1374182_591680864215036_1492288671_nThe Atlanta Lobster Festival will be held in Candler Park on Nov. 2 from 1 to 6 p.m. The inaugural outdoor festival will include an afternoon of live music, arts and crafts, light bites from a selection of the city’s top restaurants, as well as a variety of craft beer and wine options. Proceeds from the culinary event will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow through specialized care programs. For more, visit atlantalobsterfestival.com.

SweetWater Brewery will hold its fifth annual Brew Your Cask Off festival on Nov. 8. featuring more than 110 specially-made beers made from guest brewers from around the Southeast including  chefs, restaurants, bars, beer retailers, charities, and local media. The event will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the brewery at 195 Ottley Drive in Buckhead. Tickets are $35 in advance at brewyourcaskoff.com or $40 at the door. A portion of event proceeds go to benefit the Georgia Conservancy.

The Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’ Escoffier International (LDEI), a worldwide society of women in the culinary, beverage and hospitality industries, will host the 14th annual Afternoon in the Country at Serenbe on Nov. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. Rooted in philanthropy, the annual fundraiser event will benefit the LDEI Atlanta scholarship fund. A percentage of proceeds will also go to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Georgia Organics, Global Growers Network, The Giving Kitchen, The Wylde Center and Wholesome Wave. Tickets are $125 for adults 21 and older, $50 for guests 16 to 20 and $35 for guests ages 13 to 15. Children 12 and under will be free. Guests may purchase tickets at ldeiatlanta.org. Advance purchase is recommended, as the event continually sells out each year.

Butter & Cream Ice Cream Shop is now open at 416 Church Street in Decatur. The small batch shop features flavors like Cashew Crème Brule and Bourbon Toffee to Butterscotch Brownie and Lemon Sorbet. Visit the shop’s Facebook page for more information.

Bishops Coffee and Tea (bishopscoffeeandtea.com) has opened in Midtown at 1540 Monroe Drive. The shop offers gourmet roasted coffee, a wide selection of loose-leaf teas and desserts.

World of Beer (worldofbeer.com/Midtown-Atlanta) has a new tavern at 855 Peachtree St. in Midtown. The roughly 4,000-square-foot tavern features an outdoor patio space and over 500 bottles and 53 rotating taps featuring craft beer to satisfy every beer lover in town. There’s also a menu of comfort food and traditional bar offerings such as pretzels, burgers, desserts and more.

French bistro Le Bilboquet is expected to open soon in the Buckhead Atlanta development serving lunch and dinner. The bistro and bar, which opened its first outpost in New York City in 1986, will be the only freestanding restaurant on the property. Signature dishes include Cajun chicken, steak au poivre, salmon tartare and chocolate mousse.

Collin Kelley

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.