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New Orleans inspired food festival, wine tastings and more in metro Atlanta this week

New Orleans inspired food festival. Seafood special. Wine tastings. 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 March 11: Even though Mardi Gras was last week, diners can continue to eat New Orleans inspired dishes during a food festival from 4-9:30 p.m. at Petite Violette Restaurant . The special menu includes a Cajun soup, gumbo with andouille smoked sausage, crawfish étouffée over rice with spicy seafood sauce, chicken and seafood jambalaya and more. Prices range from $8 to $26 each.

2948 Clairmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-634-6268,

Now through April 16: Guests who love seafood or are observing Lent can indulge in Krystal ’s mix for $5 Shrimp Po’ Boy sandwiches. Offered in partnership with King & Prince Seafood, crispy butterfly shrimp and tangy sauce are loaded on a soft roll. Shrimp also can be ordered by the basket.

Various locations,

Thursday, March 9: For its second wine tasting and magazine release party with Cover Books and Noble Rot wine magazine, sommelier Jordan Smelt will pour a range of his favorite wines from Chablis alongside hors d'oeuvres from chef Billy Allin of Bread & Butterfly from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $55 each inclusive of a copy of the magazine and tote bag, can be purchased here.

290 Elizabeth St. N.E., Atlanta. 678-515-4536,

Sunday, March 12: Sommelier Patricia Smith will take guests through an exploration of four lesser known white wines from various regions around of the world paired with small bites from executive chef and partner Jamie Lynch beginning at 3 p.m. at 5Church . Guests will taste everything from Hungarian Furmint to Spanish Pedro Ximenez. Seating is limited. Tickets are $38 each and can be purchased here.

1197 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-400-3669,

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