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GRAND CANAL SHOPPES AT THE VENETIAN — The 5,000-square-foot It’Sugar opens on Thursday with a 1,000-square-foot store within a store filled with Wonka products such as Pixy Stix, Runts, Bottle Caps and more. The store will also be home to the world’s largest boxes of Nerds, Laffy Taffy, Sweetarts and Gobstoppers. Oompa Loompas will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. [EaterWire]

RIO — Chef Steve Martorano plans to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Martorano’s on May 18 with an anniversary party that will benefit the charity Keep Memory Alive. The evening will start with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a seated dinner at 7 p.m. with four courses in a family-style setting. Dishes include Martorano’s meatballs with Sunday pork gravy and homemade mozzarella with hot and sweet roasted peppers, a pasta course with tagliatelle Bolognese served with ricotta cheese and ziti with cauliflower, a trio of veal chop marsala cooked in Sicilian marsala wine, Chicken Downtown with spinach and mushrooms and a broccoli rabe dish. Rounding out the meal will be the Yo Cuz! chocolate and vanilla-layered cake. For tickets, call 1-888-746-7784. [EaterWire]

MIRACLE MILE SHOPS — PBR Rock Bar is celebrating national barbecue month in May with a special happy hour Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. Guests receive a 15 percent discount on barbecue beef ribs, Texas-style beef brisket, smoked barbecue chicken and more. [EaterWire]
It’Sugar at Town Square [Photo: J.D./Yelp]


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