Georgia sure has its fair share of festivals, and whenever there’s food involved, I’m usually there. This past Saturday was no exception, when the Johns Creek International Festival inaugural event was held. A variety of delectable tastes were offered from the area’s culturally-diverse international restaurants. Admission was free, and the food was reasonably priced for what you got.
In addition to food and drinks, there was also live music, dance, and art, all with an emphasis on world culture. Although I have to admit, I went only for the food, so that’s what I’ll focus on.
Pictured in the photo collage at the top of the page is everything we consumed, which was all superb! Starting from left to right:
Cuisine: Puerto Rican / Caribbean
These were by far some of the tastiest nachos I’ve ever had! I loved everything about them. Their tortilla chips are homemade as well. Breaking Bread is currently trying to raise enough money for their own food truck. I sure hope they succeed, because they are definitely one to follow.
I’ve never had chicken and potatoes quite like this. I love that you can customize your order by adding toppings. They were absolutely delicious!
Indian Street Food
(Is that their actual name? Pretty generic. Couldn’t find a website or Facebook page. 🤷🏻♀️)
I’m not exactly sure what was in this dish because I couldn’t find their website to verify, but it was incredibly yummy. Traditional khasta kachori is a deep fried puffed pastry shell usually filled with spicy moong dal (a type of lentil) and topped with chutneys, onion, tomato, yogurt, and cilantro.
I had the paneer tikka masala and tried hubby’s chicken biryani. Both dishes were outstanding! These guys have a very unique Indo American concept that we wanted to experience first hand at their restaurant, so we visited yesterday…didn’t take us long! 😆 Their dining room is very casual and spacious, but—as usual—we dined at the bar, which has a very cool and friendly vibe. As their menu states, they are “more than a sports pub” (much more, in my opinion).
Attending food festivals is one of our favorite pastimes. Not only do we get to sample extraordinary food, but it allows us the opportunity to discover some new and different restaurants and food trucks in our area.
Despite this being an inaugural year for the event, attendance was tremendous. Judging by the successful turnout, we anticipate its return next year. 👏