Mohegan Sun Adds New Dining and New Shops


The Art of Shaving will be one new addition to the Shops at Mohegan Sun this summer.  Founded in 1996, The Art of Shaving™ is considered the world’s leading premium shaving brand with its aromatherapy-based grooming products, high-end shaving instruments and a retail chain dedicated to men’s shaving.

The Art of Shaving has trademarked its wet shaving system “The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave” – Prepare, Lather Up, Shave, and Moisturize – and is recognized as the best-selling men’s brand at high-end department stores. The Art of Shaving Shops are found in 150+ locations across the U.S. and will open their doors in Dubai this fall.

The 2nd addition is Tom Urban’s – referred to as “classic food with international liveliness.” It will be the latest restaurant to join the roster at Mohegan Sun, opening this summer on the second level of The Shops, across from the Arena entrance.

Tom's Urban on the Las Vegas Strip

Tom’s Urban on the Las Vegas Strip

Other locations include Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Denver. Now celebrating its first year in Las Vegas, Tom’s Urban has managed to stand out among the Strip’s diverse offerings. The next-generation restaurant is sure to make any diner happy with a menu that stretches from street food to international fare, and a truly flexible schedule.The menu presents global cuisine inspired by co-founder Tom Ryan’s travels, with a variety of small plate options like Xiangxiang crispy duck wings, al carbon steak nachos and wok-charred spicy edamame. Other categories feature urban “street tacos” with carnitas and pork belly, sliders (with filet mignon or truffled Maine lobster); “road trip” sandwiches, burgers and larger plates, including steaks, salmon and seafood.  Tom’s Urban at Mohegan, which will be open daily, will also feature specialty cocktails and more than 40 draft beers, along with weekend brunch.

“We think that there’s a great opportunity for somebody to reinvent places for next-generational customers to go and have a good time,” says Ryan, who’s also the man behind well-known brand Smashburger, found from Massachusetts to California and in five countries. “We want to be the first, next or last part of a great night out,” he says, adding that a stop at Tom’s Urban should be part of a string of events.

Smashburger.  photo by Levon Ofgang.

Smashburger. photo by Levon Ofgang.

Last year, the tribe opened the first Connecticut location of the popular chain Smashburger in Waterford, which could explain the inevitable connection to Tom’s Urban.  It’s also the first restaurant the tribe has opened outside of the resort and casino, (Arooga’s 32 is considered on the casino campus) but it won’t be the last; the tribe is looking to open 15 more restaurants, including more Smashburger locations, in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

thAnother restaurant that was held as a promotions redemption area has finally opened – “Sticks & Stones.” For more information on that and Arooga’s, click on the link to the previous post Two New Dining Options at Mohegan Sun.



Black Friday Gamblers Gifts – Part 2 – From the Spectacular to the Silly & Sublime

Quick, before it’s too late!  Black Friday is Here!

Yesterday we brought you many general suggestions with places to find those suggestions.  Today we take a page from Gaming & Destinations Magazine and add to it for some specific ideas for your gambling family & friends.  These gifts range from $7.00 to $200, 000!  Some included have special Black Friday Sales online.

Christophe Claret Gaming Watches

Cristophe Claret Gaming Watches

Cristophe Claret Gaming Watches

GG_Watch_InteriorThe firm offers watches based on three primary casino games: poker, baccarat and blackjack, each of which have two other games built as well. The watches are limited-edition and contain close to 700 individual pieces each.  THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF POCKETBOOK! Brace yourself – Around $200,000. Yes. $200,000. To check them out, click here.  (Cool note – They even have an option that includes a special crystal that reveals an etching of a dealer when it’s breathed upon.)

Slot machine charger and dock

Slot machine charger and dock

Slot machine charger and dock – ON SALE TODAY FOR $19.95!  Know a gamer who still lugs around an iPhone or iPod Touch 4S or earlier? Help them charge their tech in casino style with this slot-machine charger and dock. A slots app can be downloaded for realistic play, and the lever works to help release the device from the cradle. They may not win any money from it, but at least they may not feel so bad about being two iPhone generations of iPhone behind. $34.99.

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Black Friday Is Here! – 9 Gift Suggestions for the Gambler in YOUR Life

images (3)Black Friday is Upon Us!  It’s time to shop for your favorite Gambler!

What do gamblers like to get? – Jackpots, Progressives, Bonuses, Comps, FRB (Free Room & Board), Free Dining, Free Slot Play……….

Ok, so you can’t buy those things those things.  But here are gift suggestions for the gambler in your life:

  1. Casino Gift Cards – most casinos offer gift cards.  images (2)These gift cards could be used for such things as dining, clothing, drinks, show tickets, but they can’t be used for gambling purposes, such as   slot, table, or any gaming wagers and are not usually redeemable for cash. The following New England Casinos offer Gift Cards, click on them to go to the gift card links – Hollywood Hotel, Casino & Raceway, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun Resort Casino
  2. Casino Gift Cards Outside of New England – Any gambling destination (Viva Las Vegas!) will have gift cards available at many types of venues.  The best places to start would be the industry leaders –  MGM, Caesars, Stations, Wynn, and Boyd to name a few.
  3. Zazzle – an online company with thousands of products to “let you add your personal touch to any part of your life.”  they have hundreds of Gambler’s Gifts.  th (1)Click on Zazzle and check it out.  Some gift ideas include neck ties, shirts, mugs, hats, and assorted gambling items, most of which you can personalize.  A similar online shopping site with gambler’s gifts is CafePress.

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