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The Essential Food and Drink Events to Attend in April

From crawfish boils and a biscuit breakfast to a Pappy Van Winkle whiskey party

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The Sublime doughnut burger will make an appearance on the menu at Hampton + Hudson Monday, April 15
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From crawfish boils to a Pappy Van Winkle whiskey party, Atlanta is teeming with one-time pop-ups, chef dinners, and special food experiences throughout April. Be sure to check back for updates to this monthly events list.

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1. Crawfish boil at Hugo’s Oyster Bar

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10360 Alpharetta St
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 993-5922
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The Roswell oyster bar is hosting its annual crawfish boil on Saturday, April 13 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The by-the-pound crawfish throwdown is family-friendly and includes live music from Catfish Hill Roberts and Bottom Band.

2. Candytopia at Lenox Marketplace

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3535 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

The over-the-top, sugar-coated, Instagrammable art exhibit Candytopia opens Friday, February 8 and runs through June 2. The multi-room, confectionary paradise is located at Lenox Marketplace across from Phipps Plaza on Peachtree Street. Tickets are $28 per person. $20 for children under 12. Children three and under are free.

3. Whiskey and beer tasting at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar

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3315 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 946-9070
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Southern Art and Bourbon Bar hosts a distillers and brewers tasting event on Friday, April 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Master distillers and brewers from ASW Distillery, 18.21 Bitters, Old Fourth Distillery, Reformation Brewery, and Scofflaw Brewing will present their whiskeys, gins, bitters, and beers along with information on each during the tasting. Tickets $50 to $60 per person.

4. Pappy Van Winkle whiskey party at Midtown Bowl

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1936 Piedmont Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 874-5703
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Attend an exclusive Pappy Van Winkle tasting party at 11th Frame inside Midtown Bowl to benefit Giving Kitchen on Thursday, April 18 starting at 7 p.m. The private events space squirreled away 15 bottles of coveted Pappy’s whiskey, including: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year, Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year, and Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year. Each guests gets five one-ounce pours of each paired with bites from chef Chris Hall of Local Three. Tickets are $350 per person. Call 404-874-5703 to reserve.

5. Thai Lao New Year celebration dinner at Empire State South

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999 Peachtree St NE #140
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 541-1105
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Empire State South hosts chefs Thip Athakhanh (Snackboxe Bistro), Parnass Lim Savang, and Rod Lassiter (Talat Market) for a Thai Lao New Year celebration Sunday, April 14 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The seven-course dinner focuses on Lao and Thai-style street foods with cocktails (for purchase) by Kellie Thorn. Tickets are $60 per person.

6. Crawfish boil at The Optimist

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914 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 477-6260
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The Optimist on Howell Mill Road is throwing a crawfish boil on the patio on Sunday, April 14, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with live music and boozy punch. Bites include piles of crawfish with andouille sausage, corn, and potatoes, shrimp dogs, fried gator tail, and sides like hushpuppies. Tickets are $45 per person.

7. Stems, Seeds, and Everythang natural wine pop-up at Brush Sushi Izakaya

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316 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 949-9412
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Every Thursday night starting at 10 p.m., the Decatur sushi restaurant transforms into a natural wine bar, serving everything from hard-to-find sparkling wines to funky skin contacts from producers around the world. Stems, Seeds, and Everythang, run by sommelier Juan Cortes and Brush’s beverage director Brad Tolleson, has a cult following among Atlanta’s wine snobs, who also head to the Church Street restaurant for the chefs popping up in the kitchen. February features food from Little’s Food Store in Cabbagetown. No reservations are required.

8. Korean Fusion “Munchies” pop-up at Root Baking Co.

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Second Floor, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE NE224
Atlanta, GA 30308
(470) 639-8046
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Korean pop-up chef Seung Hee Lee is back at Root Baking Co. on Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m. (yes, 4/20 day) for an evening devoted to “the munchies”. The menu is still under development, but think Frito pie with kimchili, noodle bowls, and other craveable foods.

9. Kamayan Filipino pop-up dinner at Minero

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675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #136
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 532-1580
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The usually sold out Filipino pop-up teams up with Minero chef AJ Castillo and Monster Cookies for a second first-come, first-served dinner on Tuesday, April 23 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

10. SweetWater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park Drive Northwest

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Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA

The 15th annual SweetWater 420 Fest takes place again at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta April 19 through April 21. The festival includes over 45 bands like Widespread Panic, the Avett Brothers, and Jason Isbell, along with plenty of the Atlanta brewery’s beers and a food village filled with trucks and vendors. Tickets start at $160 per person.

11. Sublime doughnut burger one-night-only at Hampton + Hudson

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299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 948-2123
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Hampton + Hudson at Inman Quarter hosts pop-up Billy’s Burgers Monday, April 15, starting at 5 p.m. Those familiar with H+H owner Billy Streck’s Cypress Street Pint & Plate in Midtown know of the Sublime doughnut burger on the menu there. Billy’s Burgers is bringing it to Inman Park for one-night only. The burgers consists of two beef patties topped with American cheese and Billy’s Burgers’ seasoning blend between two glazed Sublime doughnuts. Available until it sells out.

12. Erika Council’s biscuit breakfast at Richards' Southern Fried

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T, 99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 732-9594
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Erika Council is bringing her popular “Bombass Biscuit” breakfast to chef Todd Richards’ Richards’ Southern Fried stall inside Krog Street Market on Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Expect fried and hot chicken biscuits on the menu.

13. Hazel Jane’s wine pop-up at Revelator Coffee Grant Park

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437 Memorial Dr SE A5
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 815-9886
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Every Wednesday in April from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Hazel Jane’s Wine & Coffee will pop-up with five wines and a few bites to preview the upcoming cafe and wine bar headed to the Edge on the Eastside Beltline trail.

