Alpharetta restaurant week. Vegan dinner. Academy Awards watch party. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.
Feb. 19 - 25: During Alpharetta Restaurant Week, diners can enjoy a variety of prix fixe lunch and dinner options for $15 and $25 respectively. Participating restaurants include Benihana, Salt Factory , and South Main Kitchen . Click here for a complete list.
Various restaurants, awesomealpharetta.com.
Saturday, Feb. 25: During a food fest, guests can enjoy bites from top chefs and restaurants including Ford Fry, Shaun Doty, Revival and Gunshow, MetroFresh and Wrecking Bar plus booze and entertainment courtesy Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift cover bands for $45 per person from 1-5 p.m. at Park Tavern . The food and music festival will raise funds for the Songs for Kids Foundation, which provides music therapy to kids while they're patients at children's hospitals. Click here to purchase tickets.
500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-249-0001, parktavern.com.
Every Wednesday: Do happy hour with the Italian tradition of aperitivo—a post-work ritual of socializing with friends to kick back with cocktails and antipasti—at Dolce Italian . Guests seated at the bar or on the patio will enjoy $7 pizzas, $10 Double Cross Vodka cocktails and live music from 5-7:30 p.m.
The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, 3035 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 678-686-2267, dolceitalianrestaurant.com.
Sunday, Feb. 26: For an amuse-bouche plus a three-course Sunday supper featuring all vegan dishes, head to Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards from 6-8 p.m. The menu will include smoked cauliflower hush pups, a vegan pot pie and more. A seat at the table will be $40 per person; for $50 beer pairings will be included. Reservations are required; email Savannah@Twains.net.
211 E Trinity Pl., Decatur. 404-373-0063, twains.net.
Sunday, Feb. 26: If you’re going to watch the Academy Awards, you might as well do it in style at Pricci in Buckhead. The restaurant will host its annual Academy Awards viewing party, which will feature signature cocktails and a special four-course, movie-themed menu. Seating, reservations and red carpet entrance will be available at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $62 for the first seating and $72 for the second.
500 Pharr Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-237-2941. buckheadrestaurants.com.