Restaurants Announced, Chef Hubert Keller to DJ at ECF M.E.N.U.S. Event, Oct. 13

 

CULINARY WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS DJ – CHEF HUBERT KELLER – TO
PERFORM AT EPICUREAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION’S M.E.N.U.S. EVENT

Participating Restaurants Announced

 The Epicurean Charitable Foundation (ECF) announces its 2017 honoree, Chef Hubert Keller, will perform a DJ set during its upcoming Mentoring and Educating Nevada’s Upcoming Students (M.E.N.U.S.) dine-around event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Paradise Pool on Friday, Oct. 13. The renowned chef acquired DJ skills from his friend, San Francisco-based DJ “Frenchy le Freak,” who received cooking lessons from Keller in return. His DJ set will take place during the main event, which takes place from 8 to 11 p.m.

In addition, ECF announces its roster of participating venues:

Bandito, Big Sur Oyster Bar, BLT Steak, Casa Fuente, Culinary Dropout, Delmonico Steakhouse, DW Bistro, Fiamma, Fleur by Hubert Keller, Foundation Room, FU Asian Kitchen, Giada Vegas, Goose Island Pub, Gordon Ramsay Burger, House of Blues Las Vegas, Hugo’s Cellar, Lagasse’s Stadium, LVB Burger, MB Steak, Nine Fine Irishmen, Oyster Bar, Pink Taco, Robert Irvine Public House, Sambalatte Torrefazione, Sake Rok Las Vegas, Shake Shack, The Dapper Doughnut, The Mansion, Top of the World and Zenshin Asian Restaurant.

At M.E.N.U.S., guests will encounter more than 50 of Las Vegas’ top restaurants, chefs, mixologists and beverage distributors, as well as enjoy a performance by headlining band Everclear. Consisting of a delectable dine-around, tempting silent auction and memorable after-party—this year’s M.E.N.U.S. will be complemented by Cuban flavors, cigars, dancing and beverages. Guests are encouraged to don their finest Havana-chic attire.

Proceeds from M.E.N.U.S. support ECF’s mission of providing full college scholarships and mentorship opportunities to gifted, but underprivileged, Clark County high school seniors who are passionate about pursuing a career in the food, beverage and hospitality industry. More than any other area charity focused on student academic and career development, ECF provides valuable personal connections and one-on-one support to its scholarship recipients. They receive not only up to $48,000 toward tuition, books and other fees, but also participation in the Future Leaders of Hospitality Program. In this program, each student is paired with a board member, who serves as a mentor and provides real-life guidance, support and assistance with job and internship placement upon graduation.

ABOUT HUBERT KELLER
Classically trained by France’s top chefs, Frenchman Hubert Keller is now one of America’s most widely recognized and acclaimed chefs. His empire includes restaurants: Fleur by Hubert Keller (Las Vegas) and Burger Bar (Las Vegas, San Francisco).

Chef Keller has won numerous awards, including the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: California and has been elected to the Foundation’s prestigious Who’s Who in Food and Beverage. Food and Wine magazine tapped him as one of the Ten Best Chefs in America, and Restaurant & Institutions gave him its Ivy Award.

Chef Keller is also known for his performance as a judge on Top Chef as well as for his grace-under-pressure performance as a contestant in the first season of Top Chef Masters on Bravo. Chef Keller was as well a resident judge on Top Chef Just Desserts. Chef Keller’s own cooking show, Secrets of a Chef, airs on PBS. Chef Keller is also known for his generosity and support for a wide range of educational, charity and community events around the country.

Cookbooks include “Cuisine of Hubert Keller,” “Burger Bar” and “Souvenirs – Memoirs, Stories and Recipes from My Life.”

M.E.N.U.S. SPONSORS
Sponsors for this year’s M.E.N.U.S. event include Presenting Sponsor Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas; Platinum Sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits; Gold Sponsors Anheuser-Busch, Breakthru Beverage, E.&J. Gallo Winery, Fiji Water and Johnson Brothers of Nevada; Nevada Beverage; Silver Sponsors Emeril Lagasse Foundation, ILEA, and Sysco; Bronze Sponsors Apex Linen, Avero, BACKBAR, Boyd Gaming, Caesars Entertainment, Cashman Photography, Cintas, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Farmer Brothers, JS Products, MGM Resorts International, Modelo, Nicholas & Co. Pepsico, Silver Lining Amenities International, South Point Hotel, State Restaurant Equipment Co., Steelite International and Sunbay Supplies LLC.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Attendance at this year’s M.E.N.U.S. event starts at $500 for a single ticket, with multi-ticket sponsorship packages available. For sponsorship details or more information about M.E.N.U.S. 2017, click here or call (702) 932-5098.

Celebrate the Luck of the Irish During Celtic Feis at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, March 17 – 19

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Celebrate the Luck of the Irish During Celtic Feis at New York-New York
Hotel & Casino, March 17 – 19
In addition to the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day celebration, guests can make merry
throughout March with special Irish festivities

New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s famous St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza, Celtic Feis, is returning with a three-day celebration at Nine Fine Irishmen, March 17 – 19. The Irish takeover will feature live entertainment, specialty cocktails and authentic cuisine for the seventh year in a row.

“We look forward to Celtic Feis at New York-New York every year,” said Brent Cook, executive director of food and beverage at New York-New York. “This tradition gives Las Vegas residents and visitors the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with live entertainment and Irish cuisine.”

On Thursday, March 17, the festivities kick off with live entertainment beginning at 9 a.m. on the Brooklyn Bridge. The Las Vegas Pipe Band will lead a celebratory parade at 10 a.m., starting on the Mezzanine and continuing through New York-New York with a traditional Guinness toast following the procession. The parade is complimentary and open to guests of all ages. Starting at noon on March 17, guests must be 21 years of age and admission is $10.

Throughout the weekend, Nine Fine Irishmen will serve up classic Irish fare from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Those looking to indulge in a festive meal can enjoy popular dishes such as Irish nachos, shepherd’s pie, Irish bangers and corned beef and cabbage.

 

In addition to Celtic Feis, New York-New York will celebrate the luck of the Irish throughout March with special festivities, including:

 

March 13: Guinness Beer Dinner

6 – 9 p.m.

Nine Fine Irishmen will host a Guinness Beer Dinner from 6 – 9 p.m. featuring four courses of delectable Irish fare including, Irish nachos, Irish onion soup, braised black angus short rib and warm chocolate cake. Tickets start at $79 per person and can be purchased in advance at the concierge desk or Nine Fine Irishmen.

 

March 15 – 20: March Mania

Nine Fine Irishmen will show all the basketball tournament mayhem starting on March 15. Guests can watch their favorite teams compete while enjoying delectable food and drink specials. Admission is complimentary and open to the public.

 

March 17 – 19: Celtic Feis

Thursday, March 17

Brooklyn Bridge

11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Sin E Ri Ra

4 – 7 p.m.: Phoenix

7 p.m. – Midnight: U2 Tribute Band

Nine Fine Irishmen

Noon – 4 p.m.: Celtic Rockers Duo

4 – 9 p.m.: Patrick Sieben Single

9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.: Sin E Ri Ra

 

Friday, March 18

Brooklyn Bridge

4 – 8 p.m.: DJ JACE

8 p.m. – Midnight: U2 Tribute band

 

Nine Fine Irishmen

4:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Celtic Rockers Duo

9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.: Sin E Ri Ra

 

Saturday, March 19

Brooklyn Bridge

4 – 8 p.m.: DJ JACE

8 p.m. – Midnight: U2 Tribute band

 

Nine Fine Irishmen

4:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Celtic Rockers Duo

9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.: Sin E Ri Ra

 

For more information visit newyorknewyork.com .

 

About Nine Fine Irishmen:
This authentic Irish pub features Irish food, drinks and uniquely Irish song, dance and storytelling. Based on the adventurous lives of nine Irishmen in the 1800s, Nine Fine Irishmen is located directly on the Strip at New York-New York Hotel & Casino and offers an outside balcony, an authentic décor and feel, as well as traditional Irish entertainment. The menu delivers natural, fresh Irish flavors by offering everything from pub favorites to a more sophisticated cuisine. A full range of authentic Irish stouts, lagers, and creamy ales such as Guinness and Smithwick’s are available.  Traditional Irish drinks are made with premium spirits such as Jameson and Bushmill Whiskey. The interior décor was designed and built by the best of Ireland’s craftsmen and shipped directly to Las Vegas. Private dining and meeting rooms are available for parties and business functions seven days a week and the restaurant is open 7 days a week at 11 a.m. The bar is open daily until 2:45 a.m. For more information, visit ninefineirishmen.com ornewyorknewyork.com .

