DINING: Hanukkah buffets, free tequila, lots of chocolate


Station Casinos Feast Buffets — in Aliante Station, Boulder Station, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station — and Festival Buffets, at Fiesta Henderson and Fiesta Rancho, are offering traditional Jewish foods to commemorate Hanukkah. Potato latkes, brisket, charoset and kugel will be served through Dec. 28, except for Dec. 25. ...

A free tequila pairing featuring Davalos Anejo and Davalos Blanco tequilas is scheduled for 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 22) at Don Vicente Cigar Co., 624 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Entertainment will be included. ...

Looking for a last-minute, one-size-fits-all (well, almost all) Christmas gift? Chocolatiers with local outlets offer a nearly endless variety of holiday packages.

Henderson-based Ethel M is featuring a 24-piece Holiday Deluxe Collection ($32) with many favorites plus pumpkin pie, eggnog and French vanilla caramel pieces. The 16-piece original-recipe Cactus Garden Lights Holiday Box features the company’s Satin Cremes, and peppermint bark, holiday nut and caramel, creme liqueurs and many other choices are available. (And don't forget to check out the lighted cactus garden.)

See’s is offering combo packages and boxes of assorted chocolates, nuts and chews, soft centers, dark chocolates, milk chocolates and more, plus cranberry-orange truffles ($10), mint lollipops ($5.35), peppermints ($3.10) and much more.

And Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man, which has an outlet at the Forum Shops at Caesars, offers several packages priced at $26 to $89, plus chocolate spa products, a chocolate-spa package, hot-chocolate sets and more.