Culinary Experiences Fill Alpharetta, Georgia

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The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau shares about the culinary experiences in Alpharetta and announces foodie giveaway.

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With over 175 dining options, locally owned and chef-driven restaurants, festive foodie events, specialty craft beer and wine stores and authentic culinary experiences, epicureans around the country are quickly putting Alpharetta at the top of their list of places to visit.

Chef-driven and locally owned restaurants: Alpharetta’s walkable downtown is lined with locally owned restaurants that are boasting specials and stay open late during the city events held throughout the year. Stop in restaurants such as Hop Alley Brew Pub and grab a savory burger with a pint of house made brew; or take a seat atop South Main Kitchen’s patio. Alpharetta’s Avalon, a live, work and play development, features numerous restaurants that are native to Atlanta and eateries that can only be found in the upbeat community. For modern Italian fare, Colletta offers family-style and la carte menus that are inspired from Chef Michael Perez’s trip to Florence, Italy.

Festive Foodie Events: Alpharetta kicks off the weekend every Thursday with Food Truck Alley where six-eight food trucks and live entertainment fill the streets. The Alpharetta Farmers Market takes over downtown every Saturday morning from April through October.

Authentic Culinary Experiences: Alpharetta’s three cooking schools offer food enthusiasts a chance at making well-known dishes from renowned chefs. Sign up for a class at the only Publix Apron’s Cooking School in Georgia, Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods in Avalon or Sur la Table Cooking School at North Point Mall.

Craft Beer and Specialty Wine Stores: Wine lovers can enjoy tasting events at Vino 100 every Saturday afternoon or head over to Cru Wine Bar to experience a flight of carefully curated wines by a knowledgeable sommelier. For the beer lover, Alpharetta’s first brewery, Jekyll Brewing, has five brews on tap. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery and then sample each brew to find your favorite flavor.

Enter to win a “Behind the Apron” Culinary Giveaway: To highlight the delicious food choices in the city, the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is giving away a “behind the apron” culinary experience for two for the weekend of October 16-18, 2015. One lucky foodie will win:

  •     A two night, weekend stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alpharetta- Windward Parkway with breakfast included
  •     Lunch at Spice Brick Oven Kitchen
  •     Behind the scenes tour of Jekyll Brewing with beer tastings and souvenir glasses
  •     $200 gift card for a cooking class at Sur la Table at North Point Mall
  •     Behind the scenes tour of M Chocolat
  •     Lunch at Colletta
  •     Wine flight tasting with a sommelier at Cru Food and Wine Bar
  •     Three course chef’s dinner at South Main Kitchen
  •     Two entries to the Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival
  •     $100 gas card to get to and from Alpharetta

Enter and see the official rules at http://www.awesomealpharetta.com. Enter by August 31, 2015.

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