A couple of months ago, my mildly adventurous but extremely interesting ex-girlfriend took me on a very unusual date to the Auburn Curb Market. We were going to something called “Atlanta Underground Market,” a food event that costs $5 to enter and included some 30-food vendors with sample size portions of artisan cuisines ranging in price from $1 – $5.
The night before the event, I signed up and received my email informing me of the location and the menu offerings. I couldn’t help but be excited about pesto and goat cheese lamb sliders or garlic and butter cream cupcakes.
Then I wondered, how had such an interesting and unique food venture come to Atlanta and I had missed it entirely. I had no idea, but boy was I glad I stumbled upon this. Michaela Graham, the creator of Atlanta Underground Market, brought the idea from her previous home in San Francisco.
The event allows you to sample a host of meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes from chefs, restaurants and small catering companies throughout Atlanta or people who don’t own restaurants but create restaurant quality dishes.
The night before each Underground Market, Michaela sends out an email to members, which includes the location and a full listing of all the available foods to sample, including if they are meat, vegetarian or vegan based.
The next and final Atlanta Underground Market will be March 3rd, 6- 9 pm. This will be the last Underground Market. Luckily, the event has become so massive; Michaela has decided to make it a weekly event. The Atlanta Nosh, as it has been named, will be held every Sunday from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm, starting in April. Of course the location is a secret. But guess what, if you sign up, you’ll find out!
So take your love on a foodie adventure…hopefully the two of you will fare better than we did.
Note: If you want in on this, you must sign up; it’s required. Atlanta has strict rules around food and event space, so you will not receive entry if you are not a member. No excuses, it’s free.