Bring an appetite when you visit Tech Square in Atlanta this weekend, Oct. 5th through the 7th, for the 11th annual Taste of Atlanta. This gourmet event is one of the year’s most anticipated festivals, offering sample-sized specialties from more than 80 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants and top chefs.
The Big Grill: Grills Gone Wild fires up on Friday, Oct. 5th, when Atlanta chefs Ford Fry, Kevin Rathbun, Jay Swift, and others plate up their delicious grilled grub. Chilled cocktails, beer, and wine will also be available to sip while Yacht Rock Schooner performs. Tickets for this Friday night fete are all-inclusive.
The savory samples keep coming on Saturday and Sunday. Choose from everything from international cuisine to under-the-radar eats from the city’s diverse food scene. This year, a Kitchen Workshop has been added, so visitors can learn all about what’s being prepared and served. Hosted by Mara Davis, this is an interactive experience that will show cooks how to put new twists on basic skills, and bring some of the city’s best tastes into their own homes.
Inside the Food Studio will return for its third year at the event. Host Tom Sullivan will invite patrons to sip beverages and snack on yummy bites while they learn valuable cooking tips. He’ll also share an insider’s view of what goes on in the thriving Atlanta restaurant scene.
Don’t miss the Home Plate Main Stage, where well-known chefs will battle it out with secret ingredients, one-of-a-kind recipes, themed challenges, and more. Head over the Family Food Zone, too, for demos and cooking lessons from national and local chefs. A special Top Chef Kids Competition will let the small fry get some fun and practical hands-on experience.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
5th and Spring Streets
TICKETS: General admission tickets for Taste of Atlanta on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, are $25 in advance and $35 at the event. Kids 13 and under are free accompanied by a paid adult. Taste coupons are needed to sample food items. Limited VIP tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the event. Tickets for all events may be purchased online or by phone through Ticket Alternative and through various retail outlets or at the event.