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HORSESHOE CASINO BALTIMORE GUESTS TO SAVOR SWEET TASTE OF CHARM CITY CAKES

July 31, 2014

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore today announced an agreement with Charm City Cakes to provide the $442 million gaming entertainment facility’s guests with the type of delectable desserts that launched the hit series “Ace of Cakes.” Remington-based Charm City Cakes will provide a wide array of baked goods, experiences and merchandise to Horseshoe Baltimore guests when the casino opens on Aug. 26.

At Jack Binion’s Steakhouse, one of the casino’s three premium dining venues, Charm City Cakes will offer a wide range of custom desserts, including a variety of 10-inch buttercream cakes, decorated six-inch cakes, cupcakes and cake jars. In the casino’s multi-purpose room, Charm City Cakes will provide event-specific desserts available by special order; the company will also treat guests to a variety of exceptional baked goods during select events held on the casino’s outdoor entertainment plaza.

Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes and star of the “Ace of Cakes” show that his business inspired, will make appearances at Horseshoe Baltimore and at times participate in the demonstrations, VIP tours and other events featuring Charm City Cakes at Horseshoe Baltimore.

“We’re thrilled to bring this Charm City institution to Horseshoe Baltimore,” said Horseshoe Baltimore Senior Vice President and General Manager Chad Barnhill. “Duff and his team are among the most creative professionals with whom I have ever worked, and I’m proud that Horseshoe Baltimore will be the only casino in the area where guests can enjoy the world-class desserts they create.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to showcase our creativity at the city’s next great attraction,” said Goldman. “Our mission is to create the world’s most exquisite cakes, and we’re looking forward to bringing our edible works of art to Horseshoe Baltimore later this summer.”

As a staple at Jack Binion’s Steakhouse, Charm City Cakes will play an integral part in the Horseshoe Baltimore experience. The steakhouse, named for one of the gaming industry’s pioneers, can be found within Horseshoe casinos nationwide. The elegant venues are designed to offer a luxurious but comfortable dining experience, featuring a menu replete with prime steaks, seafood and pork chops – all freshly prepared and complemented by an extensive wine list with special reserve vintages.

HORSESHOE CASINO BALTIMORE TO OPEN AUGUST 26, 2014; $442 MILLION GAMING ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX TO SERVE AS CHARM CITY'S NEW SOUTHERN GATEWAY

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June 26, 2014

Executives of Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, the $442 million entertainment facility that will extend the city’s tourism district south from the famed Inner Harbor and renowned sports stadiums, today announced the casino will celebrate its grand opening on the night of Aug. 26, 2014 pending regulatory approval. Timing and event details will be shared at a later date.

“After more than two years of planning and construction, we’re excited to unveil our world-class casino – and Baltimore’s next great attraction – on August 26,” said Horseshoe Baltimore Senior Vice President and General Manager Chad Barnhill. “Featuring 122,000 square feet of premier gaming space, two celebrity chef restaurants, innovative live entertainment venues, the industry’s best player loyalty program and Maryland’s only World Series of Poker Circuit tournaments, Horseshoe Baltimore will offer a truly exceptional gaming experience.”

Horseshoe Baltimore will feature 2,500 video lottery terminals and more than 100 table games, plus a 25-seat World Series of Poker-branded poker room. The full-service casino will employ some 1,700 team members committed to providing the industry’s best customer service.

In addition to the casino industry’s best games, Horseshoe Baltimore will be home to two celebrity chef restaurants: Johnny Sánchez, a spirited taqueria that will be the first collaboration between renowned culinary masters John Besh and Aarón Sánchez; and Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen & Bar, which will bring the signature style of the chef, restaurateur, Emmy Award winning host and New York Times bestselling author to Charm City.

The casino will feature a third premium dining venue, Jack Binion’s Steakhouse, named for the gaming industry pioneer who made Horseshoe a nationally recognized casino brand. A staple of Horseshoe casinos throughout the country, Jack Binion’s Steakhouse features a menu replete with prime steaks, seafood and pork chops – all freshly prepared and complemented by an extensive wine list with special reserve vintages.

