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6 can't-miss metro Atlanta food and drink events in June

Learn about the food you eat — and how to cook it — at these events.

It’s a battle for the ages as Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern hosts its Whiskey vs. Wine tasting event. Try five small plates, each paired with both a whiskey and a wine, including Glenglassaugh Revival whiskey and Ziata sauvignon blanc with house-smoked salmon, bacon, avocado, endive and lemon vinaigrette and Glendronach Peated scotch and Maison L’Envoyé Bourgogne blanc paired with poached oyster, beurre blanc and house-pickled cucumber.

7 p.m. June 6. $39. Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern, 804 Town Blvd., Brookhaven. 404-464-8971,  conta.cc/2JmSMoI.

Chow down and rock out for a good cause at the third annual Food That Rocks event, featuring tastes from more than 20 local restaurants including Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano and Hammocks Trading Co.; wine, beer and cocktail tastes; and live music. Proceeds support local charities including Community Assistance Center, the Drake House and Second Helpings Atlanta.

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6:30-11 p.m. June 9. $55 for general admission ($65 at the door); and $65 for VIP ($75 at the door). Use code  AJCROCKS  online for a $10 discount. City Springs at City Green, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs.  foodthatrocks.org.

Honor the past and the present with Colletta’s Old World Meets New World dinner featuring a four-course, prix fixe menu, served alongside the restaurant’s regular menu, comprised of classic and modern Italian including mussels with smoked tomato, saffron, Calabrian sausage and grilled bread and chicken Marsala with garganelli. Availability is limited, so guests are encouraged to make reservations.

5-10 p.m. June 14. $50, wine pairings for an additional $30. Colletta (in Avalon), 900 Third St., Alpharetta. 678-722-8335,  collettarestaurant.com/.

Learn about how to eat well for society, the environment and the economy in a confusing food environment at the Can We Eat Enough? Reflection on Modern Food Consumption lecture presented by Jonathan K. Crane, the Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought at Emory University Center for Ethics. The event is being held in conjunction with the Fernbank Museum of Natural History special exhibit, “Food: Our Global Kitchen.”

4:30-7 p.m. June 17. Free, advance reservations are recommended. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta.  fernbankmuseum.org/visit/calendar-of-events/special-lecture-can-we-eat-enough/.

Get a taste of South America at the En Fuego dinner at the S.O.S. Tiki Bar. Tickets include dishes prepared by Eat Me Speak Me chef Jarrett Stieber, wine pairings from Avant Partir and an East Fork Small Potter’s Bowl to use during the dinner and take home at the end of the event.

7-9 p.m. June 19. $95. The SOS Tiki Bar, 340 Church St., Decatur.  eastforkpottery.com/collection/en-fuego-dinner-ticket.

Learn how to cook Arabic classics sfiha (meat pies) and kataief (a pancake-style dish) during the Art of Arabic Cooking class at the ALIF Institute. The class also includes samples of the prepared food.

12:30-2:30 p.m. June 23. $22 for ALIF members, $25 for nonmembers. ALIF Institute, 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta.  alifinstitute.org/institute/6-23-the-art-of-the-arabic-cooking/.

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