may 28 - 31, 2015

a look back at a weekend that was


It’s official: the 2015 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival has come and gone. This was the fifth installment of Atlanta’s preier food and beverage Festival, and with their 2015 event, AF&WF founders, Elizabeth Feichter and Dominique Love, have reminded Atlanta why their Festival is number one. This year’s Festival was the biggest to date, and with an innumerable collection of wonderful Southern plates and drinks, it was most certainly the best.

the history of the mint julep


Every year the Kentucky Derby sells about 120,000 mint juleps in a two-day span. Fans pack the stands to watch 20 horses rumble ‘round the track, with the fastest earning the roses they are all running for. Invariably, almost every hand is holding a julep cup filled with the Southern classic. Crushed ice, syrup, bourbon… View Article

atlanta’s titan of restaurant design shoulders huge project


Bill Johnson, founder of the Atlanta based, nationally renowned firm, The Johnson Studio, has designed some of the most celebrated restaurants both locally and nationally. His latest is Atlas, a $ 5 million chef driven, modern American, dinner only restaurant developed by Atlanta chef and restaurateur Gerry Klaskala and the Tavistock Group which has won… View Article

Linton Hopkins’ Latest


By James Oxendine James Beard award winning chef-restaurateur, Linton Hopkins, recently announced his plans to open his latest concept, H&F Burger, at the highly anticipated Ponce City Market in 2015. Hopkins chatted with me about the project and how the project came together and what his fans can expect from him in the near future?… View Article

Delysia Chocolatier Features Flavors of the South


This guest post comes from 2015 Talent Nicole Patel of Delysia Chocolatier in Austin, TX The South – and Texas in particular – provides so much flavor inspiration. Some elements of the South’s unique regional dishes, culinary specialties, and infamous Southern heat always find a way of working themselves into Delysia chocolates. Delysia’s Texas-infused flavors… View Article

Get Your Fix of Tito’s Handmade Vodka


Join Tito’s Handmade Vodka at the following delicious activities throughout the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival weekend: Pig Out: Market Style Thursday, May 28th, 7:30pm at Ponce City Market Help us kickoff the festival with an evening focused on pigging out Market Style with market-inspired bites and beverages. Look for the Tito’s Handmade Vodka bar… View Article

Grilling Brunch


Sponsored by Big Green Egg Spring and summer are a great time to enjoy a nice backyard BBQ, but if you’re looking to switch up the type of party you’re throwing, try brunch! Big Green Egg, the Presenting Sponsor of the Sunday Brunch (SOLD OUT), is sharing some tips for the perfect grilled meal. A… View Article

The Best Ways to Prepare For the Festival


by The ACityDiscount Staff The 2015 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is approaching rapidly. Anticipation is building, and the only thing that can quell the excitement of all that Southern cuisine is a checklist of necessary preparations. We all have some planning to do before we attend the festival later this month, but what that… View Article

2014 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Video Recap


The sights. The sounds. The smells. The tastes. The talent. The guests. Relive them all! Get your tickets for Friday and Sunday now!