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Best foodie events: Black Friday deals, fight party, free Uber rides in metro Atlanta

Black Friday deals. Fight party. Free Uber rides. There will be lots of food and fun happening around metro Atlanta tomorrow through the weekend, so add one or all four of the following events to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time. Happy holidays, folks!

Wednesday, Nov. 23: The second annual Buckhead Brawl for a Cause—a fundraising event featuring an open bar, casino games, music and amateur boxing matches—will be held from 7-11 p.m. at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta . Comedian Ronndell Smith and the founder of Witty and Pretty and Bros Being Basic, Ashley Hesseltine, will host the event; Grammy Award-winning DJ Babey Drew will spin tunes. Tickets, which are $100 -$125, can be purchased here.

3391 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-365-0065,

Friday, Nov. 25: When it’s time to refuel from shopping, head to Seven Lamps for smoked chicken tacos served with mole negro, shaved radish, cilantro and queso fresco plus a bottle of SweetWater 420 for $10 beginning at 5 p.m. Worked up a bigger appetite? Individual tacos will also be available for $4.

3400 Around Lenox Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-467-8950, .

Friday, Nov. 25: Sure, it’s Black Friday, but Local Three will be celebrating Brown Friday, as in up to 50-percent off bourbon drinks the day after Thanksgiving. A bourbon drink, including EH Taylor Rye, Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye, Jefferson Reserve and Jim Beam will be $4.53 - $12.53.

3290 Northside Pkwy. N.W., Atlanta. 404-968-2700 ,

Nov. 25 – 26: Sit back, relax and catch a ride to dinner and drinks in the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market on Uber. The two companies have partnered to give people complimentary rides. Riders will be able to redeem the offer by entering “PCMMERRYANDBRIGHT” when scheduling a car within Uber’s mobile app. The code will cover up to $15 on an uberx ride to or from Ponce City Market during regular business hours while supplies last. Additionally, starting Nov. 27, visitors can receive a $10 Uber credit if they spend a total of $100 or more at any of Ponce City Market’s shops or restaurants during the holiday season by submitting receipts to This credit must be used within seven days and is limited to one per customer.

675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-900-7900, .

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