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Atlanta’s Top Notch Sports Bars

Whether you are cheering for the underdog or reppin’ your alma mater, this is something we can all agree on: a successful sports bar must have multiple televisions, cold beer, and delicious food to last the entire game. Below is our go-to guide of brews and bites to keep you satisfied even through every nervous moment of the NFL Draft! 

Elbow Room

Start with the Greek salad with tangy feta and salty olives, grab a slice of Elbow Room’s delicious NY style pizza, and pair it all with a bucket of beers for the table!

Hudson Grille

Tee off with some creamy queso dip with spinach, save room for “The Hudson” burger with chili, jalapeños, and onion rings, and wash it all down with a local Sweetwater brew.

Photo by Hudson Grille

Photo by Hudson Grille


Tip off begins with the loaded kettle chips piled high with bleu cheese, scallions, and smoky bacon. Next, indulge in the Touchdown Tacos which change daily but are always delicious! Our favorite booze pairing? A tart and tangy margarita! SCORE!

Photo by STATS

Photo by STATS

Der Biergarten

You can’t go wrong with ordering the giant warm pretzel (with 3 different dipping sauces), the Bratwurst Platter, and keeping it all super authentic with a gigantic mug of Bitburger, Germany’s most popular pilsner!

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Taco Mac

Kick off with Taco Mac’s signature Buffalo Chicken Flatbread, go for round 2 and order some of T. Mac’s classic wings and fries (our favorite flavors: Honey Chipotle, Lemon Pepper, and Habanero BBQ). Cool things down with a Terrapin brew for the ultimate game day spread.

DBA Barbecue

You can’t go wrong with anything on DBA’s menu but when the game is on, we tend to gravitate towards some of our favorites. Tailgate with DBA’s fried pickle appetizer (there’s fried bacon in there, too!) For halftime, dig into the Archie Bunker, a pulled pork sammie topped with mac and cheese and house made ‘que sauce. The perfect cold-one to handle a meal like that has to be a Creature Comforts.

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Need more options? Check out our favorite dining destinations around Atlanta here. Then, be sure to catch Atlanta Eats on Peachtree TV every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.!

The Toddler Foodies’ Favorite Atlanta Eateries with Outdoor Seating

Hi! We’re the Toddler Foodies. We and our national network of bloggers like to visit local restaurants and rate them for kid-friendliness. You can check out our reviews at

We’re so happy to have a chance to give Atlanta Eats readers our thoughts on some local restaurants. For our first article, we’re highlighting our favorite kid-friendly Atlanta patios – because what’s better than having a great meal in a welcoming environment while basking in the rays of the beautiful Georgia sun?

Shake Shack (Buckhead)

Why We Love It: You really can’t beat burgers, hot dogs, fries, and frozen custard treats made with top-notch ingredients. And the rooftop patio is a super cool spot to watch the traffic roll by on Peachtree Street.

Why Our Parents Love It: “Top-notch ingredients” means organic veggies and fruits, all-natural meat and dairy products, and non-GMO bread. Shake Shack is in the Buckhead Shops retail complex, which has lots of great stores that mommies and daddies alike can appreciate. Oh, and Shake Shack serves craft beer and wine.

Toddler Foodie Tips: Parking is available in the Buckhead Shops deck; Shake Shack will validate your parking ticket. For more, tips check out our TodFoo™ review!

Our Favorite Dish: The ‘Shroom Burger, a fried Portobello mushroom stuffed with melted cheese served atop a potato roll.

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Park Tavern (Midtown)

Why We Love It: Because it’s right next to Piedmont Park. If we’re at Park Tavern, it usually means a trip to the playground, splash fountain, or bike riding excursion is in store (or has already happened).

Why Our Parents Love It: The patio is huge and opens up directly onto the park. Park Tavern also has a full bar, offers live music many days, and is a fun environment that makes them feel youthful and rejuvenated.

