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Bally’s newest burger boasts 40 ounces of Kobe beef
The Carving Board Burger comes with Kobe beef, prime rib, and braised short ribs.
If you happen to find yourself in Atlantic City, N.J. with $100 burning a hole in your pocket, forego the blackjack table and drop into the bar at Preview inside Bally’s Casino to check out what has to be one of the most insane burgers being served in the country right now: The Carving Board Burger.
In honor of Burger Month, the folks there decided to create a burger that Guy Fieri might refer to as "off the hook." For starters, it costs a hundred bucks. So what do you get for all that money? First there’s the burger patty itself: 40 ounces of Kobe beef. Things only get crazier from there: It’s topped with slices of garlic-roasted prime rib, port wine-braised short ribs, pickled tomatoes, Gorgonzola dolce fonduta, and balsamic vinegar syrup, and it’s all served on focaccia that’s been toasted and smeared with herbed lardo. Fries come on the side. Is that rich enough for you?
The burger is obviously intended to be shared between at least two people, but we’re sure that there’s someone out there who can devour the whole thing himself. But if a $100 meat-on-meat-on-meat burger isn’t your style, there’s also a $10 standard cheeseburger.
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Showboat’s $100 Million Waterpark Approved in Atlantic City
An ambitious plan to revitalize a parking lot fronting one of America’s most iconic boardwalks looks like it will come together next year following a key vote in support of the family-friendly development.
During their December 15 meeting, the Casino Reinvestment Development’s Authority’s (CRDA) Board of Directors granted final site approval regarding a project along New Jersey Avenue next to the Showboat complex. The property is owned by Philadelphia-based developer Bart Blatstein, who acquired the non-casino hotel from Stockton University in 2016 for $23 million.
An indoor waterpark proposal emerged during the summer months and Jersey Digs was the first news outlet to reveal the look of the $100 million facility back in June. Designed by Atlantic City-based SOSH Architects with interior work from Martin Aquatic Design & Engineering of Orlando, it is set to feature a transparent, retractable roof and approximately 100,000-square feet of amusement rides.
The indoor portion will feature water slides, pools, and lazy rivers to go along with amenities like food and beverage outlets, party rooms, locker rooms, retail stands, and lounge areas. An outdoor lazy river will run just west of the indoor portion, while the eastern section of the property looks to feature outdoor volleyball courts, an enclosed water slide, and a bar facility facing the Atlantic Ocean.
The as-yet-unnamed waterpark will be connected to the Showboat’s Premier Lite tower, which is slated to undergo a complete renovation as part of the project. A Family Entertainment Center featuring an arcade and other games is to be built within the existing Showboat facility to support the project.
While Showboat is spearheading the endeavor, Erie, P.A.-based American Resort Management will be overseeing all aspects of the project’s development. The company operates various hospitality facilities around the country including Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas and Parrot Island Waterpark in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
“This is a significant development for Atlantic City and the Showboat property, and we are beyond thrilled to play a role in helping to transform it into a world-class destination,” said Richard Coleman, American Resort Management CEO. “Our goal is to create the most unique indoor waterpark in the world.”
Representatives from Showboat previously presented preliminary plans to CRDA’s Land Use Regulation and Enforcement Division on June 18 and held a press conference afterward where Blatstein indicated his high hopes for the project.
“This will be the best, pound for pound, indoor water park in the country,” Blatstein said at the time. “We’ve spent many, many hours designing something that’s going to be completely unique, so that when you arrive here at Showboat, you’ll know that you’re somewhere different.”
Blatstein will be seeking an entertainment retail district designation for the project, which would make it eligible for tax incentives worth up to $2.5 million annually for up to 20 years. The CRDA will be considering that request during their meeting later tonight.
Site plan approval was the last regulatory hurdle Showboat’s waterpark development faced and Blatstein says construction of the water park is expected to begin next year.
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The Owner of Showboat Hotel Plans on Building $100 Million Water Park in Atlantic City
Known as a gambling destination, Atlantic City might soon become a more family-friendly vacation spot: The owner of Showboat hotel is planning on dropping $100 million to build an indoor water park.
On Tuesday, the Philadelphia developer in charge of the Showboat, Bart Blatstein, applied for a state credit tax with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to help finance the water park, The Associated Press reports. If the agency designates Blatstein's project as an entertainment retail district, then he'll get an annual rebate of up to $2.5 million in sales tax generated by the project for 20 years.
