The Countdown Is On For the 2014 Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival!

Forget spring, it’s been feeling like summer a little bit lately, right?! And when you think of summer in Atlantic City, what do you think of? Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City‘s Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival! That’s right! Coming back ‘atcha for the sixth consecutive year July 25 – 27, 2014! And the 2014 Festival is already looking like it could be the best yet!

Why, you ask? No, let us ask you something first. What was your favorite new event from 2013? We KNOW it was the Beach Soirée! Well guess, what? The 2014 Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival is going to be one, big, fabulous and delicious Beach Soirée, because the majority will be hosted on the Atlantic City Beach! This just makes everything even better!

What else are you just itching to know? The celeb chef factor?

Well, our favorite Chef Robert Irvine will be back in the mix this year, of course!

Robert Irvine

Robert will be hosting Lunch By The Sea, Dinner By The Sea and Blues, Brews and BBQ this year and will also be in attendance yet again for the popular Beach Soirée.

Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City is also happy to welcome Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Atlantic City Food And Wine this year! You know him from Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef,  Chopped and Chopped All Stars as well as his famed New York City restaurant, Red Rooster.

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You can catch Chef Samuelsson at his Breakfast By The Sea or Lunch By The Sea events as well as the Clam Bake and Beach Soirée.

A third culinary superstar will be announced in May, so keep checking back for the big reveal!

In the meantime, take a look at the schedule of events and start planning your 2014 Atlantic City Food And Wine itinerary!

  • Friday, July 25th: Dining By The Sea: Dinner with Robert Irvine – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 25th: Rooftop Cocktail Party – 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

 

  • Saturday, July 26th: Dining By The Sea: Breakfast at Bally’s Courtyard – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 26th: The Grand Market – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26th: Blues, Brews & BBQ with Robert Irvine at Bally’s Beach Tent – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26th: Dining By The Sea: Lunch with Marcus Samuelsson at Bally’s Courtyard – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26th: Burger Beach Bash at Caesars Beach Tent – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26th: The Grand Market at Bally’s Park – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26th: Clam Bake with Marcus Samuelsson at Bally’s Beach Tent – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26th: The Grand Market at Bally’s Park – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26th: Dining By The Sea: Dinner at Bally’s Courtyard – 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26th: Beach Soirée at Caesars Beach Tent – 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

 

  • Sunday, July 27th: Dining By The Sea: Breakfast with Marcus Samuelsson at Bally’s Courtyard – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 27th: Dining By The Sea: Lunch with Robert Irvine at Bally’s Courtyard – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Click here to get the low down on every one of these exciting events including ticket prices!

Tickets for the 2014 Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival go on sale THIS FRIDAY, April 18th at 10 a.m. Click on the Buy Tickets link on www.acfoodandwine.com to purchase.

NOTE: There will also be some special packages available for you to choose from! Like the Total AC Food And Wine Festival Experience for $250 that includes one ticket to all of the Saturday General Tasting Events, as well as Early Entry Tickets, Chefs Table Seating at Eat, Greet & Stay Packages at Caesars Atlantic City and/or Bally’s Atlantic City coupled with tickets for individual events. Read up on all of the packages, here.

So the summer 2014 Atlantic City Food And Wine Festival countdown is officially on, folks! May the ticket buying Gods be with you on Friday. Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City can’t wait to see you again for another memorable foodie’s dream this July!

Drink AC, Round 2 at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Bally’s & Showboat Atlantic City!

Remember those new Drink AC Cocktails you voted on back in December on the Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and Bally’s Atlantic City Facebook pages? They are now available & ready to be filled into your mason jar!

If you don’t already have one of these bad boys, you can pick up the Drink AC Cocktail glass for $10 at Caesars Atlantic CityHarrah’s Resort Atlantic CityShowboat Atlantic City and/or Bally’s Atlantic City and then receive $6 on refills at any of these properties, any time, anywhere.

Let’s have a little refresher on the new winning cocktails:

Absolut Mandarin Imperator 

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  • 1.5 oz Absolut Mandarin
  • Triple Sec
  • Melon Liqueur
  • Banana Liqueur
  • Raspberry Liqueur
  • Pineapple Juice


Available at Toga Bar at Caesars.    

