The Dish November 14 2001

Hot stuff on film
Nothing brings out comedy and drama like a holiday gathering. On Sun., Nov. 18, celebrate the season by catching the Peachtree Film Society's presentation of What's Cooking, a melting pot of multi-ethnic Thanksgiving stories. The families of relative interest: the Williams, a moving-on-up African-American couple; the Seelings, a white couple trying to calmly play host to their lesbian daughter (Kyra Sedgwick) and her girlfriend (Julianna Margulies); the Avilas, a Latino family, celebrating the first holiday minus an unfaithful patriarch; and the Nguyens, a Vietnamese family dealing with a condom found in the daughter's bedroom and the reality that the son might be a gang member. $7.50 nonmembers, $6.50 members. 6 p.m. General Cinema Parkway Pointe, 3101 Cobb Parkway. Call 770-937-0730 (cinema), 770-729-8487 (film society) or visit www.peachtreefilm.org.

Jive talk
Retro slapjack center Java Jive gets seasonal and serves up pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon syrup the weekend of Nov. 17-18. 790 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-876-6161.

bake sale at the Ritz-Carlton?
Yes, it's Operation Apple Pie. The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is supporting one American classic, the U.S.O., by way of another American classic, the bake sale. Stop by Nov. 12-16. Pick up an all-American goodie bag that includes a rich brownie, a small apple pie, a chocolate chip cookie and a "stars and stripes" butter cookie for $10 at Expresso's (at the foot of the escalator adjoining the Monarch Plaza office building) 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and in the Lobby Lounge 2:30-3:30 p.m. 404-237-2700. www.ritzcarlton.com. www.uso.org.

Don your apron
Unique culinary classes are always stirring at Cook's Warehouse. Sat., Nov. 17, prepare fresh mozzarella with Glenn Butler of Arturo's (soon to be Varketta's), then use it to make tomato salad, stuffed mozzarella and more. $65. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tues. Nov. 20, it's all about croissants, scones, sweet orange biscuits, pineapple Danish and brioche when Jonathan St. Hilaire demonstrates how to make B&B treats. $35. 7-9 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.

Nikolai's Roof Thanksgiving
From omelettes and other brunch fare to honey-glazed ham with port wine and red currant sauce to turkey breast stuffed with porcini mushrooms to pumpkin pie and beyond, Nikolai's Roof is ready to serve up A Thanksgiving Day Feast Thurs., Nov. 22. $49.50 per person; $19 for children 12 and under; free for children 4 and under. Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reservations required. 255 Courtland St. on the 30th floor. 404-221-6362.

Villa Christina Thanksgiving
The only cleaning at Villa Christina's Thanksgiving Brunch Thurs., Nov. 22, involves polishing off what's on your plate. Fill up on salads, antipastos, seafood, pastas and prime rib as well as turkey and three types of dressing. Finish off the meal with selections from Gold Medal Pastry Chef Paul Bodrogi's cakes, tortes, chocolate-covered strawberries and more. $40 for adults, $15 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations required. 4000 Summit Blvd., in Perimeter Summit off Ashford Dunwoody Road, next to I-285 and Perimeter Mall. 404-303-0133.

Murphy's Thanksgiving To-Go
Pick it up, take it home and dig in. Murphy's in Virginia Highland is offering a complete Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go. Dishes include butternut squash soup with Gruyere croutons, cranberry-orange relish, mashed sweet potatoes with toasted pecans, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans with applewood smoked bacon, and roasted turkey with apple-sage stuffing. Each ready-to-serve dinner order serves six. Reservations required. To order, call 404-872-0904 anytime before 5 p.m. $89. Nov. 16. Wines and desserts such as pumpkin pie, sour cream apple pie and pecan pie are available at additional cost. 997 Virginia Ave. 404-872-0904.

Good eatZi's
Let eatZi's do your Thanksgiving cooking. Thanksgiving treats include cherry molasses-glazed ham, wild rice with pecans, apricots and cranberries; pumpkin cheesecake, and more. 404-237-8646. www.eatzis.com.

-- Jane Catoe

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