Check out ACityDiscount's favorite Georgia cuisine at annual food tasting event
Now this is what I call a tasty food assignment: On Feb. 21, I attended the 10th Annual Taste of Georgia on behalf of ACityDiscount. And boy, did I try everything!
BBQ brisket and mac & cheese, seafood pasta and bread pudding, sweet potato soufflé and key lime pie, Brazilian steak and potato salad, fried chicken; apple pie waffles. Oh, the list goes on. And so grew my expanding waistline.
Not to worry. I budgeted for an influx of tasty food. Members of the Georgia Restaurant Association wowed the crowd with an array of spices and sweets, proteins and desserts! (Note to self: double-up next week on kickboxing and boot camp classes at the gym)
Participating restaurants utilize this annual event to showcase cuisine to elected officials. Check out some of the amazing dishes we tried, including my pick for the Best Taste, as well as the "Best Taste" according to attendees at the event, held at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.
2B Whole Gluten Free Bakery - Cinnamon sugar donut holes and Mexican Wedding cookies
3 Brothers BBQ - Various flavors of BBQ sauce
Char Korean Bar & Grill - Slow-braised pork belly with passion fruit habanero sauce, pickled green tomato and chili threads
PeachDish - Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Herbed Mashed Potatoes, Tofu & Carrots
Chick-fil-A® - Chick-fil-A Nuggets
Community Coffee - Various flavors
Copeland's Of New Orleans – Atlanta Seafood pasta and White chocolate bread pudding with Frangelico cream sauce and raspberry purees
Dantanna's - Sesame Steak Skewers
Grand Champion BBQ - Brisket and Macaroni & cheese
High Road Craft Ice Cream - Apple Pie Waffle with Cinnamon Crumble Ice Cream
The Imperial Fez - B'stella with chicken and Almonds
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q - Sausage & Pimento
Mary Mac's Tea Room - Key Lime Pie
Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint - Chicken wings
Stone Mountain Cattle Co. - Brisket Burger
Voted “Best Taste” by Taste of Georgia attendees
First place: O'Brien's Irish Ice Cream Pub
Second place: Grand Champion BBQ
Third place: 4 Rivers Smokehouse
Fourth place: Copeland’s of New Orleans
My Favorite Dessert: Apple Pie Waffle with Cinnamon Crumble Ice Cream at High Road Craft Ice Cream
My Favorite Tasty food: Picanha (Prime part of top sirloin) and sides at Fogo De Chao
What was your favorite tasty food at the Taste of Georgia? Let us know and we'll highlight the business in future marketing content.
Gary Estwick writes about the foodservice industry and the equipment that keeps it running smooth – from deep fryers to pizza ovens. He’s a fan of chargrilled oysters, Nashville-style hot chicken, cool jazz, paintball and the TV show Quantum Leap (1989-93) – in that order... He’s written for the Miami Herald, New Orleans Advocate, Austin American-Stateman, Men’s Fitness and other publications. Gary is a native of New Orleans, and lives in Atlanta. Check out his ACityDiscount articles and videos. E-mail story ideas to email@example.com. And click here to join ACityDiscount's mailing list for more food stories, tips, tricks and foodservice equipment specials!