Gettin’ Quizzy With It: Shake Shack & Vegas Pub Quiz Launch “Monday Quiz Nights” Feb. 4


Shake Shack and Vegas Pub Quiz Launch “Monday Quiz Nights” at Henderson Shack Beginning February 4

Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 Shake Shack at The District at Green Valley Ranch will be hosting a weekly quiz night in partnership with Vegas Pub Quiz. Families and trivia titans of all ages are invited to team up and test their knowledge in a six-round battle of the brain. Participants will have the chance to win Shake Shack gift cards, swag and more. Participants will also receive a free order of Crinkle Cut Fries with entrée purchase.

Shake Shack
The District at Green Valley Ranch
2225 Village Walk Dr #191, Henderson, NV 89052

“Monday Quiz Nights” every Monday beginning Feb. 4
6 – 8 p.m.

Free to play with any entrée purchase.

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About Shake Shack
Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and flat-top Vienna beef dogs (no hormones or antibiotics – ever), spun-fresh frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer and wine and more. A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following around the world.

Shake Shack Launches New Hockey-Themed Burger in So. Nevada, Hockey Fans to Get a Sneak Peek This Thursday




The new burger that pays homage to our hockey town will make its debut at all Southern Nevada locations Tuesday, October 16

Photo Courtesy of: Shake Shack


As Vegas Golden Knights fever continues to rise in the valley, Shake Shack answers the need for even more hockey with the launch of The Slapshot, a provolone double cheeseburger topped with crispy pickles, onion and garlic mayo on a potato bun.


For those hockey fans looking to get their hands on the mouthwatering burger early…Shake Shack will have a pop-up location selling The Slapshot, our world-famous ShackBurger and crispy Crinkle-Cut Fries in Toshiba Plaza outside of T-Mobile Arena at this Thursday’s season opener so Shack fans are encouraged to arrive early and grab a bite before heading to the game!


The new burger slides into all Las Vegas and Henderson locations on Tuesday, October 16 (Downtown Summerlin, The District at Green Valley Ranch, Strip-side at New York-New York Hotel & Casino and North Premium Outlets.)


About Shake Shack
Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and flat-top Vienna beef dogs (no hormones or antibiotics – ever), spun-fresh frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer and wine and more. With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal. Shake Shack’s mission is to Stand for Something Good®, from its premium ingredients and caring hiring practices to its inspiring designs and deep community investment. Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the company has expanded to more than 180 locations in 26 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, including more than 70 international locations across London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Tokyo, Moscow, Seoul and more.

Learn more at: | | @shakeshack | @shakeshack

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



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.

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.”

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.

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.

Oktoberfest at The Park Returns September 28 – October 1

Oktoberfest at The Park Returns September 28 – October 1

Timeless Bavarian Tradition will feature Classic Brews,
Authentic Eats and Festive Games


 For the second consecutive year, Oktoberfest at The Park will awaken Las Vegas’ German spirit as the fun festival returns September 28 – October 1. Located at The Park, Las Vegas’ premier dining and entertainment district nestled between T-Mobile Arena and New York-New York Hotel & Casino, the event will offer merrymakers the opportunity to revel in Bavarian tradition with flowing beers, savory bites, entertaining games and cheerful folk sounds in celebration of the world’s largest beer festival.

Bier und Brot!
Upon arrival, guests may purchase a commemorative liter stein – available at Beerhaus, The Park’s festive beer hall. Ticket booths in the venue will sell the stein for $15 empty and $25 filled; refills will be available for $14.  The Park’s beer-centric celebration will feature authentic brews from Hacker-Pschorr and Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu, two breweries permitted to serve beer at the original Oktoberfest, as well as Oktoberfest-style selections from familiar breweries such as Sierra Nevada, Goose Island and Sam Adams.

