LES KINCAID TO CONTINUE
CULINARY CLASSES IN AUGUST
Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host the class Salad Dressings & Vinaigrette Basics from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $49.
A class on salads is planned for 6 to
8:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Ferguson. The cost is $49.
The class Essential Knife Skills is planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the UNLV Paradise Campus (room to be determined), 851 E. Tropicana Ave. The cost is $39.
Payments can be cash, check or credit card. To register for any class, 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.
BARCELONA TAPAS TO HOST TAPAS SAMPLING
Barcelona Tapas & Bar, 10690 Southern Highlands Parkway, Suite 100, plans to offer a tapas sampling at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 and 13. Certified sommelier Mario Luna from Elevage Wine group and chef Edgar of Barcelona Tapas will offer a sneak peek of their upcoming Spanish tapas cookoff, set for 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 18 at the restaurant.
The cost is $20. For reservations, call 702-493-5388.
AUG. 9 DINNER TO BENEFIT
PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Snow Crab in the Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is scheduled to host a dinner to benefit the nonprofit Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at 6 p.m. Aug. 9.
The evening is set to begin with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and a live auction featuring an on-site painting by artist Jennifer Main.
The cost is $120 per person. Seating is limited. For more information, call 702-795-2000 or visit lvrideforkids.org.
POPPY DEN’S MEANINGFUL MONDAYS EVENT TO BENEFIT CISN
Poppy Den by Chef Angelo Sosa at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 180, plans to dedicate its Meaningful Mondays event on Aug. 12 to raising funds for Communities In Schools of Nevada. From 6 to 10 p.m., 20 percent of all proceeds will go to the organization.
GILLEY’S TO HOST HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA FUNDRAISER
Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que in Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a Boot Scootin’ fundraiser for HELP of Southern Nevada from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 with dancing, raffle prizes and more planned.
Tickets are $25 for guests 12 or older. Teams of up to four people may participate and prizes will be awarded for best dancer, best costume, worst dancers and the team that can dance the longest.
For more information, visit helpsonv.org/events-calendar.php.
SILVERTON TO HOST ONE DRUNK PUPPY WINE TASTING TO BENEFIT RESCUE GROUPS
The annual One Drunk Puppy wine tasting event is set to benefit area rescue groups Aug. 17 at the Silverton’s Veil Pavilion, 3333 Blue Diamond Road.
The event is set for 6 to 9 p.m. and will include complimentary appetizers, entertainment and a selection of international wines. A silent auction also is planned.
The event will benefit A Home 4 Spot, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Nevada, German Shepherd Rescue Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue Foundation and Little Friends Foundation.
Guests must be 21 or older. No pets are allowed at the event.
The cost is $35 in advance and $45 the day of the event. For tickets, visit tickets.
AURELIO’S DEBUTS NEW PIZZA CREATIONS
Aurelio’s has debuted the newest pies in its specialty pizza series: Spicy Italian and Spinach Genoa.
The pizzas will be available until Oct. 1. For more information and locations, visit aureliospizza.com.
CAREVALE-RELATED EVENTS SET IN AUGUST AT THE VENETIAN, PALAZZO
The Venetian and the Palazzo are hosting a three-month celebration of the summer festivals in Italy, Carnevale, and have events planned in August.
The Tour d’Italy Wine Walk is set for 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9 at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and the Palazzo. Sample wines from 20 Italian regions and enjoy small bites. The cost is $29.
A Cheer for Beer Festival is planned for 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 17 at Public House. Fifty beers from around the world will be available, with food sold separately. The cost is $29.
A Cook and Dine with Wolfgang Puck event is set for noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at CUT. Join Puck for an interactive cooking demonstration and lunch with wine pairing. A signed cookbook and recipe cards are included. The cost is $150.
For tickets, visit the box office at The Venetian or the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, call 702-414-9000 or visit palazzo.com/carnevale.
