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Dining events and news for May 26-June 1, 2016

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf troup support effort: Las Vegas locations have announced the return of their annual Support at Home campaign May 23 through July 10 in which $1 of every 12 ounce Support at Home Ground Coffee ($9.99) or 20-count Support at Home Tea Tin ($8.99) sold will be donated to Operation Homefront. Patrons may also purchase Support at Home retail coffee and tea products for donation to military families. Customers are encouraged to write a message of thanks on the blank label of each coffee bag and tea tin. Visit coffeebeanlv.com.

Social services fundraiser: ​Lutheran Social Services of Nevada is planning its 20th anniversary Tasting/Silent Auction fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Attendees can sample a range of wines and signature appetizers and bid on a variety of “Very Vegas” items during a live and silent auction. Proceeds from the event will support a variety of programs that serve low­-income individuals, families and seniors. RSVP is required. Tickets are $65. Visit lssnv.org. Corporate sponsorships are also available for $1,500. Contact LSSN Development Director Ellen Fiore at ellen@lssnv.org or 702­-467-­4442.

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

Kegs for KMA: PT’s Entertainment Group is set to host the fundraiser on May 26 to benefit Keep Memory Alive, in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. At all PT’s Gold, Sierra Gold and Sean Patrick’s locations in Southern Nevada, a portion of the proceeds from PT’s Brewing Co. draft beer sold from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. will be donated to Keep Memory Alive. In addition, PTEG’s Sierra Gold at 6515 S. Jones Blvd. is set to host an event for the charitable organization from 6 to 10 p.m. For an additional $25 donation, from 6 to 8 p.m., guests can have free pints of PT’s Brewing Co. draft beer, complimentary appetizers and entries into a raffle drawing. Visit pteglv.com/locations.

Round It Up: Flippin’ Good Burgers and Shakes, 505 Fremont St., is extending its program to support HELP of Southern Nevada through May 31. Patrons can round up their change to the nearest dollar when paying with a debit or credit card to donate to the nonprofit. Call 702-776-7991.

Springs Preserve Brews & Blues Festival: The festival for those 21 or older is set from 4 to 8 p.m. May 28 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. It is set to feature a selection of beers from local, regional, national and international brewers. Advance tickets are $35 each; VIP admission is $75 and includes access to an indoor, air-conditioned lounge with complimentary food and exclusive beer offerings. Springs Preserve members receive $5 off all ticket options. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended as admission is limited to the first 2,000 ticket holders. The festival is made possible by support from Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. A portion of the ticket sales benefits Keep Memory Alive. Visit vegasbrewsandblues.com.

Las Vegas Epicurean Affair: The event is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. May 29 at The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. Soth. The event, sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association, features nearly 80 restaurants and nightclubs from around the valley and is poolside. Proceeds from the evening will fund the association’s educational and scholarship program. Tickets start at $110 plus service charge. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit palazzo.com.

Late-night events: Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, is planning a series of late-night events beginning May 26. On that date and every Thursday thereafter, Ferraro’s will host Jazz Workshop, a traditional jazz band, in its lounge from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Beginning on May 29, Ferraro’s will launch 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.

Great American Shake Sale: Through May 31, Shake Shack is offering a card for a complimentary hand-spun shake to guests who donate $2 or more to No Kid Hungry. Visit shakeshack.com or nokidhungry.org.

Restaurant Week: Las Vegas Restaurant Week is planned for June 6-17, and restaurant owners and chefs can register early by contacting Three Square food bank’s Kari Goldberg at 702-644-3663, ext. 332, or restaurantweek@threesquare.org. 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. Approximately two weeks before Las Vegas Restaurant Week begins, the mobile-friendly website helpoutdineoutlv.org will launch, providing a list of participating restaurants, prix fixe menus and directions on how to make reservations. All proceeds benefit Three Square.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser: Lutheran Social Services of Nevada’s annual Wine Tasting/Silent Auction fundraiser is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Local auction items are set to include restaurant gift cards, artists’ work, hotel stays and gift baskets. Tickets are $65 per person. Visit lssnv.org.

Chow, Core Academy partnership: An apron tying ceremony was held May 10 to celebrate the founding of program Chow to the Core in which students will work a minimum of six months to a maximum of three years at the restaurant at 1020 E. Fremont St. There are 16 Core Academy students participating in the first wave of the program. Chef Natalie Young will teach them every facet of the restaurant industry. Starting out as bussers and servers, the students will progress through the ranks at Chow. Visit core-academy.org or chowdtlv.com.

Chef series: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is set to host a complimentary weekly chef series at Whole Foods Market at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, featuring cooking demonstrations of dishes by executive chefs from the resort’s Restaurant Collection. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, guests will learn how to prepare (and get to taste) the chef’s classic dishes.

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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