Plus Mayfest, Gene London's Fashion Museum and HIM reviews.
Inaugural Pizza Slaughter Fest
Tony Boloney’s is an authentic Atlantic City pizzeria notorious for its superb pies and one-of-a-kind creations, and now it’s really thinking outside the pizza box with an inaugural event called Tony’s Pizza Slaughter Fest. Happening on Saturday, May 15, at the shop (300 Oriental Ave. in A.C.), festivities start at noon and will be highlighted by a contest in which intrepid souls will attempt to eat each of 30 signature slices from Tony’s pizza menu. Among the contestants is two-time defending Wing Bowl champ Jon “Super Squibb,” who is gunning for the first-place prize of the Golden Boloney Crown, Belt & Pizza Peel. “When the Squibb said he wanted to come and destroy the competition,” says Michael Hauke, Tony Boloney’s co-owner and head pizziolo, “I said, ‘Bring it on!’ because we have some major competitors that will go head-to-head with him as he tries to take down every slice of our pizza before anyone else.” Other contestants include Brad “The Lunatic” Sciullo, Dale “The Mouth of The South” Boone, Mike “The Polish Piranha” Demcovitz, Aaron “MC Animal” Pledger, and Tom “TomSquad” Davis. Local bands will also be performing, including the Ocean Ryders, and there will be activities for the kids. Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford will proclaim May 15 as Tony Boloney’s Day. The fest will feature more then 100 local vendors including Stinkping Juice, which will be launching a line of organic lemonade. Proceeds from the sale of lemonade will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Celebrity judges will include AC Weekly columnist Whitney Ullman, and WIBG 1020 AM radio talk-show host Harry Hurley. Tony Boloney’s is located at the corner of Oriental and Vermont avenues on the north side of A.C. Visit pizzaslaughterfest for more information.
Get Yourself Some May
Despite the recent bout of cool weather, it’s spring dammit and people want to celebrate. One of the best places to do that his weekend will be at Historic Smithville and Village Greene, which will hold its Mayfest celebration. The event starts off with displays by more than 100 crafters in a juried show. There will also be an international food court and children’s activities and, of course, 60 shoppes to browse through. For live entertainment, the band Hampton Wick will appear Saturday. The band is celebrating its 15th year of performing. Sunday, Nashville artist Sherry Lynn appears from 1-4pm. Lynn is originally from Clayton, N.J. and has opened for LeAnn Rimes. So even if you have to get out the really thick sweatshirts, get outside and enjoy some May. Mayfest runs from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Visit SmithvilleNJ.com for info or call 748-6160.
Gene London’s Fashion Museum
Appearing on Boscov’s (at Shore Mall) second level until Sunday, this free exhibit features vintage dresses from the famous former TV host and fashion expert’s collection. Find out more here and see a photo gallery here.
The rock band HIM played last Thursday, May 6, at the House of Blues at Showboat.
Q: How was the show?
A: The show was awesome. We ended up in a box next to one of my favorite local celebs, Bam Margera, and ended up partying with him after!
A: This might have been the worst band I have ever seen. I felt like I was trapped inside a Hot Topic store for two hours.
A: HIM? Who? I don’t know him, oh that’s the name of the band?? What? I’m so confused. I just came with my friend.
WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT TO you, time or money? At first thought we may tend to lean towards money, because having lots of money would allow us to have free time, right? But think about it for a minute — money comes and goes, time comes and goes, but while we will almost always have the opportunity to make more money, we can never get our time back. So what does this mean? It means that your time is so precious. Using your time wisely and surrounding yourself with people who aren’t what I call “time wasters” is so crucial to evolving as a person. A friend, Kern Brar, said it best by stating, “We should take a few minutes during our day to do the things we have to do, but then,...
Let’s take this in simple steps. First step, pizza and beer go together. Got it. Second step, the Atlantic City Convention Center is the site of the sixth annual Atlantic City Beer Festival, better known as “The Celebration of the Suds.” More than 75 different breweries will showcase their products. But also among the exhibitors will be several food vendors including Tony Boloney’s, one of the city’s premiere pizza restaurants. So beer vendors and pizza vendors also go together. Well, at festivals anyway. Got it. So what then is the next step? Well obviously, it’s Tony Boloney’s pizza infused with beer. And we’re not talking about the infusion that happens in your mouth when you bite a slice and swig your beer. We’re talking totally infused. “Basically, we’re cooking the beer...
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