Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/24/23

Culinary Pop-Up Accelerator will Host Chef Residences, a Monthly Rotation of Chefs Serving Weekend Brunch, & Themed Collaboration Dinners on Mondays 

 Ponce City Market announces Punk Foodie, an Atlanta pop-up restaurant curator and storytelling platform that amplifies and cultivates the city’s thriving underground and independent food scene, will open a food stall in the Central Food Hall this fall. Named Punk Foodie @ Ponce, the concept will be a restaurant and chef accelerator, with a rotating, curated roster of pop-up chefs that represent the often unheralded diversity and talent driving Atlanta’s future restaurant landscape.

With a mission to champion budding local chefs, grant their culinary creations broader exposure, and enhance their commercial success while enriching Atlanta’s culinary scene, Punk Foodie @ Ponce will be home to one- to two-month chef residences, a monthly rotation of pop-up chefs serving weekend brunch, and themed chef collaboration dinners on Mondays. Guests will be able to explore a variety of cuisines and dishes not easily found across the city.

“Pop-up chefs are creating pictures of the new South through local and global ingredients served in styrofoam take-out boxes from borrowed kitchens and 10×10 tents with tabletop fryers all over the city,” says Sam Flemming, Founder of Punk Foodie. “Now, with the new food stall at Ponce City Market, we’re helping pop-up chefs accelerate to the next level by allowing them to test concepts, build a brand and establish a track record as a means to open brick-and-mortar restaurants that will drive the evolution of Atlanta’s dining scene.”

Upon opening, Ganji will take up residence in the new food stall and serve Asian-inspired fast fusion – American fare infused with Asian essentials and flavors. Ganji Founders Jess Kim and Jun Park are culinary school graduates of Le Cordon Bleu and Culinary Institute of America, respectively, and have extensive experience in kitchens and management positions at multiple Atlanta restaurant groups including Korean Wives, Seed Hospitality and Castellucci Hospitality Group. Other chefs slated for the first month include Mighty Hans (Taiwanese-American), Krupana (Bosnian-ish) and Jimmie’s Jerk Chicken (American Jerk & BBQ). The chefs for a Fripper’s Hot Dog night will be announced in September.  

Chefs who are interested in being part of the accelerator program are invited to claim a chef profile on the Punk Foodie ‘pop-up finder’ app. Chefs are selected based on app analytics of their activity and Punk Foodie’s deep understanding of the pop-up scene. 

When Punk Foodie Founder Sam Flemming moved to Atlanta, he fell in love with the city’s burgeoning underground dining scene filled with pop-up chefs and food trucks – aspiring restaurateurs serving some of the most interesting, cutting-edge, authentic, and unique food in Atlanta. The whole thing reminded him of a punk rock scene, but for food. This interest led him to launch Punk Foodie in 2021. Today, the Punk Foodie platform consists of @punkfoodie.atl Instagram account, a weekly newsletter, a weekly column in Rough Draft Atlanta, the Road Crew foodie content agency, an events arm that curates chef-driven events like Punk Foodie Fest, and the ‘pop-up finder’ Punk Foodie app. With the launch of Punk Foodie @ Ponce, Punk Foodie now has an integrated and powerful platform that generates content, builds community, provides information, and offers tangible business opportunities to pop-up chefs and the broader independent restaurant scene driving the evolution of the Atlanta dining.

Since opening to the public in 2015, Ponce City Market has become a must-visit place on travelers’ Atlanta bucket lists, a beacon in Atlanta’s skyline and a destination for locals to gather, shop, eat, explore art and cultural happenings, live, and more. Small business owners – both retailers and restaurateurs – have turned their dreams into realities at Ponce City Market, with many starting as pop-ups or within Citizen Supply and expanding into their own spaces, like Pizza JeansCake Culture, Modern Mystic Shop, and Elk Head Clothing. One of Atlanta’s few female restaurateurs, Tal Baum, opened her first concept Bellina Alimentari in 2017, and since has opened a second restaurant at Ponce City Market, Atrium, and Aziza and Falafel Nation at Jamestown’s property Westside Provisions District. Her sixth concept, Carmel, opened earlier this summer at Jamestown-owned Buckhead Village.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/24/23

Distillery of Modern Art, 9/10/23 from 1-5pm.


