A La Carte, Feb. 11-17


GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA TO SELL GIRL SCOUT THIN MINT CHEESECAKE

To support leadership programs through the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria locations in the Las Vegas Valley plan to offer Girl Scout Thin Mint Cheesecake while supplies last.

A new Caramel deLites Cheesecake also will be offered. Slices are $5 each, with all proceeds going to Girl Scouts of Souther Nevada.

For Grimaldi’s locations, visit grimaldispizzeria.com.

CHOCOLATE & SPICE PLANS VALENTINE’S DAY DECORATING CLASS FOR KIDS

Chocolate & Spice Bakery, 7923 W. Sahara Ave., plans to host a children’s Valentine’s Day cupcake-decorating class from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 11.

Chef Megan Romano and Keris Kuwana plan to teach the mixing method of cupcake making before demonstrating various decorating tricks. Treats and refreshments are planned.

Parents must be present. The cost is $25 per child.

To sign up, email megan@chocolatenspice.com.

LES KINCAID TO CONTINUE WINE CLASSES

Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host the class Chocolate & Wine Pairing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Total Wine & More in Boca Park, 730 S. Rampart Blvd.

Attendees must be 21 or older. The cost is $59.

To register, visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

RX BOILER ROOM TO HOST VALENTINE’S DAY TAKOVER WITH MIXOLOGISTS

The Rx Boiler Room in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a Valentine’s Day takeover with mixologists Francesco Lafranconi and J.R. Starkus at 10 p.m. Feb. 12. Cuisine will be paired with cocktail offerings incorporating oysters, chiles, figs, almonds and more.

Tickets are $50 per person. For reservations, call 702-632-9900 or email melissa@rickmoonen.com.

MIX IN THE HOTEL AT MANDALAY BAY TO HOST FOR THE LOVE OF COCKTAILS FEB. 13

Mix in THE Hotel at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host For the Love of Cocktails from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 13 to benefit the Helen David Relief Fund.

The event is set to be co-hosted by mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, who started the fund to provide financial assistance to those in the beverage industry who are affected by breast cancer. Stations featuring innovative cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music are planned.

Tickets are $35 in advance at fortheloveofcocktails.com or $50 at the door. A VIP table package is $150.

‘WINES DU JOUR’ PLANS VALENTINE’S DAY-THEMED BROADCAST FEB. 13

Les Kincaid plans to bring his syndicated radio show “Wines Du Jour” to the Dal Toro Ristorante in the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Feb. 13. The Jordan Vineyard & Winery will be featured, and guests will receive a special gift in honor Valentine’s Day.

The cost is $30 per person. To RSVP, email les@leskincaid.com.

BELLAGIO ANNOUNCES CULINARY CLASSROOM SCHEDULE FOR 2014

The Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom at the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, has announced its schedule for 2014. The educational series includes interactive cooking classes led by executive chef Edmund Wong and his team. Each two-hour class is held in Tuscany Kitchen, a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen. Each class has a seasonal theme and features a menu created with fresh ingredients.

The schedule is: I Heart Food, Feb. 13; The Noodle Lover’s Guide to Pasta, March 5; Blossoming Taste of Spring, April 3; Grilling Perfection, May 28; Father’s Day Bellagio Barbeque, June 12; What to Eat First? The Chicken or the Egg, Aug. 27; Farm to Table, Sept. 24; Cooking with Chocolate, Oct. 1 and Harvesting Thanksgiving, Nov. 19.

Classes are $125. To sign up, call 866-406-7117.

HASH HOUSE A GO GO TO MARK NATIONAL PANCAKE WEEK THROUGH FEB. 16

Hash House A Go Go plans to celebrate National Pancake Week through Feb. 16 by offering a special Mardi Gras-themed flapjack in celebration of its newest Las Vegas location opening inside the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road.

The flapjack features M&Ms, dark and white chocolate chips and a light dusting of powdered sugar, served with warm maple syrup and festive Mardi Gras beads for $8.99.

The pancake is available at all Hash House A Go Go locations. For locations, visit hashhouseagogo.com/lasvegas.

GIMME SOME SUGAR SALES TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S HEART FOUNDATION

Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe, 19 S. Stephanie St., Suite 160, plans to donate 15 percent of all sales, excluding alcohol, to the Children’s Heart Foundation through Feb. 16 in support of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.

For more information, call 702-882-2537.

SILVER SEVENS’ S7 BUFFET PLANS PRESIDENTS DAY BRUNCH

The S7 Buffet at Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road, plans to mark Presidents Day with a special brunch buffet for $9.99 for A-Play card holders and $12.99 without a card. Carving stations with roasted turkey, baked ham and beef brisket are planned.

The brunch will be available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 17. For more information, visit silversevenscasino.com.

CHEEBURGER CHEEBURGER TO HOST ONE POUNDER CHALLENGE FEB. 23

Cheeburger Cheeburger, 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd., plans to host a One Pounder Challenge at 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

The challenge will be hosted by the Rocking Comedy Show. Registration is required. A cash prize is available for first place.

A Two Pounder Challenge is planned for March 30, with a Three Pounder Challenge to be announced.

For more information or to sign up, email lasvegas@cheeburger.com or call 702-220-3912.

