“Rock ‘n’ Roll Chef” Kerry Simon Honored With Inaugural Culinary Memorabilia Case Dedication at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday, July 17



WHAT:  Kerry Simon, dubbed the “rock ‘n’ roll chef” by Rolling Stone magazine, will be honored with the inaugural culinary memorabilia case at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday, July 17. Don Marrandino and Warwick Stone of Hard Rock Hotel will be on hand to unveil the memorabilia display with Simon.

Upon graduating from culinary school in New York, Simon found himself working with multiple culinary legends including Jean-George Vongerichten. His talent was soon noticed by Ivana Trump and he was appointed executive chef of Edwardian Room at The Plaza Hotel. Following, Simon began developing culinary establishments in Miami, Hong Kong, New York, London, Chicago and finally, Las Vegas.

In 2002, Simon partnered with restaurateur Elizabeth Blau to open Simon Kitchen & Bar at Hard Rock Hotel. The venue was selected as one of “America’s Best New Restaurants” by Esquire Magazine in 2003.

Simon has gone on to become a two-time competitor and judge on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and defeated Kat Kora on the station’s “Battle Hamburger.”Playgirl magazine even named him as one of the country’s sexiest chefs and featured an interview with Simon in the April 2003.

Today, Simon has numerous restaurant concepts throughout Las Vegas as well as the world.

Kerry Simon,
celebrity chef and restaurateur
Don Marrandino, Warner Gaming executive
Warwick Stone, memorabilia curator and creative consultant


Thursday, July 17

6 p.m. Memorabilia unveiling, next to Casino Tower elevators and Culinary Dropout**public invited to watch**

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169


DETAILS: The display will boast a photograph of Simon and longtime friend actor Bill Murray in matching Elvis suits, a bust of Simon painted purple, black chef coat from Simon Kitchen & Bar, autographed guitar, culinary knives, image of him as a young chef with Bianca Jagger and various awards.


The memorabilia at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is hand selected and carefully displayed throughout the resort by Stone to honor legends in the entertainment industry. Some of the unique displays include a shimmery, white glove once worn by the one-and-only Michael Jackson; an array of rare collection items from The Beatles; the original drum kit Rick Allen of Def Leppard used following a near fatal car accident; a Nirvana display featuring a leather jacket autographed by Kurt Cobain; and many more.

kerry simon

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites, and the HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Saturdays and Sundays and RELAX Mondays; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a fitness center; and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers Popular Burger and Shake of the Month Program Returns

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KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers Popular Burger and Shake of the Month Program Returns

KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers at Harrah’s Las Vegas is offering a year-long burger and shake series, beginning this month. Each flavorful burger and shake creation, crafted by master chef Kerry Simon, is only available for one month. The burgers are served with fries and priced at $14; shakes are $6, and the burger and shake of the month combo is $18.

The series kicks-off with the American Kobe Burger, available only for the month of February. The burger is made with 8 ounces of American Kobe beef, apple-wood smoked bacon, a fried egg, Asian coleslaw and sweet chili cilantro aioli, served on a white bun. Accompanying the burger is the Mocha Coconut Milkshake, made with mocha coconut ice cream and topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

The burgers and shakes to follow are:

  • March

BBQ Grilled Cheese Patty Melt Burger
Heath Bar Crunch Milkshake

  • April               

Chef Reg’s Burger Special
Pralines and Cream Milkshake

  • May

Chorizo Burger
Mexican Hot Chocolate Shake

  • June

Mushroom Swiss Burger
Pina Colada Milkshake

  • July

All American BBQ Burger
Apple Pie Milkshake

  • August

      Caprese Burger
Tiramisu Shake

  • September

Turkey Burger
Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

  • October

Philly Cheese Steak Burger
Chocolate Hazelnut Shake

  • November

 Thanksgiving Turkey Burger
Pumpkin Pie milkshake

  • December

Bison Burger
Eggnog Milkshake


Dubbed the “Rock-n-Roll Chef” by Rolling Stone magazine, Kerry Simon knows a thing or two about burgers. In an upbeat atmosphere, Simon offers patrons the ultimate burger selection with his special flair. He serves up a menu of uniquely inventive burgers, signature snacks and sides including his “Iron Chef”-winning sliders, tater tots and sweet selections such as cotton candy and the signature Captain Crunch milkshake. The restaurant is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. For reservations or more information please call 702.369.5065 or visit www.harrahslasvegas.com.


