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Cypress Street Pig Roast; Richard Blais Book Signing

Plus, find half-price oysters at The Big Ketch.

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MIDTOWN — Cypress Street Pint & Plate will host its eighth-annual end-of-summer pig roast on Saturday, August 29. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the restaurant will dish out whole-hog barbecue, SweetWater brews from the SweetWater beer truck, and King of Pops popsicles. Stevie Q & The Sandals will provide the live tunes. General admission, with the option to purchase food and beer, is free, and VIP tickets, which come with a limited-edition Cypress Street pig roast t-shirt, one SweetWater beer, one popsicle, and pig roast artwork from Chris Neuenschwander, are $25 and available online. [EaterWire]

BUCKHEAD — Atlanta expat and Top Chef lifer Richard Blais is coming to the Flip Burger Boutique on Roswell Road to sign copies of his cookbook Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate. Blais will be at the restaurant on Sunday, August 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and his book will be available for $30. [EaterWire]

BUCKHEAD — To celebrate fake holiday National Oyster Day on Wednesday, August 5, The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill will offer its oyster happy hour prices all day. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., bivalves on the half shell will be served half-price, and a few limited-time oyster dishes will be available, as well. [EaterWire]

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

817 West Peachtree Street Northwest, , GA 30308 (404) 815-9243 Visit Website

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill

3279 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 474-9508 Visit Website

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