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IHOP TO SERVE FREE FLAPJACKS TODAY

IHOP restaurants plan to offer each guest a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes today in honor of National Pancake Day and to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The free pancakes will be served from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For every short stack that is served, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations made at IHOP restaurants in the Las Vegas Valley will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.

IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year. To find a participating IHOP near you, visit ihoppancakeday.com.

ELEMENTS PLANS WEEKLY SPECIALS

Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., is offering specials through Saturday.

Today’s special is pork shank for $26, served with potatoes, veggies and house salad. Wednesday’s special is chicken schnitzel for $22, served with potatoes, veggies and Caesar salad. Wednesday also is ladies night, with two-for-one glasses of wine and $10 off bottles of wine. Thursday’s special is fettucine a la maze for $21 (pasta tossed with spicy sausage ragu, served with house salad and a glass of wine). Friday’s special is Idaho river trout with house salad, potatoes and veggies for $24. Saturday’s special is pork tenderloin medallions, served with potatoes, veggies and Caesar salad for $22. For reservations, call 750-2991.

FLEMING’S PLANS 10TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host its 10th anniversary dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, featuring ultra-premium wines by Dimitri Tchelistcheff, winemaker for Jarvis Estate Winery and son of legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff.

A four-course menu is planned. The cost is $95 per guest, including wine pairings. For reservations, call 838-4774.

The first course will be shrimp and lobster ceviche tacos, paired with Jarvis Estate Chardonnay Napa Valley 2007. The second course will be dark cherry and seared duck salad, paired with Jarvis Estate Merlot Napa Valley 2007. The third course will be filet with Morel thyme cream sauce, sautéed brussels sprouts with pork belly bits and Fleming’s potatoes, paired with Jarvis Estate Lake William Blend Napa Valley 2007 and Jarvis Estate Carbernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005. Dessert will be apple haystack with Blue Bell ice cream, served with coffee and tea.

THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK TO BENEFIT FROM RESTAURANT WEEK

Restaurant Week is returning earlier than usual this year, as Three Square food bank has added a spring edition of the culinary event.

Restaurant Week is scheduled through Sunday at participating restaurants across the Las Vegas Valley, which will offer prix fixe menus for $20.12, $30.12 or $50.12 to benefit Three Square in fighting hunger in Southern Nevada.

Restaurants that are newcomers to this year’s Restaurant Week lineup include A Cut Above Steakhouse, Due Forni, Beso Steakhouse, Beach Café, Grape Street, Lawry’s Prime Rib, Nove Italiano, The Martini and Via Brasil Steakhouse.

For more information and to find participating restaurants, visit helpoutdineoutlv.org.

MARIE CALLENDER’S PIE SALE TO END WEDNESDAY

Marie Callender’s is offering a pie to go sale through Wednesday, with more than 30 varieties available for $7.99, including the tin.

Selections are apple, banana cream, berry, blueberry, cherry, coconut cream, French apple, lemon meringue, peach and pumpkin. The sale excludes cheesecakes, seasonal fresh fruit pies and promotional pies.

For more information or to find a location near you, visit mcpies.com.

VEGAS UNCORK’ED TO UNCORK 300 WINE BOTTLES

Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit plans to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most bottles of wine simultaneously uncorked at Sensi in the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Prior to the attempt, event programming and ticket sales for the sixth annual Vegas Uncork’d will be announced. Once the bottles have been uncorked, guests throughout the Bellagio will be invited to enjoy a glass of wine.

ARTFULLY SWEET FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT SOUTHERN NEVADA CHILDREN FIRST

The third annual Artfully Sweet fundraiser to benefit Southern Nevada Children First is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. March 24 at The Ridges, 11277 Marble Ridge Drive.

Artisan treats, live performances and a silent auction are planned. SNCF is a nonprofit organization that provides long-term transitional housing and life skills training to homeless pregnant and parenting teens and young adults ages 16 to 22.

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance. For more information, call 207-9093 or 487-5665, or email artfullysweet@gmail.com.

LAGASSE’S STADIUM TO HOST SAMUEL ADAMS BEER PAIRING DINNER

Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a Samuel Adams Brew Master beer pairing dinner at 6 p.m. Friday.