Rounding out the casino’s dining options are Ruby 8 Noodle and Sushi Bar, featuring authentic Asian dishes in a contemporary environment prepared under the supervision of Master Executive Chef Kai Lam; and the Baltimore Marketplace, a collection of several popular restaurant concepts operated by celebrated local restaurateurs that together will comprise the casino’s casual dining experience.

Horseshoe Baltimore will also feature several nightlife options, including its signature 14forty Bar – the only bar in Charm City that will serve drinks around the clock, seven days a week. The multi-level venue will be home to live entertainment acts, a private VIP seating area offering bottle service, a two-story video board and a drink menu with a full array of handcrafted cocktails served by spirited “showtenders.”

As with all Caesars-operated casinos, Horseshoe Baltimore will offer Total Rewards, the gaming industry’s premier player loyalty program that features four distinct levels, or tiers. The more guests play and enjoy the entertainment options offered at the nearly 40 Total Rewards resorts and casinos, the more Tier Credits guests earn – and the more benefits they unlock.

“Horseshoe Baltimore is going to provide our guests with an experience unlike any other they’ve had in this area,” Barnhill said. “In just several weeks, we’re going to change the way people in and around Maryland think of casino entertainment. We can’t wait to introduce Horseshoe’s legendary service to Charm City.”

 

HORSESHOE CASINO BALTIMORE TO FEATURE RUBY 8 NOODLE AND SUSHI BAR

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June 11, 2014

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore today announced that Ruby 8 Noodle and Sushi Bar will be added to the casino’s extensive lineup of restaurant concepts. Featuring authentic Asian dishes in a contemporary environment just steps from the gaming floor, Ruby 8 will offer gourmet quality cuisine, made-to-order and served quickly.

Ruby 8 will offer flavors straight from China, Vietnam and Korea. The menu will also include beef chow fun, roasted duck, lobster with scallions and spicy pork as well as an array of fresh sushi prepared with local seafood. The noodle bar will serve a variety of soups made fresh daily and featuring homemade broth and fresh grilled meats.

“We’re pleased to add to our already robust food and beverage offerings with the addition of Ruby 8,” said Horseshoe Baltimore Senior Vice President and General Manager Chad Barnhill. “By teaming with local restaurateurs Chil and Joyce Chong, we will offer our guests a unique dining experience that combines local character with international flavor.”

Mr. and Mrs. Chong have lived in Baltimore for more than 30 years and have owned and operated restaurants for more than two decades. Kai Lam, a noted master chef from Hong Kong, will serve as Master Executive Chef of Ruby 8.

“We look forward to partnering with Horseshoe Baltimore to create an exceptional Asian dining experience,” said Chil Chong. “We intend to serve Charm City’s best Eastern Cuisine in a fun atmosphere that will keep customers coming back for the bold flavors and great service.”

Ruby 8 will join several other restaurant concepts being introduced at Horseshoe Baltimore, including:
- Johnny Sánchez, a spirited taqueria that will be the first collaboration between renowned culinary masters John Besh and Aarón Sánchez.
- Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen & Bar, which will bring the signature style of the chef, restaurateur, Emmy Award winning host and New York Times bestselling author to Charm City.
- Jack Binion’s Steakhouse – named for the man who made the Horseshoe a nationally recognized name and brought unsurpassed dining to his casinos.
- The Baltimore Marketplace, a collection of several popular restaurant concepts operated by celebrated local restaurateurs that together will comprise the casino’s casual dining experience.

 

HORSESHOE CASINO BALTIMORE ANNOUNCES MULTIPLE NIGHTLIFE OPTIONS; THREE UNIQUE VENUES TO ENLIVEN DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE

bmore beer logo

June 9, 2014

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore today announced a lineup of nightlife venues that will provide guests with a variety of dynamic entertainment experiences when the casino opens this August. The signature 14forty, named for the number of minutes in a day, will be Baltimore’s only bar serving up cocktails around the clock. In addition, B’More Beers and The Twisted Yard will offer a wide-ranging selection of drinks just steps from the action on the casino floor.

