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Garden Bistro is Giving Back 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday. Proceeds from all food sales at the bistro that day (dine-in, take-out and delivery) go to the Columbia Jaycees Charities Foundation, benefiting Jaycee Camp Hope, Epworth Children's Home and other local charities. 932 Gervais St., (803) 933-9085 or fax (803) 933-0689; gardenbistrosc.com

Mo Mo's Bistro has reopened at 2930 Devine St. Executive Chef Jason Wilcox will present a menu featuring old favorites, an expanded list of small plates (tapas) and new monthly specials. The online menu lists entrees from $22 to $30, including pan-seared duck breast with hand-torn pasta, pea tendrils, wild mushrooms and roasted garlic marscapone cream ($24) and Caw Caw Creek pork chop with arugula-almond pesto slaw, fingerling potato salad, grilled asparagus and Madeira demi-glace ($24). Restaurant hours are 5:30-11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; bar opens at 5 p.m. (803) 252-2700, momosondevine.com

Anthony's Dairy Bar at 2001 Hampton St. has a new menu. The restaurant now offers salads, gyros (lamb and grilled chicken) and pitas in addition to its famous fried chicken and burgers. Try a pita combo (choose chicken, steak or turkey pita with fries, pickle and drink), $6.95. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (803) 255-0900

Mom and Dad, want to enjoy a night out but need a baby sitter? Solstice Kitchen & Wine Bar has scheduled its next baby sitters night for Wednesday. Make a reservation for yourself at Solstice for dinner before 7 p.m. and, for $5 per child, the restaurant provides a baby sitter, meal and entertainment for your kids. Limited to the first 15 children. 841-4 Sparkleberry Lane, (803) 788-6966.

Rather take your pooch to dinner? The next Doggie Dinner at Solstice is Nov. 11. Pupcakes supplies the three-course dog dinner (humans order off the Solstice menu), $10 per dog. Call Pupcakes for reservations. (803) 461-0236.

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