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Tropicana Announces 10th Annual Taste of the Quarter Benefiting United Way August 21



ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (June 6, 2017) – Fun for the whole family, Tropicana Atlantic City’s 10th Annual Taste of the Quarter will take place Monday, August 21, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Over twenty-five restaurants, bars and eateries will feature a special taste of their menu for this signature event benefiting United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) in Atlantic County.

For one set ticket price, guests will eat their way through almost every restaurant and eatery at Tropicana in a lively festival atmosphere. City officials, local dignitaries and members of the media serve as “celebrity chefs” dishing out sample size portions at each food station while Cat Country Mornings with Joe and Rachel and Eddie Davis from Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG will emcee the event along with Townsquare Media celebrity chefs including WPG’s 104.1 Mayor in the Morning Harry Hurley, SOJO’s Spring, 97.3 ESPN’s Mike Gill and Cat Country Chelsea Corrine.  

“We are thrilled to announce our 10th Annual Taste of the Quarter,” said Steve Callender, General Manager of Tropicana Atlantic City. “It has been 10 incredible years partnering with United Way to raise funds for such a wonderful cause. This event not only gives us the chance to donate to our local community, but it is a great opportunity for all of Tropicana’s restaurants and retail stores to come together and celebrate.”

“Taste of the Quarter is more than a chance to sample some of Atlantic City’s finest fare – it’s a powerful example that when we join forces, we do more than we can alone,” said Jim Cawley, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s president and CEO. “When the community comes together, United Way is positioned to continue changing lives and strengthening communities – one child, one adult, one family at a time. We’re incredibly grateful to the dedicated community partners like Tropicana and the establishments in The Quarter for making our work possible.”

The menu for Taste of the Quarter 2017 has been announced as follows:

A DAM GOOD DELI & FIREWATERS: Visitors will enjoy a fresh fruit and veggie bar. Located in the Marketplace. 

A DAM GOOD SPORTS BAR: Guests can enjoy south of the border flavor with an all-you-can-eat taco bar. Located in The Quarter.

A TIME FOR WINE: Enjoy a variety of cheese and crackers. Located in The Quarter.

BOARDWALK FAVORITES ICE CREAM: Children and adults alike are sure to love cake batter ice cream served on miniature waffle cones. Located in the Marketplace.

BROADWAY BURGER BAR: We will be serving our freshly ground prime beef burgers and french fries. Located in The Quarter.

CARMINE’S: The legendary family-style Italian restaurant will be serving their famous Eggplant Parmigiana piled high with seven decadent layers of crispy eggplant topped with sauce and cheese. Located in The Quarter.

CASA TACO AND TEQUILA BAR– Get ready to fiesta! Casa is serving up made-to-order fish tacos, traditional guacamole, and Virgin Casa Margaritas. Located in the Marketplace.

CHICKIE’S & PETE’S CRAB HOUSE AND SPORTS BAR: Our famous Mussels Red and Mussels White. Located at the Chickie’s & Pete’s just off the North Tower casino floor.

CLASSIC CAKES: Satisfy your sweet tooth with an assortment of delicious desserts. Located in The Quarter.

CUBA LIBRE RESTAURANT & RUM BAR: Be transported to Old Havana with a taste of Cuba Libre’s Ropa Vieja, one of the most traditional Cuban dishes: shredded beef brisket stewed with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and red wine. Served with maduros. Located in The Quarter.

ERWIN PEARL – Enjoy 10% off regular priced items, plus grapes and cheese! Located in The Quarter.

ESCAPE AC: Have you tried an escape room yet? Escape AC at the Tropicana is 60 intense minutes and 1 seriously good time! Just $35 per person plus taxes. Look for the Escape AC table located in The Quarter for your chance to win free admission!

GODIVA: Enjoy tasty samples of sliced chocolate covered strawberries and mini salted caramel bars. Located in The Quarter.

GOLDEN DYNASTY: Enjoy mandarin orange beef, a thinly sliced cab filet mignon wok-fried with mandarin orange glaze and dried chili peppers. Located in The Quarter.

