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The Giving Kitchen Named Beneficiary of Atlanta Magazine Event

February 17, 2015

tgkCraving the best of the best? Tickets are now on sale for Atlanta magazine’s 28th annual Best of Atlanta Party, a celebration of the eateries Atlantans love—both inside and outside the Perimeter. New this year, Atlanta magazine has partnered with The Giving Kitchen, a local nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance grants to cover living expenses, care-related travel expenses and funeral expenses for those in the Atlanta restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship. The Best of Atlanta Party, set to return to Cobb Galleria on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, will also offer a silent auction to benefit The Giving Kitchen.

Each year, Atlanta magazine’s Best of Atlanta attracts thousands of foodies from across the state to celebrate and feast upon the city’s culinary achievements. More than 60 restaurants and food trucks, including current and past Best of Atlanta winners, will gather to serve up fan favorites to the hungry crowds. Adding to the festivities, more than 30 bars will be on hand to offer specialty beer, wine and spirits samples, while local tribute band, Yacht Rock Schooner, will help guests dance the night away to some of their favorite tunes. 

WHAT: 28th Annual Best of Atlanta Party
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. VIP entry begins at 6 p.m.
WHERE:  Cobb Galleria Centre Exhibition Hall A&B 2 Galleria Parkway Southeast Atlanta, Ga. 30339
HOW: General Admission: $65 Unlimited cocktail and appetizer tastings plus one-year subscription to Atlanta magazine
VIP tickets: $90 (limited tickets available) Early admission, complimentary valet parking, VIP wristband, unlimited cocktail and appetizer tastings, plus one-year subscription to Atlanta magazine


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About Best of Atlanta:

The Best of Atlanta Party, now in its 28th year, is one of the most respected and cherished food events in the city of Atlanta. Atlanta’s best chefs create a signature dish sample for guests to enjoy, along with a silent auction and on-stage entertainment. More than 2,400 guests come each year to enjoy is the festivities, along with the Taste of Georgia, Southbound travel pavilion. This year’s non-profit partner, the Giving Kitchen, will receive silent auction proceeds and a percentage of ticket sales. For more information, visit


About The Giving Kitchen

The Giving Kitchen (TGK) is a nonprofit charity based in Atlanta, GA inspired by an overwhelming expression of support from the hospitality industry when Atlanta chef Ryan Hidinger was diagnosed with last stage cancer in December 2012. From helping with the cost of living expenses to funeral arrangements, TGK provides emergency assistance to members of the metro Atlanta restaurant community. Funding for the sustainability of TGK comes from a variety of sources including direct beneficiary events, personal donations and profits from a one-of-a-kind platform generated by Staplehouse Restaurant. For more information on The Giving Kitchen and Staplehouse Restaurant, visit or


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