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Las Vegas Summer Cookout Featuring Robert Irvine and Friends

It’s starting to heat up in the Valley, and what’s a better cure to the heat wave than poolside dining?

That is, celebrity poolside dining for a cause.

Tropicana Las Vegas will team up with Three Square Food Bank to host its 11th annual Summer Cookout June 16 from 7–10pm. The Sky Beach Club event will feature Food Network’s celeb chef Robert Irvine, kicking off Las Vegas Restaurant Week, which gives restaurants the opportunity to give back to the community.  Since 2007, Restaurant Week has provided more than 2.5 million meals for those in need.

The summer-camp inspired event proceeds will go to Three Square Food Bank in its fight to end hunger in Southern Nevada. Although the event is for patrons 21 and over, there will be childhood games of Ping-Pong and tug-of-war. Dining choices include summertime favorites such as barbecue and salads.

The cookout featuring Robert Irvine & Friends is open to the public. General admission tickets are $99 and $125 for VIP entry, including a meet and greet with Chef Irvine. Tickets can be purchased at the Tropicana box office, by calling 800-829-9034 or online at