KGB Fundraiser Kick-Starts Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by in Celebrities, Charity, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Things to Do. 1 Comment.

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is finally here, and to mark the beginning of the food-filled, Vegas-wide charity effort, KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers inside Harrah’s Las Vegas hosted a soiree to raise funds for Three Square food bank.

Las Vegas Restaurant Week runs through Sep. 11, 2011, with about a hundred restaurants in Sin City taking part. Each restaurant offers special three-course menus, with proceeds going to Three Square.

KGB Three Square

Brian Burton, President and CEO of Three Square visits chef Kerry Simon in the KGB: Kerry's Gourmet Burgers kitchen at Harrah's.

See all the special Las Vegas Restaurant Week menus on the official Las Vegas Restaurant Week site. And read more about Brian Burton and Three Square.

Celebrity chef Kerry Simon was on-hand at the Aug. 30 gathering, in case you missed the giant photo above (stop skimming!) to oversee the festivities at his namesake restaurant.

KGB Iron Chef sliders

KGB's Iron Chef Sliders are famous. Even the ones currently residing in our belly.

Guests at the Three Square benefit event were treated to miniature versions of KGB’s popular menu items.

The event at KGB raised close to $3,700 for Three Square, which equates to 10,974 meals for those less fortunate.

Tuna tartar

We don't have to know what Tuna Tartar is to take a wonderful photo of it.

The KGB sampler menu included Iron Chef Sliders, Summer Salad Parfait, Tuna Tartar, Waffle Fry Nacho Canapes (at least three words of which this blog knows how to pronounce), Popcorn Shrimp Boats, Strawberry Shortcake Satays, cotton candy and Ice Cream Sliders.

KGB ice cream sliders

Yes, Ice Cream Sliders. Just go with it.

Our favorite goodie of the evening? Definitely the Froot Loops cupcakes (below). Not that we had more than half a dozen. Hey, we paid our way in, so, technically, we ate them for Three Square. We’re charitable like that.

KGB Froot Loop cupcake

Our new favorite cupcake, topped with Froot Loops.

On a related note, Rao’s Italian restaurant at Caesars Palace hosts a similar fundraising event, “Bubbles, Burgers and Bocce,” on Sep. 1 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25. The event will feature a bocce ball tournament in Rao’s back patio. Find out more on the Facebooks.

Get all the Las Vegas Restaurant Week scoop, and take advantage of great prices and mouthwatering food, all for a good cause.

Restaurant Week

Here's a completely biased list of some restaurants participating in Las Vegas Restaurant Week.

Enjoy a completely gratuitous photo gallery, mainly intended to show off what a spectacular photographer we are. Actual results may vary.

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