By Carolyn Kutney, Photos: Angie Webb Creative
As a means to celebrate the city’s finest culinary experiences, Roswell Restaurant Week runs Jan. 24 through Feb 2. For the fifth consecutive year, the event will be presented by Roswell Inc, the economic and business development organization for the City of Roswell.
This year’s Restaurant Week includes 50 participating establishments from around the city, making it the largest restaurant week in the metro Atlanta area. All restaurants will serve individual prix fixe menus featuring signature favorites and original specialties.
“Our restaurant community is at the center of Roswell’s economic vitality,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “Roswell Restaurant Week supports one of our top five industries—hospitality and food—and showcases the diverse dining the city has to offer while inviting foodies from all over to enjoy Roswell’s regionally recognized restaurants.” Prix fixe menus will be announced early this month; look for them at Roswell Restaurant Week.
When we asked our Infallible Restaurant Whisperer, Joe Duffy, to weigh in, he said, “Glad to see the top three restaurants in Roswell are participating: Foundation Social Eatery, Osteria Mattone, and Table & Main. Foundational Social Eatery lacks the sexy location of Canton Street, Alpharetta City Center, or Avalon but there is not a better restaurant in my home chomping grounds of AlphaRozJohns. FSE perfects fine-dining in a casual atmosphere, albeit an uber cool interior.”
“Osteria Mattone may be the best date night place in the area. Though higher-end, the make-your-own pizza bar is an economical alternative. Their sister restaurant, Table & Main, has the best fried yardbird within many miles. The rest of their southern-inspired menu is outstanding as well.”
“Along with previously reviewed Hen Mother Cookhouse, Gracious Plenty is tied for the best breakfast in AlphaRozJCMilty. I need to try the steak and eggs, but so far biscuits and gravy and hash brown bowls have had me returning and groveling for more. It’s the best new restaurant in Roswell.”
The staff at The Current Hub wishes to give shout-outs to a couple of good spots that help keep our magazine on press and in the mail with their advertisements: Wild Slice Pizzeria, Crazy Love Coffee, Gracious Plenty Bakery & Breakfast, Deccan Spice, bistro VG, and, not on this year’s participating list, but in our hearts: Mitch’s Meats & Fish. ❍
Follow Roswell Restaurant Week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @RoswellRW and share dining experiences using #RRW2019.