Atlanta food events, May 1-May 3

Things to do and eat this weekend

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  • Rachel Hortman

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Meehan's Public House Atlantic Station Sat., May 2 Derby Day at Meehan's Dress up, wear the best hat, play outdoor games and bookie bets. Meehan's will offer drink specials, along with food items like Kentucky hog cakes, burgoo, a cream cheese plate and more. Details

H. Harper Station Sat., May 2, 3 p.m. Derby Day 2015 H. Harper Station is hosting a Kentucky Derby party. The ticket price will include woodford reserve mint juleps, and other Derby-inspired drinks; a buffet of hot browns, benedictine sandwiches, and more. Guests can also play cornhole, and compete to win prizes for the best dressed gentleman and woman. A big-screen will be set-up for the derby race viewing. Details

Seven Lamps Sat., May 2, 3 p.m. Saturday Crawfish Boils Seven Lamps is celebrating warmer weather by hosting crawfish boils for a few Saturday's in April. Guests can enjoy one pound of crawfish from chef Drew Van Leuvan, and one Sweetwater 420. Cocktails and live music will also be provided. Details

Cook Hall Sat., May 2, 4-8 p.m. Third Annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Watch the Kentucky Derby live and enjoy Derby-inspired blackboard specials from chef David Gross, four roses mint juleps, and live music. Guests are encourage to wear their best for the Big Hat Contest. After the race, guests can head out to the patio and sip on champagne. Details

La Tavola Trattoria Through May 2, 5-11 p.m. Mezzogiorno Sample the flavors of the Mezzogiorno region of Italy with a limited-time a-la-carte menu. La Tavola will celebrate the region’s rustic coastal cuisine with a special menu in addition to many signature dinner plates. Highlights of the Mezzogiorno-inspired menu include almond cavatelli with broccoli rabe pesto, Calabrian chiles and ricotta salata, whole grilled branzino with grilled lemon, arugula and radish and pistachio meringue with fig gelato and honey reduction. Details

Riverview Landing Sat., May 2, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., May 3, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Taste of South Cobb The 2015 Taste of South Cobb celebrates an international taste row, history tour, wine tasting, and cooking demonstrations. Celebrity chefs will also make an appearance. Proceeds from the Taste benefit Sweetwater Mission and Amateur Advocate Association. Details

Alma Cocina Sat., May 2, 6:30-10 p.m. Secrets of a Mexican Pantry Experience the Mexico culture with executive chef Chad Clevenger and his culinary team as they whip up some traditional dishes of Mexico. The menu includes ahi tuna ceviche with sea beans, scallions, celery, Serrano chiles and Baja sea salt and pork cheek conchinita pibil with plantains, sour orange, achiote and pipian rojo. Tickets can be purchased through brown paper tickets. Details


Grant Park Farmers Market Sun., May 3, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Chef's Demo with Virginia Willis Join executive chef and author Virgina Willis at Grant Park's farmers market for a chef demo. She will sample a recipe from her book Lighten Up, Y'all, and make her own "Southern stir-fry," made with veggies from the market and served over grits. Chef Willis will also be signing copies of her book with the help of Cook's Warehouse. Details

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