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Dinner Invasion

On Saturday, Aug. 25, Antoine's (713 St. Louis St., 581-4422) will recreate a dinner ordered in 1941 by Gen. George S. Patton Jr. According to Col. Richard J. Stillman's book, General Patton's Timeless Leadership Principles: Your Practical Guide For a Successful Career and Life, the meal went like this: oysters Rockefeller, Dinde Rochambeau (roasted turkey), pomme de terres soufflees (puffed potatoes), baked Alaska and, finally, a demi-tasse of black coffee. The evening's keynote speaker, Stillman will discuss how Patton's leadership principles contributed to his own success as a soldier, professor, author and entrepreneur. Archbishop Philip M. Hannan, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II, will offer the invocation. Among other freebies, the $100 evening includes a glass of wine, which surely strays from the fearless leader's sobering history. Call 525-9017 or 539-9560.

Decade of Good Taste

WYES is into its 10th year of A Season of Good Tastes -- dinners hosted by area restaurants to benefit the public television station. From now until Dec. 12, restaurants such as Dante's Kitchen (736 Dante St., 861-3634), Etoile's (407 N. Columbia St., Covington, 892-4578) and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (711 N. Broad St., 486-0810; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-3600) will prepare five-course meals with wines, New Orleans Rums and CC's Coffee. Tickets are $65, all-inclusive. For reservations, call 587-9427. Visit for a schedule and menu information.

Wine for 'Shore

Northshore oenophiles will appreciate the free tastings at North Shore Wine Merchant (1501 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 809-8000) each Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Log on at for a peak at the varied wine and spirit selection, as well as the monthly calendar.

New Pie

The Italian Pie that recently opened on the West Bank (1530 Lapalco Blvd., 362-3657) won't be the last. The restaurant group has development agreements for 32 additional locations -- all owned and operated by franchises -- from here to North Carolina. Visit for current Italian Pie stores.

Market Watch

Recycling for the arts with artist Mary Treadwill and saving your houseplants with plant pathologist Monica Lear are the items of priority at Tuesday's and Saturday's Crescent City Farmers Markets, respectively. The Tuesday market is at 200 Broadway St. and runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Saturday market is at 700 Magazine St. and runs from 8 a.m. to noon. For more market info, call 861-5898 or visit -- Roahen

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