Best food deals and events around Atlanta: Pappadeaux's seafood specials, Pride brunch, more

Seafood deals at Pappadeaux. Pride brunch. Oktoberfest dinner. There will be lots of food and fun happening around metro Atlanta now through the weekend, so add one or all five of the following events to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Now thru Oct. 9: Cooks & Soldiers , Double Zero , The Iberian Pig and Sugo are all featured restaurants in the second annual Castellucci Hospitality Group Restaurant Week. Each restaurant is hosting themed events ranging from a wine tasting to a whole pig roast. Visit for the complete list and details. By attending events throughout the week, guests will receive stamps that can be redeemed for prizes including $25 - $125 gift cards and a private, in-home tasting.

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Wednesday, Oct. 5: Enjoy a four-course, family-style meal paired with Eventide Beers at this beer dinner from 6:30-9 p.m. at Cakes & Ale in celebration of Oktoberfest. Tickets, which are $35, may be purchased here.

Cakes & Ale, 155 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-377-7994.

Oct.9 - 31: To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen will offer daily dine-in specials, contests, giveaways and more at all locations. On Sundays and Mondays, diners can dive into half price Gulf Coast oysters for $6.95 per dozen. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the seafood platter will be half price, making it $13.45. Thursdays and Fridays, guests can enjoy two one-pound live Maine lobsters for $29.95. Additionally, Beginning Oct. 9, fans can share a photo celebrating Pappadeaux Seafood’s birthday throughout the month of October for a chance to win a $150 Pappadeaux gift card by visiting

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Saturday, Oct. 8: Second Self is turning two, and to celebrate, the brewery will host an anniversary party featuring 22 special beers on draft in the taproom from 1-6 p.m. Guests will receive a souvenir 2-pack and glass to take home. Food from Pine Street Market will also be available. Tickets are $32 and $42; the latter is for VIP access, which includes an earlier admittance time of noon.

Second Self Beer Company, 1317 Logan Cir. N.W., Atlanta. 678-916-8035. .

Sunday, Oct. 9: Celebrate the Pride parade with brunch, banging beats by DJ Yvonne Monet and more beginning at 11 a.m. at Livingston Restaurant + Bar . A seat at the table, which is different from Solange’s new album, will cost $28. VIP tickets, which include a drink and guaranteed terrace seating, is $75.

Livingston Restaurant + Bar, 659 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-897-5000. .

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