 

About New York-New York:
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites. Other featured Big Apple icons include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long newly redesigned replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. Within the hotel, guests discover all the energy and excitement of the city that never sleeps, such as enticing entertainment including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production, Zumanity; the thrilling Roller Coaster; and the fun-filled dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square. A dynamic new plaza experience features fun and unique dining and retail destinations including a two-story flagship Hershey’s Chocolate World, Shake Shack, Tom’s Urban, Swatch, Stupidiotic and I Heart New York-New York. Tantalizing restaurants include Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music. Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon. New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit newyorknewyork.com or call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation – More Than 600 Heads to be Shaved this Year In Las Vegas to raise Funds to Fight Childhood Cancer –

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More Than 600 Heads to be Shaved this Year to raise Funds to Fight Childhood Cancer

7-year supporters to be knighted as “Knights of the Bald Table”

For the ninth consecutive year, the Irish pub trade in Las Vegas is raising funds to research and conquer childhood cancer, spearheaded by a gala head-shaving party on Saturday, March 7th from 11 a.m. until 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 8th. During the 16-hour period, the benefit will have scores of celebrities, bands, special performers and regular folks taking part in fighting childhood cancer.

McMullan’s Irish Pub, located on Tropicana and Cameron, is the headquarter for the event and has been for the past nine years and is delighted to work with 7th-year participant Nine Fine Irishmen at New York, New York, 4th-year participant RiRa Irish Pub at Mandalay Bay and 3rd-year participant Vinyl Lounge at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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Las Vegas Valley residents have gathered at McMullan’s and have provided more than $3.5M for the campaign to find a cure for the killer of more children than any other childhood disease.

“We don’t have huge formal dinners or silent auction as our fundraiser. Rather, we have hundreds of people from all over Southern Nevada show up at our pub and sponsor their neighbors, friends and even strangers who are willing to have their heads shaved in solidarity with children who have lost their hair to cancer,” says Brian McMullan, Owner of McMullan’s Irish Pub. “We hope to add to the more than $154 million to the Foundation awarded as grants to physicians and researchers across the globe. We will beat this horrific disease”

All of the dedicated ‘shavees’, barbers, volunteers and committee members who have participated for seven years will be admitted to the “Knights of the Bald Table”. Throughout the day you will be able to see people being knighted on stage in honor of their continuous contribution to this great cause.

Masters of ceremonies for the shaving of an estimated 450 volunteers include TV personality, Robin Leach; TV newsmen, Nate Tannenbaum; TV news personalities, Gerard Ramalho and Elizabeth Watts; Entertainer, Clint Holmes and Kelly Clinton Holmes; Starsky and Hutch’s Huggy Bear, Antonio Fargas; Jennifer Romas with the Sexxy cast, CBS Radio morning show host, Carlos Diaz and Spence and many more. Extensive radio remotes will originate on local CBS-owned FM and AM stations and the event can be streamed live from computers around the world.

Special ‘shavee’ volunteers include Kevin Page, Board of Regents Chair and Dr. Jonathon Bernstein, Las Vegas Pediatric Oncologist from the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, who has also received the seven St. Baldrick’s grants.

“The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, based in Monrovia, CA, was founded 16 years ago by three people who wanted to do more to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than just sit around and drink beer”, McMullan said.

One of them offered children cancer research as a fundraising recipient and the participants had a goal of raising $1,000 each. After raising more than ten times that amount, the annual event mushroomed with more than 100,000 heads get shaved annually and is held in pubs, firehouses, restaurants, meeting halls, high school gyms and other venues in all 50 states and 18 countries.

The sad fact is that every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide and the average number years of life a child loses to cancer is 71 years. The time to help is now. Since 2005, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded more than $154 million to support research that shows the most promise in finding cures and better treatments for children fighting cancer. This year, the Foundation hopes to surpass its 2014 fundraising record of $38.9 million. We need YOU to help make that happen.
To get involved, visit www.StBaldricks.org, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Vimeo.

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $154 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers to work in developing countries. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

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MGM Resorts International Restaurants Make the Season Merry and Bright with Holiday Menus

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANTS
MAKE THE SEASON MERRY AND BRIGHT WITH HOLIDAY MENUS

Celebratory Culinary Offerings Available on Christmas Day

 

The holiday spirit will come alive as the culinary masters at MGM Resorts International celebrate the season with festive fare. Participating restaurants at Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, Mirage, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur and Circus Circus Las Vegas will offer unforgettable holiday menus to make spirits bright. Visitors and locals alike are encouraged to sit back, relax and enjoy seasonal creations as expert chefs provide indulgent offerings for the holiday season.

Guests looking for a classic holiday celebration can visit Café Bellagio and enjoy a Holiday Ham with Riesling and mustard glaze, mashed yams, sautéed green beans with shallots and braised red cabbage. Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak at The Mirage will stay true to tradition with the Spiced Christmas Goose served with balsamic-braised endive and chestnuts. Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York will feature a Beer Brined Turkey Breast served with mashed potatoes, grilled broccolini and cranberry sauce. Salt Crusted Prime Rib served with a classic popover, potato puree and natural au jus makes for a hearty celebratory feast at ARIA Café. Holiday revelers can spoil themselves with Foie Gras Ravioli served with duck consommé and winter black truffle from miX Restaurant at Delano Las Vegas. Guests can enjoy the winter-themed Butternut Squash Ravioli in brown butter and sage served with parmesan fonduta at Fiamma Trattoria & Bar at MGM Grand. The Steakhouse at Camelot at Excalibur will serve up Grilled Atlantic Salmon alongside grain mustard sauce, mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus. The Steakhouse at Circus Circus will feature a Mesquite Broiled Petite Filet Mignon and an Australian Lobster Tail served with a choice of soup or salad and a sweet ending to boot.

Guests looking to infuse their celebrations with treats can head to Aureole at Mandalay Bay for a Milk Chocolate and Cara Cara Orange Bouche de Noel served with Irish ice cream. BLVD Creamery at Monte Carlo will showcase a variety of holiday flavors including Gingerbread Cheesecake ice cream combining chunks of cheesecake and gingerbread cookies. Finally, MORE The Buffet at Luxor will tantalize taste buds with decadent desserts such as a Warm Chocolate S’mores Cake.

These are just a sampling of ways guests can get their merry on in Las Vegas this season.

MGM Resorts International Toasts 2015

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL TOASTS 2015

LAS VEGAS (November 25, 2014) – The “Entertainment Capital of the World” and MGM Resorts International properties along the Las Vegas Strip will be the place to ring in 2015!  Celebrate New Year’s Eve with spectacular nightlife, exciting shows and extraordinary restaurants – all topped off with one of the world’s premier fireworks shows.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS AND PACKAGES

Bellagio Resort & Casino
Resort King accommodations are available at Bellagio starting at $649 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $299 Thursday, Jan. 1 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. A two-night minimum stay is required for guests arriving Tuesday, Dec. 30 or Wednesday,
Dec. 31. For reservations, call (888) 987-6667 or visit bellagio.com .

ARIA Resort & Casino
Deluxe King accommodations are available at ARIA starting at $629 Wednesday, Dec. 31 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. For reservations, call (866) 359-7757 or visit aria.com.

Vdara Hotel & Spa
Deluxe Suite accommodations are available at Vdara starting at $499 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $199 Thursday, Jan. 1 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. A two-night minimum stay is required for guests arriving Wednesday, Dec. 31. For reservations, call (866) 745-7767 or visit vdara.com.

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Grand King accommodations are available at MGM Grand starting at $480 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $281 Thursday, Jan. 1 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). West Wing King accommodations also are available starting at $465 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $265 Thursday, Jan. 1 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. A two-night minimum stay is required for guests arriving Wednesday, Dec. 31. For reservations, call (877) 880-0880 or visit mgmgrand.com.

Signature Deluxe Suite accommodations are available at The Signature at MGM Grand starting at $485 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $250 Thursday, Jan. 1 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Signature Deluxe Suite accommodations with a guaranteed Strip-view start at $500 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $250 Thursday, Jan. 1 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. A two-night minimum stay is required for guests arriving Wednesday, Dec. 31. For reservations, call (877) 612-2121 or visit signaturemgmgrand.com.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Deluxe King accommodations are available at Mandalay Bay starting at $423 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $224 Thursday, Jan. 1 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. A two-night minimum stay is required for guests arriving Wednesday, Dec. 31. For reservations, call (877) 632-7800 or visit mandalaybay.com .

Paint the Town Gold
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino invites guests to “Paint the Town Gold” for the second consecutive year at the one-of-a-kind holiday celebration. The mega party, which is open to the public, will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 when the resort transforms into a golden wonderland, complete with elaborate gold-themed accents, fun party favors, lavish culinary selections and more. Unforgettable experiences at restaurants, bars, lounges and Spa Mandalay will provide an exhilarating evening. Throughout the resort, themed models will enhance the masquerade-style atmosphere, encouraging guests to welcome 2015 in an exuberant environment. The complimentary event will offer guests an unparalleled experience on one of the most exciting nights of the year.

To experience Paint the Town Gold New Year’s Eve Packages, including tickets to Maroon 5, a Gold Dust Massage at Spa Mandalay and entry to Foundation Room, call Mandalay Bay Concierge at 877-305-3136. To book a room reservation, visit Mandalay Bay online or call Room Reservations at 877-632-7800 with room code P4NYEPR.

Delano Las Vegas
King Suite accommodations are available at Delano starting at $475 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $266 Thursday, Jan. 1 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. A two-night minimum stay is required for guests arriving Wednesday, Dec. 31. For reservations, call (877) 632-5400 or visit delanolasvegas.com.

The Mirage Hotel & Casino
Resort King accommodations are available at The Mirage starting at $475 Wednesday, Dec. 31 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. For reservations, call (800) 374-9000 or visit mirage.com.

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
High Floor Deluxe accommodations are available at Monte Carlo starting at $429 Wednesday, Dec. 31 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. For reservations, call (888) 529-4828 or visit montecarlo.com.

New York-New York Hotel & Casino
Park Avenue accommodations are available at New York-New York starting at $460 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $249 Thursday, Jan. 1 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. A two-night minimum stay is required for guests arriving Wednesday, Dec. 31. For reservations, call (866) 815-4365 or visit newyorknewyork.com.

Luxor Hotel and Casino
Tower Deluxe accommodations are available at Luxor starting at $389 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $179 Thursday, Jan. 1 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. A two-night minimum stay is required for guests arriving Wednesday, Dec. 31. For reservations, call (877) 386-4658 or visit luxor.com.

Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Tower Queen accommodations are available at Excalibur starting at $324 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $156 Thursday, Jan. 1 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. A two-night minimum stay is required for guests arriving Wednesday, Dec. 31. For reservations, call (800) 879-1379 or visit excalibur.com.

Circus Circus Las Vegas
Skyrise Tower accommodations are available at Circus Circus starting at $266 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $91 Thursday, Jan. 1. Manor-Motor Lodge accommodations are available starting at $259 Wednesday, Dec. 31 and $84 Thursday, Jan. 1 (not including applicable taxes and service fees). Prices and availability are subject to change. A two-night minimum stay is required for guests arriving Wednesday, Dec. 31. For reservations, call (800) 634-3450 or visit circuscircus.com.

SHOWS

“O” by Cirque du Soleil
New Year’s Eve performances are scheduled at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $109 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and VIP suite tickets are $295 per person (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and must be purchased in pairs. Tickets can be purchased at the Bellagio box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com/o or bellagio.com, or by calling (888) 488-7111 or (702) 693-8866.

KÀ by Cirque du Soleil
New Year’s Eve performances are scheduled at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and can be purchased at any MGM Grand box office outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/kaor mgmgrand.com/a>, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

David Copperfield
New Year’s Eve performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $70.69 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and can be purchased at any MGM Grand box office outlet, online at mgmgrand.com/a>,or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club
A New Year’s Eve performance by Tom Rhodes with special guests Quinn Dahle and Sam Fedele is scheduled at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $68.40 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and can be purchased at any MGM Grand box office outlet, online at mgmgrand.com/a>,or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (702) 531-3826.

Maroon 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center
GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist Maroon 5 will ring in 2015 with two special New Year’s week shows at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Tuesday, Dec. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 31. Both shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets priced at $99.50, $124.50, $174.50 and $224.50 (not including applicable service charges) can be purchased at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

Blue Man Group
New Year’s Eve performances are scheduled at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $74.90 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and can be purchased at the Blue Man Theater box office at Monte Carlo, online at montecarlo.com , or by calling (877) 386-8224 or (702) 730-7010.

CRISS ANGEL BeLIEve by Cirque du Soleil
New Year’s Eve performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and can be purchased at the CRISS ANGEL Believe box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com/believe orLuxor, or by calling (800) 557-7428 or (702) 262-4400.

NIGHTLIFE

ALIBI Cocktail Lounge at ARIA
ALIBI opens its doors to the public for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration. The luxuriously discreet speakeasy will ring in the New Year with an evening program featuring Kid Conrad spinning in the booth and a champagne toast at midnight for everyone in attendance. Partygoers looking for a chill vibe should make ARIA’s decadent-yet-distinct bar and lounge their starting point for a fantastic 2015. For table reservations and additional information, visit alibiloungelv.com or call (702) 693-8300. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge at ARIA
GOLD rings in the New Year with one of the most sought-after names in the industry, DJ COBRA. Guests can party hard on the last night of the year with the best in open-format electronic music and an open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight. For table reservations and additional information, visit lightgroup.com or call (702) 588-5656. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

The Deuce Lounge at ARIA
The Deuce offers an intimate alternative for guests on New Year’s Eve with a special live performance from Jeremy Cornwell and friends. Partygoers can rock out to all the best sing-along songs from the ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘2000s while enjoying amazing appetizers and specialty cocktails. Revelers should prepare to welcome 2015 with a champagne toast at midnight at ARIA’s go-to lounge for an unforgettable New Years’ experience. For table reservations and additional information, visit lightgroup.com or call (702) 588-5656. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio
The Bank wraps up 2014 with a wild New Year’s Eve celebration featuring an exclusive live performance by Trey Songz and a transcendent set from DJ E-Rock. Guests will enjoy a complimentary open bar from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. as well as the chance to win flights, hotel accommodations, dinner at FIX Restaurant & Bar and VIP entry to The Bank for one lucky winner and two friends for a future Las Vegas visit. For table reservations and additional information, visit thebanklasvegas.com or call (702) 588-5656. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Hyde Bellagio
Hyde Bellagio will celebrate New Year’s Eve in style as GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Miguel takes the stage for a performance to kick off 2015. Miguel is set to deliver his signature sound to the energetic crowd as the sleek nightspot welcomes the New Year. Following the highly anticipated New Year’s Eve countdown, revelers will toast to an unforgettable year as the club continues to bump while fireworks blast over the famed Fountains of Bellagio. For table reservations and additional information, call (702) 693-8700. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Lily Bar & Lounge at Bellagio
Partygoers may celebrate the most extravagant night of the year at Lily with local musical sensation Daniel Park performing live for New Year’s Eve. Guests will enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight complete with great music in Lily’s distinctive setting. For table reservations and additional information, visit lightgroup.com or call (702) 588-5656. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Hakkasan Las Vegas  at MGM Grand
Calvin Harris will take over the main room during Hakkasan’s highly anticipated New Year’s Eve celebration for an unrivaled finish to 2014 at MGM Grand. Destined to be the hottest ticket in town, New Year’s Eve will be another unforgettable evening for the nightlife destination that has been beloved by partygoers since its opening in April 2013. For tickets, table reservations and additional information, visit hakkasanlv.com. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay
LIGHT Nightclub, turned on by the creative minds behind Cirque du Soleil and The Light Group, will celebrate with GRAMMY-nominated, chart-topping DJ/producer Alesso. Sweden’s hottest export will perform current hits including “Heroes (We Could Be)” and “Tear the Roof Up,” among others, as revelers ring in the New Year. For table reservations and additional information, visit thelightlasvegas.com or call (702) 588-5656. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

