Atlantic City's premier culinary destination, Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa has been named as the exclusive casino sponsor of the 2012 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE. Bringing the casino-hotel's signature brand of gaming hospitality to the Northeast's leading wine and food festival this Fall, the event will take place October 11th through the 14th with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign, the Borgata told The Examiner today.

"The Festival is delighted to be working with Borgata in 2012," said Lee Brian Schrager, Festival founder and director. "Borgata is home to restaurant concepts from renowned culinary talent and our partnership reflects their commitment to excellence in wine and culinary experiences."

"Borgata's dedication to providing diverse, innovative, and world-class dining to Atlantic City includes a roster of chefs and restaurants that have established the property as a leading culinary destination on the East Coast," said Joe Lupo, Senior Vice President of Operations for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. "Several of our chefs have been involved with the Festival since its debut, and we are thrilled to be aligned with its fifth anniversary of fighting hunger in this country."

With a collection of restaurants and world-renowned chefs under one roof - including chefsBobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Stephen Kalt (Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar), Michael Mina(SeaBlue, A Michael Mina Restaurant), Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille),Michael Schulson (Izakaya - A Modern Japanese Pub), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club at Borgata), and restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry (Old Homestead Steak House) - Borgata presents guests with a one-of-a-kind culinary experience complete with an extensive wine collection of over 40,000 vintages.

Eat. Drink. End Hunger. Tickets for the 2012 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival go on sale Monday, June 25 online at www.nycwff.org or by calling 866.969.2933 (phone sales open Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST).

Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,475 slot machines; the largest poker room in Atlantic City with 80+ tables; 11 retail boutiques; 6 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by world-renowned chefs; 6 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The resort also features Atlantic City's first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools. For more information on Borgata or to obtain a copy of this press release, please visit www.theborgata.com or twitter.com/BorgataAC.

 The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is hosted by and benefits the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign, 100% of the Festival's net proceeds go toward helping these community based organizations fight hunger. Southern Wine & Spirits of New York is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival. More information about the Festival can be found at www.nycwff.org.

For more information on Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, please contact Liza Costandino at 609.317.7759 or lc12912@theborgata.com.

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 He is loveable.  He is funny.  He is charming.  He is Cedric the Entertainer.  And he is sure to live up to his name at his performance at the Tropicana Showroom Saturday, July 7th at 9pm.

Cedric has built a solid reputation throughout his career as a charismatic crowd-pleaser.  He is best known for his standout roles in such hit films as Barbershop, Be Cool, The Original Kings of Comedy, and Madagascar 1 & 2 (film franchis

Though he seems to have mastered comedy and acting, Cedric has proven to be talented in many other areas.  In 2011, Cedric gave the term “man of many hats” a new meaning when he came out with his own designer hat line WHO CED.  Currently he is developing and producing feature films under his own production company A Bird and a Bear Entertainment. 

Cedric's upcoming film projects include Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (in theaters June 8) and GrassRoots directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal (July 2012 release).

Fans will enjoy at least one of his many talents Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 9pm. Tickets are $45, $55, $65, and $75 and available now through Ticketmaster a twww.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 1.800.736.1420, or at the Tropicana Box Office.