ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta’s restaurant scene is going to get the chance to show off for a week as part of the Alpharetta Restaurant Week Sept. 6 -14.
With South Main Kitchen, Chicken Salad Chick and many other restaurants opening in Alpharetta this year as well as the dozens to come in Avalon, Alpharetta’s restaurant scene is expanding rapidly.
To help raise awareness of this foodie scene, the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce is hosting Restaurant Week to kick off a week of local eating.
The event, open to all restaurants in the city of Alpharetta, is designed to showcase the best the city’s eateries have to offer as well as to give customers deals.
“We wanted to create an event centered on promoting Alpharetta restaurants similar to how Roswell Inc. has used Roswell Restaurant Week to promote the Roswell restaurant community,” said Hans Appen, president of the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce.
Fixed menus, reduced prices or other discounts are all offered by participating restaurants. There will also be “goodie bags” patrons can win at the end of the week.
Along with Alpharetta Restaurant Week, the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce has created “Dine Alpharetta.” This program offers a card for use while eating at local restaurants. When it is presented, customers can save 10, 15 or 20 percent off their bill.
This program is designed to encourage residents to eat locally on a regular basis.
In order for restaurants to take part in either deal, they must be located within Alpharetta and be Alpharetta Chamber members.
“We want people to get out of their comfort zone and visit restaurants they have never eaten at before or they have never heard of,” Appen said. “We want to market Alpharetta’s restaurants.”
For more information, including participating restaurants as well as offered deals, visit http://www.alpharettachamber.com/.