QUICK BITES: The Beer Bus serves as ATL’s DD, Snoop Dogg breaks a Guinness World Record, National Donut Day, and more
Food news roundup
Popular South African sandwich shop from Savannah, Zunzi’s, opened a new location Wednesday in Collier Hills (1971 Howell Mill Road), serving giant sandwiches with something called “Shit yeah Sauce.” Meet you there.
While we were slogging through the rain, Snoop Dogg was busy making history and breaking records. The acclaimed rapper now holds the Guinness World Record for the largest gin and juice. At BottleRock Napa Valley festival he enlisted the help of chef Michael Voltaggio and Warren G to break the record on the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage, filling the giant glass with 180 bottles of gin, 154 bottles of apricot brandy, and 38 jugs of OJ. He even topped it with a bright pink parasol.
Friday is National Donut Day (is it also National Doughnut Day?) and Duck Donuts in Brookhaven’s Tuxedo Festival wants to celebrate with you. Stop in on June 1 for one free made-to-order signature vanilla, cinnamon sugar, or powdered sugar donut.
Whether you think beer or wine is superior, bring your friends and battle it out at Decatur’s The White Bull on Thurs., June 7. Beginning at 8 p.m., a “Wine vs. Beer” dinner with wine concierge host A Cork in the Road presents a menu with five courses, each complete with one beer and one wine. Guests will vote for the best pairing and the true champion will reign supreme.
Night owls, this one’s for you. Inman Quarter’s Beetlecat has a new late-night menu beginning Sat., June 9. Chef Andrew Isabella offers the menu from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays with his famous donut burger, usually only available at brunch and “boozy wieners.” We’re all over that.
It’s time again for Dunwoody Restaurant Week, where local restaurants offer discounted dishes, special menus, and prixe fixe menus all over Dunwoody. Lunch menus will serve $10, $15, and $25. Specials and dinner will include $20, $30, and $45 choices. Restaurant week runs from June 9-16. For a complete list of restaurants click here.
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is back for its 8th year! Running May 31-June 3, a weekend packed full of tastings, learning experiences, dinners, and events to explore food and drink native to the South awaits. The tasting tents remain in Piedmont Park’s Greensward Promenade this year with 94 booths of unlimited tasting/sipping. This includes 27 producers, 70 wine brands, 80 spirit brands, 64 beer brands, and a rotating lineup of 35 chefs daily.
Meet the author opportunity. Hank Shaw, writer of Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail: Upland Birds & Small Game from Field to Feast will be signing his book at Holeman & Finch on Tues., June 5. Executive Chef Spencer Gomez will prepare four courses to celebrate the book in Shaw’s style with wild game and foraged ingredients.
We found your homework, Larry. Ponce City Market’s City Winery is hosting a free showing of The Big Lebowski on their 15-foot screen this Monday at 7 p.m. (doors). There will be White Russian specials, a The Dude lookalike contest, and maybe even a rug to tie the room together.
Take the kids out to help other kids. Southern Proper Hospitality Restaurants (Chido + Padre’s, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill) will donate a portion of kid’s meal sales to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta the entire month of June.
Brunch just got better with raw oysters, beignets, Nashville hot fried oysters, and boozy punch. East Lake’s Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters (2371 Hosea L. Williams Dr.) is now open for brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.