TEE TIME: All you duffers out there, grab your clubs and checkbooks. The first annual Jockey/Jim Palmer Cystic Fibrosis Celebrity Golf Classic is being planned for Sept. 23 at the Turf Valley Country Club.
A special Sports Memorabilia Auction will follow the tournament. For info, call 771-9000.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: The turnout for the first Special Saturday Night Dinner at Irina's Cafe (owned by Irina Barshay) in Charles Village, guest-cheffed by local dentist Howard Katz, resplendent in a tropical shirt that almost matched the excellence of the meal, was a complete sellout -- all 25 seats were filled.
Artist Josh Fendell will be whipping up his specialties July 27. It's BYOB and reservations are necessary. Call 889-1502 for yours.
FANS OF FORMER Oriole Rick Dempsey, listen up. On Aug. 7, Christopher's at York and Padonia roads will be holding a tribute to the scrappy catcher, who'll be in town with the Milwaukee Brewers at the time.
Included in the night's festivities will be Rick -- get this -- crooning along with the band Tiffany. That's the group he recorded the videos with that are shown at Memorial Stadium. Er, catch him if you can.
CATERING CAPERS: Gourmet Catering's Charlotte Pressman has joined up with Fiske Catering's Blake Goldsmith to form a new company called the Grand Catering Co. with offices at the Baltimore Grand on Fayette Street. . . . Meanwhile, Marlene Meyer, who helped open the Baltimore Grand a couple of years ago, is back in town after leaving to serve as a consultant on the renovation of a historic hotel in Roanoke, Va. Marlene is now planning anniversary parties, theming large-scale dinners and even trying her hand at home catering.
SPEAKING OF the Baltimore Grand, don't forget Thursday's "Baltimore's Best Affair" with food from the city's finest restaurants, gourmet shops and caterers, and music by local bands. Tickets to the event, which benefits the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center and the Child Abuse Prevention Center, are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Call 576-2414 for yours.
BAR-HOPPING: The Horse You Came in On in Fells Point, which celebrates its 19th anniversary next month, has expanded by enclosing its outdoor courtyard area with $150,000 in improvements. . . . Those who are wondering what happened to some former Crease employees should drop into Kelly's Pub, just a couple of blocks down the street next to Lee's Ice Cream. Kelly is Kelly Wiglesworth, who used to work at the Crease and who has taken an Irish pub theme for her new watering hole. Sean Gahagan and Rob Creamer, also former Crease workers, have joined forces with Kelly. The Pub is open daily with nightly promotions. Tonight is free pizza night.
A LA CARTE: Look for Joey Chiu's Bamboo House to open this fall at the site of the former Greenspring Inn. That'll make the third restaurant for Joey and wife Connie, whose other restaurants are at Harborplace and in Timonium. . . . The former Casa Giannerini on Harford Road is now home to Fannie's Restaurant and Lounge. It's owned by George and Fannie (thus the name) Sisamis and features continental cuisine.
GREEK COSTUMES and Greek colors were the theme of last Saturday night's Glendi -- Greek for merrymaking with good food, drinks, music and friends.
The bash was hosted by Klicos Painting Co.'s Dina and George Klicos and Koula and Andreas Savvakis at the Savvakis' Cockeysville home. About 200 guests gathered under blue-and-white tents decorated with -- what else? -- Greek columns, dining on a variety of Greek foods and dancing to music by the Hellenics.
Some on hand? Doug and Karen McGregor, Jerry and Lynn Smalley, Duke and Jane Kassolis, Ray and Carol Hein, Bob and Anne Murphy, King and Pat Corbitt and Bill and Debbie Paterakis.
FINALLY, one of the Big Crab's best-kept secrets is Martinique's Cafe in Perring Plaza. This sleek, upscale supper club is owned ** by Dion Dorizas and caters to an older, sophisticated crowd. Best news is -- late diners take note -- its French Moroccan chef, Fouad Bouberri, whips up his specialties every night until 1 a.m. And there's free parking.