The Dish November 07 2001

Eat for your life
Or someone else's. Try Dining Out for Life Nov. 7 at many of Atlanta's best restaurants: 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit Project Open Hand, which serves meals to Atlantans with critical illnesses or disabilities. You can get full and fill Project Open Hand coffers at Babette's Cafe, Doc Chey's, Fogo de Chao, Joe's on Juniper, Loca Luna, Nava, Prime and more. For a full list of participating restaurants, go to www.projectopenhand.org.

Veterans honored
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant honors all U.S. veterans (with proof of service) on Veterans Day Sun., Nov. 11. The restaurant invites vets to enjoy a complimentary entree and dessert on their special day. The restaurant is open for dinner Sun. 4-10 p.m. 600 Ashwood Parkway, in the Perimeter area. 770-399-9900.

Hot prices on kitchenware
North Georgia Premium Outlets offers even better than usual unbeatable prices at the Incredible Outlet Sale Nov. 3-12 featuring savings of up to 70 percent at the Williams-Sonoma Outlet, Lenox Factory Outlet, Crate & Barrel and most other outlet stores. Located off Ga. 400 about 35 minutes north of Atlanta. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sun. noon-6 p.m. 706-216-3609 or www.premiumoutlets.com/northgeorgia.

Don your apron
Unique culinary classes are always stirring at Cook's Warehouse. On Thurs., Nov. 15, Justin Ward of Harvest dabbles in fall favorites. Learn to prepare sweet pepper bread pudding, a turkey portabella stack and an apple tart tatin. $35. 7-9 p.m. On Sat., Nov. 17, it's hands-on mozzarella cheese-making with Glenn Butler of Arturo's (soon to be Varketta's). Prepare fresh mozzarella, then use it to make tomato salad, stuffed mozzarella with herbs and spinach and more. $65. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Experience a class for yourself or give one as a gift for the holidays. 549-1 Amsterdam Ave. 404-815-4993. www.cookswarehouse.com.

A win-win situation
On Nov. 18 Eclipse di Luna sponsors A Dinner for Two benefit to support Everybody Wins, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting children's literacy, and MOMbags, which provides essential health products to low-income mothers. For a $25 donation, enjoy dinner, live music and a raffle. Lynn Gigliotti of Grappa, Jenny Levison of Souper Jenny, and Nancy Delgado Matthews of Eclipse di Luna host the dinner. $25 ($5 children 12 and under). 5-9 p.m. Call 404-881-2247 or go to www.eclipsediluna.com/eventspage.htm.

Being crabby is a good thing
At both dick and harry's and Coast 92, diners can eat a crab cake and benefit the WTC charities. On Wed., Nov. 14, proceeds from crab cake sales will go to relief efforts for the Sept. 11 attack. Dick and harry's, 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-641-8757. Coast 92, 625 W. Crossville Road, Roswell. 770-649-6739.

A spot of tea
Stop by quirky new kid on the block teaspace in Little Five Points for a regular cup of leaves or a more exotic "bubble" tea. Bubble tea is served cold with milk or fruit juice and includes tapioca balls — the bubbles — that you suck up through an oversized straw. 1133 Euclid Ave. 404-577-9793.

Turkey sidekicks
Check out the Chef's Garden class Thanksgiving's Sensational Sides Nov. 13 and learn how to prepare horseradish mashed white & sweet potatoes, fruited rice pilaf and cheese tortellini with creamy portabella sauce. $45. 7-9 p.m. The Chef's Garden, 672 Highland Ave. 404-653-0011.

Send event information at least two weeks prior to event by e-mail to jane.catoe@creativeloafing.com or by fax to 404-420-1402.??

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