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



Comedy Done Right with “Imus at Night” at Mohegan Sun

77 WABC and Lumber Liquidators present “Imus at Night” with special guests “The Levon Helm Band” on April 16th in The Cabaret Theatre

For the first time ever, 77 WABC and Lumber Liquidators present “Imus at Night” on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00pm. This gut-busting night of comedy will feature Karith Foster, Tony Powell, Rob Bartlett, Warner Wolf and the I-Man himself with special guests “The Levon Helm Band.”

Tickets can be purchased through 77 WABC on www.WABCradio.com for $100.00 and will include a cocktail hour in The Cabaret Theatre from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. At 7:00pm the show begins for a hilarious night to remember. The following morning The Imus in the Morning program will broadcast live from the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den from 6:00am-10:00am and free admission will be open to the public. Guests who bring their “Imus at Night” ticket stub to the broadcast will be entered for a chance to win great prizes. All ticket sales will benefit the Imus Ranch for kids with Cancer.

Imus broadcasted his first program from New York City back in 1971. Since his broadcasting career began, Imus has been on the cover of Newsweek Magazine and Time Magazine named him one of the 25 most influential Americans. He is a 4-time recipient of the Marconi Award from the National Association Of Broadcasters and a member of the prestigious Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. He’s been featured on NBC’s “Today” show and CBS’ “60 Minutes and a guest of Charlie Rose, David Letterman and Larry King. Today, the Imus in the Morning program is syndicated to over fifty radio stations nationally via the ABC Radio Network and is also simulcast daily on RFD-TV from 6:00am-9:00am, reaching a large nationwide cable audience.

Karith Foster is one of the hottest comics to come out of New York City according to both The Hollywood Reporter and Backstage Magazine who named her one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch” in 2004. Currently she can be seen on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and giving commentary on VH1’s –“Best Week Ever” and other “All Access” shows. Her recent television appearances include NBC’s “Today Show” & “Last Comic Standing”, BET’s “Top 25…”, Discovery Times “Yearbook”. She recently started her own production company, KYPB Productions, LLC and features female showcases entitled “Girls du Jour”.

Native New Yorker Tony Powell has appeared on The Chris Rock Show, NBC’s Showtime at the Apollo, A&E’s Comedy on the Road, and has opened for celebrity music groups such as The Ojays, and the Whispers and has worked as the studio warm-up act for Bill Cosby and Nickelodeon’s Keenan and Kel show. Powell has also appeared on three national television commercials (Visa, Dawn Detergent and Ritz Crackers). Tony was also the radio voice of ”Mr. Chill” for Miller Genuine Draft and the U.S. Army reserves. Powell’s voice has also been featured in national radio spots for Fila and Heineken.

Rob Bartlett started performing stand-up comedy in 1978 hoping it would lead to a career in acting. Nearly 30 years later, Rob has become one of the most versatile performers around. He is a successful actor, standup comedian, radio personality and writer. He has headlined at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Atlantic City’s Tropicana and Hilton Hotels and Mohegan Sun. On television, Rob has appeared as a stand up comedian on the MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour, Standup Spotlight on VH1 and on Late Night with David Letterman and Conan O’Brian.

The Levon Helm Band led by Levon Helm features his daughter Amy Helm, along with Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Jimmy Vivino, Mike Merritt, Brian Mitchell, Erik Lawrence, Steven Bernstein and blues harmonica player Little Sammy Davis. His 2007 comeback album Dirt Farmer earned the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album in February 2008, and in November of that year, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #91 in the list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

For more information on “Imus at Night” with special guests “The Levon Helm Band” 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.

New Kids On The Block’s “Full Service Tour” Hits Mohegan Sun

The original boy band revisits the Arena on June 18th

New Kids On The Block with very special guests JabbaWockeeZ will perform live at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, June 18th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $85.00 and $65.00 and go on sale Saturday, April 4th 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 5th subject to availability.

New Kids On The Block enjoyed enormous success in the 80s and 90s, selling over 70 million albums worldwide and paving the way for other successful acts like Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC.   Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood are back together with a new, critically acclaimed album and their latest single, “2 In The Morning,” is currently riding the airwaves.

JabbaWockeeZ is a mainstream dance group, established in 2003 by Joe Larot, Kevin Brewer and Phil Tayag. The group first gained fame by appearing on America’s Got Talent before going on to being the first winners of the MTV Hip Hop dance reality series America’s Best Dance Crew in 2008. They are known for their intricate synchronization and precise dances, mime and kabuki-styled theatrics, and for wearing masks and gloves during most of their performances. Their name is derived from the Lewis Carroll poem “Through the Looking Glass.”

For more information on New Kids On The Block with very special guests JabbaWockeeZ 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.