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ELEMENTS CREATES PINK-INSPIRED DISHES FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., has created pink-inspired dishes for October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Main courses include chicken Fantasia, chicken breast with pink Gorgonzola cream sauce and baby peas. Desserts include bread pudding with fresh raspberries, white chocolate and dark rum sauce.

New martinis include the Pink Slipper and the Pink Secret.

To find out which items will be offered as specials on which days, visit elementskitchenandmartinibar.com or call 750-2991.

VIA BRASIL STEAKHOUSE WINE SALES TO BENEFIT CANCER SOCIETY

Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road, plans to feature a special wine list in October, with 50 percent of sales from each selected bottle going to the American Cancer Society to help fight breast cancer.

For more information, call 804-1400 or visit viabrasilsteakhouse.com.

SMASHBURGER ADDS WINDY CITY BURGER TO MENU FOR LIMITED TIME

Smashburger has added the Windy City Burger to its menu through Oct. 30. The burger features a taste of Chicago, including melted cheddar cheese, haystack onions, lettuce, tomato and Gulden’s spicy mustard on a hand-cut pretzel roll.

For Smashburger locations in the Las Vegas Valley, visit smashburger.com.

TIVOLI VILLAGE TO HOST CHEERS TO CHOCOLATE WINE TASTING

Cheers to Chocolate is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.

The event will be an evening of wine tasting paired with some of the valley’s most decadent chocolate, all benefiting Easter Seals of Southern Nevada.

Ticket prices range from $35 to $75 and can be purchased at cheerstochocolate.com.

ENJOY MEMORABLE MEAL FOR TWO AT FLEMING’S

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is offering a three-course menu for $99 per couple through Nov. 15.

The Memorable Meal appetizer is spinach salad, followed by an entree of beef Flemington and shrimp scampi. The side is roasted vegetable trio, followed by white chocolate bread pudding for dessert.

For reservations, call 838-4774.

SUPPORT NSPCA AT ONE DRUNK PUPPY

An event called One Drunk Puppy is set from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, in support of the Nevada Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The wine-tasting event will benefit the no-kill animal shelter. Attendees can enjoy complimentary appetizers, entertainment, 50 world-class wineries, sakes, a wine label contest, a grape-stomping contest and a silent auction.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, visit silvertoncasino.com.

BRIO ANNOUNCES NEW FALL MENU

Brio Tuscan Grille has unveiled a new fall menu, with dishes ranging from $9.95 to $17.95.

Appetizer choices include roasted tomato and ricotta bruschetta, and blackened shrimp and chorizo flatbread. Lunch choices include chicken and wild rice orzo salad, and Mediterranean chicken sandwich. Dinner choices include grilled chicken Spiedini.

Seasonal wine offerings include Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc in October. Fall featured cocktails are Apple Cider Martini and Hot Apple Cider with Rum.

Brio at Tivoli Village is at 420 S. Rampart Blvd. For more information, call 433-1233.

Brio at Town Square Las Vegas is at 6653 Las Vegas Blvd. South. For more information, call 914-9145.

PANERA BREAD SELLING PINK RIBBON BAGELS TO HELP BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

Panera Bread is offering the Pink Ribbon Bagel in October, with a portion of the proceeds from each bagel sold going to support breast cancer research, along with $1 from the sale of each Power of Pink Baker’s Dozen.

For a Panera Bread location near you, visit panerabread.com.

LES KINCAID PLANS PASTA CLASS

Les Kincaid, host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Wines Du Jour," previously known as "Les’ Wines & Vines," plans to host the class Pastas & More from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26 at Ferguson Kitchen & Bath Gallery, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive, No. 109. The cost is $89 per person (cash or check only).

To make a reservation, email les@leskincaid.com. For more information, call 871-5145.

CARRABBA’S TO HOST WINE DINNER TODAY

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 8771 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to present Great Sauces of Carrabba’s, a wine dinner with The Hogue Cellars, at 6:30 p.m. today.

The menu is set to feature crab cakes with roasted red pepper sauce, paired with The Hogue Cellars 2009 Riesling-Columbia Valley; Italian salad with homemade vinaigrette dressing, paired with The Hogue Cellars 2007 Pinot Grigio-Columbia Valley; four-cheese ravioli with classic bolognese meat sauce, paired with The Hogue Cellars 2008 Merlot-Columbia Valley; veal Marsala with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables, paired with The Hogue Cellars 2008 Genesis Syrah-Columbia Valley; and warmed apple crostada with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream, paired with The Hogue Cellars 2010 Late Harvest Riesling-Columbia Valley.

The cost is $45 per person. To RSVP, call 304-2345.

SUNCOAST’S ST. TROPEZ BUFFET OFFERS OKTOBERFEST MENU

The St. Tropez International Buffet at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, is offering a special Oktoberfest Buffet from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays in October.

The buffet is $12.99 per person with a B Connected Card and includes free Samuel Adams Octoberfest beer on tap. Other specialty items include smoked bratwurst and onions, German-style pork chops, red cabbage with apple, German potato salad, smoked bacon slab, Jagerschnitzel, beer Rouladen, schnitzle and spaetzle.

ROY’S ANNOUNCES KEIKI ART COMPETITION AND SPECIAL MENU

Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, 8701 W. Charleston Blvd., is accepting artwork from children 4 to 12 years old for its Keiki Art Competition.

The artwork should depicting what ohana, or family, means to them. Every entrant will receive a certificate for a complimentary Keiki dinner at Roy’s. The deadline is Oct. 31.

For entry guidelines and submission information, call 838-3620.

Roy’s Keiki menu is a three-course dinner featuring five entree choices, including sushi roll, Roy’s signature beef shortribs and grilled salmon.

BAMBINO’S PRESENTS PIZZA CHALLENGE

Bambino’s East Coast Pizzeria, 2555 S. Durango Drive, announces a challenge for October: Can you and a friend eat a 10-pound Big Bam pizza within 45 minutes?

The Big Bam is a 28-inch, thin-crust pizza with 2 pounds of dough, 1 pounds of sauce, 2 pounds of mozzarella cheese, 2 pounds of meat toppings and 2 pounds of vegetable toppings.

Those who finish within the allotted time eat free and get their picture on the Wall of Fame, a T-shirt, two future free large cheese pizzas and bragging rights. Those who don’t pay $40.

The offer runs through Oct. 31. To sign up, call 242-2266.

LEARN TO ROLL SUSHI AT HACHI

Hachi Modern Japanese, inside Red Rock Resort at 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., offers monthly sushi rolling classes. The next one is set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

The two-hour class will offer each participant his own work area with all ingredients at arm’s length. The cost is $85 per person, plus tax.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 797-7054.

HASH HOUSE A GO GO TO HOST BITE OF LAS VEGAS KICKOFF PARTY

Hash House A Go Go, 6800 W. Sahara Ave., plans to host the kickoff party for Mix 94.1’s Bite of Las Vegas from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Tents will be set up in the parking lot, serving $1 draft beer. Other food and drink specials will include mashed potato- and bacon-stuffed burger for $5 and kiwi watermelon lemonade for $4.

SLIDIN’ THRU PLANS MOVIES IN THE PARK EVENT

Food truck Slidin’ Thru plans to host a Movies in the Park event in partnership with the city of Las Vegas at 6 p.m. Friday at Angel Park at Westcliff and Durango Drives (look for the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man).

Food trucks, live art, bounce houses and more are planned, along with a showing of "Ghostbusters."

SWEET TOMATOES INVITES DINERS TO DON PJS

Sweet Tomatoes plans to celebrate National Pajama Month Sunday by inviting diners to don their PJs for the fifth annual Pajama Party. Children 12 or younger will receive a free breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon with the purchase of a regular-priced adult meal.

For more information or a location near you, visit sweettomatoes.com.

ELEMENTS TO SERVE SEVEN COURSES FOR SCOTCH DINNER

Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., plans to host a seven-course single malt scotch dinner at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

The cost is $89 per person. For more information and to make a reservation, call 750-2991.

