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Souptober Fest; Southern Chefs Potluck

And, a collaboration between Jeni’s Ice Creams and Little Tart Bakeshop

A mural inside Souper Jenny Westside.
Souper Jenny.
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— Soup- and juice-focused restaurateur Jenny Levison is hosting her own version of Octoberfest on Sunday, October 23. Dubbed “Souptoberfest,” the event will take place in the parking lot of Souper Jenny’s Westside location, and it will feature 25 local chefs competing in a charitable cook-off.

Each chef will prepare a version of their favorite soup, and unlimited samples will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Local celebrities” will be on hand to judge the soups, and proceeds will benefit the Zadie Project, an initiative started by Levison to help feed hungry children in Atlanta. Admission is $30 (no charge for kids 12 and under).

— This Sunday, September 11, more than 250 guests, chefs, and bartenders will descend on Serenbe for the seventh-annual Southern Chefs Potluck, hosted by Wholesome Wave Georgia. Described as a “casual Sunday supper,” there will be food and cocktails from Atlanta culinary pros such as Todd Ginsberg, Andreas Müller, Miles Macquarrie, and Shanna Mayo.

The event benefits Wholesome Wave Georgia, an organization with a mission to “increase access to fresh, healthy, and locally grown food for all Georgians.” Scheduled for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Inn at Serenbe, individual tickets are $150, VIP packages, with exclusive tastings, are available for $600, and overnight VIP packages are $1,500. Tickets are available online.

— Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Little Tart Bakeshop are coming together for a couple of limited-time sundae specials, available through Friday, September 15. The Atta Boy sundae features sun-popped corn ice cream with Little Tart’s peanut cocoa nib brittle, honey-butterscotch sauce, whipped cream, and an Amarena cherry. The Go Girl sundae is comprised of sweet corn and black raspberries ice cream and a crisp Little Tart pecan crumb, finished with salty caramel sauce, whipped cream, and an Amarena cherry. Both specials will be available at all of Jeni’s Atlanta scoop shops.

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