Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week, now until 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. www.atlantadowntown.com/fun/restaurant-week.
RA Sushi, August: Throughout the month of August, if the temperature reaches 100 degrees according to the CBS 46 weather broadcasting reports or Web site, RA will offer the Hot Mess for $1 ($14 value). The Hot Mess is crispy rice balls topped with spicy king crab mix, jalapeno and cilantro. 1080 Peachtree St. 404-267-0114. www.rasushi.com.
Wildfire, Fri., Aug. 6: Wildfire hosts a Mojito-Making Class featuring mini mojitos and appetizers made with Cruzan rum. Registration required. $20. 6:30 p.m. 94 Perimeter Center West. 770-730-9080. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/atlanta.
The Corner Pub, Sat., Aug. 7: Fifth annual Jerk Cook-Off contest includes free sharing of contest entries after judging and Red Stripe specials. Judging begins at 4 p.m. 627-D E. College Ave., Decatur. 404-377-0603. www.pubalicious.com.
5 Seasons North, Sat., Aug. 7: BeerBQ offers all you can eat BBQ for $20 and $3 drafts of beer. Includes pork, chicken, ribs, wings, brisket and a selection of 12 sauces including unique ones like peach and chocolate. Reservations required. 1-6 p.m. 3655 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-521-5551. www.5seasonsbrewing.com.
Cook's Warehouse Midtown, Sat., Aug. 7: Canning is in again and this class teaches students how to can okra pickles, green beans and grape jelly. Registration required. $65. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 1544 Piedmont Road. 404-815-4993. www.cookswarehouse.com.
Pacci Ristorante, Sat., Aug. 7-Sun., Aug. 8: The Scramble Gamble gives diners a chance to order off a special breakfast menu and possibly receive their food for free. After eating, a coin toss will determine if you pay for what you ate or get it gratis. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 866 W. Peachtree St. 678-412-2402. www.pacciatlanta.com.
Soho, Sun., Aug. 8: Weekly Low Down Lobster Boil includes Maine lobster, andouille sausage, corn, potatoes and salad for $25. $3 pints of Sweetwater 420 also available. Call to reserve lobster. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings. 770-801-0069. www.sohoatlanta.com.
JCT Kitchen, Sun., Aug. 8: Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest features chefs from a variety of Atlanta restaurants teaming up with tomato farmers to produce tomato-inspired dishes. Winner will be crowned Tomato Queen or King. Includes music, cocktails and food. See full listing of chefs here. All proceeds benefit Georgia Organics. $45 for Georgia Organic members, $50 until August 1 for general public ($65 after August 1). 1-5 p.m. 1198 Howell Mill Road. 678-702-0400. www.jctkitchen.com.
Bakeshop, Sun., Aug. 8: 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. www.bakeshopatl.com.
Cook's Warehouse Decatur, Sun., Aug. 8: Fondant is popular among professionally-made cakes, such as those on Ace of Cakes. This class teaches the ins and outs of making and using fondant to cover a cake and making decorations like bows and roses. Registration required. $65. 1-4 p.m. 180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-377-4005. www.cookswarehouse.com.
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