14 must-attend metro Atlanta food and drink events in June

As summer kicks off, treat yourself to a beer fest, wine walk, Filipino food, a food and music event for a good cause and more.

Interested in clean eating? Teri Turner, the creator of nocrumbsleft.net, will appear at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta June 2 in support of her debut cookbook, "No Crumbs Left: Whole 30 Endorsed Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous." Turner will talk with Myleik Teele, founder and creator of Curlbox.

1-4 p.m. June 2. $36, includes a hardcover copy of the book. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678-812-3981, https://on-ajc.com/2wykhDm

Get a taste of what Alpharetta mixed-use development Avalon has to offer during Savor the Boulevard, a giant outdoor dinner party featuring bites from Avalon eateries. Attendees will have the opportunity to try food from nine participating restaurants, including Branch & Barrel, Colletta, CRÚ Food & Wine Bar and Kona Grill. Each restaurant will feature its own themed table and prix fixe four-course meal along with beverage pairings. Proceeds will benefit Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to food service workers in crisis.

6:30-9 p.m. June 2. Ticket prices vary. Avalon, 400 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. https://on-ajc.com/2HN0ir0

Chow down while listening to popular local bands at Sandy Springs’ fourth annual Food That Rocks event. Try food from more than 25 area restaurants including Casi Cielo, Hearth Pizza Tavern, Bogartz Food Artz and Il Giallo Osteria & Bar, along with live music. Proceeds will support Sandy Springs-based charities Community Assistance Center, Ian’s Friends Foundation and Second Helpings Atlanta.

7:30-11 p.m. June 8. $65 for general admission, $75 for VIP tickets, including entry at 6:30 p.m. City Green at City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. foodthatrocks.org.

Explore what Dunwoody restaurants are serving up during Discover Dunwoody’s eighth annual Dunwoody Restaurant Week. Residents and visitors can try out restaurants throughout the city with specialty menus and prix fixe menus of $10, $15 or $25 for lunch and/or $20, $30 or $45 for dinner. Participating restaurants include Grecian Gyro, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, Portico Global Cuisine and The Viceroy Royal Indian.

June 8-15. discoverdunwoody.com/restaurants/restaurant-week/.

Expect a shucking good time at Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern's inaugural oyster roast. In addition to roasted oysters, you'll find live music, free swag, a patio bar and $2,000 in raffle prizes. Read more here.

5-11 p.m. June 8. $29-$99. 1221 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta. 678-410-6080, https://on-ajc.com/2QDt9Rr.

Headed to Atlanta Streets Alive? Check out the Optimist's annual Atlanta Streets Alive patio party, with bites including octopus skewers with spicy honey and smoked BBQ brisket, drink specials and live music. As Howell Mill Road will be closed to motorized traffic that evening, guests are encouraged to bike, skate or walk to the Optimist patio. Read more here.

2-8 p.m. June 9. 914 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta. 404-477-6260, facebook.com/events/334776707183613/.

Have you always wanted to try Filipino food? You’ll have your chance this month as KamayanATL, from chef Mia Orino, teams up with Korean Fusion, aka pop-ups at Ba Bellies, along with Korean Fusion, aka chef Seung Hee Lee, for a KoreanxFilipino meal, featuring comfort food served on banana leaves.

KamayanATL will also pop up from 5-10 p.m. June 15 on the patio next to Lazy Betty in Candler Park, with a Baos and Beers theme.

5:30-8:30 p.m. June 9. $68.90. Ba Bellies, 6025 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Peachtree Corners. 770-710-0565, https://on-ajc.com/2W1nWUN.

Quench your thirst at the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest. Sample more than 150 beers and 25 wines while enjoying live music and a DJ. Food will be available for purchase.

4-8 p.m. June 15. $40 in advance, $45 after June 6, $55 at the door. Historic Fourth Ward Park, 665 North Ave. NE, Atlanta. atlantasummerbeerfestival.com.

Meet chef Roxanne Spruance this month at Cooks & Soldiers, part of a yearlong female chef series the restaurant is hosting in partnership with water brand S. Pellegrino. Spruance, who worked at WD~50 and Blue Hill at Stone Barns before opening her restaurant Kingsley in 2016, will prepare a selection of dishes that will be available a la carte in addition to an abbreviated version of Cooks & Soldiers’ regular menu. Reservations can be made throughout the night, and guests will be able to mingle with Spruance in the dining room.

June 19. Cooks & Soldiers, 691 14th St. NW, Atlanta. 404-996-2623, cooksandsoldiers.com/.

Get out your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts for Atlantic Station’s Waikiki Wine Stroll. Participating restaurants will offer discounted drinks and food, free samples and retailers will offer discounts. Look for live music, a cash bar, leis, yard games and Hawaiian-themed décor , and each guest will receive a free wine glass and drink.

1-5 p.m. June 22. $15 before June 22, $20 day of. Atlantic Station, District Avenue, Atlanta. 


Raise a glass to Live at The Battery’s Atlanta Wine Walk, a day of wine sampling and food pairing including more than 20 wines from Chateau St. Michelle and small plates from a variety of venues, as well as live music. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Atlanta Braves Foundation.

1-4 p.m. June 22. $45-$80; VIP tickets include entry at noon. Live at The Battery Atlanta, 825 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. https://on-ajc.com/2MvFrgC.

Ready to rock and eat? Local band Quiet Hounds will be on hand for the latest installment of No. 246’s Dinner Bell series, featuring a five-course meal using produce from local farmers. The menu will include tomato-inspired dishes in honor of chef-owner Ford Fry’s July Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, including pizza bread loaves, tomato Panzanella and campanelle with slow roasted tomatoes, olives, chanterelles and pecorino.

6:30-9:30 p.m. June 23. $150. No. 246, 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 678-399-8246, dinnerbellatl.com/.

Celebrate the start of summer at Seven Lamps’ inaugural Rosé Sunday, featuring rosé flights curated by Brookhaven Wines, a rosé cocktail, snacks and bites prepared on the Big Green Egg. Rosé Sundays will be held one Sunday each in July and August, as well.

4-9 p.m. June 23. $30. Seven Lamps, 3400 Shops Around Lenox Ave., Atlanta. 404-467-8950, sevenlampsatl.com/.

Drink and eat up at a five-course dinner at Stem Wine Bar, with each course paired with cocktails created with spirits from Savage & Cook. Dishes include pork belly sauerkraut with burnt apple puree and pork bon bon and rib-eye pommes aligot with onion ring, broccolini and whiskey butter.

6:30-9:30 p.m. June 24. $99. Stem Wine Bar, 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678-214-6888, https://on-ajc.com/2MolTug.

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