Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Restaurant Week 411!

If you have yet to hear, Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City properties will be hosting a fabulous Restaurant Week from Friday, October 3rd to Thursday, October 9th! What this means for you: $33 gourmet menus and free parking! Woot, woot! Who doesn’t love a deal?

Participating outlets will be Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar, Palace Court Buffet, KWI Noodle House and Mia at Caesars Atlantic City, Dos Caminos, The Steakhouse and Waterfront Buffet at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and Guy Fieri’s Chophouse, Noodle Village and Buca Di Beppo at Bally’s Atlantic City.

Atlantic City restaurants

And because Total AC Blog hearts you lots, we are also offering up some amazeballs room packages in conjunction:

Caesars Atlantic City Restaurant Week Package: Overnight accommodations and a $66 food and beverage credit for $145Book me.

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Restaurant Week Package: Overnight accommodations and $66 food and beverage credit for $104 – Book me too.

Bally’s Atlantic City Restaurant Week Package: Overnight accommodations and $66 food and beverage credit for $114 – Book me three.

If for some reason great deals, great Atlantic City restaurants and great room packages aren’t enticing enough to check out Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Restaurant Week, the actual menus will get you there! If you ever wanted to try out a restaurant at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort or Bally’s, what better of a way? See what will be yummy in the tummy:

Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar
10/3 – 10/4 5:00pm-10:30pm
10/5 – 10/7 5:00pm-10:00pm
10/8 – 10/9 – CLOSED

First Course
Nero’s Chop Salad
Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Olives, Chickpeas, Croutons, Red Wine Vinaigrette
Or
Fig and Gorgonzola Bruschetta
Roasted Figs, Gorgonzola Dolce, Truffle Honey, Baby Arugula

Entree
Roasted Filet Mignon
Porcini Glazed Fingerling Potatoes, Tiny French Beans, Bacon,
Port Wine Sauce
Or
Flounder Franchise
Jumbo Lump Crab, Tomatoes, Pea Tendrils, White Wine Truffle Sauce

Dessert
Steakhouse Cheese Cake
Roasted Pineapple Chutney, Vanilla Bean Anglaise
Or
White Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
Strawberry Sherbet, “Strawberry Shortcake Streusel”

KWI Noodle House

10/3 4pm-10pm

10/4 4pm-10pm

10/5 4pm-10pm
10/6 – 10/9 4pm-10pm

First Course

Crispy Chicken and Mushroom Dumplings
or
Stuffed Crab Claws

Entree
Peking Pork Chops
Tender Boneless Pork Chops in a Sweet & Sour Sauce
or
Spicy Black Bean Clams
Stir-Fried Manila Clams in a Spicy Black Bean Sauce

Dessert
Homemade Ice Cream Selection

Mia 

10/3 – 10/4 5:30pm-11:00pm
10/5 – 10/7 CLOSED
10/8 – 10/9 5:30pm-9:00pm

First Course

Pan seared diver scallop, over a green apple risotto, with an orange vanilla buerre blanc with a drizzle of chive oil

Entree

Fire roasted portabella crusted airline breast of chicken over Yukon and pancetta mashed with a Maytag blue cheese bordelaise
Or
Petit Filet Mignon, Lobster Whipped Potatoes, Glazed Baby Carrots, Sauce Americana

Dessert

Sticky toffee pudding, caramelized bananas, vanilla ice cream

Dos Caminos

First Course

Charred Spanish Octopus
Chorizo, Fingerling Potato, Chile Vinaigrette

Or
Tortilla Soup
Pasilla Chile Broth, Smoked Chicken, Avocado, Crispy Tortillas

Entree

Guajillo Braised Short Ribs
Cotija Mashed Potato, Guajillo Chile Reduction

Or
Pollo en Mole Poblano
Roasted Chicken Breast, Crispy Leg Confit, Swiss Chard, Mole Poblano

Or
Cocoa Crusted Sea Scallops
Black Bean Pico, Butternut Squash Puree, Epazote Oil

Dessert

Pumpkin Empanadas
Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Dark Chocolate “Mole”, Crema

Or
Apple cider Doughnuts
Avocado Ice Cream, Jalapeno Glaze

The Steakhouse 

First Course
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH BISQUE
GINGER CRÈME FRAICHE, CRISPY SAGE

