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Atlanta weekend food events: - May 18 2017

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Friday

Cabo Cantina May 19, 2017, 6-9 p.m. A Night in Cabo Celebrate the grand opening of Cabo Cantina, Buckhead's newest Mexican eatery. In honor of the event, Cabo will be offering complimentary Mexican appetizers as well as taco and margarita specials all night. They are promising a party, so wear your most colorful and festive outfits for a night of music, dancing and food. Details

Cheshire BridgeB May 19,B 2017, 3 p.m. to May 21,B 2017B 9 p.m.B Dine and Shop at Cheshire BridgeB Cheshire Bridge restaurants and retailers celebrate the re-opening of the I-85 bridge with special offers and extended hours in more than 30 locations in an effort to make up for local revenue declines after the collapse. Several restaurants will be offering food and drink specials, so come out to help these local businesses get back on their feet.B DetailsB

Butcher & Brew May 19, 2017, 8-11 p.m. Summer Jam SessionsB Alpharetta gastropub Butcher & Brew brings a night of music, food and beer. Enjoy chargrilled oysters and smoked ribs served right off the Big Green Egg while local musician WadeB "The Rockin' Real Estate Agent" Hudson provides the jams. Details

Saturday

Diesel Filling Station May 20, 2017, 4 p.m. Super Hero Pub Crawl With great power comes great responsibility. This city needs you to come out to Atlanta's Super Hero Pub Crawl in your favorite superhero or villain costume. Fly, leap, run or teleport through five different Virginia Highland pubs, with super hero-themed shot tickets, food and Monday Night Brewing draft specials, and a costume contest. Save the world (or watch it burn), with your fellow Atlanta freaks and mutants. Details

Grant Park May 20, 2017, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Atlanta Margarita + Taco Fest Join in a day of eating, drinking and South of the border style merriment with Food-O-Rama. Local eateries El Azteca, Tin Lizzybs, On The Border, Letbs Taco Bout It and others will partake in a friendly taco competition. Ten margarita bars will serve up a range of different flavors. Invite your family, bring your boo-thang; there is even a Kidzone full of inflatables along with an artist market, live music, and other food options like queso and guac to keep your spirits high. Entry is free for all with a $6 wristband for drinkers age 21+. A dollar from each wristband will go toward the Africa Yoga Project. Details

Town Brookhaven May 20, 2017, 3-7 p.m. Taste of Town BrookhavenB The 3rd annual Taste of Town Brookhaven will feature cooking demonstrations from local chefs, tasting, games, music and drinks. CineBistro, Copper Coin Coffee, HobNob Tavern, Luckybs Burger & Brew and many others will present to help raise money for the LifeLine Animal Project, Atlanta's largest organization supporting animal welfare and no-kill shelters. Tickets include five food tastings, and additional food and drinks will be available for purchase. Details

Milltown Arms Tavern May 20, 2017, 2-7 p.m. Crawfish Boil for Cancer Support the search for a cure for multiple myeloma blood cancer at the 4th annual Atlanta Crawfish Boil. Tickets include all-you-can-eat boiled seafood, open bar access and live music. All proceeds will go to Crawfish for Cancer's multiple myeloma research. Details

The Adams Center May 20, 2017, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Community Painting Day The City of Clarkston's artistic community is putting the final touches on their newest piece of public art, the Clarkston Human Family Forest Mural. All painting supplies will be provided at no charge and the Refuge Coffee Co. will be serving refreshments throughout the event. The all-woman drumming ensemble, Atlanta ConunDRUMS, will entertain painters of all ages with performances of African rhythms and music. This event is an opportunity to honor community diversity, which will be proudly displayed in the completed mural. Details

Holeman and Finch Public House May 20, 2017, noon to May 21, 2017 2 a.m. Gypsy Chef Series Holeman and Finch will premiere a new series, "Gypsy Chef Weekend," a bi-monthly event celebrating chef collaboration and support. This weekend, chef Trey Rayburn, formerly of The Branded Butcher in Athens, will join Holeman and Finch chef de cuisine Spencer Gomez to serve four of Rayburnbs original dishes in addition to the pub's usual menu. The two-day event will start with a bBuford Highway crawlb touring Atlanta's culinary scene and will include live music entertainment for lunch and dinner. Details

Brookhaven Park May 20, 2017, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Slingin' Wings Festival Catch Atlanta's Slingin' Wings Festival for a whole day of chicken wings, beer, live music and contests sponsored by Atlanta Sport and Social Club, POWER 96.1 and Radio 105.7. Ticket price includes entry, three complimentary wing tastings and a People's Choice voter's ballot. Additional wings, drinks and food truck meals are available for purchase. Details

Barcelona Wine Bar May 20, 2017, 2-4 p.m. The Art of FryingB Check out this tasty workshop demonstration with Barcelona's executive chef Benjamin Meyer. Chef Meyer will teach guests to make crispy empanadas and croquettes while serving other food and drinks from Barcelona at Westside Ironworks. Details

Hampton + Hudson May 20, 2017, noon-5 p.m. Hampton + Hudson One-Year Anniversary Celebrate this Inman Quarter watering hole's one-year anniversary at their expanded patio event. Free passed items, craft beer and cocktail specials will all be offered to honor of the occasion. Challenge your friends and family to ping-pong, life-sized Jenga, cornhole and foosball while local band Tray Dahl & The Jug Time Band sets the mood. Details

Sunday

Orpheus Brewing May 21, 2017, 3:30-9 p.m. Concrete Jungle's Spectacular Fruit Ramble Kick off harvesting season with the third annual Fruit Ramble, a day of urban foraging and fun with Atlanta nonprofit Concrete Jungle. The event will begin with a journey by foot or by bike through Virginia-Highland, led by foraging experts who will teach ramblers how to find and identify 10+ varieties of fruit trees. Then, everyone will head to Orpheus Brewing for a kid-friendly celebration featuring old-timey carnival games, raffles and brewery tours with seven five-ounce tastings for the grown-ups. Proceeds will help Concrete Jungle collect unwanted fruits and veggies for the citybs hungry and homeless. Details

Bamboo Creek Farm May 21, 2017, 3-5 p.m. Toast to the Culture in Agriculture Global Growers' 6th-annual Toast to the Culture in Agriculture features spring flavors, local craft beer, music, and plenty of other family-friendly attractions.B Refugee and immigrant farmers from Bamboo Creek Farm and Umurima, the Burundi Womenbs Farm, will prepare traditional South Asian and East African cuisine like khao soy and mandazi from produce grown right on the farms.B Proceeds will go toward strengthening and supporting Atlantabs growing community of international immigrant and refugee farmers.B Pay what you can for entry, but generous donations are encouraged.B Details



Whole Foods MarketB May 21,B 2017, 1-6 p.mB Best and Worst Foods for Weight LossB Meet certified health coach Stacy Lafley at Whole Foods to up your nutritional cred with a free tour of some of the best and worst foods for weight loss. The truth may surprise you.B Details



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