardi rum, and Bahama Mama with vanilla, banana, coconut, raspberry flavors, Bacardi rum and Bacardi select. Some of Wet Willie’s most famous drinks are a combination of their 18 flavors. For instance, Call-A-Cab and Shock Treatment mixed together makes a Superman. And a Bob Marley is a combination of strawberry, sour apple and mango flavors.
For Debra Lynn Kavky, singing isn’t only a profession; it’s a passion. The versatile performer, who is currently holding a residency in Egg Harbor Township’s Library III every Sunday, says her musical roots date back to her early childhood.
TVs, sports, food and drink — it would be hard to find many people in America who don’t enjoy just about all of these things. So by that logic, it would also be nearly impossible to find anybody who wouldn’t enjoy Clancy’s By The Bay in Somers Point, because they specialize in all of them.
1 It’s the perfect combination of a bar and a lounge. For those who can’t make up their mind as to what type of venue they feel like hanging out at, Gypsy Bar at Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa is the place for you.
For all its shimmering, beachfront beauty, when it comes to bars and restaurants, the Jersey Shore can get a little … well … repetitive at times. Anyone who travels the coast of this state will inevitably be greeted by a mind-numbing conveyer belt of indistinct “bar and grill” type establishments which, while occasionally satisfying, leave little to distinguish themselves from the pile. What one will not run into on a regular basis, is an endless parade of waterfront, Bavarian-themed venues, rich with lederhosen and more than six decades of family history. For that type of unique nightlife experience there is but one option — The Dutchman’s Brauhaus in Manahawkin.
Apparently Virginia is no longer the only place for lovers. For those looking for a bit of a romantic twist to their traditional night out, there really is only one obvious choice in South Jersey. And that is The Ram’s Head Inn.
It seems these days that every new bar that opens gets a bunch of flat screen TVs, throws them up on the wall and thinks it can call itself a “sports bar.”
1 It’s very ‘underground.’ When the folks over at Harrah’s Resort began to conceive the idea for this new lobby bar, they wanted it to seem mysterious and underground.
A Jersey Shore restaurant with an old-time train station theme? Sure, why not? With all the generic bars and grills popping up on every block, it’s nice to find a bit of a change of pace from a thematic standpoint. Rio Station nails it from the minute you walk in the door.
1 Happy hour? Try “happy day!” From Mondays through Fridays, the Atlantic City Bar & Grill, a local favorite, has happy hour from noon to 6 p.m. with martinis such as the Orange Crush — fresh-squeezed OJ, triple sec and 7-Up — cosmos or the Key Lime for only $5 (regularly $10), wines priced at $4 and beers at $2. You can also take advantage on deep discounts on their seafood — their house specialties — such as clams, mussels, snow crabs and oysters. Or maybe try one of their most popular items, crab pizza ($9) with a homemade scampi sauce, cheese and crab meat, a huge seller during happy hour. If you’re really hungry, go for the $25 lobster dinner — which is the price whether it’s happy hour or not. It’s a whole 1¼ pound lobster that includes a house salad, veggie and bread.
It’s 5:30 a.m. on a Friday. You suddenly awake with a profound and desperate thirst, the kind that can only be quenched by a parade of ice-cold Budweisers straight out of the tap. Only trouble is, you live in Absecon and can’t seem to muster up the desire to schlep all the way into A.C. at this time of night. The solution? Skelly’s Hi Point Pub.
1 “Lights go down, music comes up and inhibitions disappear.” This phrase, found on their website, perfectly sums up the experience at MIXX. With a dance floor that can hold about 500 revelers, two bars, plush seating and private table service, MIXX is a high-energy, two floor, extra large nightclub that makes you feel as if you are in the middle of a hip, urban metropolis and nowhere near the breezy Jersey shore. It’s a place where you can let yourself go wild while having the time of your life.
When you think of nightlife on Long Beach Island, images of wild summer revelers downing frosty margaritas in the warm summer breeze may immediately pop into your head. Fair enough. That is summer at the shore, after all. But for many, Long Beach Island is more than just a summer getaway, it’s home — and like most great hometowns, it boasts a great local watering hole: The Gateway Restaurant and Lounge.
The Cove, a new restaurant and bar in the former Steak 38 location in Brigantine, will hold a job fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, and 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Brigantine Community Center, 265 42nd St.
Classically elegant restaurants have for the most part, sadly, become a thing of the past, replaced instead by eateries with a slant toward convenience, heavy on quick and casual, light on charm and sophistication.
Melinda Schriver was a Borgata Babe since the casino opened in 2003. The mother of three, who for a while also had a second job as a cocktail server at Tropicana, didn’t want to miss any more of her children’s events.
Mary Reyes loved Tre Figlio so much that she bought it. Well, it wasn’t that simple, but it’s accurate.
When longtime friend and business associate Paula Giordano approached Chef Rosaria Conti about opening her own restaurant, Conti was faced with a very difficult decision.
I dare you: walk past Tazza Caffe in Caesars Atlantic City or Harrah’s Resort and don’t pause to check out their beautiful pastries and cakes, their savory selection of sandwiches and their colorful assortment of gelatos.
When Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa expanded about eight years ago, foodies’ eyes opened wide when it was announced that celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay and Michael Mina would have restaurants there.
Three years ago, Lauren Sacco — then Lauren Vito — who grew up working at Frankie’s Pizzeria in Hazelton, Pa., talked to her parents, Frank and Debbie Vito, owners of Frankie’s, about opening another location in Ocean City for her to run. They looked at a vacant space at 1050 Bay Ave. with the thought of opening it there.
Those who frequent casinos know that the Top 2 restaurants in every casino are usually the steakhouse and the Italian joint.
Barista’s Coffee House’s slogan — “Time stands still at Barista’s” — is, much like the frothy cappuccino they serve, a tall order. But when you visit this corner java joint in Linwood’s Central Square, opened by Mark and Debbie Becker just last summer, that’s really how it feels.
Roberto Diaz almost didn't relocate his restaurant El Mariachi Loco to the corner of Bellevue Avenue and South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. The space, on the first floor of an ornate and elaborately painted 110-year-old building, the most photographed building in town, had been vacant for a while, but the owner was taking his time deciding who to rent it to.
Ask anyone to name their favorite steakhouse in Atlantic City, and The Palm always seems to be one of their top recommendations.
Like many casino restaurant employees, Adrian Roman and his wife Olga of Egg Harbor Township were affected by the recent closures. So when the opportunity came up to open a restaurant of their own, Roman says it was quite literally “an offer we couldn’t refuse.”
When it comes to sushi in Atlantic City, it doesn’t get better than Oshi Sushi & Sake. And that credit can be placed squarely on Armiyanto “Harry” Setiyaki.