Do it for the kids!

Order the Double Cross “Mortini”, featuring Double Cross vodka as well as this charming little baby Chilean pear (yes, spiked with a golf tee), for a good cause. Morton’s The Steakhouse will donate $1 to Birdies for the Brave, a nonprofit organization supporting military home-front groups that provide critical programs and services for wounded warriors and military families. BirdiesForTheBrave.org.

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Kobe Meatballs in Lettuce Cups, Sushi Roku

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Kobe Meatballs in Lettuce Cups, Sushi Roku

A recent addition to the menu, this dish offers perfect spheres of rich, ground Kobe beef on skewers with caramelized onions and mustard soy truffle sauce, and are meant to be eaten with the accompanying butter lettuce leaves. The combination of intense beefiness with the crunch from the lettuce, sweetness of the onions and umami of the dipping sauce is a study in well-balanced flavors. $18, Sushi Roku, in the Forum Shops at Caesars, 733-7373.

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