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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Beer and chocolate at Hop City
Xocolatl and Wild Heaven Beer are teaming up with Hop City Marietta and Krog Street Market Wednesday, December 6 (Marietta) and Thursday, December 7 (KSM) for a free beer tasting and chocolate pairing. Expect to sip on samples of the brewery’s upcoming release of their Russian imperial stout Gravitational Wave paired with the chocolatier’s latest dark chocolate bar Ripple Effect. Pairing sessions both days are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

New Midtown lunch spot
Rose & Rye which opened in October in The Castle across from the Arts Center MARTA station is now serving lunch. Lunch is weekdays only (for now) from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Openings and closings
Henri’s Bakery & Cafe is certified open in Westside/Bolton as is the newest coffee shop and cafe from Revelator, The Mourning Dove, located at Shops Buckhead in the former Corso Coffee space. In sad news, longtime Roswell breakfast spot The Public House on the historic town square will close its doors after brunch service this Sunday.

Wine and cheese pairing workshop
Looking for something fun and constructive to do this weekend? 3 Parks Wine Shop is holding a wine and cheese pairing workshop at the Ormewood Park Winterfest from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, December 9. Sip through five fine wines as a cheese expert breaks down six cheeses for pairing. Tickets are $45 per person and seats are limited.

Fire pit Fridays at Second Self Beer
Second Self on Atlanta’s Westside is cranking up the fire pit for toasting s’mores and pouring their BonFIRE chocolate porter in addition to their regular beer offerings. S’mores packets can be purchased at the taproom which is open until 9 p.m. on Friday nights.

Better Half anniversary dinner
The pop-up turned brick and mortar restaurant located in Home Park is turning four and wants to celebrate the day with a five-course dinner on Wednesday, December 13. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Dishes include salt baked celery root, shrimp chorizo, roasted beef shoulder, whipped dry jack, and birthday cake with ice cream. Tickets are $95 per person.

Better Half

349 14th Street Northwest, , GA 30363 (404) 695-4547 Visit Website

Krog Street Market

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 Visit Website

Second Self Beer Co

1311 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (678) 916-8035

Wild Heaven Beer

135 Maple St, Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 997-8589 Visit Website