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Crawfish boil, Sandy Springs food festival and more in metro Atlanta this week

Food festival with more than 20 restaurants in Sandy Springs. Three-course vegan dinner. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Now through May 14: Don’t worry about the tab. Yard House is currently hosting a giveaway to celebrate its 20th anniversary and one lucky person could win dinner for a year from this national restaurant. For a chance to win, text KEGS to 37238 (DRAFT). Two lucky grand prize winners will receive a $100 gift card every month for 12 months. Additionally, each week, eight randomly selected people will receive a $50 Yard House gift card. Click here for further details and rules.

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Saturday, May 6: Executive chef Scott Serpas, who hails from the Big Easy, will host a crawfish boil featuring crawfish with corn and potatoes; chicken and andouille sausage jambalaya, house-made Georgia strawberry cake and more from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at his restaurant, Serpas True Food . Tickets, which are $48 each, can be purchased here.

659 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-688-0040, .

Saturday, May 6: Head north of Atlanta for a scrumptious event featuring more than 20 restaurants that will provide food, wine and beer during Food That Rocks: A Celebration of Sandy Springs beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Hammond Park. Restaurants will include Hudson Grille, il Giallo Osteria & Bar, Marlow’s Tavern and Savor Bar & Kitchen. Tickets, which can be purchased here, are $55 - $75 each. This will be a 21 years old and older event.

705 Hammond Dr. N.E., Sandy Springs.

Sunday, May 7: To celebrate executive chef Savannah Sasser's arrival to the Hampton + Hudson team, a three-course, family-style vegan dinner, the first in a monthly series, will begin at 6 p.m. Menu options will include barbecue fried chickpea flatbread, vegetable tart, cornbread and Pea panzanella salad and grilled asparagus with lemon aioli and tomatoes. A seat at the table is $40; for $50, craft beer pairings will be provided.

299 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-948-2123,


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