The Atlanta Food Rave returns Friday, Sept. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. at East Andrews Entertainment Complex. An interactive night of food, fun, cocktails and live entertainment, The Atlanta Food Rave will donate a percent of the proceeds to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Tickets are available at www.atlantafoodrave.com or by calling (404) 856-0157.

The Atlanta Food Rave presents food and cocktail lovers the opportunity to mix and mingle with an eclectic group of Atlanta-based chefs in an informal atmosphere. This year’s chef lineup includes: 2010 Rave Review Winner, Chef/Owner Alex Friedman of P’cheen; Executive Chef Monique Barrow of Buckhead Bottle Bar; Executive Chef Ryan Delesandro of Nava; Executive Chef Shane Devereux of Top Flr; and Executive Chef Willie Box of Straits.

Attendees are invited to sample each chef’s offerings in addition to catered fare that will be placed throughout four environments at the host venue. As with last year, attendees will be encouraged to vote for their favorite chef of the evening, helping him/her to win The 2011 Rave Review, an award reserved for the chef that is best in show. The evening will also feature premium bars with complimentary Blue Moon, Avion Tequila tastings and non-alcoholic specialty beverages, live entertainment and a number of surprises. The menu will be revealed upon arrival and vegetarian options will be present.

Leading up to this years event will be the Atlanta Food Rave Restaurant Week, September 7-15 from 7 to 9 p.m. Guests will be invited to meet the participating chefs at their restaurants on specified days, while enjoying complimentary appetizers and drinks as a preview to the main event. Sept. 7 – Nava, Sept. 8 – P’cheen, Sept. 13 – Top Flr, Sept. 14 – Straits, and Sept. 15 – Buckhead Bottle Bar.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.