K9S AND COCKTAILS SET FOR AUG. 11
AT TIVOLI VILLAGE
Mugsy & Moxie’s Bully Couture and View Wine Bar & Kitchen in the Market LV at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., plan to host a doggie social event with $2 Mugsy Mimosas and Bully Bellinis from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11. Well-socialized dogs on leashes are welcome.
LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK SET
FOR AUG. 23-30
Las Vegas Restaurant Week is scheduled for Aug. 23-30 to raise funds for Three Square food bank. Restaurants across the valley plan to feature prix fixe, three-course menus for $20.13 to $50.13, with a portion of the proceeds from each meal sold going to the food bank.
Restaurants scheduled to participate include Andre’s Restaurant and Lounge, Bagatelle, Don Vito’s, LAVO Italian Restaurant, Mesa Grill, Primarily Prime Rib, Silverado Steakhouse, Table 34 and TAO Asian Bistro.
For more information, including restaurants scheduled to participate, visit helpoutdineoutlv.org. Menus are scheduled to be posted Aug. 8.
EASTER SEALS NEVADA TO HOST WOMEN’S TEA AUG. 21
Easter Seals Nevada plans to host its first Women’s Tea from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event will honor the community support of Neyda Becker, past chairman of the Easter Seals Nevada board; Dawn Gibbons, senior vice president of communication and government relations for KSNV TV-3; Darlene Krenitz, controller for SHFL entertainment; Jerrie Merritt, senior vice president of community development for Bank of Nevada; and Kate Whiteley, vice president of public relations for Kirvin Doak Communications.
Attendees are invited to wear their favorite fascinators and enjoy the Tea Garden, sponsored by Naakiti Floral, which will showcase women business owners in the valley. Following the Tea Garden, Steph Mackenzie of 97.1 The Point will host the event set to include an assortment of teas, pastries and petite sandwiches. A presentation on fall fashions is planned.
Proceeds will help fund Easter Seals Nevada’s Make the First Five Count program.
Tickets are $46 and are available at give.eastersealsnevada.org. At the event, there is a minimum pledge of $125 for attendees that is payable over one year.
ROASTING LAS VEGAS EVENT TO BENEFIT THREE SQUARE
Celebrity chefs Rick Moonen of rm seafood and Barry Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse are set to “roast” food critics and authors of “Eating Las Vegas” Al Mancini, John Curtas and Max Jacobson at Three Square food bank from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3.
Roastmasters will be Dave Farra and Jason Mahoney of the Dave, Mahoney & DK Morning Show on X 107.5 FM. Tickets are $25 and include drinks and light appetizers.
To purchase tickets, visit threesquare.org.
ESTIATORIO MILOS INTRODUCES ALL-DAY HAPPY HOUR AT COSMOPOLITAN
Estiatoria Milos at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering all-day happy hour with its new Milos Meze menu. The menu is available daily at the cocktail bar and features fresh Mediterranean cuisine for less than $9. Menu highlights include tuna tartare, Maryland crab cakes, grilled jumbo shrimp, fried calamari, and zucchini or eggplant.
COSMOPOLITAN TO HOST LUCKYRICE CULINARY FESTIVAL IN OCTOBER
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host LUCKYRICE, a culinary festival focused on Asian cultures, from Oct. 4-6.
Festival highlights include an opening ceremony set for Oct. 4 at the Boulevard Pool and featuring an assortment of teas and entertainment, including Lion Dances, Koto and Pipa musical performances. The ceremony will be free to hotel guests and festival ticket holders.
A Vegas Night Market is set for Oct. 5 at the pool and will feature traditional Asian street food and modern variations. Specialty cocktails with Asian flare will also be featured. Tickets are $88.
A Dim Sum, Bloody Mary & Mahjong Brunch is set for Oct. 6, with Susur Lee offering Cantonese-inspired fare to guests at the Bamboo Pool as they design their own Bloody Marys with Asian ingredients. Mahjong games will be held for beginners and advanced players. Tickets are $65.
