Saturday, October 10, 2009

Foodie Events: Taste of Atlanta plus a fundraiser @ Woodfire Grill this weekend!

The 8th annual Taste of Atlanta outdoor food festival returns this weekend at a new location: Tech Square!  It's a great opportunity to sample goodies from over eighty Atlanta area restaurants.  The event will also feature live music, the interactive Kids Avenue cooking stage (sponsored by Amica Insurance), and the Farm to Festival area which features cooking demos from local chefas and a farmers' market full of locally grown produce and food products.  Top Chef finalists Richard Blais (FLIP Burger Boutique) and Carla Hall will also be making appearances on the main cooking stage this weekend.  The two-day Taste of Atlanta event begins today and runs through Sunday, October 11.  It's too late to purchase advance and VIP tickets, but general admission tickets are available for $30 at the event.  Event parking is available through several lots around Tech Square, but attendees are encouraged to take MARTA to the event (exiting at either the North Avenue or Midtown rail stations).  For more information (and to view directions and a map of the festival area), please visit the official site at

Woodfire Grill will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Love Is Love Farm this Sunday, October 11 at 6 PM.  The farm suffered severe damage during the recent floods we experienced in the Metro Atlanta area and needs assistance to rebuild.  The event begins with a cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner at 6:30 PM.  The dinner will feature a menu of four courses (with wine pairings) created by co-owner/executive chef Kevin Gillespie and co-owner Nicholas Quinones.  The cost is $100 per person.  "We are strong supporters of Love is Love Farm's mission to provide local, organic products and we get a large portion of our produce from their farm, so it is our goal to raise $10,000 to help get them up and running again. During the event, guests will also have the opportunity to donate additional funds directly to Love is Love Farm to help with the reconstruction process."  What a great opportunity to sample Chef Kevin's cuisine and support a worthy cause-I so wish that I could attend!  Please call 404-347-9566 to reserve a spot at the fundraiser (reservations are required for this event)

Woodfire Grill 
1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd
Atlanta, GA 30324

Love Is Love Farm website

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