LAS VEGAS (CBS) – Now in it’s fifth year, Las Vegas Restaurant Week gives restaurants in our community the opportunity to give back through the culinary arts. What began in 2007 as the vision of MGM Grand food and beverage executives David McIntyre and Scott Hamilton as a way to raise funds and awareness about Three Square Food Bank has now become one of the most anticipated weeks of the year. We are proud to report that since 2007 over 600,000 meals have been provided for those in need. All proceeds from Restaurant Week remain in Las Vegas and help Three Square in its fight to end hunger in Southern Nevada.
Take a listen as Three Square’s Cheryl Bella talks with KXNT’s Robert Rytina about the expansion of Restaurant Week, just how much each dinner helps, and this year’s goal:
The Capital Grille at Fashion Show, Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at Mandalay Bay, and KGB Burger at Harrahs are just three of the over one hundred participating restaurants. In fact, restauranteur Kerry Simon phoned in to talk about his restaurants’ participation, and a very special event happening at KGB burger you won’t want to miss:
Las Vegas Restaurant Week is also a great opportunity for both locals and visitors to enjoy first-rate culinary fare while helping to provide meals for the more than 300,000 men, women and children struggling with hunger in Southern Nevada. During Restaurant Week you can enjoy an exclusive three-course menu for $20.11, $30.11 or $50.11, with a portion of each meal donated to Three Square Food Bank.
Participating restaurants create menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner and select a donation of $4, $5, or $6 for each meal sold. You can search for a restaurant by type of cuisine, location or even donation level if you want to make sure your meal helps feed as many hungry people as possible. Participating in Restaurant Week is easy. Once you’ve chosen a restaurant, just call to make a reservation!
To see the list of available restaurants, click here: www.helpoutdineoutlv.org
Interview producer: Denise Mara Meyer