“We’re thrilled that we will be home to downtown Baltimore’s best new nightlife entertainment options,” said Horseshoe Baltimore Senior Vice President and General Manager Chad Barnhill. “These exceptional venues will be a critical component in delivering a world-class entertainment experience that extends beyond the industry’s best slots and table games as well as the amazing dining venues we will feature.”

- 14forty – Horseshoe’s feature bar, 14forty will offer a first-class bar and lounge experience combined with unrivaled VIP service. Comprised of three levels, the bar will showcase a two-story video board and a stage that will feature live entertainment. 14forty will offer bottle service as well as a drink menu with a wide variety of handcrafted cocktails all served by spirited “showtenders.”
- B’More Beers – Located in the heart of the casino floor within the casino’s Baltimore Marketplace, B’More Beers will feature thirty-two craft beers and showcase Charm City’s legendary brewing heritage in a lively and energetic setting.
- The Twisted Yard – Reminiscent of New Orleans’ Bourbon Street, The Twisted Yard will feature a wide variety of frozen and blended drinks served in whimsical 36 inch tall vessels. Tap and bottled domestic and imported beers, as well as souvenir glasses will be available.

 

HORSESHOE CASINO BALTIMORE ANNOUNCES MARKETPLACE TENANTS; CHARM CITY AREA FAVORITES TO BRING NEW TWIST TO CASUAL DINING

UBA marketplace

May 23, 2014

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore today announced the five area restaurants that together will comprise the property’s extensive casual dining experience. The Baltimore Marketplace, located on the first floor of Horseshoe Baltimore, will consist of Heavy Seas, the Mallow Bar, Tark’s at the ‘Shoe, Lenny’s Deli and Pie-Zetta.

“We’re pleased to bring several of the area’s most popular restaurateurs together to create the Baltimore Marketplace, a collection of great casual dining venues for our guests to enjoy,” said Horseshoe Baltimore Vice President of Food and Beverage Robert Viox. “Our Baltimore Marketplace concept will feature a full range of flavors and fare. By bringing these area restaurants into the casino, we are creating a unique venue that incorporates great companies that will be familiar to many of our guests.”

Heavy Seas, founded by prominent local brewer Hugh Sisson, offers a bevy of well-balanced and interesting beers as well as some of the best casual fare in the area – from burgers to mussels to ham hush puppies. Sisson, who for 23 years has co-hosted a weekly radio show on Maryland’s NPR network, is an acknowledged expert in the art of food and beer pairings and brings his passion for great food to Horseshoe Baltimore.

The Mallow Bar, founded by Baltimore Farmers’ Market regular Nikki Lewis, is a self-described “crispy treat dessert café,” offering a large selection of their flagship item, Mallow Crunchies (artisan crispy treats) and Mallow Softies (handmade marshmallow). The Mallow Bar will feature gourmet specialty coffees and additional dessert offerings including pastries, pies and gelato, many from local producers.

Tark’s at the ‘Shoe is modeled on the traditional American bistro, with an emphasis on chicken specialties and local seafood favorites. Tark’s specialty items include jumbo lump crab cakes, fried chicken, fresh-cut French fries and soups made daily.

Lenny’s Deli has been feeding Baltimore-area residents since 1985. With three locations – in Harborplace, on Lombard Street and in Owings Mills – Lenny’s is the place to go for the ultimate corned beef sandwich, pastrami, hot dogs and all your deli favorites, as well as, all day breakfast offerings.

Mamma Ilardo’s is the fastest-growing pizza-by-the-slice chain, and at Horseshoe Baltimore the company will be introducing a new concept called Pie-Zetta, where guests can custom order a personal pizza. Founded in 1976, the company now operates 54 restaurants in 16 states. The Towson-based business was recently named of the “Hot 100 Pizza Companies” in the annual listing by Pizza Today magazine. Attention to quality and great service has resulted in Mamma Ilardo’s being selected as one of the top companies in the first annual Bond’s Top 50 Food Service Franchises publication.

