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A La Carte, April 17-13

ZAPPOS.COM TO OFFER FREE COFFEE, STAMPS FOR TAX DAY, APRIL 15

In honor of Tax Day on April 15, Zappos.com plans to offer free beverages, treats and stamps at the following coffee shops until 10 a.m.: Grouchy John’s, 8520 S. Maryland Parkway; Sambalatte, 750 S. Rampart Blvd. and 6555 S. Jones Blvd.; Sunrise Coffee, 3130 E. Sunset Road; Bronze Cafe, 401 S. Maryland parkway; Tipsy Coffee House, 6496 Medical Center Drive; Tiabi Coffee & Waffle Bar, 3961 S. Maryland Parkway; and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (7291 W. Lake Mead Blvd.; 4550 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite A; 2220 Village Walk Drive, Suite 140; 10834 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 200; 3645 S. Town Center Drive, Suite 101; 6115 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 101; 9091 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 100; and 6599 Las Vegas Blvd. South).

The Grouchy John’s Truck also will participate from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sunset Post Office, 1001 E. Sunset Road. The Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii Truck also plans to participate.

CLAIM JUMPER TO HOST TIP-A-COP FUNDRAISER

Claim Jumper plans to host a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for the Special Olympics from 5 to 9 p.m. April 17 at 601 N. Green Valley Parkway and in Town Square Las Vegas, 6629 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Law enforcement officers will serve as celebrity waiters, with their tips going to support local Special Olympians.

LAS VEGAS FOODIE FEST SET FOR APRIL 24-27 ACROSS FROM LUXOR

The Las Vegas Foodie Fest is scheduled from 4 p.m. to midnight April 24 and 25, noon to midnight April 26 and noon to 10 p.m. April 27 in the lot across from the Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

General admission tickets are $8 in advance and $10 cash at the gate. Military personnel and seniors 59 or older pay $8 at the gate. A single-day VIP pass is $50 in advance and $60 at the gate, or pay $100 for an advance weekend VIP pass and $120 at the gate. VIP tickets include VIP parking and entrance and a VIP area for those 21 or older with an open bar.

To purchase advance tickets, visit tinyurl.com/lwoqqfc.

LES KINCAID TO CONTINUE CLASSES IN APRIL, MAY

Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host the class World of Teas from 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 25 in Room 300 of the UNLV Paradise Campus. The cost is $39.

The class Artisan Cheeses & Craft Beers is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 7 at Total Wine & More in Boca Park, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. The cost is $59, and participants must be 21 or older.

The class Sauces, Rubs & Marinades is planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 27 at Ferguson. 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.

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. 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.

MTO CAFE TO CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPER SERIES APRIL 27

MTO Cafe, 500 S. Main St., plans to present the next pop-up dinner, El Chapo’s Cantina, in its Sunday Night Supper Series at 5:30 p.m. April 27.

The Mexican-themed dinner will feature a menu by renowned chefs Johnny Church, James Trees, Chris Palmeri and Christian Dolias and Jose “Lupe” Avila and dessert by pastry chef Heidi Kovall. Diners can choose from four appetizers, four entrees and three desserts.

The cost is $60. For reservations, call 702-380-8229 or email sayhi@mtocafe.com.

JAMBA JUICE OPENS 10TH VALLEY LOCATION

Jamba Juice Las Vegas has opened its 10th Las Vegas Valley location at 6925 S. Rainbow Blvd., south of the 215 Beltway. The location features a drive-through window.

For more information, visit jambajuice.com.

PT’S OPENS NEW PUB AT TROPICANA AND FORT APACHE

PT’s Entertainment Group has opened a new PT’s Pub at 9435 W. Tropicana Ave. at Fort Apache Road. The renovated space was formerly Foothills Lodge.

The 4,681-square-foot venue is open 24 hours a day.

CANTINA LAREDO PLANS CINCO DE MAYO FIESTAS

Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 110, plans to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with fiestas from 6 p.m. to midnight May 3 for adults and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4 for families.

The indoor-outdoor parties will feature live entertainment, salsa dancing, pinatas and raffles. Drink specials will be available May 2-5, offering top-shelf margaritas with Avion Tequila for $6, house margaritas for $4 and draft beers for $2.

Two Cinco de Mayo-themed cocktails, Cinco Mas ‘Rita and Pop-a-Rita, are available for a limited time.

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

MOM’S ROCK MOTHER’S DAY TEA TO BENEFIT CHILD FOCUS MAY 10

The 10th anniversary Mom’s Rock Mother’s Day Tea & Brunch is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 10 on the east lawn of the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The event will benefit Child Focus of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

The “not so” traditional tea and brunch event will offer entertainment and children’s activities. Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for children. Tables and sponsorships are available.

For more information, contact Veronica Huening at 702-294-7199 or email vhuening@stjudesranch.org.

HOUSE OF BLUES PLANS MOTHER’S DAY GOSPEL BRUNCH

The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a Mother’s Day-themed Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch May 11. Each mother and grandmother will receive flowers and hear special songs dedicated to them.

Along with gospel music, the all-you-can-eat brunches feature Southern specialties such as cornbread muffins and maple butter, Creole chicken, shrimp jambalaya, chicken and waffles, carving stations and create-your-own Bloody Mary and mimosa bars.

Tickets are $50 for adults and $27.50 for children 10 or younger. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com, houseofblues.com or the House of Blues box office. A portion of ticket sales goes to the International House of Blues Foundation.

BREWBQ TO BENEFIT THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK MAY 17 AT ELLIS ISLAND CASINO

Ellis Island Casino, 4178 Koval Lane, plans to host BrewBQ: A Celebration of Spirits, Beer & BBQ from 8 to 11 p.m. May 17. The event will benefit Three Square food bank.

Participating breweries will contribute full-pint brews for patrons to sample, including brands such as Stella Artois, Beverly Hills Gold and Eurobrew, along with local boutique labels and imports. Music is also planned.

All-you-can-drink tickets are $55, and VIP all-you-can-drink plus barbecue tickets are $85. For tickets, visit sincitybeerfestival.com/tickets.html.

GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA INTRODUCES SEASONAL PIZZAS

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has introduced its first seasonal pizza of 2014, the Rosemary Potato Pizza, available for a limited time.

Bailey’s Irish Cream and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cheesecakes also are available through April.

For more information and locations, visit grimaldispizzeria.com.

PANEVINO RISTORANTE ADDS DISHES TO VEGAN MENU

Panevino Ristorante, 246 Via Antonia Ave., has added four new plant-based dishes to its vegan menu.

Selections include grilled vegetable lasagna for $26, whole-wheat spaghetti Mediterranean for $25, organic brown rice mushroom and pesto risotto for $28 and organic “meatloaf” and mashed potatoes for $28.

New plant-based sauces and dressings also are available.

For more information, call 702-222-2400.

RAMPART ANNOUNCES APRIL DINING SPECIALS

J.C. Wooloughan’s Irish Pub in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., is offering $6 beer flights with four 5-ounce beers. An Angus burger special is $5.99 and features a burger with cheese and fries or a salad.

The Promenade Cafe is offering a $7.99 honey-glazed ham dinner from 3 to 11 p.m., a $3.99 Early Riser special (with a club card) from 5 to 9 a.m. and a $5.99 senior special from 3 to 5 p.m. A $9.99 three-course special is available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, and a $7.99 fajita Friday dinner is offered from 3 to 11 p.m.

Shizen is offering happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays with $5 glasses of wine, $5 sake bombs and half off select sushi. New menu items include signature sushi rolls for $9. All-you-can-eat sushi on Sundays is $28 per person from 5 to 10 p.m.

