All-you-can-eat chicken festival, Johnny’s Hideaway anniversary party and more in metro Atlanta this week

Divan Restaurant & Bar will host a culinary class that includes a demo of turkey “kufta” meatballs and more. HANDOUT / Phase 3: Marketing & Communications.

All you can eat chicken and drinks the Mother Clucker Festival. Anniversary party in Buckhead with free food and drinks. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Wednesday, April 26: Toast with $6 signature cocktails, $1 oysters, and house-made pizza all day during AMER’s one-year celebration. No reservations required.
299 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-600-5895,

Wednesday, April 26: For the inaugural culinary class at Divan Restaurant & Bar, participants will enjoy a hands-on demonstration of popular dishes such as turkey “kufta” meatballs and fresh tabbouleh as well as a three-course meal and two glasses of wine beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets, which are $35 each, can be purchased here.
3125 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-467-4297,

Thursday, April 27: To celebrate its 38th anniversary, Johnny’s Hideaway will host a party featuring complimentary cocktails and a buffet of favorites like Southwest chicken fritters, deli wraps, finger sandwiches and mac and cheese from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Since 1979, this Buckhead nightspot has been a source of merrymaking and dancing; guests will be able to keep up the tradition by showing off their fancy footwork on the dance floor.
3771 Roswell Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-233-8026,

Sunday, April 30: Get ready to eat to your stomach’s content at the third annual Mother Clucker Festival, which will feature all-you-can-eat fried chicken-inspired food tastings prepared by some of Atlanta’s top chefs and an open bar with specialty cocktails from 2-5 p.m. at American Spirit Works Distillery’s Stave Room. Don’t worry about how much you eat; live music will round out the festivities and provide an opportunity to dance away calories. Tickets, which are $40 and $15 for children, can be purchased here.
199 Armour Dr. N.E., Atlanta. 404-962-8702, the-stave-room-at-american-spirit-whiskey-distillery.

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