A La Carte, May 21-27, 2015


WOLFGANG PUCK BAR & GRILL OFFERING MONDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Downtown Summerlin, 10955 Oval Park Drive, is teaming with Southern Wine & Spirits to offer Monday Night Flights at 6 p.m. May 18 and June 15. Las Vegas sommeliers will compete to win guests’ approval with expert wine pairings for three courses.

Each dinner is $50. Guests must be 21 or older. For reservations, visit downtownsummerlin.com.

LOCALS ONLY BEER FESTIVAL PLANNED AT NEONOPOLIS

The Locals Only Beer Festival is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. May 23 at Neonopolis, 450 Fremont St., highlighting Las Vegas breweries and home brews. The event is set to feature live music, food and raffles.

Tickets are $25. For more information, visit localsonlybeerfest.bangerbrewing.com.

LES KINCAID TO HOST SAUCE, WINE CLASSES

Les Kincaid, host of the syndicated wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host a class on sauces, rubs and marinades from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 26 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $69.

The class Wine Essentials is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 3, 10, 17 and 24 at Total Wine & More at Boca Park, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. Attendees must be 21 or older. The cost is $239 for four sessions.

To register, visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

NEXT CULINARY CLASSROOM SET FOR MAY 26 AT BELLAGIO

Bellagio executive chef Edmund Wong plans to host the Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom, a series of interactive, two-hour cooking classes through Nov. 10. Wong and his culinary team will share ideas and techniques as they guide guests through the steps to creating a three-course meal. Classes will be held in the resort’s demonstration kitchen, Tuscany Kitchen.

The schedule is: Healthy Gourmet, May 26; Backyard Patio Grilling, June 30; Learning to Roll … Sushi and Rolls, July 23; Back to School, Aug. 27; Cupcakes & Cocktails, Sept. 29; Octoberfest, Oct. 13; and Harvesting Thanksgiving 2.0, Nov. 10.

All-inclusive tickets for each session are $135 per person. For tickets, call 866-406-7117.

CROSSROADS OFFERS BUY-ONE-GET-ONE OFFER THROUGH MAY 27

Crossroads at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a kids eat free promotion through May 27. Monday through Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., children 11 or younger eat for free with the purchase of an adult entree.

For more information, call 702-632-7607 or visit houseofblues.com/crossroads.

SPRINGS PRESERVE TO HOST BREWS & BLUES FESTIVAL MAY 30

Advance tickets are on sale for the sixth annual Brews & Blues Festival, scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. May 30 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event is set to be headlined by Mississippi-based sibling trio Homemade Jamz Blues Band and to feature nearly 50 varieties of beer from local, regional, national and international brewers.

Advance tickets are $35 at vegasbrewsandblues.com, at the Springs Preserve box office and at Lee’s Discount Liquor locations (except the Strip). Any tickets remaining will be sold at the door for $40 each.

Each entry includes a sampling mug and unlimited beer samples. The festival is open to guests 21 or older.

BEER & TEQUILA EXPERIENCE SET FOR MAY 30 AT THE WESTGATE

The ninth annual Lee’s Beer & Tequila Experience is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. May 30 at the Westgate, 3000 Paradise Road. It is set to feature more than 300 handcrafted beers for tasting, along with 70 tequilas.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/beerandtequila.

LAZY DOG PLANS MEMORIAL DAY BRUNCH

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar at Downtown Summerlin, 1725 Festival Plaza Drive, plans to extend its weekend brunch for Memorial Day, May 25. Brunch will be served starting at 10 a.m. and will include Country Chickens & Biscuit, cinnamon sugar French toast or the Sunny Side Up Pizza until 2 p.m.

For more information, visit lazydogrestaurants.com.

MEMORIAL DAY BUFFET TO BE FREE FOR MILITARY AT SOUTH POINT

The Garden Buffet at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer a free Memorial Day buffet for military members May 25. Veterans or military members and a guest with an active military card or DD form 214 will receive a free breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet.

For more information, visit southpointcasino.com.

EAGLE CREST TO HOST JUNE 3 NINE & WINE EVENT

Sun City Summerlin residents and guests are invited to attend a Nine & Wine event planned for 5 p.m. June 3 at Eagle Crest Golf Course, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd.

The cost is $35 per event.

To attend, register at Highland Falls, 10201 Sun City Blvd. For more information, visit golfsummerlin.com.

CARNIVAL OF CUISINE TO GATHER CULINARY DELIGHTS POOLSIDE

Carnival of Cuisine is scheduled to showcase award-winning cuisine poolside from 6 to 9 p.m. June 5 at the pool deck of the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tastings are planned from restaurants including B&B Burger & Beer, Bouchon, Buddy Vi’s Ristorante and Carnevino, and celebrity chef Mario Batali is set to make an appearance.

Guests must be 21 or older. General admission is $100, and VIP tickets are $150 and include early entry at 5 p.m. Grazie members save $25 on tickets. For tickets, visit any box office at The Venetian or the Palazzo, call 702-414-9000 or visit venetian.com or palazzo.com.

MARIO BATALI FOUNDATION TO HOST GOLF CLASSIC

The Mario Batali Foundation plans to host the Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic June 5 and 6. Burgers in the Bunker is set from 9 p.m. to midnight June 5 at B&B Burger & Beer in The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The golf tournament, hosted by actor Anthony Anderson and golfing instructor Hank Haney, is set for June 6 at Cascata Golf Course, 1 Cascata Drive in Boulder City. Haney plans to offer a golf clinic at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start to follow at 10:30 a.m. The 19th hole wrap-up party is planned for 8 p.m. at Carnevino Italian Steakhouse in the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Individual tickets include admission to all three events and are $3,500. Foursomes are $12,500. A limited number of tickets to Burgers in the Bunker and 19th Hole pre- and post-event parties are also available to nongolfers for $100 and $250 each, respectively.

The MBF focuses on children and children’s aid, with the mission to educate and empower children and encourage them to dream big while providing them with the necessary tools to become an active force for change in today’s world, according to the foundation’s website, mariobatalifoundation.org.

For tickets, visit mariobatalifoundation.splashthat.com.

LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK SET FOR JUNE 15-26

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is scheduled to raise funds for Three Square food bank June 15-26, when participating restaurants around the valley will feature prix fixe menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner ranging in price from $20.15 to $50.15. A fixed portion of each meal’s cost will be donated to Three Square to help alleviate hunger in the valley.

The summer restaurant week will replace the previously scheduled separate spring and fall events. Restaurant owners and chefs are encouraged to register early to participate. To register, call Kari Goldberg of Three Square at 702-664-3663, ext. 332, or email restaurantweek@threesquare.org.

Approximately two weeks before Restaurant Week begins, helpoutdineoutlv.org will launch, providing a complete list of participating restaurants, menus, directions and the ability to make reservations via OpenTable.

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE LAUNCHES ANNUAL FLIP FLOP DAY CAMPAIGN

Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations plan to offer free smoothies to flip flop-clad customers June 19 in honor of its ninth annual Flip Flop Day campaign, underway through June 30. The campaign asks customers to purchase paper flip flops for $1 to display on the cafe’s wall or a $5 key fob that allows for 10 percent discounts for the rest of the year. In return, Tropical Smoothie plans to make a sizable donation to Camp Sunshine, a family camp created for children and families who are dealing with cancer and cancer-related illnesses.

In addition to the campaign, Tropical Smoothie has also introduced Luau sliders and Mojito smoothies, new menu items, available until June 28. The sliders come with choices of Caribbean jerk chicken, sweet Sriracha chicken or Hawaiian pork.

For more information or to find a location, visit tropicalsmoothie.com.

THE PERCH INTRODUCES WEEKEND BRUNCH

The Perch at Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St., has debuted a new brunch menu, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The menu includes monkey bread covered in brown sugar and butter, steak and egg tacos, brioche French toast with cappuccino cream and maple syrup, and eggs Florentine. Traditional brunch cocktails including mimosas, Bloody Marys, sangria and Irish coffee are available.

For more information, visit theperchlv.com.

LAS VEGAS-AREA OLIVE GARDENS DONATE TO THREE SQUARE

Three Square food bank has been selected by Las Vegas-area Olive Garden restaurants to receive an $8,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants. The annual grants empower each of the restaurant locations nationwide to help award a $1,000 grant to support local community programs.

The Three Square grant was one of the largest awarded this year.

SHAKE SHACK TO HOST GREAT AMERICAN SHAKE SALE FOR NO KID HUNGRY

Shake Shack at New York-New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host the Great American Shake Sale through May 31 to benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign.

Guests who donate $2 or more to No Kid Hungry will receive a card for a free hand-spun shake, valued at $5 and redeemable upon their next visit. All donations will benefit No Kid Hungry, which works to raise awareness for and combat childhood hunger.

For more information, visit shakeshack.com or nokidhungry.org.

HUSSONG’S CANTINA TO OPEN IN BOCA PARK

Hussong’s Cantina plans to open its second Las Vegas Valley location this summer at Boca Park Fashion Village at West Charleston and Rampart boulevards.

The restaurant, which features Mexican cuisine with a Baja twist, opened its first Las Vegas location in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place in 2010 and a location in Reno in 2013.

The Boca Park eatery is set to be 3,250 feet and marks the debut of the brand’s premium fast-casual concept with a full bar and a pared down menu for quick service. Menu items are set to feature tacos and a salsa bar.

For more information visit hussongscantina.com.

USO LAS VEGAS PARTNERS WITH CRAZY PITA TO SUPPORT LOCAL MILITARY

USO Las Vegas is partnering with Crazy Pita for a monthlong effort to support the local military community in May.

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month and as part of the USO’s national Every Moment Counts campaign, USO Las Vegas is asking residents to help create moments that matter for service members by purchasing a $1, $3 or $5 Support Our Troops icon at Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill’s locations at The District at Green Valley Ranch, Town Square Las Vegas and Downtown Summerlin. Guests will sign their name, and the icons will be displayed in the restaurants.

For more information about USO Las Vegas, visit uso.org.

CAPRIOTTI’S OFFERS FREE SANDWICH UPSIZE FOR FOOD DONATIONS

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop locations have launched a food drive to benefit the Summer Meals for Kids program that assists local food-insecure families and children. Last year, Capriotti’s donated more than 3,000 pounds of food to children and families in need and plans to surpass that number this summer.

Partnering with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, all Las Vegas Valley Capriotti’s locations plan to collect nonperishable food items through May 29. Customers who donate five or more nonperishable food items will receive a free small to medium sandwich upsize.

For locations, visit capriottis.com.

ARIZONA CHARLIE’S PLANS DINING SPECIAL

Yukon Grille at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, plans to offer salmon Oscar special for $18.99 with a card and $21.10 without a card through June 28.

For reservations, call 702-951-5800.

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.

RICK MOONEN CREATES TACO FOR SHARE OUR STRENGTH CAMPAIGN

Mercadito at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., has joined Mercadito Hospitality’s national Tacos for Strength campaign, which creates unique tacos to support Share Our Strength and its mission to end childhood hunger.

Tacos for Strength selections are available for dinner (four per order) for $15.50 or for lunch (three per order) for $13.50, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Share Our Strength.

May’s taco, the True North Salmon taco, was created by chef Rick Moonen and features smoked tea, horseradish cream and cucumber-cabbage slaw.

For reservations or more information, call 702-979-3609.

