Atlanta’s Restaurant Scene Blooms: Unveiling Patio Pop-ups, Garden Dinners, and Capri-inspired Cuisine! Friday 05 April, 2024

Spring has sprung in Atlanta, and a handful of restaurants are painting the town with vibrant celebrations, offering delightful food and themed atmospheres. Dive into this list of city eateries hosting tantalizing events that promise fun and festivity, spanning from lively patio gatherings to enchanting garden feasts.


The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, Buckhead’s favorite beach house known for handcrafted cocktails and coastal-inspired fare, invites guests to experience laid-back ocean life with the return of its lively patio parties every Thursday night through May 30.
The weekly parties at 3279 Roswell Road NE lure guests with rotating themes and seafood offerings at 5 pm and live music at 5:30 pm. Drink specials include $8 glasses of frosé, $6 rotating drafts, and buckets of seltzer or Modelo for $24.
Patio party themes and dates are:  
  • April 11 & May 9: Low Country Boil
  • A classic boil brimming with a pound of shrimp, two pieces of sausage, corn, red potatoes, and The Big Ketch’s Cajun sauce for $42 per person
  • April 18 & May 16: Fish Fry
  • Guests can choose whole-fried Hawaiian snapper dressed with greens and a zesty vinaigrette for $42; cornmeal-breaded catfish served with hushpuppies, fries, and coleslaw for $28; or traditional beer-battered fish served with hand-cut fries and coleslaw for $26
  • April 25 & May 23: Tiki Time
  • Dishes include tuna poke made with hand-cut sushi-grade ahi tuna, avocado, ginger, scallions, red onions, cucumber, sesame seeds, and poke sauce for $16; beef or vegetable skewers for $18; three soy-basted and grilled chicken or vegetable kebabs for $14; and Hawaiian shaved pork sliders made with slow-roasted pork and glazed pineapple on King’s Hawaiian buns for $16
  • May 2 & May 30: Oyster Fest
  • $1 raw oysters on the half-shell
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La Bella Pig, the Italian resort pop-up experience at The Blind Pig Parlour Bar at 128 East Andrews Drive in Buckhead, invites guests to an enchanting Italian wine pairing experience on Sunday, April 14.
This exclusive event offers a unique opportunity to savor the flavors of Italy with a curated selection of wines and light bites. Sommelier Natacha Cargile will guide guests through four hand-selected wines. The ambiance and tasting experience promises a perfect Italian getaway in the heart of Buckhead.
Attendees are encouraged to don their chicest resort wear to fully immerse themselves in the vacation vibe. The event is an opportunity for wine enthusiasts and anyone looking to enjoy a slice of Italy in an unforgettable setting. The wine tasting starts at 3 pm and costs $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.


Milton’s Cuisine & CocktailsGarden Dinner Series returns on April 28 on select Sundays through October.
These straight-from-the-vine dining experiences celebrate the spring, summer, and fall seasons, allowing guests to experience Milton’s Acre, the onsite garden of this treasured Crabapple restaurant.
Each year, Milton’s culinary team looks forward to exploring the possibilities Milton’s Acre—where local produce is harvested and showcased in each garden dinner—presents. Guests can anticipate heirloom fruits, vegetables, and herbs that will share the spotlight with carefully selected meats and seafood.
Each dinner starts at 5 p.m. with a reception of passed hors d’oeuvres and libations in Milton’s Acre, where attendees receive an exclusive tour of the garden. Guests then retire to an outdoor, four-course dinner of inspired comfort foods served family-style with paired wines, all accompanied by the soothing sounds of a cellist. The ambiance, reminiscent of rural farm life, provides a tranquil setting for Milton’s new Southern cuisine.
The Garden Dinner menus are curated a few weeks before each event based on what is in season. Guests can expect to enjoy tastes inspired by Milton’s Acre’s bounty, such as delicate squash blossoms stuffed with prosciutto and cream cheese, pimiento cheese and crawfish, and roast duckling with fingerling sweet potatoes, oyster mushrooms, heirloom snap beans, and candied pecan apple butter.
All dinners are scheduled on Sunday evenings. 2024 Garden Dinner Series dates with available seating:
  • April 28
  • May 5 (Cinco de Mayo theme) & 19
  • October 6, 13, 20 & 27
Tickets to the Garden Dinner Series are $165 each (including wine, tax, and gratuity) and may be purchased online in advance. Tickets are not transferable for other dates and cannot be refunded within 48 hours of the event.
Located at 800 Mayfield Road, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails is nestled in a restored 155-year-old farmhouse located in the historic district of Crabapple. The charming North Fulton restaurant serves contemporary Southern cuisine that utilizes fresh, local ingredients, many of which come from the restaurant’s on-site garden, Milton’s Acre. For more information, visit

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