The Dish August 15 2001

Eno in Midtown will commemorate the festive wines of Greece by hosting a "Wines of Greece With Meze" Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6-8 p.m. Greek wines will be the focus of the evening, accompanied by Greek appetizers. Prices are $6.50 per glass and $3.50 per plate. Eno, Peachtree and 5th. 404-685-3191.

Go West
Soho continues its Wednesday "Flight Night" program and "West Coast Wine Tour" with various Oregon Pinots from the Rogue and Willamette valleys Aug. 15 (two Pinot Noirs and a Pinot Meunier) and Aug. 22. Samples are served in 3.5-ounce pours. Flights cost between $17-$20. "Flight Nights" are held every Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. Soho is located in the Vinings Jubilee shopping center at 4300 Paces Ferry Road. 770-801-0069.

Ay, mate, drink up
Put the scallops on the barbie and get out the corkscrew, this month's wine dinner at Margie's Pantry is a sea-themed one featuring wines from Australia. Four courses with four wines begins at 7 p.m. Sun. Aug. 19. The courses include seared scallop salad with roasted summer corn vinaigrette; lobster bisque VSOP; grilled grouper over scallion grits topped with crab butter; and fried ice cream. $46 per person. Margie's wine dinners fill up fast, so if you're out of luck for August, book early for September (Vegetarian — not vegan — food with California wines) or October (German food and wines). 653 East Lake Drive, Decatur. 404-377-3818.

Paddling with both oars
Canoe continues its third-Thursday wine tastings with "A Comparative Summer Tasting of Old World and New World Wines" Aug. 16 in the restaurant's gardens by the river 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hors d'ouevres chosen to complement the wines will be served. Located on the Chattahoochee at 4199 Paces Ferry Road. $15 per person. 770-432-2663.

Brazilian tapas restaurant Loca Luna would like to thank Atlanta for two triumphant years of business. Loca Luna will open its doors Sunday Aug. 19 from 5 p.m.-midnight and offer free food on a first come, first serve basis. House band Rua 6 will keep the feast festive with its Brazilian beats. 836 Juniper St. Midtown. 404-875-4494.

Second in the "Inside the Kitchens of Midtown" series is classic Italian hot spot Vene, Vidi, Vici. Your fearless food leader is Chef Michael Persichetti, who will share recipes, prep tips and other culinary tactics. Saturday, Aug 25. 2:30 p.m. $40 per person. Proceeds benefit Trees Atlanta. 41 14th St. in 1 Atlantic Center. 404-875-8424.

IT's an Ali-Oli!
Vino! owner Ophelia Santos has delivered a new restaurant — Ali-Oli. The restaurant features Italian and Mediterranean food as well as wines from all over the world. 3535 Peachtree St. at Oak Valley Road. (Across from Phipps, next to Target.) 404-266-0414.

The Full Monty's
Kick the weekend off with an afternoon of martinis and complimentary tastings created by executive chef Christian Watson. The special martini menu features Tropical Tea, the Blue Sapphire, the Ultiamte Cosmopolitan, the Blood Orange Tini and more. 5-8:30 p.m. every Friday. Monty's Stone Crab Seafood Restaurant. Behind the Swissotel at Lenox Square. 3400 Woodale Drive. 404-495-9115.

Worth a Lick
And for our four-legged friends, Mr. Bickelmeyer's Dog Bone Bakery has recently opened in Midtown. Bickelmeyer's healthy fresh-baked offerings include carob-dipped bones, honey wheat pretzels, peanut butter bon-bons and more. There are even "Happy Birthday" cookies, K9 Wine (spring water) and minty bones for the sophisticated pooch palate. 1451 Piedmont Ave. 404-874-8184.??

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