“Ellis Island Hotel & Casino Adds the Front Yard” By Sandy Zimmerman  

CHRISTINA ELLIS, ELLIS ISLAND DIR. OF MARKETING-
CHRISTINA ELLIS, ELLIS ISLAND DIR. OF MARKETING-
Christina Ellis, Ellis Island Marketing Director

 

I was invited to the Ellis Island Hotel & Casino for the opening of their Front Yard, a beautiful Beer Garden and Restaurant. Christina Ellis, Director of Marketing and daughter of the hotel’s founder, Frank Ellis, greeted the guests, “Welcome to our Front Yard!” The name Front Yard has a homey feeling of a comfortable, friendly place to enjoy as though you are visiting friends or family.  

BEER GARDEN
BEER GARDEN

 

Christina explained, “This beer is special because

Flaming Torches create a romantic atmosphere! (Photo by Sandy Zimmerman)

our brewer’s recipes are unique.” Ellis Island, known for their beers, the Front Yard Beer Garden offers two-stories of fun, and more beer selections along with entertainment and dining.  

There are two bars with 18 beer taps on the first floor and 12 on the second, including specialty brews available only in the Front Yard. Ellis Island’s Front Yard not only has great beer, but great food too! 
GIANT-Ol’ MEATBALLS

Christina feels, “We put our own spin on our recipes with a new family-based menu similar to the meals my grandmother made for him growing up and later my dad made for us when we were growing up.” 

The buffet tables were filled with tasty delights while guests sampled their special recipes. My fave was the exceptionally large meat balls called “Big Ol’ Meatballs” bathed in Parmigiano-Reggiano sauce prepared with roast garlic marinara, fresh Italian herbs and spices. The Front Yard serves  family-style, 8 ounces ($8.99)! 
Their version of Mac & Cheese added house-made bacon for a crispier touch, Cavatappi pasta, a type of thick, hollow macaroni pasta, with four different cheeses- Cheddar, smoked Gouda, Parmesan and Gruyère. You not only savor the creaminess of each cheese but a different taste with every bite! ($6.99).
   
The other dishes for the party were filled with an exciting fusion of sauces and spices. The Front Yard’s wood-fried Margherita Fiore Flatbread was topped with vine ripened tomato sauce, crushed garlic pesto, fresh basil herbs, and four cheeses- fresh Mozzarella, creamy Burrata, and Romano cheese ($11.99).  
  
DEBBIE HALL- EDITOR-INFORMER-

Ellis Island offers so much- not only the Front Yard but also a casino, other bars, restaurants, and everything, even the Ellis Island Hotel, a landmark at this location for 50 years, around the corner from the strip, at 4178 Koval Lane.  http://www.Ellisislandcasino.com 

Award-winning Sandy Zimmerman has produced television programs, documentaries, and travel specials: Beijing, the “Yangtze River Cruise”,  “Visiting a Kazakh Family in a Yurt along Marco Polo’s Silk Road”-China; “Castles, Wine and Trattorias” travel specials in Italy, and around the world as well as in the US: Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion Canyon National Park, and the Grand Canyon North Rim National Park; an authentic real Cattle Drive similar to the early westerns in Reno, Nevada; and more.

With 25 years’ experience as a television talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Television, Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV Show, and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials, Syndicated Journalist- Show & Dining Reviewer, Travel/ Luxury. For information, questions, contact Sandy Zimmerman: (702)-515-0846.  sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com Facebook@szlvtv  

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