A La Carte: Dining events and news for Dec. 17-23, 2015

Star Wars-themed menu: The week of Dec. 14, Rx Boiler Room, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is planning bites and cocktails inspired by the new “Star Wars” movie release. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests can try Princess Leah’s Buns (2 meatball sliders, arugula pesto, and provolone), Jabba Hutt Dogs (seafood hot doggies, chipotle aioli, cabbage slaw, potato chips) and more. Cocktails include Yo-duh (Woody Creek vodka, green chartreuse, absinthe, Lemon Juice, thyme syrup), Vader-Ade(Johnny Walker Black, orangerie apertif, Solerno Blood Range liquor, Dubonnet, lime juice), and Qui-Gon ‘Gin”(gingerbeer, cardomon bitters, lime juice, Azzurre Gin, Suze). Visit rxboilerroom.com.

South Point anniversary: The 10th Anniversary Party for the hotel-casino at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Free cake and champagne at the Grandview Lounge is set to be offered. Wes Winters is set to perform his One-Man-Lounge-Show. The event is free and open to the public.

M Resort holiday events: Dec. 18 through Jan. 3, Studio B Buffet at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to host its Holiday Feast to Remember, and Dec. 24 and 25, the restaurant plans to offer an omelet station from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a risotto station from 3 to 8 p.m. and complimentary champagne. Guests who dine on Christmas Day can try a whole roasted suckling pig. The Holiday Feast to Remember is priced at $39.99 per person. On Dec. 25, guests can try a holiday menu at Anthony’s Gourmet Burgers and Brews, served from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and priced at $23.95 per person. Visit themresort.com.

Nacho Daddy fifth anniversary: Nacho Daddy is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a variety of $5 food and drink specials from 2 to 7 p.m. through Dec. 18 at all three Nacho Daddy locations. Visit nachodaddy.com.

Restaurant closure: Mercadito in Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., is set to close after December but plans Christmas and New Year’s specials and events. Visit mercaditorestaurants.com/redrock.

Downtown Summerlin farmers market events: The Farmers Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays under the Pavilion at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. Upcoming is: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 19, Talk & Taste for holiday giving — Gifts for Gourmands. The Downtown Summerlin Farmers Market will be closed Dec. 27. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 703-832-1000.

Steakhouse anniversary: Arizona Charlie’s, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., is celebrating the fifth anniversary of Ron’s Steakhouse with $5 offerings of wine, appetizers or desserts through Dec. 24. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.

Winter brunch: Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge at Town Square Las Vegas, 6599 Las Vegas Blvd. South, No. 150B, launched its winter brunch menu recently, including chilaquiles and Mamma’s Fried Chicken. The first Saturday of the month, patrons can build their own Bloody Mary and receive a Double Helix flask for $19. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit doublehelixwine.com.

Beignet Day: The event is planned Dec. 19 at Streetcar Po-Boys, 5201 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit streetcarpoboysonline.com.

Afternoon tea: Ri Ra Las Vegas in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, has launched a traditional afternoon tea menu featuring a variety of leaf teas, finger sandwiches, homemade scones and desserts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily priced at $22 per person. Champagne tea is also available and includes an afternoon tea meal followed by a glass of champagne for $30 per person. Guests can also try cream tea, a scone with cream and Irish preserves served alongside a tea of their choice for $8. Visit rira.com/las-vegas.

Winter cocktails: Panevino, 246 Via Antonio Ave., is offering a holiday cocktail menu featuring five seasonal drinks through Dec. 24. On Dec. 26, Panevino is set to feature six winter martinis to finish out the winter season. Cocktails are $12 each or half-price in the bar and lounge weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit panevinolasvegas.com.

Jamba Juice app: Jamba Juice consumers can now bypass the line at stores by using the Jamba Juice mobile order-ahead app, supported by 12 locations in the Las Vegas Valley. Visit jambajuice.com.

Cheesecake Factory holiday promotions: The Cheesecake Factory is offering its Slice of Joy Card. For every $25 in gift cards purchased, patrons can receive a Slice of Joy card redeemable for a free cheesecake slice Jan. 1 through March 31. The restaurant is also offering its holiday Peppermint Bark Cheesecake, made with white chocolate cheesecake swirled with chunks of chocolate peppermint bark, topped with white chocolate mousse and sprinkled with chopped peppermint. Visit thecheesecakefactory.com.

Truffle season: Italian white truffles are set to be available at Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, in three dishes available nightly through early January. Call 702-364-5300.

Prime Mondays: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar — with locations at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and 8721 W. Charleston Blvd. — is planning Prime Mondays menu options featuring three starters, three entrees and three desserts starting at $49.95. Wine is offered at two glasses for $20. Reserve a table at flemingssteakhouse.com.

Buffet renovations: Arizona Charlie’s, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., has announced the reopening of its renovated Charlie’s Market Buffet with weekly specials. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.

