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Atlanta food events, Oct. 7-13: Man vs. Wine, Battle of the Burgers, Vinings Restaurant Week, and more

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  • Krog Bar Birthday Party on Sat., Oct. 12



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Monday

The Melting Pot Mon., Oct. 7, 4 p.m. Game Day Girls Night Out Instead of watching football, women can enjoy girl's night out at the Melting Pot. Ladies can enjoy the "skinny dipping" menu and a three-course fondue meal that is under 700 calories. Details

Valenza Mon., Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. Arbios Wine Dinner Valenza's chef Matt Swickerath will prepare a four-course dinner with special guest, winemaker Bill Arbios, in attendance. Details

Atlanta Wine School Mon., Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m. Man vs. Wine For the third year, some of the top sommeliers in the region compete for sharpest palate, all tasted blind. Master Sommelier Michael McNeill will lead the competition and deliver commentary. Guests will be able to sample all of the wines in the competition along with light bites. Details

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Vinings Jubilee Oct. 6-13. Vinings Restaurant Week Through Sunday, enjoy prix-fixe menus from Vinings restaurants for $15, $25, and $30 each. Details

Tuesday

12th & Midtown Tues., Oct. 8, 7-9 a.m. Green Eggs and Ham The Georgia Conservancy's Generation Green is holding its second ongoing morning roundtable to discuss urban agriculture in Atlanta with a panel of local experts. Reservations recommended. Details

Room & Board Tues., Oct. 8, 6 & 8 p.m. Annette Joseph at Room & Board Prep yourself for holiday entertaining with Annette Joseph, author of Picture Perfect Parties. Joseph will prepare recipes from her new book and share party planning tips. Enjoy bites by Dennis Dean Catering and wine by Drync. Picture Perfect Parties will be available for purchase and signing. Details

Herbalista Headquarters 10/8-10/29 7 p.m. Introduction to Herbal Medicine Aimed at beginners, this series will explore herbal medicine's role in seasonal health and body systems. With a blend of lecture and hands-on instruction, attendees will prepare basic salves, syrups, tinctures, and infusions for their own herbal apothecaries at home. Details

Wednesday

Preserving Place Wed., Oct. 9, 10 a.m. Canning 101 + Lunch Students will learn the basics of hot-water canning with instructions on how to test for proper seal, labeling and storage. The goal of this class is for participants to leave with the confidence that they are able to can safely on their own at home. Details

5 Seasons Brewing Company, Westside Wed., Oct. 9, 6 p.m. Meet Woody Tasch Slow Money founder Woody Tasch will talk about the principles that help transform fiduciary into "food-iciary" responsibility. The event is free, but reservations are requested. Details

Cook Hall Wed., Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. Comfort Food Class Cook Hall's chef David Gross will share his tricks for creating comfort food at home. Chef Gross will demonstrate and serve seasonal favorites from the Cook Hall menu using fresh herbs and vegetables. Details

Milton's Cuisine and Cocktails Wed., Oct. 9, 8 p.m. Fork & Screen Bring your comfy lawn chairs or blanket and take a seat on the lawn for the sunset showing of Ghostbusters. Boxed chef dinners and Vixen Vodka cocktails are available. Details

Thursday

Ray's on the River Thurs., Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m Ray's Wine Dinner Ray's on the River and Ray's on the Creek are hosting wine dinners in partnership with Taste of the NFL, an organization that addresses the needs of the hungry and homeless by raising awareness through special events. Each restaurant will offer the same menu on separate nights at 6:30 p.m. each night. Details

Friday

Park Tavern Fri., Oct. 11, 5-11 p.m. Atlanta Cheese Festival Meet artisan cheesemakers and sample cheeses from 50 producers from around the world. Taste and vote for your favorite chef in the grilled cheese smackdown, enjoy cold beer, and listen to live music. Details

Saturday

East West Farm Sat., Oct. 12, 7:45 a.m. The Home Dairy - The Homestead ATL East West Farm's class begins with a milking demonstration where you'll learn the nuances of milking both by and by machine. The class will also cover safe and sanitary milk handling, the economics of milking, and cow nutrition and health. Details

Apple Valley Rd Park Sat., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 2nd Annual Brookhaven Chili Cook Off This year's chili cook-off features more than 60 participating restaurant and amateur teams. Festivalgoers can purchase tasting spoons in advance for $5 or at the gate for $10. Proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Fundraising Foundation. Details

Holeman & Finch Public House Sat., Oct. 12, 11 a.m. Academy of Bartending: American Whiskey For casual sippers and avid collectors alike, this is Holeman and Finch's definitive class on American whiskey making. Students will learn about styles and production methods of whiskey while enjoying a burger and a number of whiskey samples. Details

John Howell Park Sat., Oct. 12, 11 a.m. Battle of the Burgers More than 20 Atlanta restaurants will compete for the title of best burger. All of the proceeds go to Embraced, a nonprofit that collects gently used orthopaedic equipment for individuals in need. Details

Riverview Landing Sat., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fall Festival Back for a third year, Riverview Landing's Fall Festival features Southern-style food and drinks, live music from local bands, artisan vendors, and family-friendly activities such as pumpkin decorating, corn mazes, hay rides, and more. Details

Krog Bar Sat., Oct. 12, 6-10 p.m. Krog Bar Birthday Party Krog Bar is celebrating its eighth birthday with wine, paella, and pig in addition to its normal menu. Avoid lines at the door by purchasing tickets in advance. Details

Georgia Aquarium Sat., Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Caring For Others: The Art of Nature Gala This fall, Atlanta human services organization Caring For Others, Inc. will host its annual gala fundraiser. The event includes an evening of cocktails, live entertainment, a seated dinner, dancing, and more. Details

Sunday

Livingston Sun., Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Atlanta Pride Parade Brunch Enjoy a brunch buffet, a prime view of the 2013 Pride Parade, and a dance party with award-winning DJ Yvonne Monet. All tickets include brunch, and VIP tickets are available for $40. Details

Bantam & Biddy Sun., Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Commit a Party Fowl Bantam and Biddy is celebrating its one year anniversary with a fowl-fueled festival including games and face painting for children, live music, and, of course, a four-course chicken dinner prepared by chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere. Details

Lake Claire Community Land Trust Sun., Oct. 13, 1 p.m. Overwintering Your Garden Whether you're considering cold frames and row covers, want to put your garden to bed, or plant a winter cover crop, this course will help gardeners prepare for winter. Details

Local Three Kitchen & Bar Sun., Oct. 13, 2-6 p.m. Roast a Fatty Local Three's pig roast returns this year with two whole pigs to roast. The event includes Bulleit Bourbon, music from the Higher Choir, and Firebud Brands sauces. Details

Empire State South Sun., Oct. 13, 5 p.m. Light Up The Night With Chef Hugh Acheson Cooking Light's signature event series includes a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres and a five-course dinner prepared by chef Hugh Acheson. Details

Diesel Filling Station Sun., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. 'The Walking Dead' Viewing Party Diesel Filling Station is celebrating the arrival of season four of 'The Walking Dead'. The living and undead and invited to dress in their finest formal wear and walk the bloody red carpet before watching the premiere at 9 p.m. Details





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