Get ready for an amazing art show called “Finding Home Through Art” hosted by SPS Productions at the fabulous Distillery Of Modern Art on September 10th from 1 to 5 PM.

This show is not just about admiring beautiful artwork, it’s also about making a difference. Some of the pieces will be sold to benefit Lost-N-Found Youth, an organization that supports LGBTQ+ youth in need.

Tickets are absolutely FREE! Just head over to our event page Finding Home Through Art: Art Show to secure your spot.

Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colors, emotions, and thought-provoking art that explores the theme of finding home through artistic expression. It’s going to be an afternoon filled with creativity, acceptance, and love.

So mark your calendars for September 10th, 1 to 5 PM, at the Distillery Of Modern Art. Let’s come together, celebrate art, and make a positive impact on the lives of LGBTQ+ youth.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/24/23

September’s First Friday will provide a platform for local independent filmmakers and storytellers to showcase their works.


Experience an unforgettable cinematic experience during an exciting collaboration with Underground Atlanta’s renowned First Friday event featuring a talented lineup of local filmmakers. This partnership promises to deliver an evening of art, entertainment and community spirit. 

Underground Atlanta is thrilled to partner with Audio_Video_Club and Kristan Woolford in this joint effort of cinematic vision that will take place on Friday, September 1, 2023. FilmCon will offer an engaging platform for emerging filmmakers like Brittany E. Walton, Morgan Matthews, Lanese LoveVicente Varela-Gomez, Esther Jane LordNaima Cooper and others to showcase their talents.

Bianca Cato, Founder and Executive Director of Audio_Video_Club, expressed, We are a projector and screen, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating art of film and the local filmmakers. AVC is very excited for the partnership with Underground Atlanta’s First Fridays to elevate a few locals and their film creations.

The Underground Atlanta First Friday event ensures attendees will not only be treated to exceptional cinema but also to dynamic artistic experiences. Film enthusiasts are encouraged to explore the spaces founded by EuGene Byrd III (FUTURE GALLERY + Railroad), Mike Stasny (MOM SAID ITS FINE), Carl Janes (The Inner Space), Maria McDowell (Emmcdee Gallery) and Tyree Smith (ARTlanta Gallery).

Each First Friday we aim to curate a vibrant part of the Atlanta art scene, emphasized Lyle Baldes, Director of Special Events at Lalani Ventures. With our friends in the film industry on an extended strike, we knew it was time to focus on film and the world around it.”

“FilmCon” will begin at 9:00 pm in the Fountain’s Plaza and throughout all of Underground Atlanta on Lower Alabama Street. Since its inception, First Friday has hosted thousands of art lovers and those who are curious about Underground Atlanta’s recent revival. After the performance and throughout the night, attendees are treated to DJs, live performances, an artist market, live painting as well as several food and drink options. Guests are encouraged to RSVP for the free event on Eventbrite


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/24/23

Sunday, September 17, Aziza is hosting a Fall Equinox & Rosh Hashanah Dinner to celebrate new beginnings in honor of the two occasions. The menu is $90 per person, and reservations can be booked here from 5-10pm.

Located in West Midtown, Aziza (“happiness” in Arabic) offers modern Israeli cuisine with fresh takes on traditional dishes, while paying homage to Founder Tal Baum’s childhood in Israel. This dinner will celebrate the season’s harvest and incorporate the restaurant’s staple flavors, all  with a particular focus on 10 symbolic Rosh Hashanah food items through various dishes & courses. 

“Our upcoming dinner aims to blend the spirit of renewal associated with both Rosh Hashanah and the equinox,” says Oliva Founder Tal Baum. “It is an opportunity to celebrate an evening of new beginnings together.”

Traditionally, Rosh Hashanah starts with a small Seder (similar to the Passover Seder), composed of different blessings all related to successful new beginnings, positivity, prosperity and renewal. A seasonal ingredient or dish is associated with each blessing – think pomegranate, apple, honey, dates, pumpkin, lamb and fish. The seasonal fare and the different blessings will be weaved throughout the menu and will allow guests to learn more about this beautiful Jewish New Year tradition while enjoying a phenomenal multi-course dinner. 




