Party hearty with free food and drink in Brookhaven. Learn to make pasta from scratch. 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 July 12: Learn to make homemade pasta dough, goat cheese tortellini with red pepper and olive pesto, linguine with shrimp and vegetables, and lemon mascarpone gelato in a pasta making class from 7-9 p.m. at Sur La Table. Participants will practice rolling and cutting pasta and more. Tickets are $75.
Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-973-3371, surlatable.com.
Saturday, July 14: Patrons can party hearty with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a freebie first drink, raffle and live music by James Patrick Morgan and his three-piece band during HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern’s one-year anniversary in Brookhaven. The festivities will be held from 5-7 p.m.
804 Town Blvd., Brookhaven. 404-464-8971, hobnobatlanta.com.
Saturday, July 14: To celebrate tomato-inspired dishes and cocktails, a collaboration of southeastern chefs will culminate into a special five-course benefit dinner featuring mixed seafood estofado, cascarelli en brodo and raw scallop with rhubarb aguachile beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Optimist. The evening will begin “on the green” with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner in the Oyster Bar at 7:30 p.m. A seat at the table will be $250; call the restaurant to RSVP. All proceeds benefit Georgia Organics.
914 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-477-6260, theoptimistrestaurant.com.
Saturdays, ongoing: For late night fun with a rotating menu with dishes such as lobster rolls, jerk chicken sandwiches, fried calamari, paprika-Parmesan fries, Baja fish tacos and shrimp cocktail plus a DJ and opening dance floor, head to The Big Ketch. From 10 p.m.-2 a.m. the restaurant doubles as a party place for hungry patrons who also want to show off their fancy footwork in Roswell.
1105 Canton St., Roswell. 770-993-5749, www.thebigketch.com.