A La Carte: Dining events and news for Aug. 13-19, 2015


Fleming's to feature Freemark Abbey Estate at Aug. 14 wine dinner

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to feature wines from the Freemark Abbey Estate during a wine dinner planned from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14. A four-course menu is planned.

The cost is $125. Call 702-838-4774.

Boot Scootin' Benefit to assist HELP of Southern Nevada

The Boot Scootin' Benefit is planned for Aug. 15 to benefit HELP of Southern Nevada at Gilley's in Treasure Island on the Strip. The event is set to include line dance lessons, food and drink specials and $10 mechanical bull rides, with $5 being donated to the nonprofit.

Call 702-369-4357 or visit helpsonv.org.

'Top Chef Masters' alumni to reunite Aug. 19 for Border Grill dinner

Border Grill chefs/owners Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger plan to host fellow "Top Chef Masters" alumni in the Border Grill kitchen at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, for a special Top Chef Masters Reunion Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19.

Guest chefs set to participate include Hugh Acheson and Rick Moonen. Cocktails by "The Modern Mixologist" Tony Abou-Ganim also are planned. A cocktail reception is scheduled to be followed by a panel discussion and dinner.

The cost is $99, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program.

Visit bordergrill.com/top-chef-masters-dinner-at-border-grill-mandalay-bay.

Sammy's collecting school supplies through Aug. 21

Three Las Vegas-area Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill locations, along with Sammy's Restaurant & Bar in Henderson, are serving as collection centers for school supplies as part of Communities In Schools of Nevada's third annual Fill the Bus campaign.

Guests who donate $5 or more of supplies will receive a Sammy's gift certificate. Requested items include binders, highlighters, notebooks, pencils, pens, backpacks, white or navy polo shirts and jeans. Items from Sammy's and other local participants will be collected at The Arroyo Market Square, 7200 Arroyo Crossing Parkway, Aug. 21 and distributed to students served by CIS Nevada. Visit sammyspizza.com.

Habit Burger Grill to open first Nevada location

The Habit Burger Grill, a California-based burger-centric, fast-casual restaurant chain, planned to open its first Nevada location in Las Vegas near Howard Hughes Center at 365 Hughes Center Drive Aug. 12. The menu features charburgers, sandwiches and salads, all custom built and made to order.

The restaurant features 86 seats, including indoor dining with a communal table and an outdoor patio. Burgers are made with 100 percent fresh ground beef, while tuna steak sandwiches are made with line-caught, sushi-grade albacore.

For more information, visit habitburger.com.

Goose Island Beer to be featured at Lagasse's Stadium dinner

Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is teaming up with Chicago-based brewery Goose Island Beer Co. to host a five-course, beer-pairing dinner at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 featuring a selection of classic craft beverages.

The menu is $55 per person. To RSVP, call 702-607-2665.

Desert Hops Beer Festival to return Aug. 22

Tickets are on sale for the Desert Hops beer festival, which is set to return to Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, at 9 p.m. Aug. 22. It will highlight 150 beers from around the world and feature new selections from Nevada brewers.

Musical entertainment, unlimited beer samples and tastes of multicultural food offerings are planned. VIP ticket holders will receive exclusive perks, such as pours from one of Firestone Walker Brewing Co.'s rarest brews and Brooklyn Brewery's 2013, 2014 and 2015 elite Black Ops. In addition to tasting rare beer selections, VIP guests can enjoy early entry at 8 p.m.

Tickets for early bird general admission start at $30, and early bird VIP tickets start at $50. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. After the limited number of early bird tickets sell out, prices will be $45 for general admission and $65 for VIP.

PDQ, Vegas PBS to host Family Fundraising Nights

PDQ and Vegas PBS are partnering to host monthly fundraising nights to help veterans and bolster services for the deaf and blind.

PDQ's two Las Vegas Valley locations — 3737 W. Craig Road and 3010 W. Sahara Ave. — each plan to host one fundraising night per month, with one benefiting the Vegas PBS Workforce Training and Economic Development program for veterans, which helps them connect to educational services, military-friendly employment opportunities and other programs, and the other benefiting the Vegas PBS Described and Captioned Media Center, which provides resources for the blind and visually impaired and the deaf and hard of hearing and their families.

During these nights, PDQ plans to donate a percentage of sales generated by the charity's supporters back to the organization. The Family Fundraising Nights to benefit veterans are planned from 4 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of the month through December at the North Las Vegas location. Family nights to benefit the Described and Captioned Media Center are planned from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25 and the last Friday of every month through December at the Sahara Avenue location. Visit eatpdq.com.