Salatim for the Table

Roasted Beets – honey vinaigrette, hazelnut oil, apples

Chirshi – butternut squash, pepitas, sumac

Babaganoush – pine nuts, pomegranate, tehina


Choice of:


Hummus Lamb Mechoui –  silan, harissa oil

Hummus Vegetarian – leeks, black garlic, Laban Kishk


Choice of:

Lamb Loin Kebab – Turnip, fennel, cipollini, green chermoula

Lamb & Brisket Manti – tomato brown butter, labne, Aleppo, mint

Grilled Branzino – tamarind, fenugreek, spiced potatoes, toum

Stuffed Grape Leaves – lentils, walnuts, smoked cinnamon, chraime, crispy okra


Apple Tart – honey ice cream

Malabi – Rose, Pistachios 

Pomegranate Sorbet


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/24/23

Step into a World of Playful Exploration: Peach Museum has Opened Featuring Expressive, Adult-Themed Selfie Fun in Underground Atlanta

Get cheeky at this brand new selfie-museum located in Underground Atlanta for an adult-themed immersive experience.

The Peach Museum by the Original Selfie museum creators, recently featured on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, have opened a new 18+ selfie exploration experience location on Underground Atlanta in the heart of Downtown. This new exhibit is content creator’s dream, visitors will be treated to an array of thought-provoking and visually stunning exhibits, all meticulously crafted to spark the imagination and encourage vibrant selfies.

As a space to create unique and captivating Instagram and TikTok content, Peach Museum offers a variety of backdrops that are perfect for hosting a birthday party, bachelorette party or a private event. 

Co-founder and visionary behind Peach Museum, Alex Kurylin, shared, “This brand new concept is designed to break traditional boundaries and challenge the norms of self-expression. Peach Museum is a sanctuary where adults can revel in their individuality, creating and capturing moments that boost self-confidence through personal exploration and creativity.”

Located on Lower Alabama Street in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, Peach Museum is more than just a museum; it’s an immersive experience tailored for adults looking to engage their imagination and celebrate self-confidence. Through a careful curation of interactive exhibits, each corner of the museum encourages guests to channel their inner artist and unleash their creativity.

“Underground Atlanta has a very social arts scene that has flipped the presumed norm of galleries with exhibits into experiences that are not what most would describe as typical. We support the movement of art in our property and the constantly expanding nature of that.”  – Lyle Baldes, Director of Special Events at Lalani Ventures. 

Peach Museum is now open on the weekends in Underground Atlanta from Friday to Sunday with reservations starting at 6:00 pm. Selfie lovers are encouraged to book their one-hour reservation ahead of arrival for $19 per ticket. This intriguing selfie experience also offers an option to book the entire venue for a private event to celebrate your birthday or bachelorette party, shoot boudoir photography or host a corporate gathering. In addition to Underground Atlanta, Peach Museum is opening a second location at World Erotic Art Museum in South Beach Miami on September 17th. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/20/23

Always Exploring, Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL is a BLAST for space lovers of all ages! We recently adventured down where we relived the Apollo launch at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, then blasted into the future at the NEW Gateway, The Deep Space Complex, followed by a mesmerizing look at the actual Space Shuttle Atlanta, got to chat with an Astronaut, Charlie Walker, and explored the larger-than-life rocket garden. And that just the beginning of the adventure, the adventure has just begun at Kennedy Space Center. To the moon!

Our first stop was to the bus tour to Apollo/Saturn V Center where you go behind the gates onto NASA property and see the Vehicle Assembly Building that’s bigger than three Empire State buildings and even a NASA crawler transporter (it was in the movie Armageddon). Then, enter the world of Apollo 8 and Saturn V, where first you’ll relive the Apollo launch where they immerse you in a lifelike reenactment of the Apollo launch. I was particularly impressed with this and even got goose bumps! Then, head over to the vault where you’ll see Shepard’s space suit, an Apollo capsule, and other cool relics from that time in the Space race. On top of that you can touch a moon rock AND stand underneath the largest rocket ever flown.