 

GUY FIERI TO OPEN RESTAURANT AT HORSESHOE CASINO BALTIMORE; $442 MILLION DOWNTOWN CASINO TO FEATURE GUY FIERI'S BALTIMORE KITCHEN & BAR

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May 15, 2014

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore today announced the world-class casino entertainment facility will feature a restaurant concept by chef, restaurateur, Emmy Award winning TV Host, and NY Times Best-Selling Author Guy Fieri. Fieri will introduce Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen & Bar in conjunction with the casino’s opening later this year.

“We’re thrilled that Guy will be joining the Horseshoe Baltimore team,” said Horseshoe Baltimore Senior Vice President and General Manager Chad Barnhill. “Guy’s passion for great food and exceptional service – combined with his larger-than-life personality – make him a perfect match for the customer experience that we’re creating in downtown Charm City.”

Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen & Bar will offer guests a taste of Fieri’s signature cuisine, featuring bold flavors and unique twists on traditional dishes. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, the 350-seat restaurant will offer a delicious blend of casual foods, including an extensive variety of burgers, wings, small bites and shareable food items.

“I’ve been to Baltimore many times – it’s an amazing city filled with fun-loving people who appreciate great food,” Fieri said. “I’m looking forward to bringing this exciting new restaurant concept to Horseshoe Baltimore and to making more friends in Charm City as we serve up a fantastic menu in an environment where people can feel free to have a great time.”

The restaurant’s extensive drink menu will feature up to 16 draft beers as well as multiple craft beer options in addition to the Sonoma County wine selection and a frozen tap system shot bar that will create a one-of-a-kind experience for guests. Instead of having shots strained or mixed with ice, which run the risk of getting diluted, the frozen tap system bar will dispense eight different shots straight out of iced dispensers.

The restaurant will feature an outdoor patio and dining area. The cooking space will include a metal, tile and wood theme that closely resembles Fieri’s kitchen at home. The interior design will feature an open arrangement with wood and steel elements along with repurposed materials. Fieri’s famous tattoos are also incorporated as part of the design elements throughout the restaurant and bar, including coasters, napkins and dishware.

About Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri, chef, restaurateur, New York Times Best-Selling author and Emmy Award-winning host began his love affair with food at the age of 10, selling soft pretzels from a three-wheeled bicycle cart he built with his father called “The Awesome Pretzel.” By selling pretzels and washing dishes, Guy earned enough money in six years to study abroad as an exchange student in Chantilly, France. There he gained a profound appreciation for international cuisine and the lifestyle associated with it. In 1996, Guy launched his culinary career with the opening of Johnny Garlics, his first restaurant based in his hometown of Santa Rosa, California, with business partner Steve Gruber. Since the opening of the first Johnny Garlics, Guy has gone on to create a culinary empire as a popular TV host, chef of 19 acclaimed restaurants and five New York Times Best-Selling cookbooks. In 2006, Guy Fieri premiered his first show, Guy's Big Bite on Food Network. Today, this "Culinary Rock Star” also hosts top-rated shows including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games, Guy’s Big Bite and collaborates with Rachael Ray on Rachael vs. Guy: Kids.

 

WORLD-CLASS CHEFS JOHN BESH AND AARÓN SÁNCHEZ INTRODUCE NEW RESTAURANT CONCEPT FOR HORSESHOE CASINO BALTIMORE; “JOHNNY SÁNCHEZ” REPRESENTS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND COLLABORATION FOR CULINARY MASTERS

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April 28, 2014

Chefs John Besh and Aarón Sánchez today announced that they will open their first restaurant collaboration, Johnny Sánchez, inside the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore when the property opens this summer.

Johnny Sánchez is the inaugural restaurant collaboration of two old friends known for their world-class cuisine and prominent roles on popular television programs. John and Aarón, each of whom has been recognized with some of the culinary world’s most coveted awards, met years ago when Aarón began his career in New Orleans, working for legendary chef Paul Prudhomme. Later, the chefs’ paths crossed again while competing on the first season of Food Network’s “Next Iron Chef.” Since then, the two have become great friends and each has lit up the culinary scene by utilizing his unique talents and skills to entertain and educate the country about shared passions: food, drink, and hospitality.

