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Omnivore - Street food picnic tomorrow at Sweet Auburn

Fast food that won't kill you

will hold a second urban picnic 11 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market.

Unless you've been hiding under a table at Bacchanalia for the last few months, you know that street food has become the latest cause célèbre of Atlanta foodies. Local laws make vending food from mobile carts complicated and expensive.

For an ongoing account of the controversy and what we are missing that other cities take for granted, check out Christiane Lauterbach's blog, Atlanta Food Carts. Particularly check out the "Manifesto" link.

Friday's event, according to its Facebook page,  will give you a taste of at least six mobile vendors: Artichoke Bliss, Black Tie Barbecue, Good Food Truck, The Pickle, Souper Jenny and Hankook Taqueria. This blurb on Facebook describes the event:

The Curb Market spills onto the sidewalks for the return of the Atlanta Urban Picnic! Atlanta’s up-and-coming independent food artisans bring their carts and tables and join the Curb Market’s nine restaurants for an outdoor festival showcasing healthy, gourmet lunch foods. Fast food doesn’t have to be bad food – taste how good casual downtown food-on-the-go can be. Slow Food Atlanta, partner for the event, suggests you bring your appetite; blanket optional.