The Taste of Atlanta is our favorite fall food festival. It's a weekend full of fantastic food -- more than you can even think about eating in a single afternoon. This year was the tenth anniversary, and over 80 restaurants were featured. With your general admission ticket, you receive 10 "taste tickets" which you can redeem at the different booths for samples of their yum yum yummies. To get the most of our taste tickets, the Artist and I always go in with a plan:
1. Scope out the entire festival. Who's got the good stuff, and how many tickets is it?
This step is crucial, it's way to easy to use up all of your tickets before you even get through the first block! I mean, really! Sublime Doughnuts and Jim 'n Nick's BBQ met us at the entrance gate!
2. Have a tasting strategy.
We usually share things that are more than a bite or two. That way, we don't both fork over 3 or 4 tickets for the same thing. Also, it's hard to do, but don't load up on desserts first. I speak this one from experience. Last year, I was stuffed...uncomfortably so, and way before I was ready to go home!
3. Plan to buy more taste tickets!
Because really, 10 tickets is not going to be enough
|Orange Dream Doughnut|
|Soft Pretzel w/Beer Cheese Dip|
|Mississippi Delta Tamale|
|Caramel Apple Bread Pudding|
|Orange Kissed Frozen Yogurt|
|Lemon Pepper Wings and Fries|