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The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is scheduled for Thursday at The Pools at the Palazzo, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

The annual event is sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA) and will feature samplings of cuisine and cocktails from restaurants and beverage purveyors. The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair package features a luxury suite at the Palazzo or The Venetian, two general admission tickets to the Affair, two-for-one well drinks at Salute Lounge, complimentary line pass/admission to LAVO nightclub and a buy-one-get-one-half-off ticket deal for a gondola ride. Restaurants scheduled to participate include Binion’s Ranch Steakhouse, Dos Caminos, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico and Table 10, Gilley’s, Hash House A Go Go, Lagasse’s Stadium Lavo, Maggiano’s, Maro Batali’s Carnevino, Max Brenner, Memphis Championship Barbecue, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, Nobu Las Vegas, Origin India Restaurant & Bar, Sushi Samba, Tao, Valentino and Zine Noodles.

The Affair is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. General admission is $100. VIP tickets are $150 for early admission at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit lasvegasepicurean
affair.com, palazzo.com, venetian.com or call 414-9000.

Raising Cane’s locations to collect
cell Phones for soldiers

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers locations in the Las Vegas Valley will be collecting gently used mobile phones and donations for Cell Phones for Soldiers and local military members during May.

On Memorial Day, May 30, all of the profits and collected phones will be donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers, a nonprofit group dedicated to providing free calls home to U.S. armed forces. The USO, a nonprofit organization that works to life the spirits of America’s troops and their families, plans to distribute calling cards through its Las Vegas center.

Raising Cane’s in the Las Vegas Valley is at 1120 E. Flamingo Road, 4655 W. Charleston Blvd., 7550 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 5660 Centennial Center Blvd. and 7135 S. Rainbow Blvd.

For more information about Cell Phones for Soldiers, visit cellphonesforsoldiers.com.

Springs Cafe hosting SUnday brunch

The Springs Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to host an a la carte brunch every Sunday through June from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $21 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children 3 or younger. Coffee and soda are included. Springs Preserve members receive 10 percent off the brunches. Reservations are required. For reservations, call 822-8716.

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza to highlight gluten-free menu

May is Celiac Awareness Month, and Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza is offering an extensive gluten-free menu at all five of its Las Vegas Valley locations. There are more than 20 gluten-free pizzas available, along with a variety of tapas, salads, entrees and beers. Locations include 7160 N. Durango Drive (365-7777). For more information, visit sammyspizza.com.

Bar+Bistro SETS happy hour specials

Bar+Bistro at The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is offering happy hour specials Monday through Friday.

From 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday, patrons can get $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon, $2 sangria and $3 well drinks.

From 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Neighborhood Living Room, patrons can get 50 percent off all drinks.

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

El Cortez to hand out cheeseburgers

In honor of Memorial Day, the El Cortez plans to serve free White Castle cheeseburgers from noon to 6 p.m. Monday for Club Cortez members.

start and end your day at the beat

The Beat Coffeehouse, 520 Fremont St., offers happy start specials of $1 drip coffee and $1 muffin of the day from 7 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Happy finish specials of $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon and $1 half Slap & Tickle sandwich are available from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, call 686-3164 or visit thebeatlv.com.

Il Vino Cucina & Wine Bar promotion will help Three Square food bank

Il Vino Cucina & Wine Bar inside Aliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway, is offering a promotion to assist the Three Square food bank.

For every wine bottle purchase, the restaurant plans to donate $1 to Three Square.

For more information about Il Vino, call 692-7477.

TENAYA CREEK BREWERY OFFERS Happy Hour drink specials

Tenaya Creek Brewery, 3101 N. Tenaya Way, offers happy hour specials from 4 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Drink specials include $9 pitchers and $3 pints, $4 Imperials and $1 off wine and well drinks.

For more information, call 362-7335 or visit tenayacreekbrewery.com.

enjoy happiest Hours deals
at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza offers happiest hours from 4 to 6 p.m. daily, with half off tapas and beer and wine specials.

The tapas menu includes mini duck tacos, hummus with ground Kobe beef, chicken lettuce cups, steak skewers and Parmesan-encrusted artichokes.

A variety of wines and domestic and premium beers is available.

Locations include 6500 W. Sahara Ave. (227-6000), 9615 W. Flamingo Road (638-9500), 7160 N. Durango Drive (365-7777), 4300 E. Sunset Road (450-6664) and 7345 Arroyo Crossing Parkway (263-7171).

For more information, visit sammyspizza.com.

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