LES KINCAID TO CONTINUE CLASSES IN JULY
Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host a class on refreshing summertime soups from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 15 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $49.
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.
JOE’S SEAFOOD DINNER TO BENEFIT PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a dinner July 19 to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, a nonprofit that works to find a cure for childhood brain tumors.
The evening is set to begin with cocktails and a silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a live auction at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $140 per person. Seating is limited to 80 guests.
For more information, call 702-795-2000 or visit lvrideforkids.org.
TASTE & LEARN SERIES TO CONTINUE AT FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
The Taste & Learn series is set to continue July 26 at Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road. Guests will discover facts about the winemaker and learn about wine pairings. Each wine will be accompanied by a small-bite pairing.
The cost is $50. For reservations, call 702-364-5300.
GILLEY’S PLANS HOT WING CHALLENGE
Gilley’s Saloon, Bar-b-que and Dance Hall at Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day July 29 with the Cowboys from Hell Wing Challenge. Patrons will be challenged to finish 12 hot wings in four minutes. The winner will get a picture on the Wall of Fame and a 40-ounce Gilley’s Beer Boot. Those who fail will have their picture on the Wall of Shame.
For more information, visit gilleyslasvegas.com or call 702-894-7147.
RESTAURANT WEEK SET FOR AUG. 22-28
Fall Restaurant Week is scheduled from Aug. 22-28 to benefit Three Square food bank. Participating restaurants plan to offer prix fixe menus priced $20.14 to $50.14, with a portion of the proceeds going to the food bank.
For more information, visit on.fb.me/lvrwfb.
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: 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.
SILVER SEVENS ANNOUNCES JULY DINING SPECIALS
The Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road, plans to offer a T-bone buffet from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through July for $14.99 with an A-Play club Card and $17.99 without a card.
A seafood buffet is planned from 4 to 9 p.m. Sundays through July for $17.99 with a card and $24.99 without a card.
Through July, club members also can enjoy a barbecue-inspired dining experience for $9.99 that includes half rack of baby back ribs, half of a barbecue chicken and french fries.
The Sterling Spoon Cafe plans to serve $5.99 specials throughout July, including a half-pound burger with endless fries or all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs. Lunch specials are planned for $6.99, including guacamole chicken wrap, Cobb salad and crab melt.
For more information, visit silversevenscasino.com.
COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF TO DONATE TO OPERATION HOMEFRONT
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf plans to donate $1 from the sale of any Support at Home branded retail coffee or tea to Operation Homefront through Aug. 10. Patrons also may donate their purchase to the cause.
The nonprofit supports the needs of soldiers and military personnel returning home after deployment.
For locations, visit coffeebeanlv.com. For more information, visit www.operationhomefront.net.
MARIE CALLENDER’S SERVING BACKYARD BBQ MENU
Marie Callender’s is offering a summer Backyard BBQ Menu that starts at $9.99. Choices are barbecue turkey sliders, tri-tip sandwich, barbecue pulled pork sandwich and tri-tip and wedge salad. Each entree is served with a slice of pie. Other options are the build-your-own BBQ platter and BBQ Picnic Pack To-Go.
For locations, visit mariecallenders.com.
DOWNTOWN BREW FESTIVAL TO RETURN SEPT. 20
The third annual Downtown Brew Festival is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Motley Brews plans to offer more than 150 craft beers, gourmet culinary elements and musical entertainment.
A VIP experience is planned with celebrity chefs. Early entry will be available at 5 p.m. for VIP ticket holders.
Ticket prices are set to be announced soon. For more information, visit downtownbrewfestival.com.
T-BONES CHOPHOUSE PLANS NICKEL & NICKEL WINE DINNER SEPT. 25
T-Bones Chophouse & Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a wine dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 featuring Napa Valley’s Nickel & Nickel winery.
Appetizers are planned on the poolside patio to be followed by dinner in the private dining room. Guests will enjoy five courses and five wines.
The cost is $95. For reservations, call Michelle Lee at 702-797-7517.
ELIXIR ANNOUNCES DAILY DINNER SPECIALS, FREQUENT DINER PROGRAM
Elixir: A Local Lounge, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, offers daily dinner specials starting at 5 p.m.
Monday is the Chef’s Selection for $9.99. Tuesday is housemade chicken Parmesan with soup or salad for $12.99. Wednesday is all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs with soup or salad and a glass of house wine for $12.99. Thursday is four beer-battered and fried shrimp tempura with citrus dipping sauce, fries and coleslaw for $13.99. Friday is slow-roasted, herb-crusted prime rib with golden fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus and soup or salad for $12.99. Saturday is grilled New York steak and shrimp scampi with roasted fingerling potatoes and soup or salad for $13.99. Sunday is bacon-wrapped filet with mashed potatoes, green beans and soup or salad for $12.95.
The Elixir Hangover Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and features a breakfast platter with pancakes, eggs and bacon or sausage for $9.99, along with bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys (can also be purchased separately).
A frequent dining loyalty program, RED Loyalty, is available for Elixir, Remedy’s Tavern and Distill, offering guests the opportunity to earn points on dollars spent for dining. Participants receive $10 upon online registration, along with birthday rewards. For more information, visit elixirlounge.net or call 702-272-0000.