Quintessential Bavarian snacks served at tents throughout The Park, as well as at Beerhaus, will include:

  • Frikadellen – Pan-fried hamburgers served with new boiled potatoes
  • BrezenSoft pretzels with spicy mustard and pickles
  • Schweineschnitzel – Pork schnitzel sandwiches with fries
  • Nürnberger Bratwurst – Petite pork sausage served with German potato salad
  • HendlCrispy, golden-brown rotisserie chicken
  • Linzer Kekse und Bienenstich – Jam-filled, almond-flavored cookies and bee sting cakes made of brioche dough and pastry cream topped with a honey glaze

Spaß und Spiele!
Whether a spectator or participant, amusing games will be offered in tents throughout The Park’s lush beer garden space for guests’ enjoyment including tricycle racing, ring toss, a beer can challenge and more. Each day, guests who successfully complete all games will be entered into a drawing for worthy prizes.

No Oktoberfest is complete without the Chicken Dance, a noble tradition rumored to date back to the original Volkfest’s commencement. Those looking to shake their tail feathers may join the silent chicken dance competition in which guests will break out their best dancing birdie impersonation while wearing wireless music-playing headphones in an effort to be named Oktoberfest Chicken Dance Champion.

Musik und Tanz!
Revelers can enjoy live folk music daily by HofBrau Boys. As the party continues throughout the evening, attendees can keep the party alive while listening to live entertainment by local bands such as The District and Generations.

Oktoberfest at The Park festivities will take place 1 p.m. to late night, Thursday, Sept. 28 – Sunday, Oct. 1.

No admission required. Dirndl and Lederhosen encouraged. Prosit!

An eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment tucked into rich desert landscaping, The Park is a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side. Visitors can enjoy exciting restaurants such as the popular Californian waffle house Bruxie; New York fan-favorite burger joint Shake Shack; much-loved California Pizza Kitchen; or theatrical hotspot Sake Rok while beverage enthusiasts can indulge in spirits, beers and bites at Beerhaus. Designed with sustainability in mind, The Park’s restaurant corridor recently earned LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. For more information, visit

MGM Resorts International Food & Beverage Listings September 2016


MGM Resorts International Food & Beverage Listings 

September 2016


Football Season Menus
To kick-off the 2016 football season, various MGM Resorts International restaurants will feature a culinary playbook of specials and menus perfect for game day.

Labor Day Menus
This Labor Day Weekend, select restaurants at MGM Resorts International will offer specialty menus to celebrate the holiday weekend.

Mexican Independence Day Menus
Guests are invited to celebrate Mexico’s history, culture and traditions with festive menus at select restaurants at MGM Resorts International.


September 8
An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom: Retro

Bellagio Executive Chef of Banquets and Catering Michael Burns will host the year’s third An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom event with a fall-themed class. Guests will learn to make two decadent classics: Lobster Bisque and Beef Wellington with whipped potatoes, caramelized onions and Merlot veal jus.

  • Place: Tuscany Kitchen
  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 8
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Price: $135 per person plus tax & gratuity
  • Social media info: @Bellagio #CulinaryClassroom
  • To purchase tickets, call Bellagio Concierge at 866-906-7171

September 14
Snack Wagon Takeover at Harvest by Roy Ellamar
Harvest by Roy Ellamar gives culinary aficionados the opportunity to interact with their favorite chefs every month as part of the Snack Wagon Takeover series. During each Takeover, a guest chef will take charge of one of Harvest’s signature snack wagons by featuring their own specialty small bites and traveling table-to-table discussing their selections with diners.

  • Place: Harvest by Roy Ellamar
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • Wednesday, Sept. 14 featuring Todd English’s Olives  Executive Chef Brad Skougard
      • Social media info: @Bellagio @RoyEllamar #SnackWagonTakeover

September 22
Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck
Vdara, in partnership with Coolhaus, a Los Angeles-based gourmet ice cream truck fleet, have created a Vdara-branded ice cream sandwich. The Vdara Escape, an almond whoopie cookie with lavender and honey swirled salted caramel ice cream, will be available for purchase for one day only at Vdara via the Coolhaus ice cream truck.

