The Georgia Craft Beer Festival will be held in Candler Park on Oct. 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. The festival will include an afternoon of arts, live entertainment, a variety of food selections from the city’s top food trucks, and 100+ craft beers to sample from over 30 of the top breweries from around the state. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Georgia Craft Brewers Guild, a trade organization representing craft breweries and brewpubs in the state of Georgia. For more information, visit

Davio’s in Buckhead will host a Chefs Collaborative Dinner on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. featuring guest Chef G. Garvin of the Cooking Channel & Food Network, and Davio’s Executive Chef Richard Lee. The five-course dinner with wine pairings will be available for one night only. $125 (excluding tax and gratuity), includes wine pairings for each course. Reservations are available by calling 404-844-4810 or going to:

Joey D’s Oak Room in Sandy Springs, New York Prime in Buckhead and The Tavern at Phipps in Buckhead will be selling a specialty dessert martini called the Pink Kiss during the month of October. The drink is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and 50 percent of the sales will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Vegetarian restaurant Café Sunflower, which has locations in Sandy Springs and Buckhead, is marking its 20th anniversary during the month of October. Find out more at

Harvest on the Hooch will be held Oct. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Unity Garden. The event, presented by Whole Foods, is designed to promote the “farm to table” movement. Local restaurants – including Muss & Turners, Table and Main, and Mill Kitchen and Bar – will be cooking up special dishes. There will also be live bluegrass music from the Fulton Ramblers. Tickets are $35 for adults; $15 for children 10 and above; children 9 and under are free. Tickets are available at

Willy’s Mexicana Grill has opened its 24th metro location at 6309 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The restaurant features 1,705 square feet of space and a patio for outdoor dining. Along with the regular Willy’s menu of fresh-made burritos, quesadillas, tacos, nachos, salads and the ever-famous salsa bar, the Sandy Springs location will also offer a drink menu including beer and horchata, an authentically Latin-American rice milk drink sweetened with cinnamon, sugar and vanilla.


Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.