Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival Returns for 5th Year

The attack is back! Tickets are now on sale for the JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, to be held on Sunday, July 21st.

The fifth annual event will bring together tomato fans, chefs, farmers and mixologists for an afternoon that benefits Georgia Organics.

Killer Tomato Fest 2013The action takes place at and around JCT. Kitchen & Bar in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions District. Top Atlanta chefs and mixologists will create tomato dishes or cocktails using produce grown by regional farmers. Guests will get to snack and sip all the creations and then vote for their favorite.

This year’s Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival will include more than 40 chefs, 15 mixologists and more than 30 farmers. Scroll down for a list of participating chefs and mixologists.

There will also be live performances by The Spazmatics and local chef band Five Bone Rack.

Tickets cost $55 per person ($50 for Georgia Organic members). Ticket prices go up to $70 on July 1st. A total of 1,400 tickets will be available for the festival and may be purchased online at Xorbia by clicking here.

Last year’s event raised nearly $26,000 for Georgia Organics.

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The JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, Sunday, July 21, 2013, 1pm to 5pm. JCT. Kitchen & Bar, 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta 30318.

Participating chefs:
Jay Swift of 4th & Swift
David Larkworthy of 5 Seasons Brewing Company
Brett Ashcraft of Abattoir
Chad Clevenger of Alma Cocina
Andy Carson and Carla Tomasko of Bacchanalia
Lance Gummere of Bantam + Biddy
Bruce Logue of BoccaLupo
Suzanne Vizethann of Buttermilk Kitchen
Carvel Grant Gould of Canoe
Asha Gomez of Cardamom Hill
Delia Champion of Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand
Ryan Smith of Empire State South
Whitney Otawka of Farm 255
Dan Latham and Cameron Thompson of Farm Burger
Todd Immel of Floataway Café
Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow
E.J. Hodgkinson of JCT. Kitchen & Bar
Taria Camerino of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, King + Duke, No. 246 and The Optimist
Joe Schafer of King + Duke
Nick Carse of King of Pops
Brent Banda of La Tavola Trattoria
Eric Ottensmeyer of Leon’s Full Service
Chris Hall of Local Three
Jeremiah Bacon of The Macintosh (in Charleston, SC)
Steven Satterfield of Miller Union
Drew Belline of No. 246
Andrew Smith and Scotley Innis of Ormsby’s
Adam Evans of The Optimist and Oyster Bar at The Optimist
Robert Gerstenecker of Park 75
Nick Rutherford and Molly Gunn of The Porter
Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun’s, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Krog Bar and KR SteakBar
Ron Eyester of Rosebud and The Family Dog
Scott Serpas of Serpas True Food
Drew Van Leuvan of Seven Lamps
Jenny Levison and Jessica Hanners of Souper Jenny
Cooper Miller of Southbound
Robert Elliot of Sprig — Won“Best Booth” in 2012
Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol
Tyler Williams of Woodfire Grill

Participating mixologists:
Kevin Bragg of 4th &  Swift
Ryan McLaughlin and Heather Miller of Abattoir
Kellie Thorn of Empire State South
Jerry Slater and Callie Schlosser of H. Harper Station
Eduardo Guzman of JCT. Kitchen & Bar and The Optimist
Miles Macquarrie of Leon’s Full Service — Won “People’s Choice for Best Tasting Cocktail” in 2012
Kevin Ryan of Local Three
Stuart White of Miller Union
Paul Calvert of Paper Plane and Victory Sandwich Bar — Won “Best Tasting Cocktail” in 2012
Nate Shuman of Proof and Provision
Andy Minchow of Ration & Dram
Jeff Jackson of Rosebud
Arianne Fielder of Seven Lamps
Navarro Carr of Sound Table
Brian Stanger of Woodfire Grill