HOOTERS: Look for the Hooters girls serving boneless wings. Located in the Marketplace.

IL VERDI: Tropicana’s upscale Italian restaurant joins the fun with Rigatoni Bolognese (handcut rigatoni with Il Verdi’s homemade sausage ragu.) Located near Tango’s Lounge.

MARKETPLACE EXPRESS: Marketplace Express is serving up sweetness with mini fruit tarts with hazelnut iced coffee. Located in the Marketplace.

MRS. FIELDS COOKIES: No Taste of the Quarter event is complete without fresh baked Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies. Located in The Quarter across from Tango’s Lounge.

OKATSHE: Chef Jose Garces newest restaurant is serving up Tsukemono, assorted Japanese pickles. Located in South Tower. 

OLÓN: With some of the freshest seafood in Atlantic City, try Chef Jose Garces’ shrimp ceviche, made with Mexican blue shrimp, jalapeño, tomato and lime vinaigrette, avocado, and cilantro. Located in South Tower. 

PF CHANG’S: Guests can take their taste buds on a trip to the Far East with Chang’s Spicy Chicken and Fried Rice. Located in The Quarter.

RIRA IRISH PUB: Enjoy some Irish potato cakes with sour cream and balsamic glaze served with an Irish sausage roll. Located in the Quarter.

THE PALM: Visitors will enjoy tasty bacon wrapped scallops.  Located in The Quarter.

PERRY’S PIZZA: No one does pizza like Perry’s! Sample bite-size portions of their Sicilian pizza. Located in the Marketplace.

STARBUCKS: Top off your night with samples of freshly brewed coffee and banana bread. Located in The Quarter and the Marketplace.

TALK OF THE WALK: Get a taste of the season when you take 10% Off all new Spring and Summer merchandise. Located in The Quarter.

TONY LUKE’S– Get yourself a taste of South Philly by tasting Tony Luke’s Italian cheese steak with sharp provolone and broccoli robe. Located in the Marketplace.

WET WILLIES: Guests are welcome to come by Wet Willie’s for a complimentary sample of our refreshing virgin daiquiri, The Weak Willie! Located in The Quarter.

ZEYTINIA: For those looking to keep it classic, Zeytinia serves up a ham and cheese sandwich, just like Mom makes. Located in The Quarter.

Tickets are $30. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Taste of the Quarter benefit UWGPSNJ in Atlantic County. Tickets can be purchased at the IMAX Box Office, located on the third floor of The Quarter, www.Ticketmaster.com, via phone at 1.800.745.3000 or UWGPSNJ Atlantic County office in Galloway.

Don’t eat and run! Book an overnight stay at the Tropicana on Monday, August 21 with room rates starting at $159.99. Call 1-800-345-8767 to book your reservation. Rate is based on double occupancy and does not include tax and fees.

About the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

About United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, serving communities in Pennsylvania’s Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and New Jersey’s Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Cumberland counties , is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and in people’s lives. United Way engages the community to identify the underlying causes of the most significant local issues, develops strategies and pulls together financial and human resources to address them, and measures the results. United Way is advancing the common good in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey by positively impacting the lives of people throughout the region in the areas of education, financial stability, and health.

About Tropicana Atlantic City

Tropicana Atlantic City is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,047 hotel rooms and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With 24 restaurants, 25 shops, 18 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana was highlighted as one of the “Coolest Casinos in the World” by PopSugar. The TROP ADVANTAGE® Club has been voted “Best Players Club” by Casino Player Magazine.  Since 2015, Tropicana underwent over $90 million in renovations, including its spectacular Multimedia Light and Sound Show, the addition of AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness, renovations to its casino, over 900 hotel rooms, Garces restaurants and more.

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About Tropicana Entertainment

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: TPCA) is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 7,166 employees, 5,525 rooms, 8,035 slot positions and 304 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tropicana is a majority-owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:  IEP).  To learn more about Tropicana, visit www.Tropicanacasinos.com.

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