CAFES PLAN STEAK AND LOBSTER SPECIAL AT THE ORLEANS, SUNCOAST
From 7 to 11 p.m. nightly in November, the Courtyard Café at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., and Café Siena at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, plan to offer a steak and lobster dinner for $7.11 for B Connected members.
LES KINCAID TO CONTINUE WINE AND COOKING CLASSES
Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show "Wines Du Jour," plans to host a variety of classes for participants 21 or older from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on select days in November and December.
A class on Indian cuisine is scheduled for today and Nov. 13 at Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive, No. 109, for $69 per person.
The class Ports and Cheese is planned for Nov. 28 at Total Wine & More in Boca Park, 730 S. Rampart Blvd., for $59 per person.
The class Holiday Entertaining Favorites is planned for Dec. 4 at Ferguson. The cost is 49 per person.
The class Champagnes & Sparkling Wines Around the World is planned for Dec. 5 at Total Wine & More in Boca Park for $59 per person.
Payments can be cash, check or credit card. To register for any class, visit edoutreach.unlv.edu/continuingeducation. For more information, email michelle. email@example.com or call 702-895-3254.
CLAIM JUMPER PLANS FUNDRAISER FOR OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE
Claim Jumper restaurants in the Las Vegas Valley plan to show their support for Opportunity Village in November by hosting the Feast for a Claus fundraiser.
Event fliers will be available at the door of each participating restaurant. A special menu will feature festive cocktails and dishes, including Mistletinis, Reindeeritas, Elves’ Mini Tri Tip Dips, a Sleigh Full of Loaded Skins, Santa’s turkey supper, Mrs. Claus’ whiskey apple glazed chicken and pumpkin cream cheese pie.
To encourage registration for the 2012 Las Vegas Great Santa Run, Claim Jumper plans to donate 15 percent of its Feast for a Claus sales to Opportunity Village. Patrons who sign up for the run in November will receive $5 off their registration fee and a complimentary order of Rudolph’s onion rings with the purchase of an entree. Claim Jumper also plans to welcome the season’s first Santa Claus appearance.
Claim Jumper is at 6629 Las Vegas Blvd. South in Town Square Las Vegas, 601 N. Green Valley Parkway in Henderson and 1100 S. Fort Apache Road.
For more information about Claim Jumper, visit claimjumper.com. For more information about the Great Santa Run, visit opportunityvillage.org/great-santa-run.
CHOCOLATE & SPICE BAKERY TO HOST HOLIDAY PIES COOKING CLASS
Chef Megan Romano plans to host a seasonal holiday pies cooking class from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chocolate & Spice Bakery, 7293 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 8.
Learn baking techniques for pie dough, various pie finishes such as lattice crust, full crust and toasted meringue, as well as assorted fillings, including apple, pecan, pumpkin and blueberry.
Samplings of each pie, as well as small bites, refreshments and a gift bag, are included in the $65 per person package. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in the class.
To sign up and for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPERATION HEARTREACH COCKTAIL PARTY TO BENEFIT HEART FOUNDATION
The second annual Operation HeartReach cocktail party is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge in Town Square Las Vegas, 6599 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
The event will benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation and feature "heartinis," appetizers, cocktails, dessert, silent and live auctions and raffles. Radio personality Chet Buchanan is set to be the master of ceremonies.
Admission is $75 at the door. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call 702-967-3522 or visit chfn.org.
CASA FUENTE PLANS CIGAR, WHISKEY EVENT FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Casa Fuente inside The Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to celebrate Arturo Fuente Cigars’ 100 years in the cigar business Friday and Saturday with the Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke Weekend.
The Fuente family is scheduled to be on hand at 10 p.m. Saturday to cut a celebratory cake and light special cigars. On Friday and Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey team plans to engrave personalized bottles of the limited edition Casa Fuente Single Barrel Whiskey. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle will benefit the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, which helps at-risk children in the Dominican Republic.
