The Atlanta Food & Festival opens this morning in Midtown with a toast and the promise of a long weekend of Southern-flavored eating, drinking and learning.
If you didn’t buy advance tickets, there are still Tasting Tent tickets and Day Passes available at the Welcome Center at 11th Street and Juniper Street, open at 8 a.m. today, and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tasting Tents ($100) – includes all you can eat and drink during the three-hour tent session each afternoon, with a variety of Southern food and drink, and a different lineup of chefs in the tents each day.
Day Passes ($185) – includes three Learning Experiences (classes) plus one Tasting Tent session.
I’ll be back moderating a couple of the beer learning experiences this year, including a Saturday brewers round table and tasting called Southern Craft Brewers Spill It, and a Sunday tasting panel called Exotic Evolution, where we’ll explore the wilder side of beer in the South.
I’m looking forward to lots of other learning experiences, too, including oysters and beer, beer and doughnuts, a bourbon tasting panel, and a how-to on ribs.
Are you going the the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival this year? What do you plan to be eating and drinking and learning?
11th Street NE and Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, 404-474-7330.
More info here: http://atlfoodandwinefestival.com
— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.