Styx, REO Speedwagon and .38 Special Join Forces at Mohegan Sun

“Can’t Stop Rockin’ Tour” takes over the Arena on July 1st

Three powerhouses of Rock are teaming up for an unforgettable night at Mohegan Sun Arena.  Styx, REO Speedwagon and .38 Special will perform live on Wednesday, July 1st at 7:00pm.

All tickets for this incredible lineup are $45.00 and go on sale Saturday, April 11th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge by Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Sunday, April 12th subject to availability.

Styx began as an Art/Progressive Rock band in the early 70s and scored a hit single with “Lady” in 1975.  It wasn’t until after the release of their 1977 album, The Grand Illusion, that Styx became an arena headliner.  Some of the band’s biggest hits include “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Babe” and “Mr. Roboto.”

REO Speedwagon’s constant stream of chart-topping albums and hit singles distinguished the band’s output in the late 70s and early 80s.  Their most recent album, 2007’s Find Your Own Way Home, is their first CD of completely new material since 1996.

.38 Special formed in the mid 70s, becoming a household name with such hits as “Hold On Loosely,” “Caught Up In You” and “If I’d Been The One.”  The current lineup features guitarist and co-lead singer Don Barnes, rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer Donnie Van Zant, guitarist Danny Chauncey, bassist Larry Junstrom, keyboardist Bobby Capps and drummer Gary Moffatt.

For more information on Styx, REO Speedwagon and .38 Special and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com.  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Mohegan Sun Adds Special Spring Holiday Dishes

Mohegan Sun restaurants to offer gourmet dishes and desserts for Easter and Passover

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 3, 2009) – Mohegan Sun will feature special menu additions throughout the property for Easter & Passover.  The following offerings will be available:

The Longhouse will be serving Braised Lamb Shank accompanied with Stuffed Morel Mushrooms and served with Spring Vegetable Couscous and Tomato Cabernet Jus.  This will be offered at $34.00 per person.

At Birches Bar & Grill, enjoy a mouthwatering four-course meal that will start out with Soup du Jour and a Garden Salad with your choice of dressing.  The entrée will feature a Roast Leg of Lamb with Parsnips, Maple-Glazed Carrots, Herbed Fingerling Potatoes, and Apple Demi Glaze infused with Mint.  Top this meal off with Coconut Bombe with Fresh Berries and Edible Spring Flower, for $28.00 per person.

Starting on Passover and continuing through Easter, Fidelia’s will be showcasing some special menu items that include Gefilte Fish, Beet Horseradish and Matzo Crackers.  On Easter Sunday, Fidelia’s will be offering Brown Sugar and Honey-Glazed Smoked Pork with Mélange of Brussels Sprouts, Baby Carrots, Broccoli and Cauliflower and Mashed Sweet Potatoes for $16.00 per person.  Dessert will also feature Coconut Bombe with Fresh Berries and Edible Spring Flower.

Seasons Buffet will be showcasing an array of delicious foods and desserts starting at the carving board which will feature Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Shallot & Rosemary-Crusted Lamb Roast and Roasted Turkey Breast & Thighs.  Other special items for Easter Sunday include Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mint Jus Li, Seared-Spiced Salmon and Shrimp with Chicken & Penne topped with a Cajun Cream Sauce.  Add some savory sides such as Sautéed Green Beans with Wild Mushrooms, Honey-Buttered Yellow & White Corn and Maple Glazed Baby Carrots.  Desserts will include favorites like Apple or Fruit Cobbler, Warm-Battered Cheesecake Bites and Sticky Buns, Cinnamon-Raison Rice Pudding, and Pineapple Upside-down Cake.  Breakfast starts at 7:30am and lunch begins at 11:00am.  The Buffet is open until 10:00pm breakfast is $10.85 for adults and $6.84 for children.  Enjoy lunch for $16.98 for adults and $9.43 for children.

For more complete information on Mohegan Sun’s restaurants, visit mohegansun.com and click on the “dining” link or call 1.888. 226.7711. 

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.

Enjoy A Burger A Day in May at Mohegan Sun

National Burger Month is here and Mohegan Sun brings tips on how to cook that perfect burger and where to go if you can’t

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 2, 2009) – Mohegan Sun is a great place to enjoy various foods and great dining experiences, and one thing we’re certainly not short on is burgers.   May is National Burger Month and Mohegan Sun is dishing out some valuable tips on how to cook the perfect burger from Executive Chef, Michael Luboff.  Still rather have someone else do the cooking for you?  Find out where you can enjoy thirty-one different burgers for each day of May under one roof at Mohegan Sun.  

Chef Luboff’s Five Tips For Cooking A Great Burger:

1. Choose the right meat: The meat is the most essential ingredient and should be fresh ground chuck with an 80/20 blend, well-seasoned with kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper and a little Sacramento tomato juice.

2. Don’t ignore the bread:  Ideally you want a soft potato roll, sesame seeded if you prefer, but nothing too crazy or seasoned.  It is also a good idea to lightly toast each side of the roll.

3. Make it great with toppings:  What’s a burger without cheese?  A thick slice of American or cheddar cheese will do fine here, accompanied by crisp bacon, Heinz ketchup, crisp iceberg lettuce and a slice of beefsteak tomato to top it off. 

