It’s baaaaack! Chef Ford Fry’s ninth annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival returns to Park Tavern on Sunday, July 16, from 1 to 5 p.m. The south’s top chefs, most-skilled mixologists and local farmers are teaming up once again to create tomato-based delights in support of Georgia Organics. Live music by the B-53s and a special appearance from Ford Fry’s band will entertain as you enjoy creative libations, inspired tomato treats and cold cans of SweetWater beer.
Acclaimed guest chefs from across the southeast region are joining in on the festivities! James Beard Award Best Chef Southeast semifinalists Andrew Ticer and Micheal Hudman of Hog & Hominy and Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen in Memphis are among the visiting talent. Eater New Orleans’ 2016 “Chef of the Year” Kelly Fields will represent her New Orleans restaurant and bakery, Willa Jean.
Current participating local restaurants include the Ford Fry family of chefs in addition to 8Arm, Amer, Aria, Atlas, Bellina Alimentari, Better Half, Bocado, Bon Ton, Cast Iron, Colletta, Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand, Farm Burger, Farm to Ladle, The General Muir, Gunshow, Holeman & Finch, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Kyma, La Tavola, Leon’s Full Service, Local Three, Morningside Kitchen, Murphy’s, Oak, Octopus Bar, O-Ku, One Eared Stag, Ormsby’s, Paces & Vine, Saltyard, Seven Lamps, Sound Table and Venkman’s. Stay tuned as more participants come on board. Taste your way through all of them and cast your vote for the coveted People’s Choice award!
General Admission: Includes tomato cocktails and dishes, and SweetWater beer
$45 through Monday, May 15
$50 through Saturday, July 15
$60 at the door
Georgia Organics Members: $40
Lexus VIP: $125 through Saturday, July 15, or until sold out
*VIP tickets/upgrades will not be available at the door
– One hour early entry to the event (12 p.m.)
– Meet and greet with chef Ford Fry
– Access to a designated Lexus VIP area with exclusive chefs and mixologists
– Specialty beer and wine
– Indoor restrooms
– Swag bag
Children under 12 receive complimentary admission to the event.