Basil Pesto Grilled Chicken Panini at Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina

It starts with the appreciably crisp panini bread, fresh greens and tender chicken, but it’s the creamy basil pesto that makes this sandwich a real treat, and it comes with a plentiful pasta salad. Puck’s menu offers a lot of good eating, but sometimes a simple well-made sandwich is the best lunch. $17, in Crystals at CityCenter, 238-1000.

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They don’t call ’em finger lickin’ for nothing. Frenched “2-bone” chicken wings—13 of the little beauties per order—are brined and then quickly fried. Like so many things in the culinary world, chef Brian Massie’s tangy, spicy sauce is a secret, but he would rate the heat at about a six or seven on a scale of one to 10. So be forewarned. And when your taste buds get a little heated, cool them down by dipping into the house-made Point Reyes blue cheese sauce. $17, in Bellagio, 693-8300,