Eat your heart out, Atlanta. Taste of Buckhead 2017 is nigh.
The 15th annual eat-, drink- and party-o-rama commences Sept. 14 at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works (on Armour Drive). Expect to sample the artistry of prominent chefs and mixologists at the event hosted by the Buckhead Business Association (BBA).
Participating restaurants are expected to include American Cut, the Big Ketch, Bold American, Buckhead Diner, Cabo Cantina, Cafe West Express, Chicken Salad Chick, the Capital Grille, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Del Frisco’s Grille, Divan’s Restaurant & Lounge, Eclipse di Luna, Georgetown Cupcakes, Gusto!, Meehan’s Buckhead, Piece of Cake, Rock’s Chicken and Fries, Seasons 52, Smokebelly, Southern Art, Southern Baked Pie Co., Southern Bistro, Southern Gentleman and Sprinkles Cupcakes.
Beverage vendors include Goza tequila, J.R. Revelry bourbon, Red Hare Brewing, Orpheus Brewing, Ou-Oui! tropical liqueur, Owl’s Brew tea mixers, Stoli vodka, SweetWater Brewing Co., Urban Tree Cidery and Winesellers Ltd.
Tickets for the all-inclusive event are $50. VIP tickets ($75) are limited to 150 people and include an exclusive tour of the American Spirit distillery, specialty cocktails and exclusive food samples. Doors open for VIPs at 5:30 p.m. (the designated VIP area opens at 6:30 p.m.). General admission begins at 6 p.m.
BBA this year is partnering with Second Helpings Atlanta, a nonprofit that tries to reduce hunger and food waste by delivering surplus food to those in need. Festgoers will be able to buy a $20 raffle ticket; winners will select a favorite bottle of spirits (all donated) to take home. All raffle proceeds go to Second Helpings, which makes 140 pickups/deliveries each week and more than 7,200 per year.