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Taste of Atlanta kicks off with Local Chefs, Smokin' Jams

Atlanta Taste Revival: Local Chefs, Smokin' Jams will kick off the 2013 Taste of Atlanta
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Atlanta’s most anticipated food festival, Taste of Atlanta, will kick off on Friday, October 25 with a block party. Host Chef Ron Eyester and local celebrity chefs will serve up specialties inspired by their favorite bands and songs at Atlanta’s Taste Revival: Local Chefs, Smokin’ Jams.

The four-hour event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Midtown at Tech Square. The all-inclusive evening will feature live Southern rock music from Parker Smith and the Bandwith, as well as cold beer, cocktails and the best bites in the city! Ron Eyester—owner and executive chef of Rosebud, The Family Dog and his latest concept, Timone’s Pizza—will host the event. Other participating top chefs and restaurants include: Ford Fry of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246, The Optimist and King + Duke, Gunshow’s Kevin Gillespie, One Eared Stag’s Robert Phalen and Rathbun’s Kevin Rathbun.

Additional restaurants, including BoccaLupo, Food 101, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Seven Lamps, Wrecking Bar Brewpub and Taqueria del Sol, will also be onsite to dish out their signature tastes. A portion of the proceeds from Atlanta’s Taste Revival benefits Georgia Organics, a local non-profit that connects organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families.

“Two of my passions in life are food and music, and this event combines both in a big way to kick off the festival weekend,” said Chef Ron Eyester. “I've been very impressed with how Taste of Atlanta has evolved in recent years, and I am thrilled to take a more active role this year as Atlanta’s Taste Revival host. This Friday night celebration not only allows local chefs to get creative with recipes and restaurants to gain valuable exposure, but it also provides guests with an opportunity to enjoy good grub and rock out!”

Atlanta’s Taste Revival General Admission tickets start at $70. General Admission ticket holders receive access into the event at 7:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $95 and include early entrance to the event at 6:30 p.m. Visit to purchase tickets.

Taste of Atlanta is a three-day festival that attracts food lovers from throughout Atlanta, the Southeast and beyond to enjoy tastes from more than 90 restaurants from all over the Atlanta metro area. 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.

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