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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 13th Annual Taste of Atlanta

Taste of Atlanta returns to satisfy palates with a stellar lineup of chefs, cooking demos, throwdown competitions and over 90 restaurants.

Taste of Atlanta

Taste of Atlanta


Midtown at Tech Square, Fifth Street & Spring Street, GA

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Taste of Atlanta returns to Midtown at Tech Square on October 24 – 26 to satisfy palates with a stellar lineup of local and nationally-renowned chefs, insider cooking demos, throwdown competitions and over 90 of the city’s most delicious restaurants. From exploring new neighborhood dining spots to mastering gourmet culinary creations, food lovers of all ages will get their fill of Atlanta’s fervent foodie culture!

1. Taste of Atlanta is the only place to sample over 100 Atlanta-area restaurants all at once!

Taste of Atlanta offers guests a chance to sample from over 100 restaurants representing neighborhoods inside and outside of the perimeter. Over the span of three days, attendees can enjoy tastings from old favorites, up and coming eateries and the restaurant from across the city they’ve heard mouth-watering tales about.

2. The Friday night kick-off party themed Culinary Matrimony will be the tastiest, most edible celebration of the season.

Keeping with tradition, the festival’s Friday night festival kickoff is an all-inclusive block party with exclusive bites from select restaurants, bountiful booze and rockin’ live music. To help food lovers say “I do” to the smorgasbord of flavors and fun offered at the 13th annual Taste of Atlanta, the festival has invited them to eat, drink and ‘be married’ with new gastronomic combinations! The event, themed Culinary Matrimony, will unite unlikely, yet harmonious pairings, as local celebrity chefs lift the veil to match-made-in-heaven recipes, libations and more.

3. Taste of Atlanta’s festival layout is a walk through Atlanta’s tastiest neighborhoods.

This year’s Taste of Atlanta takes festival-goers on a culinary adventure through the city’s many diverse neighborhoods. The new festival format reflects the individual neighborhoods comprising the Metro-Atlanta area by featuring chef-driven eateries that give these communities their true personality and flavor. Each street will be set up by neighborhood, and menu boards will highlight the location each restaurant calls home.

4. Cook alongside Top Chefs, literally - Top Chef season 10 winner Kristen Kish will lead cooking classes and demos.

Hosted by Holly Firfer, The Kitchen Workshop schools attendees in the culinary arts with hands-on cooking tutorials for any level of cooking expertise. With step-by-step instruction from local and nationally-acclaimed chefs – including Bravo's Top Chef Season 10 winner Kristen Kish and renowned restaurateur Ron Eyester – each class leaves with a recipe they can make at home and a feather in their toque!

5. Witness the ultimate food fight in the Throwdown Tent as chefs go head-to-head in cook-off competitions!

New this year! Hosted by Mara Davis, the Throwdown Tent features “food face-off” competitions (think Meat Brawl, Sandwich Smackdown, Fried Chicken Throwdown and Taco Takedown). Leading restaurants – representing three popular neighborhoods – will compete head-to-head for the ultimate bragging rights. For five taste coupons, patrons can enter the Throwdown Tent, taste all the competitors' dishes and place their vote.

About Taste of Atlanta

Taste of Atlanta packs the bold flavors, colorful personalities and vibrant energy of an entire city into 10 blocks in Midtown Atlanta. The three-day festival explores the city's unique neighborhoods by sampling tastes from the chefs and bartenders that give each area its own creative energy. Since its inception in 2002, Taste of Atlanta has become an annual pilgrimage for thousands of food, wine, beer and cocktail lovers from across the country. Festival attendees bring their adventurous appetites and experience a full range of flavors, from time-honored Southern classics to innovative dishes that are destined to be the next culinary trend. Patrons also enjoy interactive cooking demonstrations on four main stages, live entertainment and family-friendly activities for food lovers of all ages. Taste of Atlanta supports several Atlanta non-profit groups, including Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters, Atlanta’s Table, Georgia Organics and Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia and ProStart®. Indulge in the city’s flavors Friday through Sunday, October 24-26 in Midtown at Tech Square to truly savor what makes Atlanta the food capital of the South. For more information, visit www.tasteofatlanta.com.


Published October 22nd, 2014