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Dining News & Notes: Howard preps Sparrow + Wolf, Minor returns to the Strip and more

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Andiron Steak & Sea will host a chef’s dinner highlighting Wagyu beef from Australia on February 21 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner begins with Darling Downs Wagyu sirloin three ways—seared tataki, grilled skewers and classic tartare—followed by Mayura Station tri-tip Thai beef salad and Kerweek Wagyu bone-in shortrib. Tickets cost $65 and can be purchased at andironsteak.com.

Evel Pie on Fremont Street will host Able Baker Brewing for a tap takeover on February 21 from 8 p.m. until midnight. Pours of Test Site Saison, Atomic Duck IPA, Calaveras Y Flores, Honey Dip Stout and more start at $6.

Aureole at Mandalay Bay will host Wine Spectator’s Top Wines of 2016 Celebration on March 3 at 6:30 p.m. Chef Charlie Palmer and Mandalay Bay director of wine Hayley Carbery will pair highly rated wines with progressive American cooking in a cocktail reception format. Tickets cost $100 and can be purchased at mandalaybay.com.

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Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay will host Brewery de Brabandere for a four-course Petrus dinner March 3 at 6 p.m. Dishes to be paired with sours include linguine with surf class and braised Colorado rabbit ragu. Tickets cost $65 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com.

The Nevada Craft Brewers Association will present the second annual Brews N 'Ques Festival March 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Henderson Events Plaza. Local brewers such as CraftHaus, Bad Beat, banger, Big Dog’s, Ellis Island, Joseph James, Lovelady and more will be pouring, and local barbecue vendors will be serving it up, to go with live music and a cornhole tournament. Tickets cost $35 in advance and can be purchased at brewsnques.com. The NCBA also recently launched a new app, available at the Apple Store and Google Play, which will help you find favorite brews and tap houses, recommend new beers and keep track of your preferences.

Familiar local chefs have found new homes. Bradley Manchester, the man behind the former Glutton in Downtown Las Vegas, is now executive chef at the new Oyster Bar at the Hard Rock Hotel. Mike Minor, formerly of Border Grill and his own Truck U Barbeque, is no longer involved with the upcoming Bandito restaurant and will instead be cooking at the upcoming Chica at the Venetian. And Brian Howard’s long-awaited Sparrow + Wolf could open this spring, moving from Downtown to Chinatown at the former Jenni Pho location at 4480 Spring Mountain Road.

Speaking of Howard, he’ll join fellow Vegas chefs Josh Smith (Bardot Brasserie), Nicole Brisson (Batali & Bastianich Group), Dan Krohmer (Other Mama) and more at Whiskey in the Wilderness for a March 12 fundraiser on Mt. Charleston, benefitting the culinary program at Opportunity Village. Open-fire cooking and butchering demos will be on display, along with cocktails created by local mixologists. Tickets cost $155 in advance and can be purchased at whiskeyinthewilderness.com.

The Golden Nugget will host its fourth-annual American Craft Whiskey Revival Grand Tasting Affair March 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. in its Grand Event Center, featuring more than 30 distilleries, Southern food and live music. Tickets cost $45 in advance and can be purchased by calling 866-946-5336.

The new steakhouse at the Hard Rock Hotel from brothers Michael and David Morton has a name, and it’s MB Steak, as in Morton Brothers. The sons of restaurant legend Arnie Morton plan to open the new restaurant in May.

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