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Labor Day weekend food events 2017

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Friday

Georgia Aquarium Sept. 1, 7 p.m. The 12th Annual Aqua Vino Georgia Aquarium is back with its annual Aqua Vino event. This evening social event features wine and food tastings, along with a silent auction. Grand Tasting tickets include entry to the aquarium, access to galleries, a keepsake Aqua Vino wine glass, and more. Details

Arches Brewing Sept. 1, 2017, 4-8 p.m. End of Prohibition Labor Day Kick-Off Kick off the holiday weekend at Arches' End of Prohibition celebration in Hapeville, celebrating the passing of SB 85. A handful of specialty limited release beers will be on tap for this momentous occasion, along with food and live music. Details

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Fri., Sept. 1-Sun,. Sept. 3 DragonCon 2017 Dining Specials Hyatt Regency Atlanta is offering a variety of food and drink options for hotel guests and convention attendees over the weekend. Take advantage of food and drink specials from the hotel's own gastropub, Twenty-Two Storys. Details

Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, Fri., Sept. 1-Sun., Sept. 3 DragonCon 2017 Dining Opportunities Hard Rock is just a few blocks away from this year's DragonCon, and it makes the perfect spot for a bite to eat during the convention. Opening at 10 a.m. during the weekend of the convention, Hard Rock Cafe will offer special burgers, salads and special DragonCon-themed souvenirs. Details

Meehan's Public House Sept. 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m. Fried Chicken Friday In honor of National Chicken Month in September, Meehan's Public House is offering fried chicken specials during lunch at its five pub locations. The special comes with fried chicken, mac 'n' cheese, green beans and gravy. Get there early, because this deal is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Details

Venkman's Sept. 1, 2017, 10 p.m. Mike Burton + The Good Times Brass Band Venkman's is hosting a night of music and fun with the folks of The Good Times Brass Band, headlined by Mike Burton. Seating is limited, so make sure to purchase a table, booth or banquette ahead of time. Details

Saturday

10 Northside Drive Sep. 2, 2017 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Taste of Soul Atlanta Nobody can argue that Atlanta is lacking in soul music, food or otherwise. Taste of Soul Atlanta is here to give you your annual fix of soulful artists and classic Southern cuisine. Featured artists include Frenchie Davis, Ricco Barrino and Phillippia. The two-day experience will include live music and food vendors, as well as a 5k and ARTOSA, a citywide art exhibition. Details

Flats Sep. 2, 2017 noon-4 p.m. Free Birds in the City! Free Birds Vegan Bakery, a primarily online bakery, will be hosting a Labor Day weekend cupcake pop-up to show off some of their vegan and gluten-free sweets. While the featured cupcakes won't be known until the day of, their menu typically includes flavors like pi̱a colada, carrot, red velvet, key lime and more. Details

The Pinewood Sep. 2, 2017 7 p.m. Raise a Glass to the Authors Celebrate the launch of The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails, a book filled with more than 100 recipe that discusses the South's relationship to alcohol. Meet the authors, Atlanta's own Jerry Slater and Sara Camp Milam, converse with Southern Foodways Alliance's John T. Edge, and enjoy craft beers and small bites from Brown-Forman. Details

Hugo's Oyster Bar Sept. 2-Sept. 4, 2017 Labor Day Weekend Specials Skip the crowds at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this weekend and enjoy the specials offered by Hugo's Oyster Bar. A special Labor Day menu includes discounted oysters and deals on beer and wine. Details

C&S Chowder House Sept. 2.-Sept. 4 Labor Day Weekend Specials Kick off the 2017 college football season with seafood and drink specials at C&S Chowder House. Specials include discounted prices on oysters, cocktails, beer and wine. The restaurant will be open for regular business hours on Labor Day. Details

The Pinewood Sep. 2-3, 2017 8 p.m. Movie Night at the Pinewood The Pinewood's new weekly movie night features classic theatrical releases and complimentary popcorn and candy. Dinner options include fried chicken, pulled pork, or burger sliders with fried Brussels sprouts. Guests will also have the chance to win a free drink by participating in movie bingo. Details

Sunday

Georgia International Horse Park Sep. 3, 2017 noon-10 p.m. Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival 2017 Spice up Labor Day weekend with an afternoon of flavor-packed foods and pulsating music at the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival is likely just what you need. One of the largest Caribbean-themed food festivals in the country, the event is studded with live performances of reggae, dancehall and soca music by artists such as Inner Circle and Barrington Levy. In addition to the plethora of food vendors and classic games, there will also be a cook-off competition to crown the next Atlanta Jerk Fest Champion Chef. Details

Avalon Sept. 3, 2017 5-8 p.m. 3rd Annual Labor Day Pig-Out with Oak Steakhouse + Colletta Oak Steakhouse and Colletta are hosting an evening of food and fun this Labor Day weekend. Join chefs Jason Stern and Stuart Rogers for full access to an all-you-can-eat feast featuring brisket, rib specials and more. A special children's menu and signature cocktails will be available. Details

A Mano Sept. 3, 2017 6-10 p.m. The Plate Sale Dynamic duo Mike and Shyretha Sheats team up again for their popular dinner pop-up, this time at Old Fourth Ward's newest pasta joint, A Mano. The a la carte menu will be cooked up by Staplehouse chef Mike with drink pairings from his wife Shyretha, a former Staplehouse bartender. Seats are first come, first serve. Details

Temple Kol Emeth Sept. 3, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 7th Annual Noshfest Celebrate Jewish food and culture at this two-day festival. Noshfest will offer food and drink from around the world, as well as a number of booths showcasing crafts and goods. Details

Art Caf̩ Ethiopian Kitchen Sep. 3, 2017 6-11 p.m. ARTOSA Curated and organized by Taste of Soul Atlanta, ARTOSA is an exhibition featuring international "rock star" contemporary artists. Varying in themes, mediums and methods, the artwork showcased will highlight a wide range of cultures and expressions. There will be live music, as well as free wine and cocktails, and guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Details

VinoTeca Sep. 3, 2017 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Align + Wine Relieve stress on the mind and body with a 75-minute strength and flexibility yoga session. Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting that includes selections for staying zen. Tickets include the yoga class and wine samples. Guests should dress comfortably and bring their own mats, towels and water. Details

Monday

Torched Hop Brewing Company Sep. 4, 2017 4-11 p.m. Monday Burger and Brew Special Got the Monday blues? Make your Monday better at Torched Hop Brewing Company. Enjoy the Monday special at Torched Hop with a classic double cheeseburger paired with fries and your choice of a house draft for only $10. Details

TWO Urban Licks Sep. 4, 2017, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Labor Day Brunch Brunch lovers, your Monday plans are set. TWO Urban Licks is offering a special Labor Day Brunch with live music to go with those yummy salmon chips and Nutella fritters.



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