Toddler Foodie Tips: Check the Park Tavern calendar before visiting – they sometimes host events that are 21+ only or not kid-friendly. Parking can be difficult in this area on busy days, so prepare to park on the street if deck/gravel lot parking is not available.

Our Favorite Dish: Cheesy, melty King Crab & Lobster Dip, served with pita chips.

Chai Pani (Decatur)

Why We Love It: Chai Pani offers some of the tastiest “Indian street food” in town, but also has a creative kids menu (plus crayons!) for tummies that aren’t quite ready for Indian spices.

Why Our Parents Love It: Fantastic service and really tasty, all-natural food.

Toddler Foodie Tips: The patio isn’t very big, and it opens onto the parking lot. The tables on the patio also don’t accommodate parties of more than 4 people, unless the restaurant is willing to push tables together.

Our Favorite Dish: Kale Pakoras, fried fritters made of chopped kale and Indian spices, served with a cool, tangy yogurt sauce.

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Stay tuned for more from The Toddler Foodies! In the meantime, be sure to watch Atlanta Eats every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on Peachtree TV to get an inside look at Atlanta’s best restaurants!

Preview – Episode 805

This week on Atlanta Eats, we check out Boccalupo in Inman Park, where diners enjoy Italian- American soul food and Mara learns how to make hand-cut spaghetti. Then, we head over to Brookhaven for seasonally changing southern food at the neighborhood gem, Haven. Finally, we have a mind-blowing Indian Street food experience at Chai Pani in Decatur.

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Best Thing We Ate Last Week


You could say it’s always a feeding frenzy at Atlanta Eats’ HQ, but to us it’s just another hard day’s work. We’re sharing the best things we ate last week to give you some food inspiration for the week ahead. Check out AtlantaEatsTV oInstagramFacebook, and Twitter for a constant stream of pictures if this doesn’t quite cure your food porn fix…

Picante Roll from The One Plus Sushi (Brookhaven)

As Atlanta is not a beach town, it’s also not so easy to find an impressive sushi selection. The One Plus Sushi finally accomplishes that goal without making you spend a fortune! Their chic atmosphere and extensive menu of food and drinks may give you a slight issue with indecision, though. This time around, we tried the Picante Roll filled with mild spicy yellowtail, cucumber, cilantro, fresh yellowtail, salmon and jalapeño Yuzu sauce with a ginger salad & edamame to start. We made a great choice, but we’re ready to go back and tackle the remainder of the menu!

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Gelato from Café Gio (West Midtown)

If you want to take a quick trip to Italy, look no further than Hemphill Avenue in West Midtown. Gio’s section of “Little Italy” restaurants totally transports you to an authentic Italian time and space. Within the square, Antico cooks up wood-fired pizza just like you’d find in Naples, Gio’s offers the most savory chicken & pasta dishes people only dream of and Café Gio has a variety of gelato and Italian desserts to please any palate. We ordered the salted caramel gelato as a perfect compliment to the chocolate chip cannoli.

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Three Hot Chicks from Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand (Westside & East Atlanta)

Delia Champion left The Flying Biscuit to specialize in one food she knows best- chicken sausage. She has expanded her empire into 2 restaurants + chicken sausage sold in grocery stores around the state. She creates meals out of this delicious staple to appease any palate- served with greens and grilled mac n cheese to smothered in marinara sauce and topped with cheese. The best way to get a bite of her whole concept, order Three Hot Chicks. Two sliders with chicken sausage patties and a third with a chicken sausage meatball are served with completely different ingredients. One with cheese sauce and jalapeños, the second with coleslaw and the third with marinara and mozzarella cheese. For only $6.49, you can afford a side of “Wedgies” aka fresh cut fries to accessorize your plate.

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The Original El Taco

Tacos, and margaritas, and queso..oh my! From the guys behind Fifth Group Restaurants, we get a taste of Mexico in The Virginia Highlands. Unique tacos like fried chicken with corn, and a ridiculously tasty Mexican Pizza are devoured by the masses in the shadow of The Wheel. What exactly is The Wheel?


