Reinvent the wheel.
Paleolithic Dinners at Urban PL8
What: A monthly four-course menu ($25) based on the caveman diet of unprocessed foods with a focus on berries, veggies, shellfish, and meats.
Why: Pan-seared scallops with avocado, nectarines, and Thai chili essence.
When: Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1082 Huff Rd., West Midtown (404-367-0312).
Atlanta Food Rave
What: Experience the fusion of art (sketch comedy), music (bands, a DJ), and cuisine from five chefs (P’cheen’s Alex Friedman, The Shed’s Lance Gummere) at the high-energy event.
Why: Sips from El Zarco tequila.
When: Fri., 7-11 p.m.
Where: Mason Murer, 199 Armour Dr., Buckhead. Tickets ($55) at 404-856-0157 or online at atlantafoodrave.com.
Morningside Summer Block Party
What: Ultimate end-of-season bash with Abita brew and blues outfit The Oliver Wood & Joe McGuinness Band.
Why: Food from The Original El Taco, D.B.A. Barbecue, and Mali for less than $6.
When: Sat., 12:30-9 p.m.
Where: D.B.A. Barbecue, 1190 N. Highland Ave., Morningside. Tickets online ($5) at brownpapertickets.com or at the door ($10).
Canoe Anniversary River Party
What: The charming restaurant turns 15 with an outdoor fete, featuring chef Carvel Grant Gould’s casual barbecue fare and an ale pairing from SweetWater.
Why: Proceeds benefit nonprofit Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
When: Sat., 2-5 p.m.
Where: 4199 Paces Ferry Rd., Vinings (770-432-2663). Tickets ($25) online at signup4.net.
Photo: Courtesy of Urban pL8
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