House of Blues Foundation Room Lounge at Mandalay Bay 
“Release Your Inner DEITY” this New Year’s Eve at Foundation Room. Located on the 63rd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Foundation Room will be one of the city’s most exquisite venues in which to ring in the New Year. With a variety of table packages from which to choose, the venue will make for a great view of the Las Vegas fireworks show. There are available dinner reservations at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and The Foundation Room Lounge will open at 9 p.m. For tickets, table reservations and more information call (702) 632-7631 or (702) 632-4803.

miX Lounge at Mandalay Bay 
miX Lounge will host the most exclusive and extravagant New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Las Vegas Strip including the best views of The Strip’s New Year’s Eve fireworks show. Doors open at 9 p.m. with DJ Clinton Sparks taking over the party at 11 p.m. to continue the party into 2015. The celebratory night includes an open bar from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m., VIP bottle service and table packages starting at $1,500. For table reservations and additional information, call (702) 576-1551 or visit mixlounge-LV.com. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

1 OAK Las Vegas at The Mirage
The hottest name in Vegas nightlife caps off a spectacular 2014 with an unforgettable performance by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on New Year’s Eve! The breakout, hip-hop stars’ club takeover will give partygoers the perfect way to ring in the New Year in a one-of-a-kind fashion. Guests will enjoy a complimentary open bar from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. as well as the chance to win flights, hotel accommodations, dinner at STACK Restaurant & Bar and VIP entry to 1 OAK for one lucky winner and a friend for a future Las Vegas visit. Guests should come dressed to impress and ready to party as
1 OAK’s New Year’s Eve party is not to be missed. For table reservations and additional information, visit 1oaklasvegas.com or call (702) 588-5656. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

The Pub’s New Year’s Eve Celebration at Monte Carlo
The Pub’s New Year’s Eve Celebration at Monte Carlo kicks off at 9 p.m. to the driving beats of House, Electric and Top 40 club mix mash-up music. The evening’s entertainment will include a live band, DJ and dancers.  Admission is priced at $90 per person (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and includes open bar for all featured NYE products until 3 a.m. as well as a champagne toast at midnight. VIP table packages also are available and can be booked directly with The Pub at (702) 730-7421. For tickets and reservations, call (702) 730-7000 or visit montecarlo.com. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Diablo’s Cantina at Monte Carlo 
Witness the best outdoor party from Diablo Cantina’s balcony and dance the night away at the wildest New Year’s Eve blowout in Las Vegas. Offering the best view of The Strip, the cantina at Monte Carlo will be the ultimate fiesta-like party atmosphere with DJ Dilemma behind the turntables upstairs and DJ Epic One spinning downstairs. Partygoers will ring in 2015 with a tequila toast at midnight. Entry is $50 per person. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. For more information and reservations, visit diabloslasvegas.com or call (702) 588-5656.

Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York
Beginning at 9 p.m., Nine Fine Irishmen will have an open bar and performances by the Irish band Rí-Rá. A DJ will keep the party going until 1 a.m. A limited food menu will be available and the patio will be open giving guests a spectacular view of the Las Vegas fireworks. Tickets are $175 per person (not including applicable service charges and taxes) and can be purchased at the Zumanity box office, online at newyorknewyork.com or by calling (702) 740-6969 or (702) 740-6900. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Bridge Bash at New York-New York 
Times Square drops the ball and New York-New York drops the beat. Free and open to the public from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., guests will enjoy a live DJ, dancing, drinks, fireworks and all the legendary excitement of New Year’s Eve on the Las Vegas Strip. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

All You Can Drink Champagne at New York-New York
Starting at 6 p.m., Center Bar, Lobby Bar, The Chocolate Bar and Pour24 will offer all you can drink champagne that lasts until 4 a.m. Wristbands are $40 per person (not including applicable service charges and taxes) can be purchased at any participating New York-New York casino bar on December 31st. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

DINING

Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at MGM Resorts International restaurants with a sparkling collection of celebratory menus. From festive prix-fixe menus to three-course spreads, accomplished chefs at Bellagio, Mirage and Circus Circus Las Vegas will present an array of memorable specials to welcome 2015.

Those looking to ring in the New Year in elegant fashion can choose from a variety of dining experiences at Bellagio. Exquisite cuisine can be found at Picasso with a choice of Sautéed Steak of “A” Foie Gras, Sautéed Ruby Red Shrimp, Roasted Maine Lobster, Sautéed Halibut, Prime Filet Mignon, Roasted Tournedo Loin of Colorado Lamb and Roasted Milk-fed Veal Chop. Sensi will offer a distinctive menu including Herb Crusted Lamb Rack, Salt Baked Sole and the Sensi Surf & Turf, which contains Miso Butter Roasted Lobster Tail, Dungeness Crab Stuffed Potato and Wagyu Rib Cap. Jasmine’s offerings will include Lychee Lobster Salad, Scallop or Mushroom Pumpkin Soup and Pan-fried Prime Beef Tenderloin.

Guests can toast to the New Year with a variety of unforgettable dining experiences at The Mirage. Rib- eye steak and Hackleback sturgeon can be found at Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak complemented with decadent truffles and caviar. Pantry will offer a prix-fixe, three-course menu including a choice of Carolina She-Crab Soup, Port-Poached Bartlett Pear and Maytag Blue Cheese Salad, Slow Roasted Berkshire Pork Shank and Molten Chocolate Cobbler. Japonais will offer a prix-fixe, three-course menu including Miso Soup, Dayboat Scallop Ravioli, Japanese Black Wagyu Zabuton Steak and Green Tea Crème Brûlée.

The mouth-watering offerings continue at Circus Circus. THE Steak House at Circus Circus will present a delicious three-course menu highlighting the restaurant’s signature French Onion Soup, Mesquite-broiled Petite Filet Mignon, Australian Lobster Tail and delectable treats from the dessert cart.

Touchdown at MGM Resorts International Restaurants and Bars During the 2014 Football Season

TOUCHDOWN AT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANTS AND BARS DURING THE 2014 FOOTBALL SEASON

The restaurants and bars at MGM Resorts International properties have a winning game plan for dining out this football season. Venues at Bellagio, ARIA , MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, Mirage, New York-New York and Luxor will offer great food and drink selections in a variety of fun locations. Whether guests are looking for a great spot to watch the game, affordable drink specials or delicious game day food offerings, each resort has it covered.

Show-off your touchdown dance at the following MGM Resorts locations:

Bellagio

  • Snacks features signature tailgate dishes and classic football party fare inspired by various football teams. The rotating roster of menu items includes jumbo Chicago-style hotdogs, pulled pork nachos and Southwest turkey burgers.

ARIA

  • FIVE50 Pizza Bar scores an extra point with its all-you-can-drink beverage specials. A draft beer package featuring Goose Island and Sin City IPA is available for $25 and a package that includes draft beer and your choice of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra or Don Julio 1942 is offered for $35.
  • Guests won’t miss game-winning touchdowns at Lift Bar where four additional big screen televisions provide a 360-degree football viewing environment.

MGM Grand

  • Michael Minas PUB 1842 during all games. Specials include:
    • Monday – $8 Jack Daniel’s cocktails and $5 Stella Artois draughts;
    • Thursday – $8 Don Julio cocktails, $5 Goose Island draughts and $12 beer and shot special featuring Don Julio and Goose Island draught;
    • Saturday and Sunday – $20 Bottomless Absolut Bloody Marys and $8 Absolut cocktails as well as a variety of beer specials.
  • Game time means heading for football-inspired food specials at TAP such as the Touchdown T-Bone, featuring a red chili rubbed 16 ounce steak, breakfast fat fries and two eggs made to guests’ liking; and the Chop Block Burrito, made with chili, scrambled eggs, crispy Fritos, pico de gallo and shredded Tillamook cheddar cheese.
  • Hecho en Vegas and Turf Sports Bar will offer select draught beers for $5 and game day cocktails such as the Absolut Cheerleader, You Don’t Know Jack, Honey or Don Julio Margarita for $8.