 

Absolut Citron Goodtimes  

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The red beauty with the lemon garnish

  • 1.5 oz Absolut Citron
  • .5 Peach Schnapps
  • Cranberry Juice

 

Get it at Eden Lounge and X-Bar at Harrah’s Resort!

 

 

Cruzan Fire Punch 

Atlantic City bars 3

  • 1.5 oz Cruzan Rum
  • .5 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
  • Ginger Ale
  • Cranberry
  • Orange Juice


Fill up your glass with this winning mixture at FREEZE Bar12 Bar and Spirit Bar at Showboat!  

 

 

Hornitos South Of The Border 

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  • 1.5 oz Hornitos Silver Tequila
  • .5 oz Ginger Syrup
  • Lime Juice
  • Bitters
  • Ginger Ale

       

 

Enjoy at Lobby BarMountain Bar, and Blue Martini at Bally’s!

And per usual, if you’re not in mood for a bar crawl of sorts, any bartender at any of the offering outlets at CaesarsHarrah’s ResortShowboat and Bally’s will be able to provide you with whichever new Drink AC Cocktail you’d like! Bottoms up, bottoms up, hey!

 

PLATTSBURGH: You’re Leaving on a Total Rewards Jet Plane To Atlantic City!

Calling all of our peeps around the Plattsburgh, New York area and/or those that travel to and from the Plattsburgh International Airport!

Do YOU need an Atlantic City getaway? Well…guess freakin’ what?! You are now able to travel from Plattsburgh International Airport to Atlantic City International Airport on Total Rewards Airlines!

Total Rewards

And if you are a Total Rewards member already, you could be eligible for some special offers.

The first flight from PBG to ACY is scheduled to depart Plattsburgh at 10:40 a.m. and arrive in Atlantic City at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23rd. The return flight will take off on Saturday, April 26th at 4:00 p.m. from Atlantic City and will land back in Plattsburgh shortly before 7:oo p.m.

Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City has created a special package to celebrate this innagural flight and glorious newly-formed union, guys. Here are the deets:

$299 per person based on double occupancy

  • Round Trip Airfare
  • Hotel Accommodations at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City for three nights (Wednesday, 4/23, Thursday, 4/24 and Friday 4/25, checkout on 4/26)
  • Two passes to the Waterfront Buffet (one of the best Atlantic City buffets!)
  • Airport Transfers

Book this package by calling Total Rewards Air at 1-800-468-1950!

ALSO – keep in mind these perks!

  • Once you land you will board a motor coach to our property
  • Upon Arriving you will go through a satellite check-in saving you from the front desk
  • Checked bags will be delivered directly to your room
  • The day of your departure your bags will be picked up from your room and delivered to the airport

AND of course, we can’t forget the fact that there is always fun and exciting things going on at Harrah’s Resort!

A couple notable biggies you may like to take advantage of during your trip:

  • The Viking Cooking School: This place caters to everyone from the “cooking for dummies” crowd to the experienced chef! Learn how to make a meal everyone will love straight from the pros! This intimate experience is always fun and delicious!
  • Thursday night shows! Thursday night is show night at Harrah’s Resort! April is the month of one-man shows like Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy on April 24th while May will be full of laughter with some of your favorite comedians!
  • Fine Dining! Ignite your taste buds in some of the greatest restaurants along the east coast like Luke Palladino, one of the best Italian restaurants in AC! Chef Palladino prides himself on using only New Jersey’s freshest ingredients and changing the menu seasonally.

Sweet, right? Total Rewards is where it’s at! Jets and all! Be sure to sign up for a Total Rewards card if you don’t have one already to take advantage of even more Atlantic City deals!

 

Charter passengers must read, print, sign and return the TPA agreement to the address indicated. Offer is non-transferable and is date, time and flight specific. Offer does not include $13 per night NJ State Travel & Tourism Fee. Offer does not include the one-time service fee of $20.00 per person (includes applicable tax).  Service fee covers all taxes and September 11th security fees. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and is subject to availability. Space is subject to availability and price is subject to change until time of booking. Flights operated for Caesars Entertainment by Republic Airways, E-190 jet aircraft.  Cancellation policy applies. See the Tour Participant Agreement in your confirmation packet for further details. Additional restrictions may apply. Management reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time without notice. Must be 21 or older to gamble, enter and remain in a NJ casino and participate in any CAESARS RESORT promotion. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. ©2014, Caesars License Company, LLC.

