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A La Carte, April 9-15

VILLAGE SQUARE TO HOST ARTS & EATS
THIS WEEKEND

Arts & Eats is planned from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Village Square, 9400 W. Sahara Ave. Many businesses at the center plan to participate. As many as 20 artists are tapped to display and sell their art.

Take part in the food and drink samplings at participating restaurants such as Bachi Burger and Cold Stone Creamery, Chinita Mexican Bar & Grill, 808 Tapas, Rocket Fizz, Tropical Smoothie, Chicago Brewing Co. and more by purchasing a $20 restaurant passport. All proceeds from the eats passports will be donated to the Three Square food bank.

For more information, visit govillagesquare.com.

SILVERTON TO HOST FOODIE FEST APRIL 26-28

The Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, plans to host the third annual Las Vegas Foodie Fest in its parking lot from 4 p.m. to midnight April 26, noon to midnight April 27 and noon to 10 p.m. April 28.

Food trucks, food vendor booths, eating contests, a beer garden, carnival rides and games are planned. A VIP section will feature live entertainment. White Castle is scheduled to bring specialty grills and fresh ingredients for a first-time special appearance at the festival.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Three Square food bank. Admission is $10, which grants access for all three days.

For more information, visit silvertoncasino.com.

BEN & JERRY’S PLANS FREE CONE DAY
FOR TODAY AT TWO LOCATIONS

Ben & Jerry’s plans to offer free ice cream to benefit St. Jude’s Ranch for Children as part of Free Cone Day today.

All small cones will be free with no purchase necessary, although patrons are encouraged to make a donation. Celebrity servers will be on hand from noon to 8 p.m. Two new offerings will be debuted: Candy Bar Pie and Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt.

Free Cone Day is planned at the Ben & Jerry’s at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive, Suite 177 (702-437-3300), and Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road (702-435-1010).

For more information about St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, visit stjudesranch.org.

BELLAGIO OFFERS HANDS-ON COOKING CLASSES

The Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to teach students how to make a three-course meal in culinary classes offered by executive chef Edmund Wong.

The first monthly two-hour class is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday in Tuscany Kitchen, a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen. The topic will be How to Thank Mom. Memorial Day BBQ Secrets is planned for May 29.

The cost is $95. To reserve a spot, call 866-406-7117. To view more classes, visit www.bellagio.com/hotel/epicurean-epicenter.aspx and click on “Executive Chef Classroom.”

RUMOR TO OFFER SPECIALTY COCKTAILS
FOR POLYNESIAN NIGHTS

Rumor Boutique Hotel, 455 E. Harmon Ave., plans to host Polynesian Nights from 7 p.m. to midnight Thursday with Defiance Group. A specialty cocktail open bar is planned from 7 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 702-369-5400.

TEA SERIES TO CONTINUE THURSDAY

The Las Vegas Tea Series, which launched in August, is set to continue with Pu…What? Pu-erhs! from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Trifecta Gallery in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. The cost is $15. The rest of the schedule is:

––Also at Trifecta Gallery: Tea. You Mean There’s More To It Than Just Drinking It, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 9, $10; and Painting with Tea, 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 13, $20.

––At Grouchy John’s Coffee, 8520 S. Maryland Parkway: Focused Tastings: Green Tea, 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 25, $15; Tea Brewing Methods and Madness, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 23, $10; and Focused Tastings: Kenyan Artisanal Teas, 6 to 8 p.m., June 27, $15.

The information-based tea classes are paired with formal tastings and hands-on experiences. Cups will be provided, but attendees are invited to bring their favorite teacup or mug.

For more information, visit teaserieslv.com.

KABUKI TO CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY AT TIVOLI VILLAGE

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant plans to celebrate its first anniversary at Tivoli Village, 400 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 190, through Sunday. Through Thursday, guests can enjoy the 1 Year $1 Menu. Order one item for regular price and get the second for a $1, including drinks, appetizers and sushi. Friday through Sunday, Kabuki will offer Customer Appreciation Days with gifts for customers.

For more information, call 702-685-7776.

GOLDEN NUGGET TO HOST WINE REVOLUTION EVENT THIS WEEKEND

The Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St., plans to host the fifth annual Wine Revolution North America vs. South America Friday through Sunday, bringing together consumers, winemakers and winery owners with poolside receptions, wine tastings and silent and live wine auctions.

Wine from Two Hemispheres: A Golden Nugget Las Vegas Signature Wine Dinner is planned for 7 p.m. Friday at the Tank pool deck. It will feature Argentinean winery Valentin Bianchi and California boutique wineries Two Angels, Eponymous and Angels Secret.

