Tom’s Urban inside New York-New York Hotel & Casino Toasts to
Cinco de Mayo with Frog Leg Eating Contest Hosted by
Celebrity Guest and Bartender Mario Lopez on May 5
Looking for the best place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Look no further than Tom’s Urban inside New York-New York Hotel & Casino. American television host and actor Mario Lopez will toast to the Mexican-inspired holiday as he hosts a special Cinco de Mayo affair on the restaurant’s outdoor patio bar on Friday, May 5.
An avid tequila drinker, Lopez invites locals and tourists alike to join in the celebration as he serves as a guest bartender at Tom’s Urban – slinging tequila-inspired cocktails, including his Casa Mexico’s Mario-ritas for guests and tequila connoisseurs starting at 4 p.m. WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares and CEO and President of Casa Mexico Tequila Eric Buccio also will be on hand to celebrate the wildest party of the year.
Casa Mexico Tequila, created by Buccio, embodies Mexican taste and tradition to share with family and friends. Produced in the red volcanic soil within the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, Casa Mexico is made from 100% Blue Agave. Soon after its development, Lopez and Oscar De La Hoya joined Buccio as partners in this small batch, premium tequila company.
To continue the spicy festivities, Lopez will host a special frog leg eating contest featuring Tom’s signature Nashville Hot Frog Legs. Participants will include Buccio, Linares, Jose Manuel and Zoe Lopez. The competitive eaters will go head-to-head, and the participant who devours the most frog legs in two minutes will be named WBAFLEC, also known as the “World’s Bad A$$ Frog Leg Eating Champion.” The winner also will receive a customized Tom’s Big @$$ 40 mug, which stands at a tall and wide 40 ounces and is constructed with two handles to optimize drinking enjoyment for any occasion. Tom’s Urban will donate $500 to the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada on behalf of the winner.
For more information visit tomsurban.com, and to make a reservation, please call (702) 740-6766.
About Tom’s Urban:
Partners Rick Schaden and Tom Ryan founded Tom’s Urban after being inspired by the uniqueness of urban cultures, food and corridors around the world. Recognized by Gourmet Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Food Entrepreneurs of the Last Quarter Century,” Tom is the namesake of Tom’s Urban. The urban-vibe bar and restaurant is located strip-side in the New York-New York Hotel & Casino, and features a multi-ethnic, yet locally relevant modern menu with a twist. From any of the 3 restaurant bars guests enjoy old-school beers and outlandish cocktails. Over 30 TV screens are tuned to sports, music videos and “TomTV” – guest-curated content exclusive to the Las Vegas crowd. Tom’s Urban opens daily at 7 AM and features all-day brunch, lunch, dinner, late night and Beat The Clock happy hour. Drink. Eat. Screen. Around every corner, an adventure in booze, food, and entertainment awaits. For more information, visit tomsurban.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About New York-New York:
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York offers all the excitement of the resort’s namesake, from the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production Zumanity and the thrilling Roller Coaster to tantalizing restaurants. New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).