There is something about the smell of BBQ that just screams summertime bliss. If you’re like us and continuously on the search for the best BBQ then look no further thanks to Mohegan Sun inaugurating the summer season with their annual Sun BBQ Fest. [Read more…] about Come Celebrate Some Savory Summer Fun With Mohegan Sun!
There is nothing like planning a mid-winter getaway for you and friends to obliterate the worries of your everyday life at home. This winter Mohegan Sun initiates their 14th Sun Wine & Food Fest, taking place January 27th-29th inside the Uncas Ballroom. [Read more…] about Celebrate the 14th Annual Sun Wine & Food Fest at Mohegan Sun
New York City has been the mecca of places to bring in the New Year since we can remember. I mean, people come from all over the world to experience the true essence of Times Square and get road blocked by millions just to share that kiss under skyscrapers. Well if you’re from New York you may be slightly over the whole Times Square thing and want to venture out. There are so many places not far from the city and right out of Manhattan that have just an intriguing NYE tradition, just without all of the tourist and chaos that comes with midtown this particular day. Here we will provide you with a list of places to ring in 2017 where you’ll be guaranteed to have a equally good time. [Read more…] about Places to Bring in New Year Outside of Times Square
Yes New York, it’s that time of year where people start planning for the next holiday, Labor Day. Every year you do the same humdrum thing, a family BBQ or a day at the beach. Don’t get me wrong we love a good BBQ along with a nice beach day however it may be time to spice things up a bit. [Read more…] about Get out of Manhattan and Spend Your Labor Day with Mohegan Sun!
With the warm weather fully intact, us Manhattanites are always looking for the next big thing for us to have a good time, especially when food, drink and fun is involved. Well, brace yourself for a grillin’ and chillin’ good time at Sun BBQFest. On June 11th & 12th, sink your teeth into the best barbeque around with festivities featuring celebrity BBQ Chef — Myron Mixon, live music, beer trailers, barbeque showdowns, local vendors, food trucks and so much more! [Read more…] about Fire Up Some Fun at Mohegan Sun’s “Sun BBQFest”: June 11&12
As I get invited to quite the array of events, many happen to catch my eye in one way or another. When the words “WineFest“, “Todd English” and “Mohegan Sun” are all used at the same time, I naturally became giddy with excitement and wanted to learn how these were all grouped together for one event. Cue the 12th Annual Sun WineFest, which took place this past Saturday and Sunday at the epic and majestic Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. This event really is the best of the best when it comes to the brightest selection in wine, spirits and beer as well as some of the tastiest foods put together by some of the top chefs in our country and beyond. Naturally, me and my best friend packed our bags, hopped on the Orient Ferry to New London on Friday and arrived in style to see what all the fuss was about.
Mohegan Sun is quite the sight especially for someone who has never been there before. It stretches miles upon miles and is chock full of everything the savvy traveler is looking for- from comfy hotel rooms, top of the line restaurants with big names attached (Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Flay, Michael Jordan) and of course shopping and gambling. Beyond that, the Sun WineFest activities took place mainly during the day on Saturday and Sunday, with thousands of people braving the first of many snowstorms the Northeast is experiencing all in the good taste of food & alcohol.
The event for the media started with a breakfast at the popular Season Buffet, which came jam packed with a ton of different tasty breakfast and brunch treats for the masses. After that we went to the Grand Tasting which featured brands that were recognizable immediately by name (Jameson, Aberlour- two of my favorites) as well as some great up and coming brands and household beers and wine coolers from Bud Light to Twisted Tea just to name a few. In the Uncas Ballroom on both days there were also culinary presentations from several top chefs from previously discussed Todd English, Brian Duffy, Jose Garces and my personal favorite cast member from Top Chef Season 2 Betty Fraser. All delighted the thousands of people in attendance with their great personalities and of course delicious cooking.
The event finished on Sunday afternoon with the 11th Annual Mohegan Sun Oyster Open Competition, where professional shuckers competed to become the reigning shucking champion! I have seen shucking several times on food competition shows and that is a feat I myself could never accomplish. Suffice to say, it seems as if everyone in attendance had a great time and got a lot out of what they came for.
For more information about Mohegan Sun’s WineFest and more, log on to its official site.