Foodies and libations connoisseurs are gathering this weekend for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AF&WF). Now in its fifth year, the mouth-watering extravaganza is chock full of savory dishes, yummy treats and refreshing cocktails, courtesy of some of the Southeast’s most innovative culinary masters and food industry experts.
The festival includes a variety of delectable tasting tents, informative cooking demonstrations, stimulating panel discussions, pop up events and entertaining seminars. Attendees also have the opportunity to visit rotating venues for special dinner series and networking mixers with authors, chefs and food and beverage artisans.
AF&WF was founded by Elizabeth Feichter and Dominique Love, who ran a philanthropic consulting agency, in 2010. The ladies attended the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen while they were managing a campaign for Food & Wine Magazine. Impressed by the spotlight on chefs and mixologists, Feicher and Love thought it would be amazing to re-purpose the event to honor the South’s food and beverage culture.
AF&WF will take place primarily throughout the Midtown area.
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival runs from May 28-31. For a full schedule of events, click here.
This post was written by Christopher A. Daniel, pop cultural critic and music editor for the Burton Wire. He is also contributing writer for Urban Lux Magazine and Blues & Soul Magazine. Follow Christopher @Journalistorian on Twitter.