It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that Emerald Resort & Casino welcomes the popular and iconic, Gas Monkey Pub & Grill to the Resort! The move is currently underway with an expected opening towards the end of September.
Taking over the previous space that Sports Bar and Breeze occupied, Gas Monkey are in the process of converting the Breeze area into the new dining and bar space while the Sports Bar gets transformed into a space for music, entertainment, DJ’s and dancing over weekends.
“Visitors to the Resort will see some large scale changes happening where Breeze and Sports Bar used to be,“ says Mark Hands, Resort Director at Emerald Resort & Casino. “Work has already begun on the transformation and we expect Gas Monkey will be serving their very first signature dishes and drinks as soon as the end of September.”
According to owners of Gas Monkey, Graham Duncan and Shawn Delport, discussions with Emerald Resort & Casino have been ongoing for over 12 months as they had outgrown their current location and with the further need for social distancing, things just did not stack up.
“It is a rare opportunity to be able to work with a brand like Emerald Resort & Casino and we intend to grow Gas Monkey even further given the opportunity that we now have. Over and above this new space being a lot larger than our old one, there are a number of other advantages to the move. These include introducing a children’s play area, a large outside area under the Lapa which will not be affected by the rain or cold, the opportunity to have live entertainment again, separation of the dining area from the dancing area and more importantly a much better experience for our valued customers.”
The menu has had an overhaul too with many new dishes added. The dining area will focus on family and the new menu reflects this dining experience. “We’ll also be taking over the wood fired oven outside to serve pizza, which is a totally new aspect to our offering.”
As before, signature dishes include various delicious Jaffles and Monkey Pots of different sorts. The speciality Gatsbys and Signature Burger is something that everyone must try, not forgetting the popular Hulk/Monkey juice. The pub and grill is renowned for this secret alcoholic slushy which is bound to get visitors coming back for more. Yet another first on offer will be their thirst quenching cocktails, available on tap.
“The whole ethos of Gas Monkey in terms of catering to families, fits in so well with our views and offerings that families have come to expect at the Resort,” concludes Mark. “We look forward to working together closely with Graham and Shawn to provide our guests with even more entertainment and culinary experiences.”
Graham concludes: ”We would like to take a moment to thank Emerald Resort & Casino for this great opportunity and especially our loyal customers for their support over the past three and a half years, we truly appreciate everyone’s support and hope to see everyone enjoying themselves at our new venue and home – soon.”
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