Entree

Pepper corn crusted hanger steak,
crispy fingerling potatoes, maître D` butter

Or
Cider brined free range chicken breast,
Parsnip puree, Bourbon brown butter

Or
Pan seared barramundi,
roasted acorn squash, vanilla burre monte

Dessert

Pumpkin crème brulee

Buca Di Beppo

10/3 – 10/9 4:00pm – 9:00pm

First Course

Caesar Salad
Romaine hearts tossed in our signature Caesar dressing with roasted garlic croutons and Parmesan

Or
Zuppa di Giorno
Ask your server about our soup of the day

Entree

Veal Saltimbocca
Lemon butter sauce, sage, prosciutto, artichoke hearts, lemon and capers

Or
Chicken Marsala
Mushrooms in a traditional Marsala wine reduction

Or
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Garlic shrimp and crushed red pepper with penne in spicy rosa sauce

Dessert 

Chocolate Chip Cannoli
Crispy shells stuffed to order with a sweet, cannoli cream filling mixed with chocolate chips, served over a drizzle of our chocolate sauce.

Or
Italian Crème Cake
Six layers of rich lemon cake and mascarpone cheese filling served in a pool of raspberry sauce and topped with whipped cream.

Guy Fieri’s Chophouse

10/3 – 10/4 5:00pm-12:00am
10/5 – 10/9 5:00pm-10:00pm

First Course

Danger Wings
Blue-sabi dipping sauce

Or
Vegas Fries
Sidewinder fries, “Buffalo Dust”

Or
Jersey Tomato Salad
Local tomatoes, vidalia onion, baby arugula, aged balsamic

Entree 

English Cut Prime Rib
Natural jus, baked potato

Or
Chianti Braised Beef Short Rib
Roasted Butternut Squash Hominy Grits, Maytag Cheese

Or
Chicken “Fried “Chicken
Local Honey, Peppermill Gravy, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Or
Johnny Garlic Cedar Plank Salmon
Apricot Mustard Glaze, wood grilled asparagus

Dessert

Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake

Noodle Village

10/3 – 4:00pm – 10:00pm
10/4 – 4:00pm – 10:00pm
10/5 – 4:00pm – 10:00pm
10/6 – 10/9 – 4:00pm – 10:00pm

First Course

SHRIMP & WATERCRESS DUMPLINGS SOUP
Or
FISH BALL SOUP

Entree

Crab Meat Fried Rice
Or
Filet Mignon Tips & Asparagus Stir Fry
Or
Salty Pepper Pork Chop
Or
Flounder Fillet & Bean Curd with Oyster Sauce
Or
GRILLED KOREAN SHORT RIBS

Dessert

Ice Cream Selection

Um, yum! Now you have absolutely no excuse NOT to check out Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Restaurant Week October 3rd through October 9th! Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar, Palace Court Buffet, KWI Noodle House, Mia at Caesars, Dos Caminos, Waterfront Buffet, The Steakhouse at Harrah’s Resort and Buca Di Beppo, Guy Fieri’s Chophouse and Noodle Village at Bally’s are waiting for you! Whew. That’s a mouthful. And a delish one at that!

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill To Open at Caesars Atlantic City In Early 2015!

EVERYONE….BREAKING NEWS!!!!!! THE BRITISH ARE COMING TO ATLANTIC CITY!!!!!!!!

And we are ecstatic about it! Obvi.  International celeb chef/restauranteur/TV personality, Gordon Ramsay, announced the opening of his first venture in Atlantic City earlier today!

Gordon Ramsay Atlantic City

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City will open in early 2015 in the space currently occupied by Mia. The stellar joint will offer authentic British pub cuisine with the occasional Jersey flair utilizing the area’s freshest ingredients and resources. Menu items include bangers and mash, fish and chips, roasted chicken and of course the famous Ramsay London Broil.

Also true to pub form, the beer will be a-flowin’ as the bar will act as the centerpiece of the restaurant. Get ready for a great, worldwide selection of craft and microbrews and choose from more than 30 beers on tap! Kegs will also play a huge role in dining experience and design.

Additionally, EDG Interior Architecture + Design will create additional spaces for a vintage-style lounge, a private dining room and numerous casual dining rooms decked in worn woods, traditional English telephone booth backdrops and historic pop culture wall relics. The patio of the current space will also expand well beyond it’s original size where guests will be able to experience the energy of Caesars Atlantic City like no other.

Sounds super cool, right?! Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City will mark his fourth restaurant with Caesars Entertainment Properties. Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood have been consistent top dining performers in the Las Vegas market.

“We’re really excited after such a great success in Vegas to be expanding to Atlantic City. We have a tremendous team, and it’s been a terrific partnership with Caesars,” said Gordon Ramsay.

Get your mind and your belly right for even more incredible Atlantic City dining options, folks! Good change is a-comin’!

The 4 Coolest Things About Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar at Caesars Atlantic City

Fact: Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar at Caesars Atlantic City is pretty much the best thing ever. Prime grade steaks and fresh seafood? Yes, please. Who wouldn’t want some of that?! But this steakhouse food is only a small portion of what makes it so awesome. Check out the 4 coolest things:

Table Side Cocktails

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Look. At. This. Not only are these delicious surprises made right in front of your eyes, most involve a little liquid nitrogen to create that incredible smoking/bubbling presentation. Food and drink is an art form, ya’ll! The current menu features Mr. Freeze’s Wrath (Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Malibu Rum, Limoncello, Lime & splash of Cream) and Nero’s Signature Martini (Elyx Ultra Premium Vodka, Dry Vermouth & Lemon Peel). Slurp.

 

The View

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Oceanside. Romantic. Perfect. What more can we say?

 

Sunday Brunch

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This Sunday brunch gets A LOT of buzz. It’s amazing. Arguably the best in the city because there are SO many fabulous options. We’re talking breakfast usuals like omelette stations, Eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, bagels and pastries. But we’re also talking specialties like fillets, grilled swordfish, hand carved meats, pasta, Mediterranean antipasti and sushi! And of course crepes and dessert. All in one place. We’re seriously getting hungry just thinking about it.

 

Always Adding More

Atlantic City steakhouses

You can never get bored of going to Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar because they are constantly updating their menus and introducing new specials! For instance, they recently started up Sundae Sundays and Margarita Mondays, and added the Gin City (pictured above) to the mix at the bar – Gin, Dessert Pear Essence, shaken like crazy and topped with tonic. 

 

You really never know what kind of amazing, unique dining experience awaits you the next time you walk into Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar at Caesars. The possibilities are endless! Stop by Sundays through Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Sunday Brunch) and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.!

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, $105 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!

Atlantic City concerts

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!

2014 atlantic city seafood festival

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!

2015 miss america

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

Savage-Men

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

Atlantic City

Dusk

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

journey

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

Cassadee Pope

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

mystery guest

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

zz top

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

Nick Hogan

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

Aerosmith

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

Bally's Atlantic City

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!

 

Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar at Caesars Atlantic City Makes Sundays & Mondays Worth It

Sundays and Mondays can be depressing for some. Sundays = looming. The impending arrival of another week of reality to get through until you can have fun again. And Monday, well, Monday is the start of that reality. But they don’t all have to be like that! Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar at Caesars Atlantic City have recently added some specials to help get us through the funk that are Sundays and Mondays.

The Atlantic City steak and seafood joint has just added Sundae Sundays. What this means is that Sundays are now the best of both worlds: ice cream and alcohol. Every Sunday at Nero’s will be welcomed with a new special. Check out some previous creations:

Don’t Tell Charlotte

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Four scoops of vanilla ice cream, 2 shots of bourbon, cherry soda in a stemmed fishbowl garnished with bacon!

Herb’s Downfall

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Shortbread cookies topped with four scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream mixed with a shot of Patron Café XO and a shot of Godiva with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and green crème de menthe.

And if you can’t tell…they’re massive. And delicious.

Mondays at Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar are none other than Margarita Mondays! Let’s face it, that’s good stuff. Previous Monday Margaritas so far have been the Canta-Berry Margarita (a strawberry cantaloupe margarita) and the Mahalo Margarita (Blanco tequila with with fresh pineapple and strawberry juices). So refreshing.

Doesn’t it all just make you smile? Even on a Sunday or Monday?! Stop by Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar at Caesars on a random Sunday or Monday to make it a good one!

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?!

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