Harrah’s Las Vegas
Harrah’s Las Vegas is budget-friendly and offers something for every guest with more than 2,500 hotel rooms and suites, 87,000 square-feet of casino space, a state-of-the-art Sports Pit offering both live gaming and sports betting, and more than 25,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space. Seven restaurants encompass everything from Toby Keith’s ‘I Love This Bar & Grill,’ which offers an all-American menu and live music nightly, to the upscale setting of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, a romantic venue with breathtaking views of the Strip. Harrah’s outdoor bar, Carnaval Court, brings high energy to the Las Vegas Strip with live music and some of the world’s top flair bartenders who juggle and pour to perfection. A wide variety of entertainment options include the Tony® Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the comedy-magic of Mac King and stand-up performances at The Improv. For more information, please visit www.harrahslasvegas.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Harrah’s Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Miley Cyrus to Host the Premiere of Beacher’s Madhouse Las Vegas – Friday, Dec. 27

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Miley Cyrus to Host the Premiere Of Beacher’s Madhouse Las Vegas


Global superstar Miley Cyrus will unveil the highly anticipated Las Vegas return of Beacher’s Madhouse on Friday, December 27 at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.  Legendary showman Jeff Beacher, creator and host of Beacher’s Madhouse, will kick off a triumphant New Year’s weekend with Miss Cyrus. With the energy of a circus and the atmosphere of an A-list Hollywood party, the world’s most outrageous and over-the-top Vaudeville-inspired show will reach new heights of madness.

Beacher, who Rolling Stone magazine declared the “Best Showman on the Strip,” is best known for his ability to push the boundaries of entertainment and fantasy. “Expect the unexpected. I’m going to take the Madhouse and live entertainment to new levels with never-before-seen acts. And there’s no better place to debut my masterpiece than at the famed MGM Grand and with the most beautiful and talent music goddess on the planet, Miley Cyrus,” said Beacher.

Miley Cyrus has taken the world by storm with her newest album, Bangerz. Bangerz debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Chart and the Digital Album Chart in the U.S., in addition to hitting #1 on iTunes in more than 70 countries. Both singles, “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop”, off Bangerz have already sold 4.3 million copies in the US alone. Next, Miley will embark on the highly anticipated Bangerz tour. The 38 city tour kicks off on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2014 in Vancouver, BC and visits Las Vegas on March 1. Tickets are on sale now.

Guests will be taken on a sensory journey into the unconventional world of Beacher’s Madhouse from the moment they first enter the 8,500-square-foot performance theatre.  To join the madness, experience seekers enter the theatre through an inconspicuous speakeasy-like passageway hidden behind a library bookcase, and travel through a tunnel leading them from their ordinary existence into a fantasy-filled realm filled with world-renowned spectacles and all-new dramatic performances.

The Rat-pack-like ambiance of the theatre will include 15 stages throughout the venue in addition to the one main stage. Shows will be held five nights a week – Wednesday through Sunday with an early show at 8:00 p.m. and late night shows Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Beacher’s Madhouse has been a favorite of some of the world’s most notable A-list celebrities. Guests including Johnny Depp, Kim Kardashian, Leonardo DiCaprio, Demi Moore, Ryan Seacrest, Jamie Foxx, Minka Kelly, Eva Longoria, Mel Gibson, Zac Efron, Mila Kunis, Kevin Spacey, Gerard Butler, Bradley Cooper, and Ashton Kutcher, amongst so many others have all enjoyed the non-stop, limitless entertainment that the Madhouse has become known for.

Tickets for the grand unveiling are now on sale and can be purchased by calling (323) 785-3036 or visiting beachersmadhouse.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

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About Beacher’s Madhouse
Beacher’s Madhouse debuted in 2002 at Madison Square Garden’s Paramount Theatre, followed by a year on Broadway in New York City.  In 2003, Beacher’s Madhouse took Las Vegas by storm as the headliner at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, selling out show after show for five years straight.  Jeff Beacher is also known for Beacher’s Madhouse Costume Ball Tour, which ran 81 cities nationwide from 2008 throughout 2010, selling over 1 million tickets.  In 2010, Beacher’s Madhouse opened in the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and quickly became the hottest venue in Los Angeles.


MGM Grand is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  The hotel features the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; master illusionist David Copperfield and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.  MGM Grand offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon. The resort recently remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and launched the industry’s first-ever STAY WELL Collection. MGM Grand is home to many of today’s hottest DJs including Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki who share residencies between the brand new Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub and WET REPUBLIC, The Strip’s hottest day life destination. The hotel also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking Five Green Key conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, CSI: The Experience and an inviting six-acre pool complex. Upscale accommodations include SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand, an exclusive boutique luxury hotel within the hotel and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit www.mgmgrand.com or call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog.