Contributing Writer: Nichole Wolf of www.atladventurer.com
Do you scream for ice cream? Do you love tasting every flavor behind the counter at your favorite sweet shop? Would you kill for the chance to sample delicious ice cream for 7 days in a row?
Ford Fry’s JCT. Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival at Westside Provisions
District Gears Up for July 19!
What: Chef Ford Fry’s seventh annual JCT. Kitchen & Bar Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival hits the
streets of the Westside Provisions District on Sunday, July 19 from 1-5 p.m. More than 50 chefs and
mixologists are ramping up their best tomato-filled recipes for the competition, a fundraiser for The
Giving Kitchen and Georgia Organics. Plus, Beastie Boys and Sublime tribute band Ill Communication and Five Bone Rack, Fry’s all-chef band, will take to the stage.
August 24th to August 26th
As Atlanta becomes recognized and perceived as a foodie city, it’s only appropriate that the best food festivals and competitions bring people from around the country and the world to the city. During the last week of August, the largest pastry competition in the country, Pastry Live, happened in downtown Atlanta. Pastry Live was created by chefs for chefs as a way to bring the industries best chefs together to compete. The annual event has grown significantly that this year (2014) the competition was moved to 200 Peachtree St, one of the largest special events venues in the heart of the city. Each day had a different schedule of competitions for culinary students and professionals. Various awards, such as Chocolatier of the Year, Art of Cake, and Best Sugar Showpiece, were evaluated and scored by a panel of experienced judges. The audience also got a chance to participate in the voting during the People’s Choice category. For those with a sweet tooth, Pastry Live is like stepping into Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for 3 days and going into sugar shock. The venue constantly had a flow of attendees throughout the competition that experienced fine desserts, chocolates, cakes, and more.
Sunday Brunch is a southern tradition that brings friends and family together at the table full of your favorite foods, from panckaes and waffles to omeletes and mimosas. We have created our rendition of the Sunday Brunch and put our twist on the tradition.
Have you ever wondered where to go out with your friends for dinner or want to learn about the newest hot spots of the city? Well here's your chance to join Ryan Cameron, The Classy Critic, and Dining Out Magazine to explore all of the 'new food' in the city and the hidden gems of Atlanta's neighborhoods. We will be taking a food tour of Atlanta and featuring a new restaurant each month.
Red, White & Brew is an annual event held on the Fourth of July at the Georgia Aquarium, where an admission ticket gives visitors access to a live band, unlimited food & alcohol, and a firework viewing from the top of the parking deck. All proceeds raised from this event goes towards Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA), as well as other educational initiatives of the Georgia Aquarium, which offers kids a closer look into understanding aquatic life.
Oyster Fest February
Oysterfest is hosted by Steamhouse Lounge in Midtown Atlanta where they block off a portion of 11th St. and W Peachtree for the masses of people enjoying oysters, alcohol and live music. This year (2014) was a 2 day event, February 22nd and 23rd, to celebrate Oysterfest’s 27th anniversary and was a large success for the restaurant, sponsors and charity (Embraced.org) it benefits.
Simple as ONE, TWO, THREE.....
Simple as ONE, TWO, THREE.....
Taste of Atlanta is an event I always look forward to every year. This was special because I had VIP access to any and everything at the festival. Over 90+ restaurants, food trucks, caterers, wineries/ breweries, etc. were showcased for the 2013 event. It can definitely be overwhelming for a foodie, but I was up for the challenge. Now mind you, I am petite and only have one stomach. I did not sample every vendor there, but I did strategically try samples of the new and up and coming vendors and the ones that sparked my interest from their presence and presentation. I also took cards of the vendors I would follow up with and review at another time.