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Talk of the Town - Week at a Glance July 22 2000

Music

A match that could be made only in the melting pot of today's cross-cultured music arena, soul diva Macy Gray joins Grammy Award-winning Santana for a tour that is sure to tickle the fancy of anyone with a funky bone. Expect an opening by Gray with songs from her latest, On How Life Is, an inspiring show by the Latin master performing hits from Supernatural and a duet pitting soul to soul for a rendition of the Beatles' "And I Love Her." July 22 at 8 p.m. $28.75-$61.75. Lakewood Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way. Call 404-249-6400 for information.

The boys of De La Soul are back to prove that three really is the magic number. Posdnuos, Trugoy the Dove and Pasemaster Mace follow the road to ATL via the Spitkicker Tour after a four-year hiatus from recording. Hear an introduction to their new release Art Official Intelligence due out in August, as well as the goofy rhymes of Biz Markie. July 23. 8 p.m. $22.50. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. Call 404-659-9022 for information.

Battle of the Bands will seem like a sissy fight compared to the competition brewing between these spinsters. DJs Mayhem, Kia, Protégé, Ninja Kid, NuLogic and more mix it up for Summer Skool, a single elimination DJ tournament presented by the Deja Vu Project July 19. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $7. Ladies get in free before midnight. Fusion, 550 Amsterdam Ave. Call 404-872-1103 for information.


Art

Jazz legends Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and others are immortalized in the photo documentary project, Still Here: Swinging, by Atlanta photojournalist Jim Alexander. The exhibit of 30 now deceased African-American jazz musicians and their biographies is on display as part of the National Black Arts Festival July 24-Aug. 8. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-6 p.m., Sun. 2-10 p.m. Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, Call 404-522-8980 for information.



History

Commemorate the Battle of Atlanta on its 138th anniversary July 22 with special events being held at various sites around town. Oakland Cemetery presents a tour, led by volunteer docent Larry Upthegrove, through the cemetery to some of the final resting places of famous military leaders, soldiers and unsung heroes of the Civil War. $3-$5. 248 Oakland Ave. 404-688-2107. And there's never been a better time to visit the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum. Well-known storyteller and historian Jay Cain will entertain with stories of soldier life, re-enactors will demonstrate cooking, musket firing and more at an encampment in Grant Park, and the Cyclorama will educate on the forgotten facts of the War Between the States. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $4-$5. Call 404-624-1071 for information.


Sports

Sydney may be a pipe dream, but you can still compete in a little friendly competition this summer at the Georgia Games. Amateurs, disabled athletes and young aspiring athletes can sign up now for the opportunity to participate in common Olympic sports like soccer, swimming and track and field or specialty events like table tennis, ultimate Frisbee and roller skating. The games begin July 21 with the Opening Ceremony featuring a parade of athletes, music, entertainment and special guests. 7:30-9 p.m. $6-$8. Opening ceremonies take place at Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Georgia Tech, 10th and I-75/85 Connector. Games take place at various locations. Call 770-528-3580 or log on to www.georgiagames.org for more information.?

Nightlife

The Earl is cooking up a night of mouth watering music, art, dance and spoken word July 21 The Lo-Cal Ingredients Party combines a dash of interpretive dance by Allison Powell, a smidgen of spoken word by Benson, a taste of eye candy by Ashley Neese, Madison, Jill Corson, Gabe Hienes and a teaspoon of tunes from Justin Hale, Deborah Lutz, Kricket, pH Balance and more. Gobble it up. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Road. 10 p.m., $5, Call 404-522-3950 or visit www.theearl.com for information.

Get shitfaced for a cause July 22 as 11 Buckhead bars host the second annual Buckhead Summer Bar Tour to benefit the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House. Bar hoppers/crawlers will receive a 16-ounce cup, a wristband, a map and $1.50 Bud Light pints at all participating bars (Buckhead Beach, Lulu's Bait Shack, Fuel, Zoo Bar and more) until 9 p.m. to aid in their voyage to oblivion. Registration runs from 1-6 p.m. at Lulu's. Bring two cans of food for a reduced entrance fee and a clear conscience. $8-$11. Call 800-42-CRAWL for information.


