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Taste of Alpharetta
Thursday, May 8, 2014
5 - 10 pm
LOCATION:
 Across from Alpharetta City Hall at 2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009

    
     

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Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival-goers, families and food connoisseurs for 24 years.  Make reservations on your calendar to dine in Historic Downtown Alpharetta at over 60 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top menus in town.  Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities and entertainment to please every palette.  Free Admission. Food tickets are $.50 each and restaurants participating in the Taste will charge $1-3 per food sample.

Music Stage will have harmonic rock/folk/R&B bands.  A separate Culinary Stage will pair top area chefs against one another in contests.  Party with metro Atlanta radio stations.  Play at the Fun Zones.  Come out and enjoy Alpharetta’s premier dining experience!


 Taste of Alpharetta Sponsorships

Taste of Alpharetta Restaurant Application

Schedule of Events


MUSIC STAGE

• 5:30 -   The Shadowboxers

• 7:15 -   Mayor & City Council / Sponsors

• 7:30 -   Rosco Bandana

• 8:30 -   Culinary Competition Awards

 

CULINARY COMPETITIONS AND STAGE (Located on Roswell Street):

From 5 - 7:30 pm 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.   

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS (Located on Roswell Street at the Culinary Stage):

Ballots will be available at the Culinary Stage through 7pm. There are no judging guidelines for this category. 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, Titanic, 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!

2014 Participating Restaurants


Domino's Pizza  www.dominos.com
Madras Chettinaad   www.madraschettinaad.com
DaVinci's Donuts  www.davincisdonuts.com
Nothing Bundt Cakes Alpharetta www.nothingbundtcakes.com
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt www.facebook.com/menchieswindward
Atlantic Seafood Company www.atlanticseafoodco.com
Cuzi Fresh Café www.cuzifreshcafe.com
Andretti Grille  www.andrettikarting.com
LaCasa Italian Grill  www.lacasaitaliangrill.com
Seven Seas Mediterranean Café www.sevenseascafe.net
Figo Pasta www.figopasta.com
McAlister's Deli www.mcalistersdeli.com
Smokejack BBQ www.smokejackbbq.com
Gigi's Cupcakes www.gigiscupcakesusa.com
Robeks Juice www.robeks.com
Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails www.miltonscuisine.com
Alpine Bakery  www.alpinebakeryandtrattoria.com
Lobster House www.lobsterhousega.com
Bite Bistro & Bar www.biteatl.com
Rising Roll Gourmet www.risingroll.com
Fresh Lettuce www.thefreshlettuce.com
Mambo Jambo Café www.mambojambocafe.com
Alpha Soda www.alphasoda.com
On the Border www.ontheborder.com
Sip Wine www.siprestaurants.com
Panda Express www.pandaexpress.com
BurgerFi www.burgerFi.com
Taziki's www.tazikiscafe.com
Twisted Taco www.twistedtaco.com
The Fresh Market www.thefreshmarket.com
The Cake Shoppe www.thecakeshopperoswell.com
Ippolito's Italian Restaurant www.ippolitos.net
Bagel Boys Café www.bagelboyscafe.com
Café Efendi Mediterranean Cuisine www.cafeefendi.com
Spice Afro Caribbean Cuisine    
Benihana Inc www.benihana.com
Publix Apron's Cooking School www.publix.com
Tadka & Inchins Bamboo Garden www.tadkarestaurant.com
Sally's Gluten Free Bakery www.sallysglutenfreebakery.com
Wildflour  www.wildflouratlanta.com
Schakolad Chocolate Factory www.schakolad.com
Another Broken Egg www.anotherbrokenegg.com
The Diner at Northpoint www.thedineratnorthpoint.com
OPULENT www.1920tavern.fhfoodtradinggroup.com
Little Alley Steak www.littlealleysteak.fhfoodtradinggroup.com
Salt Factory Pub www.saltfactoryalpharetta.fhfoodtradinggroup.com
El Porton  www.elportonmexicanrestaurants.com
Village Tavern www.villagetavern.com
Tassa Caribbean Buffet www.tassarotishop.com
Zaxby's www.zaxbys.com
Kiku Japanese Steak House www.kikujapanese.com
KickShaw www.kickshawgrill.com
Sage Woodfire Tavern www.sagewoodfiretavern.com
Spice-Brick Oven Kitchen Tapas Bar www.spicebrickovenkitchen.com
Tin Roof Kitchen www.tinroofkitchen.com
M Chocolat www.mchocolat.com
The Mill Kitchen & Bar www.themillkitchenandbar.com
Millers Atlanta Alehouse www.millersalehouse.com
Your Pie Roswell  www.yourpie.com
Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub www.oldeblinddog.com
Grand Champion BBQ www.gcbbq.net
Hop Alley Brew Pub www.hopalleybrew.com
Primo Italian Ice   www.primoitalianice.com

 

2013 Sponsors


Premier Sponsor    
Superior Plumbing
City of Alpharetta
Publix
   
Gold Sponsor    
5 Hour Energy    
Silver Sponsor    
AAA Auto Club
AquaGuard Basement Systems
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Champion Windows
Direct TV - Go Green
Hands on Family Chiropractic
Home Energy Solutions
LeafFilter North, Inc.
Mosquito Squad of Alpharetta
Nationwide Insurance
PNC Bank - Alpharetta
Power Home Remodeling
   

 

2013 Culinary Competition Winners


***Listed are the 2013 Culinary Competition winners! *****

  Best Appetizer/Salad – Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails
  Best Fast Casual – Fresh Lettuce
  Best Fine Dining – Bite Bistro & Bar
  Best Dessert – Wildflour
  Best Presentation –Wildflour
  People's Choice - Wildflour
  Best Booth - Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails

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.

Parking & Directions


PARKING

The Taste of Alpharetta is located in Historic Downtown across from Alpharetta City Hall at 2 South Main Street, 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 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.


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.  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).  Please be patient as we shuttle people to the new location.  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.


DIRECTIONS TO EVENT

FROM GA 400 NORTH – Exit at Haynes Bridge Road.  Turn left off exit onto Haynes Bridge Road. Follow until Haynes Bridge Road until it   intersects with Old Milton Parkway.  Take a left onto Old Milton Parkway.  Stay on Old Milton Parkway until it intersects with South Main Street/Alpharetta Hwy. /SR 9.   Take a right onto South Main Street/Alpharetta Hwy. /SR 9 and the event site will be on your left across from City Hall (2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009).  Reference parking locations and addresses above.                    

FROM GA 400 SOUTH – Exit at Old Milton Parkway.  Turn right off exit onto Old Milton Parkway.   Stay on Old Milton Parkway until it intersects with South Main Street/Alpharetta Hwy. /SR 9.   Take a right onto South Main Street/Alpharetta Hwy. /SR 9 and the event site will be on your left across from City Hall (2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009).  Reference parking locations and addresses above.      

 

Taste of Alpharetta is a rain or shine event!

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