Grub, guzzle, repeat.
What: Husband-and-wife team Meherwan and Molly Irani bring cocktails and Indian street eats, such as bhel puri (puffed rice, chickpea noodles, cilantro, tamarind, and date chutneys) and the Sloppy Jai (spicy lamb hash on a griddled bun), to Decatur in a colorful, mural-covered cafe.
Why: The mango lassi (chilled yogurt beverage with mango pulp and cardamom) is heaven in a glass.
When: Tues.-Sun., 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. & 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: 406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur (404-378-4030).
Taste and Brews
What: Pace yourself with hundreds of beers (Red Hare, Brooklyn Brewery, SweetWater) and wines, plus food truck eats including twenty-hour-smoked pork over cheese grits from Wow.
Why: Rockin’ tunes, DJ Suspense, and a portion of proceeds going to Governor’s Glen.
When: Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Where: Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market, 1850 Howell Mill Rd., Westside. Tickets ($45, use promo code “candy” for $10 off) at xorbia.com or at the door ($55).
What: Pull up a chair at the homey, diner-like joint with an inviting front porch.
Why: Family-style feasting on duck poppers, Baja fish tacos, brick oven-roasted chicken, freshly baked bread, and the house pasta (shrimp, duck confit, and andouille tossed with fettuccine).
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 340 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur (404-378-5500).
Fab Mondays at F & B
What: Start the week with joie de vivre, thanks to 50 percent off all cocktails, beer, and wine at the rustic French bistro.
Why: Cheers to The Lost Weekend (Terrapin Rye pale ale, whiskey, honey-pepper syrup, The King’s Ginger liqueur, pastis).
When: Every Mon., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 3630 Peachtree Rd., in the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Buckhead (404-254-1797).
Photo: Courtesy of Chai Pani