Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Food Bucket List

Summer is in full swing, and AR and I have a ton of things we want to do. Despite traveling to a million weddings – and having our own – we want to take part in all the summer fun Atlanta has to offer.

Last summer, we joined the game too late and missed out on some awesome events. This summer, I’ve compiled a list of must-do and must-eat events for us to enjoy, and some things for us to try at home J

This event is SO much fun. We stopped by at the end last summer and were blown away. If you love a good food truck, this has your name all over it. Grab some friends, pack some sunscreen, and explore Piedmont Park with lots of yummy eats.

Learn to Make Sangria
I LOVE sangria and want to finally make my own. I am going to try this recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction (her recipes never fail me!). 

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AR and I LOVE restaurant weeks. We’ve participaited in Midtown Restaurant Week and Virginia Highlands Restaurant Week.

It’s a great way to try new places and get some awesome deals. Each restaurant that participates will have set menus for $15, $25, or $35, allowing for the perfect sampling of menu items.
On our list? Alma Cocina ($35 dinner) and Café 458 ($15 brunch for two!). I confess, we’ve been to Alma more times than I can count… but it is SO good!

Take a class at the Irwin Street Cooking School
Specifically, we want to do a Knife Skills class (I’ve been saying we will do that for years now. We need to). I also want to do a Couples Cooking Class. We did this for Valentine’s Day last year and totally loved it. It’s a different kind of date night, and we both learned some new skills.

Have our final menu tasting
So can't wait for this. I loved everything we selected for our wedding, so tasting the final items will be amazing. 

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival - July 25, 2015
So last year I missed this event – but I saw the leftover ice cream containers at the park and knew it had my name all over it. Ice Cream? In July? In Piedmont Park? I’m in.
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Taste of Atlanta - September 25-27, 2015
This is late in the summer, but Taste of Atlanta is right in Midtown and a fun event! We explored the event last year and plan to attend again this year.

What do you want to eat this summer? Share you summer food must-haves bellow! If you aren't in Atlanta, you can use Eventbrite to find events going on in your area (or snag tickets to the ones I listed above). They also allow their users to set up and sell tickets to their own events for free!

Share your favorite summer eating traditions bellow! 


1 comment:

  1. That's a great bucket list! We don't have a lot of food festivals on our island, but I try to attend a few events during the Food, Wine & Rum festival each November. It never disappoints! ~Ree


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