By Spalding Negron
Roswell is home to many of the region’s best restaurants. The culinary business has meant big business to the city and has been responsible for the transformation of Canton Street in the historic district. And as a means to celebrate the business of food, Roswell Restaurant Week presented by Roswell Inc, will return running Jan. 22 through 31.
“Roswell has one of the largest concentrations of independent, family-owned, or chef-driven restaurants in the Metro Atlanta area, which really is a testament to the character of the restaurant industry in our city” said Carisa Turner, Dir. Of Communications for Roswell Inc. “We pride ourselves in having unique, innovative, locally-owned dining experiences that make you feel both connected to the restaurants you visit and invested in the community.”
This year’s event includes 32 participating restaurants from around the city, all of which will present specialized prix fixe menus featuring signature favorites as well as original specialties. New to the event in 2018 is the option for restaurants to include a drink pairing as an add-on menu choice. “Our restaurant community is at the very heart of one of our top five industries in the city—food and hospitality,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “This event is designed to support and strengthen this industry by showcasing all the unique dining options we have in Roswell, while inviting both locals and newcomers toexperience our city’s flourishing culinary scene.”
The business of food is big in Roswell that has numerous well-reviewed establishments gaining regional attention such as Table and Main on Canton Street.
“The restaurant industry in Roswell employs approximately 5,500 people, which is one of our largest industries by number of employees,” Turner stated. “Our restaurant community is at the heart of one of our largest industries in Roswell—hospitality. One of the reasons Roswell Restaurant Week and its sister event, Summer Sippin’, were created was to drive engagement with our restaurants and continue building that industry.”
This event represents a great opportunity to get out and explore many excellent dining options. Participating restaurants include: 1920 Tavern, Adele’s On Canton, bistroVG, C&S Chowder House, Ceviche, Circle Noodle, Crabapple Tavern, di Paolo, El Porton, Flippin’ Pizza, Foundation Social Eatery, HOLA! Taqueria & Bar, Houck’s Grill, Hugo’s Oyster Bar, India Chef, Ippolito’s Neighborhood Italian, Lazaro’s Cuban Cuisine, Marlow’s Tavern, Monkey 68, Monterrey Mexican Restaurant, Osteria Mattone, Peach & the Porkchop, Pizzeria Lucca, Plum Cafe, PURE Taqueria, Stoney River Steakhouse & Grill, Table & Main, Taqueria Tsunami, The Big Ketch, The Mill Kitchen and Bar, VIN25, and Your Pie.
For more info on the event and specifics on participating restaurants visit www.roswellrw.com.