April 25, 2014

Las Vegas Concerts: Randy Travis at Texas Station

Country superstar takes the stage of the Dallas Events Center at 8pm.

Country superstar takes the stage of the Dallas Events Center at 8pm.

Friday, October 2

at the Dallas Events Center

Showtime at 8pm | Doors open at 7pm

Purchase Tickets from $27 plus tax/fees

Special Concert Package offers for the show!

Visit www.randytravis.com

Coco’s coming to four Station Casinos properties

Popular 24-hour family bakery and restaurant to open over next few months.

Popular 24-hour family bakery and restaurant to open over next few months.

LAS VEGAS – Station Casinos announced today that it has expanded its partnership with Mancha Development Corporation to bring an additional four Coco’s Bakery Restaurants to Station Casinos’ properties including venues inside Palace Station, Boulder Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station. The popular 24-hour family dining restaurant made its Station Casinos debut in July with a successful opening inside Santa Fe Station and based on its immediate popularity with guests, the companies agreed to expand the relationship.

For more than 55 years, Coco’s Bakery and Restaurant has been serving up hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner specialties, but is probably best known for its bakeries that feature fresh baked pies, cakes, cookies, muffins and breads baked fresh daily at each location. Coco’s Bakery Restaurants will open at the four locations on or about: October 13 at Palace Station; October 27 at Boulder Station; November 10 at Sunset Station and December 1 at Texas Station. Coco’s will be located in the spaces formerly occupied by the Grand Café restaurants.

“When we considered bringing Coco’s into some of our casinos, we thought it would be a great fit with our existing dining offerings; but we wanted to gauge feedback from our guests at Santa Fe Station before we made a further commitment. Our guests made it clear from ‘day one’ that Coco’s was a winner,” Kevin Kelley, COO of Station Casinos said. “What’s most important to our guests is having a quality meal and a diverse menu at a great value and that’s at the core of the Coco’s brand.”

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant menu is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and features breakfast special such as the signature Mega Breakfast, the Angus Chicken-Fried Steak & Eggs and seasonal offerings, such as this summer’s strawberry-themed breakfast specials. Lunch and dinner offerings include an array of soup and salads, Angus burgers and steaks, fish and seafood, pasta, sandwiches and a “Fit and Lively” menu featuring a variety of menu items under 500 calories.

“There has been tremendous demand to expand Coco’s locations throughout Southern Nevada and by expanding our partnership with Station Casinos, it allows the community to access several convenient locations throughout the Valley to enjoy our restaurant and bakery,” said Vince Eupierre, chairman and CEO of Mancha Development Company.

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant is owned and operated by Mancha Development Company that owns 29 Denny’s locations, 44 Burger Kings and nine Coco’s locations throughout Nevada and Southern California. Mancha Development Company also owns and operates the six Denny’s locations inside Station Casinos’ Fiesta and Wildfire properties. Coco’s Bakery Restaurant has more than 100 locations throughout Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada.

Station Casinos, Inc. is the leading provider of gaming and entertainment to the residents of Las Vegas, Nevada. Station’s properties are regional entertainment destinations and include various amenities, including numerous restaurants, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling and convention/banquet space, as well as traditional casino gaming offerings such as video poker, slot machines, table games, bingo and race and sports wagering. Station owns and operates Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino, Wildfire Casino and Wild Wild West Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel and Fiesta Rancho Casino Hotel in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, Fiesta Henderson Casino Hotel, Magic Star Casino, Gold Rush Casino and Lake Mead Lounge in Henderson, Nevada. Station also owns a 50% interest in Aliante Station, Green Valley Ranch Station Casino, Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company and The Greens in Henderson, Nevada and a 6.7% interest in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Grab Your Lederhosen! Jacktoberfest is back at Sunset Station

Jacktoberfest, poolside this Saturday at Sunset Station, is starting its own tradition of festive fun.

Jacktoberfest, poolside this Saturday at Sunset Station, is starting its own tradition of festive fun.