Mandalay Bay

  • Guests can kick back at Sports Book Grill with the Super Fan Combo made up of crispy chicken wings and a Bud Light for $12 or a Fiesta Combo with chili cheese nachos and a Corona.

Monte Carlo

  • The Pub at Monte Carlo doesn’t pull any trick plays with The Pub Liquid Brunch. Here, guests can indulge in an all-you-can-eat-buffet for $18, an all-you-can-drink special for $35 and an all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet for $45, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Mirage

  • BLT Burger aims to keep fans cheering with buckets of five Budweiser, Bud Light or Michelob Ultra bottles for $20.

New York-New York

  • The drink specials offered at Coyote Ugly and Pour 24 will get fans’ heads in the game with a Jack Daniel’s shot and Bud Light for $10; Don Julio Blanco shot and Bud Light for $12; and a Jack Daniel’s Honey shot for $6.
  • Center Bar and Bar At Times Square offers a Don Julio Blanco Shot and Bud Light for $12 and a choice of Jack Daniel’s and cola or Absolut Vodka Red Bull for $8.
  • Nine Fine Irishmen will offer buckets of five Bud Light bottles for $25 as well as Absolut Bloody Marys for $8.

Luxor

  • Public House does tailgating in style with its specialty Tailgate Menu. Dishes such as Barbecue Pulled Pork Potato Skins, Loaded Fries, Hot Link Corn Dog Basket, Slider Six Pack and more will make guests feel like they are at the stadium.

MGM Resorts’ restaurants and bars have the home-field advantage when it comes to watching the games this season. This is just a sampling of the specials that help guests welcome back football like a pro.

Treat Mom to an Unforgettable Mother’s Day Meal at MGM Resorts International Restaurants

TREAT MOM TO AN UNFORGETTABLE MOTHER’S DAY MEAL
AT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANTS

Specialty Buffet and Dinner Menus Available Sunday, May 11

 

No matter what her palate may prefer, those looking to spoil mom this Mother’s Day can head to MGM Resorts restaurants for an experience she will savor forever. Talented chefs from Bellagio, ARIA,MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay,Mirage,Monte Carlo, New York-New York ,Luxor, Excalibur,and Circus Circus Las Vegas have created feasts fit for a queen from extensive buffets to specialty menus.

Guests can thank mom this Mother’s Day with buffets sure to make her swoon. Peking duck carved tableside at Bellagio’s Fountains Brunch at Jasmine will make mom feel like royalty as she watches the dancing Fountains of Bellagio through the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Nothing will make mom feel loved quite like letting her choose unlimited portions of specialty dishes such as Stuffed Spinach Tilapia with lobster sauce at MORE The Buffet at Luxor, Sweet and Hot Italian Pepperonata at Bayside Buffet at Mandalay Bay or Oven-Roasted Pork Leg Steamship at Excalibur Buffet. Cravings Buffet at The Mirage will even honor mothers with a complimentary meal with the purchase of one full-priced buffet.

Those looking to pamper mom can let her indulge in specialty menus created just for the occasion. The Steakhouse at Circus Circus will offer a pre-fixe menu of their finest signature dishes including Mesquite-Broiled Filet Mignon and Australian Lobster Tail with fresh vegetables and a choice of garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato or wild rice blend. Moms who like a little spice may enjoy the specialty menu at Lemongrass at ARIA featuring Chicken and Shrimp Satay with curry marinade, peanut sauce and cucumber relish salad or the Pork Belly Tostada, made with a crisp corn tortilla, braised pork belly, shredded lettuce and grilled nopales at Hecho en Vegas at MGM Grand. Guests also can show mom how sweet she is with the Strawberry Shortcake made with a house-made biscuit, lemon curd, fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce and whipped cream at Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York or Apple Charlotte with lady fingers and caramel sauce at The Pub at Monte Carlo.

This is a mere sampling of the offerings created to honor moms this Mother’s Day at MGM Resorts restaurants.

Join the Fight Against Childhood Cancer at New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s 5th Annual St. Baldrick’s Extravaganza

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Join the fight against Childhood Cancer at
New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s
Fifth Annual St. Baldrick’s Extravaganza

March 1 Head-Shaving Fundraiser to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research

Make a bold move in the fight against cancer and go bald with New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Nine Fine Irishmen during the fifth annual St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving event on Saturday, March 1 from noon to 11 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day on the resort’s Brooklyn Bridge and new outdoor plaza with special celebrity guest head-shavers, live music and entertainment, as participants shed their locks in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a national organization funding research for childhood cancer. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Participants interested in shaving their heads for the cause can register online here or register day-of on-site. Group registration also is available for teams and organizations.

 

“The St. Baldrick’s celebration marks one of our favorite days at New York-New York each year. This is an important cause and we’ll continue to fight the fight, working toward a cure,” said Paula Zappia, entertainment director of New York-New York. “We are especially thrilled as this year’s event will be held in our new outdoor plaza and we encourage the Las Vegas community and visitors to join us in making this an amazing gathering.”

 

Kathleen Ruddy, chief executive officer for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, said “We are excited to continue our partnership with New York-New York on this year’s event to help raise awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. These events are vital to raise needed funds, enabling the Foundation to fund the best research projects focused on finding better treatments and cures for all childhood cancers. We are grateful to everyone who has dedicated their time and generosity to make this event such a success.”

 

This year’s St. Baldrick’s Day event will be hosted on New York-New York’s newly introduced outdoor plaza surrounded by fun shops Stupidiotic, Swatch, I Love NYNY and Starbucks. The festivities will include a special appearance by the Desert Skye & Pipe Band to kick off the event; live musical performances by Phoenix, Spazmatics and Sin E Ri Ra on the Brooklyn Bridge; celebrity guest appearances by renowned Las Vegas performers from Jabbawockeez, Jersey Boys, Absinthe, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quartet and others; activities including balloon art and face painting; a grand raffle prize; and photo opportunities at the head-shaving booths to commemorate the day.

 

Last year, more than $45,000 was raised for cancer research – this year’s event will continue the momentum with a fundraising goal of $100,000 to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

About Nine Fine Irishmen:
This authentic Irish pub features Irish food, drinks and uniquely Irish song, dance and storytelling. Based on the adventurous lives of nine Irishmen in the 1800s, Nine Fine Irishmen is located directly on the Strip at New York-New York Hotel & Casino and offers an outside balcony, an authentic décor and feel, as well as traditional Irish entertainment. The menu delivers natural, fresh Irish flavors by offering everything from pub favorites to a more sophisticated cuisine. A full range of authentic Irish stouts, lagers, and creamy ales such as Guinness and Smithwick’s are available.  Traditional Irish drinks are made with premium spirits such as Jameson and Bushmill Whiskey. The interior décor was designed and built by the best of Ireland’s craftsmen and shipped directly to Las Vegas. Private dining and meeting rooms are available for parties and business functions seven days a week and the restaurant is open 7 days a week at 11 a.m. The bar is open daily until 2:45 a.m. For more information, visit www.ninefineirishmen.com or www.newyorknewyork.com

 

About New York-New York:
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites.  Other featured Big Apple icons include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Within the resort, guests discover all the energy and excitement of the city that never sleeps, from enticing entertainment including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil® production, Zumanity, the thrilling Roller Coaster and the fun-filled dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square to tantalizing restaurants such as The Sporting House Bar & Grill, Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music.  Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon.  New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit www.newyorknewyork.com or call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation:
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $127 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers to work in developing countries. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

 

MGM Resorts International Restaurants Present Bountiful Dining Options for Thanksgiving

