Lobster Clambake Back by Popular Demand at Rat’s Restaurant

Plus: Other food and drink events in Atlantic City, Maplewood and Stockton.

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New Specials at Rat’s Restaurant

Hamilton

This Hamilton eatery is introducing new lunch and dinner specials this summer. Their Lobster Clambake is available for dinner on Wednesdays until August 25, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy a $42 pot of lobster, shrimp, clams and mussels served with potatoes, corn and garlic herb butter. New French cuisine lunch and dinner dishes include Escargots, Duck Breast (with herb basmati rice and tangerine jus), Seafood Risotto, Foie Gras Toast (with a sherry shallot jam) and more. Rat’s is also hosting a happy hour Wednesday to Friday from 5–7 pm, with $8 food specials such as Chickpea Fries and Chilled Shrimp. Make reservations online.

Rat’s Restaurant, 16 Fairgrounds Rd., Hamilton; 609-584-7800

Summer Concert Series at Bourré

Atlantic City • August 20–21

Later this month, two national acts will head to Atlantic City for a weekend full of music. On August 20, Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan will perform on Bourré’s outdoor stage, as well as Mir Fontane, Lill Twinn x Mizzy Coke and M11son. Hip-Hop and Rap artist Waka Flaka Flame will headline the show on August 21, along with other performers such as DJ Afterthought, Wes Walker & DYL and Just Add Water. The event will also feature food trucks and Bourré’s delicious Cajun menu. Purchase tickets online. 5–10 pm.

Bourré, 201 S New York Ave., Atlantic City; 609-246-6670

MAPSO Funk Fest

Maplewood • August 28

From 1–7 pm at the Springfield Avenue Gazebo, the first annual MAPSO Funk Fest will celebrate diversity in the greater Maplewood and South Orange areas. The event will feature local businesses, creatives and vendors, with live music performances happening throughout the day. Admission is free, with optional items for purchase such as beer garden and food tasting tickets, ranging from $15–$45.

MAPSO Funk Fest, Maplewood

Book Signings at The Borscht Belt

Stockton • Fridays

The Borscht Belt is holding book signings every Friday in August. On August 7, author Ted Merwin will be at the eatery with his new book, Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli. On August 13, author Elaine Freed Lindenblatt and her book Stop at the Red Apple will be featured. The first hour of each event features a free Q&A event with the author. Available for $50 per person, the second hour includes a VIP experience complete with a box lunch from The Borscht Belt.

The Borscht Belt, 19 Bridge St., Stockton; 609-460-4051

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