Hungry or thirsty? There are plenty of events to check out and new restaurants to try this weekend in metro Atlanta.
Do this on Thursday
Your Pie Perimeter will celebrate its fourth anniversary with $5 pizzas, 50 percent off draft craft beer and $2 pints of Creature Comforts Classic City Lager as well as raffle prizes, live music and the chance to will free pizza for a year. Read more here.
The Barrelhouse in Old Fourth Ward will offer a new Girl’s Night Out special on Thirsty Thursdays including $5 speciality martinis, $15 sparking rosé buckets, half off wine, $2 slider and a combination of a glass of rosè and a vodka soda for $12. Read more here.
Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery is celebrating the grand opening of its Alpharetta location with prizes, dine-in specials and free happy hour sample sliders and tacos. Read more here.
Do this on Friday
Get a head start on Valentine’s Day with a Valentine’s Day Cookie Class at Carlton’s Cakes in Tucker. Learn about various royal icing techniques to decorate sugar cookies and get a tool kit with decorating supplies. Read more here.
Stuck for where to head for dinner? Try sushi and contemporary Asian small plates at the newly-opened Fudo in Chamblee. Take a first look here.
Do this on Saturday
Just Add Honey is opening a new location off the Eastside Beltline and is celebrating with a grand opening celebration. Read more here.
Raise a glass to the third annual Atlanta Winter Wine Fest. Sample more than 50 wines as well as a selection of beer and cider. Also look for live music, a DJ and food available to purchase. Read more here.
If beer is more your speed, check out the 15th annual Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting at 5 Seasons Brewing Westside. Sample more than 55 cask-conditioned ales from the U.S. and the U.K. from a free souvenir glass, vote for a People’s Choice cask and find out which ales get awards from a panel of beer judges. Read more here.
Resolutions are overrated, and the bulgogi cheesesteak at Pijiu Belly is worth breaking them for. Read more here.
Raise a glass to the oysters and cocktails at Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits in Krog Street Market, from the team behind Decatur’s Kimball House. Read our review before you go.
Do this on Sunday
Chase some new music with food and drinks at the release party for local band Little Francis’ album “I Will Sink Like All Good Things” at Argosy in East Atlanta. Check out food from pop-up (and soon to be brick-and-mortar) Talat Market and drinks from local bartenders Kellie Thorn, David Chapman and Bobby Dudley. Read more here.
Love sushi? Learn how to make it yourself during a two-hour class in the tasting room at Second Self Beer Company hosted by Birmingham Sushi Class. Attendees will learn how to make perfect sushi rice, where to shop for ingredients, how to make sauces, and how to serve raw fish at home. All guests will be served two rolls and will bring home a cheat sheet filled with tips, tricks, and recipes. Read more here.
Get ready for the fourth annual Tamborrada celebration at Cooks & Soldiers in West Midtown, an homage to the traditional event held every year in San Sebastián, Spain. Get unlimited bites of dishes highlighting different flavors from the region, including the bikini and chistorra in a blanket as well as a whole roasted pig, chicken liver mousse and terrine, items prepared on a traditional Basque plancha, paella on the patio and a selection of desserts. Read more here.
Be there when Char Korean in Inman Park hosts its first crawfish boil of the year. Read more here.
Do this on Monday
Are you a furloughed federal employee? Several metro Atlanta bars and restaurants are giving freebies and deals to those impacted by the shutdown, including Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, which is offering free lunch today (reservations are required). Read more here.