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Linton Hopkins at Preserving Place; Summer Shade Festival

Restaurant Eugene.
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WESTSIDE — Chef Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch will be at the Preserving Place on Thursday, August 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to lead a class on pickling white peaches. For $75, attendees will work directly with Hopkins and take home pickled white peaches. [EaterWire]

GRANT PARK — The 12th annual Summer Shade Festival takes place August 23 and 24, with a new Taquerias & Tequila event. While admission to the festival is free, guests who are 21-plus may pay $35 to enjoy tastings of tequila, beer, and food. [EaterWire]

WESTSIDE — Tickets are on sale for Sunday Supper South, a Friends of James Beard benefit dinner with 18 participating chefs. The fifth annual dinner will raise funds for the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program, along with other nonprofits, to promote access to healthy food options. The dinner will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, and tickets are $250 for James Beard Foundation members, $275 for non-members. Make reservations by calling (404) 365-0410, extension 22. [EaterWire]

SANDY SPRINGS — Bruegger's Bagels has shuttered in Atlanta for the second time. After re-entering Atlanta in May of 2012 for the first time since the '90s, Bruegger's closed on July 25. Plans had been in place to expand across Atlanta into locations such as The Prado in Sandy Springs, but these ideas have been scrapped as well. [TNT]

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