Tucked away in the Inman Park neighborhood is this Italian gem. Perfect for a romantic night on the town or a mid-week meal  with friends, you’ll find homemade pasta and oh so much more!

Bruce Logue opened Boccalupo last year with the goal to bring local, American ingredients to the forefront of traditional Italian cooking. Logue and his team seek out the best and you can taste it in every bite. And they are not afraid of creativity in the kitchen. Take the famous Bahn Mi  for example. Traditionally a Vietnamese specialty, Logue transformed the flavors into a bruschetta with grilled bread, chicken liver pate, braised pork and pickled veggies.

This true neighborhood gem is breath of fresh air in Atlanta. You’ll find yourself lingering over the pasta and wine night after night.


In Brookhaven, one of Atlanta’s newest cities, there’s a restaurant serving food that wouldn’t look out of place on menus at twice the price two miles south on Peachtree in Buckhead. Haven Restaurant on Dresden Drive is the benchmark of great dining in the neighborhood, with a spectacular dinner menu, and a to-die-for brunch on weekends.

In a decade of building relationships with local farmers and foragers, chef Stephen Herman has created a restaurant where you’ll always find locally-sourced seasonal produce, and the result of that is a menu that changes based on whatever’s fresh from the farm.

But what’s a fine dining place without a couple of stellar signature dishes? At Haven they’ll serve up dry-aged steak the way you like it, and Georges Bank Scallops that…well, if you like scallops you’re gonna want to try these…


It seems that everyone wants to find a neighborhood gem to call their own. And the lucky folks in Decatur have theirs, in the form of The Pinewood. In the hands of Julian Goglia, cocktails are transformed into a true experience. And small bites, like oyster rolls, taste like home. Pinewood truly is a gem.

Atlanta Eats on the Road to Baton Rouge

Through the years, Baton Rouge has been and continues to be shaped by a variety of cultural and environmental influences. Travel down south and experience their cultural traditions seen in their unique attractions, imbedded in the lyrics of our music, and tasted in their blend of local cuisine. The Capital City is truly the center of Louisiana’s cultural excitement!

While visiting, relive their colorful history though their cuisine and architecture, both a blend of Creole and Cajun, topped with Italian, German, Spanish, Caribbean and Greek flavorings. So, whether your travels bring you to Baton Rouge for leisure or business, take time and enjoy the sights, cuisine and southern hospitality! From Cajun to Creole and everything in between, feast on amazing local delicacies. Taste why Baton Rouge has been voted as a “Best Foodie City” two years in a row!

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The Iberian Pig

Edison bulbs, exposed brick walls, and a friendly staff. It’s everything a hip, new restaurant strives to have. The Iberian Pig, located in Decatur, offers this and much more.

The Iberian Pig’s menu practically replicates what one would find in the markets of Spain, truly transporting customers into a foreign, yet inviting environment. Cured meats, a Spanish tradition, are what make this spot worthy of your time. Prosciutto is so passé. Here, Serrano Ham, smoked chorizo, and acorn fed Iberian pig are served thinly sliced on rustic wooden boards. The fatty marbling of the meat alone is enough to mesmerize the eyes, but surely not enough to keep away from a hungry mouth.

A vast array of imported artisanal cheeses complements the charcuteria and an expertly selected list of wines help to complete any afternoon or evening at this Spanish hideaway. The restaurant’s mixologists are also happy to serve up some classic cocktails or some more creative compositions. However, our top pick: the traditional sangria with delicately muddled fruit, wine and spirits. It’s always a great evening on the patio of the Iberian Pig on a warm summer night.

Chai Pani

The building that used to house The Watershed in Decatur, which stood empty for months, is the new home of Chai Pani. Serving up a variety of mindblasting (their word) dishes, Meherwan and Molly Irani have brought Bombay street food to West Ponce.

