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Monday, May 13, 2013

Atlanta food events, May 13-19: Taste of the Highlands, Margarita Wars, and more

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Wed., May 15

The Solarium at Historic Scottish Rite Wed., May 15, 6 p.m. Go Eat Give: Destination Kenya Enjoy authentic Kenyan food, music, and culture. Hear from keynote speaker Kelly Campbell, founder of the Village Cooperative. Proceeds benefit nonprofit organization Go Eat Give. Sponsored by Global Atlanta and AKPA. Details

Mac McGee's Irish Pub Wed., May 15, 7:30 p.m. Tullamore Dew Tasting with Ambassador Tim Herlihy Enjoy three delicious expressions from Tullamore Dew with Ambassador Tim Herlihy. Tim will talk about the history of Irish distilling and guests will taste three Tullamore Dews all for $15. RSVP required. Details

Thurs., May 16

Park Tavern Thurs., May 16, 7-11 p.m. On Thursday, May 16, join Creative Loafing and 11 of Atlanta's finest bartenders as they converge upon Park Tavern in a battle to concoct the best margarita in town. Only you can pick the winner. Details

Lure Thurs., May 16, 11 a.m. Small Dreams Run Dine Out Lunch At Lure on May 16, 15 percent of all proceeds from the Small Dreams Run Dine Out Lunch will be donated to charity. Details

Woodfire Grill Thurs., May 16, 6 p.m. Wine Tasting Series Join Woodfire Grill co-owner and wine director Nicolas Quinones and sommelier Patrick Guilfoil for a new monthly wine-tasting series. For each tasting, the restaurant pours eight wines focused on a specific theme or region with either Quinones or Guilfoil present to answer any questions. Details

REV Coffee Thurs., May 16, 7 p.m. Happiness in a Cup Enjoy a two-hour painting class taught step-by-step and sip on a coffee, tea, or smoothie at REV Coffee in Smyrna. Details

Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters Thurs., May 16, 7 p.m. Rootbeerpallooza This event celebrates the wonders of root beer with a giant root beer swap and home-brewing competition. Details

Fri., May 17

Vino Venue Fri., May 17, 7 p.m. Hunger Games-Inspired Feast Enjoy a unique selection of hors d'ouvres as Chef Jessica Ray prepares a multi-course meal inspired by the Hunger Games trilogy, with wine pairings. Details

Nikolai's Roof Fri., May 17, 7 p.m. May Wine Dinner The event will feature a multi-course dinner from chef Stephanie Alderete, with pairings from the Beaux Freres Vineyard from Oregon's Willamette Valley. Details

Sat., May 18

Battle & Brew Sat., May 18, 4 p.m. Battle & Brew's Second Annual Cookie Competition Competitors must arrive with cookies baked from scratch with a "Geek Power Up" theme to them, and will be judged by Battle & Brew staff and you. Details

Meehan's Public House Sat., May 18, 12 p.m. Hogs Gone Wild Americana Biker Fest Meehan's Public House Vinings will be celebrating Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 18, at noon with a "Hogs Gone Wild Americana Biker Fest." Ride your Chopper, Harley, or even Vespa to Meehan's for a special, all-pork "Hogs Gone Wild" menu, along with drink specials and a 10 percent discount offer on food purchases for military customers with military identification or for those who come in uniform. Details

John Howell Park Sat., May 18, 2-5 p.m. Taste of the Highlands The 11th Annual Taste of the Highlands will be on Sat., May 18 in the John Howell Park from 2-5 p.m. Details

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