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Taste of Atlanta 2018- Know Before You Go

18 October 2018

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Taste of Atlanta, the city’s much anticipated food and drink festival showcasing the local restaurant scene, is taking place this weekend on October 19, 20 and 21. Held at Historic Fourth Ward Park, the 17th annual festival will feature more than 90 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants, offering their most craveable dishes alongside live, on-stage cooking demos, hands-on group classes from top chefs, a beer garden and more. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of this year’s festival!

  • Kick Off the Weekend at Friday’s “World of Taste” Party: On October 19 from 6:30pm to 11pm at Historic Fourth Ward Park, the all-inclusive Friday Night “World of Taste” Kickoff Party will be hosted by acclaimed Atlanta Chefs Archna Becker of Bhojanic, Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol and Hector Santiago of El Super Pan. World of Taste will showcase international flavors from across the globe, bringing together over two dozen local chefs to prepare unique dishes representing a variety of cuisines. Friday night guests will also be treated to live music from funk and soul band Bumpin’ The Mango along with a special set from The Cordon Blues Band, which is made up of chef and foodie band members. Tickets to the event are $85 and can be purchased here.
  • Enjoy Can’t-Miss Bites and Bevs: This year’s festival will feature bites from restaurants across Atlanta neighborhoods, offering a variety of dishes to explore. Check out Char Korean Bar and Grill’s Bulgogi Philly Cheese Steaks with Spicy Aioli, Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall’s Fried Chicken Sandwich with White BBQ Sauce, Barcelona Wine Bar’s Paella Salvje and Chicken Pintxos, and more. Craving something sweet? Batter Cookie Dough Counter, Four Forks and Smallcakes will be offering decadent bites.
  • Don’t miss the 10th Annual Barcraft Celebration, which will include Bulleit Bourbon cocktails from renowned Atlanta bartenders and past Barcraft Competition winners on Saturday in VIP Experience. On Sunday, the celebration will culminate with a panel on The Home Plate Stage called “Master’s Round Table: Atlanta Cocktail Culture – Where We’ve Come From and Where We’re Going.” Led by renowned cocktail connoisseur Greg Best, panelists will include Paul Calvert, Kellie Thorn, Miles MacQuarrie and previous Taste of Atlanta Barcraft Competition winners.
  • Explore What’s New at the Festival: For the first time, Taste of Atlanta will feature a Brunch All Day area at the festival on Sunday. Guests will taste dishes from some of Atlanta’s favorite brunch restaurants, enjoy Bloody Mary cocktails and attend chef demonstrations featuring brunch dishes at The Chef’s Table. Also new this year is a beer garden, welcoming attendees to sip pours from some of Atlanta’s favorite craft beer makers as well as cocktails and wine. Restaurants participating in Taste of Atlanta for the first time this year include Amélie’s French Bakery & Cafe, Four Forks, Bareburger and Root Baking Co.
  • Pick Up a Cooking Tip or Two: Sponsored by The Cooks Warehouse, PeachDish and Guy Gunter Home, The Kitchen Workshop offers free, hands-on cooking classes for home cooks. Led by Atlanta chefs, festival attendees will learn to cook a variety of cuisines, from Southern to Italian to vegan, with Hammer Stahl cookware. Featured chefs include James Beard Award-winning writer and cookbook author Cynthia Graubart, Food Network Star winner Tregaye Fraser and Chef Pano Karatassos of Kyma, among others. Sign up onsite for a coveted spot in these workshops. Spaces are first-come, first-serve on Saturday and Sunday, and classes fill up quickly.
    • Attendees will get an inside view into the Atlanta culinary world at The Chef’s Table Stage. Sponsored by Nissan, the stage showcases chef demonstrations, where attendees will learn a trick or two while sampling dish creations from presenting chefs. Sponsored by Northside Hospital, the Home Plate Stage will also host on-stage demonstrations from chefs and culinary experts sharing tips to take home.
  • Activate Your Wristband!: Single and multi-day tickets for the Friday ‘World of Taste” Kickoff Party and the weekend’s main events on Saturday and Sunday are available for purchase online here beginning at $25. Guests who purchased their tickets online before September 30 will receive their wristbands in the mail, and those who ordered after September 30 will pick up their wristbands at festival entrance gates. Activating your wristband before the festival or at one of the Taste Point top up tents onsite is strongly encouraged. Activated wristbands track tastes sampled and provide attendees with a post-event tasting list, serving as a customized roundup of restaurant recommendations for future dining out.
    • Additional Taste Points can be added to wristbands online before the event or at Taste Point Top Up tents located throughout the festival. Following this year’s festival, guests who have leftover Taste Points above the initial ticket balance can choose to easily donate them to The Giving Kitchen ($1 = 1 Taste point), or request a refund. To register a wristband and for further information, check out handy registration information here.  
  • Be a VIP: Upgrade to the VIP Experience, which provides access to an exclusive lounge area with tastings from 10 select restaurants and pours from Georgia craft beer, wine and cocktail makers from 12:30-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. The 18 featured Georgia craft breweries include Monday Night Brewing, Orpheus Brewing, Wild Heaven Beer, Second Self Beer Company and more. VIP ticket holders will also receive 20 taste points and a commemorative drinking glass. VIP tickets can be purchased here.
  • Walk, Pedal or Ride to the Festival: Located at Historic Fourth Ward Park adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine, Taste of Atlanta is a convenient and walkable intown destination. Travel to the festival by car, bike, rideshare service, or MARTA, with complimentary Taste of Atlanta shuttles from the Civic Center station on W. Peachtree. Rideshare drop-off/pick-up points are located at North Avenue at Dallas Street and at Rankin St at Glen Iris Drive for general admission ticket holders and at the corner of Garden Park Drive and Ralph McGill for VIP attendees. Parking is available for $6 per day at the Atlanta Medical Center Parking Deck B (315 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312), and Atlanta Beer Bus will offer complimentary shuttles from this deck to the festival on Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 7pm. See here for additional car and bike parking details, Lyft discount codes and more on riding MARTA.
  • Enter the Festival Here: Entry gates for general admission ticket holders are located on North Avenue (Gate 1), along the BeltLine Eastside Trail at Dallas Street and North Angier Ave (Gate 2), and at Garden Park Drive and Rankin Street (Gate 3). VIP ticket holders can enter at general admission gates or at the VIP entrance at Garden Park Drive and Ralph McGill Blvd NE.
  • Score a Souvenir: Grab a keepsake Taste of Atlanta t-shirt and other swag, including wine glasses, serving dishes and more, at the Taste of Atlanta merchandise tents throughout the festival.

