Atlanta’s best restaurants and bands are teaming up for an evening of food, drinks, music and more, donating all of their services to raise money for two Atlanta nonprofits. The fifth annual Eats & Beats event will take place Aug. 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Buckhead Theatre, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Children of Conservation and The Giving Kitchen. Guests will enjoy an open bar, live entertainment and tastings from 30 of Atlanta’s top restaurants. Participating restaurants include Local Three, Davio’s, Cibo e Beve, Common Quarter, Paces & Vine, Doraku Sushi, Gypsy Kitchen, The Southern Gentleman, Dennis Dean Catering, The Big Ketch, Epic Events, Farm Burger, Venkman’s, Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Cook Hall, Horseradish Grill and more. Yacht Rock Revue will keep the party sailing along with performances from local chefs and their bands. Tickets, which range from $55 to $135 are available through xorbia.com.
Doughnut shop Bon Glaze has opened its second location in Buckhead in the Powers Ferry Square shopping center next door to Bar Taco. The new shop will be walk-up only, but will feature 24 flavors of shaved ice to go along with its sweet treats. To mark the 1996 Summer Olympics anniversary, Bon Glaze will have special “ring colored” doughnuts available. For more information, visit bonglaze.com.
Double Zero, Castellucci Hospitality Group’s Southern Italian concept, will host its last day of service in Sandy Springs on Aug. 6 before moving into its new location in Emory Village the first week of September.
The Farmer Fund, an Atlanta nonprofit founded in 2015 to serve metro Atlanta farmers in the face of natural disaster, will host the release party for its much-anticipated 2017 calendar on Aug. 22 at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., festivities will include lots of local food and beer, courtesy of the Atlanta chefs and breweries, a chance to meet and mingle with local farmers, and live music. The organization will reveal The Farmer Fund 2017 Calendar at the event, featuring Atlanta chefs in nothing but Hedley & Bennett aprons with the farmers who grow their food. For tickets visit 2017calendar.bpt.me.
A classic 1953 Chevy truck is being fully customized with Moore and Giles leather and reclaimed wood siding, and outfitted with a wood-fired Mugaini pizza oven for Southern Crust catering’s debut in Atlanta. The truck will be able to handle any event – from a backyard soiree to a full-blown wedding. The menu features snacks like marinated olives, burrata and pancetta-wrapped figs alongside a selection of fresh green salads. Pizza ranges from classics like margherita and pepperoni to specialties like pistachio pesto and butternut. For more information, visit southerncrustcatering.com.