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5 picks for meals in Las Vegas this week

An afternoon break

If you’re looking to put a little pep in your step, consider the new happy hour at Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria in the Grand Canal Shoppes. The Cichetti menu of $7 small bites includes such dishes as beef, pork and salumi meatballs, shown; the $8 Afternoon Antipasti Specials include selections such as eggplant caponata. Specialty cocktails, beer and well drinks are 50 percent off. It’s available from 3 to 5 p.m. daily at the bar and antipasti counter.

Food &Wine fest

Chefs Francois Payard, Charlie Palmer and Brad Kilgore will headline the Las Vegas Food &Wine Festival from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday at Red Rock Resort. Tickets are $100 or $175 for VIP, with entry at 8 p.m. Visit vegasfoodandwine.com.

Cops &Burgers

Officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and Clark County School District Police Department will be grilling lunch instead of suspects during the Cops &Burgers event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Findlay Chevrolet, 6800 S. Torrey Pines Drive. Admission to the benefit for Special Olympics Nevada is free; lunch of a burger, chips and a soft drink is $5.

Culinary adventure

Los Angeles/Las Vegas chef Shirley Chung, a former “Top Chef” contestant, and Batali &Bastianich director of operations Zach Allen will present a culinary trip from Italy to China at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Carnevino Italian Steakhouse at the Palazzo. Tickets for the six-course dinner with cocktail and wine pairings are $155 inclusive. For tickets, visit carnevinoxshirleychung.splashthat.com.

Going Golden

Pearl Ocean at the Lucky Dragon is celebrating Chinese Golden Week with discounted specialty dishes through Sunday. Hakkasan at the MGM Grand is celebrating through Oct. 22, with such dishes as tortilla dim sum with truffle and quail egg, and stir-fry rib-eye with gnocchi and lily bulb.

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