You've gotta be careful when someone invites you to a rave: one minute it's all glowsticks and electro, and next thing you know naked Bill Fichtner's trying to sell you Amway. For a one-night eating/drinking bash you can only hope Taye Diggs shows up to, hit the Atlanta Food Rave.
Exclusively selling available-right-now advance tix, the Rave's a four-hour carousal/culinary celebration featuring all-you-can-handle eats plus a premium open bar, a $30k custom lounge area provided by Room & Board, and a big stage w/ live music, a light show, and a huge video screen showing behind-the-scenes footage of five local chefs prepping the food, all going down next Friday, so don't expect to see Chris Tucker. The uber-clandestine menu'll be revealed upon arrival by said heavy-hitters (including The Shed at Glenwood's Lance Gummere and Alex Friedman of P'cheen), who'll offer dishes/chat about them from separate pods in the gallery; there'll also be a candy buffet from Peachy Treats, Chocolate Pink Cafe's tartlets & petits fours, and even a live 7ft cake decoration by Sweet Infinity, which must have a spoiler or something. Fight sobriety with unlimited Peroni, caipirinhas, 'ritas, bubbly, Spanish wines, a special cocktail from Whynatte called "The Choco-Latte", and just-premiering bevvies from Three Olives like their "Purple" vodka and blue agave tequila called El Zarco, which has the potential to get Sean Connery into a leather thong for the first time since El Zardoz.
There'll be veggie options for non-carnivores, and The Artmore Hotel's offering a Specialty Stay package just for AFR: $95 nets you a room, gratis valet, and complimentary breakfast -- which, as long as it's not ever-so-politely fixed by Bill Fichtner, you'll be more than happy to Scott Wolf down.