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College reopens Capstone Cafe

The Harrah Hotel College at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has reopened its Capstone Cafe in Beam Hall on campus. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 6-7 (Italian), April 13-14 (Chinese dim sum) and April 20-21 (Mediterranean). Prices run from $5 to $12, and credit cards are accepted. …

The third annual Backyard BBQ, Couture Re-Sale & Flea Market for the benefit of Three Square’s backpack program is from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 1403 Westwood Drive, near Shadow Lane and Charleston Boulevard. Advance tickets, at $40 per person and $80 per family, are available at www.CoutureForCauses.org. They’ll be $50 and $100 at the gate. …

In honor of National Joe Day on Sunday, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab at The Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will give a free piece of pie to anyone named Joe, Jo, Josephine, Joanna — etc. — with purchase of an entree and photo ID. …

Local chefs will compete in the Silver Plate Celebrity Chef Contest from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Silver Ridge Healthcare Center, 1151 S. Torrey Pines Drive. Tickets are $25; proceeds will benefit the UMC Family Resource Center, and there will be a raffle for Three Square. Call Shanda Alcantara at 468-9418. …

Beginning Wednesday, Andre’s at the Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will present Whisky Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in its second-floor cigar lounge. The first will feature Highland Single-Malt Scotches, with three tasting stations. It’s $25 for an unlimited tasting; call 798-7151. …

The beers of Stone Brewing Co. will be featured in a dinner at 7 p.m. April 7 at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South. With an entree of steak frites, the four-course dinner is $65 per person, plus tax and tip. Call 607-6333. …

Ri Ra Irish Pub has opened at Mandalay Place, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, serving such items as whisky-garlic mussels, house-brined corned-beef brisket, potato-wrapped halibut and more. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (plus a late-night menu) daily, with brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. …

For additional restaurant news, visit the Vegas Voice blog at www.ReviewJournal.com.

Send information to Heidi Knapp Rinella, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125. You also can send faxes to 383-4676 or email her at hrinella@reviewjournal.com.

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