4. Use equipment like the pros:  It’s important to try and cook your burgers on a hot flat iron surface or griddle and avoid cooking over open flames.  Pressing the burger is also a big no-no as doing so will run out all the juices and flavor. 

5. Take your temperature:  Hopefully a little red doesn’t scare you, because burgers are best eaten at medium.  And don’t forget to wear a bib.

Prefer to stay out of the kitchen?  Here’s what Mohegan Sun’s exceptional restaurants have to offer the world of burgers.

1. Jimmy Buffett’s MargaritavilleCheeseburger in Paradise. The Heinz 57 is on the table and don’t forget the draft beer…if you’re old enough.  Topped with American cheese, iceberg lettuce and tomato.                                                                  

2. Johnny Rockets: Smoke House Double.  Two fresh patties, two slices of cheddar cheese, thick bacon, crispy onion rings and “Smoke House” barbecue-ranch sauce.

3. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: Hickory Cheeseburger.  Topped with iceberg lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and Margaritaville’s signature hickory sauce.

4. Big Bubba’s BBQ: The Bayou Burger. Burger topped with ham and cheddar cheese.

5. The Cove: Steak Burger. With your choice: of cheddar, Swiss or goat cheese; add: smoked peppered bacon, grilled onions, peppers or mushrooms, served with French fries.

6. Johnny Rockets: Route 66. Swiss cheese, grilled mushrooms, grilled onions & mayonnaise.

7. Todd English’s Tuscany: Tuscan Burger. Fontina cheese, herb-roasted potatoes, Todd’s ketchup.

8. Jimmy Buffett’s MargaritavilleBarbecue Bacon Cheeseburger. Seasoned bacon, cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, lettuce and tomato.

9.  Michael Jordan’s 23.sportcafe: Black and Blue Burger. Tobacco onions and sweet potato fries.

10. Birches Bar & Grill: Build a Burger. Choice of beef, buffalo or turkey burger with bacon, wild mushroom’s and/or grilled onions with choice of cheese, and bread and iceberg lettuce and sliced tomato.

11. Fidelia’s: Fidelia’s Original Steak Burger. 10 oz. sirloin, iceberg lettuce & hothouse tomatoes.

12. Johnny Rockets: #12. Cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce, onion slice, pickle, mayonnaise and tangy “red red sauce®.” On a scale of one to ten, it’s a twelve!

13. Summer Shack: Long Burger. Served with blue or cheddar cheese.

14. Johnny Rockets: Rocket Double. Two fresh patties, two slices of cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce, ripe tomato onion slice & special sauce. 

15. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: Mushroom Burger. Topped with mixed cheese, shredded lettuce, fire-roasted tomato salsa and jalapeños.

16. Fidelia’s: New England Turkey Burger. 10oz. White Meat, Iceberg Lettuce, Hothouse Tomatoes, Craisins & Maple Syrup.

17. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: Mexicali Burger. Topped with mixed cheese, shredded lettuce, fire-roasted tomato salsa and jalapeños.

18. Johhny Rockets: Chili Size. Served open-faced with our exclusive all-meat chili and topped with grated cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

19. Johhny Rockets: Streamliner®(100% Soy Boca®  Burger). The original meatless Boca® burger with grilled onions, fresh lettuce, ripe tomato, pickle & mustard.

20. Geno’s Pub: Geno’s Pub Burger. Char-grilled 10 oz. Angus beef burger served on a kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, red onion and Geno’s house burger sauce.

21. Johnny Rockets: Bacon Cheddar Double. Two fresh patties, thick bacon, four slices of cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce, ripe tomato, onion slice and special sauce.

22. SolToro Tequila Grill: Soltoro Burger. Ground sirloin seasoned with Mexican herbs and spices, topped with chihuahua cheese, guacamole, grilled onions, fire-roasted poblano rajas and bacon; served with spicy fries and ketchupeño salsa.

23. Michael Jordan’s Steak House: Steak House Burger. Sirloin burger on a brioche bun, wild mushrooms, mixed greens, tomato, tobacco onions, and choice of cheese, served with truffled fries.

24. Johnny Rockets: St. Louis. Thick bacon, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, fresh lettuce, pickle and Johnny Rockets “St.Louis” sauce. 

25. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: Turkey Burger. Char-grilled and topped with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and garlic herb mayonnaise.

26. Michael Jordan’s Steak House: Mini Cheeseburger Trio. Three burgers with mixed greens, tomato, red onion, and mini gherkins, with your choice of cheese, served with truflled fries.

27. Big Bubba’s BBQ: Bubba Burger.  8 oz. beef steak with your choice of toppings served with potato salad, coleslaw and a pickle.

28. Johnny Rockets: Patty Melt. Grilled onions and American & cheddar cheeses on grilled rye bread.

29. Mohegan Sun Hotel’s In-Room Dining: Mohegan Steak Burger. 10 oz. steak burger served with iceberg lettuce, hot house tomatoes, skin-on fries and kosher style pickle.  Add your choice of Swiss, cheddar or American cheese, bacon, mushrooms or fried onions.

30. Fidelia’s: Fidelia’s Buffalo Burger. 10oz. buffalo, iceberg lettuce & hothouse tomatoes.

31. Johnny Rockets: The Original. Fresh lettuce, ripe tomato, chopped onions, relish, pickle, mustard & mayonnaise.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com