Omnivore - Taste of Atlanta preview


Yes, it's that time of year again! Taste of Atlanta is back to tantalize your taste buds. So after you've recovered from Oktoberfest, wind down at this year's event. In it's 11th year, Taste of Atlanta will be held on Oct. 5, 6, 7 at Tech Square in Midtown. The 2012 Best of Atlanta's readers pick for best food festival, this year's Taste of Atlanta is going to be big.

Featuring over 80 of the best restaurants in Atlanta, the event is offering a wide array of food from "around the city and around the world." The Shed, Noche, West Egg Cafe, Takorea, and Local Three are just a few of the restaurants that will be featured.

The food trucks, AKA this year's Best restaurant trend, will also be on hand. Grilldabeast, Mac the Cheese, and Sweet Auburn Barbecue will be there along with many others.

At the Home Plate Main Stage, watch chefs throwdown and compete with one another and learn from top chefs as they showcase live demos.

Stay ahead or catch up on the latest trends in food, as Atlanta's top foodies impart "valuable cooking skills and insight into the Atlanta restaurant scene" at Inside the Food Studio.

And don't forget about Taste of Atlanta's $20 Dinner demo, inspired by Creative Loafing's popular $20 Dinner column. This year, chef Drew Belline of No. 246 and chef Drew van Leuvan of the forthcoming Seven Lamps restaurant will be in the house to show us how to get a quick and easy dinner together for $20 or less.

Joining in on all the food extravaganza are Jay Swift from 4th & Swift, Ron Eyester from Rosebud and The Family Dog, Local Three's Chris Hall, and many more.

Tickets are on sale now. Get a taste of what Atlanta's about.

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Friday December 21, 2012 11:46 am EST

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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant 11 a.m.-7 p.m. RA Sushi is offering its December Pairing - a salad and beverage combo. Plus, there will be an all day happy hour deal on Christmas Eve. Guests can choose from more than 35 appetizer, sushi and drink selections ranging from $2.25 to $7.25. 1080 Peachtree Street, Suite 8. 404-267-0114.

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Monday December 17, 2012 10:43 am EST

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Mac McGee's Irish Pub Tue., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. Benromach and Gordan & MacPhail Tasting w/ Averon Edwards Taste Speyside Benromach Traditional, Benromach Organic, and Benromach 10-year-old in addition to the independent bottling's of Gordon...

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Friday December 14, 2012 10:44 am EST

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Sprig Sat., Dec. 15, 2:30 p.m. Holiday Cookies & Gingerbread Houses Attendees will be able to decorate their own gingerbread houses to take home. There will be a tasting of Holiday cookies with recipe cards for each type. Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and tea will be served. Details


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Monday December 10, 2012 10:11 am EST

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Octopus Bar Mon., Dec. 10, 10 p.m. Friends with Benefits Dinner Nhan Le and Angus Brown of Octopus Bar present an 8-course seated dinner. Some highlights include charcuterie by Jon Sellitto of Boston, sashimi by Nhan Le,...

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