  • Place: Vdara
  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 22
  • Social media info: @Vdara #VdaraxCoolhaus

September 1 – 30
National Bourbon Heritage Month at PUB 1842
To celebrate one of America’s most historic spirits, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842 will offer Bourbon-centric specials including the Bourbon BBQ Chicken Sandwich and ‘Bourbon Your Way’ beverages.

  • Place: Michael Mina’s PUB 1842
  • Dates: Sept. 1 – 30
  • Social media info: @MGMGrand #ForTheLoveOfBourbon.

September 8 – December 26
TAP Monday Night Football Viewing Parties
This football season, guests can show their team support at TAP during viewing parties featuring beverage specials, specially curated cocktails as well as breakfast specials for early game days.

  • Place: TAP at MGM Grand
  • Dates: Sept. 8 – Dec. 26
    • Beverage specials available during all college and professional games
    • Football Breakfast food specials available Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Social media info: @MGMGrand

September 1
Heitz Cellar Wine Dinner at RIVEA

Mandalay Bay Director of Wine Harley Carbery and Heitz Cellar National Sales Manager Daniel Vu will host a Heitz Cellar Wine Dinner to celebrate the winery’s 55th birthday. The dinner will take place at the celebrated Alain Ducasse restaurant, Rivea, located atop Delano Las Vegas, with a breathtaking backdrop of 180-degree views of the city below. Guests will experience a mouthwatering four-course meal featuring Provencal Caponata, Braised Oxtail Pasta, Bison Tenderloin Rossini and foie gras created by Rivea Executive Chef Bruno Riou and paired with premier Napa Valley wines from Heitz Cellar.

  • Place: RIVEA
  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 1
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Price: $140 per person plus tax & gratuity
  • Social media info: @DelanoVegas @harleywine1
  • To purchase tickets, call Rivea at 702-632-5400.

September 22
Della’s Kitchen Farmhouse 2nd Anniversary Dinner
Della’s Kitchen invites guests to enjoy desert-inspired, sustainable cuisine poolside at the Farmhouse Dinner 2nd Anniversary event. The dinner will feature an interactive reception complete with passed hors d’oeuvres, local beers and spirits, followed by a family-style feast of local ingredient-focused dishes by Della’s Kitchen Executive Chef Jay Calimlim. Guests also will have the opportunity to mingle with Chef and the Farmhouse partners during the event.

  • Place: Delano Beach Club
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Dates: Thursday, Sept. 22
  • Price: $100 per person plus tax and gratuity
  • To purchase tickets, call Della’s Kitchen at (702) 632-9254 or email

September 16 – 17

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Guests will have the opportunity to celebrate the luck of the Irish six months early with Celtic-inspired entertainment, a virtual pub and Guinness and Jameson promotions near Nine Fine Irishmen at The Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York.

  • Place: The Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York
  • Time: 3 p.m. – midnight; live entertainment from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. and DJ entertainment from 8 p.m. – midnight
  • Dates: Sept. 16-17
  • Price: Free Admission, open to the public

September 13, 20, 27
Park Party
Every Tuesday beginning Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., guests can get the party started with $5 beer and wine selections at participating restaurants at The Park. The Tony Marques Band will provide live entertainment for guests’ listening enjoyment.  

  • Place: Beerhaus, California Pizza Kitchen and Sake Rok
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Dates: Every Tuesday beginning Sept. 13

September 30 – October 2
Beerhaus will celebrate the timeless Bavarian tradition as it hosts Oktoberfest at The Park featuring nightly celebrity keg tappings, live music from local band The Dummkopfs, food and beer specials and lively games.

  • Place: Beerhaus at The Park
  • Time: Begins at 4 p.m. nightly
  • Dates: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2


Todd English’s Olives
Please note new hours of operation for Todd English’s Olives, effective Aug. 29:

  • Monday – Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Café Bellagio
Please note new hours of operation for Café Bellagio, effective Aug. 29:

  • Monday – Sunday, 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Please note Nicholas Sharpe is now executive chef at MICHAEL MINA Bellagio.

