"Foodies" get ready for a great weekend at all four properties of Caesars Atlantic City will host the 2012 Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival.  You may not be able to afford every event, but 5 seem to be can't miss moments there.


1) Dinner Impossible with Chef Robert Irvine

One of the biggest stars now on the Food Network has created 2 unmistakable shows, and one of them will be on display.  The star of Restaurant: Impossible first made his name with Dinner: Impossible, and Irvine will put that unique skill to the test on Friday starting at 7pm at Bally's ($85 per person).  If you are not familiar with Irvine's show, the premise is whether a multi-course meal for a large group can be prepared by the chef and his team with limited resources, no advance planning and in a fixed period.  The combinations of food Robert Irvine will create is worth the price of admission.

2) Blues, Brews & BBQ

Take 15 craft brews from around the country, great BBQ, blues music, Tyler Florence as your host, plus a special appearance from Paula Deen, and you have quite a party starting at Noon on Saturday.  The 3-hour Main Lot event will run you $65, but you could do a great deal of damage over 3 hours (consider getting a room at one fo the Caesars properties if you are going to take part in this party (listen to SoJO for your chance to win tickets).

3) Bizarre Brunch with Andrew Zimmern

This man makes a living by trying Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel, and you will have the chance to experience some of what Andrew does Saturday morning between 10am-Noon.  For $85 you will receive a unique dining experience from Andrew and the Caesars culinary team.  This may not be for everyone, but an experience for sure!

4) Viking Cooking School

These special events are limited to just 32 people per session, so you need to strike quickly if you want a 1-hour private cooking session with Buddy Valastro (Jersey's own from Cake Boss on TLC), or Nadia G (from Bitchin' Kitchen on the Cooking Channel), or Tyler Florence (last seen on The Great Food Truck Race).  Find out more about the times and cost of these events by clicking here.

5) The Gospel Brunch with Paula Deen

Paula is putting together the menu, so you know this will be a once in a lifetime experience.  Throw in a gospel choir and you have The House of Blues raising the roof on a Sunday morning (from 10a-1p for $60).