Atlanta Food Events
This week's food events in Atlanta.
Chef Julia LeRoy Cooking Demonstration, Tues., Aug. 31, Thurs., Sept. 2: inTown Farmer’s Market provides Georgia’s farmers, merchants and artisans with a new, centrally-located and high-traffic venue. This week’s featured chef will be offering a cooking demonstration as well as samples. Experience the beneficial economic impact of buying naturally grown, or organic produce and other products from some of our finest local sources. Opening week hours are 3-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. www.intownfarmersmarket.com.
Social Resto Café Bar, Wed., Sept. 1: Gathering of the Downtown Atlanta French Language Meetup Group organized by Marvin Chapman. The Meetup is open to anyone who is interested in speaking and practicing the French language, eating authentic French food and discussing French culture. 7 p.m., 12 West Peachtree Place. www.socialintown.com.
Zydeco Picnic and Decatur Book Festival, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 3-5: Presented by DeKalb Medical, this annual book festival features presentations given by cooks, authors, and food columnists. The event will be closed out by popular band, Zydeco T. Free concert, $10 at the gate for food. Downtown Decatur Square. www.decaturbookfestival.com.
Midtown Restaurant Week, Sat., Sept. 4-Sun., Sept. 12: During this fifth annual restaurant week, participating restaurants will offer a $25 three-course meal. Participants include Two Urban Licks, Silk, Lobby, Dogwood and more. (Full list of participants on Web site.) Various locations. www.atlrestaurantweek.com.
Beer and Whiskey Fest, Sun., Sept. 5: Sixth annual event features tastings of many beers and whiskies, plus barbecue, five tribute bands, a DJ and a silent auction with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Nature Conservancy Gulf Coast Relief Fund. Portions of ticket sales also benefit the relief fund. 2 p.m.-11 p.m., $10 advance, $15 door. 500 10th St. 404-249-0001. www.beerandwhiskeyfest.com.