It is that time of year– Taste of Atlanta will once again invade Midtown for a weekend of food and drink celebrating some of our best chefs and restaurants on October 22-23rd. The festivities kick off with a block party the night of Friday October 21st (block party tickets are extra), with the majority of events taking place over the next two days.
Over 80 restaurants are participating this year, and there is no shortage of special events, demonstrations, and seminars to attend. Among the many Atlanta chefs featured are Kevin Rathbun (Rathbun’s, Krog Bar, and Kevin Rathbun Steak), Ron Eyester and Nick Melvin (The Family Dog and Rosebud), Ford Fry and Drew Belline (JCT Kitchen and no. 246), and Hector Santiago (Pura Vida). The Food Network’s Aaron Sanchez will also be in attendance, hosting the block party with Rathbun as well as running his own demonstration on the Home Plate Main Stage on Saturday afternoon.
The AJC’s own Bob Townsend will host a special beer tasting for VIP ticket holders on Sunday, and John Kessler joins Santiago, Guy Wong (Miso Izakaya), and Jahan Ostad (Sheik Burritos n Kabobs) for a panel discussion on global snacks on Saturday.
Tickets are on sale now, and the schedule of events can be found at Taste of Atlanta’s website.
Who is planning on going out there this year? Are there any chefs/speakers you don’t want to miss?
- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog