Summer Cookout with Chef Robert Irvine raises $40K for Three Square

Tropiana's first Summer Cookout event on June 16 with Chef Robert Irvine, presented by Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, raised $40,000 for Three Square Food Bank.

Locals and tourists, along with over 250 military guests, spent the evening poolside with Irvine at Tropicana Las Vegas' Sky Beach Club.

Guests were treated to a variety of summertime favorite dishes, prepared by restaurants both on and off the Las Vegas Strip. Highlighted dishes included garlic and herb crusted lamb chops; carne asada and pulled chicken tacos; meatballs with a parmesan macadamia nut crisp; snappy frank hot dogs; brownie batter frozen custard and more.

Guests also enjoyed beer, wine and cocktails, including Irvine's favorite spirit -- Patron Tequila.

Among the participating restaurants were Bacio, El Dorado Cantina, Jayde Fuzion, Papaya King, Portion Control, Oakville Steakhouse, Shake Shack, The Sweet Spot Bake Shop and the highly-anticipated Robert Irvine's Public House. Additional sponsors included Hilton Hotels, Absolut Elyx, Lavazza, Ainsworth Gaming Technology and Red Mercury Entertainment.

The cookout served as a kickoff event for Three Square's annaul Restaurant Week. The $40,000 will provide more than 120,000 meals to people who are food insecure in Southern Nevada.

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