Open Hand will host its 12th annual culinary-focused fundraising event – Party in the Kitchen. The event will be held at American Spirit Works, 199 Armour Drive, on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Organized by Chef Kevin Rathbun, Chef Gerry Klaskala, Kim Klumok, Stewart Little and Mary Williams, guests will enjoy an evening of music, cocktails and exquisite cuisine prepared by some of the city’s most talented chefs and mixologists with an opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items that include travel and entertainment packages. Tickets to the main event are $250 each. To purchase tickets partyinthekitchen.org.
Tickets for Sunday Supper South, an annual family style Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner, are available now. The event will be held Nov. 1 at Ponce City Market. Guests will gather around large, communal tables under the historic building’s original train trestle to share a family style meal representing the rich culinary talents of the South. Funds for Sunday Supper South directly benefit the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program as well as local and regional culinary nonprofits. Tickets are $250 for James Beard Foundation members and $275 for non-members. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit sundaysuppersouth.com.
Queen of Cream is now open at the Highland Walk building, 701 Highland Ave. in the Old Fourth Ward, serving up ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes, floats, coffee and more. The ice cream parlor was co-founded by David Sandling and Cora Cotrim, who formerly worked as a pastry chef at Paper Plane, Victory Sandwich Bar, and Cacao. For more information visit queenofcream.com.
Bert’s Big Adventure Restaurant Week will be held Sept. 14-20. The event will benefit the nonprofit that offers trips to children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. Participating restaurants will include Avellino’s Pizza in Brookhaven and Decatur, Buttermilk Kitchen, YEAH! Burger in West Midtown and Virginia-Highland, Suwannee Park Tavern in Suwanee, 1Kept in Buckhead and all locations of Taco Mac, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina and Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Centers.
Atlanta’s Best Cellars Dinner will be held Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the InterContinental Buckhead. Attendees will drink rare wines, listen to live music by Class Act Band and eat a four-course meal prepared by Guest Chef de Cuisine Jérôme Grilhot and Executive Chef Didier Lailheugue. For more information, visit tjmartell.org.
The annual Great Atlanta Beer Fest at Turner Field on Sept. 26 from 3 to 8 p.m. The event will feature 200-plus beers, ciders, and 30-plus wines. There will be live music with the Geeks Band, college football on big TVs, fun and games on Scout’s Alley and around the event. Advance tickets are $40, $45 after Sept. 17, and $55 day of event. Tickets can be purchased at greatatlantabeerfest.com.
Mason Tavern is now open at 1371 Clairmont Road in Decatur with Chef Jason Hall leading the kitchen. The menu includes ocally sourced ingredients and seasonal inspirations like piggy mac & cheese, barely cured tuna nachos, beer cheese and duck confit. For more information, visit masontavernatl.com.
Drew Van Leuvan, executive chef and owner of Seven Lamps, and restaurateur Billy Streck have opened Tavernpointe at 1545 Peachtree St, Suite 101. The restaurant offers classic food (steak, lobster, sandwiches, tacos, pasta) made with fresh, local ingredients. For more information, visit tavernpointe.com.
Juice Bar, the juice, smoothie and healthy food café, has opened a new location in Virginia-Highland at 1402 N. Highland Ave., Suite 7. The eatery offers a selection of fresh juices, smoothies, salads and snacks. For more information, visit ilovejuicebar.com.
Two new restaurants have opened this summer at Peachtree Center in Downtown with plans for a third in the fall. Tin Lizzy’s Cantina and Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken recently opened and Panbury’s Double Crust Pies is on the way.
Revelator Coffee Company has opened its first Atlanta outpost in the Elan Westside Apartment building at 691 14th St. with a simple menu of its specialty seasonal coffees, tea, and foods from local artisans, including H&F Bread Company, Flora & Flour and Queen of Cream. For more information, visit revelatorcoffee.com.
Restaurateur Justin Anthony (10 Degrees South, Yebo) plans to open Cape Dutch, a contemporary steak and seafood kitchen, in the Morningside neighborhood this month. The restaurant will be located at 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road.