PROJECT DINNER TABLE COMING TO CASHMAN FIELD

Project Dinner Table plans to host its next event at Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Rick Moonen will be the featured chef, and the dinner will benefit the Huntridge Teen Clinic and Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada. Social hour is set to begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner.

Moonen’s menu is set to feature canapes with Maitake oyster and vegetable crudo, rye crumb and celery leaf; Merguez meatballs with feta cream, mint puree and hot and spicy oregano; Andraki Farm deviled eggs with Blue Oasis shrimp salad, housemade Napa cabbage and Vege Maki with pickled mushrooms, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and funky sauce. Savory courses will include roasted cauliflower soup, warm mushroom salad and lobster pot pie. Dessert will be chocolate mud pie.

Tickets are $140 per person and can be purchased at projectdinnertable.com.

PARIS LAS VEGAS TO CELEBRATE WINE

Paris Las Vegas plans to host complimentary wine tastings for CRUSH — A Celebration of Wine on Fridays in October.

The tastings will be in the hotel reception lobby from 3 to 7 p.m. and will include Hob Nob Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, along with live music.

A wine seminar featuring Chateau Le Plus de la Fleur de Bouard vintages 2002 through 2005 is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Napoleon’s. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 when packaged with the Oct. 27 California Wine Tasting. For tickets, visit desertcompanion.com or call 258-9895. Proceeds benefit Nevada Public Radio.

A French vs. California tasting and seminar is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday in Napoleon’s. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Paris Las Vegas box office or by calling 777-7776. Proceeds benefit Keep Memory Alive.

The Quintessa blending seminar is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at Napoleon’s. Tickets are $75 and are available at the Paris Las Vegas box office or by calling 777-7776. Proceeds benefit Keep Memory Alive.

The California Wine Tasting with master sommelier is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Napoleon’s. Tickets are $60 or $100 when packaged with Thursday’s wine seminar. For tickets, visit desertcompanion.com or call 258-9895. Proceeds benefit Nevada Public Radio.

BAR+BISTRO TO HOST HIGH WEST WHISKEY PAIRING DINNER

Bar+Bistro @ The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a High West Whiskey pairing dinner at 7 p.m. Oct. 24.

Four whiskeys will be paired with a special menu for $49 per person. For reservations, call 202-6060.

GOLDEN NUGGET PLANS SECOND ANNUAL FALL BEER FESTIVAL

The Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St., is scheduled to host its second annual Fall Beer Festival Friday and Saturday.

The event is set to kick off with the All American Craft Beer Tasting, sponsored by Samuel Adams, from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in The Grand events center. Guests can sample more than 120 craft beers and enjoy chef-inspired appetizers while listening to live music. A highlight will be the traditional tapping of the kegs, and each guest will receive a commemorative glass as a souvenir. Tickets are $50.

The second day will feature an Oktoberfest Pool Party, sponsored by Paulaner Beer from Munich, from 3 to 9 p.m. at The Tank. Admission is free, and 200 international and domestic beers will be available for purchase. A German Oktoberfest band is scheduled to play.

Guests interested in both events can receive discounted food and beer tickets for the pool party with paid admission to the craft beer tasting.

For more information or to purchase advance tickets, call 386-8100 or visit goldennugget.com.

EASTSIDE CANNERY ANNOUNCES OCTOBER DINING SPECIALS

The Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway, is offering specials in all casino bars of $2 draft beers, $1 hot dogs and $1 Bud bottles during all football games. Jagermeister shots are $2.

Snaps is offering $1.99 pumpkin pancakes from 6 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, $5.55 beef stew in a bread bowl from 11 a.m. to 11 daily and $8.99 hearty chicken and dumplings from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, all with the purchase of a beverage.

The beer brunch buffet is $7.77 with a players card and $11.99 without every Sunday in October. The prime rib buffet is $7.99 with a card and $9.99 without Fridays and Saturdays in October starting at 4 p.m. The early bird buffet special is $1 offer from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with a player’s card.

Carve is offering a $19.99 three-course dinner with fresh grilled salmon, soup or salad and a slice of pumpkin cheesecake, served with a glass of house wine.

Casa Cocina is offering $9.99 carne asada-stuffed chile relleno with a Tecate.

The Deli is serving $5.99 pulled pork sliders with fries and a drink.

SALUTE BACON AT BRAND STEAKHOUSE

Brand Steakhouse at the Monte Carlo plans to host its second annual Tribute to Bacon dinner at 6 p.m. Friday.

The specialty dinner will feature bacon-inspired items, including bacon-wrapped figs, bacon mousse crostini, bacon-cured lamb salad, roasted Berkshire bacon "belly," bacon-wrapped veal chop and bacon cinnamon French toast.

The cost is $65 per guest. Reservations are required for guaranteed seating and can be made by calling 588-5634 or emailing jenn@lightlv.com.

PINK TACO SERVING $20 TACOS AND BEER

Pink Taco at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, is offering tacos and beer for $20 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

The offer includes one Dos Equis beer and all-you-can-eat Paunchos, the restaurant’s signature chicken tacos. For each special purchased, $5 will go to the Nevada Cancer Institute.

LTO PIZZA & MORE OPENS AT HARD ROCK HOTEL

LTO Pizza & More has opened at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. It serves dinner nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. and lunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The menu features pizza, sandwiches, pasta and more. The Dinner for Two deal includes pizza of choice, bottomless wine for two or a bucket of five Peroni or Anheuser-Busch bottles and two Caesar salads for $30. Just the bottomless wine option is $20.

For more information, call 693-5585 or visit hardrockhotel/dining.

LEARN FRENCH COOKING AT MON AMI GABI CLASS

Mon Ami Gabi chef Terry Lynch plans to host a cooking class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the restaurant at Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The menu will feature brussels sprout salad, braised lamb shank with orzo pasta and goat cheese, and pumpkin tarte tatin with whipped cream. Louis Latour wines will be served.

The cost is $50 per person. To RSVP, call 944-4224.

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. the third Friday of the month. The next one is set for Oct. 21.

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.

ANNUAL LOBSTER FAIR SET FOR OCT. 22 AT CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL

Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, plans to host its 40th annual Lobster Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22. Lobsters are available for purchase over the phone or in-person at the church for $15 live or $17 steamed. Prices increase to $17 for live and $19 for steamed at the fair. Admission to the general public is free. Call 684-7746 or visit lobsterfair.com.

WINE WALK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NEW VISTA COMMUNITY

Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host Wine Walk, The Red Affair from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22, featuring all red wines, sake, cocktails, beer and cuisine. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in all red for entry into a raffle.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.

For event tickets or more information, visit winewalklv.com or newvistacommunity.org. Guests must be 21 or older.

BARLEY’S PLANS WEEKLY BBQ & BLUES EVENT

Barley’s Casino & Brewing Co. plans to host a weekly BBQ & Blues event on its patio at 4500 E. Sunset Road from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29.

The event features unlimited food paired with live entertainment by City Folk Blues. The all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet includes smoked brisket, pork ribs, hot links, kielbasa sausage and sides such as baked beans and macaroni and cheese.

The cost is $8.99 for Station Casinos Boarding Pass rewards card holders and $10.99 without a card.

COFFEE CANTATA OPENS AT VILLAGE LAKE LAS VEGAS

Coffee Cantata has opened at 20 Via Bel Canto at the Village Lake Las Vegas.

The Italian coffee bar offers espresso, drip coffee, teas, smoothies, blended cremes and frappes, energy drinks, ciders, juices and sodas, along with fresh pastries, sandwiches and salads made daily.

Hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, visit thevillagellv.com.

BERNARD’S BISTRO ANNOUNCES WINE SHOW DINNER

Bernard’s Bistro, 15 Via Bel Canto in MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas, is offering a Wine Show Dinner Wednesdays in October.

Enjoy classic vocals and three small-plate selections paired with a wine selection. A different menu will be served each Wednesday and prices vary.

Wednesday will feature the Jose Feliciano En Vivo Show. The Barbra Streisand Show is planned for Oct. 19, followed by the Great Pianist Giovanni Show on Oct. 26. Shows start at 6 p.m.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 565-1155.

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