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Oneida Nation

article Oneida Indian Nation sets July 27 grand opening date for the Lake House at Sylvan Beach (7/11/2020)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation has set July 27 as the grand opening of the Lake House at Sylvan Beach, a new dining and entertainment venue. It’s located...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM National Harbor’s Next Big Restaurant Is a Tequila-Pouring Mexican Spot From Vegas (7/10/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM National Harbor is replacing the restaurant space that Fish by José Andrés left behind with a new location of Diablo’s Cantina, a margarita-...
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Soboba Band

article Soboba Casino Resort removes seating, closes restaurant due to coronavirus concerns (7/10/2020)
(California) -- Soboba Casino Resort near San Jacinto recently announced that it was removing some seating from its restaurants and closing another at its adjacent golf...
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Rincon Tribe

article Harrah’s Resort Southern California turns buffet into Italian restaurant because of coronavirus (7/8/2020)
(California) -- Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center has turned a portion of its former buffet into a quick service Italian restaurant. Che Bello...
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Saginaw Chippewa

article Soaring Eagle Casino: Legends Diner Employees Test Positive for COVID-19 (7/7/2020)
(Michigan) -- In Isabella County, the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant says two employees in the Legends Diner tested positive for COVID-19. They say the last days...
article Second Soaring Eagle restaurant worker tests positive for coronavirus (7/6/2020)
(Michigan) -- A second employee at a Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort restaurant has tested positive for COVID-19, the casino announced over the weekend. Legends Diner...
article Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort says there are two employees with coronavirus (7/5/2020)
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort says two of their employees have tested positive for coronavirus. The employees worked at Legends Diner. Soaring Eagle says...
article Employees at multiple mid-Michigan restaurants test positive for COVID-19 (7/4/2020)
(Michigan) -- Employees at multiple mid-Michigan restaurants have tested positive for coronavirus, including an Arby’s in Shiawassee County; the Legends Diner at...
article Two employees at Soaring Eagle’s Legends Diner test positive for the coronavirus (7/4/2020)
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort announced Saturday that two employees at Soaring Eagle’s Legends Diner have tested positive for the coronavirus. In a...
article Soaring Eagle restaurant employee tests positive for COVID-19 (7/3/2020)
(Michigan) -- Legends Diner, one of the restaurants at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, was closed Thursday night after one of its employees tested positive for...
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Cultural Appropriation

press release One Of Australia’s Best Restaurants In Hot Water Over Foundation Fraud. Is There A Masterchef Curse? (7/6/2020)
(Australia) -- Early least year, an Australian chef by the name of George Calombaris’s company MAdE Establishment Group admitted to underpaying more than $7.83...
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Chehalis Tribe

article Chehalis Tribe's Talking Cedar Brewery Celebrates Grand Opening (7/1/2020)
(Washington) -- It’s been a long time coming for the Chehalis Tribe with its latest project, the Talking Cedar Brewery and Distillery, and on Tuesday what was once...
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California Gaming

press release Local Casinos Bet on Buffet Replacement (6/23/2020)
(California) -- Buffets are gone, and we don’t know if they’re ever going to come back. The joys of this style of all-you-can-eat dining are now a treasured...
article Will casino buffets ever return? Three local gaming spots are testing sit-down option (6/8/2020)
(California) -- As competition for visitor dollars has heated up between local casinos in recent years, one of the most-popular ways the Indian-run gaming venues have...
article LA-Area Casinos Are Opening Restaurants and Bars for the Holiday Weekend (5/23/2020)
(California) -- A number of greater Los Angeles-area casinos are reopening this weekend, complicating the state’s stay at home mandates during what could be a...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article COVID-19 hasn’t killed the buffet — yet (6/21/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Visitors to the newly reopened Rivers Casino on the North Shore may notice that one staple of the traditional casino experience is missing: the buffet...
article Some Pa. casinos are open — without poker, buffets, or valet parking (6/10/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- There’s no valet parking. The buffet is shut down. Everybody has to wear a face mask. And there’s no poker. But two casinos in Western...
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COVID-19

article Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen Bar closes after worker tests positive for virus (6/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, located in the Linq Hotel, has closed once again after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
article Strip restaurant closes after worker tests positive for COVID-19 (6/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas Strip restaurant has closed after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. Caesars Entertainment released a statement Saturday...
article Is the coronavirus jeopardizing the buffet as we know it? (6/12/2020)
(Michigan) -- Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the all-you-can-eat taco bar at Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant in Kalamazoo was a fan favorite. The Friday-through-Sunday...
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Wynn Resorts

article Wynn Las Vegas to reopen 'reimagined' buffet on June 18 (6/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The buffet is back! On June 18, Wynn Las Vegas will reopen its buffet with a "reimagined all-you-can eat concept," the company announced on...
article Gambling Today: All-You-Can-Eat is Back on the Vegas Strip (6/18/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- One of the staples of Las Vegas casinos, the buffets, were thought to be a lost cause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Wynn Las Vegas is the...
article Wynn Las Vegas to reopen buffet by serving directly at tables (6/15/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Las Vegas says it will reopen its buffet this week to serve diners directly at their tables. The casino-resort says the buffet will reopen on...
article Wynn Plans to Reopen Five Restaurants Inside Its Casino on the Las Vegas Strip (5/22/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Get ready to dine inside a casino on the Strip. Wynn Las Vegas reopens five of its restaurants beginning Friday, May 29. The Italian Allegro, three-meal...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Outdoor Dining Before Betting at Some Atlantic City Casinos (6/18/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Itching to welcome customers back after three months of being closed during the coronavirus outbreak, some Atlantic City casinos are offering outdoor...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Blockbuster Mexican Restaurant Elio Opens at Encore Las Vegas on Thursday (6/17/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Elio, the new Mexican restaurant opening at Encore Las Vegas from Enrique Olvera, Daniela Soto-Innes, and Santiago Perez of ATM Group, now plans to open...
article Bygone buffets? Las Vegas casinos consider changing the menu (6/13/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- In business, a loss leader is something sold below cost to bring in customers, who, hopefully, then buy additional goods or services. For a grocery store...
article The Linq Reopens Its Casino Floor and Guy Fieri’s Restaurant on Friday (6/10/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Linq reopens its casino floor, some restaurants, and the pool on Friday at 11 a.m. The news follows Caesars Palace, the Flamingo Las Vegas, and The...
article As casinos reopen, famous Vegas buffets still on hold (6/3/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- In business, a loss leader is something sold below cost to bring in customers, who, hopefully, will then buy additional goods or services. For a grocery...
article Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Among the Restaurants Reopening at Caesars Palace (5/29/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment already has an opening date for a third resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Previously, the gaming giant announced plans for Caesars...
article Boyd Gaming Reopens Nine of Its Local Casinos with Dining Options on June 4 (5/28/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Boyd Gaming plans to open nine of its local casinos on Thursday, June 4, with a bevy of restaurant and bar options. While buffets will remain closed, Boyd...
article Updating: Which Las Vegas casinos, restaurants will reopen and when (5/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- More than two months into a state-mandated shutdown, several Las Vegas hotel-casinos and restaurants are planning to reopen their doors to the public June...
article Sahara Restaurants Will Use Touchless Payments and Single-Use Items When They Reopen (5/26/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- As casinos await Gov. Steve Sisolak’s OK to reopen casinos in Nevada, expected to be announced later on Tuesday, the Sahara Las Vegas prepares with...
article Las Vegas casinos and restaurants may reopen as early as next week (5/25/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas, a city typically overflowing with tourists at all hours of the night, has effectively been a ghost town since the city implemented strict...
article Restaurants in Las Vegas’ tourism corridor delay reopening (5/24/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- While some Las Vegas restaurant owners were quick to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown, many in the tourism corridor may delay for months, as...
article City of Las Vegas blocking off streets for 'Dine Out Downtown' (5/21/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Effective immediately, the city of Las Vegas is closing California Ave. between Main St. and Casino Center Blvd., and 6th St. between Fremont St. and...
article Station Casinos Plans to Reopen Eight Restaurants for Dine-in Service Inside Casinos (5/21/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos plans to open six restaurants at its off-Strip casinos for dine-in service on May 26, and two additional eateries for takeout. Two...
article City of Las Vegas closing some downtown streets to allow for on-street dining pavilions (5/21/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The city of Las Vegas is closing some streets in downtown to vehicular traffic as part of an initiative to offer on-street dining pavilions. According to...
article Buffets in Las Vegas casinos might have had their day (5/19/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Casino companies have been characteristically cagey about when — and if, and in what form — they might reopen buffets in the wake of the...
article Odds are recovery will be slow for the Las Vegas Strip (5/19/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The lights are just starting to come back on in the hotels and casinos that line the Las Vegas Strip, but according to reports, the streets are still...
article Las Vegas pig farm relying on food scraps from casinos struggles during coronavirus pandemic (5/18/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- While tens of thousands of people rely on the Las Vegas Strip for work to keep food on the table, thousands of pigs also rely on the Strip for their meals...
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Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Sun expands its reopening to include restaurants, pubs and Comix comedy club (6/17/2020)
(Connecticut) -- More restaurants, clubs and venues welcome guests at Mohegan Sun this week, as part of the casino’s next phase of reopening. Several eateries are...
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Sycuan Tribe

article Cumin and casino flavor Sycuan’s Rank & File (6/17/2020)
(California) -- ‘Baaa!” bleats the li’l white goat. “Humbug!” I say back to it. He’s stuck in a little corral off Dehesa (“...
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Tilman Fertitta

article Golden Nugget Owner Says Casinos, Eateries Aren’t Bouncing Back (6/5/2020)
(Texas) -- Texas gaming mogul and restaurateur Tilman Fertitta told investors on a private call this week that the fear of traveling and going out to eat are hampering...
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Florida Gaming

article The buffet in the age of coronavirus: South Florida’s all-you-can-eats fold or adapt (5/23/2020)
(Florida) -- Will coronavirus kill the buffet? Already a number of South Florida staples, like Sweet Tomatoes and the Farmer’s Pick Buffet at the Isle Casino, seem...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Tribes plan to partly open casinos; Lamont opposes the move (5/21/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes on Wednesday announced plans to begin reopening portions of their sprawling Foxwoods Resort Casino and...
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Jamul Tribe

article Jamul Casino to reopen as County gets approval for in-person dining and shopping (5/21/2020)
(California) -- San Diego County has received word that California approved its request to allow dining at restaurants and in-store shopping, both with social distancing...
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Nottawaseppi Huron

article Firekeepers Casino Hotel recognized nationally for significant progress in reducing food waste in America (5/19/2020)
(Michigan) -- The FireKeepers Casino Hotel Food and Beverage team has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2019 Food Recovery Challenge...
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Nevada Gaming

article Some Nevada casinos hesitant to reopen restaurants due to financial impacts (5/18/2020)
(Nevada) -- General managers at some local casinos are hesitant to reopen their restaurants despite Governor Sisolak allowing them to do so. “Our group just doesn...
article Casino restaurants are allowed to reopen. But will they? (5/16/2020)
(Nevada) -- Restaurants inside casinos are now allowed to reopen. But that doesn’t mean they will. “We want to wait and see,” said George Karpaty,...
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Other News

