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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.

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October 9
Looking forward to its 30th anniversary, Ray's on the River is celebrating with a party on Thursday, October 9. Tickets are $40 per person, and may be obtained at www.xorbia.com; they must be purchased in advance. Ticket holders will enjoy one drink and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. There will also be a cash bar featuring drink specials. Dancing and singing along with the Yacht Rock Revue will be part of the festivities. All month long, ask about weekly specials including: October 1-7 Three-course menu for $30 per person; October 8-14 30 bottles of wine for $30 or under; October 15-21 $19.84 entrée pricing for certain specialties; October 22-28 One of Ray’s specialty dishes will be selected each day and 30 percent of proceeds from the sales of that item will be donated to Fragile Kids Foundation. Ray's on the River, 6700 Powers Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-955-1187.
 
October 24-26
Now in its 13th year, Taste of Atlanta, a three-day festival, attracts food lovers to experience what makes Atlanta the Food Capital of the South. Offering a smorgasbord of culinary creations, live entertainment, specialty food and beverage tents, and four live cooking stages --- including The Chef’s Table, The Kitchen Workshop, The Big Green Egg Grilling Experience and The Family Food Zone --- the event will showcase an authentic taste of Atlanta. This year spices things up with a new format, highlighting the city’s individual neighborhoods and the restaurants that call them home. Esteemed establishments from both inside and outside of the perimeter will offer attendees a variety of flavors, enable them to discover new dining treasures, and to root for their favorite local spots. Tickets cost $25 for advance general admission and $75 for advance VIP admission to the Saturday and Sunday events, and prices have not yet been set for the Friday VIP party. For more information, visit www.tasteofatlanta.com
 

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.
 
Fried green tomatoes Ongoing
Table 301 Restaurant Group and Greenville History Tours have partnered to produce Upstate South Carolina's At the Chef's Table Culinary Tour, showcasing regional ingredients and local chefs in Greenville, S.C. The culinary tours are conducted on Saturdays from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Each tour lasts 2½ to 3 hours and costs $39 per person. The price includes visits to five destinations featuring high-profile chefs cooking with regional ingredients. Greenville is about two hours northeast of Atlanta on I-85. For more information or to book a tour, visit http://www.table301.com/, call 864-567-3940, or email greenvillehistorytours@gmail.com.
 
Monday-Friday
From 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Ray's Killer Creek and Ray's on the River offer a half-priced menu of appetizers, $5 cocktails and $3 draft beer on their special weeknight menu (excluding holidays). Yes, "Oysters Rock!" with Pernod creamed spinach, bacon and hollandaise for $6. More deals include shrimp cocktail, ahi tataki, Ray's "New Orleans" barbecue shrimp with barbecue beer butter on a toasted baguette, warm Maytag blue cheese chips, and crispy calamari with sweet and hot peppers and tomato marinara ($4-$7). Fresh shucked oysters accompanied by atomic cocktail sauce and Champagne mignonette come by the dozen ($11) or half dozen ($7). Value-priced red and white wines from around the globe are available by the glass ($8-$15) or bottle ($30-$36). Those in the market for martinis will find plenty for $5 each: Ray's blue smoke, Ray's lemon drop, the Maytag, pomegranate, chocolate, Georgia peach and the French martini. Ray's Killer Creek,1700 Mansell Rd., Alpharetta, 770-649-0064. Ray's on the River, 6700 Powers Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-955-1187.
 
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.
 
Tuesday-Friday
Babette's Café, one of Atlanta's most romantic restaurants, launched "Good Food for Bad Times" as it offers affordable dining for patrons. "I want everyone to know that I am committed to offering a great meal at a very comfortable price," said chef-owner Marla Adams. "This has always been my mission." The restaurant is offering a prix-fixe menu Tuesday-Friday throughout the evening. Choose from three appetizers and three entrées for $19.25 per person plus tax and tip. Each week's menu is posted on the restaurant's website on Sunday afternoon. Babette's CafĂ©, 573 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-523-9121.
 
Wednesdays
Chef Ron Eyester offers a mid-week uptick with the Widespread Wiener special at The Family Dog. Changing every week, the inventive creations he crafts with fresh frankfurters and sides put a singular stamp on the hot dog offerings. For more information, visit thefamilydogatlanta.com or call 404-249-0180. The Family Dog, 1402 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, 404-249-0180.
 
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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