CLEVELAND CLINIC TO HOST FOOD FOR THOUGHT EVENT APRIL 3
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave., plans to host the Food for Thought event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 3 with healthy eating tips from food experts and food and wine. Guest speakers include Spiedini Ristorante owner/chef Gustav Mauler and nutritionist/author Elizabeth Somer.
The cost is $5. To register, visit keepmemoryalive.org/foodforthought.
GOLDEN NUGGET TO HOST WINE FEST APRIL 4-6
The Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St., plans to host its sixth annual Wine Fest April 4-6.
At 6 p.m. April 4, Wine Dinner Under the Stars: Chile Exposed is planned poolside with master sommelier Larry Stone and brand ambassador Meaghan Becker. The dinner will feature wines from Chile’s Neyen, Primus and Ritual regions, with South American cuisine pairings from executive chefs Richard Hawthorne and Mark Sherline. Tickets are $125.
At 7 p.m. April 4, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse is set to host Napa Valley’s Realm Cellars Signature Wine Event with winery ambassador Scott Becker and master sommelier Guy Stout. Wines by Realm Cellars will be featured. Tickets are $250.
Vic & Anthony’s is set to host wine seminars April 5, with Introduction to South American Grape Varietals & Regions set for noon ($30) and Contrast of Cabernets: North vs. South America set for 2:30 p.m. ($45). Tickets to attend both seminars are $65.
Golden Nugget also plans four signature wine events: the Poolside Champagne & Wine Kick-Off Reception, April 4; The Grand Tasting, April 5; and the Champagne & Jazz Brunch and “Wine” Down with the Winemakers, April 6.
For tickets, call 866-946-5336 or visit tinyurl.com/pano2jl.
BEN & JERRY’S TO OFFER FREE CONES APRIL 8 IN MIRACLE MILE SHOPS
Ben & Jerry’s inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer free cones from noon to 8 p.m. April 8. Donations will be accepted for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.
JAMBA JUICE TO HOST JOB FAIR APRIL 3
Jamba Juice Las Vegas plans to fill 50 employee positions this summer in 10 of its Las Vegas Valley locations. A job fair is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 3 at its store at 9091 W. Sahara Ave. Applicants are encouraged to bring a completed application and a resume. Management team members will be on hand to conduct interviews.
For an application, visit jambajuicelv.com.
4-H PLANS BAKING AND CAKE DECORATING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
A kids 4-H Gourmet workshop for baking and cake decorating is planned for 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 3 in Classroom E at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 8050 Paradise Road.
The class is for anyone 8 to 19, and no 4-H experience is necessary. Elyse Gresnick-Smith of Cowgirl Creations will teach participants how to make a basic cake from scratch and decorate it.
The cost is $6 for a two-day workshop. To sign up, call 702-257-5524 or visit tinyurl.com/n4bqt5q.
BELLAGIO ANNOUNCES CULINARY CLASSROOM SCHEDULE FOR 2014
The Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom at the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, has announced its schedule for 2014. The educational series includes interactive cooking classes led by executive chef Edmund Wong and his team. Each two-hour class is held in Tuscany Kitchen, a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen. Each class has a seasonal theme and features a menu created with fresh ingredients.
The schedule is: Blossoming Taste of Spring, April 3; Grilling Perfection, May 28; Father’s Day Bellagio Barbeque, June 12; What to Eat First? The Chicken or the Egg, Aug. 27; Farm to Table, Sept. 24; Cooking with Chocolate, Oct. 1 and Harvesting Thanksgiving, Nov. 19.
Classes are $125. To sign up, call 866-406-7117.
LES KINCAID TO CONTINUE CLASSES IN APRIL, MAY
Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host the class Essential Knife Skills from 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 4 in Room 107 of the UNLV Paradise Campus, 851 E. Tropicana Ave. The cost is $39.
The class Breakfast & Brunch is planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 8 and 15 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $98 for both sessions.
The class World of Teas is planned for 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 25 in Room 300 of the UNLV Paradise Campus. The cost is $39.
The class Artisan Cheeses & Craft Beers is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 7 at Total Wine & More in Boca Park, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. The cost is $59, and participants must be 21 or older.
