Kim Sparano, Brand Manager from Harrison Beverage, talks about Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale at Trump Marina’s Oktoberfest. I’m not in this one but watch it anyway.
Each year Samuel Adams adds a new beer to their lineup that is truly a voice of the people. They tour the country and listen to the masses as to what should be the next addition. Gary catches up with a few “regular” beer drinkers to get their take on this year’s contenders at the Oktoberfest on the Deck at Trump Marina. ;Sponsored by Michelob Brewing Co and portOpong. I’m not in this one but watch it anyway!
By the time you read this, the Atlantic City Food and
Wine Festival will have taken over the resort.
It’s more of a food event than a nightlife one, but it’s
worth noting that it’s four days long, will bring a lot
of A-list Food Network celebs to town (Guy Fieri
among them) and that there are wine and craft beer
seminars throughout the weekend, including one on
Sunday by Gary Monterosso, who hosts the cable
and Internet show “Still Crazy After All These Beers,”
which I co-host. Yes, it’s a shameless plug but Gary
knows tons about craft beer and is indisputably
rather hilarious. Plus, I’ll be there taking Shout Out
pics. What, like you’d rather spend the afternoon at
Chickie’s & Pete’s: If you’re stuck in the city and not
getting your share of ogling tanned temptresses,
you’ll want to snap a shot at the Hottest in the City
series, a month’s worth of biweekly parties where
ladies pose for photos that get posted online so that
people can vote on the loveliest. The bars rotate for
each “casting call” but this one’s in South Philly. The
final countdown will take place in late August so
watch this space for details. Today. 6-8 p.m. Free.
1526 Packer Ave., Philadelphia. (215) 218-0500.
MIXX: Philly2night.com is sponsoring a kick-off
party for the newly renovated club. Admission and
Level vodka cocktails are free from 9-11 but you
must RSVP. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 1 Borgata
Way, Atlantic City. (609) 317-1000. www.
Finnigan’s Wake: Philly2night is offering somewhat
of a consolation prize for those who can’t make
MIXX by opening up a bar and giving away food in
Northern Liberties for two hours. Fri. 7/30. 9-11 p.
m. $10. 3rd & Spring Garden streets., Philadelphia.
(215) 574-9317. http://www.finnigans.com.
Tin Angel: South Jersey band gotPenny will play
original and cover rock tunes based on influences
like The Cranberries and Tribe. Yeah, so OK, the
mention anyway because they’re really nice dudes
and they played my birthday party for free last year.
I’m sure the fact that the hostess never spoke to me
again has nothing to do with their playing. Today.
9:30pm. $8. 20 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia. (215) 928-
Boogie Nights: The fact that I perfectly remember the
song “Catch Me (I’m Falling)” is a testament to the
power of Pretty Poison, who’s actually playing at the
club. Groove is in the heart. Saturday. 9 p.m. to 2 a.
m.. Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic
City. (609) 340-7698. http://www.resortsac.com.
La Esperanza: Put on a sombrero and catch the fiesta
bus between La Esperanza, Los Amigos and
Scaturro’s. Cover charge gets you a ride on the bus
that leaves La Esperanza at 1 p.m. sharp, drink
specials and a T-shirt. Sunday. 1 p.m. $25. 40 E.
Gibbsboro Road, Lindenwold. (856) 782-7114.
North Star Bar: Sunday is almost a national holiday
for my fellow Deadheads, given that it’s the birthday
of Jerry Garcia, who would have been 68 this year.
North Star is marking the day with a birthday bash
featuring Jemimah Puddleduck, whose Mark Karan
plays lead guitar for RatDog and has played with
The Other Ones. Opening for them is experimental
group Psychedelphia. . 8 p.m. $15-$18. 2639
Poplar St., Philadelphia. (215) 787-0488. www.
shopkeeper Gladyss “Mom” Glass is combining a
celebration of Jerry Garcia with a party for the 22nd
anniversary of her shop by hosting two free bands
on the lawn of her store. The founder and an
illustrator from Relix Magazine will be around, as
will Sugar Magnolia, a 1960s tour bus that serves as
a museum for uh, relics, from the era. Sunday.
Noon-4pm. 1880 Route 70 E., Cherry Hill. (856)
North Star Bar: In more good hippie news, Devon
Allman, eldest son of Gregg, is bringing his band, H
oneytribe, to Philly. He’s played with Les Paul,
Keller Williams, and of course, one of my favorite
bands ever, The Allman Brothers. 2639 Poplar St.,
Philadelphia. (215) 787-0488. http://www.northstarbar.
Octo Waterfront Grille: In a trademarked event called
“Tasting Time,” guests get to sample six wines –
some sparkling – and menu items from Octo.
Thursday. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. $20-$30. 221 N.
Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia. (215) 923-OCTO.
Thumbnails from: On the beach in Atlantic City
As introduced by Gary:
Here is the latest episode of “Still Crazy After All These Beers,” featuring: Tara Nurin, our newest on camera reporter.
If your video is glitchy, try viewing here: http://www.viddler.com/explore/crazyafterbeers/videos/18/
We’ll be announcing news regarding our move to television shortly.
I have two upcoming appearances that could be of interest to you. I’ll be hosting a phenomenal beer tasting at Harrah’s in Atlantic City on August 1 as part of the Food Network Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival. Check out the excitement by going to www.acfoodandwine.com.
Prior to that, I’ll be in New York on June 20-21 for the New York Bar Show, offering two seminars. Special guests at the show will be Dan Ackroyd and Danny DeVito. The event site is www.newyorkbarshow.com