Saturday, May 6, 2017 Hammond Park, Sandy Springs

More than 20 Favorite Sandy Springs Restaurants

Food, Wine, Beer and Cocktail Tastes

Live Music from Local Musicians

Food That Rocks - A Celebration of Sandy Springs

1100 delighted guests ate, drank and partied with a purpose at the second annual "Food That Rocks, a Celebration of Sandy Springs".

Best Taste Award

The "Best Taste" honor this year was awarded to Chef Rob Gayle from Chef Rob's Caribbean Café for his flavorful and delicious Jerk Chicken.

We're looking forward to seeing YOU at Food That Rocks 2018! Stay tuned for details...


Food That Rocks is a rain or shine event.
Food & desserts will be served 6:30pm - 9:30pm.
You must be 21 or older! No refunds. No exchanges.

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Know Before You Go

  • This is an Outdoor Event!
    Food that Rocks is in Hammond Park on the beautiful turf of the soccer field. We know you want to look your best, but please, no spikey heels on the turf. Remember, it is an outdoor event - dress comfortably and come to enjoy the food and music.

    For the comfort and enjoyment of all all guests, smoking is not permitted.

  • Take Uber!
    If you opt to drive, parking is available in three nearby lots:
    » Apostles Church of Sandy Springs at 6025 Glendridge Drive
    » Perimeter Ridge Office Park at 750 Hammond Drive
    » Plaza 400 at 5887 Glenridge Drive

2017 Restaurants

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.

Battle and Brew
Buttermilk Sky Pie
Café Vendome
CalyRoad Creamery
Chef Rob's
CT Cocina & Taquera
Gus's Fried Chicken
Hearth Pizza
Hudson Grille
il Giallo
Kaiser's Chophouse
Marlow's Tavern
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Pig N Chik
RIZE Artisan Pizza
Savor Bar & Kitchen
Soho Café & Bakery
Southern Bistro
Taqueria Tsunami
Three Sheets
Tiff's Treats
Under the Cork Tree

2017 Entertainment

The Biffs

Hotel Packages

Sheraton Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel

Food That Rocks Package: Join us in Sandy Springs for the annual Food That Rocks event May 6, 2017! Enjoy tastes from more than 20 favorite Sandy Springs restaurants, wine, beer and cocktail tastes and live music from local musicians. The event is held at Hammond Park, right across the street from the hotel. Take the Cross Walk home and enjoy beautiful accommodations. On-site parking, breakfast for two and 1pm check-out. For more information or to make reservations please call the hotel at 404-564-3000 or booking online at (Hotel package does not include tickets to Food That Rocks)

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Atlanta Perimeter Center

Partnering with Food That Rocks, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Atlanta Perimeter Center is offering 2 tickets and one night in a King Suite for $189 plus taxes on May 6, 2017 !

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Atlanta Perimeter Center is within 5 minutes' drive of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody Transit Station, and Perimeter Centre. Features include an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free breakfast. The suites include a flat screen TV and a seating area where you can relax. A fully equipped kitchen is also provided.

Please e-mail (please enable javascript) before April 28, 2017 for this amazing deal!

About Our 2017 Beneficiaries

The Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance

The Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA) is a community based organization led by those touched by ovarian cancer whose mission is to increase awareness and educate women, their families, and the health care community about risks, symptoms, and treatment of ovarian cancer leading to earlier detection.

Ian's Friends Foundation

Ian's Friends Foundation is committed to funding the support of pediatric brain tumor research.Their mission is to undertake and support initiatives at research institutions around the country that focus on developing new therapeutic methodologies for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors.

Second Helpings Atlanta

Second Helpings Atlanta's vision is to eliminate hunger in the Metropolitan Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need. With a team of over 400 volunteer drivers, SHA serves as the link between a network of over 50 donors and the front-line agencies who feed the hungry on a daily basis.

2017 Sponsors

In partnership with the Sandy Springs Restaurant Council and Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, Food That Rocks is presented by Taste of Atlanta, the award-winning bites and bevs festival that showcases the diversity of Atlanta restaurants.

Location & Parking

Under the Big Top Tents in Hammond Park

705 Hammond Dr. NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Limited parking is available in the Hammond Park lot off of Hammond Drive. Parking is also available in the following lots: Plaza 400 at 5887 Glenridge Drive and Perimeter Ridge Office Park at 750 Hammond Drive.

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Contact Us

Founder and President

Dale Gordon DeSena

Event Manager

Stacy Weenick

Sponsorship Sales

April Zimmer

Public Relations / Media Inquiries

Meg Reggie


Skye Estroff


Madeline Sims

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