In the coming weeks, consider attending one of these feel-good benefits that support four Atlanta-based charities.

By Teresa Tobat

Feast on “A Meal to Remember” for Meals on Wheels
Dine on a multi-course meal and enjoy a black-tie reception to benefit Atlanta Meals on Wheels at this year’s “A Meal to Remember” event. The St. Regis Atlanta will host the fundraiser on November 2. Attendees also will have a chance to bid on a Tuscan villa getaway during a live auction. 

Meals on Wheels Atlanta supports senior independence by supplying home-bound individuals with meals. For more information or to register for this event, please visit
Laugh and Support the Atlanta Community Food Bank
If you like to eat, laugh and are looking to help out a local organization, consider attending the Legends of Atlanta Roast on November 5 at 6 p.m. Radio personality Stephen “Steak” Shapiro of 790 the Zone’s morning Mayhem in the AM will emcee the night’s roast of owner of New York Prime, Bobby Donlan, owner of McKendrick’s, Doug McKendrick and owner of Hal’s, Hal Nowak. 

Attendees also will enjoy a cocktail reception, a three-course meal and dessert—all prepared by chefs from the “roastees’” award-winning restaurants

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Shepherd Center Hosts “American Splendor”-themed Legendary Party
For a black-tie evening filled with cocktails, dinner and dancing, head over to the he Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead on November 3 for the Shepherd Center’s largest fundraiser, the Legendary Party. The evening begins at 7 p.m. This year’s Legendary Party will focus on the SHARE Military Initiative, a program that treats servicemen and women who have sustained traumatic brain injuries while serving our nation in Iraq or Afghanistan. The program provides resources to military members to help them eliminate, reduce or effectively cope with symptoms of traumatic brain injuries. It also aims to successfully return veterans to their homes, families and communities.

For more information about the Legendary Party, please visit

The Shepherd Center is a private nonprofit hospital specializing in treatment, care, and rehabilitation of spinal cord injury and disease. For more information, please visit

Courtesy Ben Rose Photography.
Spend an "Afternoon in the Country" to Help the Les Dames d'Escoffier

Taste delicious bites from some of Atlanta's most talented culinary pros at “Afternoon in the Country,” which benefits Atlanta Les Dames d’Escoffier, Serenbe near Palmetto plays host to loads of terrific restaurants, wineries and breweries on November 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. Chefs from Atlanta's top restaurants and caterers will be providing samples of their creations served alongside wines and micro-brews. Bluegrass band DriveTrain will supply live music, Atlanta's top pastry chefs have crafted goods that will be used in a cake raffle, and children and their parents can enjoy hayrides and activities. This year’s “Afternoon in the Country” event also offers an expanded silent auction featuring dining and travel packages, food and wine merchandise and original art by prominent artists.

Les Dames d’Escoffier International is a society of women dedicated to fostering the achievement of female culinary professions through educational and charitable activities.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit



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