At the pop-up restaurant Oddbird, chicken biscuits can be served with cole slaw, mac and cheese and country ham collard greens. The fried chicken is offered plain, hot or too hot (for the spicy fans). Oddbird is found popping up at West Egg off Howell Mill on the second Wednesday. (Jenni Girtman / Atlanta Event Photography
Photo: Yvonne Zusel/Atlanta Restaurant Scene
Photo: Yvonne Zusel/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

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

Celebrate Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day, learn about oysters and celebrate an Atlanta brewery Feb. 12-17

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

Do this on Tuesday

Keep the Chinese New Year celebration going with Sweet Auburn BBQ’s annual celebration starting at 6 p.m. A special a la carte menu will feature dishes such as banh mi sliders, pimento cheese wontons and Wu Tang Wings and cocktails such as Poison Lychee, made with Death’s Door Gin, lychee, King’s Ginger, and lime. Traditional lion dancers will perform for guests at 7 and 8 p.m. Read more here.

Do this on Wednesday

Celebrate female friendship at multiple Galentine’s Day events around metro Atlanta. Read more here.

Chicken gets its due at the Oddbird pop-up at West Egg in West Midtown. Look for fried chicken biscuits, Nashville-style hot chicken and more. Read more here.

Do this on Thursday

If you’re in love, Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. If you’re not -- well, it’s one of the most annoying. Either way, there’s a way for you to celebrate (or drown your sorrows as the case may be). Check out our list of places to go for Valentine’s Day dinner and Valentine’s Day-themed dishes and drinks to try, and singles parties if you’re flying solo. 

Do this on Friday

Didn’t get the chance to celebrate with your loved one on Valentine’s Day? Pontoon Brewing in Sandy Springs has you covered with its five-course Missed the Boat Valentine’s Day dinner. Read more here. 

Do this on Saturday

Raise a glass to an Atlanta classic at SweetWater Brewing Company’s 22nd Anniversary Party starting at 2 p.m. Look for a selection of beer, food and live music from acts including Trombone Shorty. Read more here.

If you are interested in diving beyond a dozen Divine Pine oysters, check out at oyster tasting and education event at Garden & Gun Club at The Battery Atlanta. Attendees will taste their way through a bevy of raw, steamed and grilled oysters prepared by chef Ann Kim. Moreover, they will get an earful from oyster expert André Gallant. Read more here.

 

Do this on Sunday

Looking for ways to ditch the meat? Check out Let’s Do Brunch, a vegan brunch pop-up in Norcross featuring vendors including Vegan King, Good Eatz ATL, Kristi’s Cobbler and more. Read more here.

Keep the Valentine’s Day vibe going with Second Self’s craft beer flight pairing with four cupcakes from Piece of Cake. Read more here. 

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