Jacktoberfest, to be held this Saturday (October 3) poolside at the beautiful Sunset Station Hotel & Casino in Henderson, Nev., has none of the history but all the festivity of the real Oktoberfest, which concludes Sunday in Germany. So while the two events may seem antithetical (that means opposites), here’s a quick light-hearted comparison that proves that ingenuity can, in some cases, makes up for a lack of tradition.

  • Oktoberfest – the original one in Munich – is in its 176th year, lasts 16 days and draws some six million visitors annually. Jacktoberfest is a little newer (in its second consecutive year), just the right length (one spectacular day), and last year was packed with a few thousand party people.
  • Oktoberfest has a bunch of beers you can’t pronounce, like Armbrustschützenzelt, served in big heavy steins. (Actually, that doesn’t sound too bad.) Jacktoberfest will have more than 30 types of beers, including a few you also can’t pronounce like Weihenstephaner Herfe Weissbeer to along with Budweiser, Pabst Blue Ribbon and more. One of the highlights of this year’s Jacktoberfest is sure to be the Hooters Bikini Girl Beer-Chugging Contest. Budweiser and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada are also two of the event’s sponsors.
  • Oktoberfest has tasty Würstel and those big pretzels. Jacktoberfest has Hooters!
  • Oktoberfest has charming traditional folk music, marches and polkas for that classic OOM-PAH sound. Jacktoberfest will have four kick-ass bands: The King Mixers, Hair Nation, Nawgahyde and Sin City Sinners. Jack FM 100.5 is also one of the sponsors (Jacktoberfest, get it?) and sure to keep the party upbeat.
  • Oktoberfest attendees don dirndls, lederhosen and those dashing alpine hats like in The Sound of Music. So do Jacktoberfest attendees. What’s more, the winner of Jacktoberfest’s sexiest costume contest will get $500.
  • According to the Munich Oktoberfest’s official website (www.oktoberfest.de), in the early years the festival ended with a dramatic horse race. Jacktoberfest will have wiener dog races (that’s right, those cute long dogs with short legs).

“Although it’s not quite as big as the original Oktoberfest and only one day, Jacktoberfest drew a crowd of nearly 2,000 out-of-towners and locals last year,” said Sunset Station Marketing Manager Nathan J. Sorenson, who will temporarily proclaim German heritage during the five hours, from 3pm – 8pm, of Jacktoberfest. “Being the ‘City of Entertainment,’ we felt it necessary to throw a party for what has been the largest fair in the world, Oktoberfest. We just put our spin on the festival with what we feel appeals to the people of Las Vegas.”

So, in conclusion, Oktoberfest and Jacktoberfest are both splendid events. It’s just that one is half way across the globe in some place called Bavaria while Jacktoberfest is right in your neighborhood.

Hope to see you at Jacktoberfest!

More Jacktoberfest information

Las Vegas Comedy: Peter Hefty & Friends at Bonkerz

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Hefty (middle back) and friends

October 1 – 3 at Bonkerz Comedy Club
One of the best acts of his kind ever with a very funny pace, clever material and presentation, and flawless delivery. Peter is a top-flight comic/ventriloquist with star quality who gives a clean, well-polished performance and knows just how to keep audiences laughing. His shows are always entertaining and well-received. Peter has appeared on Comedy Central and America’s Got Talent.

Special guest Nancy Ryan

View upcoming Bonkerz Comedy Lineup

Purchase Tickets to Bonkerz shows

From Sweet Caroline to Sublime

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Taking your requests every Wed. & Thurs. nights at Palace Station's Jack's Pub.

A little bit Country, a little bit Rock ‘n Roll, Evenflow’s performances showcase the diverse musical influences of its band members. You can catch the band for free every Wednesday and Thursday from 7pm – 11pm at Jack’s Pub inside Palace Station. The Station Casinos blog caught up with Evenflow lead singer Scott Hartshorne for more information about the band.

What’s the band’s history?
Evenflow was built by Jason Tanzer of Dustree Productions here in Las Vegas. The band has been playing around Las Vegas for three years now.

Where are you guys from. Any band members Las Vegans?
I have been in Las Vegas for three years and I’m originally from Philadelphia. Alfonso (bassist Alfonso Bernal) IS a Las Vegan. Johnny (guitarist Johnny Douglas) is from Chicago and Device (drums) is from Colorado.