General admission tickets for the Night Market are $88, with a limited number of VIP tickets available for $125.
For tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/lep8dbc.
24-HOUR LOUNGE ELIXIR TO OPEN SEPT. 16
Elixir is set to open Sept. 16 at 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway in Henderson.
The 24-hour lounge plans to host an official grand opening Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. with entertainment by Art Vargas and his band. Gaming specials, food and cocktail specials, giveaways, cash and prizes and special entry into the VIP gaming club are also planned.
Elixir’s breakfast menu is set to feature breakfast burritos, sandwiches and build-your-own omelets. The menu is also set to offer chipotle chicken nachos, housemade chicken fingers, crab bites, mashed potato bites, baked Brie, cream cheese- and bacon-stuffed mushrooms, meatballs and a variety of soups, salads, flatbreads, sandwiches, wraps and burgers. Planned entrees include beef stroganoff, capellini pomodoro, chicken roulade, beef medallions, grilled salmon and beer-battered fish and chips. Planned desserts include carrot cake, creme brulee trio and banana fritters.
Daily happy hours are planned from 3 to 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. with a variety of $4 to $5 appetizers, $5 glasses of wine, $3 draft beers, $5 Elixir margarita and $5 house special The Elixir.
VIA BRASIL STEAKHOUSE TO HOST
OUTDOOR FESTIVAL SEPT. 8
A Brazilian Outdoor Festival is planned from 2 to 10 p.m. Sept. 8 at Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road.
The event will take place in the parking lot and is set to feature a celebration of Brazilian Independence Day with live bands, Samba dancers, fire performers, Capoeira performers, children’s entertainment, shopping and Brazilian food, beverages and cocktails.
Advance tickets are $5. For tickets and vendor and sponsorship information, visit viabrasilsteakhouse.com/
For more information, call 702-804-1400.
BARBECUE ENTREES ADDED
TO MARIE CALLENDER’S MENU
Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery is offering build-your-own barbecue platter and three barbecue entrees starting at $9.99, available through Sept. 26. Each comes with a free slice of pie.
Entrees are BBQ Turkey Sliders served with coleslaw on mini ciabatta rolls with fries, Tri-Tip Salad and BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich served with coleslaw on a toasted bun with fries.
The build-your-own platter is $15.99 and includes sides and a slice of pie. Choices are tri-tip, grilled BBQ shrimp skewer, St. Louis BBQ ribs, grilled BBQ chicken breast and chicken tenders. Sides are BBQ baked beans, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, potato salad, french fries, loaded mashed potatoes and Southern-style mac n’ cheese with ham and applewood smoked bacon.
For more information, visit mariecallenders.com.
DISH LAS VEGAS TO BENEFIT THREE SQUARE SEPT. 26 at the palms
DISH Las Vegas is planned for 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Palms Pool & Bungalows, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, to benefit Three Square food bank. A special performance by Everclear is planned, along with a VIP performance by Million Dollar Quartet.
Tickets are $75 per person in advance and $100 the day of. VIP admission is $125 in advance and $150 the day of (VIP ticket holders have early access to the event and will be treated to a special performance).
For tickets, call 702-644-3663, ext. 332, or visit dishlasvegas.cvent.com/events.
For more information, visit threesquare.org.
TRAVELING FOOD FESTIVAL COMING
TO LAS VEGAS SEPT. 27-28
The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Local Flavor from Coast to Coast Traveling Food Festival is scheduled to stop in Las Vegas Sept. 27-28.
The event will showcase culinary all-stars and public events exploring the nation’s unique range of local cuisines.
Free culinary consumer events are set to kick off the weekend Sept. 27, with details to be announced, followed by an exclusive dining event at The Mirage at 8 p.m. Sept. 28. A poolside gala tasting and reception, A Taste of America, will be co-hosted by James Beard Award winner and Taste America All-Star Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and host chef Christian Schmidt.
