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  1. Mediavore
    More Booze Is Being Offered in More Places at Atlantic City’s Casinos;Plus: Global food prices are expected to remain high; and in Japan Wendy’s burgers come with foie gras and truffles, all in our morning news roundup.
  2. Down the Shore
    Trump Gets Approval For Strip Joint at Taj MahalThe new club will have dancers, but not lap dances.
  3. Mediavore
    Revel Riles Casino Union with ‘Term Limits’ on Jobs; Herring MightPlus: Monstrous algae threatens Texas oysters; and the nation’s greenest restaurant is in Chicago, all in our morning news roundup.
  4. Mediavore
    Shootout at PEP Bowling Alley Leaves One Man Hospitalized; Celebrity RestaurantsPlus re-branding efforts at Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget have erased all traces of Trump; and it’s illegal in Iowa to make your own bitters, all in our morning news roundup.
  5. Menus
    Nero’s Steakhouse at Caesar’s Is Now Nero’s Tuscan SteakhouseJoining the menu of meaty and beefy steaks and chops are handmade pasta and other Italian dishes.
  6. Mediavore
    Pier at Caesar’s Goes Up For Auction; Binge Drinking For the Ladies Is OnPlus: New Girl Scout cookies-flavored lip gloss simulates what it’s like to kiss a schoolgirl; and Jamba Juice and Jack in the Box test out Google Wallet, all in our morning news roundup.
  7. Lawsuits
    ‘Flappers In Their Fifties’ Will Get Their Day in Court with GloriaResorts tried to block the celebrity attorney from representing the nine woman let go for being too frumpy for the flappers costumes.
  8. Rumors
    Does Vetri Have His Sights Set on Atlantic City?Unlike the other chef participating in Savor Borgata, Vetri doesn’t have a restaurant in Atlantic City… yet.
  9. Openings
    Steve Hanson Teaming Up with Sam DeMarco for Atlantic City ‘Diner’Sammy D’s will be located in Harrah’s Resort.
  10. Mediavore
    Storm-Ravaged Chinese Takeout Looted During Irene; Iowa Egg Farmers Aren’tPlus: Manayunk restaurants contend with flooding; and Atlantic City’s casinos reopen after closing for the hurricane, all in our morning news roundup.
  11. Mediavore
    A.C. Casinos Close For Hurricane Irene; Big Box Grocery Stores ImplementPlus: Moderate wine consumption is shown to help reduce weight gain; and don’t open your fridge if you lose power, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. The Other Critics
    Al Zaytouna’s Cooking Is In Need of Finesse; Schlesinger’s BreakfastRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  13. Mediavore
    What’s Beer Pong Without the Beer?; Get Ready For Some Bieber-cue!Plus: The U.K.’s most popular food is not fish and chips; and the push is on to make borscht cool again, all in our morning news roundup.
  14. Down The Shore
    Will the Real Diving Horse Please Stand Up?The Avalon byob’s owners say they don’t care about the Atlantic City spot with a similar name.
  15. Beef
    Self-Proclaimed Godfather of Soul Food Protests IHOP’s Lack of SoulThe Atlantic City chef thinks the pancake chain’s version of his signature dish doesn’t have soul.
  16. serial killers
    Police Think They Know the Identity of the Long Island Serial KillerThey think there’s a connection to four murders in Atlantic City.
  17. jesus christie
    Chris Christie Vetoes Online Gambling LegislationIt’s not all about the benjamins.
  18. lowbrow despicable
    Hedge Fund Ponzi Schemer Has Surprisingly Lowbrow Appetites$4 million and he went to Atlantic City?
  19. Mediavore
    Cinnaminson’s Acme Is Another Casualty of the Grocery War; As ProtestsPlus: Believe it or not, Rachel Zoe does eat; and rising food costs in India force citizens to cut discretionary spending, all in our morning news roundup.
  20. Foodievents
    Mark Your Calendars for Restaurant WeekIn New York City and Atlantic City!
  21. Mediavore
    E. Coli Scare Shuts Down Schools in NJ; Atlantic City’s Visitors Are SpendingPlus a new study says alcohol is more dangerous than crack and heroin, and North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong-un, is “chubby,” all in our morning news roundup.
