DINE TO DONATE EVENT SET FOR HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
A Dine to Donate event is planned from 11 a.m. to midnight Aug. 2 at Buffalo Wild Wings, 7430 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 120, to benefit HELP of Southern Nevada. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of all proceeds when diners bring in a designated Dine to Donate flier. To print the flier, 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. The cost is $35 in advance and $45 the day of the event. For tickets, visit tickets.silvertoncasino.com.
BALLY’S TO WELCOME BLT STEAK
Bally’s Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to welcome BLT Steak in early 2014 in the space that is currently Bally’s Steakhouse. The space will be expanded to 9,300 square feet and more than 250 seats. A curving bar and accompanying lounge will have 50 seats.
For more information about BLT Steak, visit bltsteak.com.
CANTINA LAREDO PLANS JULY 31 TEQUILA-PAIRING DINNER
A four-course tequila dinner is planned for 7:30 p.m. July 31 at Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 110.
Don Julio Tequila is scheduled to present the meal pairings. Cocktails are scheduled for 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Seats are $49.99 per person. For reservations, call 702-202-4511.
FLEMING’S TO REWARD ONLINE RESERVATIONS THROUGH JULY 31
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to give a $25 dining credit to patrons who make reservations online through July 31. For reservations, visit flemingssteakhouse.com.
ANDRE’S TO HOST WHISK(E)Y WEDNESDAYS JULY 31
Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge inside Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host Whisk(e)y Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to close July 31. The event showcases different flights, pours and whiskeys. July’s presentation will guide guests beyond the labels of the Johnnie Walker family of scotches by experience each color and learning the history behind them: Black Label, Double Black, Green Label, Gold Label and Blue Label.
The cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call 702-798-7151.
POP UP PIZZA CONTEST TO GIVE AWAY FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR
Pop Up Pizza at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St., is offering free pizza for a year to the winner of its Name the Horse contest. A Pop Up Pizza mascot, a life-sized horse art piece, needs a name.
The contest runs through Aug. 2, when the winner will be announced on First Friday.
For details, visit facebook.com/popuppizzalv.
RÍ RÁ TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL BEER DAY WITH TWEET UP EVENT
Rí Rá Irish Pub inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a Tweet Up from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 for International Beer Day. Attendees can enjoy a free pint of Guinness and complimentary appetizers. The first 15 guests will receive a free beer flight. Raffle prizes are also planned, including a $50 gift card to the pub.
RSVP is required. To RSVP, visit twtvite.com/rirabeerday.
GIADA’S TO HOST COMMUNITY EVENT AUG. 3
Giada’s Italian Cucina, 2540 Anthem Village Drive, No. 100, plans to host a community event from 5 p.m. to close Aug. 3. A raffle and silent auction for an exotic car rental are planned, with proceeds to benefit The Animal Foundation and It Ain’t Chemo.
Food challenges and tastings, exotic car displays, photography and art also are planned, along with a bounce house, balloons and face painting for children.
For more information, call 702-462-9830.
WAHOO’S FISH TACO CELEBRATING 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH PROMOTIONS
Wahoo’s Fish Taco, which has locations in the Las Vegas Valley at 7020 W. Sunset Road and 1000 S. Rampart Blvd., is celebrating its 25th anniversary with promotions and a new menu item, Wahoo’s Salmon Plate. The plate features wild-caught Pacific salmon with white or brown rice and signature spicy white beans or black beans.
The SCReaMn burrito and Citrus Slaw Taco are also new to the menu.
Customers are invited to visit wahoos.com to enter the Prize Pack Giveaway for a chance to win the new etnies Marana shoe signed by pro skater Ryan Sheckler, etnies T-shirts and Wahoo’s gift cards. Winners will be chosen on Aug. 5.
COMME CA BY DAVID MYERS TO OFFER $1.50 OYSTERS AUG. 5
Comme Ca by David Myers in The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer $1.50 oysters all night in the lounge area Aug. 5 in honor of National Oyster Day.
