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A La Carte: Dining events and news for Jan. 14-20, 2016

Coffee Bean open house: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf introduced its winter lineup of beverages Jan. 4 and is planning to celebrate with an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 14. During the open house, customers will be able to try any size (excluding 32 ounce) of the new Flavored Americanos — Hazelnut Americano and Iced Hazelnut Americano — at participating locations for $2. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s other winter drinks — Mexican Chocolate latte, ice blended drinks, and hot chocolate — will also be available.

MLK day menu offerings: In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the recently remodeled Charlie’s Market Buffet at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., is set to offer Ace/Play card members lunch and dinner buffet options for $5 on Jan. 18.

Arizona Charlies January offerings: A variety of specials and menu items are available at the 740 S. Decatur Blvd. or 4575 Boulder Highway locations through January, including the Sourdough Cafe Steak or Ham & Eggs Special, Ron’s Steakhouse Triple Selections, Football Food & Brew Special at Charlie’s Cheesesteak Deli or $8 Buckets of Beer. A Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special at Charlie’s Market Buffet is planned from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18.

Super Bowl preparation class: The class is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19. One session is $59. Participants can learn simple Super Bowl party recipes and tips to avoid buying pre-made snacks and food. Register by emailing les@leskincaid.com or calling 702-871-5145.

Italian Wine Dinner: Fleming’s Summerlin, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is planning a wine dinner featuring five wines from Italy from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 22. It includes a five-course menu and is $100 per person. To RSVP, call 702-838-4774.

Around the World Wine Dinner: Elements Fine Casual Dining & Cocktails, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., No. 100, is planning a seven-course food and wine pairing dinner featuring wines from the Sapphire Family of Wines from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 25. The cost is $79.95 per person. Call 702-750-2991.

Sunday brunch class: The class is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. One session is $59. Participants can learn how to make hollandaise sauce, poach eggs for Benedict, make omelettes and other tips. Visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Sons of Norway dinner: The 18th annual Lutefisk Dinner hosted by the Vegas Viking Lodge of the Sons of Norway is planned at 3 and 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Boulder City Elks Lodge. Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 22. The cost is $20 for adults and $5 for children 10 or younger. The menu is: lutefisk with melted butter or white sauce; roasted pork; boiled potatoes; peas and carrots; lefse (traditional soft Norwegian flatbread); coffee and iced tea; and Norwegian and other cookies. Aquavit, called the “water of life,” will be available at an open bar. Take-home packets of lefse also will be sold. Checks can be made out to the Sons of Norway, to Gwen Knighton, 2156 Marstons Mills Court, Henderson, NV 89044. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a note indicating the names of those attending, whether they are going at 3 or 6 p.m., and a telephone number. Call 702-869-5775. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Chocolate and wine pairing class: The class is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Pinot’s Palette, 1000 S. Rampart Blvd., in Boca Park. One session is $69. Participants can get tips on how to pair a variety of types of chocolates and wines together. Attendees must be 21 to enroll in this class. Visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Dine-N-Dash: Chef, author, philanthropist, and SLS Hotels Culinary Director Jose Andres is set to host Dine-N-Dash at the SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Feb. 5, benefiting Andres’ nonprofit World Central Kitchen and Three Square food bank. Modeled after the chef’s annual Washington, D.C., restaurant crawl, the event is to be a culinary tour of SLS Las Vegas. General admission tickets start at $99, and VIP tickets start at $199. Visit slsvegas.com/dinendash.

Temple Sinai spaghetti dinner: The temple’s Youth Group is planning a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the temple, 9001 Hillpointe Road. Proceeds will be donated to Camp Sam, a summer camp experience in Lee Canyon tailored to the needs of physically and cognitively disabled adults, in support of camper scholarship funds. This event is open to the public, and tickets are $10 per adult or $5 per child 12 or younger. To RSVP, visit bit.ly/1RtDSsJ.

“Wines Du Jour” special Valentine’s show: Les Kincaid Enterprises is planning its annual show Feb. 11. Times and ticket prices are set to be announced. Email les@leskincaid.com or visit leskincaid.com.

Beer festival: Motley Brews’ sixth annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer is planned from 3 to 7 p.m. April 9 near the Fremont East Entertainment District. Early-entry tickets (2 to 7 p.m.) are $45 until Feb. 28, $50 after that until April 9 and $55 at the door. VIP Brewer’s Lounge (2 to 7 p.m.) tickets are $85 until Feb. 28, $90 after that until April 9 and $95 at the door. General admission beer tasting tickets (3 to 7 p.m.) are $35 until Feb. 28, $40 after that until April 9 and $45 at the door. Visit greatvegasbeer.com.

Vegas Uncork’d: The 10th anniversary of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit is planned April 28 through May 1 at four Las Vegas resorts: Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, The Venetian and the Palazzo Las Vegas. Tickets are available at vegasuncorked.com.

New oyster bar opening: Station Casinos’ The Oyster Bar is set to open a new location at Santa Fe Station in late January. Menu items include a selection of pan roasts, gumbo, clam chowder, seafood jambalaya and fresh oysters on the half shell. Beer, spirits and wine offerings will also be available. The Oyster Bar will be open daily for dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Visit santafestation.sclv.com.

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.

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