Fourth of July Weekend is one of the biggest weekends of the year in Atlantic City and at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, and that means we do it up right. We’ve put together an amazing line-up of events, concerts, shows and excitement fit for a shore blow out in honor of our nation’s birthday.
And, of course, that means fireworks as Atlantic City is putting on two fireworks programs for the weekend this year, First up is a beach and boardwalk show July 3, then on July 4th, the fireworks spectacle will be held in Atlantic City’s Marina District, which makes Borgata the best place to view the show in the resort.
In the wake of the recent tragic events in Orlando, Atlantic City’s GLBT Alliance held an oceanside vigil on Monday, June 20th to honor the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. On hand were a variety of local interfaith clergy, AC GLBTA’s President Rich Helfant, Atlantic City’s Mayor Don Guardian, Borgata’s Senior Vice President Joe Lupo, Philadelphia Gay News publisher Mark Segal, and board members from the AC GLBTA. Guests were greeted with a free rainbow flag and bottled water, and took part in a ocean wreath ceremony. We were on hand to take part in the event.
Search the words “Pineapple Express,” and you’ll find a lot of information about a 2008 movie starring James Franco and Seth Rogan which is much beloved by fans of Judd Apatow movies and served as an inspiration for some – shall we say farmers – who have been trying to create the fictitious – shall we say hybrid – in the film ever since.
Or, you’ll find info on a train tour through Dole’s Hawaiian pineapple plantation.
But search Pineapple Express Borgata or Pineapple Express Geoffrey Zakarian, and you’ll find this delightful summer concoction served at The Water Club here in Atlantic City. With summer here, we can’t think of a better way to welcome in the season.
The U.S. Navy SEALS are one of the most respected military units in the world and are renowned for the toughest and most challenging training regimens anywhere.
And we at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa want to bring that challenge to Atlantic City by being the first ever casino-resort to host the “Bone Frog Challenge” obstacle course race, taking place on Saturday, June 18, and featuring a guaranteed $15,000 in cash and prizes.
“Borgata could not be more excited to introduce our local community to this unique experience in which contestants can test their physical fitness along-side actual Navy SEALs on a course constructed specifically for military training,” said Joe Lupo, Senior Vice President of Operations for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Our OUT at Borgata program isn’t just about celebrating our LGBT friends on our property: we’re here to support the community at large, especially in times of tragedy like the Orlando attack. There are so many people looking for ways contribute to a sense of community and to help those in need after the massacre at Pulse Nightclub. Below you will find a series of both local and national resources that our OUT at Borgata family might find useful during these difficult times.
Since opening in summer 2006 we have served over 420,000 filet mignons, with medium being the most popular temperature. Over 46,000 orders of whole fresh lobster have been sold since opening and our most popular side is roasted asparagus with over 170,000 orders sold since opening as well. We have served over a million customers so far and still going.
One of our most popular dishes is Bobby’s version of the Philly Cheesesteak:
Spice Rub 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder 2 teaspoons Spanish paprika 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 teaspoons dry mustard 2 teaspoons dry oregano 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
An esteemed graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Thaddeus DuBois is an accomplished chef who oversees pastry and bread production for both the AAA Four-Diamond Borgata and Water Club hotels, including its in-room dining and catering programs, in addition to The Metropolitan, Borgata Buffet, and Bread + Butter restaurants. In 2014, Borgata Baking Company made its much-anticipated debut under Chef DuBois’ direction, serving homemade sweets and eats around the clock. Recently, Chef DuBois took time out of his busy schedule of making the world a sweeter place to chat with us about his time at The White House, his many degrees, and his favorite recipes.
“How many of you have never been to a drag show?”
A shocking number of the audience members at Borgata’s Music Box raised their hands after one of the evening’s queens asked this question at Saturday’s America’s Drag Stars performance. It was the second in a series of all-star drag shows that OUT at Borgata presented, lead and curated by New York’s own Sherry Vine, featuring some of the hottest drag talent around. In short: if it was your first drag experience, you got a good taste of what to expect from a show.
The Belmont Stakes, the third jewel in the horse racing Triple Crown, goes off on Saturday June 11 and short of actually being in the stands at Belmont Park, you’d be hard pressed to find a better spot to watch – and bet on – the race than Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
As the only Racebook in Atlantic City, Borgata gives you a chance to see if favorite Exaggerator can nab a second jewel after winning the Preakness, all while basking in Borgata comfort and style.
And we’re expecting quite a crowd just as we had for the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and every other major event in horse racing.
You came, you saw, you conquered the dance floor at Premier Nightclub. Now, it’s after midnight and you need to refuel. Try any of these six late night eats – all of which can be found and enjoyed at Borgata‘s casual dining outlets in the late night (or early morning) hours.