13 Nibbles of Las Vegas Restaurant News

Here is the latest roundup of restaurant news from around the Las Vegas valley:

1. Hash House A Go Go is celebrating 12 years with a variety of $12 specials. The specials are as follows: Andy's sage fried chicken benedict on Sept. 6; Big O' crispy hand-hammered pork tenderloin sandwiches on Sept. 7; chicken fried steak on Sept. 8; buttermilk flapjack tractor driver combo on Sept. 9; HH Bloody Mary with souvenir glass on Sept. 10; Texas ranchero benedict on Sept. 11; and two house mimosas on Sept. 12. Specials are available open to close at the West Sahara location only.

2. Learn how to make your favorite game day foods during a hands-on cooking class at Divine Cafe inside the Springs Preserve on Sept. 8. Menu highlights include watermelon fruit kabobs, candy bacon, blue & red deviled eggs, Buffalo wings, mushroom caps, roasted vegetable quesadillas, 7-layer avocados, fried spinach, pulled pork pizzettes, shoshito poppers, Bloody Mary grilled cheese, meatball sliders, pretzel beer and brats, honey-salted cashews, and espresso creme puffs. Tickets are $89 plus for non-members.

3. Chef Emeril Lagasse's Las Vegas chefs are joining forces for a third collaborative dinner. Tour de Emeril stops at Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian on Sept. 8. Chefs Ronnie Rainwater (Delmonico Steakhouse), Jean Paul Labadie (Emeril's New Orleans Fish House), Scott Pajak (Lagasse's Stadium), and James Richards (Table 10), along with culinary director Sean Roe have put their heads together to select some of the most intriguing dishes from the history of New Orleans’ Delmonico Restaurant, dating to 1895. Cost is $250 per person (plus tax and gratuity) for the lavish dinner.

4. Gaetano's Ristorane is hosting an Italian wine dinner on Sept. 8. First course: Burrato cheese with Arugula lettuce and slice tomatoes paired with Rosa di Masi, Masi (Veneto, Italy); 2nd course is wild mushroom ravioli with Barbera d'Asti, Michele Chiarlo (Piedmont, Italy); lemon sorbet for the intermezzo; choice of grilled Scottish salmon with La Pietra Chardonnay di Toscana, Cabreo (Tuscany, Italy)  or veal rollatini with prosciutto and with Super Tuscan Crognolo IGT, Tenuta Sette Ponte (Tuscany, Italy); and cheese and fruit plates with Grappa de Moscato (Piedmont, Italy) for dessert. Cost is $99.95 plus per person.

5. Wienerschnitzel is celebrating National Wiener Schnitzel Day on Sept. 9 by offering free chicken schnitzel sandwiches with any purchase.  To receive the free sandwich, guests need to show a printed or digital coupon when ordering. The coupon can be downloaded online and presented at a local Wienerschnitzel. In addition, Wienerschnitzel is adding gourmet Bratwursts and Italian Sausages to its menu for the first time, for a limited time in celebration of Oktoberfest. In honor of the famous holiday, known for serving-up thousands of grilled sausages, the national 331-restaurant chain will offer both gourmet sausages September 4 through October 29 at participating locations.

6. El Pollo Loco is offering a new line of fire-grilled chicken burritos for a limited time. The farmer's market burrito features grilled chicken, avocado, cheese, cabbage, carrots, avocado salsa, cilantro and pico de gallo. The spicy L.A. chicken burrito has grilled chicken, guacamole, pickled jalapenos, cabbage, cheese, beans, rice, avocado salsa, and pico de gallo. The chicken bacon cheddar burrito is made with grilled chicken, avocado, bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar, beans and pico de gallo, and the double chicken burrito has grilled chicken, cheese, cabbage, beans and pico de gallo.

