A few Saturdays ago, I headed to the Georgia Tech area to eat through the many options at the annual event, Taste of Atlanta. The event featured close to 100 local restaurants with a variety of choices to consume. Here is most of what I saw and some of what I ate:
Walking in, an ambush of free pork samples surrounded me; I did not partake in the pork-fest.
First bite of the day – tasted only of mac & cheese, no truffle, no lobster. No recollection of the restaurant since it was very early on.
High quality food coming out of the Indian restaurant (Bhojanic) considering the number of people around and cooking conditions. Tikka masala sauce was spicy and the 3 bean salad was sweetened with orange segments.
The cupcake was good, especially the filling (which was sweetened cheesy goodness), but I prefer moister cake.
The non-non-fat version of Fage greek yogurt is uber creamy and rich.
Excellent flavors at restaurant quality – it was a great chance to try the food without dropping hundreds of dollars
There was pizza…it was only ok
We had some from Rays:
The Ritz Carlton was there serving savory and sweet treats:
Top Flr had the taste of the day:
It sorta tasted like cookie dough, ultra-silky, delicious, sweet, thick, rich, cookie dough.
Too fishy and stringy.
Amazingly awesome ice cream:
I also tried the coconut-jalapeño. The flavors were dead on and the consistency was the cream was rich and freezing without the icy, gritty, failure some ice cream suffers from. Salted caramel and coconut-jalapeño were particularly unreal.
All in all, Taste of Atlanta was a rousing success that gave Atlantans the opportunity to taste food from multiple restaurants. The restauranteurs have hope the eaters will visit their establishments at a later date. Most of the food was above average, with only a few plates blowing me away or making me feel ill.
My only complaint was the overabundance of cupcakes and desserts.