Roswell restaurants celebrate with food week

Event highlights variety of foods

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ROSWELL, Ga. – If residents ever wanted to try a little something new in downtown Roswell, next week will be the perfect time to start. Roswell Restaurant Week kicks off Jan. 19 and runs through Jan. 27, featuring 25 of the historic town’s best restaurants offering deals and special menus for the occasion.

“Because of the number of great restaurants in Roswell, we wanted to promote them in the off time of year,” said Sally Johnson, one of the organizers with the Historic Roswell Merchants Association.

The nine-day promotion will showcase the outstanding cuisine of the area’s best restaurants that will each offer a special, prix-fixe or discounted menu option. The event will fuse international and local flavors and ingredients while encouraging consumers to explore, eat and enjoy in Roswell’s historic district.

Last year, the inaugural year, 17 restaurants took part and all but one returned for the second year.

“We've seen 30 percent growth over last year,” said Johnson. “The restaurants saw the value.”

Most of the restaurants are located in Roswell’s historic district. During the bulk of the year, Canton Street sees many festivals and activities, such as Alive After Five, but there is not a lot going on in the winter months.

“The timing of the event is perfect. We want more people to come out and eat and experience other restaurants they wouldn’t otherwise experience,” Johnson said. “We really want to build awareness of the breadth of cuisine Roswell offers.”

To find out which restaurants are participating and how, visit www.roswellrestaurantweek.com or on Facebook at “Historic Roswell Restaurant Week.”