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Tasty Tuesday with Melinda Sheckells | Aug. 25, 2020

Posted at 2:52 PM, Aug 25, 2020

Melinda Sheckells, Las Vegas lifestyle and entertainment expert, shares recommendations on what to try this week and what’s happening around town in the realm of dining and drinking.

Smith & Wollensky in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian is offering the Summer Steak-ation promotion—with in-restaurant dining, take-away grilling packages and lunch and dinner delivery through ChowNow.

Smith & Wollensky is featuring their Summer Wagyu and Lobster, a cocoa and coffee-rubbed Wagyu hanger steak with chimichurri and summer corn relish paired with a Rhode Island-style fried lobster. If you choose to dine in the restaurant, it comes with a Gondola view inside their large socially distanced dining room, an indoor alfresco experience. If you want to test your skills at home on the grill, order a selection of hand-butchered USDA Prime steaks and burgers complemented by discounted wines, side dishes and decadent desserts. If you aren’t dining out, order Smith & Wollensky’s full menu for lunch or dinner from ChowNow.

Chef Bruce Kalman is doing a pasta cooking class on Aug. 26 with Secret Burger.

A newbie to Vegas, Kalman is a James Beard­-nominated chef who has cooked in Chicago, New York, Santa Fe, Phoenix and Los Angeles. He also appeared on Bravo's Top Chef, Food Network's Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay. He's also the chef-founder of BK Brinery, an artisan pickle company.

A lover of music, Kalman works with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters on Backbeat BBQ, and he is the frontman of a cover band called Foie Grock with Chef Duff Goldman.

He will showcase a three-course meal with scratch-made cavatelli pasta. The cooking kit, which feeds two people and costs $85, can be ordered from Secret Burger and picked up the day of the class. If you want to shop for your own ingredients or don’t live in Las Vegas you can subscribe to class and do your own grocery shopping for $40. The class streams August 26, at 6 p.m.

Cocktail Contest Alert! Through Aug. 31, get creative with Kōloa Rum and enter for a chance to win a prize pack. Two winners will be announced on Sept. 1—one for most beautiful photo and one for most creative recipe. Here's how to enter: Follow @koloarum on Instagram; create a cocktail with a Kōloa Rum product; snap a pic, share how you made it, give it a name and write a line or two about why you love it; enter by using the hashtag #SpiritOfAloha and tag a friend or two with whom you would like to celebrate with; and tag @koloarum in your post.

Kōloa Rum will pledge $2 for each submission to either @kauaihumanesociety or @hilandtrust. Add #KauaiHumane or #HILT to your caption. The contest is open to anyone over 21 years of age on the date of their submission.

Tasty Tuesday is shot on location at the Jackie Gaughan Suite inside El Cortez Hotel & Casino @elcortezlv.

For more dining and entertainment news, visit @melindasheckells and KTNV’s @wereopenlv.