VIP Speaker’s Corner With Greg Best
The Cocktail King of Atlanta will be holding court in the VIP Speaker’s Corner. He’ll be hosting two days of boozy speakers including Chris Reid of Hop City, Frozen Pints and a discussion of everyone’s favorite Southern treat with Four Roses Bourbon!
Tupelo Honey Cafe
The soon-to-come-but-not-soon-enough restaurant out of Asheville will be giving Atlantans a first taste. Munch on Goat Cheese Grits and Shrimp in Red Pepper Sauce (both gluten-free).
Friday Night Kick Off
To kick off the weekend of culinary bliss, Taste of Atlanta is throwing a shindig in Midtown called Culinary Matrimony. Enjoy unique bites, tasty cocktails and live music from Electric Avenue. Each chef will have a partner of their choosing; whether it be a farmer, cheese maker, an artist or even fellow chefs. You’ll definitely want to say ‘I do’ to this!
Throwdown Tent With Mara Davis
Our very own Mara Davis is hosting this year’s Throwdown Tent which pits chefs and restaurants against each other for culinary supremacy. Math ups include: Fried Chicken Face-Off with Chef EJ Hodgkinson of JCT. Kitchen vs. Chef Zachary Marcoux of The Bishop vs. Chef Kojahra Thompson of Max’s Wine Dive, Ron Eyester and Linda Harrell battling in the Meat Brawl and a Taco Takedown with Mi Cocina and Escorpian.
Ice Cream Bar
Craft ice cream with a boozy kick? Oh yes! Indulge in grown-up flavors including Bourbon Butter Pecan, Mojito Sorbet and White Russian.
Winning a Dream Day of Dining
The Atlanta Eats team will be holding it down all weekend. Look for our tent to enter to win a Dream Day of Dining. That’s breakfast, lunch and dinner at your choice of restaurants in Atlanta. Bagels at The General Muir, an afternoon burger at Bocado and a porterhouse at Chops? You got it! Plus, the first 50 people to show they follow us on Twitter will get a special prize!
Hungry yet?? Grab your tickets to Taste of Atlanta here. We’ll see you this weekend!