Panevino Italian Grille plans Southern Italy wine dinner for Aug. 27

Panevino Italian Grille, 246 Via Antonio Ave., plans to host the second installment of its quarterly wine dinner series at 7 p.m. Aug. 27. The four-course tasting menu will feature Italian wines from Campania, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicilia.

The cost is $85. Call 702-222-2400.

Andiron Steak & Sea announces Overtime menu

Andiron Steak & Sea, 1720 Festival Plaza Drive in Downtown Summerlin, has launched a daily bar and lounge program, Overtime, available from 5 to 7 p.m. It features a specially priced menu of shareable plates and cocktails.

The specialty menu includes $2 oysters, Old Bay shrimp cocktail for $6.50, truffle fries for $5 and yellowtail crudo for $9. Cocktails include the Downtown Summerlin Dirty Martini, Stubborn as a Mule, Negroni and Skinny Margarita for $8 each, as well as $5 Fat Tire and Michelob Ultras and house red, white or sparkling wines for $8.

Call 702-685-8002 or visit andironsteak.com.

Honey Salt launches Sips and Savors

Honey Salt, 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., announces the launch of Sips and Savors, with happy hour specials available daily from 3 to 6 p.m. in the bar, patio and lounge area.

Items available for $4 include shrimp taco, tuna poke lettuce cup, Nashville hot chicken bites, and burrata and heirloom tomato salad. The Sips side of the menu includes cocktails such as Red Rocker Mojito, Midnight Rambler and the Garden Mule for $8, along with craft beer selections for $4 and sangria, featured spirits and premium wines by the glass.

Visit honeysalt.com or call 702-445-6100.

Pizza Forte opens in Hard Rock Hotel

Pizza Forte, which also has an establishment in Sunset Station in Henderson, has opened its second location inside the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. The new 1,200-square-foot location offers walk-up counter service daily.

The restaurant is the concept of Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar chef Mimmo Ferraro and his wife, Nikki. The menu features New York-style pizza and square, Roman-style pan pizza by the slice, with toppings including homemade sausage and fresh vegetables, as well as gluten-free options. There also are fountain drinks, Italian soft drinks and desserts such as cannolis and tiramisu, as well as housemade meatball sandwiches and three varieties of Hofmann hot dogs: 100 percent beef, pork-and-beef and pork-and-veal. Domestic and imported beer and red and white wine also are available.

The new location opens daily at 11 a.m. Visit pizza-forte.com.

PT's, Sierra Gold and Sean Patrick's locations plan Fantasy Football specials

Las Vegas Valley locations of PT's, Sierra Gold and Sean Patrick's taverns are available to host Fantasy Football draft parties, featuring free Wi-Fi and a free draft kit, $15 beer buckets and half off all drinks and pizzas from 5 to 7 p.m. and midnight to 2 a.m., as well as select $5 appetizers.

To book a party, call Stephanie at 702-495-4343. Visit pteglv.com.

Sands Cares offers ONEHOPE Wine selection to benefit Three Square

As part of the company's Sands Cares corporate citizenship initiative, The Venetian and the Palazzo are introducing ONEHOPE Wine as a house wine selection in The Venetian, the Palazzo and the Sands Expo Convention Center, pledging a donation to Three Square food bank for every bottle sold. Guests have a choice of two award-winning varietals to support Three Square.

Visit sands.com/our-commitment.html.

Shake Shack partners with O Face Doughnuts for special menu item

Through August, Shake Shack at New York-New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering the Coffee & Doughnuts Concrete, featuring vanilla frozen custard blended with coffee marshmallow sauce and a glazed cake doughnut from O Face Doughnuts.

Visit shakeshack.com.

South Point to offer Bloody Maria breakfast special in Baja Miguel's

Baja Miguel's in the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a Bloody Maria Breakfast special, which includes one free Bloody Maria or house margarita from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Selections include guava French toast ($10.95), huevos con chorizo ($11.95), huevos con machaca ($12.95), Baja quesadilla ($13.95) and Miguel's chilaquiles ($15.95).

Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.

Bonefish Grill to feature three-course meals starting at $14.90 Tuesdays

Bonefish Grill plans to offer Hooked on Tuesday meal specials through Sept. 30 at its Town Square Las Vegas location, 6527 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The special features nine three-course meal options starting at $14.90. Items include Atlantic salmon, spicy tuna bowl, The Angler's sirloin steak, ahi tuna steak, coldwater lobster tail, Fontina pork chop, shrimp and scallops, pecan Parmesan-crusted rainbow trout and filet mignon.

Visit bonefishgrill.com or call 702-407-0980.

Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge announces daily specials through end of year

The Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge, 6599 Las Vegas Blvd. South, No. 150B, plans to offer daily specials through December.

