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

Get a Taste of Atlanta, treat yourself to something sweet and more Oct. 18-20

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

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Do this on Friday   

Help C&S Chowder House in Roswell celebrate its third anniversary from 5-11:30 p.m. Oct. 18. The kitchen will be serving regular menu items paired with drink specials including $3 drafts and $3 fish bowls along with music provided by DJ Audioprism. Read more here.

Meet Shaun O’Sullivan, the founder of 21st Amendment, from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Boxcar in West End. O’Sullivan will  talk all things beer and sample some of his brews. Read more here.

There are just a few more weeks to check out Yebo Beach Haus before it transforms into Yebo Ski Haus for the winter. Try seasonal dishes including ceviche, halibut and the On the Prowl cocktails made with Ford’s gin, St. Germaine, raspberry and rosemary. Read more here.

Get in the fall spirit with a pumpkin-inspired treat from Butter & Cream. The ice cream shop’s menu currently features a Pumpkin Spice Sundae, Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Whole Rolled Cake and Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Layered Cake. Read more here.

Do this on Saturday    

Join the Black Vegetarian Society of Georgia Oct. 19 for its Vegetarian Food and Holistic Health Fair at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, featuring chef demos, a vegan food court, a tea bar, market place and an Eat to Live panel discussion. Read more here.

Check out some of Atlanta’s best restaurants during the Taste of Atlanta Oct. 19-20, featuring food, craft beer, wine and spirits from more than 100 local restaurants, as well as demos, cooking classes, Food Districts and an expanded VIP district. A kickoff party on Oct. 18 hosted by chef Nick Leahy of Aix and Tin Tin will offer food and drink from several local chefs, and a concert featuring Yacht Rock Revue will take place on Oct. 19. Read more here.

Serenbe Farms is celebrating fall with a pig roast along with side dishes and beer from Creature Comforts. There will also be a smoked jackfruit vegan/vegetarian option and accompanying sides. The night will also include a bonfire with s'mores as well as live music. Tickets include one food plate and two beers. For more information, contact info@serenbefarms.com

Enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting and music on the square in downtown Decatur Oct. 19 at the Decatur Beer Festival. Each general admission ticket includes a tasting glass and unlimited sips from more than 80 breweries, as well as live music and a DJ. Read more here.

Join several notable chefs from restaurants including Nam Phuong, Snackboxe Bistro and Heirloom Market BBQ for a pop-up dinner at Ba Bellies in Peachtree Corners Oct. 19. The three-course dinner will also feature hors’ doeuvres and desserts. A portion of proceeds will benefit Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children. Read more here. 

Head to Adair Park for the fifth annual Porches and Pies Festival hosted in historic Adair Park. Expect lots of homemade pie a home bakers and pros face off. They'll be judged by a panel of experts, and you'll cast your vote for Atlanta's best pie. The fest is free to attend and includes music and kids activities. Pie tasting passes are available for $5, and beverages from local vendors including Monday Night Brewing and Golda Kombucha will be available for purchase. Read more here.

Head to the Eastside Beltline and check out Kevin Gillespie’s newest venture, Cold Beer, which is more than the name implies. Read our review here.

Get a taste of Cajun meets Tex-Mex at the newly-opened downtown Atlanta restaurant Dos Bocas. Take a first look here.

Love beer? Check out the breweries and brewpubs to try around metro Atlanta, plus find out how Kevin Gillespie curated Cold Beer’s playlist, how Lost Druid and Bold Monk are blurring the line between brewery and brewpub and six new breweries and brewpubs coming soon to metro Atlanta.

Do this on Sunday

Try some oysters and barbecue from more than 20 chefs across the Southeast at Landlocked 3 Oct. 20. The festival features homegrown raw oysters, oyster-inspired dishes, whole hog BBQ, cocktails and pastries. The event is a fundraiser for Oyster South. Read more here.

Help The Big Ketch Canton Street celebrate four years with a party featuring half off starters, $5 Bare Bone Moscow Mules, $5 draft beers, $6 glasses of wine and lawn games. Read more here.

Celebrate the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s Community Farm-to-Table Festival Oct. 19 featuring a farmers market and prepared food and vendors as well as a petting zoo, face painting and a childrens concert. Read more here.

Get a taste of New Orleans on Oct. 20 when food writer and cook Pableaux Johnson brings his Red Beans Roadshow to the Garden & Gun Club at The Battery at SunTrust Park, along with Camellia Brand Red Beans. Johnson will collaborate with Garden & Gun Club executive chef Ann Kim on a three-course, family-style meal. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Georgia Organics. Read more here.

Looking for a showstopper of a dish? Check out the pla kra pow at Chai Yo Modern Thai in Buckhead. Read more here.

Looking ahead... 

Get bubbly at a five-course champagne dinner Oct. 22 at Miller Union, featuring seven champagnes from Terry Theise. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a welcome reception, followed by a five course tasting menu beginning at 7:30 p.m. Read more here.

Help Bocado in West Midtown celebrate its 10th anniversary -- and debut its new design -- from Oct. 22-24 with half-priced Double Stack Burgers during lunch and dinner, $10 dinner cocktails and 10% off select dishes, with 10% of proceeds being donated to Covenant House Georgia. Additionally, 10 customers at the restaurant will win $50 BOCADO gift cards each day during the three-day period. Read more here. 

Get a taste of Louisiana in Atlanta Oct. 23 with the Louisiana in Atlanta Restaurant Night. The event, presented by the Louisiana Culinary Trails and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, pairs 11 top chefs from Atlanta and Louisiana to showcase Louisiana cuisine via prix-fixe menus. Featured Atlanta restaurant hosts include Bacchanalia, C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar, Canoe, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Full Commission, Holeman & Finch Public House, KR Steakbar, 

Il Giallo Osteria & Bar, Mary Mac’s Tea Room, Serpas True Food and UMI. Read more here.

Celebrate Oktoberfest with a themed night featuring special beers from Scofflaw Brewing Co. at Davio’s Atlanta from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 23. surprise limited release brew. Read more here. 

8ARM is joining Italian winemakers Arianna Occhipinti and La Stoppa’s Nico Sciackitano for a special five-course wine dinner from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 24, featuring seven wines. Read more here.

Join El Super Pan Oct. 25 at its Ponce City Market location for its monthly La Placita featuring a DJ and food and drink specials. Read more here.

Celebrate tequila at the Viva Tequila Festival Oct. 26, hosted by tequila importer and connoisseur Juan Bonilla and Atlanta event producer Sean O’Keefe. The event pairs 25 Atlanta restaurants, including Casi Cielo, Eclipse de Luna and Loca Luna with 25 boutique tequilas such as Mi Tierra, Don Fernando and Siempre. Also look for live music and entertainment, plus local and imported artisan goods including clothing and jewelry. A portion of the festival’s proceeds benefits the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance. Read more here. 

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