Food and drink events in Metro Atlanta in May – Advice Eating

See what the Poncey-Highland neighborhood has to offer during the Poncey Treasure Walk. Attendees will receive three tickets and a map at check-in behind the Plaza Theater from 11:00 am. Tickets can be redeemed for food and beverages at participating Poncey Treasure Walk stores including Southern Belle, Sweet Auburn BBQ and Fishmonger. Ticket holders who complete a quest in each store are eligible to win prizes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Plaza Theater Foundation.

11.00-19.00 May 1st. $30. The event begins at the Plaza Theater, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave., NE, Atlanta.

Star Wars celebration

Grab your lightsaber and head to Hampton + Hudson for a May the Fourth Be With You celebration featuring Star Wars trivia, themed drinks and specials including the Frozen Stormtrooper and Hans Brolo IPA from Monday Night Brewing . Entrants are encouraged to dress up in Star Wars costumes for prizes.

May 4th. 299 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-948-2123,

A preview dinner

Enzo, the Italian restaurant slated to open this summer in the Trilith development in Fayetteville, will be hosting a preview dinner at the Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop in Serenbe with dishes that will be on the menu including prosciutto and melon, beetroot Carpaccio, rack of lamb and fried salmon. There will also be takeaway food.

5-9pm May 4th. Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop, 9065 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. 917-843-5569.

Tacos and tequila

Sample tacos and 10 different styles of margaritas from 20 local vendors at the Atlanta Margarita and Taco Festival. Food and drinks are available for purchase (drink bracelets are $6, proceeds go to the Grant Park Conservancy), including an optional $75 tequila tasting.

May 5, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Grant Park, 90 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta.

A treat for the kids

Cake culture at Ponce City Market will celebrate Children’s Day, celebrated May 5 in Japan and Korea, with a special Children’s Cake Push Pop featuring sponge cake topped with fruit, mochi bites and whipped cream. Kids can choose their toppings including edible glitter, dinosaurs and sprinkles.

5th-8th May. $6.50. Cake Culture, 675 North Ave. NE, Atlanta.

women in food

Celebrate and uplift women in Atlanta’s local food community at the Lady Locavores event featuring food, drink, an auction and a DJ dance party.

7pm-10pm May 6th. $50. Wild Heaven West End Brewery, 1010 White St. SW, Atlanta.

Get a little dirty

Learn about healthy soil, local foods, gardening, composting and earth-friendly living at the seventh annual Soil Festival at Truly Living Well’s 7-acre Collegetown Farm. The family-friendly event, hosted by the Food Well Alliance and the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, will feature local farm-to-table food, a beer garden, workshops, exhibitors, farm tours, children’s activities and a farm-themed photo Stand and live music, as well as free compost.

May 7, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $25 for adults, $5 for children, free for seniors and neighbors who live in the Truly Living Well service area. 324 Lawton St. SW, Atlanta.

Do something for mom

Pack the kids to the Epicurean Atlanta Hotel for a cupcake baking class with lead pastry chef Sabrina Coombs, who guides students through the baking and decorating process and takes home half a dozen treats at the end. Children must be at least 7 years old to participate and each child must be accompanied by a parent who can stay for the duration of the event. Complimentary coffee and mimosas are available for parents.

2-4:30 p.m., May 7th. $75. Epicurean Atlanta, 1117 West Peachtree St., Atlanta.

Discover Alpharetta restaurants

Sample food from more than 60 local restaurants including Cattle Shed Wine & Steak Bar, M Thai Street Food, Minnie Olivia Pizzeria and Smokejack BBQ at the 30th Annual Taste of Alpharetta. The free event also includes music, a children’s area and culinary demonstrations. Meal tickets can be purchased at the event.

5-10 p.m. May 12. Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta.

Calling all seafood lovers

Satisfy your seafood cravings at Bringing the Sea to the Springs Seafood Fest in Powder Springs. The free, family-friendly event features seafood and other food items for sale from local restaurants and businesses including Atlanta Seafood Company, Raul’s Latin Food Truck, South Fried Catfish Company and Flavors by J. Mitchell. The event also features live music, arts and crafts, and a children’s area.

May 13 5pm-9pm, May 14 10am-9pm and May 15 12pm-5pm. Thurman Springs Park, 4485 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs.

recognize classics

Decatur restaurants Chai Pani and Zyka will join forces for Dinner 65, an event to celebrate Zyka’s 25th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of the venue’s Chicken 65 dish created by owner Nooruddin Fazal. Meherwan Irani and Fazal, Executive Chef and owners of Chai Pani, prepare a family-style six-course dinner with a mix of dishes from both restaurants.

6 p.m. May 19. Chai Pani, 406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur.

Become plant-friendly

Celebrate arts and veganism at the free, two-day L5P Arts and Vegan Festival at Little Five Points. The event features art vendors, food from vegetarian and vegan chefs, cooking demonstrations and family-friendly activities.

28-29 May 12-7 p.m. The corner of Euclid Avenue and Moreland Avenue, Atlanta.

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