White Castle Returns to Highlight Ultimate Food Truck Experience
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LAS VEGAS – MGM Resorts International and PepsiCo present Las Vegas Foodie Fest, a Red Dragon event, Thursday, April 24 - Sunday, April 27 at The Lot across from Luxor Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Foodies will enjoy the fun from 4 p.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Returning to Vegas for the fifth time in three years, Las Vegas Foodie Fest will feature more than 50 of the nation’s top food trucks and vendors highlighted by East Coast and Midwest favorite, White Castle, along with a number of celebrity trucks from The Food Network, History Channel, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. MGM Resorts also will feature some of its top chefs and restaurants. PepsiCo, maker of iconic brands such as Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Lay’s and Doritos, will offer samples of a variety of its popular food and beverage products.
Participating food trucks include local favorites such as Fukuburger, Sin City Dogs, Dragon Grille and Wa Da Pho; national trucks including White Rabbit and Bacon Mania from California and Lobster Lady from Maine; and more than 15 new trucks and vendors making their Las Vegas Foodie Fest debut. As America’s first fast-food hamburger chain and a nostalgic favorite back east, White Castle once again will provide grills and fresh ingredients to serve its famous sliders to all attendees. The White Castle Crave Mobile will return for foodies interested in purchasing 10 or less burgers in addition to separate lines for guests looking for quantities up to 30, and those looking to purchase more than 30 hot sliders.
General admission to Las Vegas Foodie Fest is $10 per person starting the week of the event or $8 if purchased in advance online at www.lasvegasfoodiefest.com. Active military personnel and veterans, seniors 59 and older and Clark County first responders may purchase tickets at the gate for $8 with a valid ID. All tickets include unlimited re-entry for the four-day event. Individual food and drink items are priced per purchase.
Pre-sale tickets for the Red Dragon VIP Tent are priced at $50 per day, or $100 for four days, and include access to the VIP area complete with open bar, sponsored cocktails, exclusive beer, wine and liquor tastings and gourmet appetizers from some of the finest chefs in the city. Guests also may purchase passes to the Red Dragon VIP Tent at the gate for $60 per day or $120 for the entire event. All payments made at the ticket gate must be cash only.
Las Vegas Foodie Fest hotel packages are available at Luxor, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and Excalibur Hotel & Casino and include two (2) tickets per room to the four-day event. Rates and availability may be found by visiting www.luxor.com, www.mandalaybay.com and www.excalibur.com and refer to the special promotional code “zfood1.”
Las Vegas Foodie Fest is operated by Red Dragon and was named ‘Best Recurring Las Vegas Event’ by Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas in 2013 and 2014. In addition to a wide variety of food and drink options, the festival will feature a live performance by the world-renowned Jabbawockeez along with carnival rides, games, eating competitions and a silent auction.
A portion of the proceeds from Las Vegas Foodie Fest will benefit the Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF), a local nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the financial burden suffered by police officers and their families in the event of a line-of-duty injury or death. The Red Dragon VIP Tent will be sponsored by Lee’s Discount Liquor and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Lee’s Helping Hands Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization established in 2002 with the mission of raising money in support of local children’s charities, families and communities in need.
About Red Dragon, LLC.
Red Dragon, LLC. was founded in September 2011 by Noel Casimiro, Ranier Galgana Art Casimiro, Oliver Tolentino and Marc Tolentino. Their mission is to create events for Las Vegas residents for the whole family to enjoy. For more information about the Las Vegas Foodie Fest and Red Dragon, visit their website at www.reddragonllc.com , or on Facebook and Twitter.
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Jennie Hendricks/Tyler Krochmal
Wicked Creative (702) 868-4545