Pink Pastries, Grand Café

Pink is October’s signature color, thanks to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the third year in a row, Station Casinos presents “Project Pink,” its monthlong initiative to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. One sweet way to participate is at each Station property’s Grand Café, where treats such as macaroons, cookies, caramel apples and cheesecake lollipops all sport the familiar pink ribbon, and 50 percent of the proceeds go to breast-cancer research.

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Cocktail Culture


By Xania V. Woodman

Following the kitchen’s lead, Fox Restaurant Concepts beverage manager Mat Snapp is committed to using house-made syrups and infusions at Culinary Dropout wherever possible. “Everything tastes better when you put time, effort and energy into it,” Snapp says. His original creation, Bells & Whistles, actually had its beginnings in the kitchen, at a barbecue festival’s cocktail competition. “I wanted a cocktail that mirrored all the great things about barbecue: some smokiness, some sweetness and some heat.” Simple syrup infused with charred bell pepper and jalapeño does the trick nicely.