The class Sauces, Rubs & Marinades is planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 27 at Ferguson. The cost is $59.
To register, visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
SOCIAL HOUSE PLANS SPECIALS FOR NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Social House inside The Shops at Crystals at CityCenter, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer The Elite Ate menu with game day-inspired cuisine and cocktails for the NCAA basketball tournament.
The menu will be available through April 7 and will offer four bites and four TY-KU sake cocktails, each for $8 in the bar and lounge only, during all televised matchups.
Food specials include Wing and Advance (yuzu chili-glazed wings) and The Fab Fries (fries layered with braised short rib, white cheddar, wasabi sour cream and green onion). Drink specials include Buzzer Beater (TY-KU Coconut Nigori Sake, Canton ginger liqueur and pineapple juice) and Full Court Press (TY-KU Soju, TY-KU Citrus Liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup and lemon-lime soda).
For more information, call 702-736-1122 or visit angelmg.com.
BEN & JERRY’S ANNOUNCES FREE CONE DAY APRIL 8
Ben & Jerry’s plans to enlist the help of celebrity ice cream scoopers to raise funds for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children through its Free Cone Day, April 8.
From noon to 8 p.m., small cones will be free with no purchase necessary. However, patrons are encouraged to make a donation. Celebrity scoopers set to participate include comedy hypnotist Marc Savard, Angel Porrino and Paul Matthew Lopez (“Fat Frank”) of “Absinthe” and Josh Strickland and Tara Pasha of “VEGAS! The Show.”
Participating locations are in The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive, Suite 177, and inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road.
UNLVINO TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS APRIL 9-12
UNLVino is scheduled for April 9-12, the wine event’s 40th anniversary. The kickoff event, Sip & Savor at Spago, is set for 7 p.m. April 9, with VIP entrance at 6 p.m. The fundraiser will be hosted by chef Wolfgang Puck and will feature cuisine from his six Las Vegas restaurants. Tickets are $225 for general admission and $275 for VIP.
BAR-b-q at Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods Pool is set for 7 to 10 p.m. April 10. The mixology-inspired event will feature signature cocktails by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s executive director of mixology, Francesco Lafranconi. Tickets are $100 in advance and $125 at the door.
Bubble-Licious at The Venetian’s Doge’s Palace Plaza is set for 7 to 10 p.m. April 11. The evening will feature champagne, sparkling wines and cocktails, along with small plates from restaurants at The Venetian and Palazzo. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door.
The Founders’ Grand Tasting at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. April 12. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door.
UNLVino is planned and excecuted by students in UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and raises funds for scholarships.
Pick Two pricing allows guests to attend multiple events. Use the promo code GRAPES when ordering at unlvtickets.com.
For more information, visit unlvino.com or call 877-413-8466.
COMME CA TO PRESENT BRASSERIE, BURGERS AND OYSTERS SERIES
Comme Ca by David Myers inside The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to launched a new Brasserie, Burgers and Oysters outdoor dining series from 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 9.
The series is a taken on traditional backyard barbecue, featuring a market-driven menu inspired by Parisian bistros and the famed Comme Ca Burger, served on the balcony patio. Chefs will offer three rotating, made-to-order burger specials on the patio’s grill. All burgers will be paired with a signature 18A cocktail or two beers for $19. A selection of tableside hand-shucked oysters will be available for $1.25 each. Handcrafted cocktails and draft beers will be served at the patio bar.
The series is scheduled for Wednesdays through June 30. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 702-698-7910.
PROJECT DINNER TABLE’S NEW SEASON TO START APRIL 12
Project Dinner Table plans to begin its fifth season April 12 at Downtown3rd, on Third Street between Stewart and Ogden avenues, featuring cuisine by Downtown Grand chefs Charles Wilson and Todd Harrington.
A social hour with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails is planned for 5:30 p.m., with a family-style dinner set for 6:30 p.m.
The cost is $175 for members and $190 for nonmembers. An annual membership is $49. Other dinners are set for May 17, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11.
For tickets or more information, visit projectdinnertable.com.
