Vegas Loves Brazil to feature food and drink specials at Rio


The Vegas Loves Brazil Brazilian Day Festival from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, will include Brazilian food and drink booths (including caipirinha bars), more than 100 Brazilian artists, live entertainment, free workshops, carnival rides and a kids’ area. Admission is $8 per day. For details, go to www.VegasLovesBrazil.com. …

Celebrate National Beer Day on Monday with two-for-one beers until midnight at Rockhouse at the Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South. …

Ben &Jerry’s Free Cone Day is Tuesday at the Scoop Shops at The District at Green Valley Ranch and Sunset Station, both in Henderson. …

Comme Ca at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will kick off its Brasserie, Burgers and Oysters series from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday on its balcony patio. The dinners, which will continue weekly through June 30, will offer rotating burger specials paired with a signature cocktail or two beers for $19. Oysters, shucked tableside, will be $1.25 each. …

Project Dinner Table’s Season 5 will launch at 5:30 p.m. April 12 at Downtown 3rd, with chefs from the Downtown Grand. Tickets are $175 for members, $190 for nonmembers; packages are available. For tickets and details, go to www.ProjectDinnerTable.org. …

Carlo’s Bakery, from TLC’s “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, has opened in the Grand Canal Shoppes, adjacent to Valastro’s Buddy V’s restaurant.

And Buddy V’s serves Buddy’s Family Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays. The buffet-style brunch includes such dishes as chicken rigatoni, panettone French toast and crespelle with Nutella and has a chilled station, carving station and charcuterie and cheese platters. It’s $32.95, $14.95 for kids younger than 10. …

Poppy Den Asian Bistro at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekends, with a menu of such dishes as pancakes with berries ($11), salt-and-pepper-grilled steak and eggs ($15), eggs with bacon or sausage ($8) and a Poppy Burger with french fries ($13). …

Sprinkles Cupcakes has opened at The Linq, 3435 Las Vegas Blvd. South. An offshoot of the Beverly Hills original, it offers more than 50 flavors of cupcakes — and the famous Sprinkles cupcake ATM — and slow-churned ice cream.

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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