GET A FREE JUNIOR BREAKFAST WRAP AT 24-HOUR TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFES
All 24-hour locations of Tropical Smoothie Cafe are offering a free junior breakfast wrap to those who purchase any smoothie from midnight to 5 a.m. through October. For locations, visit tropicalsmoothie.com.
SILVERTON ANNOUNCES DINING SPECIALS
Twin Creeks Steakhouse at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, is offering prime rib with soup or salad and choice of side for $29.99 from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Mi Casa Grill Cantina has Taco Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m., offering three items for $10 (carne asada taco, taco al pastor, carne adobada or roasted chicken with flour tortilla). The special includes a house margarita or 16-ounce draft beer. For more information, visit silvertoncasino.com.
BARCELONA TAPAS TO HOST TAPAS SAMPLING AUG. 13
Barcelona Tapas & Bar, 10690 Southern Highlands Parkway, Suite 100, plans to offer a tapas sampling at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Certified sommelier Mario Luna from Elevage Wine group and chef Edgar of Barcelona Tapas will offer a sneak peek of their upcoming Spanish tapas cookoff, set for 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 18 at the restaurant.
The cost is $20. For reservations, call 702-493-5388.
PALACE STATION WELCOMES THE CHARCOAL ROOM
Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., is adding a Charcoal Room steakhouse location next year and has a new bar, The Casino Bar, on the casino floor.
The bar pays homage to when the property first opened in 1976 as The Casino.
The Charcoal Room is set to replace The Broiler. Currently open in Santa Fe Station, The Charcoal Room offers top-grade cuts of meat, fresh fish and an extensive wine list. For more information, call 702-367-2411 or visit palacestation.sclv.com.
CABO INTRODUCES NEW MENU ITEMS
Cabo Mexican Restaurant has added several new menu items, including tableside spinach fajita salad with chicken or steak ($9.99 and $10.99) and fajitas with lettuce cups instead of tortillas ($12.99-$15.99). Seafood entrees include camarones de tequila ($15.99), shrimp and crab enchiladas ($14.99) and Yucatan surf and turf ($21.99).
Cabo has also introduced the Corona-rita, the classic Perfecto Margarita topped with a Coronita Extra.
Cabo has locations inside Boulder, Palace, Sunset and Santa Fe Stations.
CANTINA LAREDO HOSTING TEQUILA & TURNTABLES INDUSTRY NIGHT
Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., No. 110, plans to host Tequila & Turntables Industry Night from 9:30 p.m. to midnight Sundays. Food, beverage and nightlife employees can enjoy $5 house margaritas and $2 beers.
For more information, call 702-202-4511.
TEA SERIES TO CONTINUE AUG. 13
The Las Vegas Tea Series is set to offer the class Focused Tea Tasting: Tisanes Aug. 13. Cups will be provided, but attendees are invited to bring their favorite teacup or mug.
The rest of the class schedule is: Tea Ceremonies, Aug. 21; Tea Vessel Exploration, Sept. 25; Ayurveda and Tea, Oct. 15; Tea Brewing Methods and Madness, Nov. 6; Focused Tea Tasting: Chai, Nov. 19; and Exploring Wild Teas, Dec. 3.
For more information, visit teaserieslv.com or contact Naomi Rosen or Ashanti McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROY’S WINE CLUB TO MEET
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, 620 E. Flamingo Road, plans to host a waina hui (wine club) tasting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16.
Each tasting features a sampling of Roy’s signature appetizers. Members receive a wine glass, an invitation to all wine club events, an invitation to Roy’s select seasonal events, a 10 percent reduction on bottled wine purchased at Roy’s and reduced pricing for select Roy’s wine dinners.
The cost to attend a tasting is $20 for wine club members and $25 for nonmembers.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 702-691-2053.
SPIEDINI ITALIAN RISTORANTE RECOGNIZED BY AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION
Spiedini Italian Ristorante in the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has received an Achievement of Excellence Award from the American Culinary Federation.
This is the first time since 2004 that a Las Vegas restaurant has received the award. It honors restaurants that demonstrate excellence and passion in the culinary arts through an unparalleled food and beverage program.
KABUKI UNVEILS VEGETARIAN MENU
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant at Tivoli Village, 400 S. Rampart Blvd., has a new vegetarian menu with ingredients that are plant-based and gluten-free. Items include tofu steak, kale salad, veggie Rainbow Roll and spicy tofu on crispy rice.
In August, Sapporo flavored beer is $3.95 and premium lemonade is $2.95.
For more information, call 702-685-7776.
GILLEY’S AT TREASURE ISLAND TO HOST HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA FUNDRAISER
Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que in Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a Boot Scootin’ fundraiser for HELP of Southern Nevada from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 with dancing, raffle prizes and more planned.
Tickets are $25 for guests 12 or older. Teams of up to four people may participate and prizes will be awarded for best dancer, best costume, worst dancers and the team that can dance the longest.
For more information, visit helpsonv.org/events-calendar.php.
SILVERTON TO HOST ONE DRUNK PUPPY WINE TASTING TO BENEFIT RESCUE GROUPS
The annual One Drunk Puppy wine tasting event is set to benefit area rescue groups Aug. 17 at the Silverton’s Veil Pavilion, 3333 Blue Diamond Road.
The event is set for 6 to 9 p.m. and will include complimentary appetizers, entertainment and a selection of international wines. A silent auction also is planned.
The event will benefit A Home 4 Spot, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Nevada, German Shepherd Rescue Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue Foundation and Little Friends Foundation.
Guests must be 21 or older. No pets are allowed at the event.
The cost is $35 in advance and $45 the day of the event. For tickets, visit tickets.silvertoncasino.com.
LES KINCAID TO CONTINUE CULINARY CLASSES IN AUGUST
Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host a class on salads from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $49.
The class Essential Knife Skills is planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the UNLV Paradise Campus (room to be determined), 851 E. Tropicana Ave. The cost is $39.
Payments can be cash, check or credit card. To register for any class, visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
YARD HOUSE TO ROUND UP CHECKS FOR HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is participating in Round It Up America to benefit HELP of Southern Nevada. Each check can be rounded up to the nearest dollar, with the difference going to help the charity.
AUGUST DINING DEALS OFFERED TO B CONNECTED MEMBERS
B Connected members can enjoy a prime rib and seafood buffet Fridays in August for $19.99 at The Orleans, the Gold Coast, the Suncoast and Sam’s Town. The price for nonmembers is $24.99.
A Saturday night steak and scampi buffet is $15.99 for members ($20.99 for nonmembers) at The Orleans and the Suncoast.
Sundays through Thursdays, a prime rib and shrimp scampi dinner buffet is $12.99 or $15.99 at The Orleans and the Suncoast. A Sunday brunch buffet is $11.99 or $13.99 at The Orleans and $12.99 or $15.99 at the Suncoast.
A prime rib dinner buffet is $9.99 or $12.99 Sundays through Thursdays at the Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. A Sunday brunch buffet is $10.99 or $12.99 at the Gold Coast and $9.99 or $14.99 at Sam’s Town.
At Coasta Cantina in The Orleans and the Suncoast and Willy & Jose’s in Sam’s Town, $7.99 entrees are available, served with tortilla chips and salsa.
At the Eldorado and Jokers Wild casinos in Henderson, a $2.99 spaghetti dinner is available with soup or salad daily from 11 a.m. to close. All casino bars at both properties will have $1 Budweiser and $2 Jack Daniel’s or Jack Daniel’s Honey daily in August.
For more information about promotions, visit boydgaming.com. For more information about B Connected membership, visit bconnectedonline.com.
SOUTH POINT TO MARK NATIONAL FILET MIGNON DAY WITH SPECIAL MENU
The Silverado Steakhouse at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to celebrate National Filet Mignon Day by offering a specialty menu through Aug. 15.
The three-course meal is $49. The first course is lobster bisque with cognac or wedge salad, followed by six filet mignon meal options: Rossini, a filet topped with duck liver, black truffle and maidera sauce, served with baked or mashed potatoes; the Alamo, a filet wrapped in bacon, seasoned with an applewood rub and barbecue sauce and served on top of crispy onion strings with corn fritters and molasses baked beans; Pittsburgh filet, a filet charred on the outside and rare on the inside, coated with a garlic pretzel crust and whole grain mustard sauce and served with a side of pommes pont neuf; trio of gourmet sliders, a variety of filet medallions on toasted brioche buns, served with baked or mashed potatoes; Carpet Bagger, a filet marinated in merlot reduction, stuffed with oysters and served with cottage fries; and Filet Calypso, a filet covered with sautéed shrimp and served on a pineapple crouton with a side of Caribbean rice and sautéed curried red peppers.
Dessert is hazelnut mousse or a scoop of ice cream or sorbet.
Hours are from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For reservations, call 702-797-8075.
QUINN’S OFFERS NIGHTLY BEER PONG AND HAPPY HOUR
Quinn’s Irish Pub inside the Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, is offering nightly beer pong and a daily happy hour from noon to 6 p.m. with 16-ounce drafts for $3 and 20-ounce drafts for $4.
SOUTH POINT SERVING AUGUST DEALS FOR LOCALS
The South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering deals for locals in August.
At Zenshin, purchase two entrees and receive a free dessert Tuesday. Thursday is Locals Ladies Night with half off all drinks. Specials are not available during happy hour, 2 to 6 p.m.
Don Vito’s is offering a $20 three-course menu Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Primarily Prime Rib has half-price appetizers and cocktails with the purchase of a dinner entree Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Silverado Steakhouse offers half-price wines Monday through Thursday.
Seattle’s Best Coffee is offering a daily 50 percent discount on cold beverages from 4 p.m. to close.
Big Sur Oyster Bar has a buy-one-get-one-free offer on glasses of wine or draft beer with the purchase of any food item from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Baja Miguel’s is offering an extended lunch happy hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
The Coronado Cafe has a $15 mid-afternoon meal from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It comes with an appetizer and two entrees.
A valid Nevada ID is required for specials. For more information, visit southpointcasino.com.
EASTER SEALS NEVADA TO HOST WOMEN’S TEA AUG. 21
Easter Seals Nevada plans to host its first Women’s Tea from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event will honor the community support of Neyda Becker, past chairman of the Easter Seals Nevada board; Dawn Gibbons, senior vice president of communication and government relations for KSNV TV-3; Darlene Krenitz, controller for SHFL entertainment; Jerrie Merritt, senior vice president of community development for Bank of Nevada; and Kate Whiteley, vice president of public relations for Kirvin Doak Communications.
Attendees are invited to wear their favorite fascinators and enjoy the Tea Garden, sponsored by Naakiti Floral, which will showcase women business owners in the valley. Following the Tea Garden, Steph Mackenzie of 97.1 The Point will host the event set to include an assortment of teas, pastries and petite sandwiches. A presentation on fall fashions is planned.
Proceeds will help fund Easter Seals Nevada’s Make the First Five Count program.
Tickets are $46 and are available at give.eastersealsnevada.org. At the event, there is a minimum pledge of $125 for attendees that is payable over one year.
LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK SET FOR AUG. 23-30
Las Vegas Restaurant Week is scheduled for Aug. 23-30 to raise funds for Three Square food bank. Restaurants across the valley plan to feature prix fixe, three-course menus for $20.13 to $50.13, with a portion of the proceeds from each meal sold going to the food bank.
Restaurants scheduled to participate include Andre’s Restaurant and Lounge, Bagatelle, Don Vito’s, LAVO Italian Restaurant, Mesa Grill, Primarily Prime Rib, Silverado Steakhouse, Table 34 and TAO Asian Bistro.
For more information, including restaurants scheduled to participate and menus, visit helpoutdineoutlv.org.
ROASTING LAS VEGAS EVENT TO BENEFIT THREE SQUARE
Celebrity chefs Rick Moonen of rm seafood and Barry Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse are set to “roast” food critics and authors of “Eating Las Vegas” Al Mancini, John Curtas and Max Jacobson at Three Square food bank from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3.
Roastmasters will be Dave Farra and Jason Mahoney of the Dave, Mahoney & DK Morning Show on X 107.5 FM. Tickets are $25 and include drinks and light appetizers.
To purchase tickets, visit threesquare.org.
DISH LAS VEGAS TO BENEFIT THREE SQUARE SEPT. 26 AT THE PALMS
DISH Las Vegas is planned for 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Palms Pool & Bungalows, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, to benefit Three Square food bank. A special performance by Everclear is planned, along with a VIP performance by Million Dollar Quartet.
Tickets are $75 per person in advance and $100 the day of. VIP admission is $125 in advance and $150 the day of (VIP ticket holders have early access to the event and will be treated to a special performance).
For tickets, call 702-644-3663, ext. 332, or visit dishlasvegas.cvent.com/events.
For more information, visit threesquare.org.
VIA BRASIL STEAKHOUSE TO HOST OUTDOOR FESTIVAL SEPT. 8
A Brazilian Outdoor Festival is planned from 2 to 10 p.m. Sept. 8 at Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road.
The event will take place in the parking lot and is set to feature a celebration of Brazilian Independence Day with live bands, Samba dancers, fire performers, Capoeira performers, children’s entertainment, shopping and Brazilian food, beverages and cocktails.
