Archive for the ‘Dining’ Category

Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer & Heart Fund Wine-Tasting Event at Sofia April 1

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

1970883_710073532369832_562408986_nMARGATE, N.J. — Come taste wines from around the world along with some delicious appetizers tonight — Tuesday, April 1 — at Sofia Restaurant ( in Margate (9314 Amherst Ave.). The event is from 6-8pm and is $25 per person. 1898060_10153897556865392_1397858072_n

The wine-tasting event benefits the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer & Heart Fund (, which has raised and given back to the community over $12 million to provide the finest facilities and equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the South Jersey region. Contact Roe at (609) 822-1596 or e-mail for more information.

CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties Hosts Go Blue For Casa Event

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

SOMERS POINT, N.J. — CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children of Atlantic and Cape May counties will recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month with a Go Blue for CASA event on April 10 from 6-9pm at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield.

casaThe event will include appetizers, performances by local musicians Ben Clayton, Yuni Sabatino, Geri Rizzo and John Oelkers, signature cocktails, and an auction filled with vacations, golf and dining and entertainment experiences. Participants are encouraged to come dressed down, in jeans or their bluest casual wear. All tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online at or by calling (609) 601-7800.

Go Blue was created to help raise awareness of children living in foster care and the importance of CASA volunteers. Go Blue is part of a statewide CASA initiative to bring awareness to child abuse and the work of CASA volunteers to ensure these children find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Proceeds benefit CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May counties.

“It seemed more than appropriate to hold a community awareness event during Child Abuse Prevention Month.” said CASA executive director Angie Waters. “We hope people will come out and have a good time and also learn how and why CASA volunteers help children living in foster care.”

In addition to the event, CASA is asking business and schools to participate in Go Blue for CASA Dress Down Day on April 4. Businesses or schools can participate by donating up to $5 to dress down or wear blue in support of children living in foster care. Those who want to participate in the dress down day should call (609) 601-7800 or e-mail

All funds raised will help children in Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Find out more by following CASA on and Twitter @CASA4Children, or visiting CASA’s trained volunteers speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in the foster care system and are dedicated to ensuring these children are placed in safe permanent homes as quickly as possible.

‘A Night At The Speakeasy’ Dinner Show Friday, April 4, at the Rams Head Inn

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

imageGALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Last winter’s production of A Night At The Speakeasy — a Musical & Educational Journey Through the 1920s wowed a capacity crowd in Atlantic City to such an extent that show creator and singer/songwriter Beth Tinnon (pictured left; photo by Patty McCaffery Sanders) was inspired to bring the show back in the form of a dinner theater production.

On Friday evening, April 4, at the historic Rams Head Inn in Galloway Township (9 W. White Horse Pike), A Night At The Speakeasy will return with Tinnon performing the songs of Fannie Brice, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Al Jolson, Louis Armstrong, Cole Porter and several other big names from the era of the Roaring ‘20s.

There will be three costume changes that reflect the whirlwind fashion trends of the era, and an authentic stage set and a video backdrop with a 74-image slideshow complementing the dialogue in between songs that musically entertain and educate the audience about the entire 1920s era chronologically. A four-piece showroom band will accompany Tinnon’s vocals, including Jeff Turner on piano, Andy Lalasis on upright bass, Harry Himles on drums, and John Guida on tenor sax, clarinet and flute. 1890985_10152115707009962_138290707_n

Tickets are $65 (plus tax and gratuity) per person and include a gourmet three-course dinner beginning 6:30pm, and the show starting at 8pm. RSVP is required. Call (609) 652-1700 to make reservations.

Tinnon has enchanted audiences with her unique blend of “class and sass,” and the “roaring ‘20s,” as they were called, inspired her to write and produce this show. Go to for more.

31st Annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala

Friday, March 14th, 2014

IMG_4669ATLANTIC CITY — The Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, the region’s premier formal fundraising event, celebrated its 31st anniversary at Bally’s on Thursday, March 13.

IMG_4664Over the past 30 years, the Gala has raised nearly $3 million for scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts and to support educational endeavors at Atlantic Cape Community College.