After the bus tour, we rode back to the main visitor’s complex and made our way into Gateway, The Deep Space Complex. There we explored visionary human deep space travel designs from SpaceX, NASA, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin including Deep Space Habitat, Starliner from Boeing and their innovative space suit “Rosie.” Interact with a variety of touch screens to explore further into each cutting-edge innovation. Gateway also includes Spaceport KSC, immersive rides that will take you on an epic futuristic journey.

Our Kennedy Space Center adventure then led us to Space Shuttle Atlantis. After a brief video about the shuttle, the curtain raises to reveal the ACTUAL shuttle! The sheer size of the shuttle is absolutely breathtaking. You can explore the orbiter that traveled 126 million miles up close and explore every aspect including what the bed quarters looked like, the toilet, a replica of the controls that actually work, as well as 60 other exhibits, see shuttle-era artifacts, and fun interactive simulators. PLUS, Shuttle Launch Experience that simulates an actual launch into space!

Being huge space lovers, we went to infinity and beyond and got an intimate Chat with an Astronaut. Two times a day, join a small group of Space aficionados for an intimate and thrilling adventure. During this experience, ask questions of one of NASAs astronauts, enjoy an unlimited food buffet with fruit, sandwiches, and hot foods, as well as water and soda. They’re also frosty adult beverages for those 21+ like local beers and wine. Our astronaut was Charlie Walker, an industry payload specialist from 3 Discovery voyages! He told us they DO drink their own pee in space (it is filtered!), that it takes 30 minutes to prepare a meal in space, and the best food is shrimp cocktail. You go home with a signed photo and a coin!

Finally, we took some time to make our way around the Rocket Garden, a “garden” of HUGE ROCKETS! Explore these engineering feats of technology that got us to where we are today. The most fascinating to me was the Titan-Mercury.
Kennedy Space Center is $75 for adults and there are specials on their website. Please note, chat with an Astronaut is extra/an add on.

Courtyard by Marriot Titusville

Beyond Kennedy Space Center, we stayed in the Courtyard by Marriot Titusville at Kennedy Space Center that is the closest hotel to the visitor complex. It is only 10 minutes! Launch into the lobby where you’ll see a NASA space suit, space toys, Lockheed Martin rocket, and small touches like little rocket lights and space related art. They have a bistro and bar with coffee and light bites downstairs, then on the roof is The Space Bar with full food menu and themed cocktails overlooking the inter coastal waterway between Titusville, FL and the Space Center! It’s a beautiful view from the lobby or rooftop.
Then, exploring our large King room, what hits you first is the view! It is the same view as the rooftop bar of the inter coastal. A large comfy king bed literally is beneath the stars with a beautiful space accent wall. Near the window is the circular couch, while the wet bar area is angular lines. The bathroom is also crips, clean, and spacious. Everything screams Space!

Something that makes this hotel special is that you can watch the scheduled launches from Cape Canaveral right from your room, the seating near the water behind the hotel or from the rooftop bar (preferred spot!). We got to see the Falcon 9 SpaceX launch at 11:41pm on 8/6!

The Space Bar

Remember when I mentioned that the Courtyard Titusville has a rooftop bar called The Space Bar? Well, the sky calls to us and we dined in style overlooking the beautiful waterway surrounded by space themed murals, neon signs, and more! Let’s not forget their out of this world tuna poke bowl, marvelous mahi tacos, creative cocktails, creamy deviled eggs, and perfect pretzel. It’s all delicious.

Here’s the details about The Space Bar’s food and drink starting with The Causeway Cosmo cocktail that is tangy cranberry, floral hibiscus, cool lime paired with vodka and triple sec and topped with blue edible glitter. Named after a Beastie Boys song, the Intergalactic Planetary cocktail is cool and sweet, coconut rum, tangy citron, St. Germain floral elderflower liqueur, blue curacao, and pineapple.

