Brunch near the Beltline on Labor Day? Check. A pig out, as in a pulled pork dish and a bevy of others during an outdoor party? Check. 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.
Thursday, Aug. 30: Hampton + Hudson will celebrate its second anniversary with a 1920s-themed party featuring food and drink specials and passed appetizers from 8-9 p.m. Live music will keep guests on their feet throughout the evening.
299 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-948-2123, hamptonandhudson.com.
Thursday, Aug. 30: Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar will team up with Santa Teresa 1796 Rum for a four-course cocktail dinner featuring tuna carpaccio, wood-grilled cobia, glazed pork belly and more — all paired with rum — from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $99, can be purchased here.
4475 Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-635-7641, driftoysterbar.com.
Sunday, Sept. 2: Join Oak Steakhouse and Colletta for the restaurants’ annual Labor Day pig out in Palmer Plaza, the grassy common area between the two restaurants from 5-8 p.m. Executive chefs Stuart Rogers and Jason Stern will serve a variety of dishes including ribs, brisket, pulled pork, mac and cheese, cole slaw and more; live music, games and kids’ activities will round out the festivities. Tickets are $40, $20 for kids 12 and older and children under 11 will receive free entry. Tickets can be purchased here.
Oak Steakhouse, 950 3rd St., Alpharetta. 678-722-8333, oaksteakhouseatlanta.com.
Monday, Sept. 3: TWO urban licks will host a special Labor Day brunch and patio party with options such as salmon chips, brisket hash, southwestern Benedict, pimento cheese BLT plus $7 beers and $10 cocktails from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Call the restaurant or visit the website for reservations.
820 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta. 404-522-4622, twourbanlicks.com.