Event to include an ‘epicurean adventure’

The University of Southern Nevada’s second annual Chefs, Wine & Spirits Too event is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 14 in the MonteLago ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas. The evening will include appetizers, cocktails, a five-course “epicurean adventure” with wine pairings, a cookbook and more. Tickets are $125 per person, $240 per couple or $1,150 for a table of 10. For reservations, call 968-2055 or e-mail …

Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s Island Hop Dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Roy’s Restaurants at 620 E. Flamingo Road and 8701 W. Charleston Blvd. With an entree of olive-oil-poached loin of lamb, the five-course dinner is $85 per person with wines, $55 without, plus tax and tip. For reservations, call 691-2053 (Flamingo) or 838-3620 (Charleston). …

The El Cortez, 600 Fremont St., will commemorate Aug. 8 — that’s 8/8/08 — with a Lucky 8s buffet dinner for $18.88. Included on the buffet are Peking duck, steamed crab legs, seafood fried rice and more, and guests also will receive $8 in free slot play. The El Cortez will serve Marie Callender’s strawberry pie to Club Cortez members playing table games or slots from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 9. …

Stratta has opened at Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South. From chef Alex Stratta (whose restaurant Alex also is at Wynn), it features regional Italian cooking, such as clams casino with peppers and pancetta, and wood-fired pizzettes. Call 770-3463….

Pie Town Pizza has opened at 2833 Green Valley Parkway in Henderson, serving Chicago-style pizza, plus Vienna beef hot dogs, Green River soda, Merkt’s cheddar cheese sauce, chocolate cake shake and more. Call 244-2246. …

Steeles Steak, Fish and Tapas has opened at 9460 S. Eastern Ave., featuring tapas including tempura artichoke hearts and Cuban bites, plus char-grilled pizzas, sandwiches, fish, steaks, chops and more. Call 588-5400.

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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