Jun 5

Go Classic at 28 West Piano Bar at Borgata

Piano KeysSometimes a name is just too perfect to ignore.

You have to figure that if you’re looking for the classic piano bar experience, you can’t do better than a guy named Dr. Bobby Fingers playing at a classic piano bar like 28 West at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

You know, you walk in, eye the dame sitting in the dark corner, saunter up to the piano, put a sawbuck in the brandy snifter/tip jar thing and say “Play it Fingers. Play something to make her swoon.”

Or maybe you don’t live in a 1940s film-noir movie and you just order a Yeungling and wait for Dr. Fingers to break into a sing-along of “Some Kind of Wonderful.”

Either way it works.

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Jun 4

Sammy Hagar and Friends at Borgata Event Center August 1

Sammy HagarHere in Atlantic City, nobody has to tell us that Sammy Hagar knows how to throw a party. We’ve sat in the sand too many times to count drinking the Red Rocker’s favorite tequila and listening to a musical catalog that spans a few decades—from his solo stuff to Van Halen to Chickenfoot and more.

August 1, Hagar returns for another summer blast in Atlantic City, this time choosing Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Event Center as a home base. Where else?

Some things change—Hagar is pushing his Sammy Hagar’s Beach Bar Rum this time out, for example—but a lot of things stay pretty steady for Hagar. Take his choice of band mates for this tour—which has only one New Jersey stop.

Much like last summer, Hagar has teamed up with some old friends for a tour dubbed “A Journey through the History of Rock.” Hagar will be joined this summer by Van Halen and Chickenfoot bandmate Michael Anthony on bass, guitarist Vic Johnson and drummer Jason Bonham (You may have heard of his dad John).

The tour focuses on a very specific history and you’ll hear plenty of what you’d expect to hear at a Hagar show, as Anthony recently explained to ultimateclassicrock.com.

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Jun 3

Happy National Chocolate Macaron Day

Chocolate MacaronThis may come as a surprise, but today, June 3, is National Chocolate Macaron Day. Or it may be National Chocolate Macaroon Day, and Saturday, May 31, was National Chocolate Macaron Day.

Macaroons, long a favorite at the South Jersey Shore, are basically a baked meringue cookie with a chewy topping.

Macarons—a specialty at Borgata Baking Company—are a kind of a baked meringue cookie sandwich with a chewy butter-cream-type filling.

And they both come in chocolate among a ton of other varieties.

Macarons take a little more technical expertise to pull off, but at this point, who really cares? They’re just great cookies and Borgata Baking Company is the best place in Atlantic City to try them.

Under the direction of Borgata’s Executive Pastry Chef Thaddeus DuBois, the Baking Company’s macarons come in a great variety and set off the menu of sweets and eats as the perfect place for a nosh—especially if you have a sweet tooth.

 

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Jun 2

The Barbershop at Borgata: A Guys Kind of Place

Barber shopThere was a time, back in the day, when a man’s trip to the barbershop was a uniquely male experience.

Long before men decided to just go to the Hair Barn or wherever to get “styled”, an afternoon in a barbershop was an experience. Picture it. You’ve just been browsing at the hardware store or picking up some oil and spark plugs and you spot that barber’s pole.

Inside there are comfortable chairs, straight razor shaves and combs in those jars with the blue liquid nobody can identify, but smells real nice. You sit down, talk some sports with the barber and get an actual man’s haircut and a close shave.  When you leave, well, let’s just say you get some looks.

Those were the days.

Of course at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, those days have never left at, wait for it, The Barbershop, one of the many spa services on property.

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May 28

Bay Atlantic Symphony Music Series at Borgata Music Box

Yuja WangBorgata Hotel Casino & Spa has been Atlantic City’s leading casino hotel for more than a decade and that includes on the concert stage as we bring a host of national and international entertainment acts to the area.

This summer alone Borgata will bring acts like Santana, Avril Lavigne and Keith Urban to the Borgata Event Center.

But no matter how big we get on the national concert circuit, Borgata remains first and foremost a South Jersey institution committed to the region’s budding art scene.

In 2008, Borgata began a relationship with the Bay Atlantic Symphony, South Jersey’s home orchestra dedicated to bringing classical music to the southern New Jersey shore. The Bay Atlantic Symphony has been a pioneer in community-based classical orchestras, bringing performances, educational programs and lecture series to much of South Jersey.

Borgata’s partnership with the symphony continues in 2014 with the second Bay Atlantic Concert Series at Borgata’s Music Box.

Three concerts are scheduled this summer on July 13, August 3 and August 17.

And, as has become the tradition, the series starts off with a bang as the symphony brings in renowned pianist Yuja Wang to lead off the series on July 13.

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May 26

The Perfect Getaway: Borgata Room Packages

Borgata Hotel RoomA night’s stay at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa or The Water Club Hotel means a night of luxury in our classic rooms and suites. Whether it’s the meticulously appointed bathrooms, high-speed internet set-ups or windows with magnificent views, each Borgata room and suite has its own touch of guilt-free decadence.

Check out our rooms and suites and take video tours of each.

But, hey, you don’t come to Borgata just to stay in your room.  No, you want to dine well, hit the casino, go to the spa, check out the show at the Borgata Comedy Club—and sometimes, have a little romance. You know, basically have the full resort experience Borgata offers.

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May 23

Borgata’s Spas Complete Your Stay

Spa Toccare Massage TableDid you ever think about Borgata’s full name, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa?

Sure, Borgata casino is No. 1 in Atlantic City as are our great hotel rooms at the Borgata and The Water Club. But so many things could have filled in that last spot after “&.”

We could be Borgata Hotel Casino & Cool Restaurants, many run by world-famous celebrity chefs. Or maybe Borgata Hotel Casino & Great Nightlife at our hot nightclubs MIXX and mur.mur plus all the other great Borgata venues such as Gypsy bar.

Then again, it could be Borgata Hotel Casino & Event Center where the best entertainment acts in Atlantic City play.

No, we went with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

And it’s no wonder.  With Spa Toccare and the Immersion Spa on property, no stay at Borgata is complete without a little decompression time and some first class pampering.

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May 21

Savor Borgata Culinary Series Visit Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay in June

Wolfgang PuckThe Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa changed dining in Atlantic City forever by bringing some of the most renowned and celebrated chefs in the U.S. to the resort to open the best fine-dining restaurants on the Eastern Seaboard.

And few are as celebrated as Wolfgang Puck and Bobby Flay.

Wolfgang Puck’s American Grille and Bobby Flay Steak have been staples at Borgata since the property opened in 2003, serving thousands of meals and making Borgata a must-visit stop for foodies everywhere.

But at Borgata, we do much more than just let you enjoy a meal at our celebrity chef’s bistros. We bring them to you up close and personal—or at least their food.

Two major events are on the Savor Borgata Culinary Series this June with Puck and Flay.

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May 19

“Sweet & Whacky Edible Contraption” Marks Opening of the Borgata Baking Company

MacaronsThe countdown to Borgata Baking Company’s grand opening continues as the latest edition to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s culinary lineup is set for May 23.

And you can tell the celebration is underway with a quick look around Borgata’s Retail Plaza, where the Borgata Baking Company is setting up shop.

You see it in all the chocolate … lots of chocolate.

We’re talking nine-foot chocolate sculptures surrounded by carefully crafted chocolate flowers now on display at Borgata.

We call it the “Sweet & Whacky Edible Contraption” and it’s the handiwork of Borgata’s award-winning Executive Pastry Chef, Thaddeus DuBois.

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May 15

Keith Urban, Darius Rucker Go Country this July at Borgata

Keith Urban and Darius RuckerThe Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is Atlantic City’s leader in live entertainment and has put together another amazing summer schedule of live shows. From comedians such as Billy Gardell and Lewis Black to rock legends like Santana and John Mellencamp, Borgata’s summer line-up has got everyone’s tastes covered.

And that’s especially true if you’re feeling a little bit country.

Country superstars Keith Urban (July 17) and Darius Rucker (July 25) swing into the Borgata Event Center this summer.

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