Morton’s The Steakhouse in Boca Raton Hosts Celebrity Shake Up!

BOCA RATON, Fla. (July 25, 2011)Morton’s The Steakhouse in Boca Raton will host Celebrity Shake Up!, a celebrity bartending event benefitting the Best Foot Forward Foundation, on Thursday, August 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. as part of Boca Festival Days.

“We are excited to once again partner with Best Foot Forward Foundation for Boca Festival Days,” said Larry Thomas, Jr., general manager of Morton’s The Steakhouse in Boca Raton. “Last year’s event was a huge success and we know that this year will be even better. We look forward to making this a yearly tradition.”

The event’s celebrity bartenders include Frank Barbieri, Chairman of the Palm Beach County School Board; Troy McLellan, President and CEO of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; John Mulhall, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; Professional Auctioneer* Neil Saffer*; Marie Speed, Editor of Boca Magazine; and Angela McArthur Lutin, Director of Flywheel of Boca. Each celebrity will be paired with one of the restaurant’s talented bartenders to serve delicious cocktails, as well as their own signature drinks. Morton’s also will be serving their signature hors d’oeuvres. The evening’s music will be provided by M3 Entertainment.

“Boca Festival Days is all about bringing the community together in the spirit of fun and charity,” said Debbie Ellman, co-founder of Best Foot Forward Foundation. “Our volunteer bartenders at Celebrity Shake Up! are influential community leaders who are dedicated to Best Foot Forward’s mission of helping teenagers who are aging out of the foster care system. We are pleased to have their support coupled with Morton’s generosity of being a terrific partner and host.”

Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $25 until August 17 and $40 at the door. Ticket price includes two drinks and Morton’s signature hors d’oeuvres. To RSVP in advance, please visit or call 561-470-8300. All tips and a portion of ticket sales from the evening will be donated to the Best Foot Forward Foundation.

Morton’s The Steakhouse in Boca Raton is located at 5050 Town Center Circle. For more information, call 561-392-7724.

About Morton’s

Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the world’s largest operator of company owned upscale steakhouses. Morton’s steakhouses have remained true to its founders’ original vision of combining generous portions of high quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment.

The Company owns and operates 77 Morton’s steakhouses located in 64 cities in 26 states, and in Puerto Rico and six international locations (Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai and Mexico City), as well as Trevi, a Las Vegas Italian restaurant.

About Best Foot Forward Foundation

The Best Foot Forward Foundation is a 501© (3) community-based organization created to advocate for the education for teenagers living in the foster care system in Palm Beach County, helping them transition toward becoming independent adults when they “age out” of state care at the age of 18.