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On September 14, local chefs and food lovers will “meat” their match – literally. TasteATL is rolling out its first ever Atlanta Meatball Festival to celebrate one of the world’s most beloved beef-pork-lamb-chicken (and sometimes seafood!) combos.
Italian cuisine connoisseurs and meatball maniacs will join Chef Host Linda Harrell on Sunday, September 14 from 2 – 6 p.m. at Belle Isle Square next to Cibo E Beve in Sandy Springs to enjoy traditional--and some nontraditional--meatball recipes from Atlanta’s best restaurants, including Cibo E Beve, Rosebud, Davio's, St. Cecelia, No. 246, Don Antonio, Sugo and more. In addition to the wide selection of mouthwatering meatball dishes, this San Gennaro-type street festival will also spice things up with live music from Convoy, a fun atmosphere, delicious drinks, limoncello tastes and a silent auction to benefit Open Hand.
The festival is more than just a meatball tasting – there are also some serious bragging rights up for grabs. As a true “battle of the balls” challenge, each of the chefs' dishes will be voted on by a panel of distinguished judges and attendees to see who has Atlanta's mightiest meatball. Once the votes are cast, the top three winners will advance and go head-to-head in a MeatBrawl Throwdown on Saturday, October 25 at Taste of Atlanta.
For those looking to really spice up their fall season, the Atlanta Meatball Festival is the perfect way to indulge in the individual flavors of the city's local restaurant scene and curb their appetites before the main event, Taste of Atlanta, in October. After all, this ain't your momma’s meatball festival!
Note: Children 10 and under are free with paid adult.