FERRARO’S SERVING SPECIAL COCKTAIL IN HONOR OF WINTER OLYMPICS

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, is offering a special red, white and blue cocktail, the Spirit of America, in honor of the Winter Olympic Games. The layered concoction features grenadine, lemon vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and blue curacao.

The drink is regularly $14 but will be 25 percent off during happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

A special Ora Sociale (happy hour) menu will be served in the bar and lounge any time of day through Feb. 23. Items are $4 to $9.

For more information, call 702-364-5300.

CANTINA LAREDO ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY PROMOTIONS

Kids are invited to eat for free at Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., No. 110, during the Winter Olympics, through Feb. 23.

From Feb. 17 through March 31, Cantina Laredo will donate $1 for every entree purchased on Mondays to the local chapter of the American Heart Association.

Cantina Laredo chef Damon Workman plans to raise money for the organization by participating in the association’s fourth annual Flavors of the Heart event Sept. 20.

For more information, visit cantinalaredo.com or call 702-202-4511.

T-BONES CHOPHOUSE PLANS FOUR-COURSE BEER DINNER FEB. 27

T-Bones Chophouse & Lounge in Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a four-course tasting menu paired with craft beers from various beermakers at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27.

Participating breweries include Lagunitas Brewing Co., Angry Orchard, Rogue Ales and Stone Brewing Co. Dave Streeter, a certified beer server and brand manager from Bonanza Beverage, will discuss the pairings.

The cost is $85. For reservations, call Michelle Lee at 702-797-7517.

CHEF KERRY SIMON TO SPEARHEAD EVENT FOR KEEP MEMORY ALIVE

Chef Kerry Simon, who announced in December that he has multiple system atrophy, has partnered with Keep Memory Alive, the charitable arm of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, to raise research funds during an event set for 7 p.m. Feb. 27. The culinary and music-centric spectacular will be held in the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, 888 W. Bonneville Ave., and will feature celebrity chefs and live entertainment. A VIP after-party is planned at Kerry’s Simon Restaurant and Lounge at Palms Place, 4381 W. Flamingo Road.

Chefs set to attend include Daniel Boulud, Kim Canteenwalla, Wylie DuFresne, Grant Macpherson, Michael Mina, Rick Moonen and Megan Romano. Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Vince Neil and Slash are set to join house band Sin City Sinners to entertain.

Tickets are $500 for general admission and $1,000 for the VIP pre-party reception with celebrity meet and greet, the Rock ‘n Roll Cocktail Party, an autographed poster and entry into the after-party

ECHO & RIG ANNOUNCES HAPPIEST HOURS

Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., is offering Happiest Hours, a mash-up of traditional happy hour and the late-night menu, from 3 to 6 p.m. daily and 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday in the downstairs cocktail bar or charcuterie bar.

Deals include $10 pitchers, $1 fresh butcher hot dog, free cocktail of the day for women, singles turn into doubles for men and $1.99 steak and eggs or shrimp cocktail.

For more information, visit echoandrig.com.

MARIE CALLENDER’S HOSTING WHOLE PIE-TO-GO SALE THROUGH FEBRUARY

Marie Callender’s is offering whole pies to go for $7.99, plus the pie tin, through February. More than 30 varieties are available, including apple, banana cream, coconut cream, peach and lemon meringue. Cheesecakes, seasonal fruit pies and promotional pies are excluded.

For more information and locations, visit mariecallenders.com.

RI RA ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY SPECIALS

Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a Fiery Apple beer cocktail for $12 during February, along with pot roasted lamb pie with goat cheese mash crust for $15.95.

For more information, visit rira.com.

IHOP TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY MARCH 4

IHOP plans to celebrate National Pancake Day March 4 by offering guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Customers will be encouraged to leave a voluntary donation to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Now through March 4, customers can purchase Miracle Balloons for $1 and $5 each. Customers who purchase the $5 one will receive a $5 off coupon.

For more information and locations, visit ihoppancakeday.com.

THREE SQUARE SPRING RESTAURANT WEEK SET FOR MARCH 7-14

Spring Las Vegas Restaurant Week to benefit Three Square food bank is planned March 7-14, with participating valley restaurants set to offer special menus ranging from $20.14 to $50.14.

Starting in late February, an updated list of participating restaurants and menu details will be available at helpoutdineoutlv.org. Diners are encouraged to share their experiences on Twitter by following @threesquarelv and using the hashtags #LVRW2014 and #HelpOutDineOutLV, and by “liking” the Restaurant Week Facebook page at on.fb.me/lvrwfb.

GREAT VEGAS FESTIVAL OF BEER COMING TO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS APRIL 26

The 2014 Great Vegas Festival of Beer is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. (early entry and VIP entry at 3 p.m.) April 26 in the Fremont East Entertainment District in downtown Las Vegas.

Motley Brews plans to expand the festival to accommodate the local beer scene and feature more than 250 brews from more than 80 breweries. A new focus will be on beer-inspired culinary menus, mixology, educational elements, interactive exhibits and live music.

A portion of ticket sales will go to the Nevada Craft Brewers Association. Early bird tickets are on sale through Feb. 16, when adjusted standard pricing takes effect. General admission tickets start at $30, early entry tickets start at $40 and the Brewers Lounge VIP tickets start at $70.

For tickets, visit greatvegasbeer.com.

 

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