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What's Cookin' in Atlanta Metro
What's Cookin' in Atlanta Metro

Atlanta, Ga. - From home-grown Southern meals to prix fixe deals, Atlanta Metro's nationally-known events, world-class restaurants and farmers markets blend to create a culinary fusion that is sure to keep the summer spicy!   

Taste buds will be tantalized as more than 85 restaurants combine in celebration of their best dishes at the 19th Annual Taste of Marietta.  Hosted on Sun., April 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the historic Marietta Square will come alive with a family-friendly food festival including culinary demonstrations, a children's area, a car show and live outdoor entertainment featuring "Banks & Shane."  A highlight to this year's event, visitors may stroll through "Food Truck Alley" showcasing the ever-popular gourmet food trucks. www.tasteofmarietta.com

From sweet Georgia peaches to crisp Vidalia onions, the Atlanta State Farmers Market is home to 150 acres of outdoor stands containing fresh fruits and veggies, plants, flowers and more!  The Atlanta State Farmers Market is considered the largest outdoor market of its kind in the world and is conveniently located immediately off of I-75 at exit 237. www.atlantaproducedealers.org.

Foodies and festival goers will celebrate the return of the 22nd Annual Taste of Alpharetta on Thurs., May 10 from 5 to 10 p.m.  Hosted in historic Downtown Alpharetta, the event is the largest “Taste of” festival in the South featuring samples of delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from some of the top menus in town.  Named as a "Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event", Taste of Alpharetta is a family-fun favorite including entertainment such as live bands, chef competitions, and a children's Fun Zone. www.awesomealpharetta.com

Visitors looking for a special sweet or unique treat should pay a visit to Miss Mamie's Cupcakes, Cakes and Such on the charming historic Marietta Square.  Delectable and delicious, Miss Mamie's Cupcakes was the recent winner of the Food Network Channel's "Cupcake Wars!" www.missmamiescupcakes.com


Everything from come-as-you-are casual to trendy nosh spots to linen-draped fine dining combine to give Dunwoody’s vivacious restaurant scene its trademark élan.  Food lovers are invited to embark into dining nirvana as the first ever Dunwoody Restaurant Week is unveiled from June 23 thru 30.  Posh eateries, cafés, bistros and more will offer tasty treats and prix fixe menus for only $12 at lunch and $25 at dinner.  www.CVBDunwoody.com


A culinary trip around the world is only a car ride away with the 6th Annual Gwinnett International Restaurant Week from July 23 thru 27.  All restaurant's menus will offer an 'international flavor' to solidify Gwinnett's reputation as one of metro Atlanta's most diverse dining destinations.  Diners simply choose the participating restaurant of their choice during Gwinnett Restaurant Week and select from a special three-course dinner menu, for $21.21 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  www.gwinnettrestaurantweek.com


Recently named by Southern Living as one of the "10 Tastiest Towns in the South," Decatur's restaurant scene is defined as a suburb made from scratch.  Decatur's fresh Southern vibe invites visitors to enjoy locally produced plates and palette pleasers set amid the backdrop of a charming small town atmosphere.  A few of Southern Living's favorites include Cakes & Ale Restaurant & Bar, Brick Store Pub and No. 246.


For more information on dining in Atlanta Metro, please visit www.visitmetroatlanta.com.

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