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Gwinnett Restaurant Week, Killer Tomato Festival and more in metro Atlanta this week

Three-course prix fixe meals in Gwinnett. Movie night with food deals. 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.

Thursdays in July: Make it a movie night. NEXTO and Reformation Brewery have teamed up to host a movie night every Thursday in July from 6-10 p.m. Movie lovers will be able to grab a seat and enjoy of an array of specials including $8 cocktails; a $13 beer and burger pairing; $7 beer and a shot of bourbon plus wings and ramen.

NEXTO, 828 Ralph McGill Blvd. N.E., Atlanta. 404-809-3763,

Sunday, July 16: The ninth annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival will feature the south’s top chefs, most-skilled mixologists and local farmers teaming up to create tomato-based delights in support of Georgia Organics, a local non-profit connecting organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families. Held at Park Tavern, guests will be entertained by creative libations, inspired tomato treats and cold pours of SweetWater beer plus a variety of music. Tickets, which are $40 - $125, can be purchased here.

500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-249-0001,

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  July 16 – 20: This year’s Gwinnett Restaurant Week will feature more than 20 restaurants including Ba Bellies, Local Republic, Marlow’s Tavern and Sugo Kitchen. During the week, a three-course meal will be $25 and $35 at select restaurants.

UPDATE: Wednesday, July 19: Colletta at Avalon will host the live band Surrender Hill during a festive evening. For good cheap eats and drinks, check out the happy hour menu which features half-price appetizers, pizzas and select bottles of wine from 5 to 7 p.m.

900 3rd St., Alpharetta . 678-722-8335, .


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