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!
Atlanta restaurants are gearing up for Halloween, check out these neighborhood hangouts for some fun ones!
10th & Piedmont has a frightfully reasonable Halloween-themed prix-fixe menu on Oct. 31 for $23 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The restaurant will also be serving Halloween-themed cocktails.
Atkins Park Restaurant and Bar in Virginia-Highland is scaring up a week’s worth of enchanting eats and entertainment. On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the staff will tap a special cellared keg of Terrapin’s Midnight Monk (9.8% ABV), a black Belgian IPA retired in 2014, with food pairings - appetizer, entrée and dessert - that can be ordered à la carte, with or without the beer. The food and beer will be served starting at 5 p.m., with a screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in the dining room at midnight. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the restaurant hosts a pumpkin-carving contest and scary movies on the dining room projection screen. Prizes include house cash and a prize pack from Southern Tier Brewing Company. The contest and movies start at 10 p.m., and each contestant gets a complimentary draft of Southern Tier’s Pumking ale. Thursday, Oct. 29 brings a Halloween-themed lip sync battle sponsored by Svedka vodka, with prizes including cash and house cash, starting at 10 p.m. And on Saturday, Oct. 31, bring your finest costume for a Halloween party and costume contest and compete to win a one-night stay in Asheville, including a VIP tour and dinner at the new Sierra Nevada brewery. DJ Lion performs from 9 p.m. until closing.
Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar is brewing up some potent drink specials for Halloween weekend, including the Shark Attack (blue Curacao martini with a sugared rim, grenadine float, whipped cream and gummy shark garnish), the Gummi Yum (Absolut Raspberri vodka, cranberry juice, apple pucker and sour mix with a sugared rim and a gummy worm finish) and Red Vine Lemonade (with Villa Massa limoncello, simple syrup and Twizzler-infused New Amsterdam vodka, served with a red vine and lime garnish). On Thursday, Oct. 29, attend Costumes on the Woof, a costume contest for dogs to benefit Angels Among Us Pet Rescue of Atlanta, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the roof of the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Take advantage of the hotel’s Halloween package, with superior guest room accommodations, trick-or-treating in the hotel, a $20 taxi credit and two complimentary Halloween cocktails.
Gypsy Kitchen is offering a pair of spook-tacular drink specials throughout the month. Enjoy a tantalizing Carmine Webb, made with rye, root shrub, lemon and bitters, or the Black Dahlia with Champagne, orange and cacao (both $10).
Johnny’s Hideaway will become a haunted hideaway as it hosts a Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 29. There's a costume contest with $500 in prizes ($300 for first place, $150 for second and $50 for third), and giveaways from some of your favorite liquor brands.
Show up to Ray’s Rio Bravo on Friday, Oct. 30 for the chance to win tickets to the second annual Saints & Sinners Ball at Park Tavern on Halloween night, courtesy of iHeart Radio and Dos Equis. No costume is required.
Last but not least, you’ll flip your lid for FLIP burger boutique’s October offerings, including a pumpkin spice-scented maple syrup milkshake and the Duck Duck Goose burger, a seared duck burger topped with pickled walnut goat cheese and tarragon mayonnaise, finished with arugula tossed in a smoked tomato vinaigrette, fried quail egg and shaved foie gras. Halloween weekend brings a special Silence of the Lamb burger with a grilled lamb patty, fried veal brains, fava bean ragout and Chianti ketchup for $14. These menu additions are available at the Buckhead and West Midtown locations only.
Escort your little ghost or goblin to the nearest Willy’s Mexicana Grill Friday, Oct. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 1 and they’ll receive a free Kid Combo meal when you buy an adult entrée. Freebie rules are simple: children must be 12 and under and in a costume to qualify; one Kid Combo with fountain drink per adult entrée purchase. By the way, if you’re anticipating friends howling for food at your house on Halloween or any other event, turn to Willy’s Mexicana Grill. They’ll cater for any size crowd of Burrito Heads!!
The recently held Kosher Food and Wine festival was fantastic. For a debut event, they certainly went all out. Held at the finals Georgia Freight Depot, the whole venue was turned into one massive party with food and drink vendors lining multiple rooms. Experiencing the range and richness of kosher food was the aim of the festival and they delivered. It was interesting to see a variety of different cuisines represented as well. From appetizers and pre-packaged goods, to entree dishes and accompaniments as well as desserts and other sweet options, the space was brimming with local community members supporting the efforts of Chabad of Georgia raising funds for Jewish outreach and education. Guests had their pick of wines and other beverages while visiting the different vendors and their offerings. A classy affair and well-organized. Unfortunately the pictures on my phone turned out blurry due to the dim lighting but I have these from the organizers that do some justice, thanks Barabara Moret. Mark you calendars for next year's event and watch out - this is going to grow bigger every year!
10 year home!
Atlanta GA was my home for my first ten years in the United States - the city has so much to offer :)
Atlanta Travel & Tourism Guide from Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau