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Win-Win Situation

Interested in doing good while eating well? During Las Vegas Restaurant Week from Monday through Sept. 7, 79 top Las Vegas restaurants will offer special lunch and dinner menus and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Three Square, which works to provide nutritionally balanced meals for hungry people in the valley.

RESTAURANT REPORT

Aloha Kitchen & Bar kitchen, 2605 S. Decatur Blvd., received 40 demerits Aug. 11. Violations included open personal drinks on prep surfaces. GRADE: C

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Readers have scoop on apple pie

The Olympics have many of us feeling pretty patriotic these days, so it’s only appropriate that we offer reader suggestions for David Simms, who’s looking for apple pie — specifically, apple pie “that you don’t need a hammer and chisel to cut through.”

On-Campus Chow

Food and gasoline prices are up, the dollar and the stock market are down, and most of us are trying to save money anywhere we can. When it comes to kids’ lunches, the best way to do that may be to have your child buy his or her lunch at school.

RESTAURANT REPORT

Asia Buffet, 3049 Las Vegas Blvd. South, received 34 demerits Aug. 5. Violations included open bags of bulk food in dry storage area. GRADE: C

Great Buns back to fill void

Here’s some good news for Ruth Steffen, other readers looking for fresh-baked hamburger and hot-dog buns and anyone looking for fresh baked goods on the east side of the valley: John Bisci Sr. e-mailed that Great Buns Bakery, which burned a few years ago, has reopened at 3270 E. Tropicana Ave.

Doing What They Can

Restaurant owners hit hard by economy offer specials to give back to customers.

Inexpensive Cabernet lives up to its name

Avalon is a legendary island, famous for its beautiful apples, where King Arthur is taken to recover from his last battle at Camlann.

RESTAURANT REPORT

Azzara’s Fine Cuisine, 2551 Anthem Village, Henderson, received 19 demerits July 28. Violations included refrigerator not maintaining proper temperature. GRADE: B

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