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A La Carte, March 5-11

RESTAURANT WEEK TO KICK OFF FRIDAY
TO ASSIST THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is scheduled from Friday through March 15 to benefit Three Square food bank. To take part, diners can visit any participating restaurant during the week and enjoy a multi-course, prix fixe menu specially created for the event and priced between $20.13 to $50.13. Visit helpoutdineoutlv.org for an updated list of participating restaurants and menu details. Diners are encouraged to share their experiences on Twitter by following @threesquarelv and using the hash tag #LVRW2013 and on Facebook by “liking” the Las Vegas Restaurant Week page at on.fb.me/lvrwfb.

ARTFULLY SWEET TO BENEFIT
SOUTHERN NEVADA CHILDREN FIRST

Southern Nevada Children First plans to host its fourth annual Artfully Sweet fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. March 30 at a residence in Southern Highlands. The event is set to feature desserts and pastries from some of Las Vegas’ premium pastry chefs, artwork from international and local artists, live performances and a silent auction featuring the works of master photographer Peter Lik.

Advance tickets are $40. For more information, call 702-595-2073 or 702-487-5665, email info@childrenfirst-nv.org or visit childrenfirst-nv.org.

SNCF is a nonprofit organization that provides long-term transitional living and life skills training to homeless pregnant and parenting teens and young adults ages 16 to 22.

ELEMENTS KITCHEN CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS, ANNOUNCES RESTAURANT WEEK MENU

Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., No. 100, is celebrating its fourth anniversary through March 31 by offering patrons who bring in a birthday card a token of appreciation: a choice of a wine key, muddler, shaker, etc. The restaurant also plans to donate $1 for each card to the Blind Center of Nevada.

Friday through March 15, the restaurant will be offering a special $30.13 prix fixe menu for Three Square’s Restaurant Week. Elements also plans to donate $4 from each meal to the food bank. The menu is set to feature mixed Mesclun greens salad with blackberry vinaigrette, risotto with wild mushrooms and shrimp and panna cotta with fresh mixed berries.

For more information, call 702-750-2991.

AURELIO’S PIZZA REWARDS
FOURTH-GRADERS IN ESSAY CONTEST

Aurelio’s Pizza recently selected winners for its first Family Traditions Essay Contest, which challenged fourth-graders to write 300-word essays about family traditions. Marie Demonteverde’s class at Alamo Elementary School, 7455 El Camino Road, took top honors in every category. Winners were:

—Andrea Zrinc, first place, winning a private class pizza party, free family dinner and $100 gift card for room supplies

—Hannah Taylor, second place, winning a free family dinner and $50 gift card

—Lisa Himenez, third place, winning a free large pizza and $50 gift card

PING PANG PONG NAMED ONE OF BEST CHINESE RESTAURANTS IN US

Ping Pang Pong at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, was named one of the Best Chinese Restaurants in the U.S. by Travel+Leisure magazine.

The restaurant was the only Las Vegas establishment recognized in the listing.

CARRABBA’S PLANS MARCH 12 WINE DINNER WITH LARRY O’BRIEN

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 8771 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host an Up and Down the California Coast wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. March 12 in tribute to the late Jess Jackson of Kendall-Jackson Vineyards and Winery. The special guest is to be Larry O’Brien, master sommelier and Kendall Jackson’s world wine ambassador.

The cost is $50. Space is limited. For reservations, call 702-304-2345.

FLEMING’S ADDS SEAFOOD ITEMS TO MENU

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., has added fresh, line-caught broiled Pacific swordfish topped with warm fennel cream and served with Israeli couscous to its menu.

Other fresh seafood selections available are barbecue Scottish salmon filet, Alaskan king crab legs, North Atlantic lobster tails, and from the small plates menu, Colossal shrimp skewers, seared ahi tuna, New Bedford scallops and Fleming’s lobster tempura.

For reservations, call 702-838-4774.

ANDREA’S TO HOST SAKE AND WINE SOCIAL AT WYNN LAS VEGAS

Andrea’s at Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a sake and wine social from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. A tasting of sake and wine is planned to be paired with small bites by executive chef Joseph Elevado. Guests who attend and make dinner reservations will receive a complimentary appetizer created by Elevado.

Tickets are $45, not including tax or gratuity. For tickets, call 702-770-7070.

LES KINCAID PLANS FOOD AND WINE CLASSES THROUGH MARCH

Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host a Simple Main Meals class March 12 and 19 at Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive, No. 109. Learn to incorporate a wide range of food groups into easy, flavorful and nutritious family meals and experiment with herbs and spices. The cost is $98 for two sessions.

Exploring Wine Sensory is planned for March 20 through April 17 (no class April 10) at Total Wine & More in Boca Park. Students 21 or older can broaden their wine evaluation skills to include all the senses. The cost is $149 for four sessions.

Class times are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Payments can be cash, check or credit card. To register for any class, visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, email michelle. baker@unlv.edu or call 702-895-3254.

RM SEAFOOD TO HOST MEAL
BENEFITING THREE SQUARE

Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to welcome chef Matthew Accarrino of SPQR in San Francisco, former chef de cuisine of Moonen’s first solo project Restaurant RM, to stage a one-night collaborative dinner benefiting Three Square food bank at 7 p.m. March 14.

A cocktail reception is planned, to be followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. A five-course, sustainable seafood lover’s menu is planned with wine pairings.

The cost is $150 per person, which includes and autographed copy of Accarrino’s cookbook “SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine.”

For reservations, call 702-632-9300 or email info@rmseafood.com.

TEA SERIES TO CONTINUE MARCH 14

The Las Vegas Tea Series, which launched in August, is set to continue March 14 at the Trifecta Gallery in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., with Focused Tastings: Hawaiian Artisanal Teas from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person.

The information-based tea classes are paired with formal tastings and hands-on experiences. The rest of the schedule is:

—Also at Trifecta Gallery: Pu…What? Pu-erhs!, 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 11, $15; Tea. You Mean There’s More To It Than Just Drinking It, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 9, $10; and Painting with Tea, 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 13, $20.

—At Grouchy John’s Coffee, 8520 S. Maryland Parkway: Focused Tastings: Green Tea, 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 25, $15; Tea Brewing Methods and Madness, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 23, $10; and Focused Tastings: Kenyan Artisanal Teas, 6 to 8 p.m., $15.

—At Sweet Ruby Jane Confections, 8975 S. Eastern Ave., No. 3: Sip + Sample: Tea and Chocolate, 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 28, $15.

Cups will be provided, but attendees are invited to bring their favorite teacup or mug.

For more information, visit teaserieslv.com.

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. March 15.

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.

CAFÉ LATTE OPENS DOWNTOWN LOCATIONS

Café Latte has opened locations inside the Plaza, 1 S. Main St., and on the first floor inside the Molasky Corporate Center, 100 N. City Parkway.

In addition to coffee, the shops offer bakery items, smoothies, shakes, panini, grilled pizzas, salads, desserts, Italian ice creams and sorbets, to-go lunch items and a retail outlet.

Owner Luigi Bomparola said he plans to add more locations as demand increases and to expand the menu to feature new breakfast and lunch options.

Hours at the Plaza location are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Hours at the Molasky location are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

J.C. WOOLOUGHAN’S IRISH PUB PLANS PRE-ST. PATRICK’S DAY HAPPY HOUR

J.C. Wooloughan’s Irish Pub in the Rampart Casino at The Resort at Summerlin, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to offer a pre-St. Patrick’s Day happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. March 14-16. Enjoy $5 Irish appetizers and 50 percent off Irish draft beer. Live music by Mullaney is planned for 7 p.m., and there is no cover charge.

RÍ RÁ LAS VEGAS PLANS ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL march 16 and 17

Rí Rá Las Vegas at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a St. Patrick’s Day festival March 16 and 17 with live music, giveaways, Irish dancers, Irish menu items and a parade through Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

Festivities are set to kick off at 2 p.m. March 16 and continue at noon March 17. A $10 cover will be charged on St. Patrick’s Day.

Diners can enjoy traditional Irish fare, including corned beef and cabbage for $15.95, Publicans Reuben for $13.95, fish and chips for $16.95, shepherd’s pie for $15.95 and beef and Guinness stew for $15.95.

For more information, call 702-632-7771.

GOLD SPIKE ANNOUNCES DRINK DEAL
FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

The Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to offer $6 Irish Car Bombs throughout March in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

ENJOY ST. PATRICK’S DAY, MARCH MADNESS AT TREASURE ISLAND

Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to feature St. Patrick’s Day deals at Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que, Breeze Bar and Mojiti Bar at Seafood Shack March 15-17: $9 Deer & Beer (shot of Jager and a Corona), $7 Guinness Bomb, $5 Michael Collins Whiskey, Jagermeister or American Harvest Organic Vodka shots, $20 bucket of four Coronas and $15 bucket of four Buds or Bud Lights.

For March Madness, March 21-24, the Deer & Beer, $5 shots, $20 bucket of Coronas and $15 Bud or Bud Light bucket will be available.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY PLANNED
FOR PUPS AT RUMOR

Rumor Boutique Hotel, 455 E. Harmon Ave., plans to host a special St. Patrick’s Day-themed Yappy Hour event March 21 for dogs and their owners. Cocktail specials, Yappatizers, games and prizes and doggie goodie bags are planned from 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit rumorvegas.com/wordpress/yappy-hour-is-back.

KABUKI SUSHI 101 TO CONTINUE MARCH 19
AT TIVOLI VILLAGE

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant at Tivoli Village, 400 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 190, plans to continue Kabuki Sushi 101 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 19.

