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Brew Down V at 1000 Faces Tuesday, and Other Food Events

1000 Faces Coffee is hosting Brew Down V, a coffee-brewing competition among five baristas, tomorrow (Tuesday, May 17) at 7 p.m. Rachel Eubanks (Creature Comforts), Ben Mueller (1000 Faces), Blake Tyers (Creature Comforts), Will Shurtz (Methodical Coffee, in City View, SC) and Micah Sherer (Ally Coffee, in Taylor, SC) will compete to see who can make the best cuppa. Sara Frinak of Hugh Acheson’s Spiller Park Coffee in Atlanta will emcee, and Lindsey Pittman (Trade & Lore, in Asheville, NC), Jessica Rothacker (Heirloom Cafe) and Dale B. Donchey (Spiller Park) will judge. The event is free to all, with Creature Comforts beer and snacks.

Smoothie King, in Five Points, is offering free 12-ounce Caribbean Way smoothies on June 8 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. That’s a blend of strawberries, bananas, papaya juice and turbinado.

The sixth annual Good Food Good Beer Block Party will take place June 4 from 1–4 p.m. at Creature Comforts, benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia and the SNAP doubling program at the Athens Farmers Market. Tickets are $12 if you want to drink beer, plus you pay for food by purchasing as many $1 tickets as you need to hand over at various stations. Chefs/restaurants this year are Joel Penn (Heirloom Cafe), Last Resort Grill/LRG Provisions, BJ Bracewell (Pauley’s Crepe Bar), Peter Dale (The National), Mike Farr (Five & Ten), Trey Rayburn (The Branded Butcher) and Mandy and Steve O’Shea (3 Porch Farm).

Chops & Hops will host its first wine dinner in a while on Thursday, May 26. Five courses with pairings selected by Village Wine and Spirits will run you $50. Call 706-310-1101 to make reservations.