UrbanTree Cidery and Doughnut Dollies are collaborating on cider and doughnut pairings.
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10 must-do February food and drink events in metro Atlanta

This month, pair cider with doughnuts, dine for a good cause, learn to make sushi and more.

Wine down

Head to Aix for a four-course tasting menu paired with wines from the Jordan Winery Collection, with a focus on chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon.

6:30 p.m. Feb. 5. $90. Aix, 956 Brady Ave., Atlanta. 770-838-3501, aixatl.com.

Celebrate Black History Month through food

Commemorate Black History Month at Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours with a special Family Supper menu offered each Wednesday in February. Each week’s meal will be offered during the restaurant’s dinner hours from 5-10 p.m. and will be offered family-style. Each meal will include complimentary sweet potato biscuits and cornbread, as well as a dessert. Offerings include Southern-marinated fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans on Feb. 5; smothered turkey wings with seasoned rice and fried cabbage Feb. 12; chicken-fried tofu with a tomato jalapeño relish, red beans, Carolina Gold rice and slow-braised greens Feb. 19; and fried catfish filet with pimento cheese grits and coleslaw Feb. 26.

Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, 1133 Huff Road NW, Atlanta. 404-350-5500, twistedsoulcookhouseandpours.com/

Go fly a kite

Celebrate National Kite Day at Chiringa with half-priced cocktails, dishes including grain bowls, dips, salads and sandwiches, live music, games from Cornhole ATL including cornhole, Jenga and ladder ball, and DIY kites and arts and crafts activities.

Noon-7 p.m. Feb. 8. Chiringa, 34 S. Main St., Alpharetta. 770-802-8940, chiringa.com.

Cider and a doughnut

Doughnut Dollies returns to UrbanTree Cidery for a doughnut and cider pairing event. Guests can enjoy a flight of four gourmet Doughnut Dollies doughnuts, including blueberry hibiscus and almond rose, with the purchase of a cider flight. The flight ($18) will feature ciders including SoGa Blue and Peach Gobbler.

12:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 8-9. UrbanTree Cidery, 1465 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-855-5546, urbantreecidery.com.

Food on film

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival kicks off Feb. 10, with several food-related movies on its roster including “Abe,” about a boy who connects with a Brazilian chef and food blogger over cooking; “Last Week at Ed’s,” about a West Hollywood diner serving its last meals; and “No Pork on the Fork,” a short film about the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival.

Feb. 10-27. Various locations. ajff.org.

Grab your gals for good eats

Celebrate Galentine’s Day at the Brown Forman X Hungry Girls Do It Better Galentine’s Day Party. Tickets include cocktail lessons, a charcuterie and pizza station and wine following the event.

7 p.m. Feb. 13. $35. Donetto, 976 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta. 404-445-6867, oldforesterxdonettoxhungrygirl.splashthat.com.

You’re on a roll

Become a sushi master at O-Ku’s interactive sushi-making class. Learn how to prepare sushi rice, select sushi-grade fish at your local market and add ingredients that enhance your roll. Each guest will learn how to make three rolls, and sake pairings will be provided.

Noon-2 p.m. Feb. 23. $65. O-Ku, 1085 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. bit.ly/36xutvH.

When food and history collide

Head to the Atlanta History Center for a night with culinary historian and author Adrian Miller. His books have won awards including the James Beard Foundation Award for Scholarship and Reference, and in 2018, he was awarded the Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award by the Southern Foodways Alliance in recognition of his work on African American foodways. He is working on a history of African American barbecue, tentatively titled “Black Smoke.”

7 p.m. Feb. 26. $10 for general public, $5 for members. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com.

Dining out for a good cause

Indulge in gourmet food and raise a glass to end multiple sclerosis at the MS Fine Wine & Dine for the Cure, benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Chefs and sommeliers from around Atlanta — including chef chair Gerry Klaskala of Aria — will work together on pairing food with wines from the personal cellars of top local wine collectors. The evening will also include a silent auction and raffle.

6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 26. $250. The Stave Room at American Spirit Works, 199 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta. bit.ly/317emUr.

Meat me, with drinks

Love barbecue and drinking? Check out the fifth annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival featuring seminars in the Tasting Theater with brewmasters, master distillers and pitmasters, a gaming area, music and contests. Tickets include unlimited samples, live entertainment and a souvenir tasting glass.

2-6 p.m. Feb. 29. $39-$89. Atlantic Station, 241 20th St., Atlanta. atlanta.beerandbourbon.com.

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