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‘Taste of East Point’ returns to downtown area April 27
by Nneka Okona
April 17, 2013 11:32 AM | 5003 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Taking a slice out of East Point — and the neighboring cities of Hapeville and College Park — will be as easy as pie April 27.

Beginning at 2 p.m. that day, the city will usher its annual Taste of East Point in downtown East Point, along West Cleveland Avenue and East Point Street and across from the MARTA station.

Admission into the area is free, but a bundle of five taste tickets, a required initial minimum purchase, is $5. Additional taste tickets are $1.

Taste of East Point will end at 9 p.m. and will include appearances from local restaurants such as Corner Tavern on Main Street in East Point and Pit Boss BBQ, located in Hapeville.

This year’s event will also feature a new addition: cars.

“[This year’s Taste of East Point] will feature a car show,” said Jeannine Henderson, marketing coordinator. “Each year we try to add something to give the event a different spin. The car show is all-inclusive and we will have late model cars, newer cars, hot rods and motorcycles.”

The car show will be produced in collaboration with Grease Inc. magazine and Garage 71 radio.

Parking for bikes will also be available.

For foodies who are enthused about the food truck craze, getting a taste of the food truck scene will also be a available at the annual event.

Dubbed the ‘food truck alley,’ residents will be able to sample some food from various vendors.

The food truck alley will also feature an appearance from local breweries Strawn Brewing Company and Ace Beer Growlers.

Events like Taste of East Point are vital because they amp up the downtown scene, said Henderson.

“East Point is a great community of great people,” she said. “The downtown area is in the midst of a great revitalization. We strive to create events that bring people to the downtown area.”

It is also vital, said Henderson, because it inspires unity.

“We try to include the tri-cities area,” said Henderson. “All three are very similar in that they are all in the midst of revitalization. [Events like this one] unite the cities and shows there is no division between the three.”

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