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Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival Returns on July 16

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Park Tavern Hosts Ninth Annual Event to Benefit Georgia Organics

“Nothing great was ever achieved without tomatoes!” Chef-restaurateur Ford Fry’s ninth annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival returns to Park Tavern on Sunday, July 16, from 1 to 5 p.m. The south’s top chefs, most-skilled mixologists and local farmers are teaming up once again to create tomato-based delights in support of Georgia Organics, a local non-profit connecting organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families.

Live music by the “B-53s,” Athens’ homegrown new wave tribute band, and a special appearance from Ford Fry’s band will entertain guests alongside creative libations, inspired tomato treats and cold pours of SweetWater beer, sponsored by United Distributors.

The Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival provides a unique opportunity for chefs and attendees to partner with and get to know their local farmers – the unsung heroes of the local food movement. Georgia Organics helps farmers overcome barriers to going organic and growing their businesses, while strengthening communities by helping people make connections between the food we eat and its source.

“By bringing people closer to the food we eat and growing awareness for organic, we’re helping fuel a culture where good food comes first,” said Alice Rolls, Georgia Organics’ executive director. Over the past eight years, Ford Fry’s Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival has raised over $210,000 to support Georgia Organics’ vision that all Georgians will be able to choose fresh, organic food, transforming health, the environment and the local economy.

Acclaimed guest chefs from across the country are joining in on the festivities along with local restaurants including 8Arm, Aria, Better Half, Bocado, Bon Ton, Cast Iron, Farm Burger, Gunshow, Local Three, One Eared Stag, Saltyard, Sound Table, and many more.

General admission tickets are $49.99 per person, and $75 at the door. Georgia Organics’ members can purchase tickets for $40. Lexus VIP tickets are also available for $125 per person, and allow for early entry at noon, a “swag bag,” meet-and-greet with chef Fry, and access to chefs and mixologists exclusive to the luxurious VIP area. Tickets can be purchased here. (press release courtesy of Lauren at Ford Fry Restaurants)

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