Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Neighborhoods
  3. Places & Faces

Chef Rick Moonen and food critic Al Mancini lose their locks for St. Baldrick’s

See also

On Saturday, March 1, chef Rick Moonen and Las Vegas food critic Al Mancini will have their heads shaved at Rí Rá Irish Pub to raise money for childhood-cancer research at the pub’s third annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising event.

While Moonen, the owner of rm seafood, doesn’t have that much hair to lose, Mancini, the respected co-author of the must-have restaurant guide “Eating Las Vegas”, will be leaving behind his signature Mohawk. (Imagine a food critic with dramatic rainbow-colored spikes of hair sitting in one of Las Vegas finest five-star restaurants!)

This is the Irish pub’s third year hosting the event and if you’ve never been, you’ve been missing out. There’s always good music and lots of laughs while good-hearted participants bravely watch their hair fall to the floor in front of family, friends and diners.

Head shaving begins at noon and Moonen and Mancini will lose their locks at 1 p.m. While local barbers from The Art of Shaving will be sheering willing participants, the chef and the food critic will be manning the razor on each other, though undoubtedly they will get a little help from the pros.

To support a shavee funds can be donated on the Rí Rá St. Baldrick’s event page or at the pub.

Rí Rá Irish Pub is located inside Mandalay Place in Mandalay Bay.



  • Dan Savage
    Dan Savage cares about LGBT youth, bullying and saving lives
    Today's Buzz
  • Raku
    Teachers and students can use this summer to learn a new skill
    15 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    10 Photos
  • Greek wine
    Unwind with these delicious wines: The thrilling wines of Greece
    7 Photos
  • Mandy Moore
    Exclusive interview with Celebrity Mandy Moore concerning animal activism
    5 Photos
  • Educational family vacations
    Find out how to take an educational family vacation that doesn't break the bank
    9 Photos