John, who operates 10 acclaimed restaurants, was named one of the “Top 10 Best New Chefs in America” by Food & Wine and has won the prestigious James Beard Award for the Best Chef of the Southeast. He will be inducted in the James Beard “Who’s Who” in 2014. His New Orleans flagship restaurant, August, is a Gayot Top 40 Restaurant and a Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Restaurant, in addition to being named a 2012 and 2013 James Beard nominee for Outstanding National Restaurant. John has appeared on top television programs on the Food Network and the acclaimed Sundance Channel “Iconoclast” series alongside his longtime friend, jazz musician Wynton Marsalis. He is the host of two national public television cooking shows – based on his award-winning cookbooks Chef John Besh’s New Orleans and Chef John Besh’s Family Table – and his latest television project, “Hungry Investors,” will premiere May 4 on Spike TV.

Aarón is the co-star of the Food Network’s hit series “Chopped,” as well as the star of FOX Life’s No. 1-rated series Aarón Loves NY and its new travel-food series MOTOCHEFS. He is also the chef/owner of Mestizo, located in Leawood, Kansas. Aarón is the culinary visionary behind Crossroads at the House of Blues nationwide. Aarón recently appeared at the White House as a celebrity guest chef and received the “National Award” at the Flavors of Passion Awards, honoring the nation’s best Latin chefs. He has starred on multiple Food Network shows, including “Heat Seekers”, “Chefs vs. City”, “Chopped”, “Best Thing I Ever Ate” and “Dear Food Network Thanksgiving Special.” In 2011, Aarón appeared on the debut season of “The Best Thing I Ever Made,” in which Food Network stars share their culinary secrets.

Now these world-renowned chefs have teamed up in Baltimore to create Johnny Sánchez, a spirited taqueria offering the very best ingredients that are farmed and fished responsibly and locally. The two will collaborate on everything from the perfect tacos and tostadas, to the beer, wine, and cocktail list, to the décor and atmosphere.

Serious but fun is the name of the game; the restaurant aims to serve great food without the price tag or attitude. Stepping through the door will bring guests out of their everyday routine and into a Mexican paradise.

“We love to cook, eat, drink and make people happy, and that’s why we’re doing this,” says Besh. Sánchez adds, “This is the food that John and I love to cook when we’re hanging out together having fun, and that’s what resonates with people. It’s all from the heart!”

Johnny Sánchez will feature a delicious and gregarious beverage list of domestic and imported beers, tequilas, mezcals and bourbons often complemented with live entertainment and a lounge/club environment at night. The one-of-a-kind venue will be approximately 6,100 square feet and will have seating for 222. It will be open for lunch and dinner seven days per week:

ABOUT THE CHEFS
Award-winning chef John “Johnny” Besh has set the bar for the restaurant scene in New Orleans, resurrecting its foodways with an unwavering farm/field/sea-to-table approach to dining that has impacted the way chefs across the country cook today. Official Website

Celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez has been an ambassador for Mexican cooking for nearly two decades, since his introduction to the Food Network on “Melting Pot” and continuing today on the hit series “Chopped.” Brought up in his mother’s highly-acclaimed restaurant, Zarela’s, at a time when the U.S. didn’t fully understand the dynamic traditions of Mexican cuisine, Sánchez took it upon himself to proudly showcase his food and family via a powerful TV platform. Official Website

 

Maryland Ranks Third State in Nation for LEED Green Building Per Capita; Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Certified LEED Gold

Maryland Ranks Third State in Nation for LEED Green Building Per Capita

USGBC releases the Top 10 States for LEED in 2014

Washington, D.C. — (Feb. 4, 2015) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual ranking of the Top 10 States in the nation for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system, with the state of Maryland placing third.

