7 Must-Do February Food Events

What better way to keep your teeth from chattering through this cold February than to stuff your mouth with tasty food and drinks from some of your favorite local Atlanta spots? These events promise to get you through the winter by keeping your belly warm and your feet moving.

SweetWater Beer and Benefit Dinner

February 4th | Fado in Midtown

SweetWater and Fado Irish Pub have partnered up to host a four-course dinner to benefit one of our favorite non-profits, The Giving Kitchen. Expect to enjoy the best of both worlds paired together for your tasty delight. Devour smoked skillet mac n cheese paired with SweetWater Second Helping IPA and Nashville hot chicken tenders with 420 Pale Ale, all in the name of a great cause. Reserve your plate here: Benefit Dinner.

Mardi Gras Street Car Adventure

February 6th | Sweet Auburn Curb Market

This is a Mardi Gras themed bar crawl that could only happen in Atlanta. The Streetcar Adventure tours through the historical district of Edgewood Ave, Fairly Poplar District, and Centennial Olympic Park. Your ticket includes an all day pass for the Streetcar, Mardi Gras beads and swag, 5 shots or drinks, food and drink specials at all locations including Park Bar, Noni’s, Speakeasy, Sky View Atlanta, Sidebar, Corner Tavern, Joystick, Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Bone Lick BBQ, Delightful EATZ, and Harold’s Chicken & Ice Bar. Get your tickets for the tour here: Street Car Adventure.

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Pancakes and Booze Art Show

February 6th | Georgia Freight Depot

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show is Atlanta’s largest underground art show. Established in May of 2009, this unique show has been sweeping the nation with the country’s largest exhibit of emerging artists. Expect to see exhibits from 60+ up and coming artists, live body painting, live music, and of course a free pancake bar. Prepared to leave inspired and full! More info here: Pancakes and Art.

Monthly Pop-Up Brunch

February 7th and 14th | Portofino

Portofino, Buckhead’s Italian-American gem, has been hosting a monthly brunch pop up on every other Sunday from 11:30 am - 2 pm and it’s ending on February 14th. Executive chef Matt Marcus has developed a fresh and creative menu featuring Portofino’s unique interpretation of traditional brunch dishes. Plus, they offer a customized Bloody Mary bar with your choice of artisanal garnishes and a selection of Prosecco cocktails to perfectly pair with your meal. Seating is limited and by reservation only so call 404.231.1136 to claim your seat. More on Portofino: Portofino.com.

Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing

February 10th | SweetWater Brewing Company

The Girl Scout’s may have done a lot of great things in their day but this one definitely tops their list. This year, they will be giving early access to their cookies and pairing them with your favorite SweetWater beers. Don’t worry all of the classics will be making an appearance especially Thin Mints, Trefoils, RahRah Raisins, Tagalongs, and Savannah Smiles. Cookie pairings will run while supplies last but SweetWater will be flowing their new Split seasonal brew until 8:30. The best part? The whole thing is just your normal $10 pint glass admission. More info: Girl Scout Pairings.


19th Year Anniversary Party

February 21st | SweetWater Brewing Company

SweetWater is turning 19 this year and you know it’s going to be a celebration. They will be digging deep into their coolers to pull out a slew of tasty treats including specialty drafts and cask creations from their brewers. With live music, food trucks, and a special toast right at 4:20, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Your ticket will get you 10 drinks, Anniversary glassware, and even a souvenir Six Pack of their Hash Session IPA. This birthday party sells out every year so be sure to grab your tickets soon here: Anniversary Party.

Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest

February 27th - 28th | Steamhouse Lounge

Buckets upon buckets of oysters will be dished out all weekend by Steamhouse Lounge and beer will be flowing from Budweiser. Don’t worry, there will be other food too. Sister restaurants Fontaine’s Oyster House, Highland Tap, and Vickery’s Glenwood Park will be serving up local favorites on site as well. Plus, a portion of all proceeds goes to support Positive Impact and Families First. Buy your tickets in advance and receive a 2-day pass for the price of a 1 day here: Oysterfest.


Writer bio: Deana Panza writes about restaurant technology, tips, and trends for Split - a platform for mobile ordering, marketing, payments.

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