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The White Dog celebrates its first anniversary; Chez Foushee brings back "Bistro Night;" Europa retools its menu and entertainment offerings; St. Patrick's Day celebration at the 17th Street Farmer's Market; Manakin Grill opens in Goochland. 

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is celebrating its first anniversary this week. The basement eatery is donating 10 percent of food sales Tuesday through Thursday to the Richmond SPCA. 2329 W. Main St. 340-1975.

brings back its "Bistro Night." This Saturday, March 17, the Chez doors swing open at 6:30 p.m. for a night of fine food, cancan dancers and an accordion player. That's right, cancan dancers. Cost is $45 per person. Reservations, 648-3225.

has rewritten its menu and rescheduled the downstairs entertainment, adding more tapas to the menu and dropping live entertainment in favor of DJs spinning house and acid jazz. If you haven't been to Europa, it's a sleek restaurant in the Slip and the only place in town with a full menu of tapas, Spanish appetizers. The tapas are very shareable and cheap like the rest of the menu. Europa is a great place to go if you want a darkly lit boutique atmosphere at friendly department-store prices. 1409 E. Cary St. 643-0911.

Don't miss the big St. Patrick's Day celebration this Saturday at the 17th Street Farmer's Market, sponsored by O'Brienstein's. The event features a whole day of live music (including the Connells and Lenahan) contests and food, noon-7 p.m. rain or shine. Free.

The former Brenda's/ Hondo's building out on Plaza Drive in Goochland has reopened as a new restaurant. Manakin Grill owners Darrin and Julie Witten opened a family-friendly place featuring traditional and creative cuisine like stuffed quail, Angus steak and fresh fish. A children's menu is also available. Dinner served nightly from 5-10 p.m. Traditional Sunday brunch served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 12912 Plaza Drive. 784-0544.



Tastemakers last week described Menudo as a band from Mexico. Menudo originated in Puerto Rico. Tastemakers regrets the error.
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