RESTAURANT WEEK 2009 – Shameless Plug For Worthy Cause

2009 Las Vegas Restaurant Week


August 31 – September 6, 2009


Just about everywhere, but click here to see complete list of participating restaurants.
Ask your waitstaff for the special Restaurant Week menu.

To benefit:


Whose mission is:
To provide wholesome food to hungry people while passionately pursuing a hunger free community.

More than 100 Menus and Events!

Help out by dining out during Restaurant Week 2009! Participating restaurants will offer a special three-course menu at just $20.09, $30.09 and/or at $50.09 per person. A portion of the price will assist Las Vegas-based Three Square, a non-profit organization created to end hunger in Southern Nevada. Visit today to view the list of participating restaurants and their mouth-watering menus planned exclusively for Restaurant Week. (Menus are subject to change.) For more information on Restaurant Week, please call Erica Thompson at (702) 644-3663 ext 317.

MGM Grand Special Events:


MGM Grand invites you to experience four late-night events designed to stimulate the three senses: TASTE, SIGHT, and SOUND.

Monday, August 31, 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Admission: $30.09 per person (includes an MGM Grand dining voucher of equal value)

Kick off Restaurant Week with a party at STUDIO 54 that reveals all that MGM Grand has to offer. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Chefs Rick Moonen and Adam Sobel of rm Seafood, Chef Mike Minor of Border Grill, Chef Carlos Buscaglia of FiAMMA, Chef Stephen Hopcraft of SEABLUE and Chef Dustin Lewandowski from Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill go head to head in competition.

TASTE: Small bites from world-renowned chefs, specialty cocktails from bars and wines from around the world.

SIGHT: Performances from KÀ™ by Cirque du Soleil® and MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris as well as Chef “Guitar Video Game Throwdown” tournament.

SOUND: DJ Eric Forbes

Tuesday, September 1, 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., $20.09 per person

BOUDOIR NOBHILL TAVERN presents an intimate evening of master mixologist-crafted cocktails, small bites, and burlesque to excite all of your senses.

TASTE: Master mixologist-crafted cocktails and small bites by Michael Mina.

SIGHT: Burlesque by the girls of Crazy Horse Paris.


Wednesday, September 2, 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Admission: $20.09 per person

HACHIKO Discover the trendy and ultramodern district of Shibuya and tantalize your senses.

TASTE: Hand-passed small treats and live cooking at our teppanyaki tables with extensive sake tasting.

SIGHT: Fashion show, live painting tattoo station, go-go dancers, Japanese videos on the video wall.


Thursday, September 3, 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Admission: $20.09 per person

It’s Tequila Thursday at Diego where Tequila Flights and Bocaditas are served by model hosts moving to the beats.

TASTE: Tequila (40 labels) and Mexican Bocaditas (appetizers).

SIGHT: Tequila education and entertainment provided by Diego’s Agave Model Hosts.

SOUND: Beats by Vida’s DJ Gil Barba.

Tacos & Tequila at Luxor Presents the “Chef Rooster Fighting Tournament” in Support of Three Square

On Wednesday, September 2, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., come cheer on some of Las Vegas’ best chefs as they help stomp out hunger in Southern Nevada by dressing in rooster suits, strapping on over-sized chicken feet and stomping out balloons tied to the ankles of their competition. Featured bouts will include executive chefs from the city’s top restaurants including Rick Moonen from Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and The Food Network’s Chefs vs. City champ Stephen Hopcraft of SEABLUE. The winner of each bout will compete in a final competition for bragging rights and a margarita party for their co-workers!

702 644 FOOD (3663)

702 365-6574

4190 N. Pecos Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89115

DISH – Three Square’s Spring Fundraiser on KLAS TV (CBS) – Channel 8’s Dishing and Dining

Rick Moonen, Paul Bartolotta, Kerry Simon, Denise Valdez, Louie Anderson, Clint Holmes AND Carrot Top ….. does it get any better than that? Well yes, if you include TheWorld’sGreatestRestaurantCritic* + the entire chef corps from the Wynn and Encore hotels + a chance to assuage your guilt for that gut you’ve produced while children and the needy all over the Vegas Valley go hungry every day.

Here is the link for info and tickets, and ELV and his staff will see you there next Friday night!


* Self-proclaimed, but also endorsed as such by Marcella Ruth Schroader Curtas (D.O.B. August 10, 1924) The Official Mother (and now an avid reader) Of ELV.