Quick Bites: SecretBurger kicks off Cook for a Cause, CraftHaus celebrates and more

Cook along with DW Bistro boss Bryce Krausman to benefit the Shade Tree with SecretBurger’s new program.
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SecretBurger.com is launching an exciting new initiative called Cook for a Cause on September 9-13, featuring cook-at-home kits designed by some of the city’s favorite chefs, with proceeds going to the Shade Tree.

“We are excited to present our first-ever Cook for a Cause, benefiting the many women and children throughout our community who rely on the Shade Tree’s programs and services,” said Jolene Mannina, founder of SecretBurger.com. “I’m so proud of the culinary leaders who have stepped up to the plate to give back to the growing number of women and children escaping from a domestic violence or homeless situation. With so many people staying home during the pandemic, these meal kits are the perfect way for foodies to connect with accomplished chefs across the valley and create a fantastic meal for your family, all while supporting a great cause.”

Starting at $45, the meal kits feed two or more and come equipped with either a live online class, a prerecorded video or a set of instructions for a fun and convenient culinary experience in your own kitchen. Participating chefs and restaurateurs include Sonia El-Nawal from Rooster Boy Café, Chris Conlon from Piero’s, Todd Harrington from Honey Salt, Bryce Krausman from DW Bistro and Nina Manchev from Forte Tapas. For more information or to purchase a specialty meal kit, visit secretburger.com. To donate to the Shade Tree, visit theshadetree.org.

More news from the world of food and drink in Las Vegas:

The Crack Shack's new Hot Honey Slider.

The Crack Shack's new Hot Honey Slider.

Marc Vetri's Osteria Fiorella is official. The Philadelphia chef who first staked his place in Las Vegas with Vetri Cucina at the Palms opened this new pop-up experience at the Red Rock Resort two months ago and it is now a permanent restaurant at the Summerlin resort. “I am incredibly proud of the team for what we have accomplished in such a short period of time and thankful to Red Rock Resort and Station Casinos for creating a permanent home for Osteria Fiorella," Vetri said in a statement. "We’re going to keep bringing the best rustic Italian food to Summerlin and we’re just getting started." The restaurant offers patio seating as well as dine-in and takeout and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Silverton is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its popular One Drunk Puppy wine tasting event by taking it virtual this year. Participants can pop corks from home on September 19 at 6 p.m. by enjoying the One Drunk Puppy tasting kit for $25, then logging on for the Silverton’s Facebook Live broadcast for a sommelier-guided tasting of five different wines. The event will benefit the Animal Foundation and also includes drawings and more surprises. For more information or to reserve your tasting kit, visit silvertoncasino.com.

CraftHaus Brewery celebrates its sixth anniversary with a virtual party on September 19 at 4 p.m. featuring performances by the Dirty Hooks, beer tastings hosted by brewery owners Wyndee and Dave Forrest and more. Registration for the event is $30, and the kit you’ll pick up includes five beers (three of which are new releases), a bandana, a 16-ounce logo glass and collector’s anniversary stickers and buttons. CraftHaus also is celebrating the first anniversary of its Arts District location this month. For more information about the event, click here, or visit the brewery website at crafthausbrewery.com.

Fergusons Downtown is offering three new virtual Pour in the Alley packages available now at fergusonsdowntown.com. Coming up on September 12 is the Off the Beaten Path series with a virtual tasting of wines to be picked up at Garagiste, a mezcal pairing with Tacotarian on September 18 and a Valley Cheese & Wine-crafted chocolate experience on September 27.

Bardot Brasserie at Aria has launched a new happy hour menu from executive chef Nick Dugan available Wednesday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. Among the new dishes are the Beef Wellington hot dog ($14) with smoked beef sausage, jambon, pastry crust and Paris mushroom ketchup, the paté melt ($12) with caramelized onions, Gruyère and cornichons, and roasted chicken wings ($8) with herbs de Provence and dill crème-fraiche.

The X Pot's Wagyu Feast.

The X Pot's Wagyu Feast.

The X Pot at the Grand Canal Shoppes at Palazzo will celebrate its opening and Labor Day weekend with its signature Wagyu Feast tasting dinner for a special price of $148 per person. The meal begins with the Wagyu and uni wrap appetizer and includes a customizable hot pot, plus a sweet treat for dessert. For more information, visit thexpot.com.

All September long, Lawry’s the Prime Rib in the Howard Hughes Center on Flamingo Road is teaming with Three Square Food Bank to help feed hungry people in Las Vegas. For each donation of $10 to Three Square, Lawry’s VIP Rewards guests will receive a $25 bonus on their loyalty account. Non-members can receive the $25 reward if they donate a minimum of $10 and sign up for the VIP Rewards program. Donations can also be made during takeout orders. For more information, visit lawryslasvegas.com.

The Crack Shack on the Strip at Park MGM has unveiled its latest chicken creation, Hot Honey Sliders. A new limited-time combo meal offers two sliders, with hot honey-tossed organic Jidori chicken nuggets, crisp bacon and pickles on house-made mini biscuits, chicken schmaltz fries and any nonalcoholic beverage for $9.

Majordomo Meat & Fish at Palazzo has launched the Sunday Smokehouse program, available from 5:30 to 10 p.m. every Sunday, featuring a chef’s choice of three different meats from the restaurant’s smoker with three side dishes and one dessert for $45. The eatery also continues its Major Mondays special from 5:30 to 10 p.m. every Monday where any order of any Prime steak earns you 30 percent off the entire wine list.

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