Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fave Five: Atlanta fall happenings

In case you haven’t heard, #fallishere. Finally!

Yes, I admit — when temperatures fall, I can turn into that basic chick who loves all the things fall: Scarves, boots, soups, patio dining weather, and friendly gatherings. Except for pumpkin spice lattes. I can’t bring myself to order anything pumpkin spice flavored (see #waronpumpkinspice).

Anyway, back to friendly gatherings: There are a lot of them in Atlanta this fall. Check out some of my favorites and let me know if I might see you at one of them in the next month or so! 

Right on the heels of breast cancer awareness month, STK is holding a fundraiser benefiting breast cancer research. In true STK fashion, the restaurant will feature complimentary strawberry cobbler cocktails, rose wine and small bites. So drink, dance, and donate, starting at 6 p.m. 

There are virtually no circumstances under which I would turn down cheese. And if the circumstances include stuffing myself with various types of cheese, paired with wine and dessert, with the Atlanta Botanical Gardens as my backdrop, I definitely can’t resist. Tickets start at $35.

10/03: Cirque du Soleil Amaluna
A Cirque show always leaves me in awe of what the human body is capable of, so I try not to miss the touring ones that come through Atlanta. Taking place under the big top in Atlantic Station, Amaluna runs through November; tickets start at $35.

10/04: Great Miller Lite Chili & BBQ Cook-Off
If you're a fan of mouthwatering barbecue, chili, and live music, this event is a must! Make your way over to the Georgia International Horse Park and watch pit masters compete for $10,000 while Kristian Bush from Sugarland serenades you. Tickets start at $10 and all proceeds go to Camp Twin Lakes. 

One of my very favorite foodie events in the city! You get to walk around midtown’s Tech Square, enjoying the beautiful October weather (donning boots and a scarf, of course), sampling bites of deliciousness from some of the city’s most renowned restaurants. Tickets start at $25.

Honorable mention10/09: Atlanta Greek Festival 
Learn how to dance, eat, and celebrate like a Greek. Stuff yourself with all the traditional moussaka, souvlaki, and gyros you can consume, then burn it all off with a little sirtaki action. Tickets start at just $5. Opa!

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