The per-capita list highlights states throughout the country that are making impactful strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation. LEED-certified spaces use less energy and water resources, save money for families, businesses and taxpayers, reduce carbon emissions and create a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

“Every story about a green building is a story about people,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “USGBC’s annual recognition of the Top 10 States for LEED goes beyond gross square feet or number of projects and factors in LEED’s potential in a given state to be part of the daily life of the state’s residents. This per-capita approach tells a great story about how LEED has become an important benchmark in the transformation of the nation’s built environment. LEED certified buildings and the innovations they have driven contribute substantially to our national economic growth, create jobs and improve the quality of life in the communities where they are found. We commend the business and community leaders, policy makers and green building professionals in each of these states for making the commitment to create a healthier, more sustainable future.

“Maryland has so many committed business and community leaders, policy makers and green building professionals who are using LEED to transform their built environment, producing many innovative spaces that will improve the health of our shared planet, as well as the health of the people who use those buildings every day,” added Fedrizzi.

The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2014. Maryland certified 132 projects representing 15,583,423 square feet of real estate, or 2.70 square feet per resident, in 2014.

 

USGBC calculates the list using per-capita figures as a measure of the human element of green building, allowing for a fair comparison of the level of green building taking place among states with significant differences in population and, accordingly, number of overall buildings.

"Maryland's continued inclusion in this Top 10 list is a great reflection of our state's commitment to green building, and the broader issues related to promoting a healthy environment for our local communities," said Sabrina Harder, executive director, USGBC Maryland Chapter. “We look forward to continuing our work and building on this momentum in the year to come."

A sample of notable projects that certified in Maryland in 2014 include:

 

·         NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Building 26 in Greenbelt, LEED Gold

·         Johns Hopkins School of Public Health North Wing Renovation in Baltimore, LEED Gold

·         Frederick County Public Schools’ Lincoln Elementary School Addition in Frederick, LEED Silver

·         750 East Pratt Street in Baltimore, recertified LEED Platinum

·         The Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, LEED Gold

·         The University of Maryland Physical Sciences Complex in College Park, LEED Gold

 

There are more than 405 USGBC member organizations with a headquarters in Maryland and more than 5,815 LEED credentialed professionals in the state.


The full ranking of the top 10 states includes:

Rank

State

Projects certified in 2014

Square feet LEED certified in 2014

Per-capita square footage

1

Illinois

174

42,457,254

3.31

2

Colorado

102

15,816,498

3.15

3

Maryland

132

15,583,423

2.70

4

Virginia

150

18,617,712

2.33

5

Massachusetts

99

14,662,950

2.20

6

Hawaii

30

2,657,808

1.95

7

California

517

69,762,936

1.87

8

Georgia

87

17,748,781

1.83

9

Minnesota

39

9,511,684

1.79

10 (tied)

Arizona

82

11,152,201

1.74

10 (tied)

New York

250

33,691,209

1.74

*

Washington, D.C.

102

17,716,622

29.44

*Washington, D.C., is not ranked as it is a federal district, not a state.

 

Collectively, 1,662 commercial and institutional projects became LEED certified within the top 10 states in 2014, representing 251.7 million square feet of real estate. Worldwide, 4,502 projects were certified in 2014, representing 675.7 million square feet.

More than 26,600 projects representing 3.6 billion square feet of space have been LEED-certified to date, with another 42,000 projects representing 8.8 billion square feet in the pipeline for certification. USGBC launched LEED v4, the newest version of the rating system, in the fall of 2013. The latest version continues to raise the bar for the entire green building industry, which Forbes Magazine projects could be worth up to $960 billion globally by 2023. LEED v4 features increased technical rigor; new market sector adaptations for data centers, warehouses and distribution centers, hospitality, existing schools, existing retail and midrise residential projects; and a simplified submittal process supported by a robust and intuitive technology platform.

 

 

About the U.S. Green Building Council

 

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org, explore the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) and connect on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

About LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings. Every day, more than 1.85 million square feet of space is certified using LEED. More than 68,600 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising 12.4 billion square feet of construction space in over 150 countries and territories. In addition, more than 71,400 residential units have been certified under the LEED for Homes rating system. Learn more at usgbc.org/LEED

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and Charm City Cakes to Present Charm City Buy the Slice to Benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute

Cake Display of Baltimore Landmarks to Raise Funds for Children

With Disorders of the Brain, Spinal Cord and Musculoskeletal System

 

BALTIMORE (April 29, 2015) – Baltimore, it’s time to get your cake on and support a worthy cause.

Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes and star of the Food Network’s “Duff Till Dawn,” “Kids Baking Championship” and “Ace of Cakes,” is taking his relationship with Horseshoe Casino Baltimore to a new level in support of Kennedy Krieger Institute. Already providing custom desserts at one of the casino’s three premium dining venues – Jack Binion’s Steak – the Baltimore entrepreneur and his team are putting together a cake display of 25 prominent local landmarks that will be available for purchase at the casino as part of a May 8 auction.

Charm City Buy the Slice will feature display cakes of landmarks ranging from the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino to Harbor Place to Pimlico Race Course. The cakes will be on display May 7-18 outside Jack Binion’s Steak on the first level of Horseshoe Baltimore. Winning bidders at the May 8 auction will receive identical cakes specially made following the conclusion of the fundraiser.

Additionally, participants can choose to donate online by creating their own custom cupcakes on the Friendraizer platform. To learn more, visit kennedykrieger.org/cupcake-contest.

Charm City Buy the Slice is going to be a sight to behold,” said Goldman. “This will be our largest-ever Baltimore cake display, and I can’t wait to show it off to raise money for a great cause. We’re going to be offering up a feast for the eyes as well as delicious desserts.”

Goldman and his team will be at the casino May 8 to complement the cake auction by distributing cupcakes to the first 500 guests who make donations of at least $1 to benefit Kennedy Krieger, the internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system.

Goldman and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Senior Vice President and General Manager Chad Barnhill will kick off the fundraiser May 8 at 11:30 a.m. by cutting into a Horseshoe Baltimore cake and serving up slices to dozens of guests who make a donation of at least $1 to Kennedy Krieger.

“We’re pleased to be working with Duff and his team to contribute to the groundbreaking work being performed at Kennedy Krieger,” said Barnhill. “Our team believes in giving back to the community, and this event represents a unique way to bring people together in support of an exceptional cause.”

"This fun, creative effort that celebrates the landmarks of Baltimore is a perfect partnership, as Kennedy Krieger is truly a landmark in this community for its service to children with special needs,” said Lainy LeBow-Sachs, executive vice-president at Kennedy Krieger Institute. "We're grateful to have the support of community partners like Horseshoe Casino and Charm City Cakes, and can't wait to see the cakes!"

The 25 Baltimore landmarks that will be represented in Charm City Buy the Slice are:

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore              M&T Bank Stadium                Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Under Armour headquarters              Federal Hill                           Johns Hopkins Hospital

The National Aquarium                    City Hall                               Pimlico Race Course

Broadway Market                            World Trade Center                Domino Sugar Plant

Natty Boh Tower                            Inner Harbor Pavilions            Transamerica Tower

Bank of America building                 100 E. Pratt building              Washington Monument

Bromo Seltzer Tower                       Shot Tower                           Fort McHenry

Patterson Park Pagoda                     American Visionary Art Museum

William Donald Schaefer Tower

 

 

About Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Horseshoe Baltimore, developed by CBAC Borrower, LLC, is located along Russell Street on Baltimore’s south side. As a city-integrated casino, it is designed to maximize connectivity with existing hospitality operators, neighboring sports venues M&T Bank Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and the city’s famed Inner Harbor. The casino, which opened Aug. 26, 2014, employs more than 1,700 team members and houses 2,200 video lottery terminals, more than 100 table games and a 25-table World Series of Poker-branded poker room amid 122,000 square feet of gaming space. CBAC Borrower, LLC is indirectly owned and controlled by Caesars Growth Partners, LLC (CGP), a joint venture between Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Caesars Acquisition Company, together with a world-class consortium of partners consisting of Rock Gaming LLC; CVPR Gaming Holdings, LLC; STRON-MD and PRT TWO, LLC boasting unmatched expertise and a proven track record in gaming development and operations, entertainment, capital management and urban development and renewal. Horseshoe Baltimore is managed by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

About Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and young adults with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 20,000 individuals each year though inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit www.kennedykrieger.org.