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PT’S, SIERRA GOLD ANNOUNCE AUGUST FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS

PT’s and Sierra Gold locations plan to offer food and drink specials this month.

Drink specials, starting at $2, are Bud Light, Landshark Lager, Cruzan Colada, Red Stag shot and Popper Cherry with Dekuyper Cherry Pucker, Red Stag and sour.

Food specials at PT’s are breaded pollock fish sandwich, The Italian gluten-free flatbread, grilled tilapia, garden salad with grilled chicken, chili cheese fry burger and dessert of choice. Specials are available 24 hours a day and start at $4.99.

The Sierra Gold food specials are the same except swap golden nuggets for the fish sandwich.

FOOD TRUCK ROUNDUP TO BENEFIT CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Powder & Sun Board Shop and Grouchy John’s Coffee plan to present the first Help Us Do Some Good Food Truck Roundup to benefit the Clark County School District from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Powder & Sun Board Shop, 4555 S. Fort Apache Road.

The event is set to feature five trucks, a Pizza Caffé, live music by DJ Zo, face painting and balloon twisting. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the school district’s School-Community Partnership Program, which helps gather school supplies for needy and homeless students.

Admission is free. Donations of money and school supplies are encouraged and are tax-deductible.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TO HOST FOOD FESTIVAL AT WORLD MARKET CENTER

The American Heart Association plans to host its first heart-healthy food festival, the Flavors of the Heart Multicultural Food Festival, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the World Market Center, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway.

Sixteen chefs are scheduled to donate their time and expertise to show participants how to dine in a healthy way. Participating restaurants are set to include Market Grille Cafe, Mundo, Nove Italiano, Panevino Ristorante, Ferraro’s and Hash House A Go Go. Chef Carla Pellegrino from Bratalian and Bacio also plans to take part.

Single tickets are $75. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit flavorsoftheheart.com or call 499-7875.

CUISINE IN THE COUNTRY SET FOR SATURDAY

The second Cuisine in the Country event is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at Buckhorn Ranch in Alamo, about 90 miles north of Las Vegas.

Chefs from Mario Batali’s Las Vegas restaurants B&B Ristorante, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse and Otto Pizzeria are partnering with Lincoln County, NV Producer’s Cooperative for the casual, Italian-inspired dinner. The meal will feature fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and meats, including Lincoln County beef and goat, along with classic Italian salads, vegetable dishes and desserts. Batali’s sommeliers have created a wine pairing to complement the courses.

Tickets are $100 per person and must be purchased in advance at lincolncountynevada.com.

For more information, visit the website, call 877-870-3003 or email west@unce.unr.edu.

FLEMING’S OFFERS WINE FOR SPECIAL PRICE

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is offering Silver Oak Cellar’s 2007 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon through Sept. 30 or until inventory runs out for $100 per bottle. The normal list price is $150 to $175 per bottle.

GRIMALDI’S INTRODUCES SEASONAL CHEESECAKE SELECTIONS

Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria has added seasonal cheesecake selections to its menu. Chocolate cheesecake and caramel and green apple cheesecake are made daily in-house and are $5.

Grimaldi’s has three locations in the valley at 750 S. Rampart Blvd., 9595 S. Eastern Ave., No. 100, and 7155 S. Rainbow Blvd.

LES KINCAID TO INSTRUCT WINE AND COOKING CLASSES

Les Kincaid, host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Les’ Wines & Vines" plans to host wine and cooking classes in August and September from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on select days.

Thai Temptations is planned for Aug. 23 at the Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery, 4175 S Grand Canyon Drive, No. 109. Get tips on how to stock your pantry with Thai spices and identify Thai herbs.

Regional Pinot Noirs is planned for Sept. 13 at Total Wine & More in Boca Park, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. Taste pinot noirs from different regions.

Syrah Vs. Shiraz is planned for Sept. 21 at Total Wine & More in Boca Park. Discover when and where these varietals were first grown.

The cost for each class is $45 per person, cash or check only. To RSVP, email les@leskincaid.com, or call 871-5145 for more information.

SEBASTIANI WINE DINNER SET AT FLEMING’S

A four-course wine dinner featuring estate-bottled wines from Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd.

Winemaker Mark Lyon plans to be on hand at the event as an expert tasting guide. The reception course will feature tangerine-glazed pork belly, with Sebastiani Chardonnay Sonoma County 2009, followed by a first course of grilled peach salad with Sebastiani Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2008. The main course will be braised short ribs with grilled potato salad and grilled asparagus, served with Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2008. The dessert course will be amaretto chocolate fondue with sour cream pound cake and fresh fruit, served with Sebastiani Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2008.