We dove into the Deviled eggs & Bacon, a sweet and savory treat with candied bacon, yet creamy and rich inside. It comes with a side of spicy, candied bacon and chips! The Blackened Mahi tacos are creamy and sweet up front with flavorful, meaty fish that is lightly seasoned and enveloped in a grilled shell. Plus, the Tuna Poke bowl is savory tuna, tender, with creamy avocado, spicy aioli, seaweed and a side of wasabi for heat. This one is unique as I’ve never had asparagus in a poke bowl. It adds a crunch that’s good! Finally, the Bavarian Jumbo Pretzel is large and presented hanging! Buttery, warm, crisp outside and soft inside and served with cheese and mustard!

When are you planning your trip to Kennedy Space Center?


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/18/23

Celebrate canine companions at Eventide Brewing’s National Dog Day bash on Saturday, August 26

The brewery is rolling out the red carpet for its four-legged friends with vendors, treats and free beer for anyone who donates to PAWS Atlanta 

Prepare for a tail-wagging celebration of canines of all sizes at Eventide Brewing on Saturday, August 26.

Grant Park’s favorite brewery is toasting everyone’s best friend this National Dog Day. The day will be filled with dog-centric events, vendors and activities that both you and your canine friend will enjoy, including: 

  • Bark ‘n Brews: Paws-ibly the best drink for your furry friend. Eventide will be serving Pooch Porters and Pup Pilsners (made with beef and chicken broth, respectively) all day!
  • Hops & Flow Dog Yoga (11 a.m.): Stretch and strengthen your bond with your pup in a special dog/owner yoga class. Note: Tickets are $15 and include a free beer; all proceeds will be donated to PAWS Atlanta.
  • Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe (noon – 2 p.m.): The organization will offer fun and interactive pet education for all ages.
  • Pup Portraits (4 – 8 p.m.): Lindy Nichole Photography will capture those uncanny resemblances between dogs and their owners.
  • Paw Print Pressings (4 – 8 p.m.):Grit Ceramic Studio will be on-site helping you create memorable paw print keepsakes.
  • Dog Look-alike Contest (4 – 8 p.m.): Think you and your dog share a resemblance? Enter the look-alike contest for a chance to win free beer for the rest of the year! 
  • Dunkin the Frenchie (4 – 8 p.m.):Meet and pose alongside Atlanta’s trendiest Frenchie, Dunkin! Beyond his impeccable style, he’ll be lending his charm as the emcee for the afternoon’s events. 
  • Cool Pups Creamery (4 – 8 p.m.): The pop up will be dishing out scrumptious organic doggie ice cream.

Eventide will also host a donation drive for PAWS Atlanta Animal Rescue, and everyone who brings an item will receive a free pint. Items needed include: 

  • Hill’s Science Diet adult dog food
  • Newspapers
  • Regular unscented bleach
  • Trash bags (heavy 55 – 60 gallon and 13-gallon tall kitchen)
  • Milk-Bones
  • Kong toys

For more information about the event, please visit Eventide Brewing’s Facebook event page.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/18/23

After hosting a series of dynamic culinary pop-up experiences this summer, Atlas and The Garden Room are set to officially reopen for full service, with The Garden Room returning today, Wednesday, Aug. 16, and Atlas returning on Thursday, Aug. 17. Both restaurants pushed their creativity and hosted temporary pop-ups including The Choux Box, a very successful dessert pastry boutique as well as the Atlas Underground dining experience in June, July, and early August as the kitchen underwent a refresh. Now both restaurants are returning, just in time for the city’s Michelin Guide buzz, with fully reimagined menus, offering the same elegance and impeccable quality that Atlas and The Garden Room are known for but with new inspiration after Chef Freddy Money’s extensive travels abroad, event participation around the world and lots of research and development throughout the summer.
This reopening will serve as the beginning of a new phase for both restaurants, led by Chef Freddy, Tavistock’s Atlanta Culinary Director. Born and raised in London, England, Chef Freddy began cooking at the age of 16 and went on to develop his culinary skills training in several of the world’s finest Michelin Star-awarded restaurants, including Paco Roncero, El Bulli Catering in Spain and The United Kingdom’s Alain Ducasse Group.
Joining Atlas and The Garden Room in 2019, Chef Freddy quickly took both highly revered Atlanta restaurants to new heights, offering visually stunning dishes with bold and complex flavors. Now, after extensive travels abroad this summer, gathering inspiration, and conducting research and development, Chef is relaunching both restaurants with a realized vision.
“I, and the Atlas team, spent an extensive amount of time redeveloping the cuisine for both restaurants,” said Chef Freddy. “We worked meticulously, creating, and refining several dishes before we selected the final menus. After spending several weeks working on them, we know beyond a doubt that we’ve created something that our guests, new and returning, will love.”
Atlas guests can expect a modern avant-garde approach with a tasting menu that evolves through the seasons. Dishes include Kristal Caviar, Westholme Wagyu, and the signature Chocolate Rocher. The tasting menus will also include wine pairings from Atlas’s esteemed wine cellar. The Atlas Tavern will also feature an a la carte menu, with selected items from the tasting menu.
The Garden Room will offer a 2-course and 3-course prix-fixe menu, with a la carte options also available in the bar area. The menu features incredible dishes like crispy duck salad, Chilean seabass, lobster gratin, prime rib and Yorkshire pudding.
For more information or to make reservations, please visit the Atlas website here and The Garden Room website here. Interviews with Chef Freddy Money and photography are available upon request.  

About Atlas: Under renowned culinary leadership, Atlas brings a fresh and innovative approach to traditional cooking. The menu is inspired by partnerships with local farms using the freshest and most seasonal produce. Each dish tells a story, and the menu is a journey that focuses on ingredients, provenance, and texture resulting in a powerful combination of wonderful and memorable food. For more information, please visit www.atlasrestaurant.com and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.
About The Garden Room: The Garden Room is an immersive garden bar and dining experience and an enchanted escape, welcoming in its beauty and appealing through its casual approach. Guests can unwind and enjoy whimsical cocktails while enjoying small plates and house specialties curated by Chef Freddy Money. The talented landscape artists, Boxwood Gardens, work throughout the year to create seasonal floral and decor installations. For more information, please visit www.thegardenroomatlanta.com and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/18/23

THE ARTS FIRST FRIDAY – First Friday of every month starting at 9pm at Underground Atlanta

RSVP is free! Tickets here.

Come to the biggest Music & Arts Festival in Atlanta and enjoy a fun-filled night with fine arts, live music, poetry, film, fashion, delicious food, drinks, and performances.

Featuring some of Atlanta’s hottest DJs & artists, grab some delicious food/drinks, listen to live music and dance the night away.

Our meticulously curated selection of artists will also showcase their work in various media, including film, fashion, poetry, paintings, photography & sculpture and more to create a truly immersive multimedia experience.

*Tickets are going fast. Get yours now to guarantee admission. Early arrival is suggested. *

CAMP CREEK SOUL FESTIVAL – Labor Day Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3, 2-9pm, Princeton Lakes

Tickets start at $10 and are available here for Saturday and Sunday

Join us for a soul-stirring and unforgettable experience at our Two-Day Soul & RnB Music Festival!
Immerse yourself in live music performances, laugh out loud with our comedian hosts, savor delicious food, and dance the night away.

Bring your picnic essentials and enjoy a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, complete with a yoga segment at noon.
Don’t miss out on this unique blend of music, comedy, food, and fun! Get your tickets now to reserve your spot!

PEACH STATE LABOR DAY BLOCK PARTY – Monday, September 4, 3-10pm at Underground

Tickets start at $20 and can be found here.

Bring your friends and come down to the Underground for a night of good food, fine drinks, and great music on Labor Day!

Enjoy good company and good vibes as our DJs keep the party going!

ATLANTA AFRICAN CARRIBEAN FEST – Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 11am-11pm, Piedmont Park

Tickets start at $45 and are available here for Saturday and here for Sunday.

Atlanta Jollof Music & Food Festival Presents, get ready for the 2nd annual official African Caribbean Music,Food & Art Festival! We’re bringing together a collective of cultures, from West Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas… each with its unique vibes, creating an amazing celebration of family and friends! Enjoy Afro-Caribbean music, dance, fashion, and amazing food as we attempt to answer the infamous question: which nation makes the best Jollof rice?!


