Familiar restaurants are busy expanding their Vegas presence these days. Hussong’s Cantina, of Ensenada, Mexico, and the Shoppes at Mandalay Place, is set to open at Boca Park this summer. The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood will add a huge Buffalo Wild Wings in the fall, along with Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse, a popular Dallas-based franchise making its first mark in Las Vegas. At Downtown’s Premium Outlets, the Cheesecake Factory just opened its fourth local spot on May 14.
Local chefs John Courtney and Christian Dolias team up for the “Raise the Bar” pop-up dinner at Old School Brewing Company on May 27. The five-course dinner is designed to complement brewmaster Jim Wilson’s Old School creations, priced at $50 with an optional pairing upgrade of $10. Make reservations by calling 702-273-9782.
RA Sushi’s annual “Nicky’s Week” fundraiser is back May 25-31, when you can help kids battling cancer by eating tasty food. Dine on special menu items like the Tootsy Maki roll, pork gyoza and garlic citrus yellowtail at RA at Fashion Show Mall that week and 100 percent of your bill will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Roy’s Restaurant hosts an “Eat Creative Korea” cooking class on May 30 at 11:30 a.m., a special event taking place at different Roy’s locations across the country. Chef Quy Trinh will introduce guests to regional ingredients and spices unique to Korea, and the luncheon also includes several courses of cuisine including beef mandoo dumplings, sesame-crusted shrimp and mung bean salad. Reservations are $60 and can be made by calling 702-691-2053.