GOLDEN GAMING PLANS FUNDRAISER FOR VICTIMS OF WILDFIRE
Golden Gaming, operator of PT’s and Sierra Gold taverns in Southern Nevada, is partnering with the American Red Cross to support the Fire Hurts Red Cross Helps campaign to aid victims of home and wild land fires, such as the Carpenter 1 Fire on Mount Charleston.
PT’s and Sierra Gold locations will allow patrons to add a donation to the top of their food and beverage bill.
For locations, visit pteglv.com/locations.
LES KINCAID TO CONTINUE CULINARY CLASSES IN AUGUST
Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host the class Salad Dressings & Vinaigrette Basics from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $49.
A class on salads is planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Ferguson. 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.
AUG. 9 DINNER TO BENEFIT PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Snow Crab in the Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is scheduled to host a dinner to benefit the nonprofit Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at 6 p.m. Aug. 9.
The evening is set to begin with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and a live auction featuring an on-site painting by artist Jennifer Main.
The cost is $120 per person. Seating is limited. For more information, call 702-795-2000 or visit lvrideforkids.org.
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 Aug. 11-15.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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, visit helpoutdineoutlv.org. Menus are scheduled to be posted Aug. 8.
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 SERVING SPECIAL PRIME RIB DINNER SUNDAYS DURING SUMMER
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is offering a Sunday three-course prime rib dinner for $29.95 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.
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.
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 kick-off 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.
BARBECUE ENTREES ADDED TO MARIE CALLENDER’S MENU
Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery is offering build-your-own barbecue platter and three barbecue entrees starting at $9.99, available through Sept. 26. Each comes with a free slice of pie.
Entrees are BBQ Turkey Sliders served with coleslaw on mini ciabatta rolls with fries, Tri-Tip Salad and BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich served with coleslaw on a toasted bun with fries.
The build-your-own platter is $15.99 and includes sides and a slice of pie. Choices are tri-tip, grilled BBQ shrimp skewer, St. Louis BBQ ribs, grilled BBQ chicken breast and chicken tenders. Sides are BBQ baked beans, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, potato salad, french fries, loaded mashed potatoes and Southern-style mac n’ cheese with ham and applewood smoked bacon.
For more information, visit mariecallenders.com.
FERRARO’S CRAFTS LOVE YOUR LUNCH SPECIALS FOR $9.95
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, is offering Love Your Lunch specials for $9.95 each from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Creations include Penne Parma (penne with cream pancetta, green peas and parmigiano), Salmone Pesto (salmon with light basil pesto and cherry tomatoes) and Chicken Marinara (chicken breast in stewed tomato sauce). Entrees are served with a house salad or soup of the day. Selections are changed seasonally.
For the full menu, visit ferraroslasvegas.com/menu/lunch. For more information, call 702-364-5300.
FEAST BUFFETS EXTEND FRIDAY SEAFOOD NIGHTS THROUGH AUGUST
The Feast Buffet at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., and at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, have extended Friday Seafood Nights through August.
Seafood offerings will be available at every live cooking station, including green curry clams, smoked squid with sweet chili sauce, white clam pizza, mussels fra diavlo, stuffed blue crabs, blackened red fish with crawfish sauce, barbecue scallops with bacon and corn pudding, fried shrimp po’boys, sushi, oyster shooters, crab legs, peel-and-eat shrimp and Gulf snapper with avocado, tomato and jack cheese.
The buffet is from 4 to 9 p.m and is $24.99 for adults with a Boarding Pass card and $29.99 without.
VISTA GRILLE AT PALM VALLEY GOLF COURSE ANNOUNCES HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS
The Vista Grille at Palm Valley Golf Course, 9201 Del Webb Blvd., is offering happy hour specials from 3 to 6 p.m., including $3 wine, $6 pitchers of draft beer ($3 glasses) and half-price appetizers ($3 cheese plate, $3 bruschetta, $3 cheese quesadilla and $4 chicken wings).
The Vista Grille and The Tavern at the Falls at Highland Falls Golf Course, 10201 Sun City Blvd., are offering a coffee break from 8 to 10 a.m. with coffee or tea served with a doughnut or danish for $3.