Israeli dinner, a taste of South Korea and other food events to check out in August

A variety of Middle Eastern dishes will be available at the “Ode to Israeli Cuisine” pop-up dinners presented by Jenny Levison and Linda Harrell. CONTRIBUTED

In August, try out foods from other cultures, help a restaurant celebrate its birthday with a Lowcountry boil and get your peach fix in downtown Atlanta.

Travel to Israel without leaving Atlanta

Get a taste of the Middle East at two pop-up dinners from Souper Jenny’s Jenny Levison and Linda Harrell, the executive chef at Food 101 and Cibo e Beve. “Ode to Israeli Cuisine” will see the pair collaborate on appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts including hummus, fried kibbe, grilled branzino over chickpea stew and warm chocolate babka. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Zadie Project, Levison’s organization that feeds soup to families and children in need.

7-10 p.m. Aug. 10. Souper Jenny Westside, 1082 Huff Road, Atlanta, and 7-10 p.m. Aug. 24, Food 101, 4969 Roswell Road, Atlanta. $50 per person. 404-497-9700, CulinaryLocal.com.

Try some pie

The Cherokee County Farm Bureau is sponsoring pie finals at the Woodstock Farmers Market.  Winners from five different farmers markets, including Acworth, Canton, Roswell, Waleska and Woodstock, will compete for the championship in categories including youth, adult, professional and people’s choice. Attendees will be able to taste pies after the competition.

9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Free. Market Street in downtown Woodstock.

 

Check out an event that’s just peachy

Loving all things peach is virtually a requirement for living in Georgia, and the inaugural PeachFest 2017 will help you celebrate the iconic edible, along with other food grown and produced in the state. Held in the Fairlie Poplar neighborhood in downtown Atlanta, the festival will feature a variety of peach-inspired food and drinks using produce from local farms and cooked up by local chefs, including peach- and lard-infused sweets, peach beers and peach and charcuterie flatbreads. Participants include Pearson Farm, the Turnip Truck and chefs Terry Koval of Wrecking Bar and Bryan Furman of B’s Cracklin’ BBQ. The event will also offer a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Piggy Bank, an organization that protects heritage breed pigs and supports local family farms.

3-7 p.m. Aug. 13. $60 for general admission tickets, $100 for VIP tickets including early admission and silent auction preview tastings. Broad Street and Poplar Street NW, Atlanta. peachfest.org.

Cheers to six years

Help Table & Main celebrate six years in business with a Backyard Party held in the restaurant’s back parking lot. Enjoy live music and all-you-can-eat Lowcountry boil prepared by chef Woolery Back and Meating Street BBQ’s Brian Keenan. Drink specials will also be available for purchase, and the restaurant will also be open for regular service.

4-10 p.m. Aug. 13. Free; $25 per person for food tickets. Table & Main, 1028 Canton St., Roswell. bit.ly/2ujo5GE.

Get a taste of South Korea in Gwinnett

If you’re a fan of Korean food, don’t miss the Seoul of the South Korea Food Tour. Participants will visit four Korean restaurants or bakeries and get a greeting from the chef and culture and cuisine tips at each stop. They’ll also go home with a swag bag featuring a Korean beauty product, Korean snacks and a dining guide with additional restaurant recommendations. Can’t make the August tour? There’ll be one more opportunity to take the tour in September.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 19. $50 per person. Tour departs from Explore Gwinnett’s office at 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. exploregwinnett.org/seoulofthesouth/tour-details.

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