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Preparing for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

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The 2nd annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival comes to Midtown May 10-13. The inaugural event, put on last year by founders Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter, successfully showcased Southern food culture and proved that the South had just as much culinary prowess as other regions of the United States.

The festival has cooking and cocktail demonstrations, sit-down dinners, panel discussions, and tasting seminars and tents. It can be a bit overwhelming, so Midtown Patch came out with a guide that covers everything from parking information to the dress code to help attendees know what to expect over the weekend.

Festival-goers can purchase one- or three-day passes or a connoisseur ticket. The one-day pass is $180 includes three learning experiences, a tasting tent session, a festival gift bag, and a one-year subscription to either Food & Wine or Travel & Leisure magazine. Tasting tent sessions can be purchased separately from the day passes for those interested for $100. All ticket information can be found here.

There are also dinners and events at night, in which some of the South's best chefs like Richard Blais, Hugh Acheson, and Asha Gomez as well as Maryland's Brian Voltaggio and Charleston's Sean Brock prepare meals for diners. These are selling out fast, so be sure to purchase tickets soon.
· Get Ready for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival [Midtown Patch]
· The Second Annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival [EDR]
· Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Dinners [Adventurous Tastes]
· Atlanta Food & Wine Festival [Official Site]