Advance tickets are $5. For tickets and vendor and sponsorship information, visit viabrasilsteakhouse.com/ brazilianoutdoorfestival.html.
For more information, call 702-804-1400.
TRAVELING FOOD FESTIVAL COMING TO LAS VEGAS SEPT. 27-28
The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Local Flavor from Coast to Coast Traveling Food Festival is scheduled to stop in Las Vegas Sept. 27-28.
The event will showcase culinary all-stars and public events exploring the nation’s unique range of local cuisines.
Free culinary consumer events are set to kick off the weekend Sept. 27, with details to be announced, followed by an exclusive dining event at The Mirage at 8 p.m. Sept. 28. A poolside gala tasting and reception, A Taste of America, will be co-hosted by James Beard Award winner and Taste America All-Star Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and host chef Christian Schmidt.
All-inclusive tickets are $120 at jbftasteamerica.org. VIP tickets are $250 and include access to an official after-party at 1 OAK nightclub following the poolside reception. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Epicurean Charitable Foundation.
A free consumer retail event featuring in-store chef appearances, cooking demonstrations and tastings is set for 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at Sur La Table in Fashion Show mall, with a book signing by Morimoto set for 2 p.m. The official Taste of America vehicle plans to make stops at local farmers markets and other locations throughout the weekend.
For more information, visit jbftasteamerica.org/even/las-vegas.
COSMOPOLITAN TO HOST LUCKYRICE CULINARY FESTIVAL IN OCTOBER
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host LUCKYRICE, a culinary festival focused on Asian cultures, from Oct. 4-6.
Festival highlights include an opening ceremony set for Oct. 4 at the Boulevard Pool and featuring an assortment of teas and entertainment, including Lion Dances, Koto and Pipa musical performances. The ceremony will be free to hotel guests and festival ticket holders.
A Vegas Night Market is set for Oct. 5 at the pool and will feature traditional Asian street food and modern variations. Specialty cocktails with Asian flare will also be featured. Tickets are $88.
A Dim Sum, Bloody Mary & Mahjong Brunch is set for Oct. 6, with Susur Lee offering Cantonese-inspired fare to guests at the Bamboo Pool as they design their own Bloody Marys with Asian ingredients. Mahjong games will be held for beginners and advanced players. Tickets are $65.
General admission tickets for the Night Market are $88, with a limited number of VIP tickets available for $125.
For tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/lep8dbc.
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ANNOUNCES CULINARY LINEUP FOR OCTOBER FESTIVAL
The Life is Beautiful Festival has announced its lineup of culinary programming for the inaugural event set for Oct. 26-27 in downtown Las Vegas. More than 60 chefs and restaurants, 24 wineries and 24 breweries are expected to participate.
General admission will include access to The Culinary Village and The Alchemy Garden & Chefs on Stage. Other ticketed events that will not require a festival ticket include the Grills & Guitars kickoff party hosted by Blue Ribbon Restaurants, the Take a Stand charity soiree and an eight-course dinner hosted by Elizabeth Blau and Hubert Keller benefiting Three Square food bank and Communities in Schools.
The Culinary Village will be a Moroccan-style bazaar featuring stations manned by more than 60 well-known chefs. Guests can enjoy demonstrations, culinary affairs, intimate meals and a beer, wine and spirits garden (The Alchemy Garden).
The chef lineup includes Cat Cora, Michael Mina, Rick Moonen, Kim Canteenwalla, Jet Tila, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Charlie Palmer, Mary Sue Milliken, Susen Feniger, Todd English, Kerry Simon, Carla Pellegrino.
General admission two-day tickets are $159.50, and VIP tickets are $349.50. Tickets are on sale at lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.
TASTE OF THE SEASON MENU AVAILABLE AT FLEMING’S THROUGH AUG. 31
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is offering its Taste of the Season menu for $40.95 through Aug. 31.
The menu features a starter of chili lime prawns and an entree of filet mignon and salmon duo. A featured side of tender summer squash with French green beans and a dessert of chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream and Chantilly cream are $7.95 each. A seasonal cocktail of Caribbean rum punch is $9.95.
For reservations, call 702-838-4774.
FLEMING’S PRIME RIB DINNER AVAILABLE SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is offering a three-course prime rib dinner for $29.95 Sundays and Mondays through Sept. 1.
It features choice of The Wedge, Fleming’s Salad or Modern Caesar, followed by prime rib with au jus, creamy horseradish and Dijon sauces, served with choice of side and choice of dessert.
For reservations, call 702-838-4774.