Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Roma Ristorante in Bethlehem One Sensational Italian Eatery

This Is Roma Ristorante, We invite you to #ExperienceSensational at this Italian Eatery in Bethlehem PA.

I was in Bethlehem for my daughters wedding and as I was out and about, felt a bit hungry and
happened to be in front of Roma Ristorante, so I decided to try it out...Glad I did

This is great Italian food and they make their own pizza dough and for those who are gluten free, Roma offers, gluten free pasta for you. For those of us who are gluten-full you will love the entire menu.

I started with a half wedge...Iceberg, diced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, applewood bacon, gorgonzola, blue cheese dressing...Perfect.

Entree, PastaGarlic and Olive Oil, Sautéed in garlic, EVOO, butter...Amazing, this is the way Aglio e Olio should taste and you will need breath mints.

My wife loves eggplant and orders it everywhere and this night the streak continued Eggplant Rolatini Rolled and stuffed with ricotta, baked in pomodoro sauce and mozzarella. 
Her comments, "One Of The Best Anywhere". Susan Berman is the owner of Berman Travel a national travel company. Susan has traveled the world and loves Italy especially the Amalfi Coast and visits often, to eat.

There is a bar (We enjoyed the ChocoMartini and Sangria)  the portions are very generous and the staff is very friendly and accommodating.
Finally, this restaurant is located in a shopping center, try it out and as you dine pretend your in Roma

Roma Ristorante
Airport Shopping Center, 925 Airport Center Drive
Allentown PA

610 841-ROMA

Iceberg, diced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, applewood bacon, gorgonzola, blue cheese dressing

 PastaGarlic and Olive Oil, Sautéed in garlic, EVOO, butter

Eggplant Rolatini Rolled and stuffed with ricotta, baked in pomodoro sauce and mozzarella

Marc Berman is the publisher of Eat DrinkAndBeYou Magazine 
Director of Marketing for (Owned By Wife Susan Berman)

Atlantic City Arts Foundation, Arteriors Latest 14 Tenn Atlantic City


Their Mission:
"The mission of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation is to foster an environment in which diverse arts and cultural programs enrich the quality of life for residents of and visitors to Atlantic City."

Their Vision
"The Atlantic City Arts Foundation envisions Atlantic City as a community in which residents, businesses, government, employees, and visitors value arts and culture as a means to stimulate economic development, encourage civic engagement, and promote community well-being."

Their Latest ARTeriors 14 South Tenn Ave

ARTeriors is a collaboration of artists turning an unused space into a lively and eclectic experience for residents and visitors of Atlantic City.
Two Weekends Only May 19 /20 May 26 /27, 2018
You will be amazed by these talented artists Ashley Collins, Bernie McCabe, Edwin Rivera, Erin Moore, Kenneth Lazan Faulk, Jr, Matt Crowne and Shari Tobias

Thank You Joyce Hagen

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Source: Live Nation


Philadelphia, PA - Live Nation Philadelphia today shared an exclusive first look inside the development of The Met Philadelphia, the city’s soon-to-open, incredible new live entertainment venue, and unveiled the official social media pages (@TheMetPhilly on InstagramFacebook and Twitter) and web address (  

Located on North Broad Street, The Met Philadelphia, the former Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House, is set to open December 2018. Originally built in 1908 by opera impresario Oscar Hammerstein, The Met Philadelphia is currently undergoing a $56 million restoration in partnership with Live Nation, Eric Blumenfeld and Holy Ghost Headquarters to transform the historic theater into the crown jewel of North Broad Street’s renaissance and you can be part of the action.  

Be the first to experience “Showtime Redefined” by visiting and viewing the venue’s new sizzle video, registering for The Met’s newsletter and following the venue’s social media pages. Stay tuned for venue updates, show announcements, behind-the-scenes content, sweepstakes, job fairs and more.

Stay Connected:

About The Met Philadelphia
The Met Philadelphia, a Live Nation Venue is a $56 million restoration project in partnership with Live Nation and Eric Blumenfeld. The Met will revive the Philadelphia Opera House, originally built by Oscar Hammerstein in 1908 and once the largest theater in the world. The Met will be the crown jewel of North Broad Street’s renaissance. Find out more at

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Apple Leisure Group and NH Hotel Group announce strategic alliance to jointly operate beachfront resorts in Europe

Luxury all-inclusive leader, Apple Leisure Group, brings AMResorts’ brands to Europe and introduces new three-star brand, Amigo Hotels & Resorts

Source:  rbb Communications

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pennsylvania and MADRID (May 17, 2018) – Apple Leisure Group (ALG) and NH Hotel Group (NH) today announced that the companies have formed a strategic alliance to bring AMResorts’ award-winning brands to Europe.
An ALG company, AMResorts will debut in Spain with its Secrets Resorts & Spas adults-only brand, and Dreams Resorts & Spas family-friendly brand, as well as introduce Amigo Hotels & Resorts, a new three-star brand offering a concept completely different to the collection’s existing offerings. AMResorts will oversee brand management and sales while NH will maintain operational management of the resorts. The first four hotels in AMResorts’ European portfolio are slated to open in Spain in 2019.
“Spain has an abundance of beach and leisure destinations as well as one of the strongest all-inclusive resort markets outside of the Caribbean,” said Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group. “NH Hotel Group’s expertise in Europe made them the right partner to introduce AMResorts’ brands into the continent’s Mediterranean countries, with Spain as starting point of this strategic project.”

Ramon Aragonés, CEO of NH Hotel Group, added, “This alliance is the result of a long-standing relationship between both companies, and will combine the recognized brands and dynamic sales and marketing experience of the North American-based AMResorts, with NH’s extensive experience as a leading hotel operator in Europe and Latin America. The result is an attractive hotel partnership model, which has already proven successful in the Caribbean, and we will leverage each company’s strengths to surpass travelers’ expectations in Europe’s top destinations.”   

A Strong Partnership
The expansion into Europe marks the next phase of a long-standing partnership between AMResorts’ and NH, which began in 2011 when the companies established a similar model to open three resorts in the Dominican Republic.

Each company is widely recognized as a leader in their respective markets. NH operates nearly 400 hotels in 30 countries across its three brands: NH Collection, NH Hotels and nhow, and is a globally-recognized leader in the urban hotel segment. NH’s vast portfolio across many of Europe’s premier destinations includes 318 hotels representing nearly 50,000 rooms. The company is also the leading urban hotel operator in Spain, with more than 130 hotels in the country.

AMResorts is one of the fastest-growing luxury leisure travel companies in North America, with a pipeline of 52 open resorts and an additional 20 planned throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. The company provides sales, marketing and brand management services for Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets®, Breathless®, Dreams®, Now® and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. It is one of six companies that comprise ALG, North America’s only vertically integrated hospitality company.

Growing Footprint
Through the alliance, the companies will evaluate both additional conversion opportunities as well as new builds to expand AMResorts’ footprint in Europe. AMResorts’ first four European properties will debut in 2019 in the destinations of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Mallorca. The resorts will be conversions of existing hotels, which will undergo complete renovations to meet the standards of AMResorts’ brands.

“Spain is the gateway to the leisure segment in the Mediterranean Europe. As the second most visited country in the world in 2017, the time was right to expand our footprint across the Atlantic Ocean and into Europe, beginning in Spain. Through this partnership, NH Hotel Group is helping us enter the most competitive and popular destinations in this country, as well as in the rest of the Mediterranean markets, such as Italy where NH has a strong presence,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Apple Leisure Group. “Strategic alliances allow us to utilize our expertise of the all-inclusive sector, while partnering with a local expert, like NH, to create more value, new brands and development opportunities for our owners.”

Catering to the European Market
In addition to introducing Secrets and Dreams Resorts & Spas in the market, AMResorts’ will introduce Amigo Hotels & Resorts, a three-star, all-inclusive resort brand. Catering to families and couples, the resort will emphasize a high caliber of service and quality-driven gastronomy program, while providing strong value for guests.

“Travelers visiting Spain’s premier beach and leisure destinations are seeking the perfect combination of service, amenities and a cost-conscious price point – this is the sweet spot of the Amigo brand,” said Gonzalo del Peon, AMResorts President. “With the brand mix we are introducing, we will cater to a wide variety of guests, whether traveling for a romantic weekend or energetic escape.”   

