SoJO 104.9's very own mid-day host Heather DeLuca will be in A.C. Thursday for the grand opening of a handful of new restaurants that you'll want to check out before summer's end.

Join Heather, beginning at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 9, as she broadcasts live from the Tropicana, celebrating the grand opening of Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar, Tony Luke’s, Casa Taco & Tequila Bar, Marketplace Express, Perry’s Pizza, and Broadway Burger Bar and Grill.

Stop by to try some food, play some games and win some great prizes.

Here's the schedule for the day's events:

11:30 a.m. Ribbon Cutting at Broadway Burger Bar

Witness the ribbon cutting ceremony and sample the juicy goodness from this gourmet burger bar’s fresh ground beef patties cooked over an open flame. The full service bar and live entertainment take this dining experience well beyond the average burger joint. You can even pose for pictures with the eatery’s signature 24-ounce Hubcap Burger.

12:30 p.m. “Sandwich Cutting” at Tony Luke’s in The Marketplace

Tony Luke celebrates his first boardwalk location with his signature “Sandwich Cutting” of a 6’ cheesesteak! Bite into the “real taste of South Philly” with samples of his renowned cheesesteak and don’t miss a one-of-a-kind photo op with a 6’ cheesesteak and Tony Luke Jr. himself!

12:45 p.m. Inauguration of Casa Taco & Tequila Bar in The Marketplace

Casa Taco & Tequila Bar is celebrating its grand opening with a Mexican fiesta featuring an authentic mariachi band and samples of fish tacos and their signature table-side guacamole. Casa’s senoritas will add to the fun by pressing fresh corn tortillas and pouring virgin margaritas.

1:00 p.m. Official Grand Opening of Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar

Philly’s favorite full-service restaurant and sports bar, with its equally famous crabs and crab fries opens just off Tropicana’s casino floor and this celebration is scheduled to include menu sampling, sports celebrities appearances and autograph signings, Dan Baker “Voice of the Ballpark”, Jerry Blavat “The Geator with the Heater”, Philadelphia Soul Cheerleaders and mascot “The Soul Man”, and more!

But the party doesn’t stop here. Enjoy live entertainment all day long at the after party!