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Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is Back!


Ford Fry’s JCT. Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival at Park Tavern Gears Up for July 17!

Park Tavern is pleased to present chef Ford Fry’s eighth annual JCT. Kitchen & Bar Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 17th from 1-5 p.m. More than 60 chefs and mixologists will team up with local farmers to create a tomato-based dish and cocktail for attendees to enjoy, with proceeds from the event benefiting Georgia Organics.

Participating restaurants include: 4th & Swift, AMER, Aria, Bacchanalia & Star Provisions, Bar Margot, Better Half, BOCADO, Chai Pani Restaurant Group, Cibo e Beve, Colletta, Cooks & Soldiers, Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand, Farm Burger, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Grain, Gunshow, King of Pops, KR Steakbar, Kyma, Local Three, La Tavola, Makan, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails, Murphy’s, Morningside Kitchen, Paces & Vine, Oak Steakhouse, One Eared Stag, Ormsbys, Saltyard, Serpas True Food, Seven Lamps, Sound Table, Taqueria del Sol, The Iberian Pig, The Sound Table, Venkman’s, Victory Brands, SOS Tiki Bar, Little Trouble and Watershed on Peachtree.

It wouldn’t be a Ford Fry party without great music and this year Texas-based band The Spazmatics will return to bring all of the 80s classic hits. “They are just classic and perfect for playing right on Piedmont Park” says Fry, chef and managing partner of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, no. 246, The Optimist, King & Duke, St. Cecilia, The El Felix, Superica, Marcel, State of Grace and BeetleCat.

The Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival also provides an opportunity for chefs and attendees alike to meet new farmers and establish relationships which often lead to long-term sourcing of locally grown produce by chefs as well as an educated awareness for the culinary community and its diners.

“Ford Fry has lent his name, resources and magic touch for eight years to produce this delicious festival with a chef community that is deeply committed to Georgia Organics and a food system that nurtures people and our planet,” says Georgia Organics Executive Director, Alice Rolls.

Tickets are $45/person for general admission, $40/person for Georgia Organics members and $100/person for VIP, which allow for early entry at noon. Garnish and Gather admission is $70/person and includes a tomato-themed meal kit. Please note that the event is rain or shine. Click here to buy tickets! (press release courtesy of Brenda at Ford Fry Restaurants)

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