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Taste of Alpharetta
Thursday, May 7, 2015
5 - 10 pm
LOCATION: Downtown Alpharetta

    
     

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Taste of Alpharetta is now in its 25th year and has become an annual tradition for festival-goers, families and food connoisseurs.  Make reservations on your calendar to dine in Historic Downtown Alpharetta at over 60 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top chefs in town.  Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities for all ages and entertainment to please every palate.  Free Admission. You may purchase food tickets on site at our Ticket Booths and that are $.50 each. Restaurants participating in the Taste will not be accepting cash; tickets only. Restaurants will charge $1-3 per food sample..

Music Stage will have harmonic rock/folk/R&B bands. A separate Culinary Competition Stage will pair top area chefs against one another in 5 categories – Best Appetizer/Salad,  Best Fast Casual,  Best Fine Dining, Best Presentation and Best Dessert.  Award winners are presented on the Main Stage approximately 8:30 pm.  Everyone can Vote for the People’s Choice award at the Culinary Competition Stage before 7:00 pm.  Party with metro Atlanta radio stations.  Play at the Fun Zones.  Come out and enjoy Alpharetta’s premier dining experience!

Taste of Alpharetta Layout Map
Taste of Alpharetta Program Brochure

 

2015 Culinary Competition Winners


***Listed Are The 2015 Culinary Competition Winners! *****

  Best Appetizer/Salad – Bite Bistro & Bar
  Best Fast Casual – Burger Fi
  Best Fine Dining – Crust Pasta & Pizzeria
  Best Dessert – Wildflour
  Best Presentation – Bite Bistro & Bar
  People's Choice - Oak Steakhouse
  Best Booth - Atlantic Seafood Company

For more information, contact the City of Alpharetta Special Events office at braymond@alpharetta.ga.us  678-297-6048 or kdodson@alpharetta.ga.us  678-297-6078.

Schedule of Events


MUSIC STAGE-

• 5:30 -   von Grey  

• 7:15 -   Mayor & City Council / Sponsors

• 7:30 -   Blair Crimmins & the Hookers

• 8:30 -   Culinary Competition Awards

• 8:50 -   Blair Crimmins & the Hookers

 

CULINARY COMPETITIONS AND STAGE (Located on Roswell Street):

From 5 - 7:30 pm Culinary Competitions will heat up Roswell Street.   A separate Culinary Stage diagonally across from the Music Stage will pair top area chefs against one another in contests for Best Salad/Appetizer, Best Fast Casual Entree, Best Fine Dining Entrée, Best Dessert, Best Presentation and Best Booth. You won't want to miss the demonstrations by our top chefs!!

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS (Located on Roswell Street at the Culinary Stage):

Ballots will be available at the Culinary Stage through 7pm. There are no judging guidelines for this category. The restaurant with the most votes wins the People’s Choice Award, so stop by the stage!

FUN ZONES (located on Old Roswell and Old Canton Streets):

Titanic, Fire Truck, Cars 5 in 1 Combo, Monster Jeep, 24’ Dual Extreme Slide, Dragon Obstacle Course, Double Decker Bus, Pirate Ship Adventure, Jurassic Adventure, Noah’s Ark, Carousel Bounce, Popcorn, Hoops, Titanic, Temple of Doom Obstacle Course, Speed Throw, Ironman Obstacle Course, 24’ Dual Slide, Adventure course II, Adventure Course I and King Kong’s Revenge, Guitar Hero, Train, Rock Climbing and much more! Children can also enjoy wacky hair, face painting, balloon art, henna art, sand art and much more!

2015 Participating Restaurants


            Alpha Soda www.alphasoda.com

            Andretti Grill www.andrettikarting.com

            Another Broken Egg www.anotherbrokenegg.com

            Atlantic Seafood Company www.atlanticseafoodco.com

            Benihana www.benihana.com

            Bite Bistro & Bar www.biteatl.com

            Boneheads Grill www.eatboneheads.com

            Burger Fi www.burgerfi.com

            Ceviche www.cevichetaqueria.com

            Chicken Salad Chick www.chickensaladchick.com

            Chow Baby  

            Colletta  www.collettaatlanta.com

            Crust - Pasta & Pizzeria  www.crust-pizzeria.com

            Cuzi Fresh Café www.cuzifreshcafe.com

            DaVinci’s Donuts www.davincisdonuts.com

            Domino’s Pizza www.dominos.com

            Dos Margaritas www.dosmargaritas.com

            El Don Bar & Grill www.eldonalpharetta.com

            Firefly Kitchen and Bar www.fireflyalpharetta.com

            Four Fat Cows Ice Cream & Bakery www.fourfatcows.com

            Goldbergs Fine Foods www.goldbergbagel.com

            Hop Alley Brew Pub www.hopalleybrew.com

            House of Hummus www.house-of-hummus.com

            Jilly’s Cupcakery www.jillycupcakery.com

            Kona Grill www.konagrill.com

            La Casa Italian Grill www.lacasaitaliangrill.com

            Madras Chettinaad www.madraschettinaad.com

            Mama’s Pizza www.mamaspizza.biz

            McAlister’s Deli www.mcalistersdeli.com

            Miller’s Ale House www.millersalehouse.com

            Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails www.miltonscuisine.com

            Mondo Pizza www.mondopizzakitchen.com

            Noche Johns Creek www.h2sr.com/noche_johnscreek

            Nothing Bundt Cakes Alpharetta www.nothingbundtcakes.com

            Oak Steakhouse www.oaksteakhouseatlanta.com

            Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub www.oldeblinddog.com

            Publix Aprons Cooking Schools www.publix.com/cookingschools

            Rising Roll Gourmet www.risingroll.com

            Robeks Juice www.robeks.com

            Romano’s Macaroni Grill www.macaronigrill.com

            Ruth’s Chris Steak House www.ruthschris.net/reservations/alpharetta

            Sage Woodfire Tavern www.sagewoodfiretavern.com

            Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery www.sallysglutenfreebakery.com

            Schakolad Chocolate Factory www.schakolad.com

            Seven Seas Mediterranean www.sevenseascafe.com

            Smallcakes of Alpharetta www.smallcakesalpharettabakery.com

            Smokejack BBQ www.smokejackbbq.com

            Smoothie King www.smoothieking.com

            South Main Kitchen www.southmainkitchen.com

            Spice Afro Caribbean Cuisine www.spiceafrocaribbean.com

            Spice Brick Oven Kitchen Tapas Bar www.spicebrickovenkitchen.com

            Taziki’s www.tazikiscafe.com

            The Fresh Market www.thefreshmarket.com

            The Nest Café www.thenestcafe.net

            Tin Roof Kitchen www.tinroofkitchen.com

            Top Golf  www.topgolf.com/alpharetta

            Tower Burger www.towerburgers.com

            Twisted Taco www.twistedtaco.com

            Village Tavern www.villagetavern.com

            Wildflour www.wildflouratlanta.com

2015 Sponsors


Premier Sponsors $10,000    

City of Alpharetta
Publix Super Market Charities

   
Platinum Sponsors $5000    

The Cooler
Superior Plumbing

 
   
Gold Sponsors $2,500    

Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Georgia Power, Suntrust
 
   
Silver Sponsors $1000    

Alpharetta Dental Town, AMLI Residential, Arrow Exterminators, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Catalyst Physical Medicine, Crossfit Passion, Champion Windows, LeafFilter of North Georgia, LGE Credit Union, Madaris Siding and Windows, MedPost, Pete’s Plumbing Inc., Power Home Remodeling, Renewal By Anderson of Atlanta, Robotic Explorers, T-Mobile, Top Dog Golf Carts, The Lakes at Windward
   
Media Sponsors    

Appen Newspapers, Atlanta Cuisine, Atlanta Eats, B98.5FM, KICKS 101.5 FM, KISS 104.1 FM, 104.7 The Fish, 97.1 The River, WSB750 AM
 
   

 

Parking & Directions


PARKING

The Taste of Alpharetta is located in Historic Downtown across from Alpharetta City Hall at 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009.

FREE Parking and Shuttle System available.  Arriving and leaving the event, shuttles will drop off and pick up by a Ticket Booth on the corner of Roswell Street approx. every 20 minutes from 5-10 pm.  Please see the event map for more details.

Park and Walk (NO Shuttle Service):

1- Milton Center (86 School Drive at Independence High / old Milton High School)

If you are traveling North on Highway 9 take a left onto Wills Road, then right onto Milton Ave (if you take a left the same road is called Mid Broadwell Road).  Milton Center will be on your left.

If you are traveling South on Highway 9, take a right onto Mayfield Road, then left onto Canton Street and right onto School Drive which takes you directly into the Milton Center parking lot.

2- City Hall Parking Deck (2 Park Plaza)

If you are traveling North on Highway 9, parking deck will be on your right hand side once you cross over Old Milton Parkway.

If you are traveling South on Highway 9, take a left on Academy St, and then an immediate right into the parking deck entrance.


Park and Ride (Shuttle Service):

1- Wills Park at Wacky World (on Old Milton Parkway to the right of the Alpharetta City Pool)
2- Wills Park Equestrian Center (at 11915 Wills Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009)


Handicap Parking and Shuttle Service

1- Parking - Near 33 South Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009 behind the old gas station; Traveling North on Highway 9, it is just past All Fired Up on the left.  Handicap Sign will be visible from street.  From this parking lot there is level access directly onto the event site at Old Roswell Street near the Fun Zone.

2- Shuttles - All shuttle routes will have one handicap accessible buses rotating every other pick up and/ or drop off (approx every 20 minutes).  Please be patient as we shuttle people to the new location.  If you would like to park with close and level access directly onto the event site, please use the reserved handicap parking lot at 33 South Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009 behind the old gas station.


DIRECTIONS TO EVENT

FROM GA 400 NORTH – Exit at Haynes Bridge Road.  Turn left off exit onto Haynes Bridge Road. Follow until Haynes Bridge Road until it   intersects with Old Milton Parkway.  Take a left onto Old Milton Parkway.  Stay on Old Milton Parkway until it intersects with South Main Street/Alpharetta Hwy. /SR 9.   Take a right onto South Main Street/Alpharetta Hwy. /SR 9 and the event site will be on your left across from City Hall (2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009).  Reference parking locations and addresses above.                    

FROM GA 400 SOUTH – Exit at Old Milton Parkway.  Turn right off exit onto Old Milton Parkway.   Stay on Old Milton Parkway until it intersects with South Main Street/Alpharetta Hwy. /SR 9.   Take a right onto South Main Street/Alpharetta Hwy. /SR 9 and the event site will be on your left across from City Hall (2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009).  Reference parking locations and addresses above.      

Taste of Alpharetta is a rain or shine event!

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