The Dish: News you can eat and drink this week

The Perch is scheduled to open Friday at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. On the park’s second floor, overlooking the stage, it has a menu of 16 shared plates such as salmon tiradito with spicy cucumber and mango salsa, plus flatbreads, salads and entrees such as steak frites and angel-hair pasta with anchovy, almonds and currants (pictured). Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call 702-854-1418. …

The Downtown 3rd Harvest Festival and Craft Fair is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market, 300 N. Casino Center Drive. Activities will include chef, canning and gardening demonstrations, a pie-eating contest, apple bobbing, a children’s beekeeping demonstration, prizes, drawings, the farmers’ market, a craft fair and a water slide. …

More than 150 beers from more than 25 countries will be showcased during Desert Hops: An International Beer Experience at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Multi-cultural foods by the resort’s chefs also will be featured. Tickets are $45 for general admission, $65 for VIP; visit …

Soul food and Asian, Creole, barbecue, Indian, Venezuelan and Jamaican foods will be among the types available during the ninth annual Las Vegas Culture Fest Food and Music Festival from 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday at Downtown 3rd in downtown Las Vegas. Admission is free. …

Elixir — A Local Lounge, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway in Henderson, will celebrate its first anniversary with a ’50s-themed party beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday. The event will include ‘50-style diner food and cocktails, and a costume contest. It’s for those 21 and older. …

During the Sunny 106.5 Ice Cream Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at The Promenade Park in the Providence community, 7195 Egan Crest Way, ice-cream sandwiches and other frozen treats will be free, as will activities including an ice cream-eating contest, petting zoo, balloon animals and bounce houses. New and gently used books will be collected for Spread the Word Nevada. For details, call 702-216-2020. …

Hakkasan at the MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will celebrate the Chinese holiday Golden Week with a limited-edition chef’s menu available from Monday through Oct. 12. It includes courses such as Peking duck with caviar, a dim sum platter and braised whole seabass in a clay pot. For parties of two or more, it’s $138 per person. Visit or call 702-891-7888. …

More than 35 local chefs and restaurants will participate in Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Rain at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. For tickets, which are $100 general admission, $125 VIP, visit or call 949-481-7792. …

The Viva Mexico celebration at China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas continues through Oct. 13. A classic Mexican tasting menu is $65; daily specials such as menudo or a chicken tamal with fresh masa and salsa habanero are $10 to $18. …

Contact reporter Heidi Knapp Rinella at or 702-383-0474.

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