FERRARO’S LAUNCHES MOUNT CHARLESTON RELIEF MENU TO BENEFIT RED CROSS
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant, 4480 Paradise Road, is offering a Mount Charleston Relief menu to benefit the American Red Cross with providing assistance for those evacuated due to the Carpenter 1 Fire.
The four-course menu is $50 (tax included) and is available July 10-17 from 11:30 a.m. to close.
Ferraro’s is also requesting the community bring sealed cases of water directly to the restaurant, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information, call 702-364-5300.
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.
CRAZY PITA ANNOUNCES EXPANSION PLANS
Crazy Pita plans to open three new restaurants in Southern Nevada. The only current location is at 2225 Village Walk Drive, No. 175, in The District at Green Valley Ranch.
New locations are planned at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and are expected to open by the end of the year. A third new location is slated to open in fall 2014 at the Shops at Summerlin on West Charleston Boulevard near the Las Vegas Beltway.
For more information, visit crazypita.com.
SILVERTON PLANS POLYNESIAN BUFFET IN JULY
The Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, plans to host a specialty Polynesian buffet at the Seasons Buffet from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturdays in July. The cost is $19.99 with a Rewards Club card and $21.99 without a card. The menu is set to include pork lau lau, ahi poke and coconut yams.
VELVETEEN RABBIT TO HOST GRAND OPENING
The Velveteen Rabbit, 1218 S. Main St., plans to host a grand opening party at 5:30 p.m. July 9. The first 50 guests will receive sparkling punch and bottled cocktails. Food will be provided by Mingo Kitchen & Lounge and music by All-Togethers and DJ Ladyfingers.
For more information, call 702-685-9645.
LES KINCAID TO CONTINUE CULINARY CLASSES IN JULY
Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host the class Light Vegetarian Meals from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 9 at the Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive, No. 109. The cost is $98 for two sessions.
The class A Taste of Craft Beers is planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 10 at Total Wine & More in Boca Park, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. Discover craft brews and taste and compare their different styles. The course also covers suggestions for pairing craft brews with cuisine. Students must be 21 or older. The cost is $59.
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.
GOLD MINE TAVERN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR PROJECT 150
Gold Mine Tavern, 23 S. Water St., plans to put a twist on its Wednesday Ladies’ Night from 8 p.m. to close July 10 to benefit Project 150, a nonprofit that helps local homeless teens. The organization will receive the proceeds from a charity raffle. Donations also will be collected.
Skinnygirl will provide free cocktails to women from 8 to 10 p.m. Local group Hashtag will provide entertainment and street tacos and other Mexican specialties will be available for sale. This event is for guests 21 or older.
For more information, call 478-9965.
‘WINES DU JOUR’ SHOW SET FOR JULY 11 AT DOM DEMARCO’S PIZZERIA
Radio wine show “Wines Du Jour” is scheduled to broadcast its annual Christmas in July show to benefit the NSPCA from 7 to 8 p.m. July 11 from Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar, 9785 W. Charleston Blvd.
Tickets are $25 (payable by cash, check or credit card), and guests are also asked to bring items such as cat or dog food, blankets, cleaning supplies or a cash donation to benefit the NSPCA.
Guests are asked to arrive by 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VEGAS STREATS SET FOR JULY 13
The Vegas StrEATs food truck festival is set for 6 p.m. July 13 at Jackie Gaughan Plaza at the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St. This month’s event is set to feature a special hip-hop showcase from the Life is Beautiful Festival from 8 p.m. to midnight.
The event is free and open to all ages. For more information, visit vegasstreats.com.
COMME ÇA TO CELEBRATE BASTILLE DAY WITH SPECIAL DISHES, COCKTAILS
In honor of Bastille Day, Comme Ca by David Myers at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to serve French dishes and specialty cocktails during a daylong celebration July 14.
Dishes are set to include potted duck rillettes for $14 and grilled leg of lamb Provençal for $36. Four cocktails will be offered at happy hour price for the day.
For more information, visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
MIMI’S CAFE ANNOUNCES HERITAGE MENU WITH 1978 PRICING
Mimi’s Cafe is offering a Heritage Menu with classic dishes available at 1978 prices.
Five of the dishes will be offered for Bastille Day, July 14: bowl of French onion soup, $2.25; pain perdu, $4.25; individual classic muffins, 45 cents each; French dip sandwich, $4.10; and eggs Benedict, $3.95.
