Where to eat and drink around Las Vegas this week
By Melinda Sheckells
(Editor’s Note: Tasty Tuesday airs on KTNV Channel 13 on Tuesdays at 11:20 a.m.)
Celebrate Restaurant week two ways in the Spring Mountain Corridor and a bonus event where you can learn about the wonders of natural wine.
This week, everyday is “Tasty” thanks to Three Square’s annual Restaurant Week, which features dozens of Las Vegas restaurants where you can dine and support the fight against hunger in our community. Tasty Week features two local restaurants with must-try Restaurant Week menus that range in price from $20 to $80—now through June 18.
Now in its 14th year, the annual 12-day event, held every spring, encourages people to dine out for a good meal, a good value and a good cause. Las Vegas restaurants offer three-course prix fixe menus, donating a small portion of proceeds to Three Square Food Bank. By dining out, you are helping Three Square reach its goal of feeding hungry families and individuals in Southern Nevada.
Check out these two locals gems—Sparrow + Wolf and El Segundo Sol.
Sparrow + Wolf
In support of Three Square Food Bank, Sparrow + Wolf’s Owner and Chef Brian Howard has announced a special menu.
Until June 18, guests can order from a three-course menu for $50, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Three Square. Chef Howard is a longstanding member of the non-profit organization’s Culinary Council.
First Course Choices:
Cold pressed cucumber Aguachile, blood orange and cilantro
Avocado and fennel salad, torn sourdough, ramen egg, togarashi lime vinaigrette
Second Course Choices:
Maine lobster gnocchi
White asparagus, béarnaise (vegetarian option available)
Robbins island waygu beef ribeye
Sweet onion, furikake, tazsou (supplement +25)
Beef cheek ravioli
Chanterelle mushrooms, bone marrow, horseradish & peas
Key Lime Pie
Lime leaf, lemongrass, coconut merengue, toasted rice
El Segundo Sol at Fashion Show Las Vegas
Enjoy patio dining at El Segundo Sol at Fashion Show Las Vegas this Restaurant Week. Guests can indulge in a four course lunch, choosing from favorites like Mexican Street Corn, Braised Beef Tacos, Duo Enchiladas, Double Chocolate Cake and more.
Lunch costs $20 per guest for dine-in and take-out.
Chips & Salsa
Trio of salsas (red, green, and pico de gallo)
Second Course Choices:
Mexican Street Corn
Elote with chipotle crema, cotija cheese, cilantro and spice blend
Lettuce Cup Taquito
Crispy fried taco filled with chicken tinga and jack cheese. garnished with jicama and cucumber
Fried Shishito Peppers
Blistered peppers with cilantro, lime and a sprinkle kosher salt
Third Course Choices:
Chicken enchilada with green tomatillo salsa and beef brisket with guajillo sauce. Served with cilantro jasmine rice and oaxacan black beans
Braised Beef Tacos
Slow braised beef tacos with brisket sauce and handmade corn tortillas. Served with cilantro jasmine rice and oaxacan black beans
Grilled Mahi-Mahi marinated in a brava sauce. Served with cilantro jasmine rice and baja slaw
Fourth Course Choices:
Creamy coconut flan with caramel sauce
Double Chocolate Cake
Moist double chocolate cake with whip cream and cinnamon
Natural Wine Tasting with Kirk Peterson
On Thursday, June 10, Vegas Test Kitchen will host an Alt Imports Wine Tasting guided by Kirk Peterson. Each guest can try five different natural wines and some savory bites by Yukon Pizza and Sliced Sushi. Plus, guests will receive Marisa’s Wine Doodle about Natural Wine created by wine writer and artist Marisa Finetti. Find all the Deets below.
Date: Thursday, June 10
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Vegas Test Kitchen, 1020 E Fremont St. #120
Wines Made By: Alt Imports
Guide: Kirk Peterson
Includes tasting of wines from all corners of the world:
Bubbles – Italy
White (Avesso) – Portugal
Rosé (Pinot Noir) – Oregon
Red (Barbera) – Italy
Red blend (Zinfandel & Carignan) – Sonoma County, California
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