Saturday, June 8, 2019 City Green at City Springs
  • Sandy Springs'

    Party of the Year!

  • All You Can Eat Tastes from More Than

    20 Favorite Sandy Springs Restaurants

  • Bottomless

    Wine, Beer and Cocktail Tastes

  • Live Music

    by The Biffs

Food That Rocks

A Celebration of Sandy Springs

It's time to eat, drink and party with a purpose. The fourth annual "Food That Rocks, a Celebration of Sandy Springs" is set for:

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Tickets on sale now!

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.

Charity Partners

Community Assistance Center
Ian's Friends Foundation
Second Helpings Atlanta

Tickets On Sale now!

General Admission

7:30pm Entry

  • $55 March 28 to April 4
  • $65 April 5 to June 8
VIP First Taster

6:30pm Entry

  • $65 March 28 to April 4
  • $75 April 5 to June 8

Sales tax and ticket fee not included

Food That Rocks is a celebration of Sandy Springs, bringing together our restauranteurs with those who love great food, fun and community, which makes this event a perfect fit as we begin to unveil the many opportunities for the community to gather at City Springs.

Mayor Rusty Paul,
Sandy Springs


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Food That Rocks

In the News

  • Northside Neighbor

    "A Celebration of Sandy Springs is back for its second year and has already proven how strong the city's restaurant scene is."
  • Atlanta Jewish Times

    "Food That Rocks was a great way to meet new neighbors, sample the great food in our area, and find out about charities doing amazing work — all in our back yard"
  • GAFollowers

    "Food That Rocks will also feature wine, beer, cocktail tastes and benefit Sandy Springs-based charities Second Helpings, Ian's Friends Foundation and the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance"
  • Roamilicious

    "Music, Mixology and Magnificent Food at Food That Rocks Festival on May 6th benefiting several Atlanta Charities"

Know Before You Go

  • Food that Rocks takes place at City Springs and is an outdoor event. Dress comfortably and come to enjoy the food and music.
    For the comfort and enjoyment of all guests, smoking is not permitted.
  • Take Uber or Lyft!
    The Uber/Lyft drop off/pick-up is at 237 Johnson Ferry Road (the corner of Johnson Ferry Road and Blue Stone Road).

    However, if you opt to drive, directions and parking information may be found below.

2019 Restaurants

For one night only, some of Sandy Springs' favorite restaurants will be rocking the big tents in Sandy Springs City Green in the heart of Sandy Springs. This all-inclusive event will provide you with food, wine, beer and cocktail tastes from local mixologists, live music, and will benefit the Community Assistance Center, Ian's Friends Foundation, Second Helpings Atlanta.

3 Sheets
Battle & Brew
Bogartz Food Artz
Breadwinner Café
Casi Cielo
Chef Rob's Caribbean Café
Cibo e Beve
City Barbeque
Clean Juice
District M
Flower Child
Gus’s Fried Chicken
Hearth Pizza Tavern
Henri's Bakery
Hudson Grille
il Giallo
Kale Me Crazy
Mandolin Kitchen
The Select
Southern Bistro
The Springs Cinema & Tap House
Taco Mac
Taqueria Tsunami
Top Bun Gourmet Burgers & Fries

More Tastes By

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop
Nothing Bundt Cakes

2019 Entertainment

The Biffs

Join us as we keep the party alive with an eclectic mix of 80’s classics!

DJ Jimmy

DJ Jimmy is one Atlanta's most well-known voices with a great ability to mix the right music for any crowd!

Charity Partners

Community Assistance Center

CAC brings together the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities to provide compassionate assistance to neighbors in need by providing financial support, helping to meet basic needs and promoting self-reliance. CAC works to prevent homelessness and hunger locally with the support of 28 congregations of all faiths, public and private grants, civic organizations, schools, businesses and individuals. Supporters provide financial resources, in-kind donations and volunteer manpower.

You can help eliminate hunger in our community! Bring your food donations to Food That Rocks to support the Community Assistance Center (CAC) Food Pantry! The CAC pantry provides food to about 500 local families a month and receives an average of 2,000 visits a month! Most needed items include canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruit, cereal and dried beans. For more information visit

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.

2019 Sponsors

In partnership with Visit Sandy Springs and City Springs, Food That Rocks is presented by Taste of Atlanta, the award-winning bites and bevs festival that showcases the diversity of Atlanta restaurants.

BMW Emory
Northside Hospital Oxygen Financial Center State Children Hospital
Selig Ackerman Security Pinnacle Search Partners White Claw
Bar None Spindrift Solomon Brothers
Classic Tents and Events The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Visit Sandy Springs City Springs Springs Cinema & Tapouse Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber
Independent Distilling Company Padre Azul Still Pond Distillery Tito's Handmade Vodka Topo Chico Arches Brewing Creature Comforts Brewing Founders Brewing

Media Partners

WABE Rival Atlanta Pet Life Simply Buckhead
BusinessX Radio Sandy Springs 24/7 Indoor Billboard Network James Mag Yelp Atlanta Home and Lifestyles GA Voice GA Voice Insite Encore Cinemoms Peach Atl Fenuxe` Goliath

Friends of Food That Rocks

  • Lefkoff, Rubin, Gleason & Russo PC
  • Regency Centers
  • Aston City Springs

Location & Parking

City Springs in Sandy Springs

1 Galambos Way Sandy Springs, GA 30328


Parking & Uber/Lyft information coming soon!

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Contact Us

Founder and President

Dale Gordon DeSena

404.875.4434 x1

Event Manager

Wendy Allen

404.875.4434 x2

Sponsorship Sales

Faith Goldberg


PR & Media Inquiries

Lauren Lestin / GreyFox PR


Taste of Atlanta Main Office

6400 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Suite 390

Atlanta, Ga 30339

Marketing & Media Manager

Skye Estroff

404.875.4434 x4

Restaurant Coordinator

Jessica Dacey


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