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Atlanta Culinary Events

Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Atlanta. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Atlanta. We've also got the latest Atlanta Restaurant News and Wine Events.

CULINARY EVENTS

May 8
Normally closed on Sundays, Aria will open for Mother's Day dinner on May 8 at 5 p.m. For more information, call 404-233-7673 or visit Aria’s website. Dinner nightly. Aria, 490 E. Paces Ferry Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-233-7673.
 
May 8
Sister restaurants Gypsy Kitchen, which has a Spanish influence, and The Southern Gentleman Gastropub, featuring Southern touches on its menu, will do a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Each restaurant will feature the same buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone planning to make a reservation should remember that alcohol can be served only after 10:30 p.m. on Sundays. The restaurants are located at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, clustered around the intersection of Peachtree Road and Buckhead Avenue. Kid-friendly items will be available. Mothers will receive a complimentary confection. Cost is $54.95 per adult plus tax and gratuity and $19.95 plus tax and gratuity for children 12 and under. The Southern Gentleman Gastropub, 3035 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-939-9845; Gypsy Kitchen, 3035 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-939-9840.
 
May 13
Ray's at Killer Creek will host A Toast for Tails benefitting the Atlanta Humane Society from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music and specialty dishes prepared by chef Mike Fuller on a Big Green Egg. Tickets are $20 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call ahead to purchase tickets at 770-649-0064. Ray's at Killer Creek, 1700 Mansell Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004, 770-649-0064.
 
Mac McGee in Decatur will host an International Whisk(e)y Tasting May 18
Mac McGee in Decatur will host an International Whisk(e)y Tasting at 7:30 p.m. to celebrate World Whisk(e)y Day, which is May 21 this year. The tasting’s moniker reflects the fact that the word is spelled differently in different countries that produce the drink. Admission is $70 per person. Tax will be added on to your tab, but gratuity is up to the participant. For admission, rsvp to macmcgees@gmail.com. Lunch & Dinner daily. Mac McGee, 111 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030, 404-377-8055.
 
May 21
The touring Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival makes a stop at Atlantic Station on May 21, 2016. Enjoy unlimited samples of beer and Bourbon along with barbecue (priced separately), live music and seminars with distillers, brewmakers and pit masters. For more information, visit Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival's website
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Friday & Saturday
Cibo e Beve in Sandy Springs hosts “The Cibo Supper Club” every Friday and Saturday night, with two seatings: 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. These dinners present an interactive dining experience as chef Linda Harrell creates a four-course weekly menu with accompanying wines so guests may expect a new culinary experience each week. The meal can include a variety of menu combinations, such as appetizers, pasta, entrées and desserts. To start, bar manager Jonathan Turner uses the signature bar cart to discuss flavor profiles and interact with guests while constructing the evening's specialty cocktail. Harrell will talk about the dishes and wine pairings and why they are complementary. Cost is $59 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The minimum reservation per table is six and the maximum is ten. Cibo e Beve, Belle Isle Shopping Center, 4969 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-250-8988.
 
Ongoing
Afternoon tea is a tradition at each St. Regis property worldwide. At The St. Regis Atlanta, guests enjoy fine teas alongside petite sandwiches, freshly baked scones, pastries and petits fours, all presented by St. Regis butlers wearing tuxedos and white gloves. Changing with the season, teas and food pairings are built along themes that vary each month. In May, there's Mad Hatter Tea, for example. A wide selection of hot teas is available, as are cool teas in summer months. Afternoon tea is served daily from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost is $40 plus tax and gratuity for adults; $44 for Celebration Tea, which includes a glass of sparkling wine; $22 for children 12 and under. Afternoon tea is served on the Astor Court, an airy space with sofas and comfortable seating. For reservations, call 404-563-7910. The St. Regis Atlanta
 
Ongoing
Goin' Coastal in Virginia Highland features sustainable seafood and offers regular promotions that maximize the dining dollar. Monday nights are for whole Maine lobsters, a dinner with a family-style side for $20. Wednesday is for oysters, at $5 per dozen. And Thursday features $15 shrimp boils, for which about 1½ pounds of shrimp come with potatoes, corn and andouille sausage --- a true low country boil. Tuesday is ticket give-away night, for which all the evening's receipts are assembled and somebody's tab gets pulled out of the hat to receive performance tickets. Goin' Coastal, 1021 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, 404-941-9117.
 
Mondays
One Eared Stag chef Robert Phalen is joining with local brewer Monday Night Brewing to offer One Eared Stag’s Monday night fried chicken. An order includes three pieces of chicken and two side items for $15. Guests also may upgrade to a whole chicken for $22 and two whole chickens for $32. This special feast takes place Mondays starting at 5 p.m. One Eared Stag, 1029 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-525-4479.
 
Tuesday-Sunday
In Grant Park, The Shed at Glenwood is now offering daily specials, with different features each day of the week (excluding Mondays when the restaurant is closed). Returning to the line-up is the very popular Slider Night on Wednesdays. Specials are as follows: Tuesday is a small plates menu ($3-$10); Slider Wednesday for eight different sliders offered for $3 each; Thursday is Brewer’s Dozen --- a dozen oysters (three ways), plus a beer for $12, also offering $7 PEI mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and cream; Friday and Saturday is Buy the Bottle --- ten-12 bottles of wine offered at $20 each; Sunday brunch for pitchers of mimosas, Bellinis and sangría, plus $7 specialty Bloody Marys; Sunday Supper is three courses of comfort food for $25 per person. The Shed at Glenwood, Glenwood Park, 457 Bill Kennedy Way, Atlanta, GA 30316, 404-835-4363.
 
Thursday through Sunday
From 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Linger Longer Steakhouse at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, features Five@Five happy hour specials. Five cocktails and five appetizers are priced at $5 each. Linger Longer Steakhouse, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, One Lake Oconee Tr., Greensboro, GA 30642, 706-467-7135.
 

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