Carla Hall’s new book, which explores her heritage, is her attempt to bring soul food to a wider audience. She is photographed at home in New York on Oct. 10, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Marvin Joseph/
Photo: The Washington Post
Photo: The Washington Post

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

Make biscuits with Carla Hall, taste European chocolate, drink Girl Scout cookie-inspired beer and more Feb. 19-24

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

Check out the new look and menu at Sear steakhouse inside the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Take a first look here.

Do this on Wednesday

Get in the Mardi Gras mood at Mardi Gras Midtown, a themed pop-up for the holiday featuring Cajun food and New Orleans-inspired drinks in the Tapa Tapa space at the Midtown Promenade. Read more here. 

Do this on Thursday

Check out the Alpharetta dining scene during Alpharetta Restaurant Week, running Feb. 21-March 2. Participating restaurants including Alpine Bakery and Trattoria, MADE Kitchen and Cocktails and Secreto Kitchen & Bar will offer a special three-course dinner menu for $20-$45, and many will also offer three-course lunches for $15-$30. Read more here.

Try some local beer during Marlow’s Tavern Dunwoody’s beer dinner with Scofflaw Brewing. The four-course dinner is $40 per person and features a different Scofflaw pairing with each course. Read more here.

The Kennesaw location of 1000 Degrees is celebrating its grand opening from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. with free 10-inch build-you-own pizzas. In addition, the first 10 people in line will win free pizza for a year and every 100th guest in line wins a prize. Read more here. 

Do this on Friday

Francophiles who love food and chocolate can check out the seventh annual Soirée Champagne et Chocolat at

Alliance Française d'Atlanta. Tickets include bottomless champagne, hors d'oeuvres from Wild Oats Catering, macarons from My Fare Lady Macarons and European chocolates from Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta, Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta, Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, Michel et Augustin and A Cacao Affair. Read more here. 

Citizen Supply its first Likewise Cocktail Workshop, taught by Ben Richardson of Cocktail Commons and Staplehouse and focusing on the ins and outs of crafting top-notch cocktails. Tickets are $45 per person and classes will be held at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Read more here.

Petite Violette will kick off Mardi Gras festivities early with its New Orleans Food Festival Menu, being served every night from 4-9:30 p.m. starting tonight through March 9. Menu items include cajun seafood gumbo, crawfish etouffée and chicken and seafood jambalaya. Read more here.

Do this on Saturday

It’s biscuit time at Williams Sonoma Ponce City Market with chef and former host of “The Chew” Carla Hall and Chadwick Boyd, host of the “Reel Food” series at the movies. The pair will host a biscuit-making class using recipes from Hall’s new book “Carla Hall’s Soul Food,” and Boyd’s Carrot Sage Biscuits. Free admission includes biscuit lesson and biscuits to sample, and VIP admission also includes a signed copy of Hall’s book. Read more here.

Try some Second Self Beer Company-inspired beers made in collaboration with other local breweries including Sandy Springs-based Pontoon’s tequila barrel-aged version of Second Self’s Margarita In Gose at Second Self’s Alter Ego Party. Other participants include Savannah’s Southbound Brewing Company and Kennesaw’s Dry County Brewing Company. In addition to ordering beers a la carte, a VIP option for $55 will offer unlimited pours for the day. Food from Illegal Food will also be available for purchase and a portion of proceeds for the day will go toward the GA Craft Brewers Guild. Read more here.


The Hello Kitty Truck is parking at Atlantic Station from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and offering up items including a giant Hello Kitty chef cookie, lunchbox with confetti popcorn and a Hello Kitty plush toy with petit fours box set. Read more here.

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season, and Burnt Hickory Brewing is celebrating with Cookies on Tap, featuring give cookie-inspired beers including Minted Shanty and Hot Samoas Stout. A local Girl Scout troop will also be on hand selling cookies. Read more here. 

Celebrate your love of oysters at Steamhouse Lounge’s Oysterfest Saturday and Sunday. Look for a variety of roasted and grilled oysters, po’boys, live music from bands including Drivin N Cryin and a full bar. Read more here. 

Do this on Sunday

Take a trip to France at AIX’s first Sunday Supper, a weekly event featuring a three-course menu of Provencal fare for $40 per person, highlighting a mix of menu favorites and seasonal dishes in West Midtown. Read more here.

Fashioned + Fried has teamed up with Standard at Roswell for its pop-up the year, featuring fried chicken and doughnut sandwiches and burger and doughnut sandwiches. Each sandwich will come with a side and a unicorn old fashioned doughnut, and Standard’s cocktails including frose and a smoked old fashioned will be available for purchase. Read more here.

Looking ahead...

Coalition Food and Beverage in Alpharetta is teaming up with Meating Street Barbecue from 6-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 for a barbecue pop-up featuring Meating Street’s smoked meats and Coalition’s barbecue-friendly sides. Menu items include brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage links, collard greens and mac and cheese. Read more here.


Tin Tin will host its first Mussel Monday on Feb. 25, featuring all-you-can-eat mussels for $29 per person with a choice of four broth options, served with frites, lemon aioli and housemade sourdough. Read more here.

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