The cost is $75 per guest, including wines. To RSVP, call 838-4774.

CUPCAKES TO BE DISPLAYED AT SUNCOAST’S CONSUMERS EXPO

Local bakeries and restaurants are invited to sign up for exhibit space to display at "Cup Cake Road" at the Consumers Expo scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive.

For more information or to register, call 300-5171.

LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK TO RUN TWO WEEKS STARTING AUG. 29

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is scheduled to raise funds for Three Square food bank at restaurants across the valley Aug. 29 through Sept. 11.

In honor of the event’s fifth anniversary, this year’s Restaurant Week has been extended to two weeks. Participating restaurants will offer unique, multi-course menus for $20.11, $30.11 or $50.11. A portion of each will go to Three Square to help fight hunger in Southern Nevada.

More than 80 restaurants are scheduled to participate, including The Capital Grille at Fashion Show mall, Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at Mandalay Bay, Comme Ça at the Cosmopolitan, Tao Asian Bistro at The Venetian and Diego Mexican Cuisine at the MGM Grand.

For more information and a complete list of participating restaurants and menu details, visit helpoutdineoutlv.org.

Diners are encouraged to share their experiences and be part of the conversation on Twitter by following @threesquarelv and using the hashtag #LVRW2011, and on Facebook by "liking" the Las Vegas Restaurant Week page.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab at The Forum Shops at Caesars plans to offer a three-course menu for $50.11 featuring salad or stone crab bisque, filet mignon or Parmesan-crusted halibut, sides such as mashed potatoes or creamed spinach served family style and key lime pie or peppermint gelato with hot fudge for dessert.

Panevino Ristorante, 246 Via Antonio Ave., plans to offer a three-course menu for $50.11 featuring three options per course, including additional vegan selections for each course. First-course selections are choice of vegan artichoke and fennel soup, grilled marinated eggplant, pear and Gorgonzola salad or beef carpaccio. Second-course choices are vegan spinach tortelloni, four-cheese ravioli, grilled salmon or grilled chicken. Third-course options are vegan dark chocolate-covered strawberries, puff pastry with lemon cream and strawberries or duo of chocolate mousse and creme brulee.

GET PRIME RIB DINNER FOR SPECIAL PRICE SUNDAYS AT FLEMING’S

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is serving its three-course prime rib dinner for $29.95 per guest on Sundays in August.

The first course is a choice of The Wedge, Fleming’s or Caesar salad. The second course is prime rib with au jus, creamy horseradish and Dijon sauces, served with a choice of Fleming’s side. The third course is choice of dessert.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 838-4774.

BAR+BISTRO OFFERS BEER PAIRING DINNER

Bar+Bistro at The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., No. 155, plans to host a beer pairing dinner at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The menu is set to feature chocolate stout lamb chops, paired with Sierra Nevada Stout; spiced, roasted duck salad, paired with Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen; boneless beef short ribs, paired with Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA; and porter-infused chocolate ganache cake, paired with Sierra Nevada Porter.

The cost is $49 per person. For reservations, call 202-6060.

BAR+BISTRO PRESENTS HANGOVER BRUNCH

Bar+Bistro at The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., No. 155, is serves a Hangover Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The menu features Cangrejo Benedict Mofongo, with lump crabmeat, plantain garlic mash, Romesco butter and quail egg for $14; B+B Pancakes, with sweet cinnamon sugar, roasted plantains, warm maple syrup and whipped cream for $9; Brioche Flan French Toast, with powdered sugar, warm lemon-sugar glaze and whipped cream for $10; black currant scones with honey, crème fra"che and jam for $6; cage-free eggs, with three eggs any style for $5; B+B Spanish Omelet, with Manchego cheese, pequillo peppers, artichoke and herbs for $11; applewood smoked bacon for $4; four-cheese quiche with pickled shallots and herbs for $7; and organic seasonal fruit with honey yogurt for $6.

Recovery Libations are $5 each and include sangria, Bloody Mary, mojito and Mimosa.

For more information, call 202-6060 or visit barbistroaf.com.

PLAZA TO PARTNER WITH OSCAR GOODMAN ON STEAKHOUSE

Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is lending his name to Oscar’s, a steakhouse that is set to open this fall in the dome that formerly housed Firefly in the newly renovated Plaza, 1 S. Main St.

