What’s Worth Seeing in October: Neil Young, Thurston Moore, Midtown Village Fall Festival, and More

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Neil Young

Neil Young
October 8th and 9th
Academy of Music
The gritty Canadian singer and guitarist has always had a huge Philadelphia fan base, and his shows here are the stuff of legend. He performed a solo set and one with Crosby, Stills and Nash at Live Aid, he headlined a special 2008 concert to commemorate the end of the Spectrum, and his 2007 Tower shows were memorialized by filmmaker Jonathan Demme in the documentary Neil Young Trunk Show. If you don’t catch at least one of his two performances here this month, you’ll be missing out.

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Borgata Room $100,000 on Priceline

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As with most weekend nights during the summer, Atlantic City’s Borgata was sold out on Saturday, at least as far as the hotel’s reservation department was concerned. But Priceline was willing to hook you up with a standard king with a walk-in shower at the Borgata on Saturday night for $100,018.28, as seen in the above screenshot. We tried it several times, and we were getting the same results via Kayak. Read more »

Lawsuit over Fake Chips at Borgata Poker Tournament Thrown Out

A lawsuit over fake poker chips at a Borgata poker tournament in Atlantic City has been dismissed by a state court. Lawyers say they’ll appeal.

The lawsuit stems from an odd incident surrounding the Borgata Winter Poker Open tournament earlier this year. A gambler staying at nearby Harrah’s had snuck counterfeit chips into the tournament, and thought Borgata officials were on to him. So, police say, he flushed them down the toilet. His scam was discovered when pipes in Harrah’s began to leak from being clogged with $2.7 million in fake poker chips. (In a subplot to this already-weird tale, alleged chip counterfeiter Christian Lusardi has is also accused of possessing 37,000 bootleg DVDs.)

The tournament was canceled, and earlier this year gamblers sued. Yesterday, a judge dismissed it.

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2014 Savor Borgata Culinary Series

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Believe it or not, Atlantic City has been host to one of the East Coast’s most diverse, inventive and unique dining experiences in the country—the Savor Borgata Culinary Series. From now to the end of July, the casino hotel and spa will throw ticketed events with our country’s biggest celebrity and Iron chefs.

You can go the Bobby Flay Kentucky Bourbon Dinner on June 23rd or be wowed by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s Culinary Demonstration (it’s only $25).

Those are just some ideas, but click through to see the full schedule.

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Three Atlantic City Nightclubs Make Top 100 Grossing Club List

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Night Club and Bar Media Group in conjunction with Technomic Inc. have released the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 list, a revenue-based ranking of nightlife venues.

Three Atlantic City hot spots made the top 100:

  • Pool After Dark at Harrah’s ($15 to $25 million)
  • Dusk at Caesar’s ($5 to $10 million)
  • Mixx at The Borgata ($5 to $10 million)

Las Vegas dominated the list with 21 clubs including the top three spots. XS and Marquee LV brought in $80-90 million each for 2012.

No Philadelphia clubs made the list.

Night Club and Bar Top 100 2013 (PDF)

Is Harrah’s “Pool After Dark” The Most Ingenious Nightclub Concept Ever or the End of Civilization As We Know It? [Philadelphia Magazine]

Borgata Tells All Other Atlantic City Casinos: Our Chefs Can Beat Up Your Chefs

We forgive you if you’ve never been to The Water Club at Borgata to eat. Relaxing by the divinely decadent pool, soaking up some pampering at Immersion Spa or doing naughty things you’d care not to remember in the penthouse suite–yes, these are the reasons to wander over to the opulent spa-hotel from its adjoining sister property. But as of Sunday (spoiler alert!), that may all change.

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Restaurant Club: Better Burgers & More

The Philly Mag Restaurant Club

This week inPhiladelphia Magazine’s Restuarant Club Newsletter.

Restaurant Club Newsletter [Philadelphia Magazine]

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