Weekender: Foodies, Rejoice! Taste of Atlanta is Here!

Check out what's happening this weekend in and around Brookhaven.


Southern Art Turns 1

What: Celebrity chef-owner Art Smith’s acclaimed Southern eatery is turning one! On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, in addition to the creative menu items, the first 50 guests to dine at the restaurant will receive a complimentary cupcake for dessert – some of which have a special prize hidden inside including tickets to signed cookbooks, dinner for two at Southern Art and a grand prize of a trip for two to InterContinental Chicago Hotel and dinner for two at chef Smith’s renowned restaurant Table 52.

On Thursday, from 5 to 10 p.m., Bourbon Bar will offer a featured Four Roses bar with $1 bourbon-based shots, $1 ham bites and live music.

When: Thursday through Saturday

Where: Southern Art & Bourbon Bar at 3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta

Cost: Reservations can be made by calling 404.946.9070.


Taste of Atlanta

What: More than 60 restaurants, including those in Brookhaven are participating at what’s being called “Atlanta’s premier foodie event,” the 11th annual Taste of Atlanta. Come taste the best Atlanta has to offer in food, wine, beer, cocktails and desserts. Yes, Sugar Shack will be there with some delicious sweet treats!

Friday night the event kicks off with The Big Grill, A Salute to Atlanta Chefs, at 7:30 p.m.

When: Friday, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Tech Square

Cost: $25 in advance, $35 at the gate includes 10 tasting spoons


What: Georgia Shakespeare wraps up its 2012 season with a thrilling production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, produced in partnership with National Black Arts Festival and presented by Fifth Third Bank, on stage Oct. 4 – 28, at the Conant Performing Arts Center on the campus of Oglethorpe University.  Nationally renowned theatre artist Raelle Myrick-Hodges directs the production, which features a predominantly African-American cast and commemorates the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ dynamic 1936 Voodoo Macbeth.

Where: Conant Performing Arts Center on the campus of Oglethorpe University

When:  Opening Night is Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at 8 p.m. 

Cost: Tickets are available by calling 404.504.1473 or online at www.gashakespeare.org.


Chef Demo from Carlin Breinig at Brookhaven Farmers’ Market

What: Join Chef Carlin Breinig at the Cook's Warehouse Chef Demo from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Brookhaven Farmers' Market on Saturday, October 6. Chef Carlin is one of the resident chefs at The Cook’s Warehouse whose love of food and kids makes the perfect combination. 

Where: Brookhaven Farmers Market, 1441 Dresden Drive NE, Atlanta

When: 10 to 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Neighborhood Party in Murphey-Candler Park with Mayoral Candidate Sandy Murray

What: Snacks and refreshments will be served. Kids and their parents are especially encouraged to attend. Mayor candidate Sandy Murray will be there to talk one-on-one with guests about her vision for the new city of Brookhaven.

Where: 1662 West Nancy Creek NE, Atlanta

When: 3 p.m.

Cost: Free


Check out the Brookhaven Patch free community calendar for all the events happening in Brookhaven and Chamblee this weekend and throughout the week! Remember to add your own event to the calendar to let the community know!


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