The completed beef curry rice noodle soup at Crossing Bridge Rice Noodle. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Love food? Here’s what to do, eat and drink this weekend in metro Atlanta

Hungry or thirsty? There are plenty of events to check out and new restaurants to try this weekend in metro Atlanta.

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Do this on Friday   

Things will get shucking fun Jan. 24-26 during the ninth annual Smyrna Oysterfest at Atkins Park Smyrna. Look for raw, grilled, and fried oysters with the promise of plenty of Abita beer and New Orleans-inspired music during the Mardi Gras-themed bash.  Read more here.

The Federal in Midtown will observe the 261st birthday of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns Jan. 24 with a memorial dinner and whisky tasting event. The event will feature a four-course dinner, six single malt pours, celebratory bagpipes, a swordsman, readings from his famous poems and more. Read more here.

Get wild Jan. 24-Feb. 1 during Petite Violette’s Wild Game Festival, with a special menu served from 4-9:30 p.m. featuring appetizers and entrees made with antelope, bison, boar, duck and venison. In addition to the Wild Game Festival Menu, Petite Violette will serve its regular dinner menu. Read more here. 

Treat yourself to one of our favorite metro Atlanta dishes of 2019. Check out the full list here.

Are you participating in Dry January? Try one of these eight metro Atlanta mocktails to help you get through the month successfully. 

Do this on Saturday   

Try some of Roswell’s best restaurants during Roswell Restaurant Week through Jan. 29, with 42 participating restaurants from around the city. During the 10-day event, all participating restaurants including Adele’s on Canton, Fresco Cantina Grille, Local on North, Osteria Mattone and the Whiskey Project will serve individual prix fixe menus featuring favorites and specials. Read more here. 

Head to the Eastside Beltline for a taste of Israel courtesy of the newly-opened Rina. Take a first look here.

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Hawkers Asian Street Fare with traditional Chinese food, dragon dancers and giveaways. Read more here and check out other Lunar New Year events here.

Just wing it Jan. 25 at the ATL Wings Pub Crawl, featuring wings from restaurants around Midtown. Tickets include a wing passport for 10 chicken wings for five crawl stops, one beer and a souvenir event cup. A portion of event proceeds will benefit Releash AtlantaRead more here.

Do some exploring this weekend with one of our 14 self-guided metro Atlanta food tours, from Summerhill to Marietta Square Market and Alpharetta City Center. 

Do this on Sunday

Try all things vegan at the second annual Vegan Extravaganza featuring vegan-focused food, vendors, activities and speakers, as well as kids activities. Read more here.

Head to Doc Chey’s in Grant Park from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. for a celebration of Lunar New Year including lion dances, fortune cookie prizes and a Lucky New Year Sampler including peanut noodles for longevity, shrimp rolls for happiness, pork dumplings for wealth. $3 from every lucky sampler and new year soup special benefits Giving Kitchen. Read more here.

Take a trip to Duluth to try Crossing Bridge Rice Noodle. Read our review here.

Try out vegan tamales from pop-up @tlacualliatl, plus a movie at Videodrome in Virginia-Highland. Read more here. 

Looking ahead

Head to Sweet Auburn BBQ on Jan. 28 for its annual Chinese New Year celebration featuring a specially curated a la carte menu featuring dishes like Five Spice Pork Egg Rolls and Sis's Jia Jia Mien with lo mein noodles, gochuchang, ground pork and hoisin alongside specialty cocktails. The event will start at 6 p.m. and traditional lion dancers will perform at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Read more here.

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