Here's your invitation to join me and Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG from 6-9 pm Monday, Aug. 21 for "Taste of the Quarter" at the Tropicana Atlantic City.

Over 25 restaurants, bars and eateries will feature a special taste of their menu for this signature event benefiting United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Atlantic County.

Again this year, I will be one of the celebrity chefs for "Taste". Don't worry, I won't actually be making the food, just serving it! Come see me between 6-7pm  Monday at Zeytinia Gourmet Market for Taste of the Quarter.

Tickets are $30. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Taste of the Quarter benefit United Way in Atlantic County.

Tickets can be purchased at the IMAX Box Office, located on the third floor of The Quarter,, via phone at 1.800.745.3000 or the United Way Atlantic County office in Galloway.

Look at this great list of participating eateries and what will be on the menu. I hope to see you Monday at Taste of the Quarter...


A DAM GOOD DELI & FIREWATERS: Visitors will enjoy a fresh fruit and veggie bar. Located in the Marketplace.

A DAM GOOD SPORTS BAR: Guests can enjoy south of the border flavor with an all-you-can-eat taco bar. Located in The Quarter.

A TIME FOR WINE: Enjoy a variety of cheese and crackers. Located in The Quarter.

BOARDWALK FAVORITES ICE CREAM: Children and adults alike are sure to love cake batter ice cream served on miniature waffle cones. Located in the Marketplace.

BROADWAY BURGER BAR: We will be serving our freshly ground prime beef burgers and french fries. Located in The Quarter.

CARMINE’S: The legendary family-style Italian restaurant will be serving their famous Eggplant Parmigiana piled high with seven decadent layers of crispy eggplant topped with sauce and cheese. Located in The Quarter.

CASA TACO AND TEQUILA BAR– Get ready to fiesta! Casa is serving up made-to-order fish tacos, traditional guacamole, and Virgin Casa Margaritas. Located in the Marketplace.

CHICKIE’S & PETE’S CRAB HOUSE AND SPORTS BAR: Our famous Mussels Red and Mussels White. Located at the Chickie’s & Pete’s just off the North Tower casino floor.

CLASSIC CAKES: Satisfy your sweet tooth with an assortment of delicious desserts. Located in The Quarter.

CUBA LIBRE RESTAURANT & RUM BAR: Be transported to Old Havana with a taste of Cuba Libre’s Ropa Vieja, one of the most traditional Cuban dishes: shredded beef brisket stewed with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and red wine. Served with maduros. Located in The Quarter.

ESCAPE AC: Have you tried an escape room yet? Escape AC at the Tropicana is 60 intense minutes and 1 seriously good time! Just $35 per person plus taxes. Look for the Escape AC table located in The Quarter for your chance to win free admission!

ERWIN PEARL: Enjoy 10% off regular priced items, plus grapes and cheese! Located in The Quarter.

GODIVA: Enjoy tasty samples of sliced chocolate covered strawberries and mini salted caramel bars. Located in The Quarter.

GOLDEN DYNASTY: Enjoy mandarin orange beef, a thinly sliced cab filet mignon wok-fried with mandarin orange glaze and dried chili peppers. Located in The Quarter.

HOOTERS: Look for the Hooters girls serving boneless wings. Located in the Marketplace.

IL VERDI: Tropicana’s upscale Italian restaurant joins the fun with Rigatoni Bolognese (handcut rigatoni with Il Verdi’s homemade sausage ragu.) Located near Tango’s Lounge.

JAME’S CANDY: A Small Taste of the Shore

MARKETPLACE EXPRESS: Marketplace Express is serving up sweetness with mini fruit tarts with hazelnut iced coffee. Located in the Marketplace.

MRS. FIELDS COOKIES: No Taste of the Quarter event is complete without fresh baked Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies. Located in The Quarter across from Tango’s Lounge.

OKATSHE: Chef Jose Garces newest restaurant is serving up Tsukemono, assorted Japanese pickles. Located in the South Tower.

OLÓN: With some of the freshest seafood in Atlantic City, try Chef Jose Garces’ shrimp ceviche, made with Mexican blue shrimp, jalapeño, tomato and lime vinaigrette, avocado, and cilantro. Located in the South Tower.

PF CHANG’S: Guests can take their taste buds on a trip to the Far East with Chang’s Spicy Chicken and Fried Rice. Located in The Quarter.

RIRA IRISH PUB: Enjoy some Irish potato cakes with sour cream and balsamic glaze served with an Irish sausage roll. Located in the Quarter.

THE PALM: Visitors will enjoy tasty bacon wrapped scallops.  Located in The Quarter.

PERRY’S PIZZA: No one does pizza like Perry’s! Sample bite-size portions of their Sicilian pizza. Located in the Marketplace.

STARBUCKS: Top off your night with samples of freshly brewed coffee and banana bread. Located in The Quarter and the Marketplace.

TALK OF THE WALK: Get a taste of the season when you take 10% Off all new Spring and Summer merchandise. Located in The Quarter.

TONY LUKE’S– Get yourself a taste of South Philly by tasting Tony Luke’s Italian cheese steak with sharp provolone and broccoli robe. Located in the Marketplace.

WET WILLIES: Guests are welcome to come by Wet Willie’s for a complimentary sample of our refreshing virgin daiquiri, The Weak Willie! Located in The Quarter.

ZEYTINIA: For those looking to keep it classic, Join Lite Rock's Eddie Davis as Zeytinia serves up a ham and cheese sandwich, just like Mom makes. Located in The Quarter.


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