Atlanta food events: Oct. 1-5, International Sake Day, National Taco Day, Boobie Beer, and more

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RA Sushi Mon., Oct. 1, 11 a.m. International Sake Day. RA Sushi Bar Restaurant is recognizing “Nihonshu no Hi” or International “Sake Day,” an informal holiday created to celebrate the popular Japanese spirit. Nothing pairs better with sushi than sake, and in honor of this special day RA is encouraging guests to explore this lesser known spirit! Hot sake is $1 all day. Visit RA Sushi on International Sake Day and enjoy $1 hot sake. Sake lovers can raise a glass and Kampai! to International Sake Day! Details

Sprig Wed., Oct. 3, 5 p.m. Meet Jim Vesper of Lemelson Vineyard for a Wine Tasting. Jim Vesper of Lemelson Vineyard will be at the bar for a wine tasting of two of their wines: 2010 Thea's Selection Pinot Noir and 2011 Tikkas Run Pinot Gris. Join us at the bar Wednesday and see what else Marty has on the new fall wine list. Details

Taverna Fiorentina Thu., Oct. 4 OctoberFest Beer Dinner. Krombacher and Southern Tier Craft Beer Dinner, 5 Courses 5 Beers. Guest speaker and certified Beer Specialist Joe Herrig will entertain and inform guests on the many aspects of brewing and drinking craft beer. Exectutive Chef Paolo will be featuring dishes from South Tyrol area of Italy, with Bavarian influences from neighboring Austria and Germany. This is a reservation only event, seats will fill quickly. Details

Der Biergarten Through Oct. 7, 12 p.m. Munich on Marietta Street Oktoberfest Celebration. Atlanta’s only true German beer garden hosts Oktoberfest from September 22 — October 7 in downtown’s Luckie Marietta District. Der Biergarten’s “Munich on Marietta Street” celebration will kick off with the traditional tapping of the keg and feature authentic German food and beer specials, festive décor and live bands along with special events including a Brat Eating Contest with pro eater Grace Lee and a “Barks & Beer” night for pups Sept. 29; and Oktoberfest Olympics on Oct. 7. Details

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