Coffee cuppings, free milkshakes and more food and drink events in metro Atlanta this week

Get free cuppings Saturday mornings at East Pole Coffee Co. Photo credit: Blue Hominy PR.

Get free cuppings Saturday mornings. Kids will be able to decorate cards, get a free mini milkshake and more. 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.

Thursday, Feb. 8: 101 Steak will host a five-course pairing dinner featuring wines from around the world from 7-10 p.m. The dinner will start with a reception featuring East and West Coast oysters on the half shell and crab spring rolls followed by seabass en papillote, Yukon gold potato gnocchi, grilled lollipop lamb chops and prime rib for the fourth-course entrée. Dessert will be warm wine poached pears with chocolate pate. A seat at the table is $110. Reservations are required and tickets can be purchased here.
3621 Vinings Slope SW, Atlanta. 770-805-8855, 101steakatl.com.

Saturday, Feb. 10: Join East Pole Coffee Co. every Saturday at 10 a.m. for its new, 45-minute interactive and guided tasting of single-origin coffees. Cuppings are free and limited to the first 15 guests. Sign up will begin at 9 a.m. Read more about great spots to get coffee around Atlanta here.
255 Ottley Dr. NE, Atlanta. 404-939-6498, eastpole.coffee.

Saturday, Feb. 10: Single, taken or it’s complicated? Whiskey Blue will host the fifth annual Red Light, Green Light Party—a festive night featuring a choice of green, yellow or red wristbands to show off your status. The catch? People who wear the green bands are single and ready to mingle, red-banded are off the market and those in yellow are on the fence. The party will kick off at 9 p.m. with drink specials, party favors and beats provided by DJ Rimby. No cover.
3377 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 678-500-3190, gerberbars.com/location/whiskey-blue-1.

Sunday, Feb. 11: In celebration of the new Netflix series “Trolls: The Beat Goes On!” CheeseCaked will host a festive party for families from 1-4 p.m. Kids and their families will be able to decorate their own Valentine’s cards and enjoy the new Trolls mini milkshake, specially curated for the event. Free Trolls mini milkshakes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who arrive in Trolls outfits. Read about one of our favorite CheeseCaked offerings here.
720 Morosgo Dr. NE, Atlanta. 404-262-3333, cheesecaked.com.

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