Ultimo: Culinary event, Ultimo — A Weekend of Excellence, hosted by The Venetian and the Palazzo, is planned for Dec. 17-20. For the third year in a row, Ultimo will celebrate Italy with chefs Jerome Bocuse, Daniel Boulud, Josiah Citrin, Shaun Hergatt, Gavin Kaysen, Thomas Keller, James Kent, Roland Passot, Philip Tessier, Ming Tsai, Richard Rosendale, and Dario Cecchini, the Chianti “Butcher of Panzano.” The event is set to feature the return of The Venetian’s Grand Banquet, and it kicks off with Bocuse d’Or Team USA competition event, held in partnership with ment’or BKB Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Boulud, Keller and Bocuse that aims to inspire excellence in young culinary professionals and preserve the traditions and quality of classic cuisine in America. Events are planned each day, and prices range from $200 to $1,000 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For a schedule, visit venetian.com/ultimo.

John’s Pizza partnership: John’s Incredible Pizza Co. has announced a partnership with Las Vegas-based Grant A Gift Autism Foundation to celebrate the late December opening of its location at The Boulevard Mall. 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit johnspizza.com.

Frank’s Menu: Through Dec. 31, the Golden Steer Steakhouse, 308 W. Sahara Ave., is offering a menu dedicated to Frank Sinatra, who would have turned 100 Dec. 12. The three-course menu was created based on what Sinatra ordered when he regularly dined at the restaurant in the ’60s while performing with the Rat Pack. Priced at $100 per person, guests who experience Frank’s Menu will dine in his booth (table 22), which seats up to four guests. Call 702-384-4470.

Christmas specials:

— SC Prime Steakhouse and Bar at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, is planning a Christmas Day menu with three prix fixe options. Visit suncoastcasino.com.

— California Noodle House at the California Hotel, 12 E. Ogden Ave., is set to serve a Christmas Day prix fixe menu option for $21. Visit thecal.com.

— Paradise Buffet at the Fremont Hotel, 200 Fremont St., is planning to serve a Christmas Day brunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring prime rib, roast turkey and baked Virginia ham at the carving station, as well as special menu items. Visit fremontcasino.com.

— Second Street Grill at the Fremont Hotel is planning a prix fixe three-course holiday dinner on Christmas Day for $30. Visit fremontcasino.com.

— The Court Cafe at Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Highway, is set to offer a complete ham dinner for $8.99 on Christmas Day, from 11 a.m. to close. Visit jokerswildcasino.com.

— Mary’s Diner at Eldorado Casino, 140 Water St., is set to serve a complete ham dinner for $8.99 on Christmas Day, from 11 a.m. until close. Visit eldoradocasino.com.

— Triple George Grill, 201 N. Third St., is planning a Christmas menu at $60 per person. Visit triplegeorgegrill.com.

— Baja Miguel’s at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is planning Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials, with a three-course menu and a complimentary house margarita or glass of wine for $16.95 per person from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Other specials for Christmas Eve and Day at the South Point include: Coronado Cafe, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., priced at $14.95 per person; Don Vito’s, from 4 to 9 p.m., priced at $35 per person; the Garden Buffet is planning a Christmas and Christmas Eve Wine and Dine Buffet for $17.95 with a Club Card or $20.95 without a Club Card from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Primarily Prime Rib, from 4 to 10 p.m. for $29 per person; and Silverado Steakhouse from 5 to 10 p.m. at $49 per person. Visit southpointcasino.com.

— Several restaurants and buffets at Station Casinos and Fiesta properties are planning Christmas Eve and Day specials, some with expanded hours and menus. Visit sclv.com.

— Top of the World, McCall’s Heartland Grill and Roxy’s Diner at Stratosphere are planning holiday menus ranging from $16.99 to $85 per person Dec. 24 and 25. Visit stratospherehotel.com.

— Ri Ra Las Vegas, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to offer a Christmas menu Dec. 25. Visit rira.com.

— Marie Callendar’s is offering Christmas specials with a dine-in option or take home feasts, starting at $99.99.

— Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse is planning special hours during the holidays and offering holiday menu additions Christmas Day, eve and New Year’s Eve and day.

New Year’s specials:

— Prime Rib Loft at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., is planning a gourmet meal and dancing for $120 per person. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— SC Prime Steakhouse and Bar at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, is planning a four-course New Year’s Eve prix fixe meal for $99 per person. Visit suncoastcasino.com.

— California Noodle House at the California Hotel, 12 E. Ogden Ave., is planning to serve a New Year’s Day prix fixe menu option for $25. Visit thecal.com.

— Paradise Buffet at the Fremont Hotel, 200 Fremont St., is planning a New Year’s Day brunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., including a special menu addition. Visit fremontcasino.com.

— The Garden Buffet at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is planning to serve a New Year’s Eve seafood dinner buffet from 4 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31 for $24.95 with a Club Card or $29.95 without a Club Card. It is also planning a New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for $15.95 with a Club Card or $19.95 without a Club Card. Primarily Prime Rib is planning a three-course menu and a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $45 per person Dec. 31. Silverado Steakhouse is offering a four-course menu Dec. 31 for $69 per person. Visit southpointcasino.com.

— Triple George Grill, 201 N. Third St., is offering a four-course New Year’s Eve menu for $65. For an additional $30, diners can receive sommelier-selected, 3-ounce wine pairings with each course. Seating times are 5, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Visit triplegeorgegrill.com.

— Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at the Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a six-course menu starting at 5:30 p.m. for $195 per person. Visit montecarlo.com.

— Alize at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, is offering a New Year’s Eve tasting menu from 8:30 to 11 p.m., priced at $495 per person. N9NE Steakhouse is offering specials, including Florida stone crab with mustard dipping sauce, white truffle risotto and minced chives for $48 and other menu options. A prix fixe dinner will be offered at NOVE Italiano. Visit palms.com.

— Top of the World at Stratosphere is offering a five-course menu from 5 to 11 p.m. for $299 per person. On New Year’s Day, diners can try an all-day champagne brunch at the Stratosphere Buffet from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $21.99 for adults, $9.99 for children ages 5-12 and $12.99 for children ages 5-12 without paid adult (prices do not include tax and gratuity). Visit stratospherehotel.com.

— Patrons can enjoy a three-course meal and live entertainment from George Bugatti at the Westgate Las Vegas, 3000 Paradise Road. The hotel is also planning an East Coast New Year’s Eve dinner and countdown starting at 7 p.m. in the ballroom. Tickets are $125. Visit westgateresorts.com/las-vegas-resort-and-casino.

— Small plates and cocktails are planned at Tom’s Urban at New York-New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. Soth. Tickets are $175 per person (excludes tax and gratuity) from 8 p.m. to midnight. Visit tomsurban.com.

— Remedy’s, Elixir and Distill invite Las Vegans to “ditch the strip” and celebrate New Year’s Eve parties at all locations, set to start at 9 p.m. Dec. 31. The events are free to all patrons, who must be 21 or older with valid ID.

— New Year’s Eve dining options are available at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, including special menu items at Anthony’s Gourmet Burgers & Brews, Studio B Buffet, Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood and Jayde Fuzion restaurants. Visit themresort.com.

— Fireworks, cruise and dining specials are set to be offered New Years Eve at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson. Festivities and special packages are being offered by the Lake Las Vegas Master Planned Community, MonteLago Village Association and its restaurants, Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, and Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa.

Via Brasil holiday plans: Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache, is set to be transformed with several Christmas trees, lights and other holiday decor, and every brunch service in December will feature Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The restaurant’s all-you-can-eat, rodizio-style brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. offers eight cuts of meat carved tableside. Adult pricing for brunch is $24.99, while ages 7-12 are $16.99, ages 5 and 6 are $4.99 and age 4 or younger are free. Menus for Christmas Eve, Day and New Year’s Eve are planned. A Brunch with Santa is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through December. Visit viabrasilsteakhouse.com.

Crave Cares donations: Each month, Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar at Downtown Summerlin, 10970 Rosemary Park Drive, partners with a nonprofit to help raise awareness and money for the organization as part of its Crave Cares program. The restaurant is partnering with Aid For AIDS of Nevada in December. All guests paying with a credit or debit card have the option to round it up on their check to the nearest dollar or add any donation amount. Visit cravesummerlin.com.

Pizza company hiring: John’s Incredible Pizza Co. is seeking to fill approximately 200 positions for its 60,000-square-foot Las Vegas location at The Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. Set to open in late December, John’s available positions include buffet attendant, pizza and prep cook, dining attendant, sales associate, Fun World attendant, game technician, IncrediBear mascot, party central associate and more. This will be the company’s first location in Nevada, and, like its other 10 locations, it will include an all-you-can-eat buffet, themed dining rooms and more than 100 games, rides and attractions. Guests can try full-size amusement park rides, glow golf and a mini bowling alley. To apply, visit johnspizza.com/vegas.

Buy a slice for veterans: Pizza Forte at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road, now offers customers the option of buying a slice for a veteran. Customers will have the option of buying a Hofmann hot dog for $2, a slice of cheese pizza for $2 or an entire cheese pizza for $11.11. They will then be asked to write a thank you note on a pizza-shaped card that will be provided by Pizza Forte. Those notes will be hung up on the walls. When veterans come into Pizza Forte, they can redeem the notes for a complimentary slice of pizza or a whole pizza. The offer will be available throughout the year and at all Pizza Forte locations. Visit pizza-forte.com.

Taste the Rock: Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd, has announced Taste the Rock, a small bites tasting featuring a selection of drinks and dishes from the resort’s lineup of restaurants and lounges. Taste the Rock is designed to give guests an opportunity to try a variety of signature cocktails and dishes rotating seasonally. It is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday inside each restaurant’s bar area. Visit blog.stationcasinos.com/taste-the-rock.

Ethel M gift options: Ethel M Chocolates is releasing its 2015 Holiday Collections and Classics, a limited-time-only selection of fresh gourmet collections, seasonal favorites, stocking stuffers and gift baskets available in stores and online. Returning this year are the 24-piece Holiday Deluxe Collection ($34.99), 16-piece Cocktail Collection ($27.99), 30-piece Crème Liqueur Tin ($44.99) and bigger boxes of the Sea-Salted Caramels and Mixed Brittle. Visit ethelm.com or call 800-438-4356.

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