Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/8/22
Food That Rocks Returns August 19-20 to Celebrate Local Restaurants at City
Green in City Springs, Presented by Taste of Atlanta
Popular event includes bites and bevs, chef demos, and live music creating unique tasting experiences with local flavor
Food That Rocks, a tasting event celebrating the diverse and vibrant restaurant scene in Sandy Springs, celebrates its seventh year. Food That Rocks returns on August 19-20 with food, wine, beer and cocktails from more than 20 local participating restaurants. Food That Rocks is hosting three sessions for guests 21-and-up to taste and sip from top-rated Sandy Springs restaurants. Food That Rocks includes chef cooking demonstrations during the day and live music at night for entertainment.
FOOD THAT ROCKS SESSION DATES AND TIMES
SESSION ONE FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 7-10 PM
SESSION TWO SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 12-3 PM
SESSION THREE SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 7-10 PM
Tickets for Food That Rocks are all-inclusive, providing unlimited bites and beverages. Tickets can be purchased beginning July 18, 2022, at https://foodthatrocks.org/. Tickets are $85 per
person per session. Tickets are $100 per person when purchased at the event. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Ticket sales at the gate are subject to availability.
“Food That Rocks in Sandy Springs was created to bring together community and entertainment for a cause. For our seventh year, we are reimagining this tasting event with multiple sessions over two days. Food That Rocks is providing three smaller, intimate tastings to expand options for our guests and restaurants. We believe our seventh year hosting Food That Rocks will have a great turnout. This year we are offering multiple sessions with unlimited bites, beverages and entertainment for our guests,” said Dale DeSena, the event creator and founder of Taste of Atlanta.
Foodies and drink enthusiasts are invited to taste and sip all Sandy Springs dining offers. The outdoor event will be held in City Springs located at 1 Galambos Way in Sandy Springs. Food
That Rocks is a rain or shine event. No refunds. No exchanges.
FOOD THAT ROCKS HIGHLIGHTS
• Three, three-hour-long sessions over two days
• An all-inclusive ticket to taste and sip from top-rated Sandy Springs
• Signature bites from Sandy Springs’ top chefs and cooks
• Refreshing beer, wine and cocktails to satisfy your thirst
• Watch local chefs cook and serve your favorite bites at cooking demos during the day and
rock on to live music at night
• Support your community and learn more about getting involved in the restaurant
industry with Culinary Job Bank
• Battle & Brew
• Breadwinner Café and Bakery
• Buttermilk Sky Pie
• Casi Cielo
• Chef Rob’s Caribbean Café
• City Bar
• City BBQ
• Clean Juice
• Colonial Kitchen & Bar
• Flower Child
• Flying Biscuit
• The General Muir
• Hearth Pizza Tavern
• il Giallo
• Kid Cashew
• La Parrilla
• McDaniel’s QN2
• Nam Kitchen
• Nothing Bundt Cakes
• Southern Bistro
• The Select
• Thos. O’Reilly’s Public House
• Three Sisters
• Tre Vele
• Tupelo Honey
• Under the Cork Tree
*Check Food That Rocks’ website often for additional restaurants.
Each restaurant is bringing a “taste” of its delicious foods prepared by top Sandy Springs chefs. Every session will allow eventgoers to vote for the “Best Taste” award and deem that
Chef’s bite as the greatest. Attendees will get a taste of many musical genres from GlowBand and The Geek Squad Band’s performances showcasing the 60s, Motown, Jazz, Hip Hop and
even today’s Top 40 hits.
“Food is a powerful tool in creating strong cities. It brings people together, and a thriving hospitality industry contributes to the overall economic health of a community. Food That Rocks has added significantly to our efforts to elevate our dining scene while creating an entertaining event fun for the community,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.
In partnership with Visit Sandy Springs and the City of Sandy Springs, Food That Rocks is for 21-and-up only and is presented by Taste of Atlanta. You must have a photo ID to enter. Food
That Rocks is also sponsored by Your Atlanta Area BMW Centers and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.
Rideshare is preferred. Drop off and pick up are located at Johnson Ferry Road and Blue Stone Road. Parking is limited. If available, deck parking is $10. Please be safe. Do not drink and
drive. For more information, visit www.FoodThatRocks.org. Pets, chairs, umbrellas, outside food or beverages, coolers, drugs, weapons, fireworks, and glass are prohibited.