  22. Closings
    Kingyo Sushi Closes in Center City; Sonsie Closes in Atlantic CityThe sushi spot ath once housed Genji closed, and the onetime Boston offshoot at the Pier at Caesars closed too.
  23. Competitive Eating
    Start the Summer With a Hot Dog-Eating ContestTrump Plaza’s Beach Bar hosts the local qualifier for Nathan’s hot dog eating contest.
  24. Marketing Gimmicks
    More Rumor Mongering From Tommy Up: Tommy Up and Co. May Take Over Teplitzky’sTommy Up says he might take over Teplitzky’s in Atlantic City
  25. Stephen Starr
    Stephen Starr Out at The Chelsea in Atlantic CityThe Chelsea Hotel and Stephen Starr agree to part ways immediately
  26. Free Food
    Jacques Torres Gives Away Chocolate, Hotel RoomsThe chocolatier has a new shop in Atlantic City, and wants you to sample the wares.
  27. Day Trips
    Bobby Flay Has Designs on Mohegan SunFlay is opening two new restaurants at the Connecticut casino.
  28. Day Trips
    Meet Me in February in Atlantic CityStarting early next year, weekend train service will take you to the Chelsea and other Atlantic City destinations.
  29. NewsFeed
    The Chelsea Is Almost in Full Swing; Want Stephen Starr’s Menu As Proof?Beatrice Inn impresarios Matt Abramcyk and Paul Sevigny add food to their fifth-floor pool deck.
  30. NewsFeed
    Beatrice Team Creates Nowness, Newness in Atlantic CityA blogger recounts a drunken, druggy bus ride to the Beatrice Inn’s new hotel project.
  31. company town
    Katie Couric: ‘America Is Giving Me the Hillary Clinton Treatment’The CBS anchor identifies with the former presidential candidate. Plus, why it’s not looking good for Wall Street bonuses, or the doorman who won $5 million on a scratch ticket a couple of months ago, and more, in our daily rundown of New York media, finance, real-estate, and law news.
  32. NewsFeed
    Pop Burger Coming Soon to Broadway, Near HoustonPop Burger honcho Roy Liebenthal dissects his failed projects and looks to the future.
  33. NewsFeed
    Beatrice’s Terrace Opens in Atlantic City July 25; L.A. and Vegas May BeThe ‘Observer’ pens a long overdue profile of the Beatrice Inn, Employees Only, and Smith and Mills owner.
  34. NewsFeed
    The Old and New Schools Celebrate Atlantic City ProjectsThe Trumps throw a limoed-up party for Il Mulino’s new Taj Mahal location, and the Beatrice boys celebrate the Chelsea.
  35. company town
    Les Moonves Has Bigger Fish to Fry Than Katie CouricHe’s got to deal with Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, who the ‘Post’ says is out for Moonves’s neck.
  36. NewsFeed
    Hang With Batali or Bourdain for $150They’ll be cooking at Caesars Atlantic City, and a “VIP Interactive Experience” is yours for the taking.
  37. Mediavore
    Elaine’s Turns 45; Chefs Cursing Too $&#*$@% MuchLiterary hangout Elaine’s turned 45 on Sunday, Tom Colicchio doesn’t think profane language is appropriate for chefs, and “Big Lou” Elrose enjoys his moment in the sun and smoke.
  38. company town
    Private Equity Switches to the Full-Court PressPlus, what’s going on at ‘Portfolio,’ why you’ll be hearing more from Perez Hilton, and where the Beatrice Inn is headed next.
  39. NewsFeed
    Beatrice Inn Owners Hoping to Open Boîte in Puck BuildingMatt Abramcyk and Paul Sevigny are trying to open a quasi–social club in the Puck Building.
