Brooklyn Bridge in Vegas Rocks with “START SPREADIN’ THE NEWS” To Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

By Marilyn LaRocque

Brooklyn Bridge at New York New York in Las Vegas will rock on Sunday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a swinging food and wine extravaganza to benefit victims devastated by super-storm Hurricane Sandy. Themed “Start Spreadin’ the News” as a salute to Vegas icon Frank Sinatra and his signature song New York New York, the fundraiser will contribute 100% of the proceeds to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Celebrity chefs with roots in both New York City and Las Vegas will cook up a storm; and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada will pour great wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails SW&SNV is hosting the event. The list of chefs/restaurants invited to feed hungry guests reads like a “Who’s Who” of the Vegas culinary scene: Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant, Todd English, Bobby Flay, Charlie Palmer, Nobu, Gordon Ramsay, Thomas Keller, Palm Restaurant, Smith & Wollensky, Rao’s, Stage Deli, Nathan’s, Carnegie Deli, Old Homestead and many others.

Tickets are on sale now for $100.00 and can be purchased by calling the New York-New York box office at 1-866-606-7111.

All attendees will receive a commemorative chip reading, “When the ‘chips’ were down, Las Vegas stepped up to help those who were dealt a bad hand by Hurricane Sandy, 12-9-12.”

“When it comes to the hospitality industry, Las Vegas and New York City are really sister cities,” said Michael Severino of Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. “This is just a small way all of us in Las Vegas can help those that have been affected by these monster storms”.

For More Information: Tania Sanchez, Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, 702-253-3215.