KABUKI OFFERS BEER DISCOUNT AT TOWN SQUARE

Through May, Asahi Japanese beer will be $3.95 for a mug, $18.25 for a pitcher and $23.95 for a tower at Kabuki Japanese Restaurant at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

For more information, visit kabukirestaurants.com or call 702-896-7440.

SAM’S TOWN EATERIES PLAN MAY DINING SPECIALS

Billy Bob’s Steak House and Saloon at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, plans to serve an early bird special from 5 to 6 p.m. daily in May. It features prime rib, choice of potato, soup or salad and a seasonal beverage, starting at $12.99 with a beverage purchase.

Willy and Jose’s Cantina plans to serve a Table for Two special Sunday through Thursday in May, featuring chips and salsa, rice and beans, a shared cheese quesadilla appetizer and Los Tres Amigos, marinated grilled chicken, carnitas and cheese enchiladas smothered in spicy ranchero sauce. Dessert is fried ice cream. The cost is $20 with a beverage purchase.

For more information, visit samstown.com.

DOUBLE HELIX WINE & WHISKEY LOUNGE ANNOUNCES SPECIALS

Through the end of the year, Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering daily specials. Mondays have half off all bottles of wine less than $99.99; Tuesdays are Industry Day, with 20 percent off the final bill with a TAM card; Wednesdays are Whiskey + Wine Wednesday, with half off featured whiskey and wine of the month and music by DJ ROCDUSA from 8 p.m. to close; Thursdays are Flight Night, with free arancini with the 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 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.

For more information, visit doublehelixwine.com or call 702-735-9463.

WOLFGANG PUCK BAR & GRILL ANNOUNCES LATE NIGHT BITES & BOOZE MENU

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Downtown Summerlin, 10955 Oval Park Drive, is offering a new Late Night Bites & Booze menu daily from 9 p.m. to close at the bar. Small bites for $6 include truffled potato chips, crisp calamari, pork carnitas tacos and chicken wings. Drink specials are $5 to $8 and include house red and white wine, daily featured beer and tangerine mojito.

For more information, visit wolfgangpuck.com or call 702-202-6300.

GRIMALDI’S TO OFFER BERRY CHEESECAKES

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has added Strawberry and Blueberry Cobbler cheesecakes to its menu through July for $5 per slice.

Two sangria options, Red or White sangria, have been added to the beverage menu for $6 per glass.

For locations, visit grimaldispizzeria.com.

MERCADITO ANNOUNCES WEEKLY TEQUILA DINNERS, COOKING DEMOS

Mercadito is hosting weekly Wednesday Tequila Dinners at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. The four-course dinner offers off-menu items paired with tequilas including anejo, blanco and reposado variations.

The cost is $36 per person with a minimum of two per table. Four menus will rotate weekly over three months.

The restaurant also plans to offer Cooking Demo Mondays, with chefs demonstrating 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 will begin at 6 p.m. with space limited to 30 to 40 people. The schedule is: June 22, Summer Recipes; July 13, Mexican Grilling and Entertaining; Aug. 10, Ode to the Avocado; and Sept. 28, Fall Cooking Demo and Fall Menu Unveiling.

HOFBRAUHAUS PLANS NEW SPECIALS

Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, 4510 Paradise Road, plans to offer Power Hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with different lunch menus every two weeks. Hoppy Hour is planned from 4:30 to 6 p.m. daily, with a new light bites menu and food and drink specials starting at $4. Rowdy Hour is a reverse happy hour from 9:30 p.m. to close daily, also offering food and drink specials starting at $4. Lil’ Hofs’ Day, from 11 a.m. to close Sundays, offers a free children’s meal for diners 12 or younger with every adult meal purchased.

For more information, call 702-853-2337 or visit hofbrauhauslasvegas.com.

VOM FASS TO FEATURE FREE WHISKEY EXPERIENCE

Vom Fass in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer a free Whiskey Experience at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The experience is an informal, 45-minute class about various whiskeys from around the world, including how they are made and the differences between bourbons, Irish whiskeys and Scotches. Attendees will get to taste one bourbon, one Irish whiskey and two Scotches.

