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Love food, beer and coffee? Here’s what to do, eat and drink this weekend in metro Atlanta

Attend a dinner with cider pairings, try some barbecue in east Cobb and more Sept. 14-16


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

Kick off the weekend with Brooklyn Brewery’s Beer Mansion, featuring popular and rare beers from Brooklyn Brewery and local Atlanta breweries plus live music, contests and more. Read more here.

Help East Pole celebrate its one year anniversary with a party featuring food, drinks and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Giving Kitchen. Read more here. 

Chow down on food from “Top Chef” alum and owner of Gunshow and Revival Kevin Gillespie during the Atlanta History Center’s Back on the Farm event. Proceeds benefit Atlanta History Center programs. Read more here.

Do This on Saturday

Get a taste of two metro Atlanta towns at this weekend’s Taste of Smyrna and Taste of Snellville. 

Take a food tour with an international flair with the Gateway Flavors Global Food Tour, featuring stops at restaurants including Bento Cafe and D’Cuban Cafe. Read more here. 

Celebrate all things tequila at the Viva Tequila Festival at Atlantic Station, featuring sips of small-batch Mexican tequila, food, art and more. Read more here.

Relive your favorite decade during the I Still Love the 90’s Brunch and Day Party at Restaurant 10. Read more here.

Pop over for a pop-up shop for Johnny Cupcakes, “The World’s First T-Shirt Bakery” at Perks Coffee in Marietta. Buy T-shirts and accessories with cupcakes and pop culture references, free gifts and coffee. Read more here.

Try the dressed up bar menu at Irby’s Tavern, a new-ish spot in Buckhead. Read our review here. 

Get a taste of New Orleans this weekend at the Po’Boy Shop in Decatur. Take a first look here. 

Do This on Sunday

Urban Tree Cidery will host a four-course, tapas-style dinner paired with cider pairings at Cypress Street Pint and Plate. Read more here. 

Some of the top chefs in Atlanta, including Steven Satterfield and Asha Gomez, will serve up food at the ninth annual Southern Chefs Potluck event at the Inn at Serenbe. Read more here. 

It’s a busy weekend at East Pole Coffee -- in addition to its first anniversary party on Friday, the shop is kicking off “Sunday School,” quarterly classes helping attendees learn how to brew barista-level coffee at home (not to mention sips of coffee and a bag of coffee to take home). Read more here.

Check out what former Star Provisions head chef Guy Wallace Bottoms Jr. has cooking up at Sam’s BBQ-1 in east Cobb. Read our review here. 

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