Even though it looks like we may get a little rain this weekend, there are some foodie events around town worth breaking out your galoshes and parkas. If you time everything right, with a little dedication, hitting all three is possible and would make for a nice little rainy Saturday. All three events are either partially indoors or will include tents to keep everyone dry. Check ‘em out…
Parish’s 4th annual Mardi Gras Celebration
Saturday, February 18th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PARISH: Foods & Goods
240 N. Highland Avenue
This all you can eat and drink Mardi Gras celebration at Inman Park’s Parish is always a good time, featuring a slew of Cajun food like crawfish, New Orleans Sandwiches, oysters, red beans and rice, house made king cake, and a whole roasted hog. Wash it all down at the Abita beer truck while listening to a live band. Tickets are $40 at the door.
Liberty Park Chili Society 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, February 18th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
5 Seasons – Westside
1000 Marietta St NW # 204
Local blogger Jimmy Sobeck and Aaron Weil are throwing their annual chili cook-off again this weekend, and moving the party to a new venue, the Westside 5 Seasons Brewing. Categories will include Best Unusual, Spiciest, and Best Overall. Tickets are $20, and include “a few beers”, access to the entire upstairs of 5 Seasons, and a whole lot of chili to sample. Proceeds this year will benefit Hands On Atlanta.
SweetWater’s 15th Anniversary Party
Saturday, February 18th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m
SweetWater Brewing Company
195 Ottley Drive
Celebrating “15 years of heady beers”, Atlanta’s biggest brewing success story is throwing a party this Saturday, and dusting off an impressive back catalog of their brews. In addition to a special 15th anniversary ale, which is a barley wine makeover of their original ESB recipe, they are busting out brews like their ’08 Festive Ale (which seriously ages well…I still have a bottle of ’09 I’m waiting to get into), the Dank Tank brews, and the 420 IPA. You can see a full list of the featured beers on their Facebook Event page.
- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog