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A La Carte, April 23-29, 2015

NEW VISTA COMMUNITY WINE WALK SET AT TOWN SQUARE

The New Vista Community Wine Walk is set from 7 to 10 p.m. April 25 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, featuring a variety of food and wine from 20 different wines for sampling.

The cost is $25 per person for advance tickets and $30 the day of the event. For more information and tickets, visit winewalklv.com.

CANTINA LAREDO TO HOST DINNER TO BENEFIT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., No. 110, plans to host a four-course tequila dinner curated by executive chef Damon Workman to benefit Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada at 5:30 p.m. April 28.

The menu will be paired with Casa Nobles tequila. Tickets are $65, with a large portion of the proceeds to benefit Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada and its effort to help Nevada’s educational status by supplying students with training and programs that encourage a prolonged education and increases overall graduation rates.

For reservations, call Lauren Romero at 702-888-0511.

GLUTTON OPENS IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS

Chef Bradley Manchester has opened his new eatery Glutton in downtown Las Vegas at 616 E. Carson Ave., Suite 110. It features New American cuisine for lunch and dinner, including meats, locally sourced produce, housemade pastas and seafood from the Pacific Northwest.

Through a partnership with local farms, Glutton plans to offer custom herb and greens mixes. Heartier dishes include lamb neck sugo with smoked pappardelle and Buffalo-style sweetbreads with pickled celery and whipped bleu cheese. A charcuterie plate features chicken liver mousse, housemade head cheese, bresaola, mustard, pickles and toast.

Barrel-aged cocktails, six craft beers on draft, a variety of beers and ciders served in cans and bottles and wine list by the bottle and glass also are offered.

The restaurant seats about 78 indoors and 25 on an outdoor patio.

Hours are from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Lunch service was set to begin April 20, to be served Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, visit gluttonlv.com.

SHAKE SHACK TO OPEN IN DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN

Shake Shack plans to open its second Las Vegas Valley location at Downtown Summerlin in 2016 in the dining arroyo of the outdoor center along the 215 Beltway at West Sahara Avenue.

The Summerlin menu will feature all of the Shake Shack classics, along with frozen custard concretes blended with mix-ins from local Nevada food purveyors.

The original Las Vegas location is at New York-New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

For more information, visit shakeshack.com.

HULA HUT DINER OPENS IN FANTASTIC INDOOR SWAPMEET

The Hula Hut Diner recently opened inside the Fantastic Indoor Swapmeet, 1717 S. Decatur Blvd., specializing in Polynesian and Hawaiian food.

It plans to feature live music by Billy and Mahora of Kiwi Breeze from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Take-out is available. For more information, call 702-677-4400 or visit fantasticindoorswapmeet.com.

FARMER BOYS OPENS NEW LOCATION ON WEST CHARLESTON

Farmer Boys has opened a new location at 4833 W. Charleston Blvd. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 11 with $1 Big Cheese burgers — the restaurant’s best-selling burger — for guests.

Farmer Boys offers farm-to-table breakfast, burgers and more. Take-out and drive-thru service are available.

For more information and additional locations, visit farmerboys.com.

BLAZE FAST-FIRE’D PIZZA COMING TO LAS VEGAS

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu, plans to open its first Nevada location in May at 10520 S. Eastern Ave.

Blaze Pizza offers custom-built artisanal pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and S’more pies. Each restaurant features an interactive assembly-line format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s signature pizzas or create their own 11-inch pizza. Menu items are less than $8. A selection of wine and craft beer is planned.

For more information, visit blazepizza.com and facebook.com/blazepizza.

MCCALL’S TO HOST CHARITY HAPPY HOURS AT STRATOSPHERE

McCall’s Heartland Grill in the Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to debut the Whiskey Bar in April, stocked with a selection of American-made bourbons and whiskeys. To kick it off, McCall’s plans to host a series of Celebrity Happy Hours. Each will feature a radio host, who will mix and mingle with the crowd from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Whiskey Bar. Each event is open to the public and will feature several whiskey drink and food specials. For each event, the Stratosphere plans to donate $1,000 on behalf of each radio host to the nonprofit organization of their choice.

April 23 is set to feature Steph Mackenzie, co-host of “Foxx and Mackenzie” on 97.1 The Point, supporting Walk with the Heart of a Child.

For more information, visit stratospherehotel.com or call 702-380-7777.

VEGAS UNCORK’D EVENTS COMING IN APRIL

The ninth Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit is scheduled for April 23-26 at Aria, the Bellagio, Caesars Palace and the MGM Grand. Headliner chefs are set to include Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Gordon Ramsay, Julian Serrano, Francois Payard, Masa Takayama, Michael Mina and Guy Savoy. More chefs and events are set to be announced in the coming weeks, along with details about the Master Series Dinner program, which will cover multiple properties during the event weekend.

For a full list of events, including the Grand Tasting and Chef’s Counter: All-Star Feast, and to purchase tickets, visit vegasuncorked.com.

CRAFT BEER SERIES TO FEATURE BALLAST POINT BREWERY AT CULINARY DROPOUT

Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, plans to host a craft beer pairing dinner featuring Ballast Point Brewery at 7 p.m. April 23.

For more information, visit culinarydropout.com or call 702-522-8100.

INDIAN FOOD AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 25

The Indian Food and Cultural Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 25 at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Indian cuisine, fashion, classic and modern dance, music and martial arts displays are planned.

Admission is $5 and free for children 12 or younger. For more information or tickets, visit lasvegasmela.com or call 702-751-6352.

BLUES AND BAYOU BRUNCH TO FEATURE MICHAEL GRIMM AT SANTA FE STATION

“America’s Got Talent” season-five champion Michael Grimm is scheduled to entertain during the Blues and Bayou Brunch inside Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, at 11 a.m. April 26.

The menu includes free champagne and mimosas, a carving station with bourbon-glazed ham, hot links and andouille sausage, made-to-order eggs and omelets and other items such as cheddar grits, crab cake Benedict and buttermilk chicken and waffles.

Tickets are $35, with individual seats available, along with parties of two, three and five. Tickets for the show (without brunch included) are $10. Doors are set to open at 11 a.m. for brunch ticket holders and at 11:45 a.m. for non-brunch attendees. Guests younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

For tickets, visit any Station Casinos Reward Center or the Fiestas, purchase tickets online at sclv.com/concerts or ticketmaster.com, or call 800-745-3000.

MADE LV TO HOST GUEST CHEF DINNER APRIL 29

Made L.V. at Tivoli Village, 450 S. Rampart Blvd., plans to host a guest chef dinner, It’s a Family Thing, at 6:30 p.m. April 29 featuring guest chefs Larry Forgione and Buddy V’s Ristorante executive chef Bryan Forgione.

The cost is $39, which includes passed appetizers and a three-course meal with beer pairings. For reservations, call 702-722-2000.

B&B RISTORANTE PLANS FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER IN OVERTON

B&B Ristorante at The Venetian plans to host a farm-to-table dinner May 2 50 miles north of Las Vegas in the Moapa Valley at Quail Hollow Farm, 1395 N. Anderson St., in Overton. The dinner is set to feature Quail Hollow Farm fresh produce and prime black Angus beef from the Good Family Farm. A cocktail reception with small bites on the veranda overlooking the farm is planned for 5 p.m., to be followed by a four-course, family-style dinner at 6 p.m., served in the fields on fine linen and china and paired with wine.

Tickets are $125 at quailhollowdinner.splashthat.com. Space is limited. For more information, visit bandbristorante.com or call 702-266-9977.

WINDY CITY BEEFS N PIZZA PLANS COP BENEFIT

Windy City Beefs N Pizza, 9711 S. Eastern Ave., plans to host a benefit from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 3 for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer David Figueroa, who was injured while off duty after he was hit by an SUV while riding his personal motorcycle. He was injured 18 months prior to that in another accident while on duty. Injuries from his most recent accident are severe.

During the Dave “Figs” Get Well Charity Event, the restaurant plans to donate 50 percent of all sales to the Figueroa family.

For more information, call 702-388-4300.

HOFBRAUHAUS PLANS NEW SPECIALS

Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, 4510 Paradise Road, plans to offer Power Hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with different lunch menus every two weeks. Hoppy Hour is planned from 4:30 to 6 p.m. daily, with a new light bites menu and food and drink specials starting at $4. Rowdy Hour is a reverse happy hour from 9:30 p.m. to close daily, also offering food and drink specials starting at $4. Lil’ Hofs’ Day, from 11 a.m. to close Sundays, offers a free children’s meal for diners 12 or younger with every adult meal purchased.

For more information, call 702-853-2337 or visit hofbrauhauslasvegas.com.

VOM FASS TO FEATURE FREE WHISKEY EXPERIENCE

Vom Fass in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer a free Whiskey Experience at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The experience is an informal, 45-minute class about various whiskeys from around the world, including how they are made and the differences between bourbons, Irish whiskeys and Scotches. Attendees will get to taste one bourbon, one Irish whiskey and two Scotches.