The Gala featured a vintage carnival atmosphere and spectacular feast, celebrating food with hors d’oeuvres prepared by students at the Academy of Culinary Arts and the house specialties of 40 of the area’s best restaurant, plus a dessert reception.IMG_4682

Music was provided by Don’t Call Me Francis, The FM Band and Lenny Mitchell. Ice sculptor Peter Slavin, an Academy of Culinary Arts graduate and owner of Fear No Ice Philly, performed during the cocktail reception.

Revel News: Jamie Foxx Spotted at HQ, Azure to Offer Monday Sushi Nights

Friday, March 14th, 2014

A little bird has notified Atlantic City Weekly that Jamie Foxx, who appeared at Revel Casino Hotel on Friday, March 7, for a performance at Ovation Hall, rolled into the multi-level HQ Nightclub at Revel later that night with a large entourage in tow.

Foxx, who partied with his posse until the wee hours of the morning, danced to the beats from Swedish DJ and producer Otto Knows and held court in HQ Nightclub’s VIP section, enjoying Grey Goose cocktails and champagne until around 3:30am. (He didn’t want any pics taken. Guess that’s what happens after you win an Oscar.)

(Related: Click here for photos from the last time Foxx partied in Atlantic City)

In other Revel news, Azure by Allegretti has announced that the restaurant will begin offering sushi at the restaurant on Monday nights. Nice, France-native chef Alain Allegretti’s Riviera-inspired, beachfronting restaurant at Revel will be the only restaurant at Revel offering such cuisine according to the restaurant’s publicity team.

Below you will find a few of Chef Allegretti’s latest seafood creations:

Shrimp Tempura $18
avocado, cucumber, kani, unagi sauce

King Salmon $22
asparagus tempura, avocado, cream cheese

Lightly Spiced Shrimp $16
tempura flake, cucumber, jalapeno, tobiko

Azure Roll $26
cold water eel, cucumber, tempura flake, salmon roe, unagi sauce

‘Beyond the Board’ – Extra Cheese at Cape May’s Ebbitt Room

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
The Ebbitt Room's dining room

The Ebbitt Room's dining room

While those in the Atlantic City area are filling their bellies during the recently extended Atlantic City Restaurant Week, down in Cape May, the Ebbitt Room is kicking off its own special culinary series on Friday, March 14.

The gastronomic events open with “Beyond the Board,” a dinner sure to please the cheese connoisseur. Featuring artisanal cheeses from New Jersey’s Valley Shepherd Creamery, highlighting the creamery’s unique cave-aged cheeses, the dinner also includes “Farm to Table” selections from Beach Plum Farm.

Seating is limited for the “Beyond the Board” dinner ($75 per person) and interested parties are encouraged to call The Ebbitt Room (located at The Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson St., Cape May) at 609-884-5700 to reserve seating.

The menu is as follows:

First Course
Roasted Heirloom Beet and Crema De Bleu
Frisee, Tangelo, Fig Balsamic

Second Course
Melter Skelter and Serrano Jamon
Citrus Roasted Olive, Rosemary Toast Point, Tomato Marmalade

Third Course
House Made Tagliatelle and Perlitta Cheese
Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Tuscan Kale, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fourth Course
Slow Roasted Fillet of Beef
Nettlesome Panna Cotta, Farm Egg, Foie Gras Emulsion

Dessert Course
Baked Sheeps Milk Ricotta Cake
Lemon Curd, Maple Feuilletine Crumble, Limoncello Sorbet

Local Artist Rand Snyderman’s Solo Exhibit Visits Holtzman Gallery March 15

Friday, March 7th, 2014

ventnor_by_the_seaVENTNOR CITY, N.J. — Photographic artist Rand Snyderman, whose residence and studio is located in Ventnor City, is an award-winning film and video director of TV commercials and high-level corporate marketing films who has turned his attention to his original love — fine art photography.acw_HoltzmanLISTING

Among his many accolades, Snyderman presented his original image of Willie Nelson to singer/songwriter and on-air radio personality Dallas Wayne as a birthday present for once serving his host. The photo (below) was shot during his travels with Nelson’s band.
Meet the artist behind the true camera’s eye at the Holtzman Gallery Opening Premier Reception for Rand Snyderman on Saturday, March 15, from 7-9pm. Wine and cheese will be served at the event, which is free and open to the public. The Snyderman display will remain at the Holtzman Gallery through April 7.

