"Community Bites

Tune in to Too Many Cooks on WICR, 88.7 FM at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, when Patti & Gary welcome Kim McManama, who will talk “Joe.” McManama has just opened a new coffeehouse in an old house along the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple called Perk Up.

Don’t forget to reserve your spot for Harvest, a celebration of wines and the city’s best edibles, all benefiting Second Helpings, Friday, Oct. 20 from 7-10 p.m. at the Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian. Tickets are available for $60 by calling 317-632-2664 or at www.secondhelpings.org.

Sign up now for the NESCO Preservation and History Committee’s Eastside Pub Crawl, Saturday, Oct. 28. Cost is $20 and includes dinner. E-mail jregandinius@yahoo.com to reserve a spot today.

A comprehensive wine class for persons who are interested in wine and its enjoyment will be conducted at Chateau Thomas Winery on Saturday, Oct. 21. The cost is $75. Call 317-837-WINE today for reservations or log onto www.chateauthomas.com.

Restaurant Notes

Benihana at 8830 Keystone Crossing Road has now reopened and is ready to serve you steak, seafood and sushi at teppanyaki tables in its newly remodeled dining room.

Keltie’s, which has for several years been delighting lunch and brunch guests in old Westfield, now has a second location at 75 N. Main St. in Zionsville, serving healthy treats, coffees and teas amid the Sanctuary, the creation of artist Nancy Noel.  

Cibo Ristorante Italiano will host a special Scotch dinner tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. with four courses paired with Johnnie Walker Scotches. Cost is $75 per person. Call 317-577-9570 to reserve your spot.

R Bistro will host an Autumn Harvest Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The three-course meal is $35 per person. Phone 317-423-0312 for more information.

Don’t forget the upcoming Tequila Dinner at Adobo Grill, 4939 E. 82nd St., at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25. Cost for Tequila Dinner is $36 per person. Call 317-915-9990 to reserve your table today.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant will host an October Late Harvest Wine dinner on Thursday, Oct. 26, featuring five courses paired with different wines. Call 317-631-9500 for more information.

Bertolini’s in Circle Centre Mall will offer special Colts brunch features beginning at 11 a.m., Nov. 12, Nov. 26 and Dec. 31. Brunch dates are directly related to the Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. kickoff time.

Oakley’s Bistro’s November Signature Dinner will feature wines by B.R. Cohn on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Reserve your spot by calling 317-824-1231.