September Is Reason To Smile at Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Properties

Don’t be upset that September is coming. Atlantic City and Caesars, Harrah’s Resort and Bally’s have a slew of exciting things happening this particular month that you’ll be sure to smile! More than once, too. And don’t forget how gorge Atlantic City weather is in September. Perfection.

 

Entertainment  –  Sweet September Thursday Package, $108 includes room, 2 passes to the Waterfront Buffet, Round of Drinks and 2 Show Tickets!  Book Now

Let’s start out with those Sweet September Thursdays. What’s that, you ask? Cake? Not exactly. Amazing shows from some of your favorite classic artists that will hit The Concert Venue at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City weekly!

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We’re talking The Dovells (You Can’t Sit Down) & The Trampps (Disco Inferno) on September 4th, Jay & The Americans (Come A Little Bit Closer) on September 11th, The Platters (Great Pretender) on September 18th and The Manhattans (Kiss And Say Goodbye) on September 25th! Don’t these hits just make you feel happy and think of the good ‘ol days?

If you’re looking to stay happy after the show on one of these fabulous Sweet September Thursdays, you should make a night out of it at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City! Click here for an overnight stay, show tickets and credit to the Waterfront Buffet!

 

Food, Food & More Food  -  Discounted Room Rate for 2014 Seafood Fest Weekend at Bally’s Including Round of Drinks! Book Now

There’s about to be some good eating and drinking going on in September too! First off, it’s Milkshake Month. Let’s just take a moment to get excited about that awesomeness because who doesn’t love a milkshake?!

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Seriously. Score a Heath Bar Cappuccino Milkshake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Milkshake, Raspberry Vanilla Milkshake, Creamsicle Milkshake, Reeses Peanut Butter Milkshake or Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake from Cafe Roma at Caesars Atlantic City all month long. Even better – spike it for an extra $4! That’s what we call the best of both worlds, right there!

Guy Fieri’s Chophouse at Bally’s Atlantic City will also offer the Guy’s Berry Cheese Shake Challenge in September: A mixture of Guy’s Ultimate Cheesecake, fresh assorted berries and chocolate covered pretzels and chips! HELL-O.

Then on September 13th and 14th…The Atlantic City Seafood Festival returns to Bader Field!

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What can you expect this year?

  • Over 50 restaurants & culinary personalities
  • children’s activities
  • cooking demos
  • live music
  • local arts and artists
  • wine seminars and tastings

Click here to book a special room rate at Bally’s Atlantic City and maximize your time at this yearly Atlantic City celebration!

 

There She Is….

SO excited to be saying this again in Atlantic City…MISS AMERICA!

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Hard to believe that it’s almost been one year since Nina Davuluri was crowned on the Boardwalk Hall Stage. But the Miss America hype doesn’t just exist that one special day in September. Mark your calendars for September 3rd through the 14th because there will be a lot of fabulous festivities going on that you absolutely won’t want to miss! Check out the biggies:

  • September 3rd: The 2015 Miss America Arrival Ceremony at Kennedy Plaza on the Atlantic City Boardwalk – 4:30 p.m. – Come show your support for your favorite state and welcome the 53 Miss America hopefuls to this sweet land of AC. Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, will also be on hand for the first of many speeches during this time. This event is free and open to the public!
  • September 9th, 10th & 11th: 2015 Miss America Preliminary Competitions at Boardwalk Hall – 7:00 p.m. – Tickets for Miss America prelims range from $19.55 to $50.00. Come witness the finalists be named! Click here for tickets.
  • September 13th: Show Us Your Shoes Parade on the Atlantic City Boardwalk – 5:00 p.m. – Catch another glimpse of the 53 contestants along with the Forever Miss Americas, fabulous floats, celebrities, military heroes, bands and more march the historic route from Garden Pier to Albany Avenue. Purchase parade tickets here or from the Boardwalk Hall Box Office.
  • September 14th: 2015 Miss America Final Night of Competition – 8 p.m. – History will be made!

