DINING: Moonen honored, new LBS burger and lots more

Rick Moonen (rm seafood at Mandalay Bay) has been named Chef of the Year by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The nonprofit aquarium and its Seafood Watch program will honor Moonen at its Cooking for Solutions 2001 May 20-22. …
LBS: A Burger Joint at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., is test-marketing a new Caprese Burger, dry-aged Hereford beef with melted buffalo mozzarella, pesto aioli, balsamic glaze, mixed greens and sliced tomatoes on a ciabatta bun. With fries or a side salad it’s $11.95 and will be available through Monday (March 9) — or longer if it catches on. …

The Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour will be at the Sam’s Club at 2650 E. Craig Road on Saturday (May 7) for a regional competition. The day’s events, which run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include sampling and demos with barbecue expert Troy Black from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free to the public. …

Kung Fu Plaza, a Thai restaurant at 3505 S. Valley View Blvd., is teaming up with William Hill Estate Winery to support music in local schools. The restaurant will make a donation to local music-education programs for every glass of William Hill Estate wine sold. …

Anyone who donates $365 to Vegas PBS will get participation for two in a May 13 cooking demonstration with chef Hubert Keller (Fleur and Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay) on the station’s campus, plus a Cuisinart Elite Collection food processor and an autographed copy of Keller’s “Burger Bar” cookbook. Go to or call 799-1010. …

In honor of May as National Celiac Awareness Month, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., reminds those with celiac disease that it has a gluten-free menu. …

Pure Management won a Webby Award in the food/restaurant category for its website.


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