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Atlanta, GA – Prepare your taste buds for the return of the city’s most anticipated culinary event of the year, Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry. Celebrating its 29th an- niversary, the event will take place on Thursday, April 20th in a brand new venue, Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree, featuring more restaurants, more chefs and more surprises includ- ing an intimate VIP Dinner Experience. 100% of proceeds support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America.
The city’s premier culinary benefit will bring together Atlanta’s most cele- brated chefs and mixologists for an evening of fine food, wine and fundraising. This year will introduce a host of new, elevated culinary experi- ences to celebrate the city’s hospitality industry and highlight its connoisseurs, including the opportunity to take part in an exclusive VIP Dinner Experience featuring a multi-course dinner (pre- pared table side) by one of Atlanta's most influential chefs, accompanying a selection of wine pairings.
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More than 1,400 guests expected to attend will have the opportunity to take part in the Grand Tasting, sam- pling signature fare and spirits from over 50 of the city’s premier restau- rants while enjoying live, silent and beverage auctions, wine tastings and live entertainment. Leading the 2017 event is Honorary Chef Cat Cora, TV personality and restaurateur.
Nearly one in five children in this country struggles with hunger, includ- ing more than 650,000 kids in Georgia. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood
hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious break- fast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Already, No Kid Hungry and its part- ners have connected kids struggling with hunger with more than 500 mil- lion meals.
In 2016, Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised more than $618,000 for the No Kid Hungry campaign and its local beneficiaries. With the funds raised, the No Kid Hungry campaign can feed kids facing hunger more than 6.1 million
healthy school breakfasts. Local beneficiaries include the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Our House, Inc. and Open Hand Atlanta.
Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by na- tional presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, and national sponsors OpenTable and The Glenlivet. To purchase tickets for Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, visit
No child should go hungry in America, but nearly 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a cam- paign of national anti-hunger or- ganization Share Our Strength. Join us at
Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry returns in April
Punch Bowl Social opening in The Battery Atlanta
Chef Hugh Acheson
Atlanta, GA - Punch Bowl Social, the leader in the "eatertainment" movement, announced that it will open a 27,000 square-foot restau- rant, bar and entertainment con- cept in The Battery Atlanta in September 2017. Punch Bowl Social has made a name for itself with its remarkably balanced execution of the eat, drink, play or "eatertain- ment" concept, pairing a Chef Hugh Acheson designed, southern in- spired scratch-made menu and craft beverage program with "old- school" social activities and vintage video games.
The move strategically positions Punch Bowl Social in the heart of the Metro Atlanta's newest lifestyle destination and adjacent to SunTrust Park, the new world class home of the Atlanta Braves. The two-story Atlanta prop- erty will include eight bowling lanes, one bocce court, three private karaoke rooms, a custom built 360 degree bar and various lounging and gathering spots – for groups both large and small - housed in an
eclectic space melding mountain lodge, Victorian and modern industrial design elements. A 2,200-square-foot, rooftop patio will round out the offer- ings, delivering incredible views of the surrounding area.
Punch Bowl Social founder & CEO Robert Thompson noted his enthusi-
asm for the Atlanta expansion with a nod to the hometown team. "The Atlanta Braves have one of the most impressive histories in Major League Baseball," he said. "We're obviously thrilled to count them among our
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