The Playground Phase 1 to Open Friday at 5 PM

In just two days, the first phase of The Playground, formerly known as The Pier Shops at Caesars Atlantic City, will be open to the public!

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Phase 1 will introduce Monkey Bar, a “technology integrated bar and lounge space” flanked by T Street; a series of five, music pubs: Purdy, 1021; Bo’s, TAG and The Bluey, as well as 39 N, a music and event hall located at the end of the first floor.

Check out some photos and videos from a tour we took  yesterday beyond the construction walls and learn a little more about the soon-to-be outlets:

Monkey Bar

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Already dubbed as the perfect pregame spot before hitting T Street with ocean views from floor to ceiling on both sides. Take a load off before the shennaningans start. Flat screen TVs will broadcast sporting events as well as a live feed from concerts at 39 N. Sounds as if there will also be plenty of outlets to keep those phones charged up to capture the evening’s festivities too.

Purdy

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The smallest of the T Street music pubs.

1921

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Named after the year of Atlantic City’s first Miss America pagaent.

Bo’s

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TAG

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The Bluey

 

The largest of all five venues.

Music (including specific genres) will change at each of the pubs daily.

And finally, 39 N.

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Over 13,500 square feet of events space with a bar at each end. The crew was working on getting the stage up when we were there yesterday.

 

39 N will also feature a mezzanine level containing banquettes as well as The Riviera Beer Garden on the back deck. Take a look at the summer entertainment lineup:

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Crazy, right?! And it will all be ready to go in just two days! Doors to The Playground at Caesars will open this Friday at 5 p.m. The hours of operation for Phase 1 are as follows:

Monkey Bar

Monday – Sunday            11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

T Street

Monday – Friday              5:00 PM – 2:00 AM (Music 8:00 PM – 12:00 PM)

Saturday – Sunday           2:00 PM – 2:00 AM (Music 2:00 PM – 6:00PM, 8:00 – 12:00 AM) 

 

The Riviera Beer Garden (back deck)

Monday – Sunday           11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Learn How To Play Craps from our Caesars Atlantic City Dealers!

Hard to believe that this weekend will be your last chance to snag a win at one of the $20,000 qualifying craps tournaments for the big July 11th $125,000 craps tourney at Caesars Atlantic City.

If you’ve been living under a rock, these June Saturday & Sunday qualifying tournaments are all part of the Empire’s Challenge where $1 million dollars of cash and prizes will be awarded this summer. And like we said, there’s still two more chances left for YOU to qualify for the craps portion.

Not a craps guru? It’s okay! Learn everything you need to know straight from our dealers Dean and John, and you could walk away a winner on Saturday or Sunday!

 

 

 

 

See?! It’s easier than you think! Any other questions? Feel free to ask a dealer before the start of a new game, they are happy to help! For more information about the Empire’s Challenge, click here. Will we see you roll the dice at Caears this weekend?

The Best of Sunday Brunch at Nero’s Italian Steakhouse

Nero’s Italian Steakhouse at Caesars Atlantic City has offered the best Sunday Brunch in the city for YEARS! This is undoubtedly due to the eclectic variety of incredible choices and the warm, welcoming staff. The ocean view isn’t too shabby either!

Instead of telling you about all the goods that can fill your plate, we thought it would be best to show you. But first, we must ask…are…you…ready? It’s go time.

 

Amazing, right?! The decadent menu seriously leaves us speechless. All kinds of eaters can find all that they are looking for right in one place. So add Sunday Brunch at Nero’s to your itinerary during your next trip to Caesars. It’s an absolute must for your Atlantic City bucket list!

We Cordially Invite You to the Lanson Champagne Dinner at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City!

So….

You are cordially invited to the Lanson Champagne Dinner in the private dining room of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City on Tuesday, June 30th at 7 p.m.

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Join us for an intimate, 4 course champagne dinner with menu by Hell’s Kitchen Season 13 winner and Head Chef at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, La Tasha McCutchen.

A bit about Lanson in their own words:

“Founded in 1760, Lanson is the 4th oldest champagne house. In 1900, Queen Victoria awarded Lanson the famous Royal Warrant as an official supplier to the Court of England, a distinction which Lanson has retained ever since.  The bottles display the Coat of Arms of Elizabeth II. Lanson is an official champagne sponsor for Wimbledon and is the 2nd biggest selling champagne in England”.

If you want to try out some Lanson to help sway your mind about attending, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill will be offering the Lanson Brut Black Label for $16 per glass leading up to the event. Try it. You might like it. And then you might like even more.

Please note that seating for this event is limited to 25 people and will run at $85 per person plus taxes and gratuity. Call the restaurant at 609-343-2600 or e-mail Cera Williams at cfairhurst@caesars.com.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Celebrates National Beef Wellington Day on the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo!

In conjunction with our staff at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City, today we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo on National Beef Wellington Day! How perfect is that?!

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If you’re new here, beef wellington consists of a steak filet (medium rare for the win) coated with mushroom duxelles and wrapped in puff pastry. The origins of this amazing bite of heaven are a little muddy. History points to multiple births of the wellington from the favorite flavors of the first Duke of Wellington to his shiny, brown, military boots. Whatever the case, we’re glad we get to enjoy it in all its glory!

If you can’t be with us today to order the menu’s famous Hell’s Kitchen Beef Wellington, you best be giving it your best shot in the kitchen!

Totally stumped on how to perfect this dish? Don’t be! We have everything you need to make this dish delicious along with the perfect beer and wine pairings. First, get the How-Tos from Hell’s Kitchen Season 13 winner and Head Chef of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Atlantic City, La Tasha McCutchen!

 

 

 

 

And if you’re more of a written learner, here’s what you’ll need:

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When it’s time for the best part (eating, duh) the staff at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars recommends the following per and wine pairings:

Beer

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Innis & Gunn, Scotland

Wine

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Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon

Happy Battle of Waterloo! Happy Beef Wellington Day! And most importantly…enjoy!

 

Get To Know Chef Carl Colucci of Nero’s Italian Steakhouse at Caesars!

If you’ve licked your plate clean at Nero’s Italian Steakhouse at Caesars Atlantic City (and who hasn’t?), you can thank Head Chef Carl Colucci and his staff for the incredible skill, flavors, technique and long hours in the kitchen! Colucci and staff are famous for making homemade staples like pasta, sausage and other items; something that can’t be said for the majority of Italian restaurants.

Watch the tortellini making process, here:

 

Very cool, right?!

We had the chance to sit down with Chef Carl to see what goes into all of this and more! Check out our interview, below.

TAC: Can you describe your approach in terms of Italian cooking?

Chef Carl: When you cook Italian food, you follow a lot of traditions. You’ll make a modern twist to some of the old traditions and try to make a dish that’s representative of what the food should be which is usually good quality ingredients, a lot of complex flavors and usually a bold flavor.

TAC: What does a typical work week look like for you here at Nero’s Italian Steakhouse?

Chef Carl: I like to start on Wednesdays. We do prep because we make everything fresh for the week and then we start over again the next week. We grind up the pork to make the sausage, we make the sausage mix, and we get everything prepared. While the grinder is there, we grind up the meat for the Bolognese sauce and for the veal cannellonis, and we continue to cook all day long. I make the tortellini and cavatelli dough before the sous chef comes in so she can get right to work. We make the cheese fillings which are a mixture of three different cheeses, and we also have to fill some short ribs in the ravioli on a weekly basis. In the meantime, we make sauces and soups during the day too.

When the restaurant is open, we’re making our specials and make sure that everything is in place for our line cooks. There are a lot of little pieces to the puzzle that go into one dish that goes out and everyone has a part in it.

TAC: How do you come up with the daily specials?

Chef Carl: You get inspiration by going out to a nice restaurant, or seeing something in a magazine, or something from your past. Most of the time the specials are based on how busy we will be that night. On occasion, it’s seasonal type specials.

TAC: How is Nero’s different from other restaurants you’ve worked at here in Atlantic City?

Chef Carl: This is actually the first steakhouse Italian place I’ve worked in. I’ve done eclectic French stuff, classical French and Italian, but this is the first steak Italian place. Other than that, it’s not much different. You go in and you work. You really have to put an effort into each one. It’s a lot of self-motivation and motivating your crew.

TAC: Do you have a favorite meal on the menu or special you’ve come up with?

Chef Carl: I’ve been asked this question many times and I don’t really have a favorite. I just like to make whatever I’m making the best I possibly can. It sounds kind of corny, but I like proper technique and everything that goes along with that.

TAC: If you could sit down and have one meal anywhere, what would it be?

Chef Carl: Something where the chef has a lot of thought that goes into the food. He or she might do something that’s a little different than what you would expect. I went to one restaurant that I really liked where they made risotto with sunflower seeds. You have the idea of risotto, the cheese was sourced out from Pennsylvania, and it all came together well. When the chef puts thought into what he or she is doing, that’s what I like to eat.

We’re pretty sure Chef Carl does the same.And for another fun fact, he is actually the longest standing restaurant Chef in Atlantic City. He’s been in the game since 1979! And that says A LOT! Stop by Nero’s Italian Steakhouse at Caesars for one of your top meals ever Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays! Click here to find the best deal during your next visit!

Coming Soon: Meet the winner of Hell’s Kitchen Season 14 at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill!

Next week, we will find out who the winner of Hell’s Kitchen Season 14 and new chef at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City will be….finally!

Our new chef will quickly be joining Hell’s Kitchen Season 13 winner La Tasha McCutchen on the line. Since the opening of Pub & Grill in February, Chef La Tasha has been known for stepping out of the kitchen every now and then to greet you, adoring fans.

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And if she’s just too busy doing what she does best, there have even been impromptu, drive by meet and greets right there in the action!

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We’re sure our new chef will be no different! Be one of the first to meet the winner right here in his/her element at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars while taking advantage of these special offers:

Gordon Ramsay Room Package

 Overnight Accommodations

Round of drinks at Toga Bar

$70 credit to Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

Entry for 2 into Qua Baths & Spa

$129

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Available Sundays through Thursdays.

Please note that the price of this package changes to $205 as of July 1, 2015.

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Take advantage of the Atlantic City Summer Sale and save 30% off your stay Sundays through Thursdays through June 25, 2015 or 10% off June 26, 2015 to September 8, 2015. BOOK HERE.

Scream for Ice Cream and More at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, & Bally’s This June

June is a very important month here at Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City because it’s leading up to the fabulous one year anniversary of Guy Fieri’s Chophouse, Buca Di Beppo and Boardwalk Cupcakes at Bally’s Atlantic City and Martorano’s at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. If you recall, these outlets opened July 4th weekend just one year ago!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Guy Fieri’s Chophouse will be dishing out some exclusive offers on some of the menu’s signature dishes every week in June. Keep checking the Bally’s Atlantic City Facebook page as each new offer is unveiled.

Meanwhile, Boardwalk Cupcakes is currently running a by 2 get 1 free deal. The more cupcakes, the merrier!

On the other hand, pretty much nothing screams summer more than ice cream and that’s why some Atlantic City restaurants at Caesars and Bally’s Atlantic City will start scooping out delectable, original sundaes for 2 all through the month of June. Want a taste? This is as close as you’re gonna get…for now:

Affogato Sundae at Nero’s Italian Steakhouse

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Limoncello Sorbeto, Hazelnut Biscotti, Nutella, Chocolate Whipped Cream & Espresso

 

Peanut Butter Trifle Sundae at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

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Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Mousse, Peanut Butter Sauce, Marshmallow, Peanut Butter “Chipwich” and Milk Chocolate Whipped Cream

 

Mexican Chocolate Sundae at Café Roma

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Warm Churro Waffle, Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry Ice Cream, Dulce De Leche, Mexican Chocolate Sauce, Banana, Caramelized Pineapple and Whipped Cream

 

Cannoli Crunch Sundae at Buca Di Beppo

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Vanilla Ice Cream, Pistachio Ice Cream, Broken Cannoli’s, Whipped Cream and Hot Fudge

 

Knuckle Sandwich Sundae at Guy Fieri’s Chophouse

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Chocolate, Vanilla, and Caramel Ice Cream with warm Pecan Pie, Maple-Bourbon Caramel, Hot Chocolate Drizzle and Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

 

And of course if you’re not screaming for ice cream this summer, you’re definitely screaming for happy hour! Luckily for your summer pleasure, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City will offer TWO happy hours DAILY!