Jean Philippe Patisserie
The first La Colombe draft latte in Las Vegas is now available on tap at Jean Philippe Patisserie at ARIA. The popular craft coffee roasters’ exclusive draft latte, found online or in La Colombe cafes located on the East coast only, is served as a pre-mixed blend of nutrient-rich milk and cold-pressed espresso that is naturally sweet with no sugar added. La Colombe pure black coffee also is available on draft.

Please note Sage will be closed on Sundays effective Sept. 18.  The hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday – Saturday, 6 p.m.  – 10:30 p.m.

Please note, barMASA and Tetsu are now closed on Wednesdays. The hours of operation are as follows:

  • Thursday – Tuesday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Libertine Social
Please note James Beard Award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s new, social dining experience, Libertine Social, is now open. Hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday – Sunday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The Pub at Monte Carlo
Please note The Pub at Monte Carlo will close Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. 

Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge
Please note Andre’s Restaurant and Lounge will close Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.

The Steakhouse at Camelot
The Steakhouse at Camelot now offers a menu of elevated signature menu items by request only. Simply ask the server for the “secret” menu and experience delicious, off-menu dishes for the same price as the restaurant’s traditional menu offerings.

Slots-A-Fun & West Bar
Both Slots-A-Fun and West Bar offer happy hour featuring $4 draft beer, $4 frozen drinks and $4 house shots served in a Circus Circus shot glass. Happy hour is available Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Guests can enjoy the following social happenings every week:

  • Geeks Who Drink – Tuesdays, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Guests with a competitive spirit and a wealth of useless knowledge get the chance to show their stuff at Tuesday night Trivia nights. The lively weekly competition is the ideal place to challenge friends or team up against others for a spirited good time.
  • Happy Hour  – Daily, 2-6 p.m.
    Beerhaus’ take on Happy Hour offers $4 featured brews and deals on select bites. For guests with a late night craving, Beerhaus also offers Reverse Happy Hour from 10 p.m. – close featuring $4 snacks.
  • Live Music
    Live entertainment is offered Thursday – Saturday, 8 p.m. – midnight.

Shake Shack
Shake Shack will host Shaketoberfest in celebration of the world’s largest Volksfest traditionally held each year in Munich, Germany. To celebrate German tradition, Shake Shack will feature the following special menu additions:

  • Brat Burger – Hamburger topped with a flat-top griddled Usinger’s cheddar-stuffed bratwurst, crispy ShackMeister Ale-marinated shallots and Shack Sauce.
  • ShackMeister Brat – A flat-top griddled Usinger’s cheddar-stuffed bratwurst, crispy ShackMeister Ale-marinated shallots and cheese sauce.
  • Bavarian-style Soft Pretzel – Toasted soft pretzel topped with Bavarian spices; cheese sauce available as well
  • Bavarian-inspired Shakes
    • Apfelstrudel Shake – Apple strudel shake topped with whipped cream and cinnamon-sugar shortbread
    • Black Forest Shake – Chocolate and cherry shake with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles

PHOTOS: The Palazzo Las Vegas and Nevada Restaurant Association Host The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair




On Thursday evening, May 26, the picturesque Palazzo pool deck was the site of the city’s most renowned chefs for The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair. The delicious soiree, presented by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), featured nearly 80 restaurants, nightclubs and beverage purveyors.

Recognized as one of the premier tasting events in Las Vegas, more than 2,300 guests mingled under the stars and enjoyed tastings of dishes and specialty cocktails from the illustrious restaurants of The Venetian and The Palazzo, including AquaKnox, B&B Ristorante, B&B Burger & Beer, Carlo’s Bakery, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, db Brasserie, Delmonico Steakhouse, Hong Kong Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, Lavo Italian Restaurant, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria, Public House, SUSHISAMBA, Table 10, and Tao Asian Bistro; as well as other local celebrated restaurants both on and off the Strip,  including The Capital Grille, Carmine’s, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant, Hash House a Go Go, Il Mulino, Katsuya, Origin India, Shake Shack, Texas de Brazil and Triple George.