Blatstein plans on building the park next to the Showboat, which currently doesn't have a casino. &ldquoAtlantic City does not have a family market,&rdquo Blatstein told the AP. &ldquoThis will open up a whole new market that doesn&rsquot exist.&rdquo Since the water park will be indoors, it'll be open year-round for families to visit.
The water park will be built on the parking lot between the Showboat hotel and the Ocean City Casino Resort, which is located on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Not only will the water park be adjacent to the Showboat hotel, but it will actually be connected to it.
So far, there are no specific details about what the water park will look like. But with a $100 million budget, it probably won't disappoint. Blatstein told the AP that he's appointed a team to lead the project, and they're set to break ground starting in August.
The majority of eagle poisoning occurs accidentally – for example, when eagles eat poisoned foods put out by farmers who wish to protect their livestock from predators like foxes or coyotes. However, the impact that this has on non-targeted wildlife like eagles is highly significant.
According to the American Eagle Foundation, “Farmers who resort to illegally poisoning dead animal carcasses have inadvertently killed other wildlife. The poisons that are used are so strong that even a tiny bit can continue to kill third, fourth, and even fifth generations of non-targeted wildlife. In fact, reports of the deaths of children who have handled dead birds, killed by ingesting wildlife that had died from these deliberate poisonings, continue. This horrifying tradition of poisoning kills not only bald eagles, but humans as well.”
Places To Eat & Drink in Americus Georgia
Butter Roll Dessert is an absolute MUST.
If you only have time to eat at one place during your visit you need to take your happy self right on over to Gladys Kitchen for some cafeteria-style southern soul food.
The only thing you need to know is to order the butter roll dessert.
This is definitely a case where you want dessert.
The recipe is top secret (I asked), but it reminds me of bread pudding, but better.
Even when I try to eat healthily when I travel I still indulge and this was definitely worth the indulgence.
Little Brother’s Bistro & Cafe
Little Brother’s Bistro has been serving unique, fresh and delicious soups, salads, sandwiches and more since 2009.
Located in the Historic Windsor Hotel and open just for lunch they served up one of the best salads I’d had in ages.
Order at the counter and they’ll bring your food to your table.
Make sure you look at the daily specials. There were many but I’m glad I went with the salad.
Rosemary & Thyme Restaurant
A modern, upscale American restaurant located in the Historic Windsor Hotel. White linen tablecloths, candlelight and quiet ambiance welcome diners.
The fair trade organic coffee shop offers made from scratch breakfast and lunch foods and also has a delicious bakery selection.
Well, you know I had to check this one out. I never did solve the puzzle of why a place in southern Georgia has the word Toboggan in the name.
However, it didn’t take long to discover why this pub-style spot is frequented by the locals.
Wings, burgers, wraps, craft beer, cocktails, and even dessert martinis! Live music throughout the week.
Located in downtown Americus and offering up everything from soups and sandwiches to steaks and seafood. There is also a full bar.
Wolf Creek Plantation
Sumter Counties only winery Wolf Creek Plantation features more than 2500 muscadine vines covering more than 20 acres.
A tasting room and winery tours are available. Sample their signature award-winning muscadine wines.
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Showboat owner planning $100M water park in Atlantic City
The owner of Atlantic City’s Showboat hotel plans to build a $100 million year-round indoor water park next to it and will break ground in August, he said Wednesday.
Bart Blatstein, the Philadelphia developer who runs the Showboat as a hotel that does not offer gambling, applied Tuesday for a state tax credit to help finance the water park.
The as-yet-unnamed resort is aimed at vacationing families who find little to do in Atlantic City, Blatstein told The Associated Press in an interview.
“Atlantic City does not have a family market,” Blatstein said. “This will open up a whole new market that doesn’t exist.”
An aquarium and a giant Ferris wheel already draw some families, but Atlantic City remains far more geared to adult gamblers.
Blatstein is seeking approval from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority for designation as an entertainment retail district, which would entitle the project to an annual rebate of up to $2.5 million in sales tax generated by it. There also would be tax breaks on construction materials used for the project.
It would be built on an existing parking lot between the Showboat and the Ocean Casino Resort at the north end of the Atlantic City Boardwalk, an area that casino and city leaders have been trying to revitalize.
The development would be connected to the adjacent Showboat hotel.
Blatstein said he already has assembled a team to run the project and has completed soil testing.
“This is going to happen,” he said.
Second-quarter earnings are sure to be worse because the casinos have been shut all of April and, so far, May, with no reopening date scheduled.
The proposal is the latest in a string of water park projects envisioned for Atlantic City.
