Burger 21

Burger 21 has opened its second Georgia franchise at 4279 Roswell Road NE, Suite 206, in Chastain Square Shopping Center.

The Marcus Jewish Community Center (MJCCA) is hosting a grand opening celebration for its new Kuniansky Family Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody, on Aug 16 from noon to 4 p.m.

Guests can sample delicacies prepared by two of Atlanta’s most respected culinary stars – Eli Kirshtein, executive chef and partner at The Luminary, and Todd Ginsberg, chef and partner at The General Muir – who will be on-site and conducting demonstrations. Also hosting demonstrations in the state-of-the-art kitchen: Greg Gordon, partner and executive chef, and Susan Fornek, head chef, representing The Food Movement, who will prepare vegetarian fare from the company’s two popular food trucks, Hail Caesar and Pressed for Time; Cyndi Sterne, owner of Hal’s Kitchen, which specializes in corporate team-building through cooking; and Zehavit Kaidar-Heafetz of Baking Smiles, who will prepare tempting baked treats. The gourmet fare will be available to sample. Find out more at www.atlantajcc.org/create.

The Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival returns to Atlantic Station on Aug. 14 and 15. More than 50 teams from across the region will fire up their grills to compete in the annual cook-off to win prizes in categories like whole hog, ribs, chicken, brisket, pulled pork, sauce and more. Local barbecue restaurants will also be serving up their specialties during the event. For more information, visit atlbbqfest.com.

Brian Farkas, managing partner of the Seasons 52 in Dunwoody, has attained Darden Restaurants’ Diamond Club status for delivering an exceptional dining experience for guests. This is the second time he’s received the award.

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