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Monday, July 19, 2010

Atlanta food events, July 19-26

Enjoy the fruits of summer this week!

Gwinnett Restaurant Week, Mon., July 19-Thurs., July 22: 5th annual event features 18 restaurants, including Luciano’s, Char 88 Steakhouse and newcomer The Melting Pot, offering three-course meals for $21.21. Contact restaurants directly to make reservations. Various times and locations.

Cook’s Warehouse Brookhaven, Mon., July 19: Summer Soups and Quick Breads class focuses on cold soups (including vichysoisse) and easy-to-make breads for pairing. Reservations required. $45. 7-9 p.m. 4062 Peachtree Road. 404-949-9945.

5 Seasons Prado, Mon., July 19: 6 Degrees of Kevin & Bacon features six courses with bacon, paired with beers that have a special connection to brewmaster Kevin McNerney. Reservations required. $65.65. 6:30 p.m. 5600 Roswell Road. 404-255-5911.

Atlanta Wine School, Tues., July 20: Taste Like a Pro class teaches how to use different techniques to identify wines without tasting them first, leading up to blind taste testing. Reservations required. $50. 7-9 p.m. 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-668-0435.

Cook's Warehouse Brookhaven, Tues., July 20: Learn how to pickle and preserve shrimp, peppers, tomatoes and peaches, then see how they're used in different recipes. Reservations required. $45. 7-9 p.m. 4062 Peachtree Road. 404-949-9945.

Whole Foods Ponce de Leon: Tues., July 20: Produce 101 has samples of Georgia-grown fruits and vegetables, plus cooking demonstrations and pairing ideas. Participants receive a $5 gift card. Reservations required. $5. 7:30 p.m. 650 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-853-1681.

Three Sheets, Weds., July 21: 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.

Benihana, Weds., July 21: Sushi and Sake 101 class teaches participants how to make sushi and pair with sake, plus sushi samples and other Japanese foods like tempura and edamame. Reservations required; email $35. 6-8 p.m. 2365 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 678-461-8440.

Whole Foods Ponce de Leon, Thurs., July 22: The Healthy, Wealthy and Wise store tour offers meal planning and healthy eating tips. Participants receive a 365 Everyday Value goodie bag. Reservations required. $5. 7:30 p.m. 650 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-853-1681.

Food 101, Thurs., July 22: Low Country Boil features shrimp and sausage plus sides, all you can eat for $24. Drink specials include $2 PBR and $3 sangria. Limited first-come-first-served seating. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 4969 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-497-9700.

5 Seasons North, Thurs., July 22: Live music by Blues Train plus a special English style pale ale on the beer engine at 5:55 p.m. 3655 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-521-5551.

Cook's Warehouse Decatur, Thurs., July 22: Learn how to prepare food for an entire dinner party without ever turning on the oven, with plates like cucumber soup, heirloom tomato lasagna and a frozen banana dessert. Reservations required. $65. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-377-4005.

Cook's Warehouse Brookhaven, Fri., July 23: A Little Sweet, A Little Savory features healthy recipes with fresh ingredients like pork tenderloin, grilled fish with melon salsa and panna cotta with berries. Reservations required. $45. 7-9 p.m. 4062 Peachtree Road. 404-949-9945.

5 Seasons Westside, Sat., July 24: BeerBQ Blowout Party offers pork ribs, boar, chicken wings and beef brisket with 12 different sauces, including peach and chocolate. Plus live music and $3 drafts. All you can eat. Reservations required. $20. 1-6 p.m. 1000 Marietta St. 404-875-3232.

Two Urban Licks, Sun., July 25: Sunday Splurge has all-you-can-eat grilled seasonal offerings served with complimentary beer and wine in a communal setting. Reservations required. $21. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. 404-522-4622.

Bakeshop, Sun., July 25: Sundaes-n-Waffles specials include homemade waffle with choice of ice cream and topping for $5, two specialty sundaes for $7, plus popsicles from the King of Pops. 3-7 p.m. 903 Peachtree St. 404-892-9322.

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week, Mon., July 26-Sun, Aug. 8: Enjoy special three-course meals at a selection of downtown’s restaurants. No coupons, passes or tickets needed. Event features a special signature cocktail. Visit website for list of participating restaurants and menus. Reservations recommended. $25-$35. Various locations.

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