Las Vegas, NV – March 21, 2018 – Downtown Las Vegas business neighbors come together in the key of rock n’ roll alongside some great food and crazy, good wine. Contento Pizzeria and Bar sets the bar for another wine and dinner experience to benefit the Neon Museum on April 11. The Rock the Wine Away event will offer wines and a four-course dinner to enjoy at Contento Pizzeria and Bar. With the help of fellow business neighbors, The Kitchen at Atomic and BreakThru Beverage, half of the proceeds from the event will support the Neon Museum’s Hard Rock Café Guitar fund to preserve and maintain the Las Vegas icon at its new home.
Since hearing plans of the Neon Museum’s Hard Rock Café Guitar initiative, Guiseppe Conte, general manager of Contento Pizzeria and Bar was inspired to help out. “The Hard Rock Café Guitar is a wonderful addition for the Neon Museum and we’re thrilled to plan a fundraiser in their honor, says Conte. Guest chef, Justin Kingsley Hall of The Kitchen at Atomic is cooking for the April 11 event and is “very excited to explore another kitchen and cook with more great people.” The Rock the Wine menu starts off with fried artichoke hearts with peas, charred onions, and mint pesto, followed by the second course of grilled baby romaine lettuce wrapped with grass-fed beef carpaccio tallow sticky buns. A wild boar ragout stew composed with goat’s milk polenta and shaved black truffle is the third course. And the finale – butterscotch budino with salted caramel made by Jerry’s Nugget bakery executive pastry chef, Douglas Taylor pairs perfectly with Contento’s housemade blood orange limoncello. During each course, Rock the Wine Away explores vino from The Prisoner Wine Company with a special introduction by BreakThru Beverage.
“Our Hard Rock Café sign restoration campaign launched in late November 2017 with the goal to raise $350,000 to fully restore the iconic sign, install it in the Neon Boneyard and establish an endowment for its ongoing maintenance. The campaign has been robust with donations coming in from all around the world,” said Neon Museum Director of Development, Brenda Bogue. “We’re honored to have this wonderful support from Jerry’s Nugget and Contento. Rock the Wine Away will be a deliciously fun way to help push the fundraising campaign toward the goal.”
Rock the Wine Away is on April 11, 6:30 p.m at Contento Pizzeria and Bar. Tickets are $136 per person and are on sale online at https://rockthewineaway.eventbrite.com. Contento Pizzeria and Bar is located inside Jerry’s Nugget Casino at 1821 Las Vegas Boulveard North.
About Contento Pizzeria and Bar
Visit Contento Pizzeria and Bar for gourmet pizzas and authentic Italian cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant at Jerry’s Nugget Casino features an extensive wine list with a selection of fifty wines under $100. Come in during Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. HH specials include $6-$7 single-serving pizzas, $6 signature cocktails, $6 wines by the glass, and $3.50 beers. Order half-off wines by the bottle on Mondays, plus get 15% off discount for veterans, active military, police force, and firefighters by showing an ID or badge. To view the menu online, go to www.contentopizzeria.com.
About Jerry’s Nugget Casino
Jerry’s Nugget Casino, family-owned and operated since 1964, and located one mile north of Downtown Las Vegas, is “Your Kind of Place.” The casino boasts two casual restaurants, the newest slots and video poker, live table action, a race and sports book, keno lounge, an entertainment venue, and a 150-seat bingo hall. For five decades Jerry’s Nugget has continued as the premier gaming property in North Las Vegas and built its reputation on consistent quality, service, and value. For more information on Jerry’s Nugget Casino, please call 702.399.3000 or visit www.jerrysnugget.com.
About the Neon Museum
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USAToday’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, the North Gallery, used mainly for education programs and special events; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas and one restored sign on view at the outdoor Fashion Show Plaza on the Las Vegas Strip. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For tour schedules and pricing information, visit neonmuseum.org.
About Justin Kingsley Hall
Justin Kingsley Hall is the executive chef of The Kitchen at Atomic, located inside Atomic Liquors – the oldest freestanding bar in Las Vegas. Hall brings a refined, rustic cooking style to The Kitchen, known for bar food with a New American fare. Working to source responsibly and prepare dishes with a close sense of community with Downtown Las Vegas, his food reflects the places he has lived and the people that influenced him over the years. The Kitchen at Atomic is located in 917 Fremont Street, Downtown Las Vegas.