Restaurant Eugene, Tues., Sept. 28: Chef Linton Hopkins will be launching his new dinner series at Restaurant Eugene. The James Beard Nominated Chef will pair up with Atlantan author Susan Rebecca White to produce an evening and menu inspired by the author’s work. Four-course dinner with pairings. $85. Reservations are required. 2277 Peachtree Road. 404-355-0321. www.restauranteugene.com.
Doc Chey’s, Tues., Sept. 28: Dine in or take out dinner to support Grant Park Neighborhood Charter School & ACMS. 15% of your bill will go towards the school. 5-10 p.m. 404-688-4238. www.doccheys.com.
Flight Night at SOHO, Wed., Sept. 29: Event features samples of three different South American wine in flights. A glass of wine may also be paired with a tapas plate for $12. Wines and tapas are available individually as well for $9/glass and $6/tapas. 5:30-10 p.m. 4300 Paces Ferry Road. 770-801-0069. www.sohoatlanta.com.
Watershed September Wine Club, Wed., Sept. 29: Michael Young from L'Aventure Winery will showcase the L'Aventure 'Optimus'. Other wines that will be featured include Vina Robles Petite Sirah and McPrice Meyers Viogner. Non-members are invited to taste for $10 per person and members will receive a 10% discount on their dinner tab. 6-8 p.m. 406 West Ponce De Leon Ave. 404-378-4900. www.watershedrestaurant.com.
Atkins Park Tavern Oktoberfest, Thurs., Sept. 30: Event features traditional German fare from Chef Andrew Smith and Sam Adams Oktoberfest on draft. Menu includes veal and beef knackwurst with local apple sauerkraut, roasted potatoes and Stout mustard; short rib sauerbraten with braised red cabbage and buttered noodles, and black forest cheesecake. 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. 404-876-7249. www.atkinspark.com.
Gordon Biersch, Thurs., Sept. 30: Gordon Biersch and Hop City partners up to bring guests the Lager Wars Beer Dinner. Event features a three-course meal paired with three beers from Gordon Biersch (Festbier, Schwarts, and Pils) versus three beers from Coney Island Brewery (Sword Swallower, Albino Python, and Blockhead). $45. 838 Peachtree St. 404-870-0806. www.gordonbiersch.com.
Kurt’s & Vreny’s Oktoberfest, Fri., Oct. 1: Autumn Boutique Bier Dinner featuring 2010 fall brew collection and a four-course meal. All beers featured will be available for purchasing at Kurt’s Marketplace. $34.95. 6 p.m. 4225 River Green Pkwy. www.kurtsrestaurant.com.
Atlanta BBQ Festival, Sat., Oct. 2: Second annual festival includes more than 50 BBQ teams competing for trophies and bragging rights. Plus, barbecue offerings and other festival food, a kids’ area and live music. $6 advance, $10 at door, value pack $25 by phone or Internet only. Noon-8 p.m. Atlantic Station, 20th St. and Fowler St. www.atlbbqfest.com.
Marietta Wine Market, Sat., Oct. 2: “White Hot Reds” themed wine tasting that features 2007 Californian Cabernets, Merlots, and Chardonnays that are full-bodied, supple and loaded with flavor. No cost, but donations towards charity are accepted. 2-4 p.m. 770-919-1574. www.mariettawinemarket.com.
Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, Sat., Oct. 2: Atlanta’s Best Cellars dinner features gourmet food and wine, plus a live and silent auction to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, which supports leukemia, cancer and AIDS research. Individual tickets $650, table for ten $6000. 6:30 p.m. 3434 Peachtree Road. 404-237-2700. www.bestcellarsdinners.com.
Field of Greens Festival, Sun., Oct. 3: 5th annual festival at Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm that features locally grown food by Atlanta and Athens' farm-to-table chefs, cooking demos, and live music. Local Atlanta chefs including Matt Swickerath of Valenza Restaurant, Stephen Herman of HAVEN Restaurant, and Carvel Grant Gould of Canoe will also be in attendance. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 advance, $20 gate. Free for kids 12 and under. 3905 Highway 138. 404-633-4534. www.fieldsofgreenfestival.com.
The Cook’s Warehouse Midtown, Mon., Oct. 4: Chef Shane Touhy of Dogwood will be teaching the first Simple Abundance Cooking Class of the quarter. Attendees will learn how to prepare a three-course meal including an Acorn Squash Soup, Tupelo Honey glazed Berkshire Pork Loin and Fall Salad, and a Pear and Apple Cobbler. Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. $55. 7-9p.m. 1544 Piedmont Road. 404-892-FEED ext. 1444. www.acfb.org.
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