MGM Resorts International Restaurants Present Bountiful Dining Options for Thanksgiving  Holiday Cuisine Available at Many Fine Dining and Specialty Restaurants
Food is the centerpiece of most holiday celebrations and this November guests will feel thankful for the festive cuisine available at participating MGM Resorts Internationalrestaurants. Talented chefs from Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York,Luxor, Excalibur, and Circus Circus Las Vegas have created feasts fit for every palate, from traditional turkey and trimmings to adventurous fare and seasonally inspired cocktails and desserts.
For those who honor tradition, there is a cornucopia of turkey options with all of the fixings to go around this Thanksgiving. Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak at The Mirage will feature Heritage Turkey with sausage stuffing, market vegetables and maple glazed sweet potatoes.  Seasonal splendor can be found at Jean Georges Steakhouse at ARIA with Roasted Organic Turkey and scrumptious sides of mushroom-chestnut stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and cranberries. The Steakhouse at Camelot at Excalibur will offer a three-course dinner featuring Butternut Squash Soup with Andouille sausage, Oven Roasted Turkey with giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin or apple pie. At Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York, guests will find traditional delight in Maple Glazed Ham with apple-cranberry chutney.
Many restaurants will challenge guests to trade in tradition and indulge in unconventional options. Craftsteak at MGM Grand will present a taste of the ocean with the Dill Marinated Salmon with watercress and cucumber salad. Guests can switch out traditional turkey at The Buffet at Bellagio for Gluten-free Penne with pulled turkey leg confit. miX at Mandalay Bay will reflect autumn’s bounty with Tender Potato Gnocchi which includes pumpkin three ways, wild mushrooms and veal jus. Rice & Company at Luxor will serve the Thankful Dumpling made with tender duck breast, cornbread stuffing, onions and celery enveloped in a dried cranberry wrap.
Thanksgiving also is an opportune time to highlight the flavors of the season in sweet temptations and creative beverages. Traditional Thanksgiving desserts are reinvented at FIX at Bellagio with a savory Pumpkin Toffee Pudding Cake and Salted Maple Ice Cream Pumpkin Brittle. The Steak House at Circus Circus will honor tradition by offering guests a choice of Apple Pie à la Mode, Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream, or Pecan Pie. AMERICAN FISH at ARIA will feature a taste of autumn in a glass with their Wild Turkey Flip; a cocktail prepared with kobacha squash-infused Wild Turkey, simple syrup, egg and nutmeg. Bar Vdara will serve fall-inspired Punk’n Harvest Pumpkin Ale, an organic, roasted pumpkin craft beer brewed using renewable energy and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and hints of honey and vanilla.
This is a mere sampling of the bounty of delights and seasonal flavors that MGM Resorts International restaurants have to tempt taste buds this holiday season.
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Photos: Celtic Feis St. Patrick’s Celebration at New York-New York

Last weekend, the Brooklyn Bridge was a sea of green for the Celtic Feis St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza at New York-New York and Nine Fine Irishmen. The event kicked off on Friday, March 15 with a parade through the casino led by the Desert Skye Pipe Band, and the party continued into the wee hours of Sunday. Guests celebrated in festive attire with live performances, authentic Irish dishes from Nine Fine Irishmen and Guinness toasts for a memorable St. Patrick’s weekend.

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

New York-New York Lights Lady Liberty Green for Celtic Feis, March 11-18

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NEW YORK-NEW YORK LIGHTS LADY LIBERTY GREEN FOR CELTIC FEIS, MARCH 11 – 18

New York-New York kicks off Irish festival by lighting the Statue of Liberty nightly

 

WHAT:  New York-New York Hotel & Casino is painting the town green for St. Patrick’s Day, beginning with Lady Liberty. Every night March 11 – 18, New York-New York will illuminate the Statue of Liberty in a vibrant hue of green to commemorate Celtic Feis, the annual three-day Irish festival over St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Nine Fine Irishmen and the Brooklyn Bridge. The biggest celebration of Irish culture on the Las Vegas Strip, Celtic Feis festivities include live entertainment, specialty cocktails and Irish authentic cuisine.

The event kicks off on Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m. with a parade for all ages through New York-New York led by Desert Skye Pipe Band. Entry on Friday and Saturday is free, and admission on Sunday is $25 including a pint of Guinness or a Jameson shot. The event is open to guests ages 21 and up. For more information about Celtic Feis, visit http://nyny.lv/CFTW2013.

WHEN:
Monday, March 11 – Monday, March 18
Dusk – dawn

WHERE:
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109      

Photos: New York-New York St. Baldrick’s Event Raises $53,000 for Childhood Cancer Research

On Saturday, March 2, courageous people across Las Vegas made a bold move in the fight against cancer by shaving their heads for New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s fourth annual St. Baldrick’s Day event. With the support of the community, New York-New York and Nine Fine Irishmen were able to raise $53,000 to fund childhood cancer research for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

 

Guests enjoyed a heartfelt and fun-filled day on the Brooklyn Bridge with family-friendly activities like face painting, raffles and live performances by bands like the Spazmatics. The excitement continued late into the night with local entertainers including the Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages cast, members of Dancing Queen/Broadway Celebration, Angel Porrino of Absinthe and more lending their support for the cause by volunteering as celebrity head shavers.

Select MGM Resorts Properties to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Feasts and Festivities

Select MGM Resorts Properties to Celebrate  St. Patrick’s Day with Feasts and Festivities

Get Your Green on with Live Entertainment, Activities and Drinks

Lady Luck will welcome the ‘luck of the Irish’ (and others) to The Strip this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend when multiple MGM Resorts properties host an array of  live entertainment, activities and food and drink specials that will kindle everyone’s clovers. Celebrate the variety of festivities at the following resorts:

MGM GRAND
Guests may not spot a lucky leprechaun this St. Patty’s Day, but they will be able to enjoy Irish cuisine at the MGM Grand Buffet. With mouth-watering Corned Beef served alongside braised cabbage, red potatoes and baby carrots, patrons will enjoy an authentic Irish celebration in this casual yet elegant buffet. For more information, visit mgmgrand.com or call (877) 880-0880.

 

MANDALAY BAY
Concert-goers can revel in green “Madness” with Muse this St. Patrick’s Day. The GRAMMY Award-nominated band will take the stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center for a night of kilt-rockin’ music. Tickets start at $39.50 and can be purchased at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com

 

Rí Rá Las Vegas
Rí Rá Las Vegas, located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend in full Irish spirit. Live music, Irish dancers, authentic Irish menu items and a parade through Mandalay Bay create a fitting celebration for the Irish pub.

The fun kicks off Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. with live Irish music that will continue throughout the weekend’s festivities. Guests will hear several Irish bands including Searson, Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, Emish, Celtic Connection and Gallowglass, among others. The celebration continues Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. with a parade through the casino complete with Irish dancers, bagpipers and Rí Rá staff. A $10 cover charge on Sunday will apply to all guests.

Diners can enjoy traditional Irish fare including Corned Beef and Cabbage, a Publicans Reuben, Shepherd’s Pie, Beef and Guinness Stew and more.

Noon to 1:15 p.m.                   Gallowglass
1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.             Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones
3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.             Searson
6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.             Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones
8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.             Celtic Connection
10 p.m. to Midnight                 Emish
12:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.            Gallowglass

House of Blues
The legendary music club House of Blues will go Celtic with live performances on St. Patrick’s Day.

Noon to 1:30 p.m.                   The Chancey Brothers
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.                  Celtic Connection
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.                  Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones
6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.                  Emish
8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.                Searson

Mizuya Lounge
Mizuya Lounge will provide even more musical entertainment for guests wishing to shake their shillelaghs into the wee hours.

Noon to 1:15 p.m.                   Celtic Connection
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.                       The Chancey Brothers
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.             Wild Celts
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.                  Gallowglass
9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.                Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones
11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.              Searson
1 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.                   Emish

For more information about St. Patrick’s Day events at Mandalay Bay, visit mandalaybay.com or call (877) 632-7800.

THE MIRAGE
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Carnegie Deli at The Mirage will serve thick cuts of Corned Beef and Cabbage with boiled potatoes, and a Bailey’s Irish Crème Cheesecake for dessert.

Japonais will make guests’ taste buds do a jig with innovative cocktails including the Shiso Cherry made with Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, cherry juice, simple syrup, soda water and appropriately garnished with emerald green candied shishos.

For more information, visit mirage.com or call (702) 791-7111.

MONTE CARLO
A little bit of luck along with a lot of traditional Irish Stew can be found at The Café at Monte Carlo. This Irish classic soup includes lamb, baby carrots, potatoes, parsnips, leaks and onion served with the delicious flavors of Irish Soda Bread.

The Pub at Monte Carlo is calling all Irish and Irish-loving folk to toast in celebration with several beverage specials including Irish beers, Jameson shots and Irish Car Bombs. Traditional a la carte bites will include Irish Nachos, Ruben Sliders, Guinness Stew and Corned Beef and Cabbage.