Reservations can be made for $95 and include admission to the Poolside Champagne & Wine Kick-off Reception at the H2O poolside bar. The reception is set from 8 to 10 p.m., and individual tickets are available for $35.

Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse plans to host Introduction To South American Wines at noon Saturday with master sommelier Larry Stone. Tickets are $35.

A Cabernet Contrast: North vs South America is set for 2:30 p.m. in the steakhouse and will explore the relationship between cabernet from both hemispheres. Tickets are $45.

Tickets can be purchased for both events for $75.

The Grand Tasting, a showdown between 120 wine selections from California, Chile and Argentina, is set for 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in The Grand. Appetizers, live music, barrel tastings and more are planned. Tickets are $100.

A Champagne and Jazz Brunch is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in The Grand. A live auction featuring wine lots, large format collector’s bottles and more is planned. Tickets are $100, and 20 percent of both individual ticket sales and live auction items will benefit Three Square food bank.

Wine Down with the Winemakers is planned at the Hideout pool. Tickets are $25.

Guests who book in advance will pay $199 for the kickoff reception, Grand Tasting, brunch and Winedown event. Regular tickets will be $260.

For reservations, visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.

VEGAS STREATS FESTIVAL SET FOR SATURDAY

The Vegas StrEATs Festival is planned from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway near the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St.

Food trucks will be present, along with local art and clothing vendors. A final list of participating food trucks and vendors is available at facebook.com/vegasstreats.

Drink specials are set to include $3 Bud Light, Shock Top and Bud Light Lime, $4 Jameson Irish Whiskey, Jagermeister and 1800 Silver Tequila shots and $2 Pepsi products.

CLUB CORTEZ MEMBERS CAN GET FREE PIE SATURDAY

Club Cortez members will receive a free slice of Marie Callender’s strawberry pie from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St.

ALIZÉ AT THE TOP OF THE PALMS
PLANS PHEASANTS DINNER

Alizé at the Top of the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, plans to host a Le Bec Fin dinner featuring MacFarlane Pheasants at 7 p.m. Sunday.

A reception is planned for 6:30 p.m., and a six-course meal with wine pairings will follow.

The cost is $135. For reservations, call 702-951-7000 or visit alizelv.com.

POPPY DEN INTRODUCES MEANINGFUL MONDAYS TO BENEFIT LOCAL CHARITIES

Poppy Den at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 180, is offering a community giving program, Meaningful Mondays, to raise money for local charities.

Monday’s event will benefit Dress for Success of Southern Nevada, and the April 22 event will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Las Vegas.

For more information, call 702-802-2480 or visit vegaspoppyden.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. April 19.

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 702-691-2053.

PROJECT DINNER TABLE SELLING TICKETS
FOR APRIL 20 EVENT

Project Dinner Table is selling tickets for its first dinner of the 2013 season, planned for April 20 at the Neon Museum, featuring chefs from the MGM Grand.

Charitable gifts will support the Contemporary Arts Center and Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. More details will be announced soon.

For the first time, Project Dinner Table is offering an annual membership package for $39. Members will receive special advantages and offers throughout the year. Four additional member events will also be planned.

Tickets for the April 20 event are $175 for members and $190 for nonmembers. For tickets, visit projectdinnertable.com.

FLEMING’S EXTENDS FILET AND LOBSTER OFFER

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., has extended its $37.95 filet and lobster offer through April 21.

For more information or reservations, call 702-838-4774.

ELEMENTS TO HOST SEVEN-COURSE
TEQUILA DINNER APRIL 22

Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., is accepting reservations for a seven-course tequila-pairing dinner planned for 6:30 p.m. April 22.

The event is set to feature guest speaker and catador (tequila master) Kevin Vanegas of Wirtz Beverages Nevada.

The cost is $89 per person. For reservations, call 702-750-2991.

LES KINCAID PLANS WINE AND CHEESE CLASS FOR APRIL 24, MAY 1

Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host a Wine & Cheeses of Italy & France class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 24 and May 1 at Total Wine & More in Boca Park, 730 S. Rampart Blvd.

The cost is $125 for both sessions for students 21 or older. Payments can be cash, check or credit card. To register, visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, call 702-933-8740.

FOGO DE CHÃO PLANS JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT FUNDRAISER FOR APRIL 25

Fogo de Chão, 360 E. Flamingo Road, plans to host a fundraiser for Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 25.

The Junior Achievement Dinner Package will feature unlimited servings of 17 cuts of fire-roasted meats carved tableside, a gourmet salad bar with more than 30 items, one glass of wine or one cocktail, unlimited nonalcoholic beverages and dessert.

