Firefighters fire things up during a cook-off. An ice cream social. Anniversary party with free pork. This weekend, there are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta. Add one or all four events to your calendar and be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time. Happy Friday!
Get crackin’: Enjoy Maryland blue crabs, wild Georgia shrimp, crawfish, corn and more for for $22 during Smoke Ring BBQ’s second annual Crab Crack from 12-5 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Seats at the table can be purchased on-site.
309 Nelson St. S.W., Atlanta. 404-228-6377. smokeringatlanta.com.
Get the scoop: Cool down during the tenth annual Ice Cream Social featuring old-fashion churned ice cream crafted by renowned local chefs and ambitious amateurs beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at The Cathedral of St. Philip. The event will be presented by Slow Food Atlanta and tickets are $5 – $20.
2744 Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. slowfoodatlanta.org.
Anniversary party: To celebrate its second anniversary, Smokebelly BBQ will host a party with free servings of a whole hog roast beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Arrive early; porky pickings will be until supplies last. Guests can also toast the occasion with $5 Tito’s mule and well drinks or $3 drafts of Bud Light and Miller Lite.
128 E Andrews Dr. N.W., Atlanta. 404-848-9100. smokebellybbq.com.
Fire it up: Firefighters from downtown Atlanta stations are going head-to-head in a barbecue cook-off featuring their tastiest barbecue pork butt recipes; the best ones will be served from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 12 at Sway, the private dining room of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The winning team will win a vacation to any of Hyatt’s properties and a donation in their station’s name to Gold Shield Foundation of Metro Atlanta.
265 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-460-6480. atlanta.regency.hyatt.com