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Monday, May 2, 2011

Atlanta food events: May 2-8

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Morton’s SteakhouseBuckhead and downton. Mon. May 2-Fri. May 6, 5-7 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close.: $7 Specials. Mini Cheeseburger Trip, Four Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches. Chicken Goujnettes. Mini Crabcake BLTS. Downtown (404-577-4366. 303 Peachtree Center Ave. NE.) and Buckhead (404-816-6535. 3379 Peachtree Rd. NE) www.mortons.com

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Buckhead and Centennial Park. Mon., May 2-Thurs., May 5 Ruth’s Hour: Select half-priced dishes from Prime Bites bar menu. 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Buckhead (404-365-0660. 3285 Peachtree Rd. NE) and Centennial Park (404-223 - 6500. 267 Marietta St.). 5-6:30 p.m. in Kennesaw (770-420-1985. 620 Chastain Rd.) and Sandy Springs (404-255 - 0035. 5788 Roswell Road, N.W.). www.ruthschris.com

On Mon., May 2 we said that Cakes and Ale would be hosting its monthly Sunday Supper on May 8, but we have been informed that the restaurant will be unable to hold the dinner because they will be participating in the Georgia Organics Conference

Restaurant Eugene. Tues., May 3 6:30 p.m.: Author Dinner with Kim Severson. Kim Severson, author of Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life will be the featured author of the seventh author dinner. Recpetion with custom cocktails and hors d’oeouvres at 6:30 followed by dinner prepared by Chef Linton Hopkins. Four courses with pairings and a copy of Spoon Fed. $100. 404-355-0321. 2277 Peachtree Rd. restauranteugene.com

Bocado Tues., May 3. Burger and Beer Special. Signature Bocado burger and a craft beer for $12. 404-815-1399. 887 Howell Mill Rd. www.bocadoatlanta.com

Atmosphere Bistro. Tues., May 3-Thurs., May 5. Three-course Prixe-fixe menu. $25. 678-702-1620. 1620 Piedmont Ave. www.atmospherebistro.com

Cook’s Warehouse Decatur Wed., May 4 7-9 p.m.: Summer Entertaining from the Grill. Shane Thompson of Shane’s Rib Shack will host a class on summer entertaining recipes. $45. 404-377-4005. 180 West Ponce de Leon Ave. www.cookswarehouse.com.

Atmosphere Bistro. Wed., May 4., Five-wine wine tasting with amuse bouche pairing. $25. 678-702-1620. 1620 Piedmont Ave. www.atmospherebistro.com.

Midtown Market Wed., May 4. 13 4-7 p.m.: Midtown Market Wednesday. A local farmer's market with fruit and veggies, a grab and go dinner and treats. 999 Peachtree. www.midtownglobalmarket.org

Thursday is Cinco de Mayo.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Every Thurs. starting May 5: Each week, featured restaurants will provide light tastings for the social event. May kicks off the weekly event with great restaurants: May 5 - Spice Market, May 12 - MARKET Buckhead, May 19 - Goin’ Coastal and May 26 - TWO urban licks. June restaurants include June 2 — PARISH: Foods & Goods, June 9 - ONE. midtown kitchen, June 16 — TAP, June 23 — Dogwood and June 30 - Davio’s. From 6 — 10 p.m. 404-876-5859 www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Atlanta Street Food Coalition: Thursdays 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Street Food Thursdays. Restaurants from around Atlanta including King of Pops, Souper Jenny and Yum Yum Cupcake will serve street food each week. Peachtree Street (outside the Woodruff Arts Center and at the corner of 10th & Peachtree). www.atlantastreetfood.com

Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival Fri., May 6 4 p.m. - Sat., May 7 6:30 p.m. The competition is set up as a backyard barbecue competition and will also feature BBQ vendors. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Acworth, the event will feature live music, a kid's area, and a Sweetwater Beer Garden. Cauble Park, Acworth. www.smokeonthelakebbq.com

The Grande at Kennesaw Fri., May 6 6-10 p.m.: Cobb Children’s Theatre “Evening of Dreams” Dinner and Auction. The evening will include dinner,entertainment, and both a silent and live auction. Proceeds will go toward the building of a facility for the theater for rehearsals,set designs and storage. $125 per person, table of 10 $1250. 770-514-8524. 3030 North Main St. NW. www.cobbchildrenstheatre.org.

Social Resto Cafe Sat., May 7 6 p.m.-midnight.: International Music Fest. Social Resto will host its second International Music Fest as part of Atlanta Jazz Festival’s “31 Days of Jazz.” 404-525-2246. 12 West Peachtree Place. www.socialintown.com

First Annual Macon Bacon & Kazoo Festival May 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Macon Bacon & Kazoo Club is a group of folks who love the city of Macon, the taste of Bacon and/or the sound of Kazoos. Attempt to set world record for biggest potluck. Georgia State Fair. Building 13 in Central City Park. www.maconbaconandkazoo.com

Of course, Sunday is Mother's Day.

H. Harper Station Sun., May 8., 5-10 p.m.: Sunday Supper. Three-course meal featuring the relish tray, a choice of entrée and finishing with a piece of pie. $15 plus tax and gratuity. 678-732-0415. 904 Memorial Dr. www.hharperstation.com

South City Kitchen Vinings. Sun., May 8, 5-10 p.m.: Beer and BBQ night. Southern-style BBQ menu starting at $7/person and $3 Sweetwater draft beers. Reservations are recommended, but not required. 770-435-0700. www.southcitykitchen.com

Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint Sun., May 8, 12 p.m.: Sunday Gospel Lunch. Food and Gospel Music by local musicians starting at noon. 404-230 —JUKE. 200 Peachtree St. www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com.

SOHO Sun., May 8, 5-9 p.m.: Low Down Lobster Boil. Guests receive a meal of Maine lobster (1 1/2 lbs), Andouille sausage, fresh corn, creamer potatoes and a green salad and $3 pints of Terrapin Rye Pale Ale. $25. 770-801-0069. 4300 Paces Ferry Rd, Suite 107. www.SOHOAtlanta.com

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