November 6, 2017

Empire State Building and STATE Grill and Bar Launch #empirelightswich Ice Cream Sandwich Contest

New York City (November 6, 2017) – STATE Grill and Bar (STATE), the flagship restaurant of the Empire State Building (ESB), today announced the launch of its #EmpireLightsWich contest. The contest, which invites foodies to share their best Instagram-worthy shots of STATE’s signature ice cream sandwich – the Empire Lights’wich, will run from November 6 through December 4. 

Available during dinner service at STATE, the Empire Lights’wich is custom-made daily to mirror the iconic tower lights of ESB each evening. Every time the building’s lights change, the Empire Lights’wich flavors change to match.

“The Empire State Building’s lights are known around the world for its colorful displays, and what better way to celebrate our famous address than with a fun twist on a dessert classic,” said Nicole Lockard, General Manager of STATE Grill and Bar. “Crafted by our Pastry Chef Andrea Jarosh, we’re excited to see how our patrons show their love for this crowd favorite menu item on social media.” 

To enter, participants must share their original photos of the Empire Lights’wich on Instagram, tagging @stategrill and including the hashtags #empirelightswich and #contest. The winner of the contest will receive two (2) tickets to ESB’s world-famous 86th floor Observatory and two (2) vouchers for a three-course dinner at STATE.
For complete rules and details about the contest, visit For more information about STATE Grill and Bar, visit 

*Restrictions Apply

About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit,, @EmpireStateBldg,, or

About STATE Grill and Bar STATE Grill and Bar is the Empire State Building’s flagship restaurant that fuses classic New York cuisine with modern culinary style. Its chefs draw inspiration from the Empire State itself, its bounty of market ingredients and the farmers and producers who provide for the world’s most iconic metropolis. The restaurant’s design pays homage to the Empire State Building’s rich history and 1930’s Art Deco design with each finish thoughtfully sourced.