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Dining events and news for Sept. 15-21, 2016

One-year anniversary: Hussong’s Cantina at Boca Park, 1050 S. Rampart Blvd., is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Mexican Independence Day with food and drink specials Sept. 16 and 17. Visit hussongslasvegas.com.

Flavors of the Heart: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s sixth annual event is set from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 17 at the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway, No. 1615. The event seeks to provide heart-healthy culinary creations and education on how to live a healthier lifestyle. Ticket sales from the event support the Teens Cook with Heart program, in which high school students currently enrolled in culinary classes learn to cook heart-healthy, flavorful recipes. Call 801-205-2489.

Taste & Learn: Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, is planning its event from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 24. Guests can taste four wines, each accompanied by an Italian small plate. This month’s four-course meal features wines from Tuscany’s Il Poggione winery. Space is limited. Tickets are $65 per person. RSVP by calling 702-364-5300.

Mondays Dark!: The cocktail offered at DW Bistro, 6115 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 112, is a blend of Karma Silver Tequila, puree sweet hibiscus, fresh lemon and lime juice, DW Pomegranate Iced Tea, and DW Lemonade, garnished with a candied hibiscus flower. Sales of the drink support The Space, which is set to be the fundraiser’s new home in 2017 at 3460 Cavaretta Court. Visit MondaysDark.com or thespacelv.com.

Hops — The Art of Fermentation: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Herds and Harvest Program is offering the workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 7830 Las Vegas Blvd. South. It will cover hops selection, growing specifications, budgets and brewing. As a Herds and Harvest class, the workshop is meant to help beginning farmers and ranchers, and anyone interested in growing or brewing hops to develop agricultural entrepreneurship, implement sustainable agricultural marketing strategies and improve profitability. The cost is $35 and covers course materials, refreshments and lunch. Register at lasvegashopsworkshop.eventbrite.com, or email andersonj@unce.unr.edu or call 775-945-3444, ext. 11, or 530-321-5608.

Fish to Perfection: The class is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. Attendees can learn three ways to cook fish as well as the how-tos of buying, storing, and substituting one fish for another. The cost is $55. Class code is 163HA1231. Visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394.

No Kid Hungry: The Habit Restaurants Inc. is partnering again with No Kid Hungry with the goal of raising funds to provide meals to food-insecure children nationwide. At participating restaurants, The Habit will be collecting donations for No Kid Hungry and offering guests who donate $2 or more to the campaign a free Charburger with Cheese certificate, good on a return visit through September. Visit habitburger.com.

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day: On Sept. 17, Rí Rá Las Vegas at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is planning a celebration featuring drink specials, giveaways, live Irish music and an Irish-inspired menu benefiting HELP of Southern Nevada. Additionally, when guests order off of the pub’s HELP menu through Sept. 17, Rí Rá will donate 20 percent of proceeds to the local nonprofit. Next to Rí Rá, the Guinness Store Las Vegas is planning to offer customers 15 percent off all in-store purchases totaling more than $20. Call 702-369-4357 or visit helpsonv.org.

Double Helix’s 5 For 5: Through Sept. 30, Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge at Town Square Las Vegas, 6599 Las Vegas Blvd. South, No. 150B, is celebrating five years with 5 For 5, a limited time menu featuring five items available at $5 each. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Three Square food bank

Oktoberfest at The Park: A beer festival is planned Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at Beerhaus, 3784 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Beginning at 4 p.m. each day, the fest will kick off with a celebrity keg tapping, followed by live music from local band The Dummkopfs. Guests can select commemorative half- or full-liter steins. Visit theparkvegas.com.

Whole-Ox Feast at Bazaar Meat: The event is planned from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and will showcase various cuts from a single 2,200-pound, naturally fed, pure Black Angus ox raised on Bill Niman’s BN Ranch in Bolinas, Calif. Tickets are $95, with a portion of proceeds benefiting World Central Kitchen, an international organization that focuses on solutions to hunger and poverty. Visit vegasfoodandwine.com.

M.E.N.U.S.: The Mentoring & Educating Nevada’s Upcoming Student fundraiser, hosted by the Epicurean Charitable Foundation, is planned for 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Mandalay Bay Beach, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Poolside dining, beverages and spirits, silent auction packages and live entertainment are planned. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $500 per person. Visit ecflv.org.

Cheers to Chocolate: The sixth annual event to benefit Easter Seals Nevada is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at The District, 2225 Village Walk Drive. Chocolate, wine, food, live music and silent auctions are planned. Tickets are $35 in advance online and $40 at the door for adults 21 or older and $20 in advance online and $25 at the door for ages 13 to 20. Children 5 to 12 are $5 each, and children 4 or younger are admitted free. Visit www.events.eastersealsnevada.com.

