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Kula Project Benefit at The Optimist; Decatur Dinner Party

The Optimist.
The Optimist.
Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee

WESTSIDE — As part of the Kula Project's #ForTheFarmer campaign, on Thursday, August 14, The Optimist will donate 20 percent of its sales to a Rwandan coffee farmer and her family. Maria, the farmer, was the only child of eight in her family to survive genocide in Rwanda, and left school early during the conflict. The money raised will allow her to get a high school education in order to help her children with their schooling. [EaterWire]

DECATUR — Leon's Full Service and Steinbeck's are leading a dozen of Decatur's restaurants in the second annual Decatur Dinner Party on Saturday, September 6. Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Decatur Cemetery, guests will enjoy a collaborated menu with live music, beer, wine, and a live auction. The dinner serves to raise money for Decatur's Kitchen Garden, which hosts 35 families on garden plots to foster community, educate families, and provide food. Tickets are $130.37 after a service fee. [EaterWire]

MARIETTA — In celebration of National Oyster Day on Tuesday, August 5, Chequers Seafood + Steak will begin offering $1 oysters served raw on the half shell every week, Monday through Friday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. [EaterWire]

LEON's Full Service

131 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, , GA 30030 (404) 687-0500 Visit Website

The Optimist

1400 Adams Street, , TN 37208 (615) 709-3156 Visit Website