For more information, visit casafuentespiritsociety.com or call 702-731-5051.
FOOD TRUCKS TO GATHER SATURDAY FOR VEGAS STREATS FESTIVAL
The El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., plans to host the Vegas StrEATs Festival from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway.
Las Vegas food trucks plan to participate, along with local art and clothing vendors. Drink specials are set to include $3 Bud Light, Shock Top and Bud Light Lime, $4 Jameson Irish whiskey, Jagermeister and 1800 Silver tequila shots and $2 Pepsi products.
For a complete list of participating food trucks and vendors, visit facebook.com/vegasstreats.
FLEMING’S prime steakhouse TO HOST SCOTCH DINNER SATURDAY
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a four-course dinner featuring Glenfiddich single malt scotch at 6:30 p.m. Saturday
The four-course menu will feature scallop salad, paired with Glenfiddich 12-year-old single malt; slow-roasted pork belly, paired with Glenfiddich 15-year-old single malt; tenderloin of beef, paired with Glenfiddich 18-year-old single malt; and chocolate budino.
The cost is $95 per guest. For reservations, call 702-838-4774.
EL CORTEZ TO PASS OUT WHITE CASTLE BURGERS FOR VETERANS DAY
The El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., plans to serve free White Castle hamburgers to Club Cortez members from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in honor of Veterans Day.
ARIZONA CHARLIE’S BOULDER ANNOUNCES VETERANS SPECIAL
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, plans to offer a Veterans Day special Sunday at the Sourdough Cafe. A half slab of St. Louis-style ribs or chicken or a one-quarter slab of St. Louis ribs barbecue combo will be served with sauce, choice of potato or baked beans and a cornbread muffin for $6.99 with an ace I PLAY card.
ARIZONA CHARLIE’S DECATUR ANNOUNCES VETERANS SPECIALS
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., plans to offer a Veterans Day special from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Sourdough Cafe. An 8-ounce prime rib and shrimp will be served with soup or salad, choice of potato and apple or cherry pie for $10.99 with an ace I PLAY card and $12.22 without a card.
The Frisco Market Buffet will offer a free buffet with valid military ID or a DD214 form from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $10.79 for ace I PLAY blue members and $8.99 for red, green and orange members. The buffet will be $11.99 without a card.
Ron’s Steakhouse will have smoked tri-tip, soup or salad, twice-baked potato, grilled vegetables and bread basket with flavored butters for $23.99 with an ace I PLAY card and $26.66 without a card from 4 to 6 p.m.
RAMPART CASINO TO OFFER FREE BUFFET FOR VETERANS
The Rampart Buffet at the Rampart Casino at The Resort at Summerlin, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to offer veterans a free buffet Sunday when they show an active military card or DD214 form to the cashier. The offer is good for brunch or dinner.
CHEEBURGER CHEEBURGER OFFERS DISCOUNT FOR VETERANS
Cheeburger Cheeburger, 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd., plans to offer 20 percent off for veterans and active duty military personnel Sunday through Nov. 13. For more information, call 702-220-3912.
VETERANS CAN GET FREE SANDWICHES AT PORT OF SUBS
Port of Subs plans to offer veterans and active military personnel a free small cold sandwich with a valid military ID or proof of service Sunday. For locations, visit portofsubs.com.
SOUTH POINT TO OFFER FREE BUFFET FOR VETERANS
The South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer free entry to the Garden Buffet for veterans and a guest on Monday. A valid military ID is required for entry. The offer is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
PROJECT DINNER TABLE SET FOR SUNDAY AT THE SMITH CENTER
Project Dinner Table plans to host its next event Sunday in Symphony Park at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave.
The meal is set for 3 p.m. and will be a combination of lunch and dinner, or "linner," featuring dishes prepared by chefs from The Cosmopolitan. Wicked Spoon will offer libations and hors d’oeuvres for cocktail hour, followed by charcuterie and soup from Comme Ça. Scarpetta will prepare the housemade pasta course, followed by premium cuts of meat from STK. Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill will provide the fresh catch of the day, and Estiatorio Milos will offer Greek desserts.
This will be Project Dinner Table’s final meal of the 2012 season. Communities in Schools Nevada will be this month’s charity recipient. Tickets are $175. For tickets, visit projectdinnertable.com.
MILITARY PERSONNEL TO EAT FREE MONDAY AT BOYD PROPERTIES
Military personnel are invited to enjoy a free buffet meal Monday at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.; the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road; the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive; and Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway.
All active, inactive and retired military personnel can take advantage of the offer by showing their military ID or DD214 form, along with a B Connected card.
STATION CASINOS TO GIVE FREE MEALS TO MILITARY PERSONNEL, VETERANS
Station Casinos plans to offer free meals to active military personnel and veterans Monday.
The free buffet meal will be available at the properties’ Feast and Festival buffets. A military ID must be presented to the cashier. There is a limit of one buffet per veteran or military guest. The offer is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
EL CORTEZ ROLLS OUT MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SPECIALS
The El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., is offering Monday Night Football Specials of $1 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts and $1 Vienna beef hot dogs during all games this season. Halftime drawings are also planned.
From 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, casino-wide bar specials are two-for-one martinis and top shelf selections.
THE FLAME STEAKHOUSE TO SERVE FRESH STONE CRAB IN NOVEMBER
The Flame Steakhouse at the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., plans to offer a fresh jumbo stone crab dinner special Fridays and Saturdays in November while supplies last. The stone crab is flown in fresh from Florida every week. The special is $28 per pound and served with cottage fries and coleslaw.
For reservations, call 702-385-5200.
CAFÉ CORTEZ PLANS $5 BURGER AND BEER SPECIAL
Café Cortez at the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., is offering a $5 special featuring a half-pound Jackie burger, chips and a 12-ounce domestic draft beer. The special is available 24 hours daily.
Café Cortez is also offering a prime rib dinner special for $7.95 with choice of soup or salad.
NIGHTLY DINNER MENU AVAILABLE AT EL CORTEZ’S THE PARLOUR
The Parlour at the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., is offering a nightly dinner menu from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
It features a $9 pulled pork slider or barbecue chicken slider, $9 Parlour melt, $11 grilled shrimp, $7 artichoke dip, $8 fish tacos, $8 lollipop wings and $6 steak fries.
HARRAH’S LAS VEGAS TO WELCOME RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
Harrah’s Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is partnering with Ruth’s Chris Steak House to open a location in Harrah’s in the first quarter of 2013.
The new restaurant will take the space previously occupied by The Range, which is set to close Sunday.
The menu will feature USDA prime steaks, appetizers, desserts, an award-winning wine list and handcrafted cocktails.
For more information, visit ruthschris.com.
TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE TO OPEN NEW LOCATIONS
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is scheduled to open a location inside the Excalibur, 3850 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Wednesday.
Later this year, a stand-alone location is set to open in North Las Vegas at Craig Road and Commerce Street with a 24-hour drive-thru.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Las Vegas Valley locations are also participating in the Caring for Kids toy and gift card drive to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. All stores will collect new, unopened toys and pre-loaded gift cards from Nov. 29 through Dec. 7.
For a list of stores, visit tropicalsmoothiecafe.com.
JERRY’S NUGGET BINGO HALL OFFERING FREE PIES
Jerry’s Nugget Bingo Hall, 1821 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is offering bingo players in the 11 a.m. session a free fresh-baked apple or pumpkin pie from Angelo’s Bakery Wednesday and Nov. 14, 21 and 28. The pie comes with a decorative platter.
MON AMI GABI MENU TO COMPLEMENT BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU RELEASE
Mon Ami Gabi in Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer specials inspired by the release of the French wine Beaujolais Nouveau Nov. 15-21.
