August 09, 2010 –
MAYETTA: The Prairie Band Casino & Resort (PBC&R) took first in six Best of Topeka categories for 2010 in a contest sponsored by the Topeka Capital-Journal. The casino won Best Employer, Best Casino, Best Place for Live Entertainment, Best Hotel/Motel, Best Place for Lunch with the Longhouse Buffet and Best Restaurant Service with Three Fires Steakhouse.
The Best of Topeka is chosen annually by Capital-Journal readers who submit their favorites in 100 categories that are then ranked from one to five. Categories range from Best Place to Find a Pet to Best Event in Northeast Kansas and the winners are announced each year in a special advertising feature in the newspaper.
In addition to the first place rankings, the casino also placed in the following categories:second-Best Convenience Store with Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Station, Best Steak House with Three Fires Steakhouse, Best Place for Breakfast with Longhouse Buffet, Company with Best Receptionist with PBC&R; third-Best Deli, Sub or Sandwich Shop with Buffalo Grill, Best Margarita with PBC&R, Most Romantic Restaurant with Three Fires Steakhouse, Best Area Lake/Reservoir/Campground/RV Park with the PBC&R campground; fourth-Best Place for a Wedding Reception with the PBC&R and fifth-Best Burger with Buffalo Grill; Best Locally Owned Restaurant with Three Fires Steakhouse, Best Bar with PBC&R, Best Place to Take a Day Trip/Sunday Drive with the PBC&R and Best Local Attraction with PBC&R.
The PBC&R is owned and operated by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. It includes three dining establishments, a luxurious hotel, a spacious gaming floor that includes slots and table games and a 12,000 square-foot convention center. In addition, the enterprise operates an RV park and Nation Station convenience store and is also affiliated with the Firekeeper Golf Course, an 18-hole course which is scheduled to be open to the public next spring.