 

And There She Is Again…  -  Enjoy a discounted room rate with round of drinks for this event! Book Now

2014 Miss'd America Pageant

Two weeks after Miss America 2015 is crowned, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City will play host to the 2014 Miss’d America Pageant hosted by Carson Kressley on September 28th! A pre-party will be held at Eden Lounge to kick off the festivities at 5 p.m. and the pageant will follow at 7 p.m. in The Concert Venue. Check out these sexy queens strut their stuff in the categories of swimsuit, evening gown and interview! Proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Schultz Hill Foundation. Then celebrate the winner directly after with an epic party at The Pool After Dark. It’s sure to be the party of parties, ya’ll. And since you’ll be taking it well into the wee hours of the morning, you might as well book this special Miss’d America room rate at Harrah’s Resort!

 

And Then We Drink   - Drink responsibly and stay at Bally’s with a discounted room rate! Book Now

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Happy to say that the Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade will be back again this year to close out this amazing month! Taste your way through over 100 wines and champagnes selected by expert and media personality Leslie Sbrocco, nibble on some gourmet eats from Guy Fieri’s Chophouse, Harry’s Oyster Bar and more and enjoy live music! Be responsible and book a room at Bally’s September 26th or 27th with this special room rate.

 

That’s a lot of fun, right? We weren’t kidding! So turn that end of summer frown upside down! There’s plenty of things to look forward to in September at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Bally’s and throughout Atlantic City! 

Your 2014 Total AC Blog Labor Day Weekend Preview

SO hard to believe that another Labor Day Weekend is at our heels again! It feels like it was just 4th of July…always goes so fast! Oh well, all we can do is celebrate…right?!  And you know we always do just that at Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, Showboat Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City. Let’s see what’s on tap for Labor Day Weekend 2014, shall we?

Friday – August, 29th

SAVAGE MEN at Bally’s Atlantic City

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6 p.m. (9 p.m. Saturday)

If you’re really looking forward to raise the temperature, look no further than the Savage Men male strip show at Blue Martini at Bally’s Atlantic City! To recap, these Atlantic City male strippers bring all of your fantasies to life for a couple hours. You know, the construction worker, the navy pilot, the GQ and such.  Girls who really get in on the action are called up on stage for a “hot seat” surprise, but that’s not to say you don’t get some good stuff being a part of the crowd too. Special “massage therapists” scour the crowd between acts for some extra fun. (Get to know some of the guys here). You get the idea. General admission tickets are $28 in advance or $38 at the door while VIP are $48 in advance or $58 at the door. Ticket holders also score free admission into Dusk Nightclub at Caesars after the show with one complimentary drink!

 

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS AT Bartram Place & The Beach

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If you’re looking for some family fun this Labor Day weekend or you’re obsessed with Disney’s Frozen in your adulthood (and we KNOW there are some of you out there that are…don’t even pretend you’re not), plop down in the sand, feel the breeze in your hair, gaze out into the ocean (when your eyes aren’t glued to the big screen, and let it go with your fav new flick! Did we mention that it’s free too?

 

JOURNEY at Caesars Atlantic City

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9 p.m.

Doesn’t “Don’t Stop Believin” just renew your faith in life every time you hear it? Hearing and seeing it live would be out of this world, life-changing! Especially at a venue as intimate as The Circus Maximus at Caesars. Then there’s “Open Arms”, “Any Way You Want It”, “Faithfully” and more to add to that list. Plus, have you seen this story about the new frontman? Everyone’s dream, pretty much.

 

At this time the show is sold out, but keep checking back for tickets if you’ll be around!

 

CASADEE POPE at House Of Blues Atlantic City

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9 p.m.

Any The Voice fans in the house? Cassadee Pope may have been the best so far to emerge from #TeamBlake. Let’s face it, she topped the Billboard AND iTunes Country charts with just her first release and has already won a CMT Award for this vid, right here.

 

On another note, this show will be the last at House Of Blues Atlantic City at Showboat. Click here to purchase tickets as this concert will make for a meaningful sendoff.

 

AQUA FRIDAYS MYSTERY GUEST PERFORMANCE SERIES at Pool After Dark

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10 p.m.

ANOTHER Mystery Guest will ascend on/over/in (choose your preposition of choice) The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City this Friday night! Ja Rule and Petey Pablo were the most recent mystery performers unveiled as of late. Who will it be this time? Doors open at 10 and cover starts at $10. Click here to purchase advanced tickets and hit up 609-441-5585 for VIP reservations!

