Atlanta food events: Sept. 17-20, CL's Best of Atlanta Bash, Beaujolais and Burgers, Mac McGee's new release, Southern cooking class, and more

Atlanta happenings for the week

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The Goat Farm Wed., Sept. 19, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. CL's Best of Atlanta & 40th Birthday Party.
Celebrate Creative Loafing's 2012 Best of Atlanta issue release and 40th birthday party. Buy your $10 advance tickets HERE. $15 at the door. Free food from some of our favorite local restaurants and food trucks. Live music and entertainment. Details.

The Cook's Warehouse Brookhaven Mon., Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Simple Abundance Class with Chef Gerry Klaskala of Aria. Aria is regarded as one of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, specializing in modern American cuisine. Chef Klaskla’s passion for food and art can be seen and tasted in his food. He brings his principles of fresh ingredients, simple flavors and time-honed techniques to Simple Abundance. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese. Details.

Flip Burger Boutique Tue., Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m. Beaujolais and Burgers A Night of the Perfect Pairing. Hosted by wine expert Mark Oldman, guests will enjoy hand-crafted burgers with wine pairings from Duboeuf Beaujolais. Details.

Mac McGee's Irish Pub Tue., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. Wild Turkey Tasting w/ Master Distiller Eddie Russell Spend an evening tasting bourbons from Wild Turkey with Master Distiller Eddie Russell. Sample the new Wild Turkey 81, Wild Turkey 101, Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, Wild Turkey Rare Breed, and Russell's Reserve10 year old. Details.

Atlanta Wine School Wed., Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Sexy & Seductive Pinot Noir. Join the Atlanta Wine School for their Sexy & Seductive Pinot Noir Tasting. The class will include tastings of eight pinot noirs from wineries all over the world. Guests will learn about the challenges of growing Pinot Noir and many more interesting wine facts. Details.

Mac McGee's Irish Pub Thu., Sept. 20, 6 p.m. Mac McGee Trybox Corn/Rye Release. Join Mac McGee for their release of their own barrel aged Trybox Corn/Rye Blend aged for six months in mini barrels. Details.

Atlanta Wine School Thu., Sept. 20, 7 p.m. Pairing Wine & Food Class. Join Atlanta Wine School instructor Debbie Ruskin for a food and wine pairing course. Class will include eight chef's courses paired with eight hand-selected wines. Guests will also learn easy and delicious recipes, cooking techniques, and entertaining ideas. Details.

Ritz-Carlton Atlanta Thu., Sept. 20, 6 p.m. Low Country Deconstructed Explore regional southern cooking with Brian Jones, chef de cuisine of Atlanta Grill, as he presents a series of demonstration-style culinary classes this fall at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta. Guests will taste small plates from a three-course menu paired with traditional cocktails and selections from regional wineries and breweries. Hotel Sommelier Brian White hosts special guest Brian “Spike” Buckowski, brewmaster and co-founder of Athens, GA-based Terrapin Beer Company, who will bring six craft beers to sample with Chef Jones’ menu. Details.

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