The Weekend Guide

the little wine shop!

Put a cork in it.

The Little Wine Shop
What: Charming neighborhood spot stocks a mix of old- and new-world labels with half the inventory priced under $20.
Why: The pay-as-you-go wine club ($85/month) features six expertly selected bottles each month.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Opening reception, tonight, 7-10 p.m.
Where: 100 N. Avondale Rd., Avondale Estates (404-294-3675).

Omakase Dinner at MF Buckhead
Decadent sixteen-course menu ($250) with ingredients flown in fresh from Japan, plus sake pairings served in the intimate private dining room nestled above the sleek resto.
A three-hour food porn experience (think spicy tuna tartare wrapped snugly in translucent cucumber slices).
Oct. 8 & 22.
Terminus 100, 3280 Peachtree Rd., ste. 110, Buckhead (404-841-1192). Reservations are required; seating is limited.

The Humane Event
What: 1873 Society Club hosts an inaugural fundraiser benefiting pups rescued from fighting rings.
Why: Bites from BLT Steak, Trevor Mikula’s animal pop art, and salty dog cocktails (vodka and grapefruit juice in a salted highball).
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Where: W Atlanta – Downtown, Wetbar, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Downtown. Tickets ($150) at 404-974-2877 or online at acceptiva.com.

Deka Atlanta Expands

What: Massive new space stocks designer activewear from the likes of Adidas by Stella McCartney, Splits 59, and Alp-n-Rock.

Why: One of only two stores in the U.S. that has Darren Romanelli’s limited-edition Dr. Love vest.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 1-6 p.m.

Where: 3400 Around Lenox Rd., ste. 102b, Buckhead (404-869-9600).

Photo: Courtesy of The Little Wine Shop

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The Little Wine Shop
100 N Avondale Rd
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
3400 Around Lenox Rd NE
ste 102b
Atlanta, GA 30326
MF Buckhead
3280 Peachtree Rd
ste 110
Atlanta, GA 30305
W Atlanta - Downtown
45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30308