ATLANTA (April 1, 2010)-Atlanta foodies...start your taste buds! This April, Asheville is packing up its culinary and craft beer culture and heading to the big city. Foodtopia for the People will offer Atlantans chances to win more than 600 tasty prizes, including five culinary getaways to the mountains.


Meet the Foodtopians

Asheville will announce five grand prize vacation winners at the Meet the Foodtopians event on April 27-an evening of farm fresh delights and a chance to mingle with the chefs, artisan food producers, farmers, craft brewers and wine makers who call Asheville home. Atlantans who win one of 30 pairs of Meet the Foodtopians tickets will also be entered to win a vacation.



Winning is as easy as pie....well, almost

To participate, answer daily online trivia questions or hunt down the secret location of the Asheville Street Team. Details at


TIP: Contestants may enter daily to increase their chances to win (one trivia answer per day). Ticket drawings will be held on the following dates:


  • Friday, April 8 | 5 pairs tickets
  • Friday, April 15 | 5 pairs tickets
  • Thursday, April 21 | 5 pairs of tickets



What is Foodtopia? Ranked by Fodor's as one of the top must-see destinations in the world in 2011, there is a must-taste side of Asheville that is fresh, delicious and ready to be discovered. Stretching back to George W. Vanderbilt's tradition of serving Biltmore guests culinary delights grown right on the estate, Asheville is a thriving farm-to-table community with 17 farmers tailgate markets, 250+ independent restaurants, 10 craft breweries, hands-on cooking classes, artisan food festivals and America's most-visited winery.

From haute cuisine to gastro-pubs to proud dives with lines out the door, the Asheville area is a culinary paradise full of food adventures. Around here, we like to say we live in a "Foodtopian Society," where the food is locally grown, lovingly prepared and each taste tells you something about the people who make it and the land where they live.

In Asheville, we believe good food is about sharing a piece of your heart. Try not to blush, Atlanta.

Media Contact Dodie Stephens | Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau | 828.257.4959 | @AshevilleTravel | |