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.
TERRA VERDE TO HOST WEEKDAY WINE BAR HAPPY HOUR
Terra Verde at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, plans to host a weekday wine bar happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday in the bar lounge and outside patio with half off appetizers and an enomatic wine system featuring a large collection of Italian and California wines.
The appetizer menu includes pizza margherita, crostini, bruschetta and arancini. Guests also can enjoy $6 cocktails or featured wines by the glass with the enomatic wine card, a special $10 card that offers $20 worth of wine during happy hour (one car per guest, per day).
For more information, call 702-617-7075.
HACHI OFFERING REVERSE HAPPY HOUR AT RED ROCK RESORT
Hachi at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to offer specials during a reverse happy hour from 9 p.m. to close Thursday through Saturday. Drinks including sake bombs and modern Japanese small bites will be $8 each. Options include seaweed salad, Sizzling Shiromi Sashimi and mini truffle ramen.
The restaurant closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 702-797-7576.
FERRARO’S PLANS PROGRAMS FOR LOCALS
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, is offering a Locals Too program for Nevada residents. After providing an email address and valid ID, local residents will receive a Locals Too card and can find exclusive news and offers in their email. Perks include new menu information, wine tastings and other locals-only deals. Members will receive 25 percent off their check when ordering from the dinner menu.
For more information, call 702-364-5300.
GOLDEN GATE’S ONEBAR GETS A MAKEOVER
OneBar at the Golden Gate, 1 Fremont St., has completed an expansion, including the addition of a large LED video screen and a permanent platform for flair bartenders. Specially crafted cocktails including the 1906 Cocktail, a tribute to the hotel’s history, are available.
For more information, goldengatecasino.com.
TEA SERIES TO CONCLUDE DEC. 3
The Las Vegas Tea Series is set to offer the class Exploring Wild Teas, Dec. 3. Cups will be provided, but attendees are invited to bring their favorite teacup or mug. For more information, visit teaserieslv.com or contact Naomi Rosen or Ashanti McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANTINA LAREDO PLANS TEQUILA DINNER DEC. 4
Cantina Laredo in Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 110, plans to host a four-course tequila-pairing dinner at 7 p.m. Dec. 4.
The menu will be paired with Patron Tequila. Representatives from Cantina Laredo and Patron will walk guests through each pairing.
Reservations are due by Dec. 1. The cost is $49.99 per person. For reservations, call 702-202-4511.
ORIGIN INDIA TO SERVE SPECIAL MENU FOR TYPHOON HAIYAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE
Origin India Restaurant and Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, plans to serve a special menu created by chef Maneet Chauhan Dec. 4 to raise funds for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Chauhan is the author of “Flavors of My World” and a judge on the Food Network’s “Chopped.” The menu will cost $50 per guest, with proceeds going to the Red Cross and ABS-CBN Foundation.
For reservations, call 702-734-6342.
R STEAK & SEAFOOD TO HOST ‘WINES DU JOUR’ BROADCAST
R Steak & Steafood inside the Riviera, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a broadcast of the wine radio show “Wines Du Jour,” hosted by Les Kincaid, at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Guest are asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m. and to bring a donation for Toys for Tots.
The cost is $25 per person. To RSVP, email email@example.com. Guests must be 21 or older.
SMILES FOR SURVIVORS PLANS HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER AT FOUNDATION ROOM
Smiles for Survivors Foundation and the House of Blues Las Vegas Foundation Room plan to host the I Heart Smiles Happy Hour from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 as a fundraising event for the Smiles for Survivors nonprofit. The group works to raise awareness of potential oral side effects of cancer treatment and provides dental treatment for breast cancer patients and survivors through a network of dentists.
During the happy hour, 10 percent of beverage sales will go to the nonprofit. Bungalow Boutique plans to host a trunk show offering clothing and accessories, with 10 percent of the sales also going to the nonprofit.
The Foundation Room is at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Guests must RSVP. Admission is free and open to those 21 or older. Upscale business casual dress is required.
To RSVP, visit on.fb.me/1e8myoy.
RX BOILER ROOM TO MARK REPEAL DAY DEC. 5
The RX Boiler Room in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to mark Repeal Day from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 with one-per-guest complimentary Moscow Mules and $5 vintage cocktails in the bar and lounge area. The event will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.
For more information, call 702-632-9900.
ECHO & RIG TO CELEBRATE REPEAL DAY DEC. 5
Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., plans to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Prohibition Repeal Day Dec. 5 with drink specials. Check in on Foursquare to claim a special or visit Echo & Rig’s Facebook page to get $3 era-inspired cocktails.