All-inclusive tickets are $120 at jbftasteamerica.org. VIP tickets are $250 and include access to an official after-party at 1 OAK nightclub following the poolside reception. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Epicurean Charitable Foundation.
A free consumer retail event featuring in-store chef appearances, cooking demonstrations and tastings is set for 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at Sur La Table in Fashion Show mall, with a book signing by Morimoto set for 2 p.m. The official Taste of America vehicle plans to make stops at local farmers markets and other locations throughout the weekend.
For more information, visit jbftasteamerica.org/even/las-vegas.
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ANNOUNCES
CULINARY LINEUP FOR OCTOBER FESTIVAL
The Life is Beautiful Festival has announced its lineup of culinary programming for the inaugural event set for Oct. 26-27 in downtown Las Vegas. More than 60 chefs and restaurants, 24 wineries and 24 breweries are expected to participate.
General admission will include access to The Culinary Village and The Alchemy Garden & Chefs on Stage. Other ticketed events that will not require a festival ticket include the Grills & Guitars kick-off party hosted by Blue Ribbon Restaurants, the Take a Stand charity soiree and an eight-course dinner hosted by Elizabeth Blau and Hubert Keller benefiting Three Square food bank and Communities in Schools.
The Culinary Village will be a Moroccan-style bazaar featuring stations manned by more than 60 well-known chefs. Guests can enjoy demonstrations, culinary affairs, intimate meals and a beer, wine and spirits garden (The Alchemy Garden).
The chef lineup includes Cat Cora, Michael Mina, Rick Moonen, Kim Canteenwalla, Jet Tila, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Charlie Palmer, Mary Sue Milliken, Susen Feniger, Todd English, Kerry Simon, Carla Pellegrino.
General admission two-day tickets are $159.50, and VIP tickets are $349.50. Tickets are on sale at
TASTE OF THE SEASON MENU AVAILABLE
AT FLEMING’S THROUGH AUG. 31
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is offering its Taste of the Season menu for $40.95 through Aug. 31.
The menu features a starter of chili lime prawns and an entree of filet mignon and salmon duo. A featured side of tender summer squash with French green beans and a dessert of chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream and Chantilly cream are $7.95 each. A seasonal cocktail of Caribbean rum punch is $9.95.
For reservations, call 702-838-4774.
FLEMING’S SERVING PRIME RIB DINNER SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is offering a three-course prime rib dinner for $29.95 Sundays and Mondays through Sept. 1.
It features choice of The Wedge, Fleming’s Salad or Modern Caesar, followed by prime rib with au jus, creamy horseradish and Dijon sauces, served with choice of side and choice of dessert.
For reservations, call 702-838-4774.
FEAST BUFFETS EXTEND FRIDAY
SEAFOOD NIGHTS THROUGH AUGUST
The Feast Buffet at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., and at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, have extended Friday Seafood Nights through August.
Seafood offerings will be available at every live cooking station, including green curry clams, smoked squid with sweet chili sauce, white clam pizza, mussels fra diavlo, stuffed blue crabs, blackened red fish with crawfish sauce, barbecue scallops with bacon and corn pudding, fried shrimp po’boys, sushi, oyster shooters, crab legs, peel-and-eat shrimp and Gulf snapper with avocado, tomato and jack cheese.
The buffet is from 4 to 9 p.m and is $24.99 for adults with a Boarding Pass card and $29.99 without.
TEA SERIES TO CONTINUE AUG. 13
The Las Vegas Tea Series is set to offer the class Focused Tea Tasting: Tisanes Aug. 13. Cups will be provided, but attendees are invited to bring their favorite teacup or mug.
The rest of the class schedule is: Tea Ceremonies, Aug. 21; Tea Vessel Exploration, Sept. 25; Ayurveda and Tea, Oct. 15; Tea Brewing Methods and Madness, Nov. 6; Focused Tea Tasting: Chai, Nov. 19; and Exploring Wild Teas, Dec. 3.
