Atlanta food events, Sept. 16-22: Mexican Independence Day, wine dinners, benefit dinners, and more

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  • Mexican Independence Day at Zocalo

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Zocalo Mon., Sept. 16, 11 a.m. Mexican Independence Day Celebration at Zocalo Executive chef Lucero Martinez-Obregon will prepare authentic Mexican Independence Day food at Zocalo. Beer and margaritas are $2-$5 all day. Details


The Lawrence Starts Sept. 17.Tuesday Relief Every Tuesday night, beginning this week, the Lawrence will donate 10 percent of the night's proceeds to a local charity organization. Details

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The Palm Thurs., Sept. 19, 6 p.m. Sixth Annual Cocktails for the Cup by Lexus Come to the Palm for food, drinks, and an auction to celebrate the 2013 professional golf season in Atlanta. A portion of the night's proceeds will go to the Silverton Foundation, a housing assistance program that helps support families with hospitalized or critically-ill children. Details

Local Three Kitchen & Bar Thurs., Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. Booker Wine Dinner Local Three and Booker Vineyards pair up to provide guests with wine, food, and fun. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and continues with a five-course meal at 7 p.m. Details

The Shed at Glenwood Thurs., Sept. 19, 7-10 p.m. Speakeasy Wine Dinner Enjoy a speakeasy dinner with the Shed at Glenwood and Chef Todd Richards. Ryan Mullins of Quality Wine and Spirits will pair Chef Richards' food with wine and explain what goes into matching food and wine. Details

Shula's 347 Grill Thurs., Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Shula's Shakers Mixology Competition Shula's 347 Grill partners with Atlanta-based Vixen Vodka for this year's Mixology Competition. Participants will compete for a chance to win a permanent place on Shula's 347 Grill cocktail menu for one year. Details

King Plow Arts Center Thurs., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. Party in the Kitchen Enjoy an evening of music, cocktails, and cuisine prepared by the chefs from some of Atlanta's finest restaurants with silent and live auctions to benefit Open Hand Atlanta. Details

Life Grocery and Cafe Thurs., 6:30 p.m. The Power of Food for Cancer Prevention and Survival Through Sept. 26, Life Grocery's Food for Life classes offer a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge about the link between diet and cancer, experience the benefits of plant-based nutrition, and learn the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. Details


Meehan's Public House Fri., Sept. 20, 7-11 p.m. Lucky Pint Night Order a pint of Guinness between 7-11 p.m. and if your glass has a shamrock you win a prize. At 11 p.m., the final winner will receive the grand prize of a Guinness dart board or an authentic Guinness jersey. Lucky Pint Night will occur at all Meehan's Public House locations. Details

the Living Room Fri., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Living Room Live The Living Room welcomes Smokey's Farmhouse Band to play live bluegrass music. Cocktail specials and complimentary valet parking available. Details


Der Biergarten Sat., Sept. 21, noon. Atlanta Oktoberfest Der Biergarten presents their Oktoberfest celebration with German bands, music, and authentic German cuisine and beers. Details

Restaurant Eugene Sat., Sept. 21, noon. Tastings with Cate: Pinot Noirs Come taste with Certified Sommelier Cate Hatch and explore the flexibility of the classic Pinot Noir. Small bites, charcuterie, and cheeses that demonstrate the versatility of pairing Pinot will also be provided. Details

Oakland Cemetery Sat., Sept. 21, 3 p.m. Death Café Atlanta 6 Death Café allows people to come together and share their experiences with death in a safe and non-discriminatory environment while sipping on tea and nibbling on cake. Details

Valenza Sat., Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. Bodegas Carrau Wine Dinners Join Valenza for an intimate wine dinner featuring Bodegas Carrau Wines and Chef Matt Swickerath's four-course dinner. Details


Agnes Scott College Sun., Sept. 22, noon-4 p.m. The Atlanta Hungarian Festival Stop by Agnes Scott College and enjoy the Eletfa Hungarian Folk Band, Hungarian food and wine, crafts and games, folk singers and dancers, a Rubik's Cube contest, folk art, and costume displays. Details

Gaia Gardens Sun., Sept. 22, 4 p.m. Southeast First Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens will host the Southeast First dinner September 22. Hors d'ouerves will be served at 4 p.m. and a family-style dinner is at 5 p.m. All proceeds go to Community Farmers Markets. Details

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