Cacio e pepe from Lyla Lila.
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Love food? Here’s what to do, eat and drink this week in metro Atlanta

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 Monday

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. 

Do this on Tuesday

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.

Do this on Wednesday

Learn how to make fortune cookies at home at Williams Sonoma in Ponce City Market. Tickets are $30 and include a fortune cookie making kit to take home. Read more here.

Osteria Mattone is bringing a slice of Italy to Roswell with its new Aperitivo program, held weekdays from 5-7 p.m. at the bar and featuring $6 glasses of house wine, $10 pizzas and half-off meatballs and arancini. Read more here.

Do this on Thursday

Through Feb. 1, head to Petite Violette for its Wild Game Festival Menu featuring appetizers and entrees made with antelope, bison, boar, duck and venison. Read more here.

Help Your Pie Grant Park celebrate its second anniversary with $5 pizzas and $3.14 craft beer specials from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 10% of sales will be donated to the Grant Park Parents Network, and there will be free face painting for kids in the evening. Read more here.

Do this on Friday   

Looking for something new for lunch? Head to Lyla Lila for the launch of its weekday lunch service, available from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The lunch menu will remain consistent with the style of the dinner menu, with additions including cacio e pepe and burger and frites. To mark the occasion, look for a petite, stirred Mata Blanco white vermouth topped with soda and lemon peel as an aperitif, as well as a featured glass of prosecco doused with house cordial for $5. Read more here.

Help Likewise inside Citizen Supply in Ponce City Market celebrate its first anniversary with a party featuring a ‘Best of’ cocktail menu and tunes from a DJ. Read more here.

Second Self is hosting its first-ever bottle tasting event in which guests are invited to sample the brewery’s 750ml bottles. Tickets ($10) provide four different bottles to taste. Attendees will receive a 15% discount applied to any purchase made at Second Self that night, and all are welcome to stick around for free Comedy Night. 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   

Raise a glass to the 10th annual Atlanta Winter Beer Fest from 1-5 p.m. in the event space behind Atlantic Station. Expect to see more than 150 beers as well as a selection of wine and cider to choose from. Additionally, Winter X, a special 10 year anniversary beer will be brewed for the occasion by New Realm Brewing. There will be live music by a local cover band as well as a DJ and food available for purchase.  Read 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

Start the Super Bowl celebrations early with brunch from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Hampton and Hudson in Inman Park. Food and drink specials will be available all day and during the game, including $15 Terrapin beer buckets and $25 pitchers of Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA or Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout. The kitchen will be serving The Superfan (Pigman Goods Cheddarwurst, caramelized onions, sauerkraut and H&H beer mustard with fries) for $10 and Frito Pie (H+H black bean & beef chili, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, creme fraiche and scallions) for $5. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the game will be played with sound on all TVs throughout the restaurant. Read more here.

Looking ahead

On Feb. 8, celebrate National Kite Day at Chiringa from noon-7 p.m. with live music, half-priced cocktails, dishes including grain bowls, dips, salads and sandwiches, games from Cornhole ATL including cornhole, Jenga and ladder ball and DIY kites and arts and crafts activities. Read more here.

Doughnut Dollies returns to UrbanTree Cidery Feb. 8-9 for a doughnut and cider pairing even. From 12:30-6:30 p.m. each day, guests can enjoy a flight of four Doughnut Dollies doughnuts with the purchase of a cider flight. Read more here.

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