Thursday, September 5, 2013

Atlanta Dining Events - September 2013

It's almost fall, ya'll! Here's what's cooking in Atlanta's restaurants this month:

5 Days of Celebration for the Porter's 5 Year Anniversary

  • Fri., Sept. 6 - Barleywine fest
  • Sat., Sept. 7 - the first 100 people get a growler bag they found on Etsy as a celebratory gift. Expect lots of great draft options that you rarely see in GA. 
  • Sun., Sept. 8 - Trappist flights

The Porter Beer Bar, 1156 Euclid Ave. 404-223-0393. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-midnight. Weekend brunch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lure Luau - Sept. 14, 2-4 pm
Celebrate the end of summer with a luau on Lure's patio.
     • Lomi-lomi salmon
     • Spam sushi
     • Ahi tuna poke lettuce wraps
     • Pork lau lau on housemade steamed buns
     • Whole-grilled fish
     • Hawaiian potato salad
     • Coconut rice
     • Coconut cream pie
     • Fruit mountain
     • Punch bowls of boozy Blue Hawaiians and Mai Tais

The cost is $45 per person (including tax and gratuity) and you can get your tickets here.

Ecco Sunday Share - Sept. 15

Enjoy a roaring 20s themed event at Ecco's ongoing communal dinner event.

Ecco’s new Executive Chef, Jonathan Beatty, has created this special menu featuring classic speakeasy dishes and Great Gatsby style eats:

WALDORF SALAD illegal raisins, local apple, mayonnaise
FRIED RAVIOLI lemon, ricotta, preserved tomato sauce
STUFFED CABBAGE farro, beef sausage, saba vinaigrette
OYSTER MUSHROOM DUXELLE in puff pastry, crab salad, celery leaves
CELERY SOUP with toasties
WOOD-FIRED LAMB CHOP sauce chasseur
RED WINE JELLO local stone fruit, crème Chantilly, shortbread

The price is $52 per person which includes tax, gratuity, and online service fee. Purchase tickets here.

Party in the Kitchen: Sept. 19

At King Plow Arts Center, enjoy an evening of music, cocktails and exquisite cuisine prepared by the talented chefs from some of Atlanta's finest restaurants with and silent and live auctions to benefit Open Hand Atlanta. Chaired by Kevin Rathbun and Aria's Gerry Klaskala, participating chefs include Kevin Gillespie, Ben Vaughn, Doug Turbush, Ted Lahey, Joe Truex and Barbara O'Neill.

VIP reception is at 6:30 p.m and the main event starts at 7 p.m.

More more information and to purchase tickets visit,

Shed at Glenwood Fall Wine Dinner - Sept. 19 & Fall Transitions Wine Class - Sept. 21

PictureThe Shed at Glenwood will host a Speakeasy Wine Dinner on 9/19 at 7 pm. Chef Todd Richards' four course ode to autumn features dishes such as Smoked Apples with Butternut Squash, Black Truffle Grits and Micro Arugula and Smoked Peking Duck Breast with Scallions, Sweet Potato Hash, Aged Soy and a Red Wine Sauce. Ryan Mullins of Quality Wine and Spirits has carefully selected wines to accompany chef Richards' cuisine and will be on hand to teach guests what goes into selecting each pairing.

Additional details and menu available here; tickets are $75 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 404-835-4363.

Wines featured at the Fall Wine Dinner will be showcased in the Shed at Glenwood “Fall Transitions” wine class on Saturday, Sept. 21at 3 pm. You will  taste and discuss 8 wines (4 white, 4 red) and pair them with Chef Richards' cuisine.

$50 per person includes food pairings (additional information available here).
Live Music at Westside Provisions Yeah! Burger - Ongoing

Westside Provisions District welcomes Atlanta’s emerging vocal artists for a fall music series on the patio at YEAH! BURGER. Beginning Thursday, September 5, from 6 to 9 p.m., the weekly event invites family and friends to enjoy the al fresco side of YEAH! BURGER on the westside with local entertainment, craft cocktails, award-winning burgers and wholesome food for all.

Featuring American pop and soft rock genres, the series lineup will feature local musicians each Thursday night through the end of October. Below is a sneak peek of the September lineup:

·         September 5 – Clayton Lee
·         September 12 – Wesley Cook
·         September 19 – Tyler Glass
·         September 26 – Tyler Glass



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