Nevada SPCA Receives $1,000 donation from Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower Donates Another $1,000 to Local Nonprofit at Celebrity Happy Hour

In its continuing effort to support local nonprofit groups, the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower presented a $1,000 donation to the Nevada SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) during the property’s Celebrity Happy Hour event at McCall’s Heartland Grill on Thursday, April 9, 2015.  KXNT 100.5’s Dayna Roselli hosted the event at McCall’s new Whiskey Bar. The Stratosphere is inviting the public to upcoming Celebrity Happy Hours on April 16 and April 23, 2015 from 6 – 8 p.m. with hosts Lynn Briggs and Steph Mackenzie. Each host’s chosen charity will receive a $1,000 donation on behalf of the Stratosphere. Additional information: http://www.vegas24seven.com/?p=46018

 (L to R) Kathy Jung, President of Nevada SPCA, Laiyla Bass and Todd Ford of Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower and KXNT 100.5 host Dayna Roselli.
(L to R) Kathy Jung, President of Nevada SPCA, Laiyla Bass and Todd Ford of Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower and KXNT 100.5 host Dayna Roselli.

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower Donates $1,000 to Local Nonprofit at Celebrity Happy Hour Event

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Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower Donates $1,000 to Local Nonprofit at Celebrity Happy Hour Event

The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower presents a $1,000 donation to the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth during the property’s Celebrity Happy Hour event at McCall’s Heartland Grill on Thursday, April 2, 2015.  KKLZ 96.3 radio host Carla Rea hosted the event at McCall’s new Whiskey Bar.  The Stratosphere is inviting the public to upcoming Celebrity Happy Hours on April 9, April 16 and April 23, 2015 from 6 – 8 p.m., with radio hosts Dayna Roselli, Lynn Briggs and Steph Mackenzie.  Each host’s chosen charity will receive a $1,000 donation on behalf of the Stratosphere. Additional information.

L to R Cassandra Subject, Melissa Jacobowitz, Lanette Rivera and Arash Ghafoori, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth; Carla Rea, KKLZ 96.3; Todd Ford, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower.

L to R Cassandra Subject, Melissa Jacobowitz, Lanette Rivera and Arash Ghafoori, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth; Carla Rea, KKLZ 96.3; Todd Ford, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower.


Celebrity Happy Hours at McCall’s Heartland Grill to Benefit Local Charities

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McCall’s Heartland Grill Unveils New Whiskey Bar With 

Celebrity Happy Hours Benefiting Local Charities

 

There’s nothing like celebrating a special event with good friends, good drinks, a little food and a few celebrities. 

This April, McCall’s Heartland Grill at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower will debut The Whiskey Bar.  The bar is stocked with a generous selection featuring some of the best American made bourbons and whiskeys, providing one of the Las Vegas Strip’s best selections of flavors, ingredients, blends and tastes. Whiskey has quickly become the drink of choice at dining establishments and celebratory events across the country.  In addition to the vast selection, McCall’s wants to provide an approachable and comfortable atmosphere in which to experience and enjoy one of the world’s best known drinks.

To help kick things off, McCall’s Heartland Grill is planning a series of Celebrity Happy Hours. We’ve invited some of the Valley’s best known radio hosts to come join in on the fun! 

Each Celebrity Happy Hour will feature a radio host “host” who will mix and mingle with the crowd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Whiskey Bar at McCall’s Heartland Grill. Each event is open to the public and will feature several whiskey drink and food specials. 

The Stratosphere, known for its recent “Take Vegas Back” campaign, is also revealing its “Give Vegas Back” effort as it supports several nonprofit organizations in the community. For their part in our Celebrity Happy Hour events, the Stratosphere will make a $1,000 donation on behalf of each radio host to the nonprofit organization of their choice. 

Celebrity Happy Hours:

April 2, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Carla Rea, is co-host of the 96.3 KKLZ Morning Show, with Mike O’Brian and Carla Rea. Carla is supporting the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. www.nphy.org/

April 9, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dayna Roselli, host of “Carlos and Dayna in the Morning” on NewsRadio 100.5 KXNT. Dayna is supporting the Nevada SPCA. www.nevadaspca.org/

April 16, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lynn Briggs is Midday host for Old School 105.7. Lynn is supporting JDRF. www.lv.jdrf.org/

April 23, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Steph Mackenzie is co-host of  “Foxx and Mackenzie” on 97.1 The Point; Steph is supporting Walk with the Heart of a Child. http://chfn.org/walk-with-the-heart-of-a-child/

The Whiskey Bar at McCall’s Heartland Grill will offer a number of brands:

Kentucky Bourbon

  •      Angel’s Envy
  •      Baker’s – Small Batch
  •      Basil Hayden’s – Small Batch
  •      Blanton’s Single Barrel
  •      Booker’s – Small Batch
  •      Buffalo Trace
  •      Bulleit
  •      Elijah Craig – 12 Year Small Batch
  •      Four Roses Yellow Label 80°
  •      Four Roses Small Batch 90°
  •      Jim Beam
  •      Jim Beam Devil’s Cut
  •      Knob Creek – Small Batch
  •      Maker’s Mark – Small Batch
  •      Wild Turkey 101
  •      Woodford Reserve – Small Batch
  •      Tennessee Whiskey
  •      Jack Daniel’s #8
  •      Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel
  •      Gentleman Jack

Rye Whiskey

  •       Jim Beam Rye
  •       White Whiskey
  •       Jim Beam Jacob’s Ghost 80 proof
  •       Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash
  •       Kentucky Moonshine
  •       Stillhouse
  •       South Carolina Moonshine
  •       Firefly

Canadian Whisky

  •       Crown Royal
  •       Crown Royal Reserve

Irish Whiskey

  •        Jameson

Blended Scotch Whisky

  •        Chivas 12
  •        Johnny Walker Black
  •        Johnny Walker Platinum
  •        Johnny Walker Blue

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

  •        Glenlivet 12
  •        Glenlivet Nadurra 16
  •        Glenlivet 18

 

The signature drink of The Whiskey Bar is the Midnight McCall’s.  A blend of muddled blackberries, fresh mint, Pama® pomegranate liqueur, simple syrup, Cointreau® and Knob Creek® Whiskey.

