WCBM Life StyleJan 01, 2013 -- 12:00am
THE HANDYMAN FROM HEAVEN “DOES THE THINGS ON YOUR HONEY-DO LIST THAT YOUR HONEY CAN’T GET TO!” INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, NO JOB TOO SMALL…AN AWARD WINNING COMPANY WITH AN A-PLUS RATING FROM THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU AND AN “A” RATING FROM ANGIE’S LIST…. CLICK HERE AND VISIT US AT WWW.HANDYMANFROMHEAVEN.COM
1-11 – Deathtrap – Everyman Theatre
1-19 – Inner Harbor Ice Rink Open
9 – Jeff Daniels – Rams Head on Stage
9-25 – Baltimore County Restaurant Week
14 – Dancing with the Stars – Lyric
14-Feb 8 – One Night in Miami – Center Stage
16 – Jane Fonda – Weinberg Center, Frederick
16-18 – Horse World Expo – Timonium Fairgrounds
17 – Lewis Black – Lyric
17 – Tribute to Pearl Jam Rams Head Live
19 – Martin Luther King Parade – MLK Blvd & Eutaw
20-feb 1 – Annie - Hippodrome
22 – Jay Leno - Lyric
17-18 – Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival – Ocean City Conv Hall
21 – Tom Marr broadcasts live from Harry Browns in Annapolis
23-25 – World of Pets – Timonium Fairgrounds
23-25 – Jason Alexander – Meyerhoff
24 – Polar Bear Plunge – Sandy Point Pk
24-25 – Monster Jam – Verizon Center
25 – Marshall Tucker Band – Rams Head on Stage
29-Feb 1 – International Boat Show
29-30 – Mahler’s 3rd Symphony - Meyerhoff
30-Feb 1 – Shen Yun – Lyric
30 – Fleetwood Mac – Verizon Center
31-Feb 1 – Repticon – Timonium Fairgrounds
WCBM and WQLL at the Festival of Trees 2014
Carmine's Atlantic City
I hope you don’t think this is sneaky, but I do have to know for sure whether or not the smiles on servers faces in restaurants are real. Here’s how I do it. I walk around giving
out the appearance of being lost. The idea is to see if anyone comes up to me to offer help. I’m satisfied if I get one person to do so. While dining recently at Carmine’s in the
Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City I had three. Okay I was convinced.
I was also convinced how good the food was when it arrived at my table. I had what was perhaps the best linguini in red clam sauce I ever had, and trust me I have
dined in many Italian restaurants. Like how about Little Italy here in Baltimore. I also ordered a salad. Big deal almost all restaurants have salads. No my friend not like this one.
Again it ranked up there among the best salads ever. Not sold? Okay head up to Carmine’s and try one. Then give me a call.
Carmine’s offers what was described to me as southern Italian cuisine. Personally I don’t care where it’s from, if it’s Italian I’m there. Here is where you have to be careful what you order. When they say this is family style dining do not compare this to what you might have in Lancaster. How can I describe the portions. I’ll keep it simple by using one word,
huge, very huge, extremely huge. If you are at a table with six people you can easily get away with three or four entrees, unless the other five are sumo wrestlers. That night there were two of us. I had leftovers for two nights.
The restaurant opened in December 2004 and was a big hit in Atlantic City right away. It is named after a jockey since the owner is a big fan of his accomplishments. This is a big restaurant. There’s seating for about 500 on two levels. Most of the seating is done upstairs. It appears as if the lower level is used for overflow dining and private parties, though the upstairs is also used for parties. I do suggest you at least go downstairs and see how many people you can identify by their picture on the wall. I didn’t do too well.
The menus are on large wall boards and that too is fun selecting your meal that way. You should know just about everything is prepared fresh. They don’t have a pot of
spaghetti sitting on the burner waiting to be served. Your order is prepared when you order it. I got a tour of the kitchen and it is indeed a madhouse back there and I
saw it when it wasn’t at its busiest. I can imagine the activity on a night or holiday. By the way, you can order smaller portions, but you have to know when. You can
get them at the bar and at the tables until three. That’s good information to have. Of course you can order a full meal and carry out.
The wait staff works as a team. In other words, you might not necessarily get the same serving you throughout your visit. Everyone pitches to make sure the diner gets the best
service they can provide. For the diner that simply means you don’t have to look around the restaurant until you see the person who took your order. Anyone can assist. How
many times has that happened to you. You need something simple, say more ketchup, and you have to wait until your person appears. Not at Carmine’s.
Happy Hour is from 4 to 7 weekdays with taster items at the bar. There are lunch and dinner specials (the same items). Some of those specials could be fish, pasta, meat or
salads. And yes there is a gluten free menu. If you were the one ordering food, you have to order about 600 pounds of chicken breast per week, 200 pounds of garlic per week and about 600 to 800 pounds of cheese. That is just a tad more than I get when I shop. The menu stays basically the same year round.
Carmine’s is definitely casual and I do suggest you make reservations just about any time. I was there on a winter night and by 7 the place, at least upstairs, was just
about full. There are tv’s in the bar area so you wont miss any sporting event regardless of the season But be advised this is New Jersey so you’ll probably be watching the Eagles and the Phillies. Parties of 15 or more should go through the Special Events department.
As a final tip, there’s this – go in hungry. If you’re going there for dinner have an early lunch. When in The Tropicana go to the area known as The Quarter. That’s where
you’ll find Carmine’s. After your meal you can walk about 100 yards and gamble, or better yet, take a stroll on the boardwalk. For more information call 609-572-9300 or go to
carminesnyc.com. By the way, there are Carmine’s in Washington and New York. I’m already looking forward to a visit.
Return to: Main Blog Blog
Green-Lipstick Wearing YouTuber Tells Obama She's Worried 'Po-Po' Will Kill Husband
McConnell: More Amendments Have Been Voted On Already Than All Of 2014
HuffPo Reporter: Hillary Age Questions Appropriate, You Don't Want Somebody to Die in Office
Black Man Who Tortured, Executed Two White Teens Makes ‘Black Lives Matter’ Speech at Sentencing
Israeli Media: Satellite Photos Show New Iranian Missile Silos
Black Man Who Killed White Teens Apologizes To Families Of Michael Brown And Eric Garner During Sentencing Hearing, Says “Black Lives Matter”…