Get a Quick Taste of Food That Rocks
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Get a Quick Taste of Food That Rocks

Taste of Atlanta has teamed up with Sandy Springs to celebrate every delicious dining option the city offers.

Skye Estroff

Skye Estroff is the marketing and media manager for Atlanta’s largest food festival, Taste of Atlanta ( She is an Atlanta native, a University of Georgia grad and an expert in Atlanta’s best food.

Food That Rocks draws a crowd in 2016
Food That Rocks draws a crowd in 2016

Seis de Mayo is a new holiday in the heart of Sandy Springs. Twenty-five restaurants are serving food and drinks alongside a local band and DJ on Saturday, May 6.

The city of Sandy Springs has become a dining destination in recent years, so Taste of Atlanta has teamed up with the city to celebrate every delicious option. The event is one night only and open to all food lovers, not just Sandy Springs residents.

Be the first to taste bites from Kaiser’s Chophouse, enjoy cocktails from Battle & Brew, Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe and Three Sheets, and pig out on pies from Buttermilk Sky Pie.

A portion of the proceeds from Food That Rocks will be donated to three Sandy Springs charities: Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance, Ian’s Friends Foundation and Second Helpings Atlanta.

Here is a peek at the menu items for 10 of the 25 participating restaurants. Get hungry, learn more about Food That Rocks and buy tickets at

Battle & Brew

As the gamer’s destination in Sandy Springs, it’s no surprise Battle & Brew will be serving something themed. Its cocktail is rightfully named the Pokemango Margarita. Taste this concoction of tequila, Combier, mango puree, cilantro and lime.

Buttermilk Sky Pie

Buttermilk Sky Pies are traditional, decadent and all things Southern. We are thrilled to try four of its most popular pies in unlimited dosages at Food That Rocks: the signature buttermilk pie; the pecan pie; the apple pie; and the 1-40 Pie, which is loaded with pecans, chocolate chips and coconut.

CalyRoad Creamery

Cheese plates are trending right now, and CalyRoad Creamery is taking full advantage. Samples of artisan cheese produced by the creamery will be on site at Food That Rocks. Taste the difference in handcrafted, local cheeses.

Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe

For some international flavors, Chef Rob’s is preparing Caribbean food and a beachy cocktail at its station. Try jerk chicken, rice and peas, and plantains that taste so authentic that you feel transported to the beach. Sip Chef Rob’s rum punch for more good vibes.

Gus’s Fried Chicken

Gus’s opened in Sandy Springs just a few months ago, but the restaurant’s reputation precedes it. This restaurant is world famous for its fried chicken (now gluten-free) and won the Best Taste trophy at Taste of Atlanta 2016. Try fried chicken legs, wings and tenders at its table.

Kaiser’s Chophouse

There has been a lot of hype leading up to the opening of Kevin Rathbun and Peter Kaiser’s collaborative restaurant concept, Kaiser’s Chophouse. The restaurant just opened and is making its first public showing at Food That Rocks. Stop by its table for an Allen Brothers strip steak sandwich.

Marlow’s Tavern

If you aren’t yet hooked on the food community’s latest trend, now is time to try. Poke has taken the food world by storm with its flavorful simplicity. The Marlow’s version that will be served at the festival is made with Ahi tuna, avocado, teriyaki glaze, scallions and crispy wonton.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

This table of sweets was a hit at last year’s Food That Rocks, and Nothing Bundt Cakes will be back and better than ever. The restaurant is serving a variety of Bundt cakes, so get to the table early to pick your favorite flavor.

Three Sheets’ cucumber basil smash is made with gin, agave nectar, fresh lime, basil and muddled cucumber.

Three Sheets

The smash-hit cocktail of Food That Rocks 2016 was Three Sheets’ cucumber basil smash. Three Sheets is back for Year 2 with more tastes than last year. Its signature cocktail is made with gin, agave nectar, fresh lime, basil and muddled cucumber.

Tiff’s Treats

This time last year, Tiff’s Treats was still baking up its Sandy Springs concept. Now that the newest location has opened in the Atlanta area, warm cookies are always within reach. Stop by its station for warm, homemade chocolate-chip and snickerdoodle cookies.

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