Heck you know that…HAVE FUN THIS COMING WEEKEND and all thru the HOLIDAY!
LET OOT be your guide for area fun…when it comes to local bands and hot DJ’s – you’ll find out where they are with each special ISSUE of the OOT.
We scout out all the best area locations for you and you can be sure that what you see in the OOT is the real deal in local entertainment …we show you who
has the lowest prices on food and drink and also guide you to the best promotions in the region. When it comes to sports – we have the best SPORTS BARS
listed so you can cheer on your favorite team. There is only one Out On The Town..and we keep all in focus for you!
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From the Stadium 5 Points
Angel is our Bartender of the month and she comes to us from the Stadium 5 Points in Levittown Pa.,
where she has been tending the bar for the last 5 & 1/2 years. With Dark Brown hair and green yes, Angel has a nice fan base of steady customers. You can see her working daily over at the Stadium. Tuesday (Night), Wednesday(Night), Thursday(Day), Saturday(Night),and Sunday(Day)
ON SPORTS: She loves the Flyers and thinks Hockey is the best sport around.
HOBBIES: Likes to hang out with some of her friends but most of the time she is taking care of her son NATHAN (7 years old ) and enjoys her time with him.
ON RADIO: Favorite station is Q -102 FM She likes dance music!
With a great personality Angel has a good fan base of steady customers who stop by the bar to see her
each week. ” I just like being behind the bar since I get the chance to meet so many interesting people
all the time”, she says.
FAVORITE DRINK: ” You can call me a MILLER LITE girl”
To see Angel online go to: www.ootweb.com
also see her photo in the Stadium’s ad this issue.
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Yuengling Beer has a great promo going on now.TEXT to WIN a CUSTOM Orange County CHOPPER YUENGLING MOTORCYCLE by TEXTING > CYCLE1 to 83361
Just TEXT …you don’t have to purchase a thing. You must be 21 to enter your TEXT….as of MAY 1 thur to 7/31 Yuengling will donate a portion of their beer sales durning the OCC promotion..the donated funds will be going to the INTREPID FALLEN HEORES FUND.
*Finalists will winn a TRIP to OCC HEADQUARTERS for a Chance to win a CUSTOM OCC BIKE! See all the details in the latest OOT!
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Atlantic City, NJ – April 29, 2010; Saturday, May 15 promises to be a sizzling affair. Playboy model and internet sensation Cindy Margolis hosts a white-hot Cougars & Cubs Dating Game in Ego Bar & Lounge. Be there from 9 – 11 p.m. for a night to live inhibition-free as frisky ‘Cougar’ women look for ‘Cubs’ or young men of a more—shall we say—active age.
It’s also the launch of Ketel One Oranje, the juicy new orange-infused vodka, with samples, specialty cocktails and special surprises.
Cindy’s the perfect host for this wild event where she will host two rounds of The Cougars & Cubs Dating Game, where she’ll help a Cougar ask some pretty personal questions of three Cubs. Cindy will help match up the couples and the two most popular couples voted on by the audience will win a dinner date to the casually-chic Trattoria Il Mulino Restaurant.
And who better to help with the hook up? After all, when she was newly single and on the prowl, she starred in “Seducing Cindy,” the hit Fox Reality Channel show that featured Cindy looking for love.
And there was no shortage of suitors. One of the Web’s biggest stars from the beginning, Cindy’s killer looks and buxom body made her images one of the most downloaded woman by internet users. A three-time “Queen of the Internet,” she has modeled for Reebok, Hanes, Vidal Sassoon and more.
And, Cindy will be on hand to sign copies of her June 2008 Playboy Magazine where at 40 something, she is still smoking hot!
There is no admission for the Cougars and Cubs Dating Game at Ego Bar & Lounge, but you do have to be 21 years of age, be dressed to impress and have valid identification.