In addition to culinary delights, live band The Lift with special guest star Corinne Zarzour entertained the crowd while synchronized mermaids the Water Beauties put on a show in the main pool.Proceeds from the evening will fund NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.

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

About The Palazzo® Las Vegas

For those seeking a luxurious escape, The Palazzo offers an alluring and elegant resort experience in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.  Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck.   Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including Grand Canal Shoppes, LAVO Casino Club, Azure pool and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub. The resort, which is conveniently connected to The Venetian Las Vegas, features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit, @palazzovegas and The Palazzo Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

MGM Resorts Unveils Expanded Plans, Programming For “The Park” In Las Vegas

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Expanded Vision For The Strip’s First Park Creates Neighborhood Environment Encompassing New York-New York & Monte Carlo, Complemented By Open-Air Dining & Entertainment District



 MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has unveiled expanded plans and the first look at programming for its dynamic park, dining and entertainment district taking shape on the west side of The Strip. Creating an interactive neighborhood environment, The Park will connect New York-New YorkandMonte Carloresorts and the new 20,000-seat world-class Las Vegas arena currently in development by MGM and AEG. New York-New York and Monte Carlo both are undergoing significant transformations of their Strip-facing experiences into robust plaza environments featuring casual eateries, bars, restaurants and retail destinations that will ultimately lead to The Park.

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When it opens in 2016 in conjunction with the arena, The Park will create an immersive outdoor destination spanning more than eight acres. Both New York-New York and Monte Carlo will transform their park-facing facades with a series of unique indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment venues, cultivating a vibrant patio culture that encompasses The Park’s landscaped spaces.


To create a harmonious dialogue between resorts, Rue de Monte Carlo, the adjacent street providing access from Las Vegas Boulevard, will be realigned as a gently curving, tree-lined parkway: a grand approach to the new arena. New cobblestone walkways in front of New York-New York and Monte Carlo will lead guests into The Park from both directions and blend seamlessly with the mosaic tile patterns that canvas the space.


Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, said, “Beautiful public places are highlights of many of the world’s finest cities, and Las Vegas shouldn’t be the exception. The Park will be the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip and is an embodiment of MGM Resorts’ commitment to engaging guests through arts and innovation. To create this picturesque outdoor destination, we are literally taking down the walls and opening the doors at our resorts to develop a unique dining and entertainment district that complements its lush new surroundings.”


A Glimpse into The Park:


Experience: The Park re-envisions the traditional pedestrian experience in Las Vegas. It will draw passersby from the hustle and bustle of The Strip into an oasis offering unique opportunities to experience Las Vegas outdoors and at one’s leisure, only steps from one of the largest urban boulevards in the world. Inspired by the iconic plazas, promenades and squares that have served as important public gathering destinations within the world’s great cities throughout history, The Park will offer an array of common spaces for socializing, relaxing, exploring and sampling the surrounding tastes, sights and sounds.


By day, visitors will be able to bask in pockets of sun or enjoy shade beneath mature trees or one of the stunning, tulip-like shade structures towering more than 50 feet above. Patio-style seating will encourage an interactive social environment, while seating alcoves tucked into large planters will provide areas for respite.


Unique water features, including water walls stretching more than 100 feet in length along the entrance will add unexpected visuals, as will dramatic plantings incorporating a variety of beautiful desert blooms. Exploring The Park, guests will encounter spontaneous live entertainers, such as acoustic guitarists and street performers.


As the sun sets, illuminated elements of The Park’s landscaping will create a dramatic setting. The shade structures, a work of art in and of themselves, will emit marvelous LED sequences from high above, captivating guests below. Sounds of live music, clinking glasses and laughter from bordering open-air venues will saturate The Park with energy, giving guests an entirely new way to experience Las Vegas beneath the stars.