For more information, visit teaserieslv.com or contact Naomi Rosen or Ashanti McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Aug. 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 702-691-2053.
FERRARO’S CRAFTS LOVE YOUR LUNCH SPECIALS FOR $9.95
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, is offering Love Your Lunch specials for $9.95 each from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Creations include Penne Parma (penne with cream pancetta, green peas and parmigiano), Salmone Pesto (salmon with light basil pesto and cherry tomatoes) and Chicken Marinara (chicken breast in stewed tomato sauce). Entrees are served with a house salad or soup of the day. Selections are changed seasonally.
For the full menu, visit ferraroslasvegas.com/menu/lunch. For more information, call 702-364-5300.
ARIZONA CHARLIE’S PLANS
SUMMER BARBECUE SPECIAL
The Sourdough Café at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, and Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., plans to serve a summer barbecue special from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 1 that offers a half rack of barbecue ribs or half of a barbecue chicken, or the combo platter with ribs and chicken, all served with fries, coleslaw and garlic toast for $8.99 for ace I PLAY card holders and $9.99 without a card.
SOUTH POINT TO MARK NATIONAL
FILET MIGNON DAY WITH SPECIAL MENU
The Silverado Steakhouse at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to celebrate National Filet Mignon Day by offering a specialty menu Aug. 11-15.
The three-course meal is $49. The first course is lobster bisque with cognac or wedge salad, followed by six filet mignon meal options: Rossini, a filet topped with duck liver, black truffle and maidera sauce, served with baked or mashed potatoes; the Alamo, a filet wrapped in bacon, seasoned with an applewood rub and barbecue sauce and served on top of crispy onion strings with corn fritters and molasses baked beans; Pittsburgh filet, a filet charred on the outside and rare on the inside, coated with a garlic pretzel crust and whole grain mustard sauce and served with a side of pommes pont neuf; trio of gourmet sliders, a variety of filet medallions on toasted brioche buns, served with baked or mashed potatoes; Carpet Bagger, a filet marinated in merlot reduction, stuffed with oysters and served with cottage fries; and Filet Calypso, a filet covered with sautéed shrimp and served on a pineapple crouton with a side of Caribbean rice and sautéed curried red peppers.
Dessert is hazelnut mousse or a scoop of ice cream or sorbet.
Hours are from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For reservations, call 702-797-8075.
EMERALD ISLAND GRILLE OFFERING
Emerald Island Grille at the Emerald Island Casino, 120 Market St., is offering weekly food specials. From 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday is BBQ Night, featuring all-you-can-eat baby back ribs, chicken, pulled pork, hot links and beef brisket.
Steak and seafood Saturdays feature six complete three-course dinner specials for $16.99 from 3 to 11 p.m., including Texas-style smoked barbecue beef ribs with soup or salad and dessert.
Late-night specials include a 1-pound ham steak, eggs, hash browns and toast with coffee for $5 (dine-in with card only) from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily.
Emerald Island Grille is open 24 hours daily. For more information, call 702-567-9160 or visit emeraldislandcasino.com.
QUINN’S OFFERS NIGHTLY BEER PONG AND HAPPY HOUR
Quinn’s Irish Pub inside the Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, is offering nightly beer pong and a daily happy hour from noon to 6 p.m. with 16-ounce drafts for $3 and 20-ounce drafts for $4.
CABO INTRODUCES NEW MENU ITEMS
Cabo Mexican Restaurant has added several new menu items, including tableside spinach fajita salad with chicken or steak ($9.99 and $10.99) and fajitas with lettuce cups instead of tortillas ($12.99-$15.99). Seafood entrees include camarones de tequila ($15.99), shrimp and crab enchiladas ($14.99) and Yucatan surf and turf ($21.99).
Cabo has also introduced the Corona-rita, the classic Perfecto Margarita topped with a Coronita Extra.
Cabo has locations inside Boulder, Palace, Sunset and Santa Fe stations.