Monday, July 23, 2012

Atlanta's Most Creative Foodie Festival: Attack of the Killer Tomato

One of the best ways to enjoy Atlanta in the summer heat happens when the Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival roars into town.  The festival sticks to a formula that works:
  • a simple, creative theme:  food or drink or both - incorporate tomatoes
  • a great location (JCT Kitchen and its culinary atrium of neighboring restaurants in the White Provisions development, Westside, Atlanta)
  • a great band (the Spazmatics from Austin, TX: seeking asylum, covering everything and appropriately killing it) 
and each year some lyprocene-deficient soul is sacrificed to the Man-Eating Tomato to assure cloudless, sunny skies.

Here's the story as I saw it "cherry-picking" some of my favorites.  Enjoy.

Lara gets things going smoothly.
A cocktail as delicious to drink as amazing to watch Kellie craft.
Kellie & Co. on the assembly line.

Kellie's pour of Alegria Vital ('Joie de Vivre')!

Straight-forward can be as delicious as imaginative.

Ford Fry's entry delivered on taste.

The Host, Ford Fry, JCT Kitchen.

Slapping herbs with flair to release oils. 

Asylum seekers: The Spazmatics.

Tyler Williams, Abattoir, making 'salad-of-the-future'.

Drops of each ingredient goes in, pearl sized dots of goodness come out.
The only item for which I returned for seconds.  Delicious and imaginative.

Unforgettable popsicles.

Mixologist Stuart White with one of the best in show cocktails.

Loosely translated as, 'Bad Ass'.

La Tavola

Best makeup.

Best costume.

Still Hungry?

More photos of the festival (and from years past) appear in this set: Killer Tomato Festival Photos

Related Articles

Read the review of the 2010 Killer Tomato Festival.
Read the review of the 2009 Killer Tomato Festival.

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