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Taste of Atlanta Returns October 21-23


The City’s Favorite Food Festival Celebrates 15th Anniversary at Midtown’s Tech Square

Taste of Atlanta, Atlanta’s unforgettable food, craft beer, wine and cocktail festival, returns to Midtown’s Tech Square Oct. 21, 22 and 23, to celebrate 15 years of serving up tastes and spirits from Atlanta’s hottest restaurants and trendsetting chefs.

“We will have over 90 neighborhood favorites showing off their most craveable dishes,” says founder Dale DeSena. “Taste of Atlanta is the ultimate foodie adventure through our city’s diverse neighborhoods that allows attendees to discover each community’s unique flavor.”

General admission to the city’s essential food festival featuring local favorites Blue Ridge Grill, The Big Ketch, Smokebelly BBQ, Woody’s Cheesesteaks and more is just $25. Tickets to the VIP Grand Tasting Experience, featuring unique tasting opportunities from such top-notch restaurants as Il Giallo, King + Duke, Oak Steakhouse and Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, are $75. Admission to the festival nets each guest 10 Taste Points to purchase nibbles, bites, sips and samples including gnocchi from Davio’s, barbecue from Jim N’ Nick’s, fried chicken from Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, doughnuts from Bon Glaze and many more. Additional Taste Points are available for just $1 each. Ticket prices increase October 7th, so make sure to get them early.

In addition to mouthwatering bites from the city’s best chefs, Taste of Atlanta patrons will also enjoy live cooking demos and discussions on The Chef’s Table stage, and hands-on cooking classes in The Kitchen Workshop. The Family Food Zone encourages younger attendees to participate with interactive cooking demonstrations and fun activities.

Guests can also purchase tickets to “15 Years of Greatest Hits,” a one-of-a-kind kickoff party on Friday night. Chef Nick Melvin of Venkman’s hosts this musical mash-up that challenges local chefs to create original bites inspired by their favorite chart-toppers from the past 15 years. Live music pairs with drool-worthy dishes from the likes of Colletta, The Optimist, Seed Kitchen & Bar and Dub’s Fish Camp. Tickets for this special event are $65 general admission and $80 for VIP access until October 7th.

Taste of Atlanta is conveniently located near the North Avenue MARTA station. Attendees can also opt to stay the night inside the festival footprint for a special room rate of just $159 per night at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. All tickets for this rain or shine event may be purchased here.

Visit for an up to date list of all participating restaurants, vendors, and sponsors. (press release courtesy of Emily at Melissa Libby & Associates)


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