Here's your invitation to join me and Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG from 6-9 pm Monday, Aug. 22,  for "Taste of the Quarter" at the Tropicana Atlantic City.

Over 25 restaurants, bars and eateries will feature a special taste of their menu for this signature event benefiting United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Atlantic County.

Again this year, I will be one of the celebrity chefs for "Taste". Don't worry, I won't actually be making the food, just serving it! Come see me between 6-7pm  Monday at Zeytinia Gourmet Market for Taste of the Quarter.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Taste of the Quarter benefit United Way in Atlantic County.

Tickets can be purchased at the IMAX Box Office, located on the third floor of The Quarter,, via phone at 1.800.745.3000 or the United Way Atlantic County office in Galloway.

Look at this great list of participating eateries and what will be on the menu. I hope to see you Monday at Taste of the Quarter...


A DAM GOOD DELI & FIREWATERS: Visitors will enjoy a fresh fruit and veggie bar. Located in the Marketplace.

A DAM GOOD SPORTS BAR: Guests can enjoy south of the border flavor with an all-you-can-eat taco bar. Located in The Quarter.

A TIME FOR WINE: Enjoy a variety of cheese and crackers. Located in The Quarter.

BOARDWALK FAVORITES ICE CREAM: Children and adults alike are sure to love cake batter ice cream served on miniature waffle cones.

BROADWAY BURGER BAR: We will be serving our freshly ground Angus beef sliders and french fries. Located in The Quarter.

CARMINE’S: The legendary family-style Italian restaurant will be serving their famous Rigatoni Country Style. This rustic style pasta features ground sweet sausage, prosciutto, sautéed broccoli, onions and cannellini beans which are combined in a garlic herb and butter sauce. Located in The Quarter.

CASA TACO AND TEQUILA BAR– Get ready to fiesta! Casa is serving up made-to-order fish tacos, traditional guacamole, and Virgin Casa Margaritas. Located in the Marketplace.

CHICKIE’S & PETE’S CRAB HOUSE AND SPORTS BAR: Our famous Mussels Red and Mussels White. Located at the Chickie’s & Pete’s just off the North Tower casino floor.

CLASSIC CAKES: Satisfy your sweet tooth with an assortment of delicious desserts. Located in The Quarter.

CORNER MARKET: An assortment of mini sub sandwiches. Located in the Marketplace.

CUBA LIBRE RESTAURANT & RUM BAR: Be transported to Old Havana with a taste of Cuba Libre’s Ropa Vieja, one of the most traditional Cuban dishes: shredded beef brisket stewed with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and red wine. Served with maduros and steamed white rice. Located in The Quarter.

IL VERDI: Tropicana’s upscale Italian restaurant joins the fun with Rigatoni Bolognese (Handcut rigatoni with Il Verdi’s homemade sausage ragu.) Located near Tango’s Lounge.

IVAN KANE’S KISS KISS A GO-GO: Stop by Ivan Kane’s Kiss Kiss a Go-Go, our newest nightclub from the creator of Royal Jelly, for a complimentary “Kiss Kiss” virgin cocktail. Go down the rabbit hole into the neon-fueled nights of Bangkok and see what everyone’s talking about!

FIN:  Tropicana’s seafood experience will serve fresh and delicious Lobster Bisque. Located near Tango’s Lounge.

GOLDEN DYNASY: Enjoy mandarin orange beef, a thinly sliced cab filet mignon wok-fried with mandarin orange glaze and dried chili peppers. Located in The Quarter.

GOYOGO FROZEN YOGURT: Sample their signature smoothie as well as a flavor of frozen yogurt.

HOOTERS: Look for the Hooters girls serving boneless wings. Located in the Marketplace.

JAMES CANDY: Savor samples of Atlantic City’s legendary salt water taffy. Located at the Marketplace.

MARKETPLACE EXPRESS: Marketplace Express is serving up sweetness with Italian cannoli’s & Vanilla bean iced coffee.

MRS. FIELDS COOKIES: No Taste of the Quarter event is complete without fresh baked Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies. Located in The Quarter across from Tango’s Lounge.

OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC: Get snack-a-lacking with delicious dips and assorted baked goods. Located in The Quarter.

RIRA IRISH PUB: Enjoy an Irish Sausage Roll, an Irish sausage baked in a flaky puff pastry with stone ground mustard-Guinness sauce along with Mini Irish Breakfast Sliders, a breakfast patty (Irish sausage, Rasher, Black & White Pudding), egg, mushroom & roast tomato jam on a brioche slider roll. Located in the Quarter.

THE PALM: Visitors will enjoy Mini Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa.  Located in The Quarter.

PERRY’S PIZZA: No one does pizza like Perry’s! Sample bite-size portions of their Sicilian pizza. Located in the Marketplace.

STARBUCKS: Top off your night with samples of freshly brewed coffee and pastries.

TONY LUKE’S– Get yourself a taste of South Philly by tasting Tony Luke’s mini pork sandwiches. Located in the Marketplace.

WET WILLIES: Guests can cool off with samples of Wet Willies’ signature virgin daiquiri, the Weak Willie. Located in The Quarter.

ZEYTINIA: For those looking to keep it classic, Zeytinia serves up a ham and cheese sandwich, just like Mom makes. Located in The Quarter.