Chow down for charity

Restaurant Week is here!

Not that you need an excuse to dine at some of Las Vegas’ finest restaurants, but just in case you do, here it is. From August 30 – September 5, enjoy cuisine from more than 80 restaurants while supporting a great cause.

"Top Chef" contestant Stephen Hopcraft

"Top Chef" contestant Stephen Hopcraft

Starting this Monday, anxious foodies will have the opportunity to eat three (or more) course meals at more than 80 Las Vegas restaurants both on and off the Las Vegas Strip.

The menus at each restaurant vary and are priced at $20.10, $30.10 and $50.10 per person. A portion of the proceeds goes to Three Square, Las Vegas’ local food bank.

Restaurants participating in the event include Craftsteak, Stratta, Julian Serrano, Origin India, Rao’s, Bradley Ogden, FIRST Food & Bar and Vintner Grill, just to name a few.

In addition to dinner at a restaurant, you are also invited to attend a few special events including the opening party at Wet Republic. There is also a pre-event on Sunday, Aug. 29 at noon that features Bravo’s “Top Chef” contestant Stephen Hopcraft on how to make the perfect paella at Seablue.

For a complete list of participating restaurants and events, click here.