7. Celebrate the end of summer with Carson Kitchen's new cocktails. The Girl from Ipanema is made with avua prata cachaça, watermelon, fresh lime, basil and balsamic vinegar. The Magarian is a creative spin on the traditional gin and tonic, made with aviation gin, thyme, honey syrup, fresh lemon and Mr. Q cucumber soda. Pretty Rye for a Chi Guy is for those that like a strong, sultry drink, made with George Dickel Rye, orgeat syrup, velvet falernum, fresh lime and mint. Each cocktail is $12.

8. Grimaldi's Pizzeri has announced its Fall favorites menu. Items include the new wedge salad, a Buffalo chicken pizza with Frank's RedHot sauce. green apple sangria, caramel apple cheesecake, and  a chocolate cheesecake with an Oreo cookie crust. Grimaldi's Stoking Social Hour is 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enjoy $2 off draft beers, $2 off glasses of wine (house wines excluded), and $2 off the Grimaldi’s Bruschetta Trio and Antipasto Platters. For $25, the Stoking Social Hour menu features the popular Coalition pairing complete with choice of Bruschetta Trio or small Antipasto platter and a bottle of wine. Starting Sept 1, guests have a choice between two Coalition wines – Tormaresca Chardonnay or Mamma Mia! Red Blend.

9. The next Oscar Dinner Series dinner on Sept. 14 will feature former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman telling some of his more humorous stories. Those stories include the time a city councilman tried to kill federal agents with a butcher knife, a judge riding shotgun in a police car with a machine gun, Oscar's Rolls Royce being seized by the government, and the time Oscar dressed up as a gorilla during a trial. The dinner at Oscar's steakhouse at The Plaza is $150 per person.  To RSVP or for more information call 702-386-7227 or email RSVP@playlv.com.

10. Andiron Steak & Sea has introduced new items to its brunch menu. They include smoked salmon toast, blueberry pancakes, brisket hash skillet, burrata and peaches, the grown-up grilled cheese, bananas foster French toast and grilled chicken club salad. New additions to the dinner menu include an 8 oz. hangar steak and new add-ons to the Andiron burger including egg, applewood smoked bacon, smoked brisket, and avocado.

11. B&B Ristorante at The Venetian has introduced a new Happy Hour patio menu. Items include gnocco frittos, marinated olives, Nduja bruscetta with mint and fennel salad, bruschettini of anchovy, zucchini fritti, chickpea polenta, formaggio (daily selection of cheese with accompaniment) and house-cured salumi. All items are priced at $9 and are available during the 4 to 6 p.m. daily happy hour for a limited time.

12. Turmeric Flavors of India in Downtown las Vegas has recently changed up its menu and bar program. The owners of Turmeric are hoping to enlighten Las Vegas community about a new side of Indian food: keeping ingredients minimal, clean and animal-friendly but authentic and vibrant. Menu favorites include the beet bomba (beet root patty made with potato, fresh ginger, cilantro and herbs that has been fried and is served with tamarind chutney); eggplant crush (tandoori roasted eggplant with onion, tomato, cumin, ginger and ground spices); masala dosa (crispy crepes made with rice and green gram batter, filled with spiced potato tempered with dry red chili, curry leaf and tumeric); and tofu kofta korma sauce (tofu apricot ginger dumpling with coconut and curry leaf sauce, kadai broccoli and steamed rice).

13. The 5th annual Sip & Savor is happening Sept. 21 at Spago inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Cucina by Wolfgang Puck will offer a bruschetta bar featuring artisanal breads, imported cheeses, aged vinegars, virgin olive oils, herb pesto, pepperonata and tapenades; CUT by Wolfgang Puck will serve an assortment of skewed meats, seafood and vegetables cooked on a Binchotan-fueled yaitori grill and served with proper regional sides and condiments; Lupo by Wolfgang Puck will have Italian street food including whole-roasted porchetta sliced at the station, assorted pizzettas and hand-made pastas; Spago by Wolfgang Puck will serve whole-roasted marinated lamb carved by request and a Mezze station with freshly-made flatbreads, dips, spreads etc.; and the seafood station by Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill will have house-smoked mussels, sardines in escabeche, reimagined fish and chips and more.Tickets are $200 and $250.

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