A La Carte, May 15-21, 2014

BISTRO 57 MARKS MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

Bistro 57 in the Aliante, 7300 N. Aliante Parkway, is celebration National Military Appreciation Month in May by offering an $18 prix fixe menu that features house Mesclun mix with lemon vinaigrette, spaghetti Bolognese or fettucine Alfredo with chicken and creme brulee.

Ten percent from each meal sold will go to Operation Warmheart, which benefits members of the U.S. Air Force in need.

Bistro 57 is open for dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/meqkkn5.

FLEMING’S PLANS WINE DINNER WITH DUCKHORN VINEYARDS

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar plans to host a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. May 16 featuring five wines from Duckhorn Vineyards.

The cost is $150. To reserve a seat at the 8721 W. Charleston Blvd. location, call 702-838-4774. For the Town Square Las Vegas location at 6515 Las Vegas Blvd. South, call 702-407-0019.

HELLDORADO SPECIALS PLANNED AT MAIN STREET STATION

Helldorado-themed dining specials are planned at Main Street Station, 200 N. Main St. Triple 7 plans to offer the Helldorado Shootout Burger, a double-stack burger with barbecue sauce and onions, for $6.99. Cowboy Breakfast Stout, brewed with oatmeal, also will be available through May 18.

The Pullman Grill is scheduled to host the Whiskerino Contest at 7 p.m. May 16. For more information, visit elkshelldorado.com.

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.

CARRABBA’S TO HOST WINEMAKER DINNER MAY 20

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 8771 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host its first winemaker dinner at 6:30 p.m. May 20 featuring Kimberlee Nicholls from Markham Vineyards in St. Helena, Napa Valley, Calif.

The cost is $50. For reservations, call 702-304-2345.

CANTINA LAREDO PLANS TEQUILA DINNER MAY 21

Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 110, plans to host its quarterly tequila dinner at 7 p.m. May 21. A four-course dinner will be paired with Milagro tequila.

The cost is $49.99. For reservations, call 702-202-4511.

LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR TO RETURN TO THE PALAZZO MAY 22

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is set to return to The Pools at the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, from 7 to 10 p.m. May 22. The event is sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association and showcases prestigious restaurants and beverage purveyors.

Cuisine and cocktail sampling are planned poolside, with Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, Delmonico Steakhouse, Morels French Steakhouse, STK, Bouchon, Tao Asian Bistro and Il Mulino are among those set to participate.

Tickets are $155 for early admission at 6 p.m. and $105 for general admission. Proceeds benefit the association’s educational and scholarship programs.

For tickets, visit palazzo.com or any box office at The Venetian or Palazzo.

SPRINGS PRESERVE TO HOST ICE CREAM FESTIVAL MAY 24

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to host its annual all-you-can-eat Ice Cream Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24.

Stations will feature ice cream sundaes, novelties and root beer floats. Entertainment for all ages is planned, including airbrushed tattoos, a photo booth, pony rides, family bingo and a bubble play station.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12. Children 4 or younger will be admitted free. Springs Preserve members receive half off admission.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit springspreserve.org.

VINTAGE VEGAS FOOD TOUR TO HIGHLIGHT DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTS

A historic food tour is planned in downtown Las Vegas from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 24 and will feature five vintage restaurants that have been part of the Las Vegas community for at least 25 years.

Between tastings, a local tour guide will highlight architectural features, local culture and historical facts that put Las Vegas on the map.

The Vintage Vegas Food Tour is set to begin at the El Cortez, 600 Fremont St. The cost is $109 (code CITY15o).

For more information, call Courtney Mooney at 702-229-5260.

JOKERS WILD, ELDORADO CASINOS PLAN MEMORIAL DAY SPECIALS

Memorial Day specials are planned in The Court Cafe at Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Highway in Henderson, and in Mary’s Diner in the Eldorado Casino, 140 S. Water St. From 11 a.m. to close may 24-26, barbecue pork ribs, baked beans, coleslaw and fries will be $7.99 at each location.

SOUTH POINT TO OFFER FREE MEMORIAL DAY BUFFET FOR MILITARY MEMBERS

The South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer a free Memorial Day buffet for military members May 26. Veterans or military members must show an active military card or DD form 214 to receive a free breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet.

For more information, visit southpointcasino.com or call 702-797-8075.

CLUB CORTEZ MEMBERS CAN ENJOY FREE WHITE CASTLE MAY 26

Club Cortez members can enjoy free White Castle cheeseburgers from noon to 6 p.m. on Memorial Day at the El Cortez, 600 Fremont St., May 26.

LES KINCAID TO CONTINUE CLASSES IN MAY, JUNE

Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host the class Sauces, Rubs & Marinades from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 27 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $59.

A class on grilling is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 3 at Ferguson. The cost is $59.

A class on barbecuing is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 10 at Ferguson. The cost is $59.

An Herbs & Spices workshop is planned from 2 to 4:30 p.m. June 6 in room 300 at the UNLV Paradise Campus, 851 E. Tropicana Ave. The cost is $39.

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.

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.

SPRINGS PRESERVE PLANS BREWS & BLUES FESTIVAL FOR MAY 31

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to host its fifth annual Brews & Blues Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. May 31.

The headliner is scheduled to be old-school roots blues master Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues. An array of craft beers from local brewers and others across the country and world will be featured.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at vegasbrewsandblues.com or at the Springs Preserve box office. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $40. Each ticket includes a sampling mug and unlimited beer samples for guests 21 or older.

ALIZE PLANS SEVEN-COURSE WINE DINNER JUNE 1

Alize at the Top of the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, plans to host a seven-course Bec Fin wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. June 1. Winemaker Jessie Katz of Chalk Hill and Lancaster Estates Wineries is set to attend to discuss the history of the wines and highlight the flavor profiles.

The cost is $155. For reservations, call 702-951-7000.

BARLEY’S PLANS NATIONAL BUBBA DAY PARTY JUNE 2

Barley’s Casino & Brewing Co., 4500 E. Sunset Road, plans to host its second annual National Bubba Day party in honor of Bubba the Brewmaster June 2, with the ceremonial keg tapping of Bubba’s Hopped Up Lager set for 5 p.m.

The holiday celebrates all Bubbas. All guests will receive a free seasonal brew. The celebration is set to continue through June 8 with $2 shorts (12 ounces) of seasonal brew.

For more information, call 702-458-2739.

MERCADITO HOSPITALITY TO OPEN RESTAURANT AT GREEN VALLEY RANCH RESORT

Chicago-based Mercadito Hospitality plans to open a flagship restaurant and a Tippling Hall location, its newest beverage concept, in Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway.

The restaurant’s menu will blend traditional Mexican fare with local and seasonal ingredients.

For more information, visit mercaditohospitality.com.

CABO OFFERS ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT TACOS IN MAY

Caba Mexican restaurants inside Station Casinos plan to serve all-you-can-eat tacos for $8.99 for Boarding Pass members through May in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Choices for the crunchy tacos are ground beef or shredded chicken. They are served with rice and beans, salsa bar and chips.

Cabo is inside Boulder Station, Palace Station, Santa Fe Station and Sunset Station.

SILVER SEVENS ANNOUNCES MAY DINING SPECIALS

The S7 Buffet at the Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road, plans to offer a Cinco de Mayo buffet for $10.99 with an A-Play Card and $13.99 without a card from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in May. Options include fajitas, tamales, chile rellenos and beef chimichanga.

A Memorial Day champagne brunch is planned from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 26, including smoked sausage and peppers, baked halibut, sirloin steak and Southern fried chicken. The cost is $11.99 wiht an A-Play Card and $13.99 without a card.

The buffet is offering theme nights through May from 4 to 9 p.m. nightly: Monday through Wednesday and Saturday, Chinese, $8.99; Thursday, barbecue, $9.99; Friday, shrimp-inspired, $9.99; Sunday, prime rib-inspired, $9.99.

The Sterling Spoon Cafe plans daily lunch specials for $6.99 through May, including catfish po boy, chicken penne and apple and walnut chicken salad. Specials for $7.77 include half-rack of baby back ribs and 12 chicken wings with fries; Chinese chicken salad; and South of the Border Sampler Platter.

Dine After Dark specials are available from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. through May in the cafe. Specials include Pigs in a Blanket for $3.99, Belgian waffles for $2.99 and pancake sandwich for $3.99.

For more information, visit silversevenscasino.com/dining.

RI RA IRISH PUB OFFERS MAY FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS, LOCALS DEAL

During May, the 19.2-ounce Magners Pear Bomber will be $7.50 at Ri Ra Irish Pub inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The pub will serve its fish and chips, featuring North Atlantic cod, for $15.95.

Fridays in May, locals can enjoy 40 percent off lunch and dinner food items with a valid Nevada ID.

For more information, visit rira.com/las-vegas/food or call 702-632-7771.

TOMMY BAHAMA ANNOUNCES TACOS AND MARGARITA MENU

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at Town Square Las Vegas, 6635 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a Tacos and Margarita Menu through June 12 that features island-inspired versions of classics.

