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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