  40. NewsFeed
    Room Service? Get Me Geoffrey Zakarian!There was never any doubt the Water Club, the $800 million hotel-casino being put up by the Borgata in Atlantic City, was going to have a high-end food pedigree. The Borgata’s a class act! But they did especially well in hiring Geoffrey Zakarian of Town and Country. We’ve had a close look at his menu, and it’s a cut above the usual institutional food: Room-service entrées include filet of bison, braised lamb shank with basmati rice and pomegranate (a nod to Zakarian’s Armenian heritage), and, for when you really don’t want to leave the room, a rib-eye center-cut dry-aged beef chop on the bone with potato purée and field mushrooms. Even the breakfast menu’s four options are hipper than you would expect, among them “The Manhattan” (coffee, bagel, New York Times); the “Long Night” (hanger steak and eggs, grilled tomato, Emergen-C vitamin powder, coffee, water), and, inevitably, “Still Awake From Yesterday” (Philly cheesesteak, French fries, Coca-Cola.) There are 800 other things on Zakarian’s menu, but we somehow doubt we could stay long enough to try them out. In fact, it will be a miracle if we can afford to stay there at all.
  41. NewsFeed
    Noel Ashman to Film Life Story, Open Clubs in NYC and A.C.To the canon of classic NYC party movies you might soon be able to add the story of promoter turned club owner Noel Ashman. He tells us that his production company, Co.Op, which he runs with Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Redford, and others, has done two treatments for an as-yet-untitled film loosely based on his life’s story, which involves getting kicked out at the age of 13, having to throw parties to pay his rent, and eventually becoming the owner of clubs such as the second incarnation of Studio 54, Veruka, NA, and most recently the Plumm. Ashman is doing the movie with music producer Che Vicious — it will be set in the mid-to-late eighties in and around the Plumm’s predecessor Nell’s, where Ashman promoted, and may star Plumm investor Jesse Bradford. Meanwhile, back in the real world, Ashman tells us he’s looking at opening new clubs in Manhattan (possibly east of the Plumm) and — trend alert! — Atlantic City.
  42. NewsFeed
    Beatrice Owners to Open New Club in … Jersey?At one point Smith and Mills owner Matt Abramcyk was toying with the idea of opening a Skee-Ball bar in the financial district, but now it looks like he has a bigger project on the horizon — in Atlantic City! The Times reports that he and his Beatrice Inn partner, Paul “brother of the actress Chloë” Sevigny, are teaming with Curtis Bashaw, a developer of the Mondrian in Soho, to turn a former Atlantic City Howard Johnson into the Chelsea, a boutique hotel with a Stephen Starr restaurant. A spokesman for the project tells the Times that the Beatrice team is “going to be in charge of celebrity wrangling, including bringing Paul’s sister’s friends down” to a fifth-floor lounge. Chloë has gone to AC for a Morrissey concert, so it’s not beyond the realm of possibility. Our favorite part of the story? When the Times reporter gripes about getting turned away from the Beatrice. SoHo Meets HoJo In Atlantic City [NYT]
  43. The New York Diet
    ‘Good Day New York’ Anchor Ron Corning Eats Mahimahi Dinners at 4:30Inside Weather Up.Photo: Melissa Hom Good Day New York anchor Ron Corning is used to odd hours— when he worked the gravenight shift as co-anchor of ABC’s World News Now, he found it hard to keep track of his meals and gained “the overnight 15.” Since starting the early shift at Fox about a year and a half ago, he has lost six of those pounds, and to drop the rest he has started eating “dinner” at 4:30 a.m. and “breakfast” at 7 p.m. Corning still manages to eat out, but he says he has only once used his clout to score a table (a manager at Gramercy Tavern called to offer his services after Corning half-jokingly complained on the air about how hard it was to book a resy). We asked him how he navigated his “insane” eating schedule this week.
  44. it just happened
    Atlantic City Mayor Bob Levy Resigns, Has Only Been Missing for About Two WeeksAt last, peace is restored to the anarchy-ravaged Atlantic City. Mayor Robert “Bob” Levy, MIA for over two weeks, has officially resigned, CNN tells us. The exact reasons for Levy’s abrupt vanishing act are still unclear, but everyone can agree on the big picture: Not only did the mayor get caught in a huge lie about his supposed Green Beret past, he’s also under federal investigation for receiving fraudulent benefits for the fictional stint. As we’ve already noted, Levy will fit right in with the rogue’s gallery of Atlantic City mayors: Two out of the last five people to hold the job ended up in jail, and Bob looks like a strong contender to be the third. Of course, they’ll need to find the dude first. Levy is still nowhere to be seen; the news of the resignation came via his attorney, Edwin Jacobs, who clearly has a few interesting weeks ahead of him. Lawyer: Mayor Resigns After Disappearance [CNN] Earlier: Anarchy in the A.C.: A Brief History of Atlantic City Mayoral Malfeasance
  45. in other news
    Anarchy in the A.C.: A Brief History of Atlantic City Mayoral Malfeasance 1985: Mayor Michael Matthews gets fifteen years for extortion. 1989: Mayor James Usry is arrested and charged with bribery, conspiracy, official misconduct, and accepting unlawful gifts. 2007: Mayor Bob Levy walks off the job, gets into his car, and apparently skips town after being caught in a massive lie. His supposed stint in the Green Berets, which he constantly mentioned during his 2005 campaign, turned out to be a total fiction. Levy’s family and lawyer insist he’s in a hospital but won’t say which one; Dominic Cappella, A.C.’s business administrator, stages a kind of coup by declaring that Levy left him in charge — except his only proof is a self-penned memo. At present, Atlantic City appears ripe for the taking. Your move, Mr. Trump! Politics Dicey in Atlantic City After the Mayor Goes Missing [NYDN]
  46. Foodievents
    Flay to Battle Morimoto in Atlantic CitySaturday’s “Women in Wine” event at the Borgata in Atlantic City would be worth going to just for the wine (23 female vintners from around the country) and the chefs (the Borgata’s resident all-star team, featuring Bobby Flay, Michael Mina, Wolfgang Puck, Susanna Foo, and in-house celebrity chef Luke Palladino). But the real draw is something you’ll never see on television: two of the Food Network’s Iron Chefs, Flay and Masaharu Morimoto, going head to head to see whose cuisine reigns supreme. (Normally, Iron Chefs only compete against guest challengers.) The event, which will cost $195 to attend, benefits Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Atlantic County Women’s Center in New Jersey. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 866-900-4849. Women in Wine, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, N.J. Saturday, November 11
  47. What a Drag It Is Getting Old: Mick Jagger Sued Over Alleged Sore ThroatPlaintiffs:Rosalee Margolis Druyan, individually and as a class representative of ticket purchasers Defendants: Mick Jagger; the Rolling Stones; Ticketmaster; Live Nation; “John Doe” Promoter Accusation: Pissed off Rolling Stones fans are fighting mad and fighting back against Mick Jagger, the Stones, and Ticketmaster after a much-ballyhooed October 27 concert in Atlantic City was canceled. They don’t buy Mick’s sore-throat-and-doc-won’t-let-me-perform excuse — and they want more than $50 million for their troubles.
  48. intel
    Mick Jagger Cancels A.C. Gig, Causes Press Corps’ Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown Tonight was supposed to be the coming-out party for a revitalized Atlantic City: a Rolling Stones concert at Boardwalk Hall followed by a “rocker chic” Halloween party at the Borgata’s new nightclub mur.mur D.J.-ed by — who else? — MisShapes. The New York press corps was being trucked in, as were Gisele, Eva Mendes, Naveen Andrews from Lost, and those second-tier Sopranos cast members who’ll show up to anything. But there’s a problem. Just a few minutes ago, Mick Jagger called in sick. The only explanation: sore throat, doctor’s orders. Now people with tickets to the sold-out concert — not to mention the in-progress New York caravan, a member of which called us from the road to bitch — can’t get no satisfaction. Now there’ll be an after-party that isn’t after anything — plus a night at the Borgata, gambling and shopping tomorrow, opening-night dinner at Buddakan Atlantic City tomorrow night, and three simultaneous Halloween parties after dinner. (It’s so hard to be an entertainment reporter, eh?) The concert has been tentatively rescheduled for November 17. No word if Gisele will show. One certainly hopes Mick will. — Jada Yuan