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Atlanta food events: July 31- Aug. 6 2017

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Help support African American owned culinary businesses and farms in Atlanta's Black Restaurant Week, starting this Mon., July 31.

Wine dinner? Beer tasting? Cooking class? Food festival? Email the deets to foodanddrink at creativeloafing.com.


Various Locations July 31, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2017 Atlanta Black Restaurant Week BRW is an organized event honoring the black culinary industry and seeking to stimulate growth of African American owned culinary businesses and farms. Participating restaurants host events and offer dining specials for two weeks, including Puffs & Petals, Cala Bar & Grill, Pearl Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore Crab & Seafood, The Spice House, Joffrey’s, Sweet Potato Cafe, Old Lady Gang, Sweet Auburn Seafood, Soul Vegetarian and more. Details


Ray’s Restaurants Aug. 1, 2017, Ray’s Lobsterfest Ray’s in the City, Ray’s on the River and Ray’s at Killer Creek are offering 1.25-3 pound whole lobsters served with side salad, Yukon gold whipped potatoes or vegetable du jour. Details

Negril Village Aug. 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Educating a New Breed of Restaurants: Growing the Restaurant Industry Atlanta Black Restaurant Week will host a panel of restaurant industry and business leaders to offer advice on ways to get started in the industry, raise capital and manage a successful business operation. Details


Hop City Craft Beer and Wine Aug. 2, 2017, 5-7 p.m. MIG Tasting Sample Second Self’s Margarita in Gose, made with Florida orange peel and freshly squeezed lime. Details


Dantanna’s Aug. 3, 2017 11 a.m. to Aug. 4, 2017, 2:30 a.m. National IPA Day All three Dantanna’s locations are offering half priced IPAs all day and half priced appetizers from 4-6 p.m., including sesame steak skewers, Cajun chicken egg rolls and beef carpaccio. Details


HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern Aug. 4, 2017, 9 p.m. to Aug. 5, 2017, 1 a.m., Friday Night Blues This new series features live blues music and local brewery takeovers. The first band of the series will be the Backyard Birds, with beers from Orpheus Brewing. Details

Twelve Hotel Aug. 4, 2017, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger Job Fair Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger and several other Mercedez-Benz Stadium concessions including Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Concentrics Restaurants, Delia’s Chicken Sausage, Antico Pizza and Castellucci Hospitality Group are hosting a job fair for cooks, cashiers and food runner positions. Details


Various Locations Aug. 5, 2017, National Oyster Day Specials

Holeman and Finch Public House: $1 oysters - available raw, fried and roasted - and three ounce pours of wine and bubbles pairingsHoleman and Finch Bottle Shop, oyster day pairing recommendations include Jo Landron Atmospheres, Canard Duchene and Dumangin champagne, or wines like Chablis, Sancerre and Muscadet.

F&B Atlanta: $3 oyster appetizer served on the half shell with cocktail and mignonette sauces

Yebo Beach Haus: cape oysters small plate offering, featuring six half shells with yuzu, pickled ginger juice, red tobiko, shiso and sweet chili vinaigrette.

O-Ku: half shell oysters, featuring star anise jellyfish shiso, truffle ponzu and caviar, and fried karaage oysters served with masago aioli.

Oak Steakhouse: oysters Rockefeller with smoked bacon, parmesan reggiano, hollandaise, spinach and breadcrumbs, and oysters on the half shell with pink peppercorn mignonette and horseradish.

Eclipse di Luna: ostiones fritos oysters with citrus herb aioli.

The Iberian Pig: oyster BLT pintxo with fried oysters, Benton’s bacon rillette, allioli, heirloom tomatoes, celery leaves and espelette vinegar.

Lure: fresh cold-water oysters with cocktail and mignonette sauces

South City Kitchen: roasted oysters with fennel cream, charred lemon and andouille crumble

C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar, Hugo’s Oyster Bar and C&S Chowder House: oysters bienville with shrimp, mushroom and parmesan, oysters Moscow with cr̬me fraiche and royal Siberian caviar, oyster toast with smoked bacon, crispy oysters with corn and bacon succotash and smoky spicy mayo, combo platter with two bienville oysters, two Moscow oysters, and two crispy oysters.

Chipotle Aug. 5, 2017, 10:45 a.m.-10 p.m. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta Benefit Half of all sale proceeds at Atlanta locations will support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, a nonprofit organization that provides one-to-one mentoring relationships to at-risk youth. Customers have to tell their cashier that they want to participate in the benefit. Details

/’trĒō/ Aug. 5, 2017, 6-10 p.m. /’trĒō/ popup event New popup restaurant /’trĒō/ will open with the first of a recurring monthly series of art galas and live music dinner events which will showcase different artists, musicians and chefs. This event will feature the band Unrestricted, accompanied by a three-course fine dining meal from artBites. Before the main event will be a cocktail art gala featuring works from local artist Annie Hall. Tickets can be purchased for just the gala, just the show, or as a package. Details

Parlor Aug. 5, 2017, 7-10 p.m À La Carte - Group Show Opening Reception This art party features a group show of food-related art from dozens of local artists including Heather Greenway, Ashley Anderson and Yoon Nam. There will also be a cash donation bar. Details


Fuji Hana Sushi Bar & Grill Aug. 6, 2017, 5-10 p.m Full Moon Fundraising Party A portion of the proceeds from this new series of dinners will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Kennesaw facility, which is currently under construction. For the first dinner on the restaurant’s new patio, all micro makimono sushi rolls will be priced at $7, with a choice of cucumber, spicy crab, seaweed or garden side salad. There will also be music and drink specials. Details

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