LAKE CHARLES, La. - Snake River Grill at L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La. is pleased to announce their participation in Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out®, a week-long national restaurant event in cities across the United States. From September 20-26, thousands of restaurants, including Snake River Grill at L'Auberge will join together to raise funds to help end childhood hunger in America.
Millions of consumers play a vital role in this initiative as well; their choice to dine out at participating restaurants, from coffee shops to fine-dining establishments, will help feed children across America. Each year, more than 12 million children in America (one of every six) worry about when their next meal will come. Share Our Strength is the leading organization working to end childhood hunger in America.
Snake River Grill is participating by offering a special prix fixe menu September 20-26 with 50% of the custom menu sales being donated to Share Our Strength. To date, more than 1,200 restaurants have already signed up for the 2009 Great American Dine Out. Snake River Grill joins Corner Bakery Café, Dave & Busters, The Great American Restaurants, Il Fornaio, First Watch, Claim Jumper, Lonestar Steakhouse and Saloon and Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, McAlister's Deli, Joe's Crab Shack and many others nationwide.
Share Our Strength Prix Fixe Menu -- $40
Watercress and Arugula Salad
Grape Tomatoes, Spiced Pecans, Pecorino Romano,
Truffle Honey Vinaigrette
Smashed Red Potatoes, French Beans
Choice of Sauce
Croissant Bread Pudding
Bourbon Custard Sauce
The first Great American Dine Out in 2008 raised more than half a million dollars. 4,000 restaurants participated, from independent and family-owned establishments to large chains and restaurant groups. Donations of restaurant sales for the week, direct donations from dining patrons and restaurant suppliers, plus money raised through promotions, helped to make the program a success.
"We are asking millions of consumers and thousands of restaurants to help us fight childhood hunger," said Bill Shore, Founder of Share Our Strength. "We were heartened by the generosity and commitment of the restaurant industry and diners last year. Our hope is to continue this program every year until every child in America has access to nutritious food where they live, learn and play."
This year Food Network star Aaron McCargo, Jr. will serve as the spokesperson for the Great American Dine Out. The 2008 winner of The Next Food Network Star and host of his own Food Network show, Big Daddy's House says, "As a dedicated father and passionate foodie, I feel truly blessed to be a part of Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out. I hope that by sharing my love and knowledge of food, I can encourage families to participate in this worthwhile program to help end childhood hunger in America, said Aaron McCargo."
About L'Auberge du Lac
L'Auberge is located on 242 acres of land in Lake Charles, La., two hours from the Houston metropolitan area. This premier facility is ideal for the business traveler or guest looking for the ultimate in hospitality and dining experiences, plus non-stop gaming action. The property includes a 26-story hotel complex with approximately 1,000 spacious rooms and suites; an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio; 26,000 gross square feet of meeting space, including a business center and conference registration area; two resort swimming pools, lazy river and private cabana courtyard; full-service salon and spa and cardio fitness center; retail stores; ten innovative dining outlets; and top-name entertainment. The casino features 30,000 square feet of Vegas-like gaming action with 62 table games and more than 1,600 ticket-in ticket-out slot machines.
To learn more about L'Auberge, call reservations at (866) 580-7444 or visit www.ldlcasino.com.
About Pinnacle Entertainment
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates casinos in Nevada, Louisiana, Indiana, Missouri and Argentina. The Company has a casino development project under construction in the St. Louis area, to be called River City, which opening is dependent upon final approval by the Missouri Gaming Commission. Pinnacle is also developing a casino resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to be called Sugarcane Bay, and a casino resort in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Additionally, Pinnacle owns a casino site at the heart of the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PNK. To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment, please visit www.pnkinc.com.
For a list of participating restaurants and more information about Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out, please visit Strength.org or GreatAmericanDineOut.org.