DOMINO’S PIZZA TO COLLECT CANNED FOOD FOR THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK
Domino’s Pizza locations across the Las Vegas Valley are collecting canned goods through Sunday for Three Square food bank. As part of the food drive, customers who donate one or more nonperishable food items or $1 will receive a free Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake. Domino’s hopes to collect at least 10,000 pounds of food. Twenty-six stores are participating in the valley. To find a location near you, visit dominos.com.
NEXT PROJECT DINNER TABLE EVENT SET FOR SATURDAY
The next Project Dinner Table event is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive at Decatur Boulevard in North Las Vegas.
The dinner will be served family-style and will feature cuisine by chef Geno Bernardo of Nove Italiano at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $140 per person, which includes all courses and cocktail pairings. For tickets, visit projectdinnertable.com.
TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA TO HONOR VETERANS WITH FREE FOOD on JULY 4
TravelCenters of America plans to offer all veterans and active-duty military personnel a complimentary meal July 4 at any participating TA and Petro Stopping Centers sit-down restaurants. There are more than 170 participating Iron Skillet, Country Pride and other full-service, home-style restaurants within TA and Petro Stopping Centers. Free meals can be up to a $15 value. Veterans and military personnel are asked to show proof of service to their server before ordering. Acceptable forms are U.S. Uniform Services ID card or Retired ID card, Current Leave and Earnings statement, Veterans Organization card, photograph in uniform, DD214 or Citation or Commendation. The Las Vegas-area location is at 6595 N. Hollywood Blvd., accessible from Interstate 15 at Speedway Boulevard via Exit 54. For more information, visit petrotruckstops.com.
MARIE CALLENDER’S FEATURING STRAWBERRY FEST THROUGH AUGUST
Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery is offering five strawberry-based desserts for its Strawberry Fest through August.
The menu offers strawberry pie, New York-style cheesecake with fresh strawberry topping, strawberry shortcake sundae, strawberry banana cream pie and double cream strawberry pie. For more information and to find a location near you, visit mcpies.com.
FOOD AND WINE CLASSES CONTINUE
Les Kincaid, host of the syndicated radio program "Wines Du Jour," plans to host a class on barbecuing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive, No. 109.
The cost is $49 and includes all materials. To register, call 895-3394.
Pinot Terrioir & Where To Find It is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Total Wine & More in Henderson, 501 N. Stephanie St. Students must be 21 or older.
The cost is $49 (cash or check only). To make a reservation, email email@example.com or call 871-5145.
CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL PLANS WINE DINNER TODAY
Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 8771 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host the Great Italian Wine Dinner featuring the Antinori Family wines from Florence, Italy, at 6:30 p.m. today.
The menu is set to feature calamari with spicy marinara sauce, paired with Santa Cristina Bianco Antori; homemade minestrone, paired with Bramito del Cervo Chardonnay 2010; tagliarini pasta with mushrooms, artichoke hearts and spinach in tomato basil sauce topped with bread crumbs and chicken, paired with Santa Cristina Annata 2010 and Antinori Chianti Classico Peppoli 2009; top sirloin with zucchini stefano, garlic mashed potatoes and a side of Marsala sauce, paired with Tormaresca Neprica 2010 Puglia IGT; and Limoncello bread pudding with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream, paired with Italian coffee.
The cost is $50 per person. For reservations, call 304-2345.
MIDWEEK MUNCH TO HOST FOOD TRUCKS WEDNESDAYS
The Jackie Gaughan Parkway at the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., plans to host food trucks for Midweek Munch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays.
EL SEGUNDO SOL PLANS COOKING CLASS SATURDAY
El Segundo Sol at Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a cooking class with chef Terry Lunch from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The menu is set to feature watermelon-tomato salad with guajillo dressing, tacos with housemade chorizo and roasted poblano, and bunellos with blackberry and mango. Cocktails are set to include paloma with fresh grapefruit and mint, and a fresh farmers market strawberry margarita.
The cost for the class is $25. To make a reservation, call 258-1211.
20 FOR $20 BEER BBQ PARTY PLANNED AT STRIPBURGER
Stripburger at Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host the 20 for $20 Beer BBQ Party July 3.
Guests can enjoy sampling 20 varieties of beer and ranking their favorites while feasting on American barbecue favorites and sides such as french fries, coleslaw, baked beans and cookies for dessert. A disc jockey will provide entertainment.
The cost is $20 per person, plus tax. For more information, call 737-8747.
LAGASSE’S STADIUM ANNOUNCES BEER PAIRING MENU, BEER DINNER
Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, has introduced a summer beer pairing menu available through August.
Pairings include chilled melon soup with blue crabmeat and lemon gremolatta and citrus gastrique, paired with Samuel Adam’s Summer Ale for $14. Another pairing is tortilla-crusted fish tacos, paired with Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy for $16.
Oyster & Beer Fridays feature $1.50 oyster specials and a variety of domestic draft beer specials for $4 and import drafts for $5.
The Samuel Adams Summer Beer Dinner is planned for 6 p.m. July 6. The five-course menu will feature chilled melon soup with blue crabmeat, paired with Summer Ale; spicy tuna roll, paired with Noble Pils; pan-seared rainbow trout, paired with East/West Kolsch; grilled pork loin, paired with Belgian Session; and mixed berries and cherry crisp with vanilla ice cream, paired with Cherry Wheat.
The cost is $55, excluding tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 607-2665.
CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL AND PASTRY SHOW SET FOR JULY 7 AT THE VENETIAN
The Las Vegas Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show is scheduled to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from 8 p.m. to midnight July 7 at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
The event will feature the best chocolate and pastry chefs from around the world, along with wines, spirits and champagne.
The cost is $25 per person, which includes all chocolate, pastries, wines, champagnes, foods and spirits served.
For tickets, visit sincitychocolate festival.com.
R STEAK & SEAFOOD PLANS PAIRING DINNERS AT RIVIERA
R Steak & Seafood at the Riviera, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is partnering with Southern Wine & Spirits to host a five-course beer pairing dinner July 11, featuring a selection of beers from New Belgian Brewing Co.
The event is scheduled to begin with a welcome reception at 6 p.m., followed by the sit-down dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per person in advance or $50 at the door.
For reservations, call 794-9233 or visit rivierahotel.com.
ROY’S WINE CLUB TO MEET
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, 620 E. Flamingo Road, plans to host a waina hui (wine club) tasting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 20.
Each tasting features a sampling of Roy’s signature appetizers. Members receive a wine glass, an invitation to all wine club events, an invitation to Roy’s select seasonal events, a 10 percent reduction on bottled wine purchased at Roy’s and reduced pricing for select Roy’s wine dinners.
The cost to attend a tasting is $20 for wine club members and $25 for nonmembers.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 691-2053.
LAGASSE’S STADIUM TO HOST GRILLING CLASSES
Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a series of grilling classes with chef de cuisine Scott Pajak beginning July 27.
The classes will take place at 6 p.m. in a private luxury box with demos and grilling techniques. Guests can try the fire-roasted creations, paired with specialty cocktails.
The July 27 class will feature appetizers of chicken wings with Buffalo, smoky barbecue and spicy Cajun sauce, and herb-crusted, crabmeat-stuffed portobello mushrooms with Creole tomato glaze, paired with a blue margarita with Patron Silver, Cointreau, a splash of Blue Curaçao and sour mix. Entrees will be barbecue pork baby back ribs and top sirloin with mashed potatoes, paired with a Kicked Up Bloody Mary with chili-infused vodka.
The Aug. 10 class will feature appetizers of ham hock with black bean chili and baked oysters, paired with a Watermelon Crawl with rum, watermelon, Sprite and pineapple juice. Entrees will be grilled brats and grilled pork loin on bourbon mashed potatoes, paired with a Side Car featuring cognac, triple sec, sour mix and a splash of Rose’s Lime.
The Aug. 24 class will feature appetizers of shrimp and Creole Parmesan cheese sauce with grilled asparagus and charred beef and creamy Brie cheese risotto with chive oil, paired with a margarita with Patron Silver, Cointreau and sour mix. Entrees will be Bloody Mary-marinated chicken breast, herb-roasted Yukon Gold potatoes, haricot vert and grilled pork loin on Andouille sausage and cornbread stuffing, paired with a Rusty Nail featuring scotch and Drambuie.
Each class is $60 per person. Space is limited. To make a reservation, call 607-2665.