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This Westside restaurant is known to have a vast and accommodating menu filled with comfort foods and creative modern meals.\u00a0Public School 404<\/a>\u00a0<\/span><\/strong>serves brunch, lunch, happy hour a.k.a. “recess”, dinner and to-go orders so any time is a good time to try this Taste of Atlanta<\/a><\/strong> participating restaurant.<\/span>\u00a0<\/span><\/strong>Chef Imani Greer is focused on cooking up several healthy dishes to keep you on the right track this year. There are 5 dishes, in particular, that are totally crave-worthy.<\/p>\n

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3) Ahi tuna poke with\u00a0pickled cucumbers, cilantro, green onions, passion fruit and served with taro chips.<\/strong>\"Screen<\/a><\/p>\n

4) Roasted beet and goat cheese salad with yogurt lime dressing, pistachios, soft herb salad and sherry wine vinaigrette. (A vegan version of this salad is also available upon request).<\/strong>\"Screen<\/a><\/p>\n

5) Skirt steak tacos filled with poblano crema, cabbage, pickled red onions, cilantro and cotija cheese.<\/strong>\"Screen<\/a><\/p>\n

Stay up to date with all things Taste of Atlanta throughout the year! Follow us on\u00a0Facebook<\/a>,\u00a0Instagram<\/a>,\u00a0Twitter<\/a>\u00a0and\u00a0sign up for our e-newsletter here<\/a>.<\/strong><\/p>\n"},"1283":{"pid":1283,"date":"13 December 2018","title":"It's Never Too Cold for Revolution Gelato!","thumb":"http:\/\/tasteatl.net\/management\/..\/images\/2018\/12\/Screen-Shot-2018-12-13-at-1.03.33-PM.png","excerpt":"Revolution Gelato may be known for 3 consecutive \u201cBest Dessert\u201d wins at Taste of Atlanta, but our annual event is not the only time you can taste this delicious gelato. As you'd expect with a company named \"Revolution\", owners Leah and Jared Olkin are always getting creative in the kitchen.","cat":"Food","markup":"

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Revolution Gelato<\/a> may be known for 3 consecutive \u201cBest Dessert\u201d wins at Taste of Atlanta<\/a>, but our annual event is not the only time you can taste this delicious gelato. This local brand has expanded into local restaurants (like A Mano and Herban Fix) as well as grocery stores\u00a0(Whole Foods, Earth Fare) and farmer’s markets (Candler Park, Buford Highway). Revolution Gelato<\/a> can also be purchased through their website. The best thing you can do with Revolution Gelato <\/a>is partner for a party (cough cough, it’s holiday season!). Revolution Gelato<\/a> will cater for any-sized party for a vivid display of gelato flavors, cones and toppings. Everyone can create their own combination and in turn, create their own fun at your gathering.<\/p>\n

