Break out your calendars, it’s time to save some dates. Spring brings a number of food-related events for you to consider.
Sunday Supper at Cakes & Ale – Mar. 17
This Sunday, Mar. 17, Cakes & Ale will host a casual Sunday Supper to benefit Embraced, a nonprofit organization that provides assistive mobility devices and prosthetic equipment to those in need. An Irish-themed supper with lamb shank and the bounty of Billy Allin’s garden will be served family-style. Reservations accepted by phone: 404-377-7994. $40.
Ponce City Market Tours – Mar. 27
Beginning Mar. 27, Ponce City Market will host monthly tours of the site for a $5 donation. Proceeds will go to nonprofit organizations including Southern Foodways Alliance. Close-toed shoes and hard hat (provided) required for tour. Tours will begin from the marketing center next to Dancing Goats Coffee Bar. 6 p.m. Purchase tickets online.
Taste of the Nation Atlanta- Apr. 11
This annual event benefitting Share Our Strength will take place on Apr. 11 at the Georgia Aquarium. Restaurants like Bacchanalia, Buckhead Diner, Aria, JCT Kitchen, Little Alley Steak and Seed Kitchen & Bar will be on hand to offer samples. The event also offers wine tastings, live entertainment and both live and silent auctions. All of the net proceeds from the event will help fund Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger. Purchase tickets online: General admission: 7:30 p.m. Apr. 11. $250.
New South Family Supper – Apr. 14
Hosted by Anne Quatrano and Cliff Harrison, The New South Family Supper will feature food prepared by chefs across the South. Women chefs and produce from women farmers will be well represented. Proceeds will benefit the documentary work by the Southern Foodways Alliance. Purchase tickets online. 6 p.m. April 14, Ponce City Market. $350.
Inman Park Restaurant Week – Apr. 15-21
On Apr. 15-21, 14 Inman Park restaurants including Fritti, Rathbun’s, One Eared Stag, Wisteria and Barcelona Wine Bar will offer three-course prix fixe menus for $15, $25 or $35. See the restaurant week website to preview menus.
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival – May 30-June 2
Tickets are still on sale for classes, dinners and tasting tent experiences for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. See website for program descriptions and ticket packages.
Date announced for Taste of Atlanta – Oct. 25-27
In its 12th year, Taste of Atlanta will return to Tech Square Oct. 25-27. The event features samples from more than 80 Atlanta restaurants and tastings of craft beers, wine and cocktails. See website for program updates.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog