Atlanta food events, Oct. 21-27: Cook Hall beer dinner, Agave anniversary dinner, and more

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  • Cook Hall Beer Dinner Tues., Oct. 22

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Georgia World Congress Center Mon., Oct. 21, 11 a.m. Georgia Restaurant Association Annual Meeting and Chairman's Luncheon Hank Clark of the Georgia Restaurant Assocation and Carlos Herrera, chief economist at Coca-Cola, will lead the organization's annual meeting. Attendees will enjoy a meal as Herrera explains his thoughts on how the economy impacts consumers in the food service industry. Details


No. 246 Tue., Oct. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cook's and Sherlock's 2013 Fall Fine Wine and Beer Show Guests to the 2013 Cook's and Sherlock's Decatur Fall Fine Wine and Beer Tasting will enjoy a selection of over 30 international wines and beers, as well as hor d'oeuvres from No. 246. Details

The Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen Tues., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Guilty Pleasures The minds behind Irwin Street Kitchen believe that it's better to eat cake than worry about it. This class will be fueled by the guilty pleasure food ideas submitted before class, so students will learn how to make (and eat) their favorite foods. Details

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Agave Tues., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. 13 Year Anniversary Tequila Dinner Featuring Gran Centenario tequila, Agave's five-course anniversary dinner includes Southwestern-inspired dishes ranging from pumpkin chipotle soup to baby back ribs. The dinner will be accompanied by a number of Gran Centenario margaritas throughout the evening. Details

Cook Hall Tues., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Beer Dinner Cook Hall's first beer dinner will include a family-style dinner along with a wide selection of beers. Ten percent of the evening's proceeds will go to Share Our Strength, a campaign that aims to end child hunger in America. Details

TAP Tues., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Annual Red Hare Brewing Beer Dinner For the second year, TAP and Red Hare Brewing are creating a five-course beer dinner. Each course from Tap will be combined with beer from Red Hare Brewing. The dinner costs $55 and is all-inclusive. Details


Atlanta Botanical Garden Wed., Oct. 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Easy Autumn Entertaining Guests will enjoy a glass of wine while chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis shares techniques and recipes for easy fall meals. Details

Watershed on Peachtree Wed., Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. Cider Dinner Bruce Wright, owner of J. K. Scrumpy's Cider, will provide ciders from around the world to accompany the four-course meal from chef Joe Truex. Reservations required. Details

Big Tex Decatur Wed., Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Wild Heaven Beer Dinner Big Tex's chef Rick Watson will craft a seasonal four-course meal to be paired with Wild Heaven beer. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. Details

Baraonda Wed., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Italian Craft Beer Dinner Known for its wine, Italy is beginning to pour beer specifically crafted to be paired with food. Baraonda has organized a four-course dinner to showcase five of these craft beers in one night. Reservations are requested. Details


Purple Corkscrew Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m. Drink Pink Wine Tasting and Bra Auction Purple Corkscrew has put a decorated bra up for auction in order to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Guests will be able to enjoy Rosé wine for $25 and partake in the auction for $50. All proceeds go to Purple Corkscrew's beneficiaries, Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition and Sisters by Choice, two organizations that combat breast cancer. Details

Food 101 Thurs., Oct. 24, 6:45 p.m. 5th Annual Harvest Beer Dinner Food 101's head chef Justin Keith has created a seasonal and Thanksgiving-inspired menu to be combined with award-winning brews from the Beer Growler. Full bottles and pints will be provided. Details


Tijuana Garage Fri., Oct. 25, 9 p.m. Boos and Brews Tijuana Garage is hosting a Halloween costume contest complete with a full cash bar, beer pong, and live DJs. Tickets are now $20 until the day of the event, where they will be $25. Details


Holeman and Finch Public House Sat., Oct. 26, 11 a.m. Academy of Bartending: Punch Party During this cocktail class, guests will learn how to how to orchestrate a successful punch party. The bar staff will impart knowledge on the history and techniques of making punch while sharing their recipes. After that, the culinary staff will show how to make their own punches while teaching guests the hosting skills needed to mingle with guests. Details

Heritage Park Sat., Oct. 26, 2-6 p.m. Brewgaloo Beer Fest Haven House's inaugural Brewgaloo Beer Fest will feature over 100 beers, live entertainment from the Mackie Creek Band and Drugstore Cowboys Band, as well as a wide variety of food trucks and local restaurant vendors. The event serves to raise funds for Haven House, a domestic violence shelter for Henry, Jasper, Butts and Lamar counties. Details

Park Bench Sat., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Party Atlanta This bar crawl will move from Park Bench to Lost Dog and end at Kramer's. Tickets include two drinks at each location, and guests who dress in costume will be entered into a prize drawing. Details


The Viking Store Sun., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Artisan Breads Workshop Students of this workshop will learn how to bake bread from scratch. The class will cover how to mix grains, the different between varieties of flour and yeast, how to handle wet dough, and more. Details

Frazer Center Sun., Oct. 27, 5 p.m. Edible and Medicinal Plant Ramble The Homestead ATL will teach students the various plants that can grow in their back yard and how to identify common plants. After learning identification, students will learn which plants are edible or medicinal and how to utilize their potential. Details

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