Reservations are not required. For more in formation, visit facebook.com/vomfasslasvegas.

DISTILL ADDS TABLESIDE BLOODY MARYS TO BRUNCH

Distill A Local Bar, 10820 W. Charleston Blvd., is offering weekend brunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with new culinary items and brunch cocktails, including mimosas and Bloody Marys. A tableside, do-it-yourself Bloody Mary Bar is $9.95. The Mimosa Bottle, a full bottle of champagne with a carafe of orange juice for sharing, also is available.

Brunch items include croque madame, chicken and waffles, French toast, Baja scramble and Coney fries, along with new items such as strawberry waffles, veggie Benedict and protein omelet.

Guests must be 21 or older. For more information, visit distillbar.com.

TOMMY BAHAMA PLANS MOJITO MONDAYS AT TOWN SQUARE

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at Town Square Las Vegas, 6635 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host Mojito Mondays through May. All mojitos will be $6 all day and night.

Island Time happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, call 702-948-8006.

BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE PLANS COCKTAIL AND WINE SPECIALS

Brio Tuscan Grille at Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., plans to offer $5 cocktail specials all day on Wednesdays and $5 wine on Thursdays.

For more information, call 702-433-1233.

ECHO & RIG OFFERS HAPPIEST HOURS SPECIALS

Echo & Rig at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., is offering a Happiest Hours menu from 3 to 6 p.m. daily and 10 p.m. to close Monday through Saturday. Drink specials include $3 draft beers, $4 premium well cocktails and $5 house red and white wines by the glass. Small plates start at less than $2, including Steak & Egg, shrimp cocktails and hot dogs.

For more information, call 702-849-3525 or visit echoandrig.com.

KABUKI PLANS LATE-NIGHT SUSHI AND DRINK SPECIALS

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant at Tivoli Village, 400 S. Rampart Blvd., is offering craft cocktails starting at $6, sake starting at $3, wine pours starting at $5 and beer starting at $3 during happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays, 9 p.m. to close Monday through Thursday and 8 p.m. to close Sundays. Sushi specials include rolls prices from $3 to $7, and small plates are $5 to $7.

For more information, call 702-685-7776 or visit kabukirestaurants.com.

VIEW WINE BAR & KITCHEN OFFERS WEEKLY SPECIALS

View Wine Bar & Kitchen in the Market LV at Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 150, features Wine Wednesday, with half off bottles of select wine (promotion repeats Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight). Happy Afternoon specials are offered from 1 to 3 p.m. and include mimosas, Bloody Marys and Bellinis for $2. Happy Evening specials are offered from 5 to 8 p.m. and include $2 draft wine pours and $3 Stella Artois.

For more information, call 702-280-7390 or visit viewwinebar.com.

CAFE SIENA TO FEATURE SUMMERLIN BREAKFAST AT THE SUNCOAST

Cafe Siena at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, plans to offer the Summerlin Breakfast for $3.99, featuring two eggs any style, bacon or sausage, hash browns and toast and coffee or tea from 7 to 11 a.m. daily.

For more information, visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7111.

CPK INTRODUCES NEW HAPPY HOUR AT DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN

California Pizza Kitchen at Downtown Summerlin, 10345 Oval Park Drive, is offering happy hours from 3 to 6 p.m. and 8:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the bar and lounge areas with a selection of flatbreads, small bites and drink specials.

Pairings include a California flatbread and a draft beer for $9 or a California flatbread and a glass of wine for $10. Small bites include white corn guacamole and chips for $5, asparagus and arugula salad for $4 and spicy chicken tinga quesdilla for $4. Drink specials include a draft or bottled beer for $4, a glass of wine for $5 and a hand-shaken agave mojito for $6.

For more information, call 702-978-5759 or visit cpk.com.