The class is set to be hosted by Yuji Matsumoto, California Sushi Academy founder and Kabuki’s master sake sommelier. Attendees will have a chance to make four of Kabuki’s most popular sushi rolls. Besides a hands-on tutorial from Matsumoto, the class will include sake pairing and a Sushi Swag Bag full of items needed to make sushi at home.

The cost is $60 per person or $100 per couple. To sign up, visit kabukisushi101.eventbrite.com. Attendees must be 21 or older. Class space is limited.

THE RESORT ON MOUNT CHARLESTON ANNOUNCES EASTER BRUNCH

The Resort on Mount Charleston, 2275 Kyle Canyon Road, plans to host an Easter Sunday brunch at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. March 31.

The menu is set to feature scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, bacon and sausage, carved honey-glazed ham, oven-roasted turkey, corn, asparagus, wild rice, scalloped and breakfast potatoes and a salad bar. Sweet treats are set to include muffins, scones, cookies and brownies.

The Easter Bunny is scheduled to visit for an Easter egg hunt at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $27.95 for adults and $15.95 for children 12 or younger. For reservations, call 702-872-5500.

ELDORADO, JOKERS WILD CASINOS ANNOUNCE MARCH DINING PROMOTIONS

The Café at the Eldorado Casino, 140 S. Water St., and the Court Café at Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Highway, plan to offer a spaghetti dinner for $2.99 from 11 a.m. to close daily in March. The meal includes soup or salad. The Court Café also plans to offer daily chef’s specials.

Mariana’s Cantina at Eldorado Casino plans to feature chili Colorado with rice and beans for $10, which includes a house margarita or Coronita.

Both properties are offering Customer Appreciation Days Mondays in March, with 3x points all day. Customers can earn 300 base points and receive a food voucher for select menu items.

For more information about the Eldorado, call 702-564-1811, and for the Jokers Wild, call 702-564-8100.

ARIZONA CHARLIE’S DECATUR ANNOUNCES
MARCH DINING SPECIALS

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., plans to offer St. Patrick’s Day food specials from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 17 in the Sourdough Café. Entree choices are lamb shanks will be served in braising jus or corned beef and cabbage with carrots and potatoes. Both come with soup or salad. The cost is $8.99 with an ace I PLAY card or $9.99 without a card.

The Frisco Market Buffet plans to serve specials from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for $8.99 for those with a red, green or orange card and $10.79 for those with a blue card. The cost for those without a card is $11.99. Specials are to include corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stew, Irish soda bread, shepherd’s pie and Irish champ.

For Easter, March 31, the café plans to serve 8-ounce New York steak with a half pound of snow crab with soup or salad, choice of potato, vegetables upon request and choice of pie for dessert from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $14.99 with a card and $16.66 without a card. Honey-glazed ham with soup or salad, vegetable of the day, rolls and butter and choice of potato will be $9.99 with a card and $11.11 without a card.

The buffet plans to serve leg of lamb, Virginia ham, prime rib and more from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for $9.99 for those with a red, green or orange card, $11.99 for blue card holders and $13.33 for those without a card.

Ron’s Steakhouse plans to serve leg of lamb with pineapple mint demi sauce and scalloped potatoes for $32 with a card and $35.55 without a card. Easter ham with rum apple crème sauce, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and pork dripping gravy will be $28 with a card and $31.11 without a card. Cornish game hen with cherry glaze, stuffed with wild rice, will be $28 with a card and $31.11 without a card. All entrees come with choice of appetizer (jumbo shrimp cocktail or stuffed mushrooms), soup or salad, bread basket and green beans with garlic butter.

A spring pasta special is to be offered Friday through May 31 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily in the Sourdough Café for $7.99 for those with a card and $8.88 without a card. Pick a pasta, sauce and try any topping. Pasta choices are linguine, spaghetti, fettucine or penne; sauce choices are Alfredo, marinara, bolognese or clam (red or white). Toppings are primavera vegetables, chicken, meatballs or shrimp. The special comes with garlic bread and soup or salad.

ARIZONA CHARLIE’S BOULDER ANNOUNCES MARCH FOOD SPECIALS

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, plans to offer Thursday and Sunday food specials through March 31 in the Yukon Grille. Entree choices are mahi mahi with wild rice, skirt steak with fries or chicken stuffed with ham and cheese with wild rice. Meals come with soup or salad and carrot cake or ice cream for dessert.

The cost is $15.95 for those with an ace I PLAY card and $17.72 without a card. This special is not available on holidays or special occasions.

The Yukon Grille also plans to feature a prix fixe menu from 4 to 10 p.m. with corned beef brisket and braised cabbage, boiled red potatoes and wild mustard sauce. It comes with soup or salad, Irish soda bread and chocolate cake for dessert. The cost is $15.95 with a card and $17.72 without a card.

