El Cortez Hotel & Casino Hosts Monthly Vegas StrEATs Food-Truck Festival

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Hosts Monthly
Vegas StrEATs Food-Truck Festival
Saturday, July 9 from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino hosts the Vegas StrEATs food-truck festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 9. Food trucks participating in the event include Slidin’ Thru, Fukuburger, Curbside Café, BBQ Boy, Snow Ono, Grouchy Johns, Engine 1 Pizza and The Cheesesteak Truck.

Presented by El Cortez, Slidin’ Thru and Insert Coin(s) VideoLounge Gamebar, Vegas StrEATs will bring food, live art and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District. Drink specials throughout the festival include $2 Bud and Bud Light draughts, $3 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots, $3 Jagermeister shots and $2 Pepsi products.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District. With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including six uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines. El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008; and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011. Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez and The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals. The property’s other amenities include: Subway, Dreyer’s Ice Cream Shop, Seattle’s Best Coffee, El Cortez Gift Shop and a full-service beauty and barber shop. For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

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El Cortez Hotel & Casino Hosts Classic Car Show Fourth of July Weekend

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Hosts Classic Car Show Fourth of July Weekend

El Cortez Hotel & Casino will celebrate Independence Day weekend with a classic car show, live bands and delicious eats from Engine 1 Pizza at the Jackie Gaughan Parkway on Sunday, July 3 from 1 to 6 p.m.

The free event is open to the public and will showcase approximately 60 American-made, classic cars, courtesy of Ultracar LTD, Inc., with five of the vehicles open to guests for photo opportunities both inside and outside the car. In true “vintage Vegas” fashion, El Cortez will also have a 1963 pink Cadillac on display with an Elvis impersonator behind the wheel for photo opportunities.

“As we continue to celebrate our 70th anniversary, we felt that a classic car show in downtown Las Vegas would really generate the vintage spirit we are embracing at El Cortez,” said El Cortez General Manager Mike Nolan. “Downtown Las Vegas was once a hub for these types of events and we hope to build that identity once more in the Fremont East District.”

While the cars will provide plenty of visual pleasantries, two live bands will keep the energy going throughout the day as well. Ryan Whyte Maloney Band is an inspiring local country band trying to break the modern country music mold with infectious melodies and touching songwriting. They will be followed by the Freddie Eckstein Group which provides a unique jazz experience that is sure to have guests tapping their feet and ready to dance along with the smooth rhythms.

In addition to a cash bar serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, Engine 1 Pizza will be on location throughout the day with their delicious menu selections available for purchase. The mobile pizza oven is well known for their custom pizzas, which are handmade with fresh ingredients, such as the basil used in their legendary homemade pesto. The Engine 1 menu includes classic pizzas, artisan pizzas, breaded mozzarella sticks, breaded zucchini sticks, seasoned sweet potato fries, breaded mushrooms and boneless Buffalo wings.

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District. With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including four uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines. El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is proudly affiliated with Michael Gaughan’s South Point Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011. Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez and The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals. The property’s other amenities include: Subway, Dreyer’s Ice Cream Shop, Seattle’s Best Coffee, El Cortez Gift Shop and a full-service beauty and barber shop. For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

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El Cortez Hotel & Casino Kicks Off 70th Anniversary Celebrations with Wine Walk and Viewing of “Bugsy”

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Kicks Off 70th Anniversary Celebrations
with Wine Walk and Viewing of “Bugsy”
Festivities will take place at the Jackie Gaughan Parkway

El Cortez Hotel & Casino will begin its 70th anniversary celebrations with a wine walk and special viewing of the film “Bugsy” on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m.

Admission to the wine walk is $20 per person, and the event will feature a large selection of wines from California, Oregon, Washington State and Europe. Featured wineries will include Constellation featuring Clos Du Bois and Woodbridge, Bronco Wine Co., Trinchero featuring Menage A Trois, Chateau St. Michelle, Moet Hennessy USA, Francis Coppola Winery, Ferrari Carano and Pernod Ricard featuring Jacobs Creek, Mumm Napa, Graffigna and Brancott. Additionally, Lulu’s On The Move food truck will be on The Jackie Gaughan Parkway to offer guests a delicious selection of dining options.

“Bugsy,” starring Warren Beatty and directed by Barry Levinson, is the story of notorious mobster Bugsy Siegel’s rise and fall in Las Vegas. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The film will begin promptly at 9 p.m.

Siegel once owned the El Cortez in the 1940s before selling the property to J.K. Houssels. Downtown Las Vegas pioneer Jackie Gaughan then bought the property from Houssels in 1963, and he owned the legendary hotel-casino until 2008.

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District. With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including four uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines. El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is proudly affiliated with Michael Gaughan’s South Point Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011. Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez and The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals. The property’s other amenities include: Subway, Dreyer’s Ice Cream Shop, Seattle’s Best Coffee, El Cortez Gift Shop and a full-service beauty and barber shop. For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

Vegas StrEATs Returns to El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Vegas StrEATs Returns to El Cortez Hotel & Casino

El Cortez Hotel & Casino hosts the Vegas StrEATs food-truck festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. Vegas StrEATs will feature themed menu items at each food truck in May to coincide with Helldorado, which will be downtown from May 12-15. Each food truck will create a custom BBQ-themed dish exclusively for this Vegas StrEATs.

The event will also expand onto 6th Street this month to accommodate increased demand from both street vendors and guests. Food trucks participating in the event include Slidin’ Thru, Muncheeze, Fukuburger, Sloppi Jo’s, Tasty Bunz, Haulin’ Ballz, Top Notch BBQ, Snow Ono Shave Ice, Lulu’s On The Move and more.

Presented by El Cortez, Slidin’ Thru and Insert Coin(s) VideoLounge Gamebar, Vegas StrEATs brings food, live art and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District. Drink specials throughout the festival include $2 Bud and Bud Light draughts, $3 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots, $3 Jagermeister shots and $2 Pepsi products.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District. With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including four uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines. El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is proudly affiliated with Michael Gaughan’s South Point Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008; and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011. Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez and The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals. The property’s other amenities include: Subway, Dreyer’s Ice Cream Shop, Seattle’s Best Coffee, El Cortez Gift Shop and a full-service beauty and barber shop. For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

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