(ATLANTA, Ga.) Treat yourself to a fun outing this month by supporting local restaurants and chefs in and around Atlanta. Here are few events that are providing delicious meal options, live music and giving back to charitable causes:
The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival
After going virtual in 2020, the highly anticipated food and wine festival is back in person for its 11th year. The event will feature all-inclusive tasting tents and four days of brunches, lunches and dinner. Attendees can purchase both general admission or VIP tickets for the weekend. The festival will take place in the heart of the city at the historic Old Fourth Ward Park.
Price range: Tasting tents $125 per day, $200 VIP; $225 weekend pass, $350 VIP. Intimate brunches and dinners $110-$250
Food That Rocks
Venture outside of Atlanta’s city limits and head to Sandy Springs for the Food That Rocks event. The event is produced by both the Taste of Atlanta and the Visit Sandy Springs tourism agency and will take place Sept. 23-25. Attendees will experience an all-inclusive food and drink provided by over 18 local restaurants.
Price range: $-$$$
Black Restaurant Week
Support Black-owned restaurants during Black Restaurant Week. The event is celebrating its sixth year and focusing on helping the Black restaurant industry bounce back after incurring financial losses stemming from COVID-19 related health restrictions. Participating restaurants in the metro Atlanta area include Applewhite’s Eatery, TasteBuddz ATL, Aye Tea Elle and Brunch at Chelsea. The event is scheduled to take place Sept. 3-12.
Price range: $-$$$
Viva Tequila Festival
Raise a glass (or two) of tequila at the upcoming Tequila Festival. After canceling last year, the event is back in person and attendees are able to enjoy samplings of tequila from all over, food from participating restaurants, live music and an art exhibition. The festival will take place on Sept. 25 at Truist Park.
Price range: $35-$150
Support Female Chefs
Support women-owned businesses at the upcoming Let’s Talk Womxn Atlanta’s Picnic in White. The event will feature food and beverages from local restaurants and food businesses owned by women, including Floataway Cafe, Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours, El Ponce and Bhojanic. The event will take place Sept. 26 and tickets include live music, a DJ and tokens to use for food and drinks at the event.
Price range: $45
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