Best food deals and events around Atlanta: patio pig roast, all-you-can-eat party, more

Enjoy a hogtober afternoon with a pig roast on the patio at King + Duke. Photo credit: Andrew Thomas Lee.

Enjoy a hogtober afternoon with a pig roast on the patio at King + Duke.
Photo credit: Andrew Thomas Lee.

Pig roast aptly called a hogtober celebration. Fried chicken, mac and cheese and pecan pie for an anniversary dinner. All-you-can-eat Oktoberfest party. There will be lots of food and fun happening around metro Atlanta tomorrow through the weekend, so add one or all four of the following events to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Now thru Oct. 23: Southern Art is commemorating its five-year anniversary with a special prix fix menu dinner featuring a selection of the eponymous ham board; Georgia shrimp and grits with house-made andouille, okra, hominy, field peas, tomato and shrimp scallion broth; buttermilk fried chicken with mac and cheese and collard greens; and pecan pie. A toast is always in order to the meal is accompanied by a glass of Chandon. The prix fixe menu is available for $55 per person.
Southern Art, 3315 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-946-9070. www.southernart.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Enjoy a five-course Ferrari-Carano wine dinner that celebrates fall flavors paired with featured wines selected by Celine Bufkin of Ferrari-Carano beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Saltyard. Executive chef Nick Leahy’s dinner menu will include Virginia oysters, roasted oyster mushrooms with butternut squash and grilled petit filet with parsley whipped potatoes. A seat at the table is $69 sans tax. Call 404-382-8088 to make a reservation.
Saltyard, 1820 Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-382-8088. saltyardatlanta.com.

Saturday, Oct. 22: It’s a pig roast on the patio! From 3-6 p.m. King + Duke will host this pork party along with pumpkin baked beans, sauerkraut-slaw and more. Cocktails will be concocted with Heaven Hill whisky and brews will be provided by Wild Heaven Craft Beers. Tickets for this hogtoberfest, which are $35, may be purchased here.
King + Duke, 3060 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-477-3500. kinganddukeatl.com.

Saturday, Oct. 22: For its 20th annual Oktoberfest party, Petite Auberge will offer all-you-can-eat traditional German and Bavarian cuisine inclusive of Bavarian pork roast, German sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, knackwurst, fried troutspaetzle, wurst salad, apple strudel and much more as well as a souvenir glasses filled with German draft beer for patrons 21 years old and over from 6:30-10 p.m. To round of the festivities, rooms will be transformed into a Bavarian-style festival hall with communal tables plus traditional “oompah” music for those who want to show off their fancy footwork. The party costs $50 per person and includes coffee, tea, tax and gratuity. Call 404-634-6268 to make a reservation.
Petite Auberge, 2935 N Druid Hills Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-634-6268. petiteauberge.com.

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