In case regular readers haven’t noticed, we love Coweta’s local restaurants! The chain restaurants we have here tend to be the big box kind that serve microwaved frozen meals. In our experience, the local restaurants tend to serve dishes that use fresh, and many times local, ingredients prepared from scratch.
The Taste of Newnan is a biannual event that allows restaurants from all over the area to showcase the type of foods they offer.
The downtown Newnan Square is closed off for the night to allow tents to be set up on the sidewalk. It’s a fun street fair with tons of food, live music and even a few carnival rides for the kids.
Every corner of the square has a booth that sells the tickets that are used as the Taste of Newnan currency. Each ticket is one dollar, and most vendors charge one or two tickets for a generous portion of food.
It’s the perfect risk free way to try a new restaurant!
The Taste of Newnan always attracts fairly large crowds. We really love the festive atmosphere of the cooking food, milling crowds, happy people and playing children.
The day could not have been more perfect for an outdoor event! It was crisp autumn weather with lots of sunshine. We ate far too much of our favorite foods from local Newnan restaurants.
Pita by Beirut was serving delicious hummus, gyros and baklava.
We were very happy with the results of our stalking! We had several people stop us to ask where they could get their own candy apple.
Meat 'N Greet, among our favorite restaurants in downtown Newnan, had one of the most popular tents on the block.
We managed to snag a pork slider before the lines got too long!
Fabiano’s was quite popular as well. They had huge stacks of cheese and pepperoni pizza.
Much to our delight, Leaf and Bean had a cart where they were serving freshly brewed coffee, tea and mini muffins!
Nothing goes better with a cup of Leaf and Bean coffee than doughnuts! Our favorite part of Main Street Newnan events are the doughnuts.
Your Chef To Go, a local catering company, makes these perfect little doughnuts from scratch right in their tent. They smother them in cinnamon and sugar and hand them to you hot off the fryer. They are absolutely amazing!
We have never been to Ten East Washington, but they had some very tasty cold salads.
We were sad that we missed out on eating one of Twisted Peelz’ tasty patties, but we had absolutely no more room!
No Newnan event is complete until Mr. Personality makes an appearance. We were excited to spot him with his rose and dressed in all his autumn finery.
We also spotted a zombie making his way through the crowd, though we didn’t see any restaurants serving brains.
As the night fell, the live music started to ramp up and more people showed up. We were excited to welcome some of our friends from Atlanta and LaGrange. We enjoyed introducing them to the Taste of Newnan.
People were gathered around the band enjoying their food and the beautiful night.
We had so much fun and can’t wait until the next one!
The Taste of Newnan is held twice every year in the spring and fall.
The next one will be in the spring of 2015. They are always looking for volunteers to help with the Taste of Newnan.
We hope to see you at the next one!