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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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\"Screen<\/a>The true testament to the rise of great restaurants in Sandy Springs is Casi Cielo<\/a>. Casi Cielo<\/a> <\/strong>just opened in the heart of Sandy Springs on Roswell Road and has elevated the space to a level that could be considered “sky” high. Every dish is artfully composed and infused with Oaxacan flavor. Oaxaca, Mexico is known for a vibrant culinary history and now a taste of this cuisine has come to Atlanta! Each cocktail and dish is exceptionally colorful and unique. Their\u00a0team puts a lot of care and attention to each cocktail- from flavor-complementary salt mixtures\u00a0on each glass rim to Casi Cielo<\/a><\/strong> branded ice cubes. Casi Cielo <\/a><\/strong>is also known for having the largest selection of Mezcal in all of Atlanta.<\/p>\n

The full food menu\u00a0showcases an array of proteins and veggies, mixing traditional flavors with both old and modern cooking techniques. The plating of each dish is well-thought-out and truly puts the food on a pedestal. Casi Cielo’s<\/a><\/strong> space is bright and airy – which is perfect for lunch or dinner throughout the week. The decor matches the zesty and colorful menu\u00a0which provides a cohesive theme throughout. Casi Cielo<\/a> <\/strong>is both a neighborhood staple and a chic, elevated experience.<\/span><\/p>\n

Casi Cielo<\/a><\/strong> is bringing the flavors of Oaxaca to Food That Rocks <\/a><\/strong>on Saturday, June 8th! The restaurant will be 1 of 30+ Sandy Springs spots to serve food on the City Green in City Springs for 1 night only. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 1st, but you can visit FoodThatRocks.org<\/a><\/strong> to get the details beforehand.\u00a0Learn more by watching the Facebook Live where Taste of Atlanta’s Marketing & Media Manager, Skye Estroff, chats with Juan and Fernando<\/a><\/strong> about all things Casi Cielo<\/a>\u00a0<\/strong>and get a deeper dive into their signature dishes. Scroll below for a closer look at the restaurant’s 6\u00a0key orders.<\/span><\/p>\n

1) Torito. <\/strong>Agave de Cortez Espadin Mezcal, Campari Liquor, roasted pineapple juice, agave and lime juice with homemade chile powder on the rim.\"Screen<\/a>\u00a02)\u00a0La Llorona.<\/strong> Patron Reposado, jalapeno juice, agave and lime juice with homemade chile powder on the rim.<\/p>\n

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3)\u00a0Aguachile de Pescado.<\/strong> White halibut, citrus powder and chile jalapeno sauce.\"Screen<\/a><\/strong><\/p>\n

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4) Tacos de Cochinillo.<\/strong> Suckling pig, aguacatada sauce and crispy pork rind.\u00a0\"Screen<\/a><\/p>\n

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5) Pato con Mole Negro.<\/strong> Duck carnitas, red onion, cilantro and black mole served with rice and pork frijolada (black beans with pork, requeson, crispy pork skins and avocado).\u00a0\"Screen<\/a><\/p>\n

6) Deconstructed Cheesecake.<\/strong> Requeson (mild cheese similar to Ricotta), Chamoy (sauce made with Hibiscus, Tamarind, Sundried Peppers and lime) topped with berries and crumble.\"Screen<\/a><\/p>\n"},"1364":{"pid":1364,"date":"7 March 2019","title":"Southern Bistro Wine Dinner","thumb":"http:\/\/tasteatl.net\/management\/..\/images\/2017\/02\/Screen-Shot-2017-02-22-at-9.46.46-AM.png","excerpt":"Eat and Drink like an Italian at Southern Bistro on Tuesday, March 26th! Taste a special four- course menu, paired with Italian wines and meet the importer of these wines who will share personal stories from the wineries.","cat":"Events","markup":"

