Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Taste of Atlanta Tickets on Sale July 18 with Discounts for Early Birds

For more information:
Emily Connolly or Morgan Dyches
Melissa Libby & Associates

The City’s Can’t-Miss Food Festival Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Oct. 21, 22 & 23 in Midtown at Tech Square

ATLANTA (July 12, 2016) – The wait is almost over! Tickets for the 15th Annual Taste of Atlanta go on sale Monday, July 18, with an enticing offer to those who purchase early. General admission and VIP tickets are available with special price discounts for a limited time online at Freshtix.com/TasteofAtlanta. Festival fans too eager to wait can subscribe to the fun, foodie Bite of News newsletter for exclusive access to early tickets loaded with even more incentives from July 11-18.

Taste of Atlanta, Atlanta’s unforgettable food, craft beer, wine and cocktail festival, returns to Midtown’s Tech Square Oct. 21, 22 and 23, to celebrate 15 years of serving up tastes and spirits from Atlanta’s hottest restaurants and trendsetting chefs.

“We will have over 90 neighborhood favorites showing off their most craveable dishes,” says founder Dale DeSena. “Taste of Atlanta is the ultimate foodie adventure through our city’s diverse neighborhoods that allows attendees to discover each community’s unique flavor.”

Early ticket pricing for general admission to the city’s essential food festival featuring local favorites Blue Ridge Grill, The Big Ketch, Smokebelly BBQ, Woody’s Cheesesteaks and more is just $20. Advance tickets to the VIP Grand Tasting Experience, featuring unique tasting opportunities from such top-notch restaurants as Il Giallo, King + Duke, Oak Steakhouse and Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, are $65. Admission to the festival nets each guest 10 Taste Points to purchase nibbles, bites, sips and samples including gnocchi from Davio’s, barbecue from Jim N’ Nick’s, fried chicken from Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken, doughnuts from Bon Glaze and many more. Additional Taste Points are available for just $1 each. Starting Aug. 1, ticket prices will increase to $25 general admission and $75 VIP.

Guests can also purchase tickets to “15 Years of Greatest Hits,” a one-of-a-kind kickoff party on Friday night. Chef Nick Melvin of Venkman’s hosts this musical mash-up that challenges local chefs to create original bites inspired by their favorite chart-toppers from the past 15 years. Live music pairs with drool-worthy dishes from the likes of Colletta, The Optimist, Seed Kitchen & Bar and Dub’s Fish Camp. Tickets for this special event are $55 general admission and $70 for VIP access starting July 18. Ticket prices increase to $65 general admission and $80 VIP on Aug. 1.

Taste of Atlanta is conveniently locate­­­d near the North Avenue MARTA station and an Uber stop away at Tech Square. Attendees can also opt to stay the night inside the festival footprint  for a special room rate of just $159 per night at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center.  

More details on the festival will be released soon. In the meantime, visit TasteofAtlanta.com, follow updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and sign up for the Bite of News newsletter.

*Restaurant list subject to change.


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