 

DJ N9NE at Dusk Nightclub

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10 p.m.

Fav ones and twos master, DJ N9NE will be at Dusk Nightclub at Caesars this Friday to kick off your Labor Day Weekend! Did you know that you get free admission before midnight? Along with $5 cocktails, beers and shots? Why wouldn’t you start the party here?

 

Saturday – August 30th 

ZZ TOP & JEFF BECK with TYLER BRYANT at Harrah’s Resort

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8 p.m.

ZZ Top = superstars. Jeff Beck = legendary. Together?! Are you kidding?! We don’t think there’s a word for that. But it’s more than mind-blowingly extraordinary. Both Rock legends in their own right, one a little more boogie, one a little more jazz, let these gentleman take you through 40 years of authentic rock n’ roll. The show is currently sold out, but keep checking back for last minute releases!

 

EPIC SATURDAYS featuring NICK HOGAN at The Pool After Dark

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10 p.m.

Don’t stop the party! Make The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort your place to be Saturday night and get down to a live DJ set by Nick Hogan! Additional sets will be provided by DJs Eddie Edge and Ed Smooth! Doors open at 10, pricing starts at $20. Clicky clicky here for advanced tix. Dial 609-441-5585 for bottle service!

 

Sunday – August 31st

AEROSMITH at Boardwalk Hall

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7:30 p.m.

Steven Tyler and Aerosmith will hit Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall stage along with Guns N’ Roses’ Slash for the ultimate rocking, Labor Day weekend party! “Let Rock Rule” is the name of the show and no doubt, these rock geniuses will do just that. You might want to run and not walk this way for tickets because we’re guessing there won’t be any left in the near future! Get on it and rock on.

 

END OF SUMMER BLOWOUT with DJ PAULY D at The Pool After Dark

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10 p.m.

And we’re not talking about his hair. This will be one of the biggest Atlantic City nightlife celebrations of the summer, people! Jersey Shore it up at the Jersey Shore! It’s Labor Day! Click here for advanced tickets. Cover starts at $20 and doors open at 10! You don’t want to miss this one. Trust.

 

And those are the biggies going on at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat, Bally’s and the rest of Atlantic City this Labor Day weekend. Of course all of your favorite bars and lounges will be poppin’ with live music and all that good stuff. As usual, have a happy and safe one, folks! We love when you party with us!

 

Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Properties Offers Local Perks to Local New Jerseyans

Hellooooo New Jersey readers! Do you reside in the county of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean or Salem? If you answered YES to any of the following, it’s your lucky day because YOU get to take advantage of Local Perks from Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City!

Local Perks by Total Rewards

Not only will you receive special offers (keep checking the Local Perks website and be sure to hit up a Total Rewards kiosk during your next visit to a Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City property), you will also be able to trade your Total Rewards comps for Total Rewards gift cards that can be used at some of your fav local establishments: Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern, Art Handler’s Appliance Center, Asia Supermarket, Casel’s Marketplace, Crazy Susan’s Cookies, Esthetica Salon and Spa, Joe Canal’s Discount Liqours, La Cosecha Supermarket, Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, Serago Roberts Jewelers, Tanger Outlets The Walk, Transit Tix and The Crab Trap.

Check out these two videos for some more in depth info:

 

 

So that’s why they say it Pays To Be Local! Don’t you agree? You’d be absolutely cray to pass up these Local Perks from Caesars, Harrah’s Resort and Bally’s. Get going with it! There’s a lot of fun to be had at a very low price!

We Like Being Fishy: The 5 Best Places To Get Seafood in Atlantic City

There, we said it. We like being fishy. Probably because you can really get some great seafood here in Atlantic City. And we don’t know about you, but our seafood radar really goes bizerk during this time of year. Therefore, we’re here to tell you the five best places in AC to satisfy your fishy cravings.

Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood at Bally’s Atlantic City

Harry's Oyster Bar

Duh, it says it right here in the title. This joint serves up some of the tastiest seafood in town including a raw bar with over a dozen different oyster varieties, clams, shrimp, lobster, tuna tartare, crabs and ceviche! The menus are also printed daily to feature the freshest catches around. Be entertained here, too. Jam out to live music in the courtyard during the warmer months and catch a game or two on one of the nine, large, flat screen TVs. We haven’t even told you the best part yet. Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood at Bally’s is historic! From the same family that brought you Dock’s Oyster House & Knife & Fork Inn, Harry’s Oyster Bar  brings the old-time oyster bar look and feel with a neighborhood vibe.

Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar at Caesars Atlantic City

Nero's Chophouse & Sushi Bar

You can also dig in to some of the freshest catches at Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar at Caesars! Nero’s prides itself on promoting organic selections and using local product and growers whenever possible. The upstairs space also boasts a terrific raw bar (pictured above) and fabulous tableside ocean views of Atlantic City. Plus, their Sunday Brunch is arguably the  best in the city and the only place where you can enjoy the majority of these great seafood offerings combined with classic brunch favorites.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant at Harrah’s Resort

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Harrah’s Resort is home to McCormick & Schmick’s South Jersey location. Menus at this establishment are printed twice daily to get the freshest seafood onto your plates! In order to do this, chefs here work with seafood purveyors  to be on top of all the local “gets” and also bring in more than 30  other selections at the peak of their seasons such as Alaskan Halibut, Northwest Salmon, and Hawaiian Mahi Mahi to name a few.

Guy Fieri’s Chophouse at Bally’s Atlantic City

Guy Fieri's Chophouse

The new Guy Fieri’s Chophouse at Bally’s offers a mashup of seafood flavors and styles! The best way to start off any meal at Guy Fieri’s Chophouse is by creating your own seafood tower from Guy’s Ultimate Raw Bar. Choose from East and West coast oysters, local clams, half lobster, Split King Crab Legs, Jumbo Shrimp and tuna tartare served with Guy’s signature sauces. The menu also includes multiple seafood cocktails, broiled oysters (like Garlic Bacon Parmesan and House Made BBQ), sushi, crab and lobster selections. It’s a good kind of fishy!

Phillips Seafood at The Pier Shops at Caesars Atlantic City

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This Atlantic City location at The Pier Shops at Caesars marks Phillips Seafood eighth restaurant along the east coast. What started as one seafood processing plant on Hoopers Island in the Chesapeake Bay has turned into full service restaurants, satellite locations and frozen grocery selections. But let’s get back to the AC, shall we? Crab cakes are king here, people. Fun fact: secret ingredient is Ritz crackers instead of breadcrumbs. Also, be sure to enjoy a nice view of the Atlantic City beach while dining here.

So there ya have it. The five best places in Atlantic City for seafood, seafood and more seafood. Sometimes you’re just in that fishy mood!

 

We’re Still Going: Atlantic City’s Top 5 Summer Views

We love summer in Atlantic City. It’s special. Walking the boardwalk and staring out at the ocean and the bay really make you feel like you’re on vacation and in a very happy place. For some reason, some sly guys like to count down the last days of summer. They like to remind us what little is left of this heavenly time of the year. Well, we have one message left for those pesky folks: WE’RE STILL GOING! (Plus, have you forgotten what it’s like in September? Beau-ti-ful).

To celebrate our awesome “we’re still going” attitude, take a look at Atlantic City’s Top 5 Summer Views:

Caesars Atlantic City Pool Deck

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There’s a second level to the Caesars Atlantic City rooftop pool deck that boasts breathtaking views of the ocean. Particularly while the sun sets. Atlantic City at its finest.

The Pier Deck at The Pier Shops at Caesars

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Doesn’t this view just make you want to sing out in joy? Seriously. Happiness at The Pier Shops at Caesars.

Bally’s Atlantic City Spa Deck

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Wandering out to the spa deck from the pool at Bally’s Atlantic City opens you up to all of THIS! Hello, beach. Hello, ocean. Hello, summer people!

A Window-Side Table at Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar

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You have the best of both worlds at Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar at Caesars. Great food and a great atmosphere. Who wouldn’t want to dine like this?

The Waterfront Walkway at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

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We can’t forget the bay! Atlantic City is surrounded by multiple, beautiful bodies of water and Harrah’s Resort in particular is known for it’s fabulous bay views. Take a walk alongside of it during your next visit! This path provides the perfect scenery.

