Murphy's Empty Bowl Project, Fri., Oct. 1- Sun., Nov. 14: Murphy’s partners up with Wired & Fired to support local charities and raise awareness about hunger in Atlanta. Guests are invited to paint an unfinished soup bowl at Wired & Fired and the bowls will be on display in front of Murphy’s on Wed., Nov. 17. Each bowl will be then filled with a dish from Murphy’s special Empty Bowl menu. Bowls are returned to owners at the end of the event. All proceeds from the bowl sales will benefit Project Open Hand. 997 Virginia Ave. 404-872-0904. www.murphysvh.com.
Petite Auberge Oktoberfest, Mon., Oct. 4-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.
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. 7-9 p.m. 1544 Piedmont Road. 404-892-FEED ext. 1444. www.acfb.org.
Holeman & Finch, Tues., Oct. 5: Chef Linton Hopkins is making his ten-o'clock burger available all night as a way of thanking guests for their support as Food Network name their burger the "Best in America." 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 2277 Peachtree Road. 404-948-1175. www.holeman-finch.com.
Ecco, Wed., Oct. 6- Sat., Oct. 16: Second annual "Sirens of the Sea" menu featuring seafood dishes such as coldwater oysters, tuna carpaccio, and smoked artic char. All items range from $3 to $30 and are served a la carte. 40 7th St.404-347-9555. www.ecco-atlanta.com.
Bocado Anniversary Party, Wed., Oct. 6: BOCADO, one of the Westside’s newest staple dining destinations, celebrates it one-year anniversary this fall. Event will feature Svedka and complimentary appetizers and small bites. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 887 Howell Mill Rd. 404-815-1399. www.BOCADOAtlanta.com.
Social Resto Café Bar, Thurs., Oct. 7: Event to commemorate the restaurant's second anniversary and to fund raise for C.A.R.T., a private non-profit dedicated to building and furnishing schools in Uganda. Guests are asked to bring one or more new or gently-used children’s books, suitable for young people between 6 and 16 years. Donations such as school supplies and text books for teachers are also welcome. Social Resto’s appetizers will be served, along with a special birthday dessert created by Chef Khaled Chebbi. A board member of C.A.R.T. will also be there to tell more about the organization. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 12 W. Peachtree Pl. 404- 525-2246. www.socialintown.com.
Chinese Southern Belles, Thurs. Oct. 7: Wild About Rice! cooking class where guests will learn an overview of popular varieties of rice such as black, brown, red, white, wild, sticky, sweet, sushi and fried. Demos and samples of CSB signature dishes are also included. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 7-9 p.m. 2778 Cumberland Blvd. 404-494-0088. www.chinesesouthernbelle.com.
Serpas, Sat. Oct. 9: Benefit Brunch and Fashion Show for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Four-course meal comprises of comfort food from executive chef-owner Scott Serpas as well as endless Champagne cocktails. Local boutiques will showcasing fall and winter fashions and latest accessories. Elle G Designs will host a special trunk show at Fashion Plates featuring a breast cancer bracelet for sale, and $20 per bracelet will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Studioplex artist Janke Studios has designed special pink centerpieces available for purchase for $20 each, benefitting Susan G. Komen. A portion of the ticket sales and proceeds from retail sponsors after the show will also be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. $45. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 659 Auburn Ave. 404-888-9348. www.serpasrestaurant.com.
Blackstock Vineyards, Sat. Oct. 9: October wine dinner featuring a three-course meal. A "Surf & Turf" menu includes pan seared scallops and roasted beef tenderloin. Each course paired with wines from Blackstock Vineyards and Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards. $68. 7 p.m. 5400 Town Creek Road. 706-219-2789. www.bsvw.com.
39th Annual Georgia Apple Festival, Sat., Oct., 9-Sun., Oct. 10: Located at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, this event features 300 on-site vendors, live music, and entertainment. Many different varieties of apples and apple products are also available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Ellijay Lions Club and the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce. $5 adults, free for children 10 and under. 1729 South Main Street. 706-636-4500. www.georgiaapplefestival.org.
Ecco, Sun., Oct.10- Sunday Share Dinner event featuring an old-fashioned, family style meal form Pompeii, communal tables and a Vesuvius theme. Space is limited. $35. 6:30-10 p.m. 40 7th St. 404-347-9555. Reserve your spot at brownpapertickets.com/event/102913
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