The three-day festival usually attracts tens of thousands of foodies eager to sample what Atlanta brings to the national culinary scene. The event includes tastings from restaurants, live entertainment, specialty food and beverage tents, and four live cooking stages.
To date, 50 restaurants have signed up, including 4th & Swift, Alma Cocina, the Barrelhouse, Chai Pani, Davio’s, El Felix, Foundation Social Eatery, Gusto! Wood Fire Grill, Makan, the Optimist, Righteous Que, Saltyard, Southern Gentlemen, Twisted Soul and the Waffle House. The list is expected to grow by September.
The street fest will span 8 acres and 10 city blocks in Midtown, including Spring and Fifth streets.
Note: Discount tickets are available while supplies last at $15 for general admission and $60 for VIP entry.
When those run out, tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the event; VIP $75 in advance, $85 at the event. General admission includes 10 taste points. Ages 12 and under are free with a paid adult but must have their own taste tickets.
VIP tickets include access to the Food, Wine, Beer and Cocktail Experience; 10 taste points; a souvenir tasting glass; and … wait for it … access to upscale Nuloo bathrooms.
Pricing for the Friday-night kickoff party hasn’t been determined, but it will feature chefs Ford Fry, Ron Eyester and Jay Swift; live music; cold beer, wine and cocktails; and some of the best bites in the city.
FRIDAY: Kickoff party. 7:30-10:30 p.m. VIP entry begins at 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Noon-7 p.m. VIP Experience runs 12:30-4:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: Noon-6 p.m. VIP Experience runs 12:30-4:30 p.m.