You're Invited: Atlanta Meatball Festival August 30

Few things can duplicate the sheer deliciousness captured in a perfectly seasoned meatball. Beloved both for their bite-sized addictiveness and their savory flavor, they're tasty enjoyed alone, or served atop a heaping pile of pasta.


This month, we raise a toast to the meaty morsel with the second annual Atlanta Meatball Festival  August 30 from 1-5pm at Belle Isle Square in Sandy Springs.

Friday Night Kick Off Party: 
Bucket List Bash!


When was the last time you had an epic Friday night? More specifically, when did you last have an epic foodie Friday? Go ahead and mark your calendar for September 25. Epic is heading your way.


Following the good 'ole "YOLO!" credo, (or, you only live once), we're throwing down big for the opening night of Taste of Atlanta with our Friday night kickoff party.


Running from 7:30 to 10:30 pm, this alfresco Friday night kick-off bumps the fest into high gear with the themed "Bucket List Bash." Have a restaurant in Atlanta you've been dying to try (or a few you want to revisit)? You'll want to check this out-and wake up those taste buds for Saturday's main event-in this all-you-can-eat gorge fest.


For a very limited time Bucket List Bash VIP tickets are $65 (reg. $90) and general admission is $55 (reg. $75). This event WILL SELL OUT, so grab them quick!

Participating Restaurants
4th & Swift - Bhojanic - Buttermilk Kitchen 
Colletta - D.B.A. BBQ - Davio's 
The Family Dog - Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q  
Gypsy Kitchen - JCT Kitchen 
Jim 'N Nicks Bar-B-Q - Marlow's Tavern 
MAX'S Wine Dive - Noble Fin 
One Eared Stag - The Optimist 
Rathbun's - Saltyard - Seed - Seven Lamps 
Shake Shack - Southern Gentleman 
St. Cecilia - Table & Main  
Taqueria del Sol
Book Your Taste of Atlanta Stay Just a Block Away! 

CLICK HERE to book your reservations for the Taste of Atlanta General Public Room Block September 25th, 2015 through September 27th, 2015 at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. Room rates starting at just $149! 


Guests can also access the Taste of Atlanta General Public Room Block reservations link by logging on to the hotel website and clicking on the "Group Booking Code" at the top of the page and entering the group password - "toa2015" lower-case letters only.


Non-smoking, King bedding accommodations have been blocked for this group.  Please note that all guestrooms are non-smoking.  For any other requests or inquiries, please enter this information within the appropriate request boxes during the reservations process or contact the hotel directly by calling (800) 706-2899 or (404) 838-2100. 


Hotel reservation hours are Monday through Friday 8am-5:30pm; Saturday 9am-3pm.


Booking Deadline: 8/26/15 (based on standard room availability)


For any additional nights needed before or after the posted group dates, please contact the hotel directly at (800) 706-2899 to check availability.


For those attendees driving to the hotel, overnight parking is $15 per night. (For unlimited in and out access to the garage, an $18 pass is available.)

Drink Recipe: Makan's Boozy Seoul Slinger


Hot weather and tiki drinks have long shared a blissful relationship. It's something we're reminded of every time we succumb to Makan's all too-tasty Seoul Slinger cocktail. Served up in a ceramic tiki cup, the tropical concoction transports us from the sizzling Atlanta summer to a breezy beach miles and miles away.

Tito's Vodka is the Official Vodka of Taste of Atlanta 2015


We'd like to introduce our good friend, Tito.


"Hi. I'm Tito Beveridge (yes that's my real name), Founder and Master Distiller of Tito's Vodka. Back in 1995 I had the idea of starting a microdistillery, incorporating the appeal of boutique wineries and micro breweries into the spirits industry. My idea was to go back to the pot still, like the single malt Scotches and French cognacs. I put my life's savings into it, racked up 19 credit cards, and built my own stills and condensers.


Since then, we have won the Unanimous Gold Medal at the Worlds Spirits Competition and have won numerous accolades for quality over the past 17 years.


My goal is to make the world's finest vodka at a fair price. Tito's Vodka is made from corn and naturally Gluten Free. For cocktail recipes and a list of places you can find us, please visit"


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