Dining Under the Sun and Stars: Not unlike the small cafes and bistros that spill onto iconic promenades, clusters of casual restaurants and bars with outdoor seating will open each resort to The Park creating a colorful patio ambiance. Ranging from fast-casual to mid-level, each offering will be a unique-to-market, up-and-coming brand. Below is a first peek, with additional partners to be announced in the coming months:


  • Shake Shack Boasting patios overlooking The Park and New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, the much-beloved Shake Shack will introduce its first West Coast location when it opens in December 2014. Established in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, Shake Shack® is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its all-natural burgers, flat-top dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more. With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal.


  • Bruxie– The fast-casual, gourmet waffle restaurant born out of Orange County will serve up its signature takes on The Sandwich. Bruxie’s next-generation sandwiches use a light, airy authentic Brussels Waffle as the “Bold Fold”. The Waffle is crisp, lightly yeasty and not sweet – reminiscent of freshly baked bread. Bruxie Waffles are paired with quality seasonal ingredients, offering both savory choices like Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Chili Honey and Cider Slaw as well as a variety of sweet options such as Strawberry Crème Brûlée.


  • Sake Rok – This theatrical hotspot  open for lunch, dinner and a late-night bar/lounge, will thrill guests with more than just its array of delicious sushi, Japanese cuisine and private sake label. By night, Sake Rok will transform into a high-profile social dining extravaganza, immersing guests in an experience part culinary, part performance and completely unexpected. Inspired by Japan’s vibrant pop culture and fashion movements, interactive servers will invite guests to partake in restaurant-wide sakebombs while doubling as entertainers, spontaneously breaking into dance and lip-sync serenades. The emcee – a six-foot man dressed in traditional Geisha attire – will keep the energy and the sake flowing late into the night as Sake Rok transitions into a chic bar and lounge.


  • Beer Garden– This fun and approachable beer garden will be highlighted by its outdoor spaces and vantage points of all The Park’s activity. Guests will be able to indulge in sustainably raised farm-to-table meats, an impressive craft beer list, live music and, of course, games to get any social gathering started – bocce ball, darts and outdoor ping pong. Central to the design will be the restaurant’s signature open roasting area.


  • A Robert Mondavi Jr. Wine ExperienceRobert Mondavi Jr.’s restaurant, lounge and wine bar concept will transport guests to Napa Valley, infusing each element of the experience with the signature warmth and inviting essence of the famous sun-soaked rolling vineyards where Mondavi Family wine production originated. Anchored by an extensive wine program, the venue will boast 100+ wines by the glass and a variety of formats including flights, quartinos, carafes, large formats and more, accompanied by gourmet wine country cuisine. Inside, guests will savor the sights and sounds from the partially open-format kitchen, while an open-air patio will evoke the feeling of a festive outdoor dinner party.


  • Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row – Country star Dierks Bentley will introduce his contemporary country bar and restaurant concept offering American gastropub fare, plenty of brews on tap, a specialty menu of “Boilermakers” – a shot of whiskey (from a menu featuring more than 40 options) dropped into a glass of beer – and live music by night. The cuisine will feature organic meats, locally farmed produce and a dessert menu to satisfy any sweet tooth.


  • Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar –Two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef Guillermo Pernot will heat up Las Vegas with his East Coast sensation Cuba Libre and its Havana-style restaurant, bar and high-energy Latin night spot. The restaurant’s atmosphere will offer a unique combination of Latin flavor, warmth and splendor. Specializing in rum, Cuba Libre will offer more than 100 premium and flavored varieties and specialty cocktails crafted from the freshest ingredients.


Design:The design for The Park is a collaborative effort led by MGM Resorts International with master planner Cooper, Robertson & Partners, leading landscape architecture and urban design firm !melk, and Marnell Architecture. Envisioned as the connective tissue between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, The Park’s unique design elements include:


  • Green initiatives: Aspiring to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, The Park will implement an integrated environmental sustainability program throughout construction and operational stages, addressing energy and water conservation, green building and waste management through cutting-edge technology and innovative design. The Park also will salvage roughly 75 mature trees from the current area to enhance the lush environment. Asphalt existing on-site also will be salvaged, ground and recycled to create new paved surfaces within the development.


