Three Ways to Give While Getting Your Fill


Palms Casino Resort is apparently the place to be when you want to help feed hungry children in Southern Nevada. Two upcoming events have attracted the city’s top chefs and mixologists, who donate their time to create bites and sips in the name of feeding families in need. Three Square’s fifth annual DISH Las Vegas ($75 general admission, $125 VIP, on September 26 takes place once again around the Palms Pool & Bungalows, with a special performance by Million Dollar Quartet and sets by musical guest Everclear. On October 17, Share Our Strength returns to Rain Nightclub for Taste of the Nation ($100 general admission, $125 VIP,, which also includes live and silent auctions.

James Beard Foundation is going on a nationwide tour with Taste of America, kicking off in Las Vegas September 27-28. Spend Friday afternoon sipping bubbly with Julian Serrano at Picasso, and then wind your evening into 12 courses at both of Chef of the Century Joel Robuchon’s restaurants in MGM Grand. Saturday is a little more casual, with cooking demonstrations at Sur La Table in Fashion Show by Francois Payard and new Las Vegas restaurateur Masaharu Morimoto. The culinary weekend culminates in the Taste of America poolside reception at The Mirage with more Morimoto and property executive chef Christian Schmidt. Tickets are $120 per person, all inclusive, but buck up the $250 for VIP access to all the events ( plus a special after party at 1 OAK. Proceeds go towards the James Beard Foundation and the Epicurean Charitable Foundation.

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Sambalatte Takes the Next Sip

There are no less than four Starbucks locations near the Jones and Rainbow freeway exits of the 215—which makes Sambalatte a welcome addition to the area when it opens in December. The popular Summerlin café’s second location at 6555 S. Jones Boulevard will serve Sambalatte’s signature coffees, pastries and savory snacks while offering a drive-through window and free wi-fi. A third Sambalatte is planned for the new MGM Resorts entertainment complex that’s going up in front of New York-New York and Monte Carlo.