Quick Bites: Food events, tastings and more
Inman Park Restaurant Week returns Oct. 3 – 9, with neighborhood restaurants offering special $15, $25 and $35 menus. Participating restaurants include Fritti, PURE Taqueria, North Highland Pub, The Luminary, Il Localino, Wisteria, Sotto Sotto, Parish, Wrecking Bar, Rathbun’s, Rathbun Steak and Barcelona. For more information visit inmanparkrestaurantweek.com.
The Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) will host the first annual Dining in the Dark on Oct. 9 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring Street, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. This unique fundraising event is designed to raise awareness about vision loss, with all proceeds benefitting CVI. Guests will experience a sumptuous three-course meal served in complete darkness. The featured menu will be designed by Chef Todd Ginsberg of The General Muir and hotel Executive Chef Damiano de Nicolo. CVI is also partnering with members of the Atlanta Police Department SWAT Team, who will serve as wait staff for the evening, using night-vision equipment to navigate the dining space in the dark. To purchase tickets, call (404) 602-4279.
The Chattahoochee Nature Center welcomes top local chefs for its annual outdoor tasting event Harvest on the Hooch on Oct. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests will enjoy a variety of seasonal farm-to-table fare paired with samples from local craft breweries and wineries. There will also be live bluegrass music, garden games and tours. Tickets are $45 in advance; $55 at the door, if available. Children’s tickets are $15 (ages 10 and younger are free). Get tickets at harvestonthehooch.org.
Tickets are available for Harvest for a Cure on Oct. 20 at Mason Fine Art, 415 Plasters Ave., pairing 18 chefs and pastry chefs with 18 sommeliers and mixologists. The event is a fundraiser for the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tickets are available at nationalmssociety.org.
Petite Auberge, 2935 N. Druid Hills Road, hosts their 20th Annual Oktoberfest Party on Oct. 22 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The event features a buffet with all-you-can-eat traditional German and Bavarian cuisine, music, dancing and a souvenir glass. The party costs $50 per person and includes coffee, tea, tax and gratuity. Reservations are requested by calling (404) 634-6268.
Fresh MARTA Markets are open – or soon opening – outside the fare gates at four rail stations from 3 to 7 p.m. The weekly pop-up markets offer fresh, healthy foods in a transit accessible location. The schedule: West End (Tuesdays, now through Dec. 6); Five Points (Fridays, now through Dec. 9); College Park (Thursdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 8); and H.E. Holmes (Wednesdays, Nov.9- Dec. 7).
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Taqueria del Sol raised $36,924 during their recent Foxeria del Sol fundraiser. The funds go to Hogs for the Cause, a nonprofit for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the United States.
Texas-based cookie-maker Tiff’s Treats is now open in Midtown at 848 Spring Street. The shop delivers baked-to-order warm cookies and brownies, straight from the oven, to businesses and homes. For more information, please visit cookiedelivery.com.