The steakhouse will feature dinner nightly and a Sunday brunch. Adjacent to it will be a new Italian restaurant and speakeasy paying homage to Goodman’s years as a private attorney.

For more information, visit plazahotelcasino.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. the third Friday of the month. The next one is set for Friday.

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.

ARIZONA CHARLIE’S BOULDER SERVING DINING SPECIAL

Every Thursday and Sunday through August, the Yukon Grille at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, is offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $15.95 per person with an ace I PLAY card or $17.72 without a card.

Entree choices are beef braciole, tender beef rolls and prosciutto cooked in a zesty burgundy sauce, served with soft polenta and seasonal vegetable; Kurobuta pork chops with mint pesto, pan sautéed and served with a demi-glace, garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetable; or grilled salmon with a saffron cucumber and fennel cream sauce, served with seasonal vegetable and risotto rice.

Each entree is served with a choice of soup or salad and includes banana fritters, served with vanilla ice cream and laced with chocolate rum sauce.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 951-5800.

BERNARD’S BISTRO EXTENDS R.M.S. TITANIC DINNER

Bernard’s Bistro, 15 Via Bel Canto in MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas, will continue to offer its R.M.S. Titanic dinner at 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Two classes of menus are available, along with à la carte options. The First Class menu has five courses for $65 per guest, and the Second Class menu has three courses for $45 per guest.

The multi-sensory production will spotlight the culinary mastery of French chef E. Bernard accompanied with sights, sounds, images and replicas of an era defined by elegance, fashion and fine food.

Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information, call 565-1155.

SCOTCH TWEET UP, ROCK & ROLL WINE EVENT COMING TO THE ARTISAN

The Artisan, 1501 W. Sahara Ave., plans to host a Scotch Tweet Up from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

A celebration of scotch is planned, paired with cigars.

A Rock & Roll Wine event is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 and Oct. 6.

Wine tastings will offer a selection of Californian creations and Old World classics.

For more information, call 214-4000, 800-554-4092 or visit artisanhotel.com.

STRIPBURGER PLANS PARTY ON THE PATIO

Stripburger at Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a Party on the Patio from 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday.

Live music will be courtesy of Strung Out Sessions. The event also is set to include a buffet, cocktails and featured drinks including Coors Light, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Ketel One concoctions.

The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 737-8747.

YAPPY HOUR RETURNS TO RUMOR AUG. 25

Rumor Boutique Hotel, 455 E. Harmon Ave., plans to host Yappy Hour, a happy hour for owners and their dogs, from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25.

Yappy Hour is held in the grassy courtyard and features drink specials and yappatizers, doggie goodie bags, pet-friendly products, themed contests and more.

EL SEGUNDO SOL TO HOST MONTHLY COOKING CLASS

El Segundo Sol at the Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is scheduled to host a monthly cooking class with chef Terry Lynch from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 24.

The menu is set to feature spicy chile-braised lamb tacos with borracha sauce and zesty guacamole with sweet corn and chipotle; tomato, watermelon and radish salad with guajillo dressing; lime creme brulee; and jalapeno-cilantro margarita.

The cost is $25 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 258-1211.

TOMMY BAHAMA LAUNCHES RUMOLOGIST SEARCH

Tommy Bahama, which has a location in the valley at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, has launched a search for its first Tommy Bahama Rumologist.

In order to qualify, one must have a vast knowledge of all things related to rum. The grand prize includes $50,000 and becoming Tommy Bahama’s chief rum consultant and rum ambassador for the next year. The Rumologist also will help create new cocktails and rum-inspired menus.

The deadline for submissions is Monday. Participants are asked to create a short video. A winner will be announced on/or around Oct. 6.

For more information, visit tommybahama.com.

‘LES’ WINES & VINES’ RADIO SHOW TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY

The "Les’ Wines & Vines" radio show, hosted by Les Kincaid, is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Sept. 8.

The weekly nationally syndicated program is broadcast from an upscale restaurant with a guest audience enjoying the featured wines, paired with a few bites of food from the hosting establishment. The anniversary show is set to be held at Smith & Wollensky, 3767 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Each guest will receive a goody bag filled with items donated by friends of the show. The cost is $35 per person, cash or check only. Space is limited.

For more information, email les@leskincaid.com or call 871-5145.

SAVOR SWEET SPECIALS AT MAX BRENNER, CHOCOLATE BY THE BALD MAN

Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man inside The Forum Shops at Caesars is offering a special menu at the bar.

Popular dishes, desserts, wine and cocktails are available for $5, along with select beers for $4.

The special menu is served from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing Monday through Friday.

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