Kick off the summer dining season on Saturday with an old-fashioned lobster bake at Muss and Turner's, 1675 Cumberland Parkway in Smyrna. From 5:30 to 10 p.m., the special hot-weather menu will feature a tomato and onion salad, New England clam chowder, a 1.25-pound steamed lobster, boiled potatoes, corn on the cob, clams, mussels and corn bread. There's blueberry cake for dessert. A limited menu of cheese plates, sandwiches and salads will also be available. Reservations are suggested. Call 770-434-1114; www.mussandturners.com.
• Fans of food and swing dancing now have a spot to indulge both their favorite pastimes. Trilogy restaurant, 4930 Davidson Road, hosts Spin Daddy's Swing Sundays that get under way at 5 p.m. with an hour of dance lessons. Learn the basics, then hit the dance floor until 10 p.m. to tunes that will have you doing the Lindy, jitterbug and Carolina shag. There's a $6 per person cover charge as well as a menu of steak, chicken and seafood favorites. Call 770-971-4770 for details; www.trilogydining.net.
• If rock 'n' roll is your thing, Olde Towne Bistro is the place to hang. The restaurant at 736 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta is open for the holiday weekend with rock, pop and funk music starting at 9 p.m. The music continues on Friday and Saturday nights throughout July with no cover. Along with the music, Olde Towne now offers free wireless connections. Service starts at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday and the full menu is served all day at the bar. 770-321-5442; www.bistrooldetowne.com.
• It seems that every business imaginable now has a loyalty program to help them hang on to customers. In the case of Starbucks, they already have the loyal and addicted customers, so they're doing something to say, "Thanks!" The caffeine-infused company recently announced its Rewards Program that offers a free drink to members who sign up online by July 14. In addition, buy a pound of whole bean coffee and enjoy a tall beverage of your choice, and score free refills on brewed or iced coffee. And starting in mid-August, Atlanta Starbucks members can snag two hours of free Wi-Fi. To sign on with the program, go register or reload a Starbucks gift card at www.starbucks.com/card.
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