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Atlanta Food & Drink Events Week of May 1

Between Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby, this week we’re looking forward to a wide array of savory soirees. Some of this week’s highlights include craft beer for a good cause, food festivals, barbecue and that Southern comfort food we simply can’t live without.

Pints for Parks

Tuesday, May 2 | 6pm | Orpheus Brewing 

Drink locally crafted beer to keep Atlanta green? Um, yes please! Pints for Parks is an evening of drinks, games and good company designed to benefit Park Pride and its advocacy efforts. Park Pride educated city officials on the importance of urban greenscapes, and ensures that Atlanta’s are properly funded.

Your $45 ticket includes a limited edition Park Pride tasting glass, seven samples of Orpheus Brewing beers, a series of specially-prepared dishes from some of the city’s most popular restaurants, a silent auction, and more.

Tickets are available here.

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Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company + King of Pops National Orange Juice Day Event

Thursday, May 4 | Select King of Pops locations 

Fresh, delicious, clean juice pops – inspired by the flavors of Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company – will be available at select King of Pops locations throughout the city. Celebrate National Orange Juice Day with frozen delicacies in such flavors as Orange Beet, Blood Orange, Orange Mango Lassi and Orange Pineapple Banana. Rest assured, these pops are 100% all natural, made with minimal ingredients, no additives, and lots of fresh flavor.

Pops will be available from 11am-8pm at Inman Park’s Pop Window (337 Elizabeth St NE Atlanta GA 30307), the Ponce City Market Shed (2pm-8pm), Midtown from 11am-8pm (1197 Peachtree St NE), 11am-6pm at the Decatur location (115 Sycamore St. Decatur, 30030) & 2pm-7pm at Avalon (2200 Avalon Boulevard Alpharetta, GA 30009).

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Taste of Alpharetta

Thursday, May 4  |  5-10pm  |  Historic Downtown Alpharetta 

Dine in downtown Alpharetta, exploring all that this historic area has to offer. Over 60 restaurants will be serving their signature appetizers, entrees and desserts and demonstrating culinary techniques, all while enjoying entertainment and activities to please party-goers of all ages. A music stage will feature five of the city’s top musical acts, while a culinary competition stage will pair top area chefs against each other in a variety of categories. This annual event is a tradition for families (who are happy to take advantage of the kid-friendly fun zones) and food connoisseurs alike.

Entrance is free, but note that restaurants won’t accept cash – only tickets! Each ticket costs $.50, and restaurants typically charge $1-3 per dish. Learn more.

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Friday, May 5 | 11am-midnight | Tin Lizzy’s Cantina

Fiesta, baby! Cinco de Mayo is upon us, and we’re pumped to celebrate at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina. With various locations throughout Atlanta, Tin Lizzy’s will be hosting an outdoor block party from 4-6pm, featuring live DJs and drink specials. $5 Corona and Modelo Especial and $3 Grand Marnier Floats are just a few of the highlights.

Don’t forget to fill up with food. Add some of our favorites to your tab and celebrate Cinco de Mayo right.

Check Tin Lizzy’s website for details on the specific Cinco de Mayo celebration happening at each location!

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Kentucky Derby Party

Saturday, May 6 | 3:30-7pm | Southern Gentleman

Get those fancy hats ready for a fun time at Southern Gentleman’s Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday. Sip on classic cocktails, such as Mint Juleps and Brown Derbys, and dine on traditional Southern fare while watching the races on multiple screens. The menu includes savory Southern plates – confit chicken Hot Brown,  pickled shrimp toast, shrimp & grits and cheddar cheese pimento pork rinds, to name just a few – and the drink list will not disappoint.

Tickets go for $35 and include access to the buffet and a guaranteed good time. Buy tickets online.

For more information about the Southern Gentleman and what’s what on their menu, check out our review.

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Cork & Pork: A Spring Wine, Beer & BBQ Festival

Sunday, May 7 |  | 3pm | Vino Venue

When chef Jordan Wakefield of Smoke Ring BBQ joins forces with Vino Venue’s executive chef Patric Good, the result is Cork & Pork, and it’s a celebration of pretty much everything we love about life: barbecue, wine and good weather.

This indoor/outdoor event at Vino Venue features chef Jordan’s famous smoky flavor, paired with BBQ-friendly wines. Smoked whole hog, baby back ribs, massive amounts of pulled pork, more sauces and sides than you can shake a stick at, and – wait for it – a build your own tater tot station. All this, served alongside craft beer and hand-selected wines.

Tickets go for $75 and are available here.

Learn more about Smoke Ring BBQ and why they’ve become one of Atlanta’s most beloved BBQ joints.

Which foodie event are you going to check out this week? Let us know below in the comments!

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