SAMPLE DISHES AND DRINKS FROM SOME OF THE ATL’S TOP EATERIES

BY: Karon Warren

Now in its 17th year, Taste of Atlanta brings together more than 90 area restaurants and chefs whipping up their best dishes for resident and visiting foodies alike. The event starts Friday, Oct. 19, with a kickoff party, with the main events on Saturday and Sunday. “Throughout three days of bites and beverages, Atlanta’s favorite restaurants will show off their most craveable dishes,” says Dale DeSena, event founder and CEO. In addition to the tastings, look for hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations from local cooks, including Seven Chan of Poke Burri, Stephen Franklin of DAS BBQ and Tregaye Fraser, winner of season 12 of the reality cooking competition Food Network Star. New this year is a beer garden showcasing some of Atlanta’s favorite craft beer makers, as well as cocktails and wine. Also for the first time, an area of the festival will be dedicated to all things brunch on Sunday. 

TASTE OF ATLANTA

Oct. 19-21; check
schedule for times
Tickets start at $25
Historic Fourth Ward Park
680 Dallas St. N.E.
Atlanta 30308
tasteofatlanta.com