In April 2017, a local investment group led by investor Ronald Young signed a deal to buy the former Atlantic Club casino, announcing plans for a family-friendly hotel, anchored by an indoor water park. But when financing dried up, so did the water park plan, and the Atlantic Club went back on the market.
Young said he had previously been rebuffed in his plan for a water park at the former Bader Field airport site.
In 2012, a group headed by developer Tom Sherwood proposed a sailboat-shaped hotel and water park project in the Marina District.
In January, Blatstein sold the Playground pier complex to a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, essentially reversing a transaction he made five years earlier when he bought the pier from the casino company. No sale price was divulged.
Blatstein said in January that he was selling the pier to enable him to concentrate on a plan to return gambling to the Showboat, something for which he has sought preliminary approval from regulators. He would not say Wednesday whether the effort is still alive.
But he appeared to have had the water park project in mind, saying at the time that he would announce in the near future “a very significant development” for the site.
The type of sales tax rebate he is seeking has been widely used in Atlantic City. Previous recipients include the new Hard Rock casino The Walk shopping district and The Quarter, a dining and shopping section of the Tropicana casino.
An official with the reinvestment authority did not immediately return a message seeking comment Wednesday.
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So You Want To Visit A Brothel?
Do’s, Don’ts, Tips, and Tricks for enjoying the oldest profession!
We’re excited to welcome Alice Little to the Guys Gab team, and she is here to answer all of your sex and relationship questions. If you have a specific question for her, simply leave a comment below and we’ll pass it along to her.
My name is Alice Little, and I’m the number one booking legal sex worker in the United States. I work at the world-famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch just outside Carson City, Nevada, where I see men, women, couples, and help people from all different walks of life work on intimacy and explore themselves sexually.
Nevada is part of the American Frontier, and it’s only in Nevada that you can find legalized prostitution in the brothel system. Prostitution has been around here for a very long time, but it’s only been legal here since 1971 the legal system boasts a safe working environment for the ladies, frequent mandatory testing for safe sex, and of course discretion for visitors.
So what if you want to visit a legal brothel? How do you plan the trip? What should you expect to spend? What do you say or do when you arrive to get a great experience? Not to worry, I’m here to answer those questions and more!
Planning a trip to a Nevada brothel is just like planning any other vacation. You’ll need to set a budget, as well as section off time in your schedule. Visitors typically stay in town for three days, flying in on the first day, staying one day, and then leaving on the third day, though other visitors will sometimes stay longer or visit as part of a business trip. This ensures that a delayed flight won’t make you miss your appointment and it’ll also make sure that you’re not exhausted from your trip and unable to fully enjoy your experience.
As of February 2018, there are 21 brothels in Nevada, but there’s often confusion as to where they are located. The nearest brothel to Vegas is hours away, and the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, where I work and in my opinion one of the nicest locations to visit, is about 7 hours away by car. The good news is that it’s quite easy to fly back and forth between Las Vegas and Reno International. Southwest offers an easy-to-book commuter flight that’s only about 50 minutes long for travelers between the two cities. The Reno airport is only about a half an hour away from Carson City, and the ranch is located on the outskirts.
Almost all brothels will have a website with a lineup of the ladies who are currently working. It’s important to send a message to a lady you’re interested in spending time with, as many of the ladies work ‘tours’ at the ranch and have certain dates they will or won’t be available. This way you can coordinate with them for a visit. It’s a common practice for the ladies to require a 10% deposit of what you are planning to spend on your trip to put you on their calendar so they can clear their schedule for the time of your arrival.
Speaking of what you plan to spend, how exactly do you set a budget? Nevada law only allows for pricing discussion to happen on the actual brothel property, so it’s illegal to quote figures over email, text, or the phone. If you’re at a complete loss as to what to do on your first visit, either just shoot from the hip with your 10% deposit or simply put down $100. You can always work out the details with the lady in person and whatever you agree on will come out of your deposit first, so there’s little risk to you. At this stage of the process the lady is just putting you on her schedule and trying to get an idea of much of her schedule she should move around for you based on your deposit! You always have the option of just walking in, but then there’s no guarantee of which ladies you’ll see in lineup!
What about payment? The ranches take cash transactions, of course, but they do accept most credit cards. It’s important to check with the cashier via phone when you are putting down a deposit to see a particular lady, as some locations have limitations on the kinds of cards they can accept depending on which vendors they use. Generally speaking, transactions from the ranch show up as generic-looking charges on bank statements, but you always have the option of simply buying a Visa gift card anywhere you like and using that for your deposit or to pay for your experience.
