Buckhead’s favorite dining establishments and businesses will strut their stuff at the third annual “A Taste of Buckhead Business” from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Buckhead hotel.

More than 1,000 people are expected to sample tastes from Buckhead restaurants and be introduced to products and services from leading area businesses at the Buckhead Business Association event that is free to the public. Music will be provided courtesy of Atlanta’s 97.1 FM The River and there will be cash bars and valuable door prizes.

Eighteen of Buckhead’s finest restaurants have committed to serving samples of their signature cuisine, representing a wide range food items.

Event sponsors include 97.1 The River, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Buckhead Coalition, Georgia Power, Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Hennessy Jaguar, The Ledlie Group, Post Properties, The PrivateBank, and Vanguard Mortgage.

Participating restaurants include: Boneheads Grilled Fish and Piri Piri Chicken, Brio Tuscan Grille, Cassis Grand Hyatt, Chicago’s Nancy’s Pizza, Emeril’s, Haven, Jason’s Deli, Johnny Rockets Atlanta, Longhorn Steakhouse – Lindbergh Plaza, Low Country Barbecue, Mama Fu’s, McDonald’s of Buckhead, Mix, Moe’s, Mosaic, Planet Smoothie, Shane’s Rib Shack and The Capital Grille.

Other participating exhibitors include: AFCO Realty, Ageless Remedies, Atlanta Jaycees, Bank of North Georgia, Buckhead Blue/The Graphics Center, Buckhead CID/BATMA/Alliance, Buckhead Coalition, Buckhead Movers, Caricatures by Fitzroy, Cartridge World, Colonial Bank, Dani Gifts, Express Personnel, Fidelity Bank, FirstPRO,

Georgian Bank, Harry Norman Realtors, Heart of Hope Academy, John Hancock Atlanta, General Agency, Just Add Wine, Just the Thing, Leland on Location, National Office Systems, Nothing but Crumbs, Parc Communities, Paychex, PowerCore, Publix Supermarkets, Sanford Brands, Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Sign A Rama, Spa OM Magie, Sparkfly, The BriarRose, The Buckhead Coffee Company and WGKA 920 AM.

For more information, call Sharon Silva at the Buckhead Business Association, 404-467-7607, or visit the website: www.buckheadbusiness.org.

–John Schaffner