For locations, visit mimiscafe.com.
MARCHÉ BACCHUS PLANS BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION JULY 14
Marché Bacchus, 2620 Regatta Drive, plans to host a Bastille Day celebration from 5 to 9:30 p.m. July 14.
A lakeside performance by Vegas Extreme Skydiving and Navy Seals is planned for 7 p.m., with a balloon release and champagne toast to follow. From 5 to 9:30 p.m., a special dinner menu will be served.
For reservations, call 702-804-8008.
POPPY DEN’S MEANINGFUL MONDAY TO BENEFIT THE SMITH CENTER
Poppy Den at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 180, is offering a community giving program, Meaningful Mondays, to raise money for local charities. July 15 is set to benefit The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
For more information, call 702-802-2480 or visit vegaspoppyden.com.
ELEMENTS KITCHEN & MARTINI BAR PLANS ITALIAN WINE DINNER FOR JULY 15
Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., No. 100, plans to host a seven-course Italian wine dinner July 15. Guest speakers are planned, as is a private auction including a 5-liter bottle of 1996 Terre de’ Priori Chianti, Cantino di Montalcino, Italy.
The cost is $79. For reservations, call 702-750-2991.
TEA SERIES TO CONTINUE WITH BASICS OF TEA II JULY 16
The Las Vegas Tea Series is set to offer the class Basics of Tea II July 16. Cups will be provided, but attendees are invited to bring their favorite teacup or mug.
The rest of the class schedule is: Focused Tea Tasting: Iced Teas, July 24; Focused Tea Tasting: Tisanes, Aug. 13; 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.
RUMOR RETURNS YAPPY HOUR JULY 18
Rumor Boutique Hotel, 455 E. Harmon Ave., plans to host Yappy Hour for dog owners and their pups from 6 to 9 p.m. July 18. The theme will be Lola’s Yappy Hour Birthday. For more information, visit rumorvegas.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. July 19.
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.
SIN CITY BEER FESTIVAL SET FOR JULY 19 AT BAGATELLE
Vegas Wine & Food, in partnership with Eat Drink and Repeat, plans to present the Sin City Beer Festival from 6 to 10 p.m. July 19 at Bagatelle Las Vegas, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
The event will benefit Three Square food bank. All-inclusive tickets, including a souvenir pint glass and all-you-can-drink beer, are $85. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit sincitybeerfestival.com.
HADASSAH TO HOST COOKING DEMO AT MISE EN PLACE
The Southern Nevada chapter of Hadassah has slated a cooking school demonstration and tasting for 12:30 p.m. July 21 at the Mise en Place Cooking School, 9500 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 170. The school’s resident chef, Cody Hinckley, plans to prepare a vegetarian lunch.
Seating is limited. The cost is $25. Your check is your reservation; mail to Hadassah, P.O. Box 401255, Las Vegas, NV 89140.
For more information, contact Emily Perlman at 702-896-1999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BORDER GRILL PLANS TRASH FISH DINNER JULY 22
Border Grill at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to team with rm seafood’s Rick Moonen, chefs Jet Tila and Michael Leviton and Chefs Collaborative to host a Trash Fish Dinner at 6:30 p.m. July 22.
The dinner will feature alternatives to seafood, including underutilized species such as Pacific sardines, California squid, farm-raised sturgeon and porgy. During the event, Sheila Bowman of Monterey Bay Aquarium and Seafood Watch will speak about the seafood offered and why each was selected.
The cost is $125. A cocktail reception is planned before the dinner.
For tickets, visit chefscollaborative.org/events.
CABERNET WINE DINNER SET FOR JULY 25 AS PART OF CARNEVALE
A Cabernet Wine Dinner featuring the Antinori Family is planned for 6 p.m. July 25 as part of Carnevale celebration at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
Each course of the six-course tasting menu will be paired with a red wine from the Antinori Winery in Tuscany, Italy, and the Col Solare vineyards of Washington State.
The cost is $200. For tickets, visit any box office at The Venetian or the Palazzo, call 702-414-9000 or visit palazzo.com/carnevale.
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.
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.
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.
Through July 31, Fleming’s plans to give a $25 dining credit to patrons who make reservations.
For reservations, call 702-838-4774.
RÍ RÁ announces new menu items
Rí Rá at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a new breakfast menu from 8 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Fridays for dine-in or takeout.
