Grab those calendars, here are some upcoming food-related events you’ll want to pencil in.
Cornbread history and tasting
In conjunction with the commemoration of the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, tomorrow night the DeKalb History Center will host a talk given by Millie Huff Coleman reflecting on “Cornbread Through the Ages.” Coleman, who holds a degree in Women’s Studies/Dietary Anthropology from UGA, will offer samples of historical Atlanta cornbread recipes including one from her aunt’s Frances Virginia Tearoom. The event will explore how cornbread has changed in taste and texture over time. Coleman will also sign copies of her book, “Frances Virginia Tearoom Cookbook” at the event co-hosted by Cook’s Warehouse and BATL. 7 p.m. July 18. DeKalb History Center.
Food Party Supper Club: Sausage Fest
If you’ve ever wanted in on a supper club, chef Tony Seichrist, formerly of Five & Ten, The Farmhouse at Serenbe and Holeman & Finch, will host his second large-format supper club this weekend. The event, held at a wooded Buckhead location, will offer a sausage-centric menu with items like chorizo tacos, quail and rabbit mini links and choripán. The meal also includes specialty cocktails and craft beer. ($50 suggested donation.) 6 p.m. July 20. 4736 Harris Trail, Atlanta. Register for a spot online.
The World’s Kitchen event
Kathmandu Kitchen will host a farm-to-table buffet featuring Bhutanese-Nepali cuisine to benefit farmer training and programs at Global Growers Network. The event is co-sponsored by Slow-Food Atlanta. 7-9 p.m. July 25. Kathmandu Kitchen. Purchase tickets online. $35.
Gumbo Night at Watershed
Starting this week, you can get your gumbo fix each Thursday at Watershed. Thursdays will become gumbo night, featuring a different gumbo each week. Just like fried chicken nights, it’s first come, first served. Reservations suggested. Thursday evenings. 404-809-3561.
Brisket night at The General Muir
Fridays have been fried chicken night at The General Muir, and now Thursdays are brisket night. This wonderfully moist, meaty brisket will include seasonal accompaniments. Recent preparations have included shiitake mushroom and caramelized onion kasha varnishkes. Thursday evenings. 678-927-9131.
Starting this weekend, you’ll be able to enjoy the Chattahoochee river scenery while noshing at popular food trucks like Masala Fresh, Hail Caesar and Pressed for Time. Each Saturday and Sunday through the summer and into the fall, three food trucks will set up at Don White Park from 11 a.m. to dusk. 702 Riverside Road, Roswell.
Each Wednesday through Oct. 31, you’ll find a different local chef cooking up a grab-and-go lunch at Pop-Up Chef. The event, at its new Westside location, takes place rain or shine. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1100-1210 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog