Quick Bites: Food Truck Fridays, Brew at the Zoo, and restaurant openings

Downtown’s popular Food Truck Fridays series is back every Friday through July 27  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodruff Park. Along with the eats, there will also be live music and plenty of cafe-style seating with umbrellas.  The lineup of summer vendors includes popular trucks like Big C’s Chicago Kitchen, Cousins Maine Lobster, South of Philly, The Tempted Palate, Yumbii, and others. For more information, visit WoodruffPark.com.

Woodward & Park will join the growing roster of tenants at the Larkin on Memorial mixed-use development. Set to open this fall, the European-inspired bistro will offer innovative and locally-sourced interpretations of American cuisine.

Chef Ian Winslade has opened Mission + Market inside the new Three Alliance Center building in Buckhead. The menu features “globally influenced fresh flavors, rich textures and simple ingredients,” including brick oven pizzas, steelhead trout, fresh pasta and more.

Drafts + Dogs, a new cocktail and craft hot dog stall from the team behind 18.21 Bitters, will open inside the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market this month. Located next to Lucky Lotus Juice Bar on the first floor, the walk-up eatery will boast an assortment of craft cocktails and hot dogs made from locally-sourced, farm fresh ingredients.

Savi Market has opened its fifth outpost in Buckhead at the corner of Pharr Road and North Fulton. The market is offering more grocery items, as well as serving breakfast, lunch, wine and beer and Jittery Joes’ coffee has a walk-up counter inside. For more information, visit saviprovisions.com.

Tickets are on sale now for the 10th annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on July 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. JCT Kitchen & Bar in Westside Provisions District. Along with guest chefs there will be a special music performance by G. Love and Special Sauce. Tickets are available at killertomatofest.com.

Atlanta dining scene pioneer and executive chef of Kyma, Pano I. Karatassos, will release his debut cookbook, “Modern Greek Cooking: 100 Recipes for Meze, Main Dishes and Desserts,” in September. The Greek-inspired cookbook will celebrate recipes that chef Pano grew up cooking with his family, combined with his contemporary approach and health-minded edge for enjoyment at home.

Coming this summer, Charleston-based bread bakers Root Baking Co. will move their headquarters to the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market offering freshly baked breads in addition to breakfast and lunch menus. During breakfast and lunch, guests can visit the café for vegetable-driven fare and freshly baked breads and pastries. Root Baking Co. also plans to bring in chefs from around the South to host dinner pop-ups throughout the year.

The busy McDonald’s at 526 Ponce de Leon Ave. in Midtown has reopened after an extensive remodel, including digital menus and self-ordering kiosks.

The 11th annual Brew at the Zoo will be held May 26 at Zoo Atlanta. The event will feature sampling of more than 70 beers, select wine sampling, live music on stages throughout the Zoo, and more in the home of over than 1,000 animals from around the world. Visit zooatlanta.org for tickets.

On Saturday, May 19, MillTown Arms Tavern and a portion of the surrounding Cabbagetown neighborhood will be transformed into an afternoon block party for the fifth annual Crawfish for Cancer Atlanta Boil benefiting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. The event will feature unlimited crawfish and specialty cocktails, live music, giveaways, and more, from 2 to 7 p.m. Tickets are available at crawfishforcancer.org/atlanta.

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