The wine is released the third Thursday of every November in French tradition. Specials are set to include celery root remoulade with Pommery mustard and oysters du jour with Beaujolais migonette, cream of garlic soup with savoy cabbage, flageolet beans and duck confit. Lunch specials will include boudin blanc with warm red cabbage-apple slaw and celery seed aioli, and entree specials will feature pan-seared whitefish with red potatoes, Brussels sprout leaves, caramelized garlic and a Beaujolais bacon sauce.
For reservations, call 702-944-4224.
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. Nov. 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.
MY HEALTHY MEAL TO DEBUT IN SUMMERLIN
My Healthy Meal is scheduled to open a location in Summerlin in December, offering organic, portion-controlled meals prepared daily and tailored for the health-conscious person on the go.
Executive chef Cindy Chartrand plans to provide a selection of meals based on the individual dietary goals and nutritional needs of each client, such as gluten-free, low- or high-carbohydrate and low-calorie. Clients can select their favorite items from a menu with categories such as salads, seafood, beef, chicken, flatbreads, vegetarian and raw foods.
My Healthy Meal is scheduled to be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For more information, visit myhealthymeal.com.
HONEY SALT OPENS ON RAMPART BOULEVARD
Chef Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau recently opened Honey Salt at 1031 S. Rampart Blvd. in the location formerly occupied by Nora’s Wine Bar & Osteria.
Honey Salt offers a glimpse into the couple’s culinary life at home, featuring a seasonally changing, farm-to-table-inspired menu executed by chef Joe Zanelli. Sections include Get Comfortable, Family Favorites and Cole’s Corner, a kids menu created with the couple’s son.
Dishes include New England Fry with Ipswich clams, calamari, blistered shishito peppers and cured lemon aioli; My Wife’s Favorite Salad, with duck confit, arugula, frisée, pine nuts and pomegranate; Nana Tiffin’s chicken curry with basmati rice and cucumber mint raita; caramelized sea scallops with charred cauliflower and truffle sauce; and the Backyard Favorite Burger with Beehive cheddar, tomato jam, butter pickle and fries.
The dessert menu was created in collaboration with pastry chef Justin Nilson and includes Brown Bag Baked Apple Pie and the signature Triple Layer Cake, which will change flavors daily.
Hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with weekend brunch to start soon. For reservations and more information, visit honeysalt.com or call 702-445-6100.
‘WINES DU JOUR’ PLANS TOYS FOR TOTS SHOW AT TOWN SQUARE
Les Kincaid plans to broadcast his radio show "Wines Du Jour" to benefit Toys for Tots at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 from Brio Tuscan Grille in Town Square Las Vegas, 6653 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
The cost is $25 per person, and guests are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for the donation drive.
To reserve a spot, email email@example.com.
CAESARS PALACE TO HOST FOOD UNIVERSITY IN DECEMBER
Food University is planned for Dec. 11-13 at Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is designed to transform foodies from spectators into competition-ready chefs.
A collaboration among Caesars Palace, hospitality industry leader Larry Ruvo, Food Network co-founder Robin Leach and culinary entertainment producer Richard Gore, Food University will have student volunteers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ hospitality school assisting with back-of-the-house preparations. Proceeds from "admissions" will go to Keep Memory Alive.
The first session will be open to 80 people. The cost is $1,995 per person for all three days and includes food and beverages and course instruction.
For more information, visit fooduniversitylasvegas.com. For tickets, call 866-840-8822.
SPAGO LAS VEGAS BRINGING BACK ORIGINAL MENU FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Spago Las Vegas in The Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is turning 20, and to celebrate, chef Wolfgang Puck plans to greet guests, take photos and cook in the kitchen Dec. 11. The restaurant is also marking the occasion by offering a throwback menu for a limited time with retro pricing.
The menu will be available for dinner only Dec. 10-14 and includes an appetizer of house smoked sturgeon with crisp potato galette and horseradish cream for $12 and an entree of Cantonese-style roasted duck with wild huckleberries, ginger and stir-fried baby bok choy for $20.
For more information, call 702-369-6300.