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Omnivore - Labor Day weekend Atlanta food events, Sept. 3-5

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.

Morningside Farmers Market, Sat., Sept. 4: Chef Bruce Logue will be featured at this event, demonstrating several of his savory dishes served daily at La Pietra Cucina. The market and the demo are free. 9:30 a.m., 1393 N. Highland Ave. 404-313-5784.

Modern Day Masala, Sat., Sept. 4: The Cook’s Warehouse will be hosting a demo on how to make Indian food. They will provide you an ingredient list, the recipe, and even the spice blends. The spices are all USDA certified organic and they are made in Marietta, GA. Noon-2 p.m., 4062 Peachtree Road. 404-949-9945.

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.

Blackstock Vineyards and Winery Grape Stomping and Harvest Celebration, Sat.-Mon., Sept. 4-7: Grape stomping, harvest viewing, and wine tastings. Live music by Tommy Preston & the Kip Dockery Trio. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5400 Town Creek Road.

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.

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