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Sofia's opens, Goldy's extends its hours, Obama brews home beer

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Good news for Greek geeks: There's a new spot to get your spanakopita and feta fix--Sofia's Greek Bistro. The eclectic turquoise-walled cafe is set to have its soft opening on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Located at 6748 N. Glenwood St., Sofia's is the brainchild of BW extended family member Litsa Manolis and will offer familiar Greek fare like dolmades and the Big Fat Greek Salad, which features tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, feta and olives. The menu also includes lesser-known Greek delicacies like Avgo-Lemono soup, a creamy lemon soup with rice, and Pastichio, a Greek lasagna with ground meat and macaroni topped with bechamel sauce. For more info on Sofia's Greek Bistro, visit sofiasgreekbistro.com.

In a move to rule both the early morning eggs-and-coffee scene and the super late-night, wine-and-snacks circuit, Goldy's has extended the hours of Goldy's Corner, the Goldy's Breakfast Bistro sister joint, until 3 a.m. Now you can extend your bender into the wee hours before taming your hangover with a sloppy plate of buttery benny. For more info on Goldy's Corner, visit goldysbreakfastbistro.com.

Not to be out-cooled, the Obama White House has officially trod into micro-brewing territory. President Obama recently shared a pint of White House Honey Ale, made, of course, from honey harvested from the White House beehive, with Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. Though both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were big brews bros and dabbled in fermenting, this is the first time beer has been brewed at the White House.

If you need a little nudge to dig into your foodie reading pile, the Victory branch of the Ada Community Library wants to lend a hand. This fall, the library has instituted "We Are What We Eat," part of the Let's Talk About It adult program series. Every three weeks from 6-7:30 p.m., the book discussion group will meet to mull over the latest food-related novel. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the group will discuss The Language of Baklava with speaker Jennifer Black. On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Black will also facilitate a discussion on The Tummy Trilogy and the series wraps up on Tuesday, Dec. 6, with We Are What We Eat: 24, Memories of Food with speaker Heike Henderson. For more information, call 208-362-0181 or visit adalib.org.

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