This weekend I was lucky enough to attend Taste of Atlanta. Spent most of my Saturday working a grand opening event in Athens and got back to Atlanta just in time to spend the last 2 hours at the festival. The streets were lined with tents from over 90 restaurants, offering a variety of eats, drinks and treats for a few tickets a piece. There were definitely some themes happening this year, like ceviche, ice cream, gumbo and fried food. In search of something new and interesting, I only tried places that I haven't been to before.
My favorite dish of the day goes to Chai Pani for their Kale Pakora: Indian-style savory kale fritters made with curried chickpea batter, served with green chutney and sweet yogurt. I've had kale chips before, but this was a completely new flavor combination!
I'm not a big steak person, but have been wanting to try BLT Steak for a while now. They were offering New York Strip Steak with Spicy BBQ Corn on this cute naturally made "boat" plate. No fork, mind you, but it was still tasty.
My second favorite dish was the Baked Heirloom Apple Crème Brûlée with Porter Caramel from Glenn's Kitchen. Like apple pie had a baby with crème brûlée...incredible!
Also, not related to the above, but did want to mention that if you love craft beer and ice cream, you need to try Frozen Pints Craft Beer Ice Cream! I had a taste of the Pumpkin Spice and loved it. They're a local Atlanta company and have a bunch of flavors. Now you can drink your beer, and eat it too!
What were your favorites from Taste of Atlanta this year?