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Eat and Drink like an Italian at Southern Bistro <\/a><\/strong><\/span>on Tuesday, March 26th! Taste a special\u00a0four- course menu, paired with Italian wines\u00a0and meet the importer of these wines who will share personal stories from the wineries.Chef Justin Keith crafted an incredible menu that will transport you to northern Italy – Veneto, Toscana and Piemonte!\u00a0 And of course, if you have any food restrictions or allergies, he is happy to provide a substitution.<\/div>\n
FIRST COURSE<\/span><\/strong>
\nGRILLED SHRIMP & ARTICHOKE SALAD
\nCaly Road Feta, Lemon, Parmesan, Parsley<\/em>
\nGregoris Soave, 2017SECOND COURSE<\/span><\/strong>
\nCOUNTRY HAM CARPACCIO
\nHouse Smoked Burrata, Melon, Basil, Crostini, White Balsamic<\/em>
\nDalle Nostre Mani, Trebbiano Gagio 2015THIRD COURSE<\/span><\/strong>
\nVEAL OSSO BUCO
\nMushroom Risotto, Tomato Confit, Gremolata<\/em>
\nCascina Delle Rose, Barbera D\u2019Alba 2013<\/p>\n

FOURTH COURSE<\/span><\/strong>
\nSTRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE
\nSweet Biscuit, Vanilla Cream<\/em>
\nGiol Prosecco 2016<\/p>\n<\/div>\n

This incredible dinner is only $65+!\u00a0RSVP to Southern Bistro today- click here:\u00a0http:\/\/southernbistroatl.com\/<\/strong><\/span><\/a><\/div>\n"},"1341":{"pid":1341,"date":"22 February 2019","title":"Atlanta's Newest 'Que: City Barbeque","thumb":"http:\/\/tasteatl.net\/management\/..\/images\/2019\/02\/Screen-Shot-2019-02-21-at-3.27.30-PM.png","excerpt":"Our standards are high, which only works in our favor and attracts more delicious BBQ restaurants to join the Atlanta food scene. One of the newest BBQ spots on the block is City Barbeque. The restaurant has opened in Decatur and Johns Creek and they smoke low and slow just as we expect.","cat":"Food","markup":"

\"Screen<\/a>When it comes to ‘que in Atlanta, we expect the best\u00a0because we have some of the best BBQ restaurants in the country. Our standards are high,\u00a0 which only works in our favor\u00a0and attracts more delicious BBQ restaurants to join the Atlanta food scene. One of the newest BBQ spots on the block is City Barbeque<\/a><\/span><\/strong>. The restaurant has opened in Decatur and Johns Creek and they smoke low and slow just as we expect. City Barbeque <\/a><\/strong><\/span>uses hickory in their smokers and smoke their meats 24 hours a day. All sides and desserts are made from scratch at each location. No wonder there are lines all hours of the day! There are no short cuts at City Barbeque-<\/a><\/strong><\/span> it takes about 18 hours to smoke their meats and they won’t serve anything less than award-winning quality. You can truly taste the difference in the care and quality they dedicate to their food.<\/p>\n

City Barbeque<\/strong><\/span><\/a> is now open in Johns Creek and Decatur, and a third location will be opening in Sandy Springs in September. We will debut this pit-fired goodness at Food That Rocks Saturday, June 8th<\/a><\/span><\/strong>. Our 4th annual event will be held at the City Green in City Springs featuring 30+ restaurants, beer, wine, cocktails and live music. More to be announced soon on FoodThatRocks.org<\/a>!<\/span><\/strong><\/p>\n

Taste of Atlanta’s Marketing & Media Manager, Skye Estroff, met with City Barbeque’s Regional Marketing Manager, Cierra Moore, to get the scoop on all things City Barbeque- click to watch their Facebook Live.<\/a> <\/strong><\/span>For a deeper dive into the City Barbeque <\/a><\/span><\/strong>classic orders, scroll below for a close up and description. Then, download the City Barbeque <\/a><\/strong><\/span>app for $5 off your order and go taste the quality for yourself!<\/p>\n

4 Best BBQ Orders from City Barbeque:<\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

1) Judges Sampler.\u00a0A 1\/4 chicken and 1\/2 slab of ribs, plus pulled pork, beef brisket, 2 sides, 2 cornbreads and Texas toast.<\/strong><\/p>\n

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2) Smokehouse Turkey Salad. Spring mix topped with\u00a0City Barbeque’s national award\u2013winning smoked turkey, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, onions and cranberries.<\/strong>\"Screen<\/a><\/p>\n

