Food, music event celebrates traditions of Spain

The culinary traditions of Spain will be celebrated during the World Vibration Concert Series/World Cuisine event at noon March 8 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. The cooking demonstration begins at noon, with flamenco music following at 2 p.m. The fee for the demonstration is $14; a combination ticket for both is $25. For tickets and more information, call 455-7340 or stop at the center. …

The Royal Tea Society has planned "Let Them Eat Cake," a tea from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at Lakeside at Desert Shores, 2620 Regatta Drive. The atmosphere is to resemble dining on the River Seine; the menu will include Salade Nicoise on baguettes, ham and brie with pears and croissants, cakes and pastries from local bakeries and, of course, plenty of tea. It’s a benefit for Three Square community food bank. It’s $30 for members, $40 for guests and reservations are due by Saturday; to reserve, call 233-3795 or e-mail …

Tinoco’s Kitchen has opened at the Vegas Club, 18 Fremont St. From Chef Enrique Tinoco, who also owns and operates Tinoco’s Bistro in the downtown arts district, Tinoco’s Kitchen serves from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily from a menu including such dishes as pan-fried sea bass with lobster curry, grilled filet with garlic mashed potatoes and cognac cream sauce, plus sandwiches, salads and more. Call 380-5735. …

Cook’s BBQ-Tamarus, 9272 Tamarus St., now is Big Keeya’s BBQ. It serves ribs, chicken, links, brisket, pulled pork, sides and desserts and offers a $5 lunch special of one meat and one side from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Call 263-3480. …

Fat Tommy’s BBQ has opened at 6475 W. Charleston Blvd., serving pork ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken, hot links, pastrami and more. Call 435-7427. …

Martorano’s at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, marks its second anniversary with a number of menu additions including grilled hot and sweet sausages with tomato, red onion and cucumber; spaghettini fra diablo; bruschetta with prosciutto di Parma and sharp provolone; and braised pig’s feet. …

Marssa at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort will celebrate its second anniversary from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The reception-style party is open to the public and will include sushi (including a California roll-eating contest), drinks, dessert and dancing. It’s $30 per person on a first-come, first-served basis. …

Envy the Steakhouse at the Renaissance Las Vegas, 3400 Paradise Road, now serves a Sunday brunch featuring entertainment by pianist Wes Winters. The brunch includes various serving stations with such dishes as eggs Benedict, mini gourmet sandwiches, fresh fruit, chocolate-covered strawberries, assorted pastries, a wine-and-cheese tasting, build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and more. It’s served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with Winters performing from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and is $25 per person. For reservations, call 784-5716. …

Anyone who visits either location of Java Detour (6087 S. Pecos Road and 100 City Parkway in the Molasky Corporate Center) during March and brings in a new or gently used book (suitable for ages 4-12) for Clark County READS will receive a free small house tea, small coffee or small children’s beverage. …

TCBY is celebrating happy hour with half-priced Beriyo Smoothies from 5 to 6 p.m. daily. There are multiple TCBY locations in Las Vegas. …

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Send information to Heidi Knapp Rinella, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070. You also can send faxes to 383-4676 or e-mail her at

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