WFAN Radio’s Al Dukes, the popular producer and ensemble member on the Boomer and Carton show, scored a touchdown at Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar at Empire City Casino in Yonkers. Dukes was on hand to meet with fans during the AFC Wildcard games on Saturday, including the Pittsburgh Steelers stirring win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Dan Rooney’s is an “official” Steelers bar.
Dukes got together with Empire City’s public relations rep John Cirillo of Chappaqua, who was among the score of zealots on hand to chat with the morning show biggie.
A father-son tandem also from Chappaqua, New York – Dave and Josh Benaroya – were among the football fanatics in attendance to enjoy a beer and pulled pork sliders with Dukes. The duo is passionate in following the NFL.
Dukes, known for his zany song parodies and wacky holiday advice tips, was a smiling, gracious host to the many Boomer and Carton zealots on hand for the proceedings.
WFAN sponsored two $1,000 giveaways at Dan Rooney’s, one at halftime of each game.
About Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway: Empire City Casino, one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast, features 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic blackjack, three card poker, craps, roulette, baccarat and sic bo; year-round harness racing & International simulcasting; live entertainment including the best party, tribute and Latin bands, comedy, & more. A plethora of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with Italian cuisine at Nonno’s Trattoria; trackside dining with live betting at Empire Terrace Restaurant; and convenient delicious options at the International Food Court or Lil’ Cocina. A new $50 million expansion added Dan Rooney’s, a high-energy sports bar, and Alley 810, a craft cocktail lounge rounds out the entertainment options with retro bowling lanes. Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 6:00 am. Visit www.empirecitycasino.com or call 914.968.4200 for information.
About Dan Rooney’s: Inspired by the original Dan Rooney’s Cafe & Bar built and operated in the early 1900s in Pittsburgh by the family of Tim Rooney, the president and CEO of Empire City Casino, the new Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar is warm, inviting and casual, featuring a Steelers theme, 40 large screen TVs to view the big games at every angle, dual flame rotisseries, private “snugs” for intimate seating, and two fireplaces.