CraftHaus anniversary: The brewery is planning its second anniversary with a Hop Bomb Party from 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 17 at 7350 Eastgate Road, No. 110. Tickets are $25 or $32 at the door and include a commemorative 16-ounce glass and six, 4-ounce drink tickets. Designated driver tickets are $12, and VIP are $55. Visit bpt.me/2584139.

Cleo Brunch: The brunch is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at the restaurant at SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Chef Danny Elmaleh’s cuisine is planned, including Cleo favorites and breakfast classics with a Mediterranean twist, optionally paired with bottomless select libations like Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and sparkling rosé. Tickets are $50 for food only and $60 with bottomless select beverages. Visit vegasfoodandwine.com.

Beerfest: The seventh annual event is planned Sept. 17-18 at Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Guests can sample award-winning breweries paired with beer-inspired bites and live entertainment throughout the weekend. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Animal Foundation. The All American Craft Beer Tasting is planned at 7 p.m. Sept. 17, and the Oktoberfest Pool Party is planned at 1 p.m. Sept. 18. Call 866-946-5336 or visit goldennugget.com.

Support HELP: Patrons dining at Buffalo Wild Wings Strip location at Las Vegas Premium Outlets, 7430 Las Vegas Blvd. South, can donate 10 percent from their check to HELP of Southern Nevada on Sept. 19. To download the flier, visit helpsonv.org/docs/BWW_Sept_19_2016-97987.pdf.

Wine and Dine: The seventh annual Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival is set to take place from Sept. 15-18 at SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South. World-renowned chef Jose Andres, who also is head chef at SLS’ Bazaar Meat, will be headlining the event. General admission is $50 a day, and VIP is $100. Visit vegasfoodandwine.com.

Pigs for the Kids: The barbecue-themed event, entering its second year, is set for Sept. 17 from noon to 9 p.m. at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. All proceeds for the barbecue and festival benefits Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Attendees can enjoy barbecue across the entire park and can participate in a barbecue cookoff. Registration to compete is $175, and the event is expected to host at least 50 teams. Visit facebook.com/pigsforthekids.

New Vista Community Wine Walk: The event is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 17, and Oct. 15 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. It is set to include a variety of food and 15 wines. The cost is $25 per person in advance, and day-of tickets are $30. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit winewalklv.com.

Breakfast for teachers: Rise & Shine: A Steak and Eggs Place, 9827 W. Flamingo Road and 10690 Southern Highlands Parkway, are offering Clark County School District teachers 10 percent off their breakfast bills from through Oct. 31. Educators must bring a valid CCSD identification card. Visit bestbreakfastvegas.com.

Now hiring: Lazy Dog opened its second location in Las Vegas in August, and the restaurant is looking to fill more than 200 job openings. Located at Town Square, 6643 Las Vegas Blvd. South, the locale has openings for servers, bartenders, hosts, cooks, dishwashers and bussers. Visit the restaurant or call 702-941-1920 to schedule an interview.

Chocolate tasting: Ethel M Chocolates are set to be tasted on the High Roller at The Linq, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South, from 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Guests will learn about the origins of chocolate and how the pieces were created, all while focusing their attention on the aroma, taste and texture. The 30-minute (one rotation) event includes a chocolatier ambassador showcasing five types of pieces and the story behind them. A complimentary glass of wine is to be offered. Guests may book in advance or upgrade their current general admission ticket for an additional $15 per person. Standard admission pricing is $52 per person. A private cabin can be purchased for $1,500. Each chocolate tasting cabin can accommodate up to 15 guests. Call 702-322-0593 or visit HighRollerLV.com.

Chef series: The weekly event is planned from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Whole Foods Market at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Guests can view cooking demonstrations from the resort’s executive chefs and learn how to prepare (and taste) the chefs’ classic dishes and beverage concoctions. The next event is planned for Sept. 6.

Titanic Dinners: The events, in honor of late chef Bernard Tordjman, are planned from 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays at CB’s Legacy, 2021 W. Sunset Road. Tordjman’s protege, chef Enrique Delgado, is dedicating the events in honor of those who served aboard the RMS Titanic. Live jazz music is planned. The restaurant also plans wine pairing dinners from 4 to 9 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month for $55 per person, including food and wine specials. RSVP for either event by calling 702-558-3366. The restaurant’s hours are from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Late-night events: Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, is planning a series of late-night events Thursdays. 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. 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 are teaming up with local bakery 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: The 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.

Pokemon Go tuna tacos: Every Wednesday, Glutton, 616 E. Carson Ave., No. 110, is offering Pokemon Go players poke-style ahi tuna tacos for $3 each and two-for-one beers. Visit GluttonLV.com.

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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