A Huge Crush

Siptember, a month-long wine celebration, pours into The Mirage with wine specials at property bars and restaurants, including daily wine deals at Kokomo’s, Fin, Onda Ristorante and Samba. Get your Siptember passport stamped to be entered into a drawing when you order specially priced half-bottles, full-size bottles and flights.

Taste current and past vintages of Ruffino Estate wines with Ruffino national director Daniel Burgio from 4-5 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 at Onda. Also taking place at The Mirage and other MGM Resorts International venues is the third annual Food & Wine All-Star Weekend, Oct. 5-7. The event will feature cooking demos, somm-inars and beaucoup Gail Simmons sightings.

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By Grace Bascos

The trendy sushi joint introduces more shared dishes to their popular, appetizer-style menu. A play on sweet and sour versus General Tso’s preparation, chicken is lightly fried and sautéed in a sweet chili-sesame sauce and tossed with onions, green and red bell peppers and flash-fried shishito peppers. Most of these peppers are simply tangy, but the general statistic is that one in every seven is spicy, so watch out!