Last year’s inaugural effort raised nearly $6,000. All proceeds will benefit the organization in honor of Financial Literacy Month.

The cost is $50 per adult (a $75 value) and $25 per child ages 7 to 12. Guests 6 or younger eat for free.

For reservations, call 702-431-4500.

MOTLEY BREWS TO PRESENT
FESTIVAL OF BEER APRIL 27 AT SUNSET PARK

Motley Brews plans to present the Third Annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer from 3 to 7 p.m. April 27 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. The event is set to feature live music, 200 craft brews and more than 50 breweries.

Motley Brews is partnering with the Nevada Craft Brewers Association to create its first collaboration beer, Pyrite Pale Ale, which will be the official brew of the festival.

Early entry will be available at 2 p.m. for VIP ticket holders.

A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Nevada Craft Brewers Association and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.

Guests must be 21 or older. Advance general admission tickets are $30 online, and VIP tickets are $55. Early-entry tickets are $40 in advance. Day-of-event tickets are $40 at the door for general admission, $50 for early entry and $65 for VIP.

For tickets, visit greatvegasbeer.com.

NEVADA BLIND CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES CHEF LINEUP FOR BALL

The Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation has announced the celebrity chef lineup for its Ladybug Ball fundraiser, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 4 at Aria at CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Chefs scheduled to prepare and present a course during the gourmet meal are Bradley Ogden, Brian Massie, Angelo Sosa and Megan Romano. A cocktail reception, silent and live auctions and live entertainment are also planned. Proceeds will support the foundation’s educational programs and services.

Tickets are $225 for individuals or $2,250 for a table of 10. Sponsorships are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit nvblindchildren.org or call 702-735-6223.

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA SET FOR MAY 4 AND 5 AT CANTINA LAREDO

Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 110, is scheduled to host a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta May 4 and 5. Plans for the indoor-outdoor celebration include live entertainment, piñatas, raffles and food and drink specials.

The May 4 event is for adults and is scheduled from 6 p.m. to midnight. It is set to feature live bands from 6 to 9 p.m. and a live disc jockey and dance contests from 9 p.m. to midnight. Cigar rolling is also planned.

The May 5 event is for families and is schedule from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is set to feature music, pony rides, balloon artists and games.

For more information, call 702-202-4511.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH PLANNED
AT RESORT ON MOUNT CHARLESTON

The Resort on Mount Charleston, 2275 Kyle Canyon Road, plans to host a Mother’s Day brunch May 12, with seating times at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

The menu is set to feature an assortment of breakfast bites, including prime rib, grilled chicken, bacon and sausage, pancakes and breakfast potatoes.

The cost is $27.95 for adults and $15.95 for children 12 or younger. For reservations, call 702-872-5500.

LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR TO RETURN MAY 23 TO PALAZZO

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is scheduled to feature some of Las Vegas’ best restaurants from 7 to 10 p.m. May 23 poolside at The Pools at the Palazzo, 3339 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Guests can sample gourmet offerings and cocktails while helping to raise funds for the Nevada Restaurant Association’s scholarships and educational programs.

Tickets are set to go on sale April 24 at lasvegasepicureanaffair.com. The cost for general admission at 7 p.m. is $100. VIP admission at 6 p.m. is $150. Private cabanas are available for $100 for restaurant association members and $150 for nonmembers.

GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA INTRODUCES PROSCIUTTO PIZZA FOR APRIL

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has added prosciutto pizza to its menu for April.

The classic white pizza is topped with sliced Italian prosciutto, shredded Parmesan and fresh arugula. Prices range from $9 to $18.

For more information or to find a location, visit grimaldispizzeria.com.

B CONNECTED MEMBERS CAN ENJOY
DINING DEALS IN APRIL

B Connected members will receive steak and lobster for $9.99 from 8 p.m. to close at Billy Bob’s at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. The cost for nonmembers is $14.99. The same special is available from 8:30 p.m. to close in the Cortez Room at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road.

Café Siena at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, will have steak and lobster dinner for $7.77 for B Connected members and $12.99 for nonmembers from 7 to 11 p.m. daily.

B Connected members can choose beef, chicken or shrimp fajitas for $7.99 ($11 to $16 for nonmembers) until 6 p.m. at Coasta Cantina at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., and the Suncoast and at Willy & Jose’s at Sam’s Town.

B Connected members will receive fried shrimp and steak for $9.99 ($14.99 for nonmembers) from 3 to 6 p.m. daily at the Courtyard Café at The Orleans.

