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On Tap This Week: Brock & Hopkins Do Veggies, Ink & Elm Opens Rare Whiskeys

By Christopher Hassiotis  |  July 21, 2014
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Feast: On Monday, July 21, Restaurant Eugene hosts a collaborative vegetable-centric (but not completely vegetarian!) dinner between owner Linton Hopkins and Charleston chef Sean Brock (McCrady's, Husk, pictured above). The dishes in the five-course meal will focus on Georgia summer produce: okra, squash, eggplant, red peas, tomatoes, peaches and more. The night starts with a cocktail reception and discussion, and the meal includes wine pairings ($125; 6:30 PM; 404-355-0321).

Taste: Midtown's Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar puts on a Monday-night wine class series this week co-hosted by local dining app Woblet. The Monday, July 21, installment — led by Kevin O'Sullivan of Prime Wines & Spirits — will focus on fix to six rosés from around the world. Small bites from the restaurant's kitchen are included ($30; 7:30 PM; 404-343-2446).

Sample: Every Tuesday night, East Cobb's Common Quarter hosts a tasting of five wines. This week on Tuesday, July 22, chef Chris Hall's in residence to discuss pairing ($15, or $10 with dinner reservation; 6:30 PM; 678-809-4040).

Sip: If whiskey's your thing, then Ink & Elm should be your place the night of Wednesday, July 23, when the Emory Village restaurant hosts an Orphan Barrel whiskey dinner. Orphan Barrel is a Tennessee hand-bottling whiskey company dedicated to rare, unique whiskies. Executive chef Stephen Sharp has put together a four-course meal to match up with drinks from bar manager Nick Chaivarlis. Tastings will also include the following spirits: 20-year Barterhouse, two-year Old Blowhard and 20-year Rhetoric ($125; 7:30 PM; 

Dine: Barbecue and beer? A natural pairing. Poncey-Highland 'cue spot Sweet Auburn BBQ has created a Wednesday, July 23, four-course meal to match with as many brews from local brewery Wild Heaven ($45; 7 PM; 678-515-3550).