CULINARY ACADEMY TO PRESENT HANDS-ON WORKSHOP APRIL 12
A hands-on cooking workshop with chef Robert Kennedy is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas campus, 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
The workshop will focus on the art of baking yeast breads and will include 10 stages of production. Students will prepare their own breads to take home, including pizza dough, cheddar cheese rolls and challah. A snack and beverage will be provided.
Participants must be 18 or older and will be asked to sign a liability waiver. The cost is $75. To RSVP, email email@example.com or call 702-924-2171.
CHOCOLATE & SPICE BAKERY TO HOST EASTER CLASS FOR KIDS APRIL 15
Chocolate & Spice Bakery, 7293 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 8, plans to host an Easter class for children from 4 to 5 p.m. April 15.
Participants will make individual cakes and cookie lollipops with guidance from chef Megan Romano.
The cost is $25, which includes a snack and a beverage. Parents must attend with their child.
To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit chocolatenspice.com or call 702-527-7772.
CLAIM JUMPER TO HOST TIP-A-COP FUNDRAISER
Claim Jumper plans to host a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for the Special Olympics from 5 to 9 p.m. April 17 at 601 N. Green Valley Parkway and in Town Square Las Vegas, 6629 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
Law enforcement officers will serve as celebrity waiters, with their tips going to support local Special Olympians.
HOUSE OF BLUES PLANS EASTER, MOTHER’S DAY GOSPEL BRUNCHES
The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host an Easter-themed Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch on April 20, with seatings at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Children will receive a basket with Easter eggs filled with prizes and treats, and the Easter Bunny is set to make an appearance for photos. A raffle is planned for upcoming House of Blues performances.
A Mother’s Day brunch is planned for May 11. Each mother and grandmother will receive flowers and hear special songs dedicated to them.
Along with gospel music, the all-you-can-eat brunches feature Southern specialties such as cornbread muffins and maple butter, Creole chicken, shrimp jambalaya, chicken and waffles, carving stations and create-your-own Bloody Mary and mimosa bars.
Tickets are $50 for adults and $27.50 for children 10 or younger. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com, houseofblues.com or the House of Blues box office. A portion of ticket sales goes to the International House of Blues Foundation.
GREAT VEGAS FESTIVAL OF BEER COMING TO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS APRIL 26
The 2014 Great Vegas Festival of Beer is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. (early entry and VIP entry at 3 p.m.) April 26 in the Fremont East Entertainment District in downtown Las Vegas.
Motley Brews plans to expand the festival to accommodate the local beer scene and feature more than 250 brews from more than 80 breweries. A new focus will be on beer-inspired culinary menus, mixology, educational elements, interactive exhibits and live music.
A portion of ticket sales will go to the Nevada Craft Brewers Association. General admission tickets start at $30, early entry tickets start at $40 and the Brewers Lounge VIP tickets start at $70.
For tickets, visit greatvegasbeer.com.
MTO CAFE TO CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPER SERIES APRIL 27
MTO Cafe, 500 S. Main St., plans to present the next pop-up dinner, El Chapo’s Cantina, in its Sunday Night Supper Series at 5:30 p.m. April 27.
The Mexican-themed dinner will feature a menu by renowned chefs Johnny Church, James Trees, Chris Palmeri and Christian Dolias and Jose “Lupe” Avila and dessert by pastry chef Heidi Kovall. Diners can choose from four appetizers, four entrees and three desserts.
The cost is $60. For reservations, call 702-380-8229 or email email@example.com.
MOM’S ROCK MOTHER’S DAY TEA TO BENEFIT CHILD FOCUS MAY 10
The 10th annivesary Mom’s Rock Mother’s Day Tea & Brunch is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 10 on the east lawn of the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The event will benefit Child Focus of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.
The “not so” traditional tea and brunch event will offer entertainment and children’s activities. Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for children. Tables and sponsorships are available.
For more information, contact Veronica Huening at 702-294-7199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BREWBQ TO BENEFIT THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK MAY 17 AT ELLIS ISLAND CASINO
Ellis Island Casino, 4178 Koval Lane, plans to host BrewBQ: A Celebration of Spirits, Beer & BBQ from 8 to 11 p.m. May 17. The event will benefit Three Square food bank.
