Fighting hunger topic at UNLV


Food and Hunger: Eating in America" will be the topic of a discussion from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Student Union Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Alice Waters, executive chef and owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley; Raj Patel, author of "Stuffed and Starved;" and David "Mas" Masumoto, an organic peach and grape farmer, will discuss the slow-food movement, sustainable agriculture and fighting hunger in America, in partnership with Three Square. ...

The university also has announced a Chef Artist Dinner with Kerry Simon at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Stan Fulton Building on campus. With an entree of Parmesan gnocchi with braised heritage pork, the five-course dinner is $100; proceeds will benefit a scholarship fund for food-and-beverage students and faculty. To reserve: 895-1330. ...

A "Beef, Bourbon & Babes" dinner and fashion show is scheduled from 5 to 11 p.m. today and Saturday at the House of Lords Steakhouse at the Sahara, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Part of the 2009 Las Vegas BikeFest, the event is $48 per person. For reservations, call 737-2654. ...

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab at The Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, has announced a seasonal offering, a 2-pound whole Maine lobster for $45.95. ...

The 50 percent off dinner being offered to local residents on Thursday through Saturday evenings at the Verandah Restaurant at the Four Seasons, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South, has been extended through the end of this month. ...

Grind Burger Bar & Lounge has opened at 360 E. Tropicana Ave., in the Bluegreen time-share complex. Serving a broad variety of beef, turkey, chicken and meatless burgers, it offers lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Call 262-9189 or visit www.GrindBurgers.com. ...

Jamms, 1029 S. Rainbow Blvd., now serves dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. daily. ...

Remedy's, 3265 St. Rose Parkway and 530 Conestoga Way, both in Henderson, has introduced a new menu. Tapas selections include lamb chop lollipops, sandwiches include boursin beef steak and entrees include wild mushroom ravioli. ...

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