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A La Carte: Dining events and news for Nov. 12-18, 2015

Luke’s Lobster set to open: Luke’s Lobster, a Maine seafood shack, is set to open its first Las Vegas shack at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 on the Plaza facing Las Vegas Boulevard at the Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Visit lukeslobster.com.

Restaurant anniversary celebration: Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special, four-course menu priced at $30.30 per person, to be offered Nov. 13-15. Call 702-364-5300.

Learn to make vegetarian holiday dishes: Delicious Healthy Vegetarian Holiday Dishes for Every Table is set for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Downtown Summerlin’s Farmers Market, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. Participants can learn from vegetarian chefs how to create rich, hearty and savory dishes for holiday meals. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.

A Taste of Downtown: The Ogden Las Vegas, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is set to host an open house for prospective homeowners and downtown foodie enthusiasts from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 in its Sky Deck and social lounge. Lite bites from area restaurants Therapy, Itsy Bitsy Ramen and Whiskey, Glutton, Zydeco Po-Boys and Rachel’s Kitchen will be offered. Tours of seven model homes at The Ogden from 815 to 2,044 square feet, priced from $229,000 to $629,000 will be offered, and The Ogden will provide interested guests with free Uber rides up to $20 for first-time riders. For free Uber transportation, sign up with the code OGDENLV at Uber.com/App. Call 702-478-4700 or email info@ogdenlv.com.

Restaurant 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. During November, the restaurant will raise funds to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a nonprofit funding programs, services and research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases. 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. The money raised supports MDA’s services and programs for families in Nevada, including the summer camps. Visit cravesummerlin.com.

Toy drive: As a co-sponsor of 98.5-FM’s 17th annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive, PT’s Entertainment Group began collecting new and unwrapped children’s toys and bikes starting Nov. 6, in addition to accepting monetary donations. For the third consecutive year, all 46 Southern Nevada locations of PT’s, Sean Patrick’s and Sierra Gold will be accepting donations. Contributions will be accepted through Dec. 6 and benefit HELP of Southern Nevada, which in turn distributes toys to more than 50 local youth organizations. For locations, visit pteglv.com/locations.

Truffle menu: Emeril Lagasse‘s Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is celebrating truffle season with white and black truffles Nov. 16-22. The restaurant celebrates this annual event during the entire week and features eight menu items created by chef de cuisine Ronnie Rainwater with wine pairings from master sommelier Kevin Vogt to accent the truffle experience. Call 702-414-3737 or visit emerilsrestaurants.com/delmonico-steakhouse.

Bud Pod opening: South Point Arena and Equestrian Center’s Priefert Pavilion, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is the new home to Budweiser’s Clydesdale Bud Pod, which opened in October. The pod is equipped with a Budweiser Signature Draught beer system, a 30-seat VIP deck with custom grand staircase and Clydesdale memorabilia mounted for photo opportunities. Visit southpointcasino.com.

Sense…ational Dinner: Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to host its first Sense…ational Dinner, curated by chef Veronique Anastasie, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Guests will learn about the history of the dishes, the inspiration behind their creation and numerous technical secrets behind the preparation. Each dish will utilize different techniques, such as blind tasting, from Anastasie’s background as a professional food engineer. The six courses will all use different combinations of the senses. At the conclusion of the dinner, guests will receive an official “Guy Savoy Taster” certificate. The dinner is $475 per person and includes six courses with wine and champagne pairings, as well as a tasting of the world-renowned Louis XIII cognac (tax and tip included). Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, call 702-731-7967 or email ilegchilina@caesars.com. Additionally, the restaurant is set to offer three new menu items and The White Truffle Menu.

Les Kincaid dining classes: A Champagnes & Sparkling Wines Around the World class is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Pinot’s Palette, 1000 S. Rampart Blvd. Attendees can taste and understand the differences between varieties of sparkling wines. Attendees must be 21 or older. The cost is $59. Additionally, a Gifts From the Kitchen class is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The class costs $59 and gives attendees gift ideas for the holidays. Seating is limited. Register by emailing les@leskincaid.com or calling 702-871-5145.

App allows for restaurant gifting: New Las Vegas startup ItsOnMe is teaming up with local restaurants and bars to offer their signature dishes and cocktails by way of gifting. The app, created by longtime restauranteur and local foodie David Leibner, allows consumers to enhance their way of gifting to a friend, family member or colleague for any occasion. The app currently offers nearly 70 local businesses to choose from.

The Last Slice — The Art of Pie Marking: The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 21 as part of the Downtown Summerlin Farmers Market, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. A special pastry chef demonstration is planned with some of Las Vegas’ notable chefs sharing their secrets and techniques for baking pies. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 703-832-1000.

National Espresso Day: Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road, is offering the VBS Signature Espresso Martini Nov. 23. The cocktail is made by pouring the restaurant’s housemade cherry- and espresso- infused Cachaca over Frangelico (hazelnut) liqueur-infused ice cream.

Thanksgiving promotions:

— Marie Callendar’s is offering five take-home holiday feasts and 30 pies. The feasts serve between four to eight people and feature a complete dinner and a pumpkin or apple pie. Visit mariecallendars.com.

— On Nov. 26, Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road, is offering a Rodizio Thanksgiving with an all-you-can-eat feast prepared by chef Jimmy Garibay of the traditional Thanksgiving fixings. Whole 24-pound turkeys will be carved tableside, and patrons will be able to choose from whatever parts they want. The restaurant’s appetizer bar will serve a buffet of 35 Thanksgiving dishes. Via Brasil will also serve four side dishes per table. Via Brasil’s all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving lunch is $39.99 and is to be served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving dinner is $49.99 and is to be served from 3 to 9 p.m. Children 4 or younger eat free; children 5 and 6 years old are $4.99; and kids 7 to 12 are $24.99. Call 702-804-1400.

— Hash House A Go Go is planning a holiday menu, offering a twisted take on traditional turkey and fixing favorites. The restaurants will feature specials ranging in price from $4.99 to $16.99 in addition to its oversized portions. A limited amount of reservations will be taken, and walk-ins will be accepted. Brunch will be served until 5 p.m. with the Thanksgiving Specials served starting at 10 a.m. Visit hashhouseagogo.com.

— Bootlegger Bistro is offering a Mama Maria’s Special Thanksgiving Dinner, at $28 per person. Children 12 or younger are $14. RSVP by calling 702-736-4939.

— In November, Social Hour specials are planned at Orleans Steak and Seafood at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., from 3 to 5 p.m. daily. From 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, the location plans half-priced specialty cocktails, $2 off wine, draft and craft beers and a variety of small plates priced from $5 to $7.

— At the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, patrons can Play for Pie Nov. 25. Guests who earn 200 base points will receive a 10-inch apple pie, available for pick up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Race and Sports Lounge.

— Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, is planning its annual Apple Pie giveaway Nov. 24 and 25. Guests who earn 200 base points will receive a 10-inch apple pie, available for pickup from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the B Connected Club.

The Orleans

— Courtyard Cafe is set to serve a three-course Thanksgiving meal with choice of entree for $13.99.

— French Market Buffet is planning a special holiday menu featuring for $14.99 with B Connected Card ($17.99 without a card).

— Prime Rib Loft is set to serve a three-course, prix fixe menu for Thanksgiving for $26 to $33.

Gold Coast

— The Cortez Room is planning a three-course, prix fixe menu for $35 to $45.

— Ports’ O Call Buffet offers Thanksgiving dinner items for $15.99 with a B Connected Card.

California Hotel

— Market Street Cafe is set to serve two entrees for Thanksgiving dinner.

— California Noodle House will serve a prix fixe menu for $20.

Main Street Station

— The Garden Court Buffet is set to serve Thanksgiving dinner items for $15.99 with a B Connected Card.

— Triple 7 Restaurant and Brewery is set to serve two menu options for Thanksgiving.

Fremont Hotel

— Second Street Grill is planning two prix fixe, three-course menu options on Thanksgiving for $27 or $29.

— The Paradise Buffet is set to serve Thanksgiving dinner items for $15.99 with a B Connected Card.

