December 22, 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

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From Sweet Caroline to Sublime

evenflow_blog

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!

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