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James Beard Award Nominates Atlantans, Exciting Food Festivals, The Lawrence Now Open in Midtown

This week's top dish from Eater Atlanta, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...

MIDTOWNThe 11th annual Taste of Atlanta has announced their 2012 dates: October 5-7. Tickets start at just $25.

MIDTOWNOn July 14th Piedmont Park will play host to the Atlanta Street Food Festival, showcasing some of our fine city's best food trucks. Click through to see which trucks are already on board.

CITYWIDEPlease congratulate the James Beard Award nominees from Atlanta. Chefs Hugh Acheson and Linton Hopkins and blogger Gwen Pratesi received nods.

MIDTOWNThe wildly anticipated Midtown hotspot The Lawrence is now open. Chef Shane Devereux brings a neighborhood restaurant with innovative American cuisine. Expect an innovative menu and a snazzy beverage program.

DECATURNo. 246 will be closed for the filming of A.C.O.D., a film starring Jessica Alba and Amy Poehler about "Adult Children of Divorce." Also in the cast, Adam Scott, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jane Lynch. Please plan accordingly.