Chef Meherwan has created a menu packed with exotic flavors from all over India’s culinary and geographic landscape, with dishes ranging from small plates (chaat) to Indian hand food, to crepes (uttapam), and traditional entrees (thalis).

The brightness of Watershed’s decor has made way for vibrant Bollywood colors, street murals, Tata truck decor pieces, and beautiful photographs that capture the simple beauty of everyday Indian life.

Food 101

Food 101 has evolved during the past decade to focus on farm-to-table, cutting edge Southern Cuisine, while also featuring several long-time favorites. The chefs at Food 101 highlight a bounty of local ingredients prepared with a bold Southern flair that provides a deliciously satisfying dining experience. High standards of quality ingredients and cutting edge cuisine have become synonymous with Food 101.

Der Biergarten

German Biergartens are one of the hottest trends to hit the restaurant scene, but in actuality, they’ve been around as long as their beer dating back to 1085 A.D.! At Der Biergarten in the Luckie Marietta District of downtown Atlanta, everything is served oversized and over-the-top delicious. Alongside their generous 20 oz beer pour, guests of Der Biergarten order classic German dishes such as Weiner schnitzel, jäger schnitzel, sauerkraut, bratwurst and Bavarian cheeses. No matter how big your lunch or dinner portions may be, never skip a slice of their German chocolate cake. This restaurant may be nestled in the deep south, but one meal here and you’ll feel transported to a rooftop restaurant in Germany. This is the perfect place to eat before, during or after any of the downtown sporting events and conventions.

We’re Eating Our Way Through Athens, Ga This Weekend!

Dish Worth The Drive is back this weekend with our newest episode! We hit up Highlands, North Carolina, Orlando, Florida, and last but not least we drove down to Athens, Georgia for our very own G-Day…Grub Day! Our first road trip to Athens was a success, and we can’t wait for you to come along for the ride.

Tune in to CBS at 7:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 23rd for the best G-Day you’ve ever experienced. We’re tasting grub from Last Resort Grill, Seabear Oyster Bar, and Creature Comforts Brewery. In case you can’t wait a second more, here’s a little sneak peak of our favorite dishes…

Red & Black Cake (Last Resort)

The cake that trumps all…the Red & Black cake that is carefully and exquisitely crafted by Cecilia Villaveces Bakery and shipped down the street to Last Resort each and every day. The cake alternates layers of smooth red velvet and dark chocolate cakes with cream cheese icing filling between and chocolate fudge coating the outside. If you’re within an hour of Last Resort, you’re within a reasonable distance to get a slice (or whole cake) of Red & Black. Don’t believe us? Just tune in Saturday night for more food porn shots of this cake, and odds are you’ll be in your car driving there before the commercial break.

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Oysters (Seabear Oyster Bar)

Seabear Oyster Bar is a community bar in Athens on Prince Avenue focusing on bringing some of the freshest raw seafood and shellfish to the town. It’s nearly impossible to visit Seabear without ordering at least a dozen oysters. Every day, Seabear is serving up a rotating selection of 6 to 8 different oysters, and they are an absolute must try! Join us at Seabear on CBS this Saturday as we try some of their oysters and of course, their house cocktail, a Negroni slushie!

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Tropicália (Creature Comforts)

There’s a new summer beer staple and it is perfect for the summer! We stopped by Creature Comforts Brewery and learned about (and of course tasted) some of their best artisanal flavors. One of them- Tropicália- is the perfect balance of passion fruit and citrus with just a slight bitterness at the end. But, we don’t want to spoil it for you completely…come along with us to Creature Comforts this Saturday night on CBS for the complete inside scoop on this 13,000 square foot Athens brewery.

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So, if you’re just as sad as we are that G-Day 2016 is over,  join us for our very own G-Day (GRUB Day) on CBS this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. We might not be the football experts, but we sure know how to get our grub on.

