The Dish: Rio to host benefit for victims of typhoon


Food trucks, vendors and live entertainment will be part of LV4PH, a benefit for the victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is by monetary donation. …

The second annual Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships are Friday and Saturday on the Fremont Street Experience. Held in conjunction with the Nevada Barbecue Association and sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, they begin at 6 p.m. Friday with a chili cook-off, followed by the barbecue cook-off at noon Saturday. Samples will be available for purchase. …

The sixth annual Carnival of Cuisine food festival is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Venetian and the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event, which will include tastings from more than 20 of the resorts’ restaurants, is $60, or $85 for VIP, with admission at 12:30 p.m. A portion of proceeds will benefit Three Square food bank. For tickets, go to a Venetian or Palazzo box office, call 702-414-9000 or visit www.Venetian.com. …

Cabo Wabo Cantina at Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will celebrate its fourth anniversary with $4 tacos and shots from 3 to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday through Dec. 25. …

Rx Boiler Room Chef Rick Moonen and lead barman Eric Smith will team up with guest mixologists Tony Abou-Ganim and Dale DeGroff for a Holiday Takeover from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday. It’s $50 per person, which includes passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails; a set of books by Moonen, Abou-Ganim and DeGroff will be available for an additional $50. …

Ferrari-Carano wines will be featured in a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Spiedini at the JW Marriot, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. With an entree of English-cut prime rib, the four-course dinner is $69 per person, plus tax and tip. Call 702-869-8500. …

Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop at Jerry’s Nugget, 1821 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is offering two surf-and-turf specials — steak and shrimp for $9.89 and steak and lobster for $13.89. The specials include an 8-ounce New York steak, soup or salad, potato and vegetable and are available from 11 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays during December. …

Morels French Steakhouse &Bistro at the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a three-course holiday steak menu for $49, through Dec. 24. It includes a 14-ounce grilled New York sirloin, soup or salad and mixed berry crumble dessert.

Send information to Heidi Knapp Rinella, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125. You also can send faxes to 702-383-4676 or email her at Hrinella@reviewjournal.com. Follow @HKRinella on Twitter.

 

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