 

Saves The Day’s Chris Conley Chats Upcoming Hometown Show at Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival and More!

The 2014 Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival is upon us! In just two days, you’ll sipping, guzzling, loving on, etc. over 100 different beers and rocking out to our Jersey homeboys, Saves The Day!

saves the day

If you don’t know them from around the Garden State, you know them from pop punk hits like “At Your Funeral” and “Freakish” in the early 2000′s. The band has endured many members, changes in sound, and the music industry since then, but frontman and leader Chris Conley has somehow kept the Saves The Day train on the tracks with their fans (old and new) right alongside.

We recently caught up with Chris to talk about coming home this Friday, the music and the future of the band. Check out the interview below.

TAC: What are you most looking forward to about playing the Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival on April 4th?

Chris Conley: The beer! That’s definitely the tongue and cheek answer. I’m excited to be playing the Beer Festival, but I’m also just excited to be playing to our New Jersey fans because we have such great hometown fans.

TAC: You grew up not too far away in Princeton! Do you have any fun memories of coming to the shore while going up or playing in AC in the early days?

Chris Conley: Absolutely! I used to go to The Stone Pony all the time to see The Bouncing Souls play. It was a great location to go and hang out with your friends on Friday nights.

TAC: What is something your live shows offer that fans can’t get anywhere else?

Chris Conley: I think we are one of the only bands that plays 30 songs a night. In our world of music, and we’re not in the same world of music as Phish or someone like that, but they’ll play for an hour and put on a great show. We like to really beat and play for an hour and a half and cover at least 30 songs a night because we have so much released music at this point. We have over 100 songs out there, so we like to play as many of them as we possibly can without wearing ourselves out. I think that’s a unique experience for Saves The Day fans.

TAC: You’ve been the permanent fixture of Saves The Day for the past 20 years. How have you been able to keep the integrity of the band consistent?

Chris Conley: It’s always just been songs that come from my heart. I’ve always been honest and that sincerity has helped in keeping that thread of cohesion. So although the music has changed and gone through evolution, it’s always coming from the same honest source. I think that really helps. For me, I’ve just been having fun.

TAC: What has been your proudest moment as the leader of this band so far?

Chris Conley: I think my proudest moment is whenever I get to meet those really die-hard fans. When the music has really connected for them and helped them get through a particularly hard period of time, that is a real joy for me. It’s sort of like communion. It’s coming together in this shared experience and it’s triumph over the pain of life together.

And if I were to say a career high, it was opening for Green Day and Blink 182 on their Pop Disaster Tour in 2002 – the Madison Square Garden concert. That was just insane. Playing Madison Square Garden sold out was a dream come true.

TAC: You released your 8th studio album, self-titled Saves The Day, back in September. How is this different from anything else you’ve done before?

Chris Conley: I think this album is the happiest Saves The Day album yet. If you really listen to the lyrics of Saves The Day, I’ve been dealing with existential turmoil for my entire life. I crossed the threshold into a more peaceful way of being and the music reflects that. It’s definitely a more buoyant, bouncy record and the lyrics are optimistic. I’d say it’s easily the most optimistic Saves The Day record out there.

TAC: What was the switch for you in this new attitude?

Chris Conley: I think that over the last ten years, I’ve been trying to get better at living so that I’m not frustrated or confused at the various twists and turns. I think that it was important for me to learn how to be more at peace especially because I was very sensitive and dealing with a lot of inner turmoil. It was a natural process of trying to find that peace inside myself because I didn’t want to be that way anymore. At some point I realized that the world is a messy place and being angry at it wasn’t really the most effective way to respond. Instead, I did a lot of reflection and wrote a trilogy as I went through this process. This new album is the first album on the side of that trilogy. I did the trilogy specifically to get to the root of my troubles. I just kind of dug myself out of the depths by exploring my feelings and it was amazing because I found this great source of strength there and now I’m back and writing happy songs. It’s great.

TAC: You also worked with the same mixer from your 2003 release In Reverie – does this album share any similarities with In Reverie that your others don’t?

Chris Conley: I think there are some more intricate chord progressions on this album like we heard on In Reverie, but it’s probably most like Stay What You Are just because the songs are straight forward, upbeat and poppy. Stay What You Are was written when I was at a pretty good point in my life and I was only just beginning to wrestle with these existential dilemmas and so the music was at least still sonically happy even if the lyrics were starting to go the other way. But now that I’m good, the music is happy and the lyrics are happy, but it’s more of that punchy sound like Stay What You Are. And the mixer who did this record actually did mix and produce In Reverie and Stay What You Are.

TAC: What did you learn from your Pledge Music campaign that you took with you while creating this album?

Chris Conley: Gosh, I learned that we have the best fans in the world! We were able to raise the money for our goal in a couple of days and then the experiences we had with our fans like having people come to spend a day with us in the studio or getting to have someone hang out with us backstage all day at a concert has been absolutely incredible. We get to know each other as people and then we really appreciate one another. It’s kind of like a symbiosis. We appreciate each other equally when you really get to know someone face to face instead of people’s comments on the message boards or something. It’s really a wonderful experience. This Pledge Music campaign was a really intimate experience for us and our fans. I feel like we’re family now. We played in people’s backyards like when their moms and dads were flipping burgers up on the deck. We were playing to these college kids and their friends who were all drinking out of a keg and we were playing on their lawn in their backyard. Those shows were some of the most fun shows I’ve ever played in my life. I learned that that honest, spontaneous connection between fans and musicians never went away in the MySpace age. It was always there, you just had to find a way to get back to it.

TAC: What else is in the works for Saves The Day?

Chris Conley: We’ll be out on Warped Tour for the whole thing and then we’re going to be doing another tour this fall but I can’t say too much about it yet. It’s going to be rad.

Sweeeeeet! Catch Chris and Saves The Day at the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival this Friday. Be safe and stay over by booking a Bally’s Atlantic City room package this Friday night which includes an overnight stay at Bally’s, a $20 Food And Beverage Credit and 2 tickets to the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Friday night session! And if you would prefer a chance to win tickets to this event, like the WSOP.com Facebook page!

Your Total AC Blog April Overview

Now that St. Patrick’s Day has passed, what’s there to look forward to?! Our answer: APRIL! For these fabulous reasons…check them out:

1. Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival

Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival 2014

The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival will be back again for the ninth year on April 4th and 5th! There will be over 100 different brews from all over the world for you to try out including craft beers and special releases! Click here to take a peek at all the participating breweries. There will also be some good eats for you to wash down with some of that good beer from some of your favorite Atlantic City restaurants like Sammy D’s,  Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood, Phillips Seafood and Wild About Wings.

This year’s festival is broken into three sessions:

  • Session 1 = Friday, April 4th from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Session 2 = Saturday, April 5th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Session 3 = Saturday, April 5th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

You are able to purchase tickets for each particular session. Something that might you help decide on which one you want to go to is the MUSIC! Saves The Day, Restorations and Jumpship will kick off Session 1 while Dirty Heads, Jay D Clark, and Sill Moon will be rocking Session 2 and Less Than Jake, Onward Etc., and Backyard Superheroes are slated for Session 3. Choose the session that strikes your fancy, here.

For even more beer fun, be sure to head over to Toga Bar at Caesars Atlantic City for a Toga Tap Party with Founders Brewing Company. Knock down six different Founders brews along with one keg of Kentucky Breakfast Stout. Party starts at 10 p.m. on Friday April 4th and lasts until all the beer is gone! In other words…get there early. Shock Top, Goose Island, Yards and Brooklyn beers will also be featured all weekend long at Toga Bar as well as Lobby Bar and Mountain Bar at Bally’s.

And since you’ll probably be a bit intoxicated this weekend, please be safe. In fact, stay over and score a great room rate at Bally’s Atlantic City during AC Beer Fest weekend! Click here for Friday night and here for Saturday.

 

2. One Man Shows – Thursdays at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

Atlantic City shows

Your senses were on overload with Masters Of Illusion in February and you took some great trips down Memory Lane this past month. In April, get ready for some fabulous one-act shows! The series will kick off with Defending The Caveman on April 3rd. This hilarious Atlantic City show will show you just how much you actually relate to the opposite sex. Take a look:

 

Next up on the list is Late Nite Catechism on April 10th, one of the longest shows in US theater history! Described as “ Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett” and “part catechism class, part stand-up routine”, this gem of a production is sure to take you back to those grade school days! How were they able to get away with that?!

 

Then of course there’s Charles Ross’ One Man Lord Of The Rings on April 17th. Need we say more?

 

And the one-man Thursday shows at Harrah’s Resort are sure to end on a high note with Steve Soloman’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy on April 24th! This act is sure to make pretty much anyone feel better about his or her own family!

 

And you thought yours was dysfunctional?!

If you can’t wait for Thursdays in April at Harrah’s Resort, be sure to grab a Thursday Show Package for $79 that includes Overnight Accommodations in the Waterfront Tower, 2 passes to the Waterfront Buffet, a Round of Drinks and 2 Tuesday Show Tickets! Get it!

BOGO offers for all of the Thursdays shows are also available through Ticketmaster and can be accessed through the Find Tickets buttons on the links of the show names above.

 

3. Thursday Night Swim at Harrah’s Resort

The Pool at Harrah's

And if Thursdays at Harrah’s Resort weren’t already kick butt in April, Thursday Night Swim is about to get added to that list! Starting on April 3rd, everyone will be able to enjoy The Pool at Harrah’s past 6 p.m.! Thursday Night Swim will have you relaxing, drinking, eating and swimming under the starts until midnight! Just like during the day, cabanas and daybeds will be available for rental. Regular entry is free for hotel guests and $5 for non-hotel guests after 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Click here to book a special Thursday Night Swim Package for $65! Package includes Overnight Accommodations, $30 Food And Beverage Credit and 1 p.m. Late Checkout!

Who ever said tax season couldn’t be fun and affordable?!

The Top 5 Atlantic City Spots We Can’t Wait to Feel Springy At This Spring

Happy Spring! We made it! Now the weather just has to catch up. While we’re waiting for it to do so, we thought it would be a good time to show you some of our favorite Atlantic City spots we will soon (hopefully) be able to enjoy during this spring season! Ready?

 

1. The Courtyard at Harry’s Oyster Bar at Bally’s

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We really can’t wait to sit out here again, enjoy a nice breeze off the water, sip a drink and check out all the passerbys on the Atlantic City boardwalk! Great food and prime people watching…who could ask for anything more?!

2. The Award Winning Golf Course at the Atlantic City Country Club

Atlantic City Country Club

Get a little competitive while you’re gallivanting around outside in this TDB spring weather! Even if you’re not really into the game, everyone should play golf at the Atlantic City Country club at least once in his or her lifetime. It’s historic. The term “birdie” was invented here. And all the cool people have done it…like Adam Levine…People’s current Sexiest Man Alive.

3. Worship Surf Bar at Showboat Atlantic City

Atlantic City Bars

This sweet, laid back, gnarly establishment usually opens toward the end of spring when the summer weather starts creeping up on us. Even though it doesn’t feel like it, this time of year will seriously be here before we know it! Keep Worship Surf Bar in mind when it arrives. Feel the sun on your face at Atlantic City’s only surf bar.

4. The Pool Deck at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

Harrah's pool

Excuse the butts. This photo was taken during the 2013 Sweat AC Festival. As you can see, you can get your exercise on on the pool deck or relax outside in your own private cabana. And when you feel hot enough head back down the stairs and into The Pool to take a dip! Perfect spring break feel!

5. The Bikini Beach Bar at Bally’s Atlantic City

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Okay so we know this is more of a summer thing BUT it does usually open around Memorial Day weekend which is TECHNICALLY still spring so….yeah….we really can’t wait until then….and we know you can’t either!

 

We’re getting there folks…we’re getting there. Come enjoy a little of what spring has to offer in Atlantic City at Bally’s, Caesars, Showboat, the Atlantic City Country Club, Harrah’s Resort and more!

