Party in Midtown for Fat Tuesday. Make reservations now for Valentine’s Day. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.
Tuesday, Feb. 13: Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the second annual Mardi Gras On The Square hosted by Colony Square Plaza from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The New Orleans-themed lunchtime party will feature classic hurricanes provided by the Sunshine Alchemy drink truck, food from the Louisiana Purchase food truck and complimentary king cake courtesy Louisiana Tourism. Live brass musical performances and a visit from the Louisiana Tourism group, who will offer guests a chance to enter and win a trip for two to celebrate Mardi Gras in 2019, will round out the festivities. Read more about the event here
1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 770-462-2880, colonysquaremidtown.com .
Tuesday, Feb. 13: Get a little taste of New Orleans at Hugo’s Oyster Bar ’s Fat Tuesday party with food and drinks specials from 7-10 p.m. Dining deals will include $3 Abita beers, $10 SoCo hurricanes, crispy gator bites, barbecue shrimp and, of course, king cake. The Hill Roberts Band will play live music all night long. Read about more Mardi Gras events here
10360 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770-993-5922, hugosoysterbar.com .
Wednesday, Feb. 14: Still in the market for Valentine’s Day dinner plans? Head to Bar Margot at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta for a four-course dinner featuring octopus terrine with preserved lemon, king crab with fennel and satsuma, flat iron steak with potato pave plus a delicious dessert presentation. Seatings will be 6-9 p.m.; a seat at the table will be $85. Call the restaurant to RSVP. Read more about what to do for Valentine's Day here
Four Seasons Atlanta, 75 14th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-881-5913, barmargotatl.com .
Saturday, Feb. 17: Gather at Park Tavern to celebrate Oysterfest with Spiral Entertainment, which will feature steamed, fried and raw oysters, fried shrimp, beer, live music and more. Doors will open at 1 p.m.; festivities will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets, which are $17, can be purchased here.
500 10th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-249-0001, parktavern.com .