If you’re like me, hopelessly devoted to food, the creativity behind it, the stories surrounding it, then check out the 11th Annual Taste of Atlanta this weekend, October 5-7 in midtown Atlanta. Over 80 restaurants will be featured at this year’s Taste from all over metro Atlanta and will include three kitchen demo stages, learning experiences, a Family Fun Zone with a Top Chef competition for kids, bar craft competition and a silent auction. For $25 a day, you get to dine at some of Atlanta’s most prestigious restaurants and preview those yet to open. But festivals like Taste give you more than just delectable bites and handcrafted cocktails, there are stories galore from the chefs, owners and barkeeps who keep us coming back week after week. It’s these stories that make Taste and festivals like it so unique. Food brings people together in a way no other element does. It evokes memories, starts conversations, helps us celebrate, even eases the grieving process.
Here’s my write up on Taste of Atlanta for Deep South Magazine. Learn about one restaurant in particular who is sharing their story through food, The Shed at Glenwood and their culinary storyteller and amateur historian, Chef Todd Richards.