Monday is half off all bottles of wine less than $99.99; Tuesday is Industry Day, with customers receiving 20 percent off their final bill with a TAM card; Wednesday is Whiskey + Wine Wednesday, with half off featured whiskey and wine of the month plus music by DJ ROCDUSA from 8 p.m. to close; Thursday is Flight Night, with free arancini with purchase of any flight.; Saturdays and Sundays are Liquid Brunch, with $20 bottomless Bloody Marys or mimosas from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday is Ladies Night: Keepin' it Classy, with $4 whiskey cocktails and sparkling cocktails for women from 8 p.m. to close. All week, customers can bring in their ticket stub from AMC Town Square 18 and receive a glass of any Double Helix wine for half price.

Visit doublehelixwine.com or call 702-735-9463.

Boyd Gaming celebrating 40 years with Three Square promotion

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Boyd Gaming plans to donate $1 to Three Square food bank for every dinner buffet purchased at six of its Las Vegas properties on Saturdays in August. Visit boydgaming.com.

Bottomless brunch planned weekends at Mercadito

Mercadito at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans the bottomless, or No Mas Pantalones, brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, featuring bottomless mimosas. The special also includes one brunch item for $25 per guest. Unlimited mimosas are available in regular, strawberry, pineapple, guava and mango flavors.

Call 702-979-3609 or visit mercaditorestaurants.com or redrock.sclv.com.

Brio Tuscan Grille's Cheers to 16 Years promotion offers birthday specials through Aug. 16

Brio Tuscan Grille invites guests to celebrate its Sweet 16 through Aug. 16 with its Cheers to 16 Years promotion. Locations at Tivoli Village and Town Square Las Vegas will offer ways to honor the monumental birthday, including loyalty member discounts, scratch-to-win reward cards and specialty menu items. Brio also plans to make a charitable donation with the purchase of select menu items to the Las Vegas chapter of the No Kid Hungry campaign, a nonprofit that aims to end childhood hunger.

For more information on No Kid Hungry, visit nokidhungry.org.

Visit brioitalian.com.

Andiron Steak & Sea to offer dinner tasting menu through August

Andiron Steak & Sea, 1720 Festival Plaza Drive, is set to offer a dinner tasting menu through Aug. 28 for $55 per person.

The menu includes a choice of appetizers, including roasted corn soup, Andiron Caesar salad or yellowtail crudo; a choice of entree, including Mary's organic chicken breast, Scottish salmon or grilled skirt steak; and a choice of dessert, including Ashley's creme brulee doughnuts or cherry almond cake

Visit andironsteak.com.

Mercadito to mark first anniversary with limited menu items through August

Mercadito at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to celebrate its first anniversary with limited edition menu items available through Aug. 31.

A new taco, Surf & Turf ($4 each), will feature ribeye, tempura lemon shrimp and asparagus/cauliflower chipotle hash. A special anniversary cocktail, Old Fashioned Mercadito ($10), will feature muddled orange, filthy cherries, angostura bitters and Mercadito's Herradura Double Barrel Reposado Tequila. Two tacos and a cocktail are $16.

Call 702-979-3609 or visit mercaditorestaurants.com or redrock.sclv.com.

Save bottle caps to help veterans

Through Aug. 31, the Bonanza Beverage Co., on behalf of the Miller Brewing Co., and O'Sheas Casino at The Linq on the Strip, will donate 10 cents for every $2 Miller High Life bottle cap collected to Goodwill of Southern Nevada's Veteran Integration Program. To participate, legal-age consumers can bring their bottle caps to O'Sheas or send saved bottle caps to Bonanza Beverage Co. at 6333 Ensworth St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Goodwill's VIP provides no-cost job placement and training opportunities to veterans and their immediate family members, plus veteran employment specialists who offer peer-to-peer assistance. Proceeds from the collected caps will go directly to helping empower veterans and their families with the tools they need to transition from military to civilian life and find employment. Visit goodwill.vegas/veteranintegrationprogram.

Food and wine event set for Sept. 12 and 13

The Food & Wine Festival is scheduled for Sept. 12 and 13 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

The grand tasting is set from 8 to 11 p.m. Sept 12 poolside. Tickets are $100 to $150. An after-party is slated from midnight to 2 a.m. at Hearthstone. Tickets are $85.

The events are for guests 21 or older. For tickets, visit vegasfoodandwine.com.

Mercadito to host cooking demo Sept. 28

Mercadito at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to offer a Cooking Demo Mondays session Sept. 28. The theme is Fall Cooking Demo and Fall Menu Unveiling. Chefs will demonstrate their skills as guests drink and dine.

Demonstrations are $45 per person, which includes a five-course meal with cocktails, question-and-answer session and recipes. Each event is set to begin at 6 p.m., with space limited to 30 to 40 people.

To make a reservation, call 702-979-3609.