Hotel California Restaurant & Cantina has opened at 1050 S. Rampart Blvd. in Boca Park.
The restaurant features Baja California-inspired cuisine, a line of signature Mezcal liquor, a Cigar Lounge and complimentary live entertainment. It also has two chef tables that seat 10 to 12 guests and an outdoor patio.
Hours are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information, call 463-5200 or visit hotelcaliforniarestaurant.com.
Brio continues Thursday Martini Night
Brio Tuscan Grille at Tivoli Village at Queensridge, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 180, is offering $5 Martini Night on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Martini offerings include the Flirtini, Lemontini, Razzbertini, Dirty Martini and Ultimate Cosmopolitan, along with Raspberry Truffle, Karamel Chocolate, Paradiso, Lemon Basil Crush and Chocolate Raspberry.
For more information, call 433-1233.
Islands Restaurants partners
with Children’s Miracle Network
Islands fine burgers & drinks, 10810 W. Charleston Blvd., part of Islands Restaurants, has partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to create the Miracle Menu, with a goal of raising $100,000.
The menu features spinach and artichoke dip, the signature burger Big Wave with cheese and Kona Pie. For each item ordered, 10 percent will go toward the fundraising goal.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is an international nonprofit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues.
The menu will be available starting Saturday, which is National Hamburger Day, through June 12.
For more information on Islands fine burgers & drinks, call 360-3845 or visit islandsrestaurants.com.
For more information on the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visit cmnhospitals.org.
Les Kincaid, UNLV offering
wine and cooking classes
Wine radio show host Les Kincaid and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas plan to present a series of wine and cooking classes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on select dates in May.
Summer Salads is scheduled for today at the Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery. Learn how to transform fresh vegetables and lettuce into dishes that are healthy, tasty and easy to prepare.
To reserve a spot, visit edoutreach.unlv.edu/continuingeducation and under “Programs and Courses,” click on “Personal Enrichment” and then “Gardening, Food and Beverage.”
Grilling, part two of a series, is scheduled for Wednesday at the Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery. Learn proper methods of grilling everything from fish, seafood and meat to vegetables.
Find out the difference between grilling and barbecuing. The cost is $55 per person.
The third class, Barbecuing, is scheduled for June 1 at the Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery. Learn proper methods of barbecuing, including direct and indirect smoking. The cost is $55 per person.
Class fees can be paid by cash or check. Seating is limited. To RSVP for Sauces, Rubs & Marinades or any of the Grilling series classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 871-5145.
Las Vegas Epicurean Affair set
for Thursday at the Palazzo
The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is scheduled for Thursday at The Pools at the Palazzo, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
The annual event is sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA) and will feature samplings of cuisine and cocktails from restaurants and beverage purveyors. The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair package features a luxury suite at the Palazzo or The Venetian, two general admission tickets to the Affair, two-for-one well drinks at Salute Lounge, complimentary line pass/admission to LAVO nightclub and a buy-one-get-one-half-off ticket deal for a gondola ride.
Restaurants scheduled to participate include Binion’s Ranch Steakhouse, Dos Caminos, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico and Table 10, Gilley’s, Hash House A Go Go, Lagasse’s Stadium Lavo, Maggiano’s, Maro Batali’s Carnevino, Max Brenner, Memphis Championship Barbecue, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, Nobu Las Vegas, Origin India Restaurant & Bar, Sushi Samba, Tao, Valentino and Zine Noodles.
The Affair is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. General admission is $100. VIP tickets are $150 for early admission at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit lasvegasepicurean
affair.com, palazzo.com, venetian.com or call 414-9000.
Fleming’s announces Prime Celebrations menu
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is offering a Prime Celebrations menu for $50 per guest or $100 per couple through June 30.
Appetizers (choice of one) are classic Caesar salad, Fleming’s salad, The Wedge and chef’s seasonal soup. Entrees (choice of one) are petite filet mignon, New York strip, double chicken breast and tuna mignon. Sides (choice of one) are grilled high country asparagus, sautéed mushrooms, Fleming’s potatoes and mashed potatoes. Desserts (choice of one) are creme brulee, cheesecake and walnut turtle pie. Beverage choices are coffee tea and soda.
The price does not include tax or gratuity. For more information or to make a reservation, call 838-4774.
Cheeburger cheeburger to celebrate Hamburger Month in May
Cheeburger Cheeburger, 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd., plans to mark National Hamburger Month in May by offering a buy-one-get-one-half-off deal on its 100 percent Angus beef burgers.
Cheeburger’s Invent Your Own Taste menu allows patrons to select from five sizes of burger, 15 to 27 toppings and 10 types of cheese, all at no additional charge. Burgers are made fresh to order, and the menu includes fresh fries and onion rings. There are more than 150 different flavors of milkshakes, which patrons can add flavors and toppings to at no extra cost.
The restaurant has a 1950s and ’60s theme with neon lights and signs, posters and music from the era.