Reservations are not required. For more in formation, visit facebook.com/vomfasslasvegas.

DISTILL ADDS TABLESIDE BLOODY MARYS TO BRUNCH

Distill A Local Bar, 10820 W. Charleston Blvd., is offering weekend brunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with new culinary items and brunch cocktails, including mimosas and Bloody Marys. A tableside, do-it-yourself Bloody Mary Bar is $9.95. The Mimosa Bottle, a full bottle of champagne with a carafe of orange juice for sharing, also is available.

Brunch items include croque madame, chicken and waffles, French toast, Baja scramble and Coney fries, along with new items such as strawberry waffles, veggie Benedict and protein omelet.

Guests must be 21 or older. For more information, visit distillbar.com.

ANDRE’S DEBUTS CULINARY LIBRARY

Andre’s Restaurant and Lounge at Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, has opened Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library on the second floor, showcasing chef Andre Rochat’s personal collection of cookbooks.

The library’s debut is part of the milestone celebration for Rochat, who in 2015 celebrates 35 years since opening his first restaurant, Andre’s Downtown, in Las Vegas. Beginning this spring, Andre’s plans to create a Book of the Month program, featuring a selected chef and/or cookbook.

For more information, visit andrelv.com.

FOOD AND WINE EVENT SET FOR SEPT. 12 AND 13

The Food & Wine Festival is scheduled for Sept.12 and 13 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

The grand tasting is set from 8 to 11 p.m. Sept 12 poolside. Tickets are $100 to $150. An after-party is slated from midnight to 2 a.m. at Hearthstone. Tickets are $85.

Events are for guests 21 or older. For tickets, visit vegasfoodandwine.com.

MERCADITO ANNOUNCES WEEKLY TEQUILA DINNERS, COOKING DEMOS

Mercadito is hosting weekly Wednesday Tequila Dinners at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. The four-course dinner offers off-menu items paired with tequilas including anejo, blanco and reposado variations.

The cost is $36 per person with a minimum of two per table. Four menus will rotate weekly over three months.

The restaurant also plans to offer Cooking Demo Mondays, with chefs demonstrating their skills as guests drink and dine. Demonstrations are $45 per person, which includes a five-course meal with cocktails, question-and-answer session and recipes. Each event will begin at 6 p.m. with space limited to 30 to 40 people. The schedule is: May 4, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Demo; June 22, Summer Recipes; July 13, Mexican Grilling and Entertaining; Aug. 10, Ode to the Avocado; and Sept. 28, Fall Cooking Demo and Fall Menu Unveiling.

For reservations, call 702-979-3609.

SUN CITY SUMMERLIN GOLF TO HOST NINE & WINE EVENTS

Sun City Summerlin residents and guests are invited to attend Nine & Wine events planned at Sun City Summerlin golf courses. Events are planned for 5 p.m. May 6 at Highland Falls and 5 p.m. June 3 at Eagle Crest.

The cost is $35 per event. Food will be provided by RKS Catering.

To attend an event, register at Highland Falls, 10201 Sun City Blvd. For more information, visit golfsummerlin.com.

CROSSROADS OFFERS BUY-ONE-GET-ONE OFFER THROUGH MAY 27

Crossroads at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a kids eat free promotion through May 27. Monday through Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., children 11 or younger eat for free with the purchase of an adult entree.

For more information, call 702-632-7607 or visit houseofblues.com/crossroads.

TOMMY BAHAMA PLANS MOJITO MONDAYS AT TOWN SQUARE

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at Town Square Las Vegas, 6635 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host Mojito Mondays through May. All mojitos will be $6 all day and night.

Island Time happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, call 702-948-8006.

BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE PLANS COCKTAIL AND WINE SPECIALS

Brio Tuscan Grille at Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., plans to offer $5 cocktail specials all day on Wednesdays and $5 wine on Thursdays.

For more information, call 702-433-1233.

ECHO & RIG OFFERS HAPPIEST HOURS SPECIALS

Echo & Rig at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., is offering a Happiest Hours menu from 3 to 6 p.m. daily and 10 p.m. to close Monday through Saturday. Drink specials include $3 draft beers, $4 premium well cocktails and $5 house red and white wines by the glass. Small plates start at less than $2, including Steak & Egg, shrimp cocktails and hot dogs.

For more information, call 702-849-3525 or visit echoandrig.com.

KABUKI PLANS LATE-NIGHT SUSHI AND DRINK SPECIALS

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant at Tivoli Village, 400 S. Rampart Blvd., is offering craft cocktails starting at $6, sake starting at $3, wine pours starting at $5 and beer starting at $3 during happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays, 9 p.m. to close Monday through Thursday and 8 p.m. to close Sundays. Sushi specials include rolls prices from $3 to $7, and small plates are $5 to $7.

For more information, call 702-685-7776 or visit kabukirestaurants.com.

VIEW WINE BAR & KITCHEN OFFERS WEEKLY SPECIALS

View Wine Bar & Kitchen in the Market LV at Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 150, features Wine Wednesday, with half off bottles of select wine (promotion repeats Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight). Happy Afternoon specials are offered from 1 to 3 p.m. and include mimosas, Bloody Marys and Bellinis for $2. Happy Evening specials are offered from 5 to 8 p.m. and include $2 draft wine pours and $3 Stella Artois.

For more information, call 702-280-7390 or visit viewwinebar.com.

LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK SET FOR JUNE 15-26

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is scheduled to raise funds for Three Square food bank June 15-26, when participating restaurants around the valley will feature prix fixe menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner ranging in price from $20.15 to $50.15. A fixed portion of each meal’s cost will be donated to Three Square to help alleviate hunger in the valley.

The summer restaurant week will replace the previously scheduled separate spring and fall events. Restaurant owners and chefs are encouraged to register early to participate. To register, contact Kari Goldberg of Three Square at 702-664-3663, ext. 332, or email restaurantweek@threesquare.org.

Approximately two weeks before restaurant week begins, helpoutdineoutlv.org will launch, providing a complete list of participating restaurants, menus, directions and the ability to make reservations via OpenTable.

CPK INTRODUCES NEW HAPPY HOUR AT DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN

California Pizza Kitchen at Downtown Summerlin, 10345 Oval Park Drive, is offering happy hours from 3 to 6 p.m. and 8:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the bar and lounge areas with a selection of flatbreads, small bites and drink specials.

Pairings include a California flatbread and a draft beer for $9 or a California flatbread and a glass of wine for $10. Small bites include white corn guacamole and chips for $5, asparagus and arugula salad for $4 and spicy chicken tinga quesdilla for $4. Drink specials include a draft or bottled beer for $4, a glass of wine for $5 and a hand-shaken agave mojito for $6.

For more information, call 702-978-5759 or visit cpk.com.

BELLAGIO ANNOUNCES CULINARY CLASSROOM LINEUP

Bellagio executive chef Edmund Wong plans to host the Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom, a series of interactive, two-hour cooking classes through Nov. 10. Wong and his culinary team will share ideas and techniques as they guide guests through the steps to creating a three-course meal. Classes will be held in the resort’s demonstration kitchen, Tuscany Kitchen.

The schedule is: Tequila and Tacos, April 30; Healthy Gourmet, May 26; Backyard Patio Grilling, June 30; Learning to Roll … Sushi and Rolls, July 23; Back to School, Aug. 27; Cupcakes & Cocktails, Sept. 29; Octoberfest, Oct. 13; and Harvesting Thanksgiving 2.0, Nov. 10.

All-inclusive tickets for each session are $135 per person. For tickets, call 866-406-7117.

ARIZONA CHARLIE’S ANNOUNCES DINING SPECIALS

Yukon Grille at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, plans to offer a three-course steak au poivre special for $18.99 with an ace I PLAY card and $21.10 without a card from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday through April 30.

The Yukon Grille also plans a three-course dinner special for $16.99 with a card and $18.88 without a card. Entree choices are flat iron steak, chicken and mushroom Alfredo pasta, grilled salmon or garlic and herb chicken.

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., plans to offer the Triple Selection special from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday in Ron’s Steakhouse for $24.99 with a card and $27.77 without a card. It features entree choices of 6-ounce prime dry-aged filet mignon, 14-ounce prime rib, chicken piccata or rainbow trout.

A pot roast and pie special is $9.99 with a card and $11.10 without a card from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily at the Sourdough Cafe.

TACOS FOR STRENGTH CAMPAIGN CONTINUES AT MERCADITO

Mercadito at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., has joined Mercadito Hospitality’s national Tacos for Strength campaign, which creates unique tacos to support Share Our Strength and its mission to end childhood hunger.

Tacos for Strength selections are available for dinner (four per order) for $15.50 or for lunch (three per order) for $13.50. Five percent of proceeds benefit Share Our Strength.

For reservations or more information, call 702-979-3609.

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