Monday, June 21, 2010

Atlanta food events, June 21-28

Posted By on Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 2:17 PM

pommesfrites.jpg So many food-related events this week, your dance card will be full—and so will your stomach.

Yelp Eats 2010, Mon., June 21-Sun., June 27: 13 area restaurants, including Waterhaven, Canoe and Pura Vida, offer special three-course prix fixe menus available to anyone, not just Yelp users. $25. Reservations required; mention the Yelp menu when reserving. Various times and locations.

The Capital Grille, Mon., June 21: Master Wine Tasting Event features up to 11 wines including types from California, Italy and New Zealand, and custom flights prepared on request. $25. 5-10 p.m. 255 East Paces Ferry Road. 404-262-1162.

Gordon Biersch, Tues., June 22: New Caribbean-themed menu premieres, featuring shrimp, mahi mahi, pizza, burgers and Montego Bay banana split, plus new SommerBrau beer and Dragon Fruit Strawberry Mojito. Available through August 1. 848 Peachtree St.; 3242 Peachtree Road. 404-870-0805; 404-264-0253.

Bocado, Tues., June 22: Sandwich, Side & Suds special features the Bocado Burger, fries and a weekly beer choice for $12 during dinner service. 887 Howell Mill Road. 404-815-1399.

Restaurant Eugene, Tues., June 22: Five-course lamb dinner featuring lamb offerings from Border Springs Farm in North Carolina. Reservations required. Portion of proceeds benefits Slow Food Atlanta’s Terra Madre Delegates. $100. 6:30 p.m. 2277 Peachtree Road. 404-355-0321.

Cook’s Warehouse Brookhaven, Tues., June 22: Chinese Southern Belle presents hands-on cooking classes. This week, learn about create three varieties of noodle dishes. Registration required, use website. 7-9 p.m. $15. 4602 Peachtree Road. 404-949-9945.

Atkins Park Tavern, Weds., June 23: Chill and Grill on the patio with chef Justin Carr and his Big Green Egg. Featuring seasonal appetizer, sandwich and entrée, plus wine and beer pairings, or order a la carte. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 794 N. Highland Ave. 404-876-7249.

Cook's Warehouse Decatur, Weds., June 23: Cooking for Health class features heart-healthy diabetic-friendly meals that are flavorful and healthy. Registration required, use website. 7-9 p.m. $45. 180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-377-4005.

Cook's Warehouse Brookhaven, Weds., June 23: If the idea of cutting up a whole chicken seems terrifying, let Chef Peter help demystify it. Students will learn how to butcher, debone, pan roast and braise, using each technique to prepare a different dish. Registration required, use website. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $65. 4602 Peachtree Road. 404-949-9945.

Bocado, Weds., June 23: Bocado hosts Chris Ried, the “wine guy” from Hop City, for a dinner spotlighting the organic wines from Paul Dolan Vineyards in California. Tasting includes six wines and five bites. Reservations required, space is limited. $25. 887 Howell Mill Road. 404-815-1399.

Three Sheets, Weds., June 23: Weekly Flavor Tripping Parties use the Miracle Fruit to rewire guests’ palates and change the perception of different food tastes for at least an hour. Reservations required, guests must be 21. $20. 7:30 p.m. 6017 Sandy Springs Circle. 404-303-8423.

Atlanta Wine School, Weds., June 23: Life in Napoli class features tastings of seven Italian wines, plus Neapolitan appetizers. Hosted by frequent traveler Kelly Wheeler. Reservations required. $50. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-668-0435.

The Graveyard Tavern, Weds., June 23: Four-course dinner prepared by chef Justin Bright and featuring paired Terrapin beers. Reservations required, contact $39. 7-9 p.m. 1245 Glenwood Ave. 404-622-8686.

Woodfire Grill, Weds., June 23: Five-course wine dinner in partnership with California’s Lambert Bridge Winery. Reservations required. $125. 6:30 p.m. 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road. 404-347-9055.

Meehan’s Public House, Weds., June 23: Four-course features pairings from the rare vintage collection of South Hampton Publick House beers. Reservations required. $40. 7 p.m. 227 Sandy Springs Place. 404-843-8058.

Whole Foods Ponce de Leon, Thurs., June 24: Healthy, Wealthy and Wise store tour teaches customers about meal planning, healthy eating and getting the most for their dollar. Goodie bags given to all participants. Free, but registration required at Customer Service. 6 p.m. 650 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-853-1681.

Ecco, Thurs., June 24: Fried and Gone to Heaven special event has double-fried French fries (classic pommes frites style) topped with crème fraiche and caviar and served with five sparkling wines. Get 15% off dinner, too. Reservations required. $30. 6:30 p.m. 40 7th St. 404-347-9555.

Whiskey Park, Thurs., June 24: Alt.Delete features drink specials all night, plus chances to win concert and movie tickets. 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 188 14th St. 404-892-6000.

Lenox Square Grill, Thurs., June 24: Escape, the after-work Latin and International happy hour, features international food and drink specials. 6-10 p.m. 3393 Peachtree Road. 404-841-2377.

Pura Vida Tapas, Thurs., June 24: Biweekly tango night includes tapas and Argentinean tango dancers showing off their moves (guests can join in or just watch) around 9 p.m. Free. 656 N. Highland Ave. 404-870-9797. (music plays automatically on load).

Cook's Warehouse Decatur, Thurs., June 24: Summertime Flavors on the Big Green Egg features Egg owner Bradley Rouse demonstrating how to make many summery dishes on his favorite grill. Registration required, use website. 7-9 p.m. $45. 180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-377-4005.

Pinkberry, Fri., June 25: The first Atlanta-area Pinkberry opens for business. Featuring a variety of frozen yogurt flavors, plus parfaits, smoothies and a new summery watermelon flavor. 11 a.m. 2937 Cobb Parkway. 770-661-2995. (music plays automatically on load).

Wildfire, Fri., June 25: Primo Pinot Noir Wine Dinner with five-course dinner and wine pairings. Michelle Schmitt, wine manager at Total Wine, will be on hand. Reservations required. $60. 6:30 p.m. 94 Perimeter Center. 770-730-9080.

Mezcalito’s Cantina, Sat., June 26: Salsa Night with free salsa lesson from 9:30-10:30 p.m., plus a variety of music after the lesson and a $5 freshly made margarita special. Free. 9:30 p.m. 653 East Lake Drive, Decatur. 404-687-0007.

The Broke Socialite, Sat., June 26: Graze! features small plates and non-alcoholic beverages on a tour of different Atlanta restaurants. Route is kept secret until the Thursday before the event. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $40.

Persimmon Creek Winery, Sat., June 26: Picnic Saturdays at Persimmon Creek has a gourmet basket lunch for two, a bottle of Persimmon Creek wine and etched wine glasses for $50. Picnic blanket not included. Reservations required. 12-2 p.m. $50. 81 Vineyard Lane, Clayton. 706-212-7380.

Meehan’s Public House, Sat., June 26: 5th annual Canada Day party is the only party of its kind in town. Live music, street hockey for the kids, prizes, plus Canadian specials like poutine and Molson’s. Under 21s admitted free. 2 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at door. 227 Sandy Springs Place. 404-843-8058.

Shaun’s Restaurant, Sun., June 27: Special four-course gluten-free menu offered in addition to the normal menu. Special menu $45. 5-9 p.m. 1029 Edgewood Ave. 404-577-4358.

Four Seasons Hotel, Sun., June 27: Wine & Words is a sneak peek of the upcoming 12th annual Essential Theatre Festival. Includes hors d’oeuvres, domestic and Georgia wines, silent auction, poetry readings and play previews. $25-$60. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 75 14th St. 404-881-9898.

Bakeshop, Sun., June 27: Homemade waffle with specialty topping and ice cream for $5. Features a variety of ice cream and topping flavors. Plus, truffles for $7 and popsicles from King of Pops also available. 3-7 p.m. 903 Peachtree St. 404-892-9322.

Wolf Mountain Vineyards, Sun., June 27: Last week of the Tribute to Tuscany brunch, featuring tapenade, bruschetta, linguine, leg of lamb and tiramisu. Reservations required. Seating at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. $30. 180 Wolf Mountain Trail, Dahlonega. 706-867-9862.

Soho, Sun., June 27: Lobster boil featuring 1.5 pound Maine lobster, andouille sausage, fresh corn, red bliss potatoes and green salad, plus Sweetwater 420 pints for $3. Call to reserve a lobster. $25. 5-9 p.m. 4300 Paces Ferry Road. 770-801-0069.

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