A $9.99 prime rib buffet is planned for B Connected members at the Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. The price for nonmembers is $12.99.

A nightly prime rib and shrimp scampi buffet is $12.99 for B Connected members ($15.99 for nonmembers) at The Orleans and the Suncoast.

A Friday night snow crab and prime rib buffet special is $19.99 for B Connected members at the Gold Coast and Sam’s Town and $24.99 for nonmembers.

For more information on B Connected membership, visit bconnectedonline.com or visit any B Connected desk at a Boyd Gaming property.

ARIZONA CHARLIE’S DECATUR ANNOUNCES APRIL DINING SPECIALS

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., is offering a three-course special for $34.99 through April in Ron’s Steakhouse. It has an 8-ounce filet mignon, pan-seared salmon or chicken Oscar with sides, soup or salad and dessert, along with a glass of wine or a bottled beer. The price without an ace I PLAY card is $38.88.

The Frisco Market Buffet plans specialty nights from 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays, with New York steak cooked to order, and Saturdays, with prime rib and peel-and-eat shrimp. The cost is $10.79 for ace I PLAY red, green and orange members and $13.19 for blue members. The price without a card is $14.65.

The Sourdough Café is offering the following specials: Skillet breakfast for $2.99 with a card with the purchase of a beverage ($3.33 without a card); steak and eggs or ham and eggs for $3.99 with a card and $4.44 without a card; and Reuben with fries, coleslaw or potato salad for $5.99 with a card and $6.66 without a card.

Specials will be available April 25 in observance of Arizona Charlie’s Decatur’s 25th anniversary. A prime rib dinner will be $25 at Ron’s Steakhouse, with soup or salad, breadbasket with flavored butters, choice of side, glass of wine or Budweiser and dessert.

The lunch or dinner buffet will be $5 for all ace I PLAY members.

A slice of fruit or cream pie will be 25 cents with the purchase of any entree at Sourdough Café from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Budweiser drafts will be $1 at all casino bars.

For more information, visit arizonacharlies.com.

ARIZONA CHARLIE’S BOULDER ANNOUNCES APRIL DINING SPECIALS

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, is offering a Steak Diane special in Yukon Grille through April for $16.99 with an ace I PLAY card and $18.88 without a card. It includes Yukon garlic mashed potatoes, vegetables and soup or salad.

Charlie Cheesesteak Deli has popcorn shrimp with fries and coleslaw for $6.99 for card holders and $7.77 without a card.

The Sourdough Café and Wild West Buffet have dine-in drink specials of $1 cocktails (frozen margarita, Bloody Mary, Mimosa or screwdriver), $2 glasses of wine (chardonnay, white zinfandel, merlot or cabernet) and $2 bottles of beer (Budweiser or Bud Light).

Bar, buffet and cafe drinks specials also include Classic, Cherry Limeade, Appletini or Lemon drop martinis and Cosmopolitans for $3 each.

JOE’S ANNOUNCES APRIL DINING SPECIALS

Joe’s Prime Steak, Seafood & Stone Crab at The Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering bone-in Alaskan halibut through April.

The dish features a 16-ounce piece of fresh halibut, steak cut and marinated in lemon juice and olive oil and sprinkled with Joe’s signature lemon pepper and broiled. Another new seafood offering is roasted garlic shrimp.

For the April Pie It Forward fundraiser, Joe’s plans to donate $1 from the sale of each slice of Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

For reservations, call 702-792-9222.

BURGER BISTRO OPENS AT LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO

Burger Bistro is open at Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, 3000 Paradise Road.

The restaurant serves American fare, including burgers, sides, salads and appetizers.

Six burger choices are available: Angus beef, California lamb, yellowtail tuna, turkey breast, lump and black fin crab and kosher vegetarian. Toppings include special bistro sauce and foie gras terrine with sweet apples. French fries are made from Idaho potatoes and are fresh cut skinny or thick and fried to order in natural, truffle or Parmesan garlic.

Burger prices range from $10 to $15.

For more information, call 702-732-5755 or visit thelvh.com.

PROM DINNER PACKAGE AVAILABLE
AT FOGO DE CHÃO THROUGH MAY

Fogo de Chão, 360 E. Flamingo Road, is offering a Prom Dinner Package through May 30 that includes the gourmet salad and vegetable bar, meats, accompaniments, desserts, soft drinks and coffee for $65 per person. The offer includes tax and gratuity.

Private rooms are available for parties of 15 or more, and requests for separate checks will be honored.

For reservations, call 702-431-4500 or email rshiplett@fogodechao.com.

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