MCDONALD’S TO OFFER FREE BACK TO SCHOOL BREAKFAST
The Greater Las Vegas McDonald’s Operator Association plans to serve free breakfast to students in kindergarten through eighth grade from 6 to 9 a.m. Aug. 26 in honor of the first day of school. The free breakfast will be available at all participating Southern Nevada McDonald’s restaurants.
Children can choose between an Egg McMuffin or Egg White Delight McMuffin and will also receive apple slices and a choice of milk or orange juice. Parents accompanying their children will receive a free small coffee.
The offer is available while supplies last and not for drive-thru.
For more information, call 702-367-6667.
FLAVORS OF THE HEART SET FOR SEPT. 7
Flavors of the Heart, a heart-healthy epicurean event, is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7 at the World Market Center, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.
Tickets are $75. For tickets, visit flavorsoftheheart.com.
GRAPES & HOPS FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets for the fourth annual Grapes & Hops Festival are on sale at springspreserve.org. The wine- and beer-tasting event, scheduled for Oct. 5, will benefit breast cancer research.
Advance tickets are $40 each or two for $70. Remaining tickets will be sold at the gate for $50 each.
Admission includes a sampling glass and unlimited wine, beer and food samples. Springs Preserve members get $5 off their tickets.
LES KINCAID TO CONTINUE CULINARY CLASSES IN AUGUST
Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host the class Essential Knife Skills from 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.
TEA SERIES TO CONTINUE AUG. 21
The Las Vegas Tea Series is set to offer the class Tea Ceremonies Aug. 21. Cups will be provided, but attendees are invited to bring their favorite teacup or mug.
The rest of the class schedule is: 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.
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.
CARRABBA’S TO HOST AUG. 27 WINE DINNER
Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 8771 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a Tuscan-themed wine dinner featuring Banfi Vineyards & Portfolio at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27. The meal will feature five courses with wine pairings.
The cost is $50 per person. Space is limited. For reservations, call 702-304-2345.
CARNEVALE-RELATED EVENTS SET IN AUGUST AT THE VENETIAN, PALAZZO
The Venetian and the Palazzo are hosting a three-month celebration of the summer festivals in Italy, Carnevale, and have events planned in August.
A Cook and Dine with Wolfgang Puck event is set for noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at CUT. Join Puck for an interactive cooking demonstration and lunch with wine pairing. A signed cookbook and recipe cards are included. The cost is $150.
For tickets, visit the box office at The Venetian or the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, call 702-414-9000 or visit palazzo.com/carnevale.
MY HEALTHY MEAL OPENS LOCATION IN HENDERSON
My Healthy Meal has opened a second location in Henderson at 9500 S. Eastern Ave. The original Summerlin location is at 10220 W. Charleston Blvd., No. 2.
The store offers all-natural, organic and pre-portioned meals. The Henderson store will feature a Smoothie Bar with fresh fruit and vegetables. Fourteen smoothies are available, including Eat Your Veggies, Detox and Orange Dream.
For more information, call 702-272-1800 or visit healthymeal.com.
CANTINA LAREDO UNVEILS SORBET MARGARITAS
Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 110, has added new Sorbet Margaritas to its menu. Flavors are Caramelized Pineapple, Mango-Tamarind Citrus Freeze and Superfruit Chiller.
For more information, call 702-202-4511.
ECHO & RIG COMING TO TIVOLI VILLAGE
Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse is scheduled to debut at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., in August.
The creation of Sam Marvin, the restaurant will also feature the Echo & Rig Butcher Shop, with a large open glass meat locker, displays and a demonstration area.
The restaurant’s menu will have more than 90 items made with natural prime grass-fed beef, wild day-boat seafood and farmers market fresh fruits and vegetables. Prices will range from $18 per person for brunch, $24 for lunch and less than $35 for dinner.
Breakfast will be offered daily, and a lunch and dinner menu will start at 11 a.m. A late-night menu will be available on weekends and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Marvin plans to take part in live restaurant demonstrations, special programming and community outreach.
For more information, visit echoandrig.com.
WYNN LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES DINNER AND SHOW PACKAGE
Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a dinner and show package good for a three-course prix fixe dinner at Allegro with a sommelier wine pairing and a premium ticket to “Le Rêve –– The Dream.”
The package starts at $185 per preson. For tickets, call 888-320-7110 or visit wynnlasvegas.com.
JOE’S STONE CRAB SERVING AUGUST SPECIALS
Joe’s Stone Crab in The Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering special during August, including an heirloom tomatoes side dish for $9.95, lobster salad for $16.95, warm lobster roll for $25.95 and butter-poached jumbo lobster tail for $64.95.
During August, $1 from the sale of each slice of Mostly Raspberry Pie will benefit the Steven Jackson Foundation.
For more information, visit joes.net.
TOWN SQUARE RESTAURANTS TO SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH IN SEPTEMBER
Several restaurants at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plan to raise funds for children’s cancer research in September by partnering with the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.
Participating restaurants are Brio Tuscan Grille, which will donate proceeds from all sales of its Wild Berry Lemonade; Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, which will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of all desserts; english’s Quintessentially British, which will donate all of the proceeds from the sale of children’s menu items; California Pizza Kitchen, which will donate 20 percent of diners’ bills on Mondays with a printed flier from http://cl.ly/2H0T1b1J1t3p; and I Love Burgers, which will donate half of all sales from customers who present a printed flier from http://cl.ly/0m2n1c2S0w34 on Sept. 17.
Donations can be made directly at cure4thekids.org.
KGB: KERRY’S GOURMET BURGERS INTRODUCES BURGER AND SHAKE COMBOS
KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers at Harrah’s Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering $18 burger and shake combos through the end of the year.
The offerings will change every month. August’s combo is the Sicilian burger and Tiramisu milkshake.
For more information, call 702-369-5065 or visit harrahslasvegas.com.
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.
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.
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. Sept. 20.
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.
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.
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 and Carla Pellegrino.
General admission two-day tickets are $159.50, and VIP tickets are $349.50. Tickets are on sale at lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.
DINING EVENTS TO BENEFIT COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS
The Life is Beautiful: Take A Stand Dinner is set to benefit Communities In Schools of Nevada and Three Square food bank Oct. 25.
Chefs Elizabeth Blau and Hubert Keller are scheduled to attend the event, which will feature a dinner by eight award-winning chefs serving eight courses in various styles with wine pairings and cocktails. The $5,000 dinner is set for a secret location.
On Nov. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m., the third annual Harvest for Hope is set to benefit CISN, featuring a night of fall fun for the whole family at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Live entertainment, festive activities, first-class auction items and tastings from restaurants at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas are planned.
Tickets are $250 each for adults and $100 for children. For tickets, visit cisnevada.org and click on “Events.”
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.
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.
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.
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.