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New Chelsea Five Gastropub at Tropicana Atlantic City’s Chelsea Tower to Open Memorial Day Weekend

New Chelsea Five Gastropub at Tropicana Atlantic City’s Chelsea Tower to Open Memorial Day Weekend

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (May 16, 2018) – This Memorial Day Weekend, Tropicana Atlantic City’s colorful and diverse culinary scene introduces more variety and dining experiences with the debut of Chelsea Five Gastropub.

Tropicana’s new restaurant in The Chelsea Tower welcomes guests to an eclectic dining experience focused on locally sourced seafood and handcrafted classic cocktails paired with panoramic ocean views visible from every seat in the dining room and from the adjacent Terrace Lounge — serving rooftop outdoor dining.

Tropicana’s dining scene is already bursting with flavor with over 26 experiences to choose from.” said Tropicana General Manager Steve Callender. “Chelsea Five Gastropub’s modern American fare and classic cocktails combined with breathtaking ocean views will make a great addition to our collection. We’re living up to our promise of giving Tropicana guests MORE non-gaming amenities all under one roof.”

The drink menu features over 50 whiskeys and bourbons and old-fashioned drinks prepared with robustly flavored spirits such as the original variation of the Whiskey Sour made using Rittenhouse rye whiskey, house-made simple syrup, fresh squeezed lime juice and an egg white.

Food menu highlights include Blue Crab Mac N’ Cheese, Yellowfin Tuna Tacos and White Cheddar Truffle fries for starters, the Ribeye Cheesesteak Sandwich, and entrees such as Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Shrimp & Grits, Cauliflower Steak, and Maple Whiskey Salmon.

Guests can make dining reservations by calling 1-800-THE-TROP or visit

Other enhanced non-gaming amenities opening at The Chelsea Tower on Memorial Day Weekend include Whiskey Five, Cabana Five Bar & Pool Deck, and the Oasis Pool. Gilchrist Restaurant at The Chelsea Tower is open daily for breakfast and lunch.

On Thursday, May 24Tropicana will host a ceremonial ribbon cutting of the Skybridge, connecting resort guests to the new non-gaming amenities, and a celebration to mark the official opening of The Chelsea Tower.

The new amenities will open to the public and resort guests on Friday, May 25Tropicana’s Memorial Day Weekend celebrations continue with a Boardwalk Block Party and the kick-off of Tropicana’s Free Summer Fireworks Series on Saturday, May 26.

For more information about Tropicana Atlantic City visit



Las Vegas, NV – August 3, 4, 8, 10, 11 
Atlantic City, NJ – August 25 & 26 
National Harbor, MD – August 29 & 30 
Springfield, MA – September 1

ATLANTIC CITY (May 15, 2018) – Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Stevie Wonder today announces “The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music,” a limited engagement concert series taking place this summer.
Stevie will bring “The Song Party” to The Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26 where fans will enjoy an immersive, participatory experience during this run.
The announcement follows Stevie’s epic private event last week in Los Angeles of the same title that was designed to give guests a sneak peek of what is in store for attendees of the concert series. 
The Stevie Wonder Song Party Dates & Venues:
 August 3, 4, 8, 10, 11Las Vegas, NVPark Theater at Park MGM 
 August 25, 26Atlantic City, NJThe Event Center at
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
 August 29, 30National Harbor, MDThe Theater at MGM National Harbor 
 September 1Springfield, MAMassMutual Center at MGM Springfield 
Tickets start at $195, plus applicable fees, and will go on sale to the general public Monday, May 21 at 10 a.m. EST. Tickets can be purchased online at Borgata’s Box Office . American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. EST. All pre-sales will end Sunday, May 20 at 10 p.m. EST. For more show and ticket information, visit .
Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music who, at the age of 12, was the youngest recording artist to have achieved a #1 single with “Fingertips, Part 2”.

To date he has amassed 49 Top Forty singles, 32 #1 singles and worldwide sales of over 100 million units. Stevie has won 25 Grammy Awards, the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.

