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Empire Club Members must be playing any slot machine with their Empire Club Card inserted at the time of the drawing for a chance to win. Among notable attendees at the presentation was Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino , who addressed the Association. Gaming Info , sq ft of gaming space; 2, gaming machines and 72 table and poker games. McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant Kansas City Since teaming up in the early s, Bill McCormick and Doug Schmick have established more than 50 restaurants and catering operations throughout the country - an extraordinary feat in a business with the highest attrition rate of any in the United States. Check Availability For Assistance Call: Bonefish Grille Desserts Not to be missed!

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Kickoff is at 4: The toys and coats will be distributed through Catholic Charities community agencies to families in need. The toy and coat drive has become a holiday tradition at Empire City Casino and thousands of toys and coats have been donated since when the campaign was first launched. Players can also try a hand on the newly-added electronic blackjack or three-card poker tables, or sit down at a slot machine for the chance at a jackpot to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.

Empire City will be accepting donations every day throughout the month-long drive at the main promotions booth. The items will be delivered to Catholic Charities-supported agencies for the Christmas holidays. Empire City has been aggressive in its roll out of the new machines in an effort to boost revenues and help retain the billions New York residents spend at casinos in neighboring states. Blackjack fans are enjoying the advanced technology offered by more than new Blackjack seats at Empire City.

Nearly positions will be available in the coming months, with an additional added in the near future. Players confirm that this new, high-tech Blackjack allows for a faster pace of play without the intimidation of live tables yet plays exactly as traditional casino Blackjack, sans handheld cards and chips.

The game sets up betting stations with a virtual dealer offering electronic cards, and players make decisions such as whether to hit or stand via touchscreen. Rooney, son of Steelers founder Art J.

As a family-run business, Rooney considers each employee to be a member of his extended family and works to create and maintain a diverse workforce. Nearly two-thirds of the current workforce identifies as either minority or female, and over half of the management team does as well. Cara is now 25, and will be married later this month.

A world-class event, the International Trot returns after a year hiatus. Horses and drivers representing Norway, Sweden, Italy, France, Canada and the United States will compete to win the richest purse in the history of the famed Yonkers Raceway.

Originally hosted at Roosevelt Raceway for nearly thirty years, the International Trot was taken over by Yonkers Raceway when Roosevelt permanently closed its doors in Yonkers staged the International for seven years thereafter. Similarly, fall means football to many. And while football fans across the state know the Rooney name from the legendary Pittsburgh Steelers, few likely know it is the investment of Tim Rooney, son of Steelers founder Art J.

For the first time, the competition will be held on two nights. Policemen, firemen and emergency medical technicians across the area are welcome to dine for free, guests of first responders will enjoy a discounted rate. The luncheon will be held in the Empire Terrace Restaurant from Vos has been a regular guest on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. For most, that means new clothes, shoes, and lots of school supplies.

But for many, getting the school supplies their children need to start the year off right can be a financial burden. That initiative just received a huge boost with the donation of new backpacks from Empire City Casino. Therefore, it was fitting to have a group of military service members from WWP in the audience when the Grammy-nominated artist brought down the house at the August 9th outdoor summer concert.

The effort became a global phenomenon with more than 17 million videos of people taking the challenge being posted on Facebook last year. On Sunday, August 2 at 2pm hundreds will gather trackside at Yonkers Raceway where Quinn will lead participants in a simultaneous ice bucket challenge to reignite the viral social media movement through the month of August to benefit ALS research. On the five Thursdays of July — July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th — from Tickets for Kenny Rogers and Trace Adkins are on sale now.

Lynyrd Skynyrd tickets go on sale Monday, June 8, at 9: As the largest private employer in the fourth largest city in New York, the casino has nearly employees. A new initiative is underway to bring personal finance education to the workplace to help employees make better-informed financial decisions. A few years ago Empire City implemented a wellness initiative to raise awareness, educate and encourage employees to make better choices when it comes to their health.