From the traditional feast to festive sweets, The Buffet at Monte Carlo will showcase a wide variety of St. Patrick’s Day delights. Some specialty items will include Colcannon Soup, Irish Pub Lamb Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, Crème de Menthe Cupcakes, Shamrock Cookies and Chocolate Fudge Mint Brownies.

For more information, visit montecarlo.com or call (702) 730-7777

NEW-YORK NEW-YORK
New York-New York Hotel & Casino will celebrate Celtic Feis, a traditional Gaelic arts and cultural festival, inside Nine Fine Irishmen and on the Brooklyn Bridge Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

The St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Feis Parade, featuring bagpipers from Desert Sky Pipe Band and firefighters from around the country, will commence Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. inside the casino. The festival will continue inside Nine Fine Irishmen with live entertainment and a special menu of authentic Irish fare including Fried Sausages, Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef Sandwich, Fish and Chips and Drunken Onion Rings. Throughout the holiday weekend, guests may enjoy entertainment by Patrick Seiben, Sin É Rí – Ra, Limey Barstewarts, Joshua Tree and Michael Bowman. Tickets to the St. Patrick’s Day festival are $25 daily and include admission to the day’s events and one complimentary drink.

All guests 21 years of age or older wearing a kilt on St. Patty’s Day will receive complimentary admission to Celtic Feis and The Bar at Times Square.

To spread additional cheer throughout the city New-New York Hotel & Casino will light the Chrysler Building green March 15 – 17.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit nynyhotelcasino.com or call (800) 689-1797.

LUXOR
Rice & Company will offer a creative alternative to the traditional St. Patty’s Day feast. The Lucky sushi roll is filled with crab mix, shrimp, avocado, asparagus, carrot and romaine lettuce wrapped together in cucumber and accented with a spicy plum sauce.

For more information, visit www.luxor or call (702) 262-4000.

EXCALIBUR
Get a mouthful of green at Dick’s Last Resort with St. Patrick’s Day specials including Jameson, green Jello shots, Miller Lite and three Absolut Vodka drinks – The Patty Dropper, Nutty Irishman and Green Drink.

Big Chill will celebrate St. Patty’s Day with half-yard, 32-ounce and 100-ounce beer specials. The beer will be poured green if one’s wee heart desires.

For more information, visit excalibur.com or call (702) 262-4000.

CIRCUS CIRCUS
Circus Circus knows how to satisfy Irish cravings with celebratory food and beverage specials. The green drafts will flow throughout the day at Rock ‘n Rita’s with a two-for-one green Bud Light special and an authentic Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner offered on St. Patrick’s Day from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information, visit circuscircus.com or call (702) 734-0410.

Shave Away Childhood Cancer with Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino at 4th Annual St. Baldrick’s Extravaganza

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Shave Away Childhood Cancer with Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino
at 4th Annual St. Baldrick’s Extravaganza
Head shaving fundraiser to benefit childhood cancer research on March 2

Make a bold move in the fight against cancer and go bald with New York New York Hotel & Casino at Nine Fine Irishmen for the St. Baldrick’s Day head shaving event on Saturday, March 2 from 1 – 11 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day on the New York-New York Brooklyn Bridge with live music, drinks and more, where participants can shed their locks in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a national organization funding research for childhood cancer. The event is free and open to the public.

“Shaving your head is an incredible act of generosity and respect for the courageous children battling cancer, not to mention a fun way to build awareness for St. Baldrick’s,” said Rick Jost, vice president of human resources for New York-New York. “Nine Fine Irishmen and New York-New York look forward to welcoming the community to celebrate life and raise money for this important cause.”

In its fourth year, Nine Fine Irishmen’s St. Baldrick’s Day free events are amping up the excitement from years past with live performances by Spazmatics, Phoenix and Ri-Ra on the Brooklyn Bridge and restaurant patio, festive drinks from the outdoor bar and photo opportunities at the head-shaving booths to commemorate the day.

In exchange for their tresses, shavees can take advantage of a special “shavecation” package at New York-New York featuring hotel accommodations, 2-for-1 admission to The Roller Coaster, 2-for-1 breakfast at Il Fornaio and half off daybeds at the pool. As an added bonus, any adult who shaves their head will receive a free pint of beer at Nine Fine Irishmen and children will receive a free ride on The Roller Coaster. Participants will also be given free admission to Celtic Feis, a three-day Irish festival at New York-New York on St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Last year, more than 200 people came together to go bald, raising more than $100,000 for cancer research – this year’s event will keep up the momentum by matching last year with a fundraising goal of $100,000 to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Participants interested in shaving their heads for the cause can register online here for $50 or register day-of on site. Group registration is also available for teams and organizations.

For more information about Nine Fine Irishmen and New York-New-York’s St. Baldrick’s activities, visit newyorknewyork.com.

About Nine Fine Irishmen:
This authentic Irish pub features Irish food, drinks and uniquely Irish song, dance and storytelling. Based on the adventurous lives of nine Irishmen in the 1800s, Nine Fine Irishmen is located directly on the Strip at New York-New York Hotel & Casino and offers an outside balcony, an authentic décor and feel, as well as traditional Irish entertainment. The menu delivers natural, fresh Irish flavors by offering everything from pub favorites to a more sophisticated cuisine. A full range of authentic Irish stouts, lagers, and creamy ales such as Guinness and Smithwick’s are available.  Traditional Irish drinks are made with premium spirits such as Jameson and Bushmill Whiskey. The interior décor was designed and built by the best of Ireland’s craftsmen and shipped directly to Las Vegas. Private dining and meeting rooms are available for parties and business functions seven days a week and the restaurant is open 7 days a week at 11 a.m. The bar is open daily until 2:45 a.m. For more information, visit ninefineirishmen.com or www.nynyhotelcasino.com

 

About New York-New York:
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites.  Other featured Big Apple icons include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Within the resort, guests discover all the energy and excitement of the city that never sleeps, from enticing entertainment including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil® production, Zumanity, the thrilling Roller Coaster and the fun-filled dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square to tantalizing restaurants such as The Sporting House Bar & Grill, Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music.  Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon.  New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visitnynyhotelcasino.com> or call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation:
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, a child’s best hope for a cure. Since 2000, more than 151 million USD has been raised for childhood cancer research. For more information about St. Baldrick’s, call 1.888.899.BALD or visit stbaldricks.org.

The Broadway Theater Debuts at New York-New York Hotel & Casino

The Broadway Theater Debuts at

 New York-New York Hotel & Casino

New York-New York Hotel & Casino is proud to announce the opening of The Broadway Theater, a live performance venue featuring afternoon and evening shows. Located next to Nine Fine Irishmen, the intimate theater will be the new home for various hit shows presented by British producer David King of Spirit Productions. The neon lights will shine bright at The Broadway Theater as “Spirit of the Dance” with special guests Dublin’s Irish Tenors premieres Tuesday, May 1, while “Dancing Queen,” one of the most popular ABBA shows worldwide, has an anticipated debut in early May.

“With the introduction of The Broadway Theater, we look forward to offering our guests these exciting, vibrant show options when planning a Las Vegas escape,” said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, president and COO of New York-New York.  “David King Productions has a history of successful shows in many of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. New York-New York’s guests will want to be a part of this brand of entertainment.”

“Spirit of the Dance” has been seen by more than 30 million people worldwide, breaking box office records in more than 20 countries. The world champion dancers will be joined by special guests Dublin’s Irish Tenors, a talented group of Ireland’s finest singers who perform several styles of music including famous Irish Classics, opera, pop and swing. “Spirit of the Dance” with special guests Dublin’s Irish Tenors will perform at 4 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday (dark Monday).

Filling The Broadway Theater’s 8 p.m. time-slot Tuesday – Sunday (dark Monday) will be “Dancing Queen,” a non-stop, fun-filled tribute to Swedish pop group ABBA, featuring the music from the hit Broadway show “Mamma Mia.” This high-octane, musical extravaganza features a dynamic cast of singers and dancers performing ABBA’s greatest hits including “Money Money Money,” Waterloo” and “Dancing Queen.”