3) Brisket Chili and Cornbread (a seasonal side).<\/strong>\"Screen<\/a><\/p>\n

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4) More Cowbell Sandwich.\u00a0Award-winning beef brisket topped with peppers, smoked provolone, onions and creamy horseradish sauce piled high on Texas toast.<\/strong>\"Screen<\/a><\/p>\n"},"1322":{"pid":1322,"date":"7 February 2019","title":"5 Must-Try Valentine's Treats at Amelie's French Bakery & Cafe","thumb":"http:\/\/tasteatl.net\/management\/..\/images\/2019\/02\/Screen-Shot-2019-02-06-at-10.19.30-AM.png","excerpt":"Remember the cute pop-up dessert display at Taste of Atlanta 2018? That was Amelie's! This eclectic French Cafe & Bakery combines a traditional skillset of pastry with artistic expression and seasonal items.","cat":"Food","markup":"

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Remember the cute pop-up dessert display at Taste of Atlanta 2018? That was Amelie’s<\/a><\/span><\/strong>! This eclectic French Cafe & Bakery\u00a0combines a traditional skillset of pastry with artistic expression and seasonal items.<\/p>\n

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Photo by RSVP ATL<\/em><\/p><\/div>\n

Although Amelie’s<\/strong><\/a><\/span> is in the heart of West Midtown, it’s one of the rare places with a full parking lot dedicated to the space. The actual Cafe & Bakery is also spacious inside with many tables suitable for working, studying or simply enjoying a quiet moment with your\u00a0food selection. The music that echoes throughout the space is of the “chill” variety and is sure to give you a much needed escape from reality. Even for just a song. Amelie’s <\/a><\/strong><\/span>expands beyond its large room with all the tables, art and display case of incredibly\u00a0delicate foods. There are multiple rooms for events! Some of their most popular occasions to host events are baby showers, bridal showers and birthday parties but with the accessible parking and “break from reality” feel, it would be nice for any occasion or holiday.<\/p>\n

‘Tis the season for Valentine’s Day and Amelie’s<\/a><\/strong><\/span> is here for it. The bakery is serving many festive treats including:\u00a0French Macarons, Lemon Raspberry Tart, Strawberry Vanilla Petit G\u00e2teau, Raspberry Linzer Cookies and Custom\u00a0\u00c9clairs. The\u00a0\u00c9clairs can be filled with either chocolate or vanilla cream and topped with a custom message of your choosing! Pair any of these goodies with some of Amelie’s<\/strong><\/a><\/span> signature beverages like\u00a0a Salted Caramel Brownie Cafe Mocha or a simple Espresso. Scroll below to take a peek at our favorite Valentine’s-themed treats\u00a0then\u00a0watch our Facebook Live with Marketing and Media Manager, Skye Estroff, and\u00a0Kitchen Manager Mikaila Fong\u00a0to get\u00a0more details!<\/strong><\/a><\/p>\n

5 Must-try Valentine’s Day Treats:<\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

1) French Macarons<\/strong><\/p>\n

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2) Lemon Raspberry Tart<\/strong><\/p>\n

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3) Strawberry Vanilla Petit G\u00e2teau<\/strong><\/p>\n

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4) Raspberry Linzer Cookie<\/strong><\/p>\n

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5) Custom\u00a0\u00c9clairs<\/strong><\/p>\n

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See these plates up-close when you scroll, then\u00a0watch our Facebook Live with Marketing and Media Manager, Skye Estroff, and Chef Imani Greer to get\u00a0more details!<\/a>\u00a0Stay 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><\/strong><\/p>\n"},"1317":{"pid":1317,"date":"31 January 2019","title":"Taste of the NFL- Saturday, February 2nd","thumb":"http:\/\/tasteatl.net\/management\/..\/images\/2019\/01\/Taste-of-NFL-2.png","excerpt":"Over 32 of the country\u2019s most notable chefs are heading to the Party With A Purpose with Taste of the NFL - join them for a night of food, football and fun!","cat":"Events","markup":"

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Taste of the NFL<\/a>, the premier culinary and sports event, is coming to Atlanta this Saturday night!\u00a0<\/span><\/p>\n

Enjoy signature dishes from over 32 of America’s finest chefs, meet and get photos and autographs from more than 35 current NFL players, Hall of Famers and legends. Join noted celebrities from all areas of the entertainment world while you stroll and enjoy the evening. This party with a purpose raises awareness and dollars for hunger relief locally and nationally. Also appearing at Taste of the NFL is special musical guest and Grammy nominated country icon, Martina McBride.\u00a0<\/span><\/p>\n

Tickets available at\u00a0<\/b>http:\/\/bit.ly\/TNFLTix19<\/b><\/a>\u00a0<\/b>\u00a0<\/span><\/p>\n

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Photo by Luciana Carneiro<\/p><\/div>\n

We know how you\u00a0#tasteofatlanta<\/strong>\u00a0every October, but\u00a0how do you find a\u00a0#tasteofmyatlanta<\/strong>\u00a0throughout the year?\u00a0<\/span><\/p>\n

Tag us in your (Facebook & Instagram) food photos all-year long and use the\u00a0#tasteofmyatlanta<\/strong>\u00a0in your caption to enter to win gift cards, prizes and even a chance to be featured on @TasteofAtlanta social media! Taste of Atlanta will select a\u00a0winner each week<\/strong>, so always a new opportunity to win!<\/span><\/p>\n

Entry details:<\/strong> Winner will be contacted directly through the social media platform used (Facebook or Instagram). Winner will have 3 business days to accept prize\/feature or win will be forfeited. #tasteofmyatlanta winner will be selected at random 1 time per week (January- December 2019). The post used to enter must contain the hashtag #tasteofmyatlanta and tag @TasteofAtlanta. Winner will be selected at random.<\/p>\n"},"1296":{"pid":1296,"date":"10 January 2019","title":"5 Ways to Eat Healthy This Year at Public School 404","thumb":"http:\/\/tasteatl.net\/management\/..\/images\/2019\/01\/Screen-Shot-2019-01-10-at-11.01.40-AM.png","excerpt":"In the second week of 2019, healthy resolutions are starting to feel more challenging. Two weeks into cooking and eating at home, you may be feeling more fatigued than energized from prioritizing fresh, balanced meals. Let Public School 404 help you out! There are 5 dishes, in particular, that are totally crave-worthy.","cat":"Food","markup":"

\"Screen<\/a>In the second week of 2019, healthy resolutions are starting to feel more challenging.\u00a0Two\u00a0weeks\u00a0into cooking and eating at home, you may be feeling more fatigued than energized from prioritizing fresh, balanced meals. Let Public School 404<\/a><\/strong><\/span> help you out!<\/p>\n

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

See these plates up-close when you scroll, then watch our Facebook Live with Marketing and Media Manager, Skye Estroff, and Chef Imani Greer to get\u00a0more details!<\/a><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

1)\u00a0Pan-seared salmon with harissa vinaigrette, served over grilled zucchini and asparagus\u00a0and topped with citrus confit and soft herb salad.\u00a0<\/strong><\/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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2) Gingersnap sandwiches with Fresh Lemon gelato.<\/strong>\"fullsizeoutput_2a1\"3) Banana split with 2 scoops of Full Throttle Vanilla, 1 scoop Majestic Mango and a banana topped with a drizzle of chocolate syrup, salted bourbon caramel, chopped peanuts and a homemade waffle cone wedge.<\/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"},"1271":{"pid":1271,"date":"28 November 2018","title":"Award-Winning Fried Lobster from Noble Fin","thumb":"http:\/\/tasteatl.net\/management\/..\/images\/2018\/11\/Screen-Shot-2018-11-28-at-2.16.31-PM.png","excerpt":"Many ITP establishments tout the best seafood specialities, but Noble Fin just brought home the \"Best Taste- Friday\" trophy of Taste of Atlanta for their Crispy Tamarind Glazed Lobster! ","cat":"Food","markup":"

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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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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

1)\u00a0Slow Braised Beef Ribs over Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes and Crispy Collard Greens with Jack Daniels Au Jus.<\/strong><\/p>\n

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2) Spaghetti Squash with Mushroom Bolognese and Vegan Parmesan.<\/strong><\/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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Stay up to date with all things Taste of Atlanta throughout the year! Follow us on Facebook<\/a>, Instagram<\/a>, Twitter<\/a> and sign up for our e-newsletter here<\/a>.<\/strong><\/p>\n"},"1257":{"pid":1257,"date":"18 October 2018","title":"Taste of Atlanta 2018- Know Before You Go","thumb":"http:\/\/tasteatl.net\/management\/..\/images\/2018\/10\/Consume-Media-B-Roll-Screenshots-TOA-2017-Drone-4.png","excerpt":"Know before you go to Taste of Atlanta 2018!","cat":"Events","markup":"

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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