The food menu features spiked guacamole and fire-roasted salsa with housemade tortilla chips, kalua pork tacos, vegetarian tacos, filet mignon steak taco, tuna tacos, shrimp tacos and fish tacos. The margarita menu includes the new Mango Habanero Margarita.

For more information, call 702-948-8006.

WINDER FARMS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

Winder Farms has kicked off its third annual Strawberry Milk for the Cure fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Through October, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all strawberry milk will benefit the cause.

For more information, visit winderfarms.com/pink or call 800-946-3371.

SOUTH POINT ANNOUNCES NEW DINING SPECIALS

Coronado Cafe at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer graveyard specials in May from midnight to 6 a.m. nightly, including $2.95 biscuits and gravy, $3.95 eggs and bacon or sausage and $4.95 steak and eggs.

Big Sur Oyster Bar plans to feature $7.95 lunch specials and half-priced oysters and clams on the half shell from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Specials include shrimp Alfredo, fish tacos, shrimp jambalaya and oyster po’boy.

Baja Miguel’s is offering $7.95 lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

For more information, visit southpointcasino.com or call 702-797-8075.

THE COMMISSARY KITCHEN DEBUTS NEW TEQUILA COLLECTION

The Commissary Kitchen by Richard Sandoval in the Downtown Grand, 206 N. Third St., recently debuted its new tequila collection, comprising more than 100 spirits.

For more information, call 702-719-5311 or visit richardsandoval.com/commissary.

RIVIERA OFFERS BURGER AND BEER, BREAKFAST SPECIALS

Wicked Vicky in the Riviera, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a four for $4 breakfast special daily until 11 a.m., featuring one egg, one pancake, a sausage link and a piece of bacon.

Wicked Vicky is also offering a $9.99 burger and beer special daily from 11 a.m. to close, featuring a Tavern Classic Burger, basket of fries and pint of select beer.

Guests younger than 21 must be with an adult. For more information, visit, rivierahotel.com.

SAM’S TOWN SERVING LATE-NIGHT STEAK AND SHRIMP SPECIAL

Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, is offering a late-night steak and shrimp skewers special in Billy Bob’s Steakhouse from 9 p.m. to close. The special is $14.95 with a beverage purchase and includes white rice, soup and salad.

For more information, call 702-456-7777 or visit samstownlv.com.

THE FLAME OFFERS STONE CRAB SPECIAL THROUGH MAY 17

The Flame Steakhouse in the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., is offering a fresh stone crab special Friday and Saturday nights through May 17, while supplies last. Stone crab is flown in fresh from Florida and served for $28 per pound with cottage fries and coleslaw.

For more information, call 702-385-5200.

TASTE & LEARN SERIES TO CONTINUE AT FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

The Taste & Learn series is set to continue May 31 at Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road.

Additional events are planned for June 28 and July 26. Guests will discover facts about the winemaker and learn about wine pairings. Each wine will be accompanied by a small-bite pairing.

The cost is $50. For reservations, call 702-364-5300.

AMIGO’S AT FIESTA HENDERSON TO OFFER HALF-OFF MENU

Amigo’s in the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway, plans to offer half off its entire menu Sundays and Mondays in May for guests who have a Boarding Pass and pay cash. Alcohol is not included.

For more information, visit fiestahenderson.sclv.com.

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE LAUNCHES TASTE OF THE SEASON MENU

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar plans to offer a new Taste of the Season two-course prix fixe menu through May 31.

The menu features Southwest shrimp ceviche and sliced, herb-roasted filet. Seasonal cocktails available for pairing are Sage Blossom Smash and Key Lime Tartlet, each $9.95.

The cost is $40.95. Las Vegas Valley locations are in Town Square Las Vegas, 6515 Las Vegas Blvd. South (702-407-0019), and at 8721 W. Charleston Blvd. (702-838-4774).

ARIZONA CHARLIE’S ANNOUNCES MAY DINING SPECIALS

The Sourdough Cafe in Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, plans to offer a ham or steak and eggs breakfast special all day for $4.49 with an ace I PLAY card and $4.99 without a card.

The Yukon Grille plans to serve a salmon Oscar dinner special through June 30 for $18.99 with a card and $21.10 without a card. A 14th anniversary champagne special will be offered May 21-25, with a free glass of champagne with any entree, from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Ron’s Steakhouse at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., plans to offer its Steakhouse Triple Selection for $24.99 with a card and $27.77 without a card through May. It features an appetizer, 6-ounce prime dry-aged filet mignon, 14-ounce prime rib of beef, rainbow trout or chicken piccata with soup or salad and bread.

A pot roast special will be $9.99 with a card and $11.11 without a card.

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