David King, the executive producer of Spirit Productions, said, “It’s incredibly exciting for me to bring my hit shows to Las Vegas and open them in a brand new venue at New York-New York. I love the feel of the intimate space that will provide the audience a new, up-close-and-personal experience.”

Tickets start at $49.95, plus tax and service charge, and are now on sale at the Zumanity box office at New York-New York. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call New York-New York at (866) 606-7111 or (702) 740-6969. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.newyorknewyork.com.

About New York-New York:
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites.  Other featured Big Apple icons include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Within the resort, guests discover all the energy and excitement of the city that never sleeps, from enticing entertainment including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil® production, Zumanity, the thrilling Roller Coaster and the fun-filled dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square to tantalizing restaurants such as The Sporting House Bar & Grill, Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music.  Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon.  New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit newyorknewyork.com or call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Spirit Productions:
Spirit Productions is one of the most successful theatrical production companies in the world today. The company has more than 20 hit shows touring the world to critical acclaim.  Its flagship show “Spirit of the Dance” has received nine global awards and has been seen by more than 30 million people worldwide. Spirit Productions provides a unique portfolio of shows to theaters, casino and corporate events across the country and worldwide.

More Than 23,000,000 Strands of Hair Shaved at 3rd Annual St. Baldrick¹s Day at Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Than 23,000,000 Strands of Hair Shaved at 3rd Annual St. Baldrick’s Day at Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino

230 Volunteers Shaved Their Heads Raising More Than $100,000 for St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Cancer Research

More than 23,000,000 hairs were shed to support St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Cancer Research at the 3rd Annual St. Baldrick’s Day at Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino on Saturday, March 3.  230 volunteers helped raise more than $100,000 by shaving the way to a cure and showing solidarity for children battling cancer.  In all 4,000 people were present to watch the event festivities.  Shavees included five 1st graders from Bonner Elementary School who raised $1,000 for the foundation and kicked off the shaving extravaganza.

   “Thanks to the overwhelming amount of people who came out to support the 3rd Annual St. Baldrick’s Day event we were able to break our goal of raising more than $100,000 for this worthy cause,” said Michael Kennedy, executive director of food & beverage at New York-New York Hotel & Casino.  “We look forward to seeing all of our supporters next year at the 4th Annual St. Baldrick’s Day.”

The 3rd Annual St. Baldrick’s Day had a line-up of entertainment that included a live shaving station, food and beverage specials, live music, face painting and balloon animals.

Worldwide, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, and it remains the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation grant funds are critical to continue the battle against this devastating disease.

It is estimated that each person’s head has an average of 100,000 strands of hair, which means that the 230 shavees at the 3rd Annual St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser at Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino shed more than 23,000,000 for the cause.

Nine Fine Irishmen1 – Pictured from left to right are Anthony Paolicelli, Matt Paolicelli, Trey Lomax, Diego Collins and Barrett Johnson 1st graders at Bonner Elementary School. The “Bonner Boys” raised $1,000 total and kicked off the shaving festivities by going bald for a cure.

**PHOTOS COURTESY OF NEW YORK-NEW YORK HOTEL & CASINO**

About Nine Fine Irishmen: This authentic Irish pub features Irish food, drinks and uniquely Irish song, dance and storytelling. Based on the adventurous lives of nine Irishmen in the 1800s, Nine Fine Irishmen is located directly on the Strip at New York-New York Hotel & Casino and offers an outside balcony, an authentic décor and feel, as well as traditional Irish entertainment. The menu delivers natural, fresh Irish flavors by offering everything from pub favorites to a more sophisticated cuisine. A full range of authentic Irish stouts, lagers, and creamy ales such as Guinness and Smithwick’s are available.  Traditional Irish drinks are made with premium spirits such as Jameson and Bushmill Whiskey. The interior décor was designed and built by the best of Ireland’s craftsmen and shipped directly to Las Vegas. Private dining and meeting rooms are available for parties and business functions seven days a week and the restaurant is open seven days a week at 11 a.m. The bar is open daily until 2:45 a.m. For more information, visit www.ninefineirishmen.com or www.newyorknewyork.com.

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation: The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, a child’s best hope for a cure. Since the Foundation’s first grants as an independent charity in 2005; it has funded over $56.9 million in childhood cancer research. For more information about St. Baldrick’s, call 1.888.899.BALD or visit stbaldricks.org.

 

 

Go Bald for St. Baldrick¹s Foundation with Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino

 

 

 

 

 

Go Bald for St. Baldrick’s Foundation with Nine Fine Irishmen
at New York-New York Hotel & Casino

3rd annual event on Las Vegas Strip
Set for March 3 to raise money for children with cancer


Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip invites the public to go bald during the 3rd Annual St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. People of all ages are invited to attend the festive outdoor event, where the bravest volunteers will shave their heads on the Brooklyn Bridge to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Cancer Research and bring attention to the many children battling cancer.
 
“Shaving your head is a very compassionate way to show support for those who are fighting this deadly disease.  Every year I look forward to shaving my head and showing my solidarity,” said Michael Kennedy, executive director of food & beverage at New York-New York. “In the past we have had such a great turnout but there is still more work to be done. This year we are looking to make a larger impact by setting a goal to raise $100,000 to help shave the way to a cure.”
 
Over the past two years, 290 people have raised more than $124,000 at Nine Fine Irishmen during St. Baldrick’s Day events. Prior to event day, shavees can raise money by forming a team and requesting donations through the St. Baldrick’s website or an individual can simply register at the event with the $50 minimum required donation. As a thank you for participating, shavees receive a free pint of Guinness or a Jameson Cocktail (must be 21 years or older) from Nine Fine Irishmen along with a goody bag that includes a complimentary rollercoaster ride, t-shirt and hat as well as other special offers.
 
Donors who love their locks don’t have to shave their heads. There are many other ways you can show your support:
·     Sponsor a shavee through the website (www.newyorknewyork.com/stbaldricks12 ) or in person during the event
·     Purchase a St. Baldrick’s Shamrock, which can be signed and posted on the wall at Nine Fine Irishmen to show support
·     Purchase merchandise at the event
All proceeds from these sales benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Cancer Research.

The free event will feature entertainment the entire family can enjoy including a live shaving station on the Brooklyn Bridge; food and beverage specials; live music; face painting and balloon animals for children.
 
Live Entertainment Schedule:
·     1 p.m.– 3 p.m. – The Spazmatics
·     3 p.m.– 6 p.m. Phoenix
·     6 p.m.– 9 p.m. Sin É Rí – Ra  
·     9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Ashley Red

For the Kiddies:
·     1 p.m.– 6 p.m. – Face painting and balloon animals

In January 2012, St. Baldrick’s awarded an infrastructure grant of $250,000 to the Alliance for Childhood Diseases doing business as Cure 4 The Kids Foundation at Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, which is located in Las Vegas. These infrastructure grants provide institutions with resources to enable them to conduct more research and enroll more kids in ongoing clinical trials – their best hope for a cure.
 
For more information on the event or to sponsor a team log-on to newyorknewyork.com/stbaldricks12.
 
About Nine Fine Irishmen:
This authentic Irish pub features Irish food, drinks and uniquely Irish song, dance and storytelling. Based on the adventurous lives of nine Irishmen in the 1800s, Nine Fine Irishmen is located directly on the Strip at New York-New York Hotel & Casino and offers an outside balcony, an authentic décor and feel, as well as traditional Irish entertainment. The menu delivers natural, fresh Irish flavors by offering everything from pub favorites to a more sophisticated cuisine. A full range of authentic Irish stouts, lagers, and creamy ales such as Guinness and Smithwick’s are available.  Traditional Irish drinks are made with premium spirits such as Jameson and Bushmill Whiskey. The interior décor was designed and built by the best of Ireland’s craftsmen and shipped directly to Las Vegas. Private dining and meeting rooms are available for parties and business functions seven days a week and the restaurant is open seven days a week at 11 a.m. The bar is open daily until 2:45 a.m. For more information, visit www.ninefineirishmen.com  or www.newyorknewyork.com.
 
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation:
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, a child’s best hope for a cure. Since the Foundation’s first grants as an independent charity in 2005; it has funded over $56.9 million in childhood cancer research. For more information about St. Baldrick’s, call 1.888.899.BALD or visit stbaldricks.org.