A La Carte, Feb. 18-24

CRAZY PITA TO HOST GRAND OPENING AT TOWN SQUARE

Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill plans to host a grand opening celebration at its new location in Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23. Face painters, balloon artists and display and sale of”Be Kind” apparel from the Josh Stevens Foundation are planned.

The restaurant is below the AMC Theater, on the west side of Town Square Park. For more information, crazypita.com.

GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA TO SELL GIRL SCOUT THIN MINT CHEESECAKE

To support leadership programs through the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria locations in the Las Vegas Valley plan to offer Girl Scout Thin Mint Cheesecake while supplies last.

A new Caramel deLites Cheesecake also will be offered. Slices are $5 each, with all proceeds going to Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada.

For Grimaldi’s locations, visit grimaldispizzeria.com.

DUNKIN’ DONUTS TO HOST COFFEE FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISING PROGRAM THROUGH MARCH 1

Dunkin’ Donuts plans to host the Coffee for a Cause fundraising program through March 1 to raise funds for Three Square food bank.

Guests who make a donation of at least $1 will receive a free medium hot or iced coffee.

For locations, visit dunkindonuts.com (excludes the location inside the Fremont and the Las Vegas Outlet Mall kiosk).

POSTRIO BAR & GRILL TO HSOT MONTHLY COCKTAIL HOUR SERIES

Postrio Bar & Grill at The Venetian, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a monthly cocktail hour series beginning at 9 p.m. Feb. 20 with Chamucos Tequila.

The interactive mixology class will showcase the classic margarita and Postrio’s specialty Spicy Cucumber Margarita using Chamucos hot sauce. All guests will receive complimentary tastings of the featured cocktails and flavored popcorn, along with half off bar bits and selected menu items.

Admission to the class is free. To RSVP, call 702-796-1110.

FERRARO’S TO HOST TASTE & LEARN WINE EVENT FEB. 22

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, plans to host a Taste & Learn wine event from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 22, spotlighting wines from Italy’s Piedmont winemaking region.

Four wines by Batasiolo will featured, accompanied by a small-bite pairing.

Another Taste & Learn wine event is set for March 22.

The cost is $50. For reservations, call 702-364-5300.

CANTINA LAREDO TO MARK NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY FEB. 22

Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 110, plans to celebrate National Margarita Day Feb. 22-23 by offering the Tres Amigos margarita for $8 (normally $12.95). It is a classic Casa Rita served with a shot of Sauza Hornitas Silver and a Coronita.

For more information, visit cantinalaredo.com.

CHEEBURGER CHEEBURGER TO HOST ONE POUNDER CHALLENGE FEB. 23

Cheeburger Cheeburger, 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd., plans to host a One Pounder Challenge at 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

The challenge will be hosted by the Rocking Comedy Show. Registration is required. A cash prize is available for first place.

A Two Pounder Challenge is planned for March 30, with a Three Pounder Challenge to be announced.

For more information or to sign up, email lasvegas@cheeburger.com or call 702-220-3912.

STREETCAR PO-BOYS TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION FEB. 26

Streetcar Po-Boys, 1624 W. Oakey Blvd., plans to host a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation of Nevada from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 26. Guests who dine that day can have 20 percent of their bill donated to the foundation. Foundation volunteers also plan to be on hand to provide details on the organization and juvenile arthritis. Mrs. Las Vegas-America 2014, Katie Ladomerszky, is set to co-host the event.

For more information, visit streetcarpoboysonline.com.

T-BONES CHOPHOUSE PLANS FOUR-COURSE BEER DINNER FEB. 27

T-Bones Chophouse & Lounge in Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a four-course tasting menu paired with craft beers from various beermakers at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27.

Participating breweries include Lagunitas Brewing Co., Angry Orchard, Rogue Ales and Stone Brewing Co. Dave Streeter, a certified beer server and brand manager from Bonanza Beverage, will discuss the pairings.

The cost is $85. For reservations, call Michelle Lee at 702-797-7517.

CHEF KERRY SIMON TO SPEARHEAD EVENT FOR KEEP MEMORY ALIVE

Chef Kerry Simon, who announced in December that he has multiple system atrophy, has partnered with Keep Memory Alive, the charitable arm of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, to raise research funds during an event set for 7 p.m. Feb. 27. The culinary and music-centric spectacular will be held in the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, 888 W. Bonneville Ave., and will feature celebrity chefs and live entertainment. A VIP after-party is planned at Kerry’s Simon Restaurant and Lounge at Palms Place, 4381 W. Flamingo Road.

Chefs set to attend include Daniel Boulud, Kim Canteenwalla, Wylie DuFresne, Grant Macpherson, Michael Mina, Rick Moonen and Megan Romano. Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Vince Neil and Slash are set to join house band Sin City Sinners to entertain.

Tickets are $500 for general admission and $1,000 for the VIP pre-party reception with celebrity meet and greet, the Rock ‘n Roll Cocktail Party, an autographed poster and entry into the after-party.

SILVER SEVENS TO MARK NATIONAL CHILI DAY FEB. 28

The Sterling Spoon Cafe at Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road, plans to mark National Chili Day Feb. 28 by offering black bean chili for $4.99. The chili is served in a bread bowl and topped with diced onion and freshly grated cheddar cheese.

IHOP TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY MARCH 4

IHOP plans to celebrate National Pancake Day March 4 by offering guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Customers will be encouraged to leave a voluntary donation to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through March 4, customers can purchase Miracle Balloons for $1 and $5 each. Customers who purchase the $5 one will receive a $5 off coupon.

For more information and locations, visit ihoppancakeday.com.

CANTINA LAREDO PLANS TEQUILA DINNER MARCH 5

Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 110, has partnered with Asombroso Tequila for a tequila dinner planned for 7 p.m. March 5.

Each of the menu’s four courses will be complemented by a tequila in the Asombroso portfolio.

The cost is $49.99. Reservations will be accepted through March 3 and can be made by calling 702-202-4511.

BELLAGIO ANNOUNCES CULINARY CLASSROOM SCHEDULE FOR 2014

The Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom at the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, has announced its schedule for 2014. The educational series includes interactive cooking classes led by executive chef Edmund Wong and his team. Each two-hour class is held in Tuscany Kitchen, a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen. Each class has a seasonal theme and features a menu created with fresh ingredients.

The schedule is: The Noodle Lover’s Guide to Pasta, March 5; Blossoming Taste of Spring, April 3; Grilling Perfection, May 28; Father’s Day Bellagio Barbeque, June 12; What to Eat First? The Chicken or the Egg, Aug. 27; Farm to Table, Sept. 24; Cooking with Chocolate, Oct. 1 and Harvesting Thanksgiving, Nov. 19.

Classes are $125. To sign up, call 866-406-7117.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF FRENCH MASTER CHEFS TO CONVENE IN LAS VEGAS

The 59th General Assembly of French Master Chefs plans to convene at The Venetian and Palazzo March 5-9 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American and Canadian delegations and the U.S. Chapter of l’Academie Culinaire De France.

Nearly 150 master chefs will review the previous year’s accomplishments, look ahead to next year and find ways to help other communities promote upcoming events. New members will be added to the list with an induction ceremony. A special dinner is planned to elect the woman of the year and reward a member for lifetime achievement.

For more information on events and tickets, visit venetian.com or call 702-414-9000.

THREE SQUARE SPRING RESTAURANT WEEK SET FOR MARCH 7-14

Spring Las Vegas Restaurant Week to benefit Three Square food bank is planned March 7-14, with participating valley restaurants set to offer special menus ranging from $20.14 to $50.14.

Starting in late February, an updated list of participating restaurants and menu details will be available at helpoutdineoutlv.org. Diners are encouraged to share their experiences on Twitter by following @threesquarelv and using the hashtags #LVRW2014 and #HelpOutDineOutLV, and by “liking” the Restaurant Week Facebook page at on.fb.me/lvrwfb.

LES KINCAID TO CONTINUE WINE CLASSES

Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host the class The Appellations of California Wine from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays March 12-26 at Total Wine & More in Boca Park, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. A wine bearing the California appellation ensures consumers that 100 percent of the grapes were grown in California. This class will offer tastings of three of the 12 different appellations, including Santa Barbara, Monterey County and Paso Robles. A brief overview of each will be discussed, along with winery suggestions for future wine country visits.

Attendees must be 21 or older. The cost is $149 for three sessions.

The class Essential Knife Skills is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in Room 511 on the UNLV Paradise campus, 851 E. Tropicana Ave. The cost is $39.

