Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay to Open First Ohio Restaurant Inside Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

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Award-winning chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author Bobby Flay will open his 14th Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP), and first in Ohio, at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati when the facility opens March 4.

Award-winning chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author Bobby Flay will open his 14th Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP), and first in Ohio, at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati when the facility opens March 4. BBP will join Jack Binion’s Steak and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville as premium dining outlets at the new $400 million development, which is the fourth and final casino to open in the State of Ohio. The 3,500 sq. ft. restaurant is located inside the casino adjacent to the gaming floor with seating for about 90 people.

BBP will offer an assortment of burgers inspired by Bobby’s extensive travels throughout America and his love of the grill in a casual and convenient setting. The 76-seat restaurant will feature 10 signature burgers such as the Buffalo Style Burger with Red Hot sauce, blue cheese dressing and watercress; the Dallas Burger spice crusted with coleslaw, Monterey Jack, BBQ sauce, and pickles; and the Palace Classic Burger with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion – are all served on a sesame seed bun. Also featured on the menu is a BBP ‘Burger of the Month.’ All burgers may be prepared with Certified Angus Beef, ground turkey or grilled chicken breast.

Flay opened the first BBP on Long Island in 2008. “At any time of year, my favorite thing to eat is a cheeseburger,” says Bobby. “And at BBP, I celebrate America’s variety of flavors, styles and cultures surrounding this classic staple, offering a selection of specialty burgers, served at a great price. I’m very excited to open the first BBP in the Midwest and be able to share this with the families and residents of Cincinnati.”

"I am very excited to welcome Chef Bobby Flay to Horseshoe Cincinnati," said Kevin Kline, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati. "Bobby's BBP concept is a great complement to the distinctive venues that will make this a world-class destination in downtown Cincinnati."

Flay is also the owner and executive chef of Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay Steak, and Bar Americain with locations across the United States. In addition to starring in numerous programs on Food Network and Cooking Channel, Bobby served as Resident Chef and Lifestyle Correspondent for “The Early Show on CBS” and “CBS Sunday Morning” for over a decade and is a regular contributor on NBC’s “The Today Show.” He has also published 11 highly-acclaimed cookbooks.

About Bobby Flay
Bobby Flay, a New York Times bestselling author, is the chef-owner of six fine-dining restaurants, including Mesa Grill, Bar Americain, and Bobby Flay Steak, and an expanding roster of Bobby’s Burger Palaces. Bobby shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for food through his cookbooks and cooking programs. Bobby’s eleventh cookbook, Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain Cookbook (Clarkson Potter) hit bookstores in September 2011. Bobby also shares his culinary talents and passions with viewers every day on television. His first Food Network show, “Grillin’ & Chillin’”, premiered in 1996, followed by “Hot Off the Grill” and “Boy Meets Grill.” Along with participating in many holiday and seasonal Food Network specials over the years, Bobby currently stars in “Iron Chef America”, “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay“, “Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction” and “Grill It! With Bobby Flay,” the 2009 Emmy award-winning Outstanding Culinary Program. His show, “Brunch @ Bobby’s,” premiered in Fall 2010 on Cooking Channel. Bobby is also the co-host of “Next Food Network Star”, on-air from May-July, 2012. Aside from launching three lines of trademark sauces and rubs, Bobby also has created a product line, the Bobby Flay collection, available exclusively at Kohl’s. Bobby works tirelessly to challenge the way Americans view and taste food – making it bold, zesty and always fun.

About Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Rock Gaming LLC and Caesars Entertainment Corporation are developing a $400 million casino development in downtown Cincinnati which is scheduled to open March 4, 2013.* The urban casino will include three outward facing restaurants to engage pedestrians and support existing businesses, cultural, nightlife and sports attractions downtown. Horseshoe Cincinnati is expected to attract an estimated six million visits to downtown annually. The full-service gaming destination will employ nearly 1,700 people and will feature approximately 2,000 slot machines, 85 table games, and a World Series of Poker room, along with lounges, a buffet restaurant and a food court. Currently under construction, the development is expected to create 2,000 construction jobs. For more information please visit http://www.HorseshoeCincinnati.com.
*Pending licensure by the OCCC

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