Southern Food Reigns at the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival’s Late Night Street Cart Pavilion – Friday & Saturday, May 20 & 21, 2011

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Street food is a huge hit in Atlanta…and it’s technically not even legal. Between the Urban Picnics at Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Street Food Thursdays in Midtown and Food Truck Fridays at Atlantic Station, and Souper Jenny’s Super Secret Underground Food Truck Extravaganzas (not to mention numerous other opportunities to sample the delicious wares from food truck and street cart vendors throughout the city), Atlanta’s citizens have latched on to street food as a part of our food culture.

westside-creamery-ice-cream-atlanta-ga-atlanta-food-and-wine-festivalWhen the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival hits the streets this weekend, street food will play an integral part. In the Street Cart Food Pavilion, visitors can sample food from some of the best food trucks and street carts in the south…and after dark, the party really heats up with the Late Night Street Cart party!

Participating street carts include: Avocado’s from Mexico (Mexico), Crooked Spoon (Orlando, FL), Dietrich’s (Santa Rosa Beach, FL), GastroPod (Miami, FL), Klausie’s Pizza (Raleigh, NC), STK (Atlanta, GA – new restaurant), VIKING Cooking Rig (Greenwood, MS), Yum Yum Cupcake Truck (Atlanta, GA), and Westside Creamery (Atlanta, GA). yum-yum-cupcake-truck-atlanta-ga-atlanta-food-and-wine-festival In addition, beverage carts include: Bulleit Bourbon (Louisville, KY), CIROC Vodka (France), Club Patrón (Mexico), and SweetWater Beer Truck (Atlanta, GA) – ticket prices include unlimited cocktails!

When you need a break from the delicious food and drink, you can check out the SweetJack photo booth and get a pic to commemorate the fun. Also be sure to find Creative Loafing, who will be out and about throughout the event!

Located one block north of the Loews Atlanta Hotel, the Late Night Street Cart Pavilion opens at 10:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, 2011 (the Street Cart Pavilion is also open during the day – daytime tickets are $75.00). Tickets for the late night events are $65.00 and include food tasting tickets and unlimited drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. (Rumor has it, festival participating chefs will be coming by after their dinners each night, so be prepared for some celebrity chef sightings!)

WHERE: Atlanta Food and Wine Festival‘s Late Night Street Cart Pavilionone block north of Loews Hotel Atlanta (located at 1065 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta)

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