1. Crawfish boil at Hugo’s Oyster Bar

10360 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075

The Roswell oyster bar is hosting its annual crawfish boil on Saturday, April 13 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The by-the-pound crawfish throwdown is family-friendly and includes live music from Catfish Hill Roberts and Bottom Band.

10360 Alpharetta St
Roswell, GA 30075

2. Candytopia at Lenox Marketplace

3535 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

The over-the-top, sugar-coated, Instagrammable art exhibit Candytopia opens Friday, February 8 and runs through June 2. The multi-room, confectionary paradise is located at Lenox Marketplace across from Phipps Plaza on Peachtree Street. Tickets are $28 per person. $20 for children under 12. Children three and under are free.

3535 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

3. Whiskey and beer tasting at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar

3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar hosts a distillers and brewers tasting event on Friday, April 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Master distillers and brewers from ASW Distillery, 18.21 Bitters, Old Fourth Distillery, Reformation Brewery, and Scofflaw Brewing will present their whiskeys, gins, bitters, and beers along with information on each during the tasting. Tickets $50 to $60 per person.

3315 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

4. Pappy Van Winkle whiskey party at Midtown Bowl

1936 Piedmont Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Attend an exclusive Pappy Van Winkle tasting party at 11th Frame inside Midtown Bowl to benefit Giving Kitchen on Thursday, April 18 starting at 7 p.m. The private events space squirreled away 15 bottles of coveted Pappy’s whiskey, including: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year, Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year, and Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year. Each guests gets five one-ounce pours of each paired with bites from chef Chris Hall of Local Three. Tickets are $350 per person. Call 404-874-5703 to reserve.

1936 Piedmont Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

5. Thai Lao New Year celebration dinner at Empire State South

999 Peachtree St NE #140, Atlanta, GA 30309

Empire State South hosts chefs Thip Athakhanh (Snackboxe Bistro), Parnass Lim Savang, and Rod Lassiter (Talat Market) for a Thai Lao New Year celebration Sunday, April 14 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The seven-course dinner focuses on Lao and Thai-style street foods with cocktails (for purchase) by Kellie Thorn. Tickets are $60 per person.

999 Peachtree St NE #140
Atlanta, GA 30309

6. Crawfish boil at The Optimist

914 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318

The Optimist on Howell Mill Road is throwing a crawfish boil on the patio on Sunday, April 14, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with live music and boozy punch. Bites include piles of crawfish with andouille sausage, corn, and potatoes, shrimp dogs, fried gator tail, and sides like hushpuppies. Tickets are $45 per person.

914 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. Stems, Seeds, and Everythang natural wine pop-up at Brush Sushi Izakaya

316 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030

Every Thursday night starting at 10 p.m., the Decatur sushi restaurant transforms into a natural wine bar, serving everything from hard-to-find sparkling wines to funky skin contacts from producers around the world. Stems, Seeds, and Everythang, run by sommelier Juan Cortes and Brush’s beverage director Brad Tolleson, has a cult following among Atlanta’s wine snobs, who also head to the Church Street restaurant for the chefs popping up in the kitchen. February features food from Little’s Food Store in Cabbagetown. No reservations are required.

316 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030

8. Korean Fusion “Munchies” pop-up at Root Baking Co.

Second Floor, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE NE224, Atlanta, GA 30308

Korean pop-up chef Seung Hee Lee is back at Root Baking Co. on Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m. (yes, 4/20 day) for an evening devoted to “the munchies”. The menu is still under development, but think Frito pie with kimchili, noodle bowls, and other craveable foods.

Second Floor, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE NE224
Atlanta, GA 30308

9. Kamayan Filipino pop-up dinner at Minero

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #136, Atlanta, GA 30308

The usually sold out Filipino pop-up teams up with Minero chef AJ Castillo and Monster Cookies for a second first-come, first-served dinner on Tuesday, April 23 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #136
Atlanta, GA 30308

10. SweetWater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park Drive Northwest

Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW, Atlanta, GA

The 15th annual SweetWater 420 Fest takes place again at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta April 19 through April 21. The festival includes over 45 bands like Widespread Panic, the Avett Brothers, and Jason Isbell, along with plenty of the Atlanta brewery’s beers and a food village filled with trucks and vendors. Tickets start at $160 per person.

Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA

11. Sublime doughnut burger one-night-only at Hampton + Hudson

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

Hampton + Hudson at Inman Quarter hosts pop-up Billy’s Burgers Monday, April 15, starting at 5 p.m. Those familiar with H+H owner Billy Streck’s Cypress Street Pint & Plate in Midtown know of the Sublime doughnut burger on the menu there. Billy’s Burgers is bringing it to Inman Park for one-night only. The burgers consists of two beef patties topped with American cheese and Billy’s Burgers’ seasoning blend between two glazed Sublime doughnuts. Available until it sells out.

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

12. Erika Council’s biscuit breakfast at Richards' Southern Fried

T, 99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Erika Council is bringing her popular “Bombass Biscuit” breakfast to chef Todd Richards’ Richards’ Southern Fried stall inside Krog Street Market on Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Expect fried and hot chicken biscuits on the menu.

T, 99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

13. Hazel Jane’s wine pop-up at Revelator Coffee Grant Park

437 Memorial Dr SE A5, Atlanta, GA 30312

Every Wednesday in April from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Hazel Jane’s Wine & Coffee will pop-up with five wines and a few bites to preview the upcoming cafe and wine bar headed to the Edge on the Eastside Beltline trail.

437 Memorial Dr SE A5
Atlanta, GA 30312

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