Get Up On The Luck at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat & Bally’s Atlantic City

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we took to Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and Bally’s Atlantic City Facebook channels to ask you your favorite luck rituals before you hit the tables or machines at your favorite Atlantic City casino and found some reoccurring themes. Check them out:

 

1. Lucky Charms 

No, no the cereal. Some of you have the real deal. For example, Debra carries a little Buddha all around Caesars while Michael places a little red bunny charm atop of the one credit button on his video poker machines at Bally’s.

 

2. Rubbing Stuff

Don’t get all crazy on us. You know this happens in weird ways where luck is concerned. It’s closely related to carrying lucky charms of course, but some of you have to take it a step further with the touching. Andrea likes to rub an old Bally’s dollar coin before she starts a slot game and Carol likes to pet her puppy’s head right before heading out to the gaming floor at Showboat. She thanks the Pet Stay program for this. You’re welcome! ;)

 

3. Alcohol 

Are you surprised? Gotta psych yourself up, right?! Robert likes kicking back a Rusty Nail (Drambuie & Scotch) before a game of cards and Michelle always starts it off right with a shot at Mountain Bar! Go get ‘em!

 

And if you’re lucky enough to be around Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, Showboat Atlantic City and/or Bally’s Atlantic City on this luckiest day of the year, you can also enjoy some other special perks:

St. Patrick's Day

  • St. Patrick’s Day Meals (March 14-17) Corned Beef & Cabbage at Cafe Roma and The Palace Court Buffet at Caesars and 6ix A Bistro at Bally’s
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pre-Party at Surf Bar at Showboat (March 15th, 11 AM) – Enjoy Pub Burgers, Grilled Garlic Sausage, Irish Nacho’s, Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Car Bombs, Guinness and Jamisons while warming up for and during the 2014 Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day Parade! (Parade start time is 1 PM).
  • $5 Guinness and $4 Jamison at Toga Bar at Caesars, 12 Bar, Spirit Bar and Crossroads of House Of Blues at Showboat, and Mountain Bar and Lobby Bar at Bally’s (March 17-20).

What’s your luck ritual? Why not test it out around St. Patrick’s Day at Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, Showboat Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City?!

 

Tom Arnold Looking Forward To Bringing Stand-Up Show to Sister Property Harrah’s Philadelphia Next Friday

Who couldn’t use a good laugh? Seriously. Too much work going on lately and not enough play! Mark your calendars for next Friday, March 14th and get to our sister property – Harrah’s Philadelphia! Longtime comedian Tom Arnold has recently returned to the stand-up stage where he got his start 32 years ago, and will be giving you all he’s got at The Event Center!

We were lucky to have the chance to catch up with Tom about the show and so much more earlier today. A lot has changed for him since his last go-around, most notably becoming a father and dropping nearly 100 pounds just this past year. In fact, he was literally getting his fitness on while on the phone with us, biking and chatting up a storm! Now that’s dedication! Check out the interview, below.

Tom Arnold

 

TAC:  What can fans expect from your show at Harrah’s Philly next Friday?

Tom Arnold: I’ve been doing stand-up for 32 years. I talk about what’s been going on in my life at this time. I’m pretty honest. It’s intimate doing stand-up because it’s not on TV and it’s not on the radio. I share things that I wouldn’t share publically, but it’s fun. It’s also great because I’m at a great point in my life, so looking back on all my mistakes is a little funnier. I talk about being a new father, an older father, losing 100 pounds and just taking it one day at a time. People seem to have a good time and I love it.

TAC: And your wife is from Philly! Are you looking to do anything fun while you’re back in the area?

Tom Arnold: For the last 11 months, I have eaten sterling good. One of my favorite things is cheesesteak sandwiches and over that time, I’ve had the opportunity to try different “versions” of cheesesteak sandwiches, turkey or whatever. I’ve always passed on them because I thought if I was going to do it, I was gonna do it right. If I’m in Philly, then I’ll do it! If not, I’m gonna pass on this crap! So when I land at the airport, I’m going to go down Geno’s and Pats because I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. That way I get it out of my system!

TAC: Perfect! Equal opportunity! What made you want to return to your stand-up comedy roots again?

Tom Arnold: It’s something I’ve always loved. I think everything good that has come out of my career has come from stand-up. It was the first thing I ever did. It makes me a better actor, it makes me a better writer, and a better performer. I get nervous before every show. I’m like these folks paid to spend their night here, so I better entertain them. It’s scary, but it’s great. There’s nothing better.

TAC: Is there anything about doing stand-up again that has surprised you this time around?

Tom Arnold: When I started up again five years ago, my first goal was to do another cable special. The first three minutes of my set were people trying to figure out if I was a jerk or if I was going to trash other people. Once they realized I don’t do that, I could feel people relax and it was just great. If you’re expecting me to just dog people, you’re going to be disappointed. I do address quite a few things, but it’s mostly just making fun of myself.

TAC: Unlike most stand-up comedians, your shows are never scripted. How are you able to make this successful for you?

Tom Arnold: I always have an outline, but you have to be able to ad lib. Now that I’m coming to Philly, this is special. I’ve had a lot of good experiences there and a lot of crazy experiences. You’ve got to personalize it. You also have to be able to go with the flow and make it seem like you’re improvising the whole thing. I have a little structure, but definitely don’t have everything written out. I know what things I want to get to. Like a band would say, we have to play the greatest hits. I will get to those things!

TAC: Your career has taken you from stand-up comedy to a sitcom writer to an actor and host. What has been one of your most favorite projects you’ve tackled over the course of your career so far?

Tom Arnold: I loved doing the sports show. I did Best Damn Sports Show Period for three years. I loved it because I’m a sports fan and got to be creative. If I could have been one of those big stars that just does movies that are all big hits, I would have done that, but I’m not. I’m a character actor and I’ve starred in movies that didn’t work out, so I do that, I write, I do stand-up, host and a lot of different things, but I think it’s actually more fun. In a perfect world, I would be George Clooney, but I do a lot of different things and I enjoy it.

TAC: And what has been one of your least favorite?

Tom Arnold: I’ve done 115 movies and probably 4 good ones! I’ve been blessed. My first job out here in LA was writing on the Roseanne show for six years, that’s crazy! That’s crazy to be that lucky. And my first big movie was True Lies. That was a big hit. I think I probably accepted too many roles and I have regrets on a few, but I’m also really grateful. There are a lot of jobs that I accepted before my son was born that I probably wouldn’t now. When I weigh being away versus being home with him, I’m a little more cautious. I could give you a list of things, but at the end of the day you end up having fun or meeting someone. Roasts are tough, though. I did the Roseanne roast on Comedy Central which was good, but I also did a Joan Rivers roast and I don’t like roasts. I don’t like to say bad things about people and I don’t like them to say bad things about me if they don’t know me, so it’s a weird feeling. I did the jokes they had for me at the Joan Rivers roast, but if I ever do one again, it’s going to be personal. I have some regrets on that.

TAC: Your son Jax is almost a year old already! How has being a parent changed you?

Tom Arnold: In every way. I don’t do drugs or drink anymore, but food was my thing. The second my son was born I realized that I have to live as long as I can because I’m his dad. I can’t eat like a jerk anymore, I have to take good care of myself for his sake. You just gotta be a little more responsible. Yesterday, me and my 11 month-old were sat down and told that he can’t pull my hair or bite me anymore which I loved him doing, but because he’s apparently doing that to other people now, so my wife and the teacher really let us have it! We’re going to have to find something else to bond over now.

TAC: What’s something that people would be surprised to know about you?

Tom Arnold: I think it’s surprising that I’m still going! There’s been a lot of times over the past 25 to 30 years where people thought I was done and would never work again, but I’m pretty lucky. I have to get up every day and work and hope things work out and they have. I’m very blessed.

TAC: Absolutely! What’s the last thing you laughed at?

Tom Arnold: This is horrible, but I heard on the radio that Howard Stern got this thing called a squatty potty which is something you put your feet on when you’re on the toilet. The night before last, I went to the restroom and my wife, out of a dead sleep, asked me if I peed on the floor. And I was like what are you talking about? Why would I pee on the floor? That’s crazy! So the next thing you know, I turn the light on and it turned out that I peed on the floor a bit! It made me laugh that she was so insane and woke up out of a dead sleep to say that.

TAC: LOL, darn squatty potty! What else do you have in the works after your visit to Harrah’s Philly?

Tom Arnold: I literally start a movie the next day after I’m in Philadelphia, in Canada. I’m doing more stand-up. I’ve shot a couple pilots for television, I’m writing another book which is great and exciting and just plugging away!

Be sure to catch Tom Arnold plug away at Harrah’s Philadelphia next Friday, March 14th. Grab your last minute tickets here and get ready to laugh! Show starts at 8!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caesars, Showboat & Bally’s Atlantic City Rollout Spring Cocktails

Believe it or not, it’s almost spring, folks. In 16 days to be exact. And Caesars Atlantic City, Showboat Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City have just rolled out some Spring Cocktails to fit the occasion! Take a look:

Strawberry Mint Cooler 

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Ingredients: Muddled Mint and Strawberry, Skyy Vodka & Sierra Mist

 

Chipotle Pineapple Margarita

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Ingredients: Hornitos Tequila, Monin Chipotle Pineappel Syrup, Sour Mix & Lime Juice

 

Passion Fruit Punch 

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Ingredients: Absolut Mandarin, Monin Passion Fruit Syrup, Cranberry Juice, Pineapple Juice

 

Peach Martini 

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Ingredients: Belvedere Vodka, Monin Peach Syrup & Cream

 

Orange Crush 

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Ingredients: Crushed Ice, Grand Marnier, Orange Juice & Sierra Mist

 

Green Apple Manhattan 

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Ingredients: Jack Daniels, Apple Pucker & Sweet Vermouth

 

Spring has sprung, ya’ll! At least where your cocktails are concerned at Caesars, Showboat and Bally’s. Grab the Strawberry Mint Cooler, Chipotle Pineapple Margarita and Passion Fruit Punch for $10 and the Peach Martini, Orange Crush and Green Apple Manhattan for $12 at the following locations:

Toga Bar, Mia, Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar and Cafe Roma at Caesars

FREEZE Bar, 12 Bar, Spirit Bar, Scarduzio’s Steak & Sushi Lounge, Casa Di Napoli and Crossroads At House Of Blues at Showboat

Lobby Bar, Blue Martini, 6ix A Bistro, Arturo’s and The Reserve at Bally’s

In fact, grab a drink, a room and more at these properties for Virtually Free, here! With a winter this rough, sounds like a perfect way to welcome spring! Cheers to the S-P-R-I-N-G!

Atlantic City Deals: Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City’s 2014 Virtually Free Sale!

It’s Monday. Some of you may be breaking your back shoveling snow while others may be sitting at your cubicle. Whatever your situation may be today, we think you deserve a little pick me up. This is why we’re unleashing some of your favorite Atlantic City hotel deals RIGHT NOW!!!

Boo-yah! That’s right, the Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Virtually Free Sale is back! Starting today through May 9th, you can book a room at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and/or Bally’s packaged with amazing perks (like complimentary food, drinks and entry into the best Atlantic City buffets and spas) for an incredible price!

As usual, let your favorite Atlantic City blog break it down for you:

Bally’s Atlantic City Virtually Free Package

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Starting at $69

Overnight Accommodations

$30 Dining Credit

$10 Free Slot Play

Round Of Drinks

Entry For 2 into The Spa at Bally’s

25% discount at The Salon at Bally’s

Complimentary Parking

Late Checkout

Book here!

 

Showboat Atlantic City Virtually Free Package 

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Starting at $69

Upgraded Accommodations

Passes for 2 to the French Quarter Buffet

Round Of Drinks

Late Checkout

Get yours!

 

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Virtually Free Package

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Starting at $79

Upgraded Accommodations

Passes for 2 to the Waterfront Buffet

Complimentary Parking

Late Checkout

Book it!

 

Caesars Atlantic City Virtually Free Package

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Starting at $129

Upgraded Accommodations

Passes for 2 at The Palace Court Buffet

Round Of Drinks

Entry for 2 into Qua Baths & Spa

$10 in Free Play

Complimentary Parking

Late Checkout

Book this deal!

 

Plan your travel anytime from March 5, 2014 to June 13, 2014 at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and Bally’s with the Virtually Free Sale! St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Break, the Atlantic City Beer And Music Festival and Memorial Day weekend are all on the horizon, ya know!

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