***Listed Are The 2016 Culinary Competition Winners! *****

main_menu_pointer_right  Best Appetizer/Salad – ​Foundation Social Eatery
main_menu_pointer_right  Best Fast Casual – Wildflour
main_menu_pointer_right  Best Fine Dining – ​Milton's
main_menu_pointer_right  Best Dessert – Wildflour
main_menu_pointer_right  Best Presentation – Anabelle's Table

main_menu_pointer_right  People's Choice - Anabelle's Table
main_menu_pointer_right  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.


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WHAT: 26th Annual Taste of Alpharetta 

WHEN: Thursday, May 12th, 2016; 5pm – 10pm 

WHERE: Historic Downtown Alpharetta 

SOCIAL MEDIA: www.facebook.com/tasteofalpharetta | @TasteAlpharetta  


Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival goers, families and food connoisseurs. Mark your calendars 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. Admission is free, you may purchase food tickets on site at our ticket booths for $.50 each. Restaurants participating in the Taste of Alpharetta will not accept cash (tickets only). Restaurants charge $1-3 per food sample.

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



Event Program

2016 MUSIC STAGE LINE-UP

5:30 p.m.-  Old Salt Union  

7:15 p.m.-  Mayor & City Council/Sponsors

7:30 p.m.-  AJ Ghent Band

8:30 p.m.-  Culinary Competition Awards
8:50 p.m.-  AJ Ghent Band


CULINARY COMPETITIONS AND STAGE

(Located on Roswell Street):

 

From 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. 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 7:00 p.m. 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, 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!




2016 Premier Sponsors $10,000

 

 

City of Alpharetta
Publix Super Market Charities

 

 

2016 Platinum Sponsors $5000

 

 

Superior Plumbing
Choices To You

 

 

2016 Gold Sponsors $2,500

 

 

Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Georgia Power, SunTrust Bank, Meer Electric​ and Little Sunshine’s Playhouse 

 

 

 

201​6 Silver Sponsors $1500

 

 

AMLI Residential, Arrow Exterminators, Aquaguard Foundation Solution, Brand Connections, Cholula Hot Sauce,  Farmers Insurance Hathaway Agency, Green View Windows,  Harry Norman Realtors, LGE Credit Union, Madaris Siding and Windows, Pacific Dental Services, Pete’s Plumbing Inc., Power Home Remodeling, Direct TV, State Farm and Top Dog Golf Carts.

 

 

2016 Media Sponsors

 

 

Appen Newspapers, WSB 750 AM, North Metro Fork

 

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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 and Marietta 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, the parking deck will be on your right 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. The 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). 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.

 

Participating ​Restaurants:

850 F Bar Pizza 850fbarpizza.com
 Alpine Bakery & Trattoria alpinebakeries.com
Anabelle's Table anabellestable.com
Andretti Grill andrettikarting.com
Another Broken Egg Café anotherbrokenegg.com
Atlantic Seafood Company atlanticseafoodco.com
Bagel Boys bagelboyscafe.com
Bandora bandora.one
Benihana benihana.com
Bite Bistro & Bar biteatl.com
Branch & Barrel   branch-barrel.com
BurgerFi burgerfi.com
Butcher & Brew butcherandbrewshop.com
Campania campaniaga.com
Ceviche Taqueria cevichetaqueria.com
Chicken Salad Chick chickensaladchick.com
Colletta collettarestaurant.com
Cru Wine Bar cruawinebar.com
DaVinci's Donuts davincisdonuts.com
Dominos dominos.com
Dos Margaritos dosmargaritas.net
Foundation Social Eatery foundationatl.com
Four Fat Cows fourfatcows.com
Goldbergs Fine Foods goldbergbagel.com
Hop Alley Brew Pub hopalleybrew.com
Jilly's Cupcakery jillyscupcakery.com
Kiku kikujapanese.com
La Casa Italian Grill lacasaitaliangrill.com
Madras Chettinaad madraschettinaad.com
Mama's Pizza mamaspizza.biz
Miller's Ale House millersalehouse.com
Milton's Cuisine miltonscuisine.com
Mondo Italian Kitchen mondopizzakitchen
Mr. Taco rmrtacoatlanta.com
Nothing Bundt Cakes nothingbundtcakes.com
Oak Steakhouse oaksteakhouseatlanta.com
Olde Blind Dog oldeblinddog.com
Queen of Cream Craft Ice Cream queenofcream.com
Rio Balsas Taqueria
Rising Roll Gourmet risingroll.com
Robeks robeks.com
Ruth's Chris Steak House ruthschris.net
Sage Woodfire Tavern Alpharetta sagewoodfiretavern.com
Sage Woodfire Tavern Perimeter sagewoodfiretavern.com
Sally's Gluten Free Bakery sallysglutenfreebakery.com
Sausalito West Coast Grill sausalitowestcoast.com
Seven Seas Mediterranean Café www.sevenseascafe.net
Smallcakes of Alpharetta smallcakesofalpharetta.com
Smokejack smokejackbbq.com
Smoothie King smoothieking.com
South Main Kitchen southmainkitchen.com
Spice Afro Caribbean Cuisine spiceafrocaribbean.com
Spice Brick Oven Kitchen Tapas & Bar spicebrickovenkitchen.com
Taziki's Mediterranean Café tazikiscafe.com
The Fresh Market thefreshmarket.com
The Nest Café thenestcafe.net
Twisted Taco twistedtaco.com
The El Felix theelfelix.com
Village Tavern villagetavern.com
Wildflour wildflouratlanta.com
Salsarita’s   salsaritas.com