Participating breweries will contribute full-pint brews for patrons to sample, including brands such as Stella Artois, Beverly Hills Gold and Eurobrew, along with local boutique labels and imports. Music is also planned.
All-you-can-drink tickets are $55, and VIP all-you-can-drink plus barbecue tickets are $85. For tickets, visit sincitybeerfestival.com/tickets.html.
BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE ANNOUNCES SUNDAY BRUNCH
Buddy V’s Ristorante inside The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian/Palazzo, 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a Sunday brunch, Buddy’s Family Brunch. The buffet-style spread features charcuterie and cheese platters, a chilled station with shrimp on the shell, salads, soup, breads and a carving station. Signature items include chicken rigatoni, mac n’ cheese carbonar and meatballs, and breakfast items include panettone French toast, roasted vegetable frittata and crespelle with Nutella.
A special children’s buffet includes chicken fingers, chicken parm, pizza and meatballs.
Featured drinks are sangria, Bloody Marys, Bloody Caesars, buckets of beer, mimosas, bellinis and wines by the glass, available for $14.95 for three drinks.
The brunch costs $32.95 per person and $14.95 per child 9 or younger. For reservations, call 702-607-2355.
HAKKASAN ANNOUNCES NEW ECLECTIC MENU
Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant inside the MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a new Taste of Hakkasan menu featuring some of the eatery’s most eclectic selections.
The three-course menu is $48 from 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information, visit hakkasan.com/lasvegas or call 702-891-7888.
FIREHOUSE SUBS OPENS ON DECATUR BOULEVARD
Firehouse Subs has opened a new northwest location at 6171 N. Decatur Blvd., Suite 170.
Hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information, call 702-826-4877 or visit firehousesubs.com.
ARIZONA CHARLIE’S ANNOUNCES APRIL DINING SPECIALS
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, is offer a steak au poivre dinner special in the Yukon Grille through April. It features soup or salad, steak au poivre with mashed potatoes and vegetables and dessert for $18.99 with an ace I PLAY card or $21.10 without a card.
A pot roast special is available in the Sourdough Cafe through May 22, featuring soup or salad, pot roast with mashed potatoes, vegetables and choice of pie. The cost is $9.99 with a card and $11.10 without a card.
The Sourdough Cafe also features a Farmhouse Breakfast Special with two eggs, hash browns, bacon or sausage and choice of toast or biscuit and gravy. It’s available all day and costs $3.49 with a card and $3.88 without a card.
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., plans to offer a Triple Selection special in Ron’s Steakhouse for $24.99 with a card and $27.77 without a card. The special features an appetizer choice, entree choices of 6-ounce prime dry aged filet mignon, 14-ounce prime rib of beef, rainbow trout or chicken piccata, with soup or salad and a bread basket with flavored butters.
The Sourdough Cafe has a Reuben with choice of fries, coleslaw or potato salad for $5.99 with a card or $6.66 without a card. The pot roast special is $9.99 with a card and $11.11 without a card.
A 26th anniversary celebration is set for April 22 and will feature cake and champagne from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PLAN LENTEN FISH FRY
The Knights of Columbus Council 8282 plans to offer its annual Lenten Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays through April 11 at the St. Viator Catholic Church Parish Center, 2461 E. Flamingo Road.
The fish are flown in from Alaska and served with coleslaw, fries, bread and coffee. Drinks and desserts also will be available.
The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.
FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE TO OFFER FILET AND LOBSTER COMBINATION THROUGH APRIL 13
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Town Square Las Vegas, 6515 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and 8721 W. Charleston Blvd. plans to offer a filet and lobster combination for $39.95 through April 13.
The meal features an 8-ounce filet mignon and an 8-ounce lobster tail with a starter course.
For more information, visit flemingssteakhouse.com/filet-lobster.
KGB: KERRY’S GOURMET BURGERS TO CONTINUE BURGER AND SHAKE SERIES
KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers at Harrah’s Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to return its yearlong burger and shake series. The combinations are $18 and feature different selections each month. April’s combination is Chef Reg’s Burger Special and the Pralines and Cream Milkshake.
For more information, call 702-369-5065 or visit harrahslasvegas.com.