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Published on September 9th, 2015 |

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Taste of Buckhead Sept. 24 now features 22 restaurants + spirits vendors

Five new restaurants have signed on for the Sept. 24 Taste of Buckhead, an event that provides those attending to taste dishes from at least 22 of Buckhead’s premier restaurants and sample more than 50 wines, beers and spirits for a ticket price of just $50.

One of the chefs participating in this year's Taste of Buckhead is Brian Lee, executive chef at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Buckhead.

One of the chefs participating in this year’s Taste of Buckhead is Brian Lee, executive chef at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Buckhead.

TasteofBuckheadLogov2American Food & Beverage, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Thirteen Pies, Corso Coffee and A Piece of Cake have joined the 17 previously confirmed restaurants for the event sponsored by the Buckhead Business Association which will be held at Buckhead Theatre from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

General admission tickets are $50 and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75 and both can be ordered in advance by visiting http://www.buckheadbusiness.org/taste-of-buckhead.

Previously confirmed restaurants participating in the Taste of Buckhead are: Davio’s, Nancy G’s Cafe & Neighborhood Bistro, Seasons 52, Buckhead Diner, Holeman & Finch Public House, Bhojanic, F&B Atlanta, Rock’s Chicken & Fries, Doraku Sushi, Coast Seafood & Raw Bar, Twist Atlanta, Le Bilboquet, Del Frisco’s Grille, Ocean Prime Restaurant, Georgetown Cupcake, Gypsy Kitchen Atlanta and Nox Creek Lounge Hotel Bar.

This is a photo from last year's Taste of Buckead, which was the first time it was held at Buckhead Theatre.

This is a photo from last year’s Taste of Buckead, which was the first time it was held at Buckhead Theatre.

In addition, breweries and distributors offering attendees samples include Red White & Blue Distributors, Monday Night Brewing, SweetWater Brewing Co., Bombay Sapphire, Speakeasy Spirits, IPV Trading, Virgil Kaine Whiskey, Chateau Elan, American Spirit Whiskey and Diageo.

“Atlanta is an incredible true food destination, and Taste of Buckhead gives attendees the opportunity to sample the best of what some of the city’s hottest chefs have to offer,” said Smita Solanki, executive director of Buckhead Business Association. “Buckhead is truly the center of the city’s restaurant scene, and attendees can sample dishes from their favorite restaurants and experiences offerings from some they haven’t yet tried.”

VIP attendees have the opportunity to attend a reception at 7:30 p.m. There, they can enjoy chef demonstrations, sip special cocktails and try

One of the food tastings from last year's event.

One of the food tastings from last year’s event.

exclusive food items from JW Marriott’s Nox Creek, Gyspy Kitchen, Chama Gaucha, F&B Atlanta, Vine & Tap and others; they will also receive a gift bag filled with giveaways.

Gas South is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Taste of Buckhead. Other sponsors include Bank of North Georgia and Georgia Primary Bank as gold sponsors and Metcalf Davis CPSs and Private Bank of Buckhead as silver sponsors. Just Add Wine, Whole Foods, Peachtree Tents and Events and Balloons Over Atlanta are in-kind sponsor of this year’s event. Simply Buckhead is the presenting media sponsor, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is a secondary media sponsor.

UBER is offering a special to Taste of Buckhead attendees to make sure they stay safe. By using the code TASTEOFBUCKHEAD15, users will receive a free first ride up to $20.

For more information, including how to sign up as a vendor or for sponsorship opportunities, contact the Buckhead Business Association at (404) 467-7607.

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