Taste of Atlanta Dishes Details on 2015 Restaurant Lineup


The restaurant roster for this year’s Taste of Atlanta is filled to the brim with the city’s most palatable participants. The annual festival, which is expecting over 90 eateries, will offer a mouthwatering melting pot of the city’s culinary treasures as it makes its tasty return to Midtown at Tech Square September 25-27.

As the Atlanta’s only food festival where attendees can find bites and brews from neighborhoods both inside and outside of the perimeter all in one place, Taste of Atlanta is a true representation of the city’s culinary culture. New to the restaurant scene and festival this year, Community SmithNoble FinSouthern Gentleman and Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall will make their debut alongside seasoned restaurant veterans such as Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and Saltyard. With such a variety of restaurants representing every corner of the city, Taste of Atlanta will have enough fare to fulfill any stomach’s desire!

“Participating in Taste of Atlanta has become somewhat of a tradition for me, and it’s always a privilege to return each year and cook alongside top culinary talent in the city,” said Ron Eyester of Rosebud, The Family Dog and Diner. “What I love most about the festival is that it brings together such a diverse mix of chefs and restaurants to celebrate Atlanta’s vibrant food scene.”

To allow attendees to pinpoint local favorites and discover new dining treasures at the festival, participating restaurants will once again be organized by neighborhood. This format takes attendees on a culinary journey through Atlanta and highlights the city’s individual neighborhoods and the restaurants that call them home.

“Atlanta’s dining domain is so widespread, and our ultimate goal is to feature eateries that really represent the city as a whole. This year’s restaurant lineup includes a variety of top-notch restaurants from every corner of Atlanta – from intown neighborhoods to suburbs outside of the perimeter,” said Dale DeSena, Taste of Atlanta founder and festival guru. “As always, our festivalgoers are in for the ultimate food experience, packed with the best bites, engaging cooking stages and lots of foodie fun!”

Tickets for Taste of Atlanta are on sale now. General admission is $25 in advance and includes 10 Taste Points, the official dining currency of Taste of Atlanta; VIP admission, which includes exclusive access to the VIP Grand Tasting Experience with beer and wine by Hop City (open 12:30 p.m. -  4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday), 10 Taste Points and a souvenir tasting glass, is $75 in advance. Availability permitting, general admission will be $35 at the gate and VIP admission will be $85. Guests are encouraged to visit the 2015 festival website (www.TasteofAtlanta.com) for the most up-to-date list of participating restaurants and event news!

2015 participating restaurants to date include: 

·         1 Kept

·         4th and Swift*

·         Alma Cocina

·         American Food & Beverage*

·         Andretti Grill

·         Article 14

·         Arepa Mia*

·         Asante

·         Atlanta Braves All-Star Grill

·         Bangkok Station

·         Barcelona Restaurant & 
Wine Bar

·         Bartaco

·         Bellwoods Social House

·         Bhojanic

·         Bite Bistro and Bar

·         Boneheads

·         BurgerFi

·         Buttermilk Kitchen*

·         Clark & Schwenks Seafood & Oyster Bar

·         Chai Pani

·         Cibo E Beve

·         CineBistro

·         Coast (John’s Creek)

