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Best food and drink events in Atlanta | July 13 - July 17

If you like to eat and if you like to drink, there are some great events in the Atlanta area this week.

Monday, July 13: Southern Chefs and Southern Wines Pairing Dinner (Roswell)
Osteria Mattone at 6 p.m. - As a nod to Southern wines and Southern Chefs, two chefs will prepare a six-course meal while two sommeliers select wines. A $160 ticket, which includes tax and gratuity, gets you dinner, a prosecco reception and dessert trio. Tickets can be purchased here.

Monday, July 13: Pappy Van Winkle Flight (Intown Atlanta)
South City Kitchen Midtown. - Learn about Pappy Van Winkle's history while sipping on bourbon beginning July 13 at South City Kitchen Midtown. Go online at midtown.southcitykitchen.com for more information.

Tuesday, July 14: Bollywood Movie Night  (Decatur)
Chai Pani at 9 p.m. - Transport to India for the night at Chai Pani in Decatur. The restaurant will play the action-adventure film "Sholay" and offer Indian street snacks, such as kebabs, prawns and pakora, in addition to sweets and buttered popcorn. See chaipanidecatur.com for more information.

Tuesday, July 14: Tuscan Summer cooking class (Marietta)
Cook's Warehouse at 7 p.m. - Join Chef Linda Harrell of Cibo e Beve at Cook's Warehouse as she teaches participants how to create some of her Tuscan summer specialties, including her heirloom salad, brined chicken, potatoes and Tiramisu. Tickets are $50, and there are 30 available spots in the class. For more information, visit classes.cookswarehouse.com.

Tuesday, July 14: 20 for $20 Wine Tastings (Buckhead)
Watershed at 5:30 p.m. - Held with a new theme each month, Tuesday Wine Tastings feature 20 tastes for $20, along with the chef's light delicacies. With a continuously changing pallet, you'll have the opportunity to sample whites, red and rosés from various regions around the world. Tax and gratuity are not included in the ticket price. To RSVP, email rsvp@watershedrestaurant.com.

Tuesday, July 14: Celebrate Bastille Day (Buckhead)
F&B at 4 p.m. - Calling all Francophiles: remember the day the French stormed Bastille as well as F&B's anniversary with a three-course, prix-fixe menu and live entertainment. The restaurant will be decorated with French themes, and the accordionist will play French tunes. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling 404-254-1797. The celebration continues through Saturday. Learn more at fandbatl.com.

There are plenty of other restaurants around town celebrating Bastille Day. Learn more here

Wednesday, July 15: Celebrate Georgia Restaurant Week 
Various locations throughout the week - More than 90 restaurants are participating in Georgia Restaurant Week, sponsored by the Georgia Restaurant Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Cook Hall, one of the participating restaurants, is offering a three-course dinner menu to celebrate. Items will include Ricotta, flatbread, desserts and drinks. For reservations, call 404-523-3600. Visit cookhallatlanta.com for more details. Other participating restaurants include Bangkok Station in Buckhead, Colletta in Alpharetta and Mystic Grill in Covington. 

Here are 12 can't-miss places participating in Georgia Restaurant Week. 

Thursday and Friday: Thursty Thursday & F'Off Fridays (Dunwoody) 
Vino Venue at 12 p.m. - Sneak out of work and grab lunch at Vino Venue. The restaurant is offering lobster rolls and a bacon-pimento sandwhich, along with a full menu of dinner items. Stay through 5 p.m. for Thursty Thursday and F'Off Fridays. Cocktails, inclduing the hibiscus sparkler, are $5.50. Light bites are available as well. Check vino-venue.com for more information.

Saturday, July 18: Great Southern Craft Beer Competition (Intown Atlanta)
Red Brick Brewing at 6:30 p.m.. Attendees will get to vote on two homebrew finalists in a blind taste test as we as enjoy Red Brick tours and samples, food, live entertainment and more. $30. www.greatsouthernbeercompetition.com

Saturday, July 18: Downtown Restaurant Week (Downtown Atlanta)
Downtown Restaurant Week, presented by Central Atlanta Progress, kicks off on Saturday, July 18 and aims to give Atlantans the opportunity to eat in Downtown's finest dining spots at exceptional prices. This year’s current participating restaurant list includes locales such as Alma Cocina, Asante, Atlanta Grill, BLT Steak, Braves All Star Grill, Café 458, Cuts Steakhouse, Der Biergarten and more. For the full list, visit www.atlantadowntown.com/fun/restaurant-week

Sunday, July 19: Barbecue brunch (Buckhead)
Food 101 at 12 p.m. - Dine at Food 101 for a Sunday Smoked menu of rach-styele baked beans and southern cole slaw along with delicious bourbon. In addition, local bands will play live music for your entertainment. View food101atlanta.com for more information.

Sunday, July 19: 7th Annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival (Intown Atlanta)
JCT. Kitchen & Bar from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Nothing says summer quick like fresh, juice tomatoes. Enjoy tomato-based treats from dozens of area chefs and mixologists plus music from Ill Communication and Five Bone Rack, Ford Fry's all-chef band. Last year's festival generated close to $120,000 forThe Giving Kitchen and Georgia Organicswww.killertomatofest.com 

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