Is the band’s name from the Pearl Jam song, a philosophic statement about harmony in life, or something else?
More of a philosophic statement about harmony in life since we play just about everything from Johnny Cash to Metallica. That is what makes us so different. One minute we will be playing Neil Diamond and the next playing Whitesnake.

Who are your musical influences?
Everyone in the band has different musical influences, that is why you will hear us play, disco, country, alternative, metal, glam rock and good old rock n’ roll at our shows.

Does Evenflow have original songs or anything in the works?
We currently have no original music but it has been something we have talked about.

Finish this sentence: A night with Evenflow at Jack’s Pub is a night of…
A night with Evenflow at Jack’s Pub is a night of musical variety – in other words, you have no idea what we may play next! Come and join us every Wednesday and Thursday and let us entertain you!

More about Evenflow at Jack’s Pub

Terra Rossa and Terra Verde Are Now Open For Lunch

Eggplant Pamesan - with roasted plum tomato sauce.

Eggplant Pamesan - with roasted plum tomato sauce.

LAS VEGASStation Casinos is proud to announce that two if its signature Italian Restaurants, Terra Rossa at Red Rock Resort and Terra Verde at Green Valley Ranch) are now open for lunch.  Both restaurants will open daily for lunch, with Terra Rossa opening at 11am and staying open through dinner service; and Terra Verde opening from 11:30am and staying open through dinner service.  Each restaurant will be serving a lunch menu that is similar to its dinner menu in style, though with a focus on lighter cuisine and value-driven prices served in portions more suited to lunch.

“This decision was driven by our guests who have created a demand for great Italian food for lunch,” said Bryan Dillon, Director of Luxury Culinary Operations for Station Casinos.  “We listened to their feedback and are very excited to offer our guests the opportunity for a delicious, affordable and approachable Italian lunch on both sides of town.”

The menus, created by Chef Nicola Nieddu from Terra Rossa and Chef Elisabeth McGee from Terra Verde will both showcase a variety of soups, salads, pastas, pizza, Panini and entrées that are perfectly portioned for lunch, with prices to match.  Examples include (items/prices subject to change):

Terra Rossa at Red Rock Resort

  • scampi  (jumbo shrimp, lemon butter, garlic sauce, sautéed leeks) $13
  • tortelinni  in brodo (chicken tortellini in a rich broth) $6
  • grilled swordfish salad (grilled swordfish, mixed greens, grilled veggies, balsamic dressing) $18
  • vegitariana Panini (grilled vegetables, tomato, mozzarella) $11
  • eggplant Parmesan (with roasted plum tomato sauce) $14
  • frittata (Italian ham, mushroom, olives and marjoram) $12
  • linguini clams (littleneck clams, spicy white wine garlic sauce) $15

Terra Verde at Green Valley Ranch

  • pasta e fagioli (classic soup containing tuscan style pasta, cannellini beans) $5
  • calamari salad (crisp calamari, mixed greens, cucumber, carrot, spicy tomato vinaigrette) $10
  • tortiglioni con salsiccia (spicy sausage, peas, tomato cream sauce) $ 10
  • garlic white pizza (roasted garlic, olive oil, spinach, olives, mozzarella) $ 9
  • grilled vegetable Panini (zucchini, peppers, squash, goats cheese, pesto mayo) $9
  • chicken mattone (chicken “grilled under a brick” with rapini, whole grain mustard sauce) $ 15

Each restaurant will also focus on speed and efficiency, understanding that many businesspeople have a shorter amount of time for lunch than the hotel guests. Terra Rossa is also offering a dedicated curbside valet during lunch hours for guests dining at the restaurant.

About Terra Rossa Italian Restaurant

Located inside Red Rock Resort off I-215 at 11011 W. Charleston Blvd in Las Vegas, Terra Rossa Italian Restaurant provides its guests with authentic and traditional Italian cuisine such as homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, fresh seafood, meat and a variety of side dishes. The dedicated wine room hosts an impressive collection of 1,500 bottles of exceptional wines, most of which are from Italy and California. From his post in the open kitchen, Chef Nicola Nieddu, who hails from Sardinia, brings the authentic flavors and warmth of Italy to the romantic eatery. The restaurant’s intimate setting evokes the feeling of a rustic Tuscan villa and overlooks the property’s outdoor water feature. Terra Rossa offers indoor and patio seating, as well as private dining rooms for special occasions.  Operating hours are Sunday-Thursday from 11am to 9:30pm and Friday-Saturday from 11am to 11pm.  Reservations can be made by calling (702) 797-7777. Learn more at www.redrocklasvegas.com.