And that’s not the only HOT act over in Ego Bar & Lounge; The (almost) Angels are hotter than ever. By popular demand, the super-sexy girl group’s show has been extended through Labor Day Weekend. And the ladies are kicking up the sizzle with an updated act, brand-new sexy costumes and jaw-dropping dance moves and choreography. Seductive, sultry and endlessly entertaining, The Angels appear every Thursday – Sunday in Ego, from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. You can make your table/bottle reservations by email: email@example.com.
So mix it up with the ladies, come with your friends and enjoy their alluring renditions of the hottest acts at Trump Taj Mahal. You can dance the night away, enjoy a hot scene, play live blackjack and an unrivaled drink menu.
It will be untamed and off the hook, it’s a wild night no one can match. From Playmates to Angels to the hottest DJ’s, everyone is converging on the nightlife scene at Trump Taj Mahal.
*Must be 21 or older. Positive proof of identification will be required. Subject to change or cancellation at management’s discretion.
About Trump Taj Mahal
As one of the most iconic casino hotels in the world, Trump Taj Mahal is recognized as one of America’s most opulent and exciting gaming destinations. With the addition of the spectacular Chairman Tower, the brand new, $255 million hotel tower, features 782 guest rooms and boasts a newly-renovated casino floor and 1,250 newly appointed hotel room and suites in the Taj Tower. Trump Taj Mahal has recently undergone a total transformation through more than $100 million in renovations. In addition to the newly refurbished 150,000 square foot casino, the Taj Mahal has new dining, entertainment and shopping choices.
Certain statements that may be contained in this press release may be “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. Information regarding risk factors that could cause results to differ from those contained in the forward looking statements is available in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K and/or Form 10-Q.
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All the best Sports bars with all the great specials can be found in the new OOT paper-see it now by going all online at www.ootweb.com We have a great list of all the top Sports bars in the area. Be sure and get out and shout-LET’S GO FLYERS! NOTE: the new OOT will be going up later this evening and the coverage of the new OOT is from MAY 12 thru to JUNE 2nd….BE SURE AND CHECK IT ALL OUT and SUPPORT all of our bars and clubs you will find in this new Edition.
TONIGHT where to find the best prices on FOOD AND DRINK >
SPECIALS on BUD LIGHT, BUD LIGHT LIME,YUENGLING, COORS LIGHT, TWISTED TEAS, FIRELY, and MILLER LITE can be found in the Out On The Town Entertainment Guide – GO TO : www.ootweb.com or www.ootonline.com
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Mike Vagnoni and I talk often about one the best era’s in music which was in my opinion was the 80’s into the early 90’s. This was my generation as I was in my early 20’s when the disco era was winding down. I was freshly divorced and hitting the club circuit and well life took on a new meaning as there was this exciting vibe in the mid to late 80’s. Women dressed very well, I’m gonna go with “slutty”! There was no better way to describe our attire. We all looked like street walkers. I was no exception. The shorter and more skin tight the mini skirt, and the higher your “F-Me” boots stiletto heel was and preferably with a chrome pointy heel the better and hotter you felt! For the guys? The tighter the jeans, preferably black stretch jeans or ripped and torn stone washed the more your chances at scoring were (they called those jeans Nut huggers by the way). If you had the money, you bought your clubbing and band attire at “Warrior” custom clothes store in the Northeast. Back then? Going out was an event. And? The best part was you had someplace to go almost every night of the week! From the Telford Inn, To the Galaxy in New Jersey to Gahooleys to our beloved Empire Rock room on the Boulevard.
