Tomorrow night (Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 7 p.m.), Hendershots, in the Bottleworks on Prince, is hosting a food/music/drink/fashion thingie called The Experience. The coffee bar/bar bar will provide drinks, Monsoon is playing music, and designer Kristen Stanfill will feature her clothes.
But what we're concerned with here is the food. It's being supplied by an LLC called Springhouse, registered in Augusta, that specializes in these kinds of events, and the menu looks appropriately interesting: sorghum caramel corn, fancy roasted vegetable tacos, chicken satay, a take on banana pudding, things like that. Tickets are $35 including online convenience fee and can be purchased from athensmusic.net.
My Athens is doing another iteration of its Taco Takedown from last year, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16 from 4:30–8 p.m. at Terrapin. Tickets are $35 and get you one taco from each competitor (so far, participants include The Pine, Catch 22 Gastropub, South Kitchen + Bar, the Savory Spoon, The World Famous and Taqueria del Sol), plus 36 ounces of Terrapin beer. For 10 percent off your tickets, plus the chance to win free ones, you can submit taco-themed art to a competition. To enter, post your taco art to Instagram with the hashtag #athenstacotakedown and email a high-res file of your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org, both by Oct. 1.
The sixth annual Autumn Harvest dinner, benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia (which doubles SNAP benefits at local farmers' markets), will take place Sunday, Oct. 9 from 4–7 p.m. on The Hill. More than 20 local eateries will provide food and drink, from Heirloom Cafe to The National, Little City Diner, LRG Provisions and Last Resort Grill, Pulaski Heights BBQ, Rashe's Cuisine, Kelly's Jamaican, the Branded Butcher and more (full list at the link above). Tickets are $90 and can be purchased online here. Farmer and author Joel Salatin will be the special guest.
You can also catch Salatin earlier that day, at noon at the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, in Fire Hall No. 2 on Prince, when local food writer Andre Gallant will interview him in a program for Avid Bookshop. Salatin will sign books. Tickets for that are $25 a pop and available only at the door (cash, check or credit card). They entitle you to a brunch by home.made of muffulettas (veggie and non), pimento cheese sandwiches, cheese straws, pickles, brownies and cookies. The ticket price will go to support the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia's Mobile School Food Pantry program and Wholesome Wave.