Food Network Iron Chef and James Beard winner Michael Symon brings his beloved Cleveland barbeque restaurant, Mabel's BBQ to Palms Casino Resort. Offering a Las Vegas inflection to the classic American culinary tradition, Mabel’s BBQ showcases classic barbeque staples, blended with Symon’s interpretation of the diverse flavors and cuisines from around the world that make up Vegas’ vibrant city.
Michael Symon cooks with soul, having grown up in a Greek and Sicilian family. The Cleveland native shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on Food Network, host of Burgers, Brew & ‘Que on Cooking Channel and formerly as a co-host on ABC’s The Chew. Michael is the chef and owner of more than 18 restaurants, including Lola and Mabel’s BBQ in downtown Cleveland, locals of B-Spot Burgers throughout the Midwest, and Angeline at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. He is also the author of five cookbooks, including Playing With Fire (Clarkson Potter, 2018). When he’s not working, Michael loves cooking at home, playing golf, gardening in the backyard and spending time with his wife Liz and their bulldog Ozzy.