This month, the focus is personal finance with a five-week program that will bring various banking experts on property to speak one-on-one with employees. Yonkers, NY on Saturday, May 2. Cherie Czerniowski, who oversees slot operations at Empire City, announced that when it hits, it will be the largest jackpot ever to be won at the casino and, she stressed that it can only be won in Yonkers.

Contestants will register between 2: The winners will be announced at 5 pm, after being chosen by a blue ribbon panel of judges. Doors will open at 7: All patrons will receive a free drink ticket. Elite Club and Presidents Club members gain free admission to the show.

All patrons receive a free drink ticket. Three championship bouts and a trio of semi-final divisions will highlight the action-packed card. The slots are hot at Empire City Casino. The lucky win was registered on the Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Areas of expertise vary widely and include lawn care, ground maintenance for golf courses, parks and recreation, universities, cemeteries, arborist, sales and manufacturing, irrigation and more. We thank our elected representatives, businesses and community groups who made a strong and convincing case that any effort to site a new casino not jeopardize the nearly jobs and billions of dollars Empire City provides for education and other government services.

Empire City is hoping residents will help them change that. A foot Christmas Tree will be lit at 6: Self-proclaimed foodies, and even the average glutton with a passion for great food and drink, will delight in this find - a holiday kick-off event being held this Friday, November 14th from 6: The event offers 4 hours of beer, wine and signature cocktails, two separate tasting sessions, dessert, dancing and bowling.

Whether you're a beer lover or not, you're probably aware of the sweeping craft beer movement that has taken our country by storm.

Based on data gathered by the Brewers Association, the United States is home to over 2, craft breweries and hundreds more continue to open. Tens of thousands of hospitality industry workers from around the country are expected to attend, while industry leading companies and business personnel will share their latest products and services. These sessions, held on Sunday, November 9th at 1: Saturday, October 11, 4: The Harvest Festival is slated from 4: Representatives from the Susan G.

Post time is 5: McIntyre will be recognized for her significant contributions to the local community, as well as the broader Irish-American community. McIntyre hails from Belmullet, Co. Mayo in Ireland, the eldest of nine children. Thirty-two years ago while working in the hotel industry, fate stepped in and introduced McIntyre to June and Timothy Rooney during their visit to Ireland.

Registration opens at 9am. The walk starts at 10am. To register now and participate, sponsor the event, build a Walk team, or for more information please visit walk. NYBC reports that while it is distributing more blood than last year at this time, the summer vacation months have been particularly hard on blood donations and supplies.

It was Hunger Action Day, and the canopy at the casino entrance was lit bright orange in the color symbolic of the fight against hunger.

Go Orange to End Hunger is a month-long campaign that will help create awareness of a problem that affects 49 million Americans in the United States. Hunger Action Month, held in September, is a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action against the issue of hunger.

Organized by Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, the campaign brings greater attention to the issue of hunger in America and promotes ways for individuals everywhere to get involved with the movement.

The Annual Fall Harvest Festival includes family-fun events such as pony rides, face painting, a pumpkin patch, musical entertainment and more. Music fans will enjoy the incredible musical talents of the best country, pop, and rock artists spanning over four decades of music every Sunday evening in July and August. Empire City Casino announced a social media contest using Facebook and Twitter that will award winners with VIP platinum seating and a meet and greet for each concert.

Winners will receive two platinum seats to the concert indicated in the image they shared or retweeted, as well as a VIP meet and greet with the band or artist. The undercard broadcast begins at 8: Rooney, Chairman of H.

The CYO gala once again convened a dynamic group of nearly New Yorkers from the worlds of business, philanthropy, culture, law, media, politics and religion who share a deep concern for youth and their healthy development and spiritual growth. Accompanying Kola on the show will be featured comedian Grant Lyon, a west coast native who has performed across the country. Elite Club members gain free admission to the show.