The menu will feature stacked onion ring salad, paired with Irish Red; mini beef slider and truffle shoestring fries, paired with White Water IPA; herb-crusted blue crabmeat-stuffed portobello mushroom, paired with Alpine Spring; grilled swordfish on green onion rice with ham hock bean chili, paired with Mighty Oak Ale; and puff pastry box with vanilla bean mascarpone cheese and mixed berry compote, paired with Chocolate Cherry Bock.

The cost is $55 per guest. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 607-2664.

POSTRIO AT THE VENETIAN ANNOUNCES WEEKEND BRUNCH MENU

Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a weekend brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The menu features warm brioche donuts with housemade strawberry jam and vanilla sugar; scrambled egg pizza with shaved Yukon Gold potatoes and bacon lardons; breakfast sandwich on toasted ciabatta bread with prosciutto and wild arugula; crisp corned beef and hash with two fried organic eggs and sourdough toast; buttermilk pancakes with candied pecans and maple butter; French-style omelet with wild mushrooms, Gruyere and Tuscan potatoes; grilled prime flat iron steak with two eggs over easy and creamed spinach; and house-cured smoked salmon on a toasted bagel with red onion, cucumber and cream cheese.

Guests also can enjoy freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, coffee selections and hand-crafted Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

For reservations, call 796-1110.

BORDER GRILL PLANS DEMONSTRATION-STYLE COOKING CLASS

Border Grill at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a demonstration-style cooking class with executive chef Mike Minor from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The class is set to feature a preview of some of Minor’s favorite new dishes on the Border brunch menu. Guests also will receive a multi-course lunch at Border Grill, signature cocktails and a recipe booklet.

The menu will feature michelada (Mexican cerveza), Peruvian shrimp and grits, Yucatan eggs Benedict, short rib hash and egg, and churro tots.

The cost is $75 per person. Space is limited. For reservations, call 632-7403.

CASA FUENTE PLANS GLENFIDDICH SCOTCH WHISKY CASK OF DREAMS

Casa Fuente inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host Glenfiddich Scotch whisky and brand ambassador Mitch Bechard for a tasting of the newly released and limited Cask of Dreams Scotch whisky from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

All members of the Casa Fuente Spirits Society are invited. Others can join by visiting casafuentespiritssociety.com or sign up at the bar.

KERRY’S GOURMET BURGERS ANNOUNCES BURGER AND SHAKE OF THE MONTH

KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers at Harrah’s Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a special burger and shake combo for $18.

During February, the combo will feature the tandoori chicken burger with a mango chili shake, and the mushroom Swiss turkey burger will be featured in March along with the cheesecake milkshake. April will feature the Italian flavor burger and a tiramisu milkshake.

For more information, call 369-5065 or visit harrahslasvegas.com.

LAKESIDE OFFERS OYSTER HAPPY HOUR AT WYNN LAS VEGAS

Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is extending its oyster happy hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. nightly.

Guests can enjoy a selection of fresh Hama Hama, Shibumi, St. Simone or Rappahannock oysters for $1.50 per piece at the bar or in the lounge.

MORELS FRENCH STEAKHOUSE RETURNS MUSSELS, FRITES AND CRAFT BEER MENU

The Mussels, Frites and Craft Beer menu is back at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

The menu features Moules A La Crème (steamed with tarragon, garlic and crème fraiche), Moules Boston (chowder-style corn, Nueske bacon and cream sauce) and Moules Provencals (steamed in salsa verde broth with fresh herbs and Pistou), paired with beer selections of Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Delaware; Full Sail IPA, Oregon; Firestone Union Jack, California; North Coast Pranqster, California; and Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen, California.

The special menu is available all day daily through March 31.

DRAGON NOODLE CO. BRINGS BACK BEER DINNER MENU

Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar inside the Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to bring back its Beer Dinner menu in March.

The menu offers three courses paired with three beers for $28 per person. It features a spicy tuna roll, paired with Sapporo from Japan; family-style appetizer of salt and pepper calamari and vegetable spring roll, paired with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Pale Ale; and an entree served family style (one choice per guest) of sweet and sour chicken, Kung Pao chicken, beef with snow peas or vegetable chow mein, paired with Pyramid Haywire Hefeweizen.

For reservations, call 730-7965.

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. March 16.

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.

STONE CRAB SPECIAL TO RUN THROUGH MAY AT EL CORTEZ’S FLAME STEAKHOUSE

Flame Steakhouse at the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., is offering jumbo stone crab flown in fresh from Florida for $28 per pound Friday through Saturday evenings through May. The meal is served with cottage fries and coleslaw.

For reservations, call 385-5200.

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