A glimpse at a family show that can really get you into the holiday spirit. Interviews with a legendary comedy duo and the member of one of the most influential pop bands of the '80s. Several great gift ideas for the chef in the family. We got it all and plenty more inside this issue, our 50th of the year.
As of press time tickets were still available for Cheech & Chong's 11pm show at the Borgata Music Box. Associate Editor Lori Hoffman had the opportunity to interview both Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong.
Also for this issue, contributor Ed Condran spoke with Duran Duran's Andy Taylor in advance of the band's Saturday night stop at the House of Blues at Showboat.
As this week's cover depicts, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, at Trump Plaza, is quite a visual and musical experience -- and one that the entire family can enjoy. The holiday-themed show (catch a sneak peek online at atlanticcityweekly.com/video) is just one of many such shows playing in Atlantic City and its environs throughout the rest of the month.
Also through Dec. 31, you have the chance to cast your votes -- and win a Wii -- in our Reader's Choice Nightlife Awards. Vote here.
We have also kicked off the fifth annual Top 40 Under 40 project in conjunction with the Greater Atlantic City Jaycees. A nomination form can be found here.
CORRECTION: We received a couple inquiries regarding our "Garden State Variety" dining feature in the Nov. 27 issue. In the piece, Atlantic City Sub Shops' sub rolls were misidentified as having seeds on them. Apparently this caused some confusion for A.C. Sub Shops' (in Northfield) dedicated customer base and we apologize.
According to Atlantic City Sub Shops' co-owner, Sonny Formica, the establishment does not have seeds on its sub rolls. "Since day one, we've been using Formica sub rolls," says Formica, cousin of Frank Formica, operator of Formica Bros. Bakery in Atlantic City and now in Northfield.
"We get three deliveries of [Formica] bread a day to make sure we use the freshest bread possible."
Happy holiday (eating) shopping.
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