Party with a Purpose!
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A tasting event like no other, celebrating Sandy Springs
Food + Beer + Wine + Cocktail Tastes + Live Music

The 6th Annual Food That Rocks tasting event returns for our Party with a Purpose! This year, we’re shining the spotlight on the brave frontline workers and restaurant superheroes who have given so much to our close-knit community throughout the pandemic. Join us to celebrate their efforts by giving them the recognition they deserve!

When you purchase your “all-inclusive” tickets this year, you’ll be giving back! As a VIP, you will not only gain access to experience Sandy Springs’ best culinary bites, wine, beer & cocktail tastings, and live music, but also a portion of your ticket cost provides complimentary tickets for selected Sandy Springs’ frontline healthcare and public safety workers.

Let’s make this year extra special as we show our appreciation for the people and the restaurants who have put our needs ahead of their own. On behalf of our sponsors, our Sandy Springs community leaders, and the entire Food That Rocks’ team, we thank you for showing your appreciation to our hometown heroes and look forward to seeing you at this year’s Food That Rocks!

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Tickets are limited to allow for social distancing


Sept. 23, 2021

  • VIP: 7-10pm

This is a rain or shine event. Must be 21 to attend. No refunds. No exchanges.

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Bumpin’ The Mango

Atlanta’s Top Fresh & Funky Soul Band


Sept. 24, 2021

  • VIP: 7-10pm

This is a rain or shine event. Must be 21 to attend. No refunds. No exchanges.

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The English Rain

A Beatles Tribute Band That Recreates the Fab Four’s Glory Days


Sept. 25, 2021

  • VIP: Noon-3pm

This is a rain or shine event. Must be 21 to attend. No refunds. No exchanges.

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Lilac Wine

Traditional & Trendy Music Performed with Taste


Sept. 25, 2021

  • VIP: 7-10pm

This is a rain or shine event. Must be 21 to attend. No refunds. No exchanges.

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Saved By the Band

Atlanta’s Premier Provider of Songs You Know & Love

2021 Restaurants

Sandy Springs has a diverse and unique restaurant scene and the best way to try them all is at this year’s Food That Rocks! Even better, you get to be a “Best Taste” judge. Get your forks ready!

* Restaurant list subject to change.

The official Food That Rocks After Party will take place at The Select Restaurant + Bar, which is located just a few feet from Food That Rocks in City Springs. Join us as the party continues at The Select until after midnight with a huge selection of the incredible cocktails that this exciting Sandy Springs hotspot is known for.

285 Colonial Kitchen


Battle & Brew

Thursday, Friday, Saturday Day, Saturday Night


Saturday Night

Blue Moon Pizza

Saturday Day

Breadwinner Café

Saturday Day, Saturday Night

Buttermilk Sky Pie

Saturday Day

Chef Rob's Caribbean Café

Saturday Night



Cubanos ATL

Saturday Night

Da Vinci's Donuts


Flower Child


Flying Biscuit

Saturday Day

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken


Hammocks Trading Company

Saturday Day

Henri's Bakery & Deli


il Giallo Osteria & Bar

Saturday Night

Kid Cashew Wood Fired Grill


Knuckies Hoagies


La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant

Saturday Day

Marlow's Tavern


NAM Kitchen

Saturday Night

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Thursday, Saturday Night

Serendipity Catering & LettuceEat! Food Truck

Thursday, Friday, Saturday Day

Slope's BBQ


The General Muir


The Springs Cinema & Taphouse


The Select

Thursday, Friday, Saturday Day, Saturday Night

Thos. O'Reily's Public House

Saturday Day

Three Sisters Catering


Tre Vele


Under the Cork Tree

Saturday Night

Vinny's NY Pizza and Grill

Thursday, Saturday Day

2021 Sponsors

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors.

Food That Rocks is presented by Taste of Atlanta in partnership with City of Sandy Springs and Visit Sandy Springs.

Emory GA Peanut Whole Foods
Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Northside Hospital Oxygen Financial Children Hospital Society Insurance
Bulleit Waterbird Absolute Solomon Brothers Avion Tequila Georgia Hemp Company Tito's Handmade Vodka
Henning, Dowdy & Jones Delta Credit Union Lexington Brewery Kim Crawford Wines Post Meridiem Spirits
Riboli Wines Gas South Springer Mountain Farms Inlkand Seafood Meat My Truck Zacapa Rum White Claw
1800 Coconut Gran Centenario Dobel Tin Cup Rye
Regency Centers Padre Azul Branch Properties Branch Properties Springs Cinema & Tapouse
AJC My Sandy Springs Reporter Newspapers Simply Buckhead
Smooth Jazz Dining Out Indoor Billboard Network Yelp Atlanta Home and Lifestyles
Visit Sandy Springs Taste of Atlanta City Springs Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber

Friends of Food That Rocks

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Charity Partners

Community Assistance Center Needs Your Help!

Food That Rocks is committed to helping replenish the Community Assistance Center (CAC) food bank, which has been making a difference in the lives of Atlanta area families in need since 1987.

All ticket holders who bring non-perishable food items will be entered to win a culinary prize package.

  • Boxed Meals
  • Cereal and Oatmeal
  • Dried Beans
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Pastas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice

For more information about CAC, visit

Driving Out Hunger in Atlanta, One Mile at a Time

Second Helpings Atlanta is seeing a significant surge in need as more Atlanta families are experiencing food insecurity. The most vulnerable among us need Second Helpings Atlanta more than ever. We are stepping up — diverting over 80,000 pounds of fresh, surplus food from landfills each week AND delivering thousands of prepared meals weekly through our new Full Plate Project. Join us as we meet the needs of Atlanta’s hungry.

Donate Today »

Location & Parking

City Springs in Sandy Springs

1 Galambos Way Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Ride Sharing

Ride share is preferred.
Drop off and pick up at Johnson Ferry Rd and Blue Stone Road.


Parking is very limited. If available, deck parking is $10.

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Contact Us

Founder & CEO

Dale Gordon DeSena


Event Director

Wendy Bohannon


Sponsorship Sales

Faith Goldberg


PR & Media Inquiries

Sharon Kraun

Taste of Atlanta Main Office

1000 Johnson Ferry Rd, C-100

Atlanta, Ga 30068


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