Taste of Atlanta Returns This Weekend

Atlanta’s premiere food and drink festival returns to Midtown this weekend. Celebrating its 10th year, Taste of Atlanta will be held on Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd in Tech Square.

The festival showcases the best in Atlanta’s culinary scene and offers attendees the chance to taste it all. More than 80 restaurants will offer a taste of their menu, while chefs demonstrate their signature dishes or face off in friendly competition on two stages. Taste of Atlanta offers food fun for all ages with interactive cooking demonstrations and hands on activities at the Family Food Zone.

Click here to see highlights from Taste of Atlanta 2010

For wine and beer fans, the VIP experience offers the chance to sample a large selection of wine and more than 40 craft beers inside the VIP tasting tents. At educational seminars VIPs will get to learn about and sample special wines, beers and cocktails.

New this year is a kickoff party on Friday, October 21st. The Big Grill – A Midtown Block Party will have food, cold beer, live music and a birthday cake to celebrate Taste of Atlanta’s 10th anniversary. Featured chefs include Kevin Rathbun and the Food Network’s Aarón Sanchez. The party will benefit Georgia Organics.

Tickets to Taste of Atlanta are $25 per person and may be purchased online. Tickets at the event will cost $35 per person. Ten taste coupons are included with admission and are used to purchase food. Kids 13 and under receive free admission when accompanied by a paid adult. VIP tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the event and include 15 taste coupons. Tickets to The Big Grill are two for $100, or two VIP tickets for $130.

Taste of Atlanta, October 22 & 23 at Spring Street & 5th Street in Midtown Atlanta, 11am – 6pm.