ATLiens brunch and music in Midtown. James Beard chef book signing. There are several fun, food events happening in 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, May 23: For passed hors d'eouvres and a book signing with James Beard Award-winning chef Jonathan Waxman , head to Williams-Sonoma at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m., guests will head next door to Brezza Cucina , Waxman’s Italian and New American restaurant, for a four-course tasting menu paired with rosés from around the world. Attendance to the Williams-Sonoma portion of the evening will be free; the four-course meal will be $80. Tickets can be purchased here. A portion of Brezza Cucina’s sales from the entire day will be donated to Community Farmers Markets, which operates farmers markets across the city of Atlanta.
Williams-Sonoma, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-810-7486, williams-sonoma.com.
Brezza Cucina, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-724-9700, brezzacucina.com.
Thursday, May 25: Cinnaholic will celebrate its one year anniversary by offering a free cinnamon roll with the purchase of one all day long.
1230 Caroline St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-343-0805, cinnaholic.com.
Saturday, May 27: Back by popular demand, the next installment of the ATLiens brunch at 5Church Atlanta will feature build your own bloody Mary at bar or order other brunch-y libations and eat everything from Belgian waffles with sautéed apples, bourbon caramel sauce and whipped cream to crab cakes and poached eggs with toasted bread, spinach and jalapeño beurre blanc from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. While eating and drinking, nod your head to an Outkast playlist performed by the soul-ectronic/multi-crunk/flyy-ness sounds of Cecili & Mr. E. Worldwide. Reservations are strongly suggested. Validated parking and valet will be available.
1197 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-400-3669, 5churchatlanta.com .
May 27-29: In honor of its three-year anniversary, Orpheus Brewing will open its doors for a Memorial Day weekend blowout featuring brewery tours, food trucks, new and barrel-aged beers and more beginning at noon May 27. The three-day affair will be spread over four sessions and guests can attend any session; each session will include nine pours, a commemorative anniversary glass and brewery tours. Tickets are $24 per person and may be purchased at the brewery upon arrival
1440 Dutch Valley Pl. N.E., Atlanta. 404-347-1777, orpheusbrewing.com.