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This past weekend's Taste of Atlanta came and went, and it was filled with a little bit of rain, some much needed sunshine, great food and oh so much fun! Read below for the full scoop on everything that happened during this year's festival!
Taste of Atlanta kicked off on Friday, October 18th with a Friday Night Opening Party hosted by Nick Leahy, Chef owner of AIX and Tin Tin. The evening was dedicated to supporting the Georgia Grown Program and all the good work they do to promote the state's agricultural resources to support local farmers and makers. Attendees enjoyed their evening with a beautiful Atlanta sunset, entertainment by Moontower as well as delicious bites from American Cut, Tiny Lou's, O- Ku and many more as well as their favorite cocktails, beer and wine! Kimball House was awarded “Best Taste” of the evening.
On Saturday, attendees were able to sample more than 90 of Atlanta's best restaurants in the main festival including City Barbeque, Poke Burri, Rock's Chicken and Fries, Sweet Spot and more as well as try samples of cocktails, beers and wines! Attendees were also able to enjoy cooking classes and demos including those taught by culinary legend and NYC-based chef Jonathan Waxman, Chef Darrell Johnson, winner of Food Network's ‘The Great Food Truck Race', as well as a CEO competition with some of Atlanta's best executives, and more! After the festival, guests were able to enjoy an intimate concert by Yacht Rock Revue playing classics like “Rich Girls” and “Africa”.
Saturday's Winner's included:
Best Taste: Woody's
Best Presentation: Casi Cielo
Most Unique: Mojave
Best Dessert: Doughnut Dollies
Sunday brought beautiful sunshine and fantastic weather! Attendees were able to watch Sunday's football games on BMW Atlanta's TV as well as enjoy a Burger Brawl with Budweiser and tastes from more than 90 of Atlanta's best restaurants including Sukoshi, Barcelona, Simon's Restaurant, Bulla Gastrobar and so many more! Attendees were also able to attend complimentary cooking classes taught by Garnish + Gather, Chef Anthony Sanders of Atlanta Breakfast Club, Chef Delroy Bowen of 5Church and more.
Sunday's Winner's included:
Best Taste: Joella's
Best Presentation: Ponko Chicken
Most Unique: Fedeel Bistro
Best Dessert: Salvay Bistro
Big thank you to everyone that attended this year's Taste of Atlanta 2019! We can't wait to have see you again at our 2020 festival!