So now that you’ve seen the top summer views in Atlantic City, what do you think?! You still have a good six weeks to experience them for yourself if you haven’t already cause…we’re still going!

 

Top Appetizers at Guy Fieri’s Chophouse at Bally’s Atlantic City

By now, you all should have indulged in the greatness that is Guy Fieri’s Chophouse at Bally’s Atlantic City. This place has been getting great review after great review from both fans and critics alike and for good reason. The food is just phenomenal, unique and incredibly flavorful.

The menu is extensive too. Soooo many options to choose from. The appetizer selection is killer. In fact, you could make a full meal out of a bunch of these babies. Check out the top appetizers at Guy Fieri’s Chophouse (in no particular order):

Guy’s Ultimate Seafood Tower

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This three-tier tower is customized for your liking and stuffed with the freshest local seafood around. What can you choose from? Jumbo Shrimp, Local Oysters, Seasonal Crab Legs, Sweet Maine Lobster, Alaskan King Crabs and Local Clams. What more can you ask for?! Seafood heaven.

Sashimi Tuna Tacos

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These are the perfect light bite. Crispy won ton wrappers filled with Ahi tuna-mango tartare and topped with wasabi cream, sweet soy reduction and jalapeno. Our mouths are watering just thinking of the beautiful taste. A must have for sure.

Danger Wings

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Hope you like it hot. These cute, little guys sure bring the heat! Marinated, slow cooked, fried and tossed in Guy Fieri’s famous hot sauce. Yes, sir/ma’am!

Vegas Fries

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Say what? Sidewinder fries tossed in buffalo dust and covered with blue cheese. Served with carrots, celery, Blue-Sabi sauce and of course, Guy Fieri hot sauce. Fun Fact: Guy coined this recipe when he was a poor college student at UNLV. Those late night cravings for buffalo wings were halted by his empty wallet, so Guy improvised and made his version of buffalo fries, instead.

BBQ Stuffed Mushrooms

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OH. EM. GEE. When we say these are absolutely amazeballs, you seriously have to trust us. Just thinking about the party in our mouths makes us all antsy and excited. Roasted mushrooms stuffed with slow cooked pork and roasted sweet corn, and topped with asiago cheese and Guy Fieri’s Carolina Sweet BBQ Sauce. Also, served with crispy potatoes. MMMM! Seriously?! This guy knows what he’s doing.

Now that you’re probably salivating at the mouth, you absolutely HAVE to hit up Guy Fieri’s Chophouse at Bally’s during your next visit to Atlantic City. There’s really nothing like it. Stop by daily starting at 5 p.m. and BONUS! Guy Fieri’s Chophouse will begin opening for lunch Sundays through Thursdays starting at noon!

 

Total AC Blog’s Top 5 Moments of the 2014 Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival

The 2014 Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival has once again come and gone! So crazy! Celebrity chefs Robert Irvine, Marcus Samuelsson and Martha Stewart were total foodie rockstars and some great food, drink and partying was had by all. It would take us an eternity to recap all of the many great moments that we experienced this past weekend, so we decided to break it down for you with our Top 5 favorite moments. Check it out!

(In no particular order)

1. Martha Stewart Feeding The Seagulls during Dining By The Sea Breakfast 

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She loves seagulls! She said it herself. So she decided to give one special seagull spectator just one bite. And let us tell you, this seagull was not playing. He/she (we don’t claim to be experts on seagull gender) caught it right in the mouth, causing other seagull friends to swarm the stage for a good couple minutes after! It was crazy pandemonium and Ms. Stewart sure got a kick out of it! See a couple of them dive bombing the stage right after the incident occurred in the picture, above.

2. Marcus Samuelsson Bringing A Passerby to the Stage & Giving Her A Drink 

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These two made a hilarious duo. Marcus’ friend was strolling by, blowing him kisses during his Dining By The Sea Lunch stint on Saturday when he invited her to the stage. He asked if she had a drink yet when she responded something along the lines of ‘Oh, no! You gonna give me one?!’ And Marcus, being the nice guy that he is, totally obliged with equal enthusiasm. It may have been one of those things where you just needed to be there, but take it from us, folks. Comical!