Fans can watch the exhilarating action from every angle. It is home to veterans of all kinds: But this Saturday, the veteran contingent will grow at Yonkers Raceway, as military veterans step onto the track and take the reins as part of a HorseAbility for Heroes program.

Iapalucci will be joined by featured artist, Joe Matarese, sharing his personal reflections. A pair of Bronx natives collide in the lb. Another pair of championship contests have yet to be announced.

School 9, a Yonkers elementary school for nearly grade pre-K-9 students, has been no exception. The lack of outdoor play opportunities directly contributes to high rates of childhood obesity, diabetes, asthma and other health problems.

But the lucky students at Yonkers School 9 found some angels in a local community organization that is coming to their rescue. To do that, they need to raise a significant amount of money. There will be four Semi-Final bouts, two each in the lb.

Female division and lb. Open, as well as at least three Championship contests. For more information log onto www. Doors open at 6: These in-demand tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis only at the door on fight night. Tickets and seating are limited. On November 8, the 25th anniversary of their first show in the Bronx, the celebrated Irish-American rock band will play one final gig before moving onto greener pastures. On Sunday, March 16, from 2: Fans from across the tri-state area will descend on Empire City to see the performance before Black 47 makes its scheduled St.

The band will keep the St. These games feature live roulette wheels, electro-mechanical dice and real cards, making them extremely similar to the live dealer versions of these popular table game themes. The digital betting formats allow players to play faster with up to 80 results per hour. A wide variety of packages and places, including Dan Rooney's Sports Pub, are in the football viewing party lineup. If you care about beer, have no fear, Pinch American Grill features New York craft beers on tap, and for the very thirsty, there are pour-your-own tableside taps.

A fellow family-owned company, Jams, of Costa Mesa, California, delivered some west coast warmth through its generous donation of new toys for New York children in need.

The distribution team quickly went to work searching through hundreds of coats seeking out sizes for members of the families they knew were without warm coats this winter. Empire City will be accepting the donations every day throughout the drive at promotions booth. The items will be presented to Catholic Charities and their supported agencies for the Christmas holidays.

The expansion includes two new restaurants, along with a craft cocktail lounge featuring retro bowling lanes, 30, square feet of new gaming space and an expansive new casino entrance.

A dramatic curved facade features over 45 feet of frameless low iron glass in a foot arc that creates a backdrop to the entry canopy and a window onto the interior of the casino. This jaw-dropping display is the largest structure of its kind in North America. Contestants perform their favorite songs every week in front of a rotating panel of judges, showcasing their singing talent week after week. Starting from auditions in April, our top 16 have come a long way!

Summer is traditionally a critical time for blood supplies but this year levels are especially low and each donation made has the potential to affect the lives of three patients in need. Gary Pretlow and Shelley Mayer, are co-hosting the blood drive and urging their constituencies to participate. Applicants will have the opportunity to explain why they want to be a contestant on "The Price Is Right," and two lucky winners from the New York Contestant Search will be flown to Los Angeles to see the show and have a chance to be called as a contestant on "The Price is Right!

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Restaurants Four upscale restaurants, thirteen casual diners and two dessert only quick serve restaurants. Accomodation rooms with some themed suites. Regulations Minimum gambling age is 18 for bingo and poker; 21 for all electronic gaming. Steak and seafood Martorano's: Asian Renegade Barbecue Tequila Ranch: Biloxi, Mississippi Phone Number: Gaming Info 50, sq ft of gaming space. Bars Four bars and lounges. Restaurants Three upscale restaurants, three casual restaurants and two coffee and dessert quick serve restaurants.

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Accomodation Futuristic glass-paneled twenty story hotel is currently under construction. Regulations Minimum age to gamble is Gaming Info , sq ft of gaming space; 2, gaming machines and 72 table and poker games. Bars One brew pub. Restaurants Six casual restaurants and one grab and go food court.

Accomodation hotel rooms. Regulations Minimum gambling age in Missouri is 21 for casinos and 18 for parimutuel betting. All of our Premium Steaks come with your choice of one house side item. Dark Chocolate Brownie Napolean. White Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding. Selection of Chocolate Bon Bons. White Chocolate Banana Banshee. Ghirardelli Premium Hot Cocoas. At least Sunset Grill is doing its part to ensure that South Johnson County feels as tropical as its incrementally smaller latitude.

The theme is Caribbean, Pacific, Californian, Mexican and, oddly enough, Italian -- pretty much any setting of beautiful sunsets. Though many of the dishes are named for tropical surroundings, preparations like the Sunset Strip illustrate a new brand of fusion: Sitting atop garlic mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables, the strip steak is grilled and topped with gorgonzola cheese.

The Chopped Sunset Salad also features gorgonzola, as well as grilled chicken, prosciutto, Roma tomatoes and shaved Parmesan cheese. The Cocomo Shrimp more accurately match the tropical theme: The atmosphere, unlike some of the food, is tropically festive, with palms, ferns and a tropically themed soundtrack. From Sunset Grill's Official Website at www. Dan Tierney and Rod Lampe have over 40 years combined restaurant experience.

Together they shared the passion and desire to create a unique, yet casual dining experience. The idea of Sunset Grill was a long time dream of both Dan and Rod. Working around the clock to come up with a restaurant concept that was different than any chain, was not an easy task. While the menu was being perfected, construction was started with friend and foreman Dan Larsen overseeing all aspects of the crew, design plans, and code specifications.

Once the inside was complete, artist Jen Bertrand was brought in to design a Caribbean feel throughout the Sunset Grill. Starting with the large canvases along the back wall, the white-walled restaurant was transformed into "your place of paradise"! November 11, , Dan and Rod invited family and friends, supporters and vendors alike to celebrate the grand opening of Sunset Grill.

The evening was a delicious hit and their business has been growing ever since. It is their daily desire that you enjoy your dining experience in all aspects from atmosphere, food, and service.

Sunset Grill strives to be a local favorite for years to come! From The Pitch Magazine. Some are no-frills beer joints, at least two are upscale hotel restaurants, and one's a golf-course snack shop in Michigan. And then there's the Sunset Grill in Overland Park, which is not, I'm sorry to say, built on stilts overlooking an azure sea. The view from its big windows is a blacktop parking lot. Inside, the ambience is pretend-tropical, in the same way that listening to a Jimmy Buffett album while sipping a Blue Whale cocktail feels tropical.

But even a faux beachfront shack is a lot more interesting than a lot of the chain restaurants in this corner of Overland Park. And if this independently owned Sunset Grill has a lot more in common with a traditional neighborhood grill than a dining room at a seaside resort, that's not a bad thing. Johnson County's sprawling suburbs could use a few more friendly hangouts like this one, the creation of owners Rod Lampe and Dan Tierney, who — surprise!

Henley does invite his listeners to "watch the working girls go by" — a visual that's unimaginable at th Street and Metcalf unless the working girl is a crisply dressed corporate executive driving her Lexus to the Stein Mart around the corner. I brought a high-powered interior designer, Carol Ann, with me on one of my four visits to the Sunset Grill. She's a very busy working gal who rarely ventures south of th Street — though the promise of a pre-supper spin through that Stein Mart sold her on the date.

After an ever-so-brief shopping expedition, we did the suburban thing and got back in the car to drive the two blocks to the restaurant.

Maybe if there had been a beach. Lampe and Tierney have done a pretty good job of creating a coastal ambience on a limited budget. They've split the dining room with an array of tropical plants and a bubbling fountain; Casablanca-style fans slowly revolve overhead. They've left the floor concrete and upholstered the booths in synthetic burlap. Several months ago, on my first visit, I cringed when the young guitarist performing in the lounge launched into Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" and followed it up with America's "Horse With No Name.

