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On Tap: Cocktail Dinners, Taste of Alpharetta, Aquarium Gala & More

By Christopher Hassiotis  |  May 5, 2014

Eat: On Tuesday, May 6, Decatur's The Iberian Pig hosts a its first-ever cocktail dinner. Each of the the five rounds on the menu comes paired with a cocktail developed just for the evening. Reservation required ($65; 7 PM; 404-371-8800).

Slice: Wednesday, May 7 sees Morningside pizzeria Timone's offer up an all-you-can-eat "freestyle" pizza night. A live DJ provides tunes while chef Ron Eyester provides unique flavors made up on the fly. RSVP required via ($15; 6 PM; 404-809-2979).

Sample: Wahoo! Grill’s monthly wine tasting installment takes place on Wednesday, May 7, featuring Chilean wines from the Vina Casablanca and Santa Carolina vineyards and complimentary food pairings. Sticking around for dinner? You'll receive 20 percent off your bill for attending the wine tasting ($24; 5-7 PM; 404-373-3331).

Taste: Annual food-and-music festival Taste of Alpharetta takes place on Thursday, May 8, in the topside burb. Featuring small bites and samples from more than 60 local restaurants, bars and food companies (all priced between $1-$3 each), the festival takes place in the historic Downtown area across from City Hall (5-10 PM; 678-297-6000).

Assist: This year's Taste of the Nation gala fundraiser (pictured above) takes place at the Georgia Aquarium on Thursday, May 8. The 26th annual tasting event features gourmet samples from high-profile Atlanta chefs and mixologists, as well as auctions, wine tastings and live entertainment. All proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America ($250-$350; 6:30-10 PM).