And the summer festivals roll on and on and on…
The Q+DD on VaHi Summerfest:
When: 6/4 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. & 6/5 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Summerfest takes place along tree-lined Virginia Avenue, in the heart of the historic + charming Virginia Highland neighborhood. (Between North Highland Ave. and Park Dr.)
Tickets: FREE ADMISSION – donations to the VaHi Civic Association are appreciated.
Buzz: Regularly recognized by local media as one of Atlanta’s best neighborhood festivals + consistently revered by art professionals as one of the best artists’ markets in the southeast, Summerfest is a great event for the entire family.
Arts: The juried artists’ market features work + exhibits from more than 220 of the best artists in the southeast and beyond, in a variety of media including painting, clay, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, fiber, wood, metal + mixed media.
Music: The 92.9 Dave FM music stage will feature a variety of renowned local musicians, along with nationally acclaimed singer songwriters.
And, and, and….I will be there! Hooray!!
Click righttttt HERE for more info about Summerfest.
Summerfest is a seriously solid festival. I always end up buying something awesome, eating something fried and terribly delicious + having a great time at it. The only way that Summerfest could get any better is if there are going to be food trucks this year. For sure King of Pops (love!) will make an appearance, but I’m talking about FOOD TRUCK food trucks.
Which brings me to one of my favorite parts of last weekend when Loren + Seth (congrats on your engagement guys!) and Slick + I chased down (from Little Five Points to Midtown) two of the trucks remaining in the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race. We found out that they were filming in and around Atlanta from our friends, Mr. Casey + Foodie Buddha. Once we did a little research on the contenders, we knew that we were going to set aside time to find them.
On the show, food trucks travel across the country seeing which can sell the most food. At the end of each stop, the food truck that made the least money goes home. Atlanta was the last stop before the finale in Miami. Hardcore readers may remember that I recently tried the Nom Nom truck in Palm Springs, which was runner up in last year’s The Great Food Truck Race. I guess that this is sorta becoming my thing…
We only had time to sample two trucks, both of which were fan-freaking-tastic + we plan to root for on the show. Here’s what we ate:
(Slick ordering from Roxy’s.)
Oysters ROXYfeller. Cute.
Grilled CHZ: Vermont cremont cheese, proscuitto de parma + quince.
Grilled CHZ: Private stock cheddar, foie gras, applewood bacon + peach preserve.
…it got photographed twice!
We were in cheesy heaven. And, I got a Roxy’s t-shirt which I proudly wore to the gym yesterday! Somehow, we found inner-hunger, strength, whatever you want to call it, to check out The Lime Truck up the street.
Crab + Bay Scallop Ceviche.
Green Curry Tofu Quesadilla.
Ahi Tuna Poke Nachos.
Blistered Shishito Peppers.
And, the coolest part of all is that we got to see them filming!
Even now, I’m still stuffed. Total. Both trucks were SO good and for such different reasons. There is a time and place for a loaded grilled cheese. Likewise, there is a time and place for creative, fresh fish + tofu. Last weekend, it was time for both.
Don’t miss Summerfest this weekend in the Highlands. And, if they have food trucks – I’m sure I’ll see you there. Play on, players + good luck to Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese + The Lime Truck!
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