Things to do for October 21, 2010

The Weekender

Block Parties, Burger Secrets and... Lunch

The weekend has a hidden agenda.

Thursday
The UrbanDaddy Dozen: Leather Edition
BRAND-NEW PERKS

The UrbanDaddy Dozen: Leather Edition

Chances are, you’re traveling soon. Also: taking papers to work. And, we’ll assume, occasionally carrying cash. To help, Perks is introducing the UrbanDaddy Dozen, a carefully curated selection of rugged briefcases, luggage and wallets from SF’s Mulholland, handpicked by UD’s editors and available for 40% off. Pleased to meet you...

Saturday
Bands and Corn Dogs in Candler Park
FALL-ING HARD

Bands and Corn Dogs in Candler Park

Soon enough, the word fest will once again disappear from your vocabulary... soon enough. But for now, there’s the Candler Park Fall Fest with rows of food trucks (we’re looking at you, Palookaville corn dog guy), 15 bands and the requisite amount of beer to properly enjoy them. We would mention the 5K, but what’s the point.

El Taco Discovers Lunch
LUNCHING PAD

El Taco Discovers Lunch

After two years of dinner-only Tex-Mexing in Virginia Highland, El Taco decided it might be time to do something crazy... like serve lunch. Look for newbies like the Huevos Scramble (eggs, tortilla chips, cilantro) and the Sloppy Jose (self-explanatory). Oh, and it’s only available on Saturdays and Sundays. Baby steps.

Sunday
Racing to a Block Party
HAPPY ENDING

Racing to a Block Party

There’s a race this weekend. It’s only a mile. But the best part: whether you choose to run it or not, there’s a block party waiting for you at the finish line with live music, Sweetwater and, of course, the Doc Chey’s noodle-eating contest. Think of it as reverse carbo-loading.

Oct 24, noon-4pm, $25 if racing, Morningside Village, 1424 N Highland Ave, registration here

How to Make the H&F Burger
BURGER SCHOOL

How to Make the H&F Burger

It happens every night... the clock strikes 10. The bullhorn comes to life. And you have a one-in-24 chance of scoring the burger to end all burgers. Fear not, because this Sunday at Taste of Atlanta, Chef Jason Paolini from Holeman & Finch will teach you how to replicate it at home. Um, good luck with that.

Wednesday
Davio’s Saves Wednesday
SAVE THE DATE

Davio’s Saves Wednesday

Wednesday. Not a very awe-inspiring word. On the upside... not a bad date night. Allow us to point you in the direction of Davio’s, where every Wednesday night $40 gets you and your date a pre/post-movie (it’s in Phipps) tasting of four wines and gratis chef’s-whim appetizers. When chefs start whimming, you win.

Wednesdays, 5-11pm, $25 ($40/couple), Davio’s, 3500 Peachtree Rd NE, 404-844-4810

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