3.Robert Irvine Chasing Guests Around With Octopus 

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Including us. This happened during Robert’s Dining By The Sea Lunch on Sunday afternoon. He was holding up the octopus from his cooking podium for all to see when he hopped right down to the floor. We watched him swarm by with the slimy creature and were just about to breathe a sigh of relief that he bypassed us when…he decided to turn back around and look right at us….and of course walk towards us, octopus in hand. “Touch it,” he said. Being the faithful bloggers we are, we said “hold on, not until we get a picture first”. (You’re welcome, readers). Then we touched the thing. Sweaty. Almost mucousy, even. Robert screamed. We jumped. He went onto the rest of the crowd. Laughter ensued. That man!

4. Marcus Samuelsson’s Saturday Evening Attire

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This guy is freakin’ STYLING! Look at those amazing bright colors and patterns! Marcus Samuelsson is not your average Chef! He is so fun and vibrant, and we totally loved that about him! Every time we looked at him, we smiled. You go, Marcus!

5. Robert Irvine’s Big Heart 

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Robert Irvine is simply the best. Every year, the Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival gives him the opportunity to get close to all of you and every year, he takes every opportunity to do so. He jumps down into the crowd. He talks to you, he hugs you and puts his (big and amazing) arms around you, jokes with you, takes pictures with you and really is extremely grateful. His genuine spirit always shines through. He really is one of the few who truly believes his mission is to serve people and never passes up an opportunity to help others and make them smile. In his media round table discussion, Robert revealed that he has a new food line coming out that will change the way children in military school systems eat. The proceeds from this line will go to The Robert Irvine Foundation and will benefit the Make A Wish Foundation and military families in need. “It’s not about making money,” he said. “Money doesn’t help unless you are helping people.” LOVE him!

Needless to say, we can’t wait until next year….can you?!

Prepping For The 2014 Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival Clam Bake: A Lobster Describes Its Journey From Pot To Clam Bake

Hi, i’m a lobster. What, you don’t believe me?

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See. I’m a lobster. What up? One who is about to take the plunge into a hot pot of boiling water for a Clam Bake. Eeek! Just  like the one that will soon go down at the 2014 Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival with Marcus Samuelsson.

I get to hang out a little bit before someone like you decides my fate (but seriously…I’m okay with it…what good can I really do in the world? I’m a lobster. And for that, I’m a giver.). I get to watch others take the ultimate risk as ingredients for a good meal before it’s my turn. Onions and leeks or something to that effect usually go first. You know…to sizzle and flavor the rest of us. The potatoes usually follow suit next with a little S&P. And then….my sea friends. This is when I know it’s getting closer. The clams….the mussels…the shrimp…and then….yours truly.

Don’t worry, I won’t suffer for long. White wine will cover me soon after and at least put me out of my misery. What better time to get a buzz on? Then, the lid goes on and it’s like a thirty minute sauna. We’re at the spa…kinda.

Once we’re ready to go, it’s off with my head. I’m placed upon a wooden board and cut into what feels like a million pieces. Then my claws are cracked. Who needs protection at this point?

I do however take pride in being so cute though, because I’m what tops your dish to make it all pretty at the end of the day. All those other sea creatures…ugly mugs.

Anyway, let’s be serious folks. We all know what happens next. But it’s worth it….because it just tastes so good. And that’s why us lobsters do what we do what we do, sacrificing ourselves for the greater good of Clam Bakes! There’s really nothing like it! Pleasure takes pain! Yeah!

We hope that all of you attending the Clam Bake with Marcus Samuelsson at this year’s Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival have a grand ol’ time. And you know…don’t feel bad for the lobster. I’m here to tell you it will be okay! Eat up! I’m juicy!

Celebrate National Hot Dog Month at Caesars, Showboat & Bally’s Atlantic City!

Nothing says summertime like a good, ‘ol hotdog,especially July as it’s National Hot Dog Month! To celebrate, Cafe Roma at Caesars Atlantic City, Crossroads at House Of Blues at Showboat Atlantic City and Pickles Deli at Bally’s Atlantic City are all serving up four specialty ‘dogs for the occasion!

Check them out:

Pretzel Dog

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Hot dog soaked in IPA Beer and topped with Cheddar Cheese Sauce and Crispy Onions in a pretzel roll.

BA Bacon Dog

National Hot Dog Month 2

Bacon wrapped Kobe hot dog with Caramelized Onions and Sweet Hot Mustard.

Deli Dog

National Hot Dog Month 3

Hot dog covered in Spicy Mustard, Onions, Corn Beef and Coleslaw.

Italian Dog

National Hot Dog Month 4

Hot Dog topped with Mustard, Peppers, Onions and Potatoes.

Nom nom. We really want one now. In all its juiciness. Try them out for yourself until the end of the month at Cafe Roma at Caesars, Crossroads at House Of Blues at Showboat and Pickles Deli at Bally’s. Pretzel Dog, Deli Dog and Italian Dog are priced at $8 a piece while the BA Bacon Dog is $12. Get one today!

Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival Dining By The Sea Event Menu’s Revealed!

Who is attending a Dinner By The Sea Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner event this year at the 2014 Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival next weekend?!

Dining By The Sea kicks of with Dinner prepared by Robert Irvine on Friday, July 25th and will continue the following evening, Saturday, July 26th with Martha Stewart. Martha Stewart will also start off the Dining By The Sea Breakfast events on Saturday morning while Chef Marcus Samuelsson will take over on Sunday, and if you’re coming in for Lunch on Saturday, prepare to be wowed by Marcus Samuelsson and then again on Sunday by Chef Robert Irvine.

The menus for these awesome events were just released and we want to share them with you! Check out what you’ll be having!

 

Dining By The Sea Dinner with Robert Irvine

Friday, July 25th

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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First Course

Lobster Summer Salad with Chilled Jersey Corn Soup

Petite heirloom tomatoes, Haricot verts, Compressed cucumbers, Young pea tendrils, Citrus-champagne vinaigrette & Chilled puree of local jersey sweet corn.

Entrée

Cold Smoked Veal Tenderloin

Coco vert beans sofrito, English pea puree, Mango condiment, Micro cilantro

Dessert

Key Lime Meringue Tart

Macerated local blueberries, Caramel rippled-vanilla bean ice cream, Graham cracker crunch

 

Dining By The Sea Breakfast with Martha Stewart

Saturday, July 26th

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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Cheese Popovers

First Course

Martha’s Green Juice

Second Course

Cheese Popovers with Creamed Spinach

Third Course

Fried Egg and Bacon
* Specialty Cocktail: Bloody Mary

 

Dining By The Sea Lunch with Marcus Samuelsson

Saturday, July 26th

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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Tomato Watermelon Salad

Featured Items:

Fried Chicken

Collards

Corn Bread

Tomato Watermelon Salad

Succotash

Donuts & Ice Cream Sandwich

Specialty Cocktail: Rose Sangria

 

Dining By The Sea Dinner with Martha Stewart 

Saturday, July 26th

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Cioppino

First Course

Melon and Cucumber Salad

Second Course

Cioppino

Third Course

Blueberry Crisp or Peach and Berry Cobbler

* Specialty Cocktail: Ginger Caipirinha

 

Dining By The Sea Breakfast with Marcus Samuelsson

Sunday, July 27th

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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Deviled Eggs

Featured Items:

Deviled Eggs

Smoked Salmon and Green Papaya Salad

Caribbean Bacon with Beans, Soy Poached Egg

Specialty Cocktail:  Rooster Michelada

 

Dining By The Sea Lunch with Robert Irvine

Sunday, July 27th

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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First Course 

Octopus Carpaccio

Petite heirloom tomatoes, Fava beans, Fingerling potatoes, Mache greens, Pickled red onion-olive condiment, Olio verde

Entrée

Bourbon Brined Amish Chicken

Summer corn & sweet potato hash, Chanterelle mushrooms, Nueske’s bacon lardoons, Fermented garlic jus de poulet

Dessert

Warm Peach Cobbler

Almond streusel, Blackberry preserves, Tahitian vanilla- crème fraiche ice cream

 

Isn’t your mouth watering just reading all that goodness?! Where else can you eat food prepared by a star studded celebrity chef other than the Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival?! If you haven’t snatched up any tickets for Dining By The Sea Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, we advise you to do that ASAP! After reading over these menus, you don’t want to miss out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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