This salute to Southern food—now in its sixth year—gets bigger and bigger every year. Top chefs and mixologists from Texas to D.C. fly in to lead classes, demos, and tasting tents for the thousands who descend upon Midtown for four days of eating, drinking, and unabashed revelry. This year the popular tasting tents are located at the Promenade at Piedmont Park. Tickets, from individual events to a VIP three-day pass, range from $55 to $2,000 (visit atlfoodandwinefestival.com to plot out your itinerary). Three sessions we’re excited for: Learning to butcher a whole cow with the team from Nashville’s Porter Road Butcher, pairing biscuits with bourbon with Tiffany MacIsaac of D.C.’s Buttercream Bakeshop and Karl Worley of Biscuit Love, and a Gunshow-inspired Sunday brunch.
This article originally appeared in our June 2016 issue.