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Tropicana Announces 9th Annual Taste of the Quarter Benefiting United Way August 22


Tropicana Announces 9th Annual Taste of the Quarter

Benefiting United Way August 22

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 19, 2016) – Fun for the whole family, Tropicana Atlantic City’s 9th Annual Taste of the Quarter will take place Monday, August 22, 2016, 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 Eddie Davis from Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG, Joe Kelly from Cat Country 107.3 and Heather DeLuca from SoJO 104.9 will emcee the event along with Townsquare Media celebrity chefs including Robin Stoloff, SoJO’s Spring, 97.3 ESPN’s Mike Gill and Cat Country’s Georgia.

“We are thrilled to announce the return of the 9th Annual Taste of the Quarter this year at the Tropicana,” said Steve Callender, General Manager for Tropicana. “Tropicana’s restaurants will come together to contribute a variety of dining options from tasty Angus beef sliders and fries to famous Italian dishes to benefit United Way.  The Taste of the Quarter is a great way to celebrate our community and bring everyone together for this signature event. We encourage guests to enjoy our new and improved free multimedia light and sound show on the boardwalk following the event.”

“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 2016 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.

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

CARMINE’S: The legendary family-style Italian restaurant will be serving their famous Rigatoni Country Style. This rustic style pasta features ground sweet sausage, prosciutto, sautéed broccoli, onions and cannellini beans which are combined in a garlic herb and butter sauce. 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.

CORNER MARKET: An assortment of mini sub sandwiches. Located in the Marketplace.

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 and steamed white rice. Located in The Quarter.

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.

IVAN KANE’S KISS KISS A GO-GO: Stop by Ivan Kane’s Kiss Kiss a Go-Go, our newest nightclub from the creator of Royal Jelly, for a complimentary “Kiss Kiss” virgin cocktail. Go down the rabbit hole into the neon-fueled nights of Bangkok and see what everyone’s talking about!

FIN:  Tropicana’s seafood experience will serve fresh and delicious Lobster Bisque. Located near Tango’s Lounge.

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

GOYOGO FROZEN YOGURT: Sample their signature smoothie as well as a flavor of frozen yogurt.

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

JAMES CANDY: Savor samples of Atlantic City’s legendary salt water taffy. Located at the Marketplace.

MARKETPLACE EXPRESS: Marketplace Express is serving up sweetness with Italian cannoli’s & Vanilla bean iced coffee.

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.

OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC: Get snack-a-lacking with delicious dips and assorted baked goods. Located in The Quarter.

RIRA IRISH PUB: Enjoy an Irish Sausage Roll, an Irish sausage baked in a flaky puff pastry with stone ground mustard-Guinness sauce along with Mini Irish Breakfast Sliders, a breakfast patty (Irish sausage, Rasher, Black & White Pudding), egg, mushroom & roast tomato jam on a brioche slider roll. Located in the Quarter.

THE PALM: Visitors will enjoy Mini Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa.  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 pastries.

TONY LUKE’S– Get yourself a taste of South Philly by tasting Tony Luke’s mini pork sandwiches. Located in the Marketplace.

WET WILLIES: Guests can cool off with samples of Wet Willies’ signature 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 $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. 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 22 with room rates starting at $139.99. 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

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is one regional organization working to improve lives and strengthen local communities from city to shore! Through the Impact Fund, United Way intervenes at critical transition points in people’s lives to pave the way for more high school graduates by improving education from cradle to career, empowering working adults to earn more and save more by building foundations of financial stability, creating healthier communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and ensuring our neighbors meet their most basic needs of food, shelter and safety.  For more information, visit www.UnitedForImpact.org.

About Tropicana Atlantic City

Tropicana Atlantic City is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,079 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. In 2015 and 2016 Tropicana underwent a total of $90 million in renovations, including its spectacular Multimedia Light and Sound Show, the addition of AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness, renovations to its casino and over 900 hotel rooms 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.