HERE are three more happy hour places where you can help yourself to two-drinks-for-the-price-of-one. At Century Hotel's Lobby Lounge (238 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai) and Kowloon Hotel's Middle Row Bar (behind The Peninsula in Tsim Sha Tsui), it's happy hours every night between 5.30-8.30 pm, and from 4-8 pm at Mad Dogs on Nathan Road, Kowloon. Now, Pomeroy's (in Pacific Place) goes one better on Sundays by serving you anything on their menu at half the regular price. THE Peninsula's newly renovated lobby is all white marble, palm trees and thick new carpets, with the always soothing Peninsula Strings band to serenade you softly with strains of Schubert or Mozart as you lunch on a hot, juicy, uniquely square 100 per cent beef burger. A pile of crispy fries and all the trimmings are served on the side. Or stop by after work for a drink and unwind to the upbeat sounds of the new jazz band. Every day from 6.30 pm till the witching hour, the lobby awaits. TRY these quick-and-easy, innovative recipe ideas to turn the mundane into the magical. Toss a handful of caraway seeds into your coleslaw for a surprisingly perky and delicious taste sensation. Top freshly-sauteed, individual slices of eggplant with a square of goat's cheese, melt under a hot grill and drizzle with olive oil. Arrange taco chips on a plate, top with plenty of grated cheddar, whisk it into the microwave oven for a quick melt, top with a few spoonfuls of chilli-spiked tomato sauce and, ole, you've made your own instant nachos. Revitalise your next Bloody Mary with Aquavit instead of vodka. A little creativity in the kitchen goes a long way towards tantalising the taste buds. WANT to learn the simple secrets of Sichuan cookery? Yvonne Wu-Thompson will not only show you how and give you the recipes to take away but will also serve you a sizzling and spicy Sichuan lunch in her Pokfulam home, all for $200. Call 550-4961 for class times and further details.