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Dance fever 

When I heard that Saturday night was salsa night at Dos Copas in Roswell, I was unable to resist the temptation of libation and Latino gyration.

The glorified pueblo was filled with a mostly young crowd, an even mix of whites and Latinos. The dance floor was full of rumpshakers. Over the neo-Aztec drumbeat of a Shakira re-mix, I could still hear the soft ruffles of men's slacks and the chaff of jeans; I even felt the breeze of a skirt being tossed in the name of sexual artistry.

Dos is the after-work hotspot for Northpoint restaurant workers, so the place gets packed late in the evening. Ordering salsa courage at the bar was a stressful affair. Hurried bartenders, long lines of impatient patrons and deafening dance music can inspire drink-ordering stage fright.

Since it's a Mexican place, I felt obligated to try a margarita ($5), which was a bit heavy on the Triple Sec. Sticking with the tequila theme, I moved to a Tequila Sunrise ($4.50) while my partner had a Sex on the Beach ($4.25). Both drinks were smooth and fruity, and after those and a Kamikaze ($4) from the shooter girl, I was smooth and fruity too. I capped that off with a Rolling Rock ($2.75 bottle) and was ready to get on the floor to do a little living la vida loca myself.



Dos Copas. 2880 Holcomb Bridge Road. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-midnight; Fri.-Sat. 11-3:30 a.m.; Sun. 12:30 p.m.-midnight. Bottled beer $2.75-$4.25, draft $2.75-$5; wine $5; mixed drinks $4.25-$10. 770-640-8733.

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