The offering from The Spence-Risottto and Morcilla Arancini.  Nothing like a little blood sausage to start a conversation.
The offering from The Spence-Risottto and Morcilla Arancini. Nothing like a little blood sausage to start a conversation.

The Taste of Atlanta is a food festival that’s worth the trip (according to Oprah… and me) and its coming soon.  October 24-26 to be exact.  Over 90 restaurants are expected to participate in this year’s Tech Square events; There will be live cooking demos, an Iron Chef Kids competition, a silent auction  benefiting Cooking Matters and TONS more good stuff. During the silent auction last year we bid on a video game truck to come to the house for a party and won.  We got it for much less than the going rate and helped a good cause in the process.

The pictures in this post are from Taste of Atlanta 2013.  The line up of restaurants may change from year to year but you’re bound to find more than a few tasty treats to enjoy.

If you’re on a budget, start looking around for contests and giveaways for this event early and enter to win; I won Tickets from Miss Foodie Fab last year so it was a cost effective, fun day out with the family. Its also cheaper to purchase tickets online in advance than it is to purchase them at the gate the day of.  For event pricing or to purchase tickets to Taste of Atlanta visit this link.  You receive “taste coupons” with your paid entry fee and you exchange these for food.  You can purchase additional taste coupons during the event.

Watershed Fried Chicken and biscuit with hot sauce...of course
Watershed Fried Chicken Thighs and biscuit with hot sauce…of course

The food at Taste of Atlanta varies from the Southern style and barbecue which you might expect, to more exotic stuff like Morcilla, the blood sausage in the risotto arancini from The Spence.  The Taste of Atlanta is a great opportunity to try a little taste of something new without committing to a full entree.

Bacon for Ford Fry's restaurants, just hanging there looking delicious
Bacon for Ford Fry’s restaurants, just hanging there looking delicious
Lamb sausage over potato salad from One Flew South
Lamb sausage over potato salad from One Flew South
Ri Ra Irish Pub fish and chips.  The favorite dish of the day according to my kids.  The batter on the fish was super light and greaseless.  Fries were great, tasted really fresh
Ri Ra Irish Pub fish and chips. The favorite dish of the day according to my kids. The batter on the fish was super light and greaseless. Fries were great, tasted really fresh
Yeah Burger and Gluten Free Onion Rings
Yeah Burger and Gluten Free Onion Rings
Ribs from Fox Bros BBQ
Ribs from Fox Bros BBQ. One of the best things I ate from Taste of Atlanta 2013. Perfectly seasoned and the perfect amount of smoke.

Wear comfortable shoes and get there early to get the most out of the festival.  This is a good event for kids with the Family Food Zone but it can get very crowded so keep the kiddies close to you and have a plan in case you get separated.  Kids 13 and under enter the festival for free with a paid adult, but you need to purchase “taste coupons” in order for them to sample food.

Most of all have fun and wear stretchy pants.

Selection of desserts from Ford Fry's restaurants
Butter Mints, Peanut Butter Cones and Caramels and  from Ford Fry’s restaurants
5 Comments

5 Comments on Here’s a taste of Taste of Atlanta

  1. Chrissy
    September 5, 2014 at 7:25 pm (8 years ago)

    Mmm those ribs look so good I wish I could grab one right now.I would love to go to taste of Atlanta

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  2. Kevin gulley
    August 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm (8 years ago)

    Ill be there with my new customized fork and my special stretchy pants! Food and fun!

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    • sweetsavant
      August 21, 2014 at 6:19 pm (8 years ago)

      Customized fork you say?! I may have to look into that.

      Reply
  3. Fred
    August 20, 2014 at 8:22 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh wow, everything looks so delicious. I’m going to get my tickets early, my family will love this.

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    • sweetsavant
      August 20, 2014 at 8:26 pm (8 years ago)

      My family really enjoyed the Taste of Atlanta. There were lots of great new foods to try as well as old favorites for those that have a less adventurous palate.

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