Alon’s Bakery in Dunwoody will host its 2016 Sip Suds & Summer beer tasting event on Friday, June 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests will be given a souvenir glass and ‘tasting passport’ to sample each beer offering from participating breweries, which include Wild Heaven Craft Beers, Three Taverns Breweries, Creature Comforts Brewing, Terrapin Beer Co. and more. Visit for more information.

Asheville, N.C.,-based Tupelo Honey Cafe will bring its scratch-made, reimagined Southern food, craft beer list and cocktail program to Sandy Springs on June 20. The restaurant is located in the new Gateway development, located at 4600 Roswell Road, Building C, Suite 110. For menus and information, visit

Budweiser, in partnership with Atlanta-based radio stations ROCK 100.5 and 99X, will host the second annual Bud & Burgers Festival in Brookhaven Park on June 25. The festival will showcase 20 to 25 local restaurants as they compete for the “Best Burger in Atlanta” and a chance to win a share of $10,000 in cash and prizes. Tickets and information are available at

Fifth Group Restaurants opened South City Kitchen Buckhead at 3350 Peachtree Road for lunch and dinner. Executive chef Jason Starnes, previously of The Sun Dial, will be cooking up a menu of traditional and contemporary Southern cuisine. For more information, visit

The 10th annual Give Me Five Dinner featuring Atlanta’s premier chefs and sommeliers will benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Piedmont Driving Club. Featured chefs will include Chef Chair Jay Yarbrough (Piedmont Driving Club), Christopher Grossman (Atlas Restaurant), James Neale (Rathbun’s), Piero Premoli (Pricci) and Wesley True (The Optimist). Sommeliers include Gil Kulers (Piedmont Driving Club), Clarke Anderson (No. 246), Joon Lim (Rathbun’s), Caleb Hopkins (Atlas Restaurant) and Linda Torres (The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead). For more information, visit

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