·         Colletta*

·         Common Quarter*

·         Community Smith

·         Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

·         D.B.A Barbecue

·         Desta Ethiopian Restaurant

·         Diner

·         Egg Harbor Café

·         El Felix*

·         Fado Irish Pub

·         FLIP Burger Boutique

·         Foundation Social Eatery

·         Fox Bros Bar-B-Q

·         Grand Champion BBQ

·         Gu’s Dumplings

·         gusto! Wood Fire Grill

·         Gypsy Kitchen

·         Gyro Brothers

·         Hard Rock Café

·         Hugo’s Oyster Bar

·         Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ

·         Johnny Rockets

·         Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall*

·         Maggiano’s Little Italy

·         Makan

·         Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill and Brewery

·         Max’s Wine Dive

·         Mediterranean Grill

·         Morelli’s Ice Cream

·         Noble Fin*

·         Noche Vinings

·         Oak Steakhouse*

·         One Eared Stag*

·         One Flew South*

·         Polaris*

·         Portofino*

·         Ray’s New York Pizza

·         Righteous Que

·         Rosebud

·         RReal Tacos

·         Saltyard

·         Smokebelly BBQ

·         Smoke Ring

·         Southern Ground

·         Sprinkles

·         St. Cecilia*

·         Sugar Shack

·         SunO Dessert

·         Takorea

·         Tassilli’s Raw Reality

·         The Atlanta Grill at The Ritz-Carlton*

·         The Barrelhouse

·         The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill

·         The Café at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead*

·         The Melting Pot

·         The Original El Taco

·         The Southern Gentleman

·         The Sun Dial, 
Restaurant, Bar & View*

·         Thirteen Pies*

·         Thrive

·         Tin Drum Asia Cafe

·         Trader Vic’s

·         True Food Kitchen

·         Twin Smokers BBQ

·         Twisted Soul

·         Veda Juice

·         Village Tavern

·         Waffle House, Inc.

·         Watershed

·         White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails*

·         Woody’s CheeseSteaks

·         Your Pie

·         Zola Italian

This list is subject to change; restaurants denoted with an asterisk (*) indicate participation in the VIP Grand Tasting Experience only.


Taste of Atlanta will toast its 14th festival with an honorary kickoff party on Friday, September 25 in Midtown at Tech Square. The event, themed Bucket List Bash, is set to offer an epicurean experience of a lifetime with the chance to check off bucket list recipes – one bite at a time.

Friday night participating restaurants* include:

·         4th and Swift

·         Bhojanic

·         Canoe

·         Buttermilk Kitchen

·         Colletta

·         D.B.A Barbecue

·         Davio’s Northern Italian

·         Fox Bros Bar-B-Q

·         Gypsy Kitchen

·         Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q

·         Marlow’s Tavern

·         Noble Fin

·         One Eared Stag

·         One Flew South

·         Rathbun’s

·         Saltyard

·         SEED Kitchen

·         Seven Lamps

·         Shake Shack

·         St. Cecilia

·         Taqueria del Sol

·         The Family Dog

·         The Southern Gentlemen


*Friday night restaurant list is subject to change.

General admission tickets for Friday night start at $75. General Admission ticket holders receive access into the event at 7:30 p.m. VIP tickets start at $90 and include early entrance to the event at 6:30 p.m. Visit bit.ly/TOABucketList to purchase tickets.

Continue to check bucket list items off at Creative Loafing’s 100 Best Dishes demonstration at the Chef’s Table stage on Saturday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Bucket List Bash is presented by US Foods, Springer Mountain Farms, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Gas South, Smithfield, BB&T and Q100.

About Taste of Atlanta:

Taste of Atlanta packs the bold flavors, colorful personalities and vibrant energy of an entire city into 10 blocks in Midtown Atlanta to turn tasters into diners. The three-day festival explores the city's diverse neighborhoods by sampling tastes from the chefs and bartenders that give each area its own creative energy. Since its inception in 2002, Taste of Atlanta has become an annual pilgrimage for thousands of food, wine, beer and cocktail lovers from across the country. Festival attendees bring their adventurous appetites to experience a full range of flavors, from time-honored Southern classics to innovative dishes that are destined to be the next culinary trend. Patrons also enjoy interactive cooking demonstrations on four main stages, live entertainment and family-friendly activities for food lovers of all ages. New in 2015, Taste of Atlanta becomes the first Atlanta food festival to fully integrate RFID technology for entry, Taste of Atlanta supports several Atlanta non-profit groups, including Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters, Atlanta’s Table, Georgia Organics and Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia and ProStart®. Indulge in the city’s flavors Friday through Sunday, September 25-27 in Midtown at Tech Square to truly savor what makes Atlanta the food capital of the South. For more information, visit www.TasteofAtlanta.com

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About TasteATL:

TasteATL, the culinary event management company best known for orchestrating Taste of Atlanta, the city’s largest food festival, presents food festivals and events throughout the year. For more information, visit www.TasteATL.net.

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