Joe1Joe Callari’s radio career spans over three decades in the Delaware Valley. His Night Club Live Broadcasts were known for the best mix of Classic Dance Music in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Virtually unheard in today’s radio, Joe programmed, produced, mixed & edited his own shows resulting in # 1 arbitron ratings for over 17 years on multiple Philadelphia Radio Stations. Through out the years Joe’s ability to adapt to the ever changing radio station formatting reflects his knowledge in many different genres of music.

Joe was also a Billboard Magazine Reporter representing Philadelphia Dance Music. This honor is only asked by Billboard to the most recognized DJ’s working the hottest nightclubs in major cities across the nation. His involvement with Night Club promotions and advertising started in 1990.

Joe quickly found himself promoting many clubs in NJ/Philadelphia and established themes/promotions making his events the top destination for the Delaware Valley. From commercial copy, production, voice imaging, negotiating  radio advertising to nightly themes and promotions. Joe’s experience and idea’s have always been the difference in making his events successful.

His top music charts & entertainment articles appeared in virtually every major music magazine locally and nationally.

Promotions, advertising, radio mixer, air personality and writer/remixer for major record labels all  play a part in his success as well as the many contacts he has established over the years.  Joe is Currently booking entertainment and promotional events for the aloft Hotel Mt. Laurel and spins on Tuesday & Friday Happy Hours.

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By Patty-Pat Kozlowski

With our sincere apologies to the ultimate Parrothead Jimmy Buffet:

“I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer”

giant-burgerThere is something about the summertime that makes you wanna hit the backyard and grill a burger in your Speedo (hey champ, the thong goes in the back!) flip flops and top off your beefcake masterpiece with all the fixings in your fridge. But sometimes, you gotta get out for a beer and a burger and these local places are grillmasters when you’re looking for that two handed, five napkin burger.

It’s summertime and the grillin’ is easy with Celebrity and Iron Chef Bobby Flay opening Bobby’s Burger Palace at 3925 Walnut Street in West Philadelphia. Just in time for summer’s heat wave, the Mulberry Burger is the July Burger of the Month, topped with arugula, basil ketchup, parmesan and mozzarella chesses.

This ain’t your fast food burger thrown together and wrapped up within 60 seconds of ordering. Flay’s beefery is splashed in retro oranges, limes and kitchy-spacey décor and serves above the board burgers of certified angus beef, ground turkey or chicken breast. He accompanies them with sweet potato fries, beer battered onion rings and ten milkshake flavors with an option to spike the thick malty frozen treats with bourbon, rum or vodka. Paradise indeed.

But it might be hard to sing a song about ingredients on Flay’s burger menu with the likes of Queso sauce, avocado relish, watercress, pickled jalapenos and blue corn chips being just some of his choice toppings. And it also might be a tad bit frustrating to warble a tune when your mouth is full.

Bobby’s Burger Palace, 3925 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-387-0378 www.bobbysburgerpalace.com

Good Dog! Good Burger!

At 15th and Locust, you’ll definitely come, sit and stay for the Good Dog Bar’s infamous burgers.

With the décor of framed pics of man and woman’s best friend, chances are you will not be taking a doggie bag home when the Good Dog Burger comes to your table. It’s ½ lb of house ground sirloin, stuffed with Roquefort cheese, topped with carmelized onions and served on a toasted brioche bun for only $11.

All burgers are served with their signature mix of hand-cut shoestring potatoes and the addictive homemade aioli dipping sauce. The applewood smoked bacon is as thick as a belt and ordering medium rare is the epitome of what a burger should be.

For those of you who are like salty Quint, the crusty captain from “Jaws” (remember his best drinking shots line-“Here’s to swimming with bow legged women!”) there is a Salmon Burger grounded with eggs, panko, horseradish, dill, scallions, onions and mustard served with lettuce, tomato and malt vinegar mayo on a seeded challah roll that is worthy for landlubbers too.

Good Dog staff and bartenders know their craft and brews and the menu as well, so don’t be afraid to ask them what’s good or what they like. Awesome appetizers as well as daily pizzas and quiches round out this bar in Center City.

Good Dog Bar, 224 S.15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-985-9600

Up in the Great Northeast

Where’s the Beef? At The Burger Bar, the newest addition to Gallo’s Seafood Restaurant on Roosevelt Boulevard.

For $11.95 you can get something called the “5 Napkin Burger” that is double the beef, double the cheese, lots of bacon and topped with a fried egg. In about an hour or so, you’ll call this the “5 Rolls of Toilet Tissue Burger” but its worth it.

For those of you not competing for a slot at the next competitive eaters event, the regular burgers of fresh ground certified angus chuck with lettuce, tomato and pickle go for $5.95. Try the Burger Bar Special for $7.95 and you’ll get roasted baby bella mushrooms, carmelized onions and gruyee cheese or the Smokehouse Burger with smoked bacon, crispy onion straws, house BBQ sauce topped with cheddar.

With Caesar and chopped salads as well as wings and fries.onion rings, there is plenty of choices on this menu. Even giving a nod to Gallo’s bread and butter of under the sea dishes, The Burger Barn has Flash Fried Calamari and Lump Crab Cake Sandwiches. Did I mention a full beer bar and cocktails? And a spiked milkshake called the Knight Rider of chocolate ice cream, kahula chocolate liquer and crushed Oreo cookies. Yep, somewhere, David Hasselhoff lost his pants and can’t find the keys to the KITT car………

The Burger Bar, 8101 Roosevelt Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19152 (215) 333-0484

The Epitome of a Beer and a Burger

Memphis Tap Room makes their $9 cheeseburger very simple. The menu states: Pick your cheese, lettuce, tomato.

What comes out to your table is one of the best bar burgers in the city with juices dripping out of the center and cheese melting into the palm of your hand. Go ahead, lick your fingers.

Chef Jesse Kimball is known for the menu items like fried pickles, crawdad doughnuts, pilsner brined wings and the chicken fried chicken but his burgers are one of the best kept secrets around. Biting into the burger, your mouth is treated to ground beef so tender and flavorful, you might wonder if you’re eating filet mignon. Hand formed and not packed so dense that you get the hockey puck effect, Memphis Tap Room wait staff will perfectly pair up your burger with the right brew to wash it down. Can’t decide? The  beer sampler is always a winner and assists you in knowing what tastes you like and favor.

Memphis Tap Room, 2331 E. Cumberland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125, www.memphistaproom.com

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Jimmie Lee will be at the Showboat Casino on JULY 23rd as he will open for George Thorogood and The Destroyers…Jimmie Lee is the local country recording artist who just completed a Video shot at Whiskey Tango back in June, produced bylocal film maker George Manny, the video is on his song LET’s GO…which is the new single by Jimmie Lee. On a real local level…JIMMIE LEE’S DRUMMER for the show, at the house of Blues, is Richie Di Carlo. Word has it that the band has been in the practice studios of WYLD STUDIOS, NE Philly,  in prep for the July 23rd date in AC town. FIND OUT MORE IN THE LATEST OOT!  www.ootonline.com and or www.ootweb.com

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The new OOT is coming this week. Meet some  cool local Entertainers> We have some up close interviews /articles on: Steamroller Picnic, Joker’s Wild, All the Points, Mike Goldman…also LA GUNS are coming back to our area with a special rock concert at WHISKEY TANGO…all this and so much more. The OOT DJ of the moth is JOE COLLARI and this spinner is a promo wizzard to match- FIND OUT MORE in the new OOT this week.  Givng you the best in local entertainment news is what we do with each issue of Out on The Town Entertainment Guide!  www.ootonline.com and or www.ootweb.com  Be sure and look for the hard copy at area bars and clubs that we feature in our Entertainment Network!  One thing you can come to understand  – The  Locations we feature in each OOT are the best in the area. OUR BARTENDERS OF THE MONTH are all from the STADIUMS where they will be holding a BIKINI CAR WASH TO RASIE MONEY FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS this coming SATURDAY…FIND OUT MORE in the new OOT!

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Harrigan’s Pub in Warminster Pa. is the place to be today with a car show from 2pm to 6pm. Trophies will be given out for the the top 3 cars and bikes.

Look for some great food and drink and listen to the sounds of DJ FORD!  ( Is his sidekick Mr Chevy?) See ya.

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ESS management is presenting Live Bands every Friday at “GAME ON” located at the Pier -Level 3inCAESARS CASINO in AC town….

SEE BANDS LIIKE:52 Pick-up, The Interns, Midnight Java,THE APPROACH,The Zone,MODERN BLISS, and more each Friday night.

Word has it-they also have a  hot and sexy Bikini Contest on going at” GAME ON” each week at 11pm. Oh yes…cheap drinks too!

Find out more in the next OOT…head down and enjoy the music.  * THE BEST BANDS ARE WORKING HERE!