As an activist, Stevie also spearheaded the realization of “Martin Luther King Day” as a national holiday. His participation in the “We Are The World” fundraiser for hunger in Africa was a music industry milestone while his involvement to put an end to apartheid in South Africa is legendary. He is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, and is a Commander of France's National Order of Arts and Letters.
Stevie was awarded the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and performed his commission, “Sketches Of A Life," which placed him in a very select group of eminent composers who have received library commissions, including Aaron Copeland, Leonard Bernstein and Paquito D'Rivera.
Stevie has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and he is a designated U.N. Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabilities. He continues to be a pivotal influence in U.S. and world events, demonstrating the activism that has made him such a vital voice for social progress and world harmony.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. Announces Completion of “Window-Shop” Period

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. Announces Completion of “Window-Shop” Period

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (May 15, 2018) - Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: TPCA) (“Tropicana” or the “Company”), a majority owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ: IEP), has announced that the  “window-shop” period provided for in the merger agreement signed in connection with the merger of Tropicana’s gaming and hotel operations into Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERI), and the related sale of Tropicana’s real estate to Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLPI), expired at 6:00 p.m. (New York City time) today.

Pursuant to the merger agreement, during the period from April 15, 2018 until the expiration of the “window-shop” period, if the Company received an unsolicited acquisition proposal from a third party that the Company’s Board of Directors determined in good faith constituted or may have resulted in a superior proposal, then the Company would have had the right to provide information to, and participate in discussions or negotiations with, that third party and,  subject to the terms and conditions of the merger agreement, terminate the merger agreement. The Company did not receive any proposals or requests for information from third parties during the “window-shop” period.

In addition, Tropicana also announced that it has received the required approval of the transaction by its stockholders, which was effected through the written consent of American Entertainment Properties Inc., a significant stockholder of the Company and a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises L.P.

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018, subject to receipt of required gaming approvals, termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is not subject to any financing condition.
About Tropicana Entertainment
Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: TPCA) is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 7,000 employees, approximately 5,700 rooms, approximately 7,800 slot positions and 260 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tropicana is a majority-owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:  IEP).  To learn more about Tropicana, visit\

About Icahn Enterprises L.P.
Icahn Enterprises L.P., a master limited partnership, is a diversified holding company engaged in ten primary business segments: Investment, Automotive, Energy, Railcar, Gaming, Metals, Mining, Food Packaging, Real Estate and Home Fashion.

About Eldorado Resorts, Inc.
Eldorado Resorts is a leading casino entertainment company that owns and operates twenty properties in ten states, including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In aggregate, Eldorado’s properties feature approximately 21,000 slot machines and VLTs and 600 table games, and over 7,000 hotel rooms. For more information, please visit
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Silversea Cruises is adding another ship to their sensational one of a kind fleet. The following is a press release about Silver Dawn. If you have never experienced a Silversea Luxury Cruise,  Now Is The Time 

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Press Release Source: Silversea


She will be the third ship of the Silver Muse class

Monaco/Trieste, May 14, 2018 Silversea Cruises has awarded Fincantieri with an order for another ultra-luxury cruise ship, with delivery scheduled for Q4 2021. The contract is valued at over €320 million.

Named Silver Dawn, the new vessel will be a sistership of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, which was launched from the Fincantieri shipyard of Sestri Ponente (Genoa) in April 2017 and was welcomed with great acclaim by guests. Silversea has therefore committed to constructing a new ship that will share Silver Muses ultra-luxury qualities.

The order of Silver Dawn comes just months after the cruise line signed a contract with Fincantieri for the construction of Silver Moon, another sistership to Silver Muse, which is due to be delivered in 2020. Part of the cruise line’s expansion plan, the fleet’s eleventh ship - the third ship in the Muse-class series - will strengthen the strategic musification of Silversea’s fleet.

Silver Dawn will benefit from the same sense of intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation options that characterise all Silversea vessels. Providing superlative comfort and an enhanced onboard experience, she will unlock authentic travel experiences for Silversea’s discerning guests in the world’s most spectacular destinations.

Following the extraordinary success of Silver Muse, we are delighted to announce Silver Dawn as the eleventh ship to join the Silversea fleet,” comments Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea’s Chairman. “Silver Dawn will bear the same hallmarks of quality that guests currently enjoy on our 6-star ships. We look forward to welcoming guests aboard in November 2021. It was my father’s dream to grow Silversea to at least a 12-ship fleet; today, we are one step closer to fulfilling his vision”.

Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said: “It is a great satisfaction for our Group to see an ”ambitious project like Silver Muse establish itself on the market and get the highest appreciation from an exclusive and demanding customer like Silversea, that today confirms his trust in us. Thanks to this partnership, based on the quality of the product, our leadership position in the cruise sector is further strengthened, not only from a technological point of view, but also for the commercial ability to find the best agreement with the shipowner”.
Fincantieri has built 82 cruise ships from 1990 to today (59 from 2002), while another 44 are currently being designed or built in the Group’s yards.
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Monday, May 14, 2018

Another ARTeriors Exhibition "Pops Up" This Friday

Atlantic City Arts Foundation’s THIS Friday May 18, 2018 from 4:30-7pm at 14 S Tennessee Ave (b/w Pacific & Atlantic Aves). Art...Food...Drink...Awesome Humans

ARTeriors is a pop-up art exhibition featuring super talented local artists. The Arts Foundation takes over a vacant space and brings it to life by filling it with amazing art. It’s one of our signature events.

The opening night party will feature light bites from Wingcraft, spirits tasting by Little Water Distillery, and wine from The Iron Room. There will be a musical guest, as well. 

Tickets are just $25 for the opening night. Would love to see you there if you can make it for a night of great art, music, food and drink.

Tickets and Information Here

Source: Atlantic City Arts Foundation

ARTeriors is about Transformation and Transition. All of our artists are selected from within our community. We highlight properties and neighborhoods that are in transition, utilizing art as a tool for transformation. We transform empty or abandoned spaces into amazing art installations, at the same time highlighting the transformation and rebirth of Atlantic City itself.

We are returning to #TennAve and will celebrate the Transformation happening by our friends The Leadership Studio Hayday Coffee and the home of our first ARTeriors at 121 S. Tennessee Ave, MADE Atlantic City Chocolate Bar



Source: Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ (May 14, 2018) -Riding high off of the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, this prestigious 2018 Vocal Group of the Year, Old Dominion has captivated more than their fan base. This acclaimed country band has been rapidly building a devoted and enthusiastic group of listeners for their live shows and they will now make their debut at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena.

On October 25, Old Dominion is set to kick off the latest leg of their tour in support of the band’s newest release, “Happy Endings,” which will include a stop at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. In 2016, the band was notably named ACM New Group of the YearACCA Breakthrough Group of the Year, AIMP Songwriter Artist of the Year and Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year. 

Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion blends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop music. The band has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. Old Dominion recently released their highly anticipated sophomore album, Happy Endings, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart & #7 on the Top 200. The band’s first single “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart” also hit #1 on the Country Mediabase Chart, followed by their second fastest-rising single, “Written In The Sand” hitting #1 on Country Mediabase and Billboard Charts.
Old Dominion consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers.
Tickets go on sale, Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. Please visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

The 2018 star-studded entertainment lineup for
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City:

6/29 – Carrie Underwood
6/30 – Pitbull
7/1 - 9/16 – Motor City Live: A Motown Tribute
7/5 – Third Eye Blind
7/6 – Kellie Pickler
7/12 – Ted Nugent
7/13 & 7/14 – Florida Georgia Line
7/15 – Maroon 5
7/21 – Gin Blossoms
7/21 – Chris Young
7/26 – Rascal Flatts
7/26 – Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield
7/27 – A Thousand Horses
7/27 & 7/28 – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
8/1 – Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult & Bush
8/4 – Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
8/9 – George Thorogood and The Destroyers
8/11 – Million Dollar Quartet
8/18 – Blake Shelton
8/23 – Counting Crows with Special Guest LIVE
8/26 – Toby Keith and Trace Adkins
9/1 – Amy Schumer and Friends
9/8 – Fab Faux
9/22 – Cole Swindell
9/28- Christina Aguilera
10/13 – Steely Dan
10/19 & 10/20 – Kid Rock
10/25 – Old Dominion
10/30 - 11/4 – Rock of Ages

Through music appreciation and an imaginative environment, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos deliver products for the varied aspects of life – work, play and personal sanctuary. For more information or to book a stay at any of the Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, please visit