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The Dish: Restaurants participating in benefit

DISH Las Vegas, a benefit for Three Square food bank, will offer tastes from a number of prominent area restaurants, live music and an auction. It’s scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the pool and bungalows at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $75 in advance or $100 at the door; VIP tickets (5:30 p.m. entry) are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. For tickets and more information, visit www.ThreeSquare.org. …

The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Local Flavor traveling food festival will be in Las Vegas Sept. 27-28. For tickets and more information, visit www.JBFTasteAmerica.org. …

Food &Wine All-Star Weekend is scheduled for Oct. 4-6 at the Aria, Bellagio and MGM Grand. For tickets and more information, visit www.MGMResorts.com/FoodandWine. …

Ri Ra at Mandalay Place, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will celebrate Arthur’s Day — in honor of Guinness founder Arthur Guinness — on Thursday. The pub will offer a free pint of Guinness to the first 100 people who arrive at 5:30 p.m. to participate in the worldwide toast at 5:59 p.m. The restaurant also will offer $5 Guinness drafts, black lagers and foreign extra stouts from 5 to 11 p.m. …

Barley’s, 4500 E. Sunset Road, Henderson, will celebrate Oktoberfest from Saturday through Oct. 6 with two specials. Soft pretzels ($6.99) and bratwurst ($9.99) both will be served with a 20-ounce Red Rock, Barley’s signature beer, which is a marzen-style lager traditional at Oktoberfest. …

Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells wines will be featured in a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Spiedini at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. With an entree of braised short ribs, the four-course dinner is $69 per person, plus tax and tip. Call 702-869-8500. …

The Rampart Buffet at the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has introduced Brazilian Steakhouse Night, with spit-roasted meats and Caipirinha cocktails, from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, and Seafood &Crab Legs Delight, which includes prime rib carved to order, from 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays.

Send information to Heidi Knapp Rinella, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125. You also can send faxes to 702-383-4676 or email her at hrinella@reviewjournal.com.

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