More reasons to lift up a glass in Las Vegas

Diehard fans of Bellagio’s Fontana Bar will want to head over there soon as MGM Resorts International has announced that L.A.’s SBE Entertainment will install Hyde Lounge in the space. Fontana is slated to close after May 31.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Orchard in North Las Vegas (4700 Horse Drive) will host Grape Day beginning at 8 a.m. March 5, conducted by Bob Morris, UNCE’s horticulturist. Learn to grow and prune both table and wine grapes, as well as basic winemaking. For more information and to enroll in the class, e-mail or call the master gardener helpline, 257-5555.

Kahunaville Party Rum, a line of naturally flavored rums from the West Indies will debut in Las Vegas at the $20,000 Big Kahuna Flair Smackdown III competition (, which begins at 6 p.m. March 7 at Rock & Rita’s in Circus Circus and concludes at 8 p.m. March 8 at Kahunaville in Treasure Island. Flavors (pictured) include an original blend, coconut, mango, pineapple, citrus, black cherry and banana. $10, soon available citywide,

Where there is beer, there is love—just ask a Belgian! Love’s Brewing—“Where beer lovers meet”—can attest to that fact. The new online dating site for self-proclaimed beer nuts is the creation of, a popular bar equipment and home-brewing resource. “Browse without your beer goggles,” then rate potential soul mates the same way you rate beer—appearance, aroma, body, flavor and overall impression—before you meet for a date. May we suggest a brew pub?

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Bread Basket, STK

Dishing With Grace

Bread Basket, STK

By Grace Bascos

Some say it’s a sin to fill up on bread before a meal, but this starter at STK is worth paying that penance later. The soft, doughy bread arrives warm to the table, ready to be pulled apart. Soft blue-cheese butter is slathered all over the top, making for a rich and funky spread that is punched up when you dip a piece into the accompanying chive oil. The combination of the flavors infused through both oil and butter is explosive and decadent. Complimentary, in the Cosmopolitan, 698-7990.