With the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival coming to town July 28-31, and all the great events happening this week, I figured this column should be dedicated to the plethora of fantabulous things going on in Atlantic City! Get out your calendars and tell your friends because the Summer of 2011 is getting better and better every day. Don’t miss out!
On Friday, July 22, at 10pm, Grammy-winning R&B artist and Dancing with the Stars season-nine runner-upMya will perform and host a party at The Chelsea hotel. Plus Simply Fly Boutique of Northfield will be showcasing this season’s hottest trends with a pre-party fashion show. Call 1-800-548-3030 for more details.
Then on Sunday, July 24, how about heading out to Eden Lounge at Harrah’s Resort for some great music byCheers the Band? A girlfriend of mine, Michelle, tells me, “I had a great time and never danced so much in my life. The music is fabulous.” The local band also has upcoming gigs at the Eden Lounge on July 31 and Aug. 27. For more information, check out Cheerstheband.com.
On Tuesday, July 26, from 6-9pm come out to support fellow Atlantic City Weekly columnist (“The Music Beat”) Ray Tyler with his popular “Music Beat Weekly” show at the Flagship’s Blue Water Grill (N. Maine Avenue in A.C.). This weekly event brings out our best local talent. This week includes poetry readings by Tyler, music from Elle L. Gyandoh, Rebecca Nell and Malcolm Ali. It’s free before 6pm and $5 after. See you there! Also Tuesday, from 9pm–midnight, Redding’s Restaurant (Kentucky and Pacific avenues) hosts another “Tuesday OUT!” event. The Old School Girls will be performing; the cover is just five bucks.
On Wednesday, July 27, from 7pm-midnight, the House of Blues at Showboat hosts the second annualAtlantic City Bartenders Ball to benefit the Hero Campaign for Designated Drivers. Returning to the Bartenders Ball this year is DJ Paul Castro.The Pickles are slated to perform live music. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or for more details check out acbartenderball.com.
On Thursday, July 28, from 5-9pm, join the Food Network and an array of celebrity chefs at The Chelsea hotel for the official Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival Pre-Party dubbed “Bikinis and Martinis.” For $55 guests can savor tasty treats from “Iron Chef” Jose Garces, while mixing and mingling with other Food Network stars including Daryl Harmon, Ron Duprat and J. Geoffrey Johnson. The Chelsea will offer complimentary cocktails including the “Montini,” a signature beer martini handcrafted by local brew masterGary Monterosso. There will also be a fashion show with summer swimwear designs by Nicole Miller, and music provided by DJ “The Chef That Rocks!” Marc Weiss.
And if that’s not enough to get out for the night, the first 100 guests to attend the party will receive an exclusive goodie bag full of treats. And if you make a night of it and stay over at the Chelsea you can take advantage of the “Bikinis and Martinis” package, which will include an overnight stay with beautiful accommodations, a ticket for this event and the aforementioned goodie bag. For more information call 1-800-548-3030 or visit thechelsea-ac.com.
On Friday, July 29, from 7-11pm, the Foundation Room at the House of Blues at Showboat features the “Sexy Women Eat” event, which is a guide to eating and drinking sensibly and still looking great. TV personality and author Divya Gugnani hosts. It will be the ultimate “Girls Night Out” and is part of the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival itinerary. Tickets are $65 and include a meet-and-greet with Gugnani, samplings of her drink and food creations, a copy of her Sexy Women Eat book, designs from Lori Rae Jewelry, tarot card reading and martini specials. Plus there are limo packages for groups of eight or more. Call 343-4523 for more info.
As a freelance writer, Whitney's columns were published in multiple press outlets including: GoJaneNews.com The Atlantic City Weekly New Jersey Lifestyle Magazine & The Boardwalk Journal just to name a few.
She is the former host of the Entertainment Minute which aired on the NBC40 News and was featured twice on FOX's Chasing New Jersey.