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Mardi Gras

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  • Comfort food fight!

    Comfort food fight!
    Forget that Saturday's returning Boca Burger Battle will have 20 restaurants vying for meaty supremacy, and forget that steel-stomached eaters will compete to chow down the most frankfurters during Sunday's Hot Dog Fest. The real struggle this weekend...
  • Win a car at Mardi Gras Casino

    Win a car at Mardi Gras Casino
    Fiat giveaway: The June promotion at Mardi Gras Casino climaxes at 10 p.m. Tuesday with the prize of a Fiat 500L in the casino's Ticket To Ride promotion. Slot players who earn 20 points between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday will receive an extra entry....
  • Caesars Entertainment to shut Showboat Atlantic City casino

    Caesars Entertainment to shut Showboat Atlantic City casino
    Debt-strapped casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp said it will shut its Showboat Atlantic City casino in August due to falling revenue and high property tax in Atlantic City. Revenue from Atlantic City has declined by more than $3 billion since...
  • CASINOS

    CASINOS
    Mardi Gras party: Because there are so many July Fourth options, Mardi Gras Casino is holding its patriotic celebration on Tuesday. Among the planned events is a national anthem-singing contest. One of the 15 finalists will win $1,000 and sing the...
  • GAMBLING

    GAMBLING
    Tickets for Fiat: Mardi Gras Casino continues its $500 giveaway every day at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. in June, but Tuesdays carry another incentive: Slot players who earn 20 points between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. receive an extra entry into the big drawing of the...
  • Questlove opens 3-night DJ residency at The Social

    Questlove opens 3-night DJ residency at The Social
    About the time that many Central Floridians were parked in front of TV sets on Tuesday to watch "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on the show's Orlando road trip, one member of the show's entourage was ready to go to work again. Questlove,...
  • Six Flags America launching new roller coaster this weekend

    Six Flags America launching new roller coaster this weekend
    Maryland’s largest theme park is about to take a new roller coaster for a spin. Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro on Saturday launches Ragin' Cajun, a ride that is billed as the first of its kind at the park. At just over 40 feet, the ride...
  • Questlove DJ residency set for June 17-19 at The Social

    Questlove DJ residency set for June 17-19 at The Social
    Just as he predicted during a recent DJ set in Orlando, Roots drummer Questlove will return to downtown for a DJ residency during the week the band is in Orlando to produce a week's worth of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”...
  • Belmont: California Chrome's run at history has hometown breathless

    Belmont: California Chrome's run at history has hometown breathless
    John Harris owns an agricultural empire of beef and pistachios, and a hotel known to most Californians who have ever traveled Interstate 5 through the Central Valley, but on a recent day his attention was fixed on a message spelled out in red Solo cups....
  • Catfish Hunter and the Zen of the Treasure Trove

    Catfish Hunter and the Zen of the Treasure Trove
    If you have spent much time matriculating at some of central Broward County’s most authentic beach bars, you are familiar with the laid-back charms of singer, songwriter and guitarist Catfish Hunter. And if you went on to pursue an advanced degree...
  • After 27 years, Showboat closes its doors — an hour early

    After 27 years, Showboat closes its doors — an hour early
    Toni Peterson was among the last customers to leave the Showboat casino Sunday afternoon as "closed" signs went up, bringing to an end the Mardi Gras-themed gaming hall and hotel that opened on the Boardwalk 27 years ago. "We're going to miss it,"...