Literature

Emory University's Writers' Institute and Festival welcomes award-winning author Dorothy Allison July 19-20 for a series of special events including a reading and discussion by Allison of her books (Bastard out of Carolina, Cavedweller) and the experiences that lie behind them. Aspiring authors will delight in a spontaneous discussion between Allison and fellow Southerner Jim Grimsley as well as a public master class on the craft of writing fiction in which Allison will use early drafts of her work as examples. Wed. 4 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m. Free and open to the public. Emory University Campus, 207 White Hall, 480 Kilgo Circle. Call 404-727-4683 for information.


Theater

Twenty-four hours gives you just enough time to sleep off a tequila-induced hangover, drive to the Big Apple or write, edit, cast, rehearse and perform a fresh, engaging new play. Think not? Feast your eyes on the end result of just such a miracle at The Best of the 24-hour Plays presented by Plain Sight Productions and Synchronicity Performance Group July 23-Aug. 8. The original performers, directors and writers from the top eight of the 48 scripts will convene once again to perform these short works. Sun. 9 p.m., Mon.-Tues. 8 p.m. $10-$12. Horizon Theatre, corner of Euclid and Elizabeth St. in Little Five Points. Call 404-584-7450 for information.

 



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Green fairy in Midtown
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Joël Noel
Treat yourself and a friend to a fabulous lunch at Joel. Prix-fixe lunch menus of two or three courses are now available ($23.95 and $29.95 respectively). Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Or spend Christmas Eve under the twinkling lights of the Joel dining room unwrapping four courses of delectable morsels with your tongue. $65 per person. 8:30 p.m. Piazza at Paces, 3290 Northside Parkway. 404-233-3500.

Ritz-Carlton Christmas
There's lots of holiday cooking going on  at the Ritz-Carlton. For Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner in The Cafe, choose from three prix-fixe menus: Christmas in America, France or Italy. Includes a dessert buffet. Adults $75; children 12 and under, $35. Dining Room darling Chef Bruno Menard prepares a four-course Christmas Eve Dinner. $145 per person for wine drinkers, $95 per person for teetotalers. And on the big day itself, stop by for Christmas Day Brunch. $62 per adult; $32 children 12 and under. Reservations required. The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Road, 404-237-2700. www.ritzcarlton.com.

Up on the rooftop
On some rooftops, reindeer pause. At Nikolai's Roof, there's no cause for pause over Chef Johannes Klapdohr's sumptuous seven-course Christmas Eve Dinner.

On the menu: Wiener Schnitzel with warm fingerling potato salad; pancake of goose confit and chestnuts topped with glazed red cabbage salad and sauteed duck breast; maultaschen  of quail, sweetbreads and celery in oxtail  consomme, flavored with black truffle; roulade of rainbow trout and crawfish on split pea puree in light Riesling creme sauce with  topinambur chips; sauerbraten of venison  with forest mushrooms, hazelnut spaetzle and braised Brussels sprouts; a cheese course of German cheeses; and, for dessert, chocolate strudel with apple-quince compote and  vanilla ice creme. Feast your eyes as well,  on the panoramic penthouse view of the  city bedecked in lights. $85 per person.  Dec. 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Reservations are  recommended. 255 Courtland St. on the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta. Complimentary valet parking available. 404-221-6362.

Feed your head
Entree in parchment (or in this case,  regular ol' paper) Atlanta Cooks cookbook featuring more than a hundred recipes from Atlanta's finest is in stores now. In keeping with the cult of the celebrity chef, participating chefs will be signing books at various Chapter 11 Bookstores from 7-8 p.m. On Dec. 6, Chef Scott Crawford of Food 101 will be at the 6237 Roswell Road location in Sandy Springs. That same day, 1848 House's Chef Tom McEachern will be at the 2900 Delk Road location. The Dec. 11 lineup has Executive Chef Jay Swift of South City Kitchen at 1544 Piedmont Ave. in Ansley Mall and Executive Chef Eddie Garcia-Guzman of Van Gogh's at the 885 Woodstock Road location in Roswell. Project Open Hand receives $1 for every Atlanta Cooks ($29.95) cookbook sold.

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__Green fairy in Midtown__
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__Joël Noel__
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__Ritz-Carlton Christmas__
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__Feed your head__
Entree in parchment (or in this case,  regular ol' paper) __''Atlanta Cooks''__ cookbook featuring more than a hundred recipes from Atlanta's finest is in stores now. In keeping with the cult of the celebrity chef, participating chefs will be signing books at various Chapter 11 Bookstores from __7-8 p.m.__ On __Dec. 6__, Chef Scott Crawford of Food 101 will be at the 6237 Roswell Road location in Sandy Springs. That same day, 1848 House's Chef Tom McEachern will be at the 2900 Delk Road location. The __Dec. 11__ lineup has Executive Chef Jay Swift of South City Kitchen at 1544 Piedmont Ave. in Ansley Mall and Executive Chef Eddie Garcia-Guzman of Van Gogh's at the 885 Woodstock Road location in Roswell. Project Open Hand receives $1 for every ''Atlanta Cooks'' ($29.95) cookbook sold.

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Green fairy in Midtown
Delectable absinthe, nicknamed the "green fairy," and banned all over the world has found its way to Cavu in Midtown. Starting Dec. 5, Cavu will devote Wednesdays to serving the legendary, reputedly madness-inducing emerald-green elixir of French lore, associated with great, tormented artists such as Hemingway, Baudelaire, Manet and Toulouse-Lautrec. The 19th-century custom called l'heure verte or the green hour, is re-created, complete with artists' models on the patio. Don't worry about being driven mad though, Cavu's absinthe is sans wormwood. 5:30 p.m. 794 Juniper St. (across from SPICE). 404-875-2229.

Joël Noel
Treat yourself and a friend to a fabulous lunch at Joel. Prix-fixe lunch menus of two or three courses are now available ($23.95 and $29.95 respectively). Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Or spend Christmas Eve under the twinkling lights of the Joel dining room unwrapping four courses of delectable morsels with your tongue. $65 per person. 8:30 p.m. Piazza at Paces, 3290 Northside Parkway. 404-233-3500.

Ritz-Carlton Christmas
There's lots of holiday cooking going on  at the Ritz-Carlton. For Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner in The Cafe, choose from three prix-fixe menus: Christmas in America, France or Italy. Includes a dessert buffet. Adults $75; children 12 and under, $35. Dining Room darling Chef Bruno Menard prepares a four-course Christmas Eve Dinner. $145 per person for wine drinkers, $95 per person for teetotalers. And on the big day itself, stop by for Christmas Day Brunch. $62 per adult; $32 children 12 and under. Reservations required. The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Road, 404-237-2700. www.ritzcarlton.com.

Up on the rooftop
On some rooftops, reindeer pause. At Nikolai's Roof, there's no cause for pause over Chef Johannes Klapdohr's sumptuous seven-course Christmas Eve Dinner.

On the menu: Wiener Schnitzel with warm fingerling potato salad; pancake of goose confit and chestnuts topped with glazed red cabbage salad and sauteed duck breast; maultaschen  of quail, sweetbreads and celery in oxtail  consomme, flavored with black truffle; roulade of rainbow trout and crawfish on split pea puree in light Riesling creme sauce with  topinambur chips; sauerbraten of venison  with forest mushrooms, hazelnut spaetzle and braised Brussels sprouts; a cheese course of German cheeses; and, for dessert, chocolate strudel with apple-quince compote and  vanilla ice creme. Feast your eyes as well,  on the panoramic penthouse view of the  city bedecked in lights. $85 per person.  Dec. 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Reservations are  recommended. 255 Courtland St. on the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta. Complimentary valet parking available. 404-221-6362.

Feed your head
Entree in parchment (or in this case,  regular ol' paper) Atlanta Cooks cookbook featuring more than a hundred recipes from Atlanta's finest is in stores now. In keeping with the cult of the celebrity chef, participating chefs will be signing books at various Chapter 11 Bookstores from 7-8 p.m. On Dec. 6, Chef Scott Crawford of Food 101 will be at the 6237 Roswell Road location in Sandy Springs. That same day, 1848 House's Chef Tom McEachern will be at the 2900 Delk Road location. The Dec. 11 lineup has Executive Chef Jay Swift of South City Kitchen at 1544 Piedmont Ave. in Ansley Mall and Executive Chef Eddie Garcia-Guzman of Van Gogh's at the 885 Woodstock Road location in Roswell. Project Open Hand receives $1 for every Atlanta Cooks ($29.95) cookbook sold.

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Wednesday December 5, 2001 12:04 am EST

Return of the Indigo
Star Steaks & BBQ has pulled up anchor. Indigo Coastal Grill has returned and features seafood with all kinds of accents — Asian, Caribbean, American and more. Whether you want to dine or just get filled to the gills at the Tiki Bar, Indigo Coastal Grill is back in the swim. 1397 N. Highland Ave. 404-876-0676.

Green fairy in Midtown
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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

Send 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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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

Send 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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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...

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  string(2585) "Birthday bash
In restaurant years, Mumbo Jumbo  is approaching middle age. In celebration of its five-year anniversary, owners Tom Cook, Shaun Doty and Paul Sullivan  invite guests to enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drink specials after work July 16-20. The celebration culminates  July 20 with live entertainment and a l ate-night website launch. 89 Park Place. 404-523-0330.

Tummy stuffers
Who said there's no such thing as a free lunch? Panera Bread kicked off a month-long food drive by donating lunch for 250 children to the Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club of America July 11. The restaurant teams up with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, collecting non-perishables at all nine of its Atlanta locations throughout July, to distribute food to organizations that feed kids. Visit www.panerabread.com.

Chinese secret
Uncle Tai's — A Chinese Bistro is teaching the techniques of Asian cooking at a class July 21. The cooking demonstration will be accompanied by a wine class, after which lunch will be served. 11 a.m. $15 per person. 404-816-8888.

Study group
Go behind the scenes at three of Midtown's eateries. Chef Jamie Adams of Eno, Chef Michael Persichetti of Veni, Vidi, Vici and Chef Filipo Saporito of Terra di Siena will demonstrate recipes and share preparation tips during a series of cooking classes titled "Inside the Kitchens of Midtown." The first class will be hosted at Eno July 30 from 6-8:30 p.m. 800 Peachtree St. 404-685-3191. The class at Veni, Vidi, Vici (404-875-8424) will be held Aug. 25 at noon, and Terra di Siena (404-885-7505) will be the site for the third class Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

Bubblelicious
AJC wine columnist Jane Garvey shares her insight on sparkling wines July 27 at the Sparkling Wine Reception and Dinner at City Grill. Learn how to pair bubbly with a light summer meal. 7 p.m. $65 per person. 50 Hurt Plaza. 404-524-2489.

Take flight
Head west with SoHo's bar manager J.D. Doyle as he re-introduces the "West Coast Wine Tour." Wines from regions along the West Coast will be presented each Wednesday for 22 consecutive weeks, with flights consisting of chardonnays, merlots, cabernets, pinot noirs, zinfandels, syrahs and more. $17-$20 per flight. 4300 Paces Ferry Road. 770-801-0069.

If roasted white quail with a morel mushroom and chestnut filling on a bed of barbecued Vidalia onions sounds like paradise, join Executive Chef Tom Barkas at Paradiso Restaurant for a five-course dinner accompanied by wines from the Morgan Winery July 23 at 7 p.m. $85 per person. 11950 Jones Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-752-1726.??


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__Tummy stuffers__
Who said there's no such thing as a free lunch? __Panera Bread__ kicked off a month-long food drive by donating lunch for 250 children to the Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club of America July 11. The restaurant teams up with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, collecting non-perishables at all nine of its Atlanta locations throughout July, to distribute food to organizations that feed kids. Visit [http://www.panerabread.com/|www.panerabread.com].

__Chinese secret__
__Uncle Tai's -- A Chinese Bistro__ is teaching the techniques of Asian cooking at a class July 21. The cooking demonstration will be accompanied by a wine class, after which lunch will be served. 11 a.m. $15 per person. 404-816-8888.

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__Bubblelicious__
''AJC'' wine columnist Jane Garvey shares her insight on sparkling wines July 27 at the Sparkling Wine Reception and Dinner at __City Grill__. Learn how to pair bubbly with a light summer meal. 7 p.m. $65 per person. 50 Hurt Plaza. 404-524-2489.

__Take flight__
Head west with __SoHo's__ bar manager J.D. Doyle as he re-introduces the "West Coast Wine Tour." Wines from regions along the West Coast will be presented each Wednesday for 22 consecutive weeks, with flights consisting of chardonnays, merlots, cabernets, pinot noirs, zinfandels, syrahs and more. $17-$20 per flight. 4300 Paces Ferry Road. 770-801-0069.

If roasted white quail with a morel mushroom and chestnut filling on a bed of barbecued Vidalia onions sounds like paradise, join Executive Chef Tom Barkas at __Paradiso Restaurant__ for a five-course dinner accompanied by wines from the Morgan Winery July 23 at 7 p.m. $85 per person. 11950 Jones Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-752-1726.??


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Tummy stuffers
Who said there's no such thing as a free lunch? Panera Bread kicked off a month-long food drive by donating lunch for 250 children to the Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club of America July 11. The restaurant teams up with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, collecting non-perishables at all nine of its Atlanta locations throughout July, to distribute food to organizations that feed kids. Visit www.panerabread.com.

Chinese secret
Uncle Tai's — A Chinese Bistro is teaching the techniques of Asian cooking at a class July 21. The cooking demonstration will be accompanied by a wine class, after which lunch will be served. 11 a.m. $15 per person. 404-816-8888.

Study group
Go behind the scenes at three of Midtown's eateries. Chef Jamie Adams of Eno, Chef Michael Persichetti of Veni, Vidi, Vici and Chef Filipo Saporito of Terra di Siena will demonstrate recipes and share preparation tips during a series of cooking classes titled "Inside the Kitchens of Midtown." The first class will be hosted at Eno July 30 from 6-8:30 p.m. 800 Peachtree St. 404-685-3191. The class at Veni, Vidi, Vici (404-875-8424) will be held Aug. 25 at noon, and Terra di Siena (404-885-7505) will be the site for the third class Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

Bubblelicious
AJC wine columnist Jane Garvey shares her insight on sparkling wines July 27 at the Sparkling Wine Reception and Dinner at City Grill. Learn how to pair bubbly with a light summer meal. 7 p.m. $65 per person. 50 Hurt Plaza. 404-524-2489.

Take flight
Head west with SoHo's bar manager J.D. Doyle as he re-introduces the "West Coast Wine Tour." Wines from regions along the West Coast will be presented each Wednesday for 22 consecutive weeks, with flights consisting of chardonnays, merlots, cabernets, pinot noirs, zinfandels, syrahs and more. $17-$20 per flight. 4300 Paces Ferry Road. 770-801-0069.

If roasted white quail with a morel mushroom and chestnut filling on a bed of barbecued Vidalia onions sounds like paradise, join Executive Chef Tom Barkas at Paradiso Restaurant for a five-course dinner accompanied by wines from the Morgan Winery July 23 at 7 p.m. $85 per person. 11950 Jones Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-752-1726.??


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Honored chef
Each year six chefs are awarded the Robert Mondavi Culinary Award of Excellence. This year Aria chef/owner Gerry Klaskala joins the ranks of such nationally recognized chefs as Charile Trotter and Mario Batali as recipient of

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404-233-7673.

Vino for Vito
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Side show
A Maine lobster enchilada served with scallion and grilled corn grits is one of the items added to the menu at Hi Life Kitchen & Cocktails in Norcross by newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Kien Sam. The restaurant also presents live jazz on the patio every other Friday performed by the William Camp Quartet. 3380 Holcomb Bridge Road, 770-409-0101.

Cram session 
Summer quarter at the Art Institute of Atlanta begins July 18, and the students of the culinary arts program need you to act as taste-tester. Creations, the teaching dining room, features traditional French cuisine, served as six-course dinners or lighter a la cart lunches. Dinner Wed. and Fri. 7 p.m., Lunch Thurs. and Fri. 1:30 p.m. Reservations required. 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road. 770-394-8300.??


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No cheese, please 
Atlanta's newest kosher meat restaurant, Sam & Eli's Delicatessen, will serve Jewish meals such as brisket and stuffed cabbage, overstuffed sandwiches and Pareve breads. All items are available for takeout. The Mount Vernon Center, at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Road and Dunwoody Club Drive.

Home delivery 
Don't order in; learn to whip up your own favorite Chinese dishes at a cooking class offered by Uncle Tai's — A Chinese Bistro. The Saturday class will be paired with a lesson on wines, and lunch will be served. June 30 at 11:15 a.m. $10 per person. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road. 404-816-8888.

Fourth fixins 
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Sunday starters 
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This little figgy
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Mumbo Jumbo celebrates a homecoming of sorts with the return of former manager Paul Sullivan as partner in the nightspot, joining Chef Shaun Doty and Tom Cook. Also coming back are Chris Lopez as manager and Menelik as director of guest services. 89 Park Place, 404-523-0330.

No cheese, please 
Atlanta's newest kosher meat restaurant, Sam & Eli's Delicatessen, will serve Jewish meals such as brisket and stuffed cabbage, overstuffed sandwiches and Pareve breads. All items are available for takeout. The Mount Vernon Center, at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Road and Dunwoody Club Drive.

Home delivery 
Don't order in; learn to whip up your own favorite Chinese dishes at a cooking class offered by Uncle Tai's — A Chinese Bistro. The Saturday class will be paired with a lesson on wines, and lunch will be served. June 30 at 11:15 a.m. $10 per person. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road. 404-816-8888.

Fourth fixins 
If the Lenox light show is your July 4th destination, pick up the Palm pack — a box dinner with your choice of hot dog, hamburger or chicken sandwich for $5 served beginning at 6 p.m. on the front steps of the restaurant. 404-814-1955. Or stay indoors and watch the 'works from the rooftop of the downtown Hilton at Nikolai's Roof, where a six-course dinner will be served for $73 per person. The celebration starts at noon at Monty's, where fresh stone crab claws, oysters, clams and more will be stocked at the raw bar and a 65-pound pig will be roasting. The festivities also will include a calypso band starting at 5 p.m. 404-495-9115.

Sunday starters 
July is a hot month for Spice. Chef Mark Alba now will serve mid-morning favorites at Sunday brunch, and hump day gets a pick-me-up with "Martini Wednesdays," featuring the Spice-tini.  793 Juniper St., 404-875-4242.

Now you can sample Eno's European-Mediterranean fare on Sundays. The new prix-fixe brunch menu includes small (tomato feta salad) and large (brioche French toast) plates, soups and a variety of sandwiches. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $4.50-$11.50. Located at 5th and Peachtree streets. 404-685-3139.

This little figgy
Andaluz Bar de Tapas presents its second Spanish wine dinner June 28,  featuring Serrano ham with fresh figs, fig compote and white truffle oil essence paired with crisp cava from the Penedes region as one of the five courses and five wines offered. $50 per person. 7:30 p.m. The restaurant also now serves lunch Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Located at 8th and Peachtree streets. 404-875-7013.??


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Wednesday June 27, 2001 12:04 am EDT

Jostling at Jumbo
Mumbo Jumbo celebrates a homecoming of sorts with the return of former manager Paul Sullivan as partner in the nightspot, joining Chef Shaun Doty and Tom Cook. Also coming back are Chris Lopez as manager and Menelik as director of guest services. 89 Park Place, 404-523-0330.

No cheese, please
Atlanta's newest kosher meat restaurant, Sam & Eli's Delicatessen, will serve...

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