After the Empire was closed down, the rockers or metal heads some may call us had no where to go. Fortunately that era had Lori Gallagher (RIP) and that lady went to the owners of the then club “Cherrys” at the entrance ramp of Bristol Pike and Woodhaven Roads. She talked the owners Jimmy and Teddy into allowing her to revamp the club and they did into this penitentiary style decoration and atmosphere complete with hand painted cinder block walls, barbed wire fencing and prison cat walks in the suspended ceilings. Thus the club “Cellblock” was born around 1990. It reminded me of something you’d go through in an amusement park. Hoppy Riddle was always the sound man and Ronnie Hammil on lights and Tracy was the light girl/spotter. Lori first booked the club until the end of 1991 and I went in till the fire destroyed the house in June of 1995. The first National I booked was Dee Snider’s “Widowmaker” in early 1992. Hoppy and I figure we worked with 46 National Acts when all was said and done. I tried to figure out how many local original bands I worked with from Thursday to Saturday nights and it had to be in the hundreds. Some of the top bands we nurtured along the way were: “Naughty Jane, Mr. Bones, MetalWolf, Roughhouse, American Pie. Dollhaus Puppets, Das Rhein, CreekRoad, The Jury, Teachers Pet, Dezire, Taken” and just so many label ready, as far as I was concerned . On our good nights we would see about 400 or so come in the door,. Towards the end though, those numbers were dwindling rapidly. I often wondered what happened to everyone and those bands. I still have all their CD’s and press kits.
That’s the thing, back then the bands really made an effort and worked hard at promoting themselves. You don’t see much of that anymore. I was interning at a Kloss Recording Studios for a while and so many bands were spending the money and time to get a polished CD made to get shows and maybe make a few bucks. Back then? You couldn’t leave the “Cellblock” without having your car really plastered with so many band fliers trying to get you out to a show. They’d send you a post card too to remind you! Some even picked up this lost art of using the phone! Now with the Internet? Everyone just does an email blast and hey download our latest song if you feel like it. They got lazy these bands. When I was working a National? I used to drive Teddy’s BMW and he’d jump out and plaster every telephone pole or Store window we could get away with with posters about the shows…and it must have worked! They came in droves! I totally believe in advertising! I would advertised every big show in the “Inquirer” and”Out on the Town” (that’s how my column started way back then BTW) as well as “The Aquarian” Advertising has gone way with the Internet, sadly and I think when people don’t see or hold something in their hand to remind them of an event or something they forget about all the things that are saturated on the Internet.
We had a reunion some years back, one night at the Pirates Den and the next night at the Whiskey Tango, it was the only way I could get so many of the bands a chance to play. Well as time goes on and it’s amazing that these guys still stay in touch and so we have about 6-7 bands that want to get back together for one night of going down Memory Lane. On Sunday June 6 from about 5- midnight at the Whiskey Tango; we are going to get together again with these actual musicians that graced the Cellblocks Stage: “Surrender Dorothy, KRANK (yes with Frank) Instinct, Chain Saw Jane, Shock Tank Kittens and members of Savage Attraction. There will be some give aways, CD’s etc. and I’m working on a guitar to Raffle. It will be just a nice time to get people together that used to come out to the club and everyone is welcome!
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – The third-annual Philly Beer Week (PBW) 2010 will kickoff on Friday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m., in the spectacular Independence Visitors Center (6th and Market Streets) with the Opening Tap, a celebration honoring over 25 regional breweries whose beer helps make Philadelphia “the best beer-drinking city in America.” The Opening Tap will begin with Mayor Nutter and the ceremonial ‘first tap’ using the official Philly Beer Week keg mallet (affectionately known as the Hammer of Glory) followed by a strolling beer tasting on two levels. Opening Tap tickets cost $40 and can be purchased online at www.phillybeerweek.org, no tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
“The Opening Tap is a one-of-a-kind event featuring our local breweries and their beers, as well as the men and women who create them,” says Don Russell, Executive Director of PBW. “It’s only fitting that we kick off a celebration of America’s best beer-drinking city in the shadow of the birthplace of America.”
