Fresh Bites


By Teresa Tobat

Lure Launches Weekend Brunch
Lure has added brunch service on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Executive Chef David Bradley’s creative menu features signature coastal cuisine including plates like fried North Carolina catfish biscuit, served with tomato and Crystal mayo and dulce de leche French toast served with muscadine syrup and toasted almonds. Lure favorites like the River View Farms burger and the fried oyster slider trio are also offered during brunch. Punch bowls and prosecco on tap are also available.

1106 Crescent Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Margarita Making Class at El Taco
If Valentine’s Day has left you with wishing for another fun holiday, celebrate National Margarita Day on February 20 with a margarita making class at El Taco.

The evening will start at 5:30 p.m. with samplings of small, tasty bites and El Taco’s house margarita. At 6 p.m., bartenders will give step-by-step demonstrations on how to blend a variety of different margaritas—from tart to sweet to spicy—and Taco’s famous margarita mix. Guests can sip samples of each margarita the bartenders are mixing and will bring a set of recipes home.

The cost is $30 per person (plus tax and gratuity), and El Taco will offer you 15 percent off dinner after the event.

1186 N. Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306

National Heritage Breed Pig Competition Comes to Atlanta
If you’re a fan of pork, head to the Sheraton Atlanta on February 17 for a celebration of heritage breed pigs and a cooking competition in one. This extravaganza, Cochon 555, challenges five local chefs to prepare a menu created from the entirety of heritage breed pigs for an audience of pork-loving epicureans and celebrated judges. The competing chefs include Ryan Smith of Empire State South, Joseph Schafer of King and Duke, Eric Ottensmeyer of Leon’s and Brickstore, Whitney Otawka of Farm 255 and Guy Wong of Miso Izakaya. Twenty judges and 400 guests will pick the winning chef who will compete against other regional winners (the tour travels to a total of 10 cities) in the final Grand Cochon event at the FOOD & WINE Classic in June.

Guests will feast on pork and enjoy wines from five small family-owned wineries plus special tastings from celebrated food and beverage producers. This year marks the fifth anniversary of Cochon 555, a traveling culinary competition and tasting event created to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs.

General admission is $125. To purchase tickets, please visit

“Sherlock Holmes” Debuts at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre  
One of literature’s favorite detectives is back and on stage at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre in “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club.” Holmes joins The Suicide Club, and everyone’s talking. Does he want to die? Or is something else afoot when the corpses of Europe’s power players start turning up all over London? Find out during the show’s run from February 28 to March 17. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit



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