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On Tap This Week: Scotch, Cigars and a Margarita Battle

By Christopher Hassiotis  |  May 12, 2014

Puff: Kevin Rathbun Steak highlights some traditionally manly interests on Tuesday, May 13, with a scotch and cigar tasting. The restaurant's new Beltline-facing patio provides the setting for a large selection of scotches, cigars, appetizers and sliced steak ($125; 6-8 PM; 404-524-5600).

Match: On Tuesday, May 13, Empire State South hosts a five-course wine dinner with L'Arco winemaker Luca Fedrigo. Courses matched with wines include a venison carpaccio with a Rosso del Veronese and braised chicken thighs with a Chianti classico ($100; 7 PM; 404-541-1105).

Judge: Atlanta alt-weekly newspaper Creative Loafing brings together 15 Atlanta bartenders at Park Tavern (pictured above) on Wednesday, May 14. The reason? Margaritas! Admission includes six drink tickets, and the crowd votes on the city's best margarita ($20; 7-11 PM).

Learn: Turkish cuisine and culture is the focus of Go Eat Give's Thursday, May 15, "Destination Turkey" at Midtown's Cafe Mezo. The organization's founder, travel and food writer Sucheta Rawal, hosts diners for an evening of family-style dining, guest speakers, cultural discussion and more ($40; 7-10 PM; 678-744-8306).