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Election 2020

article Famous chefs, restaurateurs claim Trump ‘failed’ industry (9/25/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- They’re riding with Biden. An open letter in favor of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has reportedly been signed by some of the...
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Agua Caliente

article Create Your Own ‘House of Pancakes’ (9/24/2020)
(California) -- Pancakes are such a comfort food. And you can’t eat just one. While there have been variations of pancakes created to bring a new twist to a...
article This chef plans to bring a taste of Mexico to new Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City (9/23/2020)
(California) -- Every Saturday, a young Julián González Cruz would watch as his father fired up the grill to cook as much as 50-60 pounds of meat for gatherings of 20...
article Working Up an Appetite (9/15/2020)
(California) -- Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City, opening late 2020, will feature several unique and innovative food and beverage concepts led by Executive Chef...
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Food Sovereignty

article Indigenous street vendors bring comfort food and a taste of the ‘rez’ to Phoenix (9/24/2020)
(Arizona) -- Roxanne Wilson mixes flour, water and baking powder in a bowl on a work surface inside ametal food truck on a weekday morning in mid-August. The temperature...
article Sean Sherman Is Decolonizing American Food (9/1/2020)
(Minnesota) -- A chef and educator, Sean Sherman is one of North America’s loudest voices speaking to the challenges and opportunities within Indigenous food...
article Crystal Wahpepah is clearing a path for Indigenous chefs (8/19/2020)
(California) -- Just before the pandemic hit, Chef Crystal Wahpepah was finally seeing the fruits of her labor. As the first Native American woman to own a catering...
article The Cafe Ohlone Transition, in its Founders’ Words (7/29/2020)
(California) -- This is an excerpt from an email message sent on July 6 to supporters of mak-‘amham, the Cafe Ohlone. We are reposting it here with permission from...
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Quapaw Tribe

article Saracen Casino Chef Todd Gold on Running 8 Restaurants, Accepting A New Challenge (9/24/2020)
(Arkansas) -- The Saracen Casino Resort, scheduled to open next month in Pine Bluff, recently revealed its slate of restaurants, which will include Red Oak Steakhouse,...
article Casino cooks up plan for state's best dining (9/14/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Mention casinos and right away, many people will think of slot machines, craps, poker, roulette, ringing bells, excited chatter and cocktail servers making...
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Choctaw Nation

article Celebrity chef draws diners to Durant (9/18/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- There is some serious sizzling going on at Choctaw Casino and Resort, where a celebrity chef has opened up shop. But two months after opening in the middle...
article Guy Fieri’s Casino Restaurant Temporarily Closes Less Than a Week After Opening (7/14/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A new Guy Fieri restaurant inside the Choctaw Casino and resort in Durant, Oklahoma, closed just three days after opening due to an employee testing...
article Guy Fieri restaurant at Choctaw Casino closed 3 days after opening because of COVID-19 spread (7/13/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Three days after celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar opened at Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla., it closed. On July 10,...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas bars, taprooms, breweries to reopen on Sunday (9/18/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- After a six-month shutdown due to COVID-19, Clark County bars, taprooms and breweries will reopen Sunday night.
article Las Vegas bars owners face a COVID-19 shutdown. They say it will take years to recover (9/14/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Brian Slipock is tired. The owner of Jackson's Pub, he's tired of restless days and nights that now run together. Tired of worrying how he'll pay back...
article Las Vegas buffet will survive the COVID pandemic, experts say (9/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ buffets may be down these days, but experts say they’re not out. As resorts began to gradually reopen after the COVID-19 shutdown,...
article Emeril Lagasse’s Las Vegas Strip Sports Bar Closed Permanently amid Coronavirus Shutdown (7/22/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Emeril Lagasse's popular sports bar, Lagasse’s Stadium, has closed permanently amid the ongoing coronavirus shutdowns, according to reports.
article The Tropicana Reopens With a Short List of Restaurants on September 1 (7/15/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Tropicana plans to reopen at 10 a.m. on September 1, bringing all resorts on the south end of the Strip completely back to business.
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Pokagon Band

article Four Winds Casino to replace Hard Rock Cafe with Kankakee Grille (9/17/2020)
(Michigan) -- Four Winds Casino plans to replace The Hard Rock Cafe with its own Kankakee Grille restaurant now that a Hard Rock Casino is opening about 40 miles away in...
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MGM Springfield

article MGM Springfield to reopen Chandler Steakhouse Oct. 2 as part of phased expansion (9/14/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- One of Springfield’s best fine dining options is planning to reopen soon with MGM Springfield announcing it will reopen the popular Chandler...
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Arizona Gaming

press release Meet some of Arizona’s most innovative hospitality leaders (9/12/2020)
(Arizona) -- To say that the hospitality industry has taken a tremendous hit amid COVID-19 is an understatement. According to the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Inside Atlantic City’s indoor restaurants, customers say they’re lucky to feel normal again (9/11/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- As the Labor day weekend unofficially closes the door to one of the strangest summers anyone can remember another door opens. The door to your...
article Thousands returning to work in Atlantic City casinos with indoor dining back on tap (9/1/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- It’s been a long six months out of work during the coronavirus pandemic, but at least a few thousand casino workers will be back on the job in...
article Al fresco dining at Atlantic City casinos could become 'new normal' post-COVID (7/26/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Casinos were designed to keep guests inside by offering visitors a plethora of dining, entertainment and nightlife options. But COVID-19 changed that...
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COVID-19