The best part? It’s vegan. And organic. And you’d never know be able to differentiate this brand from its’ dairy-laden counterparts. The Darkest Chocolate still tastes creamy and smooth\u00a0for the perfect blend of flavorful bliss. Other popular flavors include: Cardamom Spice, French Press Coffee, Full Throttle Vanilla, Majestic Mango and Orange Cream.<\/p>\n

As you’d expect with a company named “Revolution”, owners Leah and Jared Olkin are always getting creative in the kitchen. See more of their inventive flavors and combinations below, then watch our Facebook Live where Marketing and Media Manager, Skye Estroff, interviews Leah and Jared<\/a>.<\/p>\n

1) Triple scoop cone with 2 scoops Darkest Chocolate and 1 scoop French Press Coffee gelato.<\/strong><\/p>\n

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Unfortunately, Atlanta’s closest ocean is a few hours away. Good news though-\u00a0fresh and fantastically prepared\u00a0seafood is still found in the city! Many ITP establishments tout the best seafood specialities, but Noble Fin<\/a> just brought home the “Best Taste- Friday” trophy of Taste of Atlanta for their Crispy Tamarind Glazed Lobster! This isn’t your ordinary fried lobster tail- it’s better. Chef Thuan Nguyen added the glazed lobster with serrano peppers, scallion, cilantro and crispy shallots to Noble Fin’s<\/a> menu directly after their Taste of Atlanta win. Chef Thuan Nguyen grew up on the coast and draws culinary inspiration from his seaside upbringing. The whole menu takes a creative spin on the coastline classics and land-lover entrees alike.<\/p>\n

See below for a close up of some of Noble Fin’s<\/a> favorite dishes, then watch our Facebook Live where our Marketing and Media Manager, Skye Estroff, chats with Chef Thuan Nguyen.<\/a>\u00a0Noble Fin <\/a>is a great spot for holiday parties, happy hour, a nice night out or even Christmas Eve! Check out the dishes we love below, then make your reservation today!<\/p>\n

1) Crispy Tamarind Glazed Lobster with Serrano Peppers, Scallion, Cilantro and Crispy Shallots.<\/strong><\/p>\n

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2) House Smoked Salmon Appetizer with Crispy Plantains, Red Onion, Serrano Peppers, Smoked Trout Roe, Honey-Lime Vinaigrette and Cilantro.<\/strong>\"Screen<\/a><\/p>\n

3) Braised Beef Ravioli with Pecorino, White Balsamic Butter, Watercress and Radish.<\/strong><\/p>\n

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Stay up to date with all things Taste of Atlanta throughout the year! Follow us on\u00a0Facebook<\/a>,\u00a0Instagram<\/a>,\u00a0Twitter<\/a>\u00a0and\u00a0sign up for our e-newsletter here<\/a>.<\/strong><\/p>\n<\/div>\n<\/div>\n

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Simon’s Restaurant<\/a> in Midtown has been open less than a year and already has a big-time trophy under their belt. The restaurant won “Best Taste” of Sunday at Taste of Atlanta on October 21st. Simon’s is best known for creative southern dishes and a truly Instagram-able build out. Chef Robert Butts crafts a unique and ever-changing menu with options ranging from indulgent to vegan; savory composed plates to painstakingly homemade\u00a0pastries. His enthusiasm is infectious and every restaurant-goer can appreciate the good vibes that radiate from his kitchen and extend throughout the entire dining space.<\/p>\n

Chef Robert updates his menu seasonally and right now, he’s focused on fall comfort foods. We went behind-the-scenes to capture some of these decadent dishes. Watch a Facebook Live with Taste of Atlanta Marketing & Media Manager, Skye Estroff, and Chef Robert for more details of each menu item. <\/a>One of the newly-added items made it to the menu because of it’s appearance on Simon’s <\/a>Taste of Atlanta menu- the Slow Braised Beef Ribs over Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes and Crispy Collard Greens with Jack Daniels Au Jus.<\/p>\n

See below for an up-close look at each spotlit dish and come and try Simon’s<\/a> before 2018 ends! This restaurant is the perfect spot for brunch, drinks, dinner, happy hour, late night or group events any\u00a0day of the week (brunch is weekends only).<\/p>\n

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3) Thanksgiving on a plate- Turkey Leg Stuffed with Cornbread, served over Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Sweet Potato and Collard Greens.<\/strong><\/p>\n

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Taste of Atlanta<\/span><\/a>, the city\u2019s much anticipated food and drink festival showcasing the local restaurant scene, is taking place this weekend on October 19, 20 and 21. Held at Historic Fourth Ward Park, the 17th annual festival will feature more than 90 of Atlanta\u2019s favorite restaurants, offering their most craveable dishes alongside live, on-stage cooking demos, hands-on group classes from top chefs, a beer garden and more. Here\u2019s what you need to know to make the most of this year\u2019s festival!<\/span><\/p>\n