As Restaurant Week begins in Roswell, Ga, residents and visitors a like will once again get to sample some of the best cuisine this town has to offer-- and it is something to behold. With such a mixture of vibrant culinary culture it was hard to do but we have highlighted five of our favorite dining hotspots and some of the dishes that they are offering for this celebration of fantastic, local eateries.
If one of your favorite pastimes is sitting down with friends pouring a fine glass of vino and enjoying delightful food then Vin 25 is the place for you. It is the definition of warmth and comfort the atmosphere is upbeat and friendly, the wine selection is top notch and the menu is delicious. The dishes are crafted around the drink menu of wines, beers and spirits to complement their flavors, all of which is portioned to encourage sharing and pairing. There is a large assortment of wine and beverages, as well as top-quality, select craft cocktails: drinks like the Roswell Mule, a concoction of Tito's vodka, lime juice, spicy ginger shrub and ginger beer. This is a place that is perfect for unwinding after work or starting a night out with friends. For Restaurant Week, we recommend the Pan Seared Spring Mountain Chicken with dirty farrow, sautéed okra and stewed heirloom tomato. Restaurant week menu: Vin25
This modern, Latin-Asian kitchen is a mind-boggling idea. The menu combines Latin favorites like quesadillas with an Asian spin, complete with desserts and unique drink concoctions. As a restaurant, creating a hybrid menu of such seemingly different cultures is impressive-- and Taqueria Tsunami pulls it off in style. While the cooks are crafting dishes like avocado egg rolls and Short Rib Quesadillas with Kogi BBQ sauce (a featured dish for Restaurant Week), the alchemists behind the bar are whipping up Dragonberry Mojitos with strawberries, limes, and agave added in. Everything from the restaurant's interior to the theme of the menu itself is a fantastic example of cutting-edge creativity and the future of the industry. Restaurant week menu: Taqueria Tsunami.
Table & Main
Executive Chef Ted Lahey leads this Southern tavern, alongside Owner and Operator Ryan Pernice, to bring a down-to-earth, relaxing dining experience to the residents and visitors of Roswell. Southern hospitality is at the heart of this restaurant, and the dishes express this soul-warming nature. Come try their featured Shrimp 'n Grits with grilled gulf shrimp, stone ground grits, sweet grass dairy Gouda and tomato-bacon sauce or fried chicken with side. Then, feel free to kick back and enjoy a few bold brews. It's not just the food that's delicious they also have tasty quotes: “Even if for just those couple of hours between the appetizers and your after-dinner splash of bourbon, you surrender your troubles and enjoy the hospitality and attention of the restaurant." Restaurant week menu: Table & Main.
This pub-style restaurant offers a vast selection of beer, alongside well-crafted hearty cuisine that complement each other perfectly. Their upscale flavor sets them apart from your typical brewhouse, while their kitchen cooks up pub favorites like pot pie and fish & chips. A featured dish to try this week is Executive Chef Jacob Adam Theiss's version of Shepard's Pie with braised leg of lamb, pearl onions, corn, green peas, rosemary demi and cheddar potato puree. Then it is time to top it all off and wash it down with an ice-cold beer or maybe even some Jim Beam Black Label bourbon. Restaurant week menu: Salt Factory.
OTP Tap & Grill
This Tap & Grill is one of Roswell's newest restaurants, and brings along with it a modern vibe. When they aren't serving up craft cocktails and seasonal brews, they're creating some of the best American pub food and burgers in town. Really, beer and burgers were made for each other and OTP Tap & Grill is strong in their burger-crafting game. For Roswell's Restaurant Week, however, they have decided to feature the Potato Crusted Salmon with Creamed Spinach and the White Truffle Vinaigrette Salad. If the brews, burgers and Potato Crusted Salmon with Creamed Spinach wasn't enough, the three seating arrangements-- complete with bars, TVs and a patio-- and live music should be enough to keep the party going. This isn't just a place to get food, it's a place to have a good time. Restaurant week menu: OTP Tap & Grill.
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