Friday, October 1, 2010

Weekend Atlanta food events, Oct. 1-3

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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. 770-623-4128. www.kurtsrestaurant.com.

Atlanta BBQ Festival, Sat., Oct. 2: Second annual event 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. Atlantic Station, 20th St. and Fowler St. www.atlbbqfest.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. 3434 Peachtree Road. 404-237-2700. www.bestcellarsdinners.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 p.m.-4 p.m. 770-919-1574. www.mariettawinemarket.com.

Chinese Southern Belle Festival, Sat., Oct. 2: Shop, eat and learn all about the Chinese fare and culture at Buford Highway Farmers Market. 10-minute express cooking demos and samplings included. Free. 1-4 p.m. 5600 Buford Hwy. 404-494-0088. www.chinesesouthernbelle.com.

Battle of the Burgers, Sat., Oct. 2: Seventeen Atlanta restaurants will battle for bragging rights at Atlanta’s first burger festival and competition. The event takes place from noon—4 p.m. at John Howell Park in Virginia-Highland. Participating restaurants include Cafe Di Sol, Farm Burger, Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Highland Tap, The Nook, Tap, Ted’s Montana Grill, West Egg Cafe and the Warren. Entry is $20 and includes 20 Taste Tickets which are redeemed for burger bites (1 ticket each) at the event. You can buy additional tickets for $1 each. Corner of Virgina Avenue and Barnett Street. 404-592-4569. www.battleoftheburgers.com.

Field of Greens, Sun., Oct. 3: Festival at Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm that brings together locally grown food, live music and green living education in a family-friendly, fun environment. The festival is sponsored by Slow Food Atlanta, featuring small-plate tastings and a children’s activities area. 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. 3905 Highway 138. 404-633-4534. www.fieldsofgreenfestival.com.

Petite Auberge Oktoberfest, Fri., Oct. 1-Sat., Oct. 30: Petite Auberge offers lunch specials and an additional dinner menu with traditional German and Bavarian appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts. Some dinner selections, priced at $14.95 to $19.95, include: Bavarian Pork Roast, German Sauerbraten, Schweinshaxe, Beef Rouladen, Wiener Schnitzel, Bratwurst and Knackwurst and more. In addition, the special menu features Späten Oktoberfest and Warsteiner draft beers. 2935 N. Druid Hills Rd. 404-634-6268. www.petiteauberge.com

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