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/14/23

One Month till Alpharetta’s Ultimate Eatertainment Experience

Thursday, September 7th

Tickets are on sale for Grand Tasting Alpharetta, an epic signature tasting event presented by Taste of Atlanta. For one-night only, Grand Tasting Alpharetta comes to The Hotel at Avalon on Thursday, Sept. 7, featuring unlimited bites and bevs from the Alpharetta areas’s best restaurants and top chefs, bottomless beer, wine and cocktail tastings, a decadent dessert bar, live music, culinary demonstrations and other exciting entertainment. This award-winning food festival brings an incredible energy to The Hotel at Avalon where patrons 21 and older will sip, savor and celebrate the community’s vibrant culinary scene. In collaboration with the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Taste of Atlanta presents Grand Tasting Alpharetta. Tickets can be purchased at www.Alpharetta.TasteofAtlanta.com.

Tickets for Grand Tasting Alpharetta are all-inclusive, providing all ticket buyers access to complimentary food and beverage tastings, a dessert bar, and live music. Attendees 21+ will never have to reach for their wallet again upon entering the event. General Admission and VIP Tickets are now available and can be purchased at TasteofAtlanta.com. VIP ticket holders get early access to Grand Tasting Alpharetta starting at 6 p.m., a special welcome cocktail and VIP swag bag (one per household) and the cost is $105 per ticket. General admission is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and tickets cost $85 per person. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as tickets typically sell out prior to the event. Group ticket packages are
also available at an exclusive special rate, contact Tickets@TasteofAtlanta.com to inquire.

Grand Tasting Alpharetta not only feeds the appetite but also the soul, supporting local nonprofits with a grand giveback component. North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to ease hardship and foster financial stability in the community, will receive five dollars for each ticket sold to the event when NFCC is used to purchase. The sense of community and giving back are hallmarks of Taste of Atlanta’s events. In addition to NFCC, Grand Tasting Alpharetta has partnered with Second Helpings Atlanta, Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities and Giving Kitchen to support their extraordinary causes. Pack your appetite – and your stretchy pants! – and drink and eat for the
greater good.


  • One Night Only, 7-10 p.m.; VIP access 6-7 p.m. at The Hotel at Avalon
  • Taste unlimited delicious bites from 25 of Alpharetta’s best restaurants and bakeries
  • Discover new restaurants and revisit many neighborhoods favorites
  • Sample dozens of cool cocktails, wines, and beers
  • Immersive entertainment from The Biffs, an Electric Violinist, and a caricature artist
  • Culinary demonstrations from top chefs and mixologists
  • Burger Throwdown Competition presented by Georgia Beef Board featuring chefs
    from three of Alpharetta area’s best burger spots including Bocado, Ted’s Montana
    Grill and Luci’s Steakhouse
  • Best Taste voting by attendees for the “best taste,” “best beverage” and “best
    dessert” of the evening
  • Give back to local community charity partners

  • 2B Whole Gluten-Free Bakery
  • Carrie’s Conservatory
  • Cattle Shed
  • Colletta
  • Colette French Pastry & Café
  • Da Vinci’s Donuts
  • Delbar Middle Eastern
  • Eggroll Boyz
  • Fogon and Lions
  • Foundation Social Eatery
  • July Moon Bakery & Cafe
  • Kona Grill
  • Lagarde American Eatery
  • Lapeer Steak & Seafood
  • Loyal Q and Brew
  • Luci’s Steakhouse
  • Nahm Fine Thai Cuisine
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Oak Steakhouse
  • Palm 78
  • Sankranti Indian Kitchen
  • Secreto Southern Kitchen and Bar
  • Sid’s Pizza & Wings
  • South City Kitchen
  • Southern Baked Pie Company
  • Surcheros Fresh Mex
  • Ted’s Montana Grill
  • Tres Lunas Infused Tequila Bar
  • Up On The Roof
    *Check Taste of Atlanta’s Website often for the most up-to-date restaurant list.