article CDC report: dining out increases risk of contracting coronavirus more than other activities (9/10/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Dining out is one of the riskiest possible activities during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report issued by the Centers for Disease...
article BLAU: Congress must act now to save the restaurant industry (8/30/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- During the Great Recession of 2008, big banks went to Washington D.C., made the argument that they were "Too Big to Fail" and received their now...
article Resilience in a time of COVID-19: Mr. Bannock gets creative (8/17/2020)
(Canada) -- Paul Natrall knows what it’s like to be poor. Very poor. So when the novel coronavirus threatened his young family’s economic existence, he knew...
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New York Gaming

article Casinos, like restaurants, face uphill battle: Fewer customers and more expenses (9/9/2020)
(New York) -- After being idled for five months over the Coronavirus outbreak, non-Indian gambling operations in New York State reopened Wednesday. But the casinos, just...
article More than 1,000 remain furloughed at Schenectady casino, nearby restaurants faring well (7/27/2020)
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady is still shut down due to COVID-19, and there's no reopening date in sight. According to the State, 1,021...
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National Indian Gaming Association

article REGISTER: Tribal Gaming and the New Normal: When Are Fine Dining and Restaurants Coming Back? (9/8/2020)
(Indian Country) -- You are invited to join our next weekly webinar, Tribal Gaming and the New Normal: When Are Fine Dining and Restaurants Coming Back? on Wednesday,...
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Wynn Resorts

article Wynn Las Vegas Buffet Suspends Operations Again, Casino Increasing Hotel Rates (9/8/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Las Vegas is closing its buffet for a second time at the end of service today, Sept 7. Officials with the casino company said the decision is because...
article Wynn Las Vegas Pulls the Plug on Buffet Dining (9/4/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Casino and resort operator Wynn Hotels’ Wynn Las Vegas property is permanently shuttering its all-you-can-eat buffet service, despite best efforts...
article Wynn’s reimagined buffet is closing indefinitely (9/3/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Las Vegas’ experiment with a new style of buffet has proved short-lived. The Buffet at Wynn will close indefinitely at the end of service...
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Pascua Yaqui

article Labor Day Weekend dining specials happening at Casino Del Sol (9/3/2020)
(Arizona) -- Three-day weekends are always a treasure in the eyes of many, and Labor Day weekend happens to always deliver a plethora of deals.
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Poker

article The Wild Story of Two Online Poker Stars Who Traded the High-Roller Life For the Unglamorous World of Restaurants (8/30/2020)
(Virginia) -- Di Dang was cruising up the elevator with more than a million dollars in his backpack. He was in Macau, and the rich Chinese guys wanted to play poker....
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Card Clubs

article Casino to Host ‘Dinner Under the Stars’ (8/12/2020)
(California) -- Casino San Clemente is bringing back live music events—with strict social distancing modifications—by launching a new Saturday-night series...
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Foxwoods

article Foxwoods Brings Back More Dining Options (8/7/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino is continuing reopening more restaurants along with its HighFlyer Zipline. Reopening restaurants include Cedars Steaks &...
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Nevada Gaming

article Atlantis becomes first Reno casino to remake all-you-can-eat dining (8/5/2020)
(Reno) -- It’s just before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille in the Atlantis casino is preparing to reopen the show after...
article Ichiban restaurant, in shuttered Harrah's Reno, might reopen in the Eldorado (8/4/2020)
(Reno) -- The teppanyaki might have a new home. Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, a fixture of the now-closed Harrah's Reno, could be reopening in the...
article Atlantis to reopen its buffet with big COVID-19 changes, first Reno casino to do so (7/30/2020)
(Nevada) -- No more browsing. When Toucan Charlie's Buffet & Grille reopens Aug. 4 in the Atlantis casino, folks won't meander the main drag (or side streets...
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Hard Rock

article Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill closes permanently (7/25/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill shut its doors permanently Wednesday, July 22, according to a restaurant spokesperson. The restaurant opened...
article Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill To Close At Hard Rock Casino In Catoosa (7/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Toby Keith’s ‘I Love This Bar and Grill’ restaurant announced on Facebook Thursday that it is closing for good at its Catoosa location....
article Lack Of Indoor Dining Is ‘A Deterrent,’ But Hard Rock AC President Remains Upbeat (7/13/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Since arriving on the scene a little more than two years ago, Hard Rock Atlantic City is a brand synonymous with live entertainment. The Atlantic City...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Twin River Reopening Sportsbook and Restaurants (7/18/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River is reopening the sports betting facilities and the restaurants as part of Lincoln and Tiverton's return to full activities. Sportsbooks...
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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...
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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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Other News

article Serving up native cuisine, West Point-based food truck gets creative in order to survive (8/29/2020)
(Virginia) -- Setting her career in motion before she even left high school, West Point resident Crystal Burton worked hard to climb up the ladder. When she headed off...
article No More Awful Awfuls, as Little Nugget in Downtown Reno Shuts Down for Good (7/30/2020)
(Nevada) -- It's a sad day for many of us - The Little Nugget in Reno has closed its doors for good, and with it, no more famous Awful Awful burgers. After about a...
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...

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