By Teresa Tobat
For all you pet lovers who also enjoy great food and good laughs, consider attending contemporary stand-up comedy at Nancy G’s on May 19 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Georgia and Life’s Little Paws, another cocker spaniel rescue group, have teamed up to present Atlanta comedians Jed Fearon and Cris Gray at “Stand Up for the Paws.” The majority of the proceeds from this event will fund the veterinary needs of dogs that are seeking permanent homes.
Tickets are $25 per person, and you must pay cash or check at the door. Seating is limited to the first 50 reservations. Call 404/705-8444 to reserve your spot. Food and drink items will be sold separately. No children under the age of 18 will be admitted to the show.
4920 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Ecco’s Executive Chef Teaches Cooking Class to Benefit Atlanta Food Bank
On May 21, from 7 to 9 p.m., Ecco’s Executive Chef, David Bradley, will take his talent for preparing fresh seafood and use it to show wannabe chefs how to prepare high-quality shrimp. In this class, Bradley will show participants how to use all parts of the shrimp—including head, tail and shell—to create the following dishes: coctel de mariscos, a guerrero-style seafood cocktail with citrus; shrimp bisque with tarragon shrimp dumplings; and shrimp toast with coriander and tarragon. The evening includes wine tastings and a chance to win door prizes. The class costs $55 per person.
This class is part of the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Simple Abundance Cooking Class series that provides the community with the opportunity to interact with Atlanta’s top chefs, learn the secrets of exquisite dishes and help feed Atlanta’s hungry. All of the class tuition costs benefit Atlanta’s Table, a project of the food bank that collects food from Atlanta’s local hospitality industry and delivers it to more than 40 nonprofits that provide meals to those in need. For more information, please visit ACFB.org.
The Cook’s Warehouse
4062 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30319
Sparkling Wine Tasting at Bistro VG
If you’re in the mood for some light, sparkling wines, consider paying a visit to Bistro VG on May 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a wine tasting. Each tasting features five wine samples and small bites for $35 per person. The tasting wines will be from Oregon, California, France, Spain and Italy.
70 West Crossville Road
Roswell, GA 30075
Wine Dinner at Aspens Signature Steaks
For fine wine and great food, head over to Aspens Signature Steaks’ West Cobb location on May 23 at 7 p.m. Master Sommelier Joseph Spellman of JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, located in Paso Robles, California, will host the dinner. The event costs $75 per person.
3625 Dallas Hwy SW
Marietta, GA 30064