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BEST BETS: PA

THE ANNUAL WELCOME AMERICA 4TH OF JULY EVENT – PHILA… *GOO GOO DOLLS  –  FREE CONCERT /  PHILA. ART MUSEUM / FIREWORKS….ENJOY THE DAY IN PHILLY!

FROM PENN’S LANDING TO the steps of the ART MUSEUM…BIGGEST PARTY in the COUNTRY! MANY AREA PHILLY LOCATIONS ARE OPEN FOR FOOD AND DRINK.

BEST BETS: NJ

LET FREEDOM  RING FESTIVAL  COOPER RIVER PARK / PENNSAUKEN NJ – Join WMGK and all air personalites along with COCNCERT BY  PAUL RODGERS* Vocalist from BAD COMPANY and LOCAL BAND> WMGK HOUSE BAND FAVORITES >  DOG BITE MONEY! –   5pm / NIGHT TIME – FIREWORKS /  FREE EVENT / FUN , GAMES and PRIZES! ( Great event to bring the family!) Shouts out to ANDRE GARDNER and the entire staff at 102.9 FM MGK!

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO:   www.ootonline.com and or www.ootweb.com

HAPPY BIRTHDAY –  AMERICA!

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So the 4th of July Weekend is here. Make sure you enjoy yourself and be sure to treat yourself to a YUENGLING BEER from AMERICA’S OLDEST BREWERY. Try the Traditional Lager and or experience the taste of a Light Lager at your favorite place. For the baseball season a true lover of the game can appreciate this. Win with a TEXT …you chance to a Training Camp Experience. ALL YOU DO is TEXT TO WIN just go to: TEXT > SAFE to 83361.

Where can you find the best deals on YUENGLING BEER? EASY

SWEENEYS SALOON

BROWNIES PUB  – 2nd STREET

CASEYS PLACE

CHERRY STREET TAVERN

DACEY’S PUB

DRAKE TAVERN

FOX & HOUND

HENERY JAMES SALOON

HILL TOP CRAB HOUSE

HORSHAM INN

HULMEVILLE INN

JACK CASSIDYS
JACK CASSIDYS /BOOTHWYNE

“JERZEE BAR AND GRILL

MORIARITYS

NICKS ROAST BEEF COTTMAN

OAKMONT nATIONAL PUB

PEIR  1 BAR

POGUE MAHONES

QUEEN SHEEBA ll

RED ROOSTER INN

SHENANAIGANS’ IRISH PUB

SQUIRRLE MURPHY’S

THE CLUB HOUSE BAR AND GRILL

THE OFFICE BAR AND GRILL

( MORE COMING SOON!)

Dont Drink and DRIVE ..HAVE FUN THIS 4t OF JULY WEEKEND…  > ENTER THE YUENGLING CONTEST –  NOTHING TO BUY…NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

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“Melissa Hopley”
From Harrigan’s
Warminster Pa
014_14Melissa stands in at 6′ and has blonde hair and blue eyes. She has been tending the bar for the last 13 years and is very well liked in the industry.  With her pleasing personality she has  captured  a large fan base of very loyal customers. She has worked in many area places from Northeast Philadelphia into Bucks and Montgomery Counties.You can find her over at Harrigan’s on Tuesdays from:  11 am to 6 pm, Fridays from 11 am to 7 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 6 pm.
Melissa had this to say, ” I really love bartending and seeing the many friends I have made over the years and they do  come out each week, They are my customers but also really good friends. . This is the kind of satisfaction you get from working behind the bar, I really like being a bartender”.

ON SPORTS: Loves College Basketball and also Phillies baseball.

ON RADIO: She likes  MGK 102.9 FM and just loves the classic sounds of bands like the Stones and Pink Floyd. “Today‘s music just does not have the feeling like you can  get when hearing the classic rock bands”, Melissa says.
HOBBIES: On her spare time she likes to make candles and fancy soaps that people will use for Party Favors for weddings  and baby showers. When you meet her ask her to show you some of her work.

FAVORITE DRINK: “I’m a beer lover and drink AMSTEL LIGHT”

FAVORTE DRINK TO SERVE: “Frozen Drinks”

One day this week or in the next few, make it over to HARRIGANS and meet up with Melissa and see
how she controls the bar .You will see in action a real down to earth type of personality and just a great
gal. Tell her you saw her in the OOT.  To see more photos of Melissa go to  www.ootweb.com and or www.ootonline.com
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