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Gluten Free Restaurant Guide to Passover in Atlanta

Keeping K4P (Kosher for Passover) is sometimes such a chore you’d rather just skip meals. This year, we won’t let you go hungry. We have researched the city for a basic list of bread-free breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options! Don’t eat the same matzah brei every day; add some variety to your unleavened diet. We’ve covered all your bases!

PSA: please thoroughly check ingredients for each dish before consuming, we are listing all unleavened options but did not exclude items with corn, corn syrup, rice and/or beans.


Goldberg’s Bagel

Two eggs scrambled with Nova and Onions from Goldberg’s Bagel will have you day dreaming that you’re tasting it on a bagel. Order a side of latkes and fresh fruit and you’ll be stuffed for the day!

Thumbs Up Diner

With 6 locations around Atlanta, chances are a Thumbs Up Diner is only a couple minutes away. Drive over for a menu that is crafted in a way that you can customize anything and everything yourself. Take charge on the DIY menu or order a veggie-filled Portland Scramble with with squash, zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms, black olives, banana peppers, and feta cheese. Just nix the toast!



Whether you’re a rice eater or you go straight for the salad, you can have it your way at Gusto. There are 7 signature flavors to choose from, but taste their tahini cucumber feta or sweet soy sriracha combination if it’s your first time- they hit the spot!

Photo by Emily Schultz

Photo by Emily Schultz

Souper Jenny

Go check out one of Souper Jenny’s 4 Atlanta locations for a homemade meal you don’t have to make yourself! Her newest location in the Atlanta History Center is worth a little drive. The menu changes daily, but keep an eye out for hearty soups filled with vegetables and salads that are so colorful and fresh you’ll wonder how she pulls it off!


Rumi’s Kitchen

Persian food is delicious and healthy option when you’re avoiding the big B (bread). Start your meal with a traditional appetizer of Dolmeh- minced beef, rice, mild herbs, grape leaves with sweet & sour pomegranate sauce. For the main course, we recommend the Shish Kabob with filet mignon, bell pepper, onion, saffron basmati rice. (You can always leave off the rice if it’s not your tradition to consume during Passover.)

Photo by Rumi's Kitchen

Photo by Rumi’s Kitchen

Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano

If you can surpass the homemade pasta and homemade pizza from Antico next door, go grab a bowl of the Sorrento Lemon chicken with potatoes from Gio’s. The chicken is outstanding- just make sure to request no bread on the side.


Urban Pl8

Now at Krog Street Market, Urban Pl8 offers a wide selection of grab-and-go salads (as well as sandwiches). One of our favorites is the roasted beet and goat cheese served over mixed greens with sliced raw almonds and a raspberry vinaigrette.


If you need a little pick-me-up, stop at LottaFrutta on Auburn Avenue, the Airport or their Avalon location. Grab a Cremolata cup loaded with fruit and topped with Bananas, grapes, melon, papaya, strawberry and watermelon, served with delicious homemade coconut crema. It’s fresh, healthy and filling!

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Want more restaurant ideas? Check out our favorite dining destinations around Atlanta here. Then, be sure to catch Atlanta Eats on Peachtree TV every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.!

Food That Rocks Hits Sandy Springs May 14th

For one night only, more than 20 of Sandy Springs’ favorite restaurants will be rocking the big tent in Hammond Park, in the heart of Sandy Springs. This all-inclusive event will provide you with food, wine, beer and cocktail tastes from local mixologists, local musicians and benefit Sandy Springs-based charities Second Helpings, Ian’s Friends Foundation and the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.

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Taste Sandy Springs’ best bites from three sheets, 5 Seasons, Battle & Brew, Bishoku, Buttermilk Sky, Cafe Posh, Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe, Cibo E Beve, Dantanna’s, Food 101, Hammock’s Trading Company, il Gialo Osteria & Bar, Maya Steaks and Seafood, Meehan’s Public House, Nancy G’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Rock ‘N’ Taco, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, Teela Taqueria, Tin Can Fish House & Oyster Bar and Under The Cork Tree while giving back to 3 special charities!

Buy tickets now for the May 14th event! We’ll see you there!

