Atlanta food events, Sept. 7-13

Things to do and things to eat this week.

The Fifth Annual Midtown Restaurant Week is ongoing this week, and will run until Sunday, September 12th. Participating restaurants are serving a $25 prix fixe menu and include:
4th & Swift, Amuse!, Atmosphere Bistro, D.B.A Barbeque, Dogwood, Dolce, Enoteca E Ristorante - Atlanta, Ecco, Eleven at The Loews Atlanta, Geisha House Atlanta, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Midtown, Livingston Restaurant, Lobby at Twelve, The Melting Pot - Midtown Atlanta, Murphy's, Oceanaire Seafood Room - Atlanta, One Midtown Kitchen, Pacci Restaurant, Park 75 Restaurant at Four Seasons Atlanta, Rosa Mexicano - Atlanta, Rosebud, Serpas, Shout, Silk Asian Steak & Seafood, South City Kitchen, Spice Market - Atlanta, Steel Restaurant & Lounge, Strip, TAP, TWO urban licks, and Veni Vidi Vici
For more information about Midtown Restaurant Week in Atlanta, visit www.atlrestaurantweek.com.

Southern Beer Dinner at Shaun’s, Wed., Sept. 8: Chef Shaun Doty brings fine food and southern breweries together to send off summer. Event includes a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, Sweetwater and scuppernong cocktails. Dinner includes a four course meal paired with different beers from Georgia and North Carolina. $55 per person, $40 per person for food only. 7 p.m., 1029 Edgewood Ave. 404-892-5307. www.shaunsrestaurant.com.

Party in the Kitchen, Thurs., Sept. 9: This event benefits Project Open Hand, which provides home-delivered meals to seniors and people with kidney disease, cancer and HIV/AIDS. Food will be provided by chefs including Kevin Rathbun. Silent auction, live DJ and cocktails also provided. $150-$500. 6:30 p.m., 199 Armour Drive. 404-419-3333. www.projectopenhand.org.

5 Seasons Restaurant & Brewery Westside Fall in Love with a Female Farmer Beer Dinner, Thurs., Sept 9: Celebrate female farmers with a 5 course dinner, which will feature foods from each farm in a particular course. Each course will be paired with 5 different beers. Featured farmers include Sunshine from Rock Star Farms, Charlotte from Riverview Farms, Paige from Serenbe Farms, Laurie from Moore Farms, and Celia from Woodland Gardens. $55. 7 p.m., 1000 Marietta St. 404-875-3232. Sept. 18: 5 North. 3655 Old Milton Parkway. www.5seasonsbrewing.com.

BlockStock Vineyards and Winery September Wine Dinner, Sat., Sept. 11: Tuscan themed Wine Dinner featuring tasty food and wine pairings such as the “Springer Mountain” Tuscan Chicken and a 2008 Reserve Viognier. $55. 7 p.m., 5400 Town Creek Road, Dahlonega. www.bsvw.com.

Peachtree Road Farmers Market, Sat., Sept. 11: Chef Hartman of Montaluce Winery will be featuring several of his local, seasonal dishes served weekly at Le Vigne Restaurant at Montaluce Winery & Estates in Dahlonega. The market and the demo are free for guests. The Peachtree Road Farmers Market is located in the parking lots of the Cathedral of St. Philip. 10 a.m. 2744 Peachtree Road. 404-365-1078. www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com.

Taqueria del Sol Hatch Chile Party, Sun., Sept. 12: Hundreds of chiles will be served in a variety of dishes at the Howell Mill location. The event features various food stations, drinks, and live music. $12. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 1200-B Howell Mill Road. 404-352-5811. www.taquieradelsol.com.

Great Desserts- Bar None, Mon., Sept. 13: Chef Matt Lewis of Mattycakes Bakery will demonstrating some of his favorite dessert bars at The Cook’s Warehouse Midtown. Guests can sample bars such as homemade Brownies, Linzer Bars, and Lemon Bars. $45. 7 p.m.-9 p.m., 1544 Piedmont Ave. 404-815-4993. www.mattycakes.com.

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