Invited breweries for the Opening Tap include: Appalachian Brewing Company, The Brew Works of Allentown and Bethlehem, Dock Street Brewing Co., Dogfish Head, Earth Bread + Brewery, Erie Brewing Company, Flying Fish Brewing Company, General Lafayette Inn, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Lancaster Brewing Company, The Lion Brewery, Manayunk Brewpub, McKenzie’s Brew House, Nodding Head, Philadelphia Brewing Company, River Horse Brewing Company, Rock Bottom, Roy Pitz Brewing Company, Sly Fox Brewery, Sam Adams, Stewart’s, Stoudt’s Brewing Company, Triumph, Troegs Brewing Co, Twin Lakes Brewing Company, Victory Brewing Company, Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Yards Brewing Company and Yuengling.
Beer friendly food will be available for purchase on site from Max & Me Catering and there will be live music by the Flathead Gang. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age, and no children will be admitted.
To purchase tickets for the Opening Tap or find general information including the ever-expanding schedule of events and list of participants, please visit www.phillybeerweek.org.
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By: Krista Doran
So, I’m food shopping last week when my cell phone rings and on the other line is someone introducing himself as Francis Orsini. I thought to myself, “Hmmm… should I call him Francis?” I mean, I knew who it was but his band’s name is Don’t Call Me Francis. I certainly did not want to be rude, and say “Hello Francis!”, so I pretended I didn’t hear him and said, “I’m sorry, who is this?” The voice on the other end said, “Krista, its Frank Orsini!” I am very happy to say that this week’s In the Spotlight segment features a local party band that has been bringing the good times everywhere they go for close to 20 years now – the Don’t Call Me Francis Band!
I have to admit, I thought I was going to be interviewing a somewhat egotistical “ladies man” but that could not be further from the truth. Frank was an extremely down to earth, personable gentleman, who wears his heart on his sleeve and talked more about the members of the band than himself. He had such wonderful things to say about every single person in the band and I was really surprised to find out what huge talent backed him on stage. For anyone that has ever seen Don’t Call Me Francis live, you know what kind of powerful sound they have, but their musical backgrounds are even more impressive. Several members of the band have played with major acts such as KC and the Sunshine Band, Alicia Keys, Prince and Blood Sweat and Tears, just to name a few. Frank was particularly fond of how his percussionist and female lead singer Mary Harris has contributed to the band. “Mary is such an extraordinary singer with a beautiful voice. Having her on stage is a blessing for us.” Frank was also very excited about his drummer, who simply goes by the name “M&M” and he told me that “playing with these musicians is like a reward for all the adversity I have had to deal with in the past. They are all professional, SMOKIN’ players and every one of them has mastered their skill.”
With an exceptional horn and vocally powered sound, the Don’t Call Me Francis band has been one of the top-rated Party Rock/Dance Bands in the tri-state area since 1991, and there is definitely a reason for that. Frank grew up loving rock and roll and because he plays the trumpet, he was also exposed to a lot of Jazz and R & B. His experience as a music lover has certainly influenced what the band plays onstage and they will do anything from Rock to Disco and everything in between. “What we play is extremely diversified. Our shows are high energy and intense with crowds of people chanting and singing right along with us. People come to our shows expecting to hear fun, danceable music and that is exactly what we give them. We make people get up out of their seats and dance!”
Don’t Call Me Francis is also the ultimate in wedding bands. From Sinatra and all the standards to Beyonce and The Black-Eyed Peas, if it’s good party music, they play it. There are perhaps a handful of acts in this area that can come close to what this band can do onstage. The level of musicianship, the seriousness of how they studied music and how they perform is unmatched. As Frank put it, “we strive for an old-school mentality of playing that is professional and hands-down, will give people a time they will never forget.”
You can catch Don’t Call Me Francis playing all over the area including 5 of the local PJ Whelihan locations and plenty of clubs at the Jersey Shore this summer such as The Trump Plaza Beach Bar in Atlantic City, Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant and Flip Flopz Beach Bar in North Wildwood. You can check their schedule at www.francisband.com to see where they are will be appearing and plan your next night out. You can be certain that with this band playing, it will be the time of your life! To book the band for your wedding, party, event or club, call 856-986-6749. The party continues….
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Keenan’s Irish Pub is located in the heart and soul of North Wildwood, at 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., “Where all Neighborhoods Still Meet!” Family owned and operated since 1999, Scott Keenan, along with his Mom, Peg; Dad, Jack; and brother, Sean; love what they do and do what they love! You can feel it when you walk thru their doors. With 25,000 sq. feet of wall to wall FUN, where else can you find 4 places to hang under one roof?!
Scott describes Keenan’s as a “One Stop Shop!” and now after three years of planning….Peggy’s Crab Shack will be opening on May 22nd. Their dream of having a traditional Crab House/Restaurant has been realized. And so will yours when you get those succulent crabs in drawn butter on your plate. Get there on a Tuesday and it’s All-U-Can-Eat! Or hang out at Angry Jack’s (recently expanded), the Cabana bar or the traditional Irish bar. Whether you want the warm ocean breeze or the chill of the air conditioner around you-it’s a little piece of paradise where all your senses are heightened!
Throughout the summer, Keenan’s holds over 40 parties and reunions, including Cardinal Dougherty, St. Matt’s, Roman Catholic and Hallahan’s reunions, to name a few! With the BEST live entertainment 7 days a week, the tropical atmosphere, and friendly staff-where else would you want to spend your summer? Scott added, “We still run it like a family business, staff and customers are like family to us. We are a team and although the neighborhood changes-one thing remains the same…Keenan’s Irish Pub!”
Here are some of the events to look forward to besides the big start of the season, Memorial day Weekend, of course!
Every Friday-“Eggs with Peg” doors open at 6am, coming for Memorial Day Weekend – Preston and Steve from WMMR, LIVE! Then from 11am-6pm its “Beat the Clock Happy Hour”– Domestic Bottles start at $1.50. Live entertainment from 5pm ‘til closing!
Saturday Afternoon Jams– From noon-4pm get ½ price Twisted Tea Bottles. Live entertainment from 5-9pm and 10-2am!
Sunday Fun Day–All day with DJ Jim Mulholland. $2.00 Miller & Miller Lite Bottles, 5 for $15 Aluminum Miller Lite Bucket of Bottles. Live entertainment from 5-9pm!
Mondays Margarita/Corona Night with the Amazing “Soul Cruisers” from 11am-3pm. $1.00 Domestic Drafts/½ Price Margaritas (11am to 5pm), 5 for $15 Corona & Corona Light Buckets (10pm to 3am) and ½ Price Margarita’s (10pm to 3am).
Terrible Tuesdays-Live Band All-U-Can-Eat Crabs & Karaoke with Crystal Roxx. U-Call-It Night/All Domestic Bottles $2.00 and ½ Price Absolute Drinks from open to close!
Whacky Wednesdays- Open Mike Night with
LeCompt and All-U-Can-Eat Pasta! $2.00 Bud,
Bud Light, & Ultra Bottles, 5 for $15 Aluminum Bud
Light Bucket of Bottles, ½ Price So-Co Shots-Open
Theme Night Thursdays with the Insiders! Shrimp and Wing special, $2.00 Coors Light & Twisted Tea Bottles, and ½ Price Bombs-Open to Close! Starting June 30th meet at Keenan’s for their Hawaiian Luau Party! Each week a different theme, including Disco Night, Christmas in July, 80’s Prom Party and more!
Next time you head down the shore- Make Keenan’s Irish Pub your favorite spot whether you are with family or friends, sitting down to mouth watering crabs at Peggy’s Crab Shack or just chillin’ with an ice cold drink and jamming to great live music-this place has got it all! For more information please visit their site at www.keenansirishpub.com
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Have you ever wanted to get away from it all and go somewhere tropical but just don’t have the time between work, home, and all your responsibilities? Well look no further, I found the perfect spot in Langhorne, Pa just off the Rt 1 & 95 exits. Cheeseburger In Paradise is definitely the place to be! Just the name itself reminds me of the Jimmy Buffet song and already I feel like this is where I need to be. Just as soon as you walk in the door you feel like you are somewhere else and you notice all the cool tiki-like decorations and crafty little fish carved benches, palm trees and a super cool bar with the lyrics of Jimmy Buffet songs imbedded right into it. If you walk a little further and look to your right, you will see a fabulous out door deck with neat doors that open up like a garage. I always thought that was a very unique idea. That’s where I met a very nice man, Manager Partner, Dave Sweeney. He was very friendly and was happy to show me around the restaurant and give me a little history behind the story of this lovely little get away.
