Things to do for July 12, 2012

The Weekender

Breaking Bad, Burlesque Shows and 15-Pound Burgers

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is weekending.

Thursday
Friday
John Jacob Astor IV: Now a Dinner
GILDED AGE

John Jacob Astor IV: Now a Dinner

John Jacob Astor IV. In life, one of the richest men in America. In death, a seven-course dinner. See, tomorrow would have been his 148th birthday. And to honor the old man, Paces 88 is putting together a decadent feast. Expect Wagyu strips, 100-year-aged balsamic vinegar and a whole lot of candles.

Jul 13, 5:30-11pm, $165 prix fixe ($240 with wine pairing), Paces 88, 88 W Paces Ferry Rd, 404-563-7910, see the menu

Saturday
French Martinis for Bastille Day
LIBERTÉ FOR ALL

French Martinis for Bastille Day

You don’t have to be French to appreciate a nice pair of tassels. Which is why you and several martinis are setting up shop at Paris on Ponce for Bastille Day celebrations this weekend. Absinthe and burlesque will happen. Bastille Day—heck of a holiday.

A Hamburger Bigger Than Your Head
BURGER KING

A Hamburger Bigger Than Your Head

A new burger place is opening in Atlantic Station. Why you care: well, it’s got burgers. Burgers topped with slow-roasted pork and ham. Or ahi tuna burgers with pineapple. Also, burgers that weigh 15.4 pounds. Just give them a 24-hour heads-up if you’re eating that… so they can prepare the waiver.

The City’s First Food Truck Festival
CAR AND DINER

The City’s First Food Truck Festival

This weekend, Piedmont Park is the site of the city’s first food truck festival. Which means, this weekend, Piedmont Park is the site of your lunch. In attendance: some of the greatest mobile eateries in Atlanta. And a bunch of bands. Also, guys who serve beer. They’re called bartenders. But you probably knew that.

Sunday
Breaking Bad in a Bar
METH EQUATION

Breaking Bad in a Bar

Sunday: the long-awaited return of Breaking Bad. Sure, you could watch on the couch in your living room. But your living room doesn’t have five flat-screens, Mexican green chili fried chicken and manifold bottles of whiskey. The Albert does. And they’re airing the premiere. Refill during commercials.

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