Atlanta restaurant and food events, May 17-23

From Atlanta Beer Week specials to cooking classes, find all kinds of food-related events here.

The first ever Atlanta Beer Week is from May 16 to 22. Bars, restaurants and gastropubs all over the city will offer specials and tastings. Check out the Atlanta Beer Week Web site for a complete listing sorted by date. Some notable Atlanta Beer Week events will appear in this listing along with other special dinners, cooking lessons and events.

5 Seasons Brewing Sandy Springs, Mon., May 17: Cooking with Beer class featuring Chef Dave creating menus around beer, cooking with beer and pairing beer with food. Call or e-mail to reserve a space. The class is free, but to stay after and eat the food you prepared costs $25. 7 p.m. 5600 Roswell Road. 404-255-5911. www.5seasonsbrewing.com. The same class will take place on Tues., May 18 at 5 Seasons Brewing Westside.

The Marlay House, Tues., May 18: Sample Irish beer flights paired with live Irish music. 7:30-10 p.m. Free. 426 West Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-270-9950. www.themarlayhouse.com.

Whole Foods Ponce de Leon, Tues., May 18: The latest in their ongoing "A Taste of..." series, A Taste of Local. Enjoy a sampling of Georgia's local specialties paired with complementary wines. Seating is limited, so please RSVP at Customer Services. 7 p.m. $20 in advance. 650 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-853-1681. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/storesbeta/poncedeleon/.

5 Seasons Brewing Alpharetta, Weds., May 19: Spring Seafood Seasonal Beer Dinner features nine courses and nine beers. Reservations required. 7 p.m. $55. 3655 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-521-5551. www.5seasonsbrewing.com.

The Melting Pot, Weds., May 19: All four Atlanta-area locations host Avenue Q and Fondue. Enjoy three courses of fondue and Orchestra Level seats at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. Call for reservations. $79.  754 Peachtree Street; 2500 Cobb Place Lane, Kennesaw; 3610 Satellite Blvd, Duluth; 1055 Mansell Road, Roswell. 404-389-0099; 770-425-1411; 770-623-1290; 770-518-4100.  www.meltingpot.com (Note: music plays automatically on load).

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