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Atlanta Wine School expands, moves to Dunwoody (and more news)

Vino VenueThe Atlanta Wine School, founded by Michael Bryan in 2003, plans to move to Dunwoody this fall. In its new location, it will open as Vino Venue, offering a wine bar and store, tapas restaurant and culinary events facility. Almost 50 wines will be available by the glass on a nightly basis. The school will also continue to offer classes to both wine novices and professionals and lead custom tours to wine regions around the world. Vino Venue will be located in Dunwoody’s Georgetown Shopping Center, the same location as the new Farm Burger and Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream stores also opening this fall.

4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody

In other news:

Pop-up restaurant opens at Atlantic Station

The Yumbii food truck has partnered with Cafe at Pharr to open a pop-up restaurant in the space that once housed The Grape at Atlantic Station. The restaurant, which opened in June, will run through Aug. 5. Both concepts have contributed signature dishes to the pop-up restaurant’s menu like Yumbii’s sliders with pulled pork and cucumber kimchee and Cafe at Pharr’s chicken salad. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 265 18th St., Atlanta. 404-747-2297. $.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q offers classes

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q will offer three ‘que classes this summer for barbecue enthusiasts. The varying menus for each session include: July 14 – smoked wings and Dr. Pepper chicken, July 28 – ribs, Aug. 11 – pork butt, brisket and banana pudding. Tickets cost $30 per class or the set of three classes for $80. 2-4 p.m. select dates. 404-577-4030, purchase online.

Atlanta Street Food Festival coming in July

As a testament to the growing popularity of Atlanta’s food truck and street food scene, we now have a festival dedicated to it. The Atlanta Street Food Festival, which will be held at Piedmont Park on July 14, will feature a number of food trucks and other mobile vendors like Yumbii, Banged Up and Mashed, The Fry Guy, Yum Yum Cupcake, King of Pops and more. SweetWater Brewing Co. will be on hand to sell its signature brews and local bands will provide entertainment. The event is sponsored by MARTA and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. 12-8:30 p.m. July 14, Piedmont Park. $10.50.

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[...] addition to the upcoming Atlanta Street Food Festival that Jenny Turknett reported on earlier this week, multiple cable network shows have been filming our trucks around town, The King of Pops is getting [...]


July 9th, 2012
3:32 pm

What is the benefit of coming to the food truck festival? I was thinking about it but when I checked it out it doesn’t really seem any better than just going to the food truck park, which doesn’t cost to get in.