‘PAWN STARS’ CAST, RACHEL’S KITCHEN PLAN SANDY HOOK FUNDRAISER
The cast of “Pawn Stars” and Rachel’s Kitchen at the Ogden, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plan to host a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 to benefit Where Angels Play Foundation, an organization that builds playgrounds in honor of each of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting as a way to celebrate their lives.
During the fundraiser, a portion of sales will go to the foundation. For more information, call 702-371-5045.
MINUS5 ICE BAR TO HOST TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE DEC. 10
Minus5 Ice Bar in the Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a toy drive to benefit the Toys for Tots Foundation from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 10. For each item donated, guests will receive a complimentary two-for-one entry into the ice bar.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HOUR TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the House of Blues brand, the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer 20 Happy Anniversary Hour events through January. The next one is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 to benefit NV Entertainment Training Program.
A portion of the proceeds raised during each happy hour event will go to the charity. Patrons must be 21 or older. The rest of the happy hour schedule is: Dec. 13, Cultural Arts Training Foundation; Dec. 16, Dress for Success; Dec. 19, Women’s Development Center; Dec. 20, date available; Jan. 9, Aid for AIDS of Nevada; Jan. 10, Helping Hands; Jan. 16, Veterans Action Group; Jan. 17 Mabuhay Foundation; Jan 23, date available; Jan. 24, Blues Society; Jan. 28, date available; Jan. 29, date available; and Jan. 31, U.S. Vets.
Charities that would like to inquire about available dates can email Holmes Pooser at email@example.com.
GOLD MINE TAVERN PLANS HONKY TONK WEEKEND
The Gold Mine Tavern, 23 S. Water St. in Henderson, plans to welcome National Finals Rodeo and country fans Dec. 13-14 for country music, line dancing, drink specials and barbecue. Jack Daniels specials are planned Dec. 13, and Bulleit Bourbon specials for Dec. 14, both starting at 8 p.m. Admission is free for guests 21 or older.
For more information, call 702-318-8446 or visit thegoldminetavern.com.
CULINARY DROPOUT TO HOST UGLY SWEATER PARTY DEC. 13 AT HARD ROCK HOTEL
Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, plans to host an Ugly Sweater Holiday Party at 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Wear a holiday-themed sweater and enjoy buy-one-get-one paper bag special beers. A specialty cocktail, the Dropout Wassail, will be $9. For more information, call 702-522-8100.
CULINARY CLASH MASTER CHEF COMPETITION SET FOR DEC. 13-14 AT THE VENETIAN
The Culinary Clash Master Chef Competition is scheduled for Dec. 13-14 as part of the Winter in Venice holiday celebration at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
Chef Emeril Lagasse will serve as celebrity judge for the contest, which pits chefs from The Venetian and Palazzo restaurants against each other inside mobile food truck kitchens. Robin Leach is set to host.
A new element this year will be Masters of Mixology, a competition among resort bartenders, hosted by master mixologist Dale Degroff.
Admission to watch the events is free, and the action is set to be broadcast on giant screens along the Strip.
SIMON RESTAURANT TO HOST SANTA TEA DEC. 14
Simon Restaurant and Lounge at Palms Place, 4381 W. Flamingo Road, plans to host Communities In Schools of Nevada’s annual Santa Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 14. Families are invited to take photos with Santa, decorate cookies and sip hot cocoa, with cranberry mojitos and small bites available for the adults. Children’s favorites such as pigs in a blanket are also planned, along with sandwiches and holiday rolls stuffed with turkey and mashed potatoes and topped with cranberry sauce. Sweets will include homemade cookies, cupcakes and cotton candy.
Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for children. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 11, with proceeds benefiting CISN. For tickets, visit cisnevada.org/santa.
SIXTH ANNUAL CARNIVAL OF CUISINE SET FOR DEC. 14 AT THE VENETIAN AND PALAZZO
The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, are set to host the sixth annual Carnival of Cuisine food festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 poolside at the Palazzo Pool Deck.
