More than 15 metro Atlanta food and drink events to check out in September

Enjoy pizza and football, experience a food and wine festival and meet cookbook authors this month in metro Atlanta.

Bourbon & Bites

Join Les Dames d’Esoffier International’s Atlanta chapter for its first Bourbon & Bites event to support scholarships for women in food and related industries, as well as nonprofits feeding those in need. Tickets include bourbons from distilleries such as Blue Run and Eagle Rare, as well as drinks from Tito’s Vodka and Benzinger wines, paired with foods from By George.

6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 14. $225. By George in the Candler Hotel, 127 Peachtree St., Atlanta.

Whiskey and dinner

South Main Kitchen will team up with WhistlePig Rye Distillery to present a six-course tasting menu with whiskey pairings. WhistlePig’s Lawrence Ryefield will talk about the distillery and its whiskeys, and Blake Hartley of Maven Restaurant Group will discuss each dish and how it is designed to pair with the whiskey.

6:30 p.m. Sept. 15. $200 per person. South Main Kitchen, 9 S. Main St., Alpharetta. 678-691-4622,

Taste Brookhaven

Get a taste of food from more than 15 Brookhaven restaurants during Taste Brookhaven, sponsored by Explore Brookhaven. Tickets include food, beer and wine. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation.

6-10 p.m. Sept. 15. $100-$175. Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina, 4000 Summit Blvd NE, Atlanta.

A year of beer

Biggerstaff Brewing Co. is celebrating its first anniversary with the release of a new beer, Family & Field, served in a commemorative glass; and Pauline, a new Pilsner. A special anniversary menu and the regular menu will be offered, along with live music.

11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 16. Biggerstaff Brewing Co., 537 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-796-9919,

Credit: Taste of Smyrna

Credit: Taste of Smyrna

Taste of Smyrna

This year’s festival will have food for sale from more than 30 of the city’s restaurants, along with live entertainment, activities for kids and music. Admission is free, with food samples costing $1-$5 each. Bottled water and soft drink sales will benefit the Smyrna Education Foundation.

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 17. 2800 King St., downtown Smyrna.

A Sunday Supper

Head to Elsewhere Brewing in Grant Park for the brewery’s monthly Sunday Supper. Tickets include a family-style meal prepared on a wood-burning grill, a pitcher of beer and live music. This month’s menu includes Spice Crusted and Coal Roasted Lamb Rack; Dill Smoked Eggplant Dip; and Grilled Plums with Burnt Honey. This month, 10% or proceeds will benfit the Grant Park Neighbors Association.

5-8 p.m. Sept. 18. $130, for two to four guests, not including gratuity. Elsewhere Brewing, 1039 Grant St., Atlanta.

Dinner made easy

As a prologue to the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Book Festival, New York Times food writer Melissa Clark will discuss her “Dinner in One: Exceptional and Easy One Pan Meals: A Cookbook.” Books will be available for purchase.

7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $15-$20. MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Atlanta.

Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

This festival returns with several days of events, including dinners presented by chefs at seven Atlanta restaurants. The tasting tents will feature food and drinks from around the Southeast.

Sept. 13-18. Tasting tents cost $99 per day, $150 VIP; $158 weekend pass. Historic Fourth Ward Park, 680 Dallas St., Atlanta. Intimate dinners and walk-around events $90-$250, various locations.

Credit: Angie Webb

Credit: Angie Webb

In September, We Wear Pink

Head to Atrium at Ponce City Market for the Pinky Party, featuring brunch, drink specials, giveaways and music from a DJ. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a nonprofit serving those with breast cancer. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18. Atrium, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-600-3939,

Taste on the Square

Colony Square will hold its inaugural Taste on the Square, featuring food from a dozen restaurants located in the complex. Tickets include food samples, cocktails, live entertainment and an after-party. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. To purchase tickets, visit the website.

6-10 p.m. Sept. 22. $100 per person. Colony Square, 1175 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

Arte Agave

Celebrate Latin culture with agave spirits, art and entertainment at Arte Agave. Tickets include 20 stations with samples of more than 100 varieties of agave spirits, margaritas, mixology demos, bites from local chefs including tacos from Villanos Tacos, an artist market, photo booth and live entertainment.

6-10 p.m. Sept. 23. $75 for general admission and $90 for VIP. The Kimpton Sylvan, 374 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Atlanta.

Brownie Bash

Presented by Pontoon Brewing, this event features samples from more than 70 breweries from around the U.S., and food and brownie vendors, as well as music from a DJ. Pontoon will release four new beers during the event.

Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 24. $75, $150 VIP. 8601 Dunwoody Place, Sandy Springs. 770-674-1075,



Lobster Madness

Head to Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails for its five-course Lobster Madness Dinner that incorporates lobster into each dish. Tickets include champagne and hors d’oeuvre to start, a whole 1.5-pound Maine lobster and wine pairings.

6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. $195 per person. Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails, 800 Mayfield Road, Alpharetta. 770-817-0161,

A tasty book signing

Danielle Walker, who runs the blog and website Against All Grain, will appear at Williams-Sonoma at Ponce City Market to sign her new book, “Healthy in a Hurry.”

6 p.m. Sept. 26. $39.50, which includes a copy of the book. Williams-Sonoma, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-810-7486,

Party in the Kitchen

Open Hand Atlanta will hold its 19th annual fundraiser, chaired by chefs Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala. The event will feature food from 20 chefs, including Rathbun and Klaskala; drinks; and a DJ, as well as live and silent auctions.

7-10 p.m. Sept. 29. $300 per person. The Stave Room, 199 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta.

Barrels & Bites

Head to the Village Dunwoody for food from restaurants located there, including Bar{n}, Cuco’s Cantina, Message in a Bottle and NFA Burger, as well as drinks from a dozen wine and spirits sponsors. A VIP hour, starting at 6 p.m., will include a whiskey tasting, passed bites, live music and a gift.

6-10 p.m. Sept. 29. $85, $120 VIP. The Village Dunwoody, 5521 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.

Gather Round

The second installment of the four-day festival features tastings, seminars, dinners and a day party. Local restaurant participants include Nick’s Westside, El Ponce and One Flew South.

Sept. 29-Oct. 2. $100-$125. Multiple locations.

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