Las Vegas Restaurant Week Returns, Help Out By Dining Out June 19-30, 2017

Las Vegas Restaurant Week Returns

Help Out By Dining Out June 19-30, 2017

Restaurants around the Las Vegas Valley are pulling pork, crusting halibut, frying rice and brûlée-ing crèmes in preparation for Southern Nevada’s premiere culinary event, Las Vegas Restaurant Week. After more than 10 years and $1.2 million raised for Three Square, the annual event will return June 19-30, 2017.

Las Vegas Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, June 16 with a “Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine & Friends” at Sky Beach Club at Tropicana Las Vegas. Chef Irvine will host the poolside party, challenging guests to ping pong, tug-of-war and other adult-style summer camp games, while they nosh on fresh summertime salads, barbeque and refreshing cocktails from local restaurants. Proceeds from the ticketed event will benefit Three Square.

Beginning June 19, Restaurants will create their own prix-fixe menu offered at price points ranging from $20 to $80, with a fixed portion of the proceeds benefitting Three Square and the fight against hunger in Southern Nevada.

Restaurants already confirmed to participate include: Andiron, Bouchon Bistro, Cleo, Eiffel Tower, Foundation Room, Fogo de Chao, Hearthstone, Gilley’s Bar-B-Que, MOzen Bistro, Silverado Steakhouse, Urban Turban and Zenshin among many others.

“This is simply the most wonderful time to eat in Las Vegas,” said Three Square CEO Brian Burton. “We are fortunate to live in a city with access to some of the best restaurants in the world, and they make themselves even more accessible with affordable menus that help feed the less-fortunate at the same time.”

A website devoted to Las Vegas Restaurant Week – – will launch June 6, providing the list of participating restaurants and bars and menu details. The easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly site allows diners to search by type of cuisine and offers the option to book a reservation through or

100 percent of the proceeds collected from participating restaurants benefits Three Square and its mission to provide meals to more than 296,000 hungry residents in Southern Nevada. The 2016 iteration alone put more than half a million meals back out into the community.

Diners are encouraged to share their experiences and be a part of the conversation on Twitter and Instagram by following @threesquarelv and using the hashtags #LVRW and #HelpOutDineOutLV, and on Facebook by ‘Liking’ the Las Vegas Restaurant Week page –

Las Vegas Restaurant Week began in 2007 as a way to give locals and tourists the opportunity to help out by dining out.
2016 marked the tenth year of Las Vegas Restaurant Week, which features a variety of fine dining experiences throughout the Valley. Proceeds from Restaurant Week benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Three Square currently provides more than 40 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 33 million meals – per year to more than 1,300 community partners including nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit or

Holiday Dining At It’s Finest – Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse Holiday Menu – Open Christmas And New Years For Your Dining Pleasure




Sunday Brazilian Brunch now extended to Saturdays nationwide;

Traditional holiday favorites added to Brazilian steakhouse’s
unique churrasco experience this holiday season


Just in time for the holidays, Fogo de Chão is set to extend its popular Brazilian Brunch offering to Saturdays beginning Nov. 26 nationwide. Also this week, the internationally-renowned Brazilian steakhouse unveils new seasonal menu offerings for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Festive additions to the Market Table as well as custom cocktails are sure to delight guests with tastes that perfectly complement the holiday season.

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The Brazilian Brunch menu includes Fogo’s famous full churrasco experience, which features a variety of fire-roasted meats like filet mignon, Brazilian picanha and lamb chops, plus Brazilian takes on American classics. These classics include a Pão de Queijo Egg Bake, Braised Beef Rib Hash and a beverage bar that features Caipirinhas, Passion Fruit Mimosas and a Brazilian-spiced Bloody Mary sure to satisfy any brunch lover’s cravings.


“There’s no better time than the holidays for friends and family to celebrate together,” said Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “By extending our Brazilian Brunch to Saturdays and adding delicious seasonal flavors to our holiday menus, Fogo is offering truly unmatched and very special holiday dining experiences.”


With all Fogo de Chão locations open throughout the holidays, diners can escape to an inviting atmosphere with enticing menu additions. On Thanksgiving Day, these additions include:


  • Roasted Turkey Breast – Tender roasted turkey carved to perfection by Fogo’s Gaucho chefs.
  • Turkey Au Jus – A twist on roasted turkey au jus made with sautéed diced carrots and celery.
  • Cranberry Relish – Traditional holiday flavors made from fresh Granny Smith apples, oranges and cranberries add just the right balance of tart and sweetness to any plate.
  • Brazilian Sausage and Apple Dressing – Flavorful sausage is seasoned with Brazilian flare, then marinated in a sweet apple dressing made from fresh green apples.
  • Sweet Potato Casserole – This cooler-weather favorite combines a savory combination of butter, cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with toasted mini marshmallows (available throughout the season).


For guests looking to dine on Christmas or New Year’s, whether Eve or Day, Fogo is adding a Seasonal Beef Roast to its menu. Seasoned and cooked to perfection, this new roast complements Fogo’s variety of fire-roasted meats.


Group and private dining options – perfect for holiday parties – are also available at all Fogo de Chão locations nationwide. For large groups (and available by preorder only), Fogo is also introducing a special chilled seafood tower this holiday season with split cold-water lobster tails, full lobster claws, jumbo shrimp, sweet snow crab cluster, snow crab claws and green lipped mussels served with a Malagueta cocktail sauce, fresh lemon and drawn butter.


Brazilian Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time (hours may vary by location). Fogo de Chão holiday hours are as follows:

  • Christmas Eve                    11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Christmas Day   12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • New Year’s Eve 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit

About Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized for more than 36 years in fire-roasting high-quality meats utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Fogo offers guests a wide variety of simply seasoned meats that are carefully fire-roasted to expose their natural flavors. The company was founded in 1979 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and expanded into the U.S. in 1997. There are currently 44 locations throughout Brazil, the United States, and Mexico, including locations in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Mexico City.