For more information, visit echoandrig.com.
GOLDEN GATE TO HOST REPEAL DAY CELEBRATION AT BAR PROHIBITION!
Bar Prohibition!, the new name of the original casino bar at the Golden Gate, 1 Fremont St., plans to celebrate Repeal Day Dec. 5 with an all-night party and classic drinks from the Prohibition Cocktail Menu.
WINTER IN VENICE TO FEATURE LA CUCINA ITALIANA FESTIVAL DEC. 5-8 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 La Cucina Italiana Festival as part of the Winter in Venice celebration Dec. 5-8. Among the highlights scheduled are a dinner with chef Wolfgang Puck at CUT in Palazzo from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 for $250 per person and The Grand Banquet set for 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Grand Colonnade of The Venetian for $500 per person.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7, How to Italian featuring demonstrations and a marketplace is scheduled for $50 per person at The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium.
For more information, visit venetian.com.
PIZZA ROCK TO LAUNCH HEALTHY PIZZA-MAKING EVENT FOR KIDS DEC. 7
Pizza Rock, 201 N. Third St., plans to offer a weekly healthy pizza-making event called Kids in the Kitchen beginning at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7.
The event is planned for Saturdays and will offer parents and children tricks of the trade from pizza-tossing professionals, teaching everything from dough handling to toppings to cooking the pizzas. Fresh and healthy ingredients will be used.
The class is $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For reservations, call 702-385-0838.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ARIZONA CHARLIE’S ANNOUNCES DECEMBER SPECIALS
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 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.
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.
HARD ROCK HOTEL LAUNCHES NEW HEALTHY MENUS AT MR. LUCKY’S CAFE AND PINK TACO
Mr. Lucky’s Cafe and Pink Taco at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, have launched healthy menus featuring gluten-free, low-calorie and vegetarian/vegan options.
Mr. Lucky’s On the Light Side menu offers items such as Mediterranean kale salad ($8.99) and gluten-free pasta carbonara ($11.99). Pink Taco has garden fajitas ($12) and Mexican turkey chopped salad (half size for $7).
For more information, visit hardrockhotel.com.
HARD ROCK HOTEL OFFERS PRIX FIXE MENU FOR JOINT CONCERT GOERS
Hard Rock Hotel’s 33 Steaks +Martinis, 4455 Paradise Road, is offering a Joint Prix Fixe Menu for $45 per person on concert dates.
The menu features a choice of Cajun spiced chicken salad or wild mushroom risotto, entree choices of filet of beef or pan-roasted salmon and Mickey’s Dessert Martini.
Also, on UNLV basketball game days, game ticket holders can enjoy 50 percent off all glasses of wine.
For reservations, call 702-693-5000.
The Joint menu at Culinary Dropout is $25 per person, featuring choice of soft pretzels with fondue or salad, entree choices of fried chicken or Ma…The Meatloaf and one Paper Bag Beer Special. For more information, call 702-522-8100.
The Joint menu at Fu is $29 per person and features seabass lettuce cups and ginger chicken ravioli, entree choices of pan-fried seabass with shrimp, tempura chicken or stir-fried beef and bread pudding for dessert. For more information, call 702-522-8188.
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. 4 to benefit City Impact Center.
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. 5, Smiles for Survivors; Dec. 6, International House of Blues Foundation; Dec. 9, Lightning Buck; Dec. 11, NV Entertainment Training Program; 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.
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.
ESTIATORIO MILOS UNVEILS NEW MENUS AT THE COSMOPOLITAN
Estiatorio Milos in The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a Moonlight Menu from 10 p.m. to close Monday through Saturday and 4 p.m. to close Sunday for $49. A Sunset Menu is available from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 4 p.m. to close Sunday for the same price.
For $29.50, guests can enjoy a Pre Event Menu from 4 to 8 p.m. and a happy hour menu, including salmon or tuna tartare and Maryland crab cake, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the bar.
For more information, visit milos.ca.
FLEMING’S TO OFFER TASTE OF THE SEASON MENU THROUGH JAN. 31
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to offer a Winter Taste of the Season two-course prix fixe menu through Jan. 31.
The menu features forest mushroom and housemade ricotta crostini, cedar-smoked and charred prime New York strip, rosemary and garic cipollini onions and creamy horseradish sauce.
The cost is $40.95. A Blackberry Sage Smash Cocktail is $9.95, and a chocolate whisky tart with cinnamon cream is $7.95.
For reservations, call 702-838-4774.