Studio No. 7 now open and other dining news

Studio No. 7 now open downtown

Billed as a gathering place for creatives, Studio No. 7 opened last week on Marietta Street in Atlanta. The studio space for visual, music and culinary artists houses an art gallery, test kitchen, bar and lounge. In the evening, look for cocktails and DJs in a lounge atmosphere. Chef Nadine Moore serves up Latin and Asian-influenced small plates such as Thai beef salad, curry catfish tacos, Cuban pork dumplings and huevos rancheros with black beans. 393 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-549-9839.

Restaurant Eugene hosts Sean Brock

Chef Linton Hopkins hosts celebrated Southern chef Sean Brock for a dinner at Restaurant Eugene on July 21. Hopkins and Brock will create a collaborative menu that celebrates summer produce such as okra, summer squash, eggplant, Sapelo Island red peas, tomatoes and peaches. James Beard Award winner Brock is executive chef of Charleston’s McCrady’s and Husk, and a second Husk location in Nashville, Tenn. $125 per person, with wine pairings, plus tax and gratuity. 2277 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-355-0321.

Downtown Restaurant Week returns

Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week returns for its 12th year Aug. 9-17. The nine-day culinary event features more than 30 participating restaurants, with prix-fixe menus priced at $15, $25 or $35 for brunch, lunch or dinner options. Prices are per person and exclude alcohol, tax and gratuity. Participating restaurants include Alma Cocina, BLT Steak, Cuts, Max Lager’s, Ray’s in the City and Smoke Ring.

Taste of Atlanta tickets on sale

Tickets for Taste of Atlanta are on sale now. The 2014 edition of the annual three-day food festival returns to Midtown’s Tech Square Oct. 24-26, with some 90 metro Atlanta restaurants offering samples, plus interactive seminars and cooking demos on four stages. Other popular experiences include the Friday Kickoff Party, the Barcraft Competition, and the Family Food Zone. Advance tickets, $25-$75.

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