How To Bake Pumpkin Fudge From Rise Kitchen and Bakery

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has officially started sharing recipes from our award-winning restaurants. Each Friday, you’ll see a Foodie Friday article that features fresh content from one of our seven tasty restaurants! This week, we wanted to share one of our favorite recipes courtesy of Seminole Hard Rock’s very own and pastry chef, Alon Gontowski. This savory treat is perfect for the colorful month of October.

The Real Life Genie in a Bottle: Head Butler of Hard Rock Tampa

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa (SHRT) caters to guests from all over the world.  Recently, SHRT rolled out a premier butler service to ensure there is no request out of the realm of possibility for guests. Meet George Fabrizio. He is the newly appointed Head Butler of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and works with the biggest VIP guests of the property. George hails from

Introducing An All New Table Game Exclusive to Hard Rock Tampa

As promised, we’ve got the latest news on Table Games coming your way to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa (SHRT) next month. We’ve outlined the two most important details that you need to know: rules and ranking. Now sit back, relax and enjoy the elite table game available to SHRT in just a few days, Saigon 5! 5 Rules of the Game The game is played with a

The Secrets Behind the Council Oak Knife Club at Hard Rock Tampa

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to step into the life of the rich and the famous? Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is Tampa’s best steakhouse to indulge and go all in. Not only are guests served the finest quality product, but the service is legendary. One of the best kept secrets of dining at Council Oak is the ultra-exclusive VIP Council Oak Knife Club. Some of the world’s

Free #MakeItPink Kickoff Party for Start of PINKTOBER® Month

Friday, October 3rd WHAT: #MakeItPink kickoff party to commemorate the start of PINKTOBER® and to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Free Cover, $5 Suggested Donation. Wear pink attire and get free Hard Rock PINKTOBER® Sunglasses! $50 donation or more gets you a limited edition PINKTOBER® pin, 21 & up. WHEN: Friday, October 3 – 9 p.m. WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe Tampa MISC: The Hard Rock Cafe will be

10 Things to Know About 2014 Hard Rock Girl Miss September

As we start to say goodbye to September, we introduce to you one of the hottest things to happen to this month, Jessica Welch. You can see Jessica’s friendly face in the 2014 and 2015 Hard Rock Girl Calendar’s or you can stop in to dine with her at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood. Here are 10 fun facts to help you get to know Jessica: She is a Florida-native

Introducing Brand New Table Games at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will be introducing three new table games that will go live in October. You’ve got a few weeks to study up on these rockin’ games, so we’re going to provide you with all of the details on what these games are, how to play them and where to find them. For today, we’ll focus on 21 Baccarat, which is a variation of

Behind the Scenes of One of the World’s Busiest Slot Operations

Russ Christianson, Vice President of Slot Operations, is responsible for all aspects of the slot floor encompassing one of the busiest slot operations in the world at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa (SHRT). In addition to working in nearly every aspect of casino management for over 25 years, his focus over the years has been on staff management, casino internal controls and procedures, and collaborating on

Celebrating 7 Years with 7 Desserts at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Photo courtesy of Creative Loafing It’s Friday! You know what that means? It’s time to celebrate the start of the weekend and treat yourself to something sweet and savory. We all have a cheat day and we all have a birthday and it just so happens to be Council Oak’s seventh birthday this month, so why not celebrate? We thought we’d make it easy for you to indulge in the

Meet Council Oak Steaks & Seafood’s New Wine Sommelier & Manager

Douglas Scagliola, dedicated food and beverage professional with a unique combination of service and wine experience recently joined Council Oak Steaks & Seafood as the new assistant manager and resident wine sommelier. Douglas started his career at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House in Las Vegas, Nevada. He then became Delmonico Restaurant’s Sommelier/Cellar Master. Prior to his employment at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Douglas was the General Manager for O’Brady’s