Brio Tuscan Grille at Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 180, plans to host a grand opening celebration and charity reception for Aid for AIDS of Nevada from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
For a donation of $25, guests can preview the menu and enjoy complimentary vodka martinis. A raffle with prizes, such as a spa package, a semester of classes from Kidville, Penn & Teller tickets and lunch and dinner at Brio for a year, also is planned. Raffle tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit AFAN.
Brio is scheduled to open to the public at Tivoli Village on Thursday.
To purchase tickets, call 433-1233.
Brio plans to celebrate Teachers Appreciation Week Monday through May 6 by offering teachers and school administrators 20 percent off.
Teachers and administrators must present their Clark County School District badge to receive the discount, which is valid only for patrons dining in the restaurant. Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included.
Blindconnect to host blindfolded meal at Texas Station
Blindconnect plans to host Blind Date, a dining in the dark experience, at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane, May 5.
Guests will experience a three-course meal while wearing blindfolds. Blind and visually impaired ambassadors will be at each table to provide helpful hints and share blindness information. A silent auction and presentation of the described video Angelas House also are planned.
Blindconnect is a nonprofit organization that provides referrals and peer support to blind and visually impaired Southern Nevadans.
Tickets are $50 each. The deadline to register is Thursday.
To register, contact Blindconnect at 631-9009 or visit blindconnect.org.
Big Dogs Draft House
plans beer festival
Big Dogs Draft House, 4543 N. Rancho Drive, plans to host its second annual Peace, Love & Hoppy-Ness celebration of hop-forward beers from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Patrons are invited to enjoy live music by three bands, 25-plus beers and Southwestern barbecue sandwiches. Raffles also are planned.
For more information, call 940-2739 or visit peacelovehoppyness.com.
Cannery serving dining specials through April
Restaurants at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road, plan to serve dining specials during April.
Victorys Cafe is offering a steak and shrimp special for $9.99 with an 8-ounce New York steak, deep-fried shrimp, potato, assorted vegetables and choice of soup or salad.
Waverlys Steak House is offering Wine Wednesdays with 50 percent off any bottle of wine with the purchase of two entrees.
A four-course dining special has shrimp cocktail appetizer, house salad, prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, Savoyard potatoes, creamed spinach, assorted bread basket and chocolate mousse for $25.99 and is available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Happy hour is from 5 to
6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with special appetizers and half-price martinis.
For more information, call 507-5700 or visit cannerycasinos.com.
Lindo Michoacan plans Cinco de Mayo celebration
Lindo Michoacan, 7870 W. Tropical Parkway, plans to host its third annual Cinco de Mayo celebration beginning at 4 p.m. May 5.
Live music by Las Vegas latin band Gravedad Rock is scheduled from 4 to 10 p.m.
Free giveways are planned, along with raffle drawings for a mountain bike, Patron golf bag, Brazilian Blowout, show tickets and more.
The event will be in the restaurants outdoor courtyard at Centennial Center and will feature drink specials and Mexican food.
For more information, call 385-4636.
Leticias Mexican Cocina to host taco stand, Cinco de Mayo festival
Leticias Mexican Cocina, 7585 Norman Rockwell Lane, plans to host a Taquiza live taco stand on the patio from 5 p.m. to closing Monday.
Tacos will be $1.50. Beer bucket specials also are planned.
A Cinco de Mayo Festival is planned from 3 p.m. to midnight May 5 with entertainment, including cultural dancers, live bands and Mariachis, carnival games and food and drink specials.
For more information, call 445-7722.
Nove Italiano plans cooking class
with DJ Paul Oakenfold
Nove Italiano inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, plans to host a Perfecto Cooking Class with executive chef Geno Bernardo and DJ Paul Oakenfold at noon Saturday.
A cooking demonstration is planned, and a five-course meal will follow in the Garden Room. Participants will be able to take home recipes. The meal is set to feature pizza, shrimp Franchaise, Nove salad, Sunday roast and pie.
The cost is $75 per person. Space is limited. To make a reservation, call
Carls Jr. partners with March of Dimes, Las Vegas 51s for fundraisers
Carls Jr. locations across the Las Vegas Valley are collecting donations for the March of Dimes through May 23.
Any customer who donates $1 will receive a special cutout to sign and display, along with food coupons. Last year Carls Jr. raised $40,000 for the organization, which supports research, awareness programs, local hospitals and families affected by the outcomes of premature births.
Carls Jr. also is partnering with the Las Vegas 51s baseball team. While supplies last, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson locations are giving one ticket to a 51s game to customers for free, upon request, with the purchase of any large combo. The 51s also are selling a Family Four Pack with four game tickets, four Carls Jr. $4 food coupons and four 51s hats for $36.
To purchase a Family Four Pack, visit lv51.com or call 798-7825. To find a Carls Jr. location near you, visit carlsjr.com.
Summertime Somewhere promotion ends Sunday at Tropical Smoothie CafÉ
Through Sunday, Las Vegas Valley locations of Tropical Smoothie Café plan to offer patrons the chance to win a vacation to a Club Med resort in the Caribbean, Mexico or Florida. With each purchase, customers will receive a scratch-off card for free menu items, discounts and a code to win flip flops, Hawaiian shirts or the grand prize trip.
For store locations, visit summertimesomewhere.com.
Sammys Woodfired Pizza to highlight gluten-free menu
May is Celiac Awareness Month, and Sammys Woodfired Pizza, 7160 N. Durango Drive, offers an extensive gluten-free menu.
There are more than 20 gluten-free pizzas available, along with a variety of tapas, salads, entrees and beers.
Wine Walks to raise funds
for New Vista Community
The Village Lake Las Vegas plans to host a Wine Walk from 7 to 10 p.m. May 7 to raise funds for New Vista Community, a nonprofit group that provides equal opportunities and support for the intellectually challenged people of all ages.
Wine Walk will feature a variety of wines at 20 different tasting stations through the Village and live entertainment.
Another Wine Walk to benefit New Vista Community is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. May 21 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
The cost for either event is $25 per person in advance or $30 for a single ticket or two for $50 at the door.
For tickets, visit winewalklv.com. Guests must be 21 or older.
Flemings Prime Steakhouse
to serve dining specials
Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is offering a Memorable Meal for Two with three courses for $125 now through May 15.
A nightly prix fixe meal is $39.95 for three courses, with a chef-selected entree, choice of soup or salad and a choice of dessert.
A Mothers Day brunch is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8. Reservations are recommended.
For reservations, call 838-4774.
Learn to roll sushi at Hachi
Hachi Modern Japanese, inside Red Rock Resort at 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., offers monthly sushi rolling classes. The next one is set for 6:30 p.m. May 19.
The two-hour class will offer each participant his or her own work area with all ingredients at arms length. The cost is $85 per person, plus tax.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 797-7054.
Gordon Biersch serving
Gordon Biersch Brewery restaurants plan to serve a Maibock menu, complementing Maibock beer and the Mai Tai cocktail, for a limited time.
Maibock is a classic German handcrafted lager and is Gordon Bierschs traditional celebration of the arrival of spring.
The menu is inspired by Asia and Hawaii and features appetizers of teriyaki Kobe slilders, garlic edamame and the Pacific Rim combo, which allows guests to try the sliders, shrimp and chicken potstickers, edamame and breaded shrimp with sweet chili sauce. Entrees include Asian chicken salad, Hawaiian Kobe burger, Asian orange chicken, ponzu salmon, udon noodle bowl and Hawaiian rib-eye, which is accompanied by mashed potatoes, grilled pineapple and vegetables. Desserts include banana spring rolls with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauces.
The menu is available through May 15.
Gordon Biersch in the Las Vegas Valley is at 750 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 16, and 3987 Paradise Road.
Nove Italiano announces new
thursday happy hour menu
Nove Italiano inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, is featuring a new $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, Nanas meatballs, Federal Hill calamari, beef carpaccio, bucatini carbonara, trio of bruschette, rock shrimp polpette and Malpeque oysters al forno.
Ricardos fundraises with all-you-can-eat tacos and frozen margaritas
Ricardos Mexican Restaurant, 4930 W. Flamingo Road, announces an all-you-can-eat tacos and frozen margaritas promotion for $25 per person, with $10 going back to the charity of the patrons choice.
Ricardos also plans to donate $1 to charity for every record-breaking recipe margarita that is purchased through May 31, in celebration of the restaurants Worlds Largest Margarita event, in which Ricardos broke the Guinness World Record with a 7,627-gallon margarita.
To take advantage of the all-you-can-eat offer, purchases must be made in the cantina, and the offer is not available in conjunction with happy hour or discounted specials.
For more information, call 227-9100 or visit ricardosoflasvegas.com.