The first Cheeseburger In Paradise opened in 2002 in Key West Florida. The idea was to have a Jimmy Buffet like atmosphere with a menu of mostly finger foods & fun dishes that was completely different than most. From their slider burgers to their Cajun dishes and even a mass selection of specialty tropical drinks, you cant go wrong. Since then the Paradise Restaurant Group has opened 36 locations through out the US, and they even have one in Delaware too. Now lets talk about the food. When I checked out their menu I noticed there were so many different items to choose from and they all looked yummy. I even looked at their really cool drink menu which had so many drinks I couldn’t decide, but then I found the perfect martini called “Key Lime Pie” and perfect it was, with a blend of citrus vodka, sweet & sour, Key lime flavoring, whipped cream and a graham cracker rim. That is like an appetizer and dessert all wrapped up in one if you ask me. I highly encourage anyone to flip through the drink menu, especially on those hot summer days. They offer an array of Ice Cold Glacier drinks, Margaritas & Mojitos and serve them in giant colorful martini glasses. They even have Sangrias in single serving pitchers, you cant beat that, When I was ready to order, I had the pleasure of meeting bartender/waitress Selena Gillespie who is a recent graduate of West Chester University and has a bachelors degree in psychology. She was very nice and helpful and a wonderful personality to match. I ordered my martini of course and then moved on to trying a few specialty dishes that were prepared by Chef Erik Lowell of Langhorne, Pa. The first dish was called “Kickin Chicken Nachos” and wow what a huge plateful too! This dish consists of tasty fresh pulled chicken with tomatoes & jalapeno peppers and was delicious. I encourage you to bring a friend if you want to finish this plate of nachos. The second item was called “Kingston Pork with Rice”. They season the pork and have a corn salsa topping and give you a little spicy mango coconut dipping sauce. Lets not forget the zesty potato chips too, very tasty and really good especially if you take them home and reheat them in a toaster oven later. I love the almost burnt flavor so yummy! The food was so good but I didn’t have enough room to finish so I’m definitely going to come back and try different things and of course my favorite martini over the summer. There is also a good amount of entertainment at Cheeseburger In Paradise. Thursdays they have Quizzos, Friday & Saturday nights they have “live bands” like my friends (CJ, Chris & Tommy from the Seven Band) and “Karaoke” on Sundays. Did I mention the new Pool Room in the back they just recently opened? It’s a private back room with video games, pool tables, TV’s and even a jukebox. Perfect for planning a birthday party, business meeting, or any kind of get together in a private setting. Please contact Dave Sweeney: (215) 757-3179 for more information. The hours of operation at Cheeseburgers In Paradise are: 11:30-1am Monday thru Saturday and 11:30-11pm on Sundays. They are easy to find right off I-95 or Rt 1 in Langhorne, Pa and have a huge parking lot with plenty of parking. They are located right in the surrounding Oxford Valley Mall circle, so you can go shopping and then stop by if your hungry. Bring the whole family for some great fun, delicious food and great entertainment! For all you sports fans they offer $2.00 Budweisers during all the Phillies & Flyers games and many large HD TV’s to enjoy them. Also be sure to check out their website for an online look at their menu, entertainment and upcoming special events: www.cheeseburgerinparadise.com All in all, I really had a nice time and enjoyed the food and beverages, not to mention the friendly staff. I hope you will stop by and experience it for yourself, I promise its definitely worth it.
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