article Indigenous restaurant owners adopt new business models to try and ride out pandemic (5/12/2020)
(Ontario) -- Indigenous restaurants and caterers have grown in popularity over the past few years, but loss of revenue due to COVID-19 restrictions is forcing them to...
article Furloughed casino chef shares skills on Facebook live (4/21/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Casinos in Louisiana have been closed for just over a month now, forcing many employees on furlough. “Yeah, I’ve been furloughed since Apr....
article Tipped Wages and Supreme Court Cases: A Labor History of U.S. Bartenders (4/10/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- In recent weeks, bars and restaurants across the country have shut down or pivoted to takeout/delivery-only options in response to the novel coronavirus...
article Something Creative is Brewing (3/12/2020)
(California) -- If you’ve spent even a short time in the Coachella Valley, you’re already familiar with our most notable homegrown specialty: the almighty...
article TAP Sports Bar aims to reach people outside the casino (3/5/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Sports and gambling tend to go hand in hand, so it’s no small wonder that MGM Springfield features a sports bar among its ranks of dining...
article Tatanka Take-Out Has Bison on the Menu (3/2/2020)
(Washington) -- If you’ve ever driven down Pearl Street, you’ve likely spotted the sign: a large neon bison, frozen mid-stride, its lit-up legs giving the...
article Cafe Review: An Arizona Icon Shuffles Its Menu Yet Remains Great (2/27/2020)
(Arizona) -- The defining ingredient at Kai Restaurant might be corn. Its chefs use white corn and pink corn, red corn and blue corn. They use whole corn, fried corn,...
article From casino buffets to global competitions, Lake Tahoe ice sculptor carries on tradition (2/26/2020)
(Nevada) -- Imagine spending days laboring on an intricate sculpture only to watch it slowly disappear into the ground, leaving only memories and pictures behind. Ice...
article REPORT: Hotels Elevate F&B Experiences (2/25/2020)
(USA) -- Hotels here and abroad are enhancing their F&B outlets. New restaurant openings and upgrades, plus unique foodie experiences are all part of the mix.
article Tucson's talented chefs will help perfect your culinary skills at this new cooking school (2/16/2020)
(Arizona) -- When Michele Schulze was 4½ years old, she visited a now-closed restaurant in Manhattan — coincidentally named Michele’s — with her...
article Ben’s Chili Bowl coming to Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino (2/11/2020)
(Maryland) -- Washington’s Ben’s Chili Bowl will come to Horseshoe Casino Baltimore as part of a nearly $1 million overhaul of its marketplace, according to...
article Iconic D.C. eatery opening a location at Horseshoe Casino (2/11/2020)
(Maryland) -- A Washington, D.C. dining icon will open a Baltimore outpost next month. Ben's Chili Bowl, the famed U Street restaurant that has served celebrities...
press release Trilogy Group Announces Relationship with Dine Brands franchisor of IHOP and Applebee’s (2/10/2020)
(USA) -- Applebee’s and IHOP are two of America’s most recognized brands. With 3,668 restaurants in 50 states and total system wide sales of $7.6B, Applebee...
article First Native American Brewery in Southern California Opens at Harrah’s Rincon (1/29/2020)
(California) -- Harrah’s Rincon officially opened the first Native American craft brewery in Southern California Wednesday, featuring a signature IPA made from...
article Remodel provided updates, but Native influence remains (1/26/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Santa Ana Café underwent a $3.24 million renovation to capture New Mexico’s essence through its food, decor and head chef Patrick Mohn. Mohn said...
article From Native American Dishes To Pizza, Denver's Berkeley Neighborhood Serves It (1/16/2020)
(Colorado) -- Looking to uncover all that Berkeley has to offer? Get to know this Denver neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a gastropub...
article Gordon Ramsay applies for a trademark covering online casino and lottery games (1/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Gordon Ramsay, owner of Hell’s Kitchen restaurants, has applied to protect the title with the UK Intellectual Property Office, and a trademark...
article Atlantis Chef shows us how to make Christmas dishes at home (12/23/2019)
(Nevada) -- With Christmas just a few days away, many of us are stressed about what to cook for the big family gathering. This morning we spoke to the Atlantis Casino...
article This new cafe inside the Burke Museum serves Native American-inspired cuisine (12/16/2019)
(Washington) -- The newly renovated Burke Museum has a new restaurant- but it's one you might recognize from around town. Off the Rez Cafe is housed in the Burke...
article Local culinary teams to face off in Gingerbread Build-Off at Northern Quest Sunday (12/6/2019)
(Washington) -- What's Christmas without gingerbread cookie houses? For the first time, Northern Quest Resort and Casino is hosting the 15th annual gingerbread...

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