Back for its 12th year, Taste of Atlanta will be showcasing brand new events over the weekend of October 25. Its Friday night kickoff party will place JCT Kitchen, The Optimist, No. 246, King + Duke, One Eared Stag, Rosebud, Gunshow and Rathbun’s together for the “Taste Revival – Local Chefs, Smokin’ Jams.” There will also be kitchen workshops with Holly Firfer as well as a Family Food Zone featuring healthy treats for kids. Located in Midtown at Tech Square, the festival will run October 25 through October 27 and will also showcase fare from local restaurants, chef demonstrations, specialty food and beverage tents and more. General admission is $30 in advance and $40 at the event.