COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS — Executive pastry chef Rebecca Bills has made kid’s favorite snack items into desserts at Holsteins Shakes and Buns. Some of the new dishes include a Pop Tart Sundae with a homemade blueberry pop tart, roasted corn ice cream and lemon curd; a Junk Food Candy Bar made with milk chocolate caramel mousse, potato chip pretzel crust and malted milk anglaise; and nachos created with pistachio cream, strawberry salsa and sour cream sherbet. [EaterWire]
MANDALAY BAY — Border Grill is offering a Mother’s Day brunch with unlimited small plates for $34 per person on May 13. For reservations, call 702-632-7403. [EaterWire]
PARIS LAS VEGAS — The 21st Annual Chefs for Kids Dinner and Auction takes place Saturday, April 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person or $1,600 for a table of 10. For tickets, contact Sue Lednicky at 702-257-5548 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTHWEST — Big Dog’s Draft House holds its Peace, Love and Hoppiness beer festival Saturday, April 28, from 2 to 9 p.m. with more than 50 brewskis. [EaterWire]
PALMS — Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation added restaurants to its roster of places that will take part in the culinary benefit. Origin India, Bacio, Botero, Craftsteak, D.O.C.G., Todd English’s Olives, Shibuya, STK, Aureole, Bar + Bistro, B&B Ristorante, Burger Bar, Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina, Circo, Island Sushi and Grill, Lakeside, Old Homestead Steakhouse, P.J. Clarke’s, Roy’s, Sushisamba and The Capital Grill signed on to the event. The event takes place on Thursday, May 17, at Rain Nightclub at the Palms from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with a VIP reception beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets for Taste of the Nation Las Vegas are $100 for general admission and $125 for VIP and can be purchased by calling 1-877-26-TASTE or visiting www.TasteOfTheNation.org. [EaterWire]
ROYAL RESORT — The Barrymore now has a prix fixe dinner priced at just $37 for early diners Mondays through Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. For $23, diners can add endless glasses of Benvolio Pinot Grigio, the pairing for the first course, or Three Saints Steakhouse Red, the pairing for the second course. Guests may also get complimentary soda and coffee with the prix fixe dinner. [EaterWire]
WESTSIDE — The Springs Preserve is holding an ice cream festival May 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can dine on all-you-can-eat sweet treats while listening to live music from Rag Tag Entertainment and other local performance groups. The afternoon features pony rides, temporary tattoos stations, photo booths and more. Advance tickets are $6.50 for adults and$3.50 from kids ages 5-12. Day of event tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and free for kids 4-under. For tickets, visit www.springspreserve.org. [EaterWire]
Holstein's Shakes and Buns [Photo: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas]