Atlanta weekend food events: June 3-5

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Loews Atlanta Hotel Fri.-Sun., June 3-5, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., noon-4:30 p.m. Atlanta Food and Wine Festival Festivals that elegantly combine food and wine, are festivals that your tastebuds deserve to be in attendce of. You can expect in-depth seminars and learning experiences throughout the day, including cooking and cocktail demonstrations, food and drink tastings, expert panel discussions, and exclusive dinners with the chefs. Savor the festival's impressive “all-you-can-indulge” tasting tents and fill up on culinary creations from some of the region’s most talented chefs and bartenders. This year, the festival is introducing Vineyard in the City — a pop-up vineyard and event space that will be used for master classes, Sunday brunch, a sommelier wine lunch, and other festival events. Details

Candler Park Fri.-Sun., June 3-4, 4-11 p.m., noon-11 p.m. Candler Park Music and Food Festival Head to Candler Park for this two-day festival featuring music from Galactic, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, the Revivalists, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, Grateful Grass, and Blair Crimmons and the Hookers, among others. In addition to the tunes, attendees can partake in the annual ContactPoint 5k (Sat., June 4, 8:30 a.m.); food from food trucks and vendors including the Pickle, Mix’d Up, Sweet Auburn Barbecue, Nana G’s, King of Pops, Just Loaf’n, Genki, and more; and an artists market. Details

Saltwood Fri., June 3, 6-9 p.m. BBQ and Bluegrass What’s better than butts and blues, y’all? Blending tradition, talent and the flavors of Atlanta and New Orleans, Saltwood is presenting a special barbecue bash. Enjoy local craft beer, live entertainment and mingle with local farmers during this evening event. Details


Truly Living Well Collegetown Farm Sat., June 4, 9 a.m.-noon Community Garden Tour Be inspired by what's growing in Atlanta! This tour will visit four community gardens and urban farms on Atlanta's westside. Members of each garden will be on site to provide an overview of their garden and answer questions. Come fall in love with this growing community and the city! Details

Virginia-Highland Civic Association Sat.-Sun., June 4-5, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Virginia-Highland Summerfest Although the official start of summer is still a few days away, this beloved annual neighborhood festival is Atlanta’s unofficial kickoff to the hot months. The two-day event celebrates 33 years with an artist market, 5K road race and tot trot, food vendors, music, and activities for the kids, including games and crafts. Details


No. 246 Sun., June 5, 12:30-5 p.m. Beer, Bluegrass, & Brunch Join Terrapin Beer Co. and No. 246 for a backyard brunch party on. Enjoy live music from Packway Handle Band, brunch favorites like fresh farm egg pizza, and plenty of Terrapin Beer specials. Details

Sur la Table Sun., June 5, 2-4 p.m. Salt Block Cooking 101 Kick your cooking up a notch by incorporating salt block techniques into your summer dishes. Himalayan salt blocks can be used to chill, cook, grill, and serves all kinds of ingredients, from vegetables and proteins to chocolate and caramel. Salt blocks are coveted for their delicate saltiness and even heat distribution. Master the salt block by making a varied menu that includes watermelon and feta salad, salt-crust scallops with Thai lime dipping sauce, and salt-melted chocolate fondue with bacon. Details

Venkman's Sun., June 5, 8 p.m. Dinner Bell: A Culinary and Musical Journey Quiet Hounds and the Venkman's team introduce Dinner Bell - a curated culinary and musical journey building upon the traditional underground supper club. Enjoy a family style meal prepared by chef Nick Melvin and guest chef Daniel Chance, coupled with music from Quiet Hounds and featured musical guest Ben Holst. Details

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