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Atlanta weekend food events: June 10-12

Things to eat and do

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Friday

City Winery Fri., June 10, 7 p.m. Oregon Wine Tasting Party Join City Winery Atlanta and taste through some of the best, hand picked wines that the beautiful state of Oregon has to offer. Enjoy tasteful blends while mingling with other Oregon oenophiles in this walkabout tasting party held on City Winery's restaurant patio. Details

Taverna Plaka Fri., June 10, 9 p.m. Salsa and Bachata Night A night filled with great music provided by two DJs, some tasty eats from Taverna Plaka's new menu, and salsa/bachata dance lessons with Salsambo— included with admission. There will be free parking with any mention of attending the salsa party. Details

Saturday

East Lake Commons
 Sat., June 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Master Series: Mushroom Intensive with Tradd Cotter The Homestead ATL is bringing one of the country’s pre-eminent mushroom growers and researchers to impart his knowledge in an intensive and informative mushroom master class. During this all-day workshop, Tradd Cotter — a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener who has been growing and studying mushrooms for more than 22 years — will demonstrate the many ways in which fungi can improve our daily lives and environments. The workshop will cover cultivation, medicinal mushrooms role in enhancing health, and the ability that mushrooms have to break down toxins in the environment. Details

Bosch Experience Center at Serenbe 
Sat., June 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Serenbe Summer Preserving Series: Plum Butter and Pickled Cherry Tomatoes Learn how to preserve the savory flavors of summertime and you'll be able to enjoy them all through out the year. In this workshop, you’ll get the information and supplies you need to make unbeatable and unique plum butter as well as pickled cherry tomatoes, a great preserve to help you keep up with your garden’s abundance. Details

Stone Mountain Park 
Sat.-Sun., June 11-12, noon-8 p.m., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Atlanta Street Food and Music Festival More than 70 food trucks will descend upon Stone Mountain Park for the fifth anniversary of the Atlanta Street Food and Music Festival. In addition to street food eats, such as chicken and waffle fries from Ibiza Bites, Bento Bus’ rice bowl, and Fry Guy’s blue cheese fries, the showcase will feature live music from the Velvet Stones, Vivian Green, Atlanta Funk Society, Bilal, Cody Oliver, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit that provides assistance to hospitality workers in crisis. Details

Brookhaven MARTA Station
 Sat., June 11, 3-8 p.m. Brookhaven Beer Fest Spiral Entertainment heads into year six of Brookhaven’s annual beer fest. Sample more than 150 ales, IPAs, stouts, and other brews and varieties of fermented grape juices. Sold out for three years running, the festival also features live music, DJs, and bites from food vendors. Tickets include all the beer and wine a bladder can handle. Plus, the festival is conveniently located right behind the Brookhaven MARTA Station, so there’s no need to drive. Details

Cathedral of St. Phillip
 Sat., June 11, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Slow Food Atlanta's Tenth Annual Ice Cream Social Craving a cold creamy creation on a hot summer day? Make your way to Atlanta’s sweetest and creamiest competition – the Slow Food Atlanta Annual Ice Cream Social as the sugary event returns for its 10th year. Don't be shy—grab a scoop or two, or even three if you're feeling wild. Indulge in some eclectic, home-spun flavors, churned by the city’s most beloved chefs and ambitious amateurs. Details

Sunday

Gunshow Sun.-Mon., June 12-13, 6-9 p.m. Hired Guns: Kenny Gilbert Chef Kevin Gillespie has invited fellow “Top Chef” alum chef Kenny Gilbert to collaborate with chef Joey Ward and the Gunshow team. The Ohio native co-owns Jacksonville’s Underground Kitchen, where he spices things up every week with a different seasonal pop-up menu. During his two-day stint, Gilbert’s barbecue expertise should mesh well with Gunshow’s devotion to great cuts of meat. Details

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill
 Sun., June 12, 2-6 p.m. Margaritaville Beach Bash Big Ketch Buckhead invites you to enjoy a leisurely tasteful afternoon at their Margaritaville Beach Bash event. Pretend you're relaxing at the beach by kicking back and indulging in $5 margs, $3 Coronas and $5 quarter-pound cheese burgers while listening to the featured Jimmy Buffet cover band. Details

JP Atlanta
 Sun., June 12, 6:30 p.m. A Taste of Puerto Rico Heritage Dinner Join four of the city’s noteworthy Latino chefs for a heritage dinner benefitting local charity Ser Familia. Julio Delgado (JP Atlanta), Hector Santiago (El Super Pan), Carlos Casals (Cherokee Country Club), and Pablo Colon (Ritz Carlton Atlanta), will whip up four Puerto Rico-inspired dishes, and each chef will discuss how his heritage influenced his creation. Enjoy wine pairings with each course, live music, and Don Q rum cocktails. Call for reservations. Details





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