Additionally, Fogo offers a gourmet Market Table & Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soup, fresh vegetables, feijoada (traditional black bean stew with rice, fresh orange and yuca flour), and much more. Southern Brazilian side dishes such as pão de queijo (warm cheese bread), crispy hot polenta, and caramelized bananas are served family style. To further complement the dining experience, the restaurant offers an award-winning wine list, tempting dessert menu, and creative and classic cocktails. Guests can also choose between lighter seafood selections, or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option. For more information, visit, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


**PHOTOS** The Palazzo Las Vegas Hosts the 2012 Las Vegas Epicurean Affair

The Palazzo Las Vegas hosted the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair presented by the Nevada Restaurant Association featuring nearly 75 renowned restaurants and beverage purveyors last night. Approximately 1,800 guests mingled amongst the elegant Pools at The Palazzo and sampled culinary delights from local celebrated restaurants. Recognized as one of the city’s premier tasting events, this year’s sold out Epicurean Affair dazzled once again as world-class chefs tempted guests’ palates throughout the evening.

Guests started their culinary journey with chilled melon soup with bleu camen lemon grimala and citris gastrio from Lagasse’s Stadium and prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad from The Capital Grille before venturing to Bouchon’s short ribs and STK’s spiced pickled prawns.

Those looking for more exotic flavors didn’t have to travel far to find TAO’s tuna tenaki with wasabi salsa, Diego’s huitlacoche braised beef tacos and Bacio’s conchiglie con gamberi e arugula.

The three restaurants of celebrity chef and restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianch, Carnevino, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca, were combined into one booth while other favorites included Craftsteak’s beef tenderloin carpaccio with argula, parmesan and asparagus and Public House’s rabbit loin in porchetta with duck rillette fritter and raspberry passion fruit verrine.

Laguna Champagne Bar kept the bubbly flowing from the center bar with their signature Flower Eclipse champagne cocktail and a touch screen “Smart Bar” poured perfectly concocted libations. Diageo set up an ultra-lounge in Azure Pool’s rotunda where guests posed for silly photo booth pictures.

Sweet endings came from The Cupcakery’s mini cupcakes, Hash House a Go Go with strawberry shortcake and their ever-popular kiwi watermelon drink, Bouchon’s key lime pie parfait and Canyon Ranch Grill’s orange ginger mousse with praline.

Other participating restaurants included Mint Indian Bistro, Gilley’s Saloon, Delmonico Steakhouse, Maggiano’s, Origin India, Zine Noodles Dim Sum, Ferraro’s, FIRST Food & Bar, Double Helix, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Postrio Bar & Grill, Aquaknox, Taqueria Canonita, Fogo de Chao, Beam Global, Il Mulino and SUSHISAMBA.





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Fogo de Chão hosted Junior Achievement fundraiser events at 16 locations across the nation in honor of April’s Financial Literacy Month

This month, award-winning Fogo de Chão partnered with Junior Achievement, the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, and raised $65,000 nationwide!

The authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse offered a charitable dinner package at 16 of the restaurant’s US locations during the month of April – Financial Literacy Month – for a special price of $45-$50 per person (a $75 value) and $25 for children ages six to 10. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefited the Junior Achievement chapters in each of the 16 cities to raise awareness around the need for youth financial literacy education and to support broader implementation of JA’s programs.

The cities that participated in this initiative for financial literacy month were Dallas, Texas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Las Vegas, Nevada; Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Beverly Hills, California; Houston, Texas; Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri; Austin, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; Scottsdale, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Atlanta, Georgia.

“On behalf of Junior Achievement, thank you to Fogo de Chão for their generosity and support, and for their dedication to youth financial literacy,” said Jack E. Kosakowski, president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement USA®. “These fundraising events are excellent examples around how JA can forge strong local partnerships which benefit young people.”

In addition to the $65,000 raised at each of the 16 fundraising events, Fogo de Chão also donated $16,000 in promotional cards to benefit the local Junior Achievement chapters’ initiatives.

“Fogo de Chão is absolutely thrilled that we were able to support such a wonderful organization during a critical time period, Financial Literacy Month,” said Larry Johnson, CEO of Fogo de Chão. “Our restaurants across the country are proud supporters of Junior Achievement, as we know how crucial it is to begin educating children about finance and the economy at a young age. We look forward to a strong and valuable relationship with JA for many years to come.”

For more information on Junior Achievement, please visit the website at

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional 6.5 million students served by operations in 117 other countries worldwide. Visit for more information.

About Fogo de Chão
The Fogo de Chão dining experience is based on the centuries-old Gaucho tradition known as churrasco, the Gaucho way of roasting meats over open pits of fire.  Fogo de Chão’s prix fixe menu features continuous tableside service of 15 signature cuts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken. In addition to its delicious meat selections, Fogo de Chão is also known for its delectable gourmet salad and sides bar featuring more than 30 items like smoked salmon, sun-dried tomatoes, hearts of palm, tabbouleh salad, jumbo asparagus, cured meats, artisan breads and imported cheeses. The meal also includes traditional Brazilian side dishes of crispy polenta, garlic mashed potatoes and warm pão de queijo (cheese bread). The restaurant boasts a drink menu featuring authentic Brazilian beverages like the Caipirinha and their award-winning 200 plus label wine list.  Lastly, guests are invited to complete their meal with one of Fogo de Chão’s decadent desserts, including the restaurant’s signature Papaya Cream.  Fogo de Chão has 18 locations in the U.S. and six locations in Brazil. For more information, please visit