See You Next Year!

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

Thank you for helping make the 2018 Food That Rocks rock!

We're looking forward to seeing you again at Food That Rocks 2019. 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.

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

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

  • This is an Outdoor Event!
    Food that Rocks is in City Green at City Springs. 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 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.

2018 Restaurants

3 Sheets
Breadwinner Café & Bakery
Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop
CalyRoad Creamery
Chef Rob's Caribbean Café
Crafthall Kitchen
Gigi's Cupcakes
Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano
Hammocks Trading Company
Hearth Pizza Tavern
Henri's Bakery & Cafe
Hudson Grille
il Giallo Osteria & Bar
Kaiser's Chophouse
Kale Me Crazy
Mandolin Kitchen
Marlow's Tavern
Nam Kitchen
Pontoon Brewing
The Select
Southern Bistro
Taco Mac
Taqueria Tsunami
Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe
Under the Cork Tree
Urban Cookhouse

2018 Entertainment

Saved by the Band

This Please Rock band will keep the party alive with an eclectic mix of 80’s and 90’s classics!

DJ Jimmy E

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

City Springs Theatre Company

City Springs Theatre Company will perform their revue show, “Taste of the Season”, featuring a sample of the sensational songs featured in their inaugural season of musicals at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center!

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.

The Drake House

The Drake House provides housing programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta. Our educational, empowerment, and mentoring programs assist these families in becoming financially self-sufficient and contributing members of the community. The Drake House is the only agency in the area offering an emergency residential program with private housing, serving approximately 50 families with 100 children per year.

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.

2018 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.

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Logo
Oxygen Financial logo Nalley Nissan Northside Hospital logo
City Green logo Taste of Atlanta logo Visit Sandy Springs logo
Aston City Springs PeachDish The Springs Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber City Springs Theatre
Citadelle Gin Hope Springs Independent Distilling jr revelry Tito's Handmade Vodka Topo Chico
Guiness Pontoon Reformation Sweetwater Arches Brewing Corralejo kenwood Vinyards
WABE Star 94.1 V-103 92.9 The Game Smooth Jazz 101.1
PlanIt Simply Buckhead Creative Loafing James Atlanta Homes Restaurant Informer Hudspeth Report Reporter Newspapers WowNow Atlanta Sport and Social Club Encore Dining Out Rival Entertainment Yelp Atlanta Tribune Cinemoms Zagat Atlanta Jewish Times Smooth Jazz 101.1 Radio X Peach Atl Fenuxe Ga Voice Insite Magazine Art Springs Forth

Pinnacle Search Partners Futography FastSigns Classic Tents


Location & Parking

City Springs at City Green in Sandy Springs

1 Galambos Way Sandy Springs, GA 30328


  • Valet Parking:
    $10, located at Mount Vernon Road and Galambos Way
  • Deck Parking:
    First 2 hours free, hourly rates apply after, located at Mount Vernon and Galambos Way
  • Street Parking:
    $4 for 90 minutes maximum, available around City Springs

Drop off/pick-up 237 Johnson Ferry Road (the corner of Johnson Ferry Road and Blue Stone Road)

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Contact Us

Founder and President

Dale Gordon DeSena

404.875.4434 x1

Event Manager

Wendy Allen Bohannon

404.875.4434 x2

Main Office

6400 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Suite 390

Atlanta, Ga 30339

Sponsorship Sales

Faith Goldberg


PR & Media Inquiries

Meg Reggie


Marketing & Media Manager

Skye Estroff

404.875.4434 x4

Restaurant Participation Manager

Valerie Failla


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