Atlanta weekend food events: Sept. 8-10 2017

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Sun In My Belly Sep. 8, 2017, 6-9 p.m. OK YAKI in my Belly OK YAKI hosts a pop-up inside Sun In My Belly this Friday. The OK YAKI menu will feature specialty Japanese fare as well as a Sake tasting, and the Sun in my Belly menu will be available as well. Details

Fourth Ward Skate Park Sep. 8, 2017, 7-11 p.m. Old Fourth Ward Beer Fest In benefit of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the first annual Old Fourth Ward Beer Fest will be a fundraising event held within the weekend-long Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest. The event will have over 75 beers and a selection of wine and cider alongside live music and food vendors. Details

Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead Sep. 8, 2017 6-10 p.m. Art's Big Southern Barbecue Before we officially tuck our pool floats deep into the attic, celebrity chef Art Smith is giving A-town one last summer blowout. The second annual Art's Big Southern Barbecue will feature a sunset buffet of barbecue favorites including baby back ribs, tomahawk steaks, brisket, Nashville hot soft shell crab, and other goodies in the Windsor Garden adjacent to his restaurant, Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. Beers will be provided by SweetWater Brewing Company and cocktails will come from Bourbon Bar. There will also be a chef meet-and-greet with Smith, lawn games and live entertainment. Details


Decatur Cemetery Sep. 9, 2017, 6-9 p.m. Decatur's Dinner Party Decatur has some seriously great grub, and this fifth annual event is designed to celebrate it with a multi-course, family-style meal provided by local distributors and chefs. The event benefits Global Growers, an organization that teaches refugee farmers how to adapt and monetize their skills here in Georgia. Expect dishes from Decatur favorites like Kimball House, Chai Pani, Brick Store, Cakes & Ale, Revival and more, paired with cocktails, wine and local beers from Wild Heaven, Three Taverns and Good Word Brewing. Live and silent auctions, too! Details

Torched Hop Brewing Company Sept. 9, 2017, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. TopTime Beverage Bash To celebrate the beginning of its presence inside local hangout Torched Hop Brewing Company, TopTime Coffee Co. is throwing a beverage bash. Enjoy free drip coffee samples and special discounts on coffee drinks, along with lunch from Torched Hop's kitchen. Details

Various locations around Atlanta Sep. 9-11, 2017 8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit The 8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit, Growing Community - Owning the Future, will feature a variety of presentations, workshops, meals, celebrations and networking opportunities for foodies, chefs and other food professionals. Located at venues throughout Atlanta, like the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Ponce City Market, this event also seeks to engage in conversations about modern food issues with topics like seafood solutions, food waste, storytelling and publishing, meat matters and more. Don't miss the rooftop party at the Roof at Ponce City Market on Saturday night, and Anne Quatrano's Georgia State Fair dinner at Star Provisions on Sunday. Details

Colony Square Sep. 9, 2017, 6-9 p.m. 1st Annual MAC & Cheese Benefit Colony Square invites guests to chow down on unlimited mac and cheese samples provided by some of Atlanta's top chefs. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Midtown Assistance Center, an interfaith organization whose mission is to provide emergency assistance for low-income working Atlantans to help prevent local homelessness and hunger during periods of crisis. Tickets include unlimited samples, drink tickets, and various forms of entertainment. Details

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Sep. 9, 2017 12:30-5 p.m. Castleberry Hill Pub Crawl Join Atlanta Sport and Social Club and Atlanta United FC for the inaugural Castleberry Hill Pub Crawl, Atlanta United Edition. Get a sneak peek at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and crawl your way through the surrounding neighborhood bars and restaurants. In addition to five complimentary drinks, pub crawlers will also access exclusive Atlanta United giveaways throughout the day in preparation for the inaugural FC game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as well as an Atlanta United T-shirt. Participating bars include: Molly B's, Smoke Ring, Bottle Rocket ATL, Meiko's, HABANOS and more. Check-in for the event will be located in front of Mercedes-Benz Stadium and a portion of event proceeds will benefit the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association. Details


SOS Tiki Bar Sep. 10, 2017, 2-8 p.m. Victory Fall Luau 2017 Decatur's Victory Sandwich Bar and S.O.S. Tiki Bar are throwing their annual Fall Luau. Guest chef Andrew Isabella (Beetlecat) is in charge of the roasted whole hogs and Polynesian-inspired sides while surf bands play from 2 p.m. until late. Enjoy specialty cocktails and brews from Ration and Dram's Kysha Cyrus, Kimball House's Miles MacQuarrie, Brick Store Pub's Lee Mayfield and Ari Form from Avant Partir. Details

Better Half Sep. 10, 2017, 6 p.m. PushStart Dinner Better Half's Cristina and Zach Meloy bring back a taste of their original supper club, PushStart Kitchen, with PushStart Dinner, a nostalgic meal to taste their Latin-Southern collaboration cuisine once again. The evening begins with cocktails and canap̩s, features a three-course meal with wine pairings and ends with cordial candies. One of the main courses is an achiote honey-glazed pork loin with coconut creamed corn, charred fennel and aged manchego cheese. Details

Gunshow Sep. 10, 2017, 8 p.m. Hired Guns Dinner with Chef Kristen Kish Gunshow's Hired Guns dinner is back with chef Kristen Kish, the winner of Bravo's 10th season of Top Chef and co-host of the Travel Channel's 36 Hours. Alongside Gunshow's chef and owner Kevin Gillespie and executive chef Joey Ward, Kish will be dishing up a unique and creative meal for Atlanta foodies. Details

Pallookaville Fine Foods Sep. 10, 2017, noon-4 p.m. Pallookaville's Sunday for the Dogs Every second Sunday, Angels Among Us Pet Rescue heads to Pallookaville for a day of dogs ... and dogs. All of the pets provided by Angels Among Us are up for adoption, and guests can bring their own dogs to hang out on the patio area. Expect food and drink specials. Details

Eleanor's Sep. 10, 2017, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. The Plate Sale Get your late night nosh behind the cooler door at Muss & Turner's Smyrna speakeasy, Eleanor's. Dynamic duo Mike and Shyretha Sheats are back again with bar snacks from chef Mike, passion fruit and guava Athena Paradiso from Creature Comforts and cocktails from mixologist Shyretha into the wee hours.

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