This past Sunday brought the second edition of what has become my favorite Atlanta food event - Attack of the Killer Tomatofest, which is a benefit for Georgia Organics. The organization does so much for area farmers, raising awareness of locally grown food and helping network growers, retailers and consumers together to spotlight the diversity and deliciousness of eating local. Georgia Organics is involved with many events throughout the year but this one has become a local favorite of not just me but of the entire food community in Atlanta, as evidenced by the sell-out crowd that braved the scorching heat & blaring sun to sample the best tomato-based dishes & drinks created by the best chefs and mixologists in the Southeast.
In case tastes by Atlanta legends such as Gerry Klaskala and Kevin Rathbun wasn't enough, this year's festival brought incredible chefs such as Chris Hastings from Hot & Hot Fish Club in Birmingham and Mike Lata from Fig in Charleston. There was so much deliciousness in one place, I can't begin to tell you about it all. To see photos of just a few scenes from Tomatofest, check out my Flickr set here. You can see more photos from the event both at Georgia Organic's Facebook page (there's a list of the winners there, too), as well this great recap post over at Foodie Buddha.