RI RA IRISH PUB PLANS DINING SPECIALS

Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer a Whiskey World Tour for $14 in April, featuring whiskey from Ireland, Scotland, USA and Canada.

Chicken curry with an Irish twist is the April dining special for $17.95.

Locals can get 40 percent off lunch and dinner items Fridays in April.

JAYDE FUZION SERVING NEW SPRING MENU ITEMS AT M RESORT

Jayde Fuzion at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering new spring menu items featuring seasonal ingredients. Chinese five-spiced lamb chops are $16, barbecue Chinese-style sticky ribs are $11 and sweet chili crab legs are $29.

For more information, visit themresort.com or call 702-797-1000.

ARIZONA CHARLIE’S ANNOUNCES APRIL DINING SPECIALS

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, is offer a steak au poivre dinner special in the Yukon Grille through April. It features soup or salad, steak au poivre with mashed potatoes and vegetables and dessert for $18.99 with an ace I PLAY card or $21.10 without a card.

A pot roast special is available in the Sourdough Cafe through May 22, featuring soup or salad, pot roast with mashed potatoes, vegetables and choice of pie. The cost is $9.99 with a card and $11.10 without a card.

The Sourdough Cafe also features a Farmhouse Breakfast Special with two eggs, hash browns, bacon or sausage and choice of toast or biscuit and gravy. It’s available all day and costs $3.49 with a card and $3.88 without a card.

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., plans to offer a Triple Selection special in Ron’s Steakhouse for $24.99 with a card and $27.77 without a card. The special features an appetizer choice, entree choices of 6-ounce prime dry aged filet mignon, 14-ounce prime rib of beef, rainbow trout or chicken piccata, with soup or salad and a bread basket with flavored butters.

The Sourdough Cafe has a Reuben with choice of fries, coleslaw or potato salad for $5.99 with a card or $6.66 without a card. The pot roast special is $9.99 with a card and $11.11 without a card.

A 26th anniversary celebration is set for April 22 and will feature cake and champagne from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

KGB: KERRY’S GOURMET BURGERS TO CONTINUE BURGER AND SHAKE SERIES

KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers at Harrah’s Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to return its yearlong burger and shake series. The combinations are $18 and feature different selections each month. April’s combination is Chef Reg’s Burger Special and the Pralines and Cream Milkshake.

For more information, call 702-369-5065 or visit harrahslasvegas.com.

JERRY’S FAMOUS COFFEE SHOP TO SERVE STEAK AND LOBSTER SPECIAL

Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop inside Jerry’s Nugget, 1821 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to serve a steak and lobster special for $9.89 for a limited time. From 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, surf and turf will feature a 4-ounce lobster tail, 8-ounce New York steak, medley of squash and choice of mashed or baked potato or fries with garlic or French bread. Soup or salad is also included.

GARDEN BUFFET ANNOUNCES NEW THEMED BUFFETS AT SOUTH POINT

The Garden Buffet at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to feature a BBQ buffet from 4 to 9 p.m. Mondays for $14.95 with a Casino Club Card and $18.95 without a card. It will include slowly roasted bourbon-glazed pork loin, campfire barbecued spare ribs, Hop Sing’s Firecracker beef and Big Hoss’ Burger Bar. Sides include baked beans, corn on the cob and cheddar potato casserole.

From 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, a seafood buffet is planned for $23.95 with a card and $27.95 without a card. The menu is set to include steamed crab legs, seafood enchiladas and Southern fried catfish.

DOWNTOWN GRAND TO OFFER SMITH CENTER SUNDAYS DINING DEAL

The Downtown Grand, 206 N. Third St., plans to offer Smith Center Sundays in April, giving patrons who attend performances at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts half off their meals.

The offer is available at Triple George Grill, Stewart + Ogden, Red Mansion and The Commissary. Patrons are asked to show their ticket stub or proof of ticket purchase. Alcohol is excluded from the offer.

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