Foxwoods prepares to welcome several new restaurants by celebrity chefs and TV personalities later this year.
This fall, the resort casino will debut eateries by Food Network star Guy Fieri, "Iron Chef" and TV host Cat Cora and Richard Rawlings of Discovery Channel's "Fast n'Loud," along with an outpost of Sugar Factory American Brasserie, a "pop culture" favorite with a large celebrity clientele.
Guy Fieri's Kitchen + Bar at Foxwoods, opening by the Grand Pequot Casino in the Grand Pequot Tower, will be an 8,200-square foot, 190-seat restaurant with an open bar and kitchen design, featuring "bold flavors and unique twists on traditional dishes."
Cat Cora's Wine Bar, in the Grand Pequot Tower, will serve Mediterranean small plates and creative cocktails.
Richard Rawlings' GARAGE Bar & Grill is described as a "classic American venue" with Southern-style Texas roadhouse-style BBQ, burgers and local beer. It will be located by the Rainmaker Casino gaming area.
Sugar Factory American Brasserie's menu is billed as "decadent and tasty fare to satisfy sweet and savory cravings." A retail store will offer assorted candies and treats, including its "Couture Pops." It will be located in the Grand Pequot Tower.
Foxwoods announced the restaurants Friday as part of the Best Buddies Tom Brady Football Challenge at Harvard Stadium in Allston, Mass. where the property presented Best Buddies chairman and founder Anthony K. Shriver with a $75,000 donation. Fieri and Rawlings were present for the announcement, along with Melanie "Mel B." Brown of the Spice Girls, who appeared on behalf of Sugar Factory. Cora appeared in a pre-taped welcome video, according to a press release.
"We're extremely excited about this latest venture, as it proves how Foxwoods is consistently leading the charge in evolving the resort experience by putting guests first and meeting their ever-changing wants and needs," said Felix Rappaport, president and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, in the release. "In today's market, consumers are looking beyond the traditional 'dinner and a show'model, and we’re upping the ante to give them a fully comprehensive experience that includes creative food menus, inventive cocktails, pop culture and live music – or 'eatertainment' as we like to call it – all in one place."