Southern Roots Festival to feature Food Network Stars, Super Bowl theme

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Four Food Network Culinary Divas will join Celebrity Chef Ashley Clay to bring the richness of “Down South” to the forefront during the Southern Roots Festival in Atlanta, as a prelude to the Big Game. 

The Southern Roots festival will kick off on Jan. 28, and will run until Feb. 3.

In conjunction with Southern Roots Festival Creative Director and Executive Producer, Aisha Davis of DESHO Productions, and NORTH&KING Developers, “Southern Roots,” founded by celebrity chef, Ashley Clay, will be presented directly across the street from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a first in Super Bowl history for a private festival.

The seven-day experience will include family-friendly activations of culinary excitement, an outdoor pop-up mall, interactive gaming, a silent disco, live concerts from local and national talent and live demonstrations hosted across ten zones and two main stages.

Food Network’s Chef Penny Davidi, Chef Maneet Chauhan, Chef Tregaye Fraser, and Chef Michele Ragussis will participate in “Battle of the Culinary Divas” events at the Southern Roots Kitchen Stadium during the following days and times:

●     Friday, February 1 (1 to 3 p.m.) “Battle of the Grits”

○     Hosted by Food Network’s favorite villain, Chef Penny Davidi, sponsored by Sugar Foods

○    Each celebrity chef partnered with NFL players to whip up unique grit dishes

○    Winning team to go on to Sunday cookoff playoffs

●     Saturday, February 2 (1 to 3 p.m.) “Battle of the Mac ‘N’ Cheese”

○     Hosted by Food Network’s favorite villain, Chef Penny Davidi, sponsored by Sugar Foods

○    Each celebrity chef partnered with NFL players to create mac n’ cheese dishes

○    Winning team to go on to Sunday cookoff playoffs

●     Game Day! Sunday, February 3 (1 to 3 p.m.) “Battle of the Chicken Wings”

○     Hosted by Food Network’s favorite villain, Chef Penny Davidi, sponsored by Sugar Foods

○    Final two celebrity chefs and NFL players battle for the crown

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