April is just around the corner, which means plenty of restaurants are gearing up for new monthly specials, chef collaborations and more. Some restaurants are also taking advantage the last day of March to hold one more charity event in honor of National Women’s Month. It’s also the perfect time to start planning your summer vacation. May we suggest Ford Fry’s tomato festival in Atlanta?
- Today’s the last day of National Women’s Month, so from 2-4 p.m. Egg Shop‘s Williamsburg location and Kombrewcha are hosting Last Call for Brewquality, a benefit for Catalyst, the world’s first global resource center for women. For every Royal Ginger Kombrewcha bottle, cocktail or draft sold, $1 will be donated to the organization. Event-goers can grab tickets here, with all ticket sales also donated to Catalyst.
- Tickets for chef and restaurateur Ford Fry‘s 10th annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival go on sale on April 1. The festival brings southern chefs and mixologists together to share the best tomato-based dishes and drinks on Sunday, July 15 at JCT Kitchen & Bar in Atlanta. Proceeds from the festival will go to Georgia Organics, the state’s leading nonprofit dedicated to farmer prosperity and sustainable agriculture.
- All April long, The Sosta is hosting Alison Roman as the next woman in its Guest Chef series. Roman will be dishing her campanelle with charred broccoli, lemon and parmesan at the New York fast-casual joint. She’ll also be hosting an apertivo where copies of her cookbook Dining In and salted butter and chocolate chunk shortbread cookies will be sold at The Sosta on Wednesday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
- New York’s Pinch Chinese is starting its own monthly chef collaboration series also on Sunday. First up, Matt Hyland of Pizza Love Emily, Emily and Emily Squared is serving a sampler platter of pizza-inspired dim sum items for $18. The restaurant group’s popular Colony pie gets the egg roll treatment, Pig Freaker is transformed into a fried dumpling and Dune Road plays as Clam Rangoons. All proceeds from the dish will go to City Harvest.
- John Doherty’s Chef’s Table at Blackbarn in New York is dedicating a portion of proceeds from dinners every Saturday night in April will go to Heavenly Harvest Foundation, a charity organization that feeds nutritious meals to people in need. April’s menu will feature white asparagus, foie gras terrine brulee, diver scallops, spring lamb and more.