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An Insider’s Guide to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival



The time to Eat, Drink and Repeat has arrived…

In just a couple of hours, many will gather in the lobby of the Loews Atlanta to toast the official opening of the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Bringing together talent from across the Southeast to holistically tell the story of our region through food and beverage, tickets are still available to this can’t miss event of the year. But for those who already have tickets and are counting down the minutes until the tents open, our insider’s guide to navigating the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival will arm you with insider tips to make the most of your weekend in the city whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned veteran, including several updates from last year’s edition.


Top 5 Moments from the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival: Founder’s Edition

Festival Co-Founders - Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter

Photo Credit: Nicole Love

A look back at the most memorable AFWF moments.

In 2011, Atlanta Food and Wine Festival co-founders Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter’s vision for a regional event highlighting the very best of Southern culture, cuisine and libations came to fruition. The scale and magnitude of it was something Atlanta has never seen before.


Event Recap: Inaugural CigarBQue Event Brings Smoky Goodness to ATL


Where there’s smoke, there’s CigarBQue…

The highly anticipated nationwide tour of savory barbecue and stogies (CigarBQue) kicked off in Downtown Atlanta, GA with a bang at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot. The traveling meat extravaganza was 1 part charity event, 1 part chef-driven food festival and 1 part smoke session featuring a bevy of top notch food, wine, beer, craft cocktails and Diamond Crown cigars galore.


Food Should Taste Good Brunch at The General Muir + Giveaway

_MG_1853It’s no secret that the gang here at EDR loves a good brunch. The landscape of the Atlanta dining scene has morphed to where most of your favorite local haunts are offering the mid-morning mixture of breakfast and lunch in some form or another – on Saturday and Sunday. So we were stoked when gluten-free snack food aficionados, Food Should Taste Good®, reached out to us to partner on a one-of-a-kind brunch event at one of our favorite brunch spots, The General Muir with all of our closest foodie friends.


5 Must-Try New Additions for Taste of Atlanta 2014

Food. You like it, we love it. But it’s hard to sift through the deluge of ATL restaurants that are really worth your time and money. So what’s the solution? Simple. A gathering of food lovers on a mission to find the best tastes around; where chefs and mixologists have polished their skills and menu offerings to deliver their restaurant’s best. It’s Taste of Atlanta.


Photo Recap: Atlanta Food and Wine Festival 2014


And just like that, it was over…

Yes, the 4th Annual Atlanta Food and Wine Festival came like a thief in the night – robbing us of our culinary innocence and leaving us wanting more.


The 4th Annual Atlanta Food and Wine Festival Awaits

Reunited and it feels so good…

It’s that time of year again. The time when the South’s culinary elite descend upon Atlanta for what can easily be called the “Food Event of the Year.” Yes, the 4th Annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival takes center stage for 4 days of education, events, curated dinners and the all-important tasting tents that highlight Southern food and drink.


Cocktail Culture: Upgrade Your Manhattan With This Maple Concoction


Cozy up to this fall-inspired cocktail

We love the brisk hit of cold air that Fall brings to our cocktail palette. A welcome to even more cocktails that tend to favor spirits from the dark side, or imbibing doses of scotch and bourbon neat just gives us the warm and fuzzies… literally. To highlight these spirited tastes of the Fall, we hooked up with Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead to sample some of their new seasonally-inspired cocktails that you can make at right home for snuggly drinking in front of the fire. Stay toasty y’all.


Cocktail Culture: A Little Bit Hemingway


Start a new chapter in your libation book

This delightfully sweet and sour rum cocktail comes courtesy of our friends at Ink and Elm, North Druid Hills’ newest craft cocktail destination.


The Lovelady aka Hanky Panky


Get acquainted with this sexy cocktail

One of Atlanta’s newest hidden gems is Ink and Elm located in Emory Village. By far one of the most intriguing and sexiest restaurants I’ve every been to, the design aesthetic blends the tenants of Druid Hills architect Frederick Law Olmsted (who also planned and developed Central Park in NYC).


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