Restaurants Within Walking Distance to Sweetwater 420 Fest

Looking for somewhere to grab a bite after SweetWater 420 Fest? These five restaurants are within a mile walk from Centennial Olympic Park, and will fill any craving you have after the festival day.

1. Big Kahuna (0.4 miles)

Looking for a Southern California surfer vibe after the festival, and maybe some Baja-mex or classic American food to nosh on? Big Kahuna is right around the corner, and they definitely have something for everyone on their menu. From tacos to burgers to rice bowls, Big Kahuna has it all. Start of your meal by sharing The Whole Nine Yards Chips (steak, chicken, peppers, pico, poblano queso, sour cream and guacamole), and you’ll be good to go!

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Photo by Big Kahuna

2. Trader Vic’s (0.5 miles)

Located just half a mile away, Trader Vic’s is the perfect place to pregame Sweetwater 420 Fest, and then enjoy some food afterwards. Their Mai Tai Bar is serving up Atlanta’s signature rum cocktail, the Peachtree Punch, among many other Polynesian style drinks. Once you’re hungry, snack on some Volcano Shrimp, Crispy Egg Rolls, or BBQ Spare Ribs, and enjoy the festival!

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Photo by Trader Vic’s

3. Park Bar (315 ft)

Park Bar is where to go if you’re searching for some mozzarella sticks, wings, and of course, beer. Sit back, relax, enjoy some good eats, and watch a sports game with your friends- and it’s only a few feet away from Centennial Olympic Park! After a long day at the festival, this might just be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Photo by Park Bar

4. Alma Cocina (0.3 miles)

Craving some chips, dips, and margs after Sweetwater 420? Alma Cocina serves up the most authentic Mexican food in Downtown Atlanta, and it’s the perfect place to take a few friends to and share a meal. Make sure to try their Guacamole & Salsa Tasting appetizer because it is unreal and always the best way to start dinner.

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5. STATS (466 ft)

Just a few feet away from SweetWater 420 Fest you can get some nachos, pulled bbq pork, tacos, or just about anything else you might be craving. And to top everything off, STATS is amongst one of the only bars in the U.S. with a bar tap system that allows its guests to pour their own beer with no server or bartender.

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Photo by STATS

Need more options? Check out our favorite dining destinations around Atlanta here. Then, be sure to catch Atlanta Eats on Peachtree TV every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.!

Preview – Episode 804

This week on Atlanta Eats we check out Food 101 where they serve cocktails in a barrel and contemporary southern flavors, like crispy chicken skins. Then, we try jagerschnitzel, potato salad and sauerkraut from Der Biergarten in Downtown Atlanta. Finally, The Pinewood in Decatur is a true neighborhood gem that serves up works of art in cocktail form.

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Atlanta’s Taste of The Nation for No Kid Hungry

Taste of The Nation is Celebrating 28 Years!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Georgia Aquarium
255 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Event Chairmen: Pano Karatassos & George McKerrow

Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation is the city’s prominent culinary benefit supporting Share Our Strength’s work to end childhood hunger in the United States. Join us in this one-of-a-kind experience and enjoy:

  • Dishes from more than 50 local restaurants and mingle with the city’s top culinary talent, including: Karatassos, Rathbun, Gillespie, & Hopkins
  • Award-winning wines from all over the world
  • Uncomparable hand-crafted cocktails
  • Rare wines in our much-anticipated Beverage Auction
  • Live music featuring Joe Gransden Quartet
  • World-class trips, incomparable dining and luxury culinary experiences in our Live and Silence Auction (More info on the Live Auction Sneak Peek for our 2016 items)

It takes more than food to fight hunger…it takes you.


Tickets will be sold up until event day and at the door. Online ticket sales will close at 8pm ET on April 27.

Norman’s Landing

Sometimes a classic is a classic for a reason. Norman’s Landing is a beloved Cummings institution. From lobster rolls to ribs, this spot has folks coming in troves.