Roswell Restaurant Week, presented by Roswell Inc, begins Monday, Jan. 25 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 31. Roswell Inc promotes economic development and a strong business community through a public-private partnership with the City of Roswell, Georgia.
In its fifth year, Roswell Restaurant Week is raising the bar with more than 25 participating restaurants, each one offering diners special prices on prix fixe menus. In addition, this year’s event is set to be more social than ever with fresh new media pages for the event on Facebook and Instagram– diners are encouraged to share their dining experiences using the hashtag #RoswellRW.
Roswell is in good spirits having recently toasted to its no. 2 spot on Movoto’s 2015 list of “10 Best Atlanta Suburbs” and making Livability.com’s “Best Small Towns in America” list. On the culinary side, Atlanta’s northern neighbor has enticed both local gourmands and national food critics with eateries receiving praise from Zagat, OpenTable, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and more. The appetite for continued success is strong among Roswell restaurateurs.
If you visit any of the participating restaurants, do share and let me know your experience. I loved Roswell downtown and even had one of my farewell dos at Osteria Mattone!
Love exploring places I visit, through the medium of food and drink. Eating at different places in a city is an amazing way to get to know it. I'm always learning new things about Atlanta by trying out a restaurant I've never visited before. Seeking out the best places to eat wherever I go has become second nature, but some people have trouble with it. They get stuck following the crowd, or they try to find somewhere themselves and always miss the mark. For anyone who doesn't have much success, try some of these tips for finding the best eats.
Get to Know the City Before heading out for dinner, learn a little about the city you're in. Where are most of the restaurants located? Which ones are most highly rated by locals and tourists? And where are all the hidden gems secretly stashed away? Take some time to get to know the different neighborhoods and streets. You can increase your chances of finding some tasty food. You can book a reservation at a restaurant you like the look of, or you'll know where the best place to wander is. Choose an area with lots of eateries and you'll have a better chance of finding somewhere you can walk in and have an excellent meal.
Don't Rule Out Hotels When you're looking for places to eat, remember the hotel restaurants. Some of them have the best food that the city has to offer. They're not just for hotel guests, and can be perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hotel developers know how important a quality restaurant is to the success of a hotel. For instance, the hotel group owned by Sajan Hansji developing hotels in San Diego and San Francisco. He recognizes the need for dining establishments that offer excellent food as well as exciting atmospheres. One of the group's latest projects in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter features both a bistro and a restaurant and bar.
Follow the Food Trucks You don't always have to go to a sit-down restaurant to find great food. Street food can be surprisingly gourmet, and people will follow trucks all over the city just to try it. If you want to find the best ones, the Internet is the best resource. You can use websites and apps that help you track food trucks to see where they are on a given day. Or you can wander the city to see if you stumble across anything you want to try.
Try Somewhere New The most important thing to do when you're looking for good food is to be open minded. Don't get stuck in your ways, even when you're exploring restaurants at home. Branch out from your usual establishments and cuisines to try new things. I always discover incredible food when I try an eatery or menu that I've never sampled before. Food helps to open new doors when you're traveling. Let it show you a new side of all the places you visit.
Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar at the Loews Atlanta Hotel is partnering with For the Kid in All of Us, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Georgia’s less fortunate, to host a holiday toy drive on Thursday, November 12. Bring your inner child out on the town for a charitable evening featuring samples of Saltwood’s small plate-style cuisine and complimentary beverages in exchange for an unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Complimentary valet parking will be provided for the event. WHEN: Thursday, November 12 from 6–8 p.m. WHERE: Saltwood at Loews Atlanta Hotel 1065 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 (Valet parking is complimentary) Located in the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown, Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar has been celebrating chef-driven plates with bold flavors since opening in spring 2015. Named for its emphasis on salted, cured meats and classically rustic presentation on wood blocks, this casual eatery features a charcuterie station that serves as the restaurant's centerpiece. Located in the vibrant Midtown district of Atlanta, Loews Atlanta Hotel boasts 414 supremely comfortable guest rooms, including 44 suites featuring panoramic views and luxurious amenities, plus more than 40,000 square feet of meeting space. For the Kid in All of Us is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Georgia’s children reach their full potential – not only during the holiday season, but 365 days a year. Since 2003, the organization has distributed more than 41,500 toys and gift cards through The Toy Party, 11,904 backpacks filled with school supplies and gift cards through Backpack in the Park, and raised over $475,000 to donate to numerous agencies and organizations serving Georgia’s less fortunate.
Smokebelly BBQ in Buckhead is offering Tuesday nights with BBQ Tapas + Trivia! Partake in half-priced BBQ tapas every Tuesday from 4 to 10 p.m. The evening really gets going when Dirty South Trivia begins at 8 p.m. Check it out!!
Smokebelly's smokin' tapas and trivia nights are Tuesdays (Photo credit: MLAPR)