If you love eating and drinking, these are the metro Atlanta events not to miss in April.
Whiskey Bird anniversary. Whiskey Bird will celebrate its third anniversary with a pig roast, food and drink specials and the debut of Bird Bricks, the restaurant’s new art project.
Tavola Dinner: Celebrate director and winemaker Francis Ford Coppola’s 80th birthday at a special event at il Giallo. In honor of Coppola’s birthday, his winery has selected one restaurant in a handful of cities to host a traditional Tavola Dinner featuring classic Italian dishes, a selection of Coppola Wines and actors portraying members of an Italian family who interact with the guests.
7-10 p.m. April 4. $80. il Giallo Osteria and Bar, 5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-709-2148, ilgialloatl.com
Cherry Blossom Festival: Gear up for cherry blossom season at O-Ku. The restaurant will honor the bloom of Japan’s “Sakura” trees with complimentary passed tastings of spring menu items, cherry blossom-infused cocktails, live entertainment and cherry blossom-inspired décor.
9 p.m. April 4. 1085 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-500-2383, o-kusushiatl.com/
Ruth Reichl: Join food writer and restaurant critic Ruth Reichl and New York Times writer Kim Severson as they discuss Reichl’s new book “Save Me the Plums”.
7:30 p.m. April 4. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com
From Atlanta Party. East Pole Coffee Co. will host its fourth annual “From Atlanta” party. Guests will enjoy complimentary coffee from East Pole, alongside light bites provided by H&F Bread and soon-to-open Ford Fry restaurant Little Rey, SweetWater Brewery beers and a featured cocktail from ASW Distillery. The event is open to the public and also includes cornhole, kanjam and a pinata.
7-10 p.m. April 5. East Pole Coffee, 255 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta. eastpole.coffee/
Early Passover: Celebrate Passover early at City Winery Atlanta’s Downtown Seder. The non-traditional seder will include the customary Passover traditions including drinking four glasses of wine, a vegetarian meal with a Kosher option available and appearances by Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza, Ricky McKinnie from The Blind Boys of Alabama, actress and singer Mira Awad and several other performers.
Women of Food series: Resy’s Women of Food series returns for its second year, and is making a stop in Atlanta with chef Anne Quatrano. The James Beard Award-winning owner of Bacchanalia and several other Atlanta restaurants will host a Form or Function: The Perfect Plate dinner in collaboration with Asheville-based Connie Matisse, co-founder of East Fork. The event will feature food, drink and chef-driven dialogue. A portion of proceeds will benefit Women In Hospitality United.
7 p.m. April 8. $150. Bacchanalia, 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., Atlanta. blog.resy.com/2019/03/resy-presents-women-of-food/
Four-course dinner: Seed Kitchen & Bar is joining with Creature Comforts Brewing Co. for a four-course dinner benefitting Giving Kitchen. Dishes including fig and prosciutto-stuffed Carolina quail and hickory-smoked beer braised pork cheek will be paired with six Creature Comforts beers, with an ambassador from the Athens-based brewery on hand to discuss the beers served. $10 from each ticket will benefit Giving Kitchen.
6:30 p.m. April 8. $109. Stem Wine Bar, 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678-214-6888, eventbrite.com
ASW Whiskey Exchange grand opening: ASW Distillery will celebrate the grand opening of its ASW Whiskey Exchange with cocktails, the first release of ASW’s Cask Strength Resurgens Rye, food options from The Real Mexican Vittles, Honeysuckle Gelato and more, live music and a live viewing of the first part of the Atlanta United game.
Noon-8 p.m. April 13. $18-74. 933 Lee St., Atlanta. eventbrite.com/e/grand-opening-of-our-west-end-whiskey-exchange-barrelhouse-tickets-59018605237?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2fDJ7lho5BlLNsS62wSNRj4kMwIbVCmFHQIRYhXOVs7FrUYYqsopSrT_s
Atlanta Spring Wine Fest: Drink to spring during the Atlanta Spring Wine Fest. Sample more than 50 kinds of wine, plus beer and cider, while listening to live music and a DJ. Food will be available for purchase.
1-5 p.m. April 13. $45 in advance, $50 after April 6, $60 day of event. Historic 4th Ward Park, 680 Dallas St. NE, Atlanta. atlantawinefestivals.com
Pappy Pairing Party: Up to five pours of Pappy will be paired with five gourmet dishes at a Pappy Pairing Party at 11th Frame at Midtown Bowl. Chef Chris Hall of Local Three will prepare dishes including lemon pepper “wet” bacon with celery and carrot salad and “aged” mac and cheese with gouda, cheddar and fontina, with 1-ounce pours of Pappy including Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year and Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year. Josh Dornellas, a spirits specialist from Empire Distributors, will be on hand to educate guests about Pappy Van Winkle. $50 from each ticket will benefit the Giving Kitchen.
7 p.m. April 18. $350. 11th Frame at Midtown Bowl, 1936 Piedmont Circle NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5703.
Composting workshop: Learn all about composting at the Earth Day Farmers Jam sponsored by Food Well Alliance, Georgia Recycling Coalition, EPA Region 4 and the Atlanta Community Composting Council. Chow down on vegan nachos from Chef Zu and hot dogs from ATL Doggy Dogg while listening to live music and learning about composting from CompostNow. There will also be opportunities to win prizes and engage with local growers. Admission is free, with food available for purchase.
7-9 p.m. April 22. Monday Night Garage, 933 Lee St. SW, Atlanta. eventbrite.com
Catering book: Charleston food writers and cookbook authors Matt and Ted Lee, better known as The Lee Bros. will headline the third annual benefit for Global Growers. They’ll discuss their new book, “Hotbox,” with Angie Mosier, the past president of the board of the Southern Foodways Alliance. Tickets include a signed, first edition copy of "Hotbox," with a portion of the proceeds going to Global Growers, plus hors d'oeuvres and a full-service cash bar.
7 p.m. April 24. $45. Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge, 644 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. freshtix.com/events/global-growers-benefit-lee-bros-hotbox
Lilburn Lil Crawl: Get to know Lilburn during the first Lil Crawl featuring stops for food and drink at 1910 Public House, Agavero Parkside and Hope Springs Distillery. The event culminates with a concert at Music On Main Street featuring classic rock band Those Meddling Kids. Tickets include a drink voucher, entry to the concert and an event T-shirt. Additional food and drink will be available for purchase at each stop.
5:30-7:30, April 27. $15. 76 Main St. NW, Lilburn. eventbrite.com/e/downtown-lilburn-lil-crawl-tickets-58726207668
Steakhouse anniversary: Kaiser’s Steakhouse is celebrating its second anniversary with a party featuring a selection of dishes, wines and cocktails, along with live music.
5-8:30 p.m. April 28. $85. 5975 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-549-2882, kaiserschophouse.com/
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