We spent the weekend eating biscuits, drinking bourbon, and having a grand time at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. In its second year, the four-day event celebrates the rich food and drink traditions of the south, bringing together talented chefs hailing from 13 states and D.C. The gang of expert chicken fryers, bourbon distillers, biscuit bakers and other southern food and drink authorities rolled up their sleeves to teach us, feed us, and just hang out, most often with bourbon in hand.
We'll be bringing you coverage from the festival all week; up first, a look inside the tasting tents. After strolling through the row of vendors serving fried chicken, tacos (some were even pressing fresh tortillas right there), and barbecue from whole hogs smoking outside, we bring you snapshots of our favorite bites.