Pig roast. Patio party. Buckets of beer. There’s lots of food and fun happening around town this Labor Day holiday weekend. Add one or all five of the following events to your calendar and be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time—from today to Monday, Sept. 5. Cheers to the weekend!
gusto!: Kickstart the holiday weekend with a buy one, get one entrée, which is available all day at the Peachtree location. Essentially, you can stop in for a lunch entrée, still have one left for dinner and have no worries about doing dishes later.
gusto!, 1935 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-352-4157. whatsyourgusto.com.
Gypsy Kitchen: Bid summer a final farewell with a special edition of Basque in the Sun, which will feature paella on the patio, $5 glasses of rosé, $4 tintos de veranos and half off select bottles of wine. Feel like showing off your fancy footwork? There will be a flamenco guitarist from 4-7 p.m. and a DJ beginning at 7 p.m. All festivities will take place on Sunday, Sept. 4.
Gypsy Kitchen, 3035 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-939-9840. gypsykitchenatl.com.
Oak Steakhouse and Colletta: What do you do with green plaza space between two restaurants? Host the second annual Labor Day Pig Out, of course! The restaurant duo will offer a fun-filled evening featuring a whole roasted pig alongside an array of special sides and desserts plus live music and cocktails. While parents are eating and drinking, the kids are at play in the bounce house, at the bocce ball and corn hole stations or having their faces painted. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for kids ages 6 – 12; children under five are free. Tickets can be purchased here. All events will take place from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4.
Oak Steakhouse, 950 3rd St., Alpharetta. 678-722-8333. oaksteakhouseatlanta.com.
Colletta, 900 3rd St., Alpharetta. 678.722.8335. collettarestaurant.com.
The Cowfish Atlanta: Holidays are great for an all-day happy hour and this restaurant located at Perimeter Mall is doing that. Enjoy $2 mini classic American burgers anytime on Monday, Sept. 5.
The Cowfish Atlanta, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-225-0009. thecowfish.com.
Grain: Ditch the diets this weekend and get the most bang for your buck. Guests will receive five beers in a bucket from Starr Hill Brewery, additional signature cocktails, burgers, hotdogs and more for $20 during the Labor Day festivities on Monday, Sept. 5. Guests can also spend the day on the outdoor patio playing corn hole games and more.
Grain, 856 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-881-5377. grain-bar.com.