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The Changing Of The Guard will start you off right from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and London Calling will get you into the evening from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.! Half priced draft beer and draft wine at the newest Atlantic City hotspot? Why not?! You can also take advantage of the  Gordon Ramsay Room Package for just $129!  Package includes overnight accommodations, round of drinks at Toga Bar, $70 credit to Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill and and entry for 2 into Qua Baths & Spa! Click here to book.

Nero’s Italian Steakhouse upstairs on the third floor also offers a great Sunset Happy Hour Thursdays through Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! Best food with the best view!

And then of course, there’s Father’s Day. And this year it pays to treat all the Dadd-io’s in your life to a good meal at Caesars or Bally’s Atlantic City. Particularly because it helps YOU pay LESS.

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Receive 10% off your check when you bring 1 father, 15% off when you bring two fathers and 20% off when you bring three fathers to lunch or dinner at the following outlets on Father’s Day:

On the Harrah’s Resort side of things, Tipsy Creme at the Harrah’s Resort Food Court is NOW OPEN! The outlet will feature ice cream, milkshakes (alcoholic & non) and assorted pastries. Sammy D’s also has a new menu viewable by clicking that link. Heyyy.

So sounds like some good eating and drinking will be going on this June at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort and Bally’s. And for great prices too! Come hungry (and thirsty).

 

 

Summer Fun Starts NOW at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort & Bally’s!

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City is REALLY raising the bar in the summer fun department.

The new Daylife Beach Club JUST kicked off this past Saturday and will continue to do so every Saturday until Labor Day.

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What does this mean, you ask? Every Saturday, The Pool will turn into one, big, summer party from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. You’ll be able to dance (and drink) the day away to beats from hot, electronic dance artists like Richie Santana and Peter Bailey, and Cipha Sounds & Drewski! Exclusive bottle service specials will also be available if you dare.

Likewise, Los Reyes will present Lunes Caliente (aka Latin Nights) on the Rooftop Deck of The Pool every Monday night.

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Move those hips to the sweet sounds of Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Merengue and more under the stars! Drink specials and bottle specials will also be available for purchase for your pleasure. Ole!

And of course, the Bally’s Beach Bar at Bally’s Atlantic City is NOW OPEN for the summer season! With a new look too!

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You like? Your favorite bikini-clad waitresses are back too – in new attire. Chow down on those boardwalk favorites and throw it back with a cool cocktail. Take advantage of the daily drink specials or go all out with your favorite frozen beverage while staring at the ocean. Plus, get your nighttime entertainment fix from the best bands and DJs around. Summertime in Atlantic City seriously doesn’t get any better than this….

Click here to book the Bally’s Beach Bar Package. For just $130, score a room and a Fun In The Sun Beach Bar credit! 

And WAIT! We’re not done! Bally’s Beach Bar along with 93.3 WMMR is also giving away a fabulous 2015 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim this summer! Hit up the beach bar on 5/22/15, 7/3/15, 8/21/15 or 9/4/15 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. to win a qualifying spot OR try to score one on air with Preston and Steve. Winner will be drawn on 9/4! Click here for details.

And yet again…there’s even more. WMMR will also be hosting bikini contests during their live broadcasts on the above dates from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the title of Miss Harley 2015. The winner will appear on the Harley Dealer poster and will be booked for dealership appearances.

We’re ready to let our hair down for some summer fun. What about you?

Save NOW at Harrah’s Resort & Bally’s!

Be the early bird! Get the worm AND summer savings when you book your summer travel to Atlantic City NOW! Book through June 4th and score 25% off your stay at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and 15% your stay at Bally’s Atlantic City, Sundays through Thursdays only through September 8th!

Click here to book the Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Early Bird Sale.

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Click here to book the Bally’s Atlantic City Early Bird Sale.

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Book early and save! Happy summer fun!

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