 

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About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:  Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, an original production show, PIN UP™ featuring Claire Sinclair as well as MJ LIVE, the world’s most successful Michael Jackson tribute show. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

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Winners Announced: Best of Silver State Restaurants & Lounges Awards

Kerry Simon receives Visionary Award

BEST OF SILVER STATE RESTAURANTS & LOUNGES AWARDS 

17 WINNERS ALONG WITH HONOREES KERRY SIMON, SIRIO MACCIONI, EMERIL LAGASSE & ALEX STOKES

 

On Friday, Dec. 13 top restaurants, lounges and chefs were celebrated at the Best of Silver State Restaurants & Lounges Awards, an event created and produced by TMG Entertainment in partnership with the Nevada Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NvRAEF). Proceeds from the night benefited NvRAEF’s educational and scholarship programs, such as ProStart, a national high school culinary and restaurant management program that teaches students the skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce or to continue to postsecondary after high school graduation.

Held at the Sands Showroom inside The Venetian, the ceremony commenced as Chef Kerry Simon was honored with The Visionary Award.  Top chefs and restaurateurs gathered onstage to support their friend and colleague, who just last week shared that he is battling a severe form of Parkinson’s disease. As the night continued, Sirio Maccioni was presented with the honorary Pioneer Award, Emeril Lagasse received the Leadership Award and Alex Stokes was recognized with the Industry Champion Award.

Hosts Nina Radetich, Dayna Roselli and Robin Leach led the awards ceremony and industry notables announced the winners in each category as determined by more than 13,000 votes cast by the public.

Best New Restaurant, Fine Dining
Honey Salt
Best Restaurant, Fine Dining
Cut
Best Neighborhood Restaurant
Vintner Grill
Best Chef
Julian Serrano
Best Bar/Tavern
Commonwealth
Best Buffet
Wynn
Best Interior Design, Restaurant
Andrea’s
Best Nightclub
XS
Best Restaurateur
Elizabeth Blau
Best New Restaurant, Casual Dining
Five 50
Best Restaurant, Casual Dining
Eat
Rising Star Chef
Bank Atcharawan
Best Restaurant Wine/Spirits Selection
Aureole
Best Happy Hour
Blue Martini
Best Sunday Brunch
Wynn Country Club
Best Interior Design, Bar/Nightclub
Hakkasan
Best Service, Restaurant
Picasso

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ABOUT NEVADA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1982, the Nevada Restaurant Association is the leading business association serving the needs of food service operators in Nevada. As an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, and together with the NvRA Educational Foundation, the Association’s mission is to promote, protect and educate the restaurant industry, which is comprised of more than 5,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing more than 150,000 people.

 

ABOUT TMG ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 1991, TMG Entertainment is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Miami, Beverly Hills, Houston and Phoenix. Throughout the last two decades, the name TMG has become synonymous with the creation and development of unique and high-profile signature projects. TMG’s internationally acclaimed projects have earned their reputation as some of the world’s most well-known and respected events.

TMG has produced a wide range of projects from world-class fashion shows to entertainment events and nonprofit projects in Las Vegas, Hollywood, South Beach, Houston, Phoenix, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Venice and many more renowned destinations.

United Way of Southern Nevada Celebrates Community Champions at Campaign Finale on May 25

United Way of Southern Nevada Celebrates
Community Champions at Campaign Finale on May 25

WHAT:
United Way of Southern Nevada recognizes its workplace contributors and volunteer Campaign Cabinet at its 2011 Campaign Finale at Gold Coast Hotel & Casino from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. Presented by platinum sponsors NV Energy, Southwest Gas Corp. and USAA Savings Bank, Campaign Finale announces 2011 Champion Award recipients and total dollars raised over the past year benefiting advancement in education, income and health.

WHO:
Cass Palmer – President and CEO of United Way
Dwight D. Jones – Superintendent of Clark County School District
Susan Brager – Chairperson, Clark County Commissioner
Joselyn Cousins – Vice President of Community Development, Senior Vice President at Bank of Nevada; United Way Financial Stability Vice-Chair
Dr. Lawrence Sands – Chief Health Officer for United Way, Southern Nevada Health District
Emily Neilson ­– 2010 – 2011 Campaign Chair for United Way, President and General Manager of 8 News NOW
Brian Loftus –8 News NOW morning team
Dave McCann –8 News NOW morning team
Dayna Roselli –8 News NOW morning team
Sherry Swensk –8 News NOW morning team

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 25
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
Nevada Ballroom
4000 W. Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

TICKETS:
Tables of 10 are available for $400 or individual tickets are $40 per person. Tickets can be purchased at uwsn.org/finale or by calling 702-892-2371.