Atlanta Food & Drink Events: July 15-31

Check out our top picks for food and drink events happening in the remainder of July!  Don’t forget to share your experiences below in the Comments.

Photo from AgLanta Eats

ANNUAL EVENT | Monday, July 15 | AgLanta Eats
04:00 – 08:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden
It doesn’t get more beautiful or more delicious! The good people of Atlanta Botanical Garden have teamed up with local farmers, producers and chefs for the fourth annual AgLanta Eats festival. Enjoy unique meals crafted from local, sustainably raised proteins and produce.

Tuesday, July 16 | Food, Wine and Travel Talk
07:00 – 10:00 pm
Total Wine (Brookhaven)
Whiskey Wine and Dine Tours has teamed up with our pals at Total Wine to host this free event.  Sample small bites and international wines as you chat with fellow sufferers of wanderlust about food, travel and every experience in between!

Wednesday, July 17 | Israeli Wine Pairing Dinner
07:00 – 09:00 pm
Rootstock & Wine
This is one cuisine we’re crazy about.  $70 includes your tour of Israel for the evening over five expertly paired courses.

LIMITED SERIES | Wednesday, July 17 | Summer Cooking Series
06:00 – 08:00 pm
Whole Foods (Sandy Springs)
Expand your international cooking repertoire with a recipe for pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup that has taken the U.S. by storm in recent years.   If you’re looking for something that will surprise your next dinner guests (in a good way), head over to Whole Foods for this month’s installment of their limited cooking series.

RECURRING EVENT | Thursday, July 18 | Dog Lovers’ Wine Tasting
07:00 – 09:00 pm
The Gifted Ferret (Woodstock)
Every third Thursday, you and your four-legged friend can enjoy free wine tastings with a $5 donation benefiting Pet Charities!

Thursday, July 18 | Dinner Club: Leon’s + Cafe Alsace
06:00 – 10:00 pm
Leon’s Full Service (Decatur)
The good people of Explore ATL invite you on a food tour and tasting experience in one.  For $10 per person and an unbelievable value, experience cocktails, dinner and dessert at three of Decatur’s most charming eateries.

LIMITED SERIES | Thursday, July 18 | Latin & Fine
Rootstock & Vine (Woodstock)
This celebration of all things (and people!) Latin began in April and continues through September at Rootstock & Vine.

Saturday, July 20 | Bourbon Barons Social at The Garden
07:00 – 10:00 pm
Southern Art & Bourbon Bar
$40 admission scores you unlimited bourbon, plus good conversation (and unmatched people-watching) at this popular Buckhead watering hole.

Saturday, July 20 | Kid’s Cooking Class with Chef Jose
11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy (Cumberland Mall)
Encourage your little chef with a fun cooking lesson from Chef Jose.  Kids 3 and up are welcome to a full Maggiano’s lunch buffet, plus step-by-step instructions for making pepperoni risotto bites.  Admission with lunch for aspiring chefs is $25, while sous chefs (that means you, accompanying guardians and parents) can also hit the buffet for $15.

Sunday, July 21 | Bourbon & Jazz Dinner
06:00 – 09:00 pm
Citizen Soul
Celebrate local musicians Kenny Banks, Senior and Joe Gransden and their contributions to jazz music.  $55 includes an upscale dinner buffet, a bourbon cocktail and a chance to win $100 from Citizen Soul.

LIMITED SERIES | Sunday, July 21 | Chef Throwdown Round 1: Fundraiser for Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
06:00 – 08:00 pm
Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
The title of Northeast Georgia’s Best Chef is up for grabs!  Support the aid of families in need and watch chefs compete for ultimate glory in the tournament’s opening round.  Admission is $50 per person ($40 with industry discount) and includes small bites, beer and wine. Photo from Peachfest

ANNUAL EVENT | Sunday, July 21 | Peachfest
03:00 – 07:00 pm
Peachtree Center
Come see why the Peach State is so proud of its most popular export as local eateries and pastry chefs give us their best peach-infused recipes!  General admission tickets start at $70 with entry at 4:00 pm, while VIP entry starts at 3:00 pm for $100.

Tuesday, July 23 | Cooking Class: Easy Weeknight Meals
06:00 – 08:00 pm
Cutco Kitchen Atlanta
This free event at local cutlery store Cutco Kitchen will see that you walk away with healthy and time-efficient meal ideas.  No more excuses!

Tuesday, July 23 | How to Order Wine in a Restaurant
07:00 pm
Barcelona VinoTeca
Do you feel anxious about ordering wine in restaurants?  Or just want to learn more about it?  The experts at VinoTeca won’t judge.  In fact, for $25, they’ll equip you with the tools you need to sound like a confident and seasoned wine drinker — plus six international varietals for practice.

Wednesday, July 24 | Wine Tasting: Traveling Through Burgundy
06:00 – 07:00 pm
Kitchen Six (Oak Grove)
Get to know the famed wine-producing region in France with six two-ounce pours for $35 per person, hosted by the sommeliers at Kitchen Six.Photo from Parlor

LIMITED SERIES | Thursday, July 25 | In-Flight: Summer Whiskey Tasting Series
06:00 – 08:00 pm
Enjoy a flight of several Old Forester varieties (and a ‘welcome’ cocktail to get things going).  Advance-purchase tickets are required and just $30.

Thursday, July 25 | Beer Tasting
06:30 – 08:00 pm
Total Wine (Sandy Springs)
Sweetwater Brewing Company will be on-site offering samples of their summer lineup for just $10 per person.

Photo from Live! at The Battery

ANNUAL EVENT | Saturday, July 27 | Adult Field Day
12:00 pm
Live! at The Battery
The Giving Kitchen and Live! at The Battery are joining forces again to host the second ever Adult Field Day.  Challengers will compete in a variety of events, including tug-of-war, bull-riding, jousting, an obstacle course and more.   Fuel up at the Tavern buffet and claim event day T-shirts, bottled water and parking validation for your team of eight — all included with the $250.00 registration fee.

INAUGURAL EVENT | Saturday, July 27 | Atlanta Beer Olympics
12:00 – 06:00 pm
Buckhead Saloon
We want to see this one come back next year!  Taco-eating contest. Check.  Beer pong.  Check.  Trivia games.  Check.  All for just $17.50 per person.  Photo from Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

ANNUAL EVENT | Saturday, July 27 | Atlanta Ice Cream Festival
10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Piedmont Park
Come celebrate the all-time favorite frozen confection and balanced living!  Join the Fight Cancer Walk at 10:00 am in memory of Atlanta native Leah K. Dortch, or join the festivities, including group fitness and free health screenings, beginning at 11:00.

Saturday, July 27 |Bottle Rocket Sushi Making Class
Times vary; check website for details
Bottle Rocket Fine Food and Beverage
This one gets our vote for Best Value because of an all-inclusive, low price of $49.  In this hands-on class, the experts at Bottle Rocket will guide you through creating several Japanese culinary staples like nagiri, maki rolls and signature rolls with a little sake along the way.

RECURRING SERIES | Saturday, July 27 | Summer Mix & Pour Mixology Class
07:00 – 10:00 pm
Southern Art & Bourbon Bar
We’ve come to love and count on Chef Art Smith’s mixology classes.  $40 gains entry to this installment focused on summery bourbon cocktails and includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening.


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