Chips and beer: Lay’s contest, suds sampling on tap downtown


Cappuccino potato chips? Yup. They were created by Las Vegas native Chad Scott, and you can taste them on Tuesday at the Fremont Street Experience. Scott, who is one of four finalists in Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” contest, will be honored beginning at 11 a.m., and samples of the four winning chips will be available from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The other finalists are Cheddar Bacon Mac &Cheese, Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger and Wavy Mango Salsa (in stores now). Voting for the $1 million prize will be open from Monday through Oct. 18 at www.DoUsAFlavor.com. ...

The second Open Container beer-sampling event is from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Friday at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St., with a focus on local breweries. Tickets, which are $20, are available at www.DowntownContainerPark.com; if any tickets remain, they’ll be available at the door. …

The Red, White &Brew pop-up dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at MTO Cafe, 500 S. Main St.

The five-course tasting menu and hors d’oeuvres will feature locally grown items, many from Boulder City, Pahrump and the Downtown3rd Farmers’ Market.

It’s $60; call 702-380-8229 or email hi@mtocafe.com. …

Chamucos Tequila will be featured in a four-course dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cantina Laredo in Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd. It’s $49.99; call 702-202-4511. …

The bottlings of Clos du Bois Winery will be featured in the next Sammy’s Social Club dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sammy’s Restaurant &Bar at 1501 Green Valley Parkway in Henderson. With an entree of oak-roasted chicken breast and flat-iron steak, the four-course dinner is $60. Call 702-567-4000. …

To celebrate National Lasagna Day, Trevi at the Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is featuring its deep-dish lasagna pizza for $13.95 and classic lasagna for $17.29 on Tuesday.

To celebrate National Cheesecake Day, The Cheesecake Factory, which has three locations in the valley, is offering half-price slices Wednesday and Thursday, dine-in only. …

And to celebrate its grand opening, the Dunkin’ Donuts at 3481 S. Durango Drive is offering 50 cent medium hot or iced coffee through Tuesday.

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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