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Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

ATLANTA -- The restaurant lineup for the 12th annual Taste of Atlanta festival is widespread, well-known and – most importantly – mouthwatering.

More than 70 of Atlanta’s most coveted and tastiest eateries have already signed on to participate in this year’s festival, which will take place October 25-27 in Midtown at Tech Square. From city classics such as Ray’s On The River and Max Lager’s to buzzworthy newcomers including Lure, King+ Duke and Saltyard, Taste of Atlanta will once again spotlight the incredible energy and diversity of the city’s restaurant scene.

CWPR Restaurant Week kicks off Saturday

CWPR Restaurant Week kicks off Saturday

ATLANTA -- The second annual CWPR Restaurant Week kicks off this weekend, and while many existing restaurant weeks are associated with a particular neighborhood, this crawl like affair will feature 19 of the cities most delicious spots offering something for the most persnickety of taste ranging from modern Italian cuisine and high-end steaks to smoky southern barbecue, upscale pub grub and sushi.

For more information on CWPR Restaurant Week, as well a link to a complete listing of participating restaurants, visit Tastemaker Magazine.

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual  JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

ATLANTA (June 14, 2013) – Join Chef Ford Fry as he hosts the fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 21 from 1-5 p.m. This year, more than 40 of the South’s top chefs along with 15 skilled mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to create the tastiest tomato concoctions and to help raise money for Georgia Organics.

“Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is absolutely one of my favorite events,” says Ford Fry, owner/chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist. “I love seeing the creativity of all the participants and I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s crop of talent comes up with,” he adds.

Tickets are now on sale for $55 per person and $50 for Georgia Organics members and can be purchased online through Xorbia. Starting Monday, July 1, all ticket prices will increase to $70 per person. A total of 1,400 tickets are available for attendees. Last year’s festival brought in close to $26,000 for Georgia Organics.

Fox Theatre film festival begins next week

Fox Theatre film festival begins next week

ATLANTA -- The Fox Theatre's 2013 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival begins June 14 with a screening of a classic: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

It's one of many award-winning and much-loved movies in this year's lineup. More films will be added later in the season.

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Tickets for all shows are available at foxatltix.com. They are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.

Films in the series include:

Friday, June 14
Raiders of the Lost Ark
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 15
Saturday Morning Cartoons
10 a.m.

Saturday, June 15
Oz the Great and Powerful
7:30 p.m.

Supper Club fundraiser held at 5 Seasons Brewery

5 Seasons Brewery invites the community to help them kick off the summer patio season while raising money for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. They will host the Food Bank’s regular Supper Club fundraiser on June 11 at all three locations. This is a special edition of Supper Club with the theme “Patio Perfect Dining” highlighting great restaurant patios in Atlanta.

Eat dinner at one of the three 5 Seasons Brewery locations on Tuesday, June 11 and 20 percent of your tab will be donated to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Fried Pickle Variety Show to debut in Midtown

Fried Pickle Variety Show to debut in Midtown

ATLANTA -- The Fried Pickle Variety Show will premiere this Saturday, June 8 with performances at 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

From death-defying stunts to mind-bending magic and everything in between, this unique Las Vegas-style spectacle has it all and more.

The show is produced by Howie "Howie the Great" Marmer and Imperial Opa Circus founder Tim Mack. Learn more and see a full lineup at eatfriedpickles.com.

Tickets are $40 for general admission. 11Alive viewers can use the promotional code "OPA" to receive half-price tickets.

All Fried Pickle Variety Show performances are at the 14th Street Playhouse in Midtown Atlanta.

36th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival hits Piedmont Park

36th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival hits Piedmont Park

ATLANTA -- Piedmont Park, located in the heart of midtown Atlanta, is the perfect setting for the festival over Memorial Day Weekend: May 25-27. The historic site includes meadows, tennis courts, a swimming pool, gardens and a picturesque lake. It is conveniently located near numerous hotels and inns, and is within walking distance of some of the city’s best restaurants.  MARTA, Atlanta’s rapid transit system, is just blocks away.