dW_fkvbFSFRSHp6z6y2MHKO_1GxIcCof9MM9eBAAwr8More than 90 local restaurants have signed on to participate in this year’s Taste of Atlanta, which will take place Oct. 24-26 in Midtown at Tech Square. With eateries featured from both inside and outside the perimeter, festival-goers will be able to sample cuisine from every corner of the city.

To help attendees pinpoint their local favorites or discover new restaurants, the festival will take visitors on a culinary tour through the city’s many diverse neighborhoods. Whether it’s Buckhead’s St. Cecilia, Virginia-Highland’s The Original El Taco, Roswell’s Little Alley Steakhouse, Decatur’s No. 246, Brookhaven’s THERE, Alpharetta’s Milton’s or Midtown’s Table at Ten, foodies will experience a variety of signature dishes from each community.

Taste of Atlanta will kick off with a block party on Oct. 24 with the theme Culinary Matrimony. The event will feature local celebrity chefs, including Patric Bell, Ron Eyester, Jay Swift and Tyler Williams, for an evening of both famed and more obscure flavor pairings. There will also be live music from Electric Avenue, booze and bites from Seven Lamps, Fox Bros. BBQ, The Optimist and Buttermilk Kitchen.

“I think people will be hard pressed to find more culinary variety in one place,” said chef and restaurateur Ron Eyester of Rosebud, The Family Dog, Timone’s and his latest concept, Diner. “With every signature taste, the festival showcases just how diverse and progressive our city’s dining scene really is. I welcome any opportunity to support my fellow chefs and our local food landscape, and that is exactly what Taste of Atlanta brings to the table.”

For tickets, a complete list of events and participating restaurants, visit tasteofatlanta.com.

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.