Dining events and news for June 16-22, 2016

Support Camp Sunshine: On June 17, Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations will be offering free 24-ounce Jetty Punch smoothies to guests wearing flip flops from 2 to 7 p.m. to encourage donations for Camp Sunshine. Additionally, the 8426 Farm Road, Suite 150, location is set to host its grand opening event at 9 a.m. with tastings, 99-cent smoothies and giveaways. The first 50 customers to line up will receive free smoothies for a year. Visit TropicalSmoothieFranchise.com.

Restaurant Week:

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is planned through June 17. During the event, participating restaurants develop prix fixe menus offering breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at price points ranging from $20 to $80, with a fixed portion of the meal’s cost donated to Three Square food bank. The mobile-friendly website helpoutdineoutlv.org provides a list of participating restaurants, prix fixe menus and directions on how to make reservations. All proceeds benefit Three Square.

Station Casinos plans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Las Vegas Restaurant Week with special prix fixe menus in eight of its steakhouses. Station Casinos will donate $4 to Three Square food bank for every meal purchased on select menus. For a full list, visit helpoutdineoutlv.org.

— Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar plans a special menu at $50 per person, a portion of which will be donated to Three Square. To RSVP, call 702-364-5300.

— Triple George Grill, 201 N. Third St., is planning to participate with a three-course lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $20 and a dinner menu from 4 to 10 p.m. for $40. Call 702-384-2761.

Tequila dinner: The quarterly event is planned to start with cocktails at 7 p.m. June 18 at Cantina Laredo inside Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 110. The event includes a four-course meal of Mexican fare and tequila cocktails.Tickets are $49.99 a person. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 702-202-4511.

Cookies & Kegs: Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is set to host the inaugural event from 5 to 9 p.m. June 22 at Lovelady Brewing Company, 20 S. Water St. Signature Girl Scout cookies will be paired with six craft beers from the Henderson brewery. Complimentary appetizers will be served. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit tinyurl.com/cookiesandkegs.

Father’s day specials and events

— Pizza Rock at Green Valley Ranch is planning its Dad’s Eat Free on Father’s Day offering from 11 a.m. to midnight June 19. Guests can receive one complimentary entree for dad with purchase of one regularly priced entree (dad eats free up t o $20 with a dine-in only table purchase of $20 or more). The offer is limited to one complimentary entree per dad. Visit pizzarockgvr.com.

— Station Casinos: Properties are planning Father’s Day specials at various cafes and restaurants at each location. Call or visit resort websites for more information.

— The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South: Otto Pizzeria E Enoteca is offering beer specials; Espressamente Illy is offering 50 percent off any coffee drink per father; and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is planning a special menu. Visit venetian.com.

— Hash House A Go Go: Brunch and dinner specials (starting at 5 p.m.) are planned at each location: 6800 W. Sahara Ave., 702-804-4646; 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South at the Linq, 702-254-4646; 1 S. Main St., inside the Plaza, 702-384-4646; and 555 S. Stephanie St., 702-898-4646. A limited number of reservations are available between 8 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. All other times are first come, first served. Visit hashhouseagogo.com/vegas.

— DW Bistro, 6115 S. Fort Apache Road, No. 112, is planning a Father’s Day BBQ from 5 to 9 p.m. with Jamaican and Mexican elements. Visit dwbistro.com.

— Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar in Downtown Summerlin is offering a 24-ounce bone-in rib-eye steak, choice of soup or salad, and a bottle of 2013 “Taken” Red Wine priced at $99. Call 702-478-5030 or visit grapestreetdowntownsummerlin.com.

— Andiron Steak & Sea, 1720 Festival Plaza Drive at Downtown Summerlin, is planning brunch and dinner specials. Visit andironsteak.com or call 702-685-8002.

— Buddy V’s Ristorante, 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is planning brunch and dinner menus and a prime rib special. Visit buddyvlasvegas.com or call 702-607-2355.

— Hard Rock Cafe, 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702-733-7625; and 4475 Paradise Road, 702-733-8400 are planning to offer one free root beer.

80s-themed Brunch: DW Bistro, 6115 S. Fort Apache Road, No. 112, is planning an ‘80s-themed brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26. Visit dwbistro.com.

Summer pastas: The class is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 12 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The session teaches how to incorporate pastas as entrees or side dishes and is $45. Register at continuingeducation.unlv.edu or by calling 702-895-3394.

Vegetarian summer favorites: The class is set from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 19 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. It teaches attendees how to prepare meatless entrees, salads and more. It costs $55. Register at continuingeducation.unlv.edu or by calling 702-895-3394.

Late-night events: Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, is planning a series of late-night events every Thursday. Ferraro’s will host Jazz Workshop, a traditional jazz band, in its lounge from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. In May, Ferraro’s launched Mezzanotte Grill from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., which is planned on the restaurant’s patio and is to feature unlimited beer and pizza and house-made Italian sausages and Hofmann hotdogs. The cost is $25 per person. Subsequent Mezzanotte Grill events are planned. Call 702-364-5300.

Wine Pairing Dinners: The events honoring chef Bernard Tordjman are planned from 4 to 9 p.m. every first Wednesday at CB’s Legacy, 2021 W. Sunset Road. They are $55 per person and include food and wine specials. RSVP by calling 702-702-558-3366.

Shake Shack partnership: Shake Shack at New York-New York resort announced its charitable partnership with the Children’s Heart Foundation in Southern Nevada. Both Las Vegas Shake Shack locations also have a new local bakery partner, teaming up with The Cupcakery for two specialty concretes. Five percent of sales from the New York-New York’s location-specific frozen custard concrete All Shook Up are to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation. At the Downtown Summerlin Shake Shack, guests can purchase the Red Velvet Rocks with 5 percent of sales benefiting Communities In Schools of Nevada. Visit chfn.org and CISNevada.org.

Vino With a View: Ascaya development is planning the event with wine tastings and refreshments from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 1 Ascaya Blvd. Call 702-978-5800.

The Made Experience: Triple George Grill and the Mob Museum invite guests to travel back to a time when neighborhood speakeasys were a regular occurrence and classic mobsters ruled the town. The Made Experience is priced at $89 per person (two-guest minimum) and consists of a three-course prix fixe menu at Triple George Grill and a ticket to the Mob Museum. Visit tinyurl.com/madeexperience.

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