For more information, call 220-3912.
Brio introduces catering menu
Brio Tuscan Grille at Tivoli Village at Queensridge, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 180, is offering an extensive new catering menu with large group portions of some of the restaurant’s most popular appetizers, bruschetta, flatbreads, salads, pasta dishes, house specialties and desserts.
In honor of its new location at Tivoli Village, Brio will give guests who order $75 or more from the catering menu a complimentary bruschetta appetizer or flatbread of their choice.
For the full menu, visit brioitalian.com/catering. Call 24 hours before your desired pickup time. To place a catering order, call 433-1233.
Raising Cane’s locations to collect
cell Phones for soldiers
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers locations in the Las Vegas Valley will be collecting gently used mobile phones and donations for Cell Phones for Soldiers and local military members during May.
On Memorial Day, May 30, all of the profits and collected phones will be donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers, a nonprofit group dedicated to providing free calls home to U.S. armed forces. The USO, a nonprofit organization that works to life the spirits of America’s troops and their families, plans to distribute calling cards through its Las Vegas center.
Raising Cane’s in the Las Vegas Valley is at 1120 E. Flamingo Road, 4655 W. Charleston Blvd., 7550 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 5660 Centennial Center Blvd. and 7135 S. Rainbow Blvd.
For more information about Cell Phones for Soldiers, visit cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
Fleming’s adds new items to menu
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., has introduced two new entree salads to its menu, reinvented the classic shrimp cocktail and lightened its scallop offering.
The menu now features the Steakhouse Cobb salad entree, the seared New Bedford scallops entree and a shrimp cocktail appetizer.
The Steakhouse Cobb salad features Maine lobster or filet mignon tossed with romaine lettuce, blue cheese, crisp bacon, tomato and avocado, along with white mushrooms and asparagus. The salad with lobster comes with tarragon ranch dressing, while the filet mignon option comes with signature red onion balsamic dressing.
The seared New Bedford scallops entree features four to five large scallops, lightly seasoned with a spice blend and finished with Meyer lemon oil-honey glaze. The entree is garnished with shaved young green beans, asparagus and baby carrots in lemon balsamic dressing.
The shrimp cocktail has three large fresh shrimp on a bed of crushed ice, served tableside with signature tomato horseradish sauce in a silver shaker. A touch of Grey Goose vodka is added before shaking.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 838-4774.
Nove Italiano at the palms hosting thursday happy hour
Nove Italiano inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, is featuring a $7 small plates menu during its Thursday happy hour from 6 to 8 p.m.
Happy hour specials are available in the bar and lounge and include specially priced cocktails and wines by the glass. Cocktails include the Pomagranita, with Ketel One Oranje, POM, Pama liqueur and simple syrup; and the Mango Italiano, with Tuaca, sweet mango puree, basil, fresh lime and Prosecco.
The small plates menu has prosciutto di parma sliders with a side of skinny fries, Tuscan panzanella salad, margherita pizza, Nana’s meatballs, Federal Hill calamari, beef carpaccio, bucatini carbonara, trio of bruschette, rock shrimp polpette and Malpeque oysters al forno.
Big Dog’s offering Power Lunch
Big Dog’s has introduced a power lunch that has $7 specials from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
There are five specials to choose from, and specials vary by location.
Big Dog’s Cafe & Casino is at 6390 W. Sahara Ave. For more information, call 876-3647.
Silverton Casino Lodge hosts
Thursday pub crawl
The Silverton Casino Lodge, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, is scheduled to host the You Call It Pub Crawl at 7 p.m. Thursdays.
Tour the Silverton’s bars and lounges and enjoy beer and liquor, including premium brands, for $1. Patrons will visit the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge, Flare Bar, Shady Grove Lounge and Mi Casa Grill Cantina.
For more information, call 263-7777 or visit silvertoncasino.com.
Angel park golf club hosting
happy hour, Tuesday patio party
Angel Park Golf Club, 100 S. Rampart Blvd., has scheduled a happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday and 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in its restaurant and on the newly renovated patio.
Specials include half-off drinks and appetizers. The 5 to 8 p.m. patio party on Tuesdays includes special tastings, a new menu, live music, prize giveaways and more.
For more information, call 254-4653 or visit angelpark.com.
Enjoy $6 cocktails and appetizers
at Fleming’s prime steakhouse
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is renewing its 5 for 6 ’til 7 bar menu with three new additions: the 99-calorie Tickled Pink cocktail, Guinness Draught (two for $6 or one for $3) and roasted mushroom ravioli.
The menu is available nightly from 5 to 7 p.m. in the bar and offers cocktails, wines by the glass, appetizers and the Prime burger for $6 each.
Along with the mushroom ravioli, the appetizer menu has tenderloin carpaccio, sweet chile calamari, seared ahi tuna and jumbo shrimp cocktail.
For more information, call 838-4774.