  • Natural landscaping: Landscape design will utilize native and desert-adaptive species of plants, which are able to thrive in hot and dry environments with minimal water. Large planters with inset seating will feature dramatic plant life displays created by the juxtaposition of cloud-like plants (santolina, apache plum, mormon fir, etc.) alongside vibrant shoots (red yucca, torch lily, desert bear grass, etc.), lush grasses (Mexican feather grass, fountain grass, orange sedge, etc.) and spikes (blue agave, golf tooth aloe, horsetail, etc.)


  • Microclimates: Mature trees, vegetation, water features and artful shade structures will create microclimates, affording comfortable environments for guests to enjoy The Park year-round. Ground and surfaces will be constructed using marble – a naturally cooling material. Hand-laid in mosaic tile patterns, the marble features color palettes of the American Southwest.


About MGM Resorts International MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino.  For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at

New York-New York Hotel & Casino Brings Tom’s Urban and Shake Shack to Dynamic Pedestrian Plaza



Restaurants will Deliver Eclectic Eats, Craft Cocktails, Cool Brews and Great People Watching with Strip-Side Patio Experience


New York-New York Hotel & Casino is turning up the flavor on its dynamic new plaza experience with the addition of fan-favorite restaurants Tom’s Urban  and Shake Shack, opening December 2014.

The restaurants will take the space currently occupied by The Sporting House (closing June 3), and join recently opened retail outlets Swatch, Stupidiotic, I Love NYNY and Starbucks, as well as Hershey’s Chocolate World, which is opening this spring. The plaza is anchored by the property’s famed Brooklyn Bridge.

“There has never been a more exciting time at New York-New York,” said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, the hotel’s president and COO.  “With the opening of our new plaza, we have created an engaging pedestrian environment with the striking backdrop of the New York-New York skyline and know that Tom’s Urban and Shake Shack will bring the fun experience and fantastic flavors our guests love.”

Boasting patios overlooking both MGM Resorts International’s upcoming park and entertainment district as well as New York-New York’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge, Shake Shack will introduce its highly anticipated first West Coast Location.


Let’s start by introducing the mastermind behind the concept.  Tom Ryan.  Recognized by Gourmet Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Food Entrepreneurs of the Last Quarter Century,” Tom Ryan is the namesake of Tom’s Urban.  He founded the concept with restaurant financier Rick Schaden in 2012.   The two spent a lot of time together traveling to the best “food cities” around to understand the uniqueness of urban cultures, food and lifestyle in America.

Tom’s Urban will deliver an energetic experience with a fun and modern menu featuring offerings that range from Butter Poached Lobster + Shrimp Tacos to Xiangxiang Crispy Duck Wings to Tailgater Bratwurst Breakfast sliders – Tom’s Urban has you covered 24 hours a day.  The restaurant also will feature an extensive selection of craft cocktails and cold beer, perfect to be enjoyed on its lively indoor-outdoor patio.

Tom’s Urban has its roots in Denver where it became a must-visit destination after opening in 2012. A second outpost opened earlier this year at L.A. LIVE in Southern California. Tom’s is the first, next, last place to meet, eat and drink.


Shake Shack® is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its all-natural burgers, flat-top dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more. With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal.  From its ingredients and hiring practices to its environmental responsibility, design and community investment, Shake Shack’s mission is to continually Stand for Something Good®.

Shake Shack is part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), which includes many of New York City’s most celebrated restaurants: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, among others.  Since the original Shake Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, it now has multiple locations in New York, New Jersey, Washington, DC, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, and international locations including London, Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow, and more.

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About New York-New York Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino offers all the excitement of the resort’s namesake, from the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production Zumanity and the thrilling Roller Coaster to tantalizing restaurants including Gallagher’s Steakhouse and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music.  New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).