Atlanta weekend food events, May 28-31
Memorial Day weekend brings food events going on all over the city.
Happy Memorial Day and (unofficial) start of summer! Here are some food events going on in Atlanta this weekend.
Murphy's, Fri., May 28-Sun., May 30: Special prix fixe menu themed for Sex and the City 2. Includes appetizer sampler, choice of entree and dessert, and cocktails (of course). Reservations required. $34. 997 Virginia Ave. 404-872-0904. www.murphysvh.com.
Canoe, Fri., May 28: New al fresco bar features the affordable River Snacks menu. Julie Gribble plays as part of the Canoe Music Series. 6-9 p.m. 4199 Paces Ferry Road. 770-432-2663. www.canoeatl.com.
Marietta Wine Market Sat., May 29: Tasting featuring four wines plus cheeses and sauces, all from Georgia. 2-4 p.m. Free; charity donation encouraged. 18 Powder Springs St., Marietta. 770-919-1574. www.mariettawinemarket.com.
Piedmont Park Green Market Sat., May 29: Chef Walter Osterbind of Grant Central Pizza will cook at the demo kitchen under the patio of the parks Community Center from 11 a.m.-noon. The Green Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday. Use the 12th St. entrance gate. Free. Piedmont Ave. & 10th St, 404-875-7275, www.piedmontpark.org/programs/green_market.html.
Marietta Square Farmers Market, Sat., May 29: Rain or shine, this farmers market features Georgia-grown products like vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, honey, bread, cheese and more. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Corner of Church St. and Hansell St., Marietta. 770-499-9393. www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.
Valenza, Mon., May 31: Meta Prezzo Mondays features 70 different wine labels, all at half price. Italian and American selections, red and white. 1441 Dresden Drive. 404-969-3233. www.valenzarestaurant.com.
Plus, a special event that is not technically this weekend but deserves attention...
Fox Bros. BBQ, Tues., June 1: Climb to Conquer SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes). 15% of all food proceeds and all proceeds from a silent auction will be donated to the SADS Foundation. The foundation is sponsoring a mountain climber who will climb Mt. Ranier with a flag in tribute to Wayne Sawyer, a guitar tech for Widespread Panic who died of SADS. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 1238 DeKalb Avenue. 404-577-4030. www.foxbrosbbq.com.