A special prix fixe menu is planned for Easter from 4 to 10 p.m. March 31 with entree choices of roasted leg of lamb with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh mint salad or baked honey-glazed ham with mashed sweet potatoes. Each entree comes with soup or salad, fresh vegetable, Easter egg cake or ice cream. The cost is $22.95 with a card or $25.50 without a card. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 702-951-5800. Thursday and Sunday specials will not be available on Easter.

The Sourdough Café plans St. Patrick’s Day food specials from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 17. Corned beef and cabbage with boiled red potatoes will be $7.99 for those with a card and $8.88 for those without a card.

Easter specials are planned from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 31. Baked honey-glazed ham with mashed sweet potatoes and vegetables will be $9.99 for those with a card and $11.10 without a card.

The Wild West Buffet plans to feature Irish lamb stew, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, beer-battered cod, braised cabbage and more from 4 to 8 p.m. March 17.

The buffet plans to serve Easter specials during a champagne brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31. Specials are set to include honey-glazed ham, roasted turkey and cooked-to-order New York strip steaks.

The cost for the St. Patrick’s Day buffet and Easter champagne brunch buffet is $8.99 for those with a red, green or orange card and $10.79 for those with a blue card. The cost without a card is $11.99.

A prime rib dinner is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. March 31 with prime rib on the carving station for $9.99 for those with a red, green or orange card, $11.99 for those with a blue card and $13.32 for those without a card.

Charlie Cheesesteak Deli plans to offer popcorn shrimp with fries and coleslaw for $6.99 with a card and $7.77 without a card through March.

HASH HOUSE A GO GO TEAMS UP WITH FRANKIE MORENO FOR PANCAKE WEEK

Hash House A Go Go has teamed up with Las Vegas performer Frankie Moreno to create a special pancake for National Pancake Week.

Made with bee honey and fresh tangerine juice, the Tangerine Honey pancake was created in honor of Moreno’s song of the same name. It is served with maple syrup and garnished with butter and fresh tangerine wedges.

Hash House A Go Go has extended the National Pancake Week offer for one month, through Sunday. During that time, $1 from the purchase of each Tangerine Honey pancake will go to the GRAMMY Foundation.

To find locations, visit hashhouseagogo.com/vegas.

FLEMING’S OFFERING TASTE THE SEASON MENU THROUGH SUNDAY

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is offering a two-course, prix fixe Taste the Season menu for $40.95 through Sunday. It features lemon ricotta crostini with fresh pear slices and iron-seared Delmonico steak.

A seasonal dessert of almond souffle is $7.95, and a pomegranate and sage margarita is $9.95.

For reservations, call 702-838-4774.

CERES TO SERVE FIRST SUNDAY BRUNCH

Ceres at the Rampart Casino at The Resort at Summerlin, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., is scheduled to host a First Sunday brunch the first Sunday of the month featuring the JW Marriott Signature Breakfast Buffet.

Along with live jazz music, the brunch will offer made-to-order omelets and waffles, bagels and lox, pastries, hash browns, sausage, bacon and more for $19 for adults, $9 for children 5 to 12 and free for children 4 or younger. Additional treats include mimosas and JW Marriott Perfect Tea Service.

Seatings are available at 10 a.m. and noon, and reservations are recommended. For reservations, call 702-869-7381.

MARIE CALLENDER’S OFFERING SEAFOOD OPTIONS FOR LENT MENU

Marie Callender’s is offering a Lent Menu through March 31 with a variety of seafood options such as Cajun salmon and jumbo shrimp ($16.99), grilled mahi mahi Cabo tacos ($10.99) and crispy jumbo shrimp dinner ($11.99).

The menu also has Santa Fe shrimp Caesar salad ($12.99) and fish, shrimp and chips ($13.49).

To find a location near you, visit mariecallenders.com.

TRIPLE GEORGE GRILL AND MOB BAR ANNOUNCE SPECIALS

Triple George Grill and Mob Bar, both at 201 N. Third St., are offering specials, including a two-martini lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, featuring buy one, get one free martinis.

Thursday has 50 percent off drinks for women from 7 to 10 p.m., and Fridays feature a resident disc jockey, DJ-Ultra (Duron Patron) from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday is Industry Night with two-for-one drinks from 9 p.m. to close.

For more information, call Triple George Grill at 702-384-2761 or Mob Bar at 702-259-9700.

THE ARTISAN TO HOST WINE & DINE WEDNESDAYS

The Artisan Hotel Boutique, 1501 W. Sahara Ave., plans to host Wine & Dine Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Enjoy wine tasting, small appetizer plates and live jazz.

For more information, call 702-214-4000.

Also Mood at the Artisan is offering locals 30 percent off their meal through April 30.

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