SCORE TICKETS TO MEET AND EAT WITH BUCKHEAD’S FINEST CHEFS.

Bartenders pour more than 50 varieties of beer, wine and liquor, including Bombay Sapphire cocktails.

Bartenders pour more than 50 varieties of beer, wine and liquor, including Bombay Sapphire cocktails.

On Sept. 24, the Buckhead restaurant scene will come together for a not-to-be-missed evening of the neighborhood’s best bites and booze. The Buckhead Theatre will once again play host to Taste of Buckhead. In its 11th year, the culinary event allows fans of Buckhead restaurants, such as Restaurant Eugene and Bhojanic, and local foodies to sip, taste and meet the chefs. Keep an eye out for Rock’s Chicken, a new chicken concept by Johnny Rockets. Chef Brian Lee from the JW Marriott Buckhead is a featured chef at the event, and he’ll host cooking demonstrations in the VIP section.

Smokebelly BBQ debuted at last year’s event as a new restaurant, dishing up savory sliders.

Smokebelly BBQ debuted at last year’s event as a new restaurant, dishing up savory sliders.

Plus, the Buckhead Business Association, which puts on the event, has doubled the size of the “wine wall,” which was a popular feature at last year’s event. It’s similar to a raffle, where guests buy a $20 ticket to choose a number off the wall and receive a bottle of wine with a minimum value of $20. The bar program will include liquors and more than 50 beers and wines, such as Bombay Sapphire gin and a selection of beers from Sweetwater Brewing. While sipping and strolling around the food tables, guests will also enjoy live jazz music.

A knife demo takes tasting experiences to a sharp new level.

A knife demo takes tasting experiences to a sharp new level.

The event runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. General admission is $50, and 100 VIP tickets are available for $75. VIP tickets come with free parking, a gift bag and entrance to an exclusive reception from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. that will include chef demonstrations, nibbles and specialty cocktails. For tickets and more information, visit buckheadbusiness.org/taste-of-buckhead. – Jamie Hausman

TASTE OF BUCKHEAD 2015
Sept. 24, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Buckhead Theatre
3110 Roswell Road
Atlanta 30305
404.467.7607
buckheadbusiness.org