The Quick Bites menu includes The Breakfast Sandwich ($6.95) with egg, bacon and cheese on a grilled roll, and continental breakfast ($7) with pastry, fruit and coffee or tea on the side. Dine-in guests’ choices include eggs ($7.95), Banger or Rasher sandwich ($4.95) and Irish smoked salmon ($14.95).
New to the lunch and dinner appetizer selections are steamed mussels ($13.95). Other menu selections include Worchestershire-marinated chicken ($11.95), Mum’s beef, pork and veal meatloaf burger ($13.95), grilled Guinness bratwurst ($10.95) and Irish smoked salmon toastie ($14.95). New salads, apple and walnut ($10.95) and goat cheese ($11.95), also are available for lunch or dinner.
SMASHBURGER UNVEILS SECRET MENU WITH PB&J SHAKE
Smashburger is pulling back the curtain on its secret menu with its newest shake, the Peanut Butter & Jelly, taken from its secret menu of items created by guests. The shake combines Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream with strawberry syrup and crushed Nutter Butter cookies.
It is available through Sept. 30. For locations, visit smashburger.com.
B CONNECTED MEMBERS CAN ENJOY DINING DEALS IN JULY
Buffet specials are planned in July for B Connected members at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., and the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The prime rib and shrimp scampi dinner buffet will be $12.99 ($15.99 for nonmembers) Sundays through Thursdays.
The prime rib and snow crab dinner buffet will be $15.99 ($20.99 for nonmembers) Fridays and Saturdays.
The Orleans Sunday brunch buffet will be $11.99 ($13.99 for nonmembers) and $12.99 ($15.99 for nonmembers) at the Suncoast.
The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, and Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, will offer a prime rib dinner buffet for $9.99 ($12.99 for nonmembers) Sundays through Thursdays.
The prime rib and seafood dinner buffet will be $19.99 ($24.99 for nonmembers) Fridays.
The Gold Coast Sunday brunch buffet will be $10.99 ($12.99 for nonmembers) and $9.99 ($14.99 for nonmembers) at Sam’s Town.
B Connected members can also get steak and fried shrimp for $9.99 ($14.99 for nonmembers) at The Orleans Courtyard Café from 3 to 6 p.m. daily.
Billy Bob’s at Sam’s Town is offering a steak and lobster dinner for $11.99 ($14.99 for nonmembers) with the purchase of a beverage from 8 p.m. to close. The special is available from 8:30 p.m. to close in the Cortez Room at the Gold Coast.
For more information, visit bconnectedonline.com.
ELDORADO AND JOKERS WILD PLAN SPAGHETTI SPECIAL IN JULY
Eldorado Casino, 140 S. Water St., and Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Highway, are offering a $2.99 spaghetti dinner special that includes soup or salad from 11 a.m. to close daily in July.
Casino bars will serve $1 Budweiser and $2 Jack Daniel’s or Jack Daniel’s Honey all day.
HALF-OFF HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS AVAILABLE AT ZENSHIN
Zenshin at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering half off on select items during happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. daily, including $5 martinis, $2 domestic beers and $2.50 import beers. Appetizers include edamame for $2.50, karaage chicken for $3.50 and fried oysters for $5. Specialty sushi rolls include Spider for $6 and spicy tuna for $4.
Local Ladies Night is Thursdays, with a 50 percent discount for all drinks for women with a local ID.
For more information, visit southpointcasino.com.
SOUTH POINT SERVING JULY DINING DEALS
The South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a $20 three-course special at Don Vito’s from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Entree choices are fettuccine Alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs or gnocchi.
Primarily Prime Rib is offering locals half off appetizers and specialty cocktails with the purchase of a dinner entree Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to closing.
Silverado Steakhouse is offering half off all wines, excluding the Wine of the Month, Monday through Thursday.
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 special happy hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
The Coronado Café has a $15 mid-afternoon meal special featuring an appetizer and two entrees from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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.
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.
For more information, including restaurants scheduled to participate, visit helpoutdineoutlv.org. Menus are scheduled to be posted Aug. 8.
DISH LAS VEGAS TO BENEFIT THREE SQUARE IN SEPTEMBER
DISH Las Vegas is planned for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Palms Pool & Bungalows, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, to benefit Three Square food bank. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale July 1. For more information, visit threesquare.org.