Her words rang particularly true when I opened the menu and saw some interesting similarities between it and the Houlihan's menu from that bygone era. Back in the '70s, Houlihan's featured different kinds of burgers and salads, imaginative soups, a couple of steak options and festive cocktails.

Similarly, the Sunset Grill tries to put an equatorial spin on almost everything — sometimes with tasty results but not always. It's an addictive, creamy concoction that's smooth at first bite but packs an unexpected wallop.

Perhaps a hot pepper or two might have helped the crummy crab cakes, which were doughy and soggy. Things went from bad to worse for her. Now, Carol Ann is a snob about many things but not food. The staff was accommodating, but she never warmed up to the meal. I made a much wiser choice with the Baja shrimp tacos: They were sided with a weird but surprisingly satisfying "Island Slaw," which wasn't so much about chopped cabbage as Ramen noodles in a sweet vinaigrette. Waiters and waitresses here are young, attractive and peppy; they actually seemed to have been trained in the art of attentive service.

I know that's true because on all of my visits, I saw one or both of the owners working — really hustling — which is an increasingly rare sight in today's restaurant scene. In fact, when I returned with Franklin and Richard on a Sunday night, the whole staff was hopping.

This is Johnson County, you know. The beef patty topped with prosciutto, Monterey Jack and grilled pineapple was an odd multicultural combination but damned good. I kept the 50th-state theme going with a bowl of Volcanic pasta: Richard, however, was adventurous and ordered the tortilla chicken.

Unfortunately, it wasn't very spicy, despite a blanket of beach fire sauce. The stuff was only as tropical as a spoonful of pico de gallo and fried tortilla strips would allow. Johnson Countians can take only so much spice, after all. Those who prefer something more exotic can order a rum, Midori and pineapple juice cocktail called a Witchy Woman.

It's also named after a Don Henley song. From the Capital Grille official website at www. Of course, we strive to make every occasion special here. We start with the food. An award-winning wine list. Mouth-watering appetizers, fresh seafood, chops. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. Cheesecake with Stawberries A lighter, fluffier version of its New York cousin.

Our cheesecake is nestled in a vanilla wafer crust and garnished with fresh, sweet strawberries and a luscious strawberry sauce. Just ripe strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries shine in a velvety smooth Creme Anglaise. Definitely rich but refreshingly light. We blend the finest white chocolate with fresh cream, then top it off with red ripe strawberries and shaved dark chocolate.

A luscious combination of juicy strawberries, vanilla ice cream and our own ruby port and Grand Marnier sauce makes our signature dessert well worth signing on for. A delightful macaroon-style crust is layered with luscious whipped and coconut pastry cream. A caramel rum sauce topping makes it even more irresistible. Our assortment changes regularly, but the endings are always sweet. Ask your server what temptations are available today. Chocolate lovers will rhapsodize over this rich, dense dream of a cake.

A hint of espresso, fresh raspberries, whipped cream and Melba sauce make for an unforgettable finish to any meal. For those who love a sweet yet tart finish, this refreshing pie is the key. We use true Key Limes in whipping up our creamy cool pie.

Served atop a graham cracker crust and topped with chopped pistachios. We pull out all the chocolate stops in this wondrous concoction of moist chocolate cake layered with dark chocolate mousse and coated with a hazelnut chocolate ganache.

Creme Anglaise, chopped toasted hazelnuts and a Pirouline cookie provide the perfect balance. Creme Brulee Tap through a crisp caramelized sugar crust to the creamiest of custards below to see why this remains a perennial favorite. If there's a better sirloin or porterhouse in town, I have yet to slice into it. The Capital Grille is as manly a steakhouse as you can picture, from the dark wood to the stuffed animal heads to side dishes that arrive in small barges nutmeg-laced creamed spinach or as edible mountains four hungry customers merely put a dent in a voluminous plate of onion strings and cottage fries.

Still, it's a civilized oasis, where steaming, jasmine-scented towels are sometimes brought between courses.

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