This solo exhibit represents Snyderman’s rare first unveiling of his artistic photographic interpretation of his international travels to the public. It will serve to significantly launch his new direction into a true love of photography.

The Holtzman Gallery is an upscale fine-art gallery exhibiting original paintings, limited-edition museum-quality prints and sculpture (metal, bronze, wood, glass, stone, mosaic and mixed mediums), and representing a versatility of styles from modern, traditional, art deco, realism, and impressionism, abstract and three-dimensional pieces.

Also on exhibit at the Holtzman Gallery are rare sports and historical collectibles, Hollywood and musical memorabilia. Located at 5301 Atlantic Ave. in Ventnor City, the gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am-5:30pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; and Sunday by appointment only.

Visit or call (609) 822-8482

Mayor’s Inaugural Ball @ Resorts Raises $300K for Atlantic Cape College

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Louis Fatato and Mayor Don Guardian (right) at Friday night's 'A New Beginning' Inaugural Ball at Resorts. The event raised  was  is believed to be the highest single-event sum ever granted to Atlantic Cape Community College.

Louis Fatato and Mayor Don Guardian (right) at Friday night's 'A New Beginning' Inaugural Ball at Resorts. The event raised what is believed to be the highest single-event sum ever granted to Atlantic Cape Community College. Photo by Christine Steiner

ATLANTIC CITY Hundreds gathered on the final Friday evening of February to celebrate a fresh start for the resort town, as attendance at Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian’s “A New Beginning” Inaugural Ball boosted it to what is likely a record contribution to Atlantic City students attending Atlantic Cape Community College.

The black-tie affair began with a special sponsor reception at Resorts’ Horizon Room for which individuals paid $550, and some corporate sponsors several thousand dollars, in tax-deductible donations. The main event was a lavish $250-per-head affair in Resorts’ Grand Ballroom, where guests were treated to specialty food stations, passed hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by the Eddie Bruce Orchestra, and an 8pm fireworks display on the beach (visible through the ballroom’s ocean-view windows) presented by the Atlantic City Alliance.

For the complete story and a slideshow of the event, click here.

Sneak Peak at Restaurant Week

Friday, February 28th, 2014

14-banner-green-salmonATLANTIC CITY — Starting Sunday, March 2, and back for a sixth year, the 2014 Atlantic City Restaurant Week has evolved into probably the most popular prolonged time of year during the off-season, infusing the area with direct and residual revenue at a time when its bread-and-butter industry, tourism, typically slows to a crawl.

Restaurant Week runs from Sunday through Saturday, March 2-8, and this year includes 83 different eateries participating. Three-course, prix-fixe menus are $15.14 for lunch and $33.14 for dinner.

Visit or for a preview of this year’s weeklong event, click the video link below.

Katz JCC to Honor Cookie Till

Friday, February 28th, 2014

cookiepic2MARGATE, N.J. — Cookie Till, owner of Steve & Cookie’s By the Bay restaurant of Margate, will be recognized for her commitment to a healthy community at the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s 2014 Annual Gala on Saturday, March 22, starting 7pm, at One Atlantic at The Pier Shops at Caesars.

Among her other community philanthropic efforts, Till is the AtlantiCare Foundation secretary and the Healthy School/Healthy Children Foundation Board Subcommittee chairperson.

“We were thrilled to learn that the JCC has chosen our Foundation Board member and dear friend Cookie Till to be this year’s gala honoree,” AtlantiCare director of community engagement and client relations Samantha Kiley said. “Since Cookie has joined the AtlantiCare Foundation Board, she has invigorated our members and staff by not only raising awareness around the promotion of health via good nutrition for an entire community, but also by assisting us in formulating a response. She’s a wonderful ambassador who creates opportunities for us to live out our vision of building, and in this case growing, healthy communities.”

Till is also the president of the “A Work in Progress Foundation,” (a nonprofit corporation devoted to establishing gardens and hands-on nutritional programs in Atlantic City); a board member of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Foundation; a board member of the FoodBank of South Jersey; and a past president of the Atlantic County Special Services Foundation Board.