A very important consideration is that many credit cards and banks have fraud protection. As such, it’s important before you travel to contact your issuing bank (the number is typically on the back of the card) and let them know you intend to travel. You should also let them know that you’ll be making some large purchases and tell them the day you’ll be booking in Nevada. This way you’ll be spared the anxiety of having your card declined or trying to call your bank after-hours to get access to your money if you end up deciding on a bigger experience. I can’t stress this enough, it happens all the time and can potentially ruin your trip!
Most first time visitors don’t know that the ladies at the ranches offer outdates, where you can book the lady’s time at the ranch and then leave together to have an adventure in Nevada! Yes, it’s possible to take a lady to dinner, to a show, go hiking, jet skiing, or really any kind of fun activity you can dream up in this beautiful area. Decide ahead of time if you’re looking to confine your time to the bedroom or if you’d like to stretch you legs and have an experience. Most of the ladies know all of the local things to do and can help with fun recommendations based on mutual interests!
Since we’re talking about activities, use your words! It can be very challenging for people who aren’t used to talking about sex to let their sex worker know exactly what it is they like and want. You should let the lady know if there’s a special outfit you’d like them to wear, a special scenario you’re interested in, or any kind of special activity you’d like to make sure you get to in the bedroom. This gives the lady time to prepare, buy a costume, get her toes done, or do any other special preparation for your visit! As a 4″ lady, I always appreciate lots of notice if someone is looking for a costume, because they’re so hard to find in my size!
What if you want to take pictures or video? Make sure to ask when prices are being discussed and be specific about the type of photos or videos you want to take. Most ladies don’t mind giving you a little something to remember your encounter by as long as you’re willing to use your words and tell them what you want.
There are so many things on the menu at the ranch that it can be a little overwhelming. Don’t make the mistake of trying to do too much your first visit. Your first visit should be all about exploring what the brothel has to offer, getting comfortable and acclimated, and finding a lady you want to have some fun with! Once you’ve found a lady who’s a great fit, she can help you cross all the items off on your bucket list, and if there are fantasies you have that involve multiple people, she can help you pick other ladies who will be there during the time of your appointment who will have great chemistry with you.
Make sure to shave, shower, use deodorant, and if you’re comfortable, manscape! Being clean and smelling fresh are important parts of any encounter, and keeping your body hair trim prevents issues with using protection and awkward issues with hair in the bedroom. As part of the process of booking an encounter, the lady will inspect your body to ensure there are no signs of disease and that issues like an ingrown hair you didn’t notice that needs a band aid before the encounter are all taken care of. Showers are available if you are traveling short notice from the airport or want to clean up after a visit.
Remember, it’s okay to ask questions. One of the best things about setting up an appointment ahead of time with a specific person is the ability to ask questions and be guided through the process! This will often give you a better experience than just showing up on the property.
If you’re going to cancel your appointment, try and do it with as much notice as possible. Sex workers live and die by their calendars and seeing you at the time you’ve arranged means she can’t see someone else. It’s common courtesy that if you have to cancel on a lady, you will generally leave the 10% deposit as a tip for her time. Speaking of tips, as well as gifts, they are always welcome! Remember that if you want to give a gift of food or drink it should be in a sealed unopened container for the lady’s safety.
Have more questions? Simply email a provider and ask! We love answering your questions and making the process as easy as we can so you can have an amazing visit!
Just after my trip to Chapel Hill, NPR asked me if I wanted to do some segments on a series of shows they were creating called Found Recipes. In essence the show is about a person (in this case me) coming across kind of food or recipe that delicious/amazing/surprising – that weren’t looking for at all. A happenstance serendipitous discovery that needs to be shared with a greater world.
Yes, I said. I would love to be on your show. And I have the perfect recipe.
The segment aired and the response was crazy enthusiastic. The phone started ringing at Crook’s Corner people making reservations and checking to make sure the pie was on the menu. It had been, in fact, a sometime special, not a permanent menu item…..but Bill quickly realized that that pie needed to stay on the menu for good.
Crook’s Corner is about to celebrate their 50th anniversary, and the created a timeline of milestones for the restaurant, the NPR piece about the pie made the chart! I was very proud.
The OH-MY-GOD pie of all time. As heard/seen on NPR and The New York Times! A saltine crust filled with creamy citrus filling and topped with whipped cream.Tweet This
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Sights and scenes snapped on the boardwalk during a Sunday visit to the Jersey Shore
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