There’s rarely a day in Atlanta now when a pop-up dinner, food festival, or cool culinary soiree isn’t taking place around town. These food happenings are part of what helps keep Atlanta’s dining scene fun and vibrant.
Each week, Eater sifts through Atlanta’s crowded events calendar and chooses five food and drink events worth checking out. Some are ticketed, include cover charges, or require reservations, while other events are more casual, drop-by affairs. Below are the five food and drink events to check out this week around town.
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East Atlanta Village Farmers Market — Walk-in event
East Atlanta Village, September 15, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
East Atlanta Village hosts one of its largest farmers markets of the year on Thursday to include 31 farmers stalls, live music, a plant sale from Love is Love Farm with free gardening kits, and six hot food vendors. A launch party for Farmers Jam takes place next to the market at A Sip of Paradise Garden. SNAP/EBT customers also get 50-percent off plants and produce at the market.
Atlanta Food and Wine Festival — $99 to $250
Historic Fourth Ward Park, Atlanta, September 15 - September 18
The annual food festival is back with its tasting tents and chef demonstrations at Historic Fourth Ward Park and a series of dinners and food events held at restaurants around the city. Tickets required to attend dining events and for the tasting tents.
Bosnian Brunch — Walk-In Event
Boggs Social and Supply, West End, September 17
Pop-up Krupana ATL is slinging Bosnian brunch fare and Bosnian coffee for Saturday brunch at West End restaurant and bar Boggs Social and Supply.
JapanFest — $15 to $20
Gas South Convention Center, Duluth September 17 - September 18, 10 a.m.
Boozy and Banned Book Fair — Walk-in Event
Distillery of Modern Art, Chamblee, September 17, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Distillery of Modern Art hosts Read It Again Bookstore for a book fair Saturday night centered on previously banned titles, including To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby. Sip cocktails from the distillery’s bar and grab charcuterie from The Spotted Trotter while perusing the fair.
A Sip of Paradise Garden, East Atlanta Village, September 18, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Join Atlanta bartenders Keyatta Mincey Parker, Ramona Jackson, Thandi Walton, Tiffanie Barriere, and Tokiwa Sears at the EAV bartender garden for cocktails, food, and live music from DJ Mister Jay on Sunday afternoon. RSVP highly encouraged.