For cola bottles, it's back to '50s It's the real...

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January 19, 2000|By Suzanne Loudermilk

For cola bottles, it's back to '50s

It's the real thing. Coca-Cola is bringing back 8-ounce contour bottles -- made from "Georgia green" glass and featuring the raised Coca-Cola script -- which have not been used since the late 1950s. The bottom of the classic bottles also will carry the names of various cities around the country, as they did when the first bottles came on the market in 1915. No, you won't find Baltimore. But you will find Cokeville (Wyo.), population 490.

Eating to aid hungry

Savor great food and help a good cause at the Staff of Life event at 6: 30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Our Daily Bread dining room, 411 Cathedral St. Proceeds from the gourmet dinner prepared by chefs Nancy Longo and Michael Gettier benefit the Baltimore soup kitchen, which provides meals and other services to Baltimore's needy. For tickets, which cost $150, call 410-230-5457.

Cookie competition

Even if you're still haunted by holiday cookies, it's time to think about entering the Land O'Lakes Cookie Classic, a search for America's best cookie recipe. The grand prize is $25,000. For a complete set of rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Land O'Lakes Cookie Classic, P.O. Box 39101, Chicago, Ill. 60639, or visit www.landolakes.com.

Tidbits welcomes food news and notes. Send to Tidbits, Attn.: Suzanne Loudermilk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278; fax to 410-783-2519.

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