Get Your BBQ Fix at These 7 Atlanta Restaurants 

Something about summertime demands barbecue-paired with sweet tea of course. If you don't have time to prep your own batch at home, no worries. We urge you to venture out to one of these fantastic seven.

6  Reasons to Attend our Friday Night Kick Off Party: Bucket List Bash


Delicious bites from the city's top restaurants help make for a killer Friday night kick-off block party, but we pack in a bunch of extras to ensure you're stuffed to the brim.

1. You can press your luck at the Bucket List Bash's complimentary Harrah's Cherokee Casino tables and practice for the real thing.

2. Enjoy a complimentary selection of refreshing
Goose Island Beer Company ale and Barefoot Wine to help you unwind from the week. Great libations for a great time. They're both official partners of Taste of Atlanta!

3. All delectable chicken dishes will be expertly prepared with Springer Mountain Farms
chicken. Chefs love cooking with the highest quality protein available which is why we serve Springer Mountain Farms at our party.

4. Proceeds from the Bucket List bash benefit
The Giving Kitchen. They provide emergency assistance grants to Atlanta's restaurant community facing unexpected hardship. What a perfect organization to support on a night like this!

5. Forget cover bands,Blair Crimmins and the Hookers are bringing their 1920s, New Orleans, jazzy vibes (horn section and all) as the perfect sound track to our alfresco block party.

6. It's all inclusive. Once you enter the gate all the food and drink you desire is on us! We know, it does sound too good to be true - but it's not!
We can think of a million reasons for you to join us Friday, September 25th from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. but these are just a few to whet your whistle. 

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
9 Must-Try Burgers

From the classic lunchtime sandwich to gourmet renditions, ATL is home to a slew of burger joints that range from lunch counter to high-end destination. These nine burger-slinging spots (and Taste of Atlanta participants) always rank high on our best burger list. Can we get fries with that?

Zac Brown loves Tex-Mex. So do we! 

Whether you love Zac Brown's music or not is irrelevant. If you like to eat, it's worth taking a short road trip to the singer's restaurant in Senoia, Georgia (or chowing down at the restaurant's booth at this year's Taste of Atlanta!). The place in question, La Mesa Del Sur at Zac Brown's Southern Ground and Social Club, is a tasty Tex-Mex joint that throws in a hearty dose of Southern soul with its South-of-the-Border menu.

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