To register, visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

ST. PATTY’S DAY BLOCK PARTY SET FOR MARCH 15-17 AT O’SHEAS

O’Sheas Casino, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host its St. Patty’s Day Block Party at The Linq from noon to midnight March 15-17, featuring live entertainment, drink specials and beer pong.

Value-priced drinks will be available all day, including the house specialty, the whiskey-infused Irish Margarita, $3 draft beers and daily drink specials.

UNLVINO TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS APRIL 9-12

UNLVino is scheduled for April 9-12, the wine event’s 40th anniversary. The kickoff event, Sip & Savor at Spago, is set for 7 p.m. April 9, with VIP entrance at 6 p.m. The fundraiser will be hosted by chef Wolfgang Puck and will feature cuisine from his six Las Vegas restaurants. Tickets are $225 for general admission and $275 for VIP.

BAR-b-q at Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods Pool is set for 7 to 10 p.m. April 10. The mixology-inspired event will feature signature cocktails by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s executive director of mixology Francesco Lafranconi. Tickets are $100 in advance and $125 at the door.

Bubble-Licious at The Venetian’s Doge’s Palace Plaza is set for 7 to 10 p.m. April 11. The evening will feature champagne, sparkling wines and cocktails, along with small plates from restaurants at The Venetian and Palazzo. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door.

The Founders’ Grand Tasting at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center at the Cleveland Clinci Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. April 12. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door.

UNLVino is planned and excecuted by students in UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and raises funds for scholarships. For tickets, visit unlvtickets.com. For more information, visit unlvino.com or call 877-413-8466.

GREAT VEGAS FESTIVAL OF BEER COMING TO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS APRIL 26

The 2014 Great Vegas Festival of Beer is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. (early entry and VIP entry at 3 p.m.) April 26 in the Fremont East Entertainment District in downtown Las Vegas.

Motley Brews plans to expand the festival to accommodate the local beer scene and feature more than 250 brews from more than 80 breweries. A new focus will be on beer-inspired culinary menus, mixology, educational elements, interactive exhibits and live music.

A portion of ticket sales will go to the Nevada Craft Brewers Association. Early bird tickets are on sale through Feb. 16, when adjusted standard pricing takes effect. General admission tickets start at $30, early entry tickets start at $40 and the Brewers Lounge VIP tickets start at $70.

For tickets, visit greatvegasbeer.com.

MOM’S ROCK MOTHER’S DAY TEA TO BENEFIT CHILD FOCUS MAY 10

The 10th annivesary Mom’s Rock Mother’s Day Tea & Brunch is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 10 on the east lawn of the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The event will benefit Child Focus of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

The “not so” traditional tea and brunch event will offer entertainment and children’s activities. Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for children. Tables and sponsorships are available.

For more information, contact Veronica Huening at 702-294-7199 or email vhuening@stjudesranch.org.

CANTINA LAREDO ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY PROMOTIONS

Kids are invited to eat for free at Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., No. 110, during the Winter Olympics, through Feb. 23.

From Feb. 17 through March 31, Cantina Laredo will donate $1 for every entree purchased on Mondays to the local chapter of the American Heart Association.

Cantina Laredo chef Damon Workman plans to raise money for the organization by participating in the association’s fourth annual Flavors of the Heart event Sept. 20.

For more information, visit cantinalaredo.com or call 702-202-4511.

FERRARO’S SERVING SPECIAL COCKTAIL IN HONOR OF WINTER OLYMPICS

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, is offering a special red, white and blue cocktail, the Spirit of America, in honor of the Winter Olympic Games. The layered concoction features grenadine, lemon vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and blue curacao.

The drink is regularly $14 but will be 25 percent off during happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

A special Ora Sociale (happy hour) menu will be served in the bar and lounge any time of day through Feb. 23. Items are $4 to $9.

For more information, call 702-364-5300.

MARIE CALLENDER’S HOSTING WHOLE PIE-TO-GO SALE THROUGH FEBRUARY

Marie Callender’s is offering whole pies to go for $7.99, plus the pie tin, through February. More than 30 varieties are available, including apple, banana cream, coconut cream, peach and lemon meringue. Cheesecakes, seasonal fruit pies and promotional pies are excluded.

For more information and locations, visit mariecallenders.com.

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