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Chefs, Shrooms, and Champs; Best New Chef; Pappy Dinner

Celebrate mushrooms and champagne at STK.

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MIDTOWN — On Tuesday, April 14, chefs Mark Alba of STK Atlanta, Nick Leahy of Saltyard, and Timothy Magee and Joseph Ramaglia of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails will team up to host "Chefs, Shrooms, and Champs" in the Bistro at STK. Diners will receive eight tastings that are inspired by a mushroom foraging expedition. The evening also includes Veuve Clicquot wine pairings, an open bar, and a DJ. Cost is $100, and reservations can be made by calling (404) 793-0144. [EaterWire]

AWARDS SEASONFood & Wine has begun the process of handing out its People's Best New Chef award. The candidates are broken down into regions, and voted upon by the public. Representing Atlanta in the Southeast region are Angus Brown of Lusca and Octopus Bar and Adam Evans of The Optimist. Mashama Baily, who runs the kitchen at The Grey in Savannah, is nominated as well. [F&W]

BUCKHEAD — New York Prime is hosting a Pappy Van Winkle dinner on Sunday, April 26. The meal will include five courses paired with pours of five different Pappy varieties. Tickets aren't cheap — $575 — but they're available online and go on sale Thursday at noon. [EaterWire]

Octopus Bar

560 Gresham Avenue Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 627-9911 Visit Website

New York Prime Steakhouse

3424 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 846-0644 Visit Website

The Optimist

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


1829 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 678-705-1486

STK Atlanta

1075 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 793-0144 Visit Website