10 tasty metro Atlanta food and drink events to attend in October

Try pies, beer and more this month
Food from Hopstix will be available for purchase at Taste of Chamblee.

Credit: Bob Townsend

Credit: Bob Townsend

Food from Hopstix will be available for purchase at Taste of Chamblee.

Eat and drink well this month with a beer festival, a taste of some DeKalb restaurants and tons of chili.

Six-course wine dinner

Murphy’s Restaurant is teaming with Ramey Wine Cellars for a six-course wine dinner to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Pairings include Daikon Radish Wellington paired with a Ramey Russian River Pinto Noir and roasted rack of lamb paired with Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah.

6:30 p.m. Oct. 2. $125 per person including tax, gratuity and a donation to JDRF. Murphy's Restaurant, 997 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-872-0904, murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com/

Taste of Chamblee

Try some of Chamblee’s top restaurants during the 11th annual Taste of Chamblee, featuring food from more than 20 eateries including The Alden, Hopstix, Los Andes Bakery, BlueTop and Billy’s Burgers. The event will also have two beer gardens with LED screens showing college football. Admission to the event is free and pre-loaded wristbands with 15 “Taste Points” can be purchased for $16.99.

4-8 p.m. Oct. 6. 3518 Broad St., Chamblee. tasteofchamblee.net/

Second Self Beer Company anniversary

Help Second Self Beer Company celebrate its fourth anniversary with a party featuring new and old beers including some made with coffee and a pre-release of its Red Hop Rye. Food will be available for purchase from The Real Mexican Vittles and Illegal Food on Saturday and Deep South Biscuits on Sunday. Proceeds from sales of a commemorative glass will be donated to support Soccer in the Streets.

Noon-9 p.m. Oct. 6, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 7. Second Self Brewery, 1317 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta. secondselfbeer.com/

Harvest for a Cure

Eat out for a good cause during the fifth annual Harvest for a Cure event to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The night features food and cocktails and wine pairings from chefs, mixologists and sommeliers at spots such as Aria, Canoe, Bacchanalia, Brush Sushi Izakaya and Cooks & Soldiers. The event also features live music, a raffle for a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle and a silent auction.

6:30 p.m. Oct. 10. The Stave Room at ASW Distillery, 199 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta. mswineevent.org.

Atlanta Chili Cook Off

Usher in fall with the seventh annual Atlanta Chili Cook Off in Brookhaven. Try chili and Brunswick stew from more than 75 restaurants and amateur competition teams and enjoy live music, drinks, a kids zone and voting on the chili. A portion of proceeds benefit the Atlanta Fundraising Foundation and the Brookhaven Park Conservancy. VIP tickets offer early admission, unlimited chili tastings, an open bar, commemorative spoon and swag bag.

1-5 p.m. Oct. 13. $15-40; children 12 and under are free with an adult. Brookhaven Park, 2660 Osborne Road, Brookhaven. AtlantaChiliCookOff.com

Great Atlanta Beer Fest

Quench your thirst during the eighth annual Great Atlanta Beer Fest, with more than 150 beers and 25 wines and cider, as well as live music and a DJ, games and food available for purchase.

1-5 p.m. Oct. 13. $40 in advance, $45 after Oct. 4, $50 at the door. Georgia Stat Stadium, 755 Hank Aaron Drive SE, Atlanta. greatatlantabeerfestival.com/

Five-course bourbon dinner

Chefs Paras Shah and Jeffrey Weiss will be the guest in the kitchen with The Southern Gentleman executive chef Danilo Q. Meyers for the restaurant's five-course bourbon dinner, which will also feature dishes including dry-rubbed stuffed quail with sweet potato gnocchi, smoked fennel bourbon cream and Kombu-cured grilled amberjack with maitake, sunchoke and dashi, each paired with a different bourbon-based cocktail. Guests will also receive a special code for an after-party at The Blind Pig.

7-11 p.m. Oct. 18. $132 per person, including tax and gratuity. The Southern Gentleman, 3035 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. eventbrite.com/e/the-southern-gentleman-five-course-bourbon-dinner-tickets-49560287153

Cookbook discussion

Join former “The Chew” co-host Carla Hall as she discusses her new cookbook, “Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration” at the Atlanta History Center. The book traces soul food’s history from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South. Tickets for the event include a copy of the book.

7 p.m. Oct. 26. $40, $35 for History Center members. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com.

Porches and Pie fest

Pucker up for pie during the Adair Park Porches and Pie festival. More than 25 pie bakers will participate in a bake-off judged by local notables including Watershed chef Matt Marcus and Tamie Cook of Tamie Cook Culinary Productions. The event will also feature live music, an artists market, kids activities, food trucks, beer and cider.

Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 27. Free. Adair Park I, corner of Catherine Street and Mayland Avenue SW, Atlanta. porchesandpies.com/

Sunday Supper South

Help raise funds for the James Beard Foundation’s Impact Programs during the annual Sunday Supper South event, hosted by Bacchanalia’s Anne Quatrano. This year’s event features a “Bewitched” theme with Ouiji boards and tarot card readers and honors the whole hog cuisine of 2018 James Beard Foundation Award winner Rodney Scott as well as food and drinks from other chefs from the South.

6 p.m. Oct. 28. $275, $250 for James Beard Foundation members. Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. sundaysuppersouth.com

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