Jokers Wild Casino

— The Court Cafe is set to serve turkey dinner on Thanksgiving for $8.99.

Eldorado Casino

— Mary’s Diner is offering a turkey dinner for $8.99 on Thanksgiving.

— On Nov. 26, SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to offer Thanksgiving prix fixe menus and specials at Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres, Cleo, Northside Cafe and Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book. To view menus and make reservations, visit slsvegas.com/thanksgiving.

— Alizé at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, is planning a five-course Thanksgiving menu Nov. 26 for $95. Reservations are available from 5 to 9 p.m. Call 702-951-7000.

M Resort

— A Thanksgiving Feast To-Go is set to be offered from the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, for $199, serving up to 10 guests. All orders must be pre-ordered by Nov. 23. Pickup is available between 11:30 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Call 702-797-1878.

— A Thanksgiving Feast at Studio B Buffet is planned Nov. 26-29. An omelet station is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and a macaroni and cheese station from 3 to 8 p.m. The holiday seafood lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the holiday seafood dinner is available from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both menus are priced at $39.99 for adults and $26.99 for children.

— A Thanksgiving Dinner at Vig Deli is planned Nov. 26 for $14.99.

South Point

— Baja Miguel’s at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to serve a three-course menu and a complimentary house margarita or glass of wine for $16.95 per person from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

— Coronado Cafe is set to offer a three-course menu and a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $14.95 per person from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

— Don Vito’s is planning a three-course menu and a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $35 per person from 2 to 9 p.m.

— Primarily Prime Rib is offering a three-course menu and a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $29 per person from 2 to 9 p.m.

— Silverado Steakhouse is set to serve a four-course menu and a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine for $49 per person from 2 to 9 p.m.

— The Garden Buffet is set to serve a Thanksgiving Wine and Dine Buffet for $16.95 with a Club Card or $19.95 without a Club Card from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

— On Nov. 26, Ri Ra Las Vega in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is planning to feature a traditional Thanksgiving menu including Cheese Tartlets ($9.95), Turkey Dinner ($21.95), Pan Seared Halibut ($23.95), Prime Rib ($24.95) and Pumpkin Bread Pudding ($6.95).

Station Casinos

— Thanksgiving menu items are set to run all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner at all Feast and Festival Buffets, and buffet hours will remain the same for Thanksgiving and vary by property.

— Grand Cafés at Boulder Station, Palace Station, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station as well as Café Fiesta at Fiesta Henderson will offer a classic Thanksgiving dinner. The same Thanksgiving meal will also be offered at Cabo Mexican restaurants at Boulder Station, Santa Fe Station and Sunset Station, Amigo’s at Fiesta Henderson and Garduños at Fiesta Rancho

New restaurant opening: Hong Kong Cafe is set to open in November at the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The new restaurant merges a fusion of Asian cuisine with Western fare. The new restaurant replaces ZINE Noodles Dim Sum. Hours are set to be from 11 to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Call 702-607-2220.

Yard House holiday menu items: Yard House is set to offer holiday menu options through Jan. 3 at all its Las Vegas Valley locations. Visit yardhouse.com.

Tropical Smoothie announces new items: Tropical Smoothie Café is launching two new sandwiches: the Island Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and the Moho Mojo Chicken Club. Visit tropicalsmoothiefranchise.com.

El Burro Borracho opening: The Rio has announced that restaurateur, chef, author and Emmy Award-winning television host Guy Fieri expects to open El Burro Borracho in early 2016.

Ultimo set to return: 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.

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. It was set to be available in stores and online starting Nov. 3. 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.

Taste the Rock: Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd, has announced Taste the Rock, a new 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.

Food truck battle planned Thursdays: Local food trucks are set to roll into the Silver Sevens parking lot from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays in October for a food truck battle, offering a variety of savory and sweet street eats. Admission is free, and A-Play Club Card members can vote for their favorite food truck for the chance to win $500 in FreePlay. Nonmembers will be able to sign up for a free card at the event. Participating food trucks include: Sauced, Cousins Maine Lobster, Bacon Boys, Oso Ono, and A Gourmet Soiree. Visit silversevenscasino.com.

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