Hungry or thirsty? There are plenty of events to check out and new restaurants to try this weekend in metro Atlanta.
Do this on Friday
Andrea Slonecker and Dana Frank, authors of the “Wine Food” cookbook, will join the Perrine’s Wine Shop team in West Midtown for a special tasting, along with food from Miller Union chef Steven Satterfield. Read more here.
Get ready for Thanksgiving with a holiday sides class at the Big Green Egg culinary center. Read more about it and other holiday cooking classes here.
Get a taste of authentic Indian street food by way of the pani puri at Chai Pani in Decatur. Read more here.
Try some South African food and booze with a twist at the newly-opened second location of Biltong Bar in Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Read more here.
Do this on Saturday
More than 30 restaurants, including Bell Street Burritos and Babalu, will serve up all things guacamole and taco related at the first Guaco Taco Fest in Atlanta. Read more here.
Eat your veggies at the Atlanta Veg Fest at the Cobb County Civic Center featuring food, speakers, cooking demos and a vendor marketplace. Read more here.
The second annual Butcher and Brew Fest will feature almost 20 local breweries, food, live music, games and more beginning at 2 p.m. at Butcher & Brew in Alpharetta. Read more here.
Get your sugar fix at the Ultimate Sugar Show at Cobb Galleria Centre featuring local sweets, sugar skills classes, edible sugar art competitions, vendors and more. Read more here.
Alpharetta’s dining scene is crowded, but the new on the scene Coalition Food & Beverage is worth a try. Read more here.
Do This on Sunday
Join chef Todd Richards at the inaugural event for Georgia Organics Cast Iron & Collards Society. The event will feature bites from Richards’ new cookbook, “Soul,” as well as tastes from Avalon Catering and drinks from Gunshow mixologist Mercedes O’Brien made with products from ASW Distillery. Read more here.
Explore the power food has to heal and transform at Development in Gardening (DIG)’s fifth annual Cocktails & Castoffs event, with 10 local chefs, including Brian So of Spring, Deborah VanTrece of Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours and Seth Freedman of PeachDish, as well as mixologist Tiffanie Barriere preparing dishes and drinks that leave zero food waste behind. Read more here.
Cool down and have fun at the King of Pops Field Day. Look for free pops, a frozen pop eating contest, live music, games and more. Read more here.