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Photo: For the AJC
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Love food? Here’s what to do, eat and drink this weekend in metro Atlanta

Celebrate Dad, cool down with beer, have a love affair with veggies and more June 14-16

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 

Hotel Clermont will host Billy’s Burgers as the first guest in its rooftop chef series. Attendees can order chef Billy Kramer’s signature burgers, as well as hot dogs. Read more here.

Golden Eagle is introducing a special menu available 5-7 p.m. every evening. Offerings, which will rotate seasonally, include a $5 cheese plate and $7 Moscow Mules. Read more here.

Try new seasonal flavors at Five Daughters Bakery in Ponce City Market including strawberry shortcake, lemon poppy seed and chocolate eclair. Read more here.

Do this on Saturday     

Quench your thirst at the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Sample more than 150 beers and 25 wines while enjoying live music and a DJ. Food will be available for purchase. Read more here. 

Celebrate Wrecking Bar Brewpub’s eighth anniversary with a special beer list featuring barrel-aged and cask beers and a giveaway for the first 50 customers. Marching band Seed & Feed will perform at 2:30 p.m. Read more here.

Watch District M’s executive chef filet a whole bluefin tuna then enjoy a five-course dinner with an optional wine and cocktail pairing. Reservations are required. Read more here.

Rising-star chef Maricela Vega has a magical touch for veggies -- get a taste yourself at 8Arm, where she recently took over the kitchen. Read more here. 

Take a trip to 1920s-inspired Paris via newly-opened Sandy Springs restaurant The Select. Take a first look at the eatery here.

Spend the day at the Summerhill Reunion Festival at Phoenix Park III from noon-8 p.m., featuring Slutty Vegan’s food truck and animals from Zoo Atlanta. The event will also have live music, children’s activities and vendors including King of Pops. For more info, call 404-586-0150.

Do this on Sunday

Enjoy a Father’s Day brunch in Piedmont Park with Park Tavern. Try omelet, carving and waffle stations and a buffet with plenty of sides and desserts. Dogs are welcome. Read more here and check out other Father’s Day options for dads who love to eat here.  

Empire State South is hosting a whole hog barbecue and beer tasting along with Athens-based Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on the restaurant’s bocce court. Each ticket includes a tasting of three beers, a souvenir glass and barbecue. Read more here.

Bite into beautiful local produce with the Appalachian tomato pie at Revival in Decatur -- read more here.

It’s officially farmers market season -- check out which farmers markets are open in your area here.

Looking ahead... 

Join 8Arm chef Maricela Vega for a Chicomecoatl pop-up June 17. The five-course plant-based meal in the 8Arm dining room will also include agua fresca service and herb-infused water and one cocktail. Tickets are $80. Read more here. 

The Iberian Pig in Buckhead is hosting a paella and txakoli party June 17 on its patio, featuring an appearance by Gaintza winemaker Joseba Lazkano. Tickets are $29. Read more here.

Meet “Chopped” winner Roxanne Spruance June 19 at Cooks & Soldiers. Special items prepared by Spruance will be available to order. Read more here.

Kettle Black will serve bento bites on Lazy Betty’s patio June 21. Guests can order Japanese small plates to enjoy tapas-style. Cocktails, wine and beer will be available for purchase. Read more here.

Relax with wine June 23 at the Atlanta Wine Walk at The Battery at SunTrust Park. Enjoy live music while sampling wine and food pairings and shopping from local vendors. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Braves Foundation. Read more here.

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