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Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City is a top 4th of July 2017 Destination

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Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City is a top 4th of July 2017 Destination

Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City is a top 4th of July 2017 Destination

(The following is a special series on Bluejeanfood.com written by guest contributing writer and correspondent for “Small Bites Radio” William Knowles. He highlights his passions of trying something new whenever the opportunity presents itself, or possibly something old, but new again since it has been a while. I hope you enjoy his very special perspective that I am sure many of you can relate to. Follow him on his exciting journey “Around Town”)

On Thursday evening, June 29th, I was invited to the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ to experience some new culinary and nightlife offerings that they have in store for the summer of 2017, and a great evening of entertainment was my reward…

They kicked the festivities off at Ivan Kane’s Kiss Kiss Nightclub, located in “The Quarter” destination of the Tropicana Casino and Resort, for a preview of Ivan’s new Kiss My Burlesque show.  Kane is the founder of the legendary Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub, and he sought to reinvigorate the formula at his Tropicana Casino and Resort spot, where in his own words you take a “trip down the rabbit hole into the neon-filled nights of Bangkok”.  Two beautiful dancers performed their act for us, and their talents were on full display to show the attendees that this is not your regular night spot. The burlesque show will take place every Thursday through Saturday evening at 10:30till dusk. The gigantic LED video wall and “rabbit hole” entrance make for a fun and colorful way to spend your nights in “America’s playground”…

Following this spectacle, we made our way to Okatshe, Chef Jose Garces’ new Japanese themed izakaya that just opened this past March (along with his other new South American themed eatery at Tropicana Casino and Resort, Olon).  At Okatshe where they specialize in sushi and sashimi, we were treated to many of the resident offerings – chicken, beef, pork, and seafood dishes, as well as some fabulous cocktails.  Offering small plates to spread out your samplings, or full entrées, Okatshe gave me my first real taste of Japanese style cuisine, and I would go back in a heartbeat to try more.  Chef Garces has developed quite a reputation as one of the areas most prominent restaurateur’s, and this spot is an excellent entry to his variety of restaurants (in a prime location no less)…

The Tropicana Casino and Resort has grown into one of my favorite casinos in AC, with a continuously growing supply of retail and food/drink locations.  Their entertainment area “The Quarter” alone has a vibe all its own, the casino floor itself is one of the largest in town, and major renovations have occurred in recent years to keep up with the competition.  Although the city itself has seen it’s share of issues recently, Tropicana Casino and Resort remains one of the crown jewels and reason enough for a visit to Atlantic City.  The evening that I just experienced serves as proof, and I look forward to my next visit…

As the 4th of July weekend has arrived, and you seek to finalize your plans, consider the Tropicana Casino and Resort your must hit destination for the holiday – namely because of unique places like Ivan Kane’s Kiss Kiss and Okatshe.  Everyone have a happy and safe holiday, and I will see you again “around town”…

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