10 Must-Do June Food & Drink Events in Atlanta

By Christopher Hassiotis  |  June 1, 2016
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Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Thursday, June 2–Sunday, June 5:
 The city's biggest food and drink festival is going into its sixth year with a three-day celebration of regional food. Options span the South and showcase hundreds of restaurants; there are also classes, workshops and much, much more ($100-$2,000).

Murphy's VIP Wine Sale and Tasting
Friday, June 3:
 VaHi institution Murphy's always plays a big part in the neighborhood's annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest event. The wine sale is on Friday this year, including ample food from chef Ian Winslade and samples of more than 40 wines (plus discounts on cases; $75; 6:30 PM).

Farmyard Chowdown at Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails
Sunday, June 5:
 Want a little alfresco in your life? This Crabapple Southern serves a Lowcountry-inspired feast: fried chicken, oysters, a seafood boil, live music and more ($40; 6–8 PM; 770-817-0161).

Sunday, June 5:
This "culinary and musical journey" is a collaborative effort between the rock band Quiet Hounds and the O4W restaurant Venkman's. A guest chef — in this case Daniel Chance of Star Provisions and Dub's Fish Camp — prepares a multicourse, family-style meal while the band provides accompaniment ($85, pre-purchase only; 8 PM).

Dinner Under the Stars
Tuesday, June 7:
Suite Food Lounge, located right on the eastern edge of Downtown near the Georgia Aquarium, is hosting an alfresco rooftop meal to benefit the Giving Kitchen. The four-course menu ranges from poached pears to seared foie gras to truffle-cheese-stuffed chicken, and wine pairings are included ($126; 7 PM).

Slow Food Atlanta's Annual Ice Cream Social
Saturday, June 11:
 Slow Food Atlanta hosts its tenth annual Ice Cream Social at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead. The annual event features creative ice cream samples from dozens of top local restaurants, pastry chefs, creameries and shops, with prizes awarded for crowd favorites. BYOS means bring your own spoon ($15 adults, $5 kids (advance), $20 adults, $10 kids (day of); 12–2 PM).

Brookhaven Beer Fest
Saturday, June 11: The North Atlanta neighborhood puts together its own celebration of all things brewed, with 150 beers, live music, and local food vendors ($38; 3–8 PM).

Atlanta Street Food Festival 
Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12:
 The annual summertime shindig takes place over two days this year, moving to a new location: Stone Mountain Park. Live music, artists and more than 40 local food trucks all offering up their wares. It's free to attend and wander around, but if you want to buy alcohol or food from the participating trucks, you'll need to buy a wristband ($15 single day, $28 two-day; 12–8 PM Saturday, 10 AM–6 PM Sunday).

Four Seasons Pop-Up Supper Club
The executive chef of the Four Seasons, Robert Gerstenecker, hosts chef and restaurateur Ford Fry (Marcel, JCT. Kitchen, Beetlecat, etc.) for one night as they serve a five-course, family-style dinner of culinary creations, with a featured dessert course by pastry chef Charles Barrett ($110; 404-881-5913; 7–10 PM).

Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
Saturday, June 18: This year's summertime festival takes place in the Old Fourth Ward Park. Live music, food trucks and hundreds of local and national brews will be on hand ($40-$55; 4–9 PM).