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[7 May 2010 | No Comment | 5,200 views]
Degustar in Pictures

Escabeche de Pescado
From the pictures, you’d be excused for thinking this was a Peruvian festival. This just happened to be my first time trying food from Machu Picchu in more than 15 years. I didn’t like in on my first visit. What I tried at the festival blew me away. The escabeche was by far my favorite, followed by the Peruvian tamale (surprising, given my obsession with papas a la Huancaina). Yes, there was a lot of food there, from many other countries – I was just too busy eating …

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[27 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 2,480 views]
Degustar- Latin American Food Festival

The second annual Latin American food festival, sponsored by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of commerce will be held at Atlantic Station on May 1, 2010.
Participants include:

Brazilian Bakery
Costa Verde Peruvian Restaurant
Coco Loco Cuban Restaurant
Eclipse de Luna
El Azteca
Frontera Catering
Lime Taqueria
Los Andes Bakery
Machu Picchu Peruvian Restaurant
Raul’s Catering
Sausage World
El Toro Mexican Grill
The Iberian Pig

There will be a People’s Choice Award for best dishes along with cooking demonstrations.
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Atlantic Station
Central Park
Saturday May 1, 2010
11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Admission: $5.00

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[20 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 2,583 views]
Feria Latina Festival – Stone Mountain

This Hispanic festival combines carnival rides, live music and Latin cuisine with various other activities.

When: April 25, 2010 noon – 10p
Where: Stone Mountain Park, Memorial Lawn
How Much: Free (though you will have to pay the $10 park vehicle fee)
Details:
Feria Latina is a celebration of the diversity of Latin American culture that takes place in a historic venue. Thousands of people from all over the state of Georgia attend to enjoy a day of performances by some of the best Latin artists, contests, giveaways, company exhibitions, arts and crafts, international food …

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[13 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 3,237 views]
Pan African Festival – Macon

This weekend festival is one of the Tubman Museum’s signature events, and features music, food, a 5K run, parades, poetry and movies. Enjoy the celebration as we show appreciation for the dynamic and diverse cultures created from the African Diaspora.
What: Pan African Festival of Georgia
When: April 17-25, 9a – 8p
Where: Central City Park, Macon, GA
How Much: Free
Details: The 12th annual Pan African Festival in Macon celebrates African influences from around the world, and seeks to educate, celebrate and express common ground through Pan African arts, cultures, families and traditions.
This weekend …

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[13 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 2,573 views]
Return to the Renaissance – Weekends this Summer

The Renaissance Festival takes you back, way back in time to the end of the Dark Ages and the beginning of the Age of Light. Special themed weekends are a real treat, for no more money.
What: Georgia Renaissance Festival
When: The Festival is open Saturdays and Sundays, from
April 17 through June 6, 2010 plus Memorial Day, May 31
10:30a – 6:00p, rain or shine.
Where: The Festival is located minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. From Atlanta: Travel southbound through downtown Atlanta on the I-75/85 Connector. Exit onto I-85 south …

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[6 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 2,391 views]
It’s Spring, Time for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Spring is just around the corner and that means the Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park. The Dogwoods will be in full bloom, and hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 74th Annual Festival. What you may not know is that this is a great place for Ethnic food and culture. This event was the Winner of the 2009 International Festival and Events Association’s Silver 2nd Place Award.
What: Atlanta Dogwood Festival
When: April 16, 17, 18, 2010
Friday 12:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday …

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[2 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 2,673 views]
Get Ready for Green Beer: St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

Wear your green and be prepared to start the day with an Irish breakfast. The actual St. Patrick’s Day is mid-week this year, but Atlanta celebrations will start the weekend before. Ethnic and Cultural festivals are a great place to try new-to-you foods and learn a different culture. Plus they’re always fun.

When: Saturday, Mar. 13, 2010, parade begins at noon
Where: Underground Atlanta
How Much: Free
Details: 2010 will be the largest and best attended St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival since the first held 152 years ago, in 1858. The parade (see details …

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[2 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 2,443 views]
Celebrate Chinese New Year

It’s almost time for New Years, the Chinese kind. Don’t miss out on fun and food and the color red.