10 metro Atlanta food and drink events to attend in July

Atlanta venues serve up tomato-based creations at the 2018 Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival.

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Atlanta venues serve up tomato-based creations at the 2018 Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival.

Spend the summer trying all things tomato, learning how craft spirits are made, celebrating French festivals and more.

Start celebrating Independence Day early at Beetlecat’s Taco Luau on Wednesday. Guests can enjoy beach-inspired tacos with fixings like pineapple kimchi and chipotle lime slaw and listen to live music inside or on one of the restaurant’s patios. Tickets include food specials such as caja china pig and two drinks.

2-8 p.m. Wednesday. $28. 299 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-732-0360, beetlecatatl.com.

East Fork Pottery and Produce & Provide will host a Oaxacan-inspired dinner and mezcal tasting. The dinner will include three courses and cocktail pairings, and mezcal will be served in East Fork’s ceramic Bitty Bowls, which diners can take home after the events. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Latino Community Fund.

7 p.m., July 11. $125. 939 S Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. eastfork.com/blogs/events/

Meet “Top Chef” winner Kelsey Barnard Clark at a five-course brunch at King + Duke on July 13. After brunch, watch a live interview with Clark, in which guests will also have the opportunity to ask questions and bid on two live auction items.

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 13. $100. 3060 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. on-ajc.com/2LrdmVk/

Sample and vote on your favorite tomato-based food and cocktails from Atlanta bars and restaurants July 14 at the 11th annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, featuring live music from The Spazmatics and chef band The Foo'd Fighters. Participating venues include Lazy Betty, King of Pops and Golden Eagle.

1-5 p.m. July 14. $75-205; VIP tickets include entry at noon. 1100-1210 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. killertomatofest.com/

Celebrate Bastille Day at French cafe Le Bilboquet in the The Shops Buckhead with French dishes and wine. Then, keep the celebration going at The Shops’ annual Summer Block Party, which will feature a flower market, live music and kid’s activities.

3-6 p.m. July 14. 3027 Bolling Way NE, Atlanta.  theshopsbuckheadatlanta.com/events/

AgLanta Eats will return for its fourth year at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Guests can try dishes and drinks prepared with local ingredients by Atlanta chefs while enjoying live music, a silent auction and full access to the garden.

5-8 p.m. July 15. $50 general admission, $100 VIP admission, $15 for children 6-10, free for children under 6. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. atlantabg.org/calendar/aglanta-2019/

Spend an afternoon behind the scenes at Old Fourth Distillery learning about how their craft spirits are made, covering everything from distillation and fermentation to bottling. Before you leave, sample some of their signature spirits or a cocktail.

3-5:30 p.m. July 14. $10 for Slow Food Atlanta members and $15 for non-members. 487 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta. slowfoodatlanta.org/slow-food-for-thought

If you love peaches, you're in the perfect place. Peachfest will return for its third year in Atlanta, at a new location at Peachtree Center's renovated plaza. The festival features peach dishes and drinks from Atlanta venues, as well as a silent auction with items from local restaurants and sponsors.

4-7 p.m. July 21. Free for children under 12, $70 general admission, $100 VIP access; includes entry at 3 p.m. 225 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. peachfest.org/

Celebrate France’s biggest summer festival without ever leaving Atlanta at Cooks & Soldiers. Dress in red and white for their third annual Fetes de Bayonne festival, which will feature the restaurant’s most popular dishes and specials as well as live entertainment. Guests who attend dressed in a full cow costume will receive free admission. Tickets include unlimited food and drink.

4-9 p.m. July 28. $75. 691 14th St. NW, Atlanta. fetesdebayonne.splashthat.com/

Celebrate National Wing Day with King of Pops at Sweet Auburn BBQ. The event will feature pop-inspired cocktails and wing flavors, a well as an exclusive limited quantity pop flavor.

5:30-10 p.m. July 29. 656 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. on-ajc.com/2Xlp2Af


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