Bite of Las Vegas Preview

September 24, 2012 11:00 AM

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Bite of Las Vegas
Desert Breeze Park
8425 W. Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89136
mix941fm.cbslocal.com/bite-of-las-vegas

Date: Saturday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

It’s that time of year again, the time to celebrate food and music. The Bite of Las Vegas festival brings together the best mix of the valley’s culinary masterpieces with some of the hottest national and local musical acts. The festival, in its 16th year, has grown over the years and this year appears to be the best one yet. With over 30 restaurants and six musical acts, this will be a fun-filled day to enjoy with family and friends. Some of the booths offer free samples of their products while others offer good discounts off the prices they charge in store. This is the one day that you can try out the appetizer you’ve had your eyes on or the main course your mouth has been watering over.

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Over 30 of the best Las Vegas restaurants will be on hand to provide samples of their specialty dishes including BBQ, Mexican, Asian, French, Mediterranean and everything in between. That also includes the tastiest desserts and drinks, too. Don’t miss these local favorites that will be on hand. This is just a sampling of the restaurants participating. A full list can be found on Mix941.fm.

Bahama Breeze Island Grill
375 Hughes Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-3252
bahamabreeze.com

Famous Dave’s BBQ
4390 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 633-7427
famousdaves.com

Texas de Brazil
6533 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 614-0080
texasdebrazil.com

Roberto’s Taco Shop
Several Las Vegas locations
robertostacoshop.com

Nothing Bundt Cakes
8320 W. Sahara Ave. #140
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 871-6301
nothingbundtcakes.com

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Are you going to the event to hear some of today’s hottest musical acts live? This year’s entertainment lineup spans generations, genres and will captivate every audience. One of the headliners of this year’s Bite of Las Vegas is Matchbox Twenty, known for the hit songs “3 A.M.” and “If You’re Gone.” The group’s latest album, “North,” was just released on September 4, 2012 and the first single off this new album is “She’s So Mean.” Another star to take the Bite of Las Vegas stage will be “American Idol” season 11 winner Philip Phillips. After winning “American Idol” in early 2012, this rising music superstar has been busy touring and recording. He will take to the stage to perform his single “Home” and other fan favorites.

The rest of the entertainment lineup is sure to please this year and includes Counting Crows, Ed Sheeran, Rebecca Ferguson and Tristan Prettyman. General-admission tickets are available for $13 plus tax and fees and can be purchased online at Mix941.fm. Kids under six years old are free to attend and parking is available next to the festival for free. VIP tickets are available for $60 plus tax and fees. The VIP ticket includes entrance to the event, a special elevated area for great viewing of the stage and complimentary food and drinks (non-alcoholic) throughout the day.

TIP: Attendees can get a $2-off coupon at local McDonalds restaurants and use the coupon on event day to save money on tickets purchased at the door.

Jason Dinant is a freelance writer covering all things Las Vegas. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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