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6 Food Festivals That Are Worth the Trip
Your summer grill may soon go cool for another year, but the nation's fall food festivals are just heating up.
Sweet tea
Taste of Atlanta; October 10–11
Southern Comfort

Georgia is a culinary promised land of grits, sweet tea, fried okra, and unlimited pie, and capital city Atlanta is a melting pot of these old-school Peach State delights and innovative new flavors. Taste of Atlanta (October 10–11) showcases specialties from more than 70 of the city's restaurants—from Sweet Auburn Bakery's sweet potato cheesecake to Parish Restaurant and Market's tasso and yam salad with herbed buttermilk. You can also drop in on expert wine seminars and cooking demos—this year, the list includes former Top Chef contestant Carla Hall. (Tickets, $25; TasteofAtlanta.com.)

Can't make it? Get the lowdown on all things culinary from The Blissful Glutton, the city's favored food blog (BlissfulGlutton.com).