The event will include a special welcome by chef Emeril Lagasse, along with cusine from award-winning restaurants such as Aquaknox, B&B Ristorante, Bouchon and Cafe Presse.
Guests must be 21 or older. General admission is $60, and VIP tickets are $85 and include early entry at 12:30 p.m. A portion of each ticket price will benefit Three Square food bank. Grazie members can receive discounted admission of $55 for general and $80 for VIP.
For tickets, visit any Venetian/Palazzo box office, call 702-414-9000 or visit venetian.com or palazzo.com. For more information on the Grazie program, call 702-414-4116.
CERES TO HOST FIRST & THIRD SUNDAY BRUNCH AT JW MARRIOTT
Ceres at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host a First & Third Sunday Brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15 featuring live jazz music with saxophonist Vince Preister and guitar accompanist Calvin Brooks. Brunch will feature the JW Marriott Signature Breakfast Buffet. The cost is $19 for adults, $9 for children 5 to 12 and free for children 4 or younger, plus tax and gratuity. For an additional $6, guests can add the build-your-own Bloody Mary station.
For reservations, call 702-869-7381.
TICKETS ON SALE DEC. 15 FOR ROBERT BURNS SUPPER
The St. Andrew’s Society of Southern Nevada plans to host its annual Robert Burns Supper at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive.
The no-host bar is set to open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $50 per person and will be available starting Dec. 15. For tickets, mail a check payable to: SASSN, P.O. Box 33244, Las Vegas, NV 89133, or pay via PayPal at sassn.com.
FERRARO’S PLANS ONE-NIGHT, TRUFFLES-THEMED DINNER DEC. 15
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, plans to host a one-night, five-course dinner featuring seasonal white truffles from Alba, Italy, paired with Piemonte producer Batasiolo’s wines at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
Ferraro’s owner Gino Ferraro and the winemaker from Batasiolo are scheduled to attend. The cost is $250 per person, with limited seating available.
For reservations, call 702-364-5300.
ARIZONA CHARLIE’S ALLOWS PLAYERS TO USE POINTS TO PROVIDE HOLIDAY MEALS FOR THOSE IN NEED
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, and Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., are allowing players to contribute their ace I PLAY points to provide holiday meals for people in need this holiday season.
The Feed a Family program allows ace I PLAY members to contribute any amount of points by visiting the ace I PLAY Center at either location through Dec. 15. For every 12,000 points contributed, Arizona Charlie’s will donate a box of food to the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority.
Each food basket is set to contain a holiday meal with an entree, sides and dessert for a family of four.
The ace I PLAY Center at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The center at the Decatur location is open from 7:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information, visit arizonacharlies.com.
RX BOILER ROOM TO HOST HOLIDAY TAKEOVER EVENT TO BENEFIT CHARITY
The RX Boiler Room in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host Holiday Takeover, an event featuring redefined comfort food and cocktails, from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 16. The event will benefit the Helen David Memorial Fund, started by The Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, which provides assistance to bartenders affected by breast cancer.
The cost is $50 per person. For a supplementary $50, guests will get three personalized books by chef Rick Moonen, Abou-Ganim and The Cocktail King Dale DeGroff.
For reservations, call 702-632-9900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORTE EUROPEAN TAPAS TO HOST TAKEOVER TUESDAYS
Forte European Tapas, 4180 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 806, plans to feature a Takeover Tuesday menu by chef Daniel Laferriere of Comma Ca by David Myers to benefit Three Square food bank at 7 p.m. Dec. 17. The New England Christmas dinner will also feature cocktail pairings by Comme Ca’s head bartender, Alex Penalosa. Tickets are $60 and are on sale at barforte.com.
GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA PLANS HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE FOR SHADE TREE
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria locations across the Las Vegas Valley plan to host a toy drive to benefit the Shade Tree shelter. Through Dec. 20, guests are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys.
For locations, visit grimaldispizzeria.com.
LAS VEGAS WINE & FOOD PLANS TASTE OF THE TOWN
Taste of the Town is planned for noon to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 21 in Yellowtail at the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to feature some of chef Akira Back’s signature creations, including Big Eye Tuna Pizza, Jeju Domi and Baked Crab Hand Roll. Award-winning wines and spirits also will be featured.
Tickets are $50 and a limited amount are available at bellagiotasting.eventbrite.com.
J.C. WOOLOUGHAN’S PLANS BEER FLIGHT, SPECIAL DECEMBER HOURS
J.C. Wooloughan’s Irish Pub in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to offer a beer flight special in December with four 5-ounce beers for $6.
Happy hour specials are available from 3 to 6 p.m. nightly, including $2.50 select draft beers and $5 appetizers.
The pub also plans to offer a Chicago Bears Tailgate Menu Sundays when Bears’ games are televised. The menu will feature chicken wings, chicken sausage sandwich, hot dogs and Italian beef sandwich. Beverage specials will also be offered.
In December, the pub will be closed during lunch and open at 4 p.m. through Dec. 12, Dec. 16-19 and Dec. 23 and 25. The pub will be closed on Dec. 24.
For more information, call 702-869-7725.
FIZZ LAS VEGAS OPENS IN CAESARS PALACE
FIZZ Las Vegas has opened inside Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The champagne lounge and bar is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 4 a.m. Friday through Sunday, with food service available daily from opening until 11 p.m.
Signature cocktails include the FIZZ Noir, a blend of cherries, fresh lemon juice, Grey Goose Cherry Noir and rock candy syrup, topped with brut champagne.
For more information, call 702-776-3200.
BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE ANNOUNCES HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS
Buddy V’s Ristorante —Bar & Lounge inside The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. South, offers happy hour specials from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. nightly. Specials include $4 draft beers, Prosecco, red or white Villa Antinori wines and high ball cocktails. Featured specialty cocktails are $6. Food specials include Grandma’s Meatballs and calamari fritti for $5 each.
The restaurant is owned by baker Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro, Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla.
SOUTH POINT PLANS DECEMBER DINING SPECIALS
Don Vito’s, Silverado Steak House and Primarily Prime Rib at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plan to offer Cowboy dining specials in the spirit of the National Finals Rodeo from Dec. 5-15.
Silverado Steak House will have a Tomahawk steak and dry aged 24-ounce rib chop for $45. Primarily Prime Rib plans to offer a Blackjack 16-ounce rib eye for $24. Each dish will come with a salad and side. All three restaurants plan to offer a $99 Western-themed dish for two featuring dry aged prime 14-ounce New York strip steak with shrimp scampi, scallops, spinach and homemade potato chips.
The property’s Ho Ho Ho Let it Flow promotion is offering guests $2 drink specials on all well, call, premium, draft or bottle beverages at all hotel and casino bars Dec. 16-24.
On Dec. 23, a celebration of the property’s eighth anniversary is planned, with cake and champagne for guests in the valet entrance from noon to 4 p.m.
Christmas Day specials are planned Dec. 25. The Coronado Cafe and Baja Miguel’s each plan to serve a cocktail of choice, soup or salad, turkey platter and Christmas Yule Log or warm mince meat pie and cream with coffee or tea for $16.95.
The Garden Buffet plans specials for $15.95 with a casino Club card and $19.95 without a card. A champagne dinner buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Prix Fixe menus are planned at Don Vito’s Silverado Steak House and Primarily Prime Rib. Don Vito’s menu includes entree choice of roast turkey dinner ($29), osso bucco ($35) or Alaskan halibut with king crab ($32).
Silverado Steak House’s menu is $49 for four courses, including entree choices of roast turkey, halibut Francaise, filet mignon, chicken Oscar or roast prime rib of beef.
Primarily Prime Rib’s menu is $29 for three courses, including entree choices of roast turkey, roast prime rib of beef, chicken Francaise, black and blue medallions of beef or Chilean seabass.
The menus are available from 4 to 9 p.m. at Don Vito’s and Silverado Steak House and from 2 to 9 p.m. at Primarily Prime Rib.
For more information, visit southpointcasino.com.
SILVERTON CASINO ANNOUNCES CHRISTMAS MENUS
Twin Creeks Steakhouse at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, plans to serve a Christmas Day menu from 2 to 7 p.m. with three courses for $39. It features seared scallop salad or lobster butternut bisque, free range turkey with sides and pumpkin cheesecake or apple cranberry strudel.
The Sundance Grill plans a special with soup or salad, roast turkey or grilled salmon with sides and cherry or pecan pie from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $17.95.
The Seasons Buffet plans to serve specials for $25.99 or $23.99 with a Silverton Rewards Club card from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Children 4-6 pay half price.
For more information, visit silvertoncasino.com.
ARIZONA CHARLIE’S ANNOUNCES DECEMBER SPECIALS
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, plans to offer a chicken pot pie special from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Dec. 31 in the Sourdough Cafe for $5.99 with an ace I PLAY card and $6.66 without a card.
The Yukon Grille plans to serve a three-course dinner special for $16.99 with a card and $18.88 without a card. It features soup or salad, chioce of side, choice of dessert and entree choices of flat iron steak, chicken and mushroom Alfredo pasta, grilled salmon or garlic and herb chicken.
On Dec. 25, the Yukon Grille plans a special menu from 3 to 9 p.m. with dinner choices of roasted turkey or Black Forest baked ham. The cost is $24.99 with a card and $27.77 without a card. For reservations, call 702-951-5800.
The Wild West Buffet plans to offer Christmas breakfast/brunch from 8 a.m. to noon and dinner from noon to 8 p.m., including honey baked ham, roasted turkey, braised ribs and baked cod. The cost is $11.99 for those with blue ace I PLAY cards and $13.32 for others.
The Sourdough Cafe plans to serve a Christmas special from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with baked ham, candied yams, soup or salad and dessert for $8.99 with a card and $9.99 without a card.
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., plans to serve a special of chicken pot pie or a half-pound Reuben with fries, coleslaw or potato salad for $5.99 with a card and $6.66 without a card.
Ron’s Steakhouse plans to offer a Triple Selection special with soup or salad, a bread basket, choice of appetizer and entree choices of filet mignon, prime rib, rainbow trout, chicken piccata or chicken pomodoro for $24.99 with a card and $27.77 without a card.
On Dec. 25, the Sourdough Cafe plans to offer a special from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $10.99 with a card and $12.22 without a card. It will offer baked ham or stuffed pork loin with sides, soup or salad and dessert.
The Frisco Market Buffet plans to serve lunch from 11 a.m .to 3:30 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 8 p.m., including baked ham, prime rib and leg of lamb. The cost is $10.99 with a red, green or orange ace I PLAY card, $13.19 with a blue card holders and $14.65 without a card.
Ron’s Steakhouse plans to serve a special from 3 to 8 p.m. featuring baked ham with sides for $29 with a card and $32.22 without a card; lamb shank osso buco for $32 with a card and $35.55 without a card; or stuffed orange roughy Florentine for $29 with a card and $32.22 without a card. All entrees come with soup or salad and dessert.
For more information, visit arizonacharlies.com.
HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THREE SQUARE
Hakkasan Las Vegas in the MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is partnering with Three Square through December to raise funds for the food bank. Guests who dine at the restaurant during December can have $5 donated to Three Square. A celebratory event is planned for January, when Hakkasan will provide Three Square with a check for the full donation amount generated.
For reservations, visit hakkasan.com/lasvegas or call 702-891-7888.
STRATOSPHERE’S TOP OF THE WORLD TO HOST WINE EVENT JAN. 22
The Top of the World Restaurant in the Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a special food and wine event celebrating 17 consecutive years as a recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22.
A seven-course tasting menu is planned, to be paired with selections from Joseph Phelps Vineyards. Bill Phelps, president of the vineyards, is set to attend.
The cost is $85 per person. For reservations, call 702-380-7777 or purchase tickets online at bit.ly/1hDiQbt.