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Kids Baking Classes; Jean-Georges Returns to Bellagio

WESTSIDE — Head over to Megan Romano's Chocolate & Spice Bakery for a Children's Holiday Cooking Class on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Romano will lead the group through a hands-on class where kids will design holiday sugar cookie cutouts and ginger bread ornaments to take home. The $25 per child event will include treats and refreshments. Children must be 4 years or older, and parents must be present for the duration of the class. To sign up or for more information email [EaterWire]

BELLAGIO — Jean-Georges Vongerichten returns to Vegas Jan. 26 to kick off the Bellagio's 2013 Epicurean Epicenter series. The chef behind Prime Steakhouse plans to serve up a four-course menu paired with five wines from Inglenook. Tickets are priced at $350 per person, all-inclusive, and available for purchase online at Bellagio's Epicurean Epicenter website or by calling 1-866-406-7117. [EaterWire]

MIRACLE MILE SHOPSCabo Wabo Cantina will toast to the number 12 with $12 food and drinks specials on Wednesday, Dec. 12.Nab $12 pitchers of Dos Equis Amber or Lager, 12 for $12 chicken wings with mix-and-match sauces or two house margaritas for $12. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN — The Fremont Street Experience in conjunction with the Nevada Barbecue Association will host the first-ever Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships starting at 6 p.m. on Friday when the Chili Cook-Off starts. Head back on Saturday at noon for a Barbecue Cook-Off. The public can sample of chili, ribs, chicken, brisket and pork during the two-day event for $1 each. The samples also serve as a vote, with every 10 samples purchased earning one ticket to vote for the People's Choice. Additional private judging will be held to award first, second and third place in various categories. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, at 5 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage with Crown Royal rodeo riders Wes Silcox (bull rider) and Tildon Hooper (bareback rider) handing out the winning trophies. They will also be signing autographs and taking photos with fans from 4 to 6 p.m. [EaterWire]
Chocolate & Spice Bakery [Photo: Chelsea McManus]

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Chocolate & Spice Bakery

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