John Bonner Elementary School students attend the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s fundraiser for childhood cancer research Saturday, March 1, 2014, at New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 8:03 p.m.
Luxor headliners Jabbawockeez attend St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s fundraiser for childhood cancer research Saturday, March 1, 2014, at New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge.
Monte Carlo headliners Blue Man Group shave the head of Shadi Omeish, VP of hotel operations at Monte Carlo, at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s fundraiser for childhood cancer research Saturday, March 1, 2014, at New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge.
The weekend fundraisers of volunteers shaving their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation children’s cancer charity were an astounding success. McMullan’s Irish Pub near the Orleans, where I was one of the MCs, raised more than $380,000.
I helped a Knights of the Bald Table ceremony for several volunteers who have attended for seven consecutive years. Another $112,000-plus, tripling last year’s amount, was raised at Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York.
Gorgeous Holly Madison shaved the head of my colleague John Katsilometes, who volunteered to be a shavee for the second year in a row (and on his birthday weekend).
Paul Catania, principal at John Bonner Elementary School, brought 26 students — including one girl — who braved the shave. Monte Carlo headliners Blue Man Group turned up to shave the head of Shadi Omeish, the resort’s VP of hotel operations.
During the day, a large number of personalities turned out to show support by shaving heads, performing, hosting and being shaved themselves.
They included TV journalist Chris Saldana; 2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez; Edie “the Mistress of Sensuality” and her cast of “Zumanity”; casts of “Fantasy,” Tournament of Kings and Jabbawockeez; Angel Porrino and Melody Sweets of “Absinthe”; and Jaymes Vaughan of Chippendales.
Plus, “Jersey Boys” stars Travis Cloer, Graham Fenton and Jeff Leibow; singer Cheaza; Martin Kaye, Mark Ferratt and Marc Donovan of “Million Dollar Quartet”; Carrie St. Louis and Mark Shunock of “Rock of Ages”; and radio DJ Chet Buchanan, who hosted.
In its third-annual head shaving, Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Place raised more than $21,000, and Rx Boiler Room restaurateur chef Rick Moonen and food critic Al Mancini raised more than $6,000 combined as they switched roles with the clippers.
For Al, it meant his trademark Mohawk of 15 years is now history — for a worthy cause.
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McMullan's Irish Pub McMullan's Irish Pub, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in November 2012, has been called by the Las Vegas Weekly as the "Best Irish Restaurant in the West."
The restaurant offers a taste of the authentic Irish pub experience and is a hangout for those who love to watch rugby and Major League Soccer.
Starters include Irish sausage rolls, Do Dheag wings and McMullan's Irish Natchos. Sandwiches include the Grand Irish Reuben, the Irish Reuben Burger and the one-pound Irish Monster Burger on a very large bun. Entrees include Irish Pie, Diddy's Irish Stew, Nanny Mac's Shepherd's Pie and Corned Beef and Cabbage. And there are special such as a Sunday Roast dinner and All You Can Eat Fish and Chips.
Daily beer specials, "bits o'beer" beer tasters and happy hour afternoon, evening and graveyard specials round out the offerings at the pub, which lays claim to being "Purveyors of the Perfect Pint."
McMullan's is a also a venue for the annual St. Baldrick's head-shaving fund-raising events to raise money to fight children's cancer — the restaurant raised $297,000 in early March 2013.
4650 W. Tropicana Avenue, Suite 111 Las Vegas,
NV 89103 702-247-7000
Nine Fine Irishmen Irish cuisine is no oxymoron at this beautiful replica of an authentic Dublin pub. The restaurant's name is inspired by a group of extraordinary Irish nationalists from the mid 1800s who led lives of political martrydom and adventure, which led three of them to escape to America. (See their history.)
Executive chef David Suppe's menu includes Drunken Onion Rings (beer-battered and Bloody Mary marinated), a Sloppy Pat, corned beef sandwich, Shepherd's Pie, Irish Banger and Fish & Chips. Lunch is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner starts at 4 p.m
Happy Hour is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Nightly entertainment starts at 9 p.m., featuring the house Irish band and championship Irish step dancer Tara Reid.
3790 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas,
NV 89109 702-740-6463