About Terra Verde Italian Restaurant

Located inside Green Valley Ranch off I-215 at 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy. in Henderson, Terra Verde Italian Restaurant provides its guests with authentic and traditional Italian cuisine such as homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, fresh seafood, meat and a variety of side dishes.  Chef Elisabeth McGee brings an incredible amount of fine-dining experience to Terra Verde where she specializes in creating delicious, authentic yet approachable Italian cuisine.  The restaurants extensive wine list features more than 1,500 bottles, most of which are from Italy and California.  Terra Verde’s Enomatic wine serving system features 36 wines that can be purchased in one, three or five ounce pours – providing the guest with the ability to select and taste a variety of new and different wines. Terra Verde offers indoor and patio seating, as well as private dining rooms for special occasions.  Operating hours are Sunday-Thursday from 11:30am to 10pm and Friday-Saturday from 11:30am to 11pm.  Reservations can be made by calling (702) 617-7777.  Learn more at www.greenvalleyranchresort.com.

Station Casinos voluntarily files Chapter 11 petitions to restructure its debt

LAS VEGASStation Casinos, Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it and certain of its non-casino subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in Reno, Nevada.

Pursuant to an agreement with the Company’s senior secured lenders, none of the Company’s casino operating subsidiaries or affiliates were included in the Chapter 11 filings and the Company will continue normal operations at all of its properties under the direction of its existing management team. In addition to cash generated from its operating subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company has in place an agreement with its senior secured lenders that, subject to court approval, permits it to borrow, as needed, up to $150 million of cash from one of its non-operating subsidiaries.

“Station Casinos is a great company and our 18 Vegas casinos and resorts continue to generate positive cash flow, but the global recession has severely impacted our company, just as it has every other company in the gaming industry. The restructuring of our debt will provide us with the financial flexibility necessary to meet the challenges of the current economic environment. Equally important, it will provide the resources necessary for us to continue to invest in our properties, take advantage of opportunities as they arise and ultimately enable us to emerge as a stronger company,” said Frank J. Fertitta III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Station Casinos.

“All of our casinos will continue to operate as usual and we will continue to provide our guests with the same great value and entertainment choices they have always enjoyed at our properties,” said Kevin Kelley, Chief Operating Officer of Station Casinos. “From our loose slots, to honoring points earned in our Boarding Pass program to our great promotions and contests – like our upcoming Great Giveaway Football Contest, it’s business as usual at Station Casinos,” Kelley said.

“Just as importantly, our Team Members will see no difference in their jobs. We greatly value our Team Members and will do everything we can during these difficult economic times to reward them for their excellent performance,” Kelley said. “It’s no accident that Station was recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. We are committed to our Team Members, just as they are committed to us and to meeting the needs of our guests.”

The filing companies have posted details on its website www.stationcasinos.com, click on the “corporate” link for parties interested in more information.

Company Information and Forward Looking Statements
Station Casinos, Inc. is the leading provider of gaming and entertainment to the residents of Las Vegas, Nevada. Station’s properties are regional entertainment destinations and include various amenities, including numerous restaurants, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling and convention/banquet space, as well as traditional Vegas casino gaming offerings such as video poker, slot machines, table games, bingo and race and sports wagering. Station owns and operates Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino, Wildfire Rancho and Wild Wild West Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel and Fiesta Rancho Casino Hotel in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, Fiesta Henderson Casino Hotel, Wildfire Boulder, Gold Rush Casino and Lake Mead Casino in Henderson, Nevada. Station also owns a 50% interest in Green Valley Ranch Station Casino, Aliante Station Casino and Hotel, Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company, The Greens and Wildfire Lanes in Henderson, Nevada and a 6.7% interest in the joint venture that owns the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, Station manages Thunder Valley Casino near Sacramento, California on behalf of the United Auburn Indian Community.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the Company and its subsidiaries which involve risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified, and consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied herein. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, failure to obtain necessary bankruptcy court or gaming authority approvals, failure to obtain or loss of continued support of a plan by the Company’s stakeholders, delays in the confirmation or effective date of a plan due to factors beyond the Company’s control, failure to consummate a restructuring plan, failure to execute a restructuring plan, competition and other economic factors; and other risks described in the filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the year ended December 31, 2008. All forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and projections about future events. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Red Rock Resort taps Yard House as new restaurant

The second Las Vegas-area Yard House restaurant will open at the Red Rock Resort in spring 2010.

The second Las Vegas-area Yard House restaurant will open this Spring at Red Rock Resort.

LAS VEGAS – Yard House, an award-winning Southern California-based restaurant known for its extensive menu of American fusion fare, contemporary music library and one of the world’s largest selections of draft beer, will open its second Las Vegas location this spring at Red Rock Resort. Yard House made its Las Vegas debut in early 2008 at Town Square Las Vegas, which is one of the company’s highest grossing restaurants.

Yard House, a concept that has revolutionized the restaurant industry, was built on the simple concept of great food, classic rock, and the world’s largest selection of draft beer. Guests will be treated to a menu of American fusion fare, 130 taps of beer, and a play list of music that ranges from classic rock to contemporary pop. The menu is the creation of award-winning Executive Chef and Partner Carlito Jocson, who takes American classic and adds flavors commonly used in Asian cooking, and features more than 100 items including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, rice and pasta dishes, as well as steak and seafood.

Perhaps the pulse of the operations is the glass-enclosed keg room, which houses as many as 600 kegs and some 1,000 gallons of beer at any given time. The keg room at the new Red Rock restaurant will be custom designed to allow restaurant guests to walk through the area. This restaurant will also feature the addition of exterior patio seating that will be adjacent to the existing water fountain pools located on the Charleston side of the resort property.

“We have been looking to open another location in Las Vegas, and Red Rock was at the top of our list,” says Harald Herrmann, partner and CEO of the company. “The Las Vegas market has been extremely successful for us and having two restaurants on different sides of town will better serve the community.”

Readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal voted Yard House as the Best New Restaurant to Open in Las Vegas in 2008. Industry publications, including Nation’s Restaurant News and Cheers Magazine, have lauded Yard House as having the “Best Beer List.”

“We are thrilled to bring the extremely popular Yard House restaurant brand to our guests at Red Rock Resort,” said Kevin Kelley, chief operating officer for Station Casinos. “With the addition of Yard House, Red Rock Resort will truly have the most extensive and exciting dining choices available in the Las Vegas locals’ market.”

Yard House joins Red Rock’s award-winning restaurant selections that includes T-Bones Chophouse, Terra Rossa Italian, Hachi Modern Japanese, The Feast Buffet, the Grand Cafe, Cabo Mexican, LBS and a food court with seven additional food venues. The new Yard House restaurant will be located in the space formerly occupied by the Salt Lick BBQ restaurant.

Yard House locations cans be found throughout Southern California, greater Phoenix, south Florida, Waikiki Beach, Las Vegas, Kansas City and suburban Denver and Chicago. It will make its Texas debut this October in San Antonio followed by a location in Houston in November with Dedham, Mass., and Gulfstream, Fla. opening within the next year. For more information, visit Yard House online at www.yardhouse.com.

About Red Rock Resort

Named by Condé Nast magazine as one of the world’s best new hotels in their 2007 Hot List issue, Red Rock Resort is one of Las Vegas’ premier off-strip luxury resorts located 10 miles west of the Strip. The resort features more than 800 guest rooms and suites, a 25,000-square-foot spa and adventure spa program, several restaurants, CHERRY nightclub, a spectacular pool area, movie theaters, bowling at Red Rock Lanes and a full array of gaming including one of the best race and sports books and poker rooms in town. To learn more about Red Rock Resort, please call 702.797.7777 or visit www.redrocklasvegas.com.