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Atlanta weekend food events, April 23-25

Things to do and eat this weekend.

Steeplechase at MARKET Buckhead, April 24. Patio party from 6-10 p.m. There will be drink specials, an outdoor grill, and a live jazz band. Guests are encouraged to wear derby-style hats to this event. For more information call 404-523-3600.

The Corner Pub's Fifth Annual Gumbo Off, April 24. The judging will take place at 4:00 p.m. and there will be a free sampling of all the entries right afterward. The winner will receive a $50 prize. For more information call 404-377-0603.

Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna’s 8th Annual Atkins Park Crawfish Boil, April 24. The event will have live entertainment, carnival-style rides and spicy crawfish, which will be sold by the pound and served with all the fixings from chef Jason Monroe.  Inside Atkins Park, Dave McCoy & The Attractions will be performing, and live music from Blair Crimmons & the Hookers, Travel by Train and Lost City will also be provided in Market Village.  The entry fee is $5, and proceeds from the event will benefit Mustard Seed Communities. For more information, call 770-435-1887.

The Art Institute of Atlanta’s “Julia Child’s Classic French Spring Dinner” class, April 24. 10 a.m  – 2  p.m. Chef Lisa Hubbard instructs on how to make a multicourse spring themed menu from Julia Child’s recipes. Along with the meal participants will learn some classic French techniques. The cost is $99 a person. For more information visit http://www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta/Admissions/smart_cooking.aspx or call 1.800.275.4242

Taqueria del Sol’s 10th Anniversary “Month of Sundays,” April 25. Each Sunday one location will be open and serving a special menu. Every week, all locations will offer the popular Chocolate Chimichanga with Grand Marnier and Tequila cream sauce for $3.00. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the Atlanta events will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Sunday, April 25; 6-9 p.m. Taqueria del Sol, Cheshire Bridge, will serve turnip green tamales with pork crackling and refried black-eyed peas for $10.00. For more information call 404-321-1118.

Corkscrew Café April Wine Tasting, April 25. Dave Klepinger will be leading a wine tasting of six different wines. The tasting will last from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Appetizers will also be served. Reservations are requested. The cost is $40 per person, tax and gratuity included.  Have a credit card available when making reservations. For more information or to make reservations call 706-867-8551.



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