Atlanta Eats, the weekly restaurant roundup TV show hosted by Steak Shapiro, will take the stage at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta on October 6 for a “rockstar” program benefitting Staplehouse and The Giving Kitchen.
Atlanta chefs Kevin Rathbun and Linton Hopkins will be honored during an evening featuring food and drink from 30 Atlanta restaurants, including Hal’s, Rathbun’s, The Optimist, 4th & Swift and Watershed, chefs dueling in demos and karaoke contests, and live music.
Here’s Shapiro’s take on the why and where of the event from the press release:
“We have some of the greatest talents in the food world right in our backyard,” said Atlanta Eats founder and host Steak Shapiro. “We love showcasing these people on our show, but wanted to go a step further and celebrate these guys for all they’ve done to put Atlanta dining on the map.”
So why host this event at a music venue rather than a restaurant? “We started thinking about how music brings people together in the same way great food does, and the two are often intertwined,” said Shapiro. “Now more than ever, chefs are developing a rockstar status and we’re saluting two of our favorites while showcasing 30 of our best restaurants in the city.”
Atlanta Eats Live will take place in Alpharetta, on the outskirts of the city. “We’re all about unique events and partnerships and have an engaged audience living outside the perimeter,” said Shapiro, “One comment we hear over and over again from restaurateurs is, ‘You will not believe how far people have traveled to come see us after a show has aired.’ So, we are bringing Atlanta Eats to them.”
Tickets: $125, includes unlimited food, plus craft beer, wine and spirits tastings; $250 VIP, also includes VIP parking, VIP lounge with full pours of beer, wine and spirits, plus special tastings, chef demonstrations and meet and greet with Rathbun and Hopkins.
Find out more here: http://atlantaeatslive.com.
— Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More.