Our list of cool products, great bites, and hot places you must try now!

HANDEL’S ICE CREAM

Founded in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1945, Handel’s Ice Cream is made daily in each location, including the one near Summerlin.  Our favorites are the chocolate malt with caramel and banana cream pie.  Stop by (especially for Two-Buck Tuesday) 10170 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89147 handelsicecream.com.

LOLLY ZIP

LollyZip_Carousel_6_01If you travel at all, you’ll want to pick up the Lolly Zip quart-sized bags (filled with bottles and jars) so you can zip through TSA lines. The company makes bags for both men and women. Check them out at lollyzip.com.

DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

Check out this complimentary music series every weekend now through Labor Day.  For a complete list of dates and performers, visit downtownsummerlin.com.

SEASONS MARKET, LAKE LAS VEGAS

The newly opened Seasons in Monte Lago Village at Lake Las Vegas is offering a bodega experience for area residents. Included in the store are a bakery, barista station, sandwich counter, and more. For more information, visit lakelasvegas.com.

CARLO’S BAKERY

Trade-in boring popsicles and impress your guests with Cake Boss-style goodies from Carlo’s Bakery. You can order everything from cannoli to cookies, cupcakes to cakes, and more online for your Fourth of July parties. Pre-order your goods at order.carlosbakery.com.

LILA WINES

Lila_MaderoFilms_02.16-10Lila Wines are premium wines packaged in bright pop-art-inspired cans for on-the-go convenience and portability. They’re perfect for the beach, a picnic, a BBQ, and more. Find them at lilawines.com.

TAKE A WHIRLWIND TOUR OF WINE & SPIRITS AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL

FiveStarMartiniJoin Michael LaPenna, Mandarin Oriental’s mixologist, as he teaches you how to make the 12 “cocktails everyone should know.” Follow that class by joining Master sommelier Will Costello as he gives you tips on understanding and identifying a variety of wines. Each class is $50 per person. Get more information at mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas.