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Taste of Macon-Bibb 2016 at Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta

Taste of Macon-Bibb 2016, Georgia Freight Depot, Atlanta
Taste of Macon-Bibb 2016, Georgia Freight Depot, Atlanta

It was a rainy night in Georgia for the Taste of Macon-Bibb 2016 at the Georgia Freight Depot near the State Capitol Building. This invitation-only event brought ten of the best Macon area restaurants to showcase middle Georgia’s culinary delights.

Georgia legislators and their staff were treated to a special evening sponsored by the Macon-Bibb Chamber of Commerce, the Macon Economic Development Commission, and the Macon-Bibb Legislative Delegation. Gathered together were dignitaries, legislators, and their staff members.

Tonight, it wasn’t about politics – it was all about food and hoisting a glass from the open bar. The gloves came off as democrats and republicans alike moved around the spacious facility to sample Macon’s foodie delights and “work the room”.

One might think that this was just a bunch of boring politicians, but these people know how to have a good time and the kind folks from Macon and Bibb County sure know how to throw a party. The music was awesome, featuring Southern rock from Me & Molly, and the food and drinks never stopped. I was really surprised seeing the vast number of millennials in the room, most of whom were aides and interns. Melanie and I had the opportunity to speak with a few and were so impressed by them.

There was so much good food that the folks from Macon brought to Atlanta, but a few were real standouts and bear further investigation. Look for us to make a trip to Macon soon to cover these restaurants more in depth and provide a full review.

You couldn’t get near Natalia’s without waiting in line. Melanie was able to squeeze in and grab some Chocolate Mousse and if its any indication of what else they have to offer, we’re driving down I-75 like a bat out of H-E-double-hockey-sticks.

When I die and go up yonder, I’m quite sure they will be serving Shrimp and Grits from Kudzu Seafood Company because it is heavenly. The Jambalaya has just the right amount of kick and the Jezebel Sausage has a glaze over the alligator and pork slices that will blow your mind!

Fried chicken, shrimp, burgers, and of course MUSIC is what Twang in Macon is all about and we cannot wait to get down there for dinner and a show. These guys were busy cranking out the food and we’re just betting that the tunes at Twang are as great as their food!

Parish on Cherry St. brings creole cooking from the Big Easy right to downtown Macon with gumbo, muffuletta, etoufee, jambalaya, crawfish and, of course, red beans and rice. You don’t have to go to New Orleans for real Cajun cuisine – it’s right here at Parish on Cherry St..

The nice thing about Macon is that its close enough where you can either decide to make it a weekend jaunt or just a day trip. Either way, you are going to have a great time with any of these awesome restaurants. Guten appetit!

DISCLAIMER: We were provided complimentary access to the event courtesy of the Macon-Bibb Chamber of Commerce. The statements and opinions contained within this article are strictly our own.
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