Las Vegas gets its share of celebrities coming through, but Annabelle may be the most prime to make an appearance here. The celebrity cow is usually perched two stories above the entrance of the legendary Old Homestead Steakhouse in Manhattan. This week, she hoofs it to Vegas during a cross-country trip with an arrival in time for the Dec. 20 grand opening of the new Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace.
Annabelle first made her appearance in New York City six decades ago when Nebraska rancher Harry Sherry donated her. During her cross-country adventure, she’s making stops at U.S. landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. She started her journey atop a super-stretch luxury limousine stocked with plenty of hay, corn feed, moo juice, a slot machine and a blackjack tutorial handbook. She even got gussied up in gown, top hat and bow tie. You can follow her adventures at www.twitter.com/oldhomesteadlv. One of her upcoming stops is the Nebraska farm where she was born and raised.
Celebrity comes naturally to Annabelle, who has made cameos on “Seinfeld” and “The Sopranos.” She has also been photographed by renowned artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, whose photos are displayed in the restaurant’s Schnabel Room.
Old Homestead Steakhouse is one of New York City’s most historic restaurants, set to open its first location on the West Coast at Caesars Palace next week. With more than 6,000 square-feet, the new restaurant will feature a total of 250 seats with a full dining room, private dining room, lounge and bar. Guests will be introduced to several signature dishes from the classic New York City menu including the popular colossal crab cake, 32-ounce Gotham rib-eye steak and the Old Homestead New York-style cheesecake. Additionally, new menu items will be created exclusive to the Las Vegas location.