Sands Bethlehem Announces Fifth Annual Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival and Second Annual Burger and Beer Bash

May 15th, 2014Press Release from Sands® Bethlehem

Bethlehem, PA (May 15, 2014) – Sands Bethlehem, a Bethlehem, PA, casino and entertainment destination, announces that the property will host the fifth annual Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival and second annual Burger and Beer Bash. The events will take place from Friday, May 30 to Sunday, June 1.

This year, guests will enjoy an all-inclusive event for one price of $85.  Tickets include access to the following:

Grand Tasting • Sands Bethlehem Event Center • 12pm – 4pm

Champagne and Spirits Tasting Room • Monroe Room • 12pm – 4pm

Cooking Demonstrations • Berks Room • 12pm & 2pm

Executive Pastry Chef of Hotel Hershey, Cher Harris • Saturday, 12pm

Culinary Director of Emeril’s New Orleans Restaurants, Chris Wilson • Saturday, 2pm

Chef de Cuisine of Emeril’s Chop House, Stacy Calles • Sunday, 12pm

Executive Chef of Mana Bistro in Jersey City, NJ, Darryl Harmon • Sunday, 2pm

Wine Seminars • Bucks RooGeorgem • 1pm & 3pm • Master Sommelier Kevin Vogt


More than 20 Lehigh Valley area restaurants will participate in the festival, including Burgers And More by Emeril, Carnegie Deli, Emeril’s Chop House, Emeril’s Italian Table, St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery and Steelworks Buffet and Grill from Sands Bethlehem.  Local participating restaurants include Artigiano Trattoria, Bank Street Creamery, The Bayou, Blue Grillhouse, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Cosmopolitan, Edge, Fiesta Ole, Gracie’s 21st Century Café, Hampton Winds, Maxim’s 22, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Melt, Mesa Modern Mexican, Pearly Baker’s Ale House, Rita’s Italian Ice, Savory Grill, Sette Luna, Sodexo, Tapas on Main, Two Rivers Brewing Company, Valenca, The Villa Fine Italian Cuisine, The Vineyard, Vintage Restaurant and Bar, Wincklers Ribs, Yianni’s Taverna and more.

The Spirits and Champagne Tasting Room, hosted by Southern Wine and Spirits, will allow patrons to sample a wide variety of spirits and champagne, and the opportunity to bring home their favorite new bottle. Cooking demos will provide experiences of preparing the chefs’ favorite dishes.  Wine seminars will provide information on wine tasting.  Live music will be provided by Craig Thatcher on Saturday and Billy Bauer on Sunday.

In its second year, The Burger and Beer Bash will take place on Friday evening in a tent outside of the property. This event will allow guests to sample tasty burgers and delicious beer from a variety of restaurants and breweries. Live entertainment will be provided by local band The Amish Outlaws. Tickets for the Burger and Beer Bash are $35.

Participating restaurants include Burgers And More by Emeril, Carnegie Deli, Emeril’s Chop House, Emeril’s Italian Table, Mo Burger, St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery, South Philly Cheesesteaks and Fries and Steelworks Buffet and Grill from Sands Bethlehem.  Local participating restaurants include Copperhead Grille, Roosevelt’s 21st, Spuds, Tally Ho, Tilted Kilt, Volpe’s and more.

For more information on all of the events visit or

To purchase tickets for any of the events visit or the Sands Bethlehem Event Center Box Office.


Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are “forward looking” statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond the Company’s control, which may cause material differences in actual results, performance or other expectations. These factors include, but are not limited to general economic conditions, competition, new ventures, government regulation, legalization of gaming, interest rates, future terrorist acts, insurance, and other factors detailed in the reports filed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem opened May of 2009 in Eastern Pennsylvania. It is situated on the site of the historic Bethlehem Steel plant and located approximately 60 minutes from Philadelphia and the northern New Jersey suburbs and 90 minutes from New York City.  Sands Bethlehem offers over 3,000 state-of the-art slot machines and 200 table games including a 36 table poker room, as well as a 300-room hotel and over 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Culinary offerings include three signature restaurants from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse – Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Italian Table. The casino also features the Carnegie Deli, St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery, Steelworks Buffet and Grill, Croissanterie, Chopstick, Joli Bakery and Café and the varied offerings and cuisines of The Market Gourmet Express. It is also home to the Coil bar, Infusion lounge and Molten lounge, which features live entertainment 7 nights a week. The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem launched at the property in November 2011.  The Sands Bethlehem Event Center, which opened at the property in May 2012 and includes over 14,000 sq. ft. of flexible multipurpose and tradeshow space, accommodates meetings, conventions and a variety of entertainment events.




Laura Borrelli, GolinHarris

(212) 373-6005


Megan Verholy, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

(484) 777-7563

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