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Atlanta Street Food Festival Returns to Piedmont Park July 11th


Fourth annual event offers food and fun in support of The Giving Kitchen

For the fourth year, Atlanta’s food truck fanatics will experience a day dedicated to the city’s finest food truck fare as the Atlanta Street Food Festival rolls into Piedmont Park on Saturday, July 11, from noon to 10 p.m. Renowned as Atlanta’s first and only event dedicated to street cuisine, the Festival is proud to announce that, once again, a portion of event proceeds will support The Giving Kitchen, the beloved culinary charity with the unique mission of providing crisis grants to members of Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship.

The Atlanta Street Food Festival offers event-goers the opportunity to enjoy a variety of Atlanta’s favorite food trucks, local merchants and artisans, and live entertainment. To provide street food diners with the complete festival experience, a diverse selection of craft beer, cocktails, wine and popular “liquor lemonade” will be available for purchase. More than 50 food trucks, including MIX’d UP, Nectar Food Truck, Ibiza Bites, Yumbii, Genki Sushi Food Truck and Viet-Nomie’s, will gather for the occasion. A complete list of vendors is available on the event website.

In addition to street food cuisine, entertainment from a variety of local bands will include Nameless Band Atlanta, Gritz & Peanut Butter & Jelly, Bird City Revolutionaries, Wasted Potential Brass Band and Secondhand Swagger. Providing patrons with valued convenience and support, the Atlanta Street Food Festival app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play. Once downloaded, smart phone users can view featured menus, peruse the entertainment schedule and festival map, and upload photos of their favorite food truck fare. Additionally, a street food “Survival Guide” will be offered to provide patrons with valuable tips and pointers to ensure a fantastic festival experience, including best times to show up, which lines are the fastest, and even what to wear.

Also new this year, festival-goers will be able to vote for their favorite food truck from noon to 6 p.m. by texting the name of their favorite food truck to 411247. The winner will be announced at 7 p.m.

Tickets are not required to enter the event, but patrons must purchase a wristband ($12) to buy food from the food trucks and to purchase alcohol. Wristbands are no longer available for purchase online, but diners can still purchase a food and beverage wristband on the day of the event with cash or credit at